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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1838

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

So what would happen if the governor chose to ignore the law requiring the proclamation? I guess he would end up making it anyway, this time under a court order? Still, I think refusing to sign until ordered to would have been a strong, if symbolic gesture. The "I have to do it" defense i...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134333

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Some clear reasons why going with the F-15EX is not a good idea, the same that have resonated here for a while ............. After all the insult, innuendo, deflection and half truths over the last couple of pages, I have to point out how the winds have changed. From a month ago. In the end the F-1...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6914

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see the problem here? But that is the truth in my experience mixing with Shiites. :checkmark: There are none...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6914

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others. Let me guess: you're Sunni? Right? I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see t...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6914

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others.


Let me guess: you're Sunni?

Right?

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Life in Mexico is vastly different from life in CA, don't confuse the two. The border cities are not becoming safer that I know of, whatever is going on in Juarez is just happening there and I suspect that's just comparative improvement. If one is driving into Mexico from California or Arizona my ad...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 14455

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Not only would jets allow us to patrol our airspace and respond to threats ourselves, it would give us experienced jet pilots, which are an asset in themselves. They would be invaluable if Ireland ever decided to change their military policy in the future as a result of a serious threat or otherwis...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43616

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

If we allowed him to have those two systems together we would have to assume that the Russians would be fine tuning the target recognition software specifically for the F-35 thereby diminishing the F-35's stealthiness when flown against S-400 systems. Our hands are tied. Russia has S-400's and all ...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43616

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

I am not sure totally alienating relations with Turkey is something that is in best U.S interest whatsoever. It's too late for those sentiments, that water's over the dam already. Erdogen sincerely believes that the CIA was behind, or deeply involved it the coup attempt. We can't undo what's been d...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 14455

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

[money is wasted on keeping permanent soldiers on duty for the ground forces, and buying brand new Scania trucks and Mowag APCs, etc. This is actually fairly useless considering we are an island and the only real military issues in the past few years have been illegal fishing and airspace incursion...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 14455

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

embraer420 wrote:
That's a horrendous idea.

My post was meant as satire.
Why should the people of Ireland expend their limited resources to fund a squadron of jet fighters? Wouldn't they have more pressing priorities? The idea sounds absurd to me.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 14455

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

A good offence is the best defense. Ireland should buy into the B-21 program and get a few smart bombs. That way instead of just intercepting intruders and giving them the finger or what ever interceptors do, they could go and take out the hanger of the plane that did the intruding. That'd put a qui...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1794

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

alfa164 wrote:
steveinbc wrote:
it would come as no surprise to me to learn it was Russian campaign that leaked the memo.

:checkmark:
It wouldn't surprise me either.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134333

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Ozair wrote:
To be clear the program has not been killed.

They've gone from 8 planes to 2 planes.

No it's not dead.

Yet.

But It will be.

It was a farce from day one.

Good riddance to Shanahan's graft.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134333

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Oh for the love of God. The 22 is the 15 replacement and the 35 is the 16 replacement. That was the plan about 20 years ago, but things haven't worked out that way. The F-22 has turned into something of a white elephant. The cost overruns in its manufacture caused the program to be terminated befor...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5640

Re: US Drone Shot Down

Do you need to see a list of these failures? One significant success was on the Korean peninsula from which we now have a strong economy rivaling that of Japan. Heck, if the Vietnamese weren't so stubborn, proud and tough fighters and just lose the war to the US, their economy would be in much bett...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134333

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

So as I understand it, the House armed services committee has pulled half the funding for the first batch of F-15EX's and in so doing has killed the program because only four planes could be funded as things stand. Is that correct? Where can information on this topic be found that is not behind a pa...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 16936

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

The page scandal. Weren't they underage? I don't know what you're talking about. Define your accusation with sources please. Oops, my mistake. The underage pages were 2 other congressmen. BF merely engaged in solicitation/prostitution. Which is also illegal, no? No Barney did not engage in solicita...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 16936

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

SteelChair wrote:
The page scandal. Weren't they underage?

I don't know what you're talking about.

Define your accusation with sources please.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 16936

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

SteelChair wrote:
Where is the outrage against someone like, oh say, Barney Frank? I cant shake the feeling that, while this guy should fry, we're all being manipulated
OK where is the outrage against Barney Frank? Or Why? What has Barney Frank ever done that has offended anyone other than anti-gay bigots?

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran

SteelChair wrote:
EVERY President is not told many things. On purpose. Plausible deniability.

Poppycock

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5640

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I just want to know how the HELL we let this thing fall into enemy hands. I can't even imagine the goldmine of technology they'll get, especially if any of the optics and cameras are even remotely intact. Sigh. Why do you consider Iran our enemy? They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Trump asked permission to bomb Iran

But Iran said no, so Trump slinked away. After the drone was shot down, Trump sent a message to Iran through Oman that he wanted to do a limited strike on Iran; but Iran replied that they would see an American air strike as the beginning of war. And we know what happened next. https://www.timesofisr...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5640

Re: US Drone Shot Down

bikerthai wrote:
It was not word games in 79. And there were fatalities, maybe not of embassy staff, but of the soldiers in their failed attempt to rescue the staff.

bt

Sure kid.

In your mind Iran invaded the United States in 1979.
Yea, right!

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by Spar
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5640

Re: US Drone Shot Down

bikerthai wrote:
they did invade "US soil" in 1979.


Clever retort, but this is not a word game.

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by Spar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5640

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I just want to know how the HELL we let this thing fall into enemy hands. I can't even imagine the goldmine of technology they'll get, especially if any of the optics and cameras are even remotely intact. Sigh. Why do you consider Iran our enemy? They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

The issue I have with the pilot suicide idea. Is it wasn't JUST suicide but also mass murder. And that really isn't very common. That speaks to a more complicated pathology. The complicated pathology has been dealt with at length. Zaharie was a known political extremist with emphasis on extremist. ...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

There it all is, anybody can read it. My detailed explanations: your denials, innuendos and aspersions.

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by Spar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

You conveniently ignore the statements made by General Rodzali Daud which categorically shows that they didn't manage to confirm the identity of MH370 from the radar plot. Hence, the fact that it's not identified means that they can't be sure that the blip is MH370. If you know even a bit about Mal...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Both General Rodzali, and General Zulkifeli have repeatedly stated that they needed to corroborate & confirm that the blips are from MH370. Especially after the plane turns around Penang island, since by that time the plane would have been flying on the normal air corridor from South East Asia ...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I get stuck on why the Malaysian Government of the time would cover it up. If Zaharie did it for any reason other than political, then it is a rogue pilot that happens from time to time in all countries. There is no shame in that. If he did it to show his support to the opposition leader who has be...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Can you prove that Hishamuddin knew for sure from day one of MH370's position? Flight path, not "position", I just did that in the post above this one. This is simply a repeat of what has gone before: Can you "prove" the Inmarsat data means anything? Can you "prove" th...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

The point is simple - that you're creating a conspiracy with scant evidence. You don't know for certain that Hishamuddin knew with absolute certainty from early on that the intermittent blip on radar was MH370. Where's the proof of that? There's substantial proof. It begins with the well known and ...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Because the Inmarsat information was given to him on the 11th. The General made his statement on the 9th. He could have denied it on the 10th, Inmarsat data or not. I don't understand the point of these suppositions. Once one realizes that as Hishammuddin gave that press conference he knew, and had...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Spar wrote:
Why did he wait until the 12th to "take over

Because the Inmarsat information was given to him on the 11th.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

When the Air Force chief said that they had tracked the aircraft flying across the northern border he was asked "was it seen in real time". He answered, no, on playback It would be great if you could still find the source for that. The military was very open for the first couple of days, ...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

As mentioned before, you are looking for a rational reason why he would make it that complicated. If this was a pilot suicide (which was my conclusion from almost the first week once the flight path became known), that involved killing hundreds of innocent people alongside, it's an inherently irrat...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30733

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Hassan Rouhani has no intention of letting Trump off the hook and allowing the poison words and the economic sanctions to continue unchallenged. He has gone public announcing that Iran Will begin enriching uranium at higher level in days. He's taunting Trump. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/world...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I think "Zig Zag flight" is an extremely poor description of this flight path. Sorry, probably bad choice of words...but that was the best i could come up with when trying to describe what you described in detail...a path that was not straight but with a series of (apparently well calcula...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Actually, I'm assuming that the Pulau Penang radar wasn't manned in real time. My assumption is that they didn't get anybody to the radar set until hours after the flight had gone out of range. The information that was released at 7:24 almost certainly came from the radar log. BTW I'm done for the n...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

You're basing your theory on conjecture. I'm basing my opinions on information I gleaned from people who were involved in the response. I provided factual information and provided links to back my information up. You're trying to claim secret inside information that only you have. You're a charlata...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

You're basing your theory on conjecture. I'm basing my opinions on information I gleaned from people who were involved in the response. I provided factual information and provided links to back my information up. You're trying to claim secret inside information that only you have. You're a charlatan.

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Your article tells of the search being extended, but Malaysia didn't call off the search in the SCS until the 16th. Other countries figured it out on their own - Vietnam just quit the search after getting no answers from Malaysia and India kept searching in the SCS until the 16th when they were fin...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Your article tells of the search being extended, but Malaysia didn't call off the search in the SCS until the 16th. Other countries figured it out on their own - Vietnam just quit the search after getting no answers from Malaysia and India kept searching in the SCS until the 16th when they were fina...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

You might want to do some research into the effects of hypoxia on the brain. You must be a comedian. The precision of the flight path is obvious. He predicted the Malaysian response perfectly, played the KL / Vietnamese ATC like a carnival huckster, split the Malaysian Thai border, kept perfectly c...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

After browsing through the Atlantic article I notice the omission of one important piece of information. Langewiesche never raises the point that when Zaharie signed out of the Kuala Lumpur FIS but failed to report in to the Vietnamese ATC he exploited a loophole in the ATC system that gave MH370 an...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30223

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

And again...all of this is based on just 2 available facts/information/official statements/positions whatever you want to call it 1) Malaysians say MH 370 followed a zizag flight path. [can't remember if this fact was duly vetted by officials from other countries or what this a "claim" by...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 28
Views: 8827

Re: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

I see great VTOL variants, push rotors. I wonder what happens if they are 2,3x as expensive to buy and operate as a conventional Blackhawk kind of configuration.. The taxpayers just suckup and pay. We're already in the process of throwing 17 billion (with a B) down the drain on shiny new F-15s. Wha...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 9733

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

This is obviously just a ploy on Trump's part to highlight the fact that he's a draft dodger.

What I can't figure out is why does he want to do that?

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by Spar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134333

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

You may chose to portray the above as semantics, but it appears to me that that some here are determined to leave a false impression about where the request for these aircraft came from. I'm just correcting the record and this is a thread about the F-15EX after all. As BT made clear, there is no su...

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