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  1. 4 points
    VS; Yes, I call it internet social media hyperventilation. It is inappropriate to hearken to millions of shrill, largely anonymous voices who conflate opinion with facts, in the face of what is already known; it is even worse to do so when nothing is known yet as is occurring in the present case.
  2. 3 points
    If trimming with the pickle switches stops/helps/impedes the problem why all the focus on trying to find the appropriate checklist (Lionair) With proper training and experience I think most pilots would lean toward a stabilizer problem. No question that having multiple systems barking at you can muddy your focus, but you still have ground speed/power settings/artificial horizon, and in both of these incidents a visual horizon. There is a faulty system on the Boeing that needs a remedy, but the larger issue appears to be basic piloting ability. Systems do fail, we've all been grilled in the sim - fly the airplane first.
  3. 3 points
    My neighbor, while stationed in Colorado Springs was a Spectre Gunship Commander (C-130) in Vietnam.....said he could put 50 rounds through your bathroom window from 10, 000 feet. He was a retired L/Col USAF and his hobby was repairing worn washers and dryers. He would have 6-8 machines on his driveway every day tearing them apart and rebuilding them. He took mine and gave me a pair of refurbished machines.......the next day he was over and asked if the next time I flew to Canada if I could bring him back a set of those screwdrivers that fit those damned square holed screws
  4. 3 points
    Another lighter moment, taking a poke at a fave...
  5. 3 points
    27 February – TS 108 YUL-ADZ Online check-in was no problem but the UL airport could use a clear and concise sign near the AT check-in area that states where PERSONS WHO HAVE UTILIZED ONLINE CHECK-IN NEED TO GO TO CHECK BAGGAGE. Two of the persons I talked to kept trying to get me to check back in at a kiosk even though I showed them I had already done an online check in. I finally found the correct area. A simple sign would certainly help The flight down was extremely enjoyable, great cabin crew who interacted with the pax in a very amiable way. Pre- departure PA from pilots was much too fast and hard to understand. Pre-landing PA merely stated an ETA, no temp or “out the window you can see” info. Was a very nice clear day, very light winds, and the main area of the small island is easily view-able when lined up for landing on the NE runway… 14 March –TS 109 ADZ –YUL Air Transat sends update text messages as the date your flight approaches. AT states that online check-in is available. It also states that two hard copies of your boarding pass should be printed out. I was fortunate that I knew the admin persons in the Dive Shop and managed to Air-Print from my IOS and get two hard copies. Checked in at the airport and it was quite obvious that there was absolutely no advantage to doing and online check-in because the airport staff do not have the technology that is available in other places. I handed in one of my boarding passes and Passport…….waited…..waited….and got back the normal thin cardboard boarding pass that was IDENTICAL to my printed out boarding pass. Again at the gate it was obvious that the technology was not yet in place as the agents could not read an IOS with the encrypted boarding pass installed…they wanted the newly issued paper pass. Once again, outstanding service from the cabin crew….appreciated by all Pre-departure PA from the cockpit was very informative and even advised the pax why we stopped taxiing and that we would have to wait for an aircraft to land prior to being able to move onto the runway. Pre-arrival PA was very good….only forgot to mention the local time and that there was a one hour time change between ADZ and YUL (Canada was now on DL Savings Time). THEY ARE STILL OUT THERE Below you will find a pic of lady waiting at the boarding gate for the flight from ADZ to YUL. There are always people who want to get on-board first and I don’t know why when pax are supposed to be boarded by assigned seat rows….(perhaps they want to get the choice of overhead bins ), anyhow…as I sat there I noticed her bag had a “Carry On Baggage” tag. After thinking about it…I finally went up to the lady and explained that the bag was much too big for Carry-On baggage..(I estimated 3 feet x 2 feet x 1 foot). She was adamant that the bag was going on as Carry On baggage.. I certainly wasn’t going to argue with her, I merely pointed out that it probably wouldn’t be allowed and I wished her luck. Well we started boarding and she was about number 5 through the gate and I was about number 15-20. Shortly after we started down the ramp to the tarmac..(air-stairs boarding), the line halted then moved again slowly past the Francophone lady shouting at the Avianca agent about her bag going up the air-stairs to the cabin. (Broken English with a touch of French and Spanish) As I looked back I saw the agent dragging her bag to the starboard side of the aircraft and heading for the belt that went into the aft cargo hold….. I guess some people just don’t get it.
  6. 3 points
    1700 AAE would not be low for an acceleration/flap retraction altitude. The minimum altitude can be as low as 400' but I am not aware of anyone who does that. Normally the primary restriction driving that acceleration altitude is terrain clearance and minimum all engines obstacle clearance planes. Most of the time, on all engines, a twin will handily outclimb that gradient once the gear is up, but the acceleration to get the flaps up, especially from a high hot airport, can involve an extended and relatively flat flight path which may punch through that gradient. So basically the aircraft has to climb high enough, early enough, to buy room for that acceleration phase. Vs
  7. 3 points
    Hopefully the FAA & TC, (and that should include the NTSB and the TSB), know something if this is a consideration? A ban, if any, should be based upon data from the Ethiopian accident, period. If there is nothing new to say regarding the Ethiopian accident and the reasons are understood, then a grounding is unnecessary.
  8. 3 points
    I’ve got a pain in my ass.....will he apologize for that?
  9. 2 points
    Looking at my 767 manual for the -200 it has a split system in the event of a Jam. 25 pounds is all thats required to split the columns
  10. 2 points
    Hi Vs, all valid points & questions. The AMM shows that there are indexing pins for the -400 installation and I have to believe that the same applies to all Boeings, as would the testing processes after installation. Interestingly, the test involves moving the vane to the -20 & 20 degree position to measure electrical output, so the I believe the max readings are +/-20deg and that's where JT610's left sensor was reading ...
  11. 2 points
    If WOW goes belly up does it become MOM ?
  12. 2 points
    From Malcolm’s post above. 1) Boeing needs to fix this, but ALSO: 2) Pilots need better training on the aircraft. The cutout switches have been present on every B737 since the -100. IMHO T9
  13. 2 points
    ‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2019, ‏‎31 minutes ago Wilson-Raybould to provide emails, texts and written statement on SNC-Lavalin affair ‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2019, ‏‎31 minutes ago | CBC News Jody Wilson-Raybould says she will provide a written statement and copies of text messages and emails to the Commons justice committee that shut down its probe into the SNC-Lavalin affair.
  14. 2 points
    Regarding AOA and who has what feature. I find the press coverage interesting. Air Canada has a more comprehensive installation, yet the press articles start with 'Air Canada and Westjet' and downplay the role of the AOA indication. I have to wonder, if the situation was reversed, would we see, 'Air Canada lacks important safety component'? And nothing from Sunwing. Hmm. IMO the AOA indication's value depends a bit on the aircraft envelope. The Citation I flew a million years ago had it, and it was a straight wing aircraft. Far from being a distraction, I found it provided a great immediate reference in a number of situations. For the MAX, the AOA location just becomes one more scan item. The pilots I have spoken with about it have no issues and are generally happy it's there. Given what we now know about the link between AOA and unexpected aircraft behaviour, just having an 'AOA disagree' without an immediate visual indication of which AOA is saying what, that creates a period of confusion as to whether the failure is on the low side or the high. Finally, the AOA indication is not going to be a distraction during an MCAS firing. What it IS going to do is warn the pilots of an impending problem while they are still configured (flaps not yet retracted) so they can decide on a mitigation up front (leave the flaps out for a bit perhaps, so delay acceleration, get some altitude or stay configured and return, etc). AOA indications are a good thing. The customers who shelled out on their own to install them should get a credit from Boeing when the rest of the world gets them for free. Finally, as soon as Boeing and the regulators start rolling out the fix, the grounding should shift from total airspace bans to unmodified aircraft and crew. If we don't recognise investment in additional layers of safety, that investment will not continue, human nature being what it is. The reasons for this grounding are ample proof of that sad fact. All just my opinion. Vs
  15. 2 points
    For all of MSNBC’s flaws, and there are many, at least Democrats are not played for fools by that far-left outlet. Unlike CNN, which insults its audience with its laughable pose as objective, MSNBC makes no secret of its left-wing biases.
  16. 2 points
    In my case, I agree,....I know a few folks where their DC was run by an idiot and they lost a very significant amount..... both plans are totally acceptable, but must be Properly Run..
  17. 2 points
    Wrong!!!! You can never win an argument with a Liberal.
  18. 2 points
    https://www.facebook.com/669514516/posts/10158449515914517?sfns=mo To all the school kids going on 'strike' for Climate Change: You are the first generation who have required air-conditioning in every classroom. You want TV in every room and your classes are all computerized . You spend all day and night on electronic devices. More than ever, you don't walk or ride bikes to school but arrive in caravans of private cars that choke local roads and worsen rush hour traffic. You are the biggest consumers of manufactured goods ever and update perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy, Your entertainment comes from electric devices. Furthermore, the people driving your protests are the same people who insist on artificially inflating the population growth through immigration, which increases the need for energy, manufacturing and transport. The more people we have, the more forest and bushland we clear and more of the environment is destroyed. How about this... Tell your teachers to switch off the air-con. Walk or ride to school. Switch off your devices and read a book. Make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured fast food. No, none of this will happen because you are selfish, badly educated, virtue signalling little 'princesses', inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a 'noble cause' while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life. Wake up, grow up and learn to research facts and think for yourself and not blindly accept the words and thoughts of others - I don't think you formulated this action plan all by your self - suspect you may have had some influence and 'guidance' from those you trust ....a word of warning, be cautious of the influence of the 'left' because there may be a time in the future that you will be the ones left out...
  19. 2 points
    blues, good picking indeed. I think any examination of the matter before FAA & Boeing needs to include the subject of "type" and the overriding priority of "commonality" in cockpits. There are good reasons and good ways for permitting crews to operate different types. Swissair had crews flying A320's & A330's. I believe some are doing B767 & B777 cross-qualification, (someone can verify, perhaps). Any conclusion to this is going to have to find ways of convincing the flying public that a "grounded" airplane that was perfectly safe prior to grounding is perfectly safe to return to service. As another said, there is no way back, because there was no legitimate, reasonable way into the grounding that hasn't been addressed by the FAA/Boeing documents of December 2018. The disturbingly-comfortable relationship between the FAA and Boeing also requires an examination and not just an investigation. I keep pushing Vaughan's book because it actually made a difference at NASA after Columbia. It is absolutely necessary here if Boeing is not to have another, similiar matter on their hands, because right now, they and the FAA are broken and it is not merely an instrumental solution that can fix them.
  20. 2 points
    Sully nailed it. Cadet programs may work when everything goes according to the plan, but throw someone with 200 hours an aircraft that feels like it's out of control and you will almost surely get a "deer in the headlights" response.
  21. 2 points
    Sully comments... Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger 16 hours ago We do not yet know what caused the tragic crash of Ethiopian 302 that sadly claimed the lives of all passengers and crew, though there are many similarities between this flight and Lion Air 610, in which the design of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is a factor. It has been obvious since the Lion Air crash that a redesign of the 737 MAX 8 has been urgently needed, yet has still not been done, and the announced proposed fixes do not go far enough. I feel sure that the Ethiopian crew would have tried to do everything they were able to do to avoid the accident. It has been reported that the first officer on that flight had only 200 hours of flight experience, a small fraction of the minimum in the U.S., and an absurdly low amount for someone in the cockpit of a jet airliner. We do not yet know what challenges the pilots faced or what they were able to do, but everyone who is entrusted with the lives of passengers and crew by being in a pilot seat of an airliner must be armed with the knowledge, skill, experience, and judgment to be able to handle the unexpected and be the absolute master of the aircraft and all its systems, and of the situation. A cockpit crew must be a team of experts, not a captain and an apprentice. In extreme emergencies, when there is not time for discussion or for the captain to direct every action of the first officer, pilots must be able to intuitively know what to do to work together. They must be able to collaborate wordlessly. Someone with only 200 hours would not know how to do that or even to do that. Someone with that low amount of time would have only flown in a closely supervised, sterile training environment, not the challenging and often ambiguous real world of operational flying, would likely never have experienced a serious aircraft malfunction, would have seen only one cycle of the seasons of the year as a pilot, one spring with gusty crosswinds, one summer of thunderstorms. If they had learned to fly in a fair-weather clime, they might not even have flown in a cloud. Airlines have a corporate obligation not to put pilots in that position of great responsibility before they are able to be fully ready. While we don’t know what role, if any, pilot experience played in this most recent tragedy, it should always remain a top priority at every airline. Everyone who flies depends upon it. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hero-pilot-who-landed-plane-in-hudson-river-blasts-pilot-training-in-wake-of-ethiopian-airlines-crash
  22. 2 points
    Of course Eddie would see it that way......a little perspective, please. Eddie was Chrétien’s right hand man that brought us the Sponsorship scandal. Liberal spin doctors at work...nothing to see here other than obstruction of justice by the PM.
  23. 2 points
    PARIS (Reuters) - France’s air accident investigation agency BEA will analysis black-box flight recorders from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 which crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday, a spokesman said. Ethiopian Airlines said earlier it would send the two cockpit voice and data recorders abroad for analysis. The French announcement resolved uncertainty over the fate of the two recorders after Germany’s BFU said it had declined a request to handle them because it could not process the new type of recorder used on the 737 MAX jets, in service since 2017. The BEA is one of the world’s most active air crash agencies alongside the National Transportation Safety Board of the United States and has laboratories at its Le Bourget headquarters.
  24. 2 points
    The 737 MAx is referred to as a state of the art modern aircraft that is less than 2 years old in many articles I have read. This always makes me chuckle since it is far from the actual truth. While I have only sat in on a few systems seminars on the aircraft, the information I took away from those is that the MAX is simply makeup on a pig. The systems integration on the aircraft is, simply put, patches on a raft. They had a system and then "integrated" (I would call it interfacing) another system on top of it. Plug a glass cockpit in there and it sure looks whiz bank but behind the scenes the steam engine is still driving the ship. This addition of system over system actually over complicates the systems integration on the aircraft. Had they taken the time (and money) to completely redesign the systems on the aircraft to a more modern standard (Think FBW) with actual digital electronics running the show then these issues would not exist. The MCAS System was added to the aircraft in order to get the MAX certified. They changed the design (engine size, weight, location) and needed to compensate. So they added a "patch". As we all know patches are never as strong as the original material. I would say that in this case the patch has a flaw. The problem is the flaw, when it shows itself, needs to be identified and dealt with. Actually a simple task with just 2 switches involved. IMHO the MAX is not the aircraft Boeing should have built, it was just the easiest to compete with Airbus and, then, Bombardier. They could have kept the basic design but built a better aircraft. Sometimes the shortcut is the longer route.
  25. 2 points
    Hmmm. Doesn't MCAS require autopilot to be off? I'm wondering if these reports were about a different condition Vs
  26. 2 points
    Interesting, boestar, thank you for posting. So the system is installed, and one must buy it like one buys a higher MTOW & MLW, etc. I agree with your cautions regarding causing other issues. I doubt very much whether knowing the AoA of their aircraft would have prevented the loss of AF447, for example. While AoA is a key indicator of the "health of the wing" so to speak, long-established SOPs have kept transport aircraft and their crews out of trouble for decades and millions of hours, and that is a statistic that needs respecting in the sense that it is successful. I didn't realize until yesterday that the MCAS uses both AoA data sources; rather, I am informed, the FCC which controls the MCAS, alternates each leg, much like say, "A" & "B" ignition systems or #1 & #2 cabin pressure controllers etc., might be alternated. To me that has huge implications - it means comparison is possible right away and so is presentation of the data for the respective PFDs. It begs the question asked since last October, "If the data was wrong, why was it used?", which in turn begs the question, was rejecting wrong data and switching to a more rational source, (appropriate for the state of the aircraft given other available inputs) think even more important is the comparator & warning function. BTW, almost certainly, there is nothing that can go wrong with the actual, physical AoA sensor. To send a reading of "+20deg", it would have to be physically stuck in that position. So the source for the incorrect data (for 610) is elsewhere, and may be here, too.
  27. 2 points
    Well they certainly don't have Einstein for a president.
  28. 2 points
    Wow! I never thought I'd see the U.K. join in on this ban.
  29. 2 points
    “The NTSB says there is a “lack of a means” for crews to detect a jammed elevator during pre-flight checks on the type.“ Really? That surprises me. What’s the control check consist of on this type?
  30. 2 points
    Corporations are starting to aim content directly at readers of social media when they believe conventional media have wronged them But frankly, I can't remember another article savaging the media quite like this https://bbdtruenorth.com/postings/canadian-aerospace-industry-reaches-new-heights-while-the-globe-and-mail-goes-to-new-low Canadian Aerospace Industry Reaches New Heights, While the Globe and Mail Goes to New Low March 07, 2019 Mike Nadolski Anyone up for some good news about a Canadian business? Bombardier just announced that its new business aircraft – the Global 7500 – set a record for the longest non-stop flight by a business jet – over 8,150 nautical miles. Actually, that’s more than just good. It’s amazing. Our new aircraft has the longest range, the largest cabin and smoothest ride of any business jet ever made. Its reach can take it from Toronto, over the North Pole at nearly supersonic speed, and arrive in Hong Kong without refueling, carrying more passengers in an extra-spacious cabin that has no rival. Here’s the best part. The plane was conceived, designed, manufactured, and first flown right here in Canada. It represents the best of Canadian engineering prowess and craftsmanship and is shining proof that Canadian companies can compete and win in global competition. Our country can take great pride in this historic achievement and no one deserves the recognition more than the thousands of Canadian workers, from the test pilots to mechanics to engineers and electricians, whose determined effort made it possible. Yet, all too often that work and their stories go untold. A recent poll showed that less than a quarter of the public even knew the Global 7500 aircraft exists. Fewer know about the leading role Bombardier plays in the adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels, a part of our commitment to preserving the skies which we have the privilege of flying through. Or, that Bombardier has continued to invest billions of dollars in its business jets segment over the last five years, driving new products, Canadian patents and sustained employment. If all this sounds remarkable, the real surprise is the narrow way our country’s news media has covered Canada’s business aviation industry. Think about it. How often do you hear about the billions of dollars business jet sales bring into the Canadian economy? Did you know that there are barely enough seats in the Rogers Centre (Skydome) to fit all the people whose livelihoods are linked to Canada’s business aviation industry? A cynic might say it is because the media isn’t interested in good news stories or that they are so fixated on villainizing corporations and wealthy individuals who use business jets that they can’t bring themselves to say anything positive about the industry. Worse yet is the dishonest attempt to discredit the women and men of Bombardier and paint our company as an organization that prowls the globe offering sweetheart deals to shadowy characters with disregard for the law and our reputation. This latest sorry example of cheap shot journalism was on full display in a recent Globe & Mail article. In this article, Globe reporter Mark MacKinnon – who has been previously called out by Canada’s National News Media Council for failing to meet basic journalism standards in his reporting of our company – suggests that newly “leaked” records from a now defunct Lithuanian Bank show a “tie” between a Russian tax fraud scheme and a decade old business jet sale. MacKinnon further suggests that this apparent connection implies flaws in our due diligence process. Putting aside the absurd standard of perfect hindsight, to which the Globe attempts to hold Bombardier, readers are deprived of critical information and context necessary to understand the full story. So, once again we must set the record straight on behalf of our employees. Let’s start with the fact that Bombardier conducts a robust due diligence on potential buyers of every aircraft we sell. In some cases we move forward. In others we decline. Simply put, we do what we believe is right based on the information available at that time. It is a process that has served us well while delivering more than 1700 aircraft over the past decade, and one that we continue to refine as technology advances. Others follow similar processes, and it should be noted that Bombardier was far from alone in conducting business with holding companies through the failed Lithuanian Bank. Others include major western banks, American Express, the World Economic Forum, a charity run by Prince Charles, and even the late pop star Prince and the Chelsea football team. The Globe singles out Bombardier, obviously, to make it seem as if we had some distinctive role when the truth is that these commercial transactions were widespread. Readers should look at how more honest media outlets describe the transactions behind the “leaked” banking records. For example, The Guardian states that “There is no suggestion that end recipients of the funds were aware of the origin of the source money, which arrived via a disguised route. However, the [leaked] documents indicate that criminal and legitimate money may have been mixed together, making it impossible to trace the origin source, before passing through screen companies into the global banking system.” Even the source that provided these records to the Globe’s reporter, an investigative outlet called OCCRP, cautions that “the very purpose of such systems is to obscure the ownership of money that goes through them” and warns that the material must be viewed in that light. But the Globe blew right through those caveats in its blind zeal to malign us. The crucial point here is that even the best oversight systems and safeguards aren’t 100% fail-proof. That perspective is essential because when bad actors go to extreme lengths to conceal their misdeeds, the fault belongs with the bad actor, not the businesses that are misled. When banks or insurers advertise in the Globe, for example, is the paper at fault if one of those firms is later accused of wrongdoing? This missing context is what makes the Globe’s pretend outrage so troubling. At a time when the hardworking women and men at Bombardier Business Aircraft are achieving remarkable new heights, here’s hoping the press can start aiming a little higher too. Mike Nadolski Vice President Communications and Public Affairs Bombardier
  31. 2 points
    I completely understand your concern and at a political level I share it. I suspect I have done a poor job of articulating my apprehension here. If government interference was motivated by concern over job losses within the context of a new regulation, I'm prepared to cut them a bit of slack. But, if they had full knowledge of manifestly criminal (meaning subversive and treasonous activities) that took place during coalition operations and STILL chose to interfere.... it raises it to an entirely new level IMO. Is it just me? Am I looking at this wrong? I would like to think it is as simple as what you see it to be.... and, I would dearly like you to convince me that it is.
  32. 2 points
    I believe I may have mentioned it previously and I don't think the mods will mind as it is a window into the minds that created, designed, built & flew the aircraft - a really good thread about Concorde here.
  33. 2 points
    I wonder what it's going to take for the airport authority in YHZ to start funneling some of those AIF funds toward better winter maintenance and infrastructure, instead of baubles and beads.
  34. 2 points
    Sorry, gotta disagree - Saskatchewan is right about almost everything!
  35. 2 points
    Looks good. We flew on BEA from LHR-GLA-LHR in 1969. My father had interline passes and BEA delivered us from their London ticket office directly to the ramp parked Vanguard sitting us in club facing seats. Return flight was a Viscount. Talk about royal treatment!
  36. 2 points
    A friend of mine believes he is the only mechanic to work on both the Concord and that F1 car.
  37. 2 points
    According to the NTSB Twitter feed, they have the CVR and it is being transported to the NTSB facility in Washington.
  38. 2 points
    I think being able to eject the person talking to you may be even better.
  39. 1 point
    Nope... The beaver was lost to me when they put the new fangled turbo whatchamacallits on the front of it, giving it a big nose. Its just wrong and doesn't sound right.
  40. 1 point
    This could all have been managed in a sensible, moderate and compassionate manner says I. And, those who once screamed racist at people who suggested that very thing will be the ones joining the ranks of new oppressors and become worse than what they once railed against in the process. This reaction is as predictable as the problem they now seek to redress. In the process, they will choose cheap solutions to expensive problems and, at least in the short term, make things worse. Liberals have become dangerous creatures.
  41. 1 point
    AC and WS have the optional system installed on their 737 Max aircraft. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctvnews.ca/national/business/2019/3/21/1_4346085.html
  42. 1 point
    Jacques Bougie who JUST happens to not only sit on the Board of SNC-Lavalin, also sits on the Board for ... get ready ... The Trudeau Foundation. It also turns out that he is a Director at McCain Foods ... You know, Bill Morneau’s (Minister of Finance) wife’s family business... Really ? ... I mean REALLY ? !!! Yeah, no conflict of interest there.
  43. 1 point
    I was looking forward to your story of him putting your old machines out of their misery from 10,000 ft!
  44. 1 point
    Some times being big is not good, AC has almost double the number of 737 Max that WestJet currently owns. However considering the relative low numbers of these aircraft in Canada, I am surprised that Canada has not joined the list of Nations imposing a temporary ban but perhaps our neighbour to the south is influencing our decision. Re Air Canada being a target In the interest of fairness, here is a picture from the Shaw Home Page.
  45. 1 point
    Although anecdotal at best, I have noted the tendency of (dare I say) newer pilots to stop flying the airplane after the nose wheel touches down. Maybe I have it wrong, but I stand as a proponent of controls into wind, judicious differential braking (based on observed effect) and early (yet gentle) application of reverse.... increased slowly. Early selection of control locks and immediate entry into aggressively applied reverse is just uncomfortable and scary to me on a slippery runway; it reminds me of Dante’s assertion to abandon all hope.
  46. 1 point
    Besides "JODY" Philpott has now resigned. Could not support government regarding SNC. Disregard- Malcolm beat me to it -again!
  47. 1 point
    Always nice to hear from the vocal minority
  48. 1 point
    Jazz is increasing its Jet fleet with the acquisition of more CRJ-900 with deliveries starting in 2020. Some used ones entering the fleet this year.
  49. 1 point
    Never thought of that ! Sounds like great idea !
  50. 1 point
    The interview Fox refused to air revives issue of media ownership: Don Pittis Wise media consumers know there are many ways to cover a story, but a covert recording of Fox News interview is a useful reminder. Video the U.S. network didn't intend viewers to see is a hot property on the web Don Pittis · CBC News · Posted: Feb 25, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: an hour ago While Fox News did not air it, historian and author Rutger Bregman released his own amateur video of the interview, recorded in a Netherlands studio. (Rutger Bregman) 1167 comments People who view the shaky recording of the interview, embedded below, between a Fox News host and a Dutch historian will not be shocked the U.S. network failed to air it. Besides the profanity from show host Tucker Carlson, the points raised by Rutger Bregman — who shot to global prominence after comments on taxes at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month — are in dramatic conflict with traditional Fox coverage. The fact we are not surprised demonstrates that we've grown used to the idea that despite claims of impartiality, news outlets have strong biases. But Bregman's comments, and the fact that the network tried to suppress them, also raise an old issue in the discussion of media freedom — that who owns the media matters. What Bregman did at Davos, an annual gathering where the rich rub shoulders with the famous to ponder poverty and climate change, was certainly a subject worthy of news coverage. It was a classic example of the kind of "man bites dog" story that journalists love, where one of the tame panellists invited to a gathering of the world's richest men unexpectedly spoke truth to power. Analysis Why elites will always try to protect their wealth Ignoring the Davos panel moderator's questions, Bregman instead linked poverty to the fact that rich people don't pay enough in taxes, comparing the lack of discussion on the subject at the forum to attending a conference of firefighters where no one would talk about water. "Just stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about taxes," he told the audience despite protests from one of the gathering of billionaires. "We can invite Bono once more, but we've got to be talking about taxes. That's it. Taxes, taxes, taxes. All the rest is bullshit, in my opinion." At a panel titled The Cost of Inequality, Bregman sidestepped the Davos moderator's question, instead saying the solution was for rich people to pay more tax. (Twitter) For Fox, the story was irresistible. An upstart chiding the Davos elite — U.S. President Donald Trump, a Fox favourite, did not attend this year — for flying in private jets to talk about climate change and ignoring the fact they didn't contribute their share. And if that's where the interview had stopped it is very possible that Fox would have aired it. But just as he did at the World Economic Forum, Bregman had a surprise in store for his host. Clearly a smart cookie who had done his research, Bregman turned the tables, perhaps because he knew he had his own recording, and refused the self-censorship that would have increased the chances his interview would make it to air. Making Fox the news Bregman, author of the bestseller Utopia for Realists and How We Can Get There, lit into not just the Davos elite but Fox, its billionaire owner Rupert Murdoch and the Fox hosts, who he described as millionaires in the pay of billionaires. In the interview the news channel decided not to run, the historian and author repeated his comments that Davos billionaires had studiously ignored the obvious question of the importance of higher taxes on the rich. But he extended those observations to include Fox itself. "I'm just saying what everyone around the world is thinking," said Bregman in the recording he released, pointing out that polls show a majority of Americans, including Fox viewers, want higher taxes on the rich. "But no one is saying that at Davos just as no one's saying it on Fox News." The reason, he said, is simple, that the people at Davos and Fox have been bought by the billionaires. "What the Murdochs want you to do is scapegoat immigrants instead of talking about tax avoidance," said Bregman in a comment that seemed clearly intended to make the Fox host blow his stack. Raising taxes for the ultra-rich can save capitalism, argues author "And I'm taking orders from the Murdochs? Is that what you're saying?" asked the Fox host. But of course that's not the way media owners exert their influence. What they do instead is hire like-minded publishers who hire like-minded editors, and so on. As Bregman points out, the host didn't need to be Rupert Murdoch's finger puppet. He came ready-made from his association with the anti-tax, anti-government Cato Institute, which is itself funded by wealthy donors. Little guy strikes back Part of the fun of Bregman's release of the Fox interview is that it felt like the little guy striking back using social media. But it was also a reminder of an issue many of us may have forgotten, that despite the supposed clout of social media, it is the surviving media giants controlled by rich people that still have the power to set the news agenda. From the Wall Street Journal controlled by Murdoch, Bloomberg controlled by Michael Bloomberg, the Washington Post controlled by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and Canada's richest family, the Thomsons that controls both the Globe and Mail and Reuters, is it any wonder we don't get front pages filled with stories outraged that billionaires don't pay enough tax? Analysis Unlike Marx, Thomas Piketty wants to save capitalism: Don Pittis Like French economist Thomas Piketty before him, while portrayed by some as a radical, Bregman is not anti-capitalist. He is a firm believer in the economic system that has made the Netherlands the largest net contributor to the European Union. Like Piketty, Bregman says if capitalism fails to redistribute wealth that will lead to its downfall. But you probably shouldn't expect to hear that message promoted on Fox.