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by Aesma
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Carbon tax

The poor family who goes on vacation once in a long while takes its car and pays taxes on the gas (in Europe, more in tax than in gas).

The rich family who goes on vacation several times a year takes a plane and doesn't pay any tax on the jet fuel.

This can't go on forever.

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by Aesma
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 46
Views: 7139

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

cpd wrote:
If they do that, they should be fired, simple as that. We wouldn't get away with this behaviour in our jobs, so they shouldn't either. It is disgraceful.


How much are they getting paid during the layover ?

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by Aesma
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?

Is the name of the airline a jab at a certain hair piece adorned president ?

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 54
Views: 5214

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Egerton : before retiring, did you enjoy a 0-hour contract ? More people are working, but more people are poor at the same time, is that a good outcome ? People dying because of cold weather and they can't afford to heat their home ? You attack the left but at the same time want people to work for t...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swing Wings: How Did They Die Off?
Replies: 25
Views: 1244

Re: Swing Wings: How Did They Die Off?

The F-111 probably has great ferry range (subsonic) because it needed to have useful range at Mach 2.5, no ? No mention of SAMs ? By the end of the 60's missiles could fly faster than any aircraft, making that speed useless. Hence why the F-111 was used down low when it was clearly made to fly high ...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Luvvies Lament
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Luvvies Lament

I'm not following you. Democrat aligned people prove to be bad, so that makes Trump good somehow ?

The "right" denouncing hypocrisy in the other camp is quite disconcerting to watch, I must admit.

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 41
Views: 872

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Doing something crazy is appealing, but one of the attraction of doing such is so you can remember it later, maybe brag about it. That won't happen, so it's less appealing. Military will probably be on high alert so hopping on a fighter jet might prove very difficult though. I'd settle for a bizjet,...

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future NHL Expansion Seattle, Quebec City?
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Future NHL Expansion Seattle, Quebec City?

I don't watch sports but I must say I don't understand the concept of a team changing cities. I can't imagine that happening with teams in my country. A team is linked to the city, owners, managers, players change over time, if the city changes too, then what's left ?

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 54
Views: 5214

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Profit sharing is mandatory in France for all companies above 50 employees. So are they talking about a more generous plan ? The formula for the minimum is also defined by law, however companies can give more. I feel for a company like AFKL that has big ups and downs profit sharing is ideal to "...

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 171
Views: 2979

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

Hitler was liked by a majority of Germans, what does owning guns have to do with it ?

The 2nd amendment is a modification on the original US constitution, not something universal that means anything to most people in the world, nor a commandment from a deity.

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3703

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

Willis Walsh's motives are transparent.

Has the national UK government now or in the past shown any interest in boosting passenger numbers from regional airports ?

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 109
Views: 9905

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

More efficient and more capable narrowbodies means new routes are possible, and with cheaper tickets. This could drive a growth in PAX numbers that seemed impossible not long ago.

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 171
Views: 2979

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

Today a bank heist made the news here in France (we don't have enough of them to be numb, I guess), the attacker was shot and captured (shot non fatally). It turns out he was waving a plastic gun. Which is the case most of the time.

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers

CDG was ordered more than 30 years ago and was launched more than 20 years ago, nothing to do with the British carriers. If it's possible to do 2 new ships for a reasonable cost I think it would be a good thing for various reasons, it doesn't mean that CDG would be retired, simply that each ship wou...

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 5681

Re: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)

Couldn't it fly over the Channel supersonic ?

Or maybe just fly supersonic over land, exceptionally.

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 38
Views: 1949

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Seeing that A320 so low without slats and flaps is a bit concerning !

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hungarian Air Force buys 2 ex AB A319
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Hungarian Air Force buys 2 ex AB A319

Cool video but I wonder what was the point.

If it's refurbished by CorporateJet clearly it will be for VIP use not humanitarian, who are they trying to fool ?

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Stop Drinking Cow's Milk
Replies: 25
Views: 1063

Re: Please Stop Drinking Cow's Milk

I love almonds, almond juice in my coffee just doesn't work though. Also, I've seen an alarming documentary about almond production in the US (biggest producer), environmentally it's terrible, after production the almonds are sent to India where children open them !

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 53
Views: 3655

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

Let's cite some parts of the original JPOST article : According to IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, while the drone was Iranian and navigated by Iranian operators, Syria’s choice to fire its air defenses against Israeli jets shows that it has chosen to interfere in Israel’s fight against the ...

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: To Make Way for B-21, Air Force Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in 2030s
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: To Make Way for B-21, Air Force Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in 2030s

I'm not sure we can really know what military aviation will be like 10 years from now, let alone 2040 and beyond.

I expect lots of unmanned and robot aircraft will be involved.

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bash Israel
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Bash Israel

Netanyahu

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence in Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 850

Re: Pence in Korea

My country has nuclear weapons, and I find it highly hypocritical that it's countries with them that are leading the charge against other countries getting them. We should not be included in the discussion at all, unless we give up ours first.

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4378

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Building plants locally is a good thing, however they may not be filled with people. Nowadays, robots are key, and you only need people to do what robots can't yet do (including taking care of the robots).

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4378

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Here we have plenty of unemployed people who want to work, and plenty of companies who need people, however they don't meet. One of the main reasons is that these people aren't qualified for the jobs, unqualified work being rarer and rarer.

Is that an issue in the US ?

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers

There are also talks of building a new aircraft carrier.

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 5681

Re: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)

The Concorde is cooler regardless !

I would expect the presidents to meet in Saint Martin though, not Sint Maarten.

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 33
Views: 6955

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

So they have 2 years to do the detailed design and flight test campaign ?

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 64
Views: 2129

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Even with the UK in, that might have been a tough sell though, haven't heard of any progress in Pakistan...

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 54
Views: 5214

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

I am no expert but it seems like Air France is basically a state sanctioned monopoly. It has a huge majority of the passengers carried at least on what I could casually find. Certainly among French airlines on the year I pulled up it had 8-10 times the volume of anyone else. My guess is they also g...

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence in Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 850

Re: Pence in Korea

Isn't Pence waiting for the end times or something stupid like that ? He's pissed it ain't happening after all.

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by Aesma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX and the Collier Trophy
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Re: 737MAX and the Collier Trophy

Where is SpaceX's Falcon rocket, especially the flying the pieces back to earth parts ?

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by Aesma
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 54
Views: 5214

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Official inflation numbers for 2017 are something like 1% not more than 2%.

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by Aesma
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8945

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

Boeing is heavily subsidized. Airbus is heavily subsidized. Embraer is heavily subsidized. Bombardier is heavily subsidized. COMAC is heavily subsidized. Etc. This has been going on since day one of aviation. Everyone knows it, that's why there were plenty of exceptions, including under WTO rules, f...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The other way to Mars
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: The other way to Mars

They're talking about something orbiting the Moon not Earth. ISS is much too low to be of use. I guess you could actually slap some big boosters on it and send it to the Moon, but you're back with the radiation problem. ISS is protected by Earth at its current altitude, around the Moon it wouldn't be.

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34789

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

PC12Fan : actually once modified and certified for passenger use it would probably cost significantly more.

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The other way to Mars
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: The other way to Mars

The radiation issue was solved decades ago, it is exposed in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy : build a base underground.

It's true for the Moon base too, for Mars it has the added benefit of protecting from dust storms.

Incidentally Musk has now a tunneling company...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 53
Views: 3655

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

Bombing raids are not deterrents. They're acts of war, and being shot at is to be expected in these instances. What should happen, according to you ?

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1162

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

mmo wrote:
Also, some couples divorce out of economic necessity and your study does not address that issue.


What do you mean ?

The opposite seems common, people who don't divorce because they can't afford to live on their own. Especially women who may not have a good job, or no job at all.

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47444

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Reports now state that the pilot refused de-icing prior to departing from Domodedovo (DME). No deicing, OK, that would explain how lift would be lost so quickly. If at take-off there was some ice already on the wings, then it's easier for more ice to accumulate quickly when climbing through cold cl...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8945

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

At some point don’t international trade rules have to be followed? Otherwise why have them? With the US government for some time (not even mentioning China), and now even more with Trump, the question is indeed up in the air. "America First", no ? For example the US has slapped billions u...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47444

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

RIP to the victims. If it wasn't a mid air collision then the pitot tubes probably iced, but if they did, why the speed fluctuations? Speed didn't fluctuate like that if we take a pitot tube related incident like AF447 iirc. In AF447 the pitot tube design was criticized, and it is believed the aircr...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 82
Views: 1919

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

I don't plan to go to Israel, however since the Jewish population is numerous in my country, including now my sister-in-law, there is still an indirect link to what's happening there. Fortunately my sister-in-law and her family are secular and not too concerned about Israel, however with some violen...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1162

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

People that I both know well enough to have an opinion, and have divorced are family members. Most of the divorces were logical, one however would correspond to what you're talking about. I think the main problem was that this couple (uncle/aunt) was working together. To improve matters the aunt got...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 82
Views: 1919

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

Israel's "right to exist" is all about what happened during WW2, if that's not dwelling on the past...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest

Didn't I read in another thread that China is taking Airbus and Boeing hostage to get the FAA and EASA to sign off on Chinese certification ?

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11376

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

UPS and Fedex ordered the plane when all the "negatives" mentioned in this thread were known. It wasn't a problem for them. At the end of the day if only these two companies would order it, then it wasn't/isn't a product Airbus should spend money on. As for the looks, to each their own, I ...

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gun casings onboard or falling away
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Gun casings onboard or falling away

As WKTaylor mentioned it also helps with the CG.

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkish military helicopter shot down in Syria during operation against US-backed Kurdish forces
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Turkish military helicopter shot down in Syria during operation against US-backed Kurdish forces

Again with the nonsense rhetoric. You're dropping bombs on them and are surprised when they shoot back ?

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?
Replies: 12
Views: 2459

Re: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?

Camouflage is one reason, and the other reason is "camouflage". These autocratic leaders don't want to flaunt too much that they spent huge amounts of money for large aircraft, then use them for vacation, shopping sprees, transporting supercars and mistresses, etc.

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11376

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

WIederling : with less fuel, could the A380F take more cargo, or is it limited by the floors' strength ?

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