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by Okie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.
Replies: 69
Views: 4761

Re: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.

Wow! Must be a slow news day... Sounds like it but since we are here. Raise your hand if you've never kicked your ball out of the pine straw or nudged it out from behind that tree. Actually, I have not. Shot a 76 Saturday. Weather is suppose to be nice Wednesday, I am going out and try another hole...

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by Okie
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aero Commander 500 - floatplane conversion and reverse thrust
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Aero Commander 500 - floatplane conversion and reverse thrust

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Why amphibs? Maybe he’s had enough of taxiing a Commander with its goofy nosewheel steering


Kept a lot of folks busy out at KPWA building replacement aircraft from all those take-off and landing accidents. Careful with those steering/brakes!!!!!!

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 3554

Re: Electric nose wheels

35 kW long run, 55 kW peak, 13 kg/30 lb. A pair of such motors would pretty much max out 90 kVA of 737 APU, for a weight of 1/4 of a single non-rev or 1/5 of winglets weight. Gearbox and wiring would make things worse, of course. Still if we need talk extra fuel- probably few $ for most legs - vs t...

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by Okie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3732

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

I would hope that enterprises like MAN or Wärtsilä with decades of marine power systems in their portfolios would have figured this out long ago. Then again PW forgot about rotor bow and differential heating, so go figure.Unfortunately, there isn't a central clearinghouse of information for situati...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3732

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

Isn't IMO tier II respective tier III relevant? EPA tier 1..4 is US EPA!Haven't seen anything mentioning EPA tier 4 in a maritime context. IMO tier 2 is basically means they went to the engine manufacturers ask them what is the best you can do mechanically with VVT. There is no effort to reduce NOx...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3732

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

Viking Line vessels are Norwegian flagged with Norwegian officers, I’d imagine plenty of them have very good experience in Norwegian waters. This was just dumb luck, this vessel would have easily run through this weather. I had to check to see what type engines the Viking Sky had and when it was co...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela ... s-sabotage

Maduro the Socialist Dictator of Darkness has declared "Free Blackouts for Everyone"

Okie
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It appears Venezuela has another country wide power outage yet again.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela ... s-sabotage

Maduro the Socialist Dictator of Darkness has declared "Free Blackouts for Everyone"

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 49
Views: 3231

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

Well Avenatti made his $300,000 bail.

Any one taking odds on whether he will have his press release about Nike tomorrow.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 49
Views: 3231

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

DENTK wrote:
Do you honestly think (assuming your brain is functional) that Trump hasn't extorted anyone in his past?Is this really the discussion you want to have?


Do you need a tissue, perhaps.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 49
Views: 3231

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

einsteinboricua wrote:
What is Avenatti to the Democrats?


Their "Moral Compass" since you had to ask. :eyepopping:

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 808
Views: 41447

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

FreequentFlier wrote:
It sure is. These folks are going crazy.


Did not know Robert Mueller was a "Putin Russian Operative" gosh you learn something new everyday, the day before he was a hero of some sorts. :roll:

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3732

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

The storms still really bad. This morning my kids trampoline ES blown across our law and ended up on the roof of our garage. If I hadn’t gone in to work for a couple of hours this morning the trampoline would have damaged my wife’s new car. The Petulant trampoline is probably going to the trampolin...

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3732

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

Kiwirob wrote:
Two salvage rugs are en route, one from Trondheim the other from Bergen. The passangers are being winched off the deck one at a time.


Winch them off one at a time. Hmmm. 10min a person. 6 per hour. 12 daylight hours per day. 72 passengers per day. 1,300 passengers, 18 days. :checkmark:

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3732

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

Kiwirob wrote:
There’s now 4 SAR helicopters evacuating passengers from the vessel.


A little bit more information would be helpful.

How far is this boat off the coast? Even a 19 seat S92 is only good for 2 survivors at 200nm.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 808
Views: 41447

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

EA CO AS wrote:
Watching CNN reporters deliver this news through gritted teeth is priceless.


I am sure there will be a montage or two for brevity, works it will.
Wasting time watching a false narrative that has been going on for years is a fools errand.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 3085

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

I have no idea what you are talking about. Quite obvious. Okie wrote:Please show me a present day successful company that drags their feet on safety. Amazon Again, someone with no idea. What is their TRIR rate. Come on now. Double average, 5,000 times average. You have to use some method to disting...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 3085

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

Oh really? They are still caught out dragging their feet on work safety issues numerous times. Only the work of unions to publish these shortcomings forces governments to intervene (after looking stupid). Bovine Manure. You seem to be seriously disconnected with businesses and complicit in false di...

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by Okie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14795

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

That's assuming they're able to repatriate that money though. I don't recall that situation ever being remedied, other than AA writing off millions of Bolivars they weren't able to repatriate. The Venezuelan government was requiring airlines to sell something like half of their tickets in Bolivars,...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Happy Pi Day

einsteinboricua wrote:
casinterest wrote:
I think Pi day should be 22 of July


22/7.

That overshoots Pi by 0.0013.


casinterest is still using the methods of a Slide Rule. :bigthumbsup:
Don't ask me how I know :biggrin:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Happy Pi Day

3.14 comes around, as in circumference, again. :yes:

So Irrational.

Party On.


Okie

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by Okie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 6790

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

The part I thought was interesting is that the payments went through a Charity. Spend Six Million Dollars to get you child in school. The Charity paid the people off. Then you get to write the Six Million off your taxes as a Charitable Donation. Interesting for sure. I wonder if there will be invest...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12510

Re: Politics and the 737Max

aaaand now the EU has grounded them, leaving only the US and Canada who are still flying the frame WN for sure opted for the AOA sensor disagree option on their HUD's and HDD's, not sure of other North American operators of the MAX. WN is also going to add second AOA Sensor although no date given. ...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748813

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The bottom line to me is that IF this ET crash was caused by MCAS, there is NO EXCUSE for the pilots to have not been aware of what to do. I'm not a pilot and with all of the publicity since Lion Air, I know what to do. You'd think a MAX pilot would cutoff the automatic trim the second that the air...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

The problem with Venezuela is not the socialist nature of its economy; it's how poorly managed it's been. When well trained professionals are replaced with dumb party loyalists, you have a recipe for disaster. I am quite aware and have worked with Venezuelan expats. I have had dealings with PREPA a...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450951

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The silence of the NTSB to report an update from FDR data is deafening. Preliminary is not due for usually 30 days. I can guess as well as any one but I will say this from past investigations. That if something is already structurally or mechanically known to this point the FAA issues an AD to chec...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

Another case of Socialism failing. You can not unwind 2 decades of Socialism, Corruption and Nepotism in a few days. When you have the Double Brother-In-Law in charge of the countries electrical system and his best understanding of electricity is that if you turn on a motor and it hums. The problem ...

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by Okie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia bans cashless stores
Replies: 45
Views: 2340

Re: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

moo wrote:
The proper way to bring equality here and preventing exclusion is to fix the banking issue


Concept is "Freedom" not Socialism we left the UK for a reason.

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia bans cashless stores
Replies: 45
Views: 2340

Re: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

Surely there would be no reason for a bank not allowing someone to open an account. You can not open any account in any bank in the US without an EIN, SSN or an ITIN number and an address as far as I know. That is why illegals use stolen/counterfeit SSN's to give to employers and will not accept di...

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by Okie
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Working at 9-5 vs working at startup, which is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 1478

Re: Working at 9-5 vs working at startup, which is better?

What is better, working at a 9-5 or working at a startup? I know startups have more creative freedom, high risk/reward, and amazing benefits, whereas 9-5 is kind of the opposite. I work 10-12 hours a day so I do not have to have a job. Amazing benefits. You can choose to be as miserable on a job wo...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interesting Facts about Yourself?
Replies: 22
Views: 2395

Re: Interesting Facts about Yourself?

I made a mistake once.
I thought I had made a mistake but I had not. :yes:

Okie


transmitted via smoke signal from mobile device

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by Okie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7849

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Is there such a things as "on demand"/"by appointment" FIS?? Yes, KDAL being one for a fee of course. Maximum of 10 including crew. Usually 8:30a to 5:00p by appointment. Other hours additional fee again by appointment. The facility also has to have the ability to dispose/incine...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2679

Re: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?

Ignoring the forces on the tail because you're using it to steer, there's also a lot of cables, hydraulics and such going to it. And the APU being fitted in it doesn't help either, You need to move into the 21st Century. There are no hydraulic lines, mechanical cables between the tail section on an...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did You Know The Nazi’s Killed 16,000 People By Guillotine?
Replies: 24
Views: 3058

Re: Did You Know The Nazi’s Killed 16,000 People By Guillotine?

It's a pretty effective way of executing bad people, I don't see any problem with it, it's certainly more efficient that the drug cocktails used in the US for lethal injections. I do not really know except that in the US 70,200 Americans died from Opioid addiction in 2017 (latest available numbers)...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450951

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The authorities have indicated there was no fuel/oil slick. That has to be a pretty good indication that the integrity of the wings were violated before the plane made terra firma/swamp/bay and the fuel evaporated into the atmosphere. Nick Lauda's 767-300 (Lauda 004) broke up and went down quickly w...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting
Replies: 61
Views: 5467

Re: Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting

Kraft will be facing a personal money and/or other penalty from the NFL Commissioner's office per the ownership contract 'morals clause'. Looks like Kraft is going to use the "Barney Frank" defense. "He was paying for prostitutes in hopes they would rehabilitate their sins" :rot...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 6301

Re: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2

AOC is representing her constituency quite well. Destroyed 25,000 jobs and $26B in tax revenue, not bad for a start for a Socialist. Evident that she wants to keep her constituency as an under class and dependent on government resources. You would normally think Cuomo and de Blasio would carry enoug...

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by Okie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carol Stream, Illinois
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Carol Stream, Illinois

There appears to be several "Payment Processing Centers" in Carol Stream. (ie West Chicago) I have noticed insurance and other items with the Carol Stream address as well over the years. Why they seem to congregate in Carol Stream is any bodies guess. One would have to assume they were ori...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 6301

Re: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2

Either way, this whole search has been an embarrassment and has been proof that big corporations have way too much power in this country. Well, comrade at least at this point Bezos is at least keeping the employment in this country much to your disdain from your comments. Okie Transmitted via smoke...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 6301

Re: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2

Not when doing so will further escalate the exodus out of the state. Well Nik looking like Pocahontas is putting another feather in her bonnet and AOC is taking a victory lap. They sure do not want it on record that they created a single job for their constituency they are suppose to represent. :ro...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pneumatic Powered Transportation - Viable?
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Pneumatic Powered Transportation - Viable?

If there was filling stations around the city, really just a compressor, it could make the concept very viable, and it's probably the greenest solution to daily transport in the city. Redd we use the numbers of 8 electrical horsepower of input to equal 1 horsepower of air output for industrial appl...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?
Replies: 22
Views: 1439

Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Veal Piccata, I am all in.

Never heard of Chicken (Piccata, Parmigiana or Marsala) until faux Italian restaurant franchises popped up on every street corner.


Okie

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by Okie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 352
Views: 18919

Re: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

I was thinking LAS-LAX or LGA-CHS actually. Also where is the money going to come from to build this HSR in Texas? Hasn't the mess in CA been enough? Last I checked the California HSR was estimated at $2.4M per mile. So far on the first 119 miles it is costing north of $90,000,000.00 per mile and i...

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by Okie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 11674

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

At Trans States we continually operated the ATRs out of STL until the mid 2000s. Probably did the STL-IND leg on those Trans States birds 50 times or more in the early 00's. They were long in the tooth at that point, one flight the de-icing boot was torn on the right wing was flapping in the breeze...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICE and Firearms collide
Replies: 23
Views: 1315

Re: ICE and Firearms collide

Sanford is about 50 miles from RDU. There is a lot of construction in Raleigh/Durham and Fayetteville along with being close to major golfing/resort centers in Pinehurst/Sandhills area. Sanford is rcheap and in the center of it all . Wouldn't be surprised.And it is items like this which should rais...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICE and Firearms collide
Replies: 23
Views: 1315

Re: ICE and Firearms collide

Who all thinks the company should get off free? There is a very high level of culpability here. The article you listed indicated the company followed the letter of the law and there is no culpability. Did you not read it? You just proved the point that illegals can and do use illegal means of ident...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Executive Time...
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Executive Time...

bgm wrote:
Anyone want to guess what he does during his 'executive time'?


From the track record it appears he at least controls about 10 people's every thought and action by looking at this topic.

Pretty powerful, Huh. :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash
Replies: 75
Views: 10562

Re: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash

Can't a simple software change fix this?IF "AOA(L)" <> "AOA(R)" THEN MCAS=0 (Disabled) The article states that the Captain's AOA sensor was faulty, triggering MCAS. The simple line of code would kill MCAS if the two AOA sensors don't agree. AOA was replaced before the accident f...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 314
Views: 16939

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs :yes:




Okie

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by Okie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8676

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Norwegian recently shead a number of MAX8 with this same company I believe in their cost restructuring. WN probably got an attractive long term lease rate. I think these will help the early retirement of the first delivered 700NG.Flyguy I think you are pretty close here. SMBC had obviously had some...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10448

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The economic catastrophe after Maduro will last for years and it will require hard work and international aid before a normal situation is created almost from zero, so the migration from Venezuela will not disappear even if Maduro is out of the equation quickly. I have worked with several expat eng...

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