2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Johnblue » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:22 pm

In re the A380, most jets are below 300,000 gross takeoff weight. The B747, DC-10 etc were over that which made them “heavy.” The A380 weighed so much that it was referred to as “super” and ATC had to provide extra spacing behind it. You would NOT want to be in a C210 behind DLH25 Super! I’ve flown in the Dreamliner & I was in the main cabin on the way from Sydney to Bali. It was a really nice ride. On the return I was in a crappy A321. Yuck!

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Post by Euphonium » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:54 pm

Johnblue wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:22 pm
In re the A380, most jets are below 300,000 gross takeoff weight. The B747, DC-10 etc were over that which made them “heavy.” The A380 weighed so much that it was referred to as “super” and ATC had to provide extra spacing behind it.
Interestingly, though both variants of the 757 fall below the 300,000 lbs. MTOW threshold, they are also treated as heavies for takeoff spacing. Admittedly, the 757 (particularly 752) is ridiculously overpowered, but still it's questionable how reliable the test data that was the basis for that requirement is.

(side note: got to take a 757 out of Santa Ana once; between the overpowered engines and the noise abatement procedures, it's the coolest thing ever)
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by DBear » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 pm

Conspiracy theorist and perennial Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche has died. He was 96.

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Post by alietr » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:24 am

Euphonium wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:54 pm
(side note: got to take a 757 out of Santa Ana once; between the overpowered engines and the noise abatement procedures, it's the coolest thing ever)
How so?

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Post by 9021amyers » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:33 am

DBear wrote:
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Conspiracy theorist and perennial Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche has died. He was 96.
That’s only what the Trilateral Commission wants you to think.

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Post by econgator » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:52 am

alietr wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:24 am
Euphonium wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:54 pm
(side note: got to take a 757 out of Santa Ana once; between the overpowered engines and the noise abatement procedures, it's the coolest thing ever)
How so?
If he's referring to John Wayne, I'd guess it would be due to the shortness of the runways there. A 757 would have to take off much quicker than it normally would (usually needs about 1.25 miles and the runway is barely 1 mile long), so the plane would have to be underweight and hoofing it.

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Post by Volante » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:52 am
alietr wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:24 am
Euphonium wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:54 pm
(side note: got to take a 757 out of Santa Ana once; between the overpowered engines and the noise abatement procedures, it's the coolest thing ever)
How so?
If he's referring to John Wayne, I'd guess it would be due to the shortness of the runways there. A 757 would have to take off much quicker than it normally would (usually needs about 1.25 miles and the runway is barely 1 mile long), so the plane would have to be underweight and hoofing it.
Not only that, but a couple thousand feet up, they have to throttle back because people don't want to -hear- the airport. So pilots have to go full out, coast, then go full out again. (It's more nuanced than that, but I'm not too motivated to find detailed steps)

Moving on...

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Post by Volante » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:01 pm

If this doesn't show up in a weird news category, I'll be very disappointed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47232355
A Canadian vodka distiller has lost 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water in what appears to be a heist.

Iceberg Vodka CEO David Meyers says he is mystified as to who - or why - someone would have stolen the water.

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Post by earendel » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:45 am

Denny Hamlin wins the Daytona 500 for the second time.
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Post by ouachiouat » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:20 pm

France's fencing federation has declared light saber dueling an official sport.

http://www.espn.com/olympics/fencing/st ... ling-sport
Like virtuous Jedi knights, the French federation sees itself as combatting a dark side: the sedentary habits of 21st-century life that are sickening ever-growing numbers of adults and kids.
Sadly, though, they don't expect it to become an Olympic event by the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:48 pm

First national park in Indiana: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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First national park in Indiana: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

No one used Indiana in Morbeedo's TD387 Q #9
To be clearer, Indiana Dunes already existed as a National Lakeshore, but it was recently upgraded to National Park status.
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Post by RJRouge » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:05 pm

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainm ... s-47293612

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:23 am

Ariana Grande becomes the first artist to occupy all top three spots on Billboard's Hot 100 since The Beatles did it in 1964. Grande's singles are "7 Rings," "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," and "Thank U, Next." The Beatles achieved the feat in April 1964, with their records "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," and "Do You Want to Know a Secret?"

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Post by Volante » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:00 pm

Volante wrote:
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Let's add this one too, since Fire and Fury got some play time, and I'm pretty sure the others have too.

Team of Vipers, another Trump Administration tell all, by former communications aide Cliff Sims
They could make a whole category out of these...and it could legit have a general knowledge theme...

Let Me Finish, Former NJ governor and Trump transition team head Chris Christie
Sweet zombie Jesus...
The Threat, Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:50 am

Stonehenge inner circle stones traced to bluestone quarries (Carn Goedog & Caraig Rhos-y-felin) in Wales about 180 miles away from Salisbury Plain.

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Post by RJRouge » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Peter Tork of The Monkees has passed. :cry:

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:52 pm

The new president of Nintendo of America is named John Bowser. Seriously.

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:03 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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The new president of Nintendo of America is named John Bowser. Seriously.
I believe you’ve fallen for fake news, that is too ridiculous to be true.






His name is Doug.

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Post by DBear » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:49 pm

A new moon for Neptune has been discovered, named Hippocamp :geek:

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