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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18525

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Yeah - four engines just put another nail in it's operating costs

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5785

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

[quote="Pi7472000"]We have seen Europe do so much more than the U.S. to try to mitigate climate change as they are more of a science based culture than the U.S. /quote] Huh? "So much more" is a a slight over statement. Well not really a slight one at that. Facts from https://year...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract
Replies: 61
Views: 10168

Re: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract

Did this go back for re-negotiation?

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh (PIT) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 380
Views: 86657

Re: Pittsburgh (PIT) Aviation Thread - 2022

Are there any vehicle assy or component plants in SW PA? Toyota has some in WVA but strange that they would shuttle car/truck parts to an airport that far away. Maybe Lordstown?

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 191
Views: 12088

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Those Chinese shipyards are all on strike lists already. It will only take a few cruise missiles to sink dry-docks or put graving docks out of service. But I'm not sure PRC will need repair facilities as the Chinese Navy (IMO) will not last long if it goes out to sea. Allied submarines have decades ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

Sounds like the typhoon resistant windmill has finally passed its testing by the Dutch Classification Society and has been ordered for the US - "The Haliade-X has also been selected as a preferred technology for two major projects in the U.S.; the 1,100 MW Ocean Wind offshore wind farm, and the...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders Vtol aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 8121

Re: AA orders Vtol aircraft

How reliable a service would it be? If there was any wind in the forecast,T-storms, or icing you'd have to be crazy to use one

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

Off shore wind farms would be tough to have in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes would smash them to bits if they weren't heavily built. They lose whole drilling rigs in storms down there. Plus Texas has plenty of wind power ashore. It just hasn't been windy enough in this heat wave to make much electr...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Here is my suggestion to the Ukrainians - get a tug boat, mount either Exocets or Harpoons on it. Change your AIS system to report you are a neutral civilian tug, go out at night and hug the the coast, turn to the east and get within missile range of the Russian fleet launching cruise missiles, rais...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

"Things Are Going to Break’: Texas Power Plants Are Running Nonstop "Operators are forced to defer maintenance as aging fleet is ‘run harder than it’s ever been run.’ It's going to be 108 degrees f in Dallas on Tuesday https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-15/texas-power-plants-a...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So how did those drones destroy the Russian boats around Snake Island? Shouldn't the Russian SAMs or MIGs been able to take care of them? Somebody needs to figure out a way to hit those Russian surface ships. Mount Exocet's on those patrol boats we are sending them? Rig up a merchant ship like the G...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Student Pilot Arrested for DUI
Replies: 21
Views: 5295

Re: Student Pilot Arrested for DUI

Interesting comments from people on that site.

They best keep his name out there though - plenty of examples of people without licenses getting caught flying esp after a crash.
The guy who swiped the Q-400 is the worst but plenty of others have crashed without active licenses or ratings.

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Can a S-400 hit a target 100 miles away at 300 feet? How did they hit the Moskva?

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Actually it appears the cruise missiles are coming from surface ships. Is a Harpoons range longer than their shipboard SAM's?

Maybe hire some ex-NATO guys to fly the P-3's.

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How do we equip the Ukrainians to hit those ships in the Black Sea that are shooting cruise missiles?

I still think we give them a couple of P-3 Orions armed with Harpoons.

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

The article stated that there are toxic materials in solar cells which should be disposed of in a hazardous waste landfill. The other materials making up the panel aren't worth very much, mainly glass. You don't see airplanes being wrapped in hazmat bags when they are scrapped and recycled. Today, 8...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

Maybe solar isn't such a hot idea after all. Now they'll need subsidies to handle the hazardous materials in the panels. "California went big on rooftop solar. It created an environmental danger in the process" https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/california-went-big-on-rooftop-solar-it...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 922
Views: 127033

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Aside from a new hanger (I think Eaton built the last one) what do they have in mind for development?

Still thought the IX Center should have been sold to FEDEX. Instead FEDEX invested billions in IND.

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45963

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Well now we know what the Saudi's think about Joe Biden - "Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Friday, Prince Turki Al-Faisal said Biden was coming in as a “much diminished president” compared to when he was inaugurated in January 2021. “As an example, on energy issues, he came in with a policy...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 922
Views: 127033

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Does the south campus include the all the facilities south of the banjo including the IX Center?

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

When natural gas is exported, coal prices in the US go UP. That's somehow good? And that coal you don't export is still being transported by truck, Train or barge to a US power plant so the US consumer is paying for that transportation instead of the European consumer. And a ship sailing from Galves...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

You miss the point - exporting LNG while still burning coal here is stupid. Trains moving coal don't use any more energy than the pipeline compressor stations use to move the gas. Article sums up why LNG is not a good deal for the US = "US LNG is becoming a zero-sum game" https://www.energ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

Exporting LNG is bad policy because it's so wasteful. Remember it takes a huge amount of energy to liquify (freeze) the gas. If you ship 10000 tons of LNG, you have to burn 2000 tons of gas to generate the energy to freeze it. Instead we should completely phase out our coal power plants and then shi...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45963

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Since getting oil shouldn't be a problem (at least if you can pay the price) I wonder if it's time for electricity providers to check/make investments so that their gas fired power plants can use oil. It should be possible for some of them. Thats a good idea as both a gas fired turbine or boiler ca...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

Delta would probably not have spent the money on capital of bring planes back into service, new planes, etc... if they knew the did not have the profit coming in. They invested the money made in tickets (revenue) back into the aircraft and the other revenue streams (Amex and Refinery) becomes your ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

There are a lot of industries that consume vast amounts of natural gas. They just won't exist anymore in Europe. Vintage is right - especially clean(er) burning wood pellet stoves. The US and Canada can supply boatloads of premium pellets as can the forest areas of Europe, the UK and Scandinavia.

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 191
Views: 12088

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Serious question - why does China need a fleet of aircraft carriers if they aren't planning on going to war? Their relations "at an all-time high (with Russia) " and (China) reaffirmed their commitment to "consistently deepen the comprehensive partnership." with the Russia (CNN)....

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

Delta would probably not have spent the money on capital of bring planes back into service, new planes, etc... if they knew the did not have the profit coming in. They invested the money made in tickets (revenue) back into the aircraft and the other revenue streams (Amex and Refinery) becomes your ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

But their revenue was up due to non-flight operation. Do your numbers match these from the 2Q report? Revenue (excluding refinery and AMEX) Year 2022 $11.230 billion ( $10.958 billion passenger plus ,272 billion cargo) Year 2019 $11.554 billion ($11.368 billion passenger plus .186 billion cargo) Ope...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

The SPR was never created to manipulate the price of oil. AND that's exactly what it's being used for now. Correct, the reserve is supposed to be for times when oil supply is at risk. Supply was too tight though, mostly due to the restrictions imposed on Russian supplies. However, the idea that it ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

The SPR was never created to manipulate the price of oil. AND that's exactly what it's being used for now. The export of oil and natural gas DOES increase the price to US consumers. Oil companies on the other hand make out like bandits. It's actually cheaper to buy a $100 barrel of oil from Nigeria ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

The Other Income increase of $1.6b was driven primarily by the Refinery ($1.47b), not AMEX. TOTAL Revenues of $13.8 billion made up of: - $10.96 bn pax revenue - $0.27bn Cargo - $1.5bn Refinery - $0.65b Loyalty AMEX. - $0.43b Other TOTAL expenses of $12.3 billion includes $1.72 billion related to th...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

"Higher costs hit Delta quarterly profit, shares plunge" https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/delta-sees-meaningful-full-year-profit-resilient-consumer-demand-2022-07-13/ Well Wall Street seems to agree with my theory. All your costs are rising faster than revenue (ex-America...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

Well it seems CNBC thinks it higher fares that are the reason Delta showed a profit and not the extra money from American Express. One of us is wrong (probably me :lol: Delta posts profit despite jump in costs, vows to improve reliability after airline ‘pushed too hard’ https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

[The SPR is far from depleted. Per the article above the current amount is around 538 million barrels. We still have a lot more oil left. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/images/2022.03.08/main.svg [/quote] Well it will be a lot lower in 4 months as Biden is releasing 1 million barrels a day from t...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

The USA can only refine about 10~ million barrels a day for gasoline. All other oil is sold on the open market to the highest bidder. This has been going on for years and doesn't change anything about our reliance or sale of strategic oil. We have more oil stored in the SPR today than we did under ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2575

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

1 million barrels of oil is nothing really - China consumes 14 million barrels of oil A DAY. That being said exports of energy to the PRC IMO does not serve the strategic interests of the US. It helps hide the true extent of our trade imbalance. We send them raw materials( timber, waste paper, oil a...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20367

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

Not an accountant so help me with this - excluding the $1.6 billion increase in "Other" income (American Express FF payments?), Delta would have lost almost $1 billion dollars this quarter?

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 12, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

It's hot and humid even here in northeast Ohio and we've got the cooler Great Lakes to help make it bearable. The hottest most miserable weather I've experienced was midsummer in Port Arthur, Tx. I can't fathom what it would be like without power for fans and AC. Natural gas prices did fall when the...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 922
Views: 127033

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Avelo 737 flew in tonight after midnight. Using UA for maintenance?

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Electricity Costs and Supply

Just when gasoline and oil prices have dropped , we get the next crisis - Texas - Summer Blackout Fears Fuel 300% Jump in Gauge of US Power-Plant Profit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-11/summer-blackout-fears-fuel-300-jump-in-gauge-of-us-power-plant-profit Excerpt - "Power pric...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 10, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last DC-3 Passenger Service with US Major
Replies: 18
Views: 4162

Re: Last DC-3 Passenger Service with US Major

Ozark's last DC-3 flight in October 1968 - wikipedia Provincetown-Boston Airlines operated a DC-3 throughout the 70's. - wikipedia "The era of the mighty Douglas Commercial - 3 came to a close for North Central in February of 1969 when the last scheduled flight landed at Minneapolis/St Paul Int...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last DC-3 Passenger Service with US Major
Replies: 18
Views: 4162

Re: Last DC-3 Passenger Service with US Major

North Central or Mohawk perhaps?

The last major to operate a piston aircraft may have been Southern's Martin 404's

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I notice not as many posts on this crucial topic. I hope this small sample isn't indicative of the west's losing interest in this tragedy. That is part of Putin's plan. He saw how the US/NATO civilian populations hardly seemed to care when their troops were in combat in Afghanistan and Syria/Iraq th...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General Atomics to restart Dornier 228 production
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Re: General Atomics to restart Dornier 228 production

Hmmmm..... who has more experience with unmanned aerial vehicles than General Atomics. Maybe the first unmanned freighter? Or unmanned cheap long range patrol aircraft e.g. drug interdiction?

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 122
Views: 11177

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

Excellent article in USA Today on how the PRC works to exert it's illegal claims to territories. All the more reason for the RAAF and others to keep probing their defenses. China is relentlessly trying to peel away Japan's resolve on disputed islands https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/08/asia/japan-china-s...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7252
Views: 504771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How about some NATO country give the UAF a couple of P-3 Orions so they can have a standoff attack ability with the Harpoon. Imagine how many Russian SAM's would need to be deployed. And how many cruise and ballistic missile Russia would waste hitting landing strips instead of cities.

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 122
Views: 11177

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

I think you touched upon a raw nerve with most Anet readers. IMO , many see the PRC as a 21st Century version of Imperial Japan - just waiting to even the score for all the past wrongs it feels have been done to it. Just today, MI-5 and the FBI state that the PRC is the biggest threat to the United ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jul 07, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 7281

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

Found this - "Atlas Air received more than $406 million in PSP funds. The company’s second quarter earnings in 2020 increased approximately 300 percent over the second quarter of 2019. Kalitta Air received more than $161 million in taxpayer funds despite being described as a “perfect example of...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3860

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

I agree with the need to move and move quick. But I don't have much hope. The only time I've seen America make a "all hands" effort to save energy was during the 1973 oil embargo. We are so divided now that I can't see that happening again. No politician is willing to make the hard choices...

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