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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas love it or loath it
Replies: 48
Views: 1514

Re: Christmas love it or loath it

Who cares? It's the holiday season. I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, interchangeably. This is what I find hilarious and, I hate to say it, the only thing I agree with Trump on - it's Christmas . It's not "the holiday season" (whatever the heck that means). No Muslim says "ha...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... resenarer/
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According to Swedavia, Arlanda airport reached 26 million passengers during the year this week.

https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... resenarer/

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 3908

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

EA CO AS wrote:
[quote="bmacleod"The question about her parents, I believe, was answered. They were truly no one (although it still doesn't explain the flashback
of her watching a ship fly away), and knowing that the Force doesn't necessarily need a rare bloodline to be harnessed, and
that even nobodies can wield it in many cases, opens up all new opportunities for the franchise.


I disagree that Rey's parental story line was answered. Kylo Ren claims that they were nobodies but he could have been lying
or just saying that because Snoke had manipulated him into believing that. IMO, we still don't know who her parents were.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 3908

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

By the eighth movie in a franchise (ninth if you count R1), it's too late. Why? You just have to look at our society and see how much it has evolved technically the past 40 years or so. I would have agreed if episode VII and VIII were just a few years after VI but they are not. New technology 40 ye...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 92
Views: 3694

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

They can. But they won't. The streaming content ship sailed years ago. Customers will not accept an ISP that throttles their streaming content. The ISPs know that, which is why all of the major telecos announced last week that they have no intention of throttling anyone. This is where you are mista...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 3908

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Will episode IX be the last episode (i.e. no more trilogies)? Will there be more non-trilogy movies, or is it curtains for SW after IX? SmithAir747 There might be more spin off movies coming after IX and possible also a new trilogy. There is a Han Solo movie coming in May, then IX in Dec 2019. Ther...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 3908

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

When is 9 scheduled for release? December 20th 2019. @texdravid I think you should wait judging some of those negative points until after episode IX since some of them might turn out to be something else then what you think. Kylo Ren claimed Rey's parents were nobodies but we don't at this point an...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 3908

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Saw it yesterday and I think it really good with some unexpected things.The casino trip seemed like an unnecessary side track. It was a bit too long but I somehow think it and the dude the found will have some significant importance in Ep IX. Phasma's part was also a but disappointing, too small/sho...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nouvelair Tunisie starts a new route this summer: Monastir – Copenhagen – Stockholm Arlanda – Monastir which will be flown once/week with an Airbus A320. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276232/nouvelair-tunisie-adds-scandinavia-flight-in-s18/ BJ960 MIR 06.00 – 10.25 CPH A320 BJ961 ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions
Replies: 23
Views: 3329

Re: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions

Disgaree, it's about the same thing. FR employees threatened to strike and since FR now recognize the unions (or at least claim to) those employees have revoked their threat to strike. We don't need a gazillion smaller threads about the (more or less) same topic because that will just lead to the sa...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes

Ryanair have announced that they now will recognize unions. "DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair on Friday announced that it would recognize pilot unions for the first time in its 32-year history in a bid to stop the first pilot strike in its history from taking place later in the day." https://mon...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35351

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Here, you're looking at a completely new cabin, avionics, and electronics at a MINIMUM. New avionics and electronics? I'm assuming the flight deck wasn't touched by this event, and the avionics bay sits beneath the flight deck.. Are we talking about new cabin electrics and IFE? That's a given. I wo...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

AY865 HEL-GOT had to divert to Åbo (Turku) today due to a smell of smoke in the cabin. Our flight AY865 HEL-GOT had to divert to Turku, as smell of smoke was detected in the aircraft. The plane landed safely and passengers were evacuated with slides https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/937356906603180...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!
Replies: 67
Views: 4821

Re: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!

Some more from NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/flynn-russia-sanctions.html WASHINGTON — Since it first emerged that Michael T. Flynn had repeated phone conversations last December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, one of the most significant unanswered questions has b...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 13053

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

It all comes down to journalism code. Of course and I was thinking the same but the phrasing also appears on the official Aviation Safety Council press release. "On November 22, 2017, EVA Airways passengers flight 56, aircraft model B777, registration B-16718, took off from Taoyuan Internation...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 13053

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

If It was me, I would have diverted the flight. For a couple twisted ankles? You don't send people to hospital to get examined for a couple of twisted ankles. I'm not a medical professional but I doubt that twisted ankles would count as serious injury. http://avherald.com/h?article=4b17dc45 http://...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: teams/institutions with STATE names instead of CITY name
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: teams/institutions with STATE names instead of CITY name

Jämtarna speedway (Jämtlands Motorklubb) based in Östersund.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 165 (MH#2) first engine run.


MSN 165 with Negaraku livery livery can be seen in the engine test area:

Image
F-WZHE by @Eurospot, on Flickr


That livery look really nice, especially on the A359.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes
Replies: 26
Views: 5107

Re: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes

I am really late now but still. 1. I really hated the auto locked threads of the old forum. 2, I really dislike when threads is broken up into smaller pieces. It makes it more difficult to find a certain post if there is 20-30 different parts of topic. Minimum length should be 12 months for post int...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

That's really great. Maybe some direct ski holiday flights from the continent will happen. If I understand it correctly, it's an expansion of Sälen Trysil Airport? Well the airport project is sometimes referred to as Sälen-Trysil airport but the old/current name is Rörbäcksnäs/Mobergskölen flygplat...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

The construction of the new Scandinavia mountains airport started about a month and a half ago. http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavianmountains/pressreleases/idag-togs-det-foersta-spadtaget-foer-scandinavian-mountains-airport-som-ska-staa-klart-hoesten-2019-2203357 Interesting. What Airlines wil...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavi ... 19-2203357
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The construction of the new Scandinavia mountains airport started about a month and a half ago.
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scandinavi ... 19-2203357

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3445

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

A US search plane seems to have found an object 70 m below the surface, supposedly because the water was warmer at this place. But that news report (in German) is sketchy, because it says radar had been used to find it. David From NZ herald A US navy plane searching for a missing Argentinian submar...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Use of Scanners close to an Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Use of Scanners close to an Airport

Why use a scanner when you can use the internet - http://www.liveatc.net Unfortunately (?) not all of us live in "the land of the free and the home of the brave". Across the water & far away there are some countries that have zero coverage; you might be surprised just who that include...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whisky wars: most polite war ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Whisky wars: most polite war ever?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall_Bank_dispute
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Sounds pretty similar to the Rockall rock which several countries claim is theirs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall_Bank_dispute

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 2996

Re: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers

Ottawa will return to Ottawa with N767MW on flight GTI7656 Any idea on what the Avs used for the Stockholm games. I couldn't find them when they left either. I posted it in this thread (see quote below) http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1378115#p19940285 Colorado Avalance 05 No...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 2996

Re: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers

Ottawa will return to Ottawa with N767MW on flight GTI7656

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

Re: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson

Sounds like a spill that was really blown out of proportion. A 1000 gallons? I really doubt it was even close to that much. The lake of fuel would have covered about an acre. 1 Gallon is about 3,78 litres so 1000 gallons is 3785 litres which is 3.785 m3 -> one cube where the sides are 3,785 m. Or i...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

British Airways have no aircraft that can use Bromma today. The largest aircraft there are regional jets. There is a strict noise policy, and a narrow runway that limits aircraft up to RJ100 size. CS100/300 are allowed as well I think. Didn't they re-build the runway/airport because BRA (airline) o...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Engine Fire at SEA
Replies: 22
Views: 8455

Re: HA Engine Fire at SEA

UPDATE: An A330 ferry flight from PAE to SEA experienced a left engine issue on final approach at SEA tonight. A left engine fire reported upon landing was extinguished. There were no passengers onboard, and the two pilots were unharmed. The aircraft is currently being inspected. https://twitter.co...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade
Replies: 56
Views: 1913

Re: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade

This is probably the most extreme employer overreaction ever. She was fired for showing the finger to the POTUS motorcade? ...only in America. I agree though that this have nothing to do with free speech but rather an unimaginable lack of tolerance from the employer. It's almost worse then one of t...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade
Replies: 56
Views: 1913

Re: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade

This is probably the most extreme employer overreaction ever. She was fired for showing the finger to the POTUS motorcade? ...only in America. I agree though that this have nothing to do with free speech but rather an unimaginable lack of tolerance from the employer. It's almost worse then one of th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 2996

Re: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers

Ottawa charter to Stockholm flight number is 5Y7656 aircraft is B767 with reg N767MW.
Flights is flown by MLW Aviation.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 2996

Re: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers

Colorado Avalance 05 Nov New York (EWR) Stockholm (ARN) (ARN01A) aircraft reg ZS-NEX
Ottawa will also be flying in later this week for two games this weekend on Friday and Saturday.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 99
Views: 4595

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

I have never watched it but Emmerdale (farm) is also still going and have been since 1972.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 99
Views: 4595

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

The first two that come to mind for me are M*A*S*H* and Happy Days. I totally disagree about MASH. IMO it held up very good and it changed allot of the years. The first two seasons were probably the least good seasons. it was a bit too silly while the last seasons were much more serious which I lik...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 14005

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Calling it "Gods plan" as a sarcastic way to make fun of the victims is anything but factual. It's vile. It's the same logic the GOP has been using for more than a decade when they offer 'thoughts and prayers' and nothing else. Are they making fun of them? Let's not lie to ourselves: the ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 14005

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Devin Patrick Kelley seems to the name of the shooter, so not a Muslim, just a crazy guy. Ah, so mental illness, not terrorism. That's OK, then. :sarcastic: He ia an ex-military airforce personell, so another case of PTSD? "The shooting suspect has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, CBS ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Does anybody know what an AN124 is doing in Örebro (OER)? It arrived this afternoon. I heard something over Halmstad, thinking it was some airliner on long approach to GOT, but it was this AN (UR-82029) at FL320! /Fredrik I don't know but I googled some and couldn't find any recent info. Earlier vi...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 99
Views: 4595

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

Aesma wrote:
Prison Break. It was supposed to be a one season series, and should have stayed that way.


Sleepy hollow is another one. It was a great build up in the first season that it ended in an anti climax.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 99
Views: 4595

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

ER first 8-10 seasons were among the best made ever but the it faded into mediocrity. NCIS About the same here. First 7-8 seaons were really good then it went into repeat mode. Bones Frasier, it was still pretty good in the final seasons but once *you know what* happened it lost a big part of it's c...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Playing with timezones
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: Playing with timezones

We changed last week. I'd like to stay on summer time year long. Night in the morning, I don't mind, but night when coming out of work, it really depresses me. It doesn't really matter here. It will be dark before and after work anyway. Currently we only have about 8½ hours of daylight anyway where...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

SAS have published "its preliminary earnings for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. In conjunction with this, SAS is also announcing the outlook for 2017/2018.". Preliminary earnings for 2016/2017 SAS operations performed as expected in the fourth quarter. During the quarter, the yield improved wh...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Trump cut off Mueller funding
Replies: 54
Views: 2616

Re: Should Trump cut off Mueller funding

If he cuts the funding it would be an admission of guilt. Basically it's the same with Trump's tweets complaining about the investigation.
It's a clear sign that Trumpie boy is feeling that they are catching up on him.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fastest drag racer, etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Fasest object with a person onboard was the Apollo 10 during re-entry where it reached a speed of almost 25 000 miles/hour which is almost 40 000 km/hour.
The Thrust SSC was faster then Stapp though. 1 ,227 km/h vs 1017 km/h.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fastest drag racer, etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

What are the all-time records for least elapsed time for a standing-start quarter-mile? For any object carrying a person, and 1 For any wheeled vehicle carrying a person, and 2 For any vehicle carrying a person and powered by its wheels? 2 I guess Colonel Stapp likely has the first record, but no i...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Transportstyrelsen have granted NextJet a new operative license. https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Press/Pressmeddelanden/nextjet-far-fortsatt-tillstand-att-bedriva-flygtrafik/?_t_id=1B2M2Y8AsgTpgAmY7PhCfg%3d%3d&_t_q=NextJet&_t_tags=language%3asv&_t_ip=193.182.52.35&_t_hit.id=TS_E...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139078

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

BA is also sending B767 twice daily from today and the rest of the autumn. BOTH BAW778 and BAW780 will be flown with B767.

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