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by KentB27
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 17
Views: 5488

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

I can't say that I'm surprised. Baku is neither a popular tourist or business destination for Americans and there really aren't that many Azeris living in the US.

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by KentB27
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2617

Re: Longest serving livery

How has this thread gotten this far without Air China being mentioned? Air China's current livery is essentially the old CAAC livery with the Air China logo instead of the Chinese flag on the tail. The CAAC livery that Air China's current livery is a descendant of dates back to somewhere in the 1960...

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by KentB27
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

I don't really see how relying on a spiral staircase that rises into the pool as the only way to get in and out is a good idea. It can and will fail at some point. This idea will never work unless there are some kind of permanent steps or ladders to get into the pool.

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4392

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

When I see people, Al Gore to that bar tending idiot from NYC, actually change their behaviors I’ll believe that THEY believe in climate change. Right now, it is just another hammer for their political agenda. Exactly. Politicians love to talk about issues like climate change, but what are they act...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1277

Re: One global currency?

Theoretically it would be possible to have a global currency. I personally don't think it would work though. Here are my thoughts: -Who would decide what the currency is worth? -How would the vast differences in economic development and purchasing power around the world be dealt with? -How would cou...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imaginary aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Imaginary aircraft

I have always imagined a 737/A320 sized twin jet with engines mounted on the very end of the wings to get the engine noise as far away from the cabin as possible for a very quiet ride. Now, obviously having something like a large jet engine on the very end of a wing would probably be a total enginee...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Cabin Width 129”

18”+12”+18”•17”•18”+12”+18”

With wiggle room on the kids seats!


I don't see any possible way that a 12" seat would comply with safety standards. Even for a child a 12" seat would be very narrow. Plus let's not forget about how prolific childhood obesity is becoming.

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4392

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

NIKV69 wrote:
I thought according to Gore we were supposed to have vaporized already.


Gore would have said anything to make a few more bucks off of climate change. He doesn't actually care about climate change. All he cares about is the millions and millions of dollars he's made talking about it.

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by KentB27
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 70
Views: 3479

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

They both are terrible.

I think LA is slightly less terrible though.

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 72
Views: 2931

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

1. I flew on Aloha Airlines back in 2005. It was pretty decent for the time. Their 737-200s they used for inter-island flights were a cool experience to fly on. They were the last US carrier to operate them before their passenger division went bankrupt. 2. Continental Airlines was nothing special. I...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

I really like Alaska Airlines. Their customer service is hard to beat, their staff is always friendly, and they're predictable and consistent. The downsides of Alaska is that their hard product isn't that great, they don't belong to an alliance, and their route network outside of Alaska and the west...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I have a phobia of lavatories for an entirely different reason. I'm somewhat of a germaphobe. The smallness of lavatories makes that even worse. Because if someone just got done pinching off a huge bowel movement in there right before me then I'm even closer to the fecal matter than I would be in no...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 58
Views: 2680

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Agreed re the menus. I think that's probably the most wonky thing on a regular computer. I get it for mobile devices, but not on a regular PC. And it's search feature is so aggravating when you're not quite sure how a program or file is named. It wants to prioritize apps in the Windows Store over t...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 58
Views: 2680

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I don't like Windows 10 all that much. I find it to not be nearly as user friendly as the classic format that Windows 7 and prior uses. You have to wade through so many stupid menus and submenus to do almost anything in Windows 10. Just doing simple functions like getting to the control panel is far...

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by KentB27
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14754

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

As far as I know loadfactors back in the days were much lower on average than they are today. Am I right? Correct. Also, back when airlines were regulated, profit wasn't nearly as much of a concern as it is today. I don't think airlines cared much about load factor back then. They were competing on...

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by KentB27
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14754

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

They often didn't fill them. As a few others have mentioned, load factor wasn't a big concern in the regulated era of US airline travel. Load factors were on average much lower back then than they are today.

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by KentB27
Fri May 24, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 32
Views: 2104

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

Yet another instance of a man that believes they are entitled to/deserve an attractive woman. This is absolutely not true. I get it, it's frustrating to get rejected. But instead of blaming women and threatening them, he needs to address why they are rejecting him in the first place. He is the commo...

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by KentB27
Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?

Getting bought out by Boeing was a better option than the government propping up McDonnell Douglas with taxpayer's money. Bailouts are a last resort to keep a company going when there is no other way. McDonnell Douglas didn't get bailed out because it wasn't necessary.

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by KentB27
Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2693

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

This kind of stuff has been happening on and off for decades. It's nothing new. Here's a pretty cool video from the 80's or 90's about American and Russian encounters in this region. It seems that both the Russian and American crews got a real kick out of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMb9OmXD...

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...

I'm a huge supporter of the 2nd amendment but even I think that arming teachers is absurd.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42073

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Spoken like a true CEO.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19288

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

What a bunch of BS. Iceland's tourism boom has been at an unsustainable level for at least several years now. Tourism was and still is going to decline in Iceland whether WOW Air collapsed or not.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Re: Aviation in 2050

It's called COMAC. The third airplane company is called Comac. Hint: They're Chinese. I think that we'll have to see how things play out with COMAC to see if they'll really be a viable competitor to Airbus or Boeing in the future. I know that the ARJ21 is really just an experiment for COMAC to dip ...

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1704

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

It's amazing what he was able to accomplish in his life. RIP Niki.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1453

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? No.

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by KentB27
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7705

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Give it a few months after the grounding of the MAX series is lifted and most people won't even remember what a 737 MAX is. Give it a year or two after that and just about everyone except avgeeks and people directly affected by these unfortunate crashes will have forgotten about this entirely. The ...

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by KentB27
Sun May 19, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7705

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Give it a few months after the grounding of the MAX series is lifted and most people won't even remember what a 737 MAX is. Give it a year or two after that and just about everyone except avgeeks and people directly affected by these unfortunate crashes will have forgotten about this entirely. The g...

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by KentB27
Sun May 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 47
Views: 4015

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the Netflix documentary "Behind the Curve". It's a documentary about flat earthers. It's pretty hilarious and there are a lot of moments where I was laughing out loud at the absurd crap these flat earthers were saying. The people who made this docume...

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by KentB27
Sat May 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8573

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

This problem isn't solvable unless passengers aren't allowed to bring any personal items into the cabin with them, which isn't going to happen. Telling people to not take personal belongings in the event of an emergency will not work either. People are very irrational when they panic and survival in...

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by KentB27
Tue May 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2892

Re: Sparing the rod?

If spanking was so bad, why are kids so much worse behaved today? I see children today acting in church or restaurants like I would've never thought of acting. As a segue--I always thought the modern educational system was talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one side they tell the kid...

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by KentB27
Tue May 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2892

Re: Sparing the rod?

From my personal experience, spanking worked on me as a child. When I was a kid and I was out of line my parents would usually give me a swift spanking.....They never beat me or abused me, it would just be a quick slap that would hurt for a couple minutes. It worked. I always stopped doing whatever ...

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by KentB27
Tue May 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat change - forced
Replies: 19
Views: 3602

Re: Seat change - forced

My first thought is that a family or group was traveling together, didn't book far enough in advance to sit together, and then whined to the gate agent or someone in customer service about it and you were the recipient of that. People who are traveling alone are almost always the ones who get their ...

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by KentB27
Tue May 14, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do Bloggers Obsess Over Direct Aisle Access So much
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: Why do Bloggers Obsess Over Direct Aisle Access So much

Bloggers like aisle access because it allows them to guzzle down as many alcoholic beverages as they want, cram as much food down their faces as they possibly can, and have the ability to have easy access to the lavatory when they inevitably need to piss like a race horse and have explosive diarrhea...

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by KentB27
Tue May 14, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

I understand these people's frustration and I support cracking down on illegal immigration myself. Not only is it against the law, but it's also incredibly unfair to legal immigrants and American citizens. However, giving someone money for a crowdfunding campaign to build parts of the wall on privat...

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by KentB27
Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?

I'm honestly surprised that DJ's Aviation is as popular as it is. I find his content to be boring and redundant. As other people have said, he just takes comments, rumors, and aviation news and rehashes it into his own words. DJ seems like a nice enough guy, I'm just not a fan of his content. He ha...

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by KentB27
Mon May 13, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?

I'm honestly surprised that DJ's Aviation is as popular as it is. I find his content to be boring and redundant. As other people have said, he just takes comments, rumors, and aviation news and rehashes it into his own words. DJ seems like a nice enough guy, I'm just not a fan of his content. He has...

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by KentB27
Sun May 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

I think it's great that Mazda is coming up with alternatives to electrification, however I still remain a bit skeptical of these engines. Mazda tends to be extremely tight lipped about their new technology and they also tend to not get these new engines released in the timeline that they had origina...

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by KentB27
Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4938

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Let the best athlete win, who says a male would win every competition ? Men wouldn't win every competition if all sports were coed but let's not kid ourselves, men would win virtually every competition that involves strength or speed. It's a biological fact that men are stronger and faster than wom...

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by KentB27
Sat May 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Decision time for time off

I say do the Alaska cruise if you haven't made a decision already. I don't know how old you are but I'm assuming that you're at least a young adult. You don't have to let your parents guilt trip you into anything if you're not living under their roof anymore. Plus, Alaska is one of the most beautifu...

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by KentB27
Wed May 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4139

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

The Shanghai Y-10 would surely be a contender if it had actually made it into passenger service. The project was cancelled before it ever entered into airline service.

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by KentB27
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

I didn’t know you were a fellow Kansan. Always good to see one here on a.net Do you say Are- Kansas River instead of Arkansas? Fellow Kansan here as well. Born and raised in Olathe. I've always said Are-Kansas river. That's how my teachers pronounced it when we were taught about geography in school...

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by KentB27
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8673

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Looks fake to me.

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by KentB27
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 38
Views: 2988

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

Almost every older generation in recent history has had some degree of resentment towards younger generations. I think it's just part of being a human. Don't judge your young coworkers too harshly. They don't have as much education, job experience, or life experience as you do. They also grew up in ...

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by KentB27
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8141

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

Eliminating student loan debt for everyone is a ridiculous idea that I would never vote in favor of. I am not willing to bail everyone out who made bad choices. Nobody held a gun to your head and made you go to college. What I will support though is student loan forgiveness programs for individuals ...

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by KentB27
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 1987

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

So, let me get this straight. Alison got 15 parking tickets in 3 years? Sounds to me like Alison needs to take responsibility for her actions and stop blaming others. She's the one who left her car parked in spots for longer than the allotted time period for those spots. If she didn't want to get pa...

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by KentB27
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking is not a fat-burning exercise, I say.
Replies: 24
Views: 1461

Re: Walking is not a fat-burning exercise, I say.

You will burn fat by sitting on your ass on the couch if you are in a caloric deficit. All you have to do lose fat is burn more calories than you consume. It's not rocket science. I know people who have lost 30-40 lbs without even exercising. They simply cut back on their portions and went into a ca...

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by KentB27
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mountain Biking
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Mountain Biking

I live in Kansas City and unfortunately KC leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to mountain biking. I mean, for starters there are no mountains here. Lol. So I have a road bike instead. We have an amazing network of paved walking and biking trails in KC that allow you to completely avoid sharing...

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by KentB27
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 3319

Re: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead

Well, that's what you get for being an obese land whale. This is one of the rare exceptions where obesity being a factor of a premature death was actually a good thing. I'm almost certain that his weight was the root cause of whatever illness he died from.

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by KentB27
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Hurricane Michael

Fun fact about that list: look at the year. Of the top 15, the only one from the 90s was Andrew; six were from the 00s, and the remaining eight are from this decade. I'm not necessarily going to correlate the list of damages to climate change since there's definitely more people living in hurricane...

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by KentB27
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8812

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Trump wants people and companies to do lots of things but that doesn't mean that they will. Boeing should go its own way and decide whether rebranding the MAX family is necessary on their own. Trump weighs in on way too many issues that he needs to stay out of.

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