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by keesje
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

The crew stations would be placed in the front, quieter part of the cabin. 6 Multirole stations functioning as working stations for: :arrow: Tactical coordination, :arrow: Weapons officer / gunner :arrow: ASW analyst :arrow: Observer :arrow: Air refuelling operations High comfort, reclining seats de...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I’m not sure why you are suddenly so baffled that pricing on the -7 may be better, knowing the MAX situation for the past 20 months, knowing Airbus’s comments about how the A220 program is currently unprofitable and they are working to lower cost to build as best they can, and especially since acco...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I’m not sure why you are suddenly so baffled that pricing on the -7 may be better, knowing the MAX situation for the past 20 months, knowing Airbus’s comments about how the A220 program is currently unprofitable and they are working to lower cost to build as best they can, and especially since acco...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Kelly said in an interview a few days ago, at this point he looks at the -7. That's it. “So we are not actively engaged in looking at the A220 at this point,” he said. “That’s not to say we won’t be. Right now, we’re simply focused on our discussions with Boeing and the Max 7.” Responses here make i...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I believe the window for the A220 has closed. I believe there was a chance they could have bought it, but that the MAX situation seems to be resolved to their satisfaction. IMHO they just aren't set up software wise for a 2nd type. By that, they can handle different generations of aircraft, but not...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Proposes AFJT for Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: Airbus Proposes AFJT for Spain

[twoid][/twoid]

Devilfish wrote:
I guess the glaring question is why Leonardo's MAESTRO is not at the forefront of this at all :confused: Political, economic or technical reasons :?:


No doubt they are. Leonardo and Airbus are the #1 and #2 competitors on helicopters and cooperate/ compete on turboprops.

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by keesje
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Except the 737-7 is a less comfortable, more fuel using, more noisy aircraft that everybody turned their back on, that would have to compete with the more efficient aircraft of the compititors for the next 25 years. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresnevicius/24559-airbus-a220...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I think not much has changed since SWA pushed out the 737-7, before the crashes. Not sure who the stalking horse here, the popular A220-300 or no customer 737-7. Comparing the two, you need a lot of creativity to make the -7 look better.

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by keesje
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Meanwhile, in Texas: [b] Ref: https://twitter.com/juliejohnsson/status/1329503711958282241 I'm not disputing the tweet but I'd love to know how he reiterated this stance, and see it in writing with the 100 words immediately preceding it and following it. You know - for context. I'm on the move now,...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4154

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

The $700B budget creates millions of jobs, absorbes youngster and trains/ educates them, finances enormous amounts of research, creates identity & pride. Reserves units are important for many communities. If enemies are not that clear/ aggressive, you need to take care on that perception, broade...

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by keesje
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4154

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

The one positive thing that came from the Trump administration is that no new war was started. Granted, this was in large part due to Iran holding back after Soleimani got killed, but still, an achievement is an achievement. It seems Trump is interested in removing this last good mark from his lega...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49486

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

A good start, now for all aircraft to be modified, crew to be trained and EASA, CAAC etc. to also re certify the 737-8.
I'm sure there is no light between EASA 737 MAX certification requirements and the MAX certified by FAA today.

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by keesje
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Proposes AFJT for Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: Airbus Proposes AFJT for Spain

I think Europe needs a Hawk/Alphajet/F5 replacement. https://www.aviationtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/screen-shot-2020-10-26-at-10-41-15-am-1024x413.png https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/10/26/airbus-looks-create-new-jet-trainer-spanish-air-force/ I would prefer to have two engines, but eve...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 30
Views: 7272

Re: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol

It's outside Hangar 14. This 744 would have been flown out to th US or any other place to scrap it. Maybe a fix to ferry it (low) to Twente joining others, if sufficient strength is left. A 20 min flight.. https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2017/12/29/1006157as.jpg https://www....

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by keesje
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-UK sign post Brexit air service agreement
Replies: 20
Views: 5584

Re: US-UK sign post Brexit air service agreement

Not really too surprising this got done. The more nail biting side is the UK-EU one. Yes... not really surprising. UK-EU also the only thing about this one is whether it will be made as part of A DEAL or one of the many individual agreements on a NO DEAL Scenario. This is because the UK-EU Agreemen...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4154

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

I wonder if he is trying to instigate a terrorist attack on the US, which would most likely occur just as the next Administration is settling in and that way he and the GOP can blame it on President Biden. Biden will probably be tested by our enemies not because of Trump. Whatever you want to say a...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 93251

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

So stating the 737MAX is "as safe as anything in the air" or "it will be as safe as, or safer than, any airplane in service today" seems an incorrect, confusing message to the public. I think it should be corrected. It’s only incorrect and confusing if you are desperately lookin...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 45770

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Airbus will add a 5th production line in Saint-Nazaire that will be dedicated to A321XLR sections: https://simpleflying.com/airbus-gears-up-a321xlr-production/ I guess the center section with it's strengthened center wingbox and revised fuel tanks will be seperated, not to compromise regular A320/A...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15933

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

Up in the thread someone posted the idea of alternative transport. In my opinion a viable idea for city pairs up to maybe 400-500km if such a vehicle can do >150mph.. For places that have no (fast) railway connection or airport. This one has 23 (great) seats & is electric. https://images2.persgr...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 93251

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

100%. I agree completely. There seems to be a strong emphasis on the tech on the 737 MAX and that same importance does not seem to resonate with the customers that buy them. Lest we forget before the crisis it was Boeing fastest selling jet. EVEN post crisis there are a lot of deals in the pipe lin...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15933

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

I think Bombardier was so occupied with the CSeries, they forgot to do the midlife upgrade & re-engine on the CRJ. They even kind of admitted. Water under the bridge now. https://07185918574543712684.googlegroups.com/attach/4c68005923123/CRJ-800%20Passport.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrH...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 93251

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

Last month, FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell, who made the U.S. decision to ground the plane, told Reuters he had "absolutely no doubt in my mind that it will be as safe as, or safer than, any airplane in service today." Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internati...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15933

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

I think Bombardier was so occupied with the CSeries, they forgot to do the midlife upgrade & re-engine on the CRJ. They even kind of admitted. Water under the bridge now. https://07185918574543712684.googlegroups.com/attach/4c68005923123/CRJ-800%20Passport.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHQ...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 15652

Re: Political Position (Guns)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... death_rate

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I think the best solution is to sell the good guys more, bigger guns, to protect their families.

That'll solve the problem.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... death_rate

:snaggletooth:

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by keesje
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer STOUT hybrid turboprop concept presented by the Brazilian Air Force
Replies: 9
Views: 3359

Re: Embraer STOUT hybrid turboprop concept presented by the Brazilian Air Force

I can come up with disadvantages of wing tip props (asymetric thrust, less prop induced lift, wing loading, ground strike) but no doubt there are advantages, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are on this presentation. Except when those wingtip props are electric & a hybrid business case does...

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by keesje
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106322

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

A223 & 738's could be a good mix, maybe 50-50.

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by keesje
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

I think if you design a platform that can hang around for 18 hours unrefuelled, use so so runways, refuel another aircraft and carry a gun, it is hardly possible to imagine an efficient commercial derivative. Of course you can. Unfortunately, since you do not have the efficiency of scale, each fram...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

Apparently P3C/Atlantique replacement studies will start this month. https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/11/studies-on-french-german-next-gen-mpa-to-start-this-month/ Apparently Dassault is pushing a big winged, long range, 3 engined Falcon 8x as a basis for an MPA..First look at the specifica...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

Wouldn't any military-only design be disadvantaged if high winged now, due to civilian crash survivability standards shifting toward low wing? Meaning, it wouldn't have a commercial civil prospect as a derivative, so would necessarily be limited to sales to the military customers. I think if you de...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

Maybe Keesje should ask the NATO militaries to list their reasons for having MPAs. I'm sure pirates and drug smugglers would be well down the list. 30 Years ago we were chasing smugglers, terrorist with our P3C's. With plotters, observers onboard, nuclear capabilities and torpedo's to sink subs. Co...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

Maybe Keesje should ask the NATO militaries to list their reasons for having MPAs. I'm sure pirates and drug smugglers would be well down the list. 30 Years ago we were chasing smugglers, terrorist with our P3C's. With plotters, observers onboard, nuclear capabilities and torpedo's to sink subs. Co...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Manchin shows leadership
Replies: 57
Views: 2962

Re: Sen Manchin shows leadership

You need moderates to take charge again, compromising, creating value for the people.
Instead of leftist / right wing b.tt heads living in fear, blocking real progress.

"The U.S. Senate is the most deliberative body in the world."
..
& get real.

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by keesje
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

That appears to be an M240 7.62 NATO MG and a Barrett .50BMG sniper rifle; so yes, just weapons that the crew can carry aboard. The other thing to remember is what the #1 purpose of an MPA is--to find, track and sink enemy submarines. Anything else that you can add to the airframe is gravy, but not...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

That appears to be an M240 7.62 NATO MG and a Barrett .50BMG sniper rifle; so yes, just weapons that the crew can carry aboard. The other thing to remember is what the #1 purpose of an MPA is--to find, track and sink enemy submarines. Anything else that you can add to the airframe is gravy, but not...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3701

Re: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars

Maybe it's just me, but I find this guy scary.. The aggressiveness, groupthink, no respect for the law, kind of speeches. If he was my neighbour, I would move, without discussing with him first. .https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/11/05/terrified-donald-trump-jr-calls-for-total-war-over-e...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?
Replies: 40
Views: 3239

Re: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?

So if Biden creates peace, normalizes international relations, this could really hurt financing, jobs at Boeing, LM, NG, Raytheon. The $700B DoD budget finances R&D and millions of jobs. https://www.statista.com/graphic/1/262742/countries-with-the-highest-military-spending.jpg. Imagine borders o...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]
Replies: 47
Views: 53595

Re: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]

I guess some building, hall will be kept, someone wants them. The aprons, taxi & runways provide opportunity for new use. https://www.airlive.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/141020154003-berlin-tegel-12-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedi...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How capable would a Boeing 737-8ER be?
Replies: 29
Views: 5935

Re: How capable would a Boeing 737-8ER be?

2-3 class lay out, full galley's, lavatories and IFE, place for cockpit/ cabin crew rest. 140-150 seat?

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by keesje
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3701

Re: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars

For me it's the evidence free hefty acquisations he makes and then people cheering him. WTF?

Combine that with Kimberly Guilfoyle and you have a pretty explosive fact free conspiracy couple.

But why give them air time & cheer them?

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by keesje
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3701

D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars

Maybe it's just me, but I find this guy scary.. The aggressiveness, groupthink, no respect for the law, kind of speeches. If he was my neighbour, I would move, without discussing with him first. .https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/11/05/terrified-donald-trump-jr-calls-for-total-war-over-el...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?
Replies: 133
Views: 7150

Re: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?

[quote="flyingclrs727"][quote="Aesma"][quote="PPVRA"] The Federal government/President of the USA used to also have a lot less power than it does today. A lot less.[/quote] Knowing why it was being done like that centuries ago is fine, but the question is why the same s...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?
Replies: 133
Views: 7150

Re: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?

9Patch wrote:
keesje wrote:
Popular vote for the presidential election, sounds like a transparent, fair, smart system really.

It does, but how do you get small population states to give up their political power willingly?


Via the house.

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by keesje
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

Not quite sure, but I believe here in the US, coast guard aircrafts on smuggling patrol are not armed other than what the crew carry on board. bt https://images.guns.com/wordpress/2013/05/hitron_gunner_with_tools_of_the_trade.jpg https://www.guns.com/news/2013/05/23/hitron-hunting-drug-dealers-from...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

A traditional MPA, P3, P8, Atlantique would warn the hell out of them, and do real convincing coordination. Reality is smugglers, terrorists, pirates just keep going. You have to contain them before you arrest. Airforces are already adjusting for this new realities. Same for narco tanks and terroris...

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by keesje
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 191774

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Stalling makes uncontrolable, often one wing dropping first

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by keesje
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

You need to contain for hours so a bigger ship / small boats can come in to arrest, investigate, take action. Still then you will have to let go mostly. It is not forbidden to sail around in international waters in a fishing with a ladder, boxes and some guns. So how woulda gun work differently tha...

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by keesje
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 156
Views: 17987

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

You do not use a gun, but a small guided stand-off ammunition. I think operating in international waters, without proof anyone is really guilty, you quickly become an outlaw / pirat yourself when using excessive force. Global media / hate will be over you if you don't play by the rules. Specially i...

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