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  1. Maybe they did the GA into the flock then....Lol No details yet as to the distance from the rwy or altitude. From my armchair I would continue to land if short final.
  2. 6 direct hits by Geese. A go around was initiated to avoid many more, as I’m told 2d hand. I dare say with the winds, temperature and less rescuers in the vicinity, a successful ditching in the strait would have been more of a miracle than Sully’s event.
  3. Do Flair crew do the grooming on daily turns?
  4. I thought it was a little heavy on the CGI, although there was plenty of ‘real’ footage as well. I really enjoyed the interviews and it was a bonus for them to acknowledge the women ferry pilots and factory workers.
  5. That was a lot of fun to listen to! Its not hard to imagine what he would have to say about the certification process of the max. Around the the 1:30 mark the comparisons of the later version of the 707 in reference to stalling characteristics is uncannily similar to what must have took place with the max...only it wasn't properly resolved. Thanks for posting.
  6. FBI? I'm not 100% sure , but I think this fiasco is above their pay grade.
  7. Thanks for the info. Is anyone aware of a lobby to change the age 65 restriction with ICAO?
  8. Hey Blues, was this info from the company or though a pilot placement agency? Thanks
  9. Hijack! One of my great mentors! We missed you at the reunion. John
  10. Hmm me too, maybe I should occasionally unplug the internet secretly and change some habits.?
  11. What kind of sadist is Trudeau? First he legalizes pot and now he wants to take the straws away! ?
  12. I agree Kip, Its a marketing gimmick to be sure. When the internet goes down around our place its an emergency. Kind of sad, but its the new normal, People constantly glued to their phones is an epidemic, but you can't deny its a very useful tool. Perhaps not unlike what our grandparents or great grandparents may have said when landlines were introduced. "Wad do I need that gadget for? If i need to talk to Joe down the road, I'll go see him!" Then once he starts using it he realizes how much time he just saved to do other things.
  13. Considering the source, i shouldn't bother replying to this. 30 years in this business so I've got a wee bit of experience. Fear and anxiety? Yep pretty much since the day I started in this roller coaster of a business without the security of knowing that I have the Canadian government to backstop my company when they fail. Good for you buddy. I'm assuming you're just a peon like the rest of us AIP or are you someone special with insight as to the motivations of a very successful business such as ONEX. As far as Mr. Schwartz is concerned, i would imagine he is no more or less ruthless than Clive or any other billionaire business person. Have a nice day.
  14. Yes good point. My apology to the hard working people at Air Transat. I was assuming it’s the same organization from 20+ years ago so I suppose it’s a very different management today. I have heard they have a great service as well.
  15. Sounds like a desperate attempt to acquire a so-so company to stop Onex from getting them. AC can have them and the multiple issues they are going to have with that crowd in a merger however less problematic than if WJ acquired them being a Quebec company and all. Unless they are just buying for the aircraft and intend on dissolving the company.