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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's the booziest?
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: Who's the booziest?

Dutchy wrote:
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Dynamics of consumption of alcohol in litres per capita in Russia for the year in terms of pure alcohol. Data from the Ministry of health of Russia, from 2008 to 2017


Looks like Russian see less need to wash away their problems with booze. :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3126

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

The A351 wont be able to fly 15-16.5 hours nonstop with a full payload no matter what Airbus tells VN. The A359 can do it for VN as can the B789 but neither will the B781 nor A351 ! Cant VN order the A359ULR and just focus its WB fleet around the A350/B787 families rather than add a 3rd variant i.e...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP vs Carbon/Carbon CMC's
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: CFRP vs Carbon/Carbon CMC's

I wouldn't call either graphite or diamond "ceramic" Ceramic for me is something with strong polar bonds, creating high bandgap and chemical resistance - mostly oxide or nitride. FWIW, the Wiki also quotes carbon as being a ceramic... Faro That sounds contradictory since the Wiki definiti...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 45
Views: 4575

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

WIederling: What I am saying is that if the kid is hungry and needs to eat, but breastfeeding is impractical at that moment, then she can still give the kid breast milk and all the benefits that go with that. She can resume her breastfeeding when she can. Nothing compromised, nothing lost. I am ful...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 45
Views: 4575

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Also, the whole breastfeeding thing is a moot point and obviously a hot topic when it comes to breastfeeding a 2 year old. If she still wants the boy to get her breast milk, she should have been travelling with pumped breast milk in bottles so she could just give the 2 year old the bottle to feed h...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 45
Views: 4575

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

The reason here seems to be that the mother did not return her child to the seat, no that she was breastfeeding the child. Isn't that the same reason in reality? It's hard to breastfeed your child when it's sitting in a seat no? If the sign says seat belts on it says "seat belts on". You ...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 557
Views: 48069

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

seahawk wrote:
Anybody talking about a budget before there is a new government is maybe not so well informed.


Currently we do have some issues with protem ministers from the CSU "going it alone".
With a new government far out below the horizon there is room for additional surprises.

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's the booziest?
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: Who's the booziest?

jetero wrote:
Roy Moore and his wife must go through a bottle a week.


Elderly pair of boat owners I knew ( then too old to go sailing alone anymore ) went through 4+ bottles of wine in summer.

... every day... 8-o

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's the booziest?
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: Who's the booziest?

Is this in the wrong forum? Unless of course you're specifically talking about onboard/in airport drinking. In that case I'm always amazed at how much alcohol you see getting consumed at 4am at UK airports by those going on 6am flights to holiday destinations. I never see any of that in Germany or ...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's the booziest?
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: Who's the booziest?

Watch the dash-cams from Russia, they win it hands down. Everybody is sloshed. :drunk: :drunk: Friend of mine has in most years an intern from Eastern Europe for 2 to 4 month working on his farm. During a fete the friendly and also fleshy guys from the neighborhood attempted to "fill him up&qu...

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by WIederling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 1611

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

I would, as a journalist, check a few times more before I believe such a story. Journalists _make_ stories. Completely moot if they believe something or not. I don't understand what you are saying here. Journalism today is not about checking facts but about selling copy. ( That is not difficult, is...

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by WIederling
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 8422

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

In the time frame shown here the Jewish population in the Levant went from 5% to 33% of the population. This was a planned, well organized and quite brutal takeover of a peaceful agrarian society. On the numbers: Afaik there always was a small ( mostly orthodox ) jewish population around in the reg...

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by WIederling
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP vs Carbon/Carbon CMC's
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: CFRP vs Carbon/Carbon CMC's

Faro wrote:
kalvado wrote:
I wouldn't call either graphite or diamond "ceramic"
Ceramic for me is something with strong polar bonds, creating high bandgap and chemical resistance - mostly oxide or nitride.


FWIW, the Wiki also quotes carbon as being a ceramic...


C=C !
give 4 , take 4

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by WIederling
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 397
Views: 182953

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

I am new here. But, want to add a suggestion here. I am notching that airliners.net and airliners.net/forum both slow. They take lots of time to load completely. If you want to improve UX then you should improve site loading speed. In recent days I see gateway timeouts. Loadbalancing/distribution s...

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by WIederling
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 1611

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

Dutchy wrote:
I would, as a journalist, check a few times more before I believe such a story.


Journalists _make_ stories. Completely moot if they believe something or not.

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by WIederling
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off

"American officials have actually got plenty of meat to be worried. "

Is this actually a sentiment that goes beyond some US officials ( burning match in hand )?

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free
Replies: 37
Views: 1716

Re: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free

Not sure what a "normal country" is I guess any place not in the 50 US states. further guess: North Korea as a by name core communist country will have a rather civil society. Nobody is shot on a whim. ( pressure is applied elsewhere. ) All the US citizens so "positively tolerating&q...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 34
Views: 11003

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

RB211trent wrote:
That’s the last stage of the LP Turbine. Viewed from the exhaust nozzle.


So there is a full blown "bloodbath" upstream?

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 1611

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/06/cnn-s ... -in-japan/

Does Trump think in the same unhinged way that he talks?

That stuff can start wars!
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"Here are his remarks in full."
ref: http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/06/cnn-s ... -in-japan/

Does Trump think in the same unhinged way that he talks?

That stuff can start wars!

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Lets get the facts straight here: Thales Avionics - A highly respected FRENCH Aerospace electrical system supplier (which Airbus also uses), selects GS Yuasa - A highly respected JAPANESE Battery supplier with a history of supplying aerospace batteries (which I suspect that Airbus also uses) for us...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Poor journalism, frankly. What ever. Christine Negroni isn't really know for dilettante journalism. It places some additional incidents into the timeframe 2014 .. 2017 certainly: Failures in these batteries typically come at a rate of one in five million. But the Dreamliner lithium-ions are failing ...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5240

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

Has any US airline been successful with their frequencies? If so, which ones and which routes? AFAIK, only routes awarded from MIA/FLL/TPA have maintained capacity and seen applications for new capacity. If you look at statistics it is 3.5m visitors, from Canada ( 31% ) Europe ( 25%), a range of co...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

https://gizmodo.com/faa-is-doing-nothin ... 1738751945

Looks like battery decompositions are less rare than thought ore presented.
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https://gizmodo.com/faa-is-doing-nothin ... 1738751945

Looks like battery decompositions are less rare than thought ore presented.

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 87
Views: 10923

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

Ships have for a long time boarded from that side, though of course not exclusively. Initially you had a side rudder on the Starboard side :-) you wouldn't want to mangle that when going alongside. Then Starboard is the captains side :-) From that detail a range of other infrastructure arrangements...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5240

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

As a UK citizen, I was wondering if I can take a USA-Cuba flight after my next visit to the USA or would I need some kind of special permit? My plan is to go to the USA in December and then perhaps go to Cuba afterwards before going home. Only US citizens are subjected to the restrictions on visiti...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 8422

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_se ... 81_and_194

Has the Vatican Mirror solution ever been retracted?
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TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Or they can imitate art and do what was done in Tom Clancy's book The Sum of All Fears.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_se ... 81_and_194

Has the Vatican Mirror solution ever been retracted?

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 7171

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

Why would it? It's a better system. It offers pax more options. The only reason I could see airlines using larger planes is for slot restrictions or fleet number limitations. US internal flying is hampered by how competition there works. There is no (viable) transition path going from "5 and a...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 80 meters wingspan limit and A380 upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 7535

Re: 80 meters wingspan limit and A380 upgrade

" Not always. Once the aeroelasticity has been resolved a thinner, .. " First order approximation of a wing is two flanges ( wingskin) separated by webbing ( beams ) With wider webbing ( profile thickness ) you reduce stress in the skins for the same tranferred moment ( and can reduce mat...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Netherlands to cancel 3 F-35s?
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: Netherlands to cancel 3 F-35s?

As for the price increases to the F-35, the facts present a different story. https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2017/01/chart3_lmt-jan-2017-conf-call-webcharts-web.jpg prototypes to serial only 60% ? ROFLMAO 787 prototypes were somewhere from $.6b .. $1b. serial frames would cost...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4314
Views: 1436170

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Ugly51 wrote:
Seems to me like there is some heel dragging by Airbus concerning FF of the A350K.


???
( FF of the first A350-1000 was better than a year ago: 25 Nov. _2016_,
certification a fourtnight ago: 21 Nov. _2017_ )

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 460
Views: 12054

Re: From Russia with truth

Question: Was there a referendum when Texas was annexed into the American Union? Or California? What is the legal precedence for such matters? It was wrong for Russia to have conducted the illegal referendum - they should have just done in Crimea what the Americans did in Texas and California. Or w...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 665
Views: 167757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-france-retrieves-stranded-a380-from-canada-443971/ Air France tells FlightGlobal that its own crew, rather than Airbus personnel, flew the aircraft back to Paris Charles de Gaulle on 6 December. It landed around 22:00. The aircraft has been taken to the...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Why is engine start on the 787 any harder than any other aircraft? Boeing's page says that the main engines start on APU power, ground power and / or the other engine: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/articles/qtr_4_07/article_02_4.html As far as I understood this: due to the high elec...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 34
Views: 11003

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Not sure, I saw this in an article online but cannot verify if it is indeed the NZ one but that looks like something let go upstream. I'd have tagged this as ( "sand", agressive gases ) errosion. All blades are more or less evenly worn at the front. apropos what happens if you have too mu...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 8422

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

I just don't know why the Israeli Jews & the Palestinian Arabs can't just share custody of the entire land with each other. Both sides are equally to blame for being at loggerheads for over 70 years now. I mean, they're worshipping the same God for God's sake! Why can't they find the similariti...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 8422

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

DocLightning wrote:
There are Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews, and Ethiopian Jews.


Ten ( of Twelve) lost Tribes of Israel

Do the genetic traces actually meet up some where back in the past _before_ the genetic keyhole event ( a very small population group ) that appears to be common to all humans outside of Africa?

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 80 meters wingspan limit and A380 upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 7535

Re: 80 meters wingspan limit and A380 upgrade

" Not always. Once the aeroelasticity has been resolved a thinner, .. " First order approximation of a wing is two flanges ( wingskin) separated by webbing ( beams ) With wider webbing ( profile thickness ) you reduce stress in the skins for the same tranferred moment ( and can reduce mate...

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Balerit wrote:
I wonder if this issue will affect the A350?

Turbine blades:
https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/93882925 ... me=600x314


Urgh.
Hot side of the HPT? ( view from the inside combustion chamber to the rear? )

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

LN002 successfully landed at Laredo International on the RAT and their runways are between 650m and 1500m shorter than Lajes Field where TS236 landed. with running engines. the RAT dropped out from the short circuit. We actually don't know on which path brake energy was sourced. Anyway, they hadn't...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 460
Views: 12054

Re: From Russia with truth

Please show us how it is tainted with false information. you introduced this. IMU the onus is thus on you to show the validity. If not, you cannot back up your statements. Yes. obivously. Now please bring up some reasonably objective assessment please. and how do you judge "formalised corrupti...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130157

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I don’t see am A320.5 hurting the backlog of 4000 planes to build. I also dont see the backlog endangered. The A320.5 (and the CS500, that you forgot) could endanger the future 737 backlog. Note: I said, could. I have no idea whether Airbus will build these two new variants. Even only the possibili...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

You then need a fully functioning battery to start the APU, in order that the other two generators can re-charge the battery. This is a bit of a Catch-22. It's at this point you are suddenly 100% relying on the RAT (Ram Air Turbine) And that is exactly why we have these back-up systems. :D Case in ...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 460
Views: 12054

Re: From Russia with truth

Dutchy wrote:
If not, this is the best guess we have.

Said the inquisitor and lit the fire ,...

A known to be tainted carefully inserted false information cannot be accepted as "best guess". never.

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14147

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

This is not about refugees per se. Pilots have completely different leverage ( and knowlege ) about passengers than forex a train driver. Few if any trains from Germany go to dangerous deportation destinations. I am not disputing a pilot's right to abort due to safety concerns, I am responding to h...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14147

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

The pilots had a moral objection to where the passengers were being sent. I say bravo to these brave individuals who stood up for what they believed in. Are you consistent in that view? Does that include train drivers, taxi drivers, etc. who don't want refugees on their vehicle? This is not about r...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14147

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

All of those pilots should be fired immediately. They have to remember, they are paid to fly from point A to B. Politics and matters of Governmental action is NOT their experience and they have no right to intercede in extradition or expulsion matters. The Courts are where that is handled and just ...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 557
Views: 48069

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

salttee wrote:
This reminds me of the time in the recent past when you made the blunt statement that the danger of U-238 uranium by itself is worse than the byproducts of runaway nuclear reaction.


Ignorance is bliss, isn't it? Do you have enough lifetime left to work on compensating ?

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 171774

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

jupiter2 wrote:
Qantas has 484 seats on their 380, so are you saying that with 388 seats occupied, they are very profitable ? Got some figures to back that up ?


not comparable.
With the available markup on ticket revenue for the nonstop ULR route ....

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 80 meters wingspan limit and A380 upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 7535

Re: 80 meters wingspan limit and A380 upgrade

First order a thinner wing is heavier.

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