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Old 03-28-2020, 08:40 AM   #181  
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Hmmm... could be a genius move.
My thoughts exactly.

I remember seeing a couple dozen turboprops parked on the old ramp in SGF about 20 years from some commuter that had transitioned to RJs. Van driver said he overheard that the bean counters had determined that was the cheapest ramp space available which also had the highest likelihood of tornado/hail damage. They were just waiting it out and hoping for an insurance claim.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:41 AM   #182  
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Hmmm... could be a genius move.
I'd be sweating bullets if I was AA's insurance company. A lot tougher to prove insurance fraud for a tornado than say, an intentionally set fire.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:45 AM   #183  
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Tulsa is a heavy maintenance facility for AA, but I get what you're saying.
You donít understand, decades ago Bob Crandall foresaw COVID19 and strategically placed the MX facility in the path of tornadoes so that the fleet would be destroyed with expectations to be reimbursed like you would on your auto policy.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:38 PM   #184  
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Speaking of parking jets, I was looking at a picture of all the AA jets parked in Tulsa. Here we are going into wind / hail / tornado season and they have all these jets (many 777/787) lined up neatly for weeks in one spot smack in the middle of tornado alley. Iíd be a tad nervous about that given the way all of our luck has been going lately.
Golf ball physics! Little hail dents will make them .02 more fuel efficient.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:43 PM   #185  
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Arenít most aircraft self insured by the company?
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:50 PM   #186  
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Golf ball physics! Little hail dents will make them .02 more fuel efficient.
Something about laminar flow...Aero301.

Why does a golf ball have dimples?
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:10 AM   #187  
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To make it hard for you to put your special mark on your balls.
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Why does a golf ball have dimples?
My best guess is that golf balls have dimples to keep them from flying straight. And once they land out of bounds the dimples assist the the ball in stopping in the most dense and difficult underbrush with A tree directly between it and the fairway.
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My best guess is that golf balls have dimples to keep them from flying straight. And once they land out of bounds the dimples assist the the ball in stopping in the most dense and difficult underbrush with A tree directly between it and the fairway.
Best golf post of the month. Thanks for the chuckle as I longingly look out over the 5th fairway, with an injured hand.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:42 PM   #190  
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Best golf post of the month. Thanks for the chuckle as I longingly look out over the 5th fairway, with an injured hand.
donít let that stop you. One of my golf buddies blew his hand off in middle school making improvised fireworks (bad deal obviously) but we played on the high school golf team and basketball beyond high school. Even with one hand he has a great swing and an excellent golfer.
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