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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7411

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Box Truck/Cube Van

Have you ever seen a cube van tow a loaded trailer before though? Something like this? If yes quite often. https://cdn.fleetnews.co.uk/web/2/root/mercedes-gallagher_w268.jpg I am thinking something like the linked source as I live in the United States. https://www.autoinfluence.com/diy-food-truck-f...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 66
Views: 3546

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

Amazing picture. Is that a ship or barge of some kind on its side at the north end of the harbor? I see what looks like a square (barge?) in the Before pic but it doesn't seem to correspond to the shape of the turned over ship in the After pic. Christ though, what damage! The ship in the north side...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3480

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

He has died now. "Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized for coronavirus" https://www.businessinsider.com/herman-cain-dies-after-being-hospitalized-for-covid-19-2020-7?r=US&IR=T "We're heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cai...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 122885

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Cathay Pacific test flight currently in air as CX380 /AIB02GQ. Finnair F-WZGV also on the move. Taxi test of some sort for the Finnair A350.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3270

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

It seems Barr shows his true Russian colours again by outing an expert that had vetted information in FBI's investigation/dossier about Trump. FBI agreed to keep his name confidential but Attorney General William P. Barr directed the F.B.I. to declassify the report that was based on the interviews w...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 27518

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

News coming in that Cruise & Maritime Voyages collapses into administration Yes. Very sad. https://cruise-adviser.com/cruise-maritime-goes-administration/ I have a feeling they charter one of their ships (possibly Astoria) from another line but the rest are owned. Given their age, they don't ha...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32206

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I think the path to victory is narrowing for Trump. He had to cancel his rally in New Hampshire because he knows he can't have two rallies in a row with poor attendance. holding the RNC convention in Florida, where the coronavirus is out of control. Just going to shed light, on his failings for not...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?

I think there is a risk that people (pedestrians/bicyclists) are caught on video footage and that it might be considered to violate GDPR. I'm struggling to believe that's the case (what 'data' is being compromised?), otherwise every camera in every phone would be a problem. Anything that can be use...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?

I thought Russians just bought them because of insurance fraud, not that they were mandatory. In the EU 11 systems shall be mandatory starting next year : The 11 safety features mandated from 2021 : Advanced emergency braking Alcohol interlock installation facilitation Drowsiness and attention dete...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2905

Re: Trying to locate members

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1217387

I also have 9 years old PM from him, how time flies !


There was also a moderator named Hercules(?) from South Africa that also died a number of years ago.
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Aesma wrote:
I figured it was that but I missed the thread at the time : viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1217387

I also have 9 years old PM from him, how time flies !


There was also a moderator named Hercules(?) from South Africa that also died a number of years ago.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2905

Re: Trying to locate members

I would think some of the MIAs are just using a different name. Ferpe is another who I haven't seen in a long time but IIRC he might have left around the time he was outed as being Björn Ferm?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5652

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

vahancrazy wrote:
Also HEL is aircraft clear on Google maps


Not entirely for me on android app. Can see a few turbopropps and a smaller CRJ200 or similar.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 2976

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Swedish icehockey team Förlunda may also have to change their name and logo since they call themselves Frölunda Indians. https://www.svt.se/sport/ishockey/frolunda-indians-vi-foljer-utvecklingen https://hockeysverige.se/2020/07/05/da-kommer-beskedet-om-indianloggan https://hockeynews.se/articles/149...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 27518

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Birka Cruises (Owned by Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö) have announced today that they will cease traffic with their cruise ship Birka. Birka offered 22 hours cruises out of Stockholm before the Covid-19, however with the uncertainness of future cruising (which was already a weak market) in the Baltic th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23712

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Wouldn't have made a difference the fundamental problem is where do you put planes in the off season? Because the legacies dump economy seats in the offseason and that kills the discounter market An A321XLR could be used on intra-European routes relatively easily. No it cannot. Might as well use th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 731
Views: 108513

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/swedavia/ ... ck-3019271
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EasyJet returns to Arlanda, now with flights to/from Gatwick instead of Luton. https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/swedavia/ ... ck-3019271

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6342

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I do wonder if you could elaborate a bit on the "been burned by vaccines before". What events were those? And how come things went wrong? One of the H1N1 vaccines from 2009 seems to have been associated with a rare neurologic disorder. I think it was used only in Norway and it caused 15 c...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4444

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

Well, he won't, so that point is mute. Best regards Thomas And a judge already rejected the requested stoppage of the book. I can also agree with the dems that Bolton should have spoken up earlier. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53118721 A US judge has rejected a request by President Dona...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6342

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

There are more than 100 groups working on vaccines right now. Of course, 9 women cannot get a baby in 1 month - but there are some new approaches being looked at. Flu vaccine is a very bad comparison as it is just another example of bad science being force fed to public. Covid research operates on ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 87
Views: 24546

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

jetmatt777 wrote:
Do we have any idea when this will be released? Seems like it has been close for a while.


There is no official release date as of yet but release is expected towards the late fall/end of the year.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2315

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

There is no guarantee to free speech on their platforms - where do you even get such an idea? This is corporate power, brought to you by good ‘ol American capitalism. Nothing at all to do with the former Soviet system, and suggesting any connection is a completely illogical conflation. As mentioned...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 2029

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

hand sanitizer whenever I get back to my car. Speaking of hands, I think for me the greatest use of my mask is not the 30% (or whatever the studies claim today) reduction or so in chances of catching COVID, it's that whenever I unintentionally touch my face, I touch my mask instead of my face. I'm ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7540

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/11930/production/_112948917_plane1.jpg Some really nice dents in that engine cowling. Would the engine be scrapped completely or would it be examined on an anatomical level to see if it is salvageable? More photos here So, that's how Scottish planes mate,...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4808

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Hi all, I've always wondered what is the main reason SK chose CPH over ARN, being Stockholm bigger and wealthier... Location, airport facilities,demand? Stockholm City may be bigger than Copenhagen City, but the catchment area of CPH is bigger than the catchment area of ARN. CPH is located right in...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast

Wreckage found, airman still missing. https://twitter.com/bealejonathan/status/1272537954158854144?s=21 The pilot have been announced as located and deceased. The pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and confirmed deceased. https://twitter.com/48FighterWing/s...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34224

Re: Another day another police killing

And now dear leader wants to deploy the military to quash protests https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-says-military-ready-willing-able-ready-deploy-minneapolis-amid-n1219656 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/george-floyd-protests-trump-us-army-minneapolis-a9540316.ht...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 29035

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Revelation wrote:
zanl188 wrote:
Bob and Doug in orbit! Falcon 9 on the ASDS! Good launch!

Take off, you hoser! (ref: Bob and Doug McKenzie...)


Before I googled I first thought you meant Bob McKenzie they icehockey writer at TSN as I am not familiar with the Bob and Doug you are referring to.;)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 29035

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

We're currently go for launch, including weather and they just went go for propellant load.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 29035

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Launched officially scrubbed.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 29035

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

This stream is so cringy its painful Yeah I agree, where is John Ira when you need him? Have to do something to fill the airtime.. . I've muted it while multitasking until T-30 minutes or so. There's probably a drinking game for this kind of thing. If they say "first manned launch from US soil...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun May 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 49
Views: 2183

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

From my rough calculations that empire would have about 100 millions inhabitants now. Do you really think 91 millions people are dreaming of living in Austria, or to be ruled by Austrians ? The numerous countries that have now be formed from this empire, are all doing pretty OK, most are part of th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 216980

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The Swedish government have decided to procure traffic on 8 domestic routes to secure society critical routes. https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/staten-sakrar-fler-flyglinjer Regeringen har beslutat att upphandla flygtrafik på åtta inrikeslinjer. Syftet är att försäkra sig om att samhällsviktig tra...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

UA947 wrote:
[There is no Ethiopian A350 in SLC. They are in ADD, PVG, FRA, LHR, TYN, NBO.

EDIT!!
After posting message I saw the OP's reply, tried to delete but of course got a SERVER ERROR or some sort of that crap


There was an ET A350 at ARN last Sunday (22nd March).

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

America is not built to shutdown. If you ask someone to stay at home, they will get upset at worst may start hyperventilating resulting in an ER visit or at a minimum they have to see a shrink, insurance has to cover in either case. You think 21st century Americans are really this soft? Actually th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/sen-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ Guess who just got the virus :lol: :lol: I would say I wish no evil on anybody, but Karma is also a b*tch Unfortunately, some of us are given a screen saying that this page cannot be accessed from Europe. Who is it? Huh...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America

Severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail are also a risk for aircraft. Likely airlines have done enough spreading around of aircraft to reduce risk from storm damage. As to risks of tornado damage, I would limit storage exposure in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas with high risk of tornadoes....

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

While we were watching things progress in Italy and other hard-hit countries, I think that we overlooked what is going on in the rest of the world. It's all over the place now and progressing very fast and becoming a disaster. Find below the countries with between 50 and 2000 confirmed cases: Norwa...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1609

Re: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?

Are you saying there is a safety standard about how big a laptop an employer must provide? na, a Laptop is simply a no go for any prolonged work and not acceptable in either the office, or the home office. You need to provide a docking station, display, mouse, keyboard.... and desk of the appropria...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73390

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-transport-canada-test-pilots-had-questions-about-boeings-737-max-as/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/boeing-737-max-second-canadian-public-hearing-1.549230 Rather than repeat previous posts. Ray Your second link goes to something about a baseball stad...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Closing schools - a good idea? I wonder if closing schools is actually likely to exacerbate things. Firstly, children appear to be very little affected when they catch the virus. Secondly, if children stop spending the day at school, they will need adult supervision. Who is going to supervise them?...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11280

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

The only other airline in the world to attempt to fully switch to from A320 fully to 737 MAX is long gone. Can you please let me know which was the other airline which switched from A320 to B737MAX? Silkair (MI) also converted from a fleet of A32x to MAX. They did however get some B737NG as interim...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9129

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

I remember a recent strike similar to this one, but the smaller aircraft (ERJ mabye???) stayed mostly intact but was quickly rotated (yawed might be the more correct term) in its place. Maybe this Gulfstream didn't yaw so badly but the tail assembly gave way instead. But it tried to yaw, judging by...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 731
Views: 108513

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vastm ... -laggs-ned
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The political majority in Västerås have decided to close (Stockholm) Västerås airport (ESOW/VST). The reason is lack of financial viability for many years and the costs are expected to rise as well.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vastm ... -laggs-ned

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Still 0 deaths in Sweden too from about 250 known cases. Also a couple of days ago it was said that the patient in the first confirmed case in Sweden was symptom free. 0 out of 250 fatalities would sound very good to me if they had contracted COVID-19 three weeks ago. How long ago were these people...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #350 for A350
Replies: 19
Views: 5469

Re: #350 for A350

I was on a DL A350 from ATL-ICN and ICN-DTW in the last 2 weeks. What a great plane. Comfortable and very smooth. The one thing I did notice on the DL plane, the crew rest was the last 3 seats in the center section of the plane. It was not an isolated area with beds. I thought that was a bit cheap ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4072

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

In northern Europe we have the opposite problem. Governments in special Scandinavia should have more depts and invest more in infrastructure. More debt? I've heard the cost of living in Norway and Sweden is sky high. When my grandparents visited, they said that the cost of a meal at McDonald's was ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

0 deaths is pretty strange. Either Germany has way better diagnostics than anyone else, a milder strain of virus, or manipulate statistics. Hope for 2, suspect 3. Still 0 deaths in Sweden too from about 250 known cases. Also a couple of days ago it was said that the patient in the first confirmed c...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162899

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stock ... r-onsdagen
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16 new cases in Stockholm today which makes it 52 in Sweden in total. 27 of the new cases had either been abroad or been in contact with someone who had been abroad.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stock ... r-onsdagen

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