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John S.

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  1. 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.
  3. Kip - not to pass judgement on this (or any) any crew but knowing and remembering are two different things.
  4. "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?
  5. Just spent some time looking at the 12 Flights individual videos. Well done WestJetters.
  6. 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.
  7. Something seems out-of-date with the OP: Posted last week, closed last month?
  8. I read that and thought how time flies. Even faster than M2.2 (groan)
  9. What kind of 'weather' requires a switch to a smaller aircraft? Fog in the parts department? Tornados at the gate? A rash of crew solar flu? This is a time when the WestJet spokespersons should back up and explain what they mean.
  10. Doesn't matter where you go so much as who you go with. Good friend and family can make just about anywhere a fun place to be. "The second week of Deer camp" can be an example in black fly country.
  11. Perhaps the truck had gone from the pilot's left to right with plenty of time & room but stopped as soon as it got to the green 'safe' area. Can't tell if there is a ladder sticking up from the back of the truck as the winglet is in the way, but if there is one that would explain the slat dent and the tip-over.
  12. Hi Kip, Benefits have been few? I do believe that velcro was invented for the space program. Years from now you will be happy to have velcro pants, shirts, shoes and slippers. You may not remember the space program, but you will benefit from it.
  13. Kip, I agree with you to a large degree. For retirement I have chosen to get as much travelling as I can done in a comfortable RV. After a six month search I found a good used King Aire and we are very pleased. Here's a low-res photo of a our interior to give you some idea of what I mean. The soft leather seating makes one harken back to the First Class service of the 70's. (But I imagine your yacht is along the same level of 'comfort'?)
  14. THAT would be a good video to see at full speed, at half speed and at 1/4 speed.
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