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by Okie
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu shot, cold shot?
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Flu shot, cold shot?

Daycare for now. Hopefully by time they are school age they will have the immunity of a god. It is a trick. You are correct. Possibly by design. Preschool and Daycare are a giant petri dish which after exposure is multiplied yet again sitting for an hour or more in the Doctor's waiting room to gath...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5475

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

The best part will be when they can’t fill those jobs and move the whole operation to California(because who the hell wants to live in Wisconsin? California is quite the place. I landed at SFO last week, scored a straight California bingo without using the free space between the terminal and rental...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12979

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

So Maduro is sending the country's gold to Russia. I'm sure they'll look after it very well. He might be preparing for his own departure to the same destination, depending how things develop. We are getting into NonAv territory but Maduro has been gathering the countries gold up for several years n...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 6196

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

DFW is my hometown airport and this happens almost so routinely it is comical. It got so bad before I gave up on AA that I would automatically jump up and head to the loo when the pilots would throttle back to start the decent before the fasten seat belt sign came on. Generally that is 25min or so ...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5475

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

casinterest wrote:
but I guess you are ok with the gang rape of taxpayers.


Things are getting more interesting by the minute. Was there any video? :biggrin:

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5475

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

casinterest wrote:
What do you call 10 Billion for nothing?

Well let me see. Yep here it is right here in your own reply.
casinterest wrote:
It hired 178 full-time employees rather than the 260 targeted in 2018, failing to earn a state tax credit worth up to $9.5 million.

Soooo not a single penny.

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5475

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

Walker and Ryan took the bribes to get the funding, and now they are gone. Trump is next Still waiting for your source of the Bribes. Serious charges levied by you. We really need something substantial and concrete so we can get Mueller involved. Surely you can come up with evidence at some point i...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5475

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

Wisconsin state and local governments promised roughly $4 billion to Foxconn, the largest incentive in state history and the biggest pledged by a state to a foreign corporation in U.S. history. Foxconn was required to invest $10 billion and create 13,000 jobs to get the full incentives.It hired 178...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q4 and Year End Financials
Replies: 39
Views: 3005

Re: Boeing Q4 and Year End Financials

Total deliveries were 806 for the year - vs forecast of 810 - if not for the KC-46 they would have been at 796. Who knows though how many KC-46's they were expecting to deliver - it could have been more than 10 (aren't there 19 Complete?) that would have got them over the 810. Considering roughly 2...

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by Okie
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

And shockingly the Trump administration has just done something that I think can help sway the military. It won't help change the minds of the current leadership alone but will provide "the dollars" that Guaidó will need. I hate the pay for power aspect but it is what it is. Stopping Vene...

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by Okie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

And, for a change, the “world” shouldn’t ask for outsiders to fix an internal problem. It’s up to the Venezuelans to fix and the expats should return to help. We keep letting sentiment (oh the poor starving people) overrule rock-ribbed thinking, which is how the US and the Europeans get entangled i...

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by Okie
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Using the USD or another currency basically splits the country into those with access to foreign currency and those without.Doubt if the bulk of the population do have access Yes they do have access. Both "official" and black market. The average salary is 21,870VEF (Bolivar) per month. Ma...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 348
Views: 38393

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Slug71 wrote:
I just became a citizen last month. He'll get my vote.


Congratulations.
One set of my grandparents were legal immigrants and naturalized citizens.
They appear to be more proud of that than any other accomplishment in their life.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

bennett123 wrote:
PPVRAWhat does 'dolorize' mean.

Dollarize or Dollarization. A method to stabilize a currency.
Google your friend.

Okie

Edit: "Dollarization" search on Google is probably blocked in Socialist countries.

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by Okie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The last Elections carried out in Venezuela have been fraudulent due to the Voting Committee being just a branch of the Ruling party in Venezuela, therefore lacking any transparency and fairness. In 2017 the National Assembly wanted to have a referendum to recall Maduro´s presidency, but the Voting...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Wow such Trump like intellect there. You are talking about 2 people within a big country that has bigger problems than your Fox News sources can wrap their small intellect around. Quite aware that each and every failure of Socialism is "Somebody Else's Fault" :roll: You got any successful...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4638

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

Looking like a perfect place to mount a GAU-8 30mm gatling gun for tactical support.
Like on a A-10 Warthog.

But what do I know.

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The USA is fighting a losing battle in the middle east when they could be using their troops for a worthwhile cause helping people who actually want it in Venezuela. The population keeps voting for the socialism they have. Even voted to gut their constitution and make their vote irrelevant. They ar...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Fascism, and a lack of a diversified economy that depended on Oil is to blame more than socialism. Socialism is where everyone agrees to take on the tasks of sharing the resources Do not let facts get in the way of your diatribe. Chavez and Maduro are Socialist and proud of it. Partido Socialista U...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10452

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The question is not “if”, but “how” and “when”. In a perfect, ideal world, the answers should be : peacefully, soon. The Venezuelan's basically voted to change their constitution to make themselves totally irrelevant for the selection of President or any government office back around mid 2017. Most...

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by Okie
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 5005

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

On the other hand, speed camera's are plentiful here, if you drive from east to west - A12 for locals - the speed limit changes at least ten times for a 120km drive, absolutely crazy, so we need to stay alert since there are four-speed camera systems which measure an average speed. Speed Camera's a...

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by Okie
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD82 Noise in the Left aft wing exit
Replies: 15
Views: 2864

Re: MD82 Noise in the Left aft wing exit

asgasg01 wrote:
I am experiencing on an MD82 Noise in the Left aft emergency wing exit seat area, has anyone experienced this or have a suggestion

Well Welcome

No further information than you provided my first guess would be a leaking door seal. Usually a squealing or whistle type noise.

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 8787

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

More like California wants to win this so they can tax the hell out of the newfound wages. I remember hearing something a while back that California was trying to tax crew members that were simply operating flights in and out of the state, though that failed pretty quickly. California “cares” that ...

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by Okie
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax law judgement time
Replies: 50
Views: 6822

Re: Tax law judgement time

2018 tax payments were due Tuesday January 15th. :yuck:

Things are looking up but no Global 8000 to write off yet. :shakehead:

But I am a working on it. :bouncy:


Okie




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by Okie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614508

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

According the the KNKT Preliminary report, the JT43 Crew ran three NNC's. Alt Disagree, Airspeed Disagree and Runaway Stabilizer. Flipping the Cutout Switches are part of the Runaway Stabilizer NNC as is Grab and Hold the Wheel.The KNKT report is critical of the "poor reporting" by the JT...

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by Okie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 3989

Re: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread

Let me guess that Rep Hank Johnson D-GA did not go to Puerto Rico because with Hundreds of Democrat Congressmen and 1,500 or so Lobbyist that he was afraid that Puerto Rico would tip over and he would drown. :wideeyed:

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217750

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stlgph wrote:
Ah, the poor beautiful roof.

Make a wild guess that probably related to a heating/air handling unit.
Needless to say when the terminal was hit with a tornado it caused millions of dollars of "improvements" :yes:

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 2269

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Well, according to the Toyota's 2012 Camry Warranty and Maintenance Guide, they would like to see you every 5000 miles. All Toyota's and Faux Camry (Lexus) go by mileage to turn on "Maint Light" at 5K intervals. Ms Okie's got Mobil One oil and I would reset the indicator and would go 10K ...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas
Replies: 27
Views: 2485

Re: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas

Geez Doc, Thanks for the Analysis but:

I am envisioning Dr Rumack (Leslie Nielson) talking to Captain Oveur (Peter Graves) about the food poisoning.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19324

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

VTKillarney wrote:
She was just passed over for an influential seat on the tax-writing committee. The seat was previously held by Joe Crowley.Pelosi is obviously afraid of her.


Maybe Pelosi was giving her a bit of an elbow after she protested outside Pelosi's office.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19324

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

2122M wrote:
It telling that this is your view of her. Already based on a misquote of an irrelevant comment.


Sorry to hear your feeler was hurt.

I say let her keep going; what a wonderful gift.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19324

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

ACO in 2020! Well she has previously indicated that was her plan. When the reporter asked how she was going to do that because the Constitution requires an age of 35 to be President, her answer was that the Constitutional requirement was only for the "first" President. There you have it. ...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 171
Views: 10655

Re: Another big fire in California

Tugger wrote:
So you are suggesting that anyone who sells energy to PGE should be held liable as well?


Err no, the question was:

Okie wrote:
How the heck are they dodging their liability here and shifting it to PG&E?


What language is involved to remove the electrical generators from vicarious liability.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 2269

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Footnote;In recent years, I have had the dubious pleasure of replacing not only my disc pads, but also the discs (rotors) themselves. It is a surprisingly easy task (on my vehicles at least), but I queried why it was happening so frequently. The answer I received was that pads are now constructed f...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 171
Views: 10655

Re: Another big fire in California

The embattled utility, which has been struggling to right itself since causing a fatal explosion in San Bruno in 2010, now is deemed to bear a measure of responsibility for blazes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte and Lake counties because its equipment and facilities were involved in 12 ...

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by Okie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 49175

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

einsteinboricua wrote:
Apparently, the White House insists tax refunds will be processed...because I'm certain that IRS workers would love to work unpaid for months more than anything in the world


With taxes due by Jan 15th it won't be months and I suspect they will deposit checks just like they always do.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 5169

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

afcjets wrote:
I read it, now watch this two minute video from Food, Inc.

Anti-Agribusiness Group. Same people the best I can tell that are having a "Hairs on Fire" moments over the fact that there are Robots inhabiting more planets in our solar system than planets populated by humans. :roll:

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 5169

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

I've personally met many organic farmers as it's a small part of my job, and I can tell you from actually visiting farms and speaking to farmers that it's quite apparent that they really care about what they do and the quality of the product and their actual consumers. Considering the number of hos...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM LEAP-1A vs PW1000G: Sensor Incorporation
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: CFM LEAP-1A vs PW1000G: Sensor Incorporation

I seriously doubt the 5,000 sensors below the pylon including all the systems per engine. There are many predictive programs in existence already I am not sure exactly what P & W is offering that does any better. I have had high hopes for the GTF but a simple pair of Mark 1 Eyeballs sees many is...

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by Okie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 19
Views: 1243

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one and all when it comes upon you.

So is Okie the only one who wonders why there is a "Times Square Ball" for New Years. Should it be a "Square Cube or Box"


Okie

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by Okie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 8882

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

In any event, her DNA doesn’t disqualify her. Lying about her heritage to take advantages away from actual Native Americans is the bigger issue, even though the Boston Globe tried its best to protect her. Even if nothing wrong happened, it shows that she is very tone deaf. Her DNA tour quickly turn...

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by Okie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Software patch PW1100G
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Software patch PW1100G

Is this a mitigation action to hold it over or a permanent fix? That is the 64 thousand dollar question. The article says they are addressing several problems not just the #3 bearing seal. Dropping the combustion temp by 40°C pretty good indication that there will be a quite a bit of pressure diffe...

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by Okie
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4896

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

I remember boarding a trans-atlantic 707 from IAD as a kid using this lifty-lounge-bus contraption. But what purpose did those two vertical appendages serve on the roof of the version in the Mexico photo above. Im pretty sure the mid-1960s Dulles versions had these as well? Lifting mechanics compar...

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by Okie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9280

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

What does HNWI stand for? If you have to ask then you can not afford it. :roll: Presumably High-Net-Worth-Individual. Although she was hardly a housewife before the divorce. I am not exactly sure how much active roll she played in the companies. There were a considerable number of individuals and c...

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by Okie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9280

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

I have a friend that recently jumped from flying First Class as main Business transport and a Cirrus as a leisure plane, to a Citation Mustang as the Business tool while keeping the Cirrus as a fun hop. Cost wise it doesn’t make any sense. He runs on the fixed maintenance programme and the cost is ...

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by Okie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 24
Views: 1336

Re: The correct Christmas song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQNirj6lbGY

Okie
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I have to go with Christmas Canon Rock- Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
The old Jennifer Cella version is best but there are others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQNirj6lbGY

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet A321neo Nose Gear Wheels Ripped Off During Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 9153

Re: VietJet A321neo Nose Gear Wheels Ripped Off During Landing

Apply ETOPS rule, one mechanic takes care of the left wheel, a second one the right wheel.Avoid same mistake twice. 2 week old factory fresh aero plane it was. I can not get enough resolution but it pretty much looks like the nuts are still there. I would be interested in knowing what made the crew...

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by Okie
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: InSight Mars Lander to arrive 27 November
Replies: 22
Views: 2374

Re: InSight Mars Lander to arrive today!

I am still working on the "7 MINUTES OF TERROR"
I was unaware that a machine had feelings that those evil engineers and scientist caused this poor device to endure.
I was expecting a go fund me page any second.

********

Good job by the way on successful landing.


Okie

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by Okie
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7940

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

Not sure exactly where GM is really going here. Barra has collectively lowered GM market cap by about 20Bn and not really been out in front of anything new. No visual presence by Barra what so ever promoting the brand. Other than Pickups and SUV's I am not sure of anything new or profound that GM ha...

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by Okie
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7131

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

Well Kudos to the Sentinelese.
They have strong borders, hell of an immigration policy and profound consequences for those who violate. :shock:


Okie

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