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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Fears of food shortages as North Korea faces worst drought in 15 years

North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought in more than 15 years, the UN said, calling for urgent food imports to stop children going hungry.

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

God help us I can't believe people are taking this seriously. To think that some are advocating pre-emptive strikes and nuclear retribution. You yanks really are on another planet. A leader of a country is spending millions of dollars (Won, Yen, whatever currency) -- spending millions of dollars on...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Okay, let me try my hand at this style. I am whomever the commander is that was assigned to do this part of the job: "You commanders of the ships we are sending out are ordered to prepare to stop some Soviet ships. You are not being sent out in front of those ships to actually stop them. You ar...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

God help us I can't believe people are taking this seriously. To think that some are advocating pre-emptive strikes and nuclear retribution. You yanks really are on another planet. A leader of a country is spending millions of dollars (Won, Yen, whatever currency) -- spending millions of dollars on...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I did not know I was using a southern style. I also didn't know I was copying anybody. And I am almost thinking that what you wrote at the end was an insult to me. But I am going to pass on that thought, because people who have to rely on using insults when engaged in serious discussion of serious i...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I'm sorry, but I don't get that ego business in the calculation of protecting the citizens of the country. Ego doesn't make that piece of equipment fly through the air. No matter what caused that vehicle to be launched from the ground the person who is responsible for stopping it from doing its job ...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to be a good student pilot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: How to be a good student pilot?

Okey-dokey, I've got a tad bit of time to add something that also entered my brain while I was thinking about that other thread. But first, let me repeat something, if I may. It is not just the physical exercise I was/am advocating. It is the stretching exercises that I feel are the key. And you cer...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I had a bit of time earlier today that allowed me just to sit and look out at the ridgeline on the other side of this valley where I am located and it hit me that we really have here a situation that parallels the Cuban Missile Crisis, which was the event that brought me out of kiddom and into the w...

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by CH47A
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

When analyzing the different aspects of an international situation such as this there are many "players" to keep one's eyes on. Sometimes surprises that arise can be a significant indication of something going on that we nobodies on the sidelines can't yet see. So one thing I have a habit ...

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by CH47A
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to be a good student pilot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: How to be a good student pilot?

I noticed only Starlionblue making note of any sort of physical activity and not in the context I wish to emphasize. You have to keep in mind that having the right touch is a really important aspect to flying. I'm not really sure how to properly define what "the right touch" means, but it ...

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by CH47A
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

<> <> <> truncated <> <> <> You know, a quote of my writing that nuclear weapons systems need to be used by UN Forces. I'd appreciate your help. Thank you. You write like I do and I know it is frustrating to others here. This is what I read from your posts in this thread so far: You are for a nucle...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Since NK can´t take out air bases beyond artillery range anyways, that does matter how exactly? And btw, i live in Germany, whatever SK has to protect itself is pretty much a carbon copy of what we had until removing much of it in the 90s. Highway airstrips, holes for explosives in pretty much ever...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Why conventional if you can simply nuke out North Korea? There is nothing wrong with using the nuclear arsenal to its fullest to protect the safety of the US. You have asked the big, big, big question. I suspect that tactical nuclear arms might be considered for early use. But we now have some conv...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

<. <> <> truncated <> <> <> i also said a couple of 100k, not 5 Million. And i didn´t say they can´t be stopped, i said stopping them would cost millions of lives. It is also no like there is dozens of miles of buffer, kill, zone between the border and residential areas. best regards Thomas I reall...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Let me offer something else, Thomas. Something that is no military secret, but if you haven't actually been in the business you probably don't know. A lot of the super highways / freeways / toll roads (whatever they are called) -- they have special places in many, many locations along the highways t...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

About that business of hundreds of thousands of combatants crossing the DMZ and heading toward Tongduchon, then Uijeongbu down MSR 1, do you know why they have to stay on the paved roads? I mean, you did indicate the target was the capital, right? That is MSR1. You know what is on either side of MSR...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Korea "decoupling effect" - Is it time for Japan to revisit military options?
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Korea "decoupling effect" - Is it time for Japan to revisit military options?

I don't have the links you would need to fully understand what I know to be true and possibly you would doubt that I do understand this political situation in Japan, but PM Abe was going to do some messing about with the constitution and many thought he would get away with it, but then things starte...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Let me please apologize, seb146 , because I am kind of a dumbass that doesn't seem to be able to put two-and-two together very well. I mean, I don't see where that quote you put up has me stating that we need to use nuclear weapons systems. And I do not remember where I actually wrote that we need t...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

And I wish to now show Mir that my opinions posted some hours ago are now backed up by stories on Arirang. Updated: 2017-08-11 09:57:15 KST South Korean citizens calm despite war of words between Pyongyang and Washington Updated: 2017-08-11 11:28:31 KST Seoul and Washington agree to discuss all step...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I asked one community member here a question after I did not impolitely point out the absolutely insulting way that member publicly interpreted one of my posts and then that same community member just insulted me again. Don't you folks just love a free society based on a democracy that is more than ...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I believe I saw a post toward the top of page 1 about starting a war. I did go through the full list, both pages, and I tried to see if anyone had properly responded to that idea about starting a war. I didn't see that anyone had, but if I missed it, I apologize. You see, ladies and gentlemen, it i...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

You highlight a very important point, readytotaxi , regarding the Chinese leadership not wanting a refuge problem, but also don't forget the very large ethnic Korean population already living in China. They don't want that large population in that part of China stirred up and possibly causing troubl...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

jetwet1 , what are your thoughts about the recent missile tests by the DPRK -- July 4th and July 28th? As you seem to want to place some sort of weight upon the President's shoulders for something related to the actions of the DPRK, do you think that he was in any way responsible for either of thos...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 7405

Re: North Korea and nukes

So far I haven't seen any member of this community in any of the threads I have studied here on this horrid topic make note of what is a much, much bigger concern for the citizens of the ROK, the citizens of Japan, and even some other nations nearby if a launch goes very wrong and a wrong area gets ...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

- Would not have made off-the-cuff threats of annihilation if North Korea even threatens the US (it's one thing to make those threats if NK attacks the US, or even South Korea, but quite another to make them for mere threats) - Would have the diplomatic infrastructure in place to try and pursue a d...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 12659

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I believe I saw a post toward the top of page 1 about starting a war. I did go through the full list, both pages, and I tried to see if anyone had properly responded to that idea about starting a war. I didn't see that anyone had, but if I missed it, I apologize. You see, ladies and gentlemen, it is...

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by CH47A
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Military Helicopter Crashes into sea off Queensland coast
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: US Military Helicopter Crashes into sea off Queensland coast

I would strongly question the possible defense that because Georgina Mitchell referred to the MV-22 Osprey as a helicopter it should then be identified as such by this site.

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by CH47A
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Passing a knowledge test to join?
Replies: 10
Views: 2574

Re: Passing a knowledge test to join?

There is a matter of economics in this whole business of these forums and the parent company where they have to justify this or that purchase and the holding on of this or that forum will disapprove of anything that might reduce participation. What might be of benefit is some sort of location -- sub...

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by CH47A
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 146115

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

<> <> <> <> <> truncated <> <> <> <> <> In this context, maybe this incident would not have happened and in light of the cost (nil) to simply re-read the NOTAM (if any) as part of the landing checklist, it seems to be a very good return on investment. Just my $0.02 Just in case it hasn't already be...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

More homework results, until a pro gets in here to give us some practical information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcIyykuY-eY 6061 T6 Aluminum tensile strength test Seems there are some specs here: https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=71&step=2 And more specs and info here: https://...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

Okey-dokey, I don't remember ever actually watching anyone deliberately trying to do damage to a strut like kicking it or striking it with a large wrench or such, so I can't fall back on my old brain for information about that part of the bird and its strength. Some reason I always thought that part...

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by CH47A
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

<> <> <> truncated <> <> <> Foi quase ao tocar no areal que a aeronave embateu com as rodas contra as vítimas mortais. As asas do aparelho ainda tocariam depois numa mulher, que sofreu "ligeiras escoriações" nos ombros, disse Paulo Isabel, capitão do Porto de Lisboa. As far as my portugue...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

My apology to the member above, but I doubt it is respectful to even bring up the idea of murder. But another thing is the wind. Did he get a gust at him to cause an increase in lift to cause him to overshoot his intended target? I understand from information another member posted further up that th...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

So he declared intentions over the radio. Does anyone happen to know if that was his son flying with him? Was it a male individual? Sorry, that might be above in a post. Maybe a relative of his? Just fishing, that's all. Sorry. He called it in over the radio. My, my. Gonna get messy, for sure. Life ...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

Oh yes, I forgot to make note of the possibility that he was going for the water and something caused a change. We can't forget that point. A dead stick is tough enough. Too easy to mess it up. For sure. And that idea that the strut was fractured like that by striking a human or other object on the ...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

I suppose being amongst strangers in this discussion it is necessary to qualify one's statements on some matters. I flew fixed wing before being drafted way back and Uncle Sam stuck me in choppers for most of my active duty time so I have a bit of time at the controls of a few types of birds. And th...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

BreninTW, you make a very good point. I honestly didn't think about folks in the water. But how about trying a ditch farther out, off the shore?

Still, people in the water. Very good thinking. Appreciate the smart thinking!

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

The video on the BBC page seems to show there wasn't a forward visibility problem due to any liquid substance. I doubt that any first responders would have cleaned any liquids, like oil, if on that bird when they got on site. And another thing about that video is the damaged wing strut. What the hec...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

You make me realize that I should be more careful. I should have checked another source before posting. But I have three units running right now and work on two of them, so I rushed. About the pilot putting the bird down where folks were on the ground, beach or whatever, that does smell really, real...

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by CH47A
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11951

2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

I have a BBC report out of Portugal that there were two on a beach struck and killed by a light plane involved in an emergency landing on the beach. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40806376 Authorities said the incident took place on Sao Joao beach in Caparica, south-west of Lisbon. The Nationa...

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by CH47A
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 237378

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Oh my goodness! I'd forgotten about that 747 up at the top of the landing page. I only just noticed that image up a bit while looking at some of the other posts. Yeah, it takes up a fair bit of room, but couldn't it be downsized a bit? Anyway, it seems that folks just keep trying to squeeze more and...

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by CH47A
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 146115

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I'm not a pilot, but I do notice things about communication. Quote: Air Canada pilot: Tower Air Canada 759 I can see lights on the runway there. Can you confirm we’re clear to land? This is somewhat ambiguous. "Lights on the runway" can be interpreted as "runway lights". or &quo...

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by CH47A
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 237378

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

I'll just post a quick hello and welcome to you, Jeff. I suppose I'm one of those types owner folks don't much care for, as I was a looker through the fence on the edge of the active here for a really long time before I decided to go through the gate and actually walk around the grounds. And I'm rat...

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by CH47A
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Engine Damage/Cowl Separation In Flight MSY-MCO
Replies: 108
Views: 55658

Re: WN Engine Damage/Cowl Separation In Flight MSY-MCO

What are the thoughts on this simply being a case of a ground maintenance individual and his/her boss not properly doing their job? And I hope to be excused for using the vocabulary simply . EDIT : An apology for missing sebring's post just a bit above. Seems somebody else also is thinking that some...

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