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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai youth football team trapped in cave
Replies: 28
Views: 1211

Re: Thai youth football team trapped in cave

All 12 children and their coach have been rescued now, however a doctor and three divers are still in the cave.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 49
Views: 1476

Re: Recommended travel destinations

My recommendation is Stockholm and it's archipelago. One of the finest cities in the world and both it and the archipelago will offer beauty, history. Tranquility will be found in the archipelago and culture can be found in in the city. There are both one day round-trips as well as comnuter ferries ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1868

Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - 2018

This edition of VOR will be the last. Volvo have sold the ownership to Atlant Ocean Racing Spain. http://www.searchmagazine.se/News/view/11277 https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/11833_Next-edition-of-the-race-planned-for-2021-under-new-ownership.html That's a shame. I liked it under Volvo's man...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 9842

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Sweden wins with 3-0 over Mexico and Germany looses with 2-0 against South Korea. This means that Germany finishes 4th in the group and that they are out.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”
Replies: 44
Views: 2036

Re: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”

Revelation wrote:
If we can get past quibbles about exactly who is a millennial and who his not, it's interesting to read the angst of this 31-year-old in this piece.


IMO, the answer is easy. A "millennial" is someone born in the 21st century.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 136
Views: 4070

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

salttee wrote:
Notice that we have detected no coherent signal that indicates another advanced society.


It doesn't really mean anything though.There could be lots of signals from another advanced society that we don't know about if our technology
is incapable of detecting/receiving those signals.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1229
Views: 47075

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

It is sure going well now. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/14/politics/new-york-lawsuit-trump-foundation/index.html The New York attorney general on Thursday sued President Donald Trump's charitable foundation along with its directors -- the President, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivank...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 11510

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

Besides the distrust of Trump those that argue that this summit was a failure assert that Trump gave up too muck and that NK is not to be trusted based on their past record. Does anyone have any doubts that Trump will double down on war games if Kim doesn’t follow through? And I say Kim as his desi...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1398

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

Jouhou wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is hosted in Sweden. Also, no streaming content. We're safe.


According to geotool look up, the servers are located in Irving, Texas.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Architecture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torp_(architecture)
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petertenthije wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
The average dwelling from 200+ years ago would not be deemed acceptable as a garden shed.


There are thousands of them in Sweden, small cottages (torp) built 100-30 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torp_(architecture)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9186

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

The ones Lufthansa and Air Canada used until the recent changes. I still dislike the new ones they use.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 2860

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

I have been member since 2011-2012.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Architecture

Stockholm public library is one of Gunnar Asplund's master pieces. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Stadsbiblioteket_2008a.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Stadsbiblioteket_Stockholm_2009b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Stockholm_Pu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7615

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

So there we have a trade war between the two economic blocks. Trump bans EU Aluminium and steel --> EU bans a number of luxury goods --> Trump bans MB and BMW --> EU ???? so what's next ? And China wins this...... Thanks Trump, make China great! Machinery and chemicals. In 2017, machinery and vehic...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 31, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7615

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Trump is poised to ban German car makers BMW and Mercedes Benz from selling cars in the USA. A big win for Ford/GM/Chrysler https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/05/31/president-trump-may-ban-german-luxury-carmakers-us-report/658745002/ Too bad for Ford that they will loose 1 million+ sale...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7615

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

I think there is a threadaabout this already. IIRC this was discussed here a few weeks ago.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun May 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!

Cant edit my previous post but military ships are usually not visible on marine traffic.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun May 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!

It should be visible at Marinetraffic even if it just is anchored.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1797

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018

Image

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri May 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Videos You Watch Again And Again
Replies: 37
Views: 1487

Re: Videos You Watch Again And Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuZG37gFdM
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Climb Dance - 1988 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Ari Vatanen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuZG37gFdM

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 26
Views: 1105

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

And yet, it is the world most popular sport.... McDonald's sells more burgers than any other company in the world which I guess makes them "the most popular" burger restaurant. ...that doesn't mean their burgers are any good. The reason why it is the most popular "world" sport i...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri May 18, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1395

Re: Super yachts

This is my favourite. She is known as the Queen of Andaman.
A very elegant and tasteful yacht IMO.

Image

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Incident unfolding at The Boulevard mall in Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Incident unfolding at The Boulevard mall in Las Vegas

Boulevard mall manager Timo Kuusela said the incident started after reports that a man possibly carrying an assault weapon was spotted in the mall. "Police received a call and responded to the mall and evacuated the premises," Kuusela said. "Police have not located this person and th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Architecture

Hard to beat this one : https://www.toureiffel.paris/themes/custom/tour_eiffel/img/poster-tour-eiffel-jour-nuit.jpg I'd say it depends on from what perspective one looks, engineering, aesthetics, uniqueness and etc. I find the Eiffel tower to be very unique and also a marvellous engineering work bu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where all this got started
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Where all this got started

The real issue here is the religion. Which one is it that we always see mucking up the world? Backwards society, covering up women, rampant incest, cutting people's heads off in the street, absolutely no fun of any kind. Too bad if you're gay. Forget about being trans. The world would be a better p...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Architecture

The City Hall (yellow building) with the main square https://media.snl.no/system/images/36928/standard_Eskilstunatorg900px.jpg The largest of the two central churches looks quite majestic. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Klosters_kyrka.JPG The church is also very nice looking bu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel and Iran trade fire
Replies: 60
Views: 1979

Re: Israel and Iran trade fire

I’m no military expert, but this seems like something we should be concerned about? It seems like Israel is itching to pick a fight. What exactly does Israel expect to achieve and what are the potential implications? They expect to achieve a reason (and sympathy) for them and USA to justify an atta...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct font
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: The correct font

Airstud wrote:
is New Century Schoolbook.


No, it's Times New Roman unless it's for a headline for which Arial is the font to use.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Ancestry.com

She learned nothing about herself. DNA just isn't that useful for blind searches into one's ancestry. However, it's very good for comparisons. Yeah, if you want know who an-fathers were then you have to do all the hard work yourself. My mother have spent the last two winters doing genealogy by manu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??
Replies: 32
Views: 1566

Re: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway
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The Pope is wrong. Hell does exist. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1565

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

In Stockholm the price for 95 Octane is about 15.6 SEK/litre which is around 1.7 USD/litre.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 105
Views: 3806

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

[Oh, and Sweden haven't confirmed that no crime occurred - they simply ceased attempts to apprehend Assange due to the current situation, but at no point did they exonerate Assange and at no point did they say they would never attempt the extradition again should the situation change. That is wrong...

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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: 1702

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: 142435

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
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 4654

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Space shuttle Discovery.

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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: 4330

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: 4330

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: 3889

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: 4330

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: 4330

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: 4330

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: 142435

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: 3439

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: 3377

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: 35897

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
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96296

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

http://aviationweek.com/new-civil-aircr ... isy-boeing
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Anthony L Velocci, Jr. former editor in-chief at Aviation week gives his opinion in Boeing action. http://aviationweek.com/new-civil-aircr ... isy-boeing

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142435

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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