Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants, Reviews

“Military Madness”: US to deploy nuclear-capable B-52s to Australia, provoking China

01/11/2022. Category: Military. Topic: .

Deploying “bombers to Australia sends a strong message to adversaries about our ability to project lethal air power,” said the U.S. Air Force, alarming anti-war advocates.

In what critics are calling a “dangerous escalation,” the United States is reportedly preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to northern Australia, where they would be close enough to strike China.

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Buying a personal jet is a matter of clear thinking

12/03/2016. Category: Wheels. Topic: .

Put your modesty aside for a minute. You wouldn’t mind owning a very light personal jet, would you? Imagine taking a quick trip to Las Vegas without first having to stand in sweaty queues at the airport and then getting a seat next to your not-so-favourite kind of person. You just get on and go. Quickly.

Imagine the response of your friends when you invite them along. Imagine the respect. Read more…

Boeing 787 Screamliner

16/01/2013. Category: Wheels. Topic: .

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 – the first of which took to the skies in September 2011 – is said to be one of the most advanced, quietest and most fuel efficient airliners ever. On paper its specifications fitted the “Dreamliner” tag perfectly, prompting the most pre-launch orders ever for a wide-body passenger jet, 677. But it hasn’t been all plain sailing.

Production of the 787 Dreamliner has suffered a number of setbacks since its inception in 2003. Several design and logistical problems led to a number of delivery delays. And to add insult to injury, the few 787s that has been delivered has been grounded for various manufacturing faults, turning the Dreamliner into a “Screamliner.”   Read more…