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by neutrino
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8474

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

Gees this C-17 thread is starting to set the Military precedent similar to the Civil Aviations "did they stop building 757's too early... why is it many long for what is past and unrecoverable instead of looking to realistic possibllities for future.. *"Let the past die" and "It...

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by neutrino
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bangkok layover
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Bangkok layover

Good suggestion. Just to add, if you are heading that way, step out onto the platform (don't have to exit the station) for a few minutes at Chong Nonsi station which is two stops before the river. On the west side is the the tallest building in Bangkok, the Maha Nakhon Tower. Admire and take some pi...

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by neutrino
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

Enjoy yourselves for the next few hours more. Have a nice dinner and then a pleasant onward flight to Downunder.
Lets us know of your experience in your stopover in this little island-state.

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 592472

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

........this forum has turned from my source of aviation knowledge into some weird place full of fanboys and ignorant armchair experts............ Careful there. I made a comment along these lines, albeit more hard hitting, a couple of days ago and the post was deleted. Someone somewhere has a low ...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 592472

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Moose135 wrote:
gia777 wrote:
I must agree....TEST FLIGHT must be performed every time after the plane got fixed!

What airlines do a test flight on every aircraft after every repair?

Every single airline............in some folks' alternative universe.

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 43
Views: 7572

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

Maybe hardly any support due not being aware of this initiative? Now that I do, yes go for it.

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 12982

Re: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK

Remember Manila is almost 4 hours west of Singapore so that changes the equation a bit. ????? MNL is on average, from wheels up to wheels down, 3'15" northeast of SIN. I don't know whether you ever flew on that route but I did; 3 to 4 times a year. https://www.google.com/maps/@7.749043,112.701...

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: helicopter crash in Leicester
Replies: 33
Views: 9175

~ V C

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha was also a prominent race horse owner. My thoughts are with those involved in this accident, their families & their friends. Just to set the record straight, according to Thai conventions, the gentleman should be referred as Mr Vichai or Khun Vichai , using their own honori...

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by neutrino
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

What's wrong? Plenty of good food in Geylang.
If you don't know that, you're excused.

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by neutrino
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34250

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Somebody misunderstood the LH tweet, which is only about the first A380 in the new livery. Shhhhhh. Can't you be a good sport and let the Whalejet fans enjoy their party for a wee bit longer? Don't begrudge them an extended fantasy of 777X cancellations. They need some temporary solace and relief f...

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by neutrino
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Development of SE Asian countries
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Development of SE Asian countries

Corruption is still a huge problem hindering progress among quite a few of these countries. Sure, we have witnessed efforts to stem them, like the top officials and even a minister or two being brought to face charges in Indonesia for example. Still, the pace of uncovering and bringing to justice th...

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by neutrino
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

I'm not too familar with that part of the world. Have been at Bangkok for a few days in July 2014. Thanks for the advice about the rain. I'll put a rain coat in my hand luggage. The forecast for the next 7 days:- Oct 28 - thunderstorm. Oct 29 - cloudy Oct 30 - thunderstorm. Oct 31 - thunderstorm. N...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16783

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

You're right in that they used to despise each other, but things have changed for the better in recent months, mostly because CX's poor financial performance in recent years has led them to become more interested in partnerships. They've agreed to a bilateral codeshare (just this week) on several r...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

So far, in this thread and the old one as well, I have not seen mentioned a certain first which admittedly no one would like to experience. Missed connection. I unfortunately had experienced it, and it turned out to be a l---o---n---g wait for the next flight out. It was my first, and thankfully - t...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16783

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

S0Y wrote:
Surely SRB is waiting on the arrival of the VS A380 fleet to launch this route :stirthepot:

Given that that order has finally been officially cancelled many months ago, isn't your silly attempt at a semblance of a quip come across as being too flat and lame?

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

My first flight was not on a commercial plane, and not even a fixed-wing bird at that. In end '74 or early '75 (the sands of time have clouded my biological harddrive somewhat), as a teen tech conscript newly posed to an airforce fighter squadron that had just been set up, a fellow wet-behind-the-ea...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces new jet delays at Hamburg plant - sources
Replies: 17
Views: 4147

Re: Airbus faces new jet delays at Hamburg plant - sources

I couldn't help but notice Airbus is counting (8) aircraft built by Bombardier in their totals. Anything to make the numbers look better than they really are, I guess :banghead: I'm surprised that you are surprised (my presumption), given their continuing-to-be-in-the-books phantom A380 orders, the...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Manufacturer Aircraft Scale Models for Customers
Replies: 19
Views: 6365

Re: Manufacturer Aircraft Scale Models for Customers

Hey everyone, I was thinking about this the other day and it occurred to me that I don't think I've ever seen it discussed here. We've all seen press-op photos of airline/manufacturer execs shaking hands with a nice-looking scale model after finalizing a new order or inaugurating a new route ( prob...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Me. As an avid Boeing fanboy I seek out 777s. And since I am likely to be flying to the Philippines at least once a year for the foreseeable future I expect to fly on a lot of them. I like the 777 too. Yes, a little louder than others but I like. My most recent flights on the T7 were on SQ to and f...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Noshow wrote:
No ANA get's new ones as well.

And also Amedeo's 20, remaining 8 for Qantas, and at least a dozen more for a couple of other airlines?
Oh wait, phantoms! :oops: :banghead:

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29106

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

I don't buy the "LH technik is an advantage line." Considering that some competitor airlines send lots of their maintenance to third world countries, paying for maintenance in Germany must be unbelievably expensive for them. Lets face it: LH is a quasi-subsidized, too-big-to-fail, Euro me...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

In terms of other things to do, being short of time I would get taxis as they are cheap and plentiful. Uber also works. Uber is no longer operating in Sg, its ops taken over by competitor Grab months ago. I don't know how familiar you are with that part of the world, but it will be pretty humid. So...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Not sure about the 'value' of ending. Formally ending production will impact remaining orders, 'lifetime' fixed price parts and engine maintenance contracts, and almost certainly trigger engine and air frame buyback deals / leasor compensation. Same reason Boeing keep the 748i notionally alive. Eh?...

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747-200F reactivated after 17 years (!) storage
Replies: 41
Views: 22181

Re: Two 747-200F reactivated after 17 years (!) storage

Wow, 77 and 78? I wasn't close and the majority of A-netters were not born. No laptops, computers , PTV, and your " phone " was a glass booth on the corner with a sliding door. Bring lots of quarters. http://oldcomputers.net/pics/trs80-i.jpg TRS-80 Micro Computer System desktop microcompu...

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 24654

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Virtual737 wrote:
BA777FO wrote:

So you'd rather a crew leave than take care of a safety issue?

Hopefully no one lets you near a flight deck!


A.Net post of the decade.

A missing duvet is now a safety issue.


Teeny weeny items could become a major issue.
"And all from the want of a horseshoe nail..........."

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

2175301 wrote:
I acknowledge that you have a point. Makes me wonder why BA has not yet done what you propose?

Because the grey matter in the heads of the BA planners are overly dense compared to our knowledgeable armchair ceo here?

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by neutrino
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Flyglobal wrote:
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Oic. That's why it's such a roaring success. How many of them are criss-crossing the skies? 2000 plus of the extremely popular all-conquering behemoths?
Oh wait, my bad. I somehow put in an extra zero.

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by neutrino
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Perhaps I was hasty throwing the 747 in - it's legacy is unmatched. But your points are very valid Re times/hotel costs.
And yes my bad, I meant to reference the 747-8I. Didn't mean to deliberately mislead :bigthumbsup:

Good that is cleared. Thank you. :highfive:

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by neutrino
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. If enough passengers felt the way you do, the A380 wouldn't be circling the drain. -ir Too true. Same for the 747. I beg to differ. The Queen was not called that for nothing. She ruled th...

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by neutrino
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. I personally, and a great number of other people I know, would always prioritize frequency over most other factors, including price if the difference is minimal. So.....? It's more about ...

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by neutrino
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Slug71 wrote:
I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily.

I personally, and a great number of other people I know, would always prioritize frequency over most other factors, including price if the difference is minimal. So.....?

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by neutrino
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50658

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I’d say Turkey is, but Istanbul isn’t. Indeed. Ankara, Turkey's national capital is in the Middle East. Turkey is partially in the Middle East. Half of Istanbul is in the Middle East, and that is assuming the Middle East stops where Europe starts. I think TK will look similar enough to EK and QR th...

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by neutrino
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

There's the East Coast Park along the ECP - East Coast Parkway, and a quiet spot with a cafe/restaurant by Changi Coast Walk, 100+ metre southwest of the MOE Sea Sports Centre where I used to spend leisurely mid afternoon teas and early evening dinners many many years ago. Both locations are by the ...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

They are mostly just growing from single aisles to small widebodies like A330 and 787. Right. you can (conveniently or ignorantly - whatever) disregard the small handful of A380s and the not-so-few 777s in their fleets, plus the 5 dozen A350s in their order books. Suit yourself. Don't let facts sta...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6288

Re: Will the A380 become the MD-11 for cargo?

727200 wrote:
Not another "maybe the 380 can..." thread.

........and there will be another and another and another.
What a yawn but c'est la vie.

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14660

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Serviced apartments could be a good option, where available.
Almost all the necessary amenities with lower prices.

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

There would be a bigger need for big aircraft today if China's government would not artificially split it's market growth into many new smaller regional airlines that start from scratch. So [b]no airline big enough [/b] can grow to order more big airplanes for some time. China Southern: fleet size ...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

I'd go to Merlion Park, from where you can have a great view of the famous MBS hotel. Then, you can walk to the MBS complex, if it's not far for you. When I visited MBS, the bar on the rooftop was VERY crowded, so crowded that you actually had to walk asking "excuse me" all the time. So I...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 63948

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Not looking good but hope I'm wrong and that monster won't end up as a "paper aeroplane".
At least one flight, please.

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by neutrino
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are all--Boeing or all-Airbus
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Airlines that are all--Boeing or all-Airbus

Its now history but before Scoot's recent merger with Tigerair, it was not only all-Boeing, its fleet was all Dreamliner. Also,Silkair started with all-MD (only 2 leased MD-87s for a very brief period) before going all-Boeing (interspersed with 2 A-310 for awhile) through most of the 90s, then all-A...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92982

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

There will be small orders right and left and that's all they need until they can make a twin out of it, or perhaps reengine with the same engines as whatever new engines the B787/A350 will get by the end of next decade . Provided those right, left - & centre - small orders if materialized can ...

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by neutrino
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 112
Views: 20267

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

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.[1] Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it serv...

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed ([email protected])
Replies: 42
Views: 14661

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed ([email protected])

BartSimpson wrote:
I was surprised that there were water salutes in the UAE anyway.

They can always use sand......except a certain Anakin wouldn't like it.

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 50
Views: 2584

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

And come on, Salted Egg Flavor Chips FTW. Americans/Europeans/Canadians are missing that out :scratchchin: (Not saying it's "correct", though. "Correct" Chips is Salt only IMO) This takes the cake.....err chips, hands down,up, left, right & center. All other flavors fall out...

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing to Build UH-1N Replacement in Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 6230

Re: "Boeing MH-139" to replace UH-1N ...

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bigot gives us "a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion". :scratchchin:

Haha, I like how you're being subtle in your referencing with that emoticon.
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Revelation wrote:
WIederling wrote:
Then, do you actually know what bigoted means?

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bigot gives us "a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion". :scratchchin:

Haha, I like how you're being subtle in your referencing with that emoticon.

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 10586

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

That idiot had his hand in the pie and ruined it. MH's problem is Mahathir's fault 110%. You are being too kind to that old snake. Should be 1,000% or more. MH is likely to be currently profitable if not for him. Ummmmm, you can't take more than 100% responsibility for something. Something that is ...

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed ([email protected])
Replies: 42
Views: 14661

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed ([email protected])

That's the end of water cannon salutes at DXB, guaranteed. Poor fella, image how his heart sank when he saw the slide deploy. His ticker might have missed a few beats or even stopped altogether, necessitating CPR by his mate. Wouldn't want to be in his shoes. Yes I know I was there Can you enlighte...

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26145

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

While I agree that this was rather harshly executed, sometimes it may be better to do these kind of things rather swiftly. Imagine all the ongoing (union) talk, negative press and bad morale if BA had announced this a few months beforehand. This is understandable but not the stinky joke of the 7-da...

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26145

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Multiple Dialects of Chinese and Mandarin. (I have NO idea what the difference is) Very many of the dialects are mutually incomprehensible to each other in their phonology, vocabulary and syntax.. Some do share a little semblance to various degrees but they are in the minority. About the only threa...

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