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by garpd
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 241099

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

RalXWB wrote:
Why are those fossils still allowed to fly???


What does the plane's apparent age have to do with this crash?

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by garpd
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 241099

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

In one of the videos you can see the No. 3 engine surging, presumably as it eats debris from the wing clipping a structure and maybe even some fencing. I doubt that engine was producing any useful thrust after that. Then in the longer video you see the plane banking into the dead engine. Big no no. ...

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by garpd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!
Replies: 71
Views: 2990

Re: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!

Yeah, that's really a stretch... A Corellian Corvette isn't like a motor launch. It's an entirely self-contained naval vessel. That it was small enough to dock with a much larger ship doesn't mean things transmitted to the flagship are "transmitted" to Tantive IV . Nope, it really isn't. ...

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by garpd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!
Replies: 71
Views: 2990

Re: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!

MORE SPOILERS! I REPEAT: MORE SPOILERS! ----------------- -------- --- - I’ll make no bones about it, I found Rogue One to be as perfect as any movie can be. It fits right into the intended time frame. It is everything Episodes 1, 2 and 3 should have been. It leads nicely into Episode 4 at the very ...

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by garpd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin
Replies: 117
Views: 4786

Re: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin

And now to sit and watch in anger as politicians offer weak responses and do absolutely nothing to change the situation.

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by garpd
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd: Qatar IAD-DOH divertes to Lajes
Replies: 25
Views: 2399

Re: QR 708 Emergency Landing-Passengers with No Food

I wonder how much is true and how much is hyperbole? You can't divert to the middle of no where and expect 5 star treatment. Especially when the airline has absolutely zero staff on the ground and likely has no agreements in place with ground facilities and hotels to cater for this. People expect fa...

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by garpd
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128776

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

I think the evidence speaks for itself. This plane ran out of fuel and with no RAT or APU, the aircraft was on batteries which tragically appear to have failed, robbing the pilots of instruments in a dark sky. The question is, was the PIC trying to fly further than the plane was able to, hoping that...

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by garpd
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Grand Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1816

Re: The Grand Tour

I was simply astounded that the first car we saw Clarkson drive was an American car - and he managed not to call it, "rubbish!" Perhaps there is hope for him, yet... To be fair, most American cars up until a couple of years again have been rubbish when you compared them to was/is on offer...

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by garpd
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft are substituted last-minute, seat allocations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2309

Re: Aircraft are substituted last-minute, seat allocations?

I was booked onto AA90 from DFW to LHR in September this year. About 25 minute before boarding the pilots detected a fault in the radios which grounded the aircraft. Luckily another AA 777 was at the gate beside it and was not scheduled to fly anywhere, so they switched us over to that one. The prob...

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by garpd
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NL B734 Damaged During Engine Run Up (photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 112217

Re: NL B734 Damaged During Engine Run Up (photos)

focin123 wrote:
Any further update regarding this incidence?


From what I remember, the aircraft was repaired an put back in service. Engine run ups banned on non concrete aprons at that airport.

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by garpd
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so much hate towards Airbus?
Replies: 17
Views: 3752

Re: Why so much hate towards Airbus?

To be fair, there is plenty of hate toward Boeing too.

Swings and round-a-bouts really.

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by garpd
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Britsh Airtours briefly renamed BRITISH CALEDONIAN?
Replies: 20
Views: 4889

Re: Was Britsh Airtours briefly renamed BRITISH CALEDONIAN?

Fun fact, BCal had a DC-10 with the registration: G-DCIO.

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by garpd
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

But I'm tired of people who've never been in an accident assuming they know how they would behave and acting all self righteous, and worse, tough guy. It's a fact, you have no idea how you would react in such a situation. So maybe ease off a little, however much you say you know, you don't. Unless ...

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by garpd
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

I'm still not seeing any good reason not to lock the bins for take off and landing. Reasons given so far: The locks my fail on arrival - A manual key can solve that. A small access hole beside each mechanism allows a special key to be inserted and manually forces the lock open, like you find on most...

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by garpd
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Some good contenders here. I'm really having trouble deciding which of these internet tough guys is the toughest. You don't know me from Adam. On further review I am pretty sure Moose is correct. In an actual emergency the above posters would be too busy wetting themselves to do any of the nose bus...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

I am absolutely staggered by people who think its acceptable to grab your bag, coat etc whilst the aircraft is on fire, hindering the evacuation process. Having met passengers and flight crew involved in the 1985 British Airtours fire at Manchester and hearing their stories, I can tell you right no...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

I think half the people claiming they will punch, kick, trample, etc. those getting bags during an evacuation will be panicking themselves if it really hits the fan, and cause problems in their own right. I'm one of them. Seriously. They will be quickly rendered no longer an obstacle in whatever wa...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do *all* 747-8F have a liftable nose door?
Replies: 55
Views: 15896

Re: Why do *all* 747-8F have a liftable nose door?

I'd imagine all the 747-8Fs have the nose doors/visors as that is so far what the customers have ordered? I'd be surprised if Boeing would refuse to make one or more without the nose door/visor if a customer wanted theirs like that.

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Of course, almost every plane I've seen come in has something broken to some degree. The difference is that this system would stop everything dead in its tracks. No disembarkation, nothing. I'd also bet that if you told passengers they can't leave because the overhead bins are broken locked, you'd ...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

What if the system breaks? People standing around, waiting while the mechanic troubleshoots. I think it's a good idea that definitely has it's merits, but it's true that it would affect turnaround times. Every aspect of a minimum turn is taken into account, and adding any additional steps adds time...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Your idea would require unlocking them after arriving at the gate. Flight attendants (depending on local regulations) cannot stand up until the plane is at the gate. Now you have a flight attendant shuffling through the aisle as people stand up and get ready to leave the plane. You just added 3-5 m...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?
Replies: 83
Views: 8171

Re: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?

People who use "aircrafts" as the plural for aircraft and claim English is their mother tongue. It's "aircraft" both in plural and singular for. There is no "s". [...] ...while getting their affects in order. :roll: :lol: Yeah, I made spelling mistake. I'm human after ...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

[ As I've said before: If you stop for ANY REASON unrelated to the actual evacuation of the aircraft, I will stop at nothing to remove you from my way. Your life does not come before mine and I will use any means of physical force necessary to evacuation. Leave your stuff and get off the plane. Per...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17407

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Jeez, a bunch a crybabies on this thread! I can't believe some of you would actually go for your coat or bag in an emergency and are complaining that locking the overhead would make that harder for you. What's wrong with you?! In an emergency like fire, it is far better to be outside, huddled togeth...

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by garpd
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 33171

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

Excellent tweak to an iconic livery. Love the new titles and adore the subtle shading on the roo!

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by garpd
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 Most Iconic Airliners
Replies: 35
Views: 3557

Re: Top 5 Most Iconic Airliners

I heartily agree with the OP's list. Those aircraft changed the industry in one way or another and are iconic images of the aviation world. The Constellation brought comfort and speed and a good range to open up routes. The DC 3 made air travel just a little more in reach as there were SO many of th...

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by garpd
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?
Replies: 83
Views: 8171

Re: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?

People who use "aircrafts" as the plural for aircraft and claim English is their mother tongue. It's "aircraft" both in plural and singular for. There is no "s". Seriously though, I can tolerate a lot of things. Delays happen, no sense in crying about it. I just get out...

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by garpd
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Military jets scrambled to 'unresponsive' plane UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

Re: Military jets scrambled to 'unresponsive' plane UK

No doubt some nimby types are already complaining about the sonic booms.

Well done to all involved however for the timely response and resolution of the matter. Makes me fee safe knowing folks are doing their jobs right.

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by garpd
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 31639

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

MD-11 horizontal stabilizer span is 12 feet shorter than the DC-10. DC-10 - 71 ft. 2 in. MD-11 - 59 ft. 2 in. Nice find, do you happen to know how much less in width they are, they seem to be several feet less in width as well! Width (chord) is definitely smaller but couldn't find any dimensions. T...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68369

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

I've learned that this is not as obvious as you might think. They might be able to get a wing from a stored 763. Not saying they will, just that I've been surprised before. They repaired that burned-out BA 772 at LAS that everyone thought was a w/o. Actually, you make a good point. I thought that B...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68369

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ? Yes, because all the fire fighting manpower and equipment is deployed to this incident. No fire crew in reserve = No ground or air ops un...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68369

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Well, that's one bird that will never fly again.

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by garpd
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fun: Identify these cities as viewed from space
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Fun: Identify these cities as viewed from space

vikkyvik wrote:
garpd wrote:
Should be pretty easy. Yes, this IS a city!


So I believe that's Edinburgh, but your image looks mirrored rather than rotated.



No flies on you!
It's flipped vertically, so north is south and south is north.

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by garpd
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 777-200ER Fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 4177

Re: British Airways 777-200ER Fleet

I have flown the BA 777 fleet extensively over the last 5 years, as well as AAs 777s. I will take a BA 777 over one from AA any time, any day. I go out of my way to ensure I get the BA bird on flights where both airlines operate. BA 77Ws are the best in the fleet. But the even the oldest 777 in thei...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your most recent (last) airline and route for each type of airplane
Replies: 39
Views: 3059

Re: Your most recent (last) airline and route for each type of airplane

My 2016 flights. All completed, no more planned until 2017. BA EDI-LHR - Y - B767 BA LHR-DFW - Y - B77W AA DFW-JAX - Y - MD80 AA JAX-DFW - Y - MD80 AA DFW-LHR - Y - 772ER BA LHR-EDI - Y - A320 BA EDI-LHR - J - A319 BA LHR-ATL - J - B772ER BA ATL-LHR - J - B772ER BA LHR-EDI - J - A321 BA EDI-LHR - J ...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fun: Identify these cities as viewed from space
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Fun: Identify these cities as viewed from space

My turn :)

Should be pretty easy. Yes, this IS a city! :lol:

Image

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by garpd
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should Android "O" be called?
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: What should Android "O" be called?

Android OMGitissomuchbetterthaniOS.

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by garpd
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway dynamic message signs
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: Highway dynamic message signs

Not that it matters much, but here in the UK we use dot matrix style boards generally with an orange/yellow colour to the dots of light. Important messages and emphasised with flashing orange halogen lights on each corner of the board that flash in a top-bottom-top pattern. http://www.transport.gov....

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by garpd
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3747

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

One big Argentinian failing was to instruct their aircraft not to engage the harriers. Much post-war analysis suggests that they could have decimated the harriers quickly and maintained air superiority Many analyses over the years have suggested that Napoleon would have won at Waterloo, that Hitler...

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by garpd
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3747

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

(Maybe the macho culture of the Argentine Junta thought a woman would not send forces to fight as well). I have heard this stated in more than one account so that does seem to have been the case. Galtieri likely thought that Thatcher had enough issues of her own to bother with a couple of thousand ...

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by garpd
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3747

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

Plenty of people in Calais want to be subjects of the queen but somehow the UK isn't fighting for them. No, they want to sponge off of our benefits system. There is a huge difference. Perhaps if France did a better job stopping them travelling all the way to Calais, they wouldn't be in such dire co...

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by garpd
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When LA inevitably goes off grid
Replies: 46
Views: 3159

Re: When LA inevitably goes off grid

Of course the world will notice. Your Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, iPhone, iPad, iWhatever, Salesforce.com, and Googling won't work. You won't be able to watch PORN either! And you think your life won't change? :P :P Facebook have other servers, as do the rest. I don't use iAnything as I'm not st...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH-17 was not shot down by accident
Replies: 184
Views: 10970

Re: MH-17 was not shot down by accident

I have no objection, of Salttee and the moderators do not, to bringing in 370 - the two shoot-downs are clearly linked. How? (to add another question you probably not going to answer). To follow your logic, Ukraine shot down the MH17 - with an AAM and BUK - and China shot down the MH370 with a subm...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3747

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

I think much of it comes down to the fact that until around a year ago Cristina Kirchner was still president of Argentina, and her policies were generally very hostile towards the Falklands issue. Barely a month went by without her government somehow trying to lay claim on the Islands. I would expe...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3747

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

Great post GDB, as always! :)

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by garpd
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When LA inevitably goes off grid
Replies: 46
Views: 3159

Re: When LA inevitably goes off grid

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
:) Bless your heart.


ha ha

Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to be disrespectful, but the world does not revolve around the US or California ;)

From a cynical point of view: No one will give a shit about some rich folks experiencing some problems.

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by garpd
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When LA inevitably goes off grid
Replies: 46
Views: 3159

Re: When LA inevitably goes off grid

[quote="afcjets"What will happen to America and the world without Los Angeles? [/quote]

The rest of the world will keep ticking. No one will really care all that much. CA is not all that important to the world.

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by garpd
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody flying transpacific?
Replies: 22
Views: 7951

Re: Narrowbody flying transpacific?

The 757 only became useful on transatlantic routes after bilateral agreements for many major markets became "open skies" and permitted carriers to serve secondary markets, most of which didn't permit nonstop service previously under the restrictive bilaterals. Mmmm, not really no. For US ...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney
Replies: 100
Views: 37179

Re: RE: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney

This is absolutely inaccurate. Totally inaccurate. PW powered 757's are incredible airplanes. Obviously, your friend has never been at the pointy end of a 757-251 at maximum takeoff weight, fully loaded with fuel, in Phoenix, in June with P&W 2037's slung under the wings. Powerful. Sleek. A pil...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3747

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

I also found the whole 'war' incredibly stupid. The loss of too many lives on both sides over what should have been a 10-15 year negotiation under the auspices of the UN, and a likely resolution to give Argentina some type of official standing. Mmm, I think Thatchers response was the correct one. H...

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