Moon The Loon

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  1. What assurances is your company receiving from simulator operators (CAE, FSI, ...) that extra care is being taken between sessions to prevent contact with a previous candidate's possible infectious touching of the controls? The flight simulator encloses three or more individuals in a confined space for 4 hours at a time with minimal time between sessions. No such thing as the "one meter" space. Thoughts?
  2. Corona Hysteria: Outpatient ILI and clinical laboratory data remain elevated but decreased for the third week in a row. Nationally, influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses are now the most commonly reported influenza viruses this season. Previously, influenza B/Victoria viruses predominated nationally. Overall, hospitalization rates remain similar to this time during recent seasons, but rates among school aged children and young adults are higher at this time than in recent seasons and rates among children 0-4 years old are now the highest CDC has on record at this point in the season, surpassing rates reported during the second wave of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Pneumonia and influenza mortality has been low, but 136 influenza-associated deaths in children have been reported so far this season. This number is higher for the same time period than in every season since reporting began in 2004-05, except for the 2009 pandemic. CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 34 million flu illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths from flu. Antiviral medications are an important adjunct to flu vaccine in the control of influenza. Almost all (>99%) of the influenza viruses tested this season are susceptible to the four FDA-approved influenza antiviral medications recommended for use in the U.S. this season.
  3. When they do the mod, add in an auto-locking feature for takeoff and landing.
  4. Wow. Great demonstration. Great photography. Loved the turbofan "APU"!!
  6. Izzat RyanAir's latest mod? After their "Pound A Pee" for the lav??
  7. It's now and always has been about the store's cost for the bags. They are reaping a windfall as a result. Much like the placard in hotels asking you to reuse the towels to "save the planet". They really mean, save the laundry detergent.
  8. Emptying the swamp? Seriously? He's done nothing but fill the swamp with alligators...
  9. Have been a contributor under a couple previous names since 1998. Much has changed in 20+ years but still a great collection of contributors (seriously!) and relevance. Would like to see others join our crowd. Numbers breed diversity. Many thanks to the current administrators for continuing this site!
  10. And the purge starts:
  11. Here's another Be Careful What You Wish For scenario: in a fantasy world, the Senate convicts Trump and he is removed from office. Guess who takes over?
  12. What a shame. Downsview, I could see going. But Buttonville has been a terrific satellite field for Pearson. Air Atlantic operated into there from Dorval and from Ottawa for ~4 years but was cancelled by our Canadi>n partner as we were siphoning a 737 load of passengers from Pearson every day. It was a good gig while it lasted!