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by Aesma
Mon May 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 56
Views: 8317

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

If you tell me a great dane is useful to help physically disabled people do stuff I believe you.

I don't think a service dog is really useful for deaf people, some of them don't even consider themselves disabled, but OK.

Now why would a deaf person need a great dane ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 120
Views: 16267

Re: French routes news

Are the Iberia A350 flights for training pilots ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 21, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland's "Open Prisons"
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Finland's "Open Prisons"

And prisons in Finland are probably not a for profit lobby that can pay judges and politicians to fill their jails.

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by Aesma
Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What cargo van? (Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: What cargo van? (Canada)

Never heard of the Metris, I see it's the same as the Vito, which is not new at all here.

So you're going to do random deliveries in a small van, I didn't know that job existed ?

I've only driven French brand vans so I can't help you. I don't associate a van with comfort though.

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by Aesma
Mon May 21, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 329
Views: 50754

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

The "known condition" of ATRs is so known that in fact the design has been modified, haven't all aircraft been retrofitted ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is photography good for a backup college degree for pilots wannabe?
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Is photography good for a backup college degree for pilots wannabe?

I'm not a pilot yet however for me piloting is first something I want to do for pleasure. If you have that mindset there are two options, either you do something else that will pay for your PPL and pleasure flying, or you go for a job, any job that involves piloting. Not restricting yourself to a ca...

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by Aesma
Sun May 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is photography good for a backup college degree for pilots wannabe?
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Is photography good for a backup college degree for pilots wannabe?

The planet has now 7 billions photographers. Being talented will be no guarantee to get a job at all. Whereas being a poor programmer will land you a job for sure. Web design might also be an option. Also, this will probably not be a backup degree, as the job of pilot will not last more than a coupl...

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by Aesma
Sun May 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4785

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

The French government is lowering some payroll taxes (not really taxes but social contributions) right now, starting from last January, so I'm not sure what Janaillac's point was anyway, there will be no special deal for AF, a company that doesn't even need any help except to help itself. If the com...

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by Aesma
Sun May 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4564

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

MikeDrop : I thought the CDC was banned from doing such statistics, and that plenty of counties don't report their data anyway ?

seb146 : the CNN article is interesting however the example provided is very misleading, as it assumes only one parent of the family has a job.

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by Aesma
Sun May 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr
Replies: 16
Views: 605

Re: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr

Having only one entry is standard for French schools, however this has nothing to do with school shootings, and is helped by the fact our schools aren't campuses with huge parkings and multiple scattered buildings.

On the other hand we typically have no guard of any kind, let alone armed ones.

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by Aesma
Sun May 20, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4564

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

So, it wasn't that guns were available, you are saying that your parents have good salaries was what kept you from gunning down your school. huh.... if only we had good paying jobs here, I guess? We have the highest average incomes in the world. Then why are so many living in poverty? Because avera...

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by Aesma
Sat May 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 2837

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Airstud : are the two uses of your card linked to different accounts, if not what's the point of the distinction ? TSS : I noticed that recently, I was traveling on a highway at night, and saw an ambulance coming behind me 10 minutes before it actually got to me, then it passed me and I was almost b...

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by Aesma
Sat May 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1067

Re: Super yachts

Kiwirob you're favorites look a bit like warships.

petertenthije that one is built on a warship hull but doesn't look like one, funny. The glass room would be great for when weather is not great, winter, etc., however putting the bedroom there is completely wrong.

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by Aesma
Sat May 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 291
Views: 41556

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian is worth more as a fleet for its assets then the brand and operation they currently have. What airline currently has a huge fleet of 787 ready to be reconfigured and repainted ? Rip out the front economy seats. move the Premium Economy seats back and put in some J class seats in ready to ...

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by Aesma
Sat May 19, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1067

Re: Super yachts

That's partly why I posted a sailing yacht, on top of the fact that I do like sailing and own a sailing boat with my father. I guess if I was a billionaire I would spend more than most on the yacht so that it can make its own energy (solar arrays, maybe retractable ones ?) and store it in battery ba...

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by Aesma
Sat May 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?

I don't really care but only FIFA itself or a FIFA member can complain. Then you'd have to unearth things from 20 years ago. Considering how FIFA is rotten now, imagine 20 years ago !

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by Aesma
Fri May 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: F/A-18 Hornet variant conversions

Typically the number on the data plate is used. So if you patch together pieces from multiple aircraft, the SN of the "new" aircraft will come from which ever section came with the data plate. That is typically correct. I've heard of situations where most of the aircraft is a complete wri...

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by Aesma
Fri May 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 33
Views: 4043

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, abuts the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It's a region known for its 32km stretch of beaches and clear waters.

Cayenne is not known for clear waters...

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by Aesma
Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global visibility of French secondary cities’ airports, or a lack thereof
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Global visibility of French secondary cities’ airports, or a lack thereof

Yes France is Paris centric, but that doesn't mean there is a political will to favor Paris, I'd say it's the opposite in fact : politicians from all over the country end up in Paris trying to get something for their region (a TGV line or highway being a must have). The importance of Paris however m...

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by Aesma
Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4785

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

You can compare Germany and France on many things (and see big differences that make comparisons complicated) however LH and AF are very difficult to compare, as one is based in one of the most expensive city in the EU, and the other in several cheaper cities. Maybe a comparison with BA would be bet...

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by Aesma
Thu May 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 75
Views: 4079

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Another farm that is lit up is the new impetus to diminish those ties to the US you just described. Is there still a good reason why so many things are denominated in dollars ? Why should US banks be so involved in EU economies if EU banks are screwed by the US every chance they get (last time was o...

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by Aesma
Thu May 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3504

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

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in red : Bloodbath in Israel

Trump : if Palestinians had guns, they wouldn't get slaughtered like rabbits...

Pence : err no President, not there, no...

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by Aesma
Thu May 17, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 36
Views: 2731

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

The goal on that day was to make sure no commercial aircraft were used to hit designated targets. 100% effectiveness of downing the 757 with F-16s would have been the goal. It is a hard order to swallow but that's what the job called for that day. It is not a 9-5 job or one that does not put you in...

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by Aesma
Thu May 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 2837

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

One that has been mentioned already, people not using their headlights correctly. Really annoying About cars inching at red lights, doesn't see that here, probably because with most cars being manual, it would be a bit tiring. In fact you often see the opposite, and I do it too, if for some reason a...

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by Aesma
Thu May 17, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
Replies: 33
Views: 5212

Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

Poor example since there are piston engines burning jet-A.

From wikipedia : A jet engine is a reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion.

So jet means jet propulsion => turboprops don't power aircraft that way.

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by Aesma
Wed May 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Are you kidding???!!! Mandela fought, bled and was tortured for decades for simply being a black man seeking equal rights. DeKlerk went against his own racist brothers and his entire white race to end apartheid. A sefthless act of courage. Let’s see about Obama. Every step of his college and law sc...

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by Aesma
Wed May 16, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7301

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

From what I understand the ball is in the EU/Airbus camp. If they follow the ruling, then the US has no right to apply any tariff. I find the lessons on WTO workings funny considering Trump is talking daily (and has signed stuff already) about slapping tariffs on all and sundry, which is completely ...

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by Aesma
Wed May 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1067

Re: Super yachts

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by Aesma
Wed May 16, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 919
Views: 36265

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Poor Hamas... found out the hard way that human wave tactics do not work that well against people willing to fight for their own survival. The day their fellow terrorists try to pull off this sort of crap in Europe then yes, I agree, they have a good chance of installing someone more of their likin...

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by Aesma
Wed May 16, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

He got it because he was black and elected in the USA? I voted for the guy but it had nothing to do with his race. Why on Earth did that deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? Because of your country's history over the treatment of black people. Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk also got one for similar...

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by Aesma
Sun May 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4825

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Do US pilots flying to Europe apply JAR ?

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by Aesma
Sun May 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Dantepel : it seems to me your system of government is very vulnerable to lobbying. How can you be sure decisions are made in the interest of the US people and not these private or foreign interests (foreign here being Israel mainly) ?

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by Aesma
Sun May 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 80
Views: 11823

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Are they transporting large heavy equipment or would more flights on smaller A/C (ATR or something) do the trick ?

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by Aesma
Sun May 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1131
Views: 27200

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

A liberal leaver must be a special kind of leaver, even more delusional than the regular kind. Being in the EU was a liberal wet dream. The ability to trade freely without having to deal with national regulations, the ability to hire ultra cheap labor, a good influence to ensure regulations are mini...

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by Aesma
Sun May 13, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10275

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

You shouldn’t need a degree to fly an airplane. It’s a skill not rocket surgery. But as NZ authorities discovered recently, you do need a driver's licence to drive a truck. And a driver's licence should involve a bit more than 'buying one on the internet'. They don’t have fake pilot ratings How do ...

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8154

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

When you lose an engine and there is no obstacle in front, shouldn't you level off right away ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10275

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

Silly Pakistanis... they should have known they should first spend four years of their lives and $200,000 they don't have and need to borrow in order to play beer pong for four years before they can go and learn something actually useful for their careers in graduate school (for even more money, of...

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Trump always talks about making deals. So if the EU follows Trump in his foolish endeavours, what's in it for us, Egerton ? Where is that great deal ? Thanks. I am a Brit, and I live in England which is part of the UK. if you care to advise us your nationality and location please, then I can respon...

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 80
Views: 11823

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Maintaining a glass cockpit is probably much easier and cheaper than keeping the steam gauges.

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how far in advance will boarding passes work
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: how far in advance will boarding passes work

Last time I flew out of CDG my pass was scanned before security. I think it was the first time, usually it's only a visual check. Of course if the person checking knows (or reads) the flight is in a long time they might have done something about it, I don't know.

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3504

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

BTW I don't know if this is common knowledge but France wanted a better deal back in 2015. Iran even held some grudge against us after it was signed, because it felt we had been too harsh. If Obama had a stronger position at home, a better deal might have been gotten. But of course the Israel lobby ...

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Trump always talks about making deals. So if the EU follows Trump in his foolish endeavours, what's in it for us, Egerton ? Where is that great deal ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

How about Iran becoming compliant with the "norms" and having this and so many other problems go away? New airplanes, no problem. What is the norm ? Doesn't the US have nuclear weapons, and has used them to raze cities ? Quite the bold political statement. The use you allude to saved save...

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Dantepel : I think if things continue that way that's exactly what will happen. Not something drastic, but non US companies avoiding US components as much as possible, more banks and financial institutions outside the dollar, etc.

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Respect though has to run in both directions. The EU can and does dictate certain things to US companies as well does it not? If IS corporations should respect the laws of the EU is it not a given that EU corporations should do the same for the US? Trump has shown that he will not respect commitmen...

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by Aesma
Sat May 12, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4395

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

Marriage is becoming less and less popular, and is no more the obligatory thing to have so that a couple living together are "respectable", so talking about polygamy (or other multiamorous combinations) is pretty much irrelevant, people can and do practice it, they don't try to get it reco...

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by Aesma
Fri May 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US soldier court martialed in Germany for a joke
Replies: 26
Views: 1183

Re: US soldier court martialed in Germany for a joke

Is some kind of psychological issue suspected here ? Luckily he didn't do that to people's chutes.

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by Aesma
Fri May 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10275

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

The airline is now in a bind. They have paid to train these pilots and probably can't replace them right away, but at the same time keeping them is not just condoning fraud/corruption, it's giving out an horrible image to the world.

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by Aesma
Fri May 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where all this got started
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Where all this got started

You forgot "Saint" Reagan and "horrible" Carter.

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by Aesma
Fri May 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

An equally dumb idea. We elected Obama and he continued to bomb and kill like every other president. What's so great about that? I meant for having elected a black man. Of course Obama's talks of rebooting foreign relations also probably came into it. He got it because he was black and elected in t...

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