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  1. The initial actions for a power loss/engine failure in the Tutor is "Zoom, idle, air start". We were always taught that if this happened on take off and if the engine did not stabilize/re-light before the apex of the zoom manoeuvre, EJECT, EJECT, EJECT. There was no consideration given to landing straight ahead unless there was sufficient runway remaining, and it was specifically emphasized that NO consideration should be given to where the jet would end up after it was jettisoned. That would just eat up time you didn't have. It has been proven time and again that the odds of surviving a low-a
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  2. I can't speak for everybody, but IMHO all of us who are AC or ex-AC employees owe Calin a huge thank you for what he has accomplished for AC as a company and for us as individuals. Yes, things are terrible right now for something that is obviously beyond his control, but he has put the company in the best possible position to weather the situation and protect our jobs, salaries and pensions. We sure weren't in a position like this when he took over the company. Thank you for a job well done Calin.?
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  3. Of course in Feb 2020 the consensus was that curtailing travel was not necessarily effective. Secondly, the objective then (as it should be now) is to keep the hospitals from being overloaded. The intention was NOT to bring the case count down to zero as Australia and NZ have targeted. That type of policy is successful only if a vaccine is available and, at the time, that was not a known. Lockdowns have massive effects on the populace. We know suicides have more than doubled, that alcoholism has increased etc. The number of people who have lost their jobs or businesses is not minor. I fin
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  4. https://www.jccf.ca/ We will be through the pandemic before this gets to court but the Justice Centre is calling JT on the latest measures. Federal government faces imminent lawsuit over unlawful confinement of returning Canadian travelers Jan 29th, 2021 OTTAWA: The Justice Centre today announced that immediate legal action is being prepared against the Trudeau government over the declaration that Canadian residents will be subjected to mandatory quarantine, at their own expense, after returning from international travel, regardless of their negativ
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  5. I got the memo. You cannot deny service to anyone if your reason for doing so is a " prohibited ground" and of those listed, the only possible one is "disability". I am not expressing a legal opinion but "off the cuff", difficulty wearing a face covering does not constitute a "disability". You don't want to wear a mask, I assume you are a threat to all other passengers. You're not boarding. If you wore a mask to get onto the aircraft and now want to remove it, you've engaged in a deceptive practice. Get off. The airline has an obligation to protect its passengers from known risks. Al
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  6. Looks like Mitch is back at work!
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  7. Maybe I'm in a sour mood.. Nurses deserve credit, 100%. But so too do the doctors and janitors at hospitals; firefighters, police officers, and paramedics attending emergencies; customer service agents at grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations; flight crews; and anyone else who has to be "exposed" to the general public. These aren't heroes these are people doing their jobs because they have to while some people don't. Nurses deserve a lot of credit I just don't want to diminish the contributions of a lot of other people in society right now.
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  8. I had the opportunity to fly in the A220 twice last week. What an outstanding aircraft. I was in business class but took the opportunity to go back and sit for a moment in economy. It’s going to be a very popular A/C for AC. Easily more comfortable than either the 737 or A320. I have some observations made from the trips. Pros Very comfortable J class seats. Large 18 inch displays using the latest Panasonic x3 system. World class leading High Definition IFE Each seat has its own single 110ac plug, 2 USB charging ports, and two headphone inputs so two people can watch
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  9. No this is not aviation but since we’re talking a lot about the effects of COVID-19 on our lives, I thought it worth sharing. In these days of lockdown, there are plenty of examples of artists who are getting together to record music from a distance and some of them are really well done. I’ve been seeking them out and came across this one which was actually done a few months ago. It includes Robbie Robertson for some Canadian content. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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  10. To validate that - I can attest that when the front wheel of your pickup truck detaches from the wheel hub, you will be able to see the wheel accelerate past you on it's path into the brush.
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  11. Who knew?? Relic ... from the Beachcomers tv series (which ran for 18 seasons!!) was awarded the DFC.. Robert Clothier... https://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/chronicles/robert-clothier-relic-of-the-beachcombers-was-a-bomber-pilot/ And this search started because of a meme about Relic and Nick trying to free up the container ship stuck in the Suez!!
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  12. Putting political correctness aside. Race, religion and ethnic origin absolutely have an effect on one’s qualifications. These things influence decisions that a politicians/ people make everyday, but doesn’t mean that they are or aren’t “qualified”. In the Liberal party if you are a MP under Trudeau and you told him “ I am a born again Christian and I am pro life (anti-abortion)”, you would definitely not be a cabinet minister and likely not be able to run again as a Liberal. You certainly would not qualify for government funding. Regardless he can’t do any worse than Garneau.
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  13. Happy New Year to the whole AEF family. Blue side up and this year should see us with COVID in the rear view mirror. ....said he hopefully.
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  14. I'm genuinely curious on how they conduct these sim exercises. Having test pilots or FAA inspectors doing the flying isn't a proper assessment in my view. It's like having a biased jury in a local trial because they have been immersed in the news. They should be doing a "change of venue". Line pilots who don't spend any more time in simulators than legally required. Pick a range of crews from high performing to low performing (based on training records) and give them a very basic briefing (the "dumbed down version"). That's where they should be setting the benchmark. A pilot to
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  15. Well I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or puke! This man and his government are so disconnected from reality, it’s beyond words.
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  16. a private corporation has every right to deny service to anyone for any reason they see fit. You human right to travel is not infringed because all that right says is you have the right to freedom of travel, it does not specify by what means. By denying boarding I am not infringing on that right as there are other options available to you. Conditions of Travel and reasons to be denied boarding are spelled out pretty well if one chooses to look. There are also huge number of fake medical mask exemptions out there. Someone was even selling a card. No mask no travel is my stance.
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  17. Friday Toe Tapper///Have a nice weekend aef.mp4
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  18. Saturday Morning Heart Starter....
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  19. Based on the public's knowledge of aircraft types, Air Canada could probably put the graphic as Air Plane
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  20. What if Right sizing means getting rid of a large percentage of the fleet? Should a government help pay the rent or loan payments for underutilized/stored aircraft? I don't how many Westjet aircraft (or other airlines) are currently in long term storage but it seems foolish to throw money in that direction. Might be better off having the government subsidize NavCanada and help the airports in exchange of lower operating fees than to interfere while normality is far away and the airlines need to "right size" to this new normal.
    5 points
  21. What troubles me with this government is I think they'd happily let AC, WJ and everyone else die so they can take green credit for it. I've never been so nauseated in my whole life with these crooks in power.
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  22. Some of you will remember, and some of you probably thought I was lying... I couldn't tell the whole tale at the time, but I'm retired now and nobody will take offence, I don't think. I was off work at the time, on disability for what I was first told by my doctor was, "sleep deprivation", but had then been diagnosed as, "depression", by a psychiatrist. All I knew was I was in a hell of a state. I'd just returned from a visit to the psychiatrist in Toronto and I was shaky as hell. I never have liked the city and any visits anywhere near downtown got my nerves spinning. Visiting the shrink
    5 points
  23. Damn. .... I'd really hoped to keep quiet. ... I thought I could get away with popping the "Thanks" button on a few posts and not have to bring this back up again... But y'see... (he says in a Bugsy Malone sorta voice)... I got's this kinda issue with bein' a dick, and I don't wanna do it. But now, after having ground through some several hours worth of noggin nonsense that the pro's call "ruminating", I've decided, since I answered the one time poster, Tyler (who, of course I had to answer, Thank you again,Tyler, for your addition to the thread.) I owe you other guys a response. Please
    5 points
  24. I’m not defending Trump or his policies, but at least the Potus has open access by the press...he may answer, he may ignore them, he may tell the to F off, but at least he has the guts to be in front of journalists and take unscripted, unfiltered questions. Our guy??? Not a F@$*ing chance!
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  25. Dr. Fauci has unblemished integrity and remains the only trustworthy source for information regarding this virus and its behaviour. He states that testing and contact-tracing are the only ways to open any economy safely. Being a flight-data specialist I would fully agree with such a statement - you can't conduct as safe an operation as possible if you don't know what your aircraft are doing on a flight-by-flight basis, period. Where/when the rubber meets the road, it is data, not opinions that keep people safe in high-risk enterprises. Given strict adherence to CDC guidelines, if the
    5 points
  26. For Air Canada Today NO..... YES.... Called AC Res yesterday...was on hold 43 minutes.....Explained my problem to agent .........within 5 minutes I had two .pdf files in my email advising me that my credit card had been fully refunded for; (A) The flight (B) The seat selection The young fellow was just exceptional...Sent an email to Res Supervisor advising the agents name/time/date and a few details concerning the exceptional service.
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  27. Yeah, I agree, it's a stupid article - everyone knows that when the "climate change" really kicks in there will massive starvation and therefore average passenger weights will fall and average TOW will be less than before CC and the effect of the higher temperatures will be mitigated!
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  28. I wonder if we could do a straight across swap with Mexico. Trudeau for Obrador. We can throw in a second round cabinet pick and Mexico can keep the 787. If necessary, (and it probably would be), we could sweeten the offer. Here's hopin'.
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  29. Reminds me of several of our FAs who have had Covid and who insist that they got it on a flight. Almost all that I know who have had it are those who participate in layover room get-togethers where unmasked drinking, eating and merrymaking goes on. Yet they know for a fact that they were infected on the aircraft by a passenger despite the hepa filters, despite wearing PPE and despite the fact that passengers were masked. Ok then.
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  30. so the pandemic made it worse.... Well the number of aircraft flying in Canada is around 15% of pre pandemic so its not aviation causing the problem Traffic on the roads is around 50% of pre pandemic so its not vehicular traffic Warmer than the last winter this year so its not gas heating causing the problem So which sector is actually causing the problem? Likely all the hot air being expended by Trudeau.
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  31. People keep saying the engine was on fire.... Technically the engine is ALWAYS on fire. It just happens to be contained. you are not supposed to let it out
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  32. IFG, thanks for your response - my comment was a moderate-"t.i.c." - I don't disagree with your views, and based upon experience over the 35 years of sim rides, it was an impressive feat to train entirely in a Level D simulator and then go directly to line-indoc operations, (for others, flying the line under supervision of a Line Indoctrination Training Captain, eliminating the requirement for circuits & bumps in the actual aircraft). The difference between the real aircraft & the sim was still apparent but the transfer of learning for experienced pilots was sufficient to be comfortabl
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  33. Alberta and the Government of Canada, up until very recently, were both working with WJ, AC and YYC on a trial for a 3 day quarantine on arrival back in YYC and one land crossing from Montana. This trial even had a reciprocal agreement with the state of Hawaii. The trials purpose was to facilitate safe international travel in and out of Alberta. That is the problem. Mixed messaging from different levels of Government. Take a look at this government of Canada website regarding the Covid trial in Alberta. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-corona
    4 points
  34. Does anyone else get tired of people talking about their “rights”? It’s almost like they’re not aware of how those “rights” were promulgated. Our society gives you your “rights” and our society can amend and/or suspend your “rights”. During this unprecedented time, society has cordially requested that you limit your “right” to travel in order to protect your fellow citizens. Would martial law be preferable?
    4 points
  35. Fun = 10........Post fun - relationship = 0 pannnnnn.MP4
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  36. you want to end racism? stop talking about and stop using it as a bargaining chip. If we are to ever get over it, people need to stop shoving it in our face.
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  37. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. " This has got to be one of the most powerful photographs I have ever seen. Above is a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being despatched to the front line; below is the same battalion upon their return in 1918 after the armistice. On the eve of the centennial anniversary of
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  38. I was a newbie with Wardair and was privileged to be on the A-310 when it was first introduced to WD. I was doing the pre-flight walk around when I noticed a man in civvies loading the belt that went up to the tail cargo compartment. That was normally where the crew baggage went. I stopped and asked one of the fellows loading the forward compartment, " Who's the civvy working the rear belt?" He smiled and said "That's Max...not unusual to see him helping anywhere he can." He was probably one of the main reasons morale was so high in WD. Ever find a passenger that felt WD w
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  39. Thanks Canoehead ! good link. I was very lucky to meet Max Ward after he retired. Our hanger was right next to his in YXD. Our aircraft had the same engines as his Challenger,and we knew how to fix Twin Otters! So we got to know his Mechanic Dan Mcniven. I would pop by Dan's office for coffee, expecting that if Max was there, that I would carry on smartly and leave them to their business. Max was very welcoming, Dan was a character ! Many interesting conversations. Yes JL , it was like being in the presence of Aviation Royalty. One of the Ground handlers wanted a poster of
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  40. I'm so glad that this probably means that there isn't a mechanic wondering if he/she missed something.
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  41. The primary pilot trainer years ago was the versatile "Chipmunk" but was coming to the end of its life. A replacement was required and we bought the " Musketeer". The cost included a two color choice.......White/blue trim... or Blue /white trim. An BOD8D pilot who probably had not flown since hey was awarded his wings was told to make a final color decision. Since he went through pilot training during the time the earth was cooling, he had flown the YELLOW Chipmunk and the YELLOW Harvard, and thus he felt YELLOW should be the color of the new acquisition. One of his arguments was
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  42. Now we all have to quit quoting him so we never have to see a post from him.
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  43. Well I guess I'm in the minority so far because I did see snippets of truth and reality in the video. Well I can understand that many are upset with the Federal government actions concerning the economy and perhaps their slow response to the medical problem, the question has to be asked.................if you were King how would you have handled the start of the medical issue, followed by the economic problem? Based on the fact that "someone has to eventually pay for the financial assistance to everyone...how would you handle it?? Would you just forget about all the companies, s
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  44. For those directly affected by these very difficult decisions as well as those now looking over their shoulder... Having seen a bit of this in a previous life, this too, shall eventually pass to become a distant memory. Keep hope strong, keep optimism alive and most of all keep in "touch" with one another using the usual electronic means. Don
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  45. This forum is a connection to the greatest career I could have imagined. Thanks ?
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  46. Experts are hailing a British Airways flight as the fastest subsonic New York to London journey. However the aircraft had to wait 80 minutes for its scheduled gate to be free before passengers could deplane........?
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