Search found 2167 matches

  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 44
by tu204
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:27 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

But isn't protecting Ukraine exactly the reason why the US is opposing Nordstream? If gas to Germany does not need to pass through Ukraine then Russia can really turn the screws on Ukraine. So what? What is wrong with bypassing Ukraine and delivering the goods straight to the end buyer? What's wron...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Dec 20, 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

This is one of the rare instances when this administration (along with the previous ones) was right to warn Europe about the repercussions of this project. This pipeline is a leash that not only funnels billions straight into the pockets of Putin and his cronies, but also gives him immense leverage...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:45 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 tend to agree with everything you said but if the US is required to come to the defense of an ally against what we are told is a "dangerous enemy", then expressing the opinion that building an energy dependence on that same dangerous enemy is against everybody's interest is not out of l...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much power is needed for pressurization?
Replies: 40
Views: 3270

Re: How much power is needed for pressurization?

For those interested - on an IL76 the engine giving bleed air burns about 150kg fuel more. Crew switches engines supplying the bleed air during the flight to get an even fuel burn.

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers Major Fire
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers Major Fire

I wouldn't say that the Ministry of Defense is short on funds. I however don't see the point of throwing money at this ship that would be better used to finally develop and build something new to replace it.

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from all world sporting events because of doping (again)
Replies: 80
Views: 2377

Re: Russia banned from all world sporting events because of doping (again)

nobody from WADA was punished for the original action for some reason. Why would anyone be punished? Those are not criminal proceedings, there is no right to participate in any event whatsoever, to get medals or any recognition. They could sue for defamation of course, but they don´t. Which is exac...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from all world sporting events because of doping (again)
Replies: 80
Views: 2377

Re: Russia banned from all world sporting events because of doping (again)

Was there ever any legitimate trial whether or not there actually was a doping scheme? Any independent adjudicating body (e.g. court, jurors' panel) has ever found that proven? And - is there any law, agreement or court precedent(s) that prescribes such blanket ban for 4 years? Anything establishin...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Order Law in Sudan Repealed
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Public Order Law in Sudan Repealed

I am curious if they will allow alcohol. Or at least beer... Thats something they really need when it's +45. This could lead to an increase in both tax revenue and tourism to Sudan. Exactly. It would also keep some tourist money inside Sudan. Plenty of Sudanese go chill in Egypt/Eritrea/Ethiopia wh...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Order Law in Sudan Repealed
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Public Order Law in Sudan Repealed

I am curious if they will allow alcohol. Or at least beer...

Thats something they really need when it's +45.

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Iran
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Protests in Iran

Putin :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Wow, impressive. Putin is claimed to be meddling elections all over the “civilized” world. Putin is claimed to be behind “nazi movements” all over Europe. But to claim that Putin is organizing “pro-freedom” protests - even in Ukraine mainstream thought never go...

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9378

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

Why did you add PZL to the design bureau? PZL was never part of any soviet program. Couple of PZL factories built planes for Antonov (AN-2 about 10k of them, and AN-28 few hundred of them). MiG 15/17 and 19 were built in Poland on a license. MiGs destined for PoAF were called Lim, and MiGs destined...

Jump to post
by tu204
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9378

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

Why did you add PZL to the design bureau? PZL was never part of any soviet program. Couple of PZL factories built planes for Antonov (AN-2 about 10k of them, and AN-28 few hundred of them). MiG 15/17 and 19 were built in Poland on a license. MiGs destined for PoAF were called Lim, and MiGs destined...

Jump to post
by tu204
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 51725

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

This so far looks like it's going in the right direction.

U.S. pulling out from where they don't belong (minus a couple hundred protecting their looting activities), Kurds can be guaranteed safety by Syria with Russian backing, and Turkey kept at bay with joint Russian patrols.

So far looking good.

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When outsourcing goes horribly wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 4755

Re: When outsourcing goes horribly wrong

Feel sorry for Ling here, the "last" hitman. /quote] Why? He is heading to prison with "R-A-T" burned on his forehead and may accidentally drown with his head in the toilet. I'm actually surprised that they didn't take all of the "hit men" into the field and put a bull...

Jump to post


Gotta protect that loot :lol:
-->

seb146 wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
We’re withdrawing! And going back in.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/874627/p ... isis-hands

SmaRt


You forgot to put "to guard the oil"


Gotta protect that loot :lol:

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When outsourcing goes horribly wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 4755

Re: When outsourcing goes horribly wrong

Feel sorry for Ling here, the "last" hitman. He found a way out of the situation with nobody getting offed and undoubtedly shed light on the whole chain during the investigation, and he gets 2,5years for "attempted murder"? Next time he will know that it's probably safer to just ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria
Replies: 72
Views: 13496

Re: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria

At the cost of the lives of thousands if not tens of thousands of Syrian citizens. Assad regime was almost gone, until the Putin regime intervened. So perhaps a more democratic and better Syria could have been there, after the Assad period if Russia didn't want to help this dictator. Totally differ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria
Replies: 72
Views: 13496

Re: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria

Syrian, Libyan, Ukrainian, Russian opposition is not West's problem. Respective countries and societies will be able to figure out those relations among themselves. Nobody asked West to involve anywhere there. It's a humanity problem, you can't or will not grasseped the concept that you cannot blam...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10024

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

This thread should answer all of your questions ... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402999 Including why shutting off cabin power did not shut down power to the IFE. (Although by the time the fire was realized, it was beyond shutting off power as a solution). And no, there ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10024

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

This crash crossed my mind with this exact question half a dozen times in the decade. I was a teenager in Canada when it happened and it struck me with awe at the time that they decided to dump fuel so late in the accident sequence instead of continuing. Got older, got CPL and read the report. My co...

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Ukraine
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Re: Protests in Ukraine

And looks like the current administration of Ukraine doesn't have the balls to face up to radicals and hooligans that are derailing the peace process. The breakaway republics are taking steps towards peace, and it looks like Kiev would like too as well, however for some reason they put the interests...

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria
Replies: 72
Views: 13496

Re: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria

It is unfortunate that we cannot have a serious discussion about this - or any subject involving Russia - without the usual suspects trying to divert the conversation, blame some other country for some other issue, or serve up mindless propaganda and excuses. This topic is about Russia's indiscrimi...

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria
Replies: 72
Views: 13496

Re: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria

Dead? Crushed? Feld the warzone? In one of Assad's prison camps? Struggling for survival and not worrying too much about fundamental human rights? Don't know, but considering what they caused by their actions I am not shedding any tears for them if that (or worse) is their fate. Unfortunately the l...

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 51725

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

:roll: you are distorting the truth to defend your dictator Putin again. That’s if there had been anything to distort. There is too little in “independent media” what eventually ends up being truth lately. What networks openly dissent Putin in Russia? In the United States, those networks who openly...

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria
Replies: 72
Views: 13496

Re: Russia Bombing Hospitals in Syria

Who is repressing whom in Russia or Syria? You talked about Syrian “opposition” - where is it now? Dead? Crushed? Feld the warzone? In one of Assad's prison camps? Struggling for survival and not worrying too much about fundamental human rights? Don't know, but considering what they caused by their...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Moscow
Replies: 196
Views: 22848

Re: Unrest in Moscow

Tens of thousands rally in Moscow urging release of jailed opposition protesters Thousands gathered in Moscow Sunday for a demonstration demanding the release of opposition protesters prosecuted in recent months. Police estimated a turnout of 20,000 at the Sakharov Avenue in central Moscow about ha...

Jump to post
by tu204
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6301

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

klm617 wrote:
That the 737 MAX is unsafe.


*Caugh* what?

At this moment in time, this is in no way a myth...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35316

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

https://m.lenta.ru/news/2019/09/21/pilot/ (In Russian) FO Georgiy Murzin is still on sick leave after receiving internal bruising during the crash landing while Capt. Damir Yusupov returned to flying duties on September 4th. Looks like someone didn't tighten the harness enough before the forced land...

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?
Replies: 39
Views: 12325

Re: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?

Makes one wonder if the decision to forego the F-35 for the S-400 by Turkey is such a wise idea… Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems unable to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Syria Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems, which are considered one of the most advanced air defense weapon...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 69
Views: 12798

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

The first thing that comes to mind is something (Soviet) Russian. Built to last and usable in harsh environments. Il-76 has a conversion kit for firebombing. Great capacity, and you could haul regular cargo in the off season. Apparently the Il-76 that runs this has good business around the world fi...

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 148776

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Very interesting perspective in this picture. However the picture is in the Business class section. Would this be possible in high density Y? Not quite but not bad. http://mc-21.wdfiles.com/local--files/wiki:salon/7ddbb54c6348%5B1%5D.jpg Hahahaha. Well that's a good example. However to get that dud...

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 148776

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Fourth test plane will have 211 seats. "Russian airframer Irkut is to install a high-density seating layout in its fourth flight-test MC-21-300 aircraft. Irkut says the all-economy cabin of aircraft 004 will have 211 seats. The aircraft will be configured with a 28in seat pitch in the forward ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 3298

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

Tu-154 had it on the FE panel. I think Tu-144 as well. Didn't light up. Just flipped the item over by sliding.

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-3 Maintenance Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: DC-3 Maintenance Operation

I could easily imagine a plane being grounded for weeks while searching and delivering a part to the depths of Africa. And of course the 1820 uses AvGas. Exactly. If the TS is really serious about this, PM me. I had the pleasure of flying in Africa recently for two years and besides the piloting I ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-3 Maintenance Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: DC-3 Maintenance Operation

I'd rather change a PT6 in the bush than a PW 1820. From personal experience it is much easier to find Jet fuel than Avgas in Africa. Jet fuel can be found pretty much at any regional airport even when there ia a civil war going on. I assume PW 1820's want to drink AvGas and are not rated for autom...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7566

Re: Oil Fields Attack

Saudis should place an order for Pantsirs.

After numerous drone attacks on Khmeimim and numerous software updates that system has become extremely effective against small and slow flying targets.

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let L610 Relaunched?
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Let L610 Relaunched?

The Let 410 used to have Water M601 engines. It basically was a Soviet reverse-engineered PT6. It worked quite well and, crucially for the generally poorer operators who flew them around the World, was relatively cheap to buy and service. Ironically, the design has now been bought by GE and is now ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-3 Maintenance Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: DC-3 Maintenance Operation

I know it's not what you are asking, but unless you llan to market these flight for aviation buffs like us, Let-410's and Cessna Caravans would be much more feasible, cheaper and easier to maintain for such an operation.

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Moscow
Replies: 196
Views: 22848

Re: Unrest in Moscow

Excellent. Wakeup calls like this are needed to keep the government in check. So you want the Putin regime to be even more oppressive? Or more fraud being committed? Surely you don't mean more democratic measures to be taken, more freedom, more openness? That will end the KGB regime as we know it. ...

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Moscow
Replies: 196
Views: 22848

Re: Unrest in Moscow

Funny how all the claims of "free elections" don't hold up to the evidence. That's evident for many reasons. There are quite embarrising clips online where the faude is evident. And in this case the opposition isn't even on the ballot. So institutional fraude. Well... it's done. Even afte...

Jump to post
by tu204
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 5549

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

Only when Germany was defeated did he claim credit for winning, even over his generals. yes, with massive military support from the west and . at the loss of many civilians. The Russian rhetoric can still be heard in Ukraine, claiming that it is a NAZI regime in Kiev etc. Russian role in WWII was a...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 5549

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

I think you are doing another round of Whataboutism. With the molotow ribbentrop pact, the Soviet grabbed pieces of land/countries. No matter how you look at it, the Soviet were the aggressors at the beginning of WWII. It is a long time ago, so no need to defend what your ancestors did. I am statin...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 5549

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

What do you guys think of the Munich pact between France, Britain and Nazi Germany? I think you are doing another round of Whataboutism. With the molotow ribbentrop pact, the Soviet grabbed pieces of land/countries. No matter how you look at it, the Soviet were the aggressors at the beginning of WW...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 5549

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

What do you guys think of the Munich pact between France, Britain and Nazi Germany? I think you are doing another round of Whataboutism. With the molotow ribbentrop pact, the Soviet grabbed pieces of land/countries. No matter how you look at it, the Soviet were the aggressors at the beginning of WW...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 5549

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

In fact, Eastern Europe should hit Russia with a couple trillion Euro "reparations claims" for 40+ years of human rights violations. Welcome to try. Just like I am welcome to try demanding from you a couple thousand dollars. Doesn't mean anything is gonna happen or has any basis behind it.

Jump to post
by tu204
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 5549

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

What do you guys think of the Munich pact between France, Britain and Nazi Germany?

Jump to post
by tu204
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?
Replies: 39
Views: 12325

Re: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?

https://m.lenta.ru/news/2019/08/30/sushki/ (in Russian, Google Translate) Looks like Turkey is looking at the Su-57 and discussing a deal for them. Key point is "If the U.S. don't want to give us F-35's, we'll take care of ourselves". Plus Turkey is interested in joint production and a (Ru...

Jump to post
by tu204
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35316

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Just found a new video on YT of the entire event, from takeoff to landing in the field, with no edits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHNt4u6FdjM They were really flat over the ground, when the bird strikes had occurred and the pilots did a great job. But I am missing one highly important point. T...

Jump to post
by tu204
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35316

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well, I guess that ends the debate on whether or not that frame will see active service again! Still, great job by the crew, its like a reverse swiss cheese scenario where a lot of the holes lined up to result in a very good outcome. I wonder who will eat the write-off bill. Any insurance company (...

Jump to post
by tu204
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Moscow
Replies: 196
Views: 22848

Re: Unrest in Moscow

And yet there are 50k people on the streets. But we will see if your Putin is again effective in squeezing the opposition, just like in 2011/2012. Hopefully, he doesn't again need to invade another country and destabilize it. Ok. Even if there are 50k on the streets, so what? Just thr population of...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 44