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by neutrino
Thu May 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solo - spoilers!
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Solo - spoilers!

Please proceed no further if you do not wish to be spoilt! I just watched the Solo movie this morning. (Its now almost midnight in my part of the world). By and of itself, its an ok 135 minutes to while away the time. I don't have a bad feeling about this (movie). Plenty of action and twists & ...

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by neutrino
Sat May 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 334
Views: 59221

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Can you elaborate about the interesting News or provide a link? Rgds. G. The news out of Malaysia is that Anwar Ibrahim, has been released from jail and will get royal pardon. Anwar Ibrahim was a friend of Captain Zaharie; the hijacking of MH 370 occurred the very evening of the day Ibrahim's five ...

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by neutrino
Sat May 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avengers Infinity War (spoilers)
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Avengers Infinity War (spoilers)

My belief is most if not all of the poofed Avengers will return. Hint of that possibility already given when Thanos reset the time back to before Wanda Maximoff destroy (in vain as it turned out) the mind stone to prevent him getting hold of it. Anything goes in the MCU. I had given up trying to fol...

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by neutrino
Sun May 06, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2626

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Sadly Singapore, Michigan* (about a hundred kilometres northeast of Chicago across Lake Michigan) no long exist or else one could conceivably fly from SingaporeAsia to SingaporeMichigan on SingaporeAirlines.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore,_Michigan

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by neutrino
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 8076

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

I don't think I saw references to this on other threads. Should we call it the 787-8 NG? 787-8 MAX? 787-8 version 2.0? 787-8 reboot? I would just call it "a little bit more production-standardized, less odd-ball 787". There is nothing particularly capability-enhancing about this change. A...

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by neutrino
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4884

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

When will the Chinese create their own indigenous technology for once instead of stealing it from the West? Been there done that, multiple times over. Paper making, printing, gunpowder, magnetic compass and lots more. Who do you think are the originators? The Middle Kingdom was the leading force in...

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by neutrino
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225
Replies: 14
Views: 1996

Re: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225

Following Russia's invasion against Ukraine in 2014, Antonov will refuse their orders for An-225, with or without imagined derivatives of the (incredibly overhyped) PD-14 program. If there's any resumption of An-225 production, its going to be made in China. Dependent on the details and fruition of...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8396

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

The top 4 airports are and has always been the top airports, so theres no surprise there. I simply CANT wait to see the new Jewel terminal at Singapore's Changi Airport! Point of correction: Jewel is NOT a terminal. It is, or rather will be, a multi-use facility to serve/complement the terminals. J...

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 583
Views: 36783

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Did SpyHunter seriously just compare himself to Stephen Hawking? He did, but he did do so with his own typical modesty (tm). Probably in terms of IQ. It seems that both Hawking and Einstein are in the 160 range. If Skyhunter's claim of 180ish upwards holds (of which I give him my benefit of the dou...

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by neutrino
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 29959

Re: Boeing moves to keep 777X on track after engine snag

lightsaber wrote:
I never heard of him before.
Lightsaber

He was our fellow a.netter.

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stephen Hawking has died - 76 yrs old
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Stephen Hawking has died - 76 yrs old

Francoflier wrote:
A great loss for mankind.

Nope, I rather look at it this way: that we were blessed with his earthly existence for 76 years was a great gain for mankind.

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stephen Hawking has died - 76 yrs old
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Stephen Hawking has died - 76 yrs old

The greatest physicist of our time and one of the greatest of all time.

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by neutrino
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 7220

Re: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement

One or two can possibly end up in China as restaurant/hotel, either as standalone or in a theme park.

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96248

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The Emirates 7810 deal was leaked via SajAhmad. ( again exposed as a Boeing tool ) That again would indicate that the musical chairs thing at DAS was a planned ahead (by Boeing) thing. The 787-10 had been rumored at Emirates since the day after the 787 program was launched and almost a decade befor...

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by neutrino
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power bank fire on board China Southern 777
Replies: 21
Views: 4250

Re: Power bank fire on board China Southern 777

It has probably been 20 years since a mainstream/consumer laptop was produced with Nicd or Nimh batteries. That's ancient history in electronics. Maybe in some places. Not in China. ??? I am travelling reguguarly to China, not only the metropolitan regions but also rural provinces. I can assure you...

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by neutrino
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Here’s the New “Bronco II” Precision Strike Aircraft for Counterinsurgency/Irregular Warfare missions
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Here’s the New “Bronco II” Precision Strike Aircraft for Counterinsurgency/Irregular Warfare missions

RetiredWeasel wrote:
Except for tandam vs side-by-side seating, this aircraft looks much more like an O-2 (minus an engine) than an OV-10. It should have been called the "Duck II".

Ohtoo-Ductoo?

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by neutrino
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96248

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Ziyulu wrote:
2-4-2 seating to 3-3-3 seating. I feel sorry for those in economy.

Private jet passenger: I feel sorry for those in commercial flights.

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by neutrino
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96248

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

godsbeloved wrote:
Savings on maintenance are real. Non flying dreamliners require extremely low amounts of maintenance. The costs are so low that airlines can now afford to fly leased A330's and A340's instead...

Being smart is good.
TRYING to be smart, not so much!

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by neutrino
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14323

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

VirginFlyer wrote:
impromark wrote:
This counts all the BBJs, right? They're completed here and then outfitted elsewhere?

Mark

That's correct, the 737 BBJs are counted as part of the 737 line numbers.

V/F

And the P-8s as well, I presume?

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6946

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

Yeah, nice plane. I was touring the test article F-WLXV two weeks back at the Singapore Airshow. Cockpit was impressive, with the captain so proud over the amenities in his "office". I sat in his left seat for while, hearing him wax lyrical over his ride. Over at the cabin, specifically th...

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by neutrino
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14323

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Which would be the 10,000 737..... https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/status/963871694359154688 I suppose this is a philosophical question revolving around when does a 737 fuselage become a 737 aircraft? Only when it's a flyable certified and registered aircraft, Not just an airframe. Why not take...

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by neutrino
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SRB's Hyperloop Plans for India
Replies: 4
Views: 263

SRB's Hyperloop Plans for India

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-19/billionaire-richard-branson-unveils-hyperloop-plans-for-india
Will the plan become reality? Hope so.
Still, is the 150km a bit too short?

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by neutrino
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 17671

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Because I want to keep my anonymity with ignoramuses here, I won't brag more over this. For the sake of us all, go back to school & get a degree before lecturing on GT. Shades of arrogance and hypocrisy, no? One member however who knew what I was talking about said I had delivered a Master Clas...

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by neutrino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 50502

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Revelation wrote:
hayzel777 wrote:
It’s Akbar Al Baker...not Ali Al-Baker

Thanks for the correction.

I guess I let the enthusiasm about him actually being right overwhelm me!

And I thought that was intentional, a reference to Comical Ali.
Image

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by neutrino
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Tu-160 first flight
Replies: 37
Views: 3438

Re: New Tu-160 first flight

WIederling wrote:
any nucular ordinance.

What is nuclear law?
Or do you mean ordnance?

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by neutrino
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy wanted IAE powerplants on the A320neo
Replies: 16
Views: 4979

Re: John Leahy wanted IAE powerplants on the A320neo

mariner wrote:
What is released can often have a different slant to what happened. Nobody's lying - they just put their own perspective on it.

mariner wrote:
Telling the history - in which he participated - as he remembers it?


Yes, from a certain point of view.
.....Obi-wan Kenobi, 4ABY

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14885

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

Hey .. that "massage parlor" look works for them. Its a tacky airline anyway, so why is it a shock that their FAs are allowed to look like hookers? What do hookers look/dress like anyway? Are they uniform (pun)? I've seen ladies of the night who are well dressed; like well, ladies.... Sur...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy wanted IAE powerplants on the A320neo
Replies: 16
Views: 4979

Re: John Leahy wanted IAE powerplants on the A320neo

parapente wrote:
So I am not sure what JL us up to here?

Maybe he's following in the footsteps of a certain fellow American in presenting "Alternative Facts"?

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6554

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

......It kind of branched off in 5 ways from there, with premium economy in the middle roughly resembling the one-class flights before the jet age and the business class that was introduced later, economy resembling the original tourist class, and business class resembling the sleeper flights. Plus...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight

Pipelines are better at moving liquids and gases than sea, rail and truck........ I'm looking forward to the day when pipelines are in regular scheduled service, zipping people around great distances at higher-than-jetliner speeds. That said, I probably wouldn't live to see those vac-tubes or evacu...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight

There are still express ships which aren’t slow steaming, they fill that gap. Careful there in the China Sea... you could end up running into another ship, or being run into by a US Navy ship in those parts ... :rotfl: know I shouldn't laugh at misfortunes but can't help it. A well-oiled military m...

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6554

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

I do believe in some turboprop planes where they board using the rear doors, the business class section is in the last row. A long time ago in this galaxy, I had ridden in the rear premium section of the Fokker F-27 Friendship of MAS or Malaysian Airline System as it was operated under back then. E...

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by neutrino
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 431
Views: 37379

Re: Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Wayfarer515 wrote:
Youve got to be kidding right? Can you tell me the last time China invaded a sovereign country? You must be thinking of certain other country that acts like the judge of the world...without anybody asking them to.

He's not kidding. Only presenting "alternative facts".

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86807

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

And while it's is literally true most airports could handle an A380, it's also literally true that my home could serve as a bus terminal. The queue for the loos might get a bit long but I'm sure if we try hard enough we could park two or more busses outside and passengers could change from one to a...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 253972

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

We get that Program Accounting is straight from hell, but really, now selling test frames is a scam... Considering Boeing is all things evil, it's a logical conclusion. From "a certain point of view", ie that poster's point of view. Be kind and at least humor him by giving him the benefit...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86807

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

VV wrote:
Emirates' order is so important to the A380......

But not important enough for Airbus to lose more money in building the birds.

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German pilot died by aircraft door
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: German pilot died by aircraft door

Yes. Mods, please.

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86807

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Strato2 wrote:
So what? ........

Tsk tsk tsk. That won't do for a civil discussion. You're not very polite, are you?
By all means refute his opinion and counter with your (self-perceived) superior one but keep at neutral tone even if you didn't want to be nice.
Have a good day/evening.

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

Flaps wrote:

Relatively inexpensive as was stated. As compared to fuselage frame damage.
Hard to tell but that door might just need only some really minor repairs after its removed and a new one put in place.

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86807

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

keesje wrote:
They never did it before with decades of opportunities.

Just because they never did it before doesn't necessarily mean they will never ever do it. Just saying.

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

I suspect that the door hinge is designed to fail well before the fuselage is at risk of damage. If so, this should be a quick and (relatively) inexpensive fix limited to a new door assembly to get the plane back into service while the old one is repaired. You are likely correct. Not so for some ar...

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by neutrino
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 431
Views: 37379

Re: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft

What crystal ball did you use? I like to order a few. On second thoughts........

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by neutrino
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 11210

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

In early '79, I was on a PAL Legazpi to Manila flight on a YS-11 which do not have a cockpit door. Sometime during the flight, I saw the flight crew having an argument and the captain subsequently whacked the co-pilot over the back of the head. The FA closest to them then hastily stepped over and dr...

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by neutrino
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 431
Views: 37379

Re: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft

DL757NYC wrote:
If they do a copy of a 757 they will get orders through the roof. Put me in charge.

Through the roof and then back down to earth with a nasty bump. Have a nice time in charge. :smile:

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by neutrino
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4277

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

- That stupid bomber scene at the start, where apparently the bombers are massive slow moving targets that have to fly straight and level only to deploy a whole bunch of little black bombs that are dropped vertically from a launcher in an environment where there is no gravity? The MG-100 StarFortre...

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by neutrino
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA keeps 747SP fit for life beyond 2030
Replies: 36
Views: 4285

Re: NASA keeps 747SP fit for life beyond 2030

I've been reading about the space program for over 40 years.... Just because someone published a study doesn't make it true. My cellphone doesn't have core rope memory or any other tech from the space program (ok maybe a little somewhere but very little). I've heard astronauts claim we wouldn't hav...

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54081

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Clearly someone omitted the NO STEP markings, sigh... Rules are meant to be broken? When I was in maintenance of A-4 Skyhawks a million years ago, our crew did regularly flout these signs. But no, we wouldn't step on moving surfaces. We know what we were doing and stepped only on areas we were sure...

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 54081

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

In other news, here's the old Y-10 being moved a short while ago: http://images.china.cn/site1003/2017-12/28/102591d0-1f02-4ccd-bb96-6e3d66f183a5.jpg Flugzeug Y-10 wird in Shanghai ausgestellt . Ein Prototyp der Shanghai Y-10, Chinas erstes heimisches Passagierflugzeug, wird auf einem Lastwagen tra...

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 4666

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

Do Lunar New Years count? Its still a new year, right? Celebrated by a big chunk of humanity. I did LNY eve flights a couple of times and oh, once on Gregorian NYE. And yeah, both LNYE & GNYE rides were nothing special; just greetings from the crew in varying spirits. Edit: ah, talking of spirit...

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