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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6856

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Ferry pilots do it all the time—it’s about 18 hours to HNL in Cessna 206 and maybe 12-13 in a light twin

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6856

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

No, you can’t. ETOPS is a air carrier rule, doesn’t apply to private operators and no air carrier operates single pilot, by regulation. Single-engine Cessnas are ferried across oceans and they’re not ETOPS. If you own a single-pilot certified CJ-3, weather is good, go for Hilo. Wow if you use a cj-...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6856

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

No, you can’t. ETOPS is a air carrier rule, doesn’t apply to private operators and no air carrier operates single pilot, by regulation. Single-engine Cessnas are ferried across oceans and they’re not ETOPS. If you own a single-pilot certified CJ-3, weather is good, go for Hilo, but you’re ETOPS, by ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4961

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

The air exchange rate in even the worst aircraft is about 10 times better than most public buildings. Air flows in a cellular profile through the cabin. Air enters the cabin from the middle of the ceiling and the gasper vents above the seats and flow directly down to return air vents at the bottom ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing CX-HLS designation
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Boeing CX-HLS designation

Didn’t have a number, just CX designation. Long ways from being a 747, don’t ya think?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6856

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

pp

rmoore7734 wrote:
:lol:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
[quote="rmoore7734"

Perhaps, but I’d like to see how big a “wet” footprint they have. Even a 3,100nm CL300 has days where it’s challenged to not have a wet footprint without raising the divert level to F130.

Today, a F400/430 plan has -18 winds (AD ACV-PHTO is 2417) and essentially zero component on a F100, so possible. Wouldn’t plan on it.


Thanks, wish I understood the “technicals” as well as you but if the super s-II was flown single-pilot you could strap a nice size oxygen tank in the empty co-pilot seat in event of depressurization lol.


So, how about any pax?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Would the KC-25/33 been about to augment the KC-10?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Would the KC-25/33 been about to augment the KC-10?

Sen, Scoop Jackson (D-Boeing and WA) died, any further interest died with him. The USAF didn’t want them and planned assigning them to the N.Y. ANG at Stewart.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 27
Views: 5096

Re: The C5 nosewheel

889091 wrote:
How often do the struts need to be topped up with N2? I always thought they were non-user serviceable sealed units, similar to the struts installed in cars.


Not on planes, serviced often by maintenance.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 27
Views: 5096

Re: The C5 nosewheel

kanban wrote:
from the pictures, changing the inner tires doesn't look easy.. requiring removal of the outer wheel and axle???


They get changed in pairs, so not an issue.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it mean for an airline to 'dehub'
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: What does it mean for an airline to 'dehub'

De-Hibbing, in the US, means essentially closing the airport as a connecting hub with banks of flights. Think AA closing KSTL or US Air closing KPIT. At least in the US closing a crew base is just that no flight pairing will begin there, there is no longer a base chief pilot or instructor staff base...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

I did a dozen 8+ hour legs in the A-10. Couple of misconceptions: Tankers aren’t fragged to fly in orbits just waiting for receivers. It’s all carefully scheduled, coordination overseas can be difficult depending on area and mission. Second, every airlift mission has a “billpayer”; nothing is for fr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

Not that in the C-5 A/B models and probably very rare for the M models. The reliability of the A/B made the rendezvous a challenge and the M doesn’t need it to for a lot of missions. Full pallet load KDOV-LTAG easily. We did it for high profile missions where there was no other way to plan it. Move ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 4961

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Bizjets are installing ionizers in addition to the filters. How well that works, I can’t say but engineers insist it’s another layer of protection. The main vector is the coughing person next to you, not the recirc air.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6856

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Just barely making it is not a plan.. Understand but this one looks like it does not have winglets and if it did perhaps another 100 plus nm could be achieved. Medivac Learjet 36a have 2800 nm range and I heard they do California to Hawaii runs sometimes Perhaps, but I’d like to see how big a “wet”...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6856

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

You’ll also have to factor in fuel for ETP diversions at an acceptable flight level depressurised. The best answer is to choose F100. Or, pack on a lot of extra oxygen to divert at something like F240 or below. Doubtful any early Citation could do it. You’d need to be able to fly about 1200nm plus r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3150

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

stl07 wrote:
It actually costs us less to keep them alive than kill them. Plus they get out of their punishment easily.


That shows the silliness of the US criminal system.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3150

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Yes, they exist, ask Billy Bulger Billy Bulger is alive and well after decades serving (himself?) in the Legislature and then as President of UMass. He still pulls down $200k a year in pension from the State of Massachusetts. ( ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bulger#Active_retirement_and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3150

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

“We don’t hang men for stealing horses, we hang them so horses won’t be stolen.” A old friend who flew JPATS once had a passenger who was an “inside murderer” (he committed contract murder as a life without parole prisoner. Yes, they exist, ask Billy Bulger). The law changed on Federal death penalty...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18, why not a side stick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1410

Re: F18, why not a side stick ?

C-17 has a central stick, too. I don’t see where it makes a difference, either Shipboard Ops, standardize is controls may have been a factor. Has there ever been a modern shipboard plane with yokes..

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18, why not a side stick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1410

Re: F18, why not a side stick ?

A-4 (TA-4) we’re retired in 2003-ish in a VC squadron. A-7s we’re gone after
Desert Storm in 92-ish. The Scooter was earlier than the F-4 and the A-7 was introduced mid-Vietnam era.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 35
Views: 3544

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

And Nyrop’s famous quote to the GE president’s accusation that he, Nyrop, was prejudiced against GE, “no, I am not, every time I buy a light bulb, it’s a GE bulb”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2886

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Used for whatever their owners wish. Like I said, some carry expensive shotguns and tow a clays cart. Others haul feed for horses. Others just look pretty. What do you think they’d do with them—eat ‘em?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3635

Re: B727 cockpit

A good friend went from EA to NW in the summer of ‘89. Between the two lines, he did almost 10 years panel-pecking. Commuting was an issue, but mostly couldn’t hold the seniority to get to the FO seat. A 27-year career and finished holding a middlin’ line on the DC-9 just before the DL/NW merger whi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2234

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

So what, every president commutes/pardons convicts who are one their side. Go look at Clinton’s and Obama’s record. Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, a bought and paid favor, his HUD Secretary. Obama pardoned the FALN leader who even Clinton refused to pardon. Get over it, it’s just politics like drinking...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2886

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Trucks are very popular everywhere in the USA. They are more popular than cars. I have a Dodge Ram with a Cummings Turbo Diesel tuned to "Roll Coal" lol! The engine sounds like a chinese knockoff. You should have heard a K-series Cummins or Cat 1693–sounded terrible, but awesome power and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque

I'm not convinced that Erdogan is that religious, or religious at all, he just figured it was a good way to get, and keep, power, like many other right-wing politicians everywhere. This, but I’d say “any politician, regardless of political stripe, seeking power”. Politicians are all alike and all p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2886

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

It’s always funny to see guys drive up to the club with a shiny Super Duty with all the options and the pristine bed has a truck vault carrying a couple of shotguns worth as much as the truck.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque

TK - the usage of "Roman Empire" became moot sometime while the western empire collapsed as in uh, 'where is Rome?' I might more acerbically note that Christianity became Christendom over the same period. Many of us might be called definitely atheists with regards to Christendom. Equally ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2886

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Hugely popular in New England—F150s everywhere. Face it, with CAFE and FMVSS, sedans are fairly useless, but the F150 is a 1965 Galaxie brought up to date. Room for a family, easy access, they drive like a car, room for all the suburban crap carriage. I’d buy one if it fit in garage and I’m a “car g...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2363

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

This ^^^^^^^

Congress should NOT be artificially limited to 435 members, but should follow the earlier apportionment ratios. I’d love a 997 member House, a 9997 House is better. Give each member a secretary and chair on Mall and call it good.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11263

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I would say it is more of an international issue than simply one group posting on international web sites. People in Europe used to look to the United States for leadership and guidance. Over the past 3 1/2 years, they have seen a rise in domestic terrorism from White nationalist groups as well as ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3492

Re: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question

Well. SAA could not overfly any black African countries, so it’s a long detour

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2363

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

Discount the Clinton margin of victory and Trump wins the popular vote by 1.4 million. So?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

Or the LGA 31 visual from the Tanks

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

If IMC, yes; if VMC a mix of both inside and outside. As the clouds break in IMC, one brings the visual picture in as part of the scan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2363

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

You get to decide only if you vote like the majority, in most states. If you don't, your vote is worthless. In a parliament elected proportionally, like in several European countries, every (or most) votes really matter. We didn’t want a parliament. If we did, we’d have one. Which is a shame becaus...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3635

Re: B727 cockpit

Instructor, “straight and level, please”. Upgrading long-time SO, “Both? At the same time?”

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

FAA definition, a. A visual approach is conducted on an IFR flight plan and authorizes a pilot to proceed visually and clear of clouds to the airport. The pilot must have either the airport or the preceding identified aircraft in sight. This approach must be authorized and controlled by the appropri...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3635

Re: B727 cockpit

Yeah, at EAL, we had 15-20 year engineers. They had great QOL holding onto their seniority to bid the trips they wanted. They could have upgraded, some could have gone from SO to Captain.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2363

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

But, the SCOTUS missed this wording in the 12th Amendment, The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; By vote , certainly indicates the Electors chose th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

The “visual” is a fancy name for how we learned to land in the traffic pattern prior to solo. Look at airport, figure out the active runway, point airplane at the right spot and land. It’s not a mystery, but some are never comfortable with doing so.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3635

Re: B727 cockpit

The cockpit of the 737 originally has had a flight engineer. The airlines started wanting the 737 like the DC-9 to be a two man crew but ALPA fought it. When Western Airlines started selling their three man crew 737s to Air France and turning them over to Air France at MSP, and not buying any 737s,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2363

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

You might read Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 on interstate compacts which NPVIC clearly is one. A state might choose to use NPV, but agreeing to do so in a compact requires the Congress to approve. Bad idea in any case, NY voters vote for Candidate X, but because other states voting for Candidate ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11263

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Old World history has no connection to American History until Old World Thought came to shores of the then 'New World', in which they introduced Old World ways and worse. You seem poised to plow ahead without any understanding of American History, the good and the bad. If you seek pats on the back ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5443

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

With Epstein’s death, Maxwell is at the top of the pile, so why would she be naming names unless their is a possibility of either proving a bigger fish guilty or bargaining for a pardon. Say she says, “I saw (insert one of those names here) having sex with an underage girl”. Prove they knew the girl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5443

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

Chew on these questions, https://spectator.us/five-questions-ghislaine-maxwell/ Was Epstein or Maxwell paid informants to the FBI? Why? Hoover was famous for using his agency to spy on and control politicians, maybe Team FBI hasn’t escaped its past yet. Epstein put a life that lavish and secretive ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4793

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Gun control discussion in the US is a pointless task - it will literally solve nothing, because for far too long many states and counties have allowed unregulated, unrestricted firearm sales and ownership, and those guns are now untraceable. Please do some research before you post. Most firearms sa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11045

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

KPWM plane was for LL Bean nightly, if you’ve heard of the company.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5443

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

https://spectator.us/five-questions-ghislaine-maxwell/

Was Epstein or Maxwell paid informants to the FBI? Why? Hoover was famous for using his agency to spy on and control politicians, maybe Team FBI hasn’t escaped its past yet.
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Chew on these questions,

https://spectator.us/five-questions-ghislaine-maxwell/

Was Epstein or Maxwell paid informants to the FBI? Why? Hoover was famous for using his agency to spy on and control politicians, maybe Team FBI hasn’t escaped its past yet.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4793

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

And which amendment gives a “right” (in reality, something we don’t get to vote and requires government compelling interest to regulate) to carrying drugs or driving drunk (or sober)? Are the amendments properly complete and encompassing of all things that should be "rights"? Are those en...

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