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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 189
Views: 42358

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Think that’s a drop, check out the south end of SBSP in Brazil. It’s 120’ at least.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 66
Views: 2527

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

Stamp Tramps

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2531

Re: The C141 Starlifter

checksixx wrote:
The ride inside the starlifter was crap. You'd freeze at altitude and bake when you landed (in hot areas). Hated it...thank God their gone.


Sometimes you could freeze and bake at the same time—frozen milk on the floor and sweating at your head.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 140
Views: 4916

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

Not “clueless”, which implies the possibility of education. Fanatics won’t learn and can’t the subject—that’s them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2121

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

Off the various non-aggression pacts prior to 1939, only the Soviet-Japanese pact was never violated until the Soviet invasion of Manchuria. The Japanese Navy didn’t even target US shipping bound for Russian Far East ports in accordance with pact.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 55
Views: 3044

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

That would not be possible under FAR 121.2; operations require two pilots.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 140
Views: 4916

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

Like I said, what good has the NRA done? An automatic assault weapon has no place in the home. I don't see where the 2nd amendment ensures you the ability to use an automatic assault weapon. Why don't we give every house a .50 machine gun? Because it is illegal. Why don't you use the argument there...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 140
Views: 4916

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

As noted, the NRA for some reason is domiciled in NY State, They should have moved it decades ago to a more 2nd Amendment friendly and less strict state as to NFP organizations. No doubt that many, including the NYAG and politicians behind her are trying to find anyway to hurt the NRA for their abs...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled

It’s spelled Rockettes, please. I used to fly with a retired one, she was F/A and a good one, too. 28 years as Rockette, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 140
Views: 4916

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

As noted, the NRA for some reason is domiciled in NY State, They should have moved it decades ago to a more 2nd Amendment friendly and less strict state as to NFP organizations. No doubt that many, including the NYAG and politicians behind her are trying to find anyway to hurt the NRA for their abs...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Ohio Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19

Or negative, as has been reported.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 140
Views: 4916

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

Let’s see, people donate to an organization to collectively have their voices heard politically and to advance their interests. Said organization elects some corrupt people (like the Olympic Committee) who use organization funds for selfish reasons. The AG’s answer is to deprive those who were alle...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 140
Views: 4916

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

Let’s see, people donate to an organization to collectively have their voices heard politically and to advance their interests. Said organization elects some corrupt people (like the Olympic Committee) who use organization funds for selfish reasons. The AG’s answer is to deprive those who were alleg...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 27
Views: 1660

Re: Dated flight terms?

Europeans use “commander” more often. First Officer sounds a bit pretentious at times, especially if the FO is supposed to on equal footing with the Captain. Pilot/Co-pilot works real well, even in the military we used it on intercom and in the manuals. Bizav, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would an Independent Puerto Rico's airports look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 1724

Re: What would an Independent Puerto Rico's airports look like?

I think any airline that wanted landing rights in PR could have it for the asking. The traffic is heavily US mainland oriented and, since the tax exemptions expired, mostly low yield VFR. High yield Tourism in the Caribbean is mostly places like St. Bart, St Martin, Barbados, St Lucia. How many Braz...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2360

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

How about actually building HOUSES and APARTMENTS? I mean normal, regular houses like in the rest of the world, and not just ultra-luxury mansions and apartments with gold-plated toilet paper and elevator pad for your helicopter directly to your apartment's living room. But actual places for normal...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2360

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

Evicting a tenant implies you have a replacement tenant, if you don’t why evict?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private / VIP DC10?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Private / VIP DC10?

Even those big airliners were mostly used for government operators. Google had and got rid of their 767, Allen’s 757s are gone, I think both of them. Trump bought one. Just too big, too inflexible and too expensive. The 737 makes some sense, cheaper maintenance makes up some for greater fuel and gro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2531

Re: The C141 Starlifter

Lockheed pushed a deal one “free” C-130 with each new build C-5M, new, not re-engined. At about the same time, a HQ AMC engineer produced a PPT briefing showing a C-5 could haul C-17 loads over C-5 distances or hail twice the load over C-17 distances. Neither were well received—Lockheed was told no ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2531

Re: The C141 Starlifter

C-17, short, fat, everybody bows down before it. It was the new, shiny object that promised to solve all mobility problems.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2531

Re: The C141 Starlifter

The 135 flew little (SIOP alert) while the 141 flew a lot. Different missions. It also had loads of corrosion and structural problems. The tanker was also re-engined and had avionics mods which kept it up to date. Once the Buddha came along, it was obsolete, mostly because of its limited cargo box l...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would an Independent Puerto Rico's airports look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 1724

Re: What would an Independent Puerto Rico's airports look like?

You said airports, not airlines. Airports wouldn’t change much, not enough travel to justify new airports.

As for airlines, maybe Cubana, but PR is covered by US Open Skies, so I wouldn’t expect much to change—US mainlines.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8130

Re: Pan Am questions

Remember Conquest’s Third Law, “bureaucracies can best be understood as being run by a secret cabal of their enemies.” The CAB was run for the benefit of the airlines, especially by airlines that didn’t want competition which is to say, a very cozy industry. It was all divided by the companies. Dome...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 27
Views: 1660

Re: Dated flight terms?

Wasn’t there a time, a visual approach required radar coverage, so a contact was the only option or cancel? It would have a long time ago—70s maybe. I’ve been given cruise clearances by Oakland OAC in the Pacific. Unusual. As long as I recall (late 70's) having RADAR for a visual approach was not r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 4200

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

Or, just some idiot low-level functionary allowed the storage of fertilizer in the building which six years caught fire. Never attribute to malice that which might be laziness or ignorance.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

True enough, except for the backlog. Ask the owners of the 737 MAX BBJ how they feel about the grounding. Had any of those been delivered before the groundings? I think a few had, one was delivered at the NBAA Oct, 2018 plus several in completion centers. 21 are on order, how many will actually del...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

True enough, except for the backlog. Ask the owners of the 737 MAX BBJ how they feel about the grounding.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

Given that the A221 can also fly into LCY, a corporate version of the airplane should be appealing to London-based owners. I believe it is an ideal platform for owners seeking Transatlantic or Europe-Middle East connections. At LCY, an A220 has nowhere to park in the limited GA area and an airline ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

It had been looked at very early on, before first flight even. BBD didn’t want a bizjet version as a distraction to initial sales efforts. Like all airliner conversions, size is its one and only advantage. For buyers, size is good or bad, but range, speed and cruising levels become detractions. Mos...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: A question once again about PVD.

Training flight, touch and goes with pax are not authorized. Might have dropped off pax, did a few trips around the pattern to fill training squares and back home.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

It had been looked at very early on, before first flight even. BBD didn’t want a bizjet version as a distraction to initial sales efforts. Like all airliner conversions, size is its one and only advantage. For buyers, size is good or bad, but range, speed and cruising levels become detractions. Most...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 27
Views: 1660

Re: Dated flight terms?

DF Steer, not even sure if the AFSS contractor (whoever it is these days) even knows what the term DF Steer refers to at all. :shakehead: LOC Back Course approach and NDB approach. Yes they still exist and I believe still a requirement to fly one if available for instrument checkride. Runway Visibi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 27
Views: 1660

Re: Dated flight terms?

The one that I wish was outdated is the dreadful “deplane”. I shudder every time I read or hear it. What is wrong with disembark? I am actually not too fond of “plane”, either. When I was in air cadets as a teenager in the 1980s, we got disciplined if we used that word; the word professionals use, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 87
Views: 12587

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

The last 727s were freighters first FDX, last delivered in late ‘83 or early ‘84, probably a year or so after the last passenger 727. T-tails were a ‘60s design fashion which is a maintenance and operational headache. De-icing, inspection, ramp maintenance all harder.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17079

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

I have to wonder how many of those pax will just move to a private jet. Charter biz is up as are private jet flights. A number of models now can not only fly non-stop to NYC, they can fly to CHI, LAX non-stop.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1865

Re: Explosions across Iran

By those wars as standards, we can count European WW II as a war between democracies.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2531

Re: The C141 Starlifter

Lengthening it also added AAR capability. Nickel Grass was a significant driver in the program.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Logistic Air?
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Logistic Air?

What are the chances you’ll need to tell them apart?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone tell me why KSAN was running reverse operations this morning?
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Can anyone tell me why KSAN was running reverse operations this morning?

For most of the morning, it was near minimums for 27 approaches. Around 600 BKN to OVC until almost noon.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17079

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Why can't British order Airbus 220 if Shannon can reach to JFK? I don't know if A220 could fly JFK-LCY? Q A220-100 can always make it eastbound, most of the time westbound non-stop with a typical all-Y seating. Westbound from LCY? Won't it have the same runway length issues? Yes, but it has better ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17079

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Q wrote:
Why can't British order Airbus 220 if Shannon can reach to JFK? I don't know if A220 could fly JFK-LCY?

Q


A220-100 can always make it eastbound, most of the time westbound non-stop with a typical all-Y seating.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10711

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Sadly, but blowback can be hilarious, the Portland Gun Violence Reduction Team were disbanded last month. Citizens complained it unfairly targeted black residents. Now, shootings and murders are way up! Might there be a relationship between who was targeted and who was committing the shootings and m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2686

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

Out of the AMST competition, Douglas won with their YC-15 which became the C-17, so there’s that.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1745

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

They were barely more than hair dryers, so nothing special. Even in Saudi, you could keep the flight deck reasonably cool which was much better than the Herk or the Minijet. While you could kneel with one, it was chancy, if it was weak. Not sure what the M-models did, but they did a new APU(s)

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1745

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

Yeah, it should work, although I doubt any checklist allowed it. Either of the #2 bleed switches opened the APU Bleed Valve, so APU air would be there for the #3 engine starter. In the C-5, we’d close the cross-ship manifold, start the left side with the left APU and run the right pack off the right...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it the 1960s in America again?
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Is it the 1960s in America again?

Yes, the rule that tried allow the Federal government to rewrite local zoning laws, destroy suburban towns. You might look Westchester County’s fight over local zoning rules when challenged by the Feds. No where does the Constitution say the Feds can decide on local issues. You still don't understa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google

Ten years ago 3 of 5 largest companies by market cap were oil companies, today there are none in the top 5. And, the total market cap the 5 biggest in 2010 doesn’t equal the market cap any of top 3 companies today.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?

Technically, the NAT tracks only exist at the levels specified in the NAT message. Today’s eastbound tracks are active F320-F400. Routings that match the tracks but are outside those levels are “random routes” that happen to match the tracks. Above F410, I often used the track route but file as a ra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it the 1960s in America again?
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Is it the 1960s in America again?

Yes, the rule that tried allow the Federal government to rewrite local zoning laws, destroy suburban towns. You might look Westchester County’s fight over local zoning rules when challenged by the Feds. No where does the Constitution say the Feds can decide on local issues.

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