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  1. here: Nepal plane crash leaves at least 68 dead | CP24.com footage alleged to be taken from a passenger who was broadcasting on Facebook live. ('could be a fake, I dunno) more ground video here: Nepal plane crash: Flight loses control mid air before it hits the ground. Video | World News - Hindustan Times
  2. from NASA`s history Office:
  3. It`s not so unusual where I am in Northern Canada that we get a period of 10-14 straight days in January when the temps do not dip below -35C--40C. The lowest I`ve experienced myself is -49C over a period of 48 long hours. I have head to toe gear that can keep me safe down to -55C; when it becomes unsafe to directly breathe and moot to expect to survive without external heat. But that gear cost me a small fortune over many years. I`m told that to purchase the same kit today it would cost even more than I`ve paid and that it`s out of stock anyway. Not everyone will be able to afford to stay warm this winter in my part of the world. When those fancy 80K trucks start breaking down, the cotton jeans that their owners wear inside them will kill them cold. I remember a MASH (being a past American TV show of the 1970s) episode when the weather was particularly cold and everybody was desperate about getting one pair of long wool underwear. We`re almost there. In our southern cities where the vast majority of us live; it is foreseeable that many will die or be seriously injured by exposure this coming winter. My country is an oil producer and because it is so vast and cold, it also means that we consume vast quantities of energy (all too often, frivolously). That`s jobs therefore; income taxes; and taxes that our Canadian governments aren`t going to not collect, just for the sake of doing the right thing. It`s a shame. I am old. I ain`t keeping up with the times, I guess, eh?! But to be honest, I`m often glad that I`m not. We`re going to have a tough winter ahead of us here. I often listen to the news in Europe, where I was, a long time ago. I count my blessings, and I hope that things will get better for those over there, who surely do not deserve what`s going to happen this coming winter.
  4. Flight 2469 was a C-54 Skymaster with 44 crew and passengers on it`s way from Anchorage, Alaska to Great Falls, Montana. It never got there and is believed to have crashed in the Yukon wilderness. A very important search and rescue effort; named Operation Mike ensued immediately; involving 7000 men and dozens of aircraft; some of which also crashed during the search. The CBC (being Canada`s national public broadcaster) is streaming a new documentary about this story here: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/skymaster-down/s01. And you can join the Facebook group that continues the search for flight 2469 here: https://www.facebook.com/OperationMike/
  5. Yes that the one. Considering FSX was launched in 2006; and that It took a couple of years to develop it; it`s quite impressive how much fun can be had with it; after all these years.
  6. yeah... the VC is quite the thing; sounds too, a couple of gauges in there are new to me... my shift+1 (his state switch) gives me issues on my setup. My workaround is just to click close it and it's in flight mode. It's no big deal. I've always liked the F27 and freeware in general. A lot of work went into this one and it is definitely one of the great models in the history of this hobby. It flies easy on my 8 year old low end PC.
  7. There`s a lovely F27 in Avsim`s library (and elsewhere). It`s from Benoit Gaurant who`s a very generous and talented creator from France. I loved his Nordatlas work in FS2004. This is V.1. It`s free and a whole lotta work went into it. It's gonna need repaints. Many of 'em. Me, I've got no concept of how he does it, but I sure do enjoy his work!! Thankyou Mr. Gaurant. There are so many big things wrong with our world. The little things like this do it for me.
  8. Germany scrapped the 2 person rule in 2017. So did Canada, my country. I can`t verify for every country for lack of time. In the case of Canada, the rule`s application period had expired and it was not extended. Why the other countries which dropped it probably varies.
  9. And so another mass murder. May they all rest in peace except the killer(s) Let the killer(s) die, forever, alone, in eternity. It is so sad for the loved ones of the innocent who died. Many of them shall never recover from so much inhumanity; and they'll keep falling out of the sky along with the one's they lost.
  10. "I've got a serious situation here," the unidentified passenger said in the audio. "My pilot has gone incoherent, and I have no idea how to fly the airplane." video + ATC here: https://www.wpbf.com/article/florida-pbia-lands-safe-passenger-pilot-private-plane/39957179#
  11. video view from cockpit of S-92 which captured the stage Peter Beck (@Peter_J_Beck) / Twitter scroll down for Rocket Lab`s practice run of last April 25th.
  12. This was Rocket Lab`s - 'There And Back Again' mission which yesterday executed a midair capture by helicopter of it`s first stage rocket as it returned from space using parachutes. The helicopter then dropped it into the ocean at a safe altitude for recovery and re-flight. FF to 52:38 s.
  13. Error has been around for even longer; as you so aptly postdicted. Fortunately, as you R guessing; only the repetition of the past can be predicted.
  14. Yeah. You don't rock the goat.
  15. Wow! - l'avion a fait à peu près n'importe quoi is translated here in English by the plane didn`t respond. That`s not exactly accurate. l'avion a fait à peu près n'importe quoi literally means: the plane did whatever... (i.e. the plane had a mind of it`s own) It`s going to be interesting to find out what happened.
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