John S.

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  1. John S.

    New Twin Otter Simulator

    It would be fun to fly under the Lions Gate Bridge and not have to worry about extra paperwork! From the article:"While floatplane pilots will train in simulated, high-resolution reproductions of Victoria and Vancouver harbours, and on nearby Cowichan Lake where glassy water landings can be practiced, Coughlin said that pilots will still need actual time in a float-equipped Twin Otter." Thank heavens.
  2. Kip - if you had the patience to watch that second video then congratulations, you more tolerant than I. (I could only take about one minute of his s-l-o-w droning voice.) As to the point of this post - that SCORKL thing will never replace real SCUBA gear; and if somebody tries to use it on dives then deaths will surely follow. However I can see a use for it - as an aid when snorkeling. Last time I was in Australia and snorkeling over the Great Barrier Reef with my trusty underwater camera there were several missed shots when I ran out of time and breath. If I could have held my breath for another 75 seconds the photos would have been perfect. So, I can see a use for a SCORKL if used for snorkeling. Quick question: how long have you two been diving? I was PADI certified in the 1960's.
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    Air Canada "Scary" Landing in YWG

    Kip - not to pass judgement on this (or any) any crew but knowing and remembering are two different things.
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    50,000? Passengers Stranded at LHR

    "a bonfire of the schedules" Best way to describe the mess I've ever read. Hey Kip - it is a good time to be retired, no?
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    WestJet's 2017 Christmas Video

    Just spent some time looking at the 12 Flights individual videos. Well done WestJetters.
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    For those who flew the DC8 - TCA, 1964

    That was a good snippet of flying in the 60's. I noticed that some things have not changed 50 years later: seat belt buckles and the way crews are treated on turns.