Moon The Loon

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  1. This guy is dedicated!

    Great story!
  2. A Near Thing

    Red HOLD SHORT lines in the runways similar to the taxiways, changed to green only with a takeoff clearance would be an improvement. Very expensive but one more tool in the chest of prevention of these events in the long term. I watched a Canadian charter carrier depart Belfast one morning without a takeoff clearance. Pilots apologized after the fact. Fortunately there was no loss of separation on their departure.
  3. SFO Incident

    Makes one wonder if one of these was in the right seat. Afraid to speak up??? Just askin'....
  4. Smashing a perfectly good guitar

  5. On THAT, I agree wholeheartedly!
  6. 787 Software Mods

    " Although a previous airworthiness directive (AD) required crews to avoid ice-crystal icing to prevent engine issues, the crew told investigators that the aircraft was too close to the precipitation to maneuver around it once the area appeared on the airborne radar " REALLY? Either not paying attention and flying into an anvil or inexperience in (I'm assuming) interpreting radar imagery during night ops.
  7. Sorry gator, but that's a pile of malarkey. (Look that up in your Funk & Wagnall's...) CO2 is and for thousands of years, has been a trace element in the earth's atmosphere. It continues to be so. Without CO2, all plant life would die. Any increase in CO2 levels is not due to human creations; it MAY be due to humans obliterating rain forests. Try looking at the problem from the other side of the coin.
  8. Those who map year to year differences of ice/no ice are delusional. So to are those who map differences in decades or even centuries. Climate is measured in millennia. The Gore-Zuki fraud continues.
  9. I couldn't disagree more. What a distorted interpretation of an all to frequent event of abuse by "the customer who is always right." The "customer" showed his true colours during the video. A jackass of the highest proportions who seemed to enjoy his self righteousness and superiority over "lowly" agents. Her "turning her back" was an attempt to defuse the situation where this idiot insisted on escalating the issue, to the point of the personal slurs he resorted to using.
  10. "... all 151 passengers were evacuated safely from the Airbus 319 aircraft using emergency slides,..." I think there's more to this than meets the eye. And 150 on a 319??? Where did they put 30 seats, in the belly?
  11. YYC ATC refusing second approach?

    Would like to hear the next controller's opinion of "wait times". Not really enough info in that clip to form an opinion.
  12. CAT IIIb Video

    No kidding. One has about a second on the Boeing to call "No Flare", "No Idle" or "No Roll-Out" should the automation fail, or revert to two-autopilot downgrade. I've seen autolands go foul while conducting approaches in VMC. Those times though, the ILS was not as protected as it is during true Cat III ops.
  13. Drag Reducing Microvanes for the RCAF

    Pretty kool! Add drag to reduce drag!