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by Okie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 11974

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

Ziyulu wrote:
Is OKC an ideal diversion airport? So many made the news.


Con-Air is on site :biggrin:

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by Okie
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4547

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

I am bifurcating incidents where two pax (or employees - yikes) get into an argument, and a situation where somebody is clearly having a dangerous psychiatric episode. People fighting are usually not trying to kill themselves, or take an action that could kill other people. When people try to open ...

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by Okie
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16361

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Blimey Captain, she's a looking like Tea and Biscuits with the Chief for supper. :eyepopping:


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by Okie
Mon May 24, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 12
Views: 3823

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

Sort of off topic

Is Non-Rev considered in passenger counts for airport traffic?


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by Okie
Sat May 22, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2876

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

There is no such thing as federal DOT. FHWA - federal highway administration - is a primarily bureaucratic organization, same as FAA. Interstate highways are generally under the jurisdiction of state DOTs. This bridge goes across state line, so Arkansas DOT and Tennessee DOT somehow share responsib...

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by Okie
Wed May 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 2622

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Aesma wrote:
Did Tesla see a surge in orders ?


No the electrical grid is more vulnerable than the pipeline.

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by Okie
Wed May 12, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20687

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It does make one wonder how much Iran is pushing this latest unrest to prop up Hamas. No one is wondering that I am aware. That was clearly evident during the Obama/Biden administration. Right on target with my 120days of Biden in office prediction. Once Iran knew that Biden started negotiating for...

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by Okie
Tue May 11, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer
Replies: 59
Views: 8626

Re: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer

Tankering fuel and prices rising. Yikes. Might not last long assuming hackers are paid the ransom or the good guys can break the bug. But the demand for transportation fuels is increasing - so prices are rising. United can't go out an buy a Tesla Jet yet Please tell exactly how you would think that...

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by Okie
Sun May 09, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 2811

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

I'm actually curious how many of the people complaining about having to get a Real ID compliant ID (and have to go through the joys of going to the DMV to get it or else you can't use it to fly) are also those who insist that getting an ID to vote is easy. At the top, Okie mentioned the issue that ...

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by Okie
Thu May 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3765

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

LMP737 wrote:
All you single people out there, here's your chance.


The Queen of England is now single and Bill Gates suddenly gets a divorce. :biggrin:

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by Okie
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 2811

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Oklahoma requirements were extended until May 2023 because of Covid for US travel. However there was no indication of extending the requirement to get on Military Bases or enter Federal Buildings. Right now most of the real license appointments are backed up over 60 to 90 days and that is not a sure...

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by Okie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5294

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call. Okie According to quick internet search, Baltimore model of handling 911 call can only makes a different when there aren't life endangering emergency being reported Yes, level 1 response is 16 minutes after an incident....

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by Okie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 10396

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

N965UW wrote:
KRI Nanggala (402), a diesel-electric attack sub, has gone missing following a torpedo drill north of Bali.


Torpedo Drill sounds like another HTP (high test peroxide) accident. HTP is part of the propellent mix for torpedo's

Thinking Kursk.

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by Okie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5294

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call.

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by Okie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 49
Views: 5925

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

GDB wrote:
Success! First initial test flight/hover!


That is not Wright. :roll:


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by Okie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 3461

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

Jumpseating on a Continental Air Micronesia 727 flight before push back, I observed the CPT opening up the side window and reaching around and applying Rain-X to his front window. I asked him how it worked, and he stated during the rain showers when landing at the airfields in the islands, it did t...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I think I read this am that Elon said SN15 to the pad in ‘a few days.’ This rapid iterative prototype/testing process is fun to watch, and I expect they will have a fresh analysis of what went wrong with the relight this time. I did not have any anticipation that SN11 would not prove much different...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s

That’s called a self-regulating system... mother Earth is fighting her own virus. :checkmark: Things have not been the same on the 3rd planet since it was poisoned with oxygen. Now we are headed to the 4th planet, which has been perfect for about 4.5 Billion earth years, to see what kind of damage ...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed

The greek letters all seemed good until we had to retire two of them. 2005 and 2020 are the only two years that have seen the Greek letters used in 2020 the strongest storm was Iota. So now we need a new plan less we run out of greek letters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane_season#...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway Crash in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1216

Re: Highway Crash in California

I owned that model truck before my current vehicle and I can't imagine how they got that many people in it Apparently you did not buy the Border Crossover XLT model. From what I gather they removed all the seats except for the front for the driver so obviously no safety devices for the occupants. T...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Looking like another RUD. Appeared there was still an issue getting a second engine restarted or a issue that shut down the additional engine causing a hard landing which apparently caused damage to the structure. Slow motion of the explosion was pretty impressive. The nose cone was crumpling from t...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident
Replies: 35
Views: 14049

Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident

He is also a celebrity, a person of color, rich so a professional driver with skills for evasive driving in case of where he was the target of a criminal attack, kidnapping, carjacking would be advisable Yes of course, especially when being chased by a irate Norwegian woman with a golf club. :rotfl...

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by Okie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract
Replies: 37
Views: 2155

Re: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract

Is the ability to access mailboxes without getting out a major issue?. Yes. Only some older urban areas of OKC still have front door delivery. Mail delivery has shifted to street side targets for cell phone distracted drivers. However, since Oshkosh provides a lot of heavier duty military grade equ...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8491

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

Wouldn't operating the single track then trying to construct the second track be more expensive? That would be my experience, however this is not about saving money. At least there is in the Covid relief bill there is $14B going to California for transportation with $978M going to the Bay Area Tran...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 213
Views: 14412

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Texans are going to be getting livid the next few weeks. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/539693-texas-households-face-massive-electricity-bills-some-as-high-as-17k Griddy had recommended that customers switch to a different provider this week, warning them to find fixed-rate plans ins...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 213
Views: 14412

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Pumped hydro needs as much height difference as possible, a few meters will not be very efficient. In fact it would make more sense to build a tidal power plant. High tide today at Galveston is .95ft, Low tide -.16. Not sure you are going to do just a whole lot with 1.11ft of water open to the GOM....

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6529

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

The downfall of the USA is the political tribalism. Texas, California, and New York (and Florida too with DeSantis), four states where one party runs almost unopposed the wheels of state. Well, that's what you get when people don't even countenance voting another (sensible) political affiliation be...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 213
Views: 14412

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/homeowner ... ter-storm/

edit: That is $9.00 per kilowatt


Okie
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Wow customers get $17,000 a month electricity bills with Green New Energy in Texas.

Looks like digging coal is going to be the new pastime.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/homeowner ... ter-storm/

edit: That is $9.00 per kilowatt


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by Okie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6529

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

More trouble with Fault Lines. They are pretty prevalent in NY and DC. Always someone else's fault. :yes:

I suppose aoc is suffering PTSD after witnessing a near death experience of Cuomo's career. :roll:

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by Okie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 213
Views: 14412

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Wow looks like all you Texas posters here are trying to make all those California transplants feel right at home with power outages, eh :boggled:

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by Okie
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 863
Views: 252637

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

If the above is true, then when the autopilot disconnected wouldn't the aircraft enter a sharp left turn? But the final seconds show a sharp right turn, which to me looks like pilot intervention, right? Once you roll over then the actions of the airplane appear reversed on radar because the radar i...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government considered worst-case scenario as basis for planning
Replies: 28
Views: 1556

Re: Bombshell Report (Die Welt): German government ordered scientist to create panic to keep lockdowns going

Aw Yes, Brainwashing is more important than washing of hands. :checkmark:

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by Okie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Also just saw that surface to unlimited TFRs have apparently been posted for Feb 11-13. So it seems like if all goes to plan, we may indeed see a launch later this week. I had seen that as well. The 10km-FL320 and 12.5km-FL410 are not really that high when you are talking Low Earth Orbit numbers. I...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Sn10 doing the cryo tests now, read some rumors that they’d like to try a static fire either today or tomorrow. Seems extremely ambitious to me, but then again so did doing multiple static fires in the same day, and so did pretty much everything else they’ve accomplished so far. Well they have mass...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The relight, of a full cycle engine (all fuel running thru the preburners), falling at 200 mph, horizontally, with a spark ignition system, seems like it’s a bit trickier than some expected. I hope they do figure it out in the next couple of attempts. The use of TEA-TEB Pyrophoric has been as relia...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Modifying a half billion dollar rig to float out to sea with a starship (or starship super heavy) on it isn’t going to be cheap or fast. It will take time and will happen in plain view of drones/cameras. The cheaper/faster answer is to use hydrogolics for now to steer the starship into vertical and...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

If we consider SN9 had two Raptor failures on test fire and one in flight that is looking at 60% failure rate. They have stepped up the Raptors output continuously since inception. While I have no idea what output rating they were using on SN9, the concept that they have taken from 200bar chamber pr...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 17005

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Apparently some conservatives are against it because it might "discourage parents from seeking employment" Well I noticed a bunch of parents with means who have been previously paying for their offspring's education (can we still say offspring?) have had them get a loan so they will be on...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I don't think so. SN8 failed because the 2nd engine failed after lighting. The 2nd engine failed to light on SN9 as seen in the spacex stream. https://youtu.be/_zZ7fIkpBgs?t=697 They may have problems elsewhere as well, but to steady this rocket on the flip, they need two engines. //edit.-----One e...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Looks like only one engine relit. The explosion probably made cleanup a bit easier in terms of size, harder in terms of debris field That is the design to land using one engine. You don't use a 20 megaton thermonuclear device to toast a marshmallow. :hot: There is just not much weight left after yo...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

SN9 will try to make it off the pad this afternoon. Checking at 9:45a local. Crane is on the move, workers on SN10, track hoe hard at work close by, so I would suspect other activities on site to stop to clear area for safety reasons. So when other external activities to SN 9 stop I would guess a c...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

SN9 launch scrubbed today by FAA refusal to grant authority (They did grant it this morning and 2 hours later recalled it). Does anyone have any insight? Is this a Space X Engineering/Safety issue or an FAA flexing it muscles? These are prototypes. The FAA has to approve the engineering on each pro...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Scrubbed for today apparently. Looking to tomorrow. And Elon is unhappy with FAA bureaucracy... no surprise there. I suspect the FAA will get worse on requirements. They sort of got egg on their face with the MAX. Probably at least require a 24 hour notice. I checked the TFR's earlier for today alt...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

There is a new TFR listed 1/8565 for today. So they use subchilled LN2 and LO2 so they are at least detanking and retanking with completely chilled propellant. Best I can remember that is about an hour and half process. They can only hold the subchilled liquid propellent for a short period of time i...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5855

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

No argument there. I see litigation as the last real incentive to putting an ankle on all that. The SEC is a bit conflicted, interest wise, for my likings at the moment, and cancelling does not work in this business. So what then else? And we find that Yellen was paid $810,000 from her disclosure s...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

TFR for 01.28.21 cancelled when I looked a while ago but still on for 01.29.21 unless they reupdate TFR's


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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40537

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Zeppi wrote:
Looks like SN9 will go for it today!


Couple of man lifts disconnecting the safety chains on the upper flaps is a pretty good indication. (1.28.21) :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5855

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

It seems that AAL (American Airlines) is the next most shorted stock/targeted stock by short sellers. Looks like the price is on the way up. :spin:

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2169
Views: 143753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

srael is in full lockdown since almost 3 weeks and cases are only starting to stabilize. With 40% of the population vaccinated and in full lockdown, why are there so many cases everyday? It is not immediate antibody response by the body. When I was looking at the Emergency Application for Pfizer Va...

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by Okie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: Tesla Solar

I generally don't use a ton of electricity as I am not home very much. I work evenings so I am usually gone during the hottest part of the day. I am getting central AC installed in a few weeks, so my bill will likely go up significantly. I am torn between their smallest, cheapest option 4.08kW whic...

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