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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: 27096

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: 20
Views: 2214

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: 1313

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: 2169
Views: 143737

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: 1097

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: 27096

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: 27096

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: 1030

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: 1388

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: 20687

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: 160
Views: 9205

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: 27096

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: 73
Views: 6526

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: 572

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: 208
Views: 14325

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: 208
Views: 14325

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: 160
Views: 9205

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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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 103
Views: 5682

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

I look forward to the day when people collectively realize that trying to shoehorn a document from the late 1700s and apply it to life in 2020+ probably isn’t the greatest idea Fortunately many Americans still disagree with you. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are create...

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I wonder if the engagement of the brake in previous weeks wasn't the cause of the eventual snapping of the traction cable.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I too am interested to find out what went wrong While driving I listened a debate on the news in the radio in Germany on this, an expert familiar with the design of this type of cable car. He explained how the entire system works: There's a main pulley line and an emergency line, in case of any fai...

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9241

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The US has much more suicides by gun than elsewhere too, something often overlooked. Pulling the trigger is much easier than other means of taking ones life.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27096

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

johns624 wrote:
I'm 62 years old and believe that within my lifetime, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus are absorbed by Russia, forming a new USSR. I expect at least some of Ukraine to join, too. I hope the Baltic republics aren't coerced to join.


If that happened, then it would end up blowing up again later.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9241

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

johns624 wrote:
For all that are aghast at this--the liberal bastion of Vermont has always allowed carry without a license. That must be why there are daily shootouts in downtown Rutland...


Is it practiced ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

If you need a visa for tourism, it would be strange to not need one for work. The opposite is more common. Unless you never leave the airport and just take a flight out, that is.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 103
Views: 5682

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

ltbewr I think you mean reparations. Plenty racist whites would be all for repatriation of Blacks back to Africa !

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 103
Views: 5682

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

Do you think people will consequently vote more conservative once they've moved ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 103
Views: 5682

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

LCDFlight wrote:
Democrats have done their share of city burnings...


Alleged Democratic lay people.

Here we're talking about GOP elected officials.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 13392

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

For some neighboring countries, this is quite a problem. I'm not sure if they'll keep it up for long, as it seems they're imposing costs on themselves rather than doing anything to punish Belarus. Neighboring countries are also the most likely to have Belarusian citizens on board. This isn't just a...

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

In France on the national news they were showing the Pic du Midi telepherique to illustrate a similar system, man, don't take that one if you have a fear of heights.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

It is certainly an accident, but maintenance on these is supposed to make accidents impossible.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 208
Views: 14325

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Mercedes says Bottas stopped short of his mark and that caused the gun to be used at an angle, shearing off the ridges of the nut.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27096

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

On French TV I saw talks of "since Putin and co don't care about Intl law, we should circumvent it too". An idea was to send a "Mossad style" commando to get the journalist.

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 208
Views: 14325

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This race kind of revealed to me how much of the whole excitement of Monaco is the possibility that somebody could slam his car into the barricades at any moment, and how little is in the actual racing, because there barely is any. Still, there's clearly a right way and a wrong way to do it, eviden...

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5370

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

One consequence of the pandemic is that many industries realized their supply chains were fragile. This is still showing today, with construction materials being in short supply, for example. This should lead to diversification in supply chains. For that to happen, I would expect business travel to ...

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27096

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

I suspect some airlines will take internal actions or at the advice of the governments they or their aircraft are domiciled in to not carry persons who have certain political leanings. Further they may discontinue operations to some countries or overflights to avoid any possible risk to them or pas...

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27096

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Poland asking for unity from the other EU members is quite ironic. There were already sanctions on Belarus weren't there ? Since this incident shows a lack of respect of international law and norms regarding aviation, I think banning Belarus airlines from EU airspace would be a good response. As for...

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2876

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

ER757 wrote:
#45, I have to say he did want massive spending on infrastructure and said so many times.


He didn't want it enough for the GOP to care.

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Sonic Cruiser : a Boeing con ?

GDB : one customer of two, Virgin Atlantic, remarked that the speed gains would be problematic since they would need to buy new slots for their transatlantic flights. Also redeyes would land in London too early (or not at all, now that I think of it isn't there a curfew ?).

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Sonic Cruiser : a Boeing con ?

The 1992 accord allows 3% of revenue to be given through state aid to develop a new aircraft. In the video all years aren't detailed but in the last one, 2002, Boeing got 2.7 billion, which was more than 8% of revenue. There is also an argument that the 1992 accord was made when the US had 2 separat...

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Sonic Cruiser : a Boeing con ?

It matters regarding the lawsuits at the WTO that are still ongoing.

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?

Youtube just recommended a video to me, I was not looking for it and don't know much about the youtuber but he makes good points. It's in French, you can use the autogenerated/translated closed captioning but I don't know how good it will be : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH3X2rM-LAM He starts by...

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 2505

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

That's why development of "foolproof" nuclear would be great. Not just more tolerance to failure, giving more time before something catastrophic happens, but a plant that could be hit by a zombie apocalypse and just shut down gracefully. In France there are laws tackling all of these (and ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China Shakes Mysteriously
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China Shakes Mysteriously

There seems to be some wind so if the design has been done incorrectly it's possible the building and wind entered into resonance.

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41118

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

Should I translate "sometime before the end of the year" to mean "I really want to use my airplane, so hopefully in the next six months we can find the engine we need to actually fly it". Seems like it'd be more definitive if he actually had the engine. Should I translate again ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 23, 2021 5:48 am
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: 286
Views: 33123

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

Being an aviation professional and enthousiast for decades doesn't prevent me observing the environmental impact of our growing business, let alone denial it to suit an agenda. If there is a problem, there is. I believe we all see that fossil fuel is not the future, But this French law is nothing b...

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by Aesma
Sat May 22, 2021 6:04 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: 286
Views: 33123

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

In my opinion it would help aviation to become more environmental friendly if there would be a global agreement on the amount of biofuels/synthetic fuel or flight. An outright ban on domestic flying is dramatic and the effect other than making some headlines is rather limited. If governments are se...

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by Aesma
Sat May 22, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9336

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

I never believed in this one, even less when they reduced the speeds, so not really surprised. Supersonics won't have a viable business case for a long time, especially since they produce even more carbon emissions than current subsonic craft That is a highly myopic view. People flying in private ai...

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by Aesma
Sat May 22, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4425

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Elon tweeted he's on the side of crypto, he must have figured he pissed off many of his fans.

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by Aesma
Fri May 21, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 73
Views: 6526

Re: Trouble for Trump

Six years ago people were talking about Mr. Trump facing jail time and still nothing has happened. From what I'm seeing the "audit" was basically stopped during his presidency. Being French I'm used to this, president Jacques Chirac was convicted something like 20 years after the fact bec...

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