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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The year is 1981-… Would you rather…?
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: The year is 1981-… Would you rather…?

It 1981, PA’s future already didn’t look great, on the other hand, no one knew where PI was going. PI looked like a little southern puddle jumper. They became a profitable, growing airline right until Allegheny bought them and poof! Several friends left EA when I was there, full of optimism of Piedm...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 and Aspen
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: E175 and Aspen

The Global 7500 and GLF650 have too wide a span, KASE has a plan to replace the runway a bit west to allow more wing clearances permitting larger planes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 westbound US domestic flights requiring diversions
Replies: 37
Views: 8369

Re: A320s heading west stopping for gas

Well, at M.80, 450-460 TAS, so about 340 on the ground speed.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4899

Re: KC-10 Retirement

They still have engineers, the upgrade such as it was, was to avionics—primitive FMS, RVSM, 8.33 comms. IIRC, the upgrades got caught up in maintaining COTS while also military req’ts and budgets.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4899

Re: KC-10 Retirement

It’s about budgets, period. A friend who’s a senior officer asked about a budget proposal, “what war plan can be executed with out XXX?” Answer, “it’s about budgets, not war plans or capabilities”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Derates and top-of-climb power
Replies: 80
Views: 4250

Re: Engine Derates and top-of-climb power

Just remember a “derate” is like putting a different thrust engine rating on the plane, “Reduced” is the engine’s thrust rating reduced due to conditions, but full rated thrust is there.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

The engines mounted above the wingbox helps hide the fan blades and reduce the IR heat signature from below. But it doesn’t seem like it would help avoid detection from airborne radars, i.e. an AWACS or Mig-31. The F-117 had the engines directly behind the intakes. Intake mesh angled correctly like...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 40
Views: 1394

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Heck, the Euros are still protecting Polanski Right, because we’re just one homogeneous entity, like the Borg. :sarcastic: He’s pretty much had free rein traveling around Europe despite being a wanted fugitive from justice. Protected by several courts, I’d say you’re the Borg, if the shoe fits.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4899

Re: Why retire KC-10 and not KC-135

My understanding is that it's driven by operational costs and mission demand. The demand for KC-10 missions is lower and the operational cost higher, than those for the KC-135. Also the KC-135 is in the groove where there is strong understanding of how to mitigate aging in terms of fatigue and corr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EJA ... /KOAK/VHHH
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Another NTT G7500 just beat that flying time record, KOAK-VHHH, 15.6 hours

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EJA ... /KOAK/VHHH

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Specific aircraft that got you into aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Specific aircraft that got you into aviation

Cessna 195 on floats—I had the “bug” earlier, but a couple of flights at 11 sealed the deal. Solo’d before I had driver’s license on my 16th birthday. The planes that taught me flying were the F-100 and Citation I & II. if you didn’t fly the Hun every moment, it could and would bite back. The Ci...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 5592

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

I’d argue the Russian problem is a lot deeper than so-called “shock therapy”. There was zero Russian experience with market economics, democratic self-government to build on, so connected ex-communists stole everything. Yeltsin allowed or facilitated it because that’s all he and the government knew....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

That, I don’t know, but I’ll see if I can find out for you.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re ILS + STAR approaches
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Question re ILS + STAR approaches

https://www.icao.int/safety/pbn/Seminar ... 07/D.3.pdf
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Those fixes are called path terminators in ARINC database coding. Think “path to a termination point. CF is a course to a fix, where the path ends.

https://www.icao.int/safety/pbn/Seminar ... 07/D.3.pdf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 5592

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

NATO should have been dissolved 30 years ago, it's pointless doing it now, but if it had gone when it's time was over, we would IMO be living in a much safer world today. Russia could easily have been a benign neighbour, many people believed this. Plenty of far more intelligent and knowledgeable pe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Non-combat military aircraft losses
Replies: 34
Views: 1951

Re: Non-combat military aircraft losses

There’s high probability as many, perhaps more, are lost in non-combat flight. The first years of Red Flag, TAC was losing one plane per exercise. I’ve lost 7 friends in non-combat training accidents.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 5592

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

Now you're being an idiot, the end of the cold war was wasted, it was the perfect opportunity for the world to disarm, we screwed that up. There is absolutely no reason to suggest Russia would have tried to expand if NATO didn't exist. An EU on friendly terms with Russia would be a far better outco...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 40
Views: 1394

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Let's say he makes this go away. Wasn't he still great friends with Epstein, over many years, even after he was convicted ? Pretty much everyone except Melinda Gates was friends with Epstein. Is it really so hard to believe that trafficking young women is extremely common? I am not even totally sur...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

And, it’s not like TRANSCOM doesn’t charter for the USG. There’s a huge amount of charter everyday.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

Except CRAF freighters don’t have roll-on, roll-off capability as the C-5 and C-17 do. Try driving a tank, a Mark V boat, or multiple helicopters on a 747. Try airdrop in the 747. Better yet, try ordering civilian pilots to fly into hostile environs or known threat areas. At that point you're reduc...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Yes, but the records are retained, so a career could be monitored. The flight, at one point prior to departure, might have been re-routed south to avoid high radiation levels. Cruise level was F410 to start, crossing the polar region at F450-470.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

The USAF doesn’t need transport aircraft at all really. It’s much cheaper for Transcom to contract out cargo to civilian airliners. Except CRAF freighters don’t have roll-on, roll-off capability as the C-5 and C-17 do. Try driving a tank, a Mark V boat, or multiple helicopters on a 747. Try airdrop...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DHL and cargo carriers
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: DHL and cargo carriers

Carry DHL cargo! I have a misdelivered DHL package they’d been threatening to deliver for a week. It was delivered, by their picture, in some other town.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Caryjack wrote:
Fractional flight, one that selects rules from different regulatory groups to form a legally viable package?


At least in the US, follows Part 91K.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Aesma wrote:
What is a "solar radiation mitigation program" ?


The program forecast solar radiation at high latitudes, tracks crews do they don’t exceed a certain cumulative radiation exposure.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

a320fan wrote:
What does fractional flight mean?


Where the owner owns a quarter share and gets 200 hours per year of use, then pays by the hour.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

135 would have to comply with ETOPS after 180 minutes, but NTT might have to anyway.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

They said so? Not sure 135 would be any different.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Not by regulation, but included in the polar ops plan. An airline has more options to “bail out” a diversion into some godforsaken northern divert base, but NTT wanted on their first such trip to have ready options.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

4 pilots, 4 hour turns, double berth in the crew rest. Not sure how they scheduled F/As. Polar Ops approved including solar radiation mitigation program, “rescue” planes in Norway and AK, in the event of diversion, polar survival kits on board. FOB at the last ETP (AK/ HI) would have had them landin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Longest Fractional Flight

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N17 ... /LSZH/PHKO
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Lots of discussion of EU to Hawaii service. It looks like Net Jets just did what might be the longest fractional flight—ZRH to KOA (Kona); 15.0 hours passed 170 nautical south of the pole.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N17 ... /LSZH/PHKO

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at PWM?
Replies: 18
Views: 5190

Re: Incident at PWM?

It was closed by NOTAM for snow removal, but not all day.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2472

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Obviously we'll cut all the foreign aid, sorry Haiti, but that's only going to net $6.4b/yr. Let's go to food stamps and farm subsidies next. Can all of them, farms will fail, people will go hungry and possibly die, and we'll potentially cause a little international agricultural crisis as we clean ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4794

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

But somehow a majority of american voters keep insisting this won’t work in their particular society, even though it works elsewhere. American exceptionalism at it’s most naive and darkest. o Because criminals would know that all of their potential victims are unarmed. Where as now there are potent...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 47103

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Sorry Nicoeddf, but this was a serious event that bears significant scrutiny. Had the DL aircraft that departed before the incident aircraft not been a widebody, and thus had a longer interval before the incident aircraft could depart, this could have been an actual metal-bending event. I disagree ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 47103

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Why you can't do that on an airplane is mind boggling. Maybe what can come out of this is a dot on a map on a screen that says "you are HERE, now go HERE" That would make too much sense in an aviation industry plagued by pilots who think they are (or should be) god and c-suite managers wh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 47103

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

With digital clearances that can be entered and executed by the crew, we need to enable datalink taxi clearances that then are highlighted in the MAP display. We, in Globals and Challengers had an expanded taxi chart with ownship—just add the means to overlay the taxi route. I’d also agree the clear...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2472

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

The debt ceiling is a tool Congress came up with because it creates a problem that Congress can blame on the president, who needs the solution that only Congress can provide. Congress gets to beat the president and then be seen as the savior, all while extracting concessions. The interesting thing ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 47103

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

But that would contradict the JonNYC tweets from a passenger who said that the plane accelerated to get off the runaway. Since there apparently will be no CVR, they can tell any story they want. Perfect. If I'm the FO, however, and it seemed to me like the leak to Forbes was designed by the airline...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2472

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation comes up, Republicans think we don't need taxes but we can just spend, spend, spend especially for the military. THAT is where cuts need to start. Cutting 500 low level IRS employees will no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: True Altitude

It’s in every Jeppesen documents, J-AID

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 8076

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Considering the wet winter weather, I’d think icing, airframe or eng8ne, might be a factor—it’d explain the slow climb. Icing would also explain why he didn’t want to climb above 5,000’. Belay that, here’s a report that the pilot reporting losing oil pressure at 1725 LT https://www.msn.com/en-us/tra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2472

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Yes’m austerity isn’t necessarily the answer, but reforming 90 year old programs can be the answer. We’re not gonna starve because Big Sugar and Big Corn don’t get their accustomed subsidies. Besides, discretionary spending isn’t the looming problem—SSA and Medicare are and it has shouted from the r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 172684

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread

airlineworker wrote:
Too many wasted years to bring this aircraft to market. Kind of surprised by delay after delay, Japanese companies are careful not to over promise and plan well for production. Not this time. Embraer owns the 70+ seat market.


Owning a market with few buyers isn't a good plan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 26248

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Again, why is Baldwin being treated different from Joe Nobody in middle America who didn't know the gun was loaded and gets a slap on the wrist? Those Joe Nobodys aren't on a movie set where full time people get paid to manage the firearms and ammo. I wouldn’t bet Joe Nobody is getting his wrist sl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2472

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Look at the tax trends after 2020, when revenue really took off after all the tax changes worked thru the economy. It’s not just one year.

The true “tax” burden government imposes is the spending, not taxes. We need spendingbto decline as a percentage of GDP.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 37124

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Even acknowledging all this, though, the article is complementary of the KC-46 from all perspectives, including boomers. It has a significant flaw in the RVS and that is not disputed by anyone. But overall, the aircraft is a major improvement. Boeing disputed that the RVS was flawed for years. But ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 37124

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Incident refuelling an F15 Old news https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/11/03/kc-46-tankers-boom-breaks-dents-plane-while-refueling-fighter-jet/ I assume the F-15 was in a position to divert You (almost) never do “tank or swim”. There’s always a divert. The HH-60s do, or did, hav...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2472

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

As I said what's needed is a golden rule not a debt ceiling. It would be impossible to pass a gigantic tax cut in these circumstances if you don't cut a lot of spending to account for it. Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation co...

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