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by Nicoeddf
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: B787 Go around

CRJ900 :)

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: B787 Go around

Thanks for the info...it somehow stuck in my mind. Well, then the plane I fly does disconnect automatically ;)

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: B787 Go around

Afaik there is no plane in production that does fly the go around itself, so going around, pressing the TOGA switch means automatic A/P disconnect and hand flying.

After gear up you would select new A/P modes and reengage the A/P.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating engines and SFC
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: Derating engines and SFC

Lots of incorrect answers here. The fuel burn gets worse when you derate the engine. The only way to reduce thrust in a turbofan is to reduce RPM of the engine. Less air pushed through means less fuel added which means less thrust. Compressors don't have linear efficiency across all RPM. Look at a ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating engines and SFC
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: Derating engines and SFC

Clearing up confusion: We all agree that the same hardware producing the same thrust under the same conditions has the same SFC, regardless of any paper derate. My question is, if one copy of the engine is producing max cruise thrust, and the other is producing 80% of cruise thrust because it's on ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating engines and SFC
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: Derating engines and SFC

The most direct effect of derate on TSFC is increased engine life. As an engine degrades, its fuel burn for a set thrust level increases. Increased engine life means that the engine degrades at a lower rate and better fuel flow is retained for a longer time. That’s in the long term. How about reduc...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2680

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Samrnpage wrote:
Can i ask why you need to know?


Thats probably the dumbest "I make myself special by implying to be in the know of something secret" question in a while. And thats quite a feat on a.net.

To the rest: nice catch!

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating engines and SFC
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: Derating engines and SFC

However, Derated thrust increases fuel burn during takeoff/climb, so one can argue that the TSFC during these phases is somewhat reduced. This I don't understand. For a physically identical engine, it doesn't matter, if it is derated or not, pushing up any given tonnage up to cruise level. Work don...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating engines and SFC
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: Derating engines and SFC

As the derate doesn't involve hardware changes, SFC isn't changed at all. A 35k pound engine on a very light A321 will burn the same amount of fuel as a 25k pound engine on heavy A319 at the same gross weight. And yes, hardware tweaks would help. No chance that does pay off though.... Are you sure ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating engines and SFC
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: Derating engines and SFC

As the derate doesn't involve hardware changes, SFC isn't changed at all.

A 35k pound engine on a very light A321 will burn the same amount of fuel as a 25k pound engine on heavy A319 at the same gross weight.

And yes, hardware tweaks would help. No chance that does pay off though....

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 2791

Re: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?

I don't care who made the PIREP. It's been reported, will be considered, and we're going. It could be worse than reported, it could be better. We'll see when we get there. Exactly. In my opinion, compared to the definition of ICAO, most PIREPs overstate (!) the amount of turbulence. What's reported...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9033

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

For those who have flown them - we are talking anything from regional jets to the mighty 747. What does it feel like to control the aircraft via the yoke or sidestick, as compared to something like a C172? Does the operation feel heavy and unresponsive? For those who've flown multiple types - are t...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9033

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

A briefing isn't a memory test. It's a review of the upcoming events so everyone is on the same page. Memorization isn't necessary. Understanding and ensuring that all are aware and in agreement is. I absolutely disagree. My (whole) airline (group) does. Max Q does as well. But I am aware, that oth...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9033

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Don't think stratclub is a pilot based on his posts. You are correct sir. Just an AMT that is responsible to the best of my ability for giving you guys an airworthy aircraft when it's go time. I do have a fair amount of heavy aircraft experience in manufacturing, validation testing, modification an...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9251

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Fully agree with you. I fly on the A320 myself and I agree you need to look at the instruments to see what's she's doing. Don't miss the moving thrust levers or a moving side stick (or yoke for that matter). The one thing I have heard colleagues complain about, especially trainers, is the difficult...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9251

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Well, I spent years instructing in the C-5 and, while I agree with your point on watching either the instruments or God’s attitude indicator outside, where the yoke and pedals are moving can give you some advance warning where the plane will soon be going. And, if the input is inappropriate, the ai...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9251

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Taking Airbus as an example, because that's not what the sidestick does. It acts differently from a non-FBW control device (but in a way that seems very similar when you're actually using it). Digging a bit more deeply, you're already getting feedback based on what you're actually asking the aircra...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9251

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

A yoke is right in front of both pilots, very hard to miss its position, good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. The side stick is out of view of the other pilot, it’s actual movement isn’t nearly as great as a yoke. I like the idea, but I’m not convinced it’s a panacea. GF I dont get this. I ne...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9251

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

It is hard to implement without adding a host of safety-related complications. The system works fine as is. There is the fundamental issue of what a certain stick feedback represents. If you input right on the yoke of a Cessna 172, the ailerons deflect and the force you feel is the aerodynamic forc...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9251

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

A yoke is right in front of both pilots, very hard to miss its position, good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. The side stick is out of view of the other pilot, it’s actual movement isn’t nearly as great as a yoke. I like the idea, but I’m not convinced it’s a panacea. GF I dont get this. I ne...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 137691

Re: A400M Update

It seems market requirements (vehicle dimensions) are going up making current smaller platforms obsolete. Probably what Airbus is hoping for. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2018/10/10/army-in-final-stages-of-hashing-out-stryker-lethality-requirements/ Sorry, I am a huge fan o...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 137691

Re: A400M Update

With these positive developments in additional capabilities being added has there been any renewed procurement interest? It seems market requirements (vehicle dimensions) are going up making current smaller platforms obsolete. Probably what Airbus is hoping for. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 20662

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

For some connections you can wait a little longer, thats true, but for most connection the transfer time is pretty good. (I only checked India -> US though) The flights from India arrive between 7:30 and 9:00 and the LH flights to the US leave between 10:00 and 14:00 So if you want to fly to DEN, T...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 3266

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Each and anyone of them. Everyday. ;)

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 20662

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

How many A380 gates does MUC have? Nice to see more flights being added, MUC is a great airport. MUC is highly congested and nearly out of slots. That is why they are increasing the size of the aircraft there. This will be a trend until a 3rd runway gets built. Yeah, not really. While building a 3r...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 170107

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Seven sounds excessive. Hmm...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

MileHFL400 wrote:
FlyRow wrote:
One would think this is belly cargo.


Right, but wouldn’t they just start belly cargo right from the inaugural flight?


If they have all handling processes, customs, etc. and special 'murica regulations in place - yes. If not, it might take them a bit to organize. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6188

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

A great airline? Personally I don't get the love for airberlin. While I know quite a few employees whom surely made a great job, their management was an abomination, both personally as well as in management skill. No sympathies here for a structurally sick company which has been allowed to stay aflo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7958

Re: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL

The question is rather, if they can earn money with such fares. TATL isn't exactly a high yield environment anymore, so undercutting already low fares isn't a recipe for being profitable.
On the other hand, good for them in trying.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27585

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Buying the CS was a smart move for Airbus. Very smart in fact. Buying the CRJ would be dumb. Pointless. I would be amazed if they did. Why would it be dumb to get the 70-100 seat "jet" range covered as complement to the <100 seat ATR segment? There are plenty opportunities to upgrade the ...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27585

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

As for as comfort, I'll take a 200 over an E-145, now that's a cramped cabin. The Embraer 145 is one of my favourite aircraft. I felt privileged every time I travelled aboard one. I love the A-seats; you get a window seat and an aisle seat at the same time. The windows are big and located at the pe...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4667

Re: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions

acjbbj wrote:
Hope and PRAY Boeing goes forward with the SevenNinetySeven. Will immediately kill the A321((X)LR).


Yeah, praying won't help much.

And not sure where all this "killing" rhetoric always comes from. It's only planes FFS.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 2023

Re: The correct Australian city

Double post

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 2023

Re: The correct Australian city

Kiwirob wrote:
There’s isn’t one, the correct Australasian City is Auckland!


As in the most boring place in Australasia, surely.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Bangla Captain had mental breakdown before KTM crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

Re: US-Bangla Captain had mental breakdown before KTM crash

Nope, it doesn't question anything, as it's pretty clear how many there are.
Pilots last I checked are humans. Hence mental health issues, alcohol, whatever-problems, are as prevalent and probable in pilots as in every other group. No secrets there.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

scbriml wrote:
Is it possible this was one our very own? Maybe his fairy pink izod polo was mistaken for a dress? :wink2:


Interesting and, well, slightly unsettling thought. ;) Totally within the realm of possible, though.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7373

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

Not trying to defend this crew if they actually made a mistake, but have you seen NOTAMs these days? 3 out of 4 times I look at them, it is several pages of useless information, such as building cranes erected within 5 kilometers of the airport but nowhere near the approach path. They just aren't c...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34812

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The captain is a check airmen which means that it was the first officer who was landing and under the supervision of the captain. Please put this non-sense to bed about coming from the 747 etc. The point about coming from another airplane is still valid and not nonsense at all. In fact, it's even m...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 170107

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Agree, but you forgot the first squeeze, the airline customer, who continually demands more for less from the airline, as if cheap air travel was a birthright. Thats not quite how it is. The consumer has an average amount of money to spend on mobility. Mobility actually is a birthright in some coun...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 170107

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Both major manufacturers (A and B) seem to brag about cutting costs by using suppliers. Then, after they cut the suppliers to the bone and the suppliers are unable to produce in adequate numbers with requisite quality, they throw those same suppliers under the bus. To a degree that describes the en...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu May 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 8578

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

One has to remember, with todays latest engines, with their very high bypass ratios, reverse is even more effective than ever before. Airplanes such as the MAX and NEO rely less on wheel brakes. Then you add the latest in carbon brake technology. Hardly a factor. Braking on a dry runway doesn't fac...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11854

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. Ah, you mean like the real quality Pratt produces...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most popular colors for men's polo shirts?
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Most popular colors for men's polo shirts?

1337Delta764 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
This is like deja vu all over again.


Since when? I never posted such thread even remotely similar.


The number of IZOD threads you create quickly approach the number of 757 restarting production threads.

By the way, I spontaneously wondered how the IZOD name for yellow polos is. Any idea?

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

seahawk wrote:
The best solution for Germany is to retire the Tornadoes and buy no replacement. The money can be spent on much more useful things in the society.


As if a couple of billions would make any difference for Germany. Money is not scarce here...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I was just in the mood to tell Kutchy that he is unable to see that different perspectives exist beyond his own. Not sure why, boredom surely. You sure bored the crap out of me ;-) Don't worry, I bored the crap out of us both. But to be fair I couldn't possibly have known that the decision makers o...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Haha, must I dignify this with an answer, com'on. It is a question of moral. What WIederling is implying that the Tornado is expendable and thus the crew is also expandable. That the RAF staff made a decision on the basis of what craft is ok to be shot down and not what is the best system to use in...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

This attack is dead serious, people are murdered, a retaliation is launched to prevent it happening again, potentially killing more (innocent) people and risking pilots lives, but possibly also escalating the conflict (russia), triggering retaliations. The write-off value of a few fighter aircraft ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

[quote="Ozair"][/quote]

Many thanks for taking the time to explain that to me - much appreciated. :)

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Bullshit reason. Not even a funny comment. Thanks for your reply about stealth. I wonder however, why your replies are sometimes so unnecessary harsh when you don't agree with something like in the above quoted case. Is sharing opinions only ok if you tend to agree? This attack is dead serious, peo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1165
Views: 116387

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The RAF selected their nearly retired Tornado's for the job. don't risk expensive stuff that you would like to continue using. Bullshit reason. Not even a funny comment. Thanks for your reply about stealth. I wonder however, why your replies are sometimes so unnecessary harsh when you don't agree w...

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