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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

From MIT. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852 That 6 foot/2 meter social distance? It's just to make you feel better. Droplet transmission can occur up to 8 meters. SARS-CoV-2 particles have been found in hospital room ventilation systems of patients with COVID-19. Stay in your...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15154

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

Aesma wrote:
Private jet operated by a cargo company ?


It's a marketing scheme from what I gather. Drake isn't that rich.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I though Pence was suppose to be the Czar seeing to all of this. And he is probably just giddy because Corona means Jesus is about to come back.... Best regards Thomas But the Bible says one of the signs of the end is that people will be going to and fro, giving in marriage, buying and selling.... ...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

We can't afford to have a response more disorganized than we already have. Please, people in the US, reach out to the conservative leaning people you know. Don't accuse them of being Trump supporters or attack their political views- highlight how seriously congressional republicans and other promin...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus and Darwin award
Replies: 55
Views: 5253

Re: Coronavirus and Darwin award

stl07 wrote:
^^That is a fair point, if Trump said a fire would kill it, there would be fools who would light themselves up.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I just died laughing.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Looks like the MagaMorons have now decided that Dr Fauci is "a deep state, Hillary loving stooge" because he dared to contradict Trump. Because anyone who doesn't bow down to Trump must be part of a conspiracy to undermine him. :roll: QAnon-supporting radio host Bill Mitchell has been the...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Calling out potential health hazards in any part of the globe is not "racist". Now is the time for the whole world to rethink its food safety system. Maybe the US should do that too? Guess what? Every time you hear about a "food-borne illness" we call that a "fecal-anal rou...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/gov-ron-desantis-says-florida-is-shutting-down-for-spring-breakers-the-party-is-over/amp/?__twitter_impression=true FL Governor Ron DeSantis is finally getting around to shutting down Florida. "The party is over." TOO LATE. We will see how many elderly Floridian...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/business/dealbook/coronavirus-economy-bailout-plan.html?referringSource=articleShare The US GDP could drop 14% this quarter. That's not a recession, more akin to what happened in wartime Europe. I have to look up. The solution though? A no-interest bridge loan to e...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So if Orange Man Bad is so crazy incompetent why is the USA actually one of the best at tamping down its spread. Unfortunately, despite Trump's best (or worst) efforts, the spread in the US seems to be following the same pattern as just about everywhere else both in terms of cases and deaths. Cases...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64185

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Airlines are special, they are a National Security interest and Interstate Commerce. Here, then have your money under conditions of nationalization. Do what Sen. Warren basically said with regards to executive pay and stock buybacks, and add that the US Gov. will take equity and be compensated for ...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This is obvious to some of you...disinfect or isolate (up to 4 days) your items if you are going to the grocery/pharmacy now. Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2004973 I use a backpack sprayer with hand pump and wand with a ...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64185

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

So you want to see 750,000 airline employees lose their jobs and hundreds of thousands maybe millions of other associated workers lose their jobs too? Yet it was ok for the Feds to bailout banks and Wall Street? The fed injected $2.2 trillion into the market the past week. You really want the US to...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64185

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

So screw the 130,000 employees? And EVERY US based airline spent billions on stock buybacks. Screw all the airlines. Bailout the employees who work for and the small businesses that service them. Feds should not be bailing out the airlines every 15-20 years. So you want to see 750,000 airline emplo...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64185

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I am an AA FF, ever since I was a UA 1K who moved over to AA after they merged with US (and US was removed from *A. I am based at DCA/IAD). I hope the US Government gives them NO MONEY. AA spent over $12,400,000,000.00 on stock BUYBACKS since 2014, elevating their share price. The US3 could have be...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Lots of people showing their racism in this thread. Brought all the racists out. Noted. Calling out potential health hazards in any part of the globe is not "racist". Now is the time for the whole world to rethink its food safety system. Maybe the US should do that too? Guess what? Every ...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

There is a difference between criticizing and demeaning your own people and having someone else do it for you, especially for reasons related to ignorance and prejudice. That's not a silly world. It is a more empathetic and understanding one. I try to be empathetic and understanding, but one of my p...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64185

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I am an AA FF, ever since I was a UA 1K who moved over to AA after they merged with US (and US was removed from *A. I am based at DCA/IAD). I hope the US Government gives them NO MONEY. AA spent over $12,400,000,000.00 on stock BUYBACKS since 2014, elevating their share price. The US3 could have bee...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

DocLightning wrote:
I want to address some rumors I've heard.


Have you heard much about favipiravir/Avigan from Fuji? It seems there are quite a few treatments we should be asking companies to ramp up production of now.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Lots of people showing their racism in this thread. Brought all the racists out. Noted.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The sky is starting to fall here in Europe. These are scenes from a supermarket North of Paris. https://youtu.be/H_kRfrIP3m0 Until a few days ago, people laughed or smirked at me wearing a mask, now they are all desperately wrapping their mouth in their scarfs almost wondering if I have a spare one...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Just think of the number of countries who could ask an apology and reparations from the USA. Vietnam from bombing it to hell, poisoning everything with agent orange. Laos and Cambodge too. Most countries in Latin America for CIA coups. Half the Middle East. Iran the list goes on Then there is the n...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Guys, I have a major correction to myself I have to make. It seems that benzalkonium chloride (Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride) is likely ineffective against this virus, and coronaviruses in general. I have no idea why, it's an enveloped virus so mechanisms should be the same as with other ...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This caught my eye. Weekly reporting of CDC information on presentation of Influenza-like illness as of this week. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/#ILINet https://i.ibb.co/FXCKwdV/ILI10-small.gif Influenza seasons don't have three humps. That uptick in the 2019-2020 season is not influenza, it's coro...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Just think of the number of countries who could ask an apology and reparations from the USA. Vietnam from bombing it to hell, poisoning everything with agent orange. Laos and Cambodge too. Most countries in Latin America for CIA coups. Half the Middle East. Iran the list goes on Then there is the n...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

They're still recommending acetominophen, it's not the fever reducing effect. I've been chasing data for a while that would explain the smoker/non-smoker ratio in studies, the male/female ratio is also remaining imbalanced even in Italian data. I've been trying to decipher the cytokines for a while...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Does anyone know why France is telling people to not take NSAIDs? Do they have some relevant data? I want to know is prostaglandins are essential to fighting this thing off. It might explain why men are getting sicker than women- our cycles pump varying levels of prostaglandins into us all the time...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So which is which? I've doctors saying that only those who are sick should wear surgical masks, and that those who are not sick shouldn't wear masks as it will increase the risk of getting sick. And then we have people here saying people should wear masks. I think that is just messaging to manage t...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Does anyone know why France is telling people to not take NSAIDs? Do they have some relevant data? I want to know is prostaglandins are essential to fighting this thing off. It might explain why men are getting sicker than women- our cycles pump varying levels of prostaglandins into us all the time...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So which is which? I've doctors saying that only those who are sick should wear surgical masks, and that those who are not sick shouldn't wear masks as it will increase the risk of getting sick. And then we have people here saying people should wear masks. I think that is just messaging to manage t...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2062

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

Too late if you have to ask. Hold. I was selling off all fall, but now...hold.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

OK, some thoughts, because I've been doing a *LOT* of reading. And as a reminder, I'm a physician who did a brief molecular virology stint: *There are some promising new drugs. Remdesivir is an antiviral that seems to be turning people around in the ICU in US/European trials. Good old chloroquine/h...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I don't really post much here anymore. I live, work in DC, and have connections here. I want to emphasize this administration is looking at US nationwide mandatory quarantine for 2-4 weeks starting as early as Tuesday. CDC, private healthcare companies, and the administration. Something tells me if...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I don't really post much here anymore. I live, work in DC, and have connections here. I want to emphasize this administration is looking at US nationwide mandatory quarantine for 2-4 weeks starting as early as Tuesday. CDC, private healthcare companies, and the administration.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I've heard there maybe a US nationwide quarantine for 2-4 weeks from a source at CDC. The government is seriously discussing it apparently.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?
Replies: 40
Views: 3981

Re: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?

To what status in that domain did they push the revamped wing for the 748 ? 747-400 :: the ER model ( taken up by Qantas ) then got an additional "aux" tank? Per Boeing docs the 747-400ER either had 1 or 2 aux fuel tanks in the forward cargo hold. Two aux tanks would take up three full-wi...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211159

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/airportwebcams/stat ... 93185?s=21


Oh no! I was so excited when this flight started. I hope it will be back soon after this mess dies down.
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qf789 wrote:
KE5 ICN-LAS diverted to LAX with 3 passengers suspected of having Coronavirus

https://twitter.com/airportwebcams/stat ... 93185?s=21


Oh no! I was so excited when this flight started. I hope it will be back soon after this mess dies down.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often/practical flying with full fuel tanks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: How often/practical flying with full fuel tanks?

Here's a good trivia point on that topic. I once had a 16 hour flight in the 777-300ER, and needed a certain WEIGHT of fuel for the flight plan. Because we were departing from a hot origin, the fuel density was quite low due to the high temperatures. After filling the tanks to maximum volume, we we...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A359 & B789 will be with no First Class
Replies: 18
Views: 5963

Re: Emirates A359 & B789 will be with no First Class

To, me not so surprising since EK F is a HUGE product... I mean 1-1-1 on the 777s for the new product. I wouldn't read into this too much.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!?
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!?

I would be very interested to know "real prices paid" for 330neo vs 787 and 350. The 330 has to be less, but by how much? Probably enough to pay for a lot of gas. My guess is that for flights under 8-9 hours, the 330n burns less block fuel than an A350, not as confident on the per seat ba...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

alfa164 wrote:
Pellegrine wrote:
The latest news is the victim is the one to cut the 30-something deep line, and a man called him out on it, then they "took it outside".


I suppose this is what Darwin meant by "natural selection"...


...actions have consequences...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

This happened in a (less wealthy) suburb of one of my home cities, Washington DC. Police have released a photo from the surveillance camera inside the restaurant of the suspect. The latest news is the victim is the one to cut the 30-something deep line, and a man called him out on it, then they &quo...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did LUN (Kenneth Kuanda Intl.) Change ICAO Codes?
Replies: 0
Views: 362

When Did LUN (Kenneth Kuanda Intl.) Change ICAO Codes?

LUN is the international airport of Lusaka, Zambia. The capital and largest city of Zambia. Its previous ICAO code was FLLS and the previous name of the airport was Lusaka International Airport. The name was changed in 2011 to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, is this also when the ICAO code cha...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power
Replies: 62
Views: 12813

Re: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power

This woman is a Russian target who has no inclination of running again or winning the Democratic nomination. So who is she then? Guess who.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75169

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Here’s the link to the accident article on Avherald. http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4c68c5a8&opt=0 Fair use quote: According to information The Aviation Herald received on Apr 12th 2019 ground tracks reveal the aircraft was dragging its left wing tip for quite some distance on the ground , t...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 51794

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

And it has come to this to defend Trump. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/466257-rand-paul-kurds-are-better-off-with-al-assad Assad being the guy that used Chemical weapons on his own citizens. nope https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/douma-syria-opcw-chemical-weapons-chlorine-gas-video-conspirac...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money
Replies: 20
Views: 9197

Re: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money

The only way any dynastical politician accumulated such an amount of wealth is by stealing it. Maybe he did it personally, maybe his father did, maybe it was his grandfather, but no King or Queen ever worked for that money. Whether that be the Assad in Syria, this guy in Thailand, MBS in Saudi Arab...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 51794

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

Kurds need to have their own country a la Kurdistan because none of these countries (Syria, Iraq, Turkey) will accept them as a minority. The USA should have carved this out of Northern Iraq over a decade ago. Russia and Assad's relationship will do fine (dictator relations), except they won't watch...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elijah Cummings Dead At 68
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Elijah Cummings Dead At 68

Sad for someone to die so "young". I wonder if he had cancer.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH dropping JED
Replies: 23
Views: 6776

Re: LH dropping JED

I'm betting it was an A333 with F. Ain't no A321neo replacing that. Besides, there are other concerns that pop up besides aircraft type when serving Saudi. F was removed from all A333s, A343s and 744s. The only planes that still have a first class cabin at LH are A346, 748 and A388. Ok. Wasn't sure...

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