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by AirPacific747
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2799

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

I don’t know much about Nissan but they seem quite boring.

I think M$ is becoming a cool company again after having a bad management previously. Unfortunately it might be too little and too late for them. They don’t have their own mobile OS which is what most people use most of the time these days.

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by AirPacific747
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 83343

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Very surprised they didn’t postpone the flight to another day before they started today’s event. Should be pretty easy to predict the weather 24 hours in advance.

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by AirPacific747
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1309

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

I just sold my PS4 and bought an Xbox One X, the first Xbox I’ve owned. I bought it for the improved graphics as I’m not into the exclusive titles on PS much except for uncharted which I already completed. Also, they say FS2020 is coming out to Xbox one so that will be a relatively cheap way to try ...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 12520

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Shouldn’t Rolls Royce fix the Trent 1000 engine before developing yet another possibly faulty engine design?

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by AirPacific747
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones
Replies: 49
Views: 1460

Re: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones

I believe there’s a company in Israel that can open up locked iPhones?
And that FBI have used them before

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by AirPacific747
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 17452

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

The silver fuselage made the Aeroflot livery. Without it, the livery looks dull and even cheap.

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by AirPacific747
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aer Lingus uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5360

Re: New EI uniform

Not much sex appeal in those uniforms. Boring. Give me VS instead.

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by AirPacific747
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 12583

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

What do you believe is the source of the lack of patience/frustration comes from? I think it’s a New Yorker thing. It’s not the same in LAX, SFO and other major US airports where many foreign pilots also operate in and out of. I am super curious now if LGA, ISP, and EWR have similar demeanours. Onl...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 12583

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

Having landed in JFK many times, I think often the controllers add to the risk of mistakes happening as they sometimes have very little patience, especially with foreign sounding pilots, and may get irritated very easily. What do you believe is the source of the lack of patience/frustration comes f...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 12583

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

Having landed in JFK many times, I think often the controllers add to the risk of mistakes happening as they sometimes have very little patience, especially with foreign sounding pilots, and may get irritated very easily.

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by AirPacific747
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11493

Re: Pilot shortage

I wouldn’t say there is a shortage, but at the same time, there’s plenty of job opportunities out there. Times are much better now than when I graduated.

Also, I couldn’t imagine doing any other job even when times are bad.

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by AirPacific747
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6607

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

Try Antalya ;) Try Sharm El Sheikh/ Hurghada And the Balearic islands ( esp. Mallorca) and Maledives as well! In addition to the German and English languages, Russian is now also very common there. From my own experience in these places, I can report that many of the Russian tourists are not very p...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6607

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

AngelsDecay wrote:
Try Antalya ;)


Try Sharm El Sheikh/ Hurghada

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by AirPacific747
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11727

Re: A350 Overhead Bin Collapses

It does seem that the ever lighter interior is a bit fragile, or at least it gives that impression. Maybe we’ve reached a saturation point for how much weight realistically can be saved.

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by AirPacific747
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8665

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

zeke wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
But the end result in this case is in my opinion unacceptable. Too laggy.


If the airline feels that way they can just put a faster laptop onboard. That choice is independent of the aircraft, it is not something you need to buy from Airbus.


I never blamed Airbus, you can relax now :)

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by AirPacific747
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8665

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

I can see it’s the Jeppesen EFB. It’s much smoother on my iPad, so I suspect the hardware needs an upgrade or maybe the OS running the software or both. Also, we use a Surface Pro in the flight deck below the side windows with the Jeppesen software and that too runs a lot smoother The screen is an ...

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by AirPacific747
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8665

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

As for the software on it, well, that is entirely dependent on what EFB solution (laptop+software) the operator is using, I suspect some will be smoother to use than others. The real benefit of this will be to tap on menus and pinch to zoom, not so much dragging windows or scrolling. I can see it’s...

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by AirPacific747
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8665

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

They need to work on the hardware/software. That looks so laggy that it’s painful even to look at.

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by AirPacific747
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years since 787 first flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: 10 years since 787 first flight

And ten years later I’m flying the 787, even on this exact date. I still remember live streaming the first flight from my office job ten years ago :) Happy anniversary

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by AirPacific747
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland: The World's Youngest PM in Office and Women-Led Government
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Finland: The World's Youngest PM in Office and Women-Led Government

I’m skeptical because of her age and thus lack of experience in life, but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt for now.

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by AirPacific747
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 22160

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Lol I’ve logged 22 flights on that particular aircraft as a pilot. Glad I’m no longer flying it.


Also happy that I’m now on the 787

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by AirPacific747
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 149284

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

A certain competing site already has several pics of this new aircraft even in CPH but almost no photos on airliners yet. Disappointing

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by AirPacific747
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11491

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

You can't lease out or sell slots until you have earned grandfather rights to them, so Norwegian are basically in a position where they have to fly these if they want to do anything. The slots have been allocated from the pool, and so Norwegian have not had to pay for them. Every year, there's a ve...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11491

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

You can't lease out or sell slots until you have earned grandfather rights to them, so Norwegian are basically in a position where they have to fly these if they want to do anything. The slots have been allocated from the pool, and so Norwegian have not had to pay for them. Every year, there's a ve...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11491

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

LHR-HNL? :D

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

You do know that yield decreases with the longer sector an airline flies? Way to dodge an uncomfortable truth that you completely forgot to look at yield in your so called analysis. Well it’s not my analysis but Apex’s. And you say the yield is not taken into consideration there? Better call them o...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

You must be kidding me right? Norwegian flew 10,53 million passengers in Q3. On their intercontinental routes from ARN and CPH, approximately 175.000 passengers. Your “large percentage” is 1,8% of their total QR traffic.... Yet that’s where the largest yield is and so you can’t just look at the pas...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

Firstly, the Q3 report says nothing about the performance of their longhaul out of ARN and CPH. Secondly, RDC Apex is a highly recognized analytic tool presenting reports used by airports and airlines globally. I fully understand the lost prestige with Norwegian cutting down longhaul operations out...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

So you could maybe present a source for the claim that their intercontinental flights from ARN and CPH are profitable? Apex seems to differ... https://forum.flyprat.no/attachment.php?attachmentid=47984&d=1575024602 And by the way, claiming that “I know someone that you don’t”, seldom brings cre...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

... or maybe had more insights and sources than yourself;-) With DY apparently loosing an estimate of 40 million EUR annually on their ARN and CPH flights to the US and Asia, one can only wonder why the decision has not been made earlier. My bet, prestige and keeping the shareholders confident on h...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

Ferryflight > Good analyse made appprox 1 month ago :) Or a lucky guess. One month ago there were things they didn’t even know themselves which they are now aware of today. For example the exact amount of aircraft grounded due to engine problems and that they plan to keep an additional five aircraf...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

Ferryflight > Good analyse made appprox 1 month ago :) Or a lucky guess. One month ago there were things they didn’t even know themselves which they are now aware of today. For example the exact amount of aircraft grounded due to engine problems and that they plan to keep an additional five aircraf...

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by AirPacific747
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15473

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

No, I know that for a fact. That part of the info I wrote is widely known amongst employees in Norwegian. Why are you so aggressive towards a random stranger you don't know? Because a decision to reduce Scandinavia operations cannot be excused by fleet maintenance. Completely shutting down US opera...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid
Replies: 85
Views: 10889

Re: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

I wouldn't try to compare your typical state police department with the literal best of the best of the US military. Especially given the importance of quickly identifying dead folks over the last ten years or so. No need to get defensive. I am genuinely wondering, not questioning the validity of t...

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by AirPacific747
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 4277

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

I heard the reason for the name change to Luke Air is because the owner is named Lucca. Anyone knows if it’s true?

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by AirPacific747
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid
Replies: 85
Views: 10889

Re: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

I wouldn't try to compare your typical state police department with the literal best of the best of the US military. Especially given the importance of quickly identifying dead folks over the last ten years or so. No need to get defensive. I am genuinely wondering, not questioning the validity of t...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple varieties - what's your favorite?
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Apple varieties - what's your favorite?

Elstar and Ingrid Marie

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by AirPacific747
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid
Replies: 85
Views: 10889

Re: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

I wonder how they can determine a dna match so quickly when it can take weeks in criminal cases?

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by AirPacific747
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12896

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

I find that she’s not very constructive in her use of rhetoric. But not annoying, just maybe not worth spending energy on.

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by AirPacific747
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 31836

Re: Guitar Hotel at Hard Rock Resort in Hollywood, Florida

Went to the casino there last new year. Quite impressive, but I don’t think the hotel will ever be internationally famous just because of that shape.

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by AirPacific747
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports Q3, analysts estimates 1429mNOK Net profit
Replies: 21
Views: 4745

Re: Norwegian reports Q3, analysts estimates 1429mNOK Net profit

It’s a testament to Norwegian’s business strategy that they can deliver the kind of result despite of its entire 737MAX fleet grounded and ongoing Rolls Royce engine problems.

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by AirPacific747
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personality Testing - Recruitment of Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

Re: Personality Testing - Recruitment of Pilots

The industry favours personality testing over cockpit performance, for the simple reason that you can't really test pilots in the cockpit. It is just too expensive. Even simulators cost a fortune, and you will be lucky to have even an hour in the simulator at an interview. ??? What? Simulator testi...

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by AirPacific747
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personality Testing - Recruitment of Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

Re: Personality Testing - Recruitment of Pilots

I’d say personality is more important than performance in cockpit to a certain extent as performance in the cockpit can be improved, but changing one’s personality is next to impossible.

But everything counts in the end.

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by AirPacific747
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 11045

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

At slot restricted airports, airlines can’t just cancel scheduled flights for such a reason or they will face heavy fines and revocation of their slot allocations. Speaking of empty flights, I’ve flown several empty B787s as ferry flights with just the captain and me onboard. Quite surreal. Takeoff ...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5377

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

Most of the world runs on WhatsApp now. Even iOS users. True that WhatsApp is a more open alternative but WhatsApp is also available on iOS so you then have both iMessage and WhatsApp and many people in Europe and the US still use iMessage is their primary text messaging app In the US sure, in most...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5377

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

If all the family uses iOS - then presumably you guys have many iMessage chats and groups - which use small amounts of data. Android ecosystem relies on SMS for communications - and that may become an issue if some of them have limited plans. You would essentially force some of them to switch to al...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5377

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

. You would essentially force some of them to switch to alternatives such as WhatsApp. Most of the world runs on WhatsApp now. Even iOS users. True that WhatsApp is a more open alternative but WhatsApp is also available on iOS so you then have both iMessage and WhatsApp and many people in Europe an...

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by AirPacific747
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5377

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

It’s only because I’m bored with iOS. Maybe I’ll switch back in the near future. The best combo you can have in my opinion is iOS on phone and dedicated tablets and Windows on PC. I felt like my Mac was never any good for anything other than surfing the web. Unless you’re a creative type. So PC it is.

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by AirPacific747
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 21302

Re: What do you do for work?

Product Manager for industrial computers, and many people here will have contact with those one way or another...... Pilot qualified on the B787/B777 and currently flying the B787. for example one of my Babies controlled the Autoclave that baked your workplace :) But the coolest rig is one used for...

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