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by ER757
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 924

Re: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket

Had she worn it after she got off the plane in TX then I think it would be a story worth covering - but she didn't so it's a big nothing burger as far as I am concerned. Was it dumb to wear it in the first place? Hell yeah, but to tie it to the visit to the kids is a stretch. If she wore the coat o...

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by ER757
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 924

Re: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket

Had she worn it after she got off the plane in TX then I think it would be a story worth covering - but she didn't so it's a big nothing burger as far as I am concerned. Was it dumb to wear it in the first place? Hell yeah, but to tie it to the visit to the kids is a stretch.

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by ER757
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

I would argue the opposite when put in relation to the respective populations. Among Germans, probably there are quite a few people who don't even know of Seattle's existence (whereas YVR) is fairly well-known, also as a starting point for Alaska cruises. You're right about the immigrant communitie...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

I believe I am seeing A350's now going to YVR, but is that just from Munich (and not Frankfurt)? SEA is going to an A330 this fall. Is this because of D Checks on the older 744's? Or just to cut seats in the off-season? I am little surprised since this is the only Star Alliance flight to Europe (un...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7080

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

But you fellas agree with me that no US3 Carrier with the 747 it's sad TOTALLY agree! Wish any of the big three would order the 748i. I know it's for economic they don't but still. Sad! +1 It's still hard for me to reconcile with the fact that UA doesn't have 747's anymore. After seeing them at ORD...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 395
Views: 7400

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

Nah, these days it'll pass soon enough. Nope, not this time around - he's signing an executive order to get the families detained together. Smart move, this one could have come back to bite him in the end - when even your own party is calling you out on it, you need to say "hey, I was wrong, I...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 395
Views: 7400

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

So I guess that separating very small children from their parents is going to far for most Americans? Nah, these days it'll pass soon enough. Nope, not this time around - he's signing an executive order to get the families detained together. Smart move, this one could have come back to bite him in ...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German chocolate cake in crisis
Replies: 30
Views: 1049

Re: German chocolate cake in crisis

What a bunch of sick, sick people. Pineapple, coconuts, and carrots do not belong in cake. Or pizza. Sickos. Chocolate lava cake. Now THERE is a cake! Agree about almost your entire post - having grown up in the Chicago area, I can tell you you would not be convicted of a crime there if you beat up...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 60634

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

The story has been picked up by Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/06/20/united-airlines-flight-attendant-slams-travel-writer-for-tweeting-about-bad-service.html And Travel Pulse: https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/united-flight-attendant-attacks-reporter-on-twitter-over-bad-servic...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 5921

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

it's still very fascinating that DY didn't really touch LHGroup home markets DE/CH/AT/BE (especially on longhaul) and yet there is this idea of take-over. kinda like "buy them before they come" the fleetmix would be quite amazing as well since DY is all Boeing and EW almost all Airbus :) ...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 31
Views: 1076

Re: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

Most of us would die. Without modern communication, shipments of basic goods would not be able to get to their destinations. You would not be able to access your money. Nobody would. There would quickly be no medicine, no food, and soon after that no electricity and no water. Riots and looting woul...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 111
Views: 2875

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

or maybe you're good with the search tool and can track it down Found it! :biggrin: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1212457&p=17923523&hilit=water+life#p17923523 Great detective work Tugger - that's exactly the one I was thinking of And belated kudos to DocLightning ...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.
Replies: 63
Views: 1853

Re: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.

Lock him up, lock him up, lock him up.......oh wait, they did?
Never mind

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by ER757
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 111
Views: 2875

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

Then you lack sufficient education on the matter to make a legitimate opinion. You should approach highly technical subjects with curiosity and humility if you are not an expert in that subject. Personally, I don't believe it's a highly technical subject and smacks more of fantasy, not even science...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The long term sustainability of aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

Re: The long term sustainability of aviation

Unless there is a truly major change in technology... hydrocarbon based fuels (in the kerosene area) will continue to fuel the aviation world. If necessary, hydrogen will be converted into hydrocarbon form to do this. The key reason is energy density in a usable form. A ton of hydrocarbon packs a h...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 1397

Re: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA

SEA in general is over crowded. Try picking someone up or dropping them off there. It’s a long line of cars just to get in there. When picking people up from SEA during peak times, I'm now asking them to walk to the light rail station, cross over the skybridge, then take the escalator down to Inter...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6839

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Good, if Boeing wants to act like a political organization, they should be treated like one. Hopefully when all is said and done Iran comes out owning Boeing. Yeah.....i am sure that'll happen :sarcastic: I'm hoping. Boeing needs to get what's coming to them soon. You may as well hope for a White C...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6839

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Super80Fan wrote:
Good, if Boeing wants to act like a political organization, they should be treated like one. Hopefully when all is said and done Iran comes out owning Boeing.

Yeah.....i am sure that'll happen :sarcastic:

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by ER757
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10916

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

This is my fantasy speculation: Air France will order 5-10 A380, for the prestige/local Mfr factor. KLM will order 5-10 777-9 for the economics. Someone without a huge A219/320/321 fleet will orders sign a Memo of Understanding for hundreds of A320/321 that represents a many fold expansion of their...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12326

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

FPO back in the 80's
Flew in on an EA L1011 and there was a PA 747 there at the same time - both de-planed and boarded via stairs

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by ER757
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146794

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/10 ... 4129467393

Nice - didn't know they were doing that - pleasant surprise
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qf789 wrote:
LOT 789 SP-LSC out of paint and wearing a special livery

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/10 ... 4129467393

Nice - didn't know they were doing that - pleasant surprise

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by ER757
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 79
Views: 1767

Re: First Flight and Airline?

August 1967 - AA 707 ORD/LAX

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by ER757
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11946

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

the first one that popped into my mind was the AQ 737 that had part of the top of the fuselage tear away in flight. It was eventually repaired and returned to service. I recall seeing it in HNL and the paint on the new section was a lighter shade than rest of the fuselage

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by ER757
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9653

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Nothing is hypocritical about it.. As a company you have a fiduciary duty to your shareholders to create the most shareholder value. Using a competition to determine where to locate a program to get the best deal and therefore generate the greatest shareholder value is the responsible corporate act...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14392

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

DL is increasingly having to use more bus gates for domestic operations. SEA terminal is extremely crowded now, and a large portion of A concourse has operating gates with zero seating. I think it’ll be a couple of unpleasant years at SEA until the POS gets projects wrapped up (NorthStar and IAF) a...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 65
Views: 1882

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Eight years as of April...put in about 4 more years as a lurker before I paid the $25 fee. Met some of my best friends here: a coffee-loving loser in San Francisco (DocLightning), a Navy pilot in JAX (DeltaMD90), and a "devout Catholic" Venezuelan in Miami (Cybergus). I also have met some...

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by ER757
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14904

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I flew in a C-141, we didn't have windows since it's primarily a cargo plane. Had no problem with vertigo/motion sickness etc. If there were screens depicting the outside it would be a better experience than the one I had, so yeah, I could see this.

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by ER757
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 111
Views: 2875

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

I believe there is life elsewhere in the Cosmos, it would be hard to fathom that it couldn't have developed elsewhere as well as here. There is probably intelligent life elsewhere as well. While our circumstances are fairly unique (all the things that had to come together for life to get this far he...

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by ER757
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 65
Views: 1882

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Joined in 2005 but was browsing the site for several years before ponying up the $25.00 to become a member.

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by ER757
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about a Self flying air-taxi?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Thoughts about a Self flying air-taxi?

Who doesn't dream of being able to fly past traffic while sitting in gridlock? I know I do - but I agree that there are logistical and regulatory hurdles to overcome before the concept goes into practice.

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by ER757
Thu May 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7411

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

"Citing several unnamed U.S. and European diplomats, the weekly business magazine reported that Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron last month he would maintain his trade policy with the aim of stopping Mercedes-Benz models from driving down Fifth Avenue in New York. The report didn't ...

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by ER757
Tue May 29, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 734

Re: The correct phobia

TSS wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
By it's very definition there is no 'correct' phobia.

I'll stick with arachnophobia.


Yep - that'd be mine for sure

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by ER757
Mon May 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct vintage video game
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Re: The correct vintage video game

Way back in the 80's I had Mattel's Intellivision - was better than the Atari 2600 by far. They eventually came out with a voice module which was revolutionary at the time and there were a couple great games for that - B-17 Bomber was the best one, but there were a couple others that I don't recall ...

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by ER757
Sun May 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 378
Views: 10003

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

c933103 wrote:
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Get a room you two :D

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by ER757
Sun May 27, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14392

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Inaugural MAN-SEA by MT is well underway. Not a "proper" MT configured aircraft but one of the Air Tanker A330s and is due 1344 local. Went to go see it come in - they ended up doing a go-around, I think the traffic in front was too close. They were on final and about 4 miles out or so ma...

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by ER757
Sun May 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3146

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

No argument there. It's "American Cheese" which is a process cheese. I like it, but it's not a "real" cheese. That lasted to at least 1993, which was when I last worked at a McD's. The boxes were long gone by then (except for the McDLT) but they did have two different paper wrap...

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by ER757
Sun May 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Videos You Watch Again And Again
Replies: 37
Views: 1384

Re: Videos You Watch Again And Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJZYG5qwHHI
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This version of Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd - maybe, just maybe the greatest live performance in rock history

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJZYG5qwHHI

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by ER757
Fri May 25, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5808

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

Then there's this dude at SEA ... https://youtube.com/watch?v=jzircVhkUjE SEA also has some, shall we say, more "traditional" musicians along with this gentleman. They lost one of their best venues while the central marketplace is being renovated but I'm sure that will be a popular spot f...

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by ER757
Fri May 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22018

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

EXCELLENT!!!!!! I love it, and I think that based on the early reactions posted, it may be as close as we'll ever get to a unanimous approval on a.net There will be haters, but probably not many. Good job TN, two big :bigthumbsup:

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by ER757
Fri May 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 1914

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

The NFL owners did a really dumb thing by making a rule - this was a situation that was pretty much passe' and now they've brought it front and center again. How hard is it to picture players making an issue of it anew now that their behavior is mandated? Now they will test the owners' resolve and m...

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by ER757
Fri May 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3146

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

Pretty simple- you don't get a reduced price for asking to have something left off your burger. If I say "no onions" I don't pay less - if I went to Burger King (where they charge more for a Whopper with cheese) and say "no tomato" I don't pay less. And using BK as a further exam...

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by ER757
Fri May 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4810

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Wow - Great news if true. Can't wait for a press release of sorts to come out verifying the order, preferably from Boeing or such.

Maybe waiting for Farnborough? It's not that far away now

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by ER757
Wed May 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3146

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

Two South Florida McDonald’s customers are accusing the fast food giant of forcing them to pay for Quarter Pounders with Cheese when they only wanted plain Quarter Pounders. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-suit-charges-mcd-customers-overcharged-for-qp-without-cheese-20180521-story.html h...

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by ER757
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12010

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I remember reading that Boeing stated that losing one or both wingtips would not create a serious control issue Would any of the folks at Boeing who said this be onboard of a test flight to check if it works? :scratchchin: I'd pretty much guarantee it - during flight test programs a great many &quo...

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by ER757
Wed May 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146794

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/999134329321152515

can't wait to see it in the full livery.......
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qf789 wrote:
LN719, 788 for Air Tanzania at the fuel dock

Image

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/999134329321152515

can't wait to see it in the full livery.......

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by ER757
Mon May 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 143
Views: 5171

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Seems like Trump Derangement Syndrome is still in season. #MAGA #Jerusalem #LockHerUp THAT is the equivalent of leaving your 5yo child surrounded by a group of Catholic priest or lifelong Child Molesters...take your pick BN747 You're comparing Trump to a five year old? - That's terribly insulting -...

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by ER757
Sun May 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity
Replies: 38
Views: 2097

Re: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_chronology.html https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/multimedia_uploads/multimediaFile-2062.jpg Helicopter overflight of Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift zone on May 19, 2018, around 8:18 AM, HST. ‘A‘ā lava flows emerging from the elo...

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by ER757
Sat May 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3288

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

A new one : the "royal wedding". All those people telling me I'm passionately interested when I'm not at all. All the TV channels I usually watch showing the same program for hours on hand, horrible. :checkmark: Could not agree more! If you used a scanning electron microscope on full powe...

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by ER757
Sat May 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14392

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

wedgetail737 wrote:
Don't forget that EI's inaugural DUB-SEA service starts tomorrow (Friday, 5/18)!

Went up to the park just above the north employee parking lot to catch its arrival and take a few photos (not a.net quality). Flight was nearly 30 minutes early so glad I got there when I did.

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by ER757
Fri May 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29347

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus is the worlds largest commercial aircraft maker. United is a big Boeing customer - perhaps the Lufthansa of the US but in reverse. They already have the 787 in their fleet vs 0 A330s. Why, then, are the Airbus guys going on the offensive with their defensiveness (so to speak)? Indeed, they m...

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