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|Travel / Re: Photos Of The Coffins Where 4 Nigerians To Be Killed In Indonesia Will Be Buried by abatically(m): 9:17am|
This is not a matter of hating black people. Trust me we Africans HATE ourselves more than Asians hate us. When we go to asia we scream they hate us, when we go to USA we scream they hate us, when we go to Europe we scream they hate us. In reality we are the ones that hate ourselves. Do u know how many Nigerians are in Asia , Europe and America committing all sorts of crimes all in the name of hustling? In all those countries, if u go to their prisons Nigerians dominate the foreigners.
Take a look at what is happening in south Africa, Africans killing themselves for no reason. Have u ever seen an Asian kill Africans like south Africans are killing Africans? Or have u ever seen an Asian loot an African shop just because he is a foreigner? Trust me those people are more tolerant than we are. Even here in Nigeria igbos hate Yoruba, hausas hate Igbo and vise versa. In the north they are killing themselves for no reason.
Here on Nairaland, it is tribal wars everywhere, u can hardly read 3 comments without reading something about tribalism. That is how much we hate ourselves, so u don't expect other countries to like us when we ourselves don't like ourselves. It is clearly written in Malaysia and Indonesia laws that penalty for drug trafficking is DEATH. Before u get done on the plane it is announced, at the airport it is written there boldly. So why would someone decide to break the laws in another country when he has been vigorously warned of the penalty. U can't blame the Asians, u can only blame the offenders.
If u go to a sharia country where u know the penalty for committing adultery is cutting off ur hands, and u still commit the offence, then u should be ready to pay the price when caught. If u can't hold urself, go to another country with tolerable laws. It is not a must that u take drugs to Malaysia or Indonesia since death penalty awaits u when u are caught.
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by Mordyb: 6:31pm On Apr 26|
goofyone:i doubt star war is very good case study some tech are already in existence but the concept back then is way of the mark i tell you
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by goofyone(m): 9:43am On Apr 26|
bolajiboi:I actually don't think the altitude will be a problem for this kind of chute system. Though a planned emergency will be easier to control, an unplanned emergency can't go any awry so long as the plane doesn't explode in mid-air. All you need are altitude sensors that will automatically deploy the chutes once they sense that the plane has descended to the safe altitude where pressurization is no longer required.
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by justi4jesu: 8:44am On Apr 26|
I just wish seriously
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by tdayof(m): 8:00am On Apr 26|
bolajiboi:its possible... What you need to do is to upgrade the plane system in order to be able to get the technology you are looking for.
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by LewsTherin: 9:50pm On Apr 25|
Which set of 50 would you rather be in? And who determmines who is in which set? A safety system that doesn't have a good chance of saving EVERYBODY is no safety system. At anyrate, aircraft are designed to be as safe as possible. The fact that every crash is well reported shows how few mishaps there actually are. You have a much greater chance of dying in a lightning storm than in an air disaster and if you live in Lagos, you know it's raining a lot right now
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by tdayof(m): 9:39pm On Apr 25|
LewsTherin:it actually depends on the current feet and rate in which the passenger plane is descending... its possible for 100+ passengers to be brought to safety before the plane crashes......
and moreover the parachute is to reduce the casualty rate. its better if 50passangers are able to chute down safely than having all dead.
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by LewsTherin: 7:46pm On Apr 25|
The problem is getting the passangers off the plane to use a chute. You see how violent and fast fighter pilots are ejected off their planes. For large bomber aircrafts, there is a man-hole the crew can slide down from the cockpit to exit the aircraft. These are aircraft with just crews of 5 max.
In a commercial aircraft with crew and passengers in excess of 200, how do you get everyone off in a quick and orderly fashion especially as none of the passengers will be trained in using chutes?
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by goofyone(m): 5:47pm On Apr 25|
That's an interesting idea, breaking the plane up into modules and deploying chutes for each module. I actually think that sounds achievebale, only maybe it'll require redesigning the typical passenger plane. Perhaps breaking up the giant craft into coaches like you have on a train, after of course some work on the aerodynamics. If you can break up a Boeing 737, for example, into a number of modules and then have those deploy their own independent chutes after detaching them from the parent, you could actually make this idea work.
If you think the slowing down at high speed will cause fatal injuries to some of the passengers, then consider what ramming into the ground at the same speed will cause the same occupants. Automation in passenger airplanes has experienced incredible advances recently and it shouldn't take much to have these planes conduct diagnostics which will trigger the chute recovery systems even at high speed. There might be resulting injuries or fatalities, but there is much more greater chance of saving both plane parts and human lives.
And as for expense, I do agree. plane tickets will definitely become more expensive. If governments got involved however, cost could be greatly subsidized. After all, it's all in the effort to protect the lives of their citizens. If you ask me, I think sufficient engineering, political and scientific will could actually see this happening.
LewsTherin:And just to note, I've got a strong feeling many of the world's future systems won't look so far away from what we see on present Batman and Avengers movies.
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by LewsTherin: 4:39pm On Apr 25|
Jettisoning parts to reduce weight is not a bad idea (though it seems to me someone is enjoying his Batman movies a little tooo much )
It's not so much a scientific problem as an engineering one. Weight of chutes aside, there is still the problem of Size of chute. Those things have a heck of a large surface area. Storing them on the body of the aircraft without making the plane look like Fat Albert in a winter jacket will be a trick. Then there is the structural strength of the rest of the fuselage where the chutes will be attached to. Then there is the problem of slowing down an 800km/hr vehicle sufficiently and slowly enough to not break the necks of all inside from whiplash (That's why Quicksilver held Magneto's head before speeding him out of that cell in Days of Future Past). There are more problems than I can see (not being an experienced parachutist)
Maybe modular construction of aircraft can help some of these problems. So instead of 1 parachute for the whole aircraft, the plane detaches into smaller modules each with its own chute system. That can reduce weight and surface area.
This is the crew capsule for an F111 Ardvark. Being a 2 person aircraft when the pilots need to eject, the entire capsule is ejected and the parachutes deploy for the capsule. Same thing for the Apache attack 'copter. I guess something like that can be worked out for commercial jets. But the expense! Oh the expense! !
|Travel / Re: Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by goofyone(m): 3:22pm On Apr 25|
I understand your argument about the weight, but I really don't agree that it is impossible. Instead I think it's about whether there is any scientific will to have it done.
If you had the chute system built into the fuselage of the plane or you had the plane automatically jettison some of its weight (fuel, cargo, engines maybe, etc) before deploying the chute, don't you think that may work? And however big the chute is going to be, I don't think the sky will be too big to take it. Anyways, just looking at ways this could exists. But I believe in its possibility.
|Travel / Why Don't Airplanes Have Parachute Systems? by goofyone(m): 1:51pm On Apr 25|
After recent flying experiences, I've been wondering why passenger planes don't have parachute systems? When I was younger, I used to consider handing out parachutes to each passenger on an airplane. They could then leap out of the planes and deploy these chutes in case of emergency. But then the flaw in this sort of thinking is quite obvious. There may not be enough time to file more than 287 persons to the door of the airplane and have them leap to "safety".
However, I don't get what's stopping airplane manufacturers from designing a giant chute to ferry the whole plane to a safe location? Wouldn't this really help to save lots of lives?
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by Marylandmama: 12:06pm On Apr 24|
No, you don't need a transit visa if you are flying BA as long as you don't intend to enter the city. Once u disembark from the plane you ll see purple coloured signpost for pple with connecting flights wch ll led you to terminal 5 where BA uses.
|Travel / Re: South Africa Shuts Lagos Consulate by justwise(m): 10:20am On Apr 24|
I used the same airport last month..yes things are bad, Nigerians complain about it, we know our problems, we solve our problem, we don't need or rely on whites to develop, feed and rule us like SA do. There is a huge difference here.
|Travel / Re: South Africa Shuts Lagos Consulate by lolly2pops: 9:50am On Apr 24|
Infact I landed in your disorganised Muhammed Murtala airport. As the plane descended it got very clear to me how bad things are on the ground. Not even that was enough to prepare me for what I later saw. But again, the people are so warm to foreigners unlike some of my SA brothers and sisters.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by chidaroy(f): 12:53am On Apr 24|
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by Newmum15: 4:00am On Apr 23|
woaini:Wow,congrats on your successful Poe.Did you mean 500 dollars or 5000?The rise in dollar rates is really giving one concern about changing money truly.Wish you all the best in all you have left to do.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by woaini(f): 3:22am On Apr 23|
So the eagle has landed.
Got to dallas today with lufthansa.
The flight was really good the service was top notch with lots to eat and drink. The flight from abuja was kinda empty though (I wonder why).
Straight to the matter.
As we landed in dallas I said a word of prayer stepped out and continued to call on God. I walked I did not feel I needed a wheelchair having sat on a plane for so long. It got to my turn and my conversation with d cbp guy went thus
Him: so where to and what brings you
Me:told him, to spend my maternity leave and give birth
Him: when last where you here, was it to give birth
Me: last year vacation
Him: have you made contact with a doctor
Me: yes and hands him burden of proof (notification of intent letter, hospital correspondence, doctors correspondence, maternity leave letter from my job) arranged in that order. It was intentional
He read them all then asked how much my care would cost and how much I had. I told him about 6k then I had 5002usd cos of exchange rate then my cards
He asked where I work, I told him. He stamped me in 6months. All this took like 3minutes. I was jumping for joy
To be continued........
|Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE General Visa Enquiries by MarieEyre: 4:56pm On Apr 22|
That's why I say you guys should go through Enugu or Abuja International Airports next time you are going to Dubai. Although I went through MM1 when I travelled to Dubai 2weeks ago. They tried to use the age thing to stop me from travelling. Luckily for me, I had everything they asked for; Hotel reservation, visa, i showed them my company ID card, nobody asked for a BTA (didn't even know what that was until you guys mentioned it). I still settled them 2k naira. I was eventually let to board. Got to the plane 15 minutes to take off *smh* When I got to Dubai, I went through immigration and the airport generally in less than 7 minutes. They only ask for your visa and stamp your passport, that's all. Truth is we have a very very very long way to go in this Country. I guess I just got lucky with Immigration. I was advised next time to go through Abuja or Enugu as you don't get harassed as they do here in Lagos even with a virgin passport. May God help us in this Country.
|Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by FemiFaniKayode: 9:41am On Apr 22|
Mikwus:u wan sell Intl
airline ticket? na lag bus ticket u think say e be?
i no sure say you done enter plane befor
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by Popri(f): 8:01am On Apr 22|
Wow...congratulations on your successful entry..surprised at your answers though cos of how well informed u are, anywaiz, no hard and fast rule, at least this one favoured you so we give God thanks
Thank you for all your previous detailed info on this thread, you are so resourceful o
Pls rest well, and keep us posted on hospitals. Enjoy your stay
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by nefertitiram: 2:27am On Apr 22|
My people, my people,
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by sayoberry: 12:36am On Apr 22|
now unless you are not travelling early, u can use the priority... like maybe u have one month of faaji. but if u dey rush go house... abeg no do ijebu o. and again I cat guarantee the safety of your baby's passport with the envelope. so its better to use the overnight delivery envelope.
Got zero balances thru mail box
Meanwhile I did not do circumsision there too, I flew B.A and my babies ticket was $322 for each baby. I requested bassinet and wheelchair for my mil and l. My babies started wailing immediately we got down from the plane in Lagos, the heat was interesting, I was almost choking from the air. America don sweet me.
Meanwhile for those who sent me mails, I'm sorry for not replying on time or at all. I don't have help at home so unless I see "u have won $5million" or something similar I don't read the mails
Goodnight everyone. Have a mission accomplished year
|Travel / Re: Calling On Nairaland Americans :) Pls I Need Cheap Way Of Getting To Los Angeles by bebe2(f): 7:02pm On Apr 21|
No mind them, I don buy today £723 BA.
I never still recover from the shock
|Travel / Re: Calling On Nairaland Americans :) Pls I Need Cheap Way Of Getting To Los Angeles by 25omega(m): 2:22pm On Apr 21|
It will be very difficult to get a cheaper price. i would suggest flying into ATL then have your family buy you a plane ticket with southwest airline from ATL to LA. That might save you some money. So your round trip would be to and from ATL but you would buy a separate round trip ticket from ATL to LA using either southwest airline or priceline.com
|Travel / Re: Top 5 Places You Must Visit In Nigeria Before Death Knocks At Your Door! by amsoslim(m): 8:52pm On Apr 20|
Mak I BOOK my flight ticket incase the plane go fly reach FP
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by customised87: 12:33pm On Apr 20|
You can get ur fit to fly from ur doc n hospital in Nig and u can get it 72 hrs before ur departure,it must state ur gestation age,edd and that u r medically fit to fly on a plane.
There is nothing much abt the consent letter,just write that u r the father/mother and will like for ur child's application for a Nig visa to be granted. The letter must be written and signed by both parents whether present or not. You can google DS-11 form for the form to be notorised for the US passport application
You can travel with 9,999$ and below and would not need to declare it or u can travel with 10,000$ and above and declare it at POE
You can take along some wedding pics in addition to the marriage cert. my passport is in my maiden name too so i travelled with my marriage cert as well as wedding pics even though i didnt need/use it for anything on the long run.
|Travel / Re: My Padi Wan Chop Aduro. How He Go Take Pass? by Obinnio: 12:17am On Apr 20|
25omega:but my guy as a Nigerian enlighten me on aduro mata as You know more, I will tell U about me and as I am honest to say it, that's the way my life is and I don't like lies, I tell the truth so that anywhere help will come from I will know it is God's doing, First of all I want to travel and I want to chop aduro or over stay thereby being illegal, it's for a reason and with good intention and not bad like doing drugs or stealing and I won't deceive a lady just for papers. Well I am a footballer, I intend to travel to give myself better opportunities and exposure which we don't get here cos of poor scouting system, I intend to go for trials and so on even playing in the lowest division to prove myself or even sunday sunday or street football so as to get notice, anything as long as it is football so, please don't tell me not to go but instead advise me on how to succeed cos I've made up my mind, people will say invest the money but I have a little business that is not steady but I can't rely on it for future and allow my children suffer what I suffered, I am seriouse in making it in football because that is my life, If I don't fashion it out in playing I will in coaching, I have no certificate and have stayed on the pitch from young trying to be the best I can be,but now is the time to make a step, visa won't be issue but how do I not get deported,I know my talent will shine but how not to get deported, aduro or over staying and hoping for God's miracle.my list of countries are Germany,Belgium,France or Austria. Let's I forget I have been studying German Lang to help my course. How does the aduro work or is better to over stay but totally to stay out of trouble. What do you advice?, One more thing I am Always with my God so any intention of doing bad is out of my site as some people will point to why Nigerians are doing abroad.
|Travel / Re: My Padi Wan Chop Aduro. How He Go Take Pass? by 25omega(m): 12:29am On Apr 18|
Bigboytinz:well one to get on a flight bound for international waters, you need a visa. So if you get a visa to get on a plane you might as well travel legitimately
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