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by tu204
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

wow 10 FA to 105 passengers I'd love to see that the interior configuration at 105 seats! Seat Map https://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/img/trw/docs/1056/065/html/07.jpg.html Hey thanks! I think even 3-3 in Y would be amazingly roomy by today's standards. The fuselage is much wider than the typical 3...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

Something I've always wondered about the Tu-114... as impressive as its performance (and safety record, for that matter) were, at least for the age it operated in - but that bird was also ridiculously impractical due to the huge distance the fuselage was from the ground. Now the Soviets had to put ...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

wow 10 FA to 105 passengers I'd love to see that the interior configuration at 105 seats! When standard capacity is 220 and you only put in 105, you are pretty much offering an all Business class cabin so might as well throw in a bunch of FA's. Cabin length is same as a 757 I think, but it is much ...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

This is a cheesy video posted 8 years ago on YouTube, probably filmed in the early 2000's of the Tor-M1, the same version that Iran has at a training excersise by the Russian Forces, built in the early 1990's most likely.. You get an idea of that equipment they had available to them. https://youtu....

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

This is a cheesy video posted 8 years ago on YouTube, probably filmed in the early 2000's of the Tor-M1, the same version that Iran has at a training excersise by the Russian Forces, built in the early 1990's most likely.. You get an idea of that equipment they had available to them. https://youtu.b...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

If you've already made the decision and fired your first missile, seeing the target continue (and probably make you assume you missed) only leaves you with one course of action. Fire again and make sure. I repeat. During this lapse of time someone else from the AA squad could have put their minds t...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

So, the official story got slightly bruised. There isn't anymore about a 10-seconds decision but a 10+30 seconds decision. I think after the first impact it wouldn't matter anyhow. The fact there were no actions or contact with them kinda says that. Maybe yes or maybe no. What do we know? No visibl...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

So, the official story got slightly bruised. There isn't anymore about a 10-seconds decision but a 10+30 seconds decision. I think after the first impact it wouldn't matter anyhow. The fact there were no actions or contact with them kinda says that. Why they decided to send in another missile? Well...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Incredible new CCTV footage shows 2 missiles launching, 2 missiles exploding, and the burning airplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeMoXqbqLBA Timeline from the video: 0:01 first missile launches 0:20 first missile explodes (about 19s after launch) 0:32 second missile launches 0:44 second miss...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

"Deleted for Readability: See above" It has a IFF antenna, I think that is the one located above the main radar, it is visible in that YouTube link I posted several posts above. Looks like a parabolic screen. But this wouldn't help much since an IFF transponder isn't a mode A/C/S transpon...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

After seeing the post earlier with the map and the terrain values I think I may have a theory. Inexperienced, on edge Tor crew, possibly fresh from a shift change, unfamiliar with the area are on duty, they haven't seen the previous departures go overhead. Aircraft comes into radar range from over ...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19629

Re: IL-96-400M Update

No clue. But guessing the Russian Aerospace Forces are the only customer?
And what is the difference with the IL96-400? Already a couple of those converted from the Polyot IL96-400T freighters. Flying for the government agencies.

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Watch this video https://youtu.be/OaCFZYzMXxk at: 6:20 - you get an idea of what the cabin area looks like. 11:45 - live fire exercises where they also show interior and there's a view from it's own IR camera as the intercepting missile tracks and hits the target. Also gives you an idea of why you p...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Ok thanks a lot for the input. Tu24 obviously has more experience than me. What I understood by the article was that the operator would be inside the thing pictured (look like a tank to me). But there would be crew outside he would be talking to just a few feet away. Tu24 can you confirm that pleas...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Psychological testing and review of commercial pilot license applicants
Replies: 30
Views: 1897

Re: Psychological testing and review of commercial pilot license applicants

I hold a Canadian Class 1 and Russian Class 1 Aviation medical. On the Canadian medical there is no test, on the Russian, the first time you apply and I believe every 3 or 5 years thereafter + if you had some head trauma since last medical you have a fun 1,5hour computer based test where a shrink i...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3604

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

TU24: [the radar would have been] "From what I understood pretty detailed too, with "raw" data that wouldn't be even displayed on your screen." I'm sorry for the tin hat folks, but I'm just not buying it that the operator couldn't ID the aircraft. Also they don't seem to have wa...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

After seeing the post earlier with the map and the terrain values I think I may have a theory. Inexperienced, on edge Tor crew, possibly fresh from a shift change, unfamiliar with the area are on duty, they haven't seen the previous departures go overhead. Aircraft comes into radar range from over t...

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by tu204
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3604

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

TU24: [the radar would have been] "From what I understood pretty detailed too, with "raw" data that wouldn't be even displayed on your screen." I'm sorry for the tin hat folks, but I'm just not buying it that the operator couldn't ID the aircraft. Also they don't seem to have wa...

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by tu204
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

the man was responsible for (an estimated) 100,000 dead Iranians in the last wave of dissent just two months ago. The United States illegally (and under false and misleading pretenses) invaded Iraq back in 2003. Since then it is the U.S. that has been on Iran's doorstep and 10,000km away from their...

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by tu204
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Psychological testing and review of commercial pilot license applicants
Replies: 30
Views: 1897

Re: Psychological testing and review of commercial pilot license applicants

I hold a Canadian Class 1 and Russian Class 1 Aviation medical. On the Canadian medical there is no test, on the Russian, the first time you apply and I believe every 3 or 5 years thereafter + if you had some head trauma since last medical you have a fun 1,5hour computer based test where a shrink is...

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by tu204
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Why did we kill Soleimani, simple, he killed lots of Americans or directed attacks that killed and maimed Americans. Attacks that were probably illegal use of mines. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/us/suleimani-iran-attacks.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage GF And no...

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by tu204
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3604

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

DLFreebird - the Twitter comment came from Duchy near the beginning of the thread, perhaps he/she can give you a link. TU204 - thanks that's very helpful. An accident is slightly more plausible if the operator couldn't see outside. I have the exact same question as you about what could be seen on t...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Real talk, the guy was killed because of a dozen different outrageous acts over his long career, including many crimes. He was killed outside his country on a field of battle. He is no different from other militants killed for similar reasons (in fact he was FAR more deserving than most). He was a ...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-warns-iraq-it-risks-losing-access-to-key-bank-account-if-troops-told-to-leave-11578759629?mod=mhp Directly related to this subject. Any U.S. apologists want to comment on the threat to jack Iraqi funds if U.S. troops are shown the door? So trying to blackmail a sover...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3604

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

DLFreebird - the Twitter comment came from Duchy near the beginning of the thread, perhaps he/she can give you a link. TU204 - thanks that's very helpful. An accident is slightly more plausible if the operator couldn't see outside. I have the exact same question as you about what could be seen on t...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?
Replies: 55
Views: 5841

Re: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?

Say "Hello" to El Al, the one who installed anti-missile system on their airframes couples of years ago. http://www.themilitaryshop.co.uk/images/2013/06/paris-el-al-fields-first-ctune-safe_-ifse_1.jpg While cool, that system would not have saved the B738 against the radar guided missile t...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3604

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

So, back to the plane, TU204, and Jouhou's postings. I still want to know what happened and how it happened. The most likely explanation is there was a shift change at 6am (this was the first plane to take off after 6am) and an inexperienced crew. One of these people, acting alone, without authoriz...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

I posted this in the Non-Av discussion about this crash, but perhaps it better belongs here: My thoughts on target identification that we are wondering about: I am not familiar with the Tor and especially not knowing what model they had, but I know a thing of two about the Pantsir and the way that w...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3604

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

My thoughts on target identification that several people asked about: I am not familiar with the Tor and especially not knowing what model they had, but I know a thing of two about the Pantsir and the way that works (even the first version) is when you get target aquisition the IR camera points and ...

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by tu204
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I think some people were camped out waiting to film a potential US counterattack. Like how media will camp out for a news story that may or may not happen. Didn't the "intelligence" say apparently 2 missiles were fired? that could explain the attention. Though in the recording plane seeme...

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by tu204
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Freighters operating cost comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Cargo Freighters operating cost comparison

We are operating from Hong Kong to New Delhi x3 ( 5hours) and Dhaka x2 ( 3 hours) per week, in charter base with b747F but the problem is the cargo market is in recession and there is huge competition to those markets from hong kong makes the price per kg very low that we can't compete for anymore ...

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by tu204
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293222

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

With all this info, my question is why was someone filming the night sky on their phone when the missile was fired? We see the entire sequence from launch to detonation.

Not trying to spur any conspiracy theories, but why?

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by tu204
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Well, for one he was violating sanctions traveling to Iraq. Secondly, what was he up to in Iraq? days after an attack on the US embassy. Should the US gvt look the other way whils Iran: 1- Shoots down a US drone. 2- An attack on an oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia 3- A US contractor dies o...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Not disputing their retaliation, but to blame the US for this crash because they were on high alert due to their retaliation is absurd and nonsense. And as for illegal, that's up to whoever believes that. Agreed with placing legal blame on the U.S. for the crash is kinda "out there". Howe...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

They own it themselves, no one asked anyone to retaliate for the killing of a murderous general, only themselves. You kidding? The Iranians were responding, and may I say very, very lightly to the US' stupid, illegal act of aggression against them. They had and still have a moral right to off any h...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Hmmm, usually I am rather critical about Trump and his advisors as you can see from some comments further above (... I hate how the USA is treating us in case of Nordstream 2...). But in this case I really don’t see how one could blame Trump or the US-American side. He refrained from striking back ...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Too many posts that I can reply to so I'll sum it up: Since the U.S. unilateraly abandoned the treaty with Iran, why should Iran do anything at all? Iran did not violate the treate that was signed with the U.S. Ok, so Trump thought it was not enough. Well, his questions should be towards who was ne...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

I understand that, I made a list of what Iran should do to get completely rid of the sanctions and normalize relations. The other poster said they did that, which they obviously didn’t. It takes compromises from both sides to make a deal. You can't just put out a list of one-sided demands and expec...

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by tu204
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Too many posts that I can reply to so I'll sum it up: Since the U.S. unilateraly abandoned the treaty with Iran, why should Iran do anything at all? Iran did not violate the treate that was signed with the U.S. Ok, so Trump thought it was not enough. Well, his questions should be towards who was neg...

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by tu204
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

A willingness to supply extremest groups and a wonton desire to build a nuclear weapon. Oh what a fantastic combination. I'm absolutely no fan of their government... They've supported terror, led to American deaths, yadaya. And I think it's foolish to think they simply want "nuclear power"...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

In my take the Iranian strikes were an adequate, justified and weighed reponse. Hopefully this is where it ends and Iran doesn't have a "round 2, round 3, ect." in the making. And Trump doesn't decide to take any further actions to further escalate this mess he created. Iran chose a strict...

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by tu204
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Also by hitting tha Iran military and politically leadership,do you agree at Iran then have the right to murder an USA general or other high ranking official? Yes, Iran not only kills US forces, but innocent US civilians who are in that region also. You are asking a good question, and I think the a...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27883

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike by US

Semantics. There are a lot of ways to “eliminate” someone. By using the big toys, you want to escalate and we all know Trump wants to frame Iran as the number 1 enemy. It’s almost election time... I'm pretty sure this had everything to do with Iran's recent stunts. A warning to cut it out. Trump is...

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by tu204
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6369

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

Out of curiosity, how many days off do Russians have per year compared to let's say Americans? I mean both in terms of vacations and non-working holidays. Those things also influence travel patterns in various countries. At least here in eastern Europe it's not uncommon for people to go twice for b...

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by tu204
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3963

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

and Syria. Russia "elected" a strongman because of the chaos under Yeltsin and the large scale corruption, not because of NATO "exception". Now they have institutionalized corruption and an autocracy, fueled by a creative fictive external enemy-ship in order to create unity at h...

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by tu204
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3963

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

BTW Russia is bombing Idlib and 235.000 of the 3million citizens have fled, but Turkey has closed its border. So they are basically slaughtered by the Assad regime with help of Russia. The rest of those civilians should have considered fleeing. Especially because Russia always provided a corridor f...

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by tu204
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3963

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

When? NATO expanding right up Russia's borders, the whole post-soviet meddling that eventually resulted in Russia electing a strongman again. No one plays nice in high level international politics. Absolutely no one. and Syria. Russia "elected" a strongman because of the chaos under Yelts...

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by tu204
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to deal with Russia, Dutch perspective
Replies: 33
Views: 1245

Re: How to deal with Russia, Dutch perspective

Russia is actively meddling in elections, internal poitical affairs and is more or less openly suporting certain political figures in the EU countries. Even in the Netherlands. Russia has brought war back to european continent with its Ukrainian insurgence. Russian close ties with Hungarian governm...

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by tu204
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3963

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

I think it's time for the EU to start sanctioning US companies working in the EU, the US is acting like a bully yet again, this is a deal between Germany and Russia, it's nobody else's business. The world needs to stand up to the US and back them down, they cannot be allowed to bully everyone else ...

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by tu204
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to deal with Russia, Dutch perspective
Replies: 33
Views: 1245

Re: How to deal with Russia, Dutch perspective

Russia is actively meddling in elections, internal poitical affairs and is more or less openly suporting certain political figures in the EU countries. Even in the Netherlands. Russia has brought war back to european continent with its Ukrainian insurgence. Russian close ties with Hungarian governm...

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