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by N14AZ
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long layover in Beijing
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Long layover in Beijing

There's a special lane (from what I read online) at immigration for those looking for 144-hr visa-free transit at PEK. Yes, I can confirm that. I have taken that special lane some years ago when flying back from Vietnam to Germany via PEK without having a valid visa at that time (... now I have a 2...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

And one final word: I guess some members might not like to hear this, but I think, from a neutral point of view, the winner of this episode is Trump.

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Good, Trump had his day, now the mullahs had theirs. This pretty much sums it up. Thread will most probably be closed soon. See you in the next thread when the next incident happens and I think it will happen again. Iran‘s regime is now like a cat in the corner and you know how they react when you ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs

Not much to say In the last three weeks I have lost both of my dogs, two beautiful Miniature Schnauzers 14 and 15 years old They were simply the best friends I ever had I am devastated and heartbroken Sorry for your loss. We never had dogs until my wife bought one about ten years ago while I was wo...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296740

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Link to the article with the picture in it. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7863359/Ukrainian-passenger-plane-carrying-180-people-crashes-near-Tehran-local-media.html In that link you can see photos of both sides of the vertical stab. Under the “silly stories” photo there is a photo of the...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296740

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Link to the article with the picture in it. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7863359/Ukrainian-passenger-plane-carrying-180-people-crashes-near-Tehran-local-media.html In that link you can see photos of both sides of the vertical stab. Under the “silly stories” photo there is a photo of the...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

There was a “funny” (I know, the word funny might not be appropriate in this context) headline in one of the German newspapers, earlier today: „Iranian attack on US bases leads to de-escalation”. I guess rage cage model. Shelling empty barracks to vent anger. That fits to a joke I made with my coll...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

The Iranian response was quite restrained and not IMO designed to kill anyone, it was mainly for domestic consumption, to show the Iranian public that they were doing something, they cited UN article 51 as the reason for the reprisal. However I don't believe this is the end of it, Persians like the...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing planes in Beijing with a layover
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Changing planes in Beijing with a layover

once I was on the jetway security was tighter than anywhere I've seen... they were hand-checking everybody's bags and shoes. *Everybody's*. I don't know if this was a random thing that day or if it's normal for PEK, but it was the one annoying thing about the experience there. I never had this a se...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

I guess Trump will be in best mood when he wakes up tomorrow. As far as we know it was a very moderate attack. Just some helicopters destroyed. No US-casualties.

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by N14AZ
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Pompeo lying again in his presser - “we believe the previous agreement put Iran on a course to developing nuclear weapons, and will not allow that to happen”. And he’s totally shifting the conversation away from the Soleimani strike. It’s almost like he doesn’t even know 45 ran on an anti-neocon pl...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95765

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Remember that Dr. Peters Group is an investment group, whose primary aircraft business is leasing, not scrapping. I guess if a Dr. Peters representative or someone who bought A-380-shares from Dr. Peters reads this sentence… it will take a moment …. and then he/she will burst out crying. :cry2: May...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95765

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

the last large part of 9V-SKA / 02.04.2020 / LDE: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/mcfIU3.jpg I heard that Airbus will move its department in charge for the annual global market forecasts ( https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/global-market-forecast.html ) from Toulouse to Tarbes. They...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing planes in Beijing with a layover
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Changing planes in Beijing with a layover

I was hoping someone could give me a rundown of what I will be doing when the plane touches down at PEK. Nothing! Sitting in your seat, seatbelt on, window shades open, mobile phone off... I often change plane in PEK but it's usually a connection from an int'l CA-flight to a domestic CA-flight, whi...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95765

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

And Air France retired F-HPJB today. Flew off to Malta to be returned to the lessor. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-hpjb This is the first of the AF A380s to go? Also, anyone got a retirement schedule for the AF birds? Yes it is. On January 02, she has been flown to Dresden and retur...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 99971

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/11/stratolaunch-under-new-ownership/?fbclid=IwAR0055uHePDC8C9JWssYA8PubOMWV1p6hiZdP-_zJOTt2pg3AEko2lvdbvE some fresh news about this amazing machine. The new owner is CerberusCapital’s co-founder Steve Feinberg. Source: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/exclusive-buye...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

You know who else destroys cultural sites? Out of my mind: 1.) Taliban in Afghanistan 2.) another terror organization in Mali (Timbuktu, IIRC) 3.) in a way, the 9/11-terrorists :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Exactly. Okay, and IS-fighters cut off the heads of their prisoners. So are you sugges...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the event of a tariff trade war...
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: In the event of a tariff trade war...

Loons hang out in the non-aviation forum; Thank you. Or members, who are sick and tired of predictable threads in the Civil Aviation thread, that sooner or later turn into a A vs. B discussion... It isn't an A v B discussion it is a possible outcome where long term Boeing Customers in Europe are fo...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the event of a tariff trade war...
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: In the event of a tariff trade war...

leghorn wrote:
Loons hang out in the non-aviation forum;

Thank you. Or members, who are sick and tired of predictable threads in the Civil Aviation thread, that sooner or later turn into a A vs. B discussion...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6018

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

Jouhou wrote:
Jet bridges are probably a good solution, just someone needs to cough up the money for it.

Well, they could finance them from all the coins they collect on the apron. :blush: :duck:

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14651

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Despite Greta Thunberg Germany's seven top cities are connected to each other with up to 25 flights daily! To which connection are you referring to? That would be equal to one flight every hour all day long. Perverted. Considering a curfew at one of the two cities, even more flights per hour. So wh...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Yup! And he’s even invoking committing war crimes by bombing cultural and religious sites. I was extremely confused by his tweet: some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture In all his former speeches he already emphasized that this conflict is not about the Iranian ...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Trump talking about 52 targets as a reference to 52 hostages in 1979. That way it's clear, this has nothing to do with what Iran is doing, everything to do with bloodthirsty people dreaming of some kind of revenge. Yup! And he’s even invoking committing war crimes by bombing cultural and religious ...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A reflection on the first 9 years of the A320NEO family
Replies: 38
Views: 8820

Re: A reflection on the first 9 years of the A320NEO family

Pheeew, thank you! This was the shocker of the day. I just read the thread title and thought „WHAT?!?! The neo is already flying since nine years?!? Time is flying..“ ;-)

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by N14AZ
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Rest assured that China and Russia are just as invested in meddling in Middle Eastern affairs as the United States is. Thank you. But I don't buy it. Could you provide some facts about "China being invested in meddling in Middle Eastern affairs as the Unitied States is"? How often did Chi...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28104

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Rest assured that China and Russia are just as invested in meddling in Middle Eastern affairs as the United States is. Thank you. But I don't buy it. Could you provide some facts about "China being invested in meddling in Middle Eastern affairs as the Unitied States is"? How often did Chi...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3573

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Me too. I wonder how long we´d be seeing whats left with the naked eye. Apparently 2 weeks. Where did you read this? I read several articles about Betelgeuse but most come to the conclusion that it will take much longer, for example this one: Betelgeuse has varied its brightness for centuries and e...

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by N14AZ
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2687

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

Talking about Leia: I was a little bit surprised to see so many scenes with her. Did they recycle surplus scenes from previous movies?

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by N14AZ
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Study shows Trump tariffs backfired
Replies: 28
Views: 1539

Re: Fed Study shows Trump tariffs backfired

the aim was make the economically illiterate feel like trump was making it better for them so they will vote the right way. Trump doesn’t need to achieve things, he has to make it look like he’s making bold decisions against the enemy, regardless of their usefulness. Does it matter for the electora...

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by N14AZ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3573

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Can't argue with that, I just hope Gamma ray burst aren't apart of it's demise, it we're in the path of that...we can kiss our atmosphere good bye! And we would all suddenly know the feeing of 'a fish out of water' BN747 As per Betelgeuse‘s Wikipedia-page that’s not very likely: Betelgeuse is not l...

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by N14AZ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3573

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Technically, it could have already gone supernova. When you see at night (and I look up at almost nightly, the light you see tonight, was emitted to reach your eyes now 100 years before Columbus left...so the explosion 'light' is still on it's way. I hope that's not the case, I'd hate to see it 'mi...

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by N14AZ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3573

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

The true mindf**k here is that it may have already died, but we don't know it yet. It takes a little over 600 years for Betelgeuse's light to reach us. I wonder if the Hubble makes it any "more recent". We ll the Hubble may know first, but by the time it told us, we would already know. Tr...

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by N14AZ
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

Russia now expects that the pipeline will be completed at the end of 2020 (vs. beginning of 2020 as planned before the sanctions). They want to use a vessel called Akademik Cherskiy, operated by a subsidiary of Gazprom. I wonder if the US sanctions will apply to this daughter company only or maybe t...

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Things We Can All Agree On?
Replies: 32
Views: 1452

Re: Some Things We Can All Agree On?

You don't go out much, do you? :D I do yoga, and I am well aware of the distracting qualities of those in class, but those women usually don't wear them on the streets..... and those that do often don't qualify as yummy. If I am to take you more literal I am assuming cotton yoga pants and that you ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2687

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

:checkmark: True, almost every scene reminded me of another previous Star Wars movie. I think I am really done now with Star Wars movies. Does anybody know who played Poe’s ex-girlfriend? You could see her eyes only but I somehow think I have seen these eyes before... Keri Russell played the red po...

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2687

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

It was Return of the Jedi v 2.0. So... par for the course with the first two movies of the Sequel Trilogy. Everything that is old is new again. :checkmark: True, almost every scene reminded me of another previous Star Wars movie. I think I am really done now with Star Wars movies. Does anybody know...

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 7600

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

There is a story floating around about a GII that has been set on fire after trafficking drugs around in Central America earlier this week. So one GII less. https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/1207054458758352896 https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20191215-0 That's the incident I...

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by N14AZ
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

It still won't work. At most the pipeline will be completed with a short delay in exchange for yet another round of antagonising the EU. Yet another great success of US foreign policy. It is sad to see how the US-American-German friendship is coming to an end. I grew up in the American-protected zo...

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by N14AZ
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

Read my first reaction on this thread and you would know what I think. But let's not forget that it started with Russia, I know you have a real bias for everything Putin does, God knows why, but you have demonstrated that again and again. It’s not really anything to do with Russia is it, it’s the A...

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by N14AZ
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strikes in France Last Week
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: Strikes in France Last Week

and commuters faced hours long delays in the train network as train drivers refused to go to work. Hospitals had to requisition workers for essential services as health care workers went on strike. Electricity was cut by union activists to nearly 100,000 homes and offices I can't believe this happe...

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by N14AZ
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

Either you take a stand against russia and cut off their life blood or you embrace everything they do. Thank you for your statement. This is the only post of an US-American member in this thread. :-/ I guess most US-Americans support the sanctions or maybe they simply don’t care. Regarding your com...

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by N14AZ
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bizarre POTUS Riff On Wind and Birds
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Bizarre POTUS Riff On Wind and Birds

I guess you have to say something like this when the oil industry is one of your main sponsors...

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by N14AZ
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

From Allsea‘s statement posted on their webpage hours (or even seconds?) after Trump signed the law including the sanctions: Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation’s wind down provision and expect guidance comprising of the necessary regulatory, technical and environmental clarificati...

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by N14AZ
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

I have to buy a Christmas tree now (... do I have to apply for permission in Washington? ...) but later I will post some facts about Germany‘s energy dependence.

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451042

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just before the excerpt that I provided above from the transcript, there was a "click" at 12:38:31.1, heard on the CVR tape. The CVR soundspectrum study is here: https://dms.ntsb.gov/public/63000-63499/63168/631201.pdf It theorizes that the click may have been the GA switch. The conclusio...

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3992

US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

We all know about the sanctions imposed by the USA this week. But somehow this seems not sufficient for two US Senators. They wrote a letter directly to the contractor, who is operating the special vessels for the pipeline construction, threatening with "crushing and potentially fatal legal and...

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by N14AZ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28591

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Some very nice headlines and comments in the German press today. One comment I really like is (roughly translated): The US -American constitution does not provide for a king, someone above the law. But what if the center of the population wants to have a king, i.e. a president who acts as if he is a...

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by N14AZ
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9037

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I might get flamed for this statement: I never liked the look of the MD80‘s. The wings look tiny.

My first holiday with my wife started with a MD82, though. Meridiana after their merger with a spanish operator.

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by N14AZ
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256615

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

yoyo777 wrote:
777X is still in a better position than the A350-1000, with 309 firm order vs 176. 777X has twice as many orders as 350-1000.

So you are comparing the figures of the 777X, i.e. combined 778 + 779orders, with the numbers of the 350-1000-version only. Interesting :scratchchin:

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