Herc's and Buffalo's leaving the North?

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Herc's and Buffalo's leaving the North?

#1 Post by refdangler » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:09 pm

Is it true that both the Herc's and the Buffalo's are leaving YZF?
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#2 Post by godsrcrazy » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:22 pm

Yes it is True. One Herc left 2 months ago the other made its last commercial trip yesterday. It has been sold to Lynden air in Alaska. 1 Buffalo left 2 months ago the other leaves sometime this summer.
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#3 Post by refdangler » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:51 am

Wow that all happened quick. What will be replacing those cargo machines in YZF? Sad to see the Herc's go but was time for the Buffalo. They were already used up and underutilized when I was up there.
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#4 Post by snoopy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:17 pm

Did Magoo get sold with the Buffalos?

Re Hercs - they are not gone, just re-branded: http://skiesmag.com/news/article/FirstA ... ooperation

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#5 Post by godsrcrazy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:34 pm

[quote="snoopy"]Did Magoo get sold with the Buffalos?

Re Hercs - they are not gone, just re-branded: http://skiesmag.com/news/article/FirstA ... ooperation

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Those I have spoke with tell me it is gone and will be based in Alaska. If it is needed it will come back to Yellowknife. The Ferry flight will be at full tariff. Not sure i would call that not gone just re-branded.
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#6 Post by Kosiw » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:13 pm

Looks like Summit Air just picked up an ATR 72 freighter, according to the TC civil aircraft register....maybe to replace the departure of the Bufs ?

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/C ... 1&xso=desc
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Re: Herc's and Buffalo's leaving the North?

#7 Post by thirdtimecharm » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:45 pm

snoopy wrote:Did Magoo get sold with the Buffalos?

Re Hercs - they are not gone, just re-branded: http://skiesmag.com/news/article/FirstA ... ooperation

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This arrangement requires the approval of the CTA and I could imagine that it won't be all that straight forward. Are you allowed to charter an American registered Herc only for loads that no Canadian aircraft can handle, or will there be a more broad interpretation?

I would also assume that if one of the two companies rumoured to be searching for a Herc get one, then the 7F/Lynden deal will be dead?

If Lynden does any significant flying over the next year I wonder what ALPA's reaction will be- basically laying off Canadian pilots/crews and replacing them with outsourced US ones?

Fun times- sad to see the end of the Herc era in Canada.
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#8 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:23 pm

Lyndon has their herb into old crow relatively regularly
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#9 Post by Slats » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:43 am

Redneck_pilot86 wrote:Lyndon has their herb into old crow relatively regularly
Makes sense. Probably takes lots of thyme to make an old crow anywhere near palatable. More than a couple sprigs of rosemary too.
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#10 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:03 am

Slats wrote:
Redneck_pilot86 wrote:Lyndon has their herb into old crow relatively regularly
Makes sense. Probably takes lots of thyme to make an old crow anywhere near palatable. More than a couple sprigs of rosemary too.
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#11 Post by fish4life » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:23 am

Slats wrote:
Redneck_pilot86 wrote:Lyndon has their herb into old crow relatively regularly
Makes sense. Probably takes lots of thyme to make an old crow anywhere near palatable. More than a couple sprigs of rosemary too.
Awesome
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#12 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:58 pm

Slats wrote:
Redneck_pilot86 wrote:Lyndon has their herb into old crow relatively regularly
Makes sense. Probably takes lots of thyme to make an old crow anywhere near palatable. More than a couple sprigs of rosemary too.
Ha! I'm not even going to fix it.
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#13 Post by Meatservo » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:44 pm

Slats wrote:
Redneck_pilot86 wrote:Lyndon has their herb into old crow relatively regularly
Makes sense. Probably takes lots of thyme to make an old crow anywhere near palatable. More than a couple sprigs of rosemary too.
Very sage observation.
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#14 Post by MustangTraffic » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:32 pm

Keep the puns cumin.
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#15 Post by Rowdy » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:03 am

this thread is peppered with my kind of humour
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#16 Post by Meatservo » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:21 pm

Any comedian worth his salt can understand the importance of trying to curry favour with the audience.
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#17 Post by FenderManDan » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:01 pm

Very natural and oreganoic humour.

Sorry for a thread pinch
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#18 Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:28 am

How many pilots lay offs at FirstAir since last fall ?
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#19 Post by Rudder Bug » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:43 pm

We don't know yet; thyme will tell
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#20 Post by Meatservo » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:32 pm

I wonder if Lyndon pilots are members of a onion. I know First Air ones are.
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Re: Herc's and Buffalo's leaving the North?

#21 Post by TG » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:25 am

You may get an answer somewhere there: http://www.theonion.com/
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