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by scbriml
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

NIKV69 wrote:
Even more sad is when a police officer is killed in the line of duty there are never threads about it here. It speaks volumes.


Man who can start a thread on any topic, complains there isn't a thread on his preferred topic.

And they say Americans don't do irony. :lol:

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 199
Views: 11690

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Making comparisons to other workplaces is perhaps flawed if talking only about cameras. I would guess 90% of workplaces have been under management monitoring even well before cameras were even invented. If I think about my professional life I have been constantly under management monitoring in my a...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

No need, if you really think he was justified to bolt after the officer didn't get the cuffs on immediately and you are also criticizing the officer's competence because he didn't get them right away then our convo is pointless and you sympathize will people with warrants. You could be more wrong, ...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics

I was shocked to hear on the BBC TV news yesterday, that Japan's vaccine roll-out has been very slow and only 1% of the population is currently vaccinated (whereas UK is just short of 50% of population having received at least one shot).

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

She didn't keep her job, in fact, she is being criminally charged. Wright was killed on Sunday. Potter was immediately placed on administrative leave, then resigned on Tuesday. She was arrested and charged on Wednesday. ...........And? Should due process be suspended? Do you think she should have b...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

I don't know what video you watched but Wright was fighting all the way. That is absolutely not true. I provided a link to the video where he's standing passively waiting to be cuffed - did you watch it? Restrained by just the officer who failed to cuff him - if Wright was " fighting all the w...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

bpatus297 wrote:
She didn't keep her job, in fact, she is being criminally charged.


Wright was killed on Sunday.

Potter was immediately placed on administrative leave, then resigned on Tuesday.

She was arrested and charged on Wednesday.

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Police are already trained mostly in the ways you describe. Then I can only presume these officers skipped that training. It sounds like you are a person that has never made a mistake. Not sure how you reach that conclusion. :confused: I probably make as many mistakes as you. Thing is, nobody ends ...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Daunte Wright's actions didn't contribute to his demise, right? I must have missed all the posts where folks said it was a good idea for him to try and flee and that none of this is his fault. :confused: Even though he contributed to the situation, it should never have got that far. There were thre...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

You say "training" how do you handle someone who is fighting you and now has gotten back in the car? TRAINING! How is that so difficult for you to understand? However, it seems even the trainers need training. Proper training would likely have led to Wright being moved away from the open ...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3774

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

The joke in my honest opinion is sitting in DXB. He tries to spin 123 A380s as a good thing. In what world? Maybe in a World where EK was making billions in profits year-on-year? Maybe in a World where the A380 generated 85% of EK's profits? https://simpleflying.com/emirates-a380-profits/ Despite t...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3774

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

The joke in my honest opinion is sitting in DXB. He tries to spin 123 A380s as a good thing. In what world? Maybe in a World where EK was making billions in profits year-on-year? Maybe in a World where the A380 generated 85% of EK's profits? https://simpleflying.com/emirates-a380-profits/ Despite t...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Filter recommendations for Canon RF glass
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Filter recommendations for Canon RF glass

I'm going to be maybe controversial here and suggest you don't use a filter! :o After years of always having a filter on all of my lenses, I've done a complete 180 and haven't used any filters for the last ten years. My reasoning is this - I don't understand the logic of spending literally thousands...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon Peeps: 24-120 vs 24-70
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Nikon Peeps: 24-120 vs 24-70

I haven't seen or used the 24-120, but I do have the 24-70 and you can add me to the list of folks that are very happy with it. It's a sizable lump on the front of the camera and it is expensive, but when it comes to camera equipment, you get what you pay for.

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4169

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

We've seen it before where multiple police officers are apparently incapable of restraining a compliant (up to a point) suspect. The officer attempting to cuff Wright looked like he'd never handled a pair of cuffs before.

Aaron747 wrote:
He was stopped due to illegal placement of an air freshener


Serious stuff.

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 199
Views: 11690

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Well you just addressed the crux of the issue with video in the Cockpit. What is it used for? Who has access to the video? Does the video erase like the CVR does after about 90 minutes? Will said video be used for disciplinary action against a crew outside of an accident? Too many questions and not...

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

pune wrote:
The revelations seem to be continuing :(


I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you. :o

The only thing I'm surprised about is that the NRA never registered as a religion.

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5538

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

jomur wrote:
Simple answer to this problem... weigh each passenger when they check in..


Check-in? What's that?

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by scbriml
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 38
Views: 1622

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Braybuddy wrote:
It's only taken 49 years, but all for pure pleasure


Impressive list with no work-related travel. Well done.

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 38
Views: 3005

Re: Prince Philip has died

Sad news for the Queen, but hardly surprising given how he looked when he left hospital. Then there will be the anti-monarchy garbage media that will bring out his sometimes dumb-racist comments but they will be put into their place by the majority of Brits. At least he led a full, long and honorabl...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1581
Views: 156159

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

TTailedTiger wrote:
So why wouldn't a new 752 size plane be more efficient than a late 80's design A321?


It would be, just like a 2021 A321neo/XLR is.

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 38
Views: 1622

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Lots of work-related travel, planespotting trips and the occasional family holiday: Algeria Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Barbados Belgium Bolivia Brazil Canada Cape Verde Chile China Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic England (resident) Ethiopia France Georgia Germany Greece Hong Kong Hung...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Women Marching Against Sexual Harassment
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: British Women Marching Against Sexual Harassment

Number6 wrote:
For the record, answering ‘I’m not paid enough for that’ generally did the trick.


Can't help thinking a better option would be to say "Sure, whip that bad boy out." followed by "Oh, I don't think we can work with something that small..." :wink2:

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering Alex Cruz for CEO
Replies: 35
Views: 4316

Re: SAS considering Alex Cruz for CEO

Oh dear. Well, SAS already has the cheap LCC livery, with Cruz they will have a matching onboard product. 28" seat pitch? 9 abreast on the A330, 10 abreast on the A350? I thought SAS has 2-4-2 on 330 and 3-3-3 on 350 according to SeatGuru. They do. The (tongue-in-cheek?) suggestion is that onc...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous
Replies: 46
Views: 1816

Re: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous

Look Brexit is done, so that is not a factor anymore, there is a new reality, Northern Ireland is out of the EU, with the exit deal in place, including the border in the Irish Sea and the open border between the Republic and the Northern part of the Iles. The question is how to move on, and get out...

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 8627

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

bennett123 wrote:
What always makes me smile is these guys who say 'I am not taking this', then the wife signs them up and it is 'Yes dear'.


Freedom and bravery, in a nutshell. :lol:

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by scbriml
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: US Capitol incident

And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist" "The Nation of Islam is a Black nationalist movement that has advocated African-American self-sufficiency. It has been condemned by the Southern Poverty Law Center for “ the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay r...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 111
Views: 24306

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Do people think Iran will still take the 77W's it ordered? Just read the positive news on the nuclear talks today, which make me feel optimistic that we could see the resumption of aircraft deliveries this summer (if the talks are successful). Found it a little surprising that IR did not include 78...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14262

Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

Could this not simply be for part-out in support of the existing FX 777 fleet, rather then a conversion? I don't think PAX LR's are in hot demand these days, so they probably got a good deal. Given there is no current P2F for the 77L, buying DL's frames as spare part donors would seem to be a more ...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7747

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if I had young kids, I wouldn't be leaving them with Gaetz.

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Honestly, it was a race won on strategy. Yes there were action, but not where it matters. Strategy is, and always has been, a big part of F1. Three changes of race leader and wheel to wheel racing with less than a second between the front two for the last six laps isn't enough? You mean one stop st...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech billionaire and four others die in Alaska helicopter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 7679

Re: Another billionaire dies in Alaska helicopter crash

You haven't flown in a helicopter until you've flown from Aberdeen to a North Sea platform in full survival gear. In winter.

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Honestly, it was a race won on strategy. Yes there were action, but not where it matters.


Strategy is, and always has been, a big part of F1. Three changes of race leader and wheel to wheel racing with less than a second between the front two for the last six laps isn't enough?

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Wish the stewards would make up their mind on track limits though. 40 laps of going wide at T4 to shave off time isn't an advantage but finishing up a pass is? Enforce it or don't but don't change the enforcement mid-race. One part was definitely confusing - exceeding track limits in practice or qu...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

MSC 48s behind Vettel. I hope his engineers asked him to slow down, otherwise the car is even worse than I thought. The HAAS is poor and having two rookie drivers doesn't help. All the hype, and still Mercedes won. Talk about anti-climax. Granted Super Max tried his damnedest to put one up on Lewis...

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by scbriml
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Wish the stewards would make up their mind on track limits though. 40 laps of going wide at T4 to shave off time isn't an advantage but finishing up a pass is? Enforce it or don't but don't change the enforcement mid-race. One part was definitely confusing - exceeding track limits in practice or qu...

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by scbriml
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well that was some season opener, very exciting! Much better than the usual Oz-bore. We were treated to a real duel in the sand at the sharp end. Red Bull were most people's favourite for the race and Verstappen opened an early lead without ever managing to leave Hamilton behind. Pit stop strategies...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1176

F1 - 2021 Season

Well, it's that time of the year again, F1 is back in business! With Covid still causing issues around the World, the season opener is not Australia as would be normal, but Bahrain (which has the odd distinction of hosting three of the last four GP.) Following on from their strong showing in pre-sea...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 150
Views: 28880

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Seat0F wrote:
Those low prices were unsustainable though, as proven by the collapse of Norweigian LH.


It's proven? Do you think a global pandemic that stopped nearly everyone from flying long haul might have had an impact as well?

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13262

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

And on Wednesday a 22yo walked into a Publix grocery store in Atlanta, GA with 4 handguns, an assault rifle, and a shotgun with ammo for all of them. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-arrested-atlanta-grocery-5-guns-body-armor-police-say-n1262016 I've shopped in Publix in Florida, but never ...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 294
Views: 13936

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Based on my experience in the UK, it is hard to see why people are queuing for hours. I go to my local polling station, possibly queuing for a couple of minutes, hand over my voting card, (which comes in the post to anyone on the electoral register) and get my voting form. I go into the booth, tick...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24580

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Do people think that QF are suddenly going to open up a whole new range of routes, just because they have an aircraft that could operate them ? Isn’t that exactly what they’re doing with project sunrise? New services based on planes that were not previously available. Which is exactly what we were ...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6588

Re: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges

Its frustrating as a scientist working with people who can't take a derivative but are quick to judge that Russian equipment is junk What has Russia produced since the fall of the Soviet Union that's sold in any decent sort of number? Heck, half the SSJ production is dotted around Zhukovsky in vari...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2625

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

Of course, it’s all the democrats fault. :lol:

Let’s conveniently ignore that the previous president was so tough he became best buddies with NK and let them continue with their nuclear program and missile testing.

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1581
Views: 156159

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

TTailedTiger wrote:
scbriml wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:

Some operators do fly the 787 in 8 abreast economy configurations.


Please list them. I think I t’s going to be a very short list.


"Some" being the key word. I really enjoyed my flight on JAL's 787.


I’m sure, but does anyone other than JAL? “One” is not “some”.

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24580

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Do people think that QF are suddenly going to open up a whole new range of routes, just because they have an aircraft that could operate them ? Isn’t that exactly what they’re doing with project sunrise? New services based on planes that were not previously available. Which is exactly what we were ...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24580

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Do people think that QF are suddenly going to open up a whole new range of routes, just because they have an aircraft that could operate them ? Isn’t that exactly what they’re doing with project sunrise? New services based on planes that were not previously available. Which is exactly what we were ...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1581
Views: 156159

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Thanks to it's technology, a 787-8 is more efficient than a 767-300ER even though it is a fairly larger frame. Develop a new airframe similar in size to the 767-300ER with the technology of the 787 and it would be more efficient than the 787-8 and better-sized to the market. And before someone asks...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

I'll take "Nobody outside of America" for $500.

:wink2:

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’

Good progress, but as with most changes of this scale, the first 50% is the easiest. Each additional 10% after that will get harder and harder.

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