I believe we are done here. Either you need a backup or you don't need a single person. The risk of failure is too high because if there's an issue with the pilot, what are the odds that there isn't an issue with the ground link? Too high. The default is the plane flies itself. With necessary redun...Jump to post
VSMUT, what kind of "world" do they see in their all expenses paid, tax-free parallel universe? Be it in Strasbourg or Brussels. Besides, this Strasbourg nonsense is meant to be just a super-expensive monument to French-German friendship. (which people in Finland, Malta or Ireland probabl...Jump to post
All reports with sources in the White House say that he doesn’t want to start a war. He campaigned on avoiding wars in the Middle East. The same people who predicted nuclear war with North Korea are now saying that war with Iran is imminent. Relax, everyone. You’ve been proven wrong once already. D...Jump to post
So Greenpeace can protest the idiotic drilling for oil and gas in a highly fragile environment. And Putin's Russia can't just do what it pleases without facing some consequences. Protests themselves are OK, as long as they do not go outside of what's legal, do not destroy or damage any property, cr...Jump to post
Heres what I don't get about this.... If a plane is designed to fly with one pilot, it has to be designed to fly with none. Because that pilot "system" has too high of a failure rate to operate without a backup. And if a plane can fly with none, why would it be designed to fly with one? A...Jump to post
The main pilot would be the autopilot. Like today, some of you might say, but no, I mean the person in the cockpit would do nothing but look at what the computer is doing. And communications, maybe. Of course that's easier said than done, see "safety drivers" in autonomous cars that can't ...Jump to post
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-attacks-fox-news-chris-wallace-over-positive-democrat-coverage-1429938 Everyone should have expected this. If you do anything Trump finds personally offensive he lashes out against you. I wonder if this will trigger backlash from his supporters for turning on f...Jump to post
Well the only real solution is education, teach critical thinking and people won't fall for the first thing seen on facebook.
Easier said than done.
Are these people that critical ? If they were, wouldn't there regularly be deaths in flight, diversions ?
I get the impression it's quite stable patients, not emergencies.
For example in an article I read it was a burn victim.
I doubt a power "cut" is the culprit, an airport surely has power coming from several points around the property, so unless there is a major blackout in the region, power is getting there. Now some electric installation might have problems, probably something directly related to fuel deliv...Jump to post
This just sounds like, I/we must be treated in France, because I'm/we're French. Never mind the fact that the aircraft stop in a country with some of the best health care in the world, even if it is outrageously expensive and then they have to endure another 10-11 hour flight. Nobody wants to be tr...Jump to post
I haven't watched it yet, but I will. I strongly believe that a similar accident could have happened in the western world. I would like all pilots to be perfect piloting gods, but I know it isn't so, and even though accidents are rare, they happen, even to western pilots. How can one argue that a US...Jump to post
The article stated rail in Sweden was seeing increases in traffic while air travel was down. So that’s a lie? The Swedish are lying about their own system? People who are ditching air for rail are city dwellers, so they don't go north anyway, but south. Still, if people live in the north by choice,...Jump to post
I suggest some people watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvzZfsC13o The simple fact is that using batteries is going to be near impossible for aviation thanks to weight, remembering that even if batteries could be reduced to a weight similar to fuel for energy output the aircraft co...Jump to post
They're in decline where they have been implementing center-right policies.Jump to post
Here in France real estate has been going up pretty much all my life, since more than 25 years ago. The economic crash didn't affect this, because here everybody has a fixed interest mortgage, and if you lose your job you have good unemployment benefits, so people didn't lose their home, consequentl...Jump to post
For all his rhetoric Trump has done absolutely nothing to change the NATO situation. There are still countless US military bases in Europe, for example. I would be glad if all that was gone, if there was no more pressure on EU states to buy US military hardware, to support Israel, etc., but that has...Jump to post
RIP I was only a kid when the Louvre pyramid was built so I can't give an opinion about the mood at the time, what I find funny is that this part of the palace wasn't even part of the museum, it was the finance ministry, so I can't see why people would care so much. The pyramid is striking of course...Jump to post
In the EU at least there are regulations to reduce landfilling, in France what is being debated now is to ban the practice completely. Sending waste into space is like using an atomic bomb to kill weeds, it makes no sense. It has been studied though, but only for nuclear waste. The result of the stu...Jump to post
With current technology, what makes the most sense is kerosene made out of renewable sources. Since the EU has opened its sugar market, the price has dropped, and countless beet producers are being driven to bankruptcy, and are stopping their production. Surely they could continue to make the same a...Jump to post
With NK having shot a few missiles the other day, and China not blinking, it's clear for all to see that Trump doesn't know what he's doing. If he's allowed to start a war with Iran, there is no way he will be the only one taking the blame for it. All those who let him do it, and led him to do it, w...Jump to post
Will our children and grandchildren want to travel when all those beautiful places will have been ravaged by pollution and climate change, animals extinct, etc. ? There will be much less incentive to travel. And video "presence" will get better and better, for business people. No. There wi...Jump to post
You can tell who’s not British in this thread. Afternoon Tea is the name of a meal. It doesn’t necessarily mean it comes with a tea beverage. Infact Champagne is actually the most popular drink with afternoon tea amongst the younger generation these days. This is a bit like complaining that Disney ...Jump to post
Here is the real motivation behind this one. Protecting US exports. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/us-natural-gas-exports-to-europe-surge-nearly-300 The European Union announced Thursday that its imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas have climbed 272% since 2016, with the steepest...Jump to post
At my airline we do not exclude applicants who "never flew in a plane as a kid." If that's a "what not to say," your recruiters are dummies. That's not what he said. He said "I flew as a kid" in the sense "I have only flown when I was a kid". So as an adult t...Jump to post
Those things look ridiculous, in France we just have a big one and you manage it by instinct : https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/Rlx76fnQCc6JVVYnRGRcSA--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/http://media.zenfs.com/fr-FR/homerun/article.bfmbusiness.com/544065acb201eaff49e326865a023e9cJump to post
A modern church already exists in Paris, the Sacré-Cœur. With the current left-wing leanings of Paris, a new one would never be built, in fact there is a greater probability that the Sacré-Cœur would be razed, as it was built specifically as a symbol of conservatism, against socialism !Jump to post
I was surprised to not see roundabouts being mentioned !Jump to post
What would happen if an airliner needed to make a diversion while it was flying over NK? - Let's say somebody had an an engine failure. Would they divert to a North Korean Airport? I'm not trying to be all negative here. But something like this is definitely possible and airline need to be very pre...Jump to post
johns624 wrote:Many don't seem to realize the difference between a ballistic missile test and a SAM.
Well the EU is actually a political entity, it's his job to try and make it go forward.
Last time I checked NATO isn't supposed to be that.
It should be the EU doing something about that pipeline, if anything.
The whales' idea (or dolphins) is not about ramming the ships, but carrying explosives to them (suicide missions).
I doubt you could hit the stern reliably, though.
To me it looks like the work of military divers.
Moving beyond the racism and dick jerking in this thread to a more fundamental question: if the US-China trade relationship was so bad for so long (ie so “against” US interests), why have corporate elites actively reproduced this relationship? I have a slight suspicion that trade balances aren’t ev...Jump to post
This is not good news folks, for Boeing or for anybody. It is going to complicate things immeasurably. Just think of the complications if this goes ahead. It is going to be much more difficult doing business for Aviation suppliers. I do hope this is sorted out before the effects start to be felt. F...Jump to post
You said it yourself - ambiguous. In this case, very ambiguous. It's like comparing a 1999 Corvette to a 2019 Corvette. Yet another case of media sensationalism. Actually there isn't a single common part between a 1999 'vette and a 2019 one. There are thousands of common parts between the 737NG and...Jump to post
In the latest uptick of trans-Atlantic tensions, European ships involved in the construction of a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could be subject to U.S. sanctions under a new bipartisan bill that will be introduced in the U.S. Senate as early as Monday. https://foreignpolicy.com...Jump to post
Personally I didn't like the spire before the fire. I didn't imagine it being removed or lost like it was, but I can't say I regret it. That proposal glass structure looks striking. The garden idea is another story, you still have a millenia old building beneath, it doesn't seem like a good idea to ...Jump to post
Yeah, like those DL women who smoked that 727 at DFW because they were too busy talking about another crash caused by pilot error, lack of experience and poor airmanship to deploy the flaps on their plane before takeoff. Oh, wait, never mind. Wrong gender, my bad. I'm sure we could go on though. . ...Jump to post
Just some thoughts. After driving a Prius several years (they have an amazing range, upwards of 600 miles with a 12 gallon tank), I switched to a non-hybrid RAV4 with all the safety features, I just don't drive enough to justify the expense of a hybrid anymore. I am thinking that a plug in hybrid, ...Jump to post
From what I read they do the compression ignition at partial load, and the usual spark ignition at high load. They also control the air admission as to control the compression. That way they avoid making diesel like emissions at high load. They do the reverse on their diesel engines, lowering their ...Jump to post
I watched a couple videos about British immigrants in Spain (they call themselves expats, but to me that applies to working individuals, not retirees), they're very worried, even though some of them voted for Brexit ! There was one who defended her vote with the usual suspects : "they come to o...Jump to post
I wonder why all these fundamental christians don't speak Aramaic, you know, the language Jesus spoke ? Seems like a good first step if you're serious about your religion. Um... so everyone can read and understand it rather than rely on false readings by the so called “enlightened” few, as was the ...Jump to post
I don't think many in the EU want the UK to stay in the political side of things, at least not a majority. Stay in a close relationship, "Brexit in name only", sure, because then EU countries wouldn't take an economic hit, so it's the best of both worlds. But at the end of the day the main...Jump to post