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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: 460

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: 2427

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: 32
Views: 672

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: 3810

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: 74
Views: 2296

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: 55
Views: 1279

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: 155
Views: 12655

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: 1871

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: 283
Views: 5714

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: 5235

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: 1871

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: 1755

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: 163
Views: 16028

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: 1253

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: 1960

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: 1871

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: 1253

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: 870

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: 736

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: 870

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: 870

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: 736

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: 10321

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: 381

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: 283
Views: 5714

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: 1871

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: 381

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: 1871

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: 10234

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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by zkojq
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19004

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

Have they figured out what airline brand will be flying these routes? Will it be Aer Lingus, Iberia, Vueling or something else? It seems strange that they haven't figured out which airline to use. This seems like a rushed response to Norwegian starting long haul from Barecelona, but I agree that IA...

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 1871

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.hasstrollcrashedyet.com Oh dear... http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/39139492 Williams have been forced to cancel running on the final day of the first pre-season test because of damage sustained in a crash on Wednesday. Williams discovered a chassis had been damaged when novice driver La...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 8297

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

I love this thread! Fascinating the transition we are seeing as the momentum really gets going with regards from 763s being converted from pax aircraft to freighters! Ex NZ ZK-NCJ flew AKL-ASP today for I believe short term storage. Now N930WE. Saw it in storage a few weeks ago. https://c1.staticfli...

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by zkojq
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 1871

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Toro Rosso STR12 http://i.imgur.com/fsyKuY6.jpg Haas VF-17 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5hiz9zWcAACHAt.jpg Williams FW40 http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/williams-fw40-three-quarter.jpg Poll time! Which car looks the best? http://www.strawpoll.me/12428731 I think the Sauber look...

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by zkojq
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Face it: Mainstream Media is on Average Liberal
Replies: 34
Views: 825

Re: Face it: Mainstream Media is on Average Liberal

My favourite journalist, John Campbell, is a total lefty. It's undeniable. But is he? IMO he's just good at holding politicians accountable and doesn't let them weasel out of difficult questions. Thats why Helen Clark hated him and that's why John Key refused to go on his show towards the end. I'd ...

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by zkojq
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Navy Secretary Nominee Choose Money Over Country
Replies: 37
Views: 894

Re: Navy Secretary Nominee Choose Money Over Country

This is why it's important that politicians and government leaders are paid well. It's a vital for attracting top talent where it's needed.

/s

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by zkojq
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 31958

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

When the order is firmed by Boeing, I'll be sure to let you know. Cheers. Not a Large market? http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/11/boeing-forecasts-1020-new-aircraft-for-oceania-over-next-20-years/ QF is pretty much heavily vested in the 787-9 for the foreseeable future. Your scenario for the d...

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by zkojq
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reports first half results, $852 million profit
Replies: 40
Views: 4923

Re: Qantas reports first half results, $852 million profit

I can't see PER-JNB happening before 2020 at the earliest for the simple reason that their current fleet plan does not give them enough planes to fly their current network before you even think about new routes. Agreed, especially if you consider potential fleet refurbishment as well. Welcome back ...

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by zkojq
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

Congrats! What's it like to fly?

I would post a photo of an ERJ's cargo bay, but I can't find one, sadly.

Happy flying!

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by zkojq
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 31958

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

In the first portion of your post, you suggested SQ was sending a "loud message" to the brass at Airbus. Not the case. When has SQ ever signed an LOI before, rather than a firm order? The A350 has already won Asia. That's a funny way to spell A330. :D Clearly the A350 is continuing on the...

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by zkojq
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reports first half results, $852 million profit
Replies: 40
Views: 4923

Re: Qantas reports first half results, $852 million profit

The old 744's have effectively 66J seats so going to 789s is a dramatic reduction, and I would not of thought this to be prudent on HND. Maybe they go to a double daily operation into HND ( if they can get the slots) to increase efficiency and maintain overall HND capacity (but would result in loss...

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by zkojq
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reports first half results, $852 million profit
Replies: 40
Views: 4923

Re: Qantas reports first half results, $852 million profit

A good result in spite of yield pressures that the airline is nodoubt facing. What ! You mean an airline that operates A380's and no 77W's can actually make money ?? That goes against the thinking of most a-netters.... :stirthepot: Meanwhile Virgin Australia international, with a longhaul fleet comp...

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by zkojq
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1196

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

So who is the left wing equivalent of him? Amazing that people who get their news from comedians feel so outraged when someone on the right does the same. Except that Milo isn't remotely funny. Nor is Alex Jones nor Tori Lahren. *cough* Bill Mahler *cough* Is he? I for one think that Maher is a mor...

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by zkojq
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1196

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

Anyone? Because he's the closest thing the Alt-Right has for a leader. He's somewhat charismatic, he embodies a lot of their values and he makes his views know...loudly. This needs to be put into perspective. The guy was sexually abused as a young teen by a priest. Sexual abuse victims often perfor...

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by zkojq
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 6694

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

I'm pretty sure that Richard Branson/VS tries to take credit for this. Not sure how legitimate their claim is.

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by zkojq
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 246
Views: 47298

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Looks like final assembly is almost complete;

ImageBoeing 737-9 Max N7379E 1D001
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by zkojq
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 1871

F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

I probably should have started this last year to keep track of F1's off-season happenings, but since the first car has been revealed and the first round of Barcelona testing is nearly upon us, now is as gooder time as any: Nico Rosberg retired and Mercedes selected Valtteri Bottas. There's already a...

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by zkojq
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condolences to Sweden
Replies: 76
Views: 2480

Re: Condolences to Sweden

Since I'm heading to Scandinavia in two months, could one of our resident experts please spell out exactly where these "no go zones" are? And not just with suburbs but with exact streets that bound these "no go" areas. Thanks in advance. :smile: So the President of the United Sta...

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by zkojq
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100th SSJ-100 delivery
Replies: 24
Views: 4259

Re: 100th SSJ-100 delivery

Dahlgardo wrote:

95040 XA-PBA badly damaged oct15

Anyone know why repairs are taking so long? Is it a writeoff?

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by zkojq
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condolences to Sweden
Replies: 76
Views: 2480

Re: Condolences to Sweden

The amount of contempt Trump has for Europe is sad.

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