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by neutrino
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse
Replies: 30
Views: 2481

Re: Monday's Full Solar Eclipse, Impact on Aviation?

burnsie28 wrote:
It will get darker for a few minutes, that's the impact.

Very true for the first part of your sentence. the second, not so much.

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA
Replies: 23
Views: 8066

Re: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA

This is hilarious! Tommy Lee is of course the co-star of the famous sex tape with Pamela Anderson, who I believe he was married to for a hot minute at the time. As a former flight attendant, in this type of case the SOP is to ignore it. Flight attendants are there for safety and service. Lavatories...

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by neutrino
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s
Replies: 32
Views: 18658

Re: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s

......... http://www.avgeekery.com/india-buys-the-last-boeing-c-17-ever-built/ (title was changed to "India Buys the Last Unsold Boeing C-17", but the link retained its original name) " In addition to the sale of the lone C-17, the US also approved is a sale of 22 General Atomics MQ-...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 427
Views: 21993

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Your bottle of Scotch is on its way, Dutchy! :thumbsup: In time for Dutchy to toast to the launch of my book in September, the exact date of which is awaiting the confirmation of the distinguished Guest of Honor. Now very busy with the planning and a thousand & one details. My VVIP & VIP gu...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian Navy Slams the MiG-29K's, Again
Replies: 25
Views: 2468

Re: Indian Navy Slams the MiG-29K's, Again

Never say never. As such, allow me the liberty to add thus (enlarged font):

Ozair wrote:
If we are adding naval aircraft then the J-15 fits as well but there is next-to-zero chance that India will acquire a Chinese military jet.

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the range-limiting factor of air refuelled airplanes
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: What is the range-limiting factor of air refuelled airplanes

Alright, slightly related to the topic of endurance with IFR, I have this to share. A little bit of trivia: Most airplane geeks would have known that the Rutan Voyager holds the record for longest unrefueled manned flight at over 216 hours. However, the absolute record of an air vehicle, manned or u...

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by neutrino
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 427
Views: 21993

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Your bottle of Scotch is on its way, Dutchy! :thumbsup: In time for Dutchy to toast to the launch of my book in September, the exact date of which is awaiting the confirmation of the distinguished Guest of Honor. Now very busy with the planning and a thousand & one details. My VVIP & VIP gu...

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington
Replies: 13
Views: 2573

Re: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington

This is really getting old. (1) It's a military aircraft, (2) *any* Air Force aircraft the POTUS is on becomes AF1. I don't understand why this concept is so difficult for people to understand. Be cool about it. You know, I know, and plenty of other guys know, but there are still some who don't. No...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carrie Lam's Mandarin
Replies: 38
Views: 1323

Re: Carrie Lam's Mandarin

I'm also tired of hearing "Hong Kong," which should be Xianggang or Macau which should be Aomen. And to take this to its logical conclusion, "China" should be Zhongguo (中国) or, Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó (中华人民共和国) in full. One can also use its more culturally inclusive handle of ...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carrie Lam's Mandarin
Replies: 38
Views: 1323

Re: Carrie Lam's Mandarin

I'm lucky that my mandarin pronunciation is considered excellent. The problem is that when I hop into a taxi, my vocabulary runs out after 45 seconds chatting with the taxi driver. At that stage, he thinks I'm fluent, and then I'm lost. I understand your problem. I'm fluent in Castilian Spanish, so...

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by neutrino
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12346

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

SonOfABeech wrote:
Is it me, or this took a lot less time than the 767?

That's for sure as the 767 still got a loooooooong way to 1,500....if it ever reach that.
Its got something like 1,100 delivered to date with another 100 or so on order. Maybe the USAF will top up another 300 KC-46?

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by neutrino
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Randy Tinseth
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Re: Randy Tinseth

jbs2886 wrote:
That was a different Randy in 2007.

Huh I guess you are caught up in a time rift, or much worse, lost in alternative facts.
Randy classic blogged from Jan 2005 to April 2007 and Randy NG continued from May 2007.
Go to the blog archives to refresh yourself.

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by neutrino
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Randy Tinseth
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Re: Randy Tinseth

I met the gentleman in February last year at the Singapore Airshow. Chatted with him for some 5 minutes in total, and had a few posed pictures taken with him. I broached the idea of him inviting Randy v1.0 back for a guest column on the 10th anniversary of the latter's last blog which is this April ...

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by neutrino
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump, Acting President
Replies: 135
Views: 2997

Re: Ivanka Trump, Acting President

bgm wrote:
.....baby gravy?

With hot sauce?

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by neutrino
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Bamboo plans to order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X
Replies: 34
Views: 7310

Re: Viet Bamboo To Order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X

Carp12c wrote:
Now who is that Bamboo?

Google is your friend.

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 49509

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Revelation wrote:
Aesma wrote:
So, longer legs and re-contouring of the ass. It's like plastic surgery !

Yep, and the MAX comes with bigger jugs too! :-)

That brings me a mile-wide smile. I don't care for tall struts and contoured posteriors but jugs are .....well, right down my milk alley (.......) (.......)

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overhead space bins not being utilized properly.
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Overhead space bins not being utilized properly.

It's a non-issue. What's wrong with lifting a few able fingers to slightly re-position the the bags already there? If your digits are in the butter class, all you got to do is open your mouth to ask for a little help. Either a nearby FA who's not tied up or a able-bodied neighbor would invariably le...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Bamboo plans to order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X
Replies: 34
Views: 7310

Re: Viet Bamboo To Order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X

Carp12c wrote:
I can't be the only one here wondering if they are going to have some sort of Bamboo on their flights, right?

Such as this Bamboo?
Image

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac Considering C929 300-seat Widebody
Replies: 374
Views: 20461

Re: Comac Considering C929 300-seat Widebody

c933103 wrote:
- C929 planned to use up to 51% composite material with proportion for Aluminium alloy and Al-Li alloy reduced to ~20%

Any idea if the 51% is by weight or by volume? If the former, it would be in the ballpark with the 787 & A350.

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 32625

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

I don't understand why you consider EASA's certiffication is possible but FAA's not? They are pretty close, as basically the same standards apply. I doubt EASA certification is possible, al I said was that Comac might give it a try. Looks like the push for EASA cert is on. https://www.flightglobal....

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 75
Views: 20407

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

Flighty wrote:
I think people are being unrealistic. China is at the beginning of a long road. In 75 years, they will be building competitive jets, you wait.

And you wouldn't be proven wrong as virtually ALL of us here wouldn't wait that long. Jeez, aren't you being super mega safe with your prediction?

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 86558

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

CAPA reported Vistara will be ordering 50 B777X here. http://aviationindeed.com/vistara-may-place-order-for-around-100-aircraft-by-june-capa/ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Cb4bW14f4YnRDmZm29pqYL/Jet-Vistara-to-order-200-planes--CAPA.html Aviationindeed article appears to have been written by a ...

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2444
Views: 156963

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Just saying, both the owners of Vistara are richer than Dubai govt. (Tata Group and SQ's parent Temasek Holdings). But I suspect EK is far more important to the Dubai government than Vistara is to Tata and Temasek ;) (You have to be careful when looking at groups like Tata. Generally they are repor...

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6332

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Will we see a "Mine is longer then yours" sitcker on the A321NEO .

No, if they have a brain. The 737's response would be "Mine lasts longer then yours"

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by neutrino
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flashlight in carry-on bag?
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Flashlight in carry-on bag?

.....TSA wouldn't let me proceed with the flashlight. They said "it could be used as a weapon." Yeah, OK. What, am I likely to start clubbing people? By that same measure, any number of items commonly carried in carry-on baggage could be considered a dangerous weapon...... Once, at Manila...

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14090

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Why on this occasion is there no mobile phone Video? Google is your friend. Here you go: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3765478/shocking-moment-randy-couple-romp-on-ryanair-flight-from-manchester-to-ibiza-in-front-of-stunned-passengers/ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 21333

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Just found this (Roc actually look tiny overall compared to the other four behemoths in the illustration: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/262231A700000578-2971112-image-a-4_1424991890770.jpg .....and the page in which it appeared in February 2015: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 21333

Re: Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Biggest Plane Ever

http://time.com/4800318/stratolaunch/ but it certainly doesn't have the volume of the Hercules or AN-225. The 'Hercules' or C-130 is not even large by any measure compared to most big aircraft overall. An aircraft not even 100' long, with just over a 40,000lb payload and a max take off weight LESS ...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 39044

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

BA or IAG were thinking of buying a few more not so long ago. I get the feeling there will be a few occasional orders by other airlines over the next 20 years. If your feeling does come along, then will Airbus rejig their production for a few occasional orders over 20 years ? And the supply chain w...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 11020

Re: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?

Are you for real? You do know he is indeed a pilot, and has been for a long time. What's your real world occupation then? Maths and English academia?? :duck: .....Certainly it's hard to be on any kind of downer about an incident where the actions of the crew resulted in the safe return to earth of ...

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by neutrino
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38812

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I thought there is some kind of funnel and tube plus a bucket near the rear ramp Yes, there is (with the loadmaster always warning guys with long d*cks to be careful of being sucked in, saying; "its quite painful, you know"), but with ceiling-high pallets populating the whole "aisle&...

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by neutrino
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?
Replies: 23
Views: 6451

Re: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?

I had the feeling that Airbus and QR affair was a bit too much wishy washy. Did they really need to make them a first user for all the Neos and A350s? The EGO of Qatar President Plays the Major role here. Not so different with from another new elected Political President with not so different Habit...

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by neutrino
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 14162

Re: Rumor: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Better buy some extra. Don't worry, it's always in their plans. ;) Actually, I've just booked a December flight on Thai Lion Air. Hoping it will be a 739 although its seat pitch at 29" is 2 inches tighter than their 738. Reason is I've never been on a -900 and its only a short 1 hour flight af...

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by neutrino
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 28460

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Air India to buy up to 75 frames of either A320NEO or B737MAX families. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-jet-airways-aircraft-idUSKBN18W1EV Umm. You say Air India but your link says Jet Airways. Yeah :blush: Sorry about that. I will repeat what my history teacher said (100 years ago): Don't listen...

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by neutrino
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38812

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I truely take my hat off to people who can do that in Y. :bigthumbsup: Then standby to take every stitch of your clothing off.... to me! :mrgreen: You see, I have flown quite a number of times on bench webbing "seats" for 4 to 8 hour sectors, with my knees locking my legs at a 90 degree a...

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by neutrino
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 11020

Re: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?

.....Certainly it's hard to be on any kind of downer about an incident where the actions of the crew resulted in the safe return to earth of 466 passengers. Color me pedantic but if you want to put in figures, please don't pluck them off the ground or from the air for that matter. Also, don't dump ...

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 427
Views: 21993

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Dutchy wrote:
I would like to end this with a glass of whisky ;)

Singleton? ;) :smile:

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 427
Views: 21993

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

I think it's getting to the stage now where we can stop feeding the troll. Let's draw a line under this thread. With due respect to both you and your opinion, the purpose of this thread, as the title clearly stated, is for Spyhunter to expound his theories on the MH incidents however far out it mig...

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 21333

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Yeah elsewhere I read that only 1 fuselage will be pressurized. Whether the other side has ballast or systems is a question. To fly it in the sky seems doable from one side. However, takeoff and landing would need to rely on a video monitor from a camera that is on the aircraft's centerline, just m...

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 21333

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

According to the render in this pic posted a year ago by the OP, the port fuselage's nose is quiet different from that of the starboard's. So what's the reason for the change? Make economic use of the otherwise discarded nose of the second 747 and save a few dollars on designing and fabricating a ne...

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by neutrino
Tue May 30, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Star Wars Fans

jetwet1 wrote:
Trump = Vader.....Errr no, more like Jar Jar Binks

That's an insult to Jar Jar; idiotic as he is, was and ever will be.

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by neutrino
Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetstar A320
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Jetstar A320

I've been travelling regionally to over ten cities on the A320s of JetStar, TigerAir, CebuPacific and AirAsia for the past 15 years; averaging about 14 flights annually. Not much difference in comfort level or lack thereof in all four LCCs with their common cramping in of 180 pax in single class. Mo...

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by neutrino
Tue May 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11663

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

1337Delta764 wrote:
.... those letters be skipped?

There's your own answer.

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by neutrino
Sun May 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for Full Can of Soda
Replies: 25
Views: 2186

Re: Asking for Full Can of Soda

How about beer? At times when I was given only a cup of it, I'll ask for a full can and I was hardly ever refused. . . . I didn't actually want it all and ended up pitching probably 1/3rd of the can. Good call. I mean with a name like IPFreely you probably shouldn't be drinking too much soda. :lol: ...

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by neutrino
Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11663

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

jeffrey0032j wrote:
The Boeing 929 exists, and is a passenger carrying model.

Touche :mrgreen:

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by neutrino
Wed May 17, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11663

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

How about this wrench being thrown in..start recycling the 7x7 again. With the variants being out of production for so long, why can't they be reused? Granted we are enthusiasts on here, but will the majority of the public know they are on a "707" again? Based on their decision to appeal ...

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by neutrino
Wed May 17, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11663

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

I thought they already announced they are going straight to the 9x9 names? I can't remember where I read that, but it's on here somewhere. I believe that won't happen as I explained previously: there are lots of 9 they can use. I doubt they care at all. The Boeing 808 seems pretty much the same thi...

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by neutrino
Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 10081

Re: The death of the A345?

I was fortunate to do two flights on Thai's A345 from BKK to LA and back more than 10 years ago (also Thai A346s to Frankfurt a few times). Very comfortable and enjoyable even in the Y class that I was on. And I was still in the air an hour or so from BKK on the day, hour and down to the minute of m...

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by neutrino
Fri May 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 183
Views: 32608

Re: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights

So all expectations will be built on Hope.
They must be Rogue One fans.

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11663

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Boeing could always switch to letters: 7A7, 7B7 etc...and keep the X-Y-Z letters for planes in design mode. The world will probably end or we'll all be teleporting by the time they get to 7W7. :cheeky: The 7E7 was early name of the 787. It's already established internally. They will just use letter...

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