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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I don’t think ‘Boeing’ cares about being second, I think they care about making money. Numbers and pricing power. As second Boeing has neither. Some years ago there was an interesting article on leeham news covering Boeing's superior grip on value chains. ( uptalking your product values over the pr...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2838

Re: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?

With how GPS is interconnected with the avionics these days, it is quite annoying that not having GPS causes annoying issues. the plane still flies without GPS and reverts to other means to maintain the GPIRS position. Not having GPS causes both transponders to fail... So you MEL the transponders a...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hypothetical Scottish Military
Replies: 82
Views: 5879

Re: Hypothetical Scottish Military

An independent Scotland will have a military similar to Ireland’s , if anyone thinks differently they’re not looking at who will make up the govt of an independent Scotland. I think that is absolutely correct. strange tidbit ( for me ) Scotland @ 5.5m has (slightly) more inhabitants than RoI @ 4.9m...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I don’t think ‘Boeing’ cares about being second, I think they care about making money. Numbers and pricing power. As second Boeing has neither. Some years ago there was an interesting article on leeham news covering Boeing's superior grip on value chains. ( uptalking your product values over the pr...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16709

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

DIRECTFLT wrote:
That's my 2 1/2 cents...


How much of home NG use is dependent on AC being available too? ( Like operating your heating, )

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16709

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Is there a way to winterize Natural gas wellheads to prevent them from freezing up in extreme cold?


get some help from the Russians.

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16709

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Texans are going to be getting livid the next few weeks. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/539693-texas-households-face-massive-electricity-bills-some-as-high-as-17k Griddy had recommended that customers switch to a different provider this week, warning them to find fixed-rate plans ins...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Thanks for the link to that song - I happen to love it - the Video was not so good though. sorry, was first find first serve... When it was new I'd never expected it to carry over. ( and I didn't have the mindset to see the inner workings yet either. I've some books around that needed the 2++ decad...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hypothetical Scottish Military
Replies: 82
Views: 5879

Re: Hypothetical Scottish Military

Scotland would also need its own grander, version of Sandhurst Academy. So next question in series is - What would we call it and where should it be located? Carbisdale Castle, till 2011 a SYHA Youth Hostel. a really grand place. reasonably modern construction. Nah, Balmoral would be available. The...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112757

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cB5VQAAOYk
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Seems to be engine parts parting day:
There is another similar accident in the Netherlands, Maastricht:
744 losing engine parts and people on the ground hit/injured
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cB5VQAAOYk

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Yes discounts may have played a large part - It seems the reason they appear to be behind is price. Boeing seems to have stuck to its pricing more (and have mentioned it in the past) than Airbus so it was enjoying very healthy margins in the short run that were more than Airbus. Even though Boeing ...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Boeing was horribly behind having put their money on an NSA. Boeing put their money into countermanding PR talking down the NEO. Lots of money afaics. They seem to have coopted quite a lot of industry voices (leasers, banks but not airlines) for the task producing funnies like the NEO would heavily...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hypothetical Scottish Military
Replies: 82
Views: 5879

Re: Hypothetical Scottish Military

BawliBooch wrote:
Scotland would also need its own grander, version of Sandhurst Academy. So next question in series is - What would we call it and where should it be located?


Carbisdale Castle, till 2011 a SYHA Youth Hostel. a really grand place. reasonably modern construction.

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The status at the end of October 2018 (when the first 737MAX crash happened) was that Airbus had orders for 6142 A32Xneo family aircraft, 4101 of them for the A320neo in particular. Boeing was at 4783 737MAX, of which 2556 were 737MAX-8 and 1631 were unidentified variants. Definitely worth pointing...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’
Replies: 83
Views: 4247

Re: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

https://www.dni.gov/nctc/groups/afghan_taliban.html The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist nationalist and pro-Pashtun movement founded in the early 1990s that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until October 2001. The movement’s founding nucleus—the word “Taliban” is Pashto for “students”—was composed o...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’
Replies: 83
Views: 4247

Re: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

I suggest you familiarize yourself with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_... .. Free Speech.... I really hate it when certain interest groups try to play this 3-cushion wise for their own nefarious purposes. be that massive provocation to create a "self defense" retalia...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’
Replies: 83
Views: 4247

Re: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

Instead Bismarck made three wars which gave people a nationalist fever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unification_of_Germany That was one aspect. Another: A bit more insidious: He created a situation were the "disinterested party" needed the new found "Reich" as an ally. "z...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’
Replies: 83
Views: 4247

Re: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

And this is based on what? Make a list islamic insurections vs outcome. ( All in shards. ) Add a field for who clandestinely financed/supported them from the off. Afaics: For China as a state Uighur unrest is a foreign organized/bankrolled activity. ( Why is the US so very much interested in having...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’
Replies: 83
Views: 4247

Re: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

I assume nothing good would come out of it if the Uighurs would get their independence. And this is based on what? Make a list islamic insurections vs outcome. ( All in shards. ) Add a field for who clandestinely financed/supported them from the off. Afaics: For China as a state Uighur unrest is a ...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

..... And the NEO order book had a really good head start of more than a few years than the MAX which never caught up, but was doing better than OK, ... . Think again. to begin with it is less than a year delta in availability to order. http://www.pdxlight.com/neomax.htm ( unfortunately stopped upd...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5402

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

sebolino wrote:
I remember having seen him mocking Michael J. Fox about his disease. He was really dark minded.


live by sword.
die by sword.
Karma.

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The NG wing still is a compromised design. it is not state of the art @1995 new. One could argue it is less compromised and more "State of the Art" than the @1985 new A320 wing, though. real world data would speak against it, wouldn't it? And NASA says about the NG wing: "shows (limi...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5402

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Confuscius wrote:
Say or write nothing but good things about the dead...
Thank you.


... late Valentine.

OK?

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Which 737 is that? the UltraMax? The current 737MAX Ahhhh, becuase Airbus is just catching up...... -Randy Tinseth Where did I say Boeing is ahead and Airbus is catching up? If you design two aircraft that carry 200 passengers one must fly 4700nm and the other must fly 3500nm the aircraft with less...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why no KC-24, KC-11 or A300 MRTT
Replies: 47
Views: 6118

Re: Why no KC-24, KC-11 or A300 MRTT

Mortyman wrote:
Airbus will now develop the Airbus 380 into tanker ... :bigthumbsup:


no they task the 251t A330-800 mit Aux tanks ( ~20t capacity ) installed.
intrinsically more fuel offload by way of better sfc.

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why no KC-24, KC-11 or A300 MRTT
Replies: 47
Views: 6118

Re: Why no KC-24, KC-11 or A300 MRTT

kc135topboom wrote:
The A-300 doesn't carry half the fuel load of the KC-135


there never was an A300 tanker around.
The A310 was the better airframe for that application.

A310MRT(T) 77,500kg of fuel
KC135 90,718kg of fuel
both models got extra tankage.

17% difference

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5237

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

Bearing a child has much higher impact on a person than paying to raise ( or not as happens on a regular basis.) That's very subjective. Your subjective opinion, Sir, OK. :-) Money does not bond. After two perfect kids we lost a set of twins. After a third kid and all now off age she still on occas...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I thought the 788 was 20% more efficient than a 763... so it's not as if it's a fuel hog..... Boeing initilly talked about 20+% over current generation models. Later "sharpened" to only mean over their one generation older previous gen model : 767 20% 788 over 767-(300?) unsurprising: new...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5237

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

I don't think men should have any say over women regarding abortion, however I do think that they shouldn't have to pay if they have not shown a willingness to do so at some point. Maybe that means the woman needs to make the man sign a contract beforehand. It used to be called marriage of course. ...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2438
Views: 165966

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

So this will be a new adventure! I will get vaccinated after I recover. When I get on the priority list. :duck: Good and speedy recovery. went to hospital over X-max with a (rather minor) stroke. Brought Covid back from there and successfully distributed it .. :-( Few symptoms, the wife came down h...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2438
Views: 165966

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

For Pfiser, I'm not meaning to beat up on them. I just want dome conservatism in my estimate. My estimate of their production is 165 million doses less than promise (300 million by end July, I estimate 135 million). What we may see is "adding resources to a late project makes it later".

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?
Replies: 33
Views: 6253

Re: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?

Virtual737 wrote:
...and people still complain that noise near airports is worse than ever.


The noise nimbys will complain as long as they can see an airplane ( even if it is a small black spec in the distance. )

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255259

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

The funny thing in all this is that the poor pilot is still held 100% accountable for signing the release sheet because he / she is the captain in charge. There is no captain with a fully automatic airplane. ( compare : fully automatic local transit systems.) in the automobile domain the manufactur...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2438
Views: 165966

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Covid-19 made a major evolutionary mistake when it decided to spook the most intelligent species on the planet ... It should have done like its cousin the flu and fly under the radar. high incidence of "room to let" ( one has just gone back to golfing :-) it is the regular process of evol...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 67071

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

The sharklets would be a new configuration so it would require a new certification. I wouldn’t count on it taking that long for sharklets to enter the freighter market, AEI has just certified split scimitar wingtips on the 737-809 freighter Isn't the conversion just an STC on the basic airframe? ce...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

And for the containers: If it does not take LD3-45s it is dead in the water. There are billions invested in automated cargo systems that take LD3-45 (or the wide body version of the LD3 and LD2 containers). So no one will accept different shapes and sizes just because Boeing builds a strange shaped...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 67071

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

I'd say it's pretty sad that a 30 year old example is comparable to one built the last five years from an economic/environmental standpoint. :( It shows that back when the A320 project started all the right basic decisions were taken _even_ when they came up as an initial limitation. ( like the A32...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gulf War SAMs
Replies: 51
Views: 3522

Re: Gulf War SAMs

You are missing the basic problem. It would not be a near-peer conflict and the disparity in capability would still be gigantic. The US would always be capable of flooding the air defences of a country like Iraq. The number of cruise missiles alone would probably flood such a system. Outcome: They ...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2838

Re: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?

Yes, I know about INS. But I was particularly inquiring about the use of GPS, as opposed to all older systems of navigation. There were radio navigation systems around before GPS. terrestrial : LORAN, DECCA, OMEGA, ... but: February 16, 1994 On February 16, 1994, a significant milestone in American...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255259

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

This old iron ass avoided god only knows how many potential issues by disconnecting the autopilot FIRST and asking questions LATER. That mindset ("experience") is apparently going the way of the dodo as we become more automation dependent. I probably was a bit "pointy" with my p...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4717

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

stlgph wrote:
And no, TB is not less contagious.

I've had it. .

What does it tell us?
beyond some liking for special math.

TB today does by far not propagate like Covid19.

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8686

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

While track costs aren’t “nothing”, the cost of a second track is small compared to the actual big costs.... grading, tunneling, signaling, grade separation, catenary, electrical infrastructure, etc. What are you really saving by deferring a second track? You certainly are adding unnecessary compli...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4717

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

People forgot that 99.5% survival rate means 37.5 million dead. And some people forgot to see it's actually around 2.5 million. 7.85 billion ( 7.85e9 ) people on earth. 99.5% survive. 0.5% dead from Covid19 7.85e9/100 * .5 = 39,250,000.0 or just short of 40million dead. And meanwhile, our friend Tu...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255259

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

...for the late 1960ties environment. Because we tend to view history in the context of the present (old technology compared to new tech) it is instructive to ask ourselves "What changed?" We went from crashing airplanes due to lack of awareness of our operating environment to crashing ai...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2438
Views: 165966

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Interesting summary on Moderna production in the USA, all US production for the USA https://www.wcvb.com/article/moderna-says-delays-at-vaccine-contractor-will-be-fixed-in-the-near-term/35519410 45.4 million doses delivered. 100 million by end 1st quarter. There us a production snag at a filling an...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8686

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

Can someone PLEASE kill this abomination? It is NOT "high speed rail", it is just pure political patronage and BS, as can be seen with this new change to make it single track. The costs are insane and it will be 20 years before it does anything useful and by then those costs will have qui...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2213
Views: 235856

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

A Boeing MC-21 look-a-like would do even better on the cabin comfort front, but then again, you considered 3 inches extra width at head level irrelevant, only extra aisles matter I guess... a worthless feature. we've been educated endlessly that more space ~higher comfort is irrelevant. 737 is perf...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4608

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

2. The Russians used a poison that could be traced because they wanted the world to know who did it. If they were so inept, why didn't the actual people get caught? Traced how? Samples were distributed widely in the 90ties. The guy who "invented" the agent family is long living in the US ...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8686

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

While track costs aren’t “nothing”, the cost of a second track is small compared to the actual big costs.... grading, tunneling, signaling, grade separation, catenary, electrical infrastructure, etc. What are you really saving by deferring a second track? You certainly are adding unnecessary compli...

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by WIederling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4717

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

And about medical experts Earth's atmosphere stabilized - 2.5 Billion years ago First Humans - 2.5 Million years ago First virus - 12,000 years ago. virii are much older than that. ( obviously they must be younger than active cell based organisms. but not by much :-) First influenza pandemic - 15th...

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