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by SierraPoppa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Borek fined $25,000
Replies: 2
Views: 2210

Borek fined $25,000

For illegally exporting a Twin Otter and parts to Myanmar (Burma) in 2007.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/s ... k-air.html
by SierraPoppa
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: First Air Crash Resolute Bay August 20 2011
Replies: 488
Views: 78879

Re: 737 Crash in YRB

My sincere condolences to all concerned.
privateer wrote:I can't remember when the last 737 crashed in Canada.
Wouldn't that be PWA314 Cranbrook Feb. 1978?
by SierraPoppa
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern runway identifiers
Replies: 19
Views: 2139

Re: Northern runway identifiers

Magnetic drift is .2 degrees per year (I think). If a runway was built with a departure heading of exactly 100 degrees, it would be named Runway 10; after 25 years it would have a departure heading of 105 degrees, necessitating a renaming to Runway 11. You wouldn't notice a change in runway heading...
by SierraPoppa
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern runway identifiers
Replies: 19
Views: 2139

Re: Northern runway identifiers

It's likely the compass variation has changed enough to require the runways be re-numbered.

Anyone remember when Edmonton International had 11/29 and 01/19?
by SierraPoppa
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Episode 2 Teaser of Dust Up ~ A Sprayer's Paradise
Replies: 122
Views: 8691

Re: Episode 2 Teaser of Dust Up ~ A Sprayer's Paradise

At the risk of resurrecting this thread again. :mrgreen:

This wouldn't have been one of the "stars" of this series would it? :roll:

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Sask ... story.html

Anyone know one way or the other?
by SierraPoppa
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Martin Mars is coming to nothern Alberta
Replies: 78
Views: 7391

Re: The Martin Mars is coming to nothern Alberta

Very cool. why does the Mars always come up as "the world's largest water bomber" when it can only scoop 27 000 Litres of water and the DC 10 can drop 12 000 gallons or 45 600 Litres? Just curious... Perhaps it is the worlds' largest flying boat and that just doesn't have the same ring to it??? Not...
by SierraPoppa
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Martin Mars is coming to nothern Alberta
Replies: 78
Views: 7391

The Martin Mars is coming to nothern Alberta

From CBC.ca The largest water bomber in the world is flying to Alberta from British Columbia to help fight wildfires in the oilsands region. Alberta Sustainable Resources says the Martin Mars is to begin dropping huge loads of water Saturday on the Richardson back-country fires. http://www.cbc.ca/ne...
by SierraPoppa
Fri May 20, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Calgary-area airport suspected to be a major drug hub
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Re: Calgary-area airport suspected to be a major drug hub

tkdowell wrote:Well the instructors have to pay the bills somehow. :P
Them and those guys in the tower that who it is. :lol: :rolleyes:
by SierraPoppa
Mon May 16, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Calgary-area airport suspected to be a major drug hub
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Re: Calgary-area airport suspected to be a major drug hub

rigpiggy wrote:Collin Kenney is like most Politicians, he must be seen to be doing something. Snip...
It sounds like Collin Kenney is smoking or injecting some of the stuff he's accusing some of the Springbank users of importing.
by SierraPoppa
Mon May 16, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air France flight recorders readable: investigators...
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Air France flight recorders readable: investigators...

French investigators said Monday they have recovered all the flight data and cockpit voice recordings from the recorders of an Air France jet found in the Atlantic depths nearly two years after it crashed. The recorders were located by underwater robots and hoisted up from depths of nearly 4,000 me...
by SierraPoppa
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tornadoes close St Louis airport
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Tornadoes close St Louis airport

CHICAGO — Tornadoes and high winds tore through the midwestern US state of Missouri, leaving a swath of destruction that badly damaged St. Louis's main airport and forced it to close, officials said Saturday. Read more here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j8fNDtC5vAwwDFaDjkKpGxer...
by SierraPoppa
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Price of Gas...
Replies: 33
Views: 1406

Re: Price of Gas...

If you have $10,000.00 and you are seriously ill go outside of Canada for treatment as you are quite likely to die waiting for treatment under Canada's socialistic health care system. After a quad bypass, an angioplasty and a double bypass over a 12 year time span, I can honestly say this is not my...
by SierraPoppa
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!
Replies: 1407
Views: 138039

Re: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!

Yesterday's episode was probably one of the more interesting ones I've seen. Westjet takes off for LHR as a 737 but lands as a BA 747, Joe, Mikey, and Electra expert check out potential aircraft at "Atlantic Airlines" in Coventry, UK, Mikey and Joe climb Coventry cathedral's tower, Mikey wears the ...
by SierraPoppa
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!
Replies: 1407
Views: 138039

Re: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!

westcoasting wrote:so how the does the film crew know they are gonna have to make an emergency island on that small island? somthing smells fishy!
Can you spell re-enactment?

I knew you could.
by SierraPoppa
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto Port Authority Proposes Tunnel to CYTZ
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: Toronto Port Authority Proposes Tunnel to CYTZ

(Bloomberg) -- The Toronto Port Authority is requesting cash from the federal government to build a C$38 million ($35.2 million) tunnel to the city’s island airport, the Toronto Star reported. That's pretty cheap considering Calgary city council has just committed a minimum $295 million to put a tu...
by SierraPoppa
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Photo - low pass . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 3633

Re: Photo - low pass . . .

Huummm .... if Ormond Hayden-Bailie were still alive, I'd say he had to be flying both aircraft. Very interesting fellow. I met him at the Abbotsford Airshow about 1975 or so, and got sucked into helping a few other guillable guys polish the Sea Fury in prep for the airshow and static display. The ...
by SierraPoppa
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone ever heard of these guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Anyone ever heard of these guys?

RFlyer wrote:
Wow, things must be really bad if they can't even afford their gliders due to high oil prices.
Composites I guess. :wink:
by SierraPoppa
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone ever heard of these guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Anyone ever heard of these guys?

http://britflights.com/index.html Apparently set up in Alberta so they don't have to take part in consumer protection law in On, BC and QC. Don't know nuttin else. Moot point innit? Quote from their website. "It is my regret to inform you that Britflights Inc. will no longer be operating. Due to th...
by SierraPoppa
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Forum formatting and Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

Re: Forum formatting and Firefox

Problem solved thanks very much Brewguy. :supz: :prayer:
by SierraPoppa
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Forum formatting and Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

Forum formatting and Firefox

Recently when I use Firefox (either 3.6 or 4) as my browser all forum formatting disappears and I'm left with a white page with text.

With either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome the site appears as it should.

Why is this?
by SierraPoppa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Heathrow high tech snow removal
Replies: 14
Views: 2123

Re: Heathrow high tech snow removal

Flying Low wrote:Clearing all the football (soccer) stadiums of course!
Of course the country may grind to a halt but football must go on. :)
by SierraPoppa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Heathrow high tech snow removal
Replies: 14
Views: 2123

Re: Heathrow high tech snow removal

regardless Canada has the ability to @#$! up airport operations just like the british No-one is saying Canada is immune to major screw ups, but really five inches of snow closes a major international airport for three to five days. That is a fuck-up of monumental proportions. What the hell were the...
by SierraPoppa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Heathrow high tech snow removal
Replies: 14
Views: 2123

Re: Heathrow high tech snow removal

BAA CEO Colin Matthews has decided not to take his bonus this year and he's agreed to spend £10 million on new snow removal equipment. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/22/baa-chief-bonus-heathrow-snow-equipment Too little too late for the thousands of travelers who won't make it to wherever the...
by SierraPoppa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Heathrow high tech snow removal
Replies: 14
Views: 2123

Heathrow high tech snow removal

A reported 13 centimeters (5.1") of snow ground Englands busiest airport to a virtual halt for four days. Pictured below Heathrows high tech snow removal equipment at work. :smt040 http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/19/article-1339937-0C86FCCE000005DC-716_634x438.jpg Article explaining how they'...

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