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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future 787 variants?
Replies: 171
Views: 21490

Re: Future 787 variants?

Boeing has already confirmed a 789F. Really? :roll: Do you have a link to prove that? Here's the link. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-06-19/boeing-sets-future-787-freighter-to-fend-off-airbus-jets Boeing Co. has picked the 787-9 Dreamliner as the variant to be used for a future freigh...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future 787 variants?
Replies: 171
Views: 21490

Re: Future 787 variants?

tortugamon wrote:
Boeing has already confirmed a 789F.


Really? :roll: Do you have a link to prove that?

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weighing Liquids
Replies: 50
Views: 2197

Re: Weighing Liquids

"Cup" is just fine as a standard measurement. No different that "pint" (2 cups), "quart" (4 cups), or "gallon" (16 cups). When it is used as a dry measure, one must be careful. I know what a gallon is, that's what you use when you fill your Cessna! The others...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

True, not much different to how especially British Airways / BEA / BOAC ordered planes. The HS Trident comes to mind. Interesting that BEA/BOAC was able to step away from the "Brabazon Committee" like determination of demand and design. They had a history of doing that. The VC-10 and BAC ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

No a.net then, but can you imagine the criticism LH earned with that move? The airline market was very different back then. An order for 10 aircraft would have been considered "Massive". Nowadays an order for less than 50 planes is hardly newsworthy. Many aircraft programs were considered...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

No a.net then, but can you imagine the criticism LH earned with that move? The airline market was very different back then. An order for 10 aircraft would have been considered "Massive". Nowadays an order for less than 50 planes is hardly newsworthy. Many aircraft programs were considered...

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by VSMUT
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah/Libyan A350 Orders
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: Afriqiyah/Libyan A350 Orders

I would expect Airbus to defer them until the airlines are ready to receive them (Not too different from what happened to the Iraqi Airways orders). But since ISIS just surrendered in Libya, there is actually a chance (fingers crossed) that we could see some sort of semblance to peace in that countr...

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by VSMUT
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weighing Liquids
Replies: 50
Views: 2197

Re: Weighing Liquids

8 fluid oz = 1 cup 8 oz (dry) = half a pound and has little or no relation to 1 cup of volume Really gets interesting when recipes insist on using liquid measure units for dry ingredients, e.g. use 1 cup of flour. Flour should be weighed. 1 cup of spooned, unpacked, all-purpose flour weighs in at 1...

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by VSMUT
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loudest Military Aircraft?
Replies: 105
Views: 45650

Re: Loudest Military Aircraft?

From my experience at various airshows, ranked from loudest to less loud: 1. Su-27 (No competition from the others) 2. Gripen (Extremely high-pitched "squeel") 3. F-16 (Same as Gripen) 4. Eurofighter Typhoon (Loud roar) 5. F/A-18E/F (Loud roar) 6. MiG-29 (Actually very pleasant roaring sou...

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 18780

Re: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661

New info says the engine exploded and damaged the wing. Good to see the crash wasn't pilot error, but I hope it's not a design flaw. Not quite. Even if it did happen as described, there are still procedures to be correctly applied by the crew in order to prevent a crash. Unless we are talking about...

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 18780

Re: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661

New info says the engine exploded and damaged the wing. Good to see the crash wasn't pilot error, but I hope it's not a design flaw. While I don't deny that it is possible, the engine of the ATR located almost completely ahead of the wing. If subject to an uncontained engine failure that causes dam...

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing family Cockpit windows layout question
Replies: 25
Views: 4129

Re: Boeing family Cockpit windows layout question

I think the new ones are much bigger too, meaning better visibility from the cockpit.

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 10378

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

Africa in general. 1.2+ billion people who are getting richer by the day, and air travel is still at a rather primitive level (for various reasons). Roads and railways are poor, and crime/violence is high in large areas. The continent is expected to house 2.5 billion people by 2050.

:)

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can an Airplane be Painted With a Matte Look?
Replies: 29
Views: 7613

Re: Can an Airplane be Painted With a Matte Look?

http://www.oy-reg.dk/register/?reg=&typ ... &sort=date
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26point2 wrote:
Falcon 7X reg OY-FWO


Same company also owns or owned following matte painted business-jets:

OY-TWO (PC-12)
OY-PWO (Phenom 300)
OY-SWO (Falcon 2000)
OY-ZWO (Falcon 2000)

http://www.oy-reg.dk/register/?reg=&typ ... &sort=date

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

On one of the pilot forums, someone posted that EK had "quietly parked" 19 A380s. True or not is hard to discern as they are still taking their current orders including the RR ones starting Dec 16. On the news that EK/RR had come to an agreement on the T900 issues, Tim Clarke said the req...

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by VSMUT
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 103
Views: 21728

Re: First Flight Of T1000-ten

KarelXWB wrote:
Some 4 months after obtaining EASA certification, RR and Boeing flew the Trent 1000-TEN on a 787 for the first time.


The Trent 1000 Ten isn't supposed to power the 787-8 (or is it a -9), is it? They are just using it as a test-bed, no?

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by VSMUT
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS refreshes brand
Replies: 15
Views: 6569

Re: SAS refreshes brand

It seems nice enough, not that I really care that much. The new website however sucks. I tried booking various tickets a few days ago, and I was unable to change the departure airport without making a completely new search (I was checking prices, and live an equal distance from two airports). Also, ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 100
Views: 38079

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

It's slower, has less range, and the cargo area has limited head height compared to the C-130H, the aircraft that's currently being used across practically all across Canada except for the Victoria SAR region. Well obviously the competent personnel in the Canadian DND, RCAF and Public Services Proc...

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by VSMUT
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 100
Views: 38079

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

Excellent choice, the C-235/295 family has already made a name for itself in the MPA/SAR/over-water operations role. Hearing some negative remarks from SAR operators already; they are all pointing out that the C-295 has a shorter range and is slower than the C-130H's being used as SAR aircraft right...

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders before year end
Replies: 69
Views: 12426

Re: Cseries orders before year end

Are there any likely airlines in Asia that could order 75 C's? LH Group. There are about 100 A319 and 20-30 E195 that will need replacement eventually across the Group fleet and LH Group has options for 30 CSeries since ordering the 30 for SWISS. The A320s will be 180-seaters, so 145-150-seat CS300 ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 10945

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

and AF1 did not handle 9/11 well. It didn't? :confused: What happens if there is a multi-city nuclear attack on the US? Do you honestly think a 747-8 is going to handle a nuclear attack any better than the current VC-25/747-200? Granted, it will get the latest and newest equipment, but then one cou...

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 18780

Re: PIA ATR from Chitral to Islamabad 'missing'

Does anybody know the altitude of the crash site and what altitude the ATR42 can reach / keep with one engine out? Could this crash somehow be related with a lack of capability to keep above the mountains after loosing one engine like as it was sometimes discussed for Himalaya and Karakorum? The dr...

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Climb Gradient
Replies: 14
Views: 2894

Re: REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION

bentzur wrote:
Thanks a lot !! but what is the '6076' ? you always gotta use this number ?


It's the number of ft per nautical mile ;)

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 30620

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

N14AZ wrote:
...must be funny with all these tourists sitting at the gate and seeing that they will board an aircraft in RAF-cls. .... the term "touri-bomber" comes to my mind...


They are painted in a completely standard Thomas Cook paint scheme ;)

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Climb Gradient
Replies: 14
Views: 2894

Re: REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION

A quick question : if your ground speed is 180 and your climb gradient in degrees is 9. then it's 180 * 9 = 1620 (?) and if it's true then '1620' is the ft/nm or ft/m climb gradient ? That formula should give you ft/m. Another method is to look it up in the conversion nomogram in DOC 8168, page 1-3...

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by VSMUT
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 30620

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

I know Norwegian leased entire crews from JetTime a few years ago under a similar scheme (don't know if they still do). Correct. Not just JetTime crews, but JetTime planes as well. But that's an entirely different ballgame. JetTime is a competent carrier. BTW, these days JetTime is in the process o...

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by VSMUT
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 30620

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

These are things you find in a sim check with a brand new pilot. How many hours does the captain have? You can't become a captain with less than 1500 hours, soooo... They hired pilots this summer, and the requirement then was 3000 hours total time for captains, with at least 500 hours on the 737. F...

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by VSMUT
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 30620

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

Jeez, I have (significantly) higher standards when flying my Cessna 172, and I can't find a job. And yet you have monkeys like this who manage to get into the cockpit of a 737-800... :roll:

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by VSMUT
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

Great, can you name another successful program where ~1/3 of the entire production run was booked within the first year of launch and roughly 6+ years before its entry into service? That really doesn't speak so much about the qualities of this program. If they already booked a third (more like two-...

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by VSMUT
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parts/System Commonality Between ATR Generations
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Parts/System Commonality Between ATR Generations

Hello! I hold an ATR 72-500 type rating, and trained on a -500 simulator. Base-training was done on an old -202, and there were no noticeable differences in the cockpit and procedures from what I could see in that short period of time. I know that many airlines that operate different generations usu...

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by VSMUT
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

I have this feeling that many airlines are looking at buying the 777-9 to replace the A380 from 2022 on. Why? Because unlike the A380, the 779 doesn't need expensive upgrades to parking gates to accommodate them like you do with the A380. And Boeing may push the range of the 779 to 8,000 nautical m...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

While this is true, why haven't they done so already? Of the customers that have said rights, LATAM converted 6 I believe. That's all. What's even stranger is why there's a RFP for the 777/9/10 and the A35xx but no mention of conversions. Not to say that they won't happen but this current RFP dimin...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

I can debunk the "Boeing Should Be Worried" malarkey right now with one word: United. 35 A35Js on order, and yet, somehow, they end up with 14 77Ws. By your logic, that plane shouldn't be selling. It is no secret that Boeing is selling 777-300ERs for peanuts in order to bridge the gap unt...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Take my survey about flying! For my business project
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Take my survey about flying! For my business project

Another one is number 5, the business class question. It needs a "I never fly business" option.

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

Or the A350-1000. To be fair, there is one important and massive difference between the A350-1000 and the 777X (and C-series) when it comes to this issue. The A350-1000 is just one member of a family, while the 777X and C-series are suffering as a whole. Airbus can make up for the lack of orders on...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the 777X orders?
Replies: 323
Views: 39186

Re: What happened to the 777X orders?

777X orders will pick up. As of yet, several airlines have openly expressed interest in it, the most recent being QF and PIA, but there are plenty. Personally, I fully expect AF and KE to order the 777X in the near term as well. In addition to CX, EK, EY, LH, NH and QR, long term, AA, AC, BA, BR, m...

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by VSMUT
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France demands an end to TTIP talks
Replies: 46
Views: 2333

Re: France demands an end to TTIP talks

What's wrong about competition? Again, nothing at all. But it should only be on the basis that each country makes it's own laws and regulations regarding the labeling and quality standards. Cheap and toxic junk shouldn't be allowed to masquerade as a high-quality product. Educated consumers buy Foo...

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by VSMUT
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France demands an end to TTIP talks
Replies: 46
Views: 2333

Re: France demands an end to TTIP talks

You guys already eat "radioactive" food. In fact, many foods are naturally "radioactive", like bananas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_irradiation Only in some countries, and not for all foods. My own country only allows it for herbs and powdered spices, and even then it woul...

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France demands an end to TTIP talks
Replies: 46
Views: 2333

Re: France demands an end to TTIP talks

What's wrong about Standardisation and facilitation? Nothing, nothing at all. But the TTIP agreement also includes provisions that allow foreign investors who claim to have been disadvantaged by local laws of a signatory state, to sue that state for damages and have the local laws remade to suit th...

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Catapults, Arrester Cables and Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 3698

Re: Catapults, Arrester Cables and Commercial Aircraft

It is unfair to criticize the OP like some people have. How else should he find out, if not by asking a question on a forum? DC-9s or F-28s on carriers? That would be a sight to see! http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/C-9-COD-2.jpg http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/upl...

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by VSMUT
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Catapults, Arrester Cables and Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 3698

Re: Catapults, Arrester Cables and Commercial Aircraft

Possible? Absolutely. Both the DC-9 and Fokker 28 have been proposed for carrier operations in the past. But is it feasable, I doubt it. It won't actually give better performance in a way that can be legally used. You can only calculate performance with the worst case scenario in mind, so that would...

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by VSMUT
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 36810

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

I still fail to see how an airplane, much less one the size of an RJ, will manage to replace a cargo ship. I will be great for transporting passengers and mail, but what about what I assume are dozens of tons of cargo and fuel which are required for the survival of the local community? An Embraer o...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 124
Views: 47657

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

A force consisting of only the Typhoon seems a bit strange. The Typhoon is primary an air to air fighter, with a secondaire air to ground role. Only if you believe the Lockheed Martin PR reps that post nonsense like that on internet forums. The Typhoon is a multirole fighter, and can utilise the Pa...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 47210

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Sad to see JetTime in Trouble financially. I thought their niche with contract flying would give a stable income. I am curious to see what could cause this. Are they risk sharing the income on their flying? Or have they underbid to get flying? The costs are too high. FlyBe is apparently able to ope...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fidel Castro's death-effects on current USA flights-funeral visitors
Replies: 66
Views: 4505

Re: Fidel Castro's death-effects on current USA flights-funeral visitors

He. Works hand in hand actually. Trumps campaign touched just the right people and their lower instincts. ( Rightly ) laughing them off just enforced the taken path and turned them into staunch supporters. Voila Trump in office. ( Not that the other side employed a totally different stategy.) The c...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 124
Views: 47657

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

I know Spain offered used Typhoons in the past but if Spain is thinking of replacing its F-18's at least in part with Typhoons, would any Spanish Typhoons still be available for sale to Peru? According to Wiki Peru has less than 50 MiG-29, Su-22 and Mirage 2000 in service. Buying 60 Typhoons would ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 47210

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Someone83 wrote:
stop flying wetlease for SAS using ATR-72s. The plan is to stop flying for SAS September 2017, meaning a new operator will have to step in. JT is operating 8 ATRs for SAS today


:cry:

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fidel Castro's death-effects on current USA flights-funeral visitors
Replies: 66
Views: 4505

Re: Fidel Castro's death-effects on current USA flights-funeral visitors

However, how this makes the communists and their ideology any less evil? Communism isn't inherently "evil". Evil atrocities were committed by a number communists and non-communists in the name of communism. That does not make communism evil by itself. That the working class, the majority ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fidel Castro's death-effects on current USA flights-funeral visitors
Replies: 66
Views: 4505

Re: Fidel Castro's death-effects on current USA flights-funeral visitors

:roll: Suuure. Gotta love the denial of the lefties. Denial? Sorry, but aren't you from the Czech Republic? The country where the communist party is the 3rd largest in your chamber of deputies? You might not like them, and neither do I. But blatantly brushing them off as a derogatory term is ignora...

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by VSMUT
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 124
Views: 47657

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

Poland in the past was interested in the F-35, and Finland is in the middle of starting the competition, having received responses from interested vendors. Of the remaining countries still interested in buying Western fighters, I believe Singapore has the F-35 in mind as a future fighter, but is in...

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