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by WildcatYXU
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: any good movies you want to recommend
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: any good movies you want to recommend

BartSimpson wrote:
Of course I have. It's a rerun...


And now I have to watch it again as well.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: any good movies you want to recommend
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: any good movies you want to recommend

I got talked into seeing Ford VS Ferrari my husband picks one time, I pick the next time. I was pleasantly surprised that a racing movie could be so good. Great True story. I guess they are still making great movies. Hope this wasn't just a fluke. Please share great movies you've seen this holiday ...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9191

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

After reading what Xaapb wrote, the cynic deeply embedded in me says:
The reason for return is whatever it is
The volcanic eruption seems like a quite lame attempt to avoid the EC 261 compensation.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation trails Turbobprop
Replies: 20
Views: 3998

Re: Chemtrails Turbobprop

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/sites/ ... k=nHNR_trh
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Piston engine powered aircraft can create contrails too. Just like the B17's in the linked picture:

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/sites/ ... k=nHNR_trh

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: any good movies you want to recommend
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: any good movies you want to recommend

Talking of racing movies, did you see Rush? I believe that's another great racing movie. However, I have to admit that I'm old enough to remember the battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, so I really enjoyed it.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

As for the M5 and "a" Porsche, well, it depends. I've nothing against most Zuffenhausen products, and appreciate them building idiocies such as the Cayennne is funding the development of 911s and Boxsters, but their SUVs leaves me utterly cold and, yes, I do find them an outstretched midd...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

What on earth led you to that conclusion? I appreciate the US society is overtly reliant on cars, as ensured by successive governments. But even if you do need two cars, neither of them have to be a truck. An electric vehicle would serve fine as a 2nd car but, again, why does it have to be a "...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Tempted as I was to report your post for it's petty insults, I will simply dismantle it instead. :twisted: So let's see how is it: You reply to my post in a sarcastic/patronizing tone, then you get offended when called out on it. Interesting. Aren't you my brother by any chance? That's his usual be...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

If you know you need to move larger items a few times a year, what most people do is hitch a small trailer they either own or rent. And you can get a very large number of leaves bags in the back of a wagon the size of a Passat. Which means, that for 99,99% of the time you just need a car, you're dr...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Ah, now I get it. You are comparing the price of one car in Europe, against the price of two vehicles in North America. If those are your criteria, then you win. :white: Duh, good morning, what did you expect? The European Tommy considered my truck to be too expensive as a tool. So I assured him th...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

And when did you have your Passat loaded with material from a taken down deck or fence? Or leaves from the lawn? And yes, tools have to be cost efficient. I probably paid the same money for the Altima + Frontier as you paid for your Passat. Only if the Frontier came free in a packet of cornflakes. ...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

My parents have a house (and have had for 40 years). If one has to transport larger volumes of materials to the recycle centre they rent one of these (and couple it onto the car (Volvo V70 AWD)).It costs about 50 US dollars to rent the trailer for 24 hours. This combination will let you load way mo...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

I disagree. Pick-up trucks are pretty useless Pick up truck are useless if you don't own a house, or if you own a house, but you're completely inept and therefore unable to anything around the house. Otherwise pickup trucks are excellent tools, much better than any car. I had longer construction ma...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4265

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Aesma wrote:
I disagree. Pick-up trucks are pretty useless


Pick up truck are useless if you don't own a house, or if you own a house, but you're completely inept and therefore unable to anything around the house. Otherwise pickup trucks are excellent tools, much better than any car.

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139471

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

And believe that this is a close up photo of one of the cracks. https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/11673748-3x2-700x467.jpg I have two dumb questions about the part on the picture. It seems to me like the crack propagated all the way to the edge, so the part apparently has to be replaced. So if the ...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

:mrgreen: Fixed: https://i.imgur.com/y86clxr_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium It wasn't done incorrectly on this side. Only on the other side. This video shows. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FvgELfolc Aerolimani is just making fun of us. This is the same picture, just mirror...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC's ageing narrowbody Airbuses with old interiors
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: AC's ageing narrowbody Airbuses with old interiors

Old and inferior J class hard product (if you're booked Transcon in J on a 787 or 777 but then switch to an Airbus....sucks to be you!) If you were booked on a widebody transcon in J, then you paid a premium for a different/upgraded product. Called Signature Service, it is similar to the upgraded t...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22853

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I still find the comments here amusing. Talking about starvation because of a sandwich instead of some carb loaded crappy second meal. Love the humour guys keep it coming. Imagine the starvation on the long long train and long distance bus services. Does anyone even arrive at their destination aliv...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”
Replies: 36
Views: 2069

Re: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”

Aesma wrote:
Germany needs young people and children, it has too many old people.


Let me fix that for you: Germany - and the EU as a whole - needs a sensible immigration system which currently does not exist.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19
Replies: 24
Views: 3611

Re: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19

The TS web site is still showing some 8 abreast A333's. https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/travel-information/our-fleet/airbus Yes, that looks like the version used by AC on YUL-YVR-YUL. But, when doing a search on flights on AC's website, the YUL-SJO-YUL A330, operated by TS, seat chart is 3-3-3. Te...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19
Replies: 24
Views: 3611

Re: Air Canada outlines leased Air Transat A330 service in W19

What variant was AC using for that lease? Not all of TS’s A333s are 3-3-3. AFAIK all the A332s are. There was a time when the A332s at TS were 3-3-3 and the A333s were 2-4-2. This was to keep passenger capacity approximately the same. A few years ago all of the A330s were configured 3-3-3 when the ...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.
Replies: 33
Views: 6491

Re: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.

Didn't F-BTSC land at Le Bourget in "The Concorde - Airport '79"? At the start of that whole landing sequence, Patroni clearly says, "Le Bourget's dead ahead, Paul..." even though their stated destination was CDG originally. Freaky coincidence. If they’d rostered anything but F-...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122359

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LO's 15th 787 (-9) arrived in WAW this morning. Off on its first revenue flight to YYZ this afternoon. With two more 789s coming, the long-haul fleet will grow to 17! Here's to hoping that engine issues are sorted soon. Is it becoming obvious that LO lacks the shot-haul fleet to support this rapid ...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122359

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT failed to notify its passengers of the wet lease. It's irrelevant whether it's booked through United, LOT or Expedia. LOT advertises its intercontinental flights on the website as operated exclusively by B787s which is factually incorrect and simply false advertising given the length of the wet...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139471

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Over a thousand inspected, less than 50 with issues: https://www.bing.com/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/news/world/article/3035724/crisis-hit-boeing-says-50-planes-grounded-globally-over-cracks-737ng I'm searching for root cause. So far, nothing public. Lightsaber What was discussed (as a possibility); the bi...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New MN license plates required after 7 years
Replies: 45
Views: 7797

Re: New MN license plates required after 7 years

Plates stick with the vehicle for life, and transfer over to the new owners when you sell it, this is the same in NZ. Bollocks! Whenever I've sold a car, the plates went with me. I've never left them with the car. I've bought/sold cars in NY, NJ, TX, IN & KY. Always the same. What an absolutely...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween outside America
Replies: 38
Views: 6679

Re: Halloween outside America

Not a holiday in the old country. The holiday is All Saints Day, when people are visiting the cemeteries and clean up and decorate the graves of deceased family members. They also light some candles. It usually starts some time before the holiday itself, so the cemeteries are illuminated by candles ...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New MN license plates required after 7 years
Replies: 45
Views: 7797

Re: New MN license plates required after 7 years

Plates stick with the vehicle for life, and transfer over to the new owners when you sell it, this is the same in NZ. Bollocks! Whenever I've sold a car, the plates went with me. I've never left them with the car. I've bought/sold cars in NY, NJ, TX, IN & KY. Always the same. Seriously guys, yo...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10411

Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

N14AZ wrote:
Fantastic news. PRG is a great hub for flying to East Europe but flying from Western Europe to PRG in an ATR is not so nice...


Well, the ATR in OK colours was an integral part of my life between 1996 and 2000. It sort of grew on me. I feel sorry to see it going :)

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10411

Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

So, OK is replacing five 64 seater ATR72's with four 149 seater A223's. I wonder what will happen to destinations such as KSC. It is under 300 miles and I'm not sure they could fill 298 seats per day there. The number of flights is already reduced compared to the times when I used to fly KSC-PRG reg...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10411

Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020. And here is a link to that report, but they are not mentioning...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 12073

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Köln and Firenze. That's not mispronunciation. Cologne and Florence would be English versions of German and Italian city names. And there is a ton of those in different languages. For example, Venezia is Venice, Wenecja, Benatky, Velence. I mean these are the versions I know. Can you guess the lang...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Payload Airbus A319NEO
Replies: 6
Views: 8059

Re: Payload Airbus A319NEO

Thanks Greg85. How much range would the A319 gain from one ACT?

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Payload Airbus A319NEO
Replies: 6
Views: 8059

Re: Payload Airbus A319NEO

This is not possible. A full A319 with no ACTs will handle half that distance. The A32x reaches its limits between 5 and 6 hours flight time without ACTs. There are so many weight variants and engine options, but 4000 nmi is very far beyond the norm for the A319 in regular airline service. Hmm, so ...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Resort Cities Ravaged by Cartel Violence
Replies: 29
Views: 7341

Re: Mexican Resort Cities Ravaged by Cartel Violence

Actually, the major "problem" seems to be the Americanization of Mexico. Gone are the quaint cities and towns. In return you get the mega-resorts and cloned shopping malls. More than a decade ago Playa del Carmen and even downtown Cancun were kinda neat and OK. Nowadays? Myrtle Beach 2.0....

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Barcelona
Replies: 33
Views: 8588

Re: Protests in Barcelona

Catalunya is sinking any hope for other regions in the world who would like some autonomy from a central government, showing that the more you give the more they want until secession. L410Turbolet : what part of your country are you ready to let go ? Wrong question. L410 had already gone through th...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Erdogan threatens to flood EU with refugees
Replies: 26
Views: 3392

Re: Erdogan threatens to flood EU with refugees

Is he out of his mind or is there something I don't understand? If anyone was out of her mind, it was Merkel who signed the dirty deal with Erdogan You are aware that she didn't sign it any more or less than any other EU countries head of state/government, right? If he does make this threat come tr...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 AC
Replies: 9
Views: 7668

Re: 767-300 AC

Many 767's are older than AC's ain't Broke? Then there might not be a need to fix it. Did you get where you were going safely? If So? Then everything Else is Gravy! Especially if AC doesn't intend to Keep the fleet type. I believe AC intends to keep the 767's around for some time. Just not at mainl...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22378

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

I would also love to see the opinions of passengers flying this route on the A321NEO-LR and also the experience of the airline itself looking at the economics for them. I would love to follow this for all airlines flying the A321NEO-LR on 8+ flights. Interesting. A388 I'd personally rather fly TAP'...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZS-NEX - Interesting arrival at KMHR during CCA Airshow
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: ZS-NEX - Interesting arrival at KMHR during CCA Airshow

In the US, it’s unusual to operate traffic during the show, but I’ve seen it done in Canada. From your post, it sounds like there was a break between the U-2 landing and the Stearman show, so I’m sure there wasn’t a conflict, just tower visual separation. GF I can't confirm that having an airshow a...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 125072

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

First 330 going for refurb October 8. Fin 934 New config 32J/24PY/241Y total 297 (old config 292) That's C-GFUR https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/C-GFUR-Air-Canada/x6yI1x They are starting the reconfigurations with their original aircraft? That's interesting. I sort of expected the...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139471

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

How difficult is to inspect and eventually replace the pickle fork?

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 41029

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

I give LH and others the benefit of the doubt in this respect as they would be fools to participate in such a structure. Given that LH is willing participant in that charade (Austrian has broken the ranks and announced that they are sending their own planes instead of grounded AA planes next week, ...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 11611

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Swedish - kurva (bend, like a bend on a road)
In Polish (spelled with w) it is something completely different (prostitute)


Actually, the word kurva is present in several Slavic languages as well as in Hungarian. It not necessarily means a prostitute though.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I still eagerly await the answer for why the captain of Lion 610 was able to keep the airplane under control for 9 minutes, and 22 MCAS activation cycles, yet the first officer lost control within two minutes after the captain gave him the airplane. That's actually the stupid question I wanted to a...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27265

Re: How does aviation tackle climate change?

Fully loaded planes produce substantially better miles per gallon per passenger than cars. no, they don’t, my wife’s car does 200 passenger miles per gallon and mine does 350. There are no planes that will do that in commercial service. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk There are no real worl...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 6769

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

Justin Trudeau should not only loose his job as PM, but should be kicked out of the Liberal Party. If they practice what they preach, this man should be dismissed from their organization. Well, you know what you have to do if you want to help with Justin Trudeau losing his job as prime minister. I'...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

But not at Air Canada, which is the airline being discussed, because they have never had NGs. I wonder if dry-lease of an NG and using it on revenue flights would be cheaper. Toms of paperwork, of course... IIRC when the MAX deal was announced, AC was talking about immediate withdrawal of the E-jet...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Noise level of ERJ jets.
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Noise level of ERJ jets.

That's true, I noticed the CRJ 700 has more wind noise sitting towards the front. I've actually taken decibel readings and it is a bit louder than the 737's. A319s seem to be a little quieter than the 737's I've been in. What about 170 and 145's? Unfortunately, I have never flown in a 170 and my on...

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