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by sixtyseven
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 88
Views: 17313

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

When will they start operating? It could be possible for them to lease their planes to AC and start operations when the MAX issues are resolved. Could be a nice payday for them. If AC needed the lift so desperately, you think they’d just go to Jetlines or the leasing company that owns these jets di...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 88
Views: 17313

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

You think AC is going to do anything to help a new entrant? These guys are floundering at best, let them drown. You throw them any money whatsoever it could be likened to a lifeline. If the investment community isn’t backing them, why would a competitor provide them anything? These guys are your typ...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7689

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Not sure if GLA fits the bill for a high density 767 though. Works well enough for Rouge. High density. Cheap airplane. Would not have worked with a mainline 767 where one third of the footprint of the airplane is taken up with lie flat pods. Unless you can fill that 1/3 with high paying fares you’...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19871

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Realize all the crews will have lost currency by then. Every crew will wind up back in the simulator to undoubtedly go thru the retraining, and of course to get takeoffs and landings done so as to be “current” before hitting the line. From what I hear the MCAS system was only hooked up to one of the...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

Re: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch

Swoop doesn’t operate Max aircraft. YEG-OAK was a head scratcher from the get go. Someone was staring at dots on a map a little too long. Perhaps from YXX, but not YEG. Swoop added YLW-LAS for the summer months on a Thursday / Sunday rotation. Understood. Was wondering if swoop lift was being used ...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

Re: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch

Wonder if any of this is MAX related? Need the lift elsewhere, poor pre bookings.

Is it permanent or temporary?

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by sixtyseven
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19871

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Going to be interesting times. I’m hearing it’ll be a couple months. Worst case scenario. 4 months before they’re flying again.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 131
Views: 41633

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

wjcandee wrote:
AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? no wind. 25 mile visibility. Bent plane.


And how do line pilots get their OE done at airlines using that logic?

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by sixtyseven
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19871

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR... As of now they have consolidated several flights into fewer WB. Once in Hawaii it is easy to reach the final de...

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by sixtyseven
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19871

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding
Replies: 33
Views: 10443

Re: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding

AC brought L1011s out of long term storage in the 90s. When they parked the 762, later models were parked in ROS where they were kept in a state which would expedite return to service. 8 tons of fuel in each tank for fuel seals, aircraft was moved every two weeks. Engines dry motored as well. The pe...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group
Replies: 28
Views: 9711

Re: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group

Pilots have nothing to lose. They're integrated. Thankfully, the CRJ/ASA pilots stand with the CRJ/ASA FAs. What good do the pilots do “standing” with the flight attendants? The pilots are under contract no? Saying “we stand with you” is just words. Maybe if there were scabs involved they could do ...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4610

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

Interestingly they're still keeping quiet on the upcoming Rouge 763 fleet replacement. C-FXCA will be 32 years old come 2022 when AC forecasts still no retirements. I presume they are actively negotiating with the Unions but nonetheless, this is a today problem. Reason they’re not talking about 767...

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

Re: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years

SAA suing their employees might be the only way the outfit can turn a profit.

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 28
Views: 6614

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

It was too big And look at them now. They operate five 77W's with more seats than the 744 and every AC 777 including the 77L has more seats than the 744 combis. Even the 789's do. Perhaps but it would still be too much metal today, don’t need four engines for a six hour hop to LHR/FRA/CDG, the Asia...

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 28
Views: 6614

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

Add to that they were Pratt powered. At time I think only other operator using Pratt’s was Singapore.

They were the biggest white elephants in the sky. The fact they were delivered straight to the desert for storage was a bit ominous.

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4610

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

Interestingly they're still keeping quiet on the upcoming Rouge 763 fleet replacement. C-FXCA will be 32 years old come 2022 when AC forecasts still no retirements. I presume they are actively negotiating with the Unions but nonetheless, this is a today problem. Reason they’re not talking about 767...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11653

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

DylanHarvey wrote:
How is the 763 gonna handle UIO’s altitude?


The same way it handles Bogotá which is about 500 feet higher.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC95 EZE-YYZ returns to EZE, flight cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: AC95 EZE-YYZ returns to EZE, flight cancelled

Flight tracker police on the job!

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by sixtyseven
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding

Highly doubt rouge will.

No real point for jet.

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by sixtyseven
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6632

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

Interesting, delivered on 17th January and scheduled into service on the 20th of February. That makes 34 days of being a hangar queen and a fancy airport ornament. Definitely something wrong with that picture and probably a record of sorts for entry into service.There can be absolutely no compariso...

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by sixtyseven
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9532

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Nice green. Go see if you can make any of it.

Not the first time a troubled carrier switched paint jobs before going under. Hope for them it’s more than lipstick on a pig.

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57573

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Personally I think AC is about to enter a very modest stage. Tinkering here and there but I don’t see a bunch of orders at all. They have set the airline up for a potential economic downturn and are more concerned with weathering that storm and perhaps keeping what they have going strong vice growi...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57573

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

I don't disagree with you here. No doubt Mr Smith was the driving force and visionary for the expansion. CR is a numbers guy and more fiscally conservative from what I can see. Not a bad thing, but I do believe that they will need to place an order for at least a few WB aircraft. They cannot operat...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57573

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

I would say the former is very likely. Used A333s are readily available and will continue to be in 2019 in light of WOW dumping theirs, and other carriers like SQ actively retiring them. The timing is excellent to pick up used widebodies right now, which is coincidentally exactly what AC needs. Cou...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57573

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Anyone else thinking that they'll be getting more 330ceos off the used market? Or could they be waiting for ye2018 financials to announce taking Dreamliner options. I would say the former is very likely. Used A333s are readily available and will continue to be in 2019 in light of WOW dumping theirs...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Categories US Major Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 3949

Re: ILS Categories US Major Airports

Obviously not. Lots of overhead, infrastructure, and upkeep. Why bother when the weather is benign all the time. I live in Canada and the sheer number of airports in the US with CAT II/III ILS is enough to make us drool. There was a point not too long ago you could count the number of CAT III approa...

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by sixtyseven
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6632

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

Saw it the other day covered in snow and ice at YYZ in front of their hangar. Perhaps they are installing the koolaid dispensers.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 35
Views: 4410

Re: Feeling Overwhelmed

It’s not like driving a car. Nor is it easy.

You need to be committed. No point sugar coating it. It’s a tough road.

But if you stick with it, it’s rewarding, a great career.

Good luck.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11235

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

Seems to me the pilots did the correct procedure for such an incident, they didn't know in the first few seconds what happened, there could have been damage to the fuselage (recall the WN incident last year) wing, horizontal or vertical stabilizer, knew they were going to be landing very soon had e...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conquest Piston Convair Ditches Off Florida Coast
Replies: 16
Views: 4302

Re: Conquest Piston Convair Ditches Off Florida Coast

Funny thing about the media. You can pick them apart when you have knowledge of something. If not you take their word for it. Yet they’re probably butchering all the subjects you know less about.

Their lack of accuracy has made me a cynic of pretty much everything I hear from them.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11235

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

Seems to me the pilots did the correct procedure for such an incident, they didn't know in the first few seconds what happened, there could have been damage to the fuselage (recall the WN incident last year) wing, horizontal or vertical stabilizer, knew they were going to be landing very soon had e...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11235

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

I think topics like this should be banned here. Breathless reporting of a non-event, just to get clicks on someone’s own video or website. Just ridiculous the sensationalism around something that probably happens around the world weekly. Engine failures are not common events. They’re extremely reli...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4144

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

In Canada we have to make a preflight PA informing people if we are going to de-ice. Other than that nothing mandated.

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by sixtyseven
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color Blind - Class I medical
Replies: 29
Views: 4310

Re: Color Blind - Class I medical

I have a color problem and an airline pilot I fail the Ishihara. But pass easily the Farnsworth D-15 and the Lantern. In Canada these two tests were available as alternatives to the Ishihara. I believe they have stricken the Lantern test as acceptable these days. I’m sorry to hear this for you. Good...

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by sixtyseven
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10087

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

If anything, I would've turned off the wipers. You leave the gear down in a windshear escape maneuver because you're potentially losing a lot of airspeed close to the ground. Yeah those wipers are real important. What I would have done is not flown through that blob on his radar return.... Was that...

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by sixtyseven
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Strobes in CLT?
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: No Strobes in CLT?

Could be burned out on one side as well. They’re not required

Could have forgotten to turn them on.

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by sixtyseven
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

I could see AC switching YYZ-EDI/GLA away from Rouge so it can go daily on the MAX. EDI might even have a shot at being year-round 3x weekly with such an arrangement. I have thought the same what remains to be seen is ACs willingness to have mainline/rouge flipping and flopping be it on a seasonal ...

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by sixtyseven
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

Bins are indeed huge. However on my last 3 legs in the aircraft we had huge troubles getting the bags in. People are bringing more and more carry on. And my suspicion is that gate agents are allowing clear infractions in both size and amount of bags because after all 'the bins are huge' But as said...

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by sixtyseven
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

I think the benefit of the max for AC is its range (it can take full fuel and full pax, though it is limited by the baggage weight there) and its size advantage over the A320. The extra couple rows certainly help. They still haven't been able to cut down on turn times, being bulk loaded, they can't...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

I think the benefit of the max for AC is its range (it can take full fuel and full pax, though it is limited by the baggage weight there) and its size advantage over the A320. The extra couple rows certainly help. They still haven't been able to cut down on turn times, being bulk loaded, they can't...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

No, but that's because I never really pay much attention to the 737s in general. I'm not really fond of them. As long as they don't register one as C-FTIW, -FTJM, -FTJK, -FTJN, I'm good! I'm no big 737 fan either, but the MAX does seem very capable and with excellent economics. And I'm sure that af...

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by sixtyseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

beechnut wrote:
sanjet wrote:

Only 18 fins are ETOPS certified. I guess they can change the option on future deliveries.


There are currently only 18 MAX in service! So that means, so far, that all are ETOPS.

Beech


Exactly

They will all be ETOPS

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by sixtyseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15808

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

Pretty much gives them one option unless they're shopping for used 757s... I don't think the 739 (much less 10) have the legs. Can they wait a few years for Airbus to deliver? I'm certain they'll be considering the NMA as well The article refers to Mark Galardo (VP of network planning) saying that ...

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by sixtyseven
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6279

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

By international standards, there’s only one low cost airport in Canada. YXX. There are a number of notoriously low yield type markets in Canada, and Swoop is in most of them. By design. Swoop has, thus far, avoided any overlap with mainline markets. Whereas you can quite easily fly both Rouge and ...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airfares Jump 28% in Inflation Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2881

Re: Canadian Airfares Jump 28% in Inflation Report

Greyhounds vanishing never missed on airplane fanatics. It’s too bad it’s importance to its ridership was missed. Huge country. People riding the f$cking bus across it were never getting on airplanes for a slew of reasons. I doubt Ed Sims was dancing a jig when the Halifax-Vancouver express bus serv...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines Emergency Landing Due to Poison Concerns
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Re: Ural Airlines Emergency Landing Due to Poison Concerns

Someone must have been having a bad thought about Vlad

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by sixtyseven
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5521

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

YYZ goes through the same things. There are two people that attend these town hall meetings airing their grievances. One is a retired controller. The other a retired airline pilot. Their sole purpose is to stir up sh&t with their inside knowledge lending credence to the rest of the people whinin...

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by sixtyseven
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5521

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

So these people bought houses near an airport and are now complaining about the noise? That line of thinking argues, in effect, that businesses have a right to pollute. The pollution here is noise, but excess light, fumes, and particulates are also recognized as bad for health. Welcome to Western d...

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