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by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR and CFIT
Replies: 31
Views: 2107

Re: VFR and CFIT

Sounds like you boxed yourself in and are or were confusing the lines... I don’t care if you were IFR equipped.... it’s a moot point. With all due respect, one is either VFR or on an IFR plan. Pretty cut and dry to me really! He was flying VFR in VMC conditions, the weather changed, his alternate c...
by YYZSaabGuy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jetport
Replies: 14
Views: 8430

Re: Jetport

Just.......wow............. :shock:
by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

With the amount of attrition in our industry the difference will be fewer ads and higher requirements, not layoffs and bankruptcies. "Honey, I think I'm going to go long a bunch of airline stock because they never take it on the chin in a recession." Said no one, ever. https://business.financialpos...
by YYZSaabGuy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3653

Re: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

Be interesting to hear how much money AC has lost due to MAX grounding. I agree, Old fella, and it'll be interesting as well to see how much of a hit Boeing ultimately takes. Market cap is off around 15% or US$38 Bn since March 1, the bulk of that presumably as a result of the market's concerns ove...
by YYZSaabGuy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail
Replies: 31
Views: 3662

Re: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/morneau-says-stock-option-tightening-will-only-affect-very-high-income-employees-1.1231838#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=suKM7uZ Details in the summer. Who wants to bet Quebec companies will be exempted? I'll take the other side of that bet - that might be a bit on the ...
by YYZSaabGuy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 164
Views: 22348

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

I think you're confusing the Arctic Sunwest Twin Otter that crashed in yellowknife, not Tindi. Maynard's correct. The third Air Tindi accident over the last few years did not, fortunately, involve any fatalities: http://bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2014/a14w0181/a14w0181.asp The Arct...
by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CNC3 Hangar Fire
Replies: 39
Views: 2098

Re: CNC3 Hangar Fire

Anyway.....shame about the damage to a good hangar and some fine aircraft, and about the inconvenience to neighbouring hangar owners. Glad nobody was hurt - property can be replaced.
by YYZSaabGuy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

With the amount of attrition in our industry the difference will be fewer ads and higher requirements, not layoffs and bankruptcies. "Honey, I think I'm going to go long a bunch of airline stock because they never take it on the chin in a recession." Said no one, ever. https://business.financialpos...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

eyebrow737 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:52 pm

As you say, it is a complicated world. I agree with your sentiments. Sometimes the most unscrupulous win.

Needless to say, Canada is not the only western country struggling with this.. especially with the rise of China.
I agree. China is a game-changer.
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

Correct me if I'm wrong you seem to be saying that it is ok for Canadian companies to bribe officials overseas? Because others do it? If I was mistaken, I apologize. Look, it's illegal (obviously) for Canadian companies to bribe government officials either domestically or in other jurisdictions. Mo...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

Your definition of what is and isn't "absolutely unethical" isn't always going to synch up with everyone else's definition: it's a complicated world out there, and shockingly, your personal ethics aren't always going to be universally accepted Yyzsaabguy, it wasn't his personal ethics. It is the la...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

You got defensive quick didn't you? Watch your blood pressure princess. Bribery is against Canadian law in Canada. Hence the comparison. These companies are breaking Canadian law. If you defend corruption, you can expect to be called out for it. Insult all you want, but you've made your character q...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

2. However, to your point: sex with an individual under the age of consent is illegal in Canada, so Canadian sex tourists are (I assume) liable for prosecution in Canada under the criminal code. I say assume, because I've never had occasion to look into it - maybe you have? This is not very nice to...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

You both realize that in any of these places bribery and corruption are illegal as well right? Saying that we shouldn't disadvantage Canadian companies from breaking the law to create a level playing field sounds more than unethical. I'm not a liberal or otherwise and have no horse in this race, bu...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

I agree with your point that bribery is the norm in some other countries, and that we shouldn't disadvantage Canadian companies from competing on a level playing field. You both realize that in any of these places bribery and corruption are illegal as well right? Saying that we shouldn't disadvanta...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

Sure, a DPA might have been the better option, but the DPP rejected that solution as inappropriate (if you review the requirements at https://www.osler.com/en/blogs/risk/september-2018/deferred-prosecution-agreements-dpas-come-into-force-in-canada , for example, you might be able to guess why that d...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8896

Re: Recession.

Nerve? Putting the SNC charges to bed with a deal and moving on is exactly what any government should have done in this case. That some minister thought making a career out of bringing down a corporation was a good idea and dug in over it... well that's the company they're keeping over there on the...
by YYZSaabGuy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 164
Views: 22348

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

You're not looking very hard. Don't be lazy. The info is readily available. Not looking to hard. *Sigh* Ya know...........in the time you took out of your no doubt incredibly busy day to post not one, but two, totally unhelpful and unnecessarily belittling replies, you could have actually helped ou...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent

C.W.E. wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 am
By the way did anyone ever hear why that Navajo landed of the street in Calgary?
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-repor ... 8w0054.asp
by YYZSaabGuy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Vanguard
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Vanguard

Great question, Old Fella, and I'll be interested to hear if any former crew have anything to contribute. In the meantime, you might find this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmakSwlYLs0 fun to watch - nice short field technique which turned out to be somewhat more aggressive than initially thought....
by YYZSaabGuy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garneau says Bombardier can't be favoured in Bids.
Replies: 35
Views: 3955

Re: Garneau says Bombardier can't be favoured in Bids.

Excuse me but who do you think kept all those de Havilland things going all those years? Viking didn't do any of the hard work to get that junk certified. I'm very happy for Viking, I would have liked to get involved with them when I was a pup; just don't kiss off Bombardier because they learned to...
by YYZSaabGuy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Attention Tailwheel Training Enthusiasts
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Attention Tailwheel Training Enthusiasts

Spitfire ab initio and conversion training now available: https://www.barrons.com/articles/flying-spitfiresno-military-experience-required-1543961306 . At C$423,000 and an estimated 3 years I'm guessing a fairly limited ab initio market....however, for existing PPLs with warbird experience, a conver...
by YYZSaabGuy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 60121

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

The NTSB is scheduled to meet tomorrow and release its findings and recommendations, according to https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-24/after-near-disaster-ntsb-eyes-tech-to-keep-planes-on-runways . Unsurprisingly, crew fatigue and failure to adequately review pre-flight warnings about ...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 7030

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

And while we're at it let's stop all this nonsense about Canada having a special relationship with the US and accept that we're just another enemy/competitor as they view every other country now. Exactly. And while we`re at it, enough of the bleeting about how 'our friend' Mexico left us at the NAF...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 CNE Airshow
Replies: 23
Views: 2582

Re: 2018 CNE Airshow

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:51 pm
...and why can't I stop reading your posts in the voice of your avatar?
S.
:smt023

I know, right? And then they include me in the prequel!

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