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Forum: North America
3rd Jun 2021, 16:28
Replies: 21
Views: 4,662
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United place order for 15 Boom Supersonic jets

Either great forward planning or some free global publicity....
https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-boom-supersonic/
1st Jun 2021, 13:58
Replies: 1,134
Views: 466,450
Posted By Two's in

Who knew that demonstrating and testing new...

Who knew that demonstrating and testing new technologies could avoid embarrassing withdrawal problems?
...
31st May 2021, 15:19
Replies: 212
Views: 25,935
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A bunch of angry old white men defending an...

A bunch of angry old white men defending an outrage hit piece by a right-wing fascist rag.

...And they say irony's dead.
29th May 2021, 14:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
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Some interesting "bang for buck" comparisons in...

Some interesting "bang for buck" comparisons in these numbers:

9 x CH-53K King Stallion - $1.7 billion
12 x F-15EX - $1.5 billion
30 x AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters - $825 million

30...
26th May 2021, 16:30
Replies: 11
Views: 4,616
Posted By Two's in

They are actually just what you need. A...

They are actually just what you need. A straight or flat surface will reflect EM energy in a straight line as a function of the arrival/closure angle. That means quite tightly focused reflected...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2021, 17:56
Replies: 37
Views: 2,372
Posted By Two's in

We had an aircraft engineer known as "10 gauge"...

We had an aircraft engineer known as "10 gauge" because he was thick and difficult to work with.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2021, 18:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,238
Posted By Two's in

If it's a valley, there's wires waiting to pluck...

If it's a valley, there's wires waiting to pluck you out of the sky. You can conduct a thorough map recce, but not all wires are marked on maps (although these look pretty significant), you can do a...
19th May 2021, 13:07
Replies: 140
Views: 18,479
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Nobody mentioning the 12 year thread gap? That...

Nobody mentioning the 12 year thread gap? That must be some kind of record.

It's a lot about being able to see the big picture versus getting lost in the detail. Some jobs demand detail, others...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2021, 17:26
Replies: 748
Views: 58,391
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Today, in the nation where a large percentage of...

Today, in the nation where a large percentage of people have decided that it's too dangerous to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a nationwide warning...
10th May 2021, 16:57
Replies: 40
Views: 5,805
Posted By Two's in

I believe the engine out drill is a memory item...

I believe the engine out drill is a memory item...
9th May 2021, 21:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,674
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Apart from the asinine and probably criminal...

Apart from the asinine and probably criminal behavior behind this, it also speaks volumes for range control and safety - or lack of it. Not exactly a high point for the service.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2021, 13:45
Replies: 63
Views: 5,273
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More news today that up to 540 (yes, 540) Post...

More news today that up to 540 (yes, 540) Post Office workers are being contacted in connection with wrongful convictions over the flawed Horizon accounting system. I am amazed that this is not...
6th May 2021, 16:21
Replies: 32
Views: 5,131
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Huge, we've all had the same thought process with...

Huge, we've all had the same thought process with the being carded routine, but actually it's the same reason that so many other things are completely insane - lawyers and lawsuits. If you rely on...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2021, 15:36
Replies: 11,030
Views: 1,379,036
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Local elections were held in the UK on Thursday 6...

Local elections were held in the UK on Thursday 6 May. In unrelated news, earlier this week the Conservative Government authorized a naval presence in the Channel Islands.

/Still looking for...
5th May 2021, 14:09
Replies: 16
Views: 4,092
Posted By Two's in

A typical State Department penalty is that the...

A typical State Department penalty is that the offender is responsible for redesigning and improving the exposed sensitive technology within a short period to mitigate the breach. Great for...
5th May 2021, 14:04
Replies: 23
Views: 4,151
Posted By Two's in

Well, given the Battle of the Boyne was in 1690,...

Well, given the Battle of the Boyne was in 1690, I think yours is a safe prediction.
4th May 2021, 18:23
Replies: 23
Views: 4,151
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Unlike Turkey, nobody has ever claimed the NI...

Unlike Turkey, nobody has ever claimed the NI "troubles" simply did not happen, or that the 3,500 lives lost during that period were largely "self-inflicted".

The Armenians and many other nations...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2021, 16:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
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After many years of being asked by many Americans...

After many years of being asked by many Americans if I am Australian, I have reached the sad but unavoidable conclusion that to the untrained ear, those 2 accents must sound very similar. I think...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2021, 15:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
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Well that delightfully moronic cartoon...

Well that delightfully moronic cartoon illustrates the problem. The good folk of Scotland, Ireland and Wales have not felt the need to let their respective national symbology be hijacked by...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2021, 18:27
Replies: 44
Views: 4,317
Posted By Two's in

A lot of people are confusing "freedom of speech"...

A lot of people are confusing "freedom of speech" with "freedom from the consequences of my speech". People squawking about the former usually think they deserve the latter. Not the case.
21st Apr 2021, 16:44
Replies: 63
Views: 15,542
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All the the want of a bit more altitude. There's...

All the the want of a bit more altitude. There's 5 substantial runways within a 20 miles radius of the ditching point, but if you can't there, you can't there.
21st Apr 2021, 16:39
Replies: 69
Views: 14,927
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After the decades of apartheid and human rights...

After the decades of apartheid and human rights abuses, even the South African government realized you couldn't deal with the post-conflict issues using the existing justice infrastructure and set up...
19th Apr 2021, 17:15
Replies: 63
Views: 15,542
Posted By Two's in

Nutloose, it's Florida. If Darwin had come here...

Nutloose, it's Florida. If Darwin had come here instead of the Galapagos, evolution would still be a wild theory...
17th Apr 2021, 18:51
Replies: 63
Views: 15,542
Posted By Two's in

Grumman Avenger down in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Sad to see a Grumman Avenger ditch just off the beach today at the Cocoa Beach Air Show. Looked like an engine failure, followed by a text book ditching. Pilot seemed to be OK. Looks like it was...
17th Apr 2021, 17:14
Replies: 132
Views: 28,765
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Thread drift of the worst kind, but at the same...

Thread drift of the worst kind, but at the same time as rationing was ending, the food industry was learning how stuff "empty" calorific content into products via highly processed (i.e cheap)...
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