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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Rory Stewart's result is quite interesting: these are basically 19 MPs who say they will NEVER agree to a Brexit without a deal, potentially even willing to bring down the Tory government should any PM try to nevertheless. Some have hinted at such a rebellion (Greeve explicitly, Hammond implicitly)...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Johnson tops the first round vote unsurprisingly, but with a big margin compared to second placed Jeremy Hunt. Not much of a surprise, although I actually expected him to get a bigger share of the vote. It will be very interesting to watch what happens to that share as more candidates are eliminate...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Results for first round of Tory leadership vote: The results are in... Michael Gove: 37 Matt Hancock: 20 Mark Harper: 10 Jeremy Hunt: 43 Sajid Javid: 23 Boris Johnson: 114 Andrea Leadsom: 11 Esther McVey: 9 Dominic Raab: 27 Rory Stewart: 19 Every MP voted, no spoiled ballot papers. Lowest three scor...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8931

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Wow, is that what passes for an airport security checkpoint in Russia? :o

I realise it's not Moscow or St Petersburg, but still...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

jfk777 wrote:
why they have 787 and A350 who knows ?


They're just one of an increasing number of airlines that operate or have ordered both.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

sabenapilot wrote:
or is BoJo going to beg for more time too once he's PM? At least Gove said he would, so I wouldnt be surprised BoJo will too...
Oh dear!


He says not. But then, given he's 95% bluster and buffoonery...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382771

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Maybe you can support your post with something more tangible than baseless supposition. Most of this entire thread is baseless supposition. It hasn't stopped anyone so far. At 23 million annual salary I would assume the current CEOs parachute is gold. It's debatable if someone earning $23million pe...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35194

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

It looks like GE are taking the GE9X is to the Paris Air Show https://www.instagram.com/p/BylWR5xAo3b/ That's a long drive! They'd get there a lot quicker if they fired that bad boy up... .. Like the old Trent 1000 :roll: What? :roll: Why does every post of yours finish like that? :roll: What's it ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9851

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

*It was the last flight of the day *There was no one connecting out of PHL on that flight *Large amount of misconnects *Even with the late departure, the flight would still wind up arriving on time Everyone made the connection, and the plane left at 9:44pm instead of 9:10pm, and still managed to ar...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary

N14AZ wrote:
scbriml wrote:
I went to Duxford for a D-Day Dak photoshoot last night. Grand total of 23 Daks on the field - an impressive sight.

Wow! But where are your pictures? :scratchchin: :hyper:


They're on the way, but it takes time...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

I doubt the Queen will use her position and limited powers to interfere, but maybe she may have to so to preserve the country from anarchy. It would be very unlike her to take such action. But, the current situation is unprecedented in my (and her) lifetime and while I think it's unlikely, she migh...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

So you might have heard of it, or not, candidates to replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister are debating whether it would be a good idea to prorogue (shut down) parliament before the 31st October deadline for Brexit, in order for the Prime Minister to take the country out of the EU without opposi...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35194

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

https://www.instagram.com/p/BylWR5xAo3b/


That's a long drive! They'd get there a lot quicker if they fired that bad boy up...
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blackscorpion wrote:
It looks like GE are taking the GE9X is to the Paris Air Show

https://www.instagram.com/p/BylWR5xAo3b/


That's a long drive! They'd get there a lot quicker if they fired that bad boy up...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382771

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Long interview with Delta's Ed Bastian regarding the Max situation. He says the industry has been traumatized by the affair. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/6/11/18657008/ed-bastian-delta-boeing-737-max-scandal Ed " Delta doesn't fly the MAX " Bastian says industry traumatised. :scratchch...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3438

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

After reading this thread, I'm only surprised that people express surprise that there aren't more women here. :sarcastic:

jdstJD wrote:
Speak up if you’re comfortable doing so and let’s chat with one another!!


Good luck with your quest. You might end up talking to yourself.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382771

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yes, would the NG need MCAS if it were certified today? Since MCAS was designed to meet a force gradient spec., what is the force gradient of the -700, -900, MAX 7 to MAX 10? That would explain a lot. With respect, I think that's a somewhat pointless question. My understanding is that MCAS was requ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5893

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

flipdewaf wrote:
fl oz in a pint - 16
fl oz in a real pint - 20


I see what you did there! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11353

Re: Last Ever 737 NG Rolls Off The Line

Ahh, ya got me there. Ha, wasn't the intention! I was genuinely confused as to how to decide which one is "the last" - last line number (even if not physically last to roll out), highest c/n (but they jump around and aren't sequential), physically last one out of the door (and then do we ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11353

Re: Last Ever 737 NG Rolls Off The Line

So it isn't physically the last NG to "roll off the line"? :confused:

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4011

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

It is due to the 737MAX10 having an extension on the landing gear therefore the engine does not need to be moved forward like other 737MAX models for ground clearance Are we sure? My understanding is the extra length of the gear only applies at the point of rotation and is all about the length of t...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18587

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

1989worstyear wrote:
It's the 1988 Factor. We're still in that year technologically.


Seriously dude, you need to move on.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8966

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

Picture this; an elderly passenger, exhausted after a long flight, carefully watching their feet as they shuffle towards the doorway, overbalances and reaches out a hand to stabilize themselves. Whoosh, bang - how did that happen..... :o That shouldn't happen because by the time pax are ready to ex...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: RIAT First Timer!
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: RIAT First Timer!

If you're attending multiple days, it's easier because you can use the first day to try things out. While the order of the flying displays are not identical each day, baring weather issues, each routine will normally be the same, so if you see something you really want to shoot on the Sat, you can b...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382771

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Professionals don't talk about accident investigations like this, either: And we don't even know what the breakdown of the blame will be yet. That is a completely accurate statement. It's completely inaccurate because the purpose of an accident investigation is to find out exactly what happened, re...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1568

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

Except it won't look anything like that by the time Health & Safety has their say.

readytotaxi wrote:
What a total waste of money, given Londons climate they will probably only use it 3 months a year.


I believe technology exists that enables water in pools to be heated.

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I imagine you are referring to the byelection that labour won by only 683 votes Which was actually a 12.5% increase in their majority compared to the 2017 election. So the reality isn't that Labour "only just held on", but rather that a brexit candidate failed miserably to beat Labour, th...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382771

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Just to put "professional" into perspective: TTailedTiger wrote: If the investigations conclude that Boeing didn't build a deathtrap and they are not the primary reason for the crashes, then I believe the FAA must punish these entities somehow. The airlines and nations that grounded the 7...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23587

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Checklist787 wrote:
Your argument does not seem to reflect the reality because long-haul flights by the 787-9 (especially) have opened thousands point-to-point routes


It seems your posts do not reflect reality, either. :shakehead:

Do you have a list of these thousands of new p2p routes being flown by 789s?

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66539

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

LaunchDetected wrote:
Qatar was the launch customer of the A350 and everything was alright as far as i know.


If you followed the A350 production/delivery threads, you'd know what a PITA QR is as a customer. Not just on A350s, either.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6544

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I've been using Windows 10 since just after it was released. It is by far the best version of Windows that MS has done. It makes all previous versions look very flakey. I find it rock solid compared to every other version (and I've been using Windows since 3.0!) Not a fan of Win 10 - got a new lapto...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed No, it’s not middle of the road GOP dogma, and you know t...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: RIAT First Timer!
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: RIAT First Timer!

Hi Everyone, As the title suggests I will be attending RIAT for the first time. To say I am excited in something of an understatement. However I am looking for advice on best photography spots. As it stands I have access to The pimm's area and general Public.Quite willing to splash out an extra bit...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds Boeing 737 MAX 8 Bogota service from Dec 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: American adds Boeing 737 MAX 8 Bogota service from Dec 2019

At this point in time "will" should be replaced by "plans to".

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

bgm wrote:
Mark Chambers lumped "homosexuals" and "transvestites" together with "baby killers" and "socialists" in the post, according to TV station WBRC.


Socialists? :rotfl:

bgm wrote:
The South is the gift that keeps on giving.


Gotta love the South. :liar:

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230185

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Boeing's website says the 778 will be 4% better than the A35J. I guess it must be true then. But what if Airbus's website says the A35J is more efficient than the 778? Who to believe then? :spin: So 777-8 is both more efficient and more capable than A35J. Sure, if you only read Boeing's website and...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25333

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Delta28L wrote:
A300 gone
A330 replaced by 787s
A380s gone in 10 years
A220 brand new
A321 will probably be transferred to a LCC that Korean Air owns


None of which refutes my point that KE certainly isn't a "only buy Boeing" airline. But thanks for playing. :wave:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25333

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

BlueSky1976 wrote:
It's KoreanAir, they won't buy anything but boeings.


Really?

32 x A300
30 x A330
10 x A380
10 x A220
30 x A321

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary

I went to Duxford for a D-Day Dak photoshoot last night. Grand total of 23 Daks on the field - an impressive sight.

But to put it in context, 75 years ago, over 800 Daks were ferrying troops across to France. :shock:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 42
Views: 5140

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

Jetty wrote:
Your choice should be easy if you consider who will be interior minister: Sajid Javid or dreadful Diane.


You mean Diane "math degree" Abbott? :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32486

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

List prices are not - and have never been - indicative of how much airlines actually pay. A weak argument to think it matters. Especially when 'list price' for one OEM includes (or excludes) things that the other doesn't. If you’re going to make claims, at least back them up correctly instead of su...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32486

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Very simple answer with HA. Boeing sold for a very low price below production cost. Airbus can not follow, because that would be dumping, because the sale is to an USA airline. All to kill off the A330-800. We have seen Boeing doing that before, when they tried to kill the at that time Bombardier C...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Mr Khan wrote a completely inappropriate and undiplomatic article in the Observer this weekend in which he made disparaging comments about the President of an important ally for the United Kingdom. It was a foolish thing to do and Trump is right to call him out on it. https://www.theguardian.com/us...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

So possibility for No deal with EU and also No deal with USA. What's next? Japan and China? Tough negotiators. No, no, no. It's all good. Nigel and Boris have it all under control. Two days after we crash out of the EU at the end of October, all the trade deals will be in place. It's going to be so...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

BestWestern wrote:
Conversion of gay people isn’t a Catholic belief. I’m not being critical of her faith, but of her bigoted, un British, un European homophobia.


:checkmark:

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit
Replies: 51
Views: 2962

Re: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit

Magog wrote:
So to recap, Trump knew nothing about it. People are outraged at Trump over something he knew nothing about. Sounds like a typical news cycle lately.


Way to go missing the bigger picture.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1964
Views: 105168

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

sabenapilot wrote:
I can see this ending with France, Belgium and a few others simply booting the UK out end of October, and British politicians then blaming the recession the UK plunges into on the EU and 'the frogs'....


If in doubt, blaming the French has worked for centuries! ;)

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230185

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

mxaxai wrote:
What about a surcharge that you can pay in order not to get punched in the face?


That should be available on United! :duck:

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6431

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

However public opinion in the UK doesn't agree with the a.net view and there are a significant number of people who have significant concerns about unconstrained airport growth What unconstrained airport growth? :confused: How many new runways have been built at major airports in the UK in the last...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7603

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

blacksoviet wrote:
China is Iran's ally. Air China Cargo has 5 747-400BCFs in storage. Will they sell some of these to Iran?


If Air China sold those planes to Iran, they would likely face sanctions from the USA. If it hasn't happened, then there's probably at least one good reason why not.

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