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  1. I walked past it several times in 2009. No jogging though - the knees can't handle it.
  2. I know where you may be able to acquire a main landing gear leg, although the town of Roissy may have something to say about it.
  3. For all the talk about copying the Southwest model, Greg didn't put enough focus onto the most crucial part. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinandjackiefreiberg/2019/01/04/20-reasons-why-herb-kelleher-was-one-of-the-most-beloved-leaders-of-our-time/#2a6d23a0b311
  4. I don't think it's new legislation. I'm thinking it may be an interpretation of "fit for duty" that has been provided to aviation physicians.
  5. I put about as much stock in industry sponsored consumer surveys as I do in polls paid for by political parties.
  6. With all the problems in the world, you’d think some ultra wealthy people would find better things to do with their money than partake in this ultimate of vanity projects.
  7. Imagine seeing this on your radar. https://twitter.com/shahselbe/status/1136307111262949376?s=21
  8. Yes and it was not showing up. I even tried their search engine with no luck. The Beeb has one of the worst websites on the planet.
  9. Indeed. Comment forums are bringing out the absolute worst in humanity - or at the very least, giving it a voice it doesn't deserve.
  10. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/passenger-bill-of-rights-details-1.5147589
  11. In January I spent some time at regional airports in the heart of Australia. I heard too many scary stories of nasty spiders and snakes who call those airports home. Seeing the bite marks in the calf of one of the locals was too much for me. He was proud of the fact that it only took him a week to recover in the hospital. That was after receiving anti-venom about 15 minutes after being attacked by a brown snake while cutting the grass near the terminal.
  12. Incredible. The man literally breathed in flames and burning fuel and not only survived but thrived.
  13. The red fire retardant used in Canada is PhosChek LC95A. Here’s an article on the product. https://blog.scienceborealis.ca/its-raining-red-why-use-of-chemical-fire-retardants-is-on-the-rise/
  14. I read that TS is doing Montreal to Nantes with the A321 NeoLR. That’s impressive range.
  15. ... 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.
  16. How do you know when the stage is level?
  17. I'm having trouble figuring out why it's a "Boeing" Strat, unless the colour is supposed to represent an unpainted airframe.
  18. J.O.


    Assuming they're an employee, they too are a stakeholder in the future of the company. Having been through a takeover by a private equity firm - one which resulted in a strategic stripping bare of the company until it failed - a little skepticism is a healthy thing.
  19. J.O.


    Things will definitely change, you can bank on that. I'm interested to see how Mr. Schwartz handles employee relations. It hasn't exactly been his forte.
  20. To most people, any surface an airplane maneuvers on is a "runway", but it would be nice if the media would at least try to be slightly more educated on such stuff.
  21. AC was the only one who's purchase of the MAX meant addition of a new fleet type. All of the other North American purchasers were current operators of 737NG's - some with their own simulators, and some using third party machines. As the MAX was identified as a common type, there wasn't a perceived need for a tailored simulator for those current operators.
  22. This is pretty good. I hope many passengers see it and that it makes them think twice.