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by scbriml
Sun May 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20606

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Unlike you, she probably enjoys sex regularely. * mic drop * :rotfl: What's really sick and wicked is thinking that anyone has a right to terminate the life of an innocent human being. So where do you stand on the death penalty? An unviable clump of cells is not a human being. Also, being pro abort...

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by scbriml
Sun May 26, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20105

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

with Airbus freaking out over an airplane that hasn't even seen sheet metal cut? What are Airbus doing that any rational person would characterise as "freaking out"? I suspect the only place they're freaking out is in your head. Airbus should kill the A330 ASAP. ... The A330NEO is now a n...

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by scbriml
Sun May 26, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230435

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

Does Singapore use their A359ULR aircraft for anything other than long haul, filling in on regional routes ? It doesn't look like it and was trivial to check. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9v-sga https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9v-sgb https://www.flightradar24.com/data/air...

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by scbriml
Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20606

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Given the staggering number of abortions in the last 50 years, one has to wonder how many Einstein’s were aborted. Consider those consequences. Given mankind has produced but a single Einstein, those abortions were very unlikely to have robbed us of much. Far more likely to have saved us from a few...

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by scbriml
Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

The EU election results will give a firm indication on where the public stand on Brexit. The EU election results might give some indication, but that's all. It will likely be a very low turnout as usual with those more desperate for Brexit having significantly more incentive to vote. Of course the ...

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by scbriml
Fri May 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

ltbewr wrote:
It looks like new 'snap' elections with probably more radical right, pro-Brexit, anti-immigrant, candidates will gain seats in the Parliament.


Even the Tories aren't stupid enough to call an election. That would be political suicide.

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by scbriml
Fri May 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

So do you find this amusing too scbriml? Good try, but I'm sure even you know there's a huge difference between 'egging' a public figure like Farage and a private citizen. :wave: May is gone as of June 7th. Will be interesting who will be the next PM Hardly a surprise. The list of potential candida...

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by scbriml
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20105

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Right now for me the obvious business case is being made by Airbus releasing new extended range options for the A321. The airlines are clamoring for this MOM and the A321 is the only current plane capable of trying to fill the void. The business case seems somewhat less obvious to Boeing, despite a...

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by scbriml
Wed May 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5685

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

In the above documentary they get into the Dunning-Kruger effect with the flat earthers that they follow around. But their is an interesting debate is that are scientists and others supposed to coddle or ridicule these people. They make the argument in Behind the Curve that the science community ne...

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by scbriml
Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...

Airontario wrote:
cpd wrote:
You can easily fix that by arming all the kids....

Right?


Makes sense to me.


More guns is the answer! To any problem.

Signed,
NRA.

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by scbriml
Wed May 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20105

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Waterbomber2 wrote:
This new sales chief is booking more cancellations than orders.
We'll see but I'm very skeptical.


How is that different to Boeing so far this year? :confused:

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by scbriml
Wed May 22, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

TTailedTiger wrote:
Wouldn't a gay male who transitions to female be straight?


What about a non-gay male who transitions to a gay female, or vv? :spin:

When you're in a hole, stop digging.

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by scbriml
Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

Doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do, if someone random pelted you with eggs and you caught the person what do you think should happen to them? I never said it was right and I never condoned it. That doesn't mean I can't be amused highly by Farage being 'milkshaked'. As to punishment? Prison is ...

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by scbriml
Tue May 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

noviorbis77 wrote:
Is violence against people you dislike in the political field ok by you?


Your threshold of the definition of "violence" is clearly much lower than mine. Britain has a long history of egging nasty politicians.

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by scbriml
Tue May 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

I prefer to look at what I’m buying first, I have never order over the internet How very quaint. Anyway, the discussion about the sorry state of Britain's high streets really has nothing to do with Brexit, so we'll move on, shall we? Michael Heseltine has Tory whip withdrawn after saying he would v...

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by scbriml
Tue May 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1801

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

A sad loss of an F1 legend. The long-term effects of his horrible crash in 1976 obviously took their toll. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. My Mother once advised me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't think of anything nice t...

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by scbriml
Mon May 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17913

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Cockpits of the future will feature a single pilot and a dog. The pilot is there to feed the dog. The dog is there to bite the pilot if he touches any of the controls.

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by scbriml
Mon May 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

Another positive for Brexit. This’ll be great for jobs and local communities. Online shopping is decimating physical retail. A great way to fight back. Not with my tax pounds, thank you very much. Feel free to donate some of your money to keep Poundland, KFC and Ladbrokes running on your high street.

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by scbriml
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10818

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Magog wrote:
Don’t confuse bad foreign policy with a genuine desire to go to war.


Because Trump only surrounds himself with the best people(tm). :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Mon May 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10818

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Mortyman wrote:
Unless there is a UN resolution I would be surprised if Norway would get directly involved in this.


I'd be amazed if Russia didn't veto any such UN resolution.

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by scbriml
Fri May 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20606

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

This country needs stronger reproductive health education. Not "abstinence only" because that does not work. People, not just women, need to know they have options before anything happens. There needs to be access to birth control and education. ^This! The thing I haven't seen mentioned h...

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20606

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

mham001 wrote:
do you realize 5,000 miles away that a woman signed the Alabama bill into law?


Yes, I can read. What's the demographic breakdown of the Alabama senate? Has she ever not signed anything into law that was approved by the senate?

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20606

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5685

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

flipdewaf wrote:
It was written in a book that some people think its flat, those people existed and therefore what they said is true. Must be flat.

Fred


Ooh, I see what you did there!

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22938

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

JibberJim wrote:
(Of course you put the cream on first, you wouldn't put butter on bread after putting on the jam would you...)


Well, respectfully, I have to disagree. It’s far easier to put a dollop of cream on top of the jam than it is to spread jam on top of the cream.

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

noviorbis77 wrote:
https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/majority-of-europeans-expect-end-of-eu-within-20-years?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&__twitter_impression=true

Most people think it’ll go. Lets put the wretched thing out of its misery.


Wait, haven’t you previously derided YouGov polls?

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5685

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll: Ah yes, the 6,000 mile away sun, rotating above the flat Earth, illuminating it like a desk lamp. The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use th...

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5685

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

BlueberryWheats wrote:
scbriml wrote:
No, I don't know who "they" are


The DVD, obviously.


OMG, it’s all starting to make sense! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22938

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Lots of amusing banter here, but nobody has asked the really important question:

Is it scone (as in cone) or scone (as in gone)? :spin:

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28005

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
^ Wasn't there a recent bloomburg article suggesting that Emirates wanted more 777X, not less?

As you say, not dull at all. Changing times!


There was, but then it went very quiet.

Could be EK just needing to get all its ducks in a row before pulling the trigger.

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by scbriml
Thu May 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5685

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge? I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that. BN747 Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they&qu...

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1992

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

In the UK petrol stations now have diferent size nozzles on the pumps which fit the fuel tank, making it "almost" impossible to put the wrong type of fuel in the tank. That only works one way, though. The diesel nozzle is larger than the unleaded one, meaning it's difficult to put diesel ...

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

Ok your cynical......... His cynical what? Don't leave us hanging like that. Hanging on what? That I agreed to call him cynical and enquired if he felt better for it. It’s not like I called him a cynical .....deleted for CENSORSHIP It's hardly worth explaining, but.... Your vs you're It amused me, ...

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

A101 wrote:
Ok your cynical.........


His cynical what? Don't leave us hanging like that.

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1992

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

I was surprised to not see roundabouts being mentioned ! Not only roundabouts, but also: Mini roundabouts - often nothing more than a painted circle in the middle of a junction. Unfortunately, quite a few Brits treat minis somewhat differently to a normal roundabout. You often see a 'Mexican stando...

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28005

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

First, the 787 order still in negotiations is a pleasant surprise. It makes you wonder what affects it could have on the A350-900 and a330-900 discussions with Airbus. Does Emirates need another 100+ new crates? It is interesting to try and work out exactly what they're playing at. Reduced A380 fle...

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

BTW how much EU money will the UK MEPs get when elected? I expect that those of the Brexit party will refuse money from the EU (though I'll have some serious doubts they will). Like Farage? :rotfl: He's greedily sucking on the teat of a beast he despises for all he's worth. Oh, don't forget the fat...

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by scbriml
Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28167

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Show me proof that there is no Grand Design. As a general concept, it's pretty difficult to prove that something doesn't exist. For example, I cannot prove the Loch Ness monster doesn't exist, but I can point to heaps of surveys, searches and analysis, the lack of verifiable observations, the lack ...

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by scbriml
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

Dutchy wrote:


Only if it's tied to a confirmatory public vote.

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by scbriml
Tue May 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

https://mobile.twitter.com/njamesworld/status/1128312748662771712 Forcing countries to do things whether they want it or not. Thank christ we are leaving. A-holes like this Guy Verhofstadt (I can think of a better term that rhymes with stadt) can’t wait till he is distant news. Wait, I thought proj...

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by scbriml
Tue May 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16400

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

c933103 wrote:
Reuters published a report saying the reason for the change in Trump's attitude was because China backtracked many promises they have made.


Did they really promise anything, or was that Trump's interpretation of what was said in his usual need to be seen to be "winning"?

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by scbriml
Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

So also our noviorbis has a way out if his wishes don't quite play out as promised. Just like Farage and all the other Brexitrimist. And our A101. There you have it. Believe me, I have no interest of moving to any EU nation post Brexit. Sure.... when the Brexit-shite hits the fan, you are going.......

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by scbriml
Tue May 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16616

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Ertro wrote:
I was so looking forward to flying in the A320NEO, but for some reason the flight was operated with the older version of the NEO, the A320, and I was so disappointed.


Image

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by scbriml
Tue May 14, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16616

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

There's some serious mental gymnastics going on here. I needed a laugh this morning, thanks. :lol: The statement is surprisingly correct... :checkmark: It's like comparing a 1999 Corvette to a 2019 Corvette. In what way isn't a 1999 Corvette an older version of a 2019 Corvette? :scratchchin: If the ...

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by scbriml
Mon May 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2038
Views: 108305

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

The Brexit Party is polling higher than the Conservatives and Labour combined ahead of next week's European Elections. Farage has my vote! https://news.sky.com/story/nigel-farages-brexit-party-polling-higher-than-labour-and-tories-combined-before-eu-elections-11717553 :checkmark: I thought polls we...

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by scbriml
Mon May 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13375

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

Ishrion wrote:
https://youtu.be/AI58h98ZNRI

Video of the 4 landings.


I've spent plenty of time spotting in the ME, but that has to be the dustiest airport I've ever seen! :shock:

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by scbriml
Mon May 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8564

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Then names of Caravelle, Concorde, Comet, Tristar (although officially L1011), etc all sounded much more distinctive and memorable than today's "777-9XXX A350-1000ULR 737MAX9 A321neoULRNX", and added a glamour vibe to air travel. Nicknaming the 787 'Dreamliner' was a good initiative, but ...

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by scbriml
Sun May 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28005

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

VV wrote:
I hope you know basic arithmetic.


I do, but apparently you don't! :rotfl:

As for the personal insults... :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Sun May 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230435

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

Qantas operate 787's which share a type rating with the 777. Pilot training would then be cheaper with the 777X. This is a pointless argument - QF also operates A330s and A380s, so pilot training costs will be a wash. Rolls Royce has fairly poor reliability as of late so I'd put my money on the GE ...

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