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by Alessandro
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Bleu Veyron Centenaire - 273mph, 1400hp?
Replies: 45
Views: 6857

RE: Bugatti Bleu Veyron Centenaire - 273mph, 1400hp?

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by Alessandro
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Bleu Veyron Centenaire - 273mph, 1400hp?
Replies: 45
Views: 6857

RE: Bugatti Bleu Veyron Centenaire - 273mph, 1400hp?

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by Alessandro
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gunmen Attack Sri Lankan Cricketers In Pakistan
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

RE: Gunmen Attack Sri Lankan Cricketers In Pakistan

http://cricket.timesofindia.indiatim...called-off/articleshow/4215879.cms
Seem like two of the six injured in the Sri Lankan team have gunshot wounds.

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by Alessandro
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Three Years Late?
Replies: 409
Views: 35878

RE: A400M Three Years Late?

Swedish media claim there´s "cancel-for-free" in the customers contracts if the A400M don´t fly this month?
Anyone knows anything about this?

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by Alessandro
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will There Ever Be A Twin Larger Than A 777?
Replies: 65
Views: 14488

RE: Will There Ever Be A Twin Larger Than A 777?

I doubt it, but I see further stretch of the B777 possible. Not a new airframe though.

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by Alessandro
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!
Replies: 133
Views: 12297

RE: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!

Holden is interesting, how are they doing? Do they survive the onslaught of 2nd hand Japanese cars from Japan?

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Pearl Harbor Hadn’t Happened – Who'd Have Won?
Replies: 220
Views: 11347

RE: If Pearl Harbor Hadn’t Happened – Who'd Have Won?

I´m convinced that Japan and Germany still would´ve declared war on the US and Japan would´ve lost earlier in WW2 (maybe the atomic bombs wouldn´t been used).

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010
Replies: 356
Views: 35891

RE: A Or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010

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by Alessandro
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!
Replies: 133
Views: 12297

RE: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!

Latest on SAAB, Swedish customs stops export of cars and import of parts (not clear if its only for outside EU or within EU as well?), due to custom fees not payed. A large transport company has temporary stopped transporting parts within Sweden for SAAB because of economical reasons. Seem like Ssan...

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!
Replies: 133
Views: 12297

RE: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!
Replies: 133
Views: 12297

RE: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!

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by Alessandro
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!
Replies: 133
Views: 12297

RE: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!

Exactly, they want to keep XWD all the other goodies.

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by Alessandro
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!
Replies: 133
Views: 12297

RE: GM/Opel Stake Sold To German Gov't; Saab Fails!

Well who wants to buy SAAB when <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> keeps all the patents? Today the socialists are not in charge in Sweden and the current leader of socialdemocrats (Swedens largest party) are a lady that many hate like the plague (called Mona Muslim) basically calling her a ...

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by Alessandro
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4771

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

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by Alessandro
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4771

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

I think the organizers got caught off guard, they did the same thing to Erlich/Ram last year and no one noticed. Anyway the lost a few sponsors and airtime due to this, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123491954943204943.html" target=_blank>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123491954943204943....

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection Question
Replies: 63
Views: 18622

RE: Water Injection Question

Tu-134A also used this.

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4771

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

Tennis is a sport with lot of controversy, so was Erlich/Ram banned from playing last year at
ATP tournament, news to me.

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by Alessandro
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4771

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

Since this problem is political, I think WTA has to do the following. Make her draw a card from a bunch of cards saying winner to 1st round and WTA gives her the rankingpoints and force UAE organizers to pay the price money to her. Malaysia invited Liverpool, but didn´t grant Ronnie Rosenthal visa, ...

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by Alessandro
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4771

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe's Best Ski Resort?
Replies: 30
Views: 6546

RE: Europe's Best Ski Resort?

Åre Sweden is the most famous one I been to. I say depends of the time of the year and if you prefer to ski in daylight or artifical lights?

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama's Effect On US Military Aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 6362

RE: Obama's Effect On US Military Aviation

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seeking Aero Job In Germany!
Replies: 5
Views: 5310

RE: Seeking Aero Job In Germany!

Try Pprune also, don´t know who´s hiring now though? If Switzerland is an option then there´s a few jobs availble here <a href="http://www.saabgroup.com/en/Career/Vacancies/display_vacancies.htm" target=_blank>http://www.saabgroup.com/en/Career/Vacancies/display_vacancies.htm</a><br><br>[Edited 2009...

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM: More Cash - Or Chapter 11
Replies: 81
Views: 4544

RE: GM: More Cash - Or Chapter 11

Guess that either the Russians or Germans will buy Opel, SAAB will closed down and
rest of the brands partied out in the US (for the rights to sell spareparts).

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by Alessandro
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boy Becomes A Dad...At 13
Replies: 100
Views: 7203

RE: Boy Becomes A Dad...At 13

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Eat A Fish Alive?
Replies: 30
Views: 6917

RE: Would You Eat A Fish Alive?

Yes, I´m alive and I eat fish.

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by Alessandro
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010
Replies: 356
Views: 35891

RE: A Or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010

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by Alessandro
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporate Jets Are Evil--what About GA Industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 3023

RE: Corporate Jets Are Evil--what About GA Industry?

It´s all about spending money you don´t have.

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by Alessandro
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires
Replies: 98
Views: 6205

200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up To 500 Stuck On Lake Erie Iceberg
Replies: 20
Views: 5185

RE: Up To 500 Stuck On Lake Erie Iceberg

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compromise Stimulus Bill Reached.... $780billion
Replies: 88
Views: 4063

RE: Compromise Stimulus Bill Reached.... $780billion

Just 220 days of debt (780/220=3,5 billion, the average debt every day), so no big problem, add up more as long as you can.

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires
Replies: 98
Views: 6205

200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires

988 houses lost so far in the fires.

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up To 500 Stuck On Lake Erie Iceberg
Replies: 20
Views: 5185

RE: Up To 500 Stuck On Lake Erie Iceberg

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by Alessandro
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Aircraft Fly Through Bushfire Smoke And Embers
Replies: 4
Views: 11854

RE: Can Aircraft Fly Through Bushfire Smoke And Embers

Different aircrafts stand different amount of smoke. You got the Be-200 which are built as a
firefighting aircraft, on one extreme end.

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by Alessandro
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires
Replies: 98
Views: 6205

200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires

The issue is that alot of the area now burning has been drought effected for some time. So forest management activities have not been able to be undertaken. Again, it's just so shocking that 230 people could die in these fires. Clearly there are some lessons to be learned but there is alot of work t...

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by Alessandro
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In Times Of Crisis Parisians Take To Scavenging
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

RE: In Times Of Crisis Parisians Take To Scavenging

Welcome to reality, my friends, nothing new I say.

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up To 500 Stuck On Lake Erie Iceberg
Replies: 20
Views: 5185

RE: Up To 500 Stuck On Lake Erie Iceberg

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires
Replies: 98
Views: 6205

200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Airliners Are Overbuilt?
Replies: 48
Views: 10956

RE: What Airliners Are Overbuilt?

I think the Soviets where champions in this department, the Tu-154, An-74, Il-62 are a few.

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%
Replies: 74
Views: 13463

RE: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will The B787 Be Flight Certified In 9 Months?
Replies: 31
Views: 9393

RE: Will The B787 Be Flight Certified In 9 Months?

Depends how desperate Boeing is and willing to fly a halfbaked product. Eclipse 500 certification comes into mind.

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by Alessandro
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 30 Demonstrators Shot Dead In Madagascar
Replies: 2
Views: 2518

RE: 30 Demonstrators Shot Dead In Madagascar

Madagscar is a violent society, all from the sapphire mining towns to political protests.

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by Alessandro
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A-Rod Tests Positive For Steroids
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

RE: A-Rod Tests Positive For Steroids

Yeee, I thought you meant Andy Roddick, the more famous A-Rod.

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by Alessandro
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blasmephy Of A Goddess: New Citroen DS
Replies: 25
Views: 5339

RE: Blasmephy Of A Goddess: New Citroen DS

Yes, I had a few DS in my days, the car of my life.
I agree the "new" DS is the C6.

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by Alessandro
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires
Replies: 98
Views: 6205

200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires

We´re doomed to repeat... Sad

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spaceship Two / White Knoght 2
Replies: 6
Views: 5374

RE: Spaceship Two / White Knoght 2

Second flight of the WK2 has been done, <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/02/06/322203/whiteknighttwo-second-flight-with-vortex-generators.html" target=_blank>http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...flight-with-vortex-generators.html</a> Some modifications seem to had to be made betw...

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%
Replies: 74
Views: 13463

RE: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Top 10 Scariest Airports
Replies: 51
Views: 20628

RE: World's Top 10 Scariest Airports

Väröy, Norway, closed to regular traffic due to downdraft
Goma, DRC, next to a very active vulcano.

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by Alessandro
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%
Replies: 74
Views: 13463

RE: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%

New A330 or B767 tankers are definitly not afforded by the US, perhaps get hold of the remaining RAF Tristar tankers which is supposed to get out of service 2011 and add some <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s as conversion. V-22 is very costly, how well they preform in Afghanistan wil...

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by Alessandro
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jumbo Hostel Part Two.
Replies: 3
Views: 1921

Jumbo Hostel Part Two.

First part, https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...d=2011341&s=jumbo+hostel#ID2011341
I´m staying on the 20th of february.

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by Alessandro
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.
Replies: 293
Views: 7855

RE: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.

I personally like street races, very glad of both new Spanish race and Singapore.
My dream would be a race in either Hong-Kong or Macao? Night race would be perfect.

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