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...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I never heard of him before.
One or two can possibly end up in China as restaurant/hotel, either as standalone or in a theme park.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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".
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...
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Will the plan become reality? Hope so.
Still, is the 150km a bit too short?
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
parapente wrote:So I am not sure what JL us up to here?
......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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
VV wrote:Emirates' order is so important to the A380......
Strato2 wrote:So what? ........
keesje wrote:They never did it before with decades of opportunities.
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...Jump to post
What crystal ball did you use? I like to order a few. On second thoughts........Jump to post
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...Jump to post
DL757NYC wrote:If they do a copy of a 757 they will get orders through the roof. Put me in charge.
- 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
grbauc wrote:Book PE or J seats lol. Economy on most airlines is not good just better on some then others at best. Just buy PE seat and your crying will cease. : )
To me, this looks like an ill-thought-out me-too reaction to Airbus' acquisition of the C-series. Except that Boeing was already in talks with Embraer before Airbus' acquisition of Bombardier, in whole or in part, whatever....according to a poster elsewhere. I know that isn't concrete proof but you...Jump to post
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How is it billed as the world's largest amphibious aircraft when the Beriev A-40 Albatros outsize and outweigh it by much? I believe the A-40 (A-42) is not being produced. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/a-42.htm In 2012 the Russian Navy declined the new A-42 amphibious aircraf...Jump to post
How is it billed as the world's largest amphibious aircraft when the Beriev A-40 Albatros outsize and outweigh it by much? AG600 Length: 36.9 m (121 ft 1 in) Wingspan: 38.8 m (127 ft 4 in) Height: 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in) Max takeoff weight: 53,500 kg (117,947 lb) Powerplant: 4 × WJ-6 turboprops, 3,805 k...Jump to post
https://i2.wp.com/geekdad.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Laura-Dern-Holdo.jpeg?resize=650%2C366&ssl=1 Watching Holdo gave me a vague sense of déjà vu. I kept having a niggling thought that I had seen similar images like that in the past. And then..........ah, Eureka! > > > > > > > > > > > > > >...Jump to post
https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Star-Wars-8-Last-Jedi-Submerged-X-wing-cropped.jpg?q=50&w=654&h=327&fit=crop Is it just me or did I see a T-70 in that picture? Luke’s X-wing is a T-65 and I don’t think he would have “upgraded” to a T-70. Did Rian and/or the effects ...Jump to post
Restaurant in a Cessna? A bit cramped, right? Of course not a Cessna. That wouldn't work I've been in restaurants thats about the A320's width or narrower (but admittedly not that long), so it will work somewhat. Tables for 4 with 2 each face-to-face. Perfect, or close. The aisle will be more than ...Jump to post