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by kalvado
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boron Composites / Beryllium
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

RE: Boron Composites / Beryllium

One more reason for depleted U use is that it's basically a waste generated by enrichment plants. As such, it has to be cheap - much cheaper than W, not to mention gold or platinum group.

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by kalvado
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 31113

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo
Replies: 142
Views: 18524

RE: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo

Grows interesting by the minute.. now Russian authorities say that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> was flying with TEMPORARY permit, which expired on October 27th, and <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> didn't apply for extension. If that's really the case, why was i...

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo
Replies: 142
Views: 18524

RE: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo
Replies: 142
Views: 18524

RE: Russia Revokes Overflying Rights For LH Cargo

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by kalvado
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Agents: Are They Bored Or Paranoid?
Replies: 17
Views: 3122

RE: TSA Agents: Are They Bored Or Paranoid?

My bet is that they have certain quota for secondary screening to fill, and filling that quota is one of their performance metrics. Similar to police in certain locations having predetermined number of tickets to distribute - in both cases safety is declared to me the goal...

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by kalvado
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If The 737 & 747 Weren't Grandfathered?
Replies: 30
Views: 5124

RE: What If The 737 & 747 Weren't Grandfathered?

are there any other issues with 748, besides a front exit? i.e wing - are they "just" modifying the old one, or a new wing would have to be broken for test?

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by kalvado
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Dismisses Criticism Over 787 Safety Tests
Replies: 50
Views: 12341

RE: FAA Dismisses Criticism Over 787 Safety Tests

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death On Board, Does This Happen Often?
Replies: 41
Views: 11936

RE: Death On Board, Does This Happen Often?

this winter I was on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. over ch.9 I could hear <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> "medical" to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran ...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Put PC In Every Seat On A380
Replies: 68
Views: 16870

RE: SQ To Put PC In Every Seat On A380

Why everyone is so sure that <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> in a seatback is a major expense compared to regular IFE? These days technology is cheap - and we're not talking about topmost <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Fe...

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by kalvado
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changing Cabin Pressure On Purpose?
Replies: 15
Views: 7579

RE: Changing Cabin Pressure On Purpose?

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by kalvado
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 14041

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

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by kalvado
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 14041

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

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by kalvado
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 14041

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

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by kalvado
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 14041

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

Seat belt sign, along with idea of seatbelt being fastened are seriously abused by airlines. My favorite is an announcement on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> redeye: make sure your fastened seatbelt is visible to <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. If you're u...

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by kalvado
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 Why A Successful "shrink"?
Replies: 29
Views: 10452

RE: A319 Why A Successful "shrink"?

You may think about A388 as a shrink of yet to be build A389, since parts of A388 (wing) are overdesigned with larger model in mind.
It can be argued how successful A388 is, but that's a very different topic..

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10903

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10903

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10903

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read
Replies: 41
Views: 10903

RE: Fox News Article About Air Travel: Must Read

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Delays, Hours On A Plane
Replies: 34
Views: 4329

RE: Ground Delays, Hours On A Plane

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by kalvado
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power For Laptop In Terminals?
Replies: 50
Views: 3874

RE: Power For Laptop In Terminals?

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by kalvado
Tue May 29, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cabin Crew Uniform Regulations
Replies: 44
Views: 21209

RE: AA Cabin Crew Uniform Regulations

Is it just me, or entire thread looks like rant of retired army sergeants? Main point of uniform is to differentiate a certain group of people (airline personnel vs passangers), and full uniform icode s an overkill for that. Showing class may be an excellent idea.. just add a time machine to the dea...

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by kalvado
Tue May 29, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?
Replies: 71
Views: 26708

RE: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?

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by kalvado
Tue May 29, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?
Replies: 71
Views: 26708

RE: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?

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by kalvado
Tue May 29, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?
Replies: 71
Views: 26708

RE: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?

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by kalvado
Mon May 28, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?
Replies: 71
Views: 26708

RE: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?

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by kalvado
Mon May 28, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?
Replies: 71
Views: 26708

RE: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?

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by kalvado
Tue May 15, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU's "no-liquid Policy" - Terrorists' Victory?
Replies: 34
Views: 2936

RE: EU's "no-liquid Policy" - Terrorists' Victory?

The key problem is that there is no other meaningful way to respond to the threat - just keep adding prohibited articles to the laundry list. It's fairly useless, since those bad guys turn out to be quite creative. However, doing nothing will look very strange for taxpayers. Well, maybe there is a b...

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by kalvado
Tue May 15, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 3535

RE: Jet Fuel Prices

you may find this table somewhat useful:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/p...tus_report/current/pdf/table15.pdf

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by kalvado
Mon May 14, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Spoilers Slightly Up To Let Flaps In
Replies: 36
Views: 15137

RE: A380 Spoilers Slightly Up To Let Flaps In

Not exactly on topic - but I remember discussion about some panels on 757 wing lifting to let landing gear move.

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by kalvado
Sun May 13, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 With GenX-like Engine Chevrons
Replies: 24
Views: 13291

RE: An-124 With GenX-like Engine Chevrons

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by kalvado
Fri May 11, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's JFK Dash 8 Ops To Be Cancelled
Replies: 29
Views: 11104

RE: DL's JFK Dash 8 Ops To Be Cancelled

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by kalvado
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rail Launching Of Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 4128

RE: Rail Launching Of Aircraft

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by kalvado
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rail Launching Of Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 4128

RE: Rail Launching Of Aircraft

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by kalvado
Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rail Launching Of Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 4128

RE: Rail Launching Of Aircraft

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by kalvado
Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helpful TSA At DTW
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

RE: Helpful TSA At DTW

Why everyone thinks it's a positive experience??? A federal employee lost 1/6 hr doing essentially nothing related to his primary job. Either there was no work for that particular person (aka Thousand Standing Around), or something was not done (e.g. some bags didn't make it to the plane due to 10 m...

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by kalvado
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Rockets Maintain Stability At Liftoff?
Replies: 30
Views: 22009

RE: How Do Rockets Maintain Stability At Liftoff?

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by kalvado
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rail Launching Of Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 4128

RE: Rail Launching Of Aircraft

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by kalvado
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rail Launching Of Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 4128

RE: Rail Launching Of Aircraft

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by kalvado
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rail Launching Of Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 4128

RE: Rail Launching Of Aircraft

most apparent objections: You cannot really land on rails, so it has to be some procedure to put the plane on rails. Extra cost - people and equipment on the ramp; possibly loss of flexibility in motion ( can you enter runway at intermediate point if needed?), and flexibility of switching the runway...

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by kalvado
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Rockets Maintain Stability At Liftoff?
Replies: 30
Views: 22009

RE: How Do Rockets Maintain Stability At Liftoff?

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by kalvado
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reversing From A Gate
Replies: 56
Views: 6378

RE: Reversing From A Gate

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by kalvado
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reversing From A Gate
Replies: 56
Views: 6378

RE: Reversing From A Gate

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by kalvado
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway No Delays. Ohare Major Delays: WHY?
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

RE: Midway No Delays. Ohare Major Delays: WHY?

I'm afraid with all those technical discussions, root cause of the problem is not mentioned: Airlines make money by attracting many pax to flights, which will end up being canceled. Yield of remaining flights goes up, canceled tickets end up as a free credit from pax to airline - and airline cannot ...

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by kalvado
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Flight Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

RE: American Eagle Flight Questions

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by kalvado
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: George Carlin On Airport Security (NSFW)
Replies: 12
Views: 2916

RE: George Carlin On Airport Security (NSFW)

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by kalvado
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Aeroflot, Only One Hub City?
Replies: 15
Views: 5053

RE: Why Aeroflot, Only One Hub City?

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by kalvado
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 Is Jetlag-free
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RE: The 787 Is Jetlag-free

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by kalvado
Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 Planes Deregistration
Replies: 39
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RE: 9-11 Planes Deregistration

I just looked up few destroyed plane regs in a database. Few years are not that uncommon; look up N233YV if you want a real violation. I would assume the only difference there is in taxes and fees; so a few questions: Is there any link between property taxation on the plane, insurance payments and F...

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