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by Expat
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Aerion announces tri engine supersonic bizjet ...
Replies: 25
Views: 11472

Re: Aerion announces tri engine supersonic bizjet ...

I do not see why pilots are so negative minded about a SSBJ. Almost 50 years ago, we got our first supersonic airliners. Politics killed them. Both of them were not born in the USA. But now, Asia is pushing the boundaries, and the new jet may just happen there. And the Middle East is just the place ...
by Expat
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F-35s grounded (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 2096

Re: F-35s grounded (again)

AuxBatOn, I agree with you that DND should leave this program, while it still can provide you and me with a decent pension. Actually, the more you look at it, the more it becomes important, that our government can support us, in retirement. The number of enemies killed, is quite irrelevant, like in ...
by Expat
Wed May 28, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: To pee, or not to pee
Replies: 20
Views: 2625

Re: To pee, or not to pee

I remember once, many years ago, on a 747 flight Tel-Aviv to Montreal. The fully loaded planed took almost two hours to reach cruise altitude. Until then, no lav. Then the seat belt light went off. There was almost a riot, as so many passengers rushed to relieve themselves. I am sure some wet their ...
by Expat
Wed May 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More airfield Closures
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: More airfield Closures

North Shore wrote:Walmart is the middle-man between China and the landfill...
Fitting...
In Quebec, they call them Wall Marde! :lol:
by Expat
Wed May 28, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More airfield Closures
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: More airfield Closures

Ever heard about the Wall Mart people? They do not fly...and when they do, they have to pay for two seats. Hence the big camping coaches... :smt040
by Expat
Wed May 28, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Temporary foreign pilots in 2013
Replies: 128
Views: 13584

Re: Temporary foreign pilots in 2013

Perhaps all TFW applications should be accompanied by an advertisement for the job opening on a government-run website, and all responses from potential Canadian employees should go through said website. It would be pretty hard to argue that no one had applied when the government could pull up the ...
by Expat
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69453

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

If the last Inmarsat ping is so credible, they should also have a complete series of pings, showing the flight track.
Why do they only talk about the last one?
by Expat
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69453

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

FYI. Traffic at this time of night in the area. Picture provided by Flightradar24.
http://www.flightradar24.com/12.32,102.42/5
by Expat
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69453

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Also no I saw no mention of ELT signals. So a land crash is out of question.
by Expat
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69453

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Hmmmm... It seems they were shut down due to the ongoing investigation. Too strange otherwise...
by Expat
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69453

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Interesting theory here: http://keithledgerwood.tumblr.com/post/79838944823/did-malaysian-airlines-370-disappear-using-sia68-sq68 He's saying that another 777 had the exact same track as the one that showed up on radar. His theory is that flight 370 snuck in behind it, so that it would remain undet...
by Expat
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lufthansa A380 Diverted to YEG
Replies: 26
Views: 7873

Re: Lufthansa A380 Diverted to YEG

I flew an Emirates 380 to Toronto and back last year. Impressive!
by Expat
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69453

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

But if the plane crashed hard in a mountain side, it could be hard to find. It leaves only a small hole.
by Expat
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New "Stealthy" Super Hornet
Replies: 73
Views: 5795

Re: New "Stealthy" Super Hornet

My answer has always been: Do we want to put all our taxpayer dollars into one project? Let's see what other countries can afford: Egypt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_Egyptian_Air_Force http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Air_Force Turkey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...
by Expat
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: so you want to live up North.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3443

Re: so you want to live up North.....

I used to see milk for 7$ for 2 litres, while a bottle of rye was the same price as it was in Toronto! This in Inuvik A bit like a $2.50 bottle of water down here, compared to the pop at $1.00... ;-) Mix just takes up space anyway. And mix gives you all the calories! :smt040 Living in the North is ...
by Expat
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How Air Canada pilots treat their passengers!
Replies: 25
Views: 4151

Re: How Air Canada pilots treat their passengers!

As I wrote before, I was once on a flight from Moscow to Toronto, where a passengers had been restrained, and died. We sat on the tarmac for one hour, and then an announcement was made, that we had to wait for the coroner. Well, it took another 30 minutes, and then we were then kept in a room in the...
by Expat
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: did anyone see "TWA Flight 800"17th anniversary documentary?
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: did anyone see "TWA Flight 800"17th anniversary document

If it was indeed a meteorite, would there be any need for a cover-up? :shock:
by Expat
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: did anyone see "TWA Flight 800"17th anniversary documentary?
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: did anyone see "TWA Flight 800"17th anniversary document

I remember watching the news that night, and seeing a witness say he had seen a rocket colliding with the plane. It would be interesting to know who all the passengers were. :shock:
by Expat
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-18s in Colombia?
Replies: 22
Views: 2841

Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

frosti wrote:
Strega wrote:
Sour grapes over a non-issue.
Maybe one day when you pay tax, you will understand.....
Sour grapes, indeed. :lol:
I hope to never pay taxes. Bribes are cheaper. :smt040
by Expat
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dr Amar Bose
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Dr Amar Bose

I bought a pair of 800s in 1974, which I used for mobile disco duties. Later in life, I bought 901s, in a PX in Germany, which are still used by my ex, after 28 years! They are expensive, but with 21,000 watts RMS max limit, they have not been copied.
R.I.P. Doctor Bose.
by Expat
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is AC allowed to get away with overselling flights?
Replies: 66
Views: 4851

Re:

This isn't just a phenomenon associated with the aviation industry. It is common practice in the hotel industry to overbook rooms. The hotel would rather walk guests to another hotel than have empty rooms. Like C-HRIS said, they want to maximize their revenue. It is a common practice in industries ...
by Expat
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45034

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

Something occurred shortly before the accident ... that they weren't expecting, approximately at "500 feet" / "134kts". From 1400 feet to 200 feet they lost 58knots of airspeed (AS) while only losing about 26kts of groundspeed (GS). By 500 feet the AS started to get slower than GS, by 200 feet was ...
by Expat
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People spying on me!?!
Replies: 24
Views: 3196

Re: People spying on me!?!

I have 3 computers here, with 3 different ISPs in three different continents. I must have them confused... :shock:

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