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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Simon Gallup was the first bassist who really got me interested in the instrument as a kid - plays a variety of styles and is always moving all over the stage for two hours, even now in his later years. You can literally choose any song in the Cure's repertoire and he's looking / doing something coo...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 438
Views: 35586

Re: Protests in France Over COVID-19 Health Pass

In another country this would be bigger news, but it's France, so...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What has the Afghan government done over the past 20 years? Other then sell opium? I think they wanted the US to say forever so they did as little as possible. Sorry for the local population, but some people have no vision and prefer to be dominated by dictatorship (whatever you want to call the Ta...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4186

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

I am always taken aback by the sheer volume of sour grapes toward Sam. He makes the industry accessible and interesting to those with casual, non-professional interest. That's unlikely to be many people here, but it explains why his content is popular. If people are pissed off by how he makes his mo...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What we have spend in the mid-east would have brought the US infrastructure to A or A+ condition. Which, in turn, would have raised GDP, employed millions of people, and prepared us for the serious challenges which lie ahead. Instead, left devastation in the mid east and in the US. We could have us...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Less a question density altitude than angle of bank and g loading, both unknown until the FDR is read. Elsewhere the presumed PF was known as an experienced aerobatic pilot for what that’s worth. Interesting with the aerobatic experience. Suppose they inadvertently left the speedbrakes out into a h...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

ClimberTroy wrote:
Any ideas how the two Cirrus guys were on scene do quickly?


Maybe coming back to the field from picking up lunch, and they spotted the fire?

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11: Two types of outboard flap tracks fairings
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: MD-11: Two types of outboard flap tracks fairings

I was Googling "MD-11 wing" and noticed that some window shots of the wing show a kind of Boeing/Airbus type outboard flap track fairing on some MD-11 wings and a kind of DC-10 type outboard flap track fairing on other MD-11 wings. Can anyone explain this? One is sort of a cutoff flap tra...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Had a look at the numbers, ADS-B transmits GS position, GPS ground speed, and pressure altitude. Looking at the numbers (converting for ISA deviation and QNH), it appears be be very warm day, ISA+30, it looks like they crossed the FAF at 9500 indicated at an IAS of around 190 kts. The approach s 3....

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Of course, this is nothing unusual. When I was a kid SJC was the home airport and it was all-airstairs. BUR and LGB are still all-airstairs. Some memorable airstair boarding/deplanings: CX, TG, and UA B744 at HKG Kai Tak TG B734 at PHS TG A330 at CNX NH B735 at ITM NH B763 at NRT NW B742 at NRT AA D...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

https://youtu.be/tvTvZgFXC4U?t=2001
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Clear day video of an approach to runway 29 at TRK in a PRM1 (and on this approach they also end up a bit hot due to the descent). The area where the accident occurred is at about the 11 o'clock position from where I stamped the video to start:

https://youtu.be/tvTvZgFXC4U?t=2001

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

These are the numbers as listed on flightaware for the last 5 minutes of flight - a nearly 4 thousand FPM decent only 5 minutes from landing? Keep following the numbers.... Don't know about this particular model, but the CRJ200 had a flaps 8 speed of 230 KIAS. It is apparent where the rate of desce...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

It was written by an engineering firm, as I see it. Yes, noise abatement tracks can be really stupid, Concorde on departure from JFK was designed to pass over a parking lot at the beach. Los Alamitos AAF had something similar. According to Zoominfo, FTE are a two employee operation - I guess that e...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Concorde and MD-11. Was fortunate to catch older types before they were retired in late 1990s/early 2000s.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

https://youtu.be/LYGiqdvJbQ8?t=56
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If the OP really wants to see the nose gear held off, check out this G100 at YVR the other day.

https://youtu.be/LYGiqdvJbQ8?t=56

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

No, I can’t but, again over at PPW, some local pilots say ATC tries to assign the RNAV 20 because the 11 approach causes delays for departures and can interfere with RNO traffic. A previous TRK arrival had to push hard for the 11 approach, taking a delay and making several requests. Not familiar, s...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Six people were on the plane. Two were pilots, three were employees of a commercial real estate firm based out of California, no word on who the fourth was. None of the named have a surname of Ruderman. Okay, interesting. Plainly the thing had been flying primarily West Coast. Hideaway Properties, ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

I’m sorry but where at all in the piece does it mention an earlier related incident beyond the confrontation with the BHIs captured on video? He has claimed there was racial harassment back and forth, but again none of the video evidence corroborates that. Strike that - sorry, one paragraph did a p...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
17 years worth of it. Too much to list here or anywhere else for that matter.


No tales of shifting cargo or no-flap landings to regale us with? :hyper:

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Between Phillips and the kids . Phillips approached them . By his own confessed misunderstanding of what was going on, he thought the kids were harassing some black protesters, that the kids were the aggressors, that he needed to protect the Black Hebrew Israelite crazies when in fact according to ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

The ignorance and disrespect runs both ways. Absent saying anything or making any verbal suggestions as to his intentions Phillips would have or should have known as a stranger his actions would have been perceived as bizarre/obnoxious/confrontational…Phillips was the instigator. Again, if the most...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

The ignorance and disrespect runs both ways. Absent saying anything or making any verbal suggestions as to his intentions Phillips would have or should have known as a stranger his actions would have been perceived as bizarre/obnoxious/confrontational…Phillips was the instigator. Again, if the most...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

I've always wondered at the lack of headrests on some long-haulers, like the DC-10, and of course older piston designs. Doesn't that get annoying, not being able to rest your head against it, after flying for several hours? Pretty sure the Diesel Ten had headrests. They may just be detached or not ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

He was down low, against the foliage in European One camo, I was in the sun to him. The board even flew it in the planes after the geometry was established from the wreckage and my lead’s view. With some vertical separation, of course. Neither of the pilots saw each other despite foreknowledge of w...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

The vast majority of people are not intimately familiar with the nuances of culture, ethics, and religiosity of the hundreds of distinct NA tribes in the US. Sorry, my parents taught me ignorance is not an excuse for disrespect. And my favorite teachers taught me every new encounter with a differen...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Any success for the team is a big deal after the shame and distress of the Dr. Nassar episode.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

Killed instantly, basically flew thru the right wing and out the left engine. Flying one moment, fireball and in pieces the next. Broken vertebrae, some minor burns and cuts for me, six months recuperation. Maaan, what an ordeal. I don’t wish six months of rehab on anyone. What a difference a coupl...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

A grown adult approaching and inserting himself in the middle of a group of underage school kids without saying anything while loudly chanting and banging drums at them is not really normal behavior. It’s certainly bizarre. If you know anything about NA culture, ethics, or spiritual values, it is n...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Because what he did was obnoxious. Even had it been to another adult instead of a minor. It's still very unclear as to how. Obnoxious is defined as 'extremely unpleasant'. By Phillips's telling he was trying to inject some spiritual meaning and healing to a situation he walked into where the CCHS a...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yeah, A-10 mid-air, at about 500’, nearly head-on.


Holy shit...what happened to the other guy?

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

It's still very unclear as to how. Obnoxious is defined as 'extremely unpleasant'. By Phillips's telling he was trying to inject some spiritual meaning and healing to a situation he walked into where the CCHS and BHIs were going at it. Oh yes, that sounds incredibly unpleasant :boggled: I am guessi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air shows in the US are boring
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Air shows in the US are boring

The loudspeaker music is the worst. I want to hear airplanes, not somebody's cheesy-ass playlist.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

You think the burden of proof is on this kid to prove to you he's not racist towards Native Americans? Some obnoxious grown man makes a bee line for him while banging drums and gets right up in his face. I agree though after getting an eight figure settlement (which might end up becoming nine figur...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teacher of the year claims discrimination by AA staff at Huntsville (HSV)
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Teacher of the year claims discrimination by AA staff at Huntsville (HSV)

Very interesting read. Now, we all know that on weather delays, no hotels, meals, or taxis are provided. But, if this article is true, and her white colleague was offered vouchers, while the lady making the complaint, a Samoan, and another colleague, an Asian gentleman were denied… then AA/Envoy or...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Instead of 'tedious overreaching analysis', it's probably more accurate to say that public high schools in a place like Silicon Valley impart better standards for behavior than private schools in suburban KY. I mean, sure…schools in the wealthiest zip codes of the country? Sure, higher standards, b...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

C-5 seats were aged out and only okay. Now, the ACES II seat was uncomfortable, esp for 8-10 hour flights, no padding, no adjustments in tilt, recline or fore-aft position, but when I needed, I needed it very badly. It worked and will forever be my bestie. It sounds like you have a punch-out story ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

The point is, you don’t know the kid to be able to make those kinds of assertions about him. "He looks smug" or "looks like a rich mama’s boy" or "he’s the kind of jerk I hated in school," all completely baseless accusations. This "notoriety" was quite litera...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61422

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

In a rare moment, ND GOP Senator Kevin Cramer called Ashli Babbitt a 'criminal' and argued with a radio caller who demanded to know the name of her shooter. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/565383-gop-senator-clashes-with-radio-caller-who-wants-identity-of-cop-who-shot "The person that shot ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

No he was just a kid that the media wanted to use the "white privilege" propaganda term to destroy him. It backfired on them with Duke Lacrosse and it backfired here yet they still run with stories that are complete crap. I went to school with braggarts who paraded their 16th-birthday pre...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Here’s the METARs on either side of the crash at 2018Z KTRK 262050Z AUTO 28011G16KT 04SM BKN023 33/08 A3013 FU RMK VIS 3 1/2/V5 FU BKN023 ACFT MSHP KTRK 261945Z AUTO 09005KT 04SM BKN023 32/06 A3014 FU RMK VIS 3 1/2/V5 FU BKN023 They were circling, barest of VFR. 500’ below the cloud deck and 3-ism ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Longtime lurker -- registered an account here to share an additional video of the actual crash for those who are interested. The visibility is limited, but the aircraft can be observed impacting the canopy and the subsequent fireball is seen. I don't think this video is widespread at this point, bu...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

https://twitter.com/jasonscampbell/stat ... 85920?s=21
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Enter the chief of ‘know-nothing’ comments on Biles from none other than Charlie Kirk:

https://twitter.com/jasonscampbell/stat ... 85920?s=21

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61422

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

https://twitter.com/jamiedupree/status/ ... 68800?s=21
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Aaaaand here’s Rep. Jordan nervously admitting to Fox’s Bret Baier that he in fact spoke to Trump on Jan 6th:

https://twitter.com/jamiedupree/status/ ... 68800?s=21

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Here's the difference I see: For starters she didn't send out a rather bratty tweet blaming the media for her mental health concerns. She identified a problem, she stated problem, and nothing I've seen her state indicates that she's blamed it on anything like fame, publicity, or exposure. Osaka ini...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Doesn't Sandmann remind you of the smug little rich mama's boy we all hated in high school? No he was just a kid that the media wanted to use the "white privilege" propaganda term to destroy him. It backfired on them with Duke Lacrosse and it backfired here yet they still run with stories...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 110
Views: 18776

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

So I did a little digging myself. TARCO Aircraft Funding isn't some big aircraft lessor, as it's currently the registrant for only this aircraft. It might even be a single-purpose entity to own the aircraft of a wealthy individual. The LLC's business address in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is also the addr...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

MRY is a surprising add considering all the connection traffic from LAX and the Big Stripe already serving from BUR. Would think they’d rather go after a leisure market like wine country in PRB or summer getaway at TVL. TVL won't happen anytime soon because that airport is closed to commercial serv...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61422

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

If I had a dollar for every right wing host criticizing the Capitol Police’s ‘grown men crying’ in yesterday’s hearing, I could retire tomorrow with immediate effect.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Has the kid done anything positive towards native americans since then, to alleviate any doubts we might have ? You think the burden of proof is on this kid to prove to you he's not racist towards Native Americans? Some obnoxious grown man makes a bee line for him while banging drums and gets right...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

A standard legal maneuver to ward off future nuisance suit filings. Paid to go away, not because there was any merit. Companies do this more often than you think - they want attorneys spending their expensive time on cases that matter. Oh yes, the best way to deter future frivolous lawsuits is to s...

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