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by W5
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WW2 'Tallboy' explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: WW2 'Tallboy' explosion

The Dambuster squadron (617), also pioneered the use of the Tallboy and Grandslam bombs. For one of those it was the only squadron equipped for it.
by W5
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A sad end for this HS125
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: A sad end for this HS125

Nothing new. Belize News reported that so far this year they have caught 6 jets landing on highways; of which there are few in Belize. Rough strips are being used as well, as they are one-way trips for a good part. Lots of old HS-125's and G II's Article from 2018: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news...
by W5
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Awos Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Awos Canada

YXD as one of the first, and it never was very accurate. It is still working, although the airport has been closed for years. Still inaccurate (Blatchford it is called now)
by W5
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: That was close.....too close!
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: That was close.....too close!

More details possibly emerge about air tanker’s hazardous exit out of drop area

https://fireaviation.com/2019/08/17/mor ... drop-area/
by W5
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 12377

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Found this old article (2007)
https://www.flightglobal.com/sikorsky-p ... 32.article

Is the FBW just a Canadian thing?
by W5
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 12377

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Scramble Magazine Breaking: RCAF Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone crash reported A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter has gone down in the Ionian Sea west of the island Kefalonia in the Italian Flight Information Region on Wednesday 29 April 2020. This is between Greece and Italy. A CH...
by W5
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: cost of a charter
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: cost of a charter

Some of the charter companies have online calculators.
by W5
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 55602

Re: Corona Virus

How the Coronavirus Could Take Over Your Body (Before You Ever Feel It) This description of the disease is intense. Do not read if you are already super worried and stressed out about it: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/the-story-of-a-coronavirus-infection.html?te=1&nl=coronavirus-briefing&e...
by W5
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 32
Views: 7103

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

The Sabre is long gone. Was in a museum in the NW USA.
by W5
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: I love job requirements like these...
Replies: 28
Views: 4526

Re: I love job requirements like these...

Fouga has two engines.
by W5
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How long does it take for TC to process a medical renewal?
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: How long does it take for TC to process a medical renewal?

I did mine in August, still waiting (and I have a 6 month validity)
by W5
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

I see, extra oomph
by W5
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

@Adam Oke, was that C-GZUP? Looks familiar.
by W5
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 3386

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Coulson ferries their 737 Fireliners , and the Herc's to Australia. Their heli's go by boat. Conair also ferries their aircraft downunder.
by W5
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2836

Re: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?

Toothbrush. Only thing I needed when hitchhiking.
by W5
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 737 screens go blank with specific approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: 737 screens go blank with specific approaches

I once had all screens go black entering a hold for a Calgary approach (around 2002), luckily it was partially VFR and the screens came back after about 30 seconds.
by W5
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard

Lots of opinions written in the Ace McCool stories about the Vanguard ("Mudguard").
https://www.amazon.com/Ace-McCool-Colle ... 0969732279
by W5
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 16169

Re: Atlas Air 767

Pilot Of Doomed Amazon Air Flight Had Poor Training Record, Seemed Confused Before Crash, NTSB Probe Suggests

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremyboga ... 4348ce79cc

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