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by mmm..bacon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 3302

Re: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada

Wouldn't it be better to take people directly from their flight to a 'quarantine hotel', and not let them out until they pass a PCR test here? That way, airport hotels get a guaranteed clientele for a number of days, and Canadian testing labs get an economic boost also..
by mmm..bacon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Space Agency Political Selection
Replies: 34
Views: 2050

Re: Canadian Space Agency Political Selection

Payette is truly the outlier. Between the accidents, domestic disputes and being a terrible boss, I really have no idea how these character traits weren't picked up during the selection process. Its not like they have a shortage of candidates, and at that level, pilot license, PhD, multiple languag...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Space Agency Political Selection
Replies: 34
Views: 2050

Re: Canadian Space Agency Political Selection

Dude, I think that you're putting the cart in front of the horse here. I'm sure that NASA wouldn't have allowed either Garneau or Payette anywhere near the shuttle or the ISS had they showed the slightest hint of incompetence. Any of their shortcomings in public office probably stem from being ill-e...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.
Replies: 82
Views: 6130

Re: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.

The lancet? Wait were they not the publisher of that famed junk science article linking autism with vaccinations? And did they take years to publish a retraction even though the author was basically outed for lying? Yes. They are one in the same. I have no trust in the lancet After numerous years s...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17926

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

I'm neither an anti-vaxxer, nor a covid-denier, but I'm going to take my chances (unless work 'forces' me to do so...) with not getting the vaccine for a few months yet. The whole 'not buying the 'A' model of anything' dictum comes to mind. I'd like to see a few 100,000 people get it first without a...
by mmm..bacon
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cargo TA
Replies: 492
Views: 64524

Re: Cargo TA

Usually (at crew's discretion), no headset above 10 000' in good radio reception areas. There is no hot mic intercom in the 767s (as far as I have seen). You can use pretty much whatever you want. If you have over-ears headset, you usually have one ear out on your partner's side for cockpit communi...
by mmm..bacon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3846

Re: Thanksgiving?

The big question is if AC and WJ even want actual support. Financially. I imagine they for sure want the 14 day quarantine lifted but as for money, WJ is backed by ONEX and AC has quite a bit of cash on hand. Any government support would end up having to be equal among all carriers (Because of soci...
by mmm..bacon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bill Morneau resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 4839

Re: Bill Morneau resigns

IDGAF about blackface - after all, he was a drama teacher at the time; but I'd sure like to get dramatic with the gal who looks like she's just about to get groped...dayum!
by mmm..bacon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 98
Views: 5963

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

Moses Ajala, 18, also from Nigeria, says he completed his Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training with Blue Bird in August of 2019 for roughly $25,000.
$25k for a private? Holy $hit. Someone's getting completely hosed, methinks.
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

Therefore, I started actually looking at the required fuel written down on the flight plan versus the actual fuel on the guages at some point prior to departure for every flight. At a previous company on one of the aircraft it was a checklist response to say the required fuel but at the most recent...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3864

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

Latest information I've gleaned from 2nd and 3rd hand sources: Aborted takeoff from an unprepared strip (Perhaps a gravel bar - unclear) braked too hard, and flipped over..
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 35613

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Eddietheeagle wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:10 am ACPA has to go....

Thoughts?
Better a devil you know?
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

Insufficient fuel, yes....and *multiple* opportunities to correct that. Wow! "The investigation found that the flight crew had multiple opportunities to identify the shortage of fuel on board the aircraft. Before takeoff, when the captain asked if the aircraft was ready for flight, the first of...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3864

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

Landing? Takeoff? What happened? Any witnesses?

Sad - by all acounts a competent pilot, and well-liked person.
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 164
Views: 10678

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Yes Rockie, there are plenty of Chinese visitors in Chinatown and Chinese food stores in places like New York, SFO, Vancouver, etc. I know that likely comes as a surprise to you which is no surprise to me. So I have a lot more credibility that you and Mixturerich. Below is a link from the Chinese c...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 7101

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I'd fly that thing for free in return for the stiffy I'd get just from looking at it! :prayer:
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 22
Views: 2681

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

We had the same situation come up at my employer, also. I'm pretty sure that the flight crew exemption was intended to apply to operating flight crews, who are only away from Canada overnight, not people who are staying for a week, 10 days, etc...You're little different from a tourist at that point....
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 2172

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

tsgarp wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:33 pm Who here would be will to fly as a pax on a flight like that with no social distancing?
If it got me to Japan for some of that sweet, sweet Japanese snow? For a decent price, I'd sit between two Texans using seatbelt extenders! (wearing a mask, of course!)
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 10312

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

^Pelmet, no, although for people in their mid-80's, that is, of course, an unfortunate possibility. I was getting at the concept of 'Excess Mortality' - as outlined in Rockie's first link above yours. [As usual, I though that I had come up with a brilliant, original idea, only to find that someone o...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 10312

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Exactly...the perennial purveyors of doom will always be around. 466,000 dead world wide. 8400 dead in Canada. And of course the 120,000 dead in the US that is climbing by 1000 per day. Those deaths aren't in a vacuum, though...the 'real' death numbers would be the deaths caused by CV that are in e...

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