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  1. 4 points
    ... and there it is. The first slam at a group of hard working people who are just like the rest of us. They go to work each day and do their best to serve the customers. We should be better than this. Like it or not, we're all small puppets in someone else's sideshow. IMHO we should try to remember that and keep it civil.
  2. 3 points
    Well my post makes it #15 so perhaps we should get back to the "topic" of this thread...
  3. 3 points
    Our band was becoming popular back when the earth was cooling.....we sent a tape to Decca Records in NY....tape .returned with a comment that stated "seeing you are not members of the American Musicians Union, we have not listened to your tape...good luck" So we sent the tape to Liberty Records in California.... We got a reply back that they would like our band to come to California and hear us play. They would give us free studio time but ALL other expenses were up to us.... None of us had much money so expenses were going to be the big issue but...........that telegram arrived about a week before we all graduated from High School and we .had all made plans to go in other directions seeing we did not expect to hear from Liberty. The band split except the lead singer and he ventured into the US and started a group called "Steve and the Windmen"....which fizzled out after about a year. Steve pressed on and at our 50 year High School Grad Reunion we found out that Steve had ended up as a musical cast member in a kids TV show. I carried that "Liberty Records" telegram around until it turned into confetti about 5 years later..... And yeh, I was the drummer...thanks for all the above posted "accolades".....
  4. 3 points
    A teenager gets a bass guitar and a month of lessons for his birthday After he comes home from his first lesson, his mother asks: “What did you learn in your first lesson?” “I learned all the notes on the E string!” The next week he comes home and mom asks: “What did you learn this week?” “I learned all the notes on the A string!”> After the third week the son returns home rather late and his mother asks again: “What did you learn this week?” “I couldn’t make it, I had a gig”
  5. 3 points
    There is all the flooding going on in Ontario and Quebec, 2000 members of the military called out, mayors and politicians screaming for volunteers to come and help sandbag. We have thousands of asylum seekers being housed, clothed and fed at our expense, why aren't they being "volunteered" to help? Don't need language skills or any other skill set, just pick up a shovel.
  6. 3 points
    ...since I posted this on AEF. I hope you will indulge me and accept the fact that as we move through life, there are things we can do to ensure our health remains as one of our priority's, not only for oneself but also for the sake of one's family and friends..... June 2011 I had plans to make this entry an intriguing and exciting post …but common sense prevailed so here it is…………. in simple plain language…….. When I was 16 I had my appendix out…so long ago, who can remember? In my early 50’s I had laproscoptomy surgery to remove my gallbladder, a large stone was discovered during a chest X-Ray and it was thought that seeing I was a pilot, it should be removed. It was removed on a Friday, I went home on Sunday, was working my snow blower on Monday and back flying on Tuesday.(Airline MO was not happy about that sequence when he found out about it 4 months later during my semi annual medical) So here we are in 2011 The month of May was what I would call rather “blaaaaah”. I was not feeling that great, seemed tired every few days. This was the month when I prepped the boat for our summer…seemed possible I was just getting a bit older…yeah that had to be it. Finally Scuba02 hounded me so much that at the end of May I went to see our GP…..Full blood test required….result …extremely low severe anemia…loosing blood somewhere…..WHAT !!!!!??? GP said I would need to be scoped from top to bottom ASAP in the mean time Iron pills… pronto. Scoped top to bottom on 26 June…result, as I awoke from what is called “twilight anesthesia” was The doctor by the bed , shoulder to shoulder with Scuba 02 and his first words were” You have cancer in your colon and it has to come out “ What?, Who is he talking to?, I twisted my head to see if there was someone beside me , no one there……....I looked back and saw Scuba02’s eyes filling and I knew I was the intended recipient of his comments. Long story short, because someone I didn’t personally know, but knew me, I was hustled through the red tape, underwent all the required protocol and was in surgery in a minimum amount of time. Prior to surgery I had 3 major concerns….. 1) had the cancer spread outside the colon ? 2) would I require a colostomy bag attachment? 3) how successful would the operation be ? Scuba02 and I devised a signal that would be relayed to me when I was wheeled out of recovery that would indicate that ALL was well because if any of you have had surgery you know damned well that when you open your eyes you can talk but initially you will be damned if you can remember what you said or heard…visual clues , however do remain with one's mind. I remember being wheeled out and seeing Scuba02 by the bed with her forefinger on her thumb….the perfect circle……..the international scuba signal that everything was OK !!!!! Relief.!!!! So here I sit, after 5 days in hospital with about 34 staples in a line from below my breastbone to just below the naval and the next item is to have them removed in 7 days. What is you point Kip………? Very simple…….don’t fool yourself into thinking “it will never happen to me”. As far as I know I have no history of cancer in my family..(I never have known who my birth father is…...I was adopted) so once again I became a “first” in our family, but not an envious “first” in this case. When to have that first colonoscopy ?? That is a real dilemma but “generally it is accepted that starting at age 50 one should endure the procedure every 10 years. Family member with cancer….then every 3 or 5 years. Cancer is insidious and there is no data that indicates a fixed progression of growth. The colonscopy procedure.. For a fact it is less painful that having a small filling of a tooth NO, it is not the Canada Arm being rammed up your rectum by a team of high kicking draw mules. In a nutshell…one takes a oral laxative the day before, and the next day one gets a little IV drip, and one gets a “twi-light/light switch type” anesthetic,, ( some Doctors make the anesthetic optional...my proctologist asked if I wanted to watch the procedure on the monitor........I told him , "No......, perhaps I'll pick up the DVD at a later date"), 10 minutes later one wakes up, hears the verdict and gets a lift home….(no driving for 24 hours). PS……..If for some reason your doctor does not want to use an anesthetic, you have the right to request an anesthesiologist to attend…...I know I would have. The end…. If this post causes just one individual to reconsider their thinking about the colonoscopy procedure, it will have been worth the use of all this band width. If you have any questions about my entire episode please feel free to PM me And lastly, if you are as lucky to have a woman as steadfast and true as my Scuba02, no matter what happens…you will make it. ADDED today....2019.... I hounded my three kids so much that they each finally had a colonoscopy just to get me to shut up...but I do know they were relieved to know they checked out as negative...... and they will be called back in 5 years.
  7. 2 points
    As the old joke goes....was his name “Lucky” ???
  8. 2 points
    So, I learned something today. I had to google what “HAGD” means.
  9. 2 points
    We all need to lighten up here. I believe this was an accidental thread delete while editing. I think if you have a lot of extra time to spend on AEF I have a freshly sanded deck which needs staining. All beverages are on me.
  10. 2 points
    quite right I did and will adjust that. As far as seeing the permission of others to delete a post that I started, I will do so when they seek my permission to change the direction of my post, until then, just like our government I will do what I think best. So if that offends other members, then I will not be slighted if no one responds to any of my few, new posts or votes me off the island. Cheers
  11. 2 points
    Rebrand it the the 737-MEH. After all, it's just Meh....
  12. 2 points
    The first person to say “that’ll buff out” will be asked to leave the building.... That is one heck of an impact.
  13. 2 points
    Still one of the best looking(+ theL1011) and nicest plane to fly.
  14. 2 points
    Ahhh ..... the cowards way out.....the Crown is dropping the charges against Mark Morman.......after ruining his career, costing him thousands of $$$$ in his defense, and denying him the opportunity to clear his name.... the scum of a man that calls himself the pm didn’t want to be embarrassed again in the upcoming election after the AG released a scathing report on the Refugee Board, Refugees and government services. Hopefully, the defense will file a lawsuit for damages. Why am I surprised? (And if the turd tries to say the prosecutor is independent from the pmo, he forgets what snc/lavalin proved. We have a new attorney general to protect the pm and do his bidding).
  15. 2 points
    60 Minutes Australia - Boeing 737 MAX - Fatal Flaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFKk8iI4taI On a subject that 60 Minutes USA is not likely to show.
  16. 2 points
    Maybe that explains why I felt this one flew “funny” compared to the others in the fleet.
  17. 2 points
    I saw that article but didn't post it because I considered it too horrific, but on second thought it's probably good for it to be widely seen and condemned. I no longer even recognize the Liberal and Democratic parties; I'm ashamed to even admit I once supported them. They have morphed into a dangerous, evil and hateful cult. I now have greater respect for the Taliban. It's likely that even moderate pro-abortion folks are mortified. Would anyone care to defend his position (merely for the sake of argument) in case there is some mitigating factor I might have missed? I would be very hard pressed to play the devil's advocate here. I'm guessing that has views run contrary to the bulk of centre left voters who are abandoning the party in droves. How do they remain oblivious to this?
  18. 2 points
    Besides the recent spike in impaired driving inToronto recently, we still have issues like this: “A high-flying driver with a restricted licence was stopped for speeding on Highway 401 early Thursday morning. Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police clocked the eastbound driver at 172 km/h on the highway through the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. When the 20-year-old driver from North York was stopped, the OPP found she had a G1 licence, which, among other things, prohibits drivers from 400-series highways and from driving between midnight and 5 a.m. The woman had her car towed and impounded for seven days. She has been charged with stunt driving, driving on a prohibited highway and driving at an unlawful hour.” Time to start naming names....maybe that will have an effect! Her inexperience also will get her killed for another reason....wildlife. At this time of year, animals are starting to move around and at that speed at night, you won’t be able to avoid them. Maybe more people should see what a car looks like after it hits a deer. Seeing lots of beaver roadkill as well.
  19. 2 points
    Thank you Mr./Mrs./Ms Google The main purpose of an airliner is to move a lot of people a long distance, in acceptable (if not always the best possible) comfort, and do so in the most profitable way for the airline. A low-mounted wing does this particular job best in most cases. A mid-mounted wing’s main spars would intrude into the cabin, reducing the space available for passengers. A high-mounted wing would expose the passengers to a greater amount of engine noise, and require a more complicated undercarriage arrangement. It would also move the engines higher up off the ground making maintenance less straightforward. In some designs such drawbacks might be worthwhile for other benefits, such as the ability to allow for a much higher-lift slow speed wing, giving short take off and landing. That’s the case for the high-wing airliner BAe 146. High-wing transports like the C-141, C-17, C-130 and C-5 are not airliners, so the high wing is a better option for the roles they’re designed for. A big consideration there is the ability to operate from rough strips, so the higher engines reduce intake of dirt from the ground. Airliners always operate between paved airports. Cargo aircraft usually need a loading ramp for cargo, so having the fuselage slung under the wing makes that much more practical while keeping the engines up high.
  20. 2 points
    To quote Hollis Harris: "Head office might be a receptionist and a janitor.
  21. 2 points
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed a major gathering of the Canadian First Nations peoples. He spoke for about an hour about his plans for increasing their present standard of living across many areas in Canada. Thou very vague in detail with many ums ahs and ers ,he spoke about his ideas for helping his indigenous brothers and sisters. Afterwards the head Chiefs presented him with a nice hand made plaque inscribed with his newly given Native name of "Walking Goose" which he gratefully accepted with many pictures taken of this historic event. After Trudeau left, a news reporter asked the Chiefs how they came up with this new Native name for him. They explained to him that "Walking Goose" is a name given to a bird that is so full of **bleep** that it can no longer fly!!!!
  22. 2 points
    Can't help but wonder if airlines aren't busy scraping the word MAX off the side of their parked aircraft
  23. 2 points
    Fear is a great short-term motivator, but long-term it creates resentment, dissension, and complacency.
  24. 1 point
    Midnight launch out of MEX...Had a couple of days there so wandered the streets and bought this little hand carved type whistle that when blown sounded like a cat. F/A came bouncing into the flight deck to tell us we were loaded. The other guy had my whistle and sorta turned toward the window and softly blew it. The F/A was startled and asked what the sound was. I told her apparently a cat got loose and was somewhere in the cockpit. We made and issue of moving flight bags and controls trying to find it. The whistle went again and I stated I thought the car was up by the rudder pedals. I handed the F/A my flashlight and said if she got down on her hands and knees and checked out the area ahead of our rudder pedals, perhaps she could see the cat...so down she dropped, saying "here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty". I couldn't hold it any longer and burst out laughing, told her what was up....she didn't appear to think it was too funny. We both drank out of our own water bottles during the flight back to YYZ.
  25. 1 point
    More good news from the land of the turd: But Ralph still says we’re safe: https://torontosun.com/news/crime/100s-of-drug-cartel-members-have-entered-canada-since-liberals-waived-mexican-visa-report
  26. 1 point
    Maybe they should add a checklist item .... when airspeed approaches 400 Kias....retard thrust levers.
  27. 1 point
    It has to start somewhere. This is just the first step by Kenny imo. If nothing else it will decimate the very very last ounce of Liberal support in Alberta and strengthen Conservative resolve when Climate Barbie tries strong arming them with a FORCED tax. As we speak wood carvers are sizing up the Liberal coffin.
  28. 1 point
    Data shows that higher speed limits does not lead to faster driving. Looking at the UK, many secondary roads have speed limits of 70 MPH. Roads that would be 60Km/H here. Those roads have an average speed far lower than the posted limit. Just because you can go that fast does not mean you should. We also see data from BC where increased speed limits actually lowered the number of accidents on a stretch of road or remained even but did not increase. the problem we have on Ontario roads (not specific to Ontario but bad here) is speed differential and lane control. We have drivers that are on the highway (limit 100Km/h) doing 80 or less while traffic is attempting to flow at 100. This causes a dangerous situation as traffic has to slow rapidly to avoid an accident; Lane control is a big thin as well. Traffic only flows well if people obey basic rules. the larest rule is SLOW TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT. If you are travelling slower than the flow of traffic then you should be in the right lane. If you are the only vehicle on the road you should be in the right lane. you should ALWAYS be in the right lane EXCEPT when overtaking another vehicle or vehicles. On the 401 when many (MANY) vehicles enter the highway they immediately head left. Mainly because, hey, its the "Fast" lane. This is so far from the truth. In fact my own experiments over the past 30+ years of commuting on the 401 shows that the right or middle lane are faster that the left lane on my commute. Those guys that keep changing lanes to find the "faster" lane are only slowing traffic behind them causing other drivers to have to brake to maintain space. Speaking of Space, tailgating is another killer for the commute. tailgating causes vehicles to need to brake more frequently and harder causing the wave of stop and go to get even worse. if everyone kept the appropriate distance then the traffic would flow better. All of this and we have not even approached the current speed limit on the 401. My average speed on the 401 is between 30 and 50 Km/h on my commute. The limit is 100. I rarely see it. raising the speed limit will have very little effect where most of us drive. Where it will have an effect is in the stretches from Oshawa to Kingston and beyond and Milton to Windsor. Everything in between is just a wide cattle path of slowness.
  29. 1 point
    That wasnt the Liberal problem. the problem was handing out money and getting nothing in return for it. (mostly their friends). Go back and look at the amount of money handed out due to contract cancellations, it was billions. HAd they not pulled that BS then they could have easily afforded the services. Ford it doing exactly the same crap that Killed Harris. That took years to fix.
  30. 1 point
    It's a leasing thing, for the lessor to utilize export financing the plane has to have been exported.
  31. 1 point
    I would also bet that criminals did not surrender their guns.
  32. 1 point
    Perhaps an indication that it is time to hang up your spurs??????
  33. 1 point
    Let's just agree to disagree about that one issue.... and leave it at that.
  34. 1 point
    So Ralph and Bill say the country is safe, the liberals take public security VERY seriously......how many guys like this have wandered in to the country?
  35. 1 point
    How do you know a drummer is at the door? The knock speeds up.
  36. 1 point
    Ladies and Gentleman... Boeing is proud to present to you our Latest aircraft......the all new "777 Max". Featuring our inovative new system called....MCAS. Allowing anybody that has ever flown an old 777 to just hop in and go !
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  38. 1 point
    A nice summary of events in the VA Norman debacle from a former Liberal:
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  40. 1 point
    The provider is CAE and their 737 MAX simulator would include all known systems and functions as per any regulator approved aircraft. AC initially ordered their aircraft and simulators without HUDs but reversed that decision awhile ago. A friend of mine repeated the ET event in the AC 737 simulator recently. He said they managed to get through it but he also said it took all of his arm strength which were shaking the whole time. Their solution was to unload the stab through Boeing’s porpoise maneuver.
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  42. 1 point
    A worthwhile time reviewing how Boeing got themselves into this situation.
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  44. 1 point
    This 737-200 (C-FNAP) was originally owned and operated by Nordair. Back in the mid—1970’s before EPA had their own 737’s, Nordair had a business agreement to operate ND planes on some EPA routes even painting some aircraft in EPA colours. One snowy night this aircraft rolled into a snowbank at the end of a Charlottetown runway slightly bending back the right wing and wrinkling the right side fuselage. Boeing inspected the aircraft finding it to be within operational limits and continued to fly with ND, Canair and then Royal
  45. 1 point
    Interesting ... have a friend that is pushing me to go back instructing (once I retire) and there is not enough in it for me. Getting recertified is a big undertaking, financially and I’m not sure many clubs/schools would be interested in my idea of a schedule. I spent some time teaching at Bonavair, Ottawa back in the day.
  46. 1 point
    Raise the limit on the 401 all you want. the average speed will still be 30
  47. 1 point
    I buy nothing from China.... I would rather eat boiled grass and squirrels. The local produce manager runs when he sees me coming. I have a two word message for China and all things Chinese, can you guess?... yes, it might be "don't buy" or maybe, perhaps, it's more likely to be "go away quickly." Any Chinese tourist caught taking pictures in Canada should be detained as an enemy spy.... one of the few capital offences left on the books.
  48. 1 point
    Really..??? ..can they write their name in the snow..........
  49. 1 point
    And it has only taken 23 years for them to come to that conclusion ????
  50. 1 point
    blues, I think most passengers don't know what airplane they're in. Safety announcments I've heard mention the type but many don't get the Emergency Card out and read it. I think fares have more impact than aircraft type.