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by northstardc4m
Tue May 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1793

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10161

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

northstardc4m, The 50% advantage could not have been produced by a poll with the passengers. It would be very simple to board a Swiss Air Lines flight with a decibel meter and get measurements inside the aircraft. This low value is consistent with the information that the external noise of the 190E...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10161

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/278333/milestone-for-embraers-e2-jet-as-widere-operates-first-commercial-flight/ It seems that in one more aspect the 190E2 surpassed the goals. This time concerning to the internal noise, which is a parameter of comfort especially relevant in long...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4005

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

The A320 prototype F-WWBA was built as a -100 and later modified to -200 standard, and is still in flying condition (hasn't flown in a while though). Strictly answering the OP's question, this means the A320-100 is still flying, even if it's something else on paper today. In addition to this, it's ...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10161

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/278333/milestone-for-embraers-e2-jet-as-widere-operates-first-commercial-flight/ It seems that in one more aspect the 190E2 surpassed the goals. This time concerning to the internal noise, which is a parameter of comfort especially relevant in long...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10161

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/278333/milestone-for-embraers-e2-jet-as-widere-operates-first-commercial-flight/ It seems that in one more aspect the 190E2 surpassed the goals. This time concerning to the internal noise, which is a parameter of comfort especially relevant in long...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4005

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

Comet Tu-104 Tu-124 Tu-144 VC-10 Super VC-10 Trident Caravelle Concorde Mercure 737-100 DC-8-10/-20/-30/-40 (There are -50, -60 and -70 frames still airworthy even if not in service) 707-120/-120B/-220/320/420 (all remaining would be -320B/320C) 720 (I think they are all done?) CV880 CV990 A300B1 A3...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 2781

9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

9 dead, 16 injuries. Busy area of the city I've been to many times. All indications are it is a deliberate act, suspect arrested. Yonge from Finch south through Sheppard is involved. https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.763193,-79.4119137,13.27z/data=!5m1!1e1 https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-police-s...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 36638

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

whats it really costing JetBlue to have a third FA on what will be relatively short flights? I don't know how much they make an hour but it cant be much. I know it all adds up but maybe the overall cost of owning a 195 or CS is worth it. I think MINT, in its current form, is just right for TATL. Bu...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 36638

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

The only new recent bit if info it that the FAs at B6 Unionized a couple days ago. The E190 needs just 2 FAs, the 195 and CS need 3. With labor costs on the rise now from both Pilot and FA groups, will it be worth it to pick the 195 over the 190 and need a extra FA just for a extra 20 or so seats? ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 128
Views: 15461

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Since this is Spirit we are talking about, if they buy the e2 or CS then we can expect 160 seats with 27" pitch on a 110-130 seat sized aircraft? Probably would be the most uncomfortable 1-2 hour flight in the states. They are constrained by exit limit certifications so no... they can get alot...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

Canadians just cant accept the fact that the CS had ilegal subsidy all over its face. Get over it. The Boeing case just proved that Boeing wasnt affect, not that there werent dumping and ilegal subsidy. If you are going to say things like that we will not "get over it"... and we can alway...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

Update: Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-canada-wto/brazil-secures-wto-backing-in-dispute-with-canadas-bombardier-idUSKBN1HO1OT "Brazil secures WTO backing in dispute with Canada's Bombardier" Brazil has secured World Trade Organization backing to press its claims against...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 36638

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

LockheedBBD wrote:
Most shareholders don't have insider knowledge.


And if you DO have insider knowledge and trade financial instruments based on that knowledge... well it's a federal crime of one flavor or another depending on the specifics.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (CSeries) orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 23159

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

Well to me if it's a Russian airline with lots of red:

Nordwind... they have nothing that size but if they want to move into that size?
Rossiya... A319 replacement maybe
RedWings... seems out of place, too small for them?

I'd go with Rossiya out of the 3.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2724

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

Basically if you try to make sense of all the variations of the Hockey stick, it will make you bald in short order... You ought to see my AI traffic for EA in Flight Simulator; all the variations are represented!! Well then you pretty much guaranteed to be using something I painted for Flight Simul...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2724

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

The Eastern A-300's stayed white if I recall due to the airbus materials. I find it hard to believe management would go without a consistent brand image. Some of the A300s got turned Anodized Grey to match better... a few 727s were also painted grey after leases. In 1978, Eastern announced they wer...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 2415

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

YYZ-YYC
YYZ-YYG
YYZ-YYJ
YYC-YYJ
YYZ-YHZ
YYZ-YYB
I'm sure there are more I've done in Canada...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 51
Views: 6168

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

Makes sense for AA

Makes no sense for DL... why would DL give up LGA capacity? Sure they have a hub at JFK but LGA isn't exactly insignificant to them in it's own right.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before KF Cargo replace their DC-10-30(F)s ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: How long before KF Cargo replace their DC-10-30(F)s ?

Assuming they stay in the Air Cargo business... which is not a certainty. If they don't keep contracts out of MIA they could quickly drop the large cargo ops. A few 777Fs are surprisingly available on the market... but I don't expect the DC-10s to go soon, in fact I would not be surprised to see KF ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2260

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

Here's the Drake formula that pretty much says it all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation We haven't been listening long enough to pick up but a very very small area of the universe, and even then we haven't be listening to everything. But the odds are no matter how low you set the possibl...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 29938

Re: The US Air Force buys two 747-8s

Unlikely. Yet the article says: The planes in the deal announced Tuesday are VC-25B s, the military counterpart to the 747. CNBC is just saying that because that is what the current planes are called. The new ones will likely be VC-25Cs if the past is any indication (707 was VC-25A, current 742s ar...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)

Well im asking if they are the same overall type cert for pilots (aka just need difference training), or not... im guessing not, there must be changes to switch position and the like.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)

Saudi MD-90s are fitted with the glass displays and it is essentially a 717 cockpit on those aircraft. Delta's MD-90s share a cockpit layout with the MD-88. Even with the similar flight deck are they in fact cross-qualifiable on the same type certification? Are you talking about MD-90/MD-88? I’m pr...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)

I'm not sure if this belongs here or tech/ops, but I was wondering if DL purchased the ex-Saudi Arabian MD-90s to use for parts? It's obvious they don't fly them, but given the large fleet of 717s, they technically COULD fly them (717 pilots could fly them with the 717 Type Rating). I don't underst...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20257

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Dryden Ontario used to have jet service to YWG and YQT back in the eighties. Does it continue to be a non-viable market? What about Kenora and Fort Frances Ont.? How about Portage MB and Yorkton SK? Dryden still has YWG and YQT service still, just on Metros via Bearskin. Dryden has also shrunk econ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2199

Re: Winter Olympics games

Silver is first loser, you don’t win silver you lose gold, can’t say I blame them for being upset. We know this but the Russian girl who gave it all and finished second showed much more respect and sportsmanship. When she hugged her fellow Russian skater it was a great moment. That is how you take ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Takeover?
Replies: 13
Views: 3529

Re: Flybe Takeover?

leghorn wrote:
ancient small planes.


Wha? EMB-190s, ATR72-600s and Q400s are ancient small planes? The average fleet age is approx 9.5 years (less than BA)?

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 22489

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

I hear AC will be getting additional A333? Mildly positive about that. Anything more than vapor-rumors on that? Because I've vapor-heard both more coming and retiring them? they fit a specific niche with AC, and the 788 has eaten into part of that niche. As more 789s come along and bump 788s there ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines truly a LCC?
Replies: 22
Views: 2641

Re: Flair Airlines truly a LCC?

My question is, why not? Some lecturers of mine at university highlight disposable income, the Canadian regulatory framework, GDP, open skies in Europe, willingness to pay for a ticket, as the main factors. Taxes and fees is the biggest reason... I mean you will normally have: NavCanada fees (based...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2199

Re: Winter Olympics games

I'm just gonna say it now and get it over with... Women's Hockey Final... we lost with the 2nd US goal. I said to a friend in the 2nd period, too many changes and they were getting sloppy... and guess what? We never really came back from the tie goal... even the end of 3rd powerplay we didn't get th...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2199

Re: Winter Olympics games

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/dr ... elief.html

:ill: :weeping: :hissyfit:

Not arguing the DQ though, someone was where they weren't supposed to be.
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Can we have short-track without the drama? No probably not...

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/dr ... elief.html

:ill: :weeping: :hissyfit:

Not arguing the DQ though, someone was where they weren't supposed to be.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline customer codes question
Replies: 27
Views: 2729

Re: Airline customer codes question

So, what does the customer code actually mean? Different configs, perhaps? But, I bet Boeing can do just fine without those numbers. Look at 787, for example. For Boeing, who bought the thing basically. Airlines have different configs even different engines on the same model and customer number. So...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future NHL Expansion Seattle, Quebec City?
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Future NHL Expansion Seattle, Quebec City?

Move the Coyotes to Seattle, maybe rename... Always wanted a hockey team names the Orcas. More the Panthers to Quebec, Nordiques rise again. No need for another team... VGK are doing very well but Vegas had 0 major league sports teams before them. Seattle does and Quebec City is a much smaller marke...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2199

Re: Winter Olympics games

Well i guess the dutch don't quite dominate the 10000m do they? :checkeredflag: https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canada-ted-jan-bloemen-wins-medal-000-speed-skating.html and sush Dutchy about ancestry... he's wearing a maple leaf. :lol: Solid day overall for Canada Gold in 10,000m Speed Skating...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 3931

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

I don't hate them... prefer them to the ERJ-145 slightly, but I'll take a Q400 (or even Dash 8-100/-300 up to about an hour flight) over a CRJ-100/-200.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacation suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1236

Re: Vacation suggestions

See i wouldn't do a studio even solo... Once you go Balcony you never go back.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacation suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1236

Re: Vacation suggestions

Solo on Norwegian is great according to many... I'd take the cruise if you can. The Breakaway is a nice ship too, lots of activities but not too crowded.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline customer codes question
Replies: 27
Views: 2729

Re: This is probably the dumbest question you'll ever hear from an aircraft enthusiast

Customer code is assigned before delivery so there are some aberrations... This is true, however there was at least one time where it was changed to already in production aircraft. The American Airlines Boeing 737-823 order that they dropped and handed to Qantas at the end of 2000. Those already in...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline customer codes question
Replies: 27
Views: 2729

Re: This is probably the dumbest question you'll ever hear from an aircraft enthusiast

Just remember: "The only stupid question is the one not asked" -Albert Einstein. Customer code is assigned before delivery so there are some aberrations... for example UA had 2 (105/106) 747-451s originally built but never delivered to Northwest. Also early on customer codes were assigned ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Stop Drinking Cow's Milk
Replies: 25
Views: 1457

Re: Please Stop Drinking Cow's Milk

i guess in this day and age any discussion based on facts and scholarship is a scam..... and the author of the blog post: "certified Primal Health Coach" error, does not compute... I have about 40 certifications in IT, radio, international trade and some other stuff, doesn't make me an ex...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?

Recently tried a few from Sons of Kent...

https://sonsofkent.com/beers/

Both their Scotch Ale and 1792 were excellent, gotta get down Windsor way to find them again!

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43046

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-bombardier-itc/u-s-itc-details-why-it-rejected-cseries-duties-says-boeing-not-hurt-idUSKCN1FY382 "U.S. ITC details why it rejected CSeries duties, says Boeing not hurt" “Boeing lost no sales or revenues,” the ITC said in its 194-page rulin...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2199

Re: Winter Olympics games

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/ca ... ating.html

and sush Dutchy about ancestry... he's wearing a maple leaf. :lol:
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Well i guess the dutch don't quite dominate the 10000m do they? :checkeredflag:

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/ca ... ating.html

and sush Dutchy about ancestry... he's wearing a maple leaf. :lol:

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17304

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Dominion301 wrote:
Looks about the same as usual to me. I thought their 'big' livery enhancement was the widget maple leaf when the 767s arrived on scene?


I thought the maplewidget was before the 767s but anyways...

Yea except maybe a modified winglet the tail logo looks the same as ever?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 31
Views: 1212

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

Typical discussion here:

"Trump's an idiot"
"So is Hillary"
"Who cares, we're Canadian..."
"Yea Wynne is so much worse..."
"Meh... she's a tool"
and pretty much end of discussion.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2199

Re: Winter Olympics games

Might as well remove speed skating from the games, it’s like synchronised swimming, utterly pointless and barely a sport. Might as well remove Hockey then, Canada will win anyhow ;) Funny I was just gonna say that :rotfl: But on a serious note... some haters need to take a step back... https://olym...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody else sick off the Samsung bird whistle ringtone played so loud?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Anybody else sick off the Samsung bird whistle ringtone played so loud?

I get so annoyed at pretty much every default ringtone... that i now use 2 extremely annoying ones myself as revenge.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Website showing A320 as 2-2 for booking?
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: AC Website showing A320 as 2-2 for booking?

Might be a Jetz A320 subbing in... they do from time to time to get moved around the system.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 38
Views: 5073

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

Air India springs to mind...

tried this in the early 90s:



but went back to:

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