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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 113226

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Frankly, "dumping" shouldn't matter--if Canadian taxpayers are willing to subsidize Delta and its passengers, good for the passengers. Likewise, if South Carolina wants to give Boeing tax breaks that cause other South Carolinians to pay more in taxes, so what? It's stupid economics and stu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 10115

Re: Hef's plane

It was flown by Ozark, I believe.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: maximum speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2094

Re: maximum speed

What do you mean--indicated, Mach, true airspeed? In what flight regime? By what type?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The units of length used in aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: The units of length used in aviation

Yes, and don't get going on Chinese RVSM where we have levels like F341, F361 because they insist on metric but all altimetry is in thousands of feet.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 201433

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Whoever coined the phrase "What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander" a few hundred years ago must have had some foresight to both Goose Bay and Gander as primary TATL diversion airports. When the fan engined B707 eliminated fuel stops on the NYC-Europe flights, PAA advertised, &qu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The units of length used in aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: The units of length used in aviation

Feet because on an altimeter even 1,000s are easily read, started with three pointer altimeters. 300 meters is 980', less than the easy to see and understand 1,000'.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 201433

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

It might be arguable that continuing to Gander, maybe another 30 minutes, would have made recovery easier. Not much for pax or maintenance support at either Goose or Sondrestrom. That said, I doubt a three-engine ferry would approved based on the damage shown. I'm sure three-engine ferry, crew only ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 37
Views: 5375

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

With the CFM mod, the KC-135 has plenty of thrust even in the ME summer, as does the re-engined C-5. The C-5 engine mod was designed for max temperature at LETO (2,000-ish elevation).

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757-300 Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: B757-300 Routes

Airlines don't have "bases" for their planes, they are "based" wherever they stop flying the day. It's the USAF that has bases. Maintenance bases are typically in one or two central locations but with out-sourcing that changing. Specific types will usually fly the most profitable...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of Teterboro getting commercial air service?
Replies: 12
Views: 1590

Re: Chances of Teteboro getting commercial air service?

Impossible, there's no room for a terminal without big, BIG bucks buying up in-place operations. Then, there's the locals who have money and plenty of passion in opposing it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 38052

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Sad part for BBD, at one time they were looking at MKC as a production facility for the C-Series. In the end, Quebec made a stink and they stayed in Mirabel. Paul Tellier, many moons ago, cautioned the Beaudoins about tugging on Boeing's cape. They showed him the door.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15798

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

Are there behaviors (with regard to the harassment of women) that are OK in Pakistan but not in England?


I would guess honor killings would be a start.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15798

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

Still the world is wondrous large,—seven seas from marge to marge—
And it holds a vast of various kinds of man;
And the wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Khatmandhu
And the crimes of Clapham chaste in Martaban.

Kipling. "In the Neolithic Age"

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TTN and HVN Jet Bridges
Replies: 23
Views: 3688

Re: TTN and HVN Jet Bridges

I'd forgotten them, they probably do have to go the international terminal.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF
Replies: 45
Views: 6454

Re: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF

Makes me wonder if they actually visited MCO.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TTN and HVN Jet Bridges
Replies: 23
Views: 3688

Re: TTN and HVN Jet Bridges

Single jetway at BDL Int'l Terminal. Probably not used but once or twice since the old NW AMS inbound.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15798

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

No, it doesn't work, but if they think all "Western" women are easy and little more than sluts, it makes more sense. They feel superior and believe we should bow to them. Cultural diversity is a western fetish.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9769

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Hatred for DTW is not irrational!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?
Replies: 23
Views: 9301

Re: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?

Correct. 91K isn't Part 91. Here's a personal opinion based on years operating large cabin business jets--none of them have the cabin space for anything like a real crew rest bunk. Only one, so 3-4 pilots have to share; if you make an allowance for augmenting the F/A, you have 5 people sharing one b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics
Replies: 25
Views: 5397

Re: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics

There's more fashion in design than the designers would admit. T-tails and tail-mounted engines were as much '60s fashion as anything else. The C-5 had a wholly impractical t-tail-pain for maintenance, awful to deice and the AN-124 showed it was unnecessary. Then, Piper started putting t-tails on sm...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30959

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Using the Boeing procedure (not Boeing or Airbus experience here) why would anyone consider going down to 1,000' AAL trying to catch the G/S? That will be inside the glide slope intercept point on any normal ILS.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA one way New York JFK-Beirut, why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: MEA one way New York JFK-Beirut, why?

No, but one year (2001) Westover welcomed a wide variety of state aircraft. The Indians were great to visit with as were the Belgians

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30959

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

And any ILS with minimums greater than 200' HAT!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 22470

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

DLX, You're understanding is correct, but they evacuated the tower an hour after DL departed and before IRMA approached. I believe DL has spares, but IF they could have operated earlier, why didn't they? Airlines aren't going to fky at the last moments just to satisfy armchair aviators with "sc...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5240

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Having known both FAA DPE and EASA DPE (or whatever the designee title is) the FAA practical is more difficult than the EASA one. EASA puts more weight on theory in those 14 exams which are difficult. As one DPE told me, "at KLM one studies to become a captain, in the US/ Canada one gains the f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30959

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Good morning everybody. If someone has any aditional info to share about this... looks pretty serious. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ae84b8a&opt=0 Thanks in advance 100% A.net of armchair pilots commenting here are unaware that QFE ops are still used in most of the Russian airspace. When ATC i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5240

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

SK44, I think there's a wide gulf between US and foreign militaries in style and training. I sat that as one, who by the nature of my civilian work, flew and worked with both US and foreign military pilots. Foreign military pilots have a different status culturally, their careers are very much groun...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5240

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Starlionblue, The cadet programs are much like the better military programs in terms of training and standards--far superior to the basics at a US FAR 61 school. That said p, the OZ8501, Colgan and AF 447 crews had hours but lacked dome basic aeronautical sense--a jet transport can't climb at 6,000 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5956

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

I know some of the planners at Jepp in SJC. They loved doing the 787 tours while still experimental--loads of work to plan the,.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5240

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Varsity 1

Lots of foreign carriers have alter ego airlines that are analogous to our RJ program. German Wings, KLM City Hopper, Ryan Air is sort of like it in the sense they take low time pilots and train them at near poverty wages and an indentured contract.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Schedule questions for commercial pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

Re: Schedule questions for commercial pilots

Always amazed me that non-US airlines didn't use seniority for bidding schedule, equipment and advancement.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5956

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

QF set a LHR-SYD record non-stop on that delivery

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 15910

Re: United not looking at C Series

Well, they do have the power to drop suits related to AC privatization that was a nice incentive.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last C-5A Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: Last C-5A Retirement

Yes, it's a 100% better!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5956

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

A delivery flight is probably up to the crew as long as not ridiculously high priced. VA likes Kona and Lihue, so what? Boeing deliveries are often handled by Jeppesen (Boeing-owned) and they use World Fuel Service for contract fuel. Not the FBO rack price and crew likely don't know the price charge...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Schedule questions for commercial pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

Re: Schedule questions for commercial pilots

Take-off to touchdown, not block times, so yes a bit more 21; maybe schedule would closer to 23. As a 3-day trip, it be a 12-day month, say 3-on, 4 off. Long three-day trip.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Schedule questions for commercial pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

Re: Schedule questions for commercial pilots

There's no "straight answer" because it is very variable, both long and short haul. In the US, bid periods are normally monthly. Domestic flying is typically 3 days work, 3 days off; but that varies at lot, but rarely longer than 4-5 days working. Long haul depends on flying time. LAX-LHR ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?
Replies: 18
Views: 3570

Re: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?

I'd be amazed, and like to see the data, that a B757 has anywhere near enough drag to fly a 7.5 degree glide path. Yes, it's 5.5 degrees, but the certification standard is 7.5 degrees to handle exigencies, poor technique, etc.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 6773

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

The aviation industry has spent countless BILLIONS of dollars and engineering on Stage III and, now with the C-Series Stage IV, planes for what? It's hardly like B707 water wagons are flying over their heads. It's time to tell NIMBYs to sit down and STFU.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 11339

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Moving side sticks will be a minor "improvement" in tactile feel. The pilots have a poor visual view of the opposite stick and the movement isn't near as great as the yoke. Overall, a "solution" to a non-problem or, if you feel the need to see/feel the flight controls, use a yoke...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 2873

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

They get paid standard rates, but do get trip rig--1 hour of flight pay for around 3.5 hours away from base, contracts vary. It's is not over and above, just the highest of flight time flown OR trip rig. There's also a duty rig, paid the same way but different formula.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 57739

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

I am amazed at those who keeping posting about airlines "basing" planes in a certain city. That simply doesn't exist, planes are owned by the company and are based wherever they happen to stop. Or they are at a maintenance base in work. It's the AF that bases planes at specific places

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 22470

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I agree, Newbiepilot. It was a completely normal flight.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 22470

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Any evidence DL Ops could have operated the flights earlier and decided to delay? If they could have run the flights, do you not think they would have preferred to do so?

You are the one questioning their operation of this flight, not I, so it is incumbent on you to provide evidence.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 22470

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

"JFK-SJU-JFK can be done on a turn. It's a few minutes short of 8 hours flight time" If duty became an issue, plenty of places to stop. This whole thread is just painful with armchair aviators and back seat operators baying for attention; refusing to believe real answers. GF What is not f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 22470

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

"JFK-SJU-JFK can be done on a turn. It's a few minutes short of 8 hours flight time"

If duty became an issue, plenty of places to stop.

This whole thread is just painful with armchair aviators and back seat operators baying for attention; refusing to believe real answers.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't civil air cargo use planes like the Boeing C-17?
Replies: 18
Views: 5653

Re: Why doesn't civil air cargo use planes like the Boeing C-17?

If you think the C-17 gear was heavy and complex, take a look at the C-5's.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 57739

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Smokeybandit

It'll depend, usually try to route around in the most efficient manner. OTOH, I was routed over the top of Hurricane Sandy on 10/29/2012 abeam JAX at F450--smooth as glass. I had a pax taking a shower in the Global.

GF

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