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by Old fella
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

I have been trying to wean myself off this site past few years but best I could do was a six month exclusion- I am kinda my own worst enemy. Eighty percent of what is posted on this forum doesn’t interest me but on occasion there are topics(PS 752) that tweaks interest, hence “keyboard “ action. Hav...
by Old fella
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

Personally I thought there was good robust debate, points of view expressed combined with decent knowledge on the subject and location - kinda impressive if I was to venture an opinion. :smt041
by Old fella
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

Re: Ukraine International PS752

However in this case I am confused as to what Iran hoped to gain in deliberate destruction of a commercial airliner especially towards a country(Ukraine) they permitted to operate within its domestic airspace. Maybe it was the Russians who want to sucker the US into another middle east war? Just pu...
by Old fella
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

Re: Ukraine International PS752

“Early morning after you just bombed US bases? You know some trigger-happy guys were pulling all nighters with their fingers on the buttons. So not only was the capacity for a shoot down there, it was on the edge...... “ There has been precedence established for sure. Note Russia vs Korean Air B747 ...
by Old fella
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard

Into my 7th decade now but do remember some pax flights on the TCA early stuff aka DC-3,North Star, Super Connie, Viscount and Vanguard. My memory(although fading) is as follows: DC-3 , swayed and rolled plenty, not comfy in back end. North Star was very noisy in all flight regimes with those liquid...
by Old fella
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Re: A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers

Once operational, is the A220 in the Maritime schedule YHZ or YYT.
by Old fella
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Luxury Tax
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: Luxury Tax

Indeed....... somehow I don’t this will be a burning issue with 90% of the population.
by Old fella
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 247
Views: 33513

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I gotta agree with L39Guy. We live in a blameless society when it comes to people. NEVER blame the individual. Look elsewhere. Memory drills were forgotten, ignored, or done incorrectly. Yes MCAS V.1 was poorly designed, but the 737's in question were NEVER uncontrollable. Memory drills are memory ...
by Old fella
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawaii helo crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Hawaii helo crashes

I have been there several times but for some reason have never gotten around to a helicopter tour. Would like to but one thing is for sure....I would definitely not go if the weather seemed at all marginal. There have just been too many crashes that I have read about over the years. Mostly CFIT. On...
by Old fella
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 14580

Re: Atlas Air 767

Yikes. You would think the system would catch up to him sooner or later with all of those failures :rolleyes: Indeed. With this individual’s checkered past and a demonstrated ability not to meet training standards with past employers, that would certainly follow him as he moved around. Not that I k...
by Old fella
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9113

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Referencing commentary that has been posted, perhaps( in my view) this could be considered as a “task saturated” single pilot operation towards the end of a long flight, evening time approach in less than stellar wx. Sadly it ended in tragic consequences for what was regarded as well respected and e...
by Old fella
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2610

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

When this thread was initially posted, I thought it won’t get past the first page until JT’s name gets mentioned by some of the sites most illustrious “common-taters”. AvCanada never disappoints 😉😉.
by Old fella
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2610

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/canada-is-being-bullied-by-china-heres-how-it-can-shut-it-down/amp/ 'Canada is being bullied by China. Here’s how it can shut it down. Amir Attaran: There is one legal move that would prompt immediate action—shutting down Canadian airspace to Chinese cargo services.'...
by Old fella
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 66
Views: 9302

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Is it just me, or do the ads that pop up between every post make this site almost unusable? Not just you. Long loading times and way too much battery and data usage as well. It is becoming expensive to use this website. I run Ad Blocker Pro which loads through Safari on my IPad and works great as I...
by Old fella
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1623

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Actually, a Global 7500 would suit His Highness and His Sycophants perfectly, however, the entourage of media and support miscellany would require an additional aircraft, such as a second-hand Boeing 737-900ER once owned by a Middle-East potentate. Ultimately, a two (2) aircraft minimum is required...
by Old fella
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1623

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Indeed, time to unload that clunker.
by Old fella
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New LLC
Replies: 10
Views: 3686

Re: New LLC

Dare I suggest ‘tis probably a group of established shysters looking for other people’s money. B747-400, are those delegated as trash haulers or failing that have designated plots in that desert aircraft graveyard and used as “organ donators” for the surviving trash haulers :rolleyes:
by Old fella
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37210

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I believe the PAPIs were covered in snow. I suspect that the depth perception was minimal but that there were lights in sight so they continued with the required visual references in sight. But while the CAP lists the required visual references, I believe it may be hidden in the CARS where it talks...
by Old fella
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines Sues Westjet Co-Founder David Neelman
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: Canada Jetlines Sues Westjet Co-Founder David Neelman

This Canada Jetlines joke is still managing to get itself in the media, hopefully it gets less than scant attention.
by Old fella
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Boeing 737MAX test pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 2977

Re: Boeing 737MAX test pilot

You guys maybe missed my point, no one (passengers) cares and remembers and swears that they'll never fly the 787 because of the battery issue. The sad thing is that after a bit of time the MAX crashes will fade and for cheap tix, the same "Ill never fly in one again" crowd will happily hop in! As ...
by Old fella
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5011

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

'97 Tercel wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:12 am
or fly into St. John's
Did that a few times many years back piss cutting over the south side hills when the gales of November came slashing 😉.
by Old fella
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5011

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

I'd fly on it tomorrow here in Canada or in the US, but I will never fly on Lion Air or Ethiopian Air, on any aircraft ever. Ditto for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to get on a MAX with AC, WJ or any North American carrier. As for Lion and Ethiopian, my chance for considering them for any travel plans li...
by Old fella
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 10638

Re: Air Canada Pay

An observation from this old codger. Why do chaps make comments on Air Canada’s salary structure when they (a) do not work at that airline (b) explicitly imply they have no desire to do so. If I am reading and understanding from this site correctly Air Canada doesn’t have any issues regarding recrui...
by Old fella
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines Loses Investors
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: Canada Jetlines Loses Investors

I say this so called Jetlines will finally fold up like a cheap tent and be blown into the aviation crevasse and be deposited amongst the remains of similar claptrap enterprises - hopefully never to be heard from again. :rolleyes:

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