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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71003

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

EA401 was a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, Chris. My mistake/typo, I was indeed supposed to type L-1011. I entirely accept that a body at neutral buoyancy might be just below the surface and difficult to spot, but if the pilot had drowned anywhere near the surface his body should have washed ashore by no...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this photo legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4324

Re: Is this photo legal?

If you assume that such a permit was obtained, what's the point of this thread? Obviously I started the thread to trigger you into replying... Actually, I started it because we should take this seriously. Drones near airports are becoming a major issue in the UK, given recent incidents, and it is o...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71003

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Bodies don't normally sink unless they're weighted down, Correct, only if you make the assumption the body was dumped on the surface to begin with, and that body had positive to neutral buoyancy. Incorrect when you're aware any body will become negatively buoyant at depth of around 9 metres. The ai...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Yes I'm aware of what being tied to the EU would entail in our dealings with third countries if the status Que remains , from my understanding from the proposal the EU now wants to try and ratify a trade deal before the UK withdraws from the EU, instead of the current process of having a withdrawal...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-sp ... ibu-n264db
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Link to the actual AAIB interim report rather than the article hidden behind the Telegraph's paywall.
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-sp ... ibu-n264db

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

So in that sense, any referendum in the UK is technically advisory if the Scottish referendum voted leave it also should not have happened? Again, you seem to unable to grasp the nettle as to what an advisory referendum actually is. You seem completely unable to see the result for what it was in th...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of asphalt on taxi-ways and runways?
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Re: Use of asphalt on taxi-ways and runways?

The main reason asphalt isn't used on aprons, is until (the development of FRA), it was simply useless in the event of a fuel/oil spill and deposit build up and would degrade rapidly after being contaminated.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

You keep on using that win/lose term with regards to the advisory referendum. It wasn't a win/lose vote. #brexitfallacy1424 17.4m said leave 16.1m said remain 13.0m said "don't know" (abstained) 18.9m had no say at all. In an advisory referendum with no defined parameters. All it says is, ...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

In an election, the electorate IS the representation of the population. And when the electorate doen’t actually bring out their vote, they know that it’s lost. If you don’t vote, you automatically accept the outcome. It wasn't an election, it was an advisory referendum. The electorate may be a repr...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

To me it’s simple: there was a referendum, a part of the poulation voted the majority of those votes was “leave”. I only feel sorry for those who voted “remain”. Those who didn’t vote should also feel the consequences of “throwing away” their vote. "A part of the population" yours words. ...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

So your saying that once they become MP's they can suddenly become well versed in its procedure and have mastered art of political manoeuvre and survival, also have a working knowledge on every aspect of domestic and international issues and make laws that have no unintended consequences, and sudde...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating age gap
Replies: 42
Views: 4097

Re: Dating age gap

Who cares, if they're both happy, good luck to em. We're all built differently.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Unfortunately you don’t have to be very bright to be elected as an MP, in some case you could call it the blind leading the blind Feel free not to vote for those candidates you deem as 'not very bright' then. :roll: Unfortunately for you, once elected they normally quite quickly garner more knowled...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

You can not keep voting until you like the result. Actually, that is what democracy is all about! No it is not as it is a representative democracy. The elected officials were given an order through the first vote and that was to leave the EU. If they come to the conclusion that leaving the EU is no...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I know Wikipedia isn’t the most reliable source, but the 51,9% who voted to leave the EU is fairly accurate. “The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar to as...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Boris has argued on both sides. He contains flip flops more than a Benidorm beach. He often admits he was wrong (especially when changing position). Meanwhile Farage is in the process of upping sticks and, moving all his assets & family to Germany. No way in hell this slug would ever admit being...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation in time of racial segregation
Replies: 29
Views: 4029

Re: Aviation in time of racial segregation

That's not the question. The question is: were non-white passengers allowed on SAA flights, specially in those inside the country, as e.g. JNB-CPT? Yes they could, with no segregation (either on board or in the airports) but few to none could afford the airfare. The air/cabin crews were all white u...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Revoking Article50 will mens that those Brexiteers will be around for a long time. They don’t want to be a part of the EU so I don’t want them back. They've been around for 45 years already, I'm sure we'll cope, they are very much a minority of the population. PS:No one has left yet. They were able...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Revoking article 50 and remaining is the only sensible choice to be made. And yet the train continues and will go off the cliff in a bit over one month. Revoking Article50 will mens that those Brexiteers will be around for a long time. They don’t want to be a part of the EU so I don’t want them bac...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Sorry, no idea as I usually tend to steer clear of such places as a general rule when travelling. I've certainly not made use of any of DUB's offerings, simply passed straight through,

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Can confirm self connections at DUB cannot use "flight connections" and have to leave through arrivals and head back in via the usual departure routines. It's quite a long walk from RYR's usual gates to the main halls. By the time you've walked from pier D out through arrivals, up to depar...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Three years ago today, the date for the referendum was set..........................the average brexiteer still has no clue how Europe works and keeps on repeating those mistruths, lies & soundbites they were sold. As for the "leave" leadership, not one has stepped up to take control o...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13034

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

Only problem being if you hit the morning curfew at LHR and have to circle for a while, but mother nature is kind and cruel. Heathrow doesn't have a curfew it's H24. They do have an annual restriction on the number of 'night' (2330-0600) flights they can operate, as well as night noise quota which ...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Play Pinball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Do You Play Pinball?

Not seen a pinball machine in decades.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bristish Airways Traumatic Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1984

Re: Bristish Airways Traumatic Experience

I'm not sure about Mexico, but under the USA Air Carrier Access Act, a company flying to the States has to accept an emotional support animal on all legs of a trip, as long as it is booked in one reservation. No it doesn't. Many foreign carriers still quite rightly still refuse the myriad of untrai...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71003

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

SOPO expires in the next few weeks, ChrisKen! You haven't engaged with my points - a conviction based on fabricated evidence is worthless, or are you saying that it is appropriate for the police to manufacture evidence, conceal evidence damaging to their case and mislead the court? Where do you liv...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5035

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Are you aware of a single pilot airplane with autoland capability? I don't think it's possible on paper as I believe anything 'higher' than CAT I or II under current regulations, requires two pilots for the aircraft to achieve the CAT III (a or b) certification. Could a single pilot aircraft be fit...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is AVOD content uploaded to aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 3276

Re: How is AVOD content uploaded to aircraft?

Some cities and towns have a movie in the park night each week during the summer. Are they paying a royalty to the studio to show the movie in public? Are they? Don't know. Should they be? That's an affirmative. Usually done via a performance license. All those shops, cafes, bars etc etc (public sp...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

......when you look at that, you'll probably see the backstop is a non-issue because the future relationship will absorb it anyway as it will most likely be along the lines of a permanent CU plus a (pseudo) SM membership anyway... In which case why leave the EU in the first place? BINO is pointless...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Ireland is part of the Common Travel Area with the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, so Irish citizens can travel freely to/from these places without passports, visas etc. in the same way Brits/Manx/Channel Islanders can do likewise (not that it stops airlines such as Ryanair insisting on passpo...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

It leaves NI, a part of the United Kingdom as a vassal state. Nope, as the rules of the UK still apply within NI, internal trade between NI/ROI remains the status quo within the Island of Ireland Unfortunately that's hogwash. UK -> UK trade by default will have to pass customs & immigration che...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Its actually quite simple really, besides from the obvious succession/ reunification To remain in good faith of the GFA, As you know Ireland is an Island it has a natural barrier from the EU/UK therefore there could be an attachment to the GFA that the Island of Ireland becomes an economic exclusio...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

why bother having a referendum if you don’t like the result and won’t honour an election promise. It was up to the government to honour the election promise, leave is leave, You still don't appear to be able to grasp that the referendum was not a win/lose vote. And still cannot see the result for w...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Again, you seem to have missed what I've said. I've not called into question the legitimacy of the referendum result. I've clearly stated what it was. For the sake of argument if the result had been the other way around, I'd still say there's no need for a second referendum (I'm not sure how confirm...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Well there you have have it, aside from the dogs breakfast of a WA concocted by TM and her team, you don’t belive a second referendum is necessary a the people have spoken according to the rule of the referendum set out by government, the majority voted to leave, why will you take heed of a second ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Removed Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Removed Posts

If that's what you claim it said, then that's what it said. For what it's worth I would never spell the alleged offending words as a single word so it certainly wasn't a deliberate act. I would also make sure the sentence actually made some sense, it's missing a few words. As for the rest, keep on a...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Technically your right, by law they didn’t have to enact the result. If remain won by one vote and leavers called for a second referendum would you do it? No, there would be no need to as I wouldn't have been idiotic enough to trigger article 50 based on a statistically evenly spilt advisory refere...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Removed Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Removed Posts

If there aren't enough active mods, add more mods. Ultimately that is a decision for the Head Moderators, that is something we as moderators have little say in, if you don't like that take it up with them Of course you have a say, you're part of the team. Most of which keep churning out the 'we're ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Removed Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Removed Posts

You actually need to get your story straight. Your first post was deleted for good reason, in your post you included the word "fuckup", all language used on the site must be safe for work plus there is plenty of other words in the dictionary you could use instead. Subsequently there were ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Removed Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Removed Posts

If there aren't enough active mods, add more mods. If someone has quoted my post with something untoward afterwards, delete their post. There is no need to delete my post as with all the other posts before it, they contained nothing to warrant such action. As far as I can tell, three posts were remo...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Removed Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Removed Posts

Once again, another series of posts made by myself have been removed with no notifications as the the reason why. Once again these posts contained nothing untoward or at odds with known a.net rules. This leaves me having to make (probably unjustified) assumptions with regards to other members or mea...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Unfortunately, it appears absolutely no one in Westminster has the balls to admit brexit is the absolutely wrong path for the country , leave alone stop it happening by revoking article 50. Which is the only sensible option left in this entire debacle* (Hopefully this is the endgame they're working ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Brexit affect layovers at UK airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Will Brexit affect layovers at UK airports?

Huh? There will be zero impact for connecting passengers using Flight Connections, since international arriving pax using Flight Connections do not ‘land’ themselves, i.e. go through this UK immigration - they land and depart remaining airside. It is a different story if the passenger decides to in...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4186

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

The FAA does not require a particular crew member to give the required announcements. They have a list of things that must be briefed to the passengers prior to departure and it is up to the airline through its procedures to determine who must say what. Usually all of the required announcements are...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

You can't just expel members of parliament. Serious offences need to be committed. Just three MP's have been expelled since 1900 Horatio Bottomley (Independent, South Hackney), was expelled in August 1922, after being convicted of fraudulent conversion of property and sentenced to seven years' impri...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71003

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

In answer to Blueberry Wheats I don't do conspiracy theories! I'm an intelligence analyst, not a conspiracy theorist, indeed I debunk a number of conspiracy theories in my book, including the one about the Ndola DC-6B crash, Self proclaimed intelligence analyst, convicted hoaxer, disgraced professi...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Its not an invalid referendum it was implemented by the government as per the rules laid down by an act of Parliament and statutory guidelines By botched Cameron needed to attach condition to which the Bill needed to pass before implementing the results of the referendum i.e. he could have said it ...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16772

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Middle seat didn't really do much wrong, other than the state factual situation. She certainly hadn't "verbally abused her" in the video shown at any point before window claimed it (makes a change from the race card I suppose). It was only after she got up and they all (other pax) weighed ...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct plural of "loop-the-loop"
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: The correct plural of "loop-the-loop"

Vertical Loop is also the term used by those in the coaster fraternity for the equivalent manoever.

Loop the/de loop is a colloquialism derived from those early ride names.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107464

Re: Airbus boss Tom Enders slams handling of Brexit, calls it a "disgrace"

No matter how you feel about Brexit, you can't put people in charge of accomplishing something who don't believe in that something, no matter what it is. Yet this is how Brexit was handled by the UK. That'll be because all those advocating the unicorn filled sunlit uplands very quickly ran for the ...

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