Moon The Loon

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  1. YABUT.... Where is the CAR that prohibits use for 28 days? When was it published in Canada Gazette II? What "official" told this information to CBC that the regulation was in effect "immediately"? I work for TC and there has been NO MENTION of this "regulation" internally.
  2. Transport Canada bars crews from consuming cannabis for 28 days before flying. So where is the legislation? Where is the new CAR reference? Who wrote the CBC article with so many inaccuracies (Graham Hughes)? Answers - want answers...
  3. My first reaction was a hope for an increased MTOW as Viking refused to leave the 12,500 lb limit behind when the -400 was introduced. They have indeed increased the MTOW for this variant to 14,000, allowing for increased fuel capacity to enable the extended time airborne in the Specs. It's role in the field of surveillance will be interesting in its development.
  4. As Boestar stated, it's all about the money. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme more!
  5. Then, there's the other side of the "coyne": Terence Corcoran and Andrew Coyne go head-to-head on whether a carbon tax is the proper tool to fight climate change.
  6. FINALLY! Proof Positive We're Doomed: We have less time than you think to jump-start climate action By Helen Mountford If political leaders finally respond to the climate crisis, we may well have these youthful advocates to thank. But there is a problem with this timeline: We don't have 12 years to jump-start action on climate change -- we have just one. According to an article in the journal Nature, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak no later
  7. Greenland's biggest glacier suddenly slows down and thickens, baffling scientists Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier gaining thickness of 20 metres a year Harry Cockburn Greenland’s largest glacier has not only slowed its retreat, but has also thickened in recent years, surprising scientists studying the impacts of global warming on ice in the northern hemisphere. The island is home to the second-largest ice sheet in the world after Antarctica and rapid warming in the northern hemisphere has major implications for continuing global sea-level rise. The Jakobshavn Isbrae g
  8. Saskatchewan bans alcohol, pot for May long weekend camping in provincial parks "This ban affects all campgrounds and picnic areas within Saskatchewan provincial parks and recreation sites,” says the Ministry By Emma Spears May 15, 2019
  9. Sky porn!
  10. I don't understand the geometry of the damage. Huge impact vicinity nose landing gear; truck at rest with severe aft fuselage damage, same side. Did fuel truck run into nose then get spun around to hit the aft fuselage?
  11. Two great websites citing underwater vulcanism. The most significant statement common to both articles? "We don't really know..." The lack of knowledge includes how many, how frequent, how large (volume of magma), how hot, how long the eruption... Yet carbon taxes will stop all this release of GHG's largely produced by the Earth's oceans:
  12. Was in a Dakota in Resolute one dark and stormy February night when the left engine blew a jug, failed to feather and caught fire. I was in the back. The guys up front tried an approach, missed, circled at 300' into the good engine, came back and landed. Very highly experienced pilots. Will be interesting to see Buffalo Joe's guys' credentials and experience. It's starting...
  13. Lawrence Solomon: Finally it's safe for the whistleblowers of corrupted climate science to speak out The greatest scientific fraud of the century will be laid bare, along with its corrupt enablers in government, academia, industry and the media Whistleblowers at the U.S. government’s official keeper of the global warming stats, the National Oceanic and Atm
  14. The IPCC has no credibility, nor shame. That was the beginning of the deep skepticism - the infamous "hockey stick." This fear mongering by every agency under the sun is nothing but ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Huge money is to be made by those espousing this 21rst century hoax. Questioning of the premise is akin to heresy, punishable by removal of your funding. What a sad legacy to saddle our grand children with - for those who choose to reproduce. There is a rising sentiment in western culture to not have kids because the sky is falling. Meanwhile, in other cultures...
  15. All their operational departures were "full reheat" (that's Brit for afterburner). They were turned off in the third segment, if I recall, and re-lit during transition to supersonic flight until a stable shock wave was established (somewhere vicinity M1.3). From Blues' description, they were in their initial transition. Something to behold, for sure!
  16. The comments are enlightening - most refuting the premise of the article.
  17. The AF Concorde was probably enroute to SM15W after departing one of the 26's at CDG. I'm guessing it followed a similar flight profile the BA Concorde flew xLHR in that it remained at ~FL280 until able to climb in supersonic transition to its first waypoint on the SST tracks of the day ( ). I would guess the climb transition was initiated somewhere north of the Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey). Blues, can you remember where you were (lat/long/FL) when you flew underneath her flight path?
  18. Don't need a keepsake. Got my memory! (and the 1/72 wood model my wife got me for Christmas 5 years ago, on our memento cabinet in the living room).
  19. Bull crap, I say. Do you really truly think a one or two year fluctuation is the result of "climate change"? I've had it with this "sky is falling" narrative being brain-washed into our younger generation and being readily accepted by our scientific illiterate older generation.
  20. What a shame. 15 years ago, they were the star of airlines operating out of the sub-continent. Heroes to Zeroes.
  21. Individual humans cannot experience "climate change" as climate is measured in centuries or millennia, not by individual weather events. Hence the scam.
  22. While I applaud most of your post, "stunting" starts at 50KPH above the posted limit. I couldn't agree more strongly about the enforcement - or lack thereof. But that goes to how many cops are out there. Most forces are so understaffed, one wonders why we even have laws that are ignored.
  23. This has got to be the stupidest of Stupid. " A technology that removes carbon dioxide from the air has received significant backing from major fossil fuel companies. " What the heck are plants, trees, forests supposed to use for photosynthesis? What the heck is photosynthesis? It's the world wide botanical process that provides the atmosphere of its 21% of OXYGEN - THE STUFF THAT KEEPS US ALIVE. Followed by the next stupidest statement: "CO2 is a powerful warming gas but there's not a lot of it in the atmosphere - for every million molecules of air, there are 410 of CO2 (0