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GalaxyFlyer wrote:


Check out the wind resonance on the Golden Gate Bridge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oH3iWux18

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It would harm no one to have armorers show actors the status of any firearms, not just affirm it’s safe by saying “cold gun”. Trust and verify. You're right - it wouldn't, but it would be a procedural change a lot of people and the union would have to get used to. As for sarcasm - we all know how p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Maybe he should get lessons from Michelek https://youtu.be/WzHG-ibZaKM Let's repeat - a movie set is not competitive shooting, competitive shooting is not a movie set. A movie set is not a shooting range, a shooting range is not a movie set. Gun hobbyists have established best practices and procedu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 72
Views: 2291

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Might not population be a contributing factor to this problem? Even living in a mud hut, you cut down trees and burn wood for fuel and have some burbing livestock. And all those folks aspire for a better life where they live or where they are migrating to. World population 1981 - 4.511 billion 2021...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1781

Re: Can Islam reform ?

"I also wish we could live in a world without religion" I think that was official Government Policy in the early Soviet Union (Lenin and Stalin), Cambodia (Pol Pot), and currently North Korea. Now those guys make radical Islam look like the JV team. Okay, but this is one guy stating a hop...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

The armorer won’t bear the guilt of shooting the DP, Baldwin will. No but they will bear the guilty of failing in their responsibilities that allowed it to happen. Baldwin will have his own guilt on this, but he was told by the person responsible it was OK to go. As we have seen the Airplane Pilot ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

BUT, he should not have been pointing the weapon at anyone. I'm sure Hollywood has figured out camera angels to make it appear that someone is point the gun at another person when in fact they are not. He should have never been pointing that weapon at anyone, period. You obviously have not seen man...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

One of the first instances in the modern era of a Senator using a hot-button issue to spread misinformation and grandstand. When he was defeated and disgraced, this bullheaded man became a pathetic wreck of himself, drunk at work and dying of hepatic cirrhosis. It's a major stain in an otherwise eng...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It is a tragedy. You are right that people should not be glad it happened. I hope Baldwin realizes the truth about what he did (that he is just your average gun idiot), but it isn’t likely he will “get it.” This take really makes no sense, especially with all of the contributions from people in the...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 34560

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

That's a great question. I have no idea. I hope they do change it. That scheme is so 50’s and 60’s. They need something to make a stronger futuristic statement. Just because it’s got the right colors doesn’t make it right. I do like the Jackie Kennedy livery, however, overall it indeed looks dated ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

And he pointed the gun at the director. How stupid can you get? Again, this analysis demonstrates zero understanding of what happens on a film set and why. Nope, sorry. Alec Baldwin pointed a gun at somebody and killed her. It doesn’t matter if it was in a film set, in a strip club, underwater, on ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 33
Views: 5219

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

r6russian wrote:
Wind changed, now 230. Theyre switching the airport around, pretty neat to listen on liveatc and watch fr24


OAK has also turned around. SJC still using the 12s.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I am still working on the how does a gun that is designated "cold" , as in safe, get loaded and pointed and fired at someone who is not in the movie. Okie The first point is what’s being investigated...the second ‘pointed and fired at someone not in the movie’ takes getting an understandi...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

cairns wrote:
And he pointed the gun at the director. How stupid can you get?


Again, this analysis demonstrates zero understanding of what happens on a film set and why.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Might seem obvious, but: Your dad don’t make the rules. Things simply can’t work that way when making a movie. The actors perform, all that other junk needs to go somewhere else. What else should the actor check? That the cameras a REALLY rolling? That the boom mic doesn’t distort and the sampling ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 33
Views: 5219

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Had to be fun at SFO today, especially for the controllers at NCT working those arrivals. As for bumps, beyond the issues with LLWS and crosswinds, you'd be surprised how smooth it can be flying through this more typical California rain. This kind of heavy, showery precipitation is generally not at...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 49
Views: 2149

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

If you want to cancel culture to work, the double standard has to be dropped. (It won't be, so it'll never work) Take Emma Sulkowicz, mattress girl, who falsely accused a fellow college student of rape and caused devastation in his life. While Emma walked around in some sick and twisted performance...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Eh, Roberts is lousy at managing tight leads, but the pitching staff was being asked to provide miracles night after night. If the offense had been remotely consistent, they'd have needed to be just good, rather than perfect. I don't think I've ever seen a team before where getting the bases loaded...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

True - nearly $30 million this year just for him. Looks like he wasn't worth it.

Edited the last post by the way, a bit late on my part.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

The way they were racking up injuries, the Dodgers would have been starting the ball boy in game 2 if they'd made it to the World Series anyway. What's all that payroll for if not to have a deep roster? :D In seriousness though, Roberts obviously mismanaged the rotation. Buehler and Urias lost thei...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

None of the 100-win clubs advance to the WS this year. And the 88-win Braves dispatched the Dodgers without needing to go 7 games, and $110 million less in payroll. What a ride.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

In the instant case, one actor pointed the gun at a person irrelevant to the scene being filmed and pulled the trigger. The End. If you don't know anything about a film set, how can it be claimed persons were irrelevant to the scene being filmed? :scratchchin: Perhaps, because I’d expect the cinema...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

This is an actually fairly outdated sentiment. Nepotism happens and should be discouraged, but Aviation, by way of example, is downright rife with it compared to the modern film industries. But I do agree that she is the most likely point of failure here and if she felt overwhelmed by the task, she...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
In the instant case, one actor pointed the gun at a person irrelevant to the scene being filmed and pulled the trigger. The End.


If you don't know anything about a film set, how can it be claimed persons were irrelevant to the scene being filmed? :scratchchin:

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

The armorer involved apparently told a podcast last month that she was experiencing imposter syndrome due to inexperience but was ‘trained up’ by her famous armorer father. https://www.insider.com/rust-shooting-alec-baldwins-armorer-worried-she-wasnt-ready-for-job-2021-10 Just another argument again...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

And I think the main question is why he was pointing the gun at the director and not another actor while filming a scene. Playing around perhaps? This demonstrates zero knowledge of what happens on a film set. There are many action shots filmed without an opposing actor in frame. In that case the a...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Long faces in Boston and big smiles in Houston. Let's see if we get a boring rematch of 2017 or if ATL can pull it out at home.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-movies-santa-fe-alec-baldwin-25d83890a289bb9ae358f406cd3cbee9 An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8275

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Correct, we are much larger than their preferred prey. They might scavage off a carcass depending on how limited their food resources have been. He could have been killed by one but that would involve basically entering their territory and this guy didn't seem too sharp. Not Alligators but when I w...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???

Also about who can't vote, I really don't get this one : For president in the general election: U.S. citizens residing in U.S. territories Yeah, I don't understand that, either. My father is a US citizen living in Greece, but he can vote in a presidential election, but he woulddn't be able to if he...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I agree with johns624, the gun rules were not followed. I like to phrase: 1. Treat every gun as if it is loaded, until you verify yourself, because they are. 2. Only point a gun at a target you intend to destroy. 3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire. 4. Be certain of your ba...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8275

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

If the human remains are those of Laundre and died in an attack by a gator other wild animal, it would be wanted karma but still unsatisfactory. I suspect his parents will be facing charges of harboring a fugitive, I hope they are sent to jail and made destitute from their part in hiding their son ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 142
Views: 29240

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

IF it is true that the aircraft had not been flown in 10 months, is that normal for its first flight to be done with passengers? I’ll be honest if I boarded an aircraft and they told me this thing hasn’t left the ground in nearly a year I’d be a little concerned. Depends on how cheap the owners are...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Not to mention that he's another antigunner who uses guns in his movies to make his money. It's difficult to imagine a scenario where Baldwin isn't at fault. That said, it didn't take you long to climb up on your hobby horse, did it? Baldwin's politics aren't at issue here - only his (very likely) ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 159
Views: 5310

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It doesn't make sense. So many gun rules were broken that it's not funny. All guns are loaded...don't point your gun at anyone...no live ammo on the set, etc. etc. This is also a union work environment where protocols around who handles what and when are quite strict. If firearm props aren't your j...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 72
Views: 2291

Re: COP-21

I’ll stipulate the facts of climate since 1972; forecasting is, however, very difficult especially about the future. The predictions can easily be changed by tiny changes in factors when applied over decades. Compounding is the issue. That said, there’s always trade-offs, holding all pollution at 1...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8275

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/10/21/us/b ... index.html
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Apparently skeletal remains have been identified as Laundrie via dental records, according to FBI.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/10/21/us/b ... index.html

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

If Powell had refused to give that WMD speech, the Bush Admin would have ousted him. He chose to keep his job. Who know what anyone would do in that situation. Talk is cheap. Easy for a man with his knowledge of history to predict that being the rare person to stand up and say NO would result in jo...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8275

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58989242 Looks like dirty Laundrie is being aired in public. Will have to see what tests reveal - he/the parents could just be throwing them off his scent. That's what I was thinking. His parents have been very uncooperative except for two times. The first...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8275

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58989242 In a news conference, FBI Special Agent Michael McPherson said that "investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie". Looks like dirty Laundrie i...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 142
Views: 29240

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

At 1.55 at the beginning of the T/O roll there is a puff of smoke from the #1? engine, That's not normal. I missed it the first time I watched, but you're right, it's there. Here's six sequential frames from that video. https://i.imgur.com/XvoUrZT.jpg That also explains why the grass wash seemed to...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 142
Views: 29240

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

The ABC13 feed has a very short view from the right rear down. I think I can just catch the trailing edge of the right wing. Looks like flaps were extended. https://abc13.com/plane-crash-katy-today-houston-texas/11143371/ I don't see flaps in that footage from the rear angle. I only see the flap tr...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?
Replies: 29
Views: 4855

Re: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?

United fully intends for these aircraft to return to service. Currently, UAL is modifying the inlet cowl as a "work ahead" of regulators. UAL is communicating with regulators on these design changes to ensure they comply with final modification requirements from FAA. Timeline is unclear, ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?
Replies: 29
Views: 4855

Re: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?

I remember watching 21st Centry Jet... which includes footage of a fan blade separation test on a PW4000. The cowling was able to contain the debris. Why, then, did we just have the two HNL-bound uncontained incidents? What changed? A material change was the difference. The NTSB report on the 2018 ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8950

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

I posted upthread how vaccines reduce transmission 71%. Not perfect, but not zero. The same link noted Pfizer is 70% effective. This isn't about any one individual. It is to safely keep a factory up and running. When a high fraction of vaccinated, you don't have to react to a single case. That remo...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Powell was an intelligent, competent, and driven man. However, some mistakes are simply too great - the Iraq War is his legacy, as it is Rumsfeld's when he died earlier this year. I don't know if I agree with sierrakilo44, that he deserved to have been prosecuted. But I do know that at the very lea...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Former Secretary of State, former Republican, and all around smart guy died of Covid 19 complications. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html Was fully vaccinated too. He was very immunocompromised tho. This has been my fear all along is that these vaccines lose their ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1142

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

I only have the data in my tally book to rank most flights: 1. United (100+) 2. American (30+) 3. Southwest (27) 4. ANA (26) 5. JAL (15) 6. Korean Air (9) 7. jetBlue (7) 8. Thai (7) 9. Cathay (6) 10. Northwest (6) 11. Delta (5) 12. Hawaiian (5) 13. Emirates (4) 14. Singapore (4) 15. EVA (3) 16. West...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

I'm on a very conservative site and they all hate him. They hate him because he didn't disagree with his president when he should've, yet they hate Mattis, etc., because they did disagree with Trump when they should've. The disconnect is great... Those people are the worst. They were rah-rah for Ir...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

That take lacks some pretty significant nuance, no? We have a functioning legal system in Western countries, and people in power are ideally held to account when in the wrong. 'Never' is also a massively broad brush untruth considering human rights groups are *routinely* reporting on and demanding ...

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