I've flown out of La Paz twice, and I can tell you that from a passengers perspective, it's interesting. On the approach (depending on which side you're coming from) you will gradually descend, and the ground will suddenly drop out from under you into a spectacular valley that holds the city of La P...Jump to post
Do you guys think this aircraft is worth all the effort Indias is putting into it?
What countries would you say have the closest ties and best relations with the US? It seems to me that Great Britain and (dispite this recent little spat) the rest of Western Europe. Several Eastern European countries, in particular Poland, have excellent relations with the US. Any nominations or co...Jump to post
There was an article in the New York Times today (which I can't link because I dont have a password), which can basically be summed up as American news is speculative, overenthusiastic, and boring. Thats pretty much the way I feel, and I make a point to watch foreign news channels, especially the BB...Jump to post
My understanding is that it's a very simple way of the government letting us know just how much they hear, but for whatever reason not wanting to tell us, maybe to not compromise sources or just not knowing the exact nature of the threat. Its fine with me, except that the American news stations tend...Jump to post
As ith everywhere, there are pros and cons. Raleigh is a pretty big-sized city, with a pretty small population. As such there is a downtown but not much there, and you'll definately need a car to get around. If you're an urban person, it might not be a good place for you. Most people live in the sub...Jump to post
I live in Chapel Hill and will be heading up to Asheville for college this year. Cons: UNC is very big on sports, but unfortunately the basketball team that once powered the whole town now sucks, ending years of good excuses to party. There were wild celebrations when UNC beat Duke once this year be...Jump to post
Why does the US base its strategic bombers so far from their targets? I understand the need for distance to protect these huge aircraft, but why so far? Bombers are flying out of Fairford in the UK to hit targets in Iraq, and return to the same place. Why not just put them in someplace like Italy or...Jump to post
I think it's nice to kick back and put the stresses of your day behind you. So go ahead guys, lean back in your chair and put your feet up on the desk. You can worry about the problems of the world later. Put your work off a few minutes more, put your responsibilities out of your mind. Take a casual...Jump to post
Why does nobody use the Beriev plane? It can land on water, probably pretty slow, etc. It would seem like a good product, are there any currently in service anywhere in the world?
Ok, I accept the fact that the US and UK wish to depose Saddam Hussain, and stand to gain a lot off the occupation of Iraq, particularly oil and strategic influence in the region. My question is what do other countries have to gain through supporting the attack? What do Italy and Spain in particular...Jump to post
What this really boils down to is "who has the monopoly?" The big ones on my shit list are TimeWarner Cable, which provides the only cable <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> and internet in my area; and Ticketmaster, which is not only horribly expensive and inefficient, but recen...Jump to post
How many flights, florm by whom, and to where go all the flights leaving the big 3 New York airports - <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, La Guardia, and Newark? How many corporate/general aviation flights a day can genera...Jump to post
Currently I´m staying with a family in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America. My brother gave me a rundown on how much money to give a policeman or government official, depending on what I get caught for, and everybody I´ve talked to here has bribed someone or other somewhere down t...Jump to post
A recent magazine article suggested that the USAF, after many years of flying HH-60s in the CSAR role, may be in the market for a new helicopter soon. Citing the Blackhawk's shortcomings as a lack of range, lack of shiny expensive instruments, and miserable hot and high performance, the magazine (I ...Jump to post
My god! A month ago I borrowed a copy of Dark Side of the Moon, and it was incredible. Yesterday I borrowed a copy of Wish You Were Here, an unbelievable album. I'd really like to learn more about them. Can someone give me some general information about the band and its members?Jump to post
There was recently a downsizing of something like 30 B-1s from USAF stocks. This is all ok with me, because the truth is I don't know exactly what a B-1s uses are. I've heard of them being flown operationally, but why exactly? What sort of target or mission do you fly a B-1 on? What kind of reputati...Jump to post
NATO, for most of its history, was a coalition to defend Western Europe against an Eastern invasion. Now several Eastern countries are spoken of as possible members, and many are already. Even Russia, the home of the Soviet Union, has a part in the organization's future. What do you believe the role...Jump to post
I think the USAF is implementing a system on T-38s where the wheel or gear door is shaped so the wind starts turning the wheel when it comes down. Apparently it's very useful and cost-effective.
Do you think RDU has the potential of a flight to the west coast at this point? American and Midway both tried to fly to California from Raleigh, and neither flight was successful I don't know why.