Moon The Loon

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  1. Don't know so much about horses, but I've had my share of horse's a$$es on my flights...
  2. 0.02 in the UK for pilots, folks. That or above and this happens.
  3. Still, it's a start. The NBLC is also contemplating removal of all bags from their service. Bring your own or carry what you buy.
  4. Jack was a senior WJ captain until his massive stroke about 15 years ago. His mind is still 100% but his motor skills have suffered greatly, including his typing. Please give him a break as he is still highly respected.

    Thanks,

    Moon The Loon

  5. Jack is a senior retired WestJet captain who suffered a massive stroke about 5 years ago. He is highly respected and loved amongst his community. His typing skills are a direct result. Thought you might want to know, as do many on this forum.

    MTL

  6. How it SHOULD work. Fair enough. But Canada is less than 1/25th the population of the EU. What is a carbon tax accomplishing here?
  7. What if? WHAT IF?? Like IF!!!!!!!
  8. “When someone says global warming, we think about the fact that it’s getting warmer,” he said. “And that’s true, it is, but the climate is changing in the upper atmosphere as well.” According to research conducted by Williams, the type of “severe clear air turbulence” experienced by passengers aboard Air Canada flight AC33 Thursday – which resulted in an emergency landing at Honolulu’s international airport and sent 37 people to hospital – could double or even triple as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise. https://globalnews.ca/news/5489393/frequency-of-severe-air-turbulence-could-triple-due-to-climate-change/ Any UK scientist associated with the IPCC is him/herself subject to debate...
  9. There was gold in the last part of this one when the PF pulled out his dog-eared paper map to describe his route to the back. Used to do the same thing! Miss that life, but enjoy current one even more!!!
  10. Into a lake on floats? In the dark? Hopefully the 3 not confirmed deceased will turn up ok if only injured. Condolences to those who perished...
  11. “When someone says global warming, we think about the fact that it’s getting warmer,” he said. “And that’s true, it is, but the climate is changing in the upper atmosphere as well.” According to research conducted by Williams, the type of “severe clear air turbulence” experienced by passengers aboard Air Canada flight AC33 Thursday – which resulted in an emergency landing at Honolulu’s international airport and sent 37 people to hospital – could double or even triple as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise. https://globalnews.ca/news/5489393/frequency-of-severe-air-turbulence-could-triple-due-to-climate-change/ I wonder if the credibility of UK climate "scientists" has improved since the debunked IPCC report of only a few years ago.
  12. Hiya Jack: remember that like it was yesterday. I recall that Dale got caught but some quick thinking colleague of his was able to cancel the motoring of the engine and relieving the pressure. Man, those days were SOOO long ago, eh?
  13. Disagree completely. Ontario alone is a net carbon sink absorbing many more times the carbon it produces. And even though Ford cancelled the reforestation initiatives (tree planting), private companies have taken up the slack to continue the practice. This is something my niece has been doing, now in her sixth season.
  14. https://nationalpost.com/news/world/strong-suspicion-that-mh370-pilot-was-clinically-depressed-when-plane-went-down Feasible.
  15. The airplane was initially built for the sole purpose as an ice reconnaissance platform to supplement then ultimately replace the L-188's being operated on ice recon for the Canadian Ice Service, a branch of Canadian Coast Guard, operated by Nordair. The Elektras were removed from service less than 5 years later (~1989). The observation dome (upper blister) was for the ice observer to look at and map arctic ice formation. Saved having two observers, one on each side of the aircraft. Can't sit there for takeoff and landing though... The role of the aircraft today is much removed from ice observation and relegated to other national roles - marine pollution detection, Fisheries & Oceans projects, sovereignty flights, other... Still lotsa fun after all these years!
  16. Hardly the Arctic! I believe that's Port Hardy where we deployed a few years ago to monitor the clean-up of a sunken tug's leaked diesel fuel near Bella Bella. Never seen so much rain in my life (Port Hardy). A veritable rain forest part of Vancouver Island.
  17. Been saying it for a few years...we've had our safest decade in aviation now coming to an end. "The sky is falling!"
  18. ...not that there's anything wrong with that...
  19. Wow. Extensive de-rotation damage visible in that photo.