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by diverted
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 6946

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

zkojq wrote:
jamesontheroad wrote:
Ryanair.

Why does one of their 737s have blue engines?



It's in the old livery.

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tips for Getting a Job at an FBO
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Tips for Getting a Job at an FBO

What are you looking for? Start on the ramp or fuelling as a foot in the door? In that event, try and get across that you like aviation as more than just a job. Show a willingness to learn, and be flexible. Hours might be all over the place, nights, mornings etc. Demonstrate that you have a basic un...

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11556

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

. you're 40 minutes from ACV and not much further to MFR No, it's 1:40 to ACV, when the highway has two functioning lanes and no elk herds standing in the road. (There are now 3 points down to one lane with up to 20 minute holds at each one. The newest is closing at night 20:00-07:00 with only brie...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3574

Re: Broom de-icing

We often do the same thing in Canada. (We de-ice a lot). One thing to remember. It IS legal to take-off with snow on your wing as long as you are certain a) it will blow off during take-off and b) there is nothing sticking underneath it. Sometimes, this is the only method that can be used as when t...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 110
Views: 29702

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Here's what happened at CYHZ when Air Canada, the 4th safest airline in the world, came in a little low in March 2015. http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/2015/06/16/22455916.html what the F*(k does that have to do with the topic at hand? We get it, you have a hard on for WS, and that's great. But ...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747-200s gone
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Re: Last passenger 747-200s gone

Don't sleep on Baltia! :lol: LOL. They actually scrapped one of their 742s a few years back, and recently sold the other one, after it sitting around for years since they bought it from NW. They're "restarting FAA certification," because had they actually achieved it, the idiots who gave ...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4230

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

Hmm, maybe now YOW can finally stop tooting their horn about how they were the best in their size category like 5 years ago?

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Radial Engine Operators
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Modern Radial Engine Operators

If you're looking for a real rarity, I believe TransNorthern in Alaska still operates a Super DC-3 in a pax config
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3574

Re: Broom de-icing

The guy in the first picture needs to get a leaf blower to blow the snow off the wing. Our deicing trucks at ARN have big air blowers fitted and if the snow is dry, it gets blown off the wing before we start using deicing fluid. We often do the same thing in Canada. (We de-ice a lot). One thing to ...

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Me 109 found in Denmark
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

Re: Me 109 found in Denmark

Who will own the plane that has been found? Huh, this is little but a pile of scrap metal. In principle it belongs to the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen, but I doubt they are interested. Maybe a few minor objects will be on display at the local museum. The engine could maybe end up at the Dan...

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Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 1032

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

Sorry I'm stereotypically Canadian in this... Tim's XL Doubledouble...(Translation: Tim Hortons Extra Large 2 Cream 2 Sugar) I've never understood the double double. Water down the coffee with cream, and then add a bunch of sugar. You just end up with a sweet coffee smelling brown drink. But let's ...

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Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 33
Views: 9070

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

Maybe the first private to do that but it has been done before. There's a front fuselage of a DC-9 at AMS. 2285545 Of course it was a wreck when they bought it, but with a fresh coat of paint it looks brand new. There's been a bunch of folks who have done similar. Some guy in the PNW has a ex OA 72...

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 22465

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

From family in Montreal, everyone says that the family has been dragging the company down for awhile now. Two primary thoughts on the issue: some say they want the family to stay for old times sake, others want them gone so the company can stay alive and grow. The family needs to get less say in th...

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 33
Views: 9070

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

I don't think you would be the first person to do that, so certainly it is possible. Though the costs and logistics would be very interesting to have more insight into. Please keep us updated as you work through the process if you follow through. Maybe the first private to do that but it has been d...

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 297
Views: 35765

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

The biggest thing for me was having all the replies on a single page, and collapsed once they'd been read. Opening the thread would you to the first unread post, and everything was condensed on one page. Made it super easy to scroll up and down and re-read posts without having to click through and t...

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 4432

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

From what I have heard, winglets were never certified on the 737-600 so we will probably never see a 736 sporting a set. Does AS flying some VFR routes in Alaska have anything to do with keeping eyebrow windows on new build NGs? Yep. WS was the launch customer for them, but ultimately decided again...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CARMAX - Mercedes Question
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: CARMAX - Mercedes Question

That's a pretty broad brush your painting with, ( some shady guy in the back of the CarMax Shop. Sorry if it came across as a bit ambiguous. But I've seen some aftermarket warranties where the work is done through one of "their" shops...I'd much rather have it done by the dealer, or a nic...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: aircraft cleaning

All depends my friend. Short haul, you'll usually get a quick groom, ie grabbing garbage and crossing seatbelts. At night they'll usually vacuum the carpet and disinfect the table trays. A long international flight will usually get a better clean. For a few reasons. The pax have been on there for ho...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Locked.....Top 3 New Boeing Programs.....
Replies: 34
Views: 3584

Re: Locked.....Top 3 New Boeing Programs.....

I never understood that about this forum. Everything ends up becoming A vs B. WHO CARES! I like aviation. I like airplanes. I like airports,(Minus the TSA) I like travelling. I've worked at places that fly planes from Europe, planes from the USA, planes from Canada etc. Do I have a reason to favour ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: baggage loading question
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: baggage loading question

How often is each Bag touched when not using ULDs ? Domestic flight? 1- At checkin when it's tagged and sent down the belt and through security 2- Coming off the outbound belt onto a bag cart in the bag room 3- Off the bag cart onto the belt loader 4- Off the belt loader into the pit 5- Depending o...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 75
Views: 31532

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

Can't comment too much on this as I haven't been following this too closely, but in regards to a prop brake, for all intents and purposes it's an APU. It is indeed, and apart from being more noisy, does the exact same job as a dedicated APU, and is much simpler too. I know on our ATR's, when hotel ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CARMAX - Mercedes Question
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: CARMAX - Mercedes Question

Not sure why some are trying to push MB dealer. carmax has CPO. Well, CarMax has CPO that they made up. It's CERTAINLY not FACTORY CPO. And there is a difference. Anytime you are buying CPO, you NEED to be buying at a dealer that sells the same brand. Buying a CPO Camry, get it at a Toyota dealer. ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pineapple on pizza?
Replies: 41
Views: 1189

Re: Pineapple on pizza?

Love it.

Anecdotal, but seems every time I'm in a group that's ordering pizza, Hawaiian is always the one people never want to order, but it's always the first one to disappear.

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2004

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Mercedes looks like they have a really well put together car...usually if it looks fast it is! Seems like they've had a quiet offseason aside from the driver drama, and seeing as they allegedly stopped developing the 2016 car very early on, the extra development time should help them maintain their ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 145
Views: 7608

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

I have been travelling to the states 3 or 4 times a year for decades. I don't mean to offend anybody and I'm sure most Americans don't care or might even figure "good riddance" but I'll be visiting the Caribbean and Europe for the foreseeable future instead. Lots to experience there for s...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vinyl wrapping an aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Vinyl wrapping an aircraft

Not sure of the specifics, but I can't see why not. Both of these (and many others) have wraps on their tails and rudder http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/BUNNY2.jpg https://worldairlinenews.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/frontier-2nd-a321-200-wl-d-azaa-n701fr14tail-xfw-airbuslrw.jpg?w=625&h...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform
Replies: 55
Views: 4704

Re: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform

I must admit to some confusion on the responses. 1. No one denies that the USA has the highest corporate tax rate. 2. In the last few years both the EU and US Administration has been on a tear for companies to pay their fair share of tax. 3. A.Net experts have been on Boeing for years in relation t...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 83
Views: 4602

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I always found it odd that YWG could never sustain at least an AC FRA rotation. It serves roughly the same number of pax as YHZ, which has multiple Europe destinations (Granted many are summer only) and has nearly twice the number of aircraft movements to YHZ. Obviously geography plays a part, but ...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 83
Views: 4602

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I always found it odd that YWG could never sustain at least an AC FRA rotation. It serves roughly the same number of pax as YHZ, which has multiple Europe destinations (Granted many are summer only) and has nearly twice the number of aircraft movements to YHZ. Obviously geography plays a part, but t...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle
Replies: 44
Views: 13853

Re: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle

Many years ago (early 1980s) I flew an Air Botswana HS(BAe) 748 from Gaborone to JNB. 748?? Yes, a REAL 748, not a Boeing one. Made by Hawker Siddeley / British Aerospace. Maybe do a quick search on an aviation website... say A.net, rather than implying I've got it wrong? There is life beyond big j...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform
Replies: 55
Views: 4704

Re: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform

2014 1. Boeing Boeing (ba, +0.33%) pre-tax income: $5.95 billion CEO James McNerney total pay: $23.3 million U.S. corporate income tax total: refund of $82 million http://fortune.com/2014/11/19/these-7-companies-spend-more-on-ceo-pay-than-federal-taxes/ "As for Boeing, the report says the compa...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 8329

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Must remember alphabet soup of Federal agencies work in our airports and are tasked with fighting contraband smuggling, capture fugitives, stop alien smuggling etc. and as such do interact with domestic flights and passengers. Just because one is within the US does not mean there its a free transit...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR 737-800 delivery question
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: FR 737-800 delivery question

Haven't so much as taken a look at the wxx, but I'd assume due to winds necessitating the tech stop for a splash of gas.

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Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'
Replies: 23
Views: 7247

Re: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'

I've heard aircraft used to transport race horses tend to suffer corrosion issues....

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Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC888 Diverting
Replies: 11
Views: 4392

Re: AC888 Diverting

Why divert to YYZ instead of back to YOW? YOW trips are flown on a W pattern as the 767's are based at YYZ. Depending on what's wrong with the aircraft, YYZ is going to be way better equipped to deal with it, or tailswap. There could also be crew duty day issues necessitating a crew swap. All in al...

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CARMAX - Mercedes Question
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: CARMAX - Mercedes Question

Check the owners manual for fuel specifications, it will probably say 93 octane recommended, minimum required 87. My Volvo says that, and all I ever use is 87. JetStar Europeans and Americans use different ways of calculating Octane ratings. Euro RON and AKI (R+M)/2. 91RON is approx. 87 AKI. I've s...

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!
Replies: 64
Views: 1658

Re: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!

A few short decades later, they tried the Opel in North America again. Remember the Cadillac Catera? Saturn Astra and Aura? GM continues to sell some of its overseas products in the United States, and they're doing quite well with it. A few examples off the top of my head are the Buick Regal, which...

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are some IATA Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Why are some ICAO Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?

Want a fun one? Take a look at Canada's airports. Some make sense like YFB. Iqaluit used to be called Frobisher Bay. YOW, Ottawa, YWG Winnipeg, YVR Vancouver. But why is Toronto Pearson YYZ? Montreal Dorval/Trudeau YUL? St John's YYT?

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?

CS300 is it's name. BD-500-1A11 is its model number. How often does someone refer to the CRJ200 AS CL600-2B19? At least the RJ name makes some sense. Derived from the Challenger 600, aka CL600. BD-500-1A11.. I guess BD stands for Bombardier? There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to the nami...

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of test frames at Airbus, comparison to Boeing
Replies: 33
Views: 5561

Re: Use of test frames at Airbus, comparison to Boeing

It would have been hard trying to sell the CFRP work Airbus did to a customer's fleet managers! A section of the A343 prototype was cut out and a new one put in made of carbon fibre. This helped them with work on what became the A350, including sound insulation. Airbus also does engine testing whic...

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Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!
Replies: 64
Views: 1658

Re: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!

The Brexit and the following weakening of the Pound is the main reason for this "sale". GM does not understand the European market. They caused the downward trend of the Opel brand started in the 80s when GM ordered cost cutting. The result was that Opel produced the same shitboxes as Det...

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Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49305

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Interesting that Winkreative who designed the livery, also handle the Porter Airlines brand. Which has a... masked racoon as a brand mascot: http://www.winkreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Mascot_Landscape_02-1486x842.png You know, I always really liked the PD branding job Winkreative did. Ch...

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Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping question.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2862

Re: Aircraft scrapping question.....

It all depends. Who owns the frame? If it's a lessor they may have it sold before it's even returned from the lessor. Also depends on the nature of the parts market. For example the 777's, an early build 77A or 772ER doesn't have much resale value as an aircraft. However, it still shares a lot of pa...

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Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government
Replies: 44
Views: 1331

Re: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government

Salt for the chip on your shoulder sir? Again, no thread no response, this one is on OP. I won't deny that the British have messed up almost everything, but they've also done plenty of positive things. But the more important point is that the people that messed things up are dead. Gone. And blaming...

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Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies
Replies: 35
Views: 14984

Re: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies

Seeing as we're on the topic of crashes where there are few survivors, how about NW255. 156 fatalities, 1 survivor

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Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49305

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

The new livery was actually designed by a Zürich-based firm called Winkreative, which was founded by a Canadian. They have an impressive portfolio, which can be seen here: http://www.winkreative.com/ Despite the many suggestions of a slapped-together job, a lot of thought went into the design, whic...

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Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 17043

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

my 2 cents, as a VFR pax to the capital. I have family that lives in Manassas, specifically south Manassas, a few miles down river from the dam which makes Lake Jackson, before the Prince William Parkway. So, my options are, get picked up at IAD, or fly to DCA hop the metro, take the Blue Line to Sp...

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49305

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Um, I'm pretty sure if they're travelling on your aircraft, they're aware of your brand. Wanna reaffirm it? Give them a reason to fly you again. It is so they have branding present when someone takes a photo from the cabin with the engine visible. Same reason why many airlines but branding on the i...

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49305

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I think it looks way better in person, I bet it will look pretty good outside in the winter. Only critique may be that they should have done the maple leaf on the tail half-on, something like the Rouge tail. It looks a bit off at how small it is. And some people are asking how it embodies Canada, h...

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