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by zkojq
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4618

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

I flew a Lufthansa one to Oslo a few days back.

SAS:
Stockholm Arlanda
Copenhagen
London

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another IFSD on the A320NEO, this time Hong Kong Express
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: Another IFSD on the A320NEO, this time Hong Kong Express

Any updates on how LH is doing with the small NEO fleet with P&W engines currently. Sample size of one but I flew in one two days ago and everything was perfect. I talked to the Captain afterwards and he said that the problems were very minor and that [in his opinion, I guess] they weren't a bi...

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by zkojq
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 18680

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

Does anyone know which 787 is scheduled to operate NZ282 tomorrow night (14th)? I'm really hoping for ZK-NZC or NZE...or maybe NZD. Had an interesting bus-gate experience recently! Arriving into Auckland on an EK A380, the flight was quite late (2-3 hrs) for a few reasons. Because of this we missed ...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates returning 747Fs to leasors and thoughts on air freight
Replies: 41
Views: 8489

Re: Emirates returning 747Fs to leasors and thoughts on air freight

We have gone full circle, the likes of EK bring excess cargo capacity into the market, they desired to gain market share so they undercut other carriers with the excess capacity on the 77Ws, this reduced yield on cargo down to unsustainable levels. Now that EK has basically stopped its process of b...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options for Syria retaliation!
Replies: 225
Views: 5555

Re: Trump considering options for Syria retaliation!

ALT-RIGHT not happy with Trump over Syria https://www.yahoo.com/news/alt-turns-donald-trump-over-131502254.html Hmmm I stumbled upon a Daily Kos piece which suggested similarly: Ya'll realize that Donnie gutted his Alt-Right base last night, right? I don't believe people around here quite grasp how...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6109

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

Whilst I agree the B737 was a game changer in the short haul market, the most significant airliner 'ever' was the B747 Rubbish. Long-Haul flying is still a very small percentage of air travel pax. The 737 is the most :smile: Nice photo from Boeing comparing the 737-100 cockpit to the MAX. https://t...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6109

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

Happy Birthday to the most significant commercial aircraft of all time! I'm always surprised at how the 737's significance is constantly underplayed, despite the fact that it changed the face of aviation more than any other aircraft by opening up cheap short haul travel to the masses. Everyone knows...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options for Syria retaliation!
Replies: 225
Views: 5555

Re: Trump considering options for Syria retaliation!

Personally, I would like to congratulate Trump on finally getting something right - was bound to happen at some point! The exact reasons why such actions were undertaken are for sure debateable, but I like to think that the justification was that the use of WMDs will not be tolerated, especially aga...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI Intl and VIP Visitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Re: PBI Intl and VIP Visitors

Will the President of China come in an Air China 747-8 ? No. It's still the B744 registered B-2472. They used B-2447 for the state visit to Auckland last week: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3932/33734337252_82b9b461d9_c.jpg Boeing 747-4J6 Air China B-2447 What does AF1 flying into PBI every weekend...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Taufnamen: LH to phase out the D-AIP* A320s in 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 4445

Re: LH Taufnamen: LH to phase out the D-AIP* A320s in 2018

I hope D-AIPA ends up in a museum. What a workhorse!

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revisiting Scottish indepence following Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Revisiting Scottish indepence following Brexit

Spain wouldn't veto Scottish EU accession/reaccession. Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, made it clear that the government would not block an independent Scotland’s EU hopes, although he stressed that Madrid would not welcome the disintegration of the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/poli...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does 744 tanker handle sudden drop in weight?
Replies: 21
Views: 3691

Re: How does 744 tanker handle sudden drop in weight?

Just plug a new ZFW figure into the FMC and keep flying? :mrgreen:

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 18680

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

Was there anything special done on board for the last 767 flight? Even less special stuff than the 737 retirement flight! There was a special 767 cupcake, a 767 retirement brochure and a special announcement. That was basically it. I might write a trip report, but if I do it will be a few months aw...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polar bears found in Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Polar bears found in Scotland

vrbarreto wrote:
Mistaken identity.. Alex salmond before he has a shave in the morning ☺️

By far the best comment I've read on this site for weeks!

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 18680

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

Guess who managed to become Air New Zealand's final 767 pax this evening? :bouncy: :tongue2:

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tomi Lahren, 'The Blaze' and Free Speech
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Tomi Lahren, 'The Blaze' and Free Speech

If Tomi was an actual journalist then maybe I'd care, but she's just a pundit, so I don't.

All of this is a classic example of how the right loves to use political correctness to silence opposition, despite their claims that only the left employs such tactics.

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - Vettel wins!
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: 2017 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - Vettel wins!

I had the privilege of attending. The experience of being a Tifosi at a race Ferrari wins is unbelievable. The raw emotion of the crowd as Vettel's lead was confirmed, when Kimi's fastest lap was set, as Seb crossed the finish line and during the italian national anthem was godly. This year's finall...

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 60 years of the Rome Treaties
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: 60 years of the Rome Treaties

So what you guys think? What will the future for the EU hold? Europe is stronger together. Powerful forces such as Russia and the Hard-Right are doing their best to destroy the EU, weaken Europe so that it will be exposed to their influence enabling their own agenda to be played out. The fact is th...

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 18387

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

So I was reading today that the light rail is still 30 years away... short sighted muppetry at it's best Typical Auckland BS. Every piece of vital infrastructure gets built 20-30 years too late. - Western Ring Route. 30 years too late. - City Rail Loop. 30 years too late. - Northern Busway. 20 year...

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by zkojq
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 7180

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

jamesontheroad wrote:
Ryanair.

Why does one of their 737s have blue engines?

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Easter?
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: What will you wear for Easter?

What do you plan to wear for Easter? A very good question and a situation that has me in a bit of a pickle! I'm going to be flying AKL-SIN-FRA-OSL at Easter. I'll arrive in Singapore at ~0700 in the morning and leave at ~2300 in the evening, meaning that I'll be in the very hot city for most of the...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800
Replies: 13
Views: 2525

Re: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800

The latest Ryanair 737s are from the more recent order (2013), not the one where MOL 'raped Boeing on price'. Irish discount airline Ryanair announced plans today to buy 175 new "Next Generation" 737-800 airplanes from Boeing, a nearly $15.6 billion deal that will expand Ryanair's fleet by...

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by zkojq
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ECJ rules workplace bans on political and religious symbols are not discriminatory
Replies: 37
Views: 1067

Re: ECJ rules workplace bans on political and religious symbols are not discriminatory

BMI727 wrote:

One thing people get wrong over and over, possibly deliberately, is believing that separation of church and state means state mandated atheism. Government banning of religious symbols is no different than mandating them.

Agreed! I wish that more people would understand this.

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by zkojq
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Trump treats other heads of state...
Replies: 116
Views: 4114

Re: How Trump treats other heads of state...

One picture that perfectly sums up his latest meeting with a head of state Well it was never going to go well, was it? They're intellectual opposites. Merkel has a PHD in quantum chemistry, for crying out loud. http://i.imgur.com/BIgwMES.png Investigation of the mechanism of decay reactions with si...

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by zkojq
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Marine Le Pen become French president ?
Replies: 82
Views: 3010

Re: Can Marine Le Pen become French president ?

I just realised that if Marine wins, she's going to revoke the dual citizenship of citizens such as myself. Guess I'm now personally invested in her losing.

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Of The Trump Effect
Replies: 75
Views: 2005

Re: More Of The Trump Effect

Not surprising really. When someone at the top tweets/retweets messages that are explicitly or implicitly racist, the behaviour eventually becomes normalised and will start to be used by people further down the social hierarchy.

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 18387

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

I agree with you on the New Zealand GA scene. Over regulated in some ways, under regulated in others and the pilot pool is overwhelmingly bottom heavy in terms of hours. Agreed and things like the CAA hiking the fees that they charge recently, really don't help. The whole GA sector in NZ is very fr...

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

moo wrote:
This crap keeps coming up, and its always by those that cant compete...

Renault has suggested Formula 1 should consider putting limits in place on how much engine manufacturers can spend.


The token system was a disaster, so why would people think that this idea would be any different?

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 8431

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

Trump has doubled down on his wiretap claim! President Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "At least we have something in common perhaps." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39310801 You just couldn't...

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costa Rica - London by 737
Replies: 20
Views: 5373

Re: Costa Rica - London by 737

A couple of years ago, someone figured out how to get from Auckland to London (I think it was) purely on LCC -- obviously it wasn't a single type all the way, but every flight was a narrowbody flight. I think if you work it out carefully, you can actually fly around the world on narrowbodies. That ...

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

That's correct. Here is the final mileage after 8 days of tests: Mercedes 5,101.9 km Ferrari 4,445.5 km Williams 3,724 km Sauber 3,663.5 km Force India 3,654.2 km Red Bull 3,184 km Haas 3,170.1 km Renault 2,774.4 km Toro Rosso 2,718.5 km McLaren 2,127.3 km That's 8,676.9 km cumulated for the Renaul...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish referendum
Replies: 62
Views: 1991

Re: Turkish referendum

The good thing about all of this nonsense is that Erdogan has basically guaranteed that Turkey will never be an EU member. In times like this though, I wish that the EU would have more of a backbone and put up a decent response to Erdogan's politics. Times are very tough for fellow EU member Greece ...

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23732

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

PA515 wrote:
Apparently VH-SBW (c/n 599) will position BNE-TSV on Wed 15 Mar for a repaint. Will it be getting the Jetstar colours and heading for New Zealand?

PA515


Yes, but its not due for a couple of months.

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK
Replies: 37
Views: 1337

Re: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK

zckls04 wrote:
zkojq wrote:
DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I think everybody figured that out when Edward Snowden ran to Russia.

Snowden =/= Wikileaks =/= Glenn Greenwald etc


I think he's referring to the fact that Snowden's asylum in Russia was personally arranged by Assange.

Ah ok

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Earns FAA Certification

A massive congratulations to Boeing for handling the 737-8MAX's development and certification so well. It looks to be a fantastic aircraft and I can't wait to try one out. Having certification completed ahead of schedule is a nice change. Let's hope this symbolises a change back towards Boeing's old...

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

McLaren's testing problems have gone from bad to worse. They must have had to stop on track due to engine problems at least five times already today and it's only just lunchtime. https://i.redditmedia.com/qjjUl2OG-uidC8oa0ELwdtQPx_bYVc6KYF5sNPqBkqo.jpg?w=800&s=693751a9124dd96b16a8ad954184e554 ht...

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK
Replies: 37
Views: 1337

Re: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK

So we know know that the government can now spy on you through your tv. Straight out of 1984. What a time to be alive. A Snowden 2.0 is involved. Snowden isn't involved, but he did verify that at least some of the substance is genuine: Still working through the publication, but what @Wikileaks has h...

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Donald Trump lied about Russian connection .. again
Replies: 32
Views: 1001

Re: POTUS Donald Trump lied about Russian connection .. again

@zkojq: excellent diligent work! Thank you! As long as there are a few journalist working on the story, the truth will come out. Same with watergate, in the end the journalist whom uncovered watergate were the only ones whom really dug into the story. In theory yes, however it is much harder for in...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Tv team in Sweden, pay people to cause trouble in front of cameras
Replies: 23
Views: 811

Re: Russian Tv team in Sweden, pay people to cause trouble in front of cameras

Sad, but not really surprising. Russia is doing all it can to undermine Europe and the EU. The SVR is widely considered to have acted similarly with regards to some of the refugee crime. It's actually quite a good strategy since it gets most people riled up and gives the extremist politicians some ...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Donald Trump lied about Russian connection .. again
Replies: 32
Views: 1001

Re: POTUS Donald Trump lied about Russian connection .. again

“Sechin’s associate said that the Rosneft president was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company, that he offered Page and his associates … up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft,” the dossier said. “In return, Page had expressed interest and confir...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Donald Trump lied about Russian connection .. again
Replies: 32
Views: 1001

Re: POTUS Donald Trump lied about Russian connection .. again

At this point it's starting to look more and more as if there was a deal in place between Trump and the Russians to end the US's sanctions. It's entertaining to see everything slowly unravel. The whole affair has been fascinating so far and I'm looking forwards to seeing how it ends. July 8, 2016 - ...

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by zkojq
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Tv team in Sweden, pay people to cause trouble in front of cameras
Replies: 23
Views: 811

Re: Russian Tv team in Sweden, pay people to cause trouble in front of cameras

Sad, but not really surprising. Russia is doing all it can to undermine Europe and the EU. The SVR is widely considered to have acted similarly with regards to some of the refugee crime. It's actually quite a good strategy since it gets most people riled up and gives the extremist politicians some m...

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Saudi king travels with 460 tons of luggage and a gold escalator
Replies: 37
Views: 10435

Re: The Saudi king travels with 460 tons of luggage and a gold escalator

The oil and the money that it generates belongs to the people of SA, not the dictator. Agreed. The real sad thing about Saudi is despite all the wealth that oil has brought them, the government has actually done very little to develop a non-oil economy. As such, the country will be very in deep tro...

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melbourne/Sydney Real Estate bubble
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Melbourne/Sydney Real Estate bubble

At least the additional housing stock is being built though. On this side of the Tassie the government is far too useless to have legislation like that meaning that foreign non-residents can buy as many existing residential houses they like without restriction. All the construction you see in Sydne...

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 8431

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

Maybe Obama should take a leaf out of Trump's playbook and sue him for libel? :lol: At the very least it would force Trump to cough up some facts or admit that the allegations are false. But hey, good news, apparently the FBI (!) Issued an arrest warrant against Obama. At least in the alternative ne...

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Statistics from the end of the first week of testing:
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by zkojq
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melbourne/Sydney Real Estate bubble
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Melbourne/Sydney Real Estate bubble

Supposedly the bubble is just starting to burst here. Prices seem to have stopped growing and the number of monthly sales has been declining. Still a very long way to go though. As ever, the problem is that most politicians own investment properties; most of them own more than one. As such, they're ...

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one ... on-f1-seat
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mad99 wrote:
so funny the way Williams is saying it's not Lance's fault. He must be bringing big money to the team

$80,000,000 reportedly. No wonder they're so forgiving. :lol:

http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one ... on-f1-seat

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes Takes First 10 Abreast A350XWB
Replies: 54
Views: 10471

Re: Air Caraibes Takes First 10 Abreast A350XWB

Oh my, that looks incredibly cramped! :crowded: I'm not sure what's smaller; the aisle width or the aircraft's CASM? (or the chance of me ever willingly flying on an A350 configured that way ;) )

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