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by seahawk
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera recommendation (1500$ budget)
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

Re: Camera recommendation (1500$ budget)

The cheaper body and a better lens. I would aim at least for a AF-P NIKKOR 70-300 mm 1:4,5-5,6E ED VR.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 26210

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Freighter, MRRT, regional versions - especially with the end of new 767s coming, the A330NEO will find its market.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing
Replies: 50
Views: 2114

Re: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing

It appears that Nova Scotia has reached a point where it recognizes systematic racism(CRT anyone) and is trying to correct for years of harsher sentences. I see nothing wrong with it. I think with enough databases and statistics, sentences will be handed out with better outcomes related to the crim...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48410

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

And yet, you fail utterly to ask the obvious question. If Trump's plan was so great why did he feel the need to try and delete all his posts about it? LMFAO. What a jerk. Well, Parliament has voiced their feelings about Biden's leadership in no uncertain terms. Yes, and they also slammed Johnson an...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 219873

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I was just pointing out the correct way to report safety issues. If the Qatar CAA finds a safety issue, they must instantly inform EASA. You can not ground a type and then wait for the TCDS issuer to contact you and ask what the problem is.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 219873

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Unlikely. Airbus could (and would) dispell that with a simple phone call. Surely the Airframer has access to all of the world's aviation authorities. Unlikely for the manufacturer to make that call, but it would be negligent if the state of design TCDS issuer (EASA) did not contact the Qatar CAA, I...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 3045

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

A-1 over the WarPac front lines in 1977, won´t do much good.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 219873

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Does anyone really believe that if this was a true safety issue that the Qatari safety regulator would be on the leading edge? If the Qatar Airways fleet is the one seeing the safety issue and on the leading edge then I’d expect the Qatari regulatory agency to be on the leading edge. Without inform...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 333670

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The P2F is not a mistake. By 2026 the first 900s will reach the end of the lease deals.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 333670

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The freighter will surely not get different engines than the pax version, because then it does no longer fit easily into the existing production set-up and certification would become expensive.

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270527

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

In a way all this suits the engine industry as well. All the churn on what is to come means they can tell the OEMs that they won't be investing in a new engine till the way forward becomes clearer. In reality they too have been strongly impacted by COVID and still haven't gained a positive ROI on t...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 333670

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Airbus just decided to develop the variant, they did not commit to building it. If they find customers good, if they do not a lot of the work will be useful, if somebody is ever thinking about an A350P2F.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270527

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

No one is interested in doing a new engine for 2028 introduction because they haven't got any return on investment for the previous generation of engines. Personally I thought the NMA with it's "LEAP and a half" engine from CFM made sense i.e. start with LEAP, grow its size a bit, add in ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270527

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

At the moment it is not the time to launch a new program, as we are heading towards big changes for the industry. We are always heading towards 'big changes'. Competitors always 'react and respond'. It's always taken folks with a bit of moxy to lead companies that produce big things. Moxy does not ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 31593

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

In the end the A330 was always the favourite, as they also aim for an all Airbus narrow body fleet. The big question was CEOs or NEOs. With the white tails and the current market and their new investors NEOs made sense.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270527

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

No new programs will be launched under David Calhoun. He's invester (stock holder) focused / dividend focused which means restoring production volumes and deliveries of existing products with miniminal investment.. We'll see if he's quality focused; which judging by the recent push to move 777 cert...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 16086

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Boeing now effectively has 10 pots in the one kitchen and any chef can stir any pot. The soup is now produced 10 times quicker. A better analogy would be Boeing has a Robot Chef in each of 10 different kitchens. And each kitchen has its own green house farm growing the raw ingredients the same way....

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 16086

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Only in theory, because as long as we do not 3D-print the whole thing, a digitized version still needs to be produced. The original 777 was an all digital airplane. Albeit it was in witeframe mode and not necessarily digital manufacturable. Still, all modern design have all structural components in...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 16086

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Only in theory, because as long as we do not 3D-print the whole thing, a digitized version still needs to be produced.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

It obviously means something. There has been talk for years of changing their name and the name of the Washington Football Team. It means something. You really do refuse to see any side of an issue other than yours. I understand people are outraged over all these name changes. That is their opinion...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

It's funny how there are a few people who are so offended by a name change that they're actually acting like the people they say they hate! I am against such moves as they make indigenous people and other minorities invisible. Indians was chosen in honour of Louis Sockalexis (first native American ...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

It's funny how there are a few people who are so offended by a name change that they're actually acting like the people they say they hate! I am against such moves as they make indigenous people and other minorities invisible. Indians was chosen in honour of Louis Sockalexis (first native American ...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Did you watch the video in the link? The CBSN reporter said patriot is a dog whistle term QANON uses. Q is often associated with white supremacy groups and they actively recruit Q followers. https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/white-supremacist-groups-target-qanon-conspiracy-theorists-who-feel-let-do...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Patriot is offensive towards foreigners. You can not have that.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 222731

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Bummer, I convinced a few people to get vaccinated by the one and done promise. There is some work on using slowly-dissolving biopolymers to encapsulate vaccines so that the booster dose is built in to the prime dose. So you'd get a dose of a vaccine and half of that dose just sits there as little ...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 8202

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

If it is mandated uniform the employee does not choose to look sexy, but is forced to by the company. And while I really like the dudes legs in the skirt, I still think trousers are better if you could be forced to slide down an emergency slide.

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 8202

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Not to women who know how and want to attract a man, they're not going anywhere anytime soon and neither is that As FAs of all gender are safety and service professionals, I fail to see your comment is connected to the topic. You suggested a solution that would end this controversy of a male FA wea...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 8202

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Simply make all uniforms gender neutral and have the women or the people who identify as such, wear trousers. Skirts and heels are a thing of the past anyway. Not to women who know how and want to attract a man, they're not going anywhere anytime soon and neither is that As FAs of all gender are sa...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 8202

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Simply make all uniforms gender neutral and have the women or the people who identify as such, wear trousers. Skirts and heels are a thing of the past anyway.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21963

Re: Euros 2020 thread

What should be considered the “home” of football, to know where “it” should be “coming to”? Dictionary definition of home: the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. So “home” would be where “football” lives permanently. You could claim Brazil is home, a...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111077

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

A vaccine has more qualities than the protection figures. AZ is cheap to make and easy to handle, which is a big plus outside the first World.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 22858

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Game theory. If I bid for a contract while knowing that I can not win, I am still limiting the profit the competition can make with their bid. What would Lockheed-Martin care? They don't make commercial airframes so spending scores of millions to "hurt" Boeing Commercial bring them no com...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 22858

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Revelation, I know GAO = congress & far from objective, they don't even pretend. And yet Congress could have easily done for KC-X what they with the 2001 KC-767 lease deal and just declared Boeing the only viable contractor and not accept bids from anyone else. Neither Airbus nor Lockheed-Marti...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21963

Re: Euros 2020 thread

England vs. Italy for the final with England winning!

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 167466

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

It is not an order it is a cancellation. UA ordered 70 A321neos. That is an indisputable fact, even if it is accompanied by a cancellation (which there is no indication it is). Do you have evidence the A359 order was cancelled? I was just pointing out that a cancellation can be reported at a differ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 167466

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

It is not an order it is a cancellation.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21963

Re: Euros 2020 thread

A very deserved defeat for Germany.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21963

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Go 3 Lions!

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 167466

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Order has been offically announced -150 737 Max 10 -50 737 MAX 8 -70 A321neo https://hub.united.com/united-adds-270-boeing-and-airbus-aircraft-to-fleet-largest-order-in-airline-s-history-and-biggest-by-a-single-carrier-in-a-decade-2653586391.html I m intrigued by this from the United link: "th...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 203790

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Normally I would agree, but we have seen similar behaviour with the 737MAX and also on the 787 production line with quality control being handled very loosely. So we have seen this corner cutting in the development teams but also on the running production line, which imho means that it is not a pro...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 203790

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Seems like some unfair generalizations are being made. In my experience you can find plenty of mid level managers that have the same traits as you say upper management has, after all that's where upper managers come from. Technical work is very demanding, if you don't stay fully engaged you lose yo...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 203790

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

My conclusion is that it is not a executive problem but actually a middle management problem stemming from the low oversight that was granted for so long. What should happen is actually that the execs either cull the middle management/highest engineering level and replace it with fresh faces or res...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 203790

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

I think it is a bit harsh to criticize management for the setbacks of the 777X. What they definitely lack is transparency but the issue (from what I understand) is that the goal posts were shifted due to the MAX fiasco. The 777X was in development before the MAX crashes, all the processes and desig...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 203790

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

This is where it went wrong, 2014 : https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303948104579534233968514184 Boeing was bruised by the 787 development drama and caught off guard by the NEO's runaway success and 777 customer's A350 desertions. Congress, FAA, Boeing and its supply chain where working...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 203790

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

In turning down the 777X for TIA readiness, the FAA also cited a finding that the supplier of the avionics provided “inadequate peer review” in a safety analysis “resulting in inconsistencies … and incorrect reuse of 787 data.” If the FAA catches this, it must have been blindingly obvious and the c...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 22858

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Obviously make a MRTT -800 is not hard from the airframe point of view, but you would need to re-certify the plane for all receivers.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 21963

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Will the Easy for the UK.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 6160

Re: Stealth is very important

If you are outnumbered 8:1 and facing a near-peer enemy, it really does not matter.

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