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by Okie
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meals from Cancelled Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Re: Meals from Cancelled Flights

I am not sure of the hold over time allowed which is fine if it stored at the correct temps. I can tell you that in the past that I have been on a couple of flights outside of the US that the food was on the arriving aircraft from the US for the return trip. ORD-PEK is about 16hrs. So considering th...

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by Okie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 28
Views: 4249

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Here me out here, but what if this ends up being the official reveal of the SR-72? The military worked closely with the filmmakers on both films, and this would certainly be a helluva reveal! CGI could be nothing but pixels or a C152 for positioning purposes and generated from that. I am guessing s...

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by Okie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28580

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

I am wondering if Schiff becomes a "fact witness" what happens next.
My guess is he will become a liability to the Democrats. A lot less has caused Clintoncide.

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1212

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

Dave Clarks
Excellent noise cancellation
Never hear those passengers screaming in the back :roll:


Okie

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by Okie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14839

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2019

readytotaxi wrote:
harmfu ingredients, more seafood is..........

uranium radiation mercury ship bilge

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by Okie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8530

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

https://ibb.co/xqq5vJs There is the jack with only one wheel and a brake assembly on the main, probably the culprit that caused the slip. Let me first admit I do not know A319 jack points,But doesn't this photo show a body jack point shifted and pierced the body? I am thinking that is a normal jack ...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Hate for the Cowboys?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: Why the Hate for the Cowboys?

They appear about as lethargic as the second shift after they take a "Smoke Break"

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bushfires & Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: Bushfires & Aircraft

Question from a hobbyist with no industry knowledge. How does something like bushfires and the smoke & haze affect aircraft, such as engines or other sensitive parts? The smoke itself is the result of an incomplete combustion process, whether brush, logs, coal or any hydrocarbon. I suspect ther...

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by Okie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde & engine startup?
Replies: 13
Views: 2515

Re: Concorde & engine startup?

Interesting it didn't have a cross bleed. doing some reading on the website mentioned above also shows that anti-ice was mostly electric, and not bleed air. With the delta wing, how sensitive was the aircraft when operating in icing conditions? Well she cruised at FL600 which is seriously dry and t...

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by Okie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind
Replies: 81
Views: 3526

Re: The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
Had no idea the unemployment rate at 7 to 8 percent. The West has a problem as well, Arizona, California, Nevada.


Well quite simple when you post the unemployment rate from 2014 during the Obama administration 5 years ago.

You are really grasping for straws.

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24191

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

Revelation wrote:
The vendor, Triumph, has worked ahead to produce parts for the 18 remaining UPS 748Fs on order.


What about the two 748's to replace AF1?
Do not see them indicated in your 18 count.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg preparing to enter 2020 race.
Replies: 74
Views: 2837

Re: Bloomberg preparing to enter 2020 race.

It just gets better and better. Now Patrick to go along with Bloomberg. Looking like a lot of people wanting to run for President after Biden set the precedence of getting family members on offshore board of directors. Wonder if I can get one of them to adopt Okie in order to support him in a manne...

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by Okie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28580

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

You willingly and knowingly will vote for a man who has committed bribery/extortion while in office, a crime specifically called out in the Constitution? I have no plans to vote for Quid Pro Joe do you? ******** I am going to question if Pelosi will pull the plug on Schiff before Fridays Humbug. Okie

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by Okie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40885

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

tkoenig95 wrote:
What is the update on expanded Metroplex operations?


My guess is they will use terminal 2 at DAL since they have Customs and the close proximity of Mexico to with the range of an EMB.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg preparing to enter 2020 race.
Replies: 74
Views: 2837

Re: Bloomberg preparing to enter 2020 race.

Wow.

So we got Steyer and Bloomberg running for President and Vice President on the Democrat ticket.

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving Uber car killing a woman: The cause
Replies: 31
Views: 1320

Re: Self-driving Uber car killing a woman: The cause

MCAS on wheels. Apparently.

Still reliant on operator.

We will have to wait for AI whose first applications will be to replace the high end cost of all the programmers and high paying tech jobs.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orders for new electric airliner now top 150
Replies: 22
Views: 5733

Re: Orders for new electric airliner now top 150

Running costs will be about $200 per flight hour versus $1,000 for a turboprop, though the model will be slower than some conventional craft So if we are talking a 9 seat at $200 per flight hour Alice and a 70+ seat ATR72 at $1000 per flight hour. I am thinking still behind the cost curve per passe...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Fire Season 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 4002

Re: California Fire Season 2019

What percentage of home owners would have insurance to cover this disaster? If there was a mortgage then there was at least insurance for the mortgage company for the amount of the loan. The mortgage companies seem to insist they recover their money first incase of a total loss. Most people buy ins...

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by Okie
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Greenville, TX
Replies: 15
Views: 3935

Re: Mass Shooting in Greenville, TX

Open carry brings sort of a civility to conversations.

Ken777 wrote:
It appears to be that Oklahoma leads the country in the ease of bribing politicians.


and of course deters people from making false accusations.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Rigs With Public Observation Decks
Replies: 15
Views: 5034

Re: Oil Rigs With Public Observation Decks

Are there any operating oil derricks or oil rigs at oil fields with public observation decks near the top to look out over the skyline and surrounding area. If so, what is the experience like there as a tourist. Any of the land based old derricks that were left over from 40's-50's have been removed...

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by Okie
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In flight maps ?
Replies: 29
Views: 10031

Re: In flight maps ?

Starlionblue, you'll know the answer to this: how does the IFE system "know" what the destination city is? Once when I was on a flight, the destination city was completely wrong and didn't change until takeoff thrust was applied. I thought that was weird. Does the flight crew or cabin cre...

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by Okie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20393

Re: What do you do for work?

Told my Mom that I was a Piano Player at a Bordello.
I did not want to disappoint her by telling her I was an Electrical Engineer. :yes:

Okie




[sent via smoke signal from mobile device*]

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by Okie
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20799

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

I am simply curious as to why its taking so long to diagnos this problem and get the plane back in service. they've had all day Monday, Tuesday and today. I find it interesting that this plane, only a few years old, has been out this long. If the issue is similar to the FOD in an electrical panel a...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie Sanders to postpone all campaigning following heart scare.
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Re: Bernie Sanders to postpone all campaigning following heart scare.

I don’t like the guy but let’s hope for a quick recovery. Does anyone know how long a heart stent will keep you bed ridden? With the new collagen plugs that they use now for access to the artery, the recovery is pretty much 24 hours. My father had a stent and was back riding his motorcycle the seco...

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by Okie
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cell phone cuts out when aircraft takeoff overhead?
Replies: 21
Views: 5750

Re: Cell phone cuts out when aircraft takeoff overhead?

Asking for a friend and her neighbor: It is the noise cancelling feature of the phone. It is responding to the noise of the aircraft Mine does the same when I am around loud equipment. If it is an iPhone Go to General Settings Find the accessibility tab Swipe down to hearing section You can toggle ...

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by Okie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit
Replies: 39
Views: 2834

Re: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit

Pharmacies are not linked. Only same brand ones or those that collaborate with each other. You won't find a CVS inquiring about whether a customer had a prescription fulfilled at a RiteAid for example. They are linked for Opioids, Antihistamines, Antibiotics and a few other abused drugs through a s...

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by Okie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6157

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

This is really disturbing, and immediate action is needed. The Amazon produces 20% of our world's oxygen, and Brazil's Trumpian president is pro-deforestation. The only atmosphere planet earth had was CO2 until some massive genetic malfunction created chlorophyll which caused cells to produce a nas...

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by Okie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 16962

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

Redd wrote:
I think you have a good point here. No one outside of Russia would believe it was suicide.


All we are lacking at this point is for the coroner's report to come back with cause of death "inconclusive"


Okie

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by Okie
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 99
Views: 8429

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Doesn't the "AR" in AR-15 stand for "assault rifle?" I thought it did, but happily stand to be corrected if that's a misconception on my part. Happily or not, you stand corrected, the A stands for Armalite Rifle. The original designer/manufacturer. They have been manufactured by...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 5288

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

Actually on some US you would know you planned arrival gate before departure, and later up dated via ACARS when in range. Even better I have been on many a flight where it was announced, usually during decent, the connecting passengers on the aircraft connecting flight gate number. But I suppose th...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1817

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

StarAC17 wrote:
Wasn't a lot of this done under Bush with GOP congress?

Clinton modified the Housing & Community Development Act signed by Carter that started the Subprime loan market.

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 8173

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus

What exactly is it like towing a loaded trailer with a bus of any kind like a full sized bus or a small shuttle type bus. Nothing different than any other tow. Match the capacity to the hitch. I see all kinds of tows on Class B, B+, C and Class A Motorhomes. However if you are planning on hauling s...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1817

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

Apparently there were provisions to do this under Obama, but it wasn't put in practice. As a result, "as of March 2008, an estimated 8.8 million borrowers – 10.8% of all homeowners – had negative equity in their homes, a number that is believed to have risen to 12 million by November 2008. By ...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3979

Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

The 767-200s were delivered starting around '82 I think.... I spotted some Long Beach Sewer Pipes which did not come into AMR's possession until about 82 maybe 83 in the video as well. Still good clip of some old times. What I was really looking for was the 27's using reverse thrust to back away fr...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27498

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

You do realize that Disney World had it's own airport at one time. KDWS Lake Buena Vista Airport. Now permanently closed. The rumble strips on the taxi way were spaced in such a manner if you taxied over them a 40mph. The landing gear would sound "if you wish upon a star" Somewhere there i...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot towel service logistics
Replies: 17
Views: 3030

Re: Hot towel service logistics

DocLightning wrote:
In premium cabins on many flights, a hot towel service is offered before the meal.1) How are the towels delivered to the aircraft? Are they already moistened? 2) How are the towels heated prior to the service?


They pour the warm water from the biological incubator on them :sarcastic:

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19314

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Edit: It's strange it's taken this so long to hit the airwaves. This happened around 10 am local time, more than 8 hours ago. Weekend of a holiday week. Congress on Summer break I suspect the news organizations are on limited staff with new hires and interns on deck for the next week. Looks like a ...

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by Okie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sprint vs. T-Mobile, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: Sprint vs. T-Mobile, etc.

My question is what happened to Sprint? I constantly lose internet and it doesn't work in half the places of T-Mobile. I have a Sprint personal and a T-Mobile business both iPhone. The problem is with the way the Service provider programs the phones. Before iPhone I could force my Sprint to accept ...

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by Okie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 3252

Re: Buy house or car?

Sell the place in MD and then use the funds from that sale to buy a place in WA. A car depreciates quickly. You keep the car until it dies. A house appreciates, especially in that region. Doc laid it out for you quite precisely. Let me add that your mortgage company is going to only loan you the am...

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by Okie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

On the 787 3 stingers is preferred, however it will it will start on 2 stinger, however, most electrical aircraft loads will be shed. and only one of the 2 starters will operate. The generators/starters are called VFSG (Variable Frequency Starter Generator) Question: how do you know if you are disp...

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by Okie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

Even with external power, you need the APU for engine start because you need bleed air to power the starter. So the APU is still used, both on engine start and on arrival. The 787 uses electric starter/alternator which is capable of engine start without APU. However it has to have at least 2 of the...

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by Okie
Fri May 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

Well the rainfall is such that the water is "Hubcap Deep to a Ferris Wheel". :yes: My yard is a Quaking Bog and the Koi have abandon their pond and are thumbing it at the curb looking for a ride to a dryer environment. But wow...the OP's state (Kansas) is getting hit hard. Oklahoma is a la...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating
Replies: 24
Views: 4234

Re: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating

However, I'm not sure if this particular technology can prevent the in-flight build up of ice. I would have to see this in testing as well. There is a profound difference in dealing with an ice cube adherence to an ice that has formed in a tray and the weight of the cube such that it can release it...

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by Okie
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating
Replies: 24
Views: 4234

Re: Researchers invent new, permanent, anti-ice coating

Tugger wrote:
Devils advocate here!

Makes you wonder what process they use to get it to adhere to the substrate they wish to be anti-ice.
Chemically bonded, baked on, dries from VOC evaporation or water emulsion?

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails
Replies: 14
Views: 3518

Re: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails

True, that's one of the last remaining of a dying species. Once Embraer quits that family, it's done. EMB still produces the 500 (Phenom 100) and the EMB-505 (Phenom 300) of which has been one of the most popular light jets on the market. I believe they just cracked 500 examples of the 300. I am go...

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by Okie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75533

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

“computer problems”. :roll: So these guys had an un-commanded 45 degree roll at rotation severe enough to hit a sign, :roll: :roll: Me thinks a long way from 45 deg roll. My suspicion at this point would be improper data entered either for flex/derate take-off or bugs set incorrectly for this parti...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 121
Views: 16627

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

There are firefighters inside right now, that`s really scary. I can not answer that they are inside but the news I was watching indicated there were 400 firefighters on scene. From the appearance of the low number of apparatus around the structure that there is definitely a shortage of equipment th...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 121
Views: 16627

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Did Quasimodo escape with his life or forever lie with the ashes of doom?

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Hardly wait.

Should be able to launch a survival pod of inhabitants to populate a blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy at the end. :biggrin:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Wind Turbines Cause Cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Trump: Wind Turbines Cause Cancer

Interesting CBS pulled their story on cell towers in school yards causing cancer shortly after it aired today. Hmmm. :stirthepot: https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/7EnF48JVo49CXoX7op8j3CcBN7SZc9Rz/after-several-childhood-cancer-cases-at-one-school-parents-question-cell-tower-radiation...

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