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4th Jul 2022, 04:34
Replies: 176
Views: 38,836
Posted By kiwi grey

Remarkably quickly, as it happens. SpaceX is in...

Remarkably quickly, as it happens.
SpaceX is in a fight with legacy Internet SATCOM providers - including Viasat - who are making representations to the FCC to "share" (I think SpaceX would say...
30th Jun 2022, 03:03
Replies: 1,349
Views: 415,338
Posted By kiwi grey

This The Chinese government says that...

This
The Chinese government says that everything inside the"nine dash line" is Chinese sovereign territory. From their point of view, that's the end of the argument.
Now, they are getting to the...
30th Jun 2022, 02:42
Replies: 193
Views: 61,883
Posted By kiwi grey

And you're only looking back 20 years. If you...

And you're only looking back 20 years.
If you go back to the 1970s & 1980s, inflation was much, much higher than recently
3rd Jun 2022, 02:29
Replies: 23
Views: 3,840
Posted By kiwi grey

So that'd be a big buy of A330 MRTTs, then,...

So that'd be a big buy of A330 MRTTs, then, seeing as how the KC-46 is still being produced with several outstanding Class 1 defects.
That's design defects that aren't scheduled to be fixed in new...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2022, 01:04
Replies: 43
Views: 9,833
Posted By kiwi grey

Every other owner of a large motor yacht will be...

Every other owner of a large motor yacht will be hoping this boat was completely uninsured.
A seven million pound loss, maybe? If there are as many as 10,000 insured boats in what the insurers...
28th Apr 2022, 01:37
Replies: 44
Views: 10,524
Posted By kiwi grey

Not even slightly rapid prototype

So it's going to take Boeing and the USAF four years to complete the first 'rapid prototype' of an type that's based on an in-production airframe (P-8A) and is currently in service with a 5-eyes...
25th Mar 2022, 09:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,364
Posted By kiwi grey

Thank you so much! Family mystery solved ...

Thank you so much!

Family mystery solved
Pprune to the rescue again

:)
25th Mar 2022, 08:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,364
Posted By kiwi grey

Aircraft on an RN carrier deck

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1658x1269/aircraft_on_carrier_flight_deck_36ff1a17f32ac9f4649e77858c5e86a0c1b6e8ac.jpg
This photo was taken on board a Royal Navy carrier, I think...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2022, 22:22
Replies: 41
Views: 12,400
Posted By kiwi grey

Also, the interference potential from 5G in C...

Also, the interference potential from 5G in C band is greater in the US because the 5G allocated band goes up to 3.98 GHz, whereas in other places including Europe it stops at 3.8 GHz or even 3.7GHz
17th Jan 2022, 21:03
Replies: 35
Views: 11,758
Posted By kiwi grey

The story is now getting a run on Stuff:...

The story is now getting a run on Stuff: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/127517847/corrosion-found-in-four-engines-of-hibernating-air-nz-boeing-777300ers



i.e. "Nothing to see here,...
10th Dec 2021, 22:50
Replies: 80
Views: 20,237
Posted By kiwi grey

There is definitely something odd going on here. ...

There is definitely something odd going on here.
Recent public reports are that the RNZAF is really quite pleased with their NH90 helicopters, with good availability and that they now have the...
10th Dec 2021, 22:07
Replies: 176
Views: 38,836
Posted By kiwi grey

WillowRun 6-3, Apart from marking a major...

WillowRun 6-3,
Apart from marking a major blow-up between US Federal government agencies and thereby providing a potentially entertaining “pass the popcorn” opportunity for those of us outside the...
9th Dec 2021, 19:01
Replies: 80
Views: 20,237
Posted By kiwi grey

That's just wrong. The Romeo is a warfighting...

That's just wrong.
The Romeo is a warfighting helicopter, predominately anti-submarine, whereas the MRH-90 is primarily a transport helicopter.
The SH-60 variant that would be the replacement for...
21st Nov 2021, 22:00
Replies: 156
Views: 108,172
Posted By kiwi grey

WillowRun 6-3 Boeing have done their...

WillowRun 6-3

Boeing have done their darnedest to make this impossible.
Firstly, the 787-10 fuselage sections are too long to be transported to Seattle: the -10 was only ever designed to have its...
12th Nov 2021, 03:08
Replies: 1,268
Views: 222,410
Posted By kiwi grey

Won't they be considered as having 'voluntarily...

Won't they be considered as having 'voluntarily left employment' and be subject to a stand-down period before they can get the dole?
4th Nov 2021, 23:16
Replies: 45
Views: 8,790
Posted By kiwi grey

Are the military pilots and cabin crew expected...

Are the military pilots and cabin crew expected to do anything other than polish the egos of their civilian counterparts?
:E
3rd Nov 2021, 21:57
Replies: 544
Views: 183,696
Posted By kiwi grey

Auckland yes Hamilton not likely, no Customs,...

Auckland yes
Hamilton not likely, no Customs, hasn't had international traffic in a decade
Tauranga, no, has never had international traffic, no facilities - don't think anything bigger than an...
20th Oct 2021, 23:43
Replies: 9,659
Views: 1,564,101
Posted By kiwi grey

For contrast, New Zealand currently conducts what...

For contrast, New Zealand currently conducts what is in effect a lottery for Hotel Quarantine (we call in Managed Isolation & Quarantine, "MIQ").
That system has released between 3,000 and 4,000...
13th Sep 2021, 22:13
Replies: 13
Views: 5,784
Posted By kiwi grey

I'm pretty sure that I've read that France will...

I'm pretty sure that I've read that France will buy more new Rafales to back fill these early models they have sold.
Presumably at a rate that will keep Dassault's factory ticking over nicely for...
28th Aug 2021, 01:39
Replies: 272
Views: 53,809
Posted By kiwi grey

And with the UK population being about three...

And with the UK population being about three times Australia, that implies a Covid death rate of between thirty and forty Australians every day, even if Australia gets to 80%+, not the 70% target...
14th Aug 2021, 04:54
Replies: 7
Views: 3,148
Posted By kiwi grey

Some repatriation flights last year were run with...

Some repatriation flights last year were run with the Business Class cabin sealed off from the rest of the aircraft and a complete double crew carried.
On the way out, the return crew occupied /...
26th Jul 2021, 00:26
Replies: 9,659
Views: 1,564,101
Posted By kiwi grey

Because it's not a real lockdown. For...

Because it's not a real lockdown.

For example
"It is also considered a reasonable excuse to leave your home if you need to ... move ... between your different places of residence"
Which means if...
24th Jul 2021, 00:19
Replies: 176
Views: 111,784
Posted By kiwi grey

I read that the FAA estimated cost - parts &...

I read that the FAA estimated cost - parts & labour - is $2,000 per aircraft.
Which looks kinda cheap compared to the cost of delaying the flight of the "Oops" aircraft, let alone the (?100 times as...
24th Jun 2021, 06:05
Replies: 402
Views: 167,068
Posted By kiwi grey

If we can put the Delta variant off for four or...

If we can put the Delta variant off for four or five months, enough of us will be vaccinated that it won't be such a problem.
In the meantime, we're all just hoping for the best
24th Jun 2021, 05:55
Replies: 441
Views: 83,180
Posted By kiwi grey

I had my second Pfizer jab on the weekend. My...

I had my second Pfizer jab on the weekend.
My arm was a bit sore that evening so I took a couple each of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen tablets before bedtime.
Discomfort / tenderness gone by the next...
15th Jun 2021, 22:42
Replies: 3
Views: 2,649
Posted By kiwi grey

Try this link:...

Try this link: https://simpleflying.com/eu-us-airbus-boeing-dispute-ends/
13th Jun 2021, 03:42
Replies: 441
Views: 83,180
Posted By kiwi grey

My parents - ages 100 and 95 - both had both AZ...

My parents - ages 100 and 95 - both had both AZ shots back in April at their Rest Home.
The major side effect is that Mum is now able to Go Shopping for the first time in over a year :D
10th Jun 2021, 23:54
Replies: 9,659
Views: 1,564,101
Posted By kiwi grey

Local speculation is that they will be arrested...

Local speculation is that they will be arrested on leaving quarantine, remanded in custody (slightly less comfortable than a quarantine hotel), and after trial deported to Australia
30th May 2021, 23:52
Replies: 601
Views: 257,781
Posted By kiwi grey

I wouldn't have thought so. I would expect the...

I wouldn't have thought so.
I would expect the company to argue that by requiring all employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated, they have adopted a Health & Safety Policy that implements...
30th May 2021, 23:41
Replies: 441
Views: 83,180
Posted By kiwi grey

Had the first Pfizer jab on Saturday, very quick...

Had the first Pfizer jab on Saturday, very quick & easy and painless.
Sore arm yesterday, all good today
14th May 2021, 23:51
Replies: 160
Views: 30,055
Posted By kiwi grey

What a peculiar idea. Canada, Australia and New...

What a peculiar idea.
Canada, Australia and New Zealand are all quite happy to have The Queen as their Head of State but seem to manage having armed forces and independent foreign policies...
3rd May 2021, 00:36
Replies: 235
Views: 90,893
Posted By kiwi grey

As I understand discussion on this thread...

As I understand discussion on this thread https://www.pprune.org/australia-new-zealand-pacific/640189-qf-a380-s.html#post11037338, some QANTAS A380s will be ferried to LAX for gear swings so they can...
27th Apr 2021, 00:30
Replies: 9,659
Views: 1,564,101
Posted By kiwi grey

Building a Quarantine camp

I doubt that very much.
You are talking about building a small township for a thousand or more transients* in quarantine, plus permanent staff.
Even assuming the Commonwealth decided to simply...
26th Apr 2021, 00:27
Replies: 44
Views: 11,735
Posted By kiwi grey

Relatively few: only those who are NZ Citizens or...

Relatively few: only those who are NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, nobody else has access to the NZ Managed Isolation & Quarantine [MIQ] / Hotel Quarantine system.
However there have been some....
19th Apr 2021, 02:57
Replies: 36
Views: 11,053
Posted By kiwi grey

I think your figures are way too cheap. When I...

I think your figures are way too cheap.
When I worked for an electricity distribution company twenty years ago, our general rule of thumb for undergrounding overhead distribution lines was "$5k per...
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