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by Grizzly410
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test flights before aircraft delivery to customer
Replies: 16
Views: 4566

Re: Test flights before aircraft delivery to customer

I can offer a bit of my knowledge about one Airbus A/C I know well ! Atlas. When FAL process is finished the bird goes to the Product Acceptance team which run a series of tests form the PATM (Production Aircraft Test Manual) before handing over to the Delivery Center. PATM starts on ground with Eng...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Hmm, half of France's fleet is not available and they consider "landing in Iraq" a vote of confidence. Well, well, C-130s, C-17s and a host of other transport aircraft have been landing in Iraq for almost 14-15 years now and have better than 50-60% availability. I don't know for Irak, I h...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 202041

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

A few of the more well known topics of study would be: [...] Systems: - Smart diagnostics (not just of systems to preemptively replace parts prior to failure, but also of structures - built in strain gauges and crack monitors to lengthen inspection intervals) Airbus already use this on A400M, the L...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

This won't speed up any time soon either as long as the German Air Force keeps refusing to take planes with tiny scratches on the painting of control panels. Believe it or not but although Germans are known for what you're describing, I heard they're not the pickiest A400M customer. (uncontested se...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

German AirForce received its 9th copy yesterday, MSN49 : 54+10
It's the 6th delivery of 2017.

Nothing more to report right now...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 100
Views: 38231

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

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Meanwhile, RCAF coming to Sevilla to perform anthropometric examination of the C295W.
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... eck-layout

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by Grizzly410
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A600M
Replies: 44
Views: 8990

Re: A600M

JetBuddy wrote:
The A400M is doing pretty good, isn't it? Indonesia and Egypt are the latest customers I believe.


Not so fast with the Indonesian deal even if it looks like a safe bet, for Egypt it's nothing more than a rumor.

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by Grizzly410
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

A French politic released a report on the French strategic airlift and a claim he made took my attention. Il convient de mettre un terme définitif à l’illusion abondamment diffusée de « l’A400M, avion stratégique ». Par sa capacité d’emport maximale (deux containers TC20 contre 11 pour l’Antonov 124...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5374

Re: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft

Some news of this possible deal (that airbus never commented afaik) in AviationWeek. Indonesia have the fund for A400M, some work package would be enough (no outfitting anymore) but wants the MSN23 crash investigation report released. I understand they need to refresh their fleet anyway, Atlas would...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Afaics we didn't see such a pronounced problem with the "zero" series test frames. I don't think you can compare test frame availability with series airframes. The test frame are flying with so much limitations, a lot of which won't be allowed for normal operation, making those machine mo...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Europrop would have to drastically improve on reliability before anyone consider hanging its TP400 on another platform.

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by Grizzly410
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Maybe AB is already doing this, but is the A400M being offered in a civilian/commercial cargo version? No, and not anytime soon IMO. I know the design change to produce a "green aircraft" (without military system) have been studied and is known. I think it was needed by sales team for the...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 4036

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Not as visible as McLaren but team with Renault power unit are not logging as much laps as Mercedes and Ferrari either... And the Ferrari seems to be really quick, of course we don't know the config but this morning Vettel scored a 1:19.024 with soft tires. Really impressive knowing some journalist ...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

I'm confused, is it possible that Mr Wall misread is own article ?? The only part where we can read something about A400M deliveries is this : The first A400M entered service with the French air force in 2013, years late, and problems persisted. Mr. Enders last year promised to deliver at least 20 A...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Where did you read that Karel ?
I've been told 22.

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by Grizzly410
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Monday took place the MSN53 ToT with French Air Force (F-RBAK). I understand it's a 2016 delivery for Airbus D&S, so a total of 18 frames delivered in 2016. Finally Airbus reports 17 deliveries in 2016, therefore this MSN53 is booked as a 2017 delivery. No 13rd month at Airbus D&S ? :irked:...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump costing millions with protection,travel
Replies: 59
Views: 2347

Re: Trump costing millions with protection,travel

Sorry for OT but can't resist.

PanHAM wrote:
except may be the French


Man, unbelievable that F. Fillon still runs for presidence. Even less believable, he is currently going up in the polls :banghead:

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by Grizzly410
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 4036

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Gorgeous Sauber ! The air intake in two parts comes from regulation ? Can't wait to see what's the Renault looks like this afternoon !

I wish Merc will not dominate this year as previouses because I can't see Bottas challenging Lewis much. Hope to be proven wrong.

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by Grizzly410
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of test frames at Airbus, comparison to Boeing
Replies: 33
Views: 6342

Re: Use of test frames at Airbus, comparison to Boeing

Regarding test flights on frames already certified. Airbus is keeping the first frame of every model line to keep on test flights long after certification, testing I assume the incremental changes Airbus does to is models continuously. Sometimes this old frame is replaced with a newer frame. Slight...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5374

Re: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft

From OP article : The acquisition [...] was approved with the condition that the final three airframes undergo final fit-out at state-owned PT Dirgantara's facilities in Bandung. Knowing well the build process I'm wondering what is considered to be the final fit out they could perform there. As a lo...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5374

Re: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft

A new export customer, and a rumor confirmed : good news :bouncy:

:crossfingers: the Egypt rumor develop the same !!

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by Grizzly410
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Confirms Order For IAF’s Rafale
Replies: 102
Views: 22493

Re: India Confirms Order For IAF’s Rafale

India to double up and order 36 more Rafale ?? "India is considering an additional 36 Dassault Rafales, a senior Ministry of Defence official said. The contract is likely to be signed in 2019 with deliveries to start by 2022" http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-01-12/more-r...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

Monday took place the MSN53 ToT with French Air Force (F-RBAK). I understand it's a 2016 delivery for Airbus D&S, so a total of 18 frames delivered in 2016. Not so bad but T. Enders wanted a number starting by a 2... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-to-target-near-doubling-of-a4...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update

It's a 2016 delivery.
I have it with ToT signed on july 18th this year, as ZM407, after DASS modification in Getafe.

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by Grizzly410
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update Part 2

December in Sevilla : December 12th MSN43 delivered to German Air Force 54+07 December 19th MSN41 delivered to German Air Force 54+06 December 22nd MSN42 and 45 delivered to Royal Air Force ZM412 & ZM413 17 delivery in 2016 so far, I recall reading French Minister of Defense claim that another A...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?
Replies: 146
Views: 17944

Re: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?

Have we forgotten the A350ULR? Actually user Boeing778X discarded it claiming it was lacking payload capacity against 778. When in the other thread you linked user Zeke was claiming at the far end of the payload-range curve (Qantas case) the A350LR would lift barely the same payload , if not more. ...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016: Abu Dhabi Finale. The Duel In The Desert.
Replies: 29
Views: 2162

Re: F1 2016: Abu Dhabi Finale. The Duel In The Desert.

Congrats to Nico, that's true he won less races but I'd argue that he wasn't that interested to win the last 3. Rosberg was free to attack and pass Hamilton if he liked to, Sure, it was not nice to back up his team mate, but cant blame Hamilton for trying his best to win the WDC. Absolutely. [...] I...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 Formula One: Brazil Grand Prix
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: 2016 Formula One: Brazil Grand Prix

Yeah, Verstappen fantastic wet driving. He was pretty lucky not hitting the wall when chasing Hamilton though. And.. nothing against the Vettel overtake, he literally pushed him out the track ! Or is it my MAX bias speaking again ? On French TV J. Alesi was mad against decision to start behind SC (h...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 fuel burn versus 777
Replies: 194
Views: 14914

Re: A350 fuel burn versus 777

I'm not sure about your 3. Yes, more capacity = more revenue potential, that's a given. But I mean, for a given route with demand X, if the capacity of the smaller plane suits the needs you will not make much extra revenue using a bigger bird. Of course if the demand exceed the capacity of your smal...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 fuel burn versus 777
Replies: 194
Views: 14914

Re: A350 fuel burn versus 777

Of course, the more premium heavy A/C have more revenue potential . We agree. IMO no ambiguity at all, the simple fact they decided to throw a less premium & similar seat count cabin config and save $14,000 on each flight speaks volume about which aircraft generate more profits on this route, at...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Confirms Order For IAF’s Rafale
Replies: 102
Views: 22493

Re: RE: India Confirms Order For IAF’s Rafale

French offer: $11 billion for 36 jets with 30% offset Indian offer: $7 billion for 36 jets with 30% offset Wide gap is an understatement. With that kind of difference, I don't see this deal ever being signed. The two parties are fundamentally too far apart in terms of basic price structure. IAF is ...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update Part 2

Last week the German Air Force took delivery of MSN40.
Yesterday Royal Air Force took delivery of MSN34.
11 delivery so far in 2016.

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by Grizzly410
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iphone vs Android
Replies: 58
Views: 4162

Re: Iphone vs Android

Android. Currently with LG G4. With all the model and brand available under Android you can find the one that suits you perfectly for much less money. Screen size, camera quality, connectivity, dual sim, loudspeaker quality, microSD slot, waterproofness, just to say what's jumping to my mind quickly...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Experience with the Airbus factory tour in TLS?
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

Re: Any Experience with the Airbus factory tour in TLS?

there was an Asiana as there as well. Also A350's, A330's, A440M, A320, A300B and a Concorde. You're mixing two things, the Factory tour, where you can visit A380 line (and/or A330 as well if I remember correctly) and the Aeroscopia museum with retired planes. Both are great frankly, but obviously ...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 Germany GP
Replies: 26
Views: 1322

F1 Germany GP

Since we have this new forum it seems the F1 topic are dead. Let's see if we still have some interested ! Actually not the best race to get excited by, pretty boring a part a couple of turn with Rosberg and Ricciardo side by side and the Rosberg vs Verstappen incident. What's your point of view abou...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Noratlas back in service
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: A Noratlas back in service

A 60-year old Noratlas (no. 105), maintained by an association at Marignane ("Le Noratlas de Provence"), was called back by the French AF for 3 days to provide transport to young para-troopers in need of practice. It seems the reason to call back this Noratlas is not so clear. Air&Cos...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update Part 2

Two delivery this week, MSN27 for UK (don't have immat) and the 10th bird for the French Air Force delivered yesterday : MSN37 : F-RBAJ

8 delivery so far in 2016.

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

Re: A400M Update Part 2

KarelXWB wrote:
Germany confirms that two of its three A400M planes are affected by the engine issues.


They have one more to play with, because yesterday the Federal Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany took delivery of their 4th A400M, MSN35 : M54-04

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belly cargo: highly profitable or not?
Replies: 181
Views: 16521

Re: IATA: A380 Stagnation Part 2

Come on guys give us a rest, just accept belly freight is not highly profitable, nor it is unprofitable and be done with it. They are plummeting, that's a given. All started when Matt included the higher 777 belly capacity for a comparison with A380. But knowing that WB belly's are flying 2/3 empty ...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

RE: A400M Update Part 2

Hum, can't find how to edit the previous post. Sorry.

Wanted to add another delivery today : MSN036 - M54-03 for Malaysia (#3)   

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 153664

RE: A400M Update Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mffoda" class="quote" target="_blank">mffoda</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Whats going on with the field performance?? ...

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by Grizzly410
Wed May 11, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 2
Replies: 96
Views: 9042

RE: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ruscoe" class="quote" target="_blank">Ruscoe</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>I admit to not having read all the posts, bu...

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by Grizzly410
Wed May 04, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Major Problems With A320neo, A350 And A400M
Replies: 87
Views: 33918

RE: Airbus Major Problems With A320neo, A350 And A400M

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spacecookie" class="quote" target="_blank">spacecookie</a> (<a href="#81" class="quote">Reply 81</a>):<br/><i>Software and software installation...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - New Qualifying Format
Replies: 30
Views: 2087

RE: F1 - New Qualifying Format

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/photopilot" class="quote" target="_blank">photopilot</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>It's not just electronics though the...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 244489

RE: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Richards2K14" class="quote" target="_blank">Richards2K14</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>MSN1712 was built and delivered ...

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by Grizzly410
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chemtrails Dispersion System
Replies: 17
Views: 2629

RE: Chemtrails Dispersion System

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>This topic should be moved to Tech...

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by Grizzly410
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chemtrails Dispersion System
Replies: 17
Views: 2629

Chemtrails Dispersion System

A friend of mine posts a lot of things on facebook coming from a website call stopmensonges.com full of conspiracy theorie. One of the last was about chemtrails. First the wikipedia page about the theorie : <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory" target="_blank">http://en....

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by Grizzly410
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2015: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 39
Views: 2227

RE: F1 2015: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Renault press release : <a href="http://media.renault.com/global/en-gb/renault/media/pressrelease.aspx?mediaid=73985&nodeid=302&adbsc=social_20151203_25209214&adbid=672520988937076736&adbpl=tw&adbpr=16144151" target="_blank">http://media.renault.com/global/en-g...8937076736&a...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expats, What Do You Miss From Home?
Replies: 85
Views: 4975

RE: Expats, What Do You Miss From Home?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">francoflier</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Good cheeses are hard to come by i...

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by Grizzly410
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2015: Brazilian GP
Replies: 14
Views: 1705

RE: F1 2015: Brazilian GP

Also, RIC with the improved Renault behind KVY and the old one...

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