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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of inflight showers
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Re: The future of inflight showers

How often are the water tanks flushed and replenished? At least with potable water that is used to make coffee, it is boiled first. I have no idea of the flushing you reference. In my previous experience we carried a special hose with a filter on it to use when filling the aircraft water tank (s). ...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental / TWA merger 1991
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

Re: Continental / TWA merger 1991

Max Q wrote:
Two struggling airlines led by two of the most incompetent, corrupt CEO’s at the time, Icahn and Lorenzo would not have been a recipe for success



Can't help but chuckle when hear Ichan lost 2 billion in the Hertz BK.

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by BravoOne
Sun May 31, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2590

Re: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWI3JZvvbI4
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Pawel951 wrote:
Thanks for your time, guys. I appreciate your advices and thoughts!



I'm sure you will find this one interesting :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWI3JZvvbI4

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by BravoOne
Sun May 31, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2590

Re: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?

You have been watching To many Bollywood movies. Don't make things worse than they already are regarding aviation and movies or TV.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Customs Seizes Drug Shipment in 707 Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Re: Hong Kong Customs Seizes Drug Shipment in 707 Engine

I doubt there is much of a market for a JT3D, even if had all of it;s records were attached. Obviously a throw away prop for this skullduggery.

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by BravoOne
Fri May 29, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

I suspect that the Cargolux sims are freighter versions, both for the -8 and -400F. Cargolux 747-400 FFS https://www.cargolux.com/var/storage/images/cargolux.lu/training/flight-crew-training/training-equipment/training-equipment7/27102-1-eng-GB/training-equipment_imagefull.jpg Copyright Cargolux. W...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 28, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Seniority
Replies: 20
Views: 3535

Re: Pilot Seniority

At one of my previous airlines, we had one first officer who had no business being a first officer, he couldn't talk on the radio, he couldn't fly a normal line flight. However he was very good at passing PCs and oral exams. so every time he was reported to professional standards and the training d...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 28, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of inflight showers
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Re: The future of inflight showers

estorilm wrote:
Did they have some kind of bleed air heat exchanger for the water to pass through to heat it up?



No it was an electric heater, much like the sink hot water system only larger.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 27, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 4144

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Thats good to know. Thanks

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by BravoOne
Wed May 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

I believe there is a potential fire hazard. I saw a briefing bulletin on membership only website that delt with the issue, but since I'm not riding around in a Gulfstream these days, I didn't pay much attention to it.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 4144

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Well SWA is consistent if you are looking simply looking at basic air transportation. They don't over promise and their fares are usually at the lower end of the spectrum, My only poor experience is with last minute cancelations, and believe it or not, lost baggage. JD Power on the other hand is a t...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

Boeing used the Cargolux -8 sim for differences traning for Lufthansa as I recall. They, (Boeing) painted themselves into a corner in that they assumed that all -8 customers would be previous -400 operators and consequently there was no T-1, Initial Training) courseware available if this was going t...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 27, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shuttle plane
Replies: 11
Views: 3407

Re: Shuttle plane

I flew the Carvair (Interocean), during a 9 month stint in Congo, circa 1963. Actually a pretty nice aircraft for its time. Sort of a 747 with props. Wow, Bravo... What I wouldn't give to buy you some beers and just ask about your career! Have you ever considered writing a book? I guarantee you you...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shuttle plane
Replies: 11
Views: 3407

Re: Shuttle plane

I flew the Carvair (Interocean), during a 9 month stint in Congo, circa 1963. Actually a pretty nice aircraft for its time. Sort of a 747 with props.

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by BravoOne
Tue May 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Seniority
Replies: 20
Views: 3535

Re: Pilot Seniority

Date of hire is the basis from which all modifications start on ALPA, airlines and to a certain extant APA as well.From there many factors can significantly modify that concept. "Career Expectations" is also an influencing factor that has been applied in many recent mergers. Then of course...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

A 777 simulator is a 777 simulator. No blody -200, -300, or -F. They are modeled after specific tail numbers and certified as such but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter big picture. That is an incorrect statement. You need to go back a review the differences between the various models ...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

Minor (hardware) lay-out differences may be acceptable by the training department of the airline involved and the relevant authorities (FAA and/or other CAA). I can confirm that CX uses B744 sim, while it has only B744F in its fleet. Hardware differences include: no STAB fuel tank on B744F, differe...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 26, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

Max Q wrote:
My question was whether a 777W sim can be reprogrammed to represent a -200 series

Pretty sure the cockpits are identical, gross weights are different and other minor differences exist but I don’t see why it would be an issue


The answer is yes.

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by BravoOne
Tue May 26, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

A 777 simulator is a 777 simulator. No blody -200, -300, or -F. They are modeled after specific tail numbers and certified as such but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter big picture. That is an incorrect statement. You need to go back a review the differences between the various models ...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2988

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

No. The last -400 full flight was sold over two years ago. A brand new 77W full flight is now in the bay it vacated. Can it be be used as a 200 sim as well ? No. Completely different flight deck, emergency procedures and type rating. That question confused me. Was it in reference to the 777-200, or...

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by BravoOne
Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI vs. Other Options
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

Re: CFI vs. Other Options

Granted things are in the toilet today but in another three to five years things should turn around assuming the world economy in general does not tank. So if you're just starting you could be in a good position to move on to bigger and better opportunities. Sort of depends whether you glass looks h...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2935

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

In the 80s, Conair of Scandinavia flew the 720B between Copenhagen and Banjul, which is around 2900NM as the crow flies. 179 bums on seats, no cargo but loads of tax-free for onboard the sales. The first flight of the season always attracted a fair amount of attention, as it would not only carry th...

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by BravoOne
Fri May 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 195653

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

FWIW, my experience working with former PIA pilots has been extremely positive. This subject has already gone of the rails over on PPrune, so if we can wait to see what has happened without all the negative comments I think we might be bettor for the experience.

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by BravoOne
Fri May 22, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of inflight showers
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Re: The future of inflight showers

I have operated a coup;e of Boeings with showers installed/ They are a maintenance nightmare and that just the beginning of the problems.

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by BravoOne
Thu May 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 in Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2390

Re: Boeing 757 in Tibet

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/757.page
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Google Boeing Aero and 757 Tibet to learn more. Probably the same page the OP was looking at?

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/757.page

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by BravoOne
Wed May 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary
Replies: 27
Views: 5874

Re: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary

I was researching pm-CO and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2pTgZ4X8iw World's first trans-polar flight on a 777 from EWR to HKG. This was months before 9/11 and CO and truly an innovator linking the 2 cities non-stop for the first time. Interesting. While filming his return trip, at t...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2935

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

I ws at Pan Am during some of these MAC flights and no we did not fly non stop between Travis and Japan. Did ferry a 320C from Okinawa back to SFO once as I recall. Usually the flight went from Travis or Norton to ANC and then over. Only saw a B720B once Vietnam and everyone said, how dd that wind u...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary
Replies: 27
Views: 5874

Re: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary

I was researching pm-CO and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2pTgZ4X8iw World's first trans-polar flight on a 777 from EWR to HKG. This was months before 9/11 and CO and truly an innovator linking the 2 cities non-stop for the first time. Interesting. While filming his return trip, at t...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary
Replies: 27
Views: 5874

Re: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary

United launched JFK-HKG around the same time. It was on a 747-400 and it did not work out for them and was cut. As I recall, UA's 777s did not have the range to operate NY to HKG nonstop. Not sure if it had to do with the P/W vs. GE90 engines that powered the CO 772ER fleet. I think the UA 744 took...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion on cruise sailings
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Opinion on cruise sailings

XLA2008 wrote:
What is this to do with aviation?


Simple solution. The mods could move it to the non avaition forum.

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by BravoOne
Sun May 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 3124

Re: Student Pilot Future

Don't quit now. This is just one more hiccup in one's avaition career and it will be over by the time you're a contender. Nothing worthwhile having is easy and you will probably regret not having tried. Pick an educational career path wisely and keep on moving forward. Just remember all those pilots...

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by BravoOne
Sun May 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14671

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Always one complainer:) The "cramped" issue if because of the operator, not Boeing. How true is that .... any aircraft type can be cramped ..... nothing to do with the manufacturer !!!! The airline operating the aircraft determines the * crampiness* .... gets your facts straight before ma...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 16, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14671

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. With its safety record and performance it is nothing short of horrid, as stated above cabin comfort is usually an airlines choice and problem. The 777 was a game changer. Get over yourself Perf...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 16, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

If DL plays their cards right, they can really come out as the carrier with the most efficient fleet by the end of the decade. Boeing is dying for orders. DL might press Boeing into a killer deal Hard to see a killer deal going down in 2020 for new planes by a US carrier. Politicians would run an i...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14671

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Strato2 wrote:
Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped.



Always one complainer:) The "cramped" issue if because of the operator, not Boeing.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46799

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

I think this title is very misleading and does a disservice to the Delta pilot group although I have seen it posted with a Delta pilot website with caveats. The real number is a lot closer to 3000 depending on how an "early out program" is structured. If you were the bottom pilot on the se...

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by BravoOne
Fri May 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3232

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Apropos of nothing in particular I was thinking about the extraordinary aircraft this company has produced Machines that were and are an epic step forward in aviation and no other aerospace firm has come close to Off the top of my head and not a comprehensive list : P38 Constellation Electra U2 SR7...

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by BravoOne
Fri May 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3232

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Apropos of nothing in particular I was thinking about the extraordinary aircraft this company has produced Machines that were and are an epic step forward in aviation and no other aerospace firm has come close to Off the top of my head and not a comprehensive list : P38 Constellation Electra U2 SR7...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Yeah, at a high level I've always known the 777 has had a strange history with DL, unlike where its been a backbone and mainstay of the AA and UA fleets. Can you elaborate a bit more since I didn't follow DL as closely before the merger. What was the driver for the initial 77E order? What were the ...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46799

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

FSDan wrote:
Revelation wrote:
catiii wrote:
FROM: John Laughter, S.V.P. – Flight Operations

Truly unfortunate name, given the current circumstances...


I thought that too.



Don't think that's how he pronounces it. Sounds like Lotter?

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by BravoOne
Wed May 13, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HAL 3 - interesting routing today
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: HAL 3 - interesting routing today

One thing that many people do not realize is that SFO is over 100 nm closer to HNL than LAX. Not saying that was part of the routing decision, just the way distances work out over long distances. Correct. Very typical to see SFO and OGG as ETP alternates for a LAX to HNL flight. Probably the same f...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HAL 3 - interesting routing today
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: HAL 3 - interesting routing today

A combination of winds and ETOPS requirements are likely the most common cause for this routing.

Presure pattern flight ops is not likely as stated as it used a fairly random routing formula although the resultants winds would still be applicable and applies as such.

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by BravoOne
Sun May 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 18420

Re: Biden's follies

Ford was loon. Her memory was vague at best and that's giving her a lot of credit. as for womens rights, I believe its more like human rights.

Biden's lies and past deceptions will continue to surface. The sooner the DNC ditches this walking, mumbling, old man, the better off we will all be.

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by BravoOne
Sun May 10, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Hollywood
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

Re: Netflix Hollywood

Have not seen it. Netflix is out of Los Gatos, so the series title is quite cheeky. Not sure what's cheeky about the Silicon Vally area but I may have missed it. Lived up the road in Hillsborough for ten years so maybe its a nuevo rich kind of thing:) Back around 1973, or so I was in a mens clothin...

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by BravoOne
Sun May 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Hollywood
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

Netflix Hollywood

So how many here have watched the series Hollwood on Netflix. My wife and I watched all six episodes and left with mixed thoughts, If you have seen it, weigh in.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8909

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

Nor did his campaign manager. You don't get much of a yacht for 40M these days. I suspect most of your knowledge comes from Mad Comics or other fake news. Give it up. i know you don't like trump but stop with the BS.

Guess what, "honorable' people can lose their jobs any day of the week.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 09, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8909

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

Sounds like Gallo Vineyards:) Back to politics. Although I'm sure I come across as a firm Trump supporter, I can be dissuaded to change but when the best you have is an old creep like Biden I have to wonder what happened? I know some would say he is only a place holder for the next President but th...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 09, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8909

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

Mav your posts insult just about everyone who has voted for Trump in the past. I can assure you I am not racist, nor xenophobic. If you think you're going to somehow shame me int voting for creepy Biden, you are wrong. Got to give me a real reason. I suspect you're pretty young. That's okay, as you ...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10534

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

At least one Middle East airline is taking abuse of the pandemic to get steep discounts: At the end of March, just days before Boeing was set to hand over a new 787 Dreamliner to one of its most valued customers in the Middle East, the airline’s head of procurement picked up the phone to the US air...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8909

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

Sounds like Gallo Vineyards:) Back to politics. Although I'm sure I come across as a firm Trump supporter, I can be dissuaded to change but when the best you have is an old creep like Biden I have to wonder what happened? I know some would say he is only a place holder for the next President but tha...

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