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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

One can't have 4x fuel burn per seat mile, comparable floor space, small fleet operating economics, and charge comparable prices to 787 J today. That just doesn't work. CRJ-200 seating for J prices? Not for me. It wouldn't be 4x the fuel burn per seat mile. It would be 4x the fuel burn, but only fo...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran's Largest Warship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Iran's Largest Warship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman

They have already converted an oil tanker into a "warship".

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

SEPilot : 50 billion is probably pessimistic, but 5 billion is a given, 10 billion very probable, and 15-20 billion would surprise noone. So far the company doesn't have 1 billion, and 150 employees. Wingtips56 : the windows were small in case one failed and caused a depressurisation. Since Concorde...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I'm sure most of them were "born" into that religion, otherwise they wouldn't bother with it.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1425

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

Still pretending they love the constitution huh ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 320
Views: 23046

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A bit of a shit show with all the cars slowed down to a crawl at various times and the red flags screwing various drivers. Fortunately not too big an impact for the championship with Lewis and Max 2 and 3.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

But the thing is that Boom has a prototype ready to start flying soon, they went ahead of the curve with the prototype with that they will get feedback for the construction of Overture, people said the same thing with the Boeing 747, and look it's flying today. Boom is far, far away from having a &...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I didn't think you could both be a religious nut and a valedictorian. With all the science and stuff.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1378

Re: New phone- help me choose

Yeah but it's clumsy.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 166833

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

COVID tests are free here in France, what about other countries ? I've just seen that Belgians were making the trip across the border, sometimes from quite far away, to get tested here, because in Belgium it's 47€ for a test.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9281

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

This is no different than 'on call' employees not being paid for days they are expected to remain near the office or have their phone on. Surely they're compensated for that in some way ? The laws on that are complex and are different in almost every state, which is why on-call schedules are avoide...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The first Boeing aircraft was made of wood, linen, cables, and was basically a copy of another plane.

You could say Boom are copying Concorde I guess, but doing so is a bit more challenging than a small seaplane flying at 65kn.

Also the Boeing Model 1 was actually a failure and didn't sell.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1378

Re: New phone- help me choose

I find the highest end devices too expensive for what they do. But I'm not spending hours on my phone every day, so that might play a role. I can't really afford them (I could, but that would mean cutting something else) but even if I could, I would only buy them for the convenience of "I buy t...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

International travel with Tesla starships is more likely Except it wasn't that long ago that people thought SpaceX was a joke. When SpaceX announced they were developing a Falcon 9 reusable rocket they were practically laughed out of the room no one took them seriously because for years NASA and ot...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If Boom were able to build an ER version eventually, UA could fly EWR-HNL-SYD and other eastern Australian routes with HNL being the ideal tech stop or scissors hub location from the east coast of the US to the east coast of Australia plus New Zealand. https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-boom-...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9281

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Aaron747 wrote:
This is no different than 'on call' employees not being paid for days they are expected to remain near the office or have their phone on.


Surely they're compensated for that in some way ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 38886

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Limit CO2 by mandating grown fuel. Bans are cludgy at best. As an aviation fan and an engineer, I look for solutions, not "just stop" or heavy taxes. e.g., how will electric aircraft be allowed under this ban? When those aircraft are available, why not allow them? Lightsaber "Grown f...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63927

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

I don't think a single one of these will end up in United. If any of them are certified. The contract is full of requirements and loopholes, very easy for United to get out of. The timeline is way too aggressive. 2025 for rollout, 2026 for first flight and 2029 for carrying passengers. They have be...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5876

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Osaka changed her tone too. And of course left the tournament so she's not "making a scene" anymore every couple of days, which helps a lot in having a calm conversation.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10198

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Murders have gone down in western countries in general so that's not really a good argument.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10325

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/ ... l/13371876
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Florida kids now : Florida deputies engage in shootout with 12yo boy and 14yo girl

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/ ... l/13371876

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lady Gaga in Boston - Concert
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: Lady Gaga in Boston - Concert

It's one artist so it's easier to organize (though I'm guessing a Gaga concert is still quite the huge thing). I have tickets for a music festival here in France at the end of August, it was for 2020 now 2021, well no because it has been cancelled again months ago, even though there is hope that eve...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

Knowing how many there were at any one time, on average, is interesting, knowing how many there were across millions of years, not so much.

How many humans by that account ? How many apes ?

If we could know the number from fossils and deduct the average population, sure, but doing it the other way ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9281

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

That person seems right wing/extreme right. The right wing in the US since at least the 80's has had one objective only and carried it out very well : give as much power to companies as possible, and remove as much power from employees as possible. Complaining about the consequences of the causes yo...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2699

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Funny how the thread sidetracked into being conservative with money. Surely if you understand that, you can understand being conservative with the environment ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15226

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I quickly looked at the ACS and couldn't find anything that states that but I could have missed it. If it does then it's in disagreement with FAR 61.23 which clearly states that you don't need one for exams in a simulator... https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.23 (b) Operations not requiring...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5876

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I have no problem with her withdrawing, whatever her reasons are. Rules are rules and you can start a discussion to change them, it's just not what she has done, it's not the right time and she seems to be acknowledging that. Unlike her the French tennis federation is greatly suffering financially, ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The worst part is that Natives only make the news when they are protesting their rights, so most non-natives see it as "oh look at these whiny people." That's why I hope this brings awareness! It’s ridiculous. And SJWs hardly mention NAs as well because there aren’t enough of them to be s...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The Catholic church is of course responsible (along with governments) however don't think it's because that church is evil. It would have happened with any of them, had they had enough power.

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10325

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

100 bullets fired in mass shooting that left 2 dead, 20 injured at Florida birthday bash: https://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-20-25-people-shot-suspects-open-fire/story?id=77986310 Texas man arrested for allegedly planning mass shooting at Walmart: Police : https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-man-arrested-al...

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9924

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

The wealthy will do what they have always done, They will continue living a nomadic globetrotting lifestyle with multiple properties, citizenships and residencies that allow them the freedoms they desire, biding their time until more individual/business friendly governments take office again, becau...

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5876

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

If she was sincere or smart she could have done things differently, say that she has mental health issues and that reporters are mean or something, but go to the pressers. Then either take nice questions and no comment the others or something like that. Pretty soon I'm sure should would only get &qu...

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by Aesma
Sun May 30, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 149
Views: 10724

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

If Marxism is so bad surely it should be taught too, so kids can recognize it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29673

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mes-europe


From that same link :

Belarus looks to turn Minsk into a fifth freedom hub
17.05.2021 - 00:08 UTC


Well, that didn't age well !
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davidjohnson6 wrote:
Belavia to cut workforce, blames Europe
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mes-europe


From that same link :

Belarus looks to turn Minsk into a fifth freedom hub
17.05.2021 - 00:08 UTC


Well, that didn't age well !

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 22
Views: 3184

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

About the filibuster, why don't they at least go through with it ? Have some GOP senators really work for it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greyhound to exit Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Greyhound to exit Canada

Carpooling is also an option isn't it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 166833

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The Pfizer/China/Taiwan story is really ridiculous and infuriating...

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by Aesma
Fri May 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

Here in France most houses are made of cinder blocks so lumber prices aren't an issue. But there is also a shortage of cinder blocks ! There is a shortage of everything, partly because people working from home have time to do home improvements, partly because of the disruptions in shipping. I still ...

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by Aesma
Fri May 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29673

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Attack our airline once, we bankrupt your national airline, is that toothless ?

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29673

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

So Russia is backing Belarus. That makes things absolutely clear. As far as Macron saying sanctions don't work on Russia, he's wrong. Russia is still hurting because of Ukraine refusing to sell them gas turbines for their navy ships. That's why they aren't really building anything bigger than friga...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.

To be clear most of the 200 start ups are developing eVTOLs with short ranges and small capacities, not transcontinental airliners !

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

I think some evolution of ATC, ADS-B and TCAS will be needed, if not something basically giving a route to follow (displayed on the pilot's HUD). So far none of the eVTOLs I've looked at (there are hundreds so I've not looked at all of them) seem to sport a parachute nor airbags, I find that surpris...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 22901

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

OK I'm no expert but when talking about "Orthodox" in Israel there are plenty of factions aren't there ? Aren't many of them actually anti zionists and not at all involved in colonies etc. ? But instead just spending their days reading the Torah and the night making babies ? entdoc : Israe...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12066

Re: China and biological warfare story

Personally I think it's totally possible it escaped from the lab, but indeed it was most likely simply sampled in nature by the scientists there, not made in the lab. We know they weren't really following best practices (partly because they refused the training that was supposed to happen from Franc...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29673

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Lukashenko is probably thinking "maybe I shouldn't have done that" so I doubt Putin will follow but we'll see. At the EU summit Macron said that "sanctions against Russia do not work", so something new is needed : https://euobserver.com/world/151946 Might have something to do wit...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 7352

Re: Trouble for Trump

In France jury trials are only for the gravest crimes (called crimes, and not "délits" ), basically rape and murder (and often, rape is lowered to something less to preserve the victim). And there is no need for jurors to all agree, so no mistrial. And one last bit that makes a difference ...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing

A GOP senator complaining someone big and powerful isn't "paying a fair share", is he having a laugh ? That's by design. By YOUR design.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 320
Views: 23046

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Infiniti is part of the Renault group, they would clash with Alpine I guess.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 320
Views: 23046

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Alonso brings sponsorship money doesn't he ?

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12066

Re: China and biological warfare story

You have to admit COVID-19 is absolutely useless as a weapon. Young people (hint : soldiers) are the least affected by it !

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