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by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 11593

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...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 11593

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: 11593

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: 11593

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: 11593

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: 11593

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: 11593

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: 190
Views: 35384

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: 2184

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: 1680

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: 4822

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: 756

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: 67975

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: 8350

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: 2784

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!
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 CNE Airshow
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: 2018 CNE Airshow

I was on the ramp when an SAR Cormorant landed then hover-taxied, at walking pace, for six minutes, grit-blasting mine and everyone else's tied-down aircraft. Does that count? Sure, it counts. Could have said so without the whining. Snowbirds, Demo-Hornet, & Harvard 2 should be there. So, to be...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 CNE Airshow
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: 2018 CNE Airshow

Sheesh. I see the usual killjoys are busy on twitter, outraged over the airshow's supposed potentially traumatic impact on refugees, not to mention gratuitous displays of the "expensive toys of the military-industrial complex" and the needless conversion of fuel into noise: https://nationa...
by YYZSaabGuy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Refresher resources
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: IFR Refresher resources

This might be helpful: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=125731
by YYZSaabGuy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC to start new loyalty plan
Replies: 7
Views: 6293

Re: AC to start new loyalty plan

It looks like Air Canada's purchase of Aeroplan from Aimia is going ahead: [url][https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-21/air-canada-group-agrees-to-buy-aimia-s-aeroplan-for-345-million/url]: Air Canada Group Ends Aimia Battle With Deal for Aeroplan By Natalie Wong and Scott Deveau August ...
by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: We've arrived early ... but ...
Replies: 17
Views: 3102

Re: We've arrived early ... but ...

duele wrote: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:53 pm I appreciate the above. What I specifically don't like is when they clearly make it a point that we have just arrived early, and then once that is settled, it's mentioned that oh we're gonna sit here for 20 minutes.
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