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by scbriml
Fri Mar 24, 2023 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing turning things around ?
Replies: 68
Views: 7680

Re: Is Boeing turning things around ?

Being cash positive is one thing, but Boeing continues to throw money down the toilet. https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-propulsion/boeing-take-hit-kc-46-tanker-charge-quarter?utm_rid=CPEN1000002199999&utm_campaign=37276&utm_medium=email&elq2=aee8b6360e144ac5b7a35464ca8669...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing turning things around ?
Replies: 68
Views: 7680

Re: Is Boeing turning things around ?

Being cash positive is one thing, but Boeing continues to throw money down the toilet. https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-propulsion/boeing-take-hit-kc-46-tanker-charge-quarter?utm_rid=CPEN1000002199999&utm_campaign=37276&utm_medium=email&elq2=aee8b6360e144ac5b7a35464ca86697...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan Airlines orders 737 MAX
Replies: 59
Views: 15206

Re: Updated: Japan Airlines orders 737 MAX

Hearing from whom? Contacts within Airbus. This is nothing but hearsay and without a source (which guidelines call for), should be deleted by mods. Seriously? He said he'd "heard", which clearly covers the statement and wasn't a factual claim. The forum rules require a source for factual ...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 368
Views: 47068

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread

Aviation Week is reporting that Boeing will take another charge on the KC-46 this quarter. While the amount is not yet clear and is likely to be "less than $500 million", it will push the total charges for the program to close to $7 billion. https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: 'Wing' is not acceptable?
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: 'Wing' is not acceptable?

They’re telling you that an image of an engine that’s not connected to a plane is not acceptable. Yes, that's what they're talking about.. But isn't the engine connected to the wing? Also in the first few screenings, motive didn't be the problem. So the shot was rejected four times and you've been ...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:46 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Flood Lights = Automatic Overexposed?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Flood Lights = Automatic Overexposed?

That's a bit of an overreaction, no? ANA 787 - nice but overblown light reflection and OE background spoils it somewhat. Might be worth an appeal, or try calming down the blown areas. Air Do 767 - tail looks completely blown. ANA A321 - nice but top half is very washed out. Might be worth an appeal,...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 12378

Re: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread

Thanks. So "the last 747 ever" is actually the third-last. No. The 747-8F delivered two weeks ago was indeed the last 747 built. StudeDave 8-) I know military planes are refered to by a different type but surely if the last 767 freighter was being built people wouldn't claim that was the ...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennessee governor signs bill restricting drag shows
Replies: 50
Views: 3580

Re: Tennessee governor signs bill restricting drag shows

skyservice_330 wrote:
If they are worried about sexualizing children, you would think they would also care about beauty pageants, where young, young, girls are dressed up with hair and make-up so they look like a cheap hooker standing on a street corner.


Oh come on, that's just good, clean fun. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air gets a visit from the bailiffs.
Replies: 29
Views: 5328

Re: Wizz Air gets a visit from the bailiffs.

Funny how we all complain about Ryanair, Wizz, EasyJet or any other low cost airline. At the end of the day the vast majority of us is still going to choose the cheapest tariff we can get..... Still is nice to vent our frustrations though How can you argue when, for example, I can fly Ryanair for a...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway
Replies: 107
Views: 12335

Re: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway

An aside it’s quite evident that the days of liberal and unhindered travel is coming to an end , ESTA , ETIAS, the UKs own proposed permission to travel regulations all impact of freedom of movement to a greater or lesser extent . Personally, I can't see the small financial and time cost of filling...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines lobby to restrict competitors access to Russian airspace
Replies: 117
Views: 12947

Re: US Airlines lobby to restrict competitors access to Russian airspace

This is total BS. The US can impose whatever rules they want on its own entities, but cannot be bullying other countries and crying foul over it because they are at a disadvantage. The US is in that war, the other countries are not. The US will lose this race to ban airlines from overflying Russia ...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway
Replies: 107
Views: 12335

Re: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway

If they want to expand significantly they should move the entire location to a more distant place well connected by fast rail. Selling land in west London will yield enough. Post Brexit I would move it more towards the industrial and population centres up north. Fast rail? Like the the much-delayed...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago; the Invasion of Iraq
Replies: 76
Views: 3040

Re: 20 years ago; the Invasion of Iraq

Twenty years ago operation "Iraqi Freedom" began. Countless lives were lost. No WMDs were found. No 'domino effect' of democracy spreading through the region occurred. An estimated $2.4 trillion was spent. Incalculable human cost in terms of PTSD inflicted on countless soldiers and civili...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 20, 2023 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines lobby to restrict competitors access to Russian airspace
Replies: 117
Views: 12947

Re: US Airlines lobby to restrict competitors access to Russian airspace

prebennorholm wrote:
Why would a sensible person want to fly over Russia?


How many passengers on the average long-haul flight do you think know all the countries that might be overflown?

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by scbriml
Sun Mar 19, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines lobby to restrict competitors access to Russian airspace
Replies: 117
Views: 12947

Re: US Airlines lobby to restrict competitors access to Russian airspace

Heavierthanair wrote:
Why don't Airlines for America join the European airlines that face the very same problem. A common approach to the issue may be regarded as somewhat less imperialistic


IIRC, there was plenty of scoffing at arrogant Europeans in the previous thread.

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: "737MAX crash victims didn't have time to suffer," so we owe less.
Replies: 87
Views: 12943

Re: Boeing: "737MAX crash victims didn't have time to suffer," so we owe less.

MCAS was in the maintenance manuals Do you think pilots read the maintenance manuals? Boeing deliberately withheld information about MCAS from the one group that most critically needed to know about it. All in a desperate attempt to be able to claim that pilots needed no training to transition from...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to propose 25 hour CVR retention requirement
Replies: 43
Views: 6326

Re: FAA to propose 25 hour CVR retention requirement

I’m surprised it’s taken this long to reach this point.

I’ve never understood why crew have the ability to erase the CVR.

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the GOP's war on "woke" a party winner, but an overall loser?
Replies: 88
Views: 4437

Re: Is the GOP's war on "woke" a party winner, but an overall loser?

I like Bill Maher's take: https://youtu.be/Ov0a5dETrgE?t=441 Another one: https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-woke-culture-language-a-joke/ My general problem with contemporary progressives is that everything is shoved down your throat. You have to speak, behave, and think exactly per their expectat...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils first new livery in 24 years
Replies: 65
Views: 12512

Re: Emirates unveils first new livery in 24 years

IMHO, it looks better than the current livery.

On a side note, I can’t believe folk are still whining about AA’s livery. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elvis Presley's Jetstar cut in half to make a roadworthy RV
Replies: 28
Views: 5847

Re: Elvis Presley's Jetstar cut in half to make a roadworthy RV

Ah! Didn't know he had two . That explains the Graceland plane. Thanks! Here are pictures of the two "Elvis" Jetstars: N440RM (MSN#5016) and N777EP (MSN#5004) aka "Hound Dog II’. 2417102,4031467 2417512,4107935 Gosh business jet interiors from the 60’s were hideous. Not just the bizj...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Like I said in another post, besides China and India, who don't like each other, how important are any of those other countries? It's like saying the US, UK, France, Germany and Netherlands are equal to Togo, Sudan, Bolivia, Laos and Armenia, because each side has 5 countries. The Economist tried t...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian jet collides with US drone
Replies: 117
Views: 9336

Re: Russian jet collides with US drone

Watched a DemocracyNow clip on this. Whoever was the analyst pretty much blamed the US for waging a proxy war against Russia. In fairness, he also called out Putin for starting it and for war crimes. He failed to provide a coherent reason why the US shouldn't be helping Ukraine. What most of these ...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Footage of the drone collision has now been released. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-64974825 Maybe trying to do a turn and burn? Spray fuel all over the drone and set fire with the afterburner? I'm not even sure if a Su27 is capable of that. Don’t know, but very hard for Russia to d...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 340
Views: 48913

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Deliveries - 2023

Ryanair 737MAX8-200 EI-IGK LN8564, out of paint at RNT (12 Mar) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52741651266_7020a84437_5k.jpg 737-8200 Ryanair 4CADBD 8564 EI-IGK by ca350 , on Flickr Okay, just noticed this, do all of the Ryan Air Max8-200 have passenger airstairs installed, or is that an acces...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Go talk with some people from outside the “Western democratic bubble” who are also outside Russia. Although I do not share their view, it’s telling a lot of them aren’t on our page. Unfortunately, yes. Much of the world would rather let Ukraine disappear than risk an economic downturn as a result o...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Unfortunately, yes. Much of the world would rather let Ukraine disappear than risk an economic downturn as a result of this war. There were quite a few countries who abstained from voting on a recent UN resolution. Even on a non-political level, Russian propaganda has a significant audience outside...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 15, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

They won't start WW3, but there will be a response. Correct. It will be calculated to make the Russians look out of their league, while not being war-starting. The Russians will frame it as “an unprovoked attack on Russia”, no matter the facts. It’s all about making a narrative. The Russians frame ...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 15, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What “larger implications”? The Biden administration’s don’t want a direct conflict with Russia and some of the GOP want to give Ukraine to the Russians….. As if you deliberately down an unmanned vehicle what the reactions are etc. Granted Iran downed one and nothing happened. But for instance the ...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 14, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian jet collides with US drone
Replies: 117
Views: 9336

Re: Russian jet collides with US drone

Not good. Not that I am surprised given the drones gather vital intelligence for the Ukrainian war but this is not a good development. 2 days ago B52s flew right to the russian border close to Finland. probably as payback for what happened a month ago near Alaska https://www.reuters.com/world/russi...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 14, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fentanyl Crisis
Replies: 98
Views: 3641

Re: The Fentanyl Crisis

Could we do what France did? Seems to have worked. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/17/17246484/opioid-epidemic-buprenorphine-france "In 1995, France made it so any doctor could prescribe buprenorphine without any special licensing or training. Buprenorphine, a first-line treatme...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fentanyl Crisis
Replies: 98
Views: 3641

Re: The Fentanyl Crisis

I agree, it is that way now because they know they can either get away with stuff, get lenient sentences or reduced sentences/parole, or make plea deals etc... But if you impose harsh penalties pretty soon that nihilism will disappear as their peers and fellow gang members get made into examples. T...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fentanyl Crisis
Replies: 98
Views: 3641

Re: The Fentanyl Crisis

We can still learn a thing or two from some of the countries we love to hate in this world... The answer is simple. Impose super long sentences or even the death penalty to anyone smuggling or selling hard drugs. You'll see a lot less people who will risk selling. That doesn't stop the smuggling. I...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 13, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR B788 loses altitude quickly departing DOH
Replies: 90
Views: 22722

Re: QR B788 loses altitude quickly departing DOH

Then disselecting it would have been appropriate, if the FD is not showing sensible things. And anyway, I can’t think of a mode that would have put the FD in a 3000ft/min dive in such a phase of flight. No, it is simple, some serious of lack of skill. You’re arguing with me when the point I made ve...

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by scbriml
Sun Mar 12, 2023 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago: the A321 flew for the first time.
Replies: 90
Views: 14642

Re: 30 years ago today: the A321 flew for the first time.

twaconnie wrote:
Can anyone explane why the 757 has daul tamden landing gear and the A321 doesn't?


Because the lightest 757 is a lot heavier than the heaviest A321.

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 11, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 12378

Re: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... force-one/


That may depend on the result of the next presidential election!
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FGITD wrote:
Well looks like the era of Trump Force One has finally come to an end. A modernized take on the traditional scheme has been selected

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... force-one/


That may depend on the result of the next presidential election!

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 11, 2023 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why can't 17 year olds get married in the US?
Replies: 26
Views: 2017

Re: Why can't 17 year olds get married in the US?

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennessee governor signs bill restricting drag shows
Replies: 50
Views: 3580

Re: Tennessee governor signs bill restricting drag shows

Oh gee whiz, who else is completely not shocked at all????? https://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/revealed/im-really-really-sorry-tennessee-lt-gov-randy-mcnally-apologizes-after-uproar-over-social-media-posts One - it's a typical politician's "apology" that runs &qu...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 11, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fentanyl Crisis
Replies: 98
Views: 3641

Re: The Fentanyl Crisis

Mexican president to US: Fentanyl is your problem https://apnews.com/article/mexico-fentanyl-epidemic-overdoses-26f735a54ee0ba075c394ce85aef03d0 I believe, as a first step, the US Military should take over the control of the corrupt Mexican Ports, where the Fentanyl precursors come in from China. S...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 10, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago: the A321 flew for the first time.
Replies: 90
Views: 14642

Re: 30 years ago today: the A321 flew for the first time.

It's astonishing to remember just how much grief the A321 used to get on this site a few years ago. Now, the A321neo comfortably outsells the A320neo and more than 50% of A32X deliveries are A321s. With combined ceo & neo sales rapidly approaching 6,500, I think it would be fair to say the A321 ...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 10, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing refuses to give CEO bonus, citing 777X delays
Replies: 70
Views: 15258

Re: Boeing refuses to give CEO bonus, citing 777X delays

The Boeing you are all suggesting is done should produce the highest cash flow in Commercial Aviation next year at around $10B. It's always jam tomorrow! They're going to need every cent of any FCF to service their debt. Didn't you claim they'd be swimming in profits as soon as MAX returned to serv...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 09, 2023 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12744
Views: 969483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Latvia has found a new way to support Ukraine. Cars confiscated from drunk drivers in Latvia are being sent to Ukraine to support the war effort. The first batch of eight vehicles is already en-route to Ukraine. Latvia expect to send over 2 dozen cars per week! Drivers with more then three times th...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: CO 777 Peter Max: Rejection
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: CO 777 Peter Max: Rejection

Your link doesn’t work.

There are literally hundreds of photos of the Peter Max 777 on the site, so any new upload will need to be good quality.

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: 'Wing' is not acceptable?
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: 'Wing' is not acceptable?

They’re telling you that an image of an engine that’s not connected to a plane is not acceptable.

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 09, 2023 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tradwife Movement
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

Re: Tradwife Movement

Some women want to stay at home and manage the house while others want to go out and conquer the world. Women have the choice now, and the choice remains their own. I don’t think politics will make a difference unless rights are removed. Unlike contemporary thinking, I think women who stay at home ...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 09, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tradwife Movement
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

Re: Tradwife Movement

Some women want to stay at home and manage the house while others want to go out and conquer the world. Women have the choice now, and the choice remains their own. I don’t think politics will make a difference unless rights are removed. Unlike contemporary thinking, I think women who stay at home ...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 08, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and his Delusional Messianic self-identity
Replies: 68
Views: 3522

Re: Trump and his Delusional Messianic self-identity

What I find laughable is the self appointed morally superior evangelicals blindly support the least moral politician in modern history. At least its great for comedy. Comedic until his cult starts to act like cult members and act like nutjobs... Oh...and whatever happen to "do not worship idol...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 118
Views: 12752

Re: KC-10 Retirement

The retirement of the KC10 is infuriating to me. I view the retirement in the context of the fiasco of the KC46 acquisition, where the corruption was so bad that people went to jail. To retire this asset on the basis of costs is mind boggling. "We're going to spend billions on acquisition of a...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 07, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Investigating close call at SRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 3012

Re: NTSB Investigating close call at SRQ

airportugal310 wrote:
Concerned for a what seems on its face to be a "run of the mill" go around???


Would the FAA and NTSB investigate a run of the mill go around?

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