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by 426Shadow
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 941
Views: 142381

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Ozair that is exactly what I am thinking. It is clearly obvious that they could just increase F-35 production back to the original planned levels to cover this "gap". Any money to purchase an F-15X could purchase a more capable F-35. Everyone in the USAF would know this. To purchase the F...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 5159

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Civilian: GE90-115B
Military: F-15E

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by 426Shadow
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 225
Views: 78088

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

If they don't pick the F-35 (which I don't necessarily think they should) then they need to be kicked out of the F-35 Industrial Share team (or whatever its called). If they want part of the pot, then they need to play some chips.

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by 426Shadow
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant
Replies: 23
Views: 5293

Re: Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant

Pick both, spread the wealth, problem solved. That allows the machine that is best for the task to be used. Novel Concept! :scratchchin: I think they should do both, there are enough needed to cover the R&D of each. Then, there is also some bidding incentive, the best price but also performance...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant
Replies: 23
Views: 5293

Re: Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant

Pick both, spread the wealth, problem solved.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine spinner pattern question
Replies: 43
Views: 4905

Re: Engine spinner pattern question

You mean can you put like a smiley face or something on it?

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by 426Shadow
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 30307

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2019

WarRI1 wrote:
getting worse as time goes............


down the drain of life.....

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by 426Shadow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 13757

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

BravoOne wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
Boy this topic is ripe for a locking isn't it?


Why would you want to see this locked??


Did you not see the pissing contest between an experienced MD-11 pilot and an internet troll earlier?

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by 426Shadow
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 13757

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Boy this topic is ripe for a locking isn't it?

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: reducing launch cost - rocket with jet powered first stage discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 4097

Re: reducing launch cost - rocket with jet powered first stage discussion

Thrust lapse might play a big role in why it hasn't happened. Rockets only gain power to weight ratio while jet engines lose it with attitude and speed to certain degree's. If it was practical then we would have seen it already.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 81
Views: 9381

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

bikerthai wrote:
Shadow,

:bigthumbsup: Understood the first time. Just re-iterating your statement.

bt


:highfive:

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by 426Shadow
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 81
Views: 9381

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

Just because we haven't made everything in our military a "one size fits all" doesn't mean we haven't been trying. The US military did try the everything fit all approach. Recall the F-4 Phantoms. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. They have learned that you do not put all your...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 20
Views: 5169

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

Started with FS98 in 2002 then went straight to FS2002, then FS2004, then FSX and now because I work for Lockheed Martin I get the highest version of P3D for the price of $0. Love flying online with others more than alone. On this day I type this I have an unopened Occulus Rift sitting on my couch. ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 81
Views: 9381

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

On this site, combined roles for this kind of aircraft (tanker / transport / strategic, tactical, A400M) were consequently put away as useless compromises, basically because the USAF had them all separately & that was the best way forward. Progress seems to be catching up in our ranks. You don'...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae 146 Nickname
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Bae 146 Nickname

Yaw'll killing me with these names lol. The Mini-Galaxy is probably the most accurate out of all of them.


@Starlionblue: Makes sense from a marketing standpoint, kind of like "4 engines 4 long haul". And just like that in retrospect it's kind of silly.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae 146 Nickname
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Bae 146 Nickname

Does anyone know why the Bae 146 was nicknamed "Jumbolino"? JUMBOLINO, a name given by former Crossair pilots to the aircraft that has the character of a 747 but the size of a 735 - The Avro RJ. So Jumbolino basically means "Mini Jumbo"? Besides the fact that it had 4 engines wh...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings
Replies: 6
Views: 2488

Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

DigitalSea wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
See all of the responses below you. And I second the one about the B-21 not even flying.


What about the demonstrator?


Demonstrator and Full scale are 2 very different animals. Reynolds numbers dictate that identical shapes of different sizes and wing loading's do not fly the same.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae 146 Nickname
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Bae 146 Nickname

Does anyone know why the Bae 146 was nicknamed "Jumbolino"?

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings
Replies: 6
Views: 2488

Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

A question for someone smarter about aviation than me, that I've tried to find the answer about unsuccessfully... How do planes like the new B-21 Raider deal with crosswind landings without a rudder? Without a vertical rudder, how do planes like the B-21 and other flying wings make this possible? T...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707-100 Droop Nose Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Boeing 2707-100 Droop Nose Question

Starlionblue wrote:

They did run into massive weight issues, forcing abandonment of the swing wing altogether.

Indeed an overcomplicated beast.


Which is so messed up because they essentially ended up presenting a clone of the rejected Lockheed L-2000.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2040, the year when pilotless airliners go into service ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

Re: 2040, the year when pilotless airliners go into service ?

If a person wants to be Pilot, the money will come. I worked weekends, nights at the local airport as a lone boy thru college—finished with CP, ME, IR, CFI. It can be done, but it requires the commitment many don’t want to put in today. That want it handed to them, as you suggest. GF I have a feeli...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2040, the year when pilotless airliners go into service ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

Re: 2040, the year when pilotless airliners go into service ?

Why stop at pilots? Let make passenger-less aircraft as well. Just an autonomous aircraft flying around doing nothing. (I'm joking of course, I just hate autonomy for the sake of). In all honesty if they were willing to pay aviation minded people off the streets to get the tickets and hours there wo...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic
Replies: 38
Views: 5048

Re: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic

I second the fact that you didn't mention where you are wiling to move or are currently located. Part of the issue is, are you looking more for job satisfaction or for pay? Sometimes you don't get both at the same time, and sometimes you never get both. In my case I got my A&P in 2011, and the ...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic
Replies: 38
Views: 5048

Re: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic

I second the fact that you didn't mention where you are wiling to move or are currently located. Part of the issue is, are you looking more for job satisfaction or for pay? Sometimes you don't get both at the same time, and sometimes you never get both. In my case I got my A&P in 2011, and the o...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese amphibious plane first water take off
Replies: 3
Views: 3186

Re: Chinese amphibious plane first water take off

The Catalina first flew in 1935 and has retractable stabilizing floats, why don't modern designs feature those ? They did all sorts of things considered off for today back in the earlier years of civil/military aviation. You don’t see swing wings on modern military jets (Tornado is old school) when...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's Red Arrows Going to North America for 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: RAF's Red Arrows Going to North America for 2019

[twoid][/twoid] Which show is actually about skill and which just a bunch of noise? You have no idea how difficult flying nine planes in tight formation is. GF I didn’t mention skill and i didn’t say it wasn’t difficult. You are trying to start something where there is nothing. Thunderbirds fly tigh...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's Red Arrows Going to North America for 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: RAF's Red Arrows Going to North America for 2019

I watched the Snowbirds for 5 minutes then left the airshow. I cannot watch jet aerobatic teams without afterburners. I'm sorry. I don't care for all the tight formation stuff. I want a headache when i leave, and those jet trainers cant make it happen.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 24055

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

What's funny to me is that Boeing as far as I know plans on building them in a factory that pays well, whereas my company bypassed actual production sites like here in Marietta where we have too much unused space as is to put the T-50 on that cheap ass non-union $24 top out even if you've been there...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why GE’s Affinity Is a Supersonic Enabler
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

Re: Why GE’s Affinity Is a Supersonic Enabler

Even with the A380 program you still have hundreds of jets criss cossing the world with little impact. Add in sonic booms and its a complete killer. Contrary to popular belief there really isn't a need for anyone to be in London for a meeting in the morning and again in New York 3 hours later. The ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why GE’s Affinity Is a Supersonic Enabler
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

Re: Why GE’s Affinity Is a Supersonic Enabler

There will not be a commercial supersonic aircraft for at least 30 more years. Unless we're talking about mach 4 speeds nobody cares about or needs another Concorde. Its just not going to happen. I hope someone screenshots this. As for my opinion, people with money do stupid things with it. The A38...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Boeing won because they were the cheapest and at the price they proposed the USAF could accept the risk, simple as that. NG won B-21 because their proposal was the best at the right price. There is no overarching US Government organization that circumvents the tender process and parts out the works...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Why do you think Boeing won the Trainer? Despite what you might have read it is not about who bid the cheapest job, but more about the fact that NG needed a large project to stay relevant and Boeing needed another large project to stay in the military game because the KC-46 is a relatively short li...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

You should rather compare this to Germany preferring end-of-line Eurofighters over the shiny new F-35, just to keep the line running. It's understandable from an economic standpoint and preserves jobs & knowledge but it's obviously not the most capable airframe for the money spent. Now, lets as...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

:checkmark: communist even. At one point or another, the C-130 line will be closed. When it closes, it is up to Lockheed to provide a good settlement with its employees or hopefully for them, a new product can be produced. I can tell you have never worked for a company like Lockheed. If you look at...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

So the C-130 should just be made forever so Marietta does not go belly up? Sounds pretty socialist to me. :checkmark: communist even. At one point or another, the C-130 line will be closed. When it closes, it is up to Lockheed to provide a good settlement with its employees or hopefully for them, a...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Because it isn't as advanced is the argument the OP is pushing. OK so lets run with that. Lets stop producing the B737, the 767, the 747-8, and any other Boeing plane that isn't as advanced as what Airbus or whoever else is producing. Meanwhile three home nations of that newfangled Airbus transport...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Keesje Octobe The C130 no doubt has strongpoints, but it seems the KC390 has more. It can move bigger heavier vehicles. That is needed. The C130 is a great machine but shouldn’t handicap the USAF to move forward on newer technology. Congressman protecting the local assembly line / jobs shouldn’t pu...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Let me ask you, what do you do for a living. Please let everyone know so I can give you the same BS treatment you threw out there just because you have a hard-on for programs that take good paying US jobs. Begging for a socialist jobs programme, aren't you? As an American? How faint. Last time I ch...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 9434

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Keesje Octobe The C130 no doubt has strongpoints, but it seems the KC390 has more. It can move bigger heavier vehicles. That is needed. The C130 is a great machine but shouldn’t handicap the USAF to move forward on newer technology. Congressman protecting the local assembly line / jobs shouldn’t pu...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's

That sounds about right. $160 million Euro each. The US government will be making a big profit on top. The U.S. government isn't selling them. Yes but they get a cut of the money. I can tell you that even with all that stuff taken into account they are paying a premium over what the US military pay...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC
Replies: 16
Views: 4300

Re: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC

Goddamn that's 3 write-offs already and the plane isn't even out of testing. I hope this was pilot error. Only the first crash, and there's more than 300 built. That's a pretty good safety record so far; the F-16 had numerous crashes during the testing and initial introduction into service. It's a ...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC
Replies: 16
Views: 4300

Re: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC

Goddamn that's 3 write-offs already and the plane isn't even out of testing. I hope this was pilot error.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 24055

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

I just found out via email from Communications that we lost. It didn't say to who. Now I know and I am so happy. The Corporate Greed that was riding on the T-50 was unbelievable. " Aeronautics Team – Today we learned our T-50A offering in the Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition was not se...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft

Apparently you guys fail to understand that my company runs a business. Do you think they will produce the C-130 for all of eternity? We need a new Large aircraft project for the future. We have to keep coming up with new products to remain in business. I don't see any of you complaining when the la...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 12554

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

Your truth may only be from a limited perspective from your vantage point. And there are always agendas, Multiculturalism is indeed promoted and accepted in most work places as well as people with "different" lifestyles. The very fact that you admit you have seen many people from differen...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 2572

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

This is hella off topic at this point. Why don't you guys agree to disagree. It's clear zeke will never see your point, not matter what evidence you show him. Call it a draw and get back to the topic.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cosmic Girl 747
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Cosmic Girl 747

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Girl_(aircraft)
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Does anyone know if it has flown yet, or when the first flight is supposed to take place considering we are past August 2018?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Girl_(aircraft)

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by 426Shadow
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12851

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

There is just of good of a chance it will come over to us here in Georgia, in which case the bright side is I can look forward to a day or 2 off work. Traffic around Atlanta is bad when the weather is good. You should have seen all the Florida refugee's last year.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 12074

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

You might as well compare the A380 with the 748 considering the differences in weight and engine power. Don't we have this same topic pop up every other week? I'm sure its on here somewhere. Besides, you can't just say 787 vs a350 considering the 787 has 2 engine options what you should be asking is...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 51
Views: 11683

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Were just going to ignore the fact that they are grounding firefighting aircraft here in the USA for lack of pilots, but you're all expecting even more aircraft?

Can I get a sip of that?

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