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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Underrated Singers
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Underrated Singers

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best London base for a premium airline?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Best London base for a premium airline?

It would depend on the destinations you want to fly to. LHR for long haul, LCY for short haul.

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

That's true, but you're missing an important point: for the fact that AMS is a better airport to connect in than CDG (I agree wholeheartedly, by the way) to matter, the people shopping for the flight have to know that fact. I'd guess that the overwhelming majority of people shopping for connecting ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

OP, from your user name I assume you're American. For that, the answer is pretty easy: Paris. The reason has nothing to do with AMS or CDG as airports, simply that the O&D from almost everywhere in the US will be bigger to Paris than it will be to Amsterdam. More O&D usually means more high...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4567

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

>> Political parties can only reach a max limit of 30% of any representative body they sit in - to discourage 2 party systems which are more open to abuses of power. That will not work unless there are already credible third (ideally fourth/fifth/sixth...) parties. Otherwise you will end up with a ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 71
Views: 5387

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.[1] Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it serv...

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by petertenthije
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice
Replies: 40
Views: 1268

Re: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice

The Dutch term, and indeed the correct term, for licorice is drop.

Back when I was younger I had no problem eating a pound per day. On rare occaisions, obviously. Apparantly it's a miracle I did not drop dead. (badum-tss)

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by petertenthije
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 71
Views: 5387

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

The name could be Sabot: SAab BOeing Trainer. From wiki: A sabot (UK: /sæˈboʊ, ˈsæboʊ/, US: /ˈseɪboʊ/) is a structural device used in firearm or cannon ammunition to keep a sub-caliber flight projectile, such as a relatively small bullet or arrow-type projectile, in the center of the barrel when fir...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hungarian Air Force C17 PFO-EIN Fri 28/9
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Hungarian Air Force C17 PFO-EIN Fri 28/9

To actually answer the question, it was indeed SAC 01.

The NATO C-17s are very frequent visitors at Eindhoven.

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 127
Views: 3493

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

I have just done a vote amongst the home-owners assiciation. We have decided that our apartment building is no longer part of the Netherlands.

You may now adress me as king Peter. If you make me a decent offer we are willing to are accept joining your country/union/commonwealth etc.

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: The correct justice is

Judge Dredd (Karl Urban obviously, not Stallone)

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 108
Views: 2814

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

I can guess where it came from and what labels appeared, because the algorithms are still similar. I am also familiar with such forms. In all my time working with (and designing) such forms I have yet to encounter a standardized form where the "copyright date" (for lack of better terms) i...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 3865

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

Now, I don't know what police training is for a situation like this, but I sure hope that "reach for your service weapon and start firing without checking your target or what's behind it" isn't what they're being taught. According to Google (yeah, I know) the average police training takes...

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 28
Views: 1357

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

This is old news, Bush the lesser signed the American Service-Members' Protection Act (aka the “The Hague invasion act”). Not a surprise either that this reminder comes from John Bolton. He was always well known for respecting international treaties and conventions. Had the ICC not been a toothless ...

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United States Space Force Academy
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: United States Space Force Academy

trpmb6 wrote:
We will need to send whalers as well.

Sir, remember your course correction?
No.
Well, it's proving somewhat more suicidal than we had initially hoped.

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United States Space Force Academy
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: United States Space Force Academy

Might as well place the academy next to where their manned space missions are launched. USSCA Baikonur has a nice ring to it. ;)

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4598

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
See this doesn't make any sense at all.
Par for the course when it comes to the USA’s midle eastern policy. Especially where (real or imaginary) security threats are concerned.

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6569

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Apparantly one in every 200 people is related to Ghenghis Khan. Maybe they should have gotten Fokkers.

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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cohen reaches plea deal
Replies: 182
Views: 4988

Re: Cohen reaches plea deal

As an outsider looking in, I have one question. Assume for a second Trump gets successfully impeached based on campaign finance irregularities. Does this mean that Pence becomes VP? Or would he have to leave the WH since he was on Trump’s ticket. It’s reasonable to say that Pence entered the White H...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logistical Question
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Logistical Question

Short answer: they do both. ⋅ They operate scheduled flights on behalf of, no doubt amongst others, DHL. ⋅ They operate scheduled flights you can buy capacity on. Usually you would buy this through agents. (their agents are listed here http://www.kalittaair.com/scheduled-services...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 3054

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

If you need to explain someone why what the Nazis did to the Jews is wrong, then you should really wonder why you are still hanging around with them.

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1564

Re: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

What kind of bad conscience do you need to feel the need to hide behind a different flag? It's not a case of bad conscience. It's a case of being ill-informed. In particular the right wing side of the media are constantly reminding their viewers how the world "hates" America. And both the...

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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Genoa Bridge Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Genoa Bridge Collapse

some say possibly connected to a lightning strike though I don’t understand how that could be. Yes, this was mentioned even today on a well-known radio station in Germany (Deutschlandfunk for those who know it)... and of course yesterday I in the mass media. But honestly, this is ridiculous. I don’...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Android "P" called Pie

I think Google would do well to continue using names that have a more worldwide presence. I don't think Turtle Pie is going to be that well known in Europe. How about Toblerone? Even Tootsie Roll has been heard of here. Also... maybe stick to shorter names. Like Rolo instead of Red Velvet Cake. Tob...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct song parody
Replies: 21
Views: 608

Re: The Correct song parody

BlueberryWheats wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
is Weird Al's Amish Paradise.


I'll second that.

First one i thought of without even having opened the thread.

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 132
Views: 3099

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Revelation wrote:
DL717 wrote:
Holding an antenna to tune in a TV show (or banging on the side of the TV as it ages to bring the picture back by shifting the tubes)

TVs with dials and knobs, and without remotes
Antenna rotators
Black and white tv!

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 132
Views: 3099

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Dialphone
Microfiche archives at the library
Overhead projectors
Cheques (never ever even seen one in NL, did see them in England)
Fax machine
Office without internet / e-mail

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3119

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Yea Atlanta isn't a tourist city but it is known for far more than its airport, I would say. Is it really though? I am sure that if you are from the USA, or North America in general, you might know a bit more of Atlanta since it is a state capital. But for those outside North America? Some might kn...

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2043

Re: Black Box Replacement

it is extremely rare to have a crash where the black boxes are not found or damanged beyond use. Having a 24h data stream would be prohibitively expensive for what is essentially a very rare occurance. But what I have been wondering is, why not couple such a stream with the flight envelope protectio...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats and the 2018 election
Replies: 284
Views: 6594

Re: Democrats and the 2018 election

It makes perfect sense that the healthcare provided by the government (medicare, medicaid, veteran care) is more expensive. And the reason is not simply because government is inherently inefficient. If that were the case then the healthcare systems all over Europe would have collapsed ages ago. The ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats and the 2018 election
Replies: 284
Views: 6594

Re: Democrats and the 2018 election

Do you want to be left without any taxpayers and business at all? There are places in this country (California, New York) that are as close to socialism as it gets, if not there already. Could you please, in your own words, explain the definition of socialism? Not a link or something, I want to fig...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Database design
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Database design

ODBC should still work. I use it all the time to link the WMS program with Access and Access with Excel. That’s with office 2016.

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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Liquid water found on Mars.
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Liquid water found on Mars.

Don't get your hopes up just yet for a fishing trip to Mars. It's beneath roughly 1,5 KM of ice. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44952710 Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars. What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet's south polar ice c...

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump, citing politics, looking to revoke security clearances
Replies: 36
Views: 1197

Re: Trump, citing politics, looking to revoke security clearances

If these are indeed FORMER security officials, then would it not be logical to revoke clearances?

That said, him doing so purely/mostly to spite political opponents is just sad. But what else is new for Trump.

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Must see weird movies
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Must see weird movies

I recently watched the Spanish movie Contratiempo on Netflix. A business men is found with his death mistress, and during the movie he is preparing his defence with his lawyer. It's a whodunit movie, but this time seen from the eyes of the accused instead of the police/prosecutor. I can't tell you m...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 35
Views: 1323

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

It is too late for the pebbles to vote. The correct answer is Babylon 5.

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by petertenthije
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 9362

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

He might well have designed a livery come 2025, but I do not think AF1 will be done by then, do Trump’s successor can easily overrule him. Painting AF1 will be one of the last things to happen.

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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 9362

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

Who cares what Trump wants. By the time the new AF1 is done Trump will have been replaced. As prebennorholm already mentioned, these military procurement projects take ages. The next president will get to decide on the paintjob. I could see Trump deciding on mayor interior decisions since, unlike th...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018

Probably F-HELA, unless there is more then one Embraer with that livery.

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by petertenthije
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct state
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: The correct state

state of inebriation

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion Livery
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Re: Laudamotion Livery

sevenair wrote:
I was surprised to see the defunct Air Berlin livery this morning.
Just because Air Berlin has folded does not mean that their entire former fleet has been repainted. There might even still be planes available that have not been placed with new airlines yet (I have not kept track).

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by petertenthije
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)
Replies: 81
Views: 10237

Re: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)

Could it be the reveal of the new livery? They had a poll for a new livery a while ago.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Boeing miss out? Success of Embraer E-175
Replies: 10
Views: 2591

Re: Did Boeing miss out? Success of Embraer E-175

Neither Boeing nor Airbus had any interest in the market.

In rapd succesion the Avro ARJ, Fokker 70/100 and Dornier 728/928 programmes were available for pennies on the dollar.

Clearly, both Boeing and Airbus felt their resources were better spend on other projects.

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Split - Thoughts on the Cal 3 Initiative
Replies: 45
Views: 1604

Re: The Big Split - Thoughts on the Cal 3 Initiative

I'd hope that the good folks in Jefferson would realize that splitting the 55 electoral votes into thirds would be good for the country in the long run, given that 18 of them would most likely go republican. They have no voice now, so how could it be any worse? Mike Drop So basically this is the ne...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 31
Views: 1297

Re: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

No real impact on me as I'm retired. Everyone would be severely impacted, including you. Every industry nowadays is dependant on the internet. The infrastructure to cope without internet has been largely dismantled. Your supermarket and petrol station would run out of fast-movers in a day or two, e...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian State TV:‘Crimea is ours, Trump is ours!
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Russian State TV:‘Crimea is ours, Trump is ours!

BN747 wrote:
Trump telling G7 leaders that Russia should be allowed to annex Crimea on the basis that the majority of people in that province speak Russian.
I like the logic of that. It gives hope that Trump will stand down US forces when England invades the USA. LOL

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2185

Re: Architecture

When you ask people what building style they find most beautiful, most of the time they point to something that has been built hundreds of years ago. Is that a sign that architecture has gone down hill every since (with some exceptions)? Why this sad state of contemporary architecture? A lot of the...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7900

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Accusations of criminal activity should be backed up with some evidence or source - don't you think? Since when did that become important to politics? That mindset would have avoided a lot of BS during the birther movement, or pizzagate, or the dozens of Benghazi hearings, or any of the numerous ot...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 36
Views: 14772

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/ongeval-met-q400-door-defecte-vergrendeling-landingsgestel seems not to be pilot error based on what online translator says. Correct. The “yoke” of the right main landing gear was already slightly damaged prior to the landing, the article ...

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by petertenthije
Thu May 31, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7900

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

mham001 wrote:
with the aim of stopping Mercedes-Benz models from driving down Fifth Avenue in New York.[i]
Maybe he intends to pedestrianize fifth avenue? This way he can, for once, keep his word, without starting a trade war? ;)

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