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  1. https://youtu.be/IXQ2hoRdbL8 If I could get a Russian bride then this would be the one...
  2. The Aviation Herald also reports information that Airbus A340-600, like SAA’s, have a known software bug in their FMS. This bug can reduce the apparent take-off mass of the aircraft by about 90 tons, if the crew enters the take-off mass before engine start. So much that is strange about this story.
  3. The expressions in pit lane when the Racing Point rolled out of the garage. Priceless. And Lawrence Stroll has presence. I also think his kid has what it takes, though very young still. Maybe Seb will have his hands full again with a fast team mate this year.
  4. Lots of good comments here, but from my point of view Tracey's value proposition is very simple: secure parking and a safe ride into the Cradle. No more, no less. I've been riding the Cradle for more than 20 years from Fourways (Cedar Lakes) and I've watched the roads around here degenerate into a very dangerous state, from the condition of the tarmac to the driving (and riding!) habits of the people that use them. And while I now prefer driving out there, the parking situation is ridiculous. Tracey's place puts me at the start of the Cradle ride, at a point where the traffic is much less
  5. No real surprises, but R54.7m for paint? I know you can't get this stuff at Builders, but... SAA like trying to unscramble an egg, Denel basically looted, Parliament hears | Fin24 (news24.com)
  6. I see an opportunity here for car modders. Shoehorn one of those babies into a Civic maybe?
  7. It would have been butt-clenching for the person who filmed this: https://youtu.be/sBxe4cQzUIY
  8. Busy day for investigators US plane scatters engine debris over Denver homes [b777] | MyBroadband Forum And in a similar unrelated incident Accident: Longtail B744 at Maastricht on Feb 20th 2021, rain of engine parts (avherald.com)
  9. There's a fascinating book about how the Israelis ripped off the Mirage designs from a drafting office in Switzerland and smuggled the 1000s of drawings out of the country in a van.
  10. Having driven these lanes I can confirm the speed limit and narrowness. Seems like all the rental cars are scratched on the sides too. Those gorse hedges grow very close.
  11. Those brake discs look dangerous.
  12. That second video talks about overcoming flutter, and moving ballast towards the wingtips. What really impressed me was the description of how the albatross use DS by working the wavetops like cliffs.
  13. There's always something new in aviation, and here I will include RC. Latest thing I've learned about is Dynamic Soaring - this is extreme RC flying. Gliders that hit 548mph! Check this out: For a detailed explanation of how it works https://youtu.be/nv7-YM4wno8
  14. Enjoyed this. Very hard men, the Kray twins.
  15. So Cemair has done a deal. Not a bad return from the brink for them. Ethiopian Airlines – oft cited as a possible SAA saviour – just did a local deal (businessinsider.co.za)
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