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  1. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/lancaster-bomber-edmundston-trenton-museum-1.3854570
  2. We were advised yesterday that Jeppesen is going to be removing the half degree waypoints........at least for now.
  3. It usually very clearly states on the rental contract that if a vehicle is dropped off at a rental location outside of business hours, the renter is fully responsible for the vehicle until that location's next business day.......or words to that affect. It's a pretty clear statement whatever the exact wording is. I found out the hard way 20some years ago with a rental from Alamo in DFW after returning a vehicle after hours. Long story short, I had the replacement cost of an Oldsmobile 98 on my credit card for almost 6 months. It was only after finally getting the intervention of the rental companies CEO that I got the matter resolved.
  4. RVO

    IFG, touched a nerve did I? Among the questions posed 21/2 years ago to TC was whether there was an expectation of pilots to be knowledgeable of airport infrastructure levels and requirements. TC at the time suggested that this may indeed have to be the case. Many flight safety representatives took note of that to go back and raise the issue within their own ranks. Given the number of industry representatives that attend these meetings (usually in the 50 - 70 range) I am surprised that this info seems not to have filtered down the ranks as a heads up at least. Re TP312, have asked TC previously to interpret said document in reference to taxiway lighting when the taxiway joins an instrument runway. The document seems quite clear in that regard. At least one airport operator has chosen to ignore what is contained in that document and when TC was pushed on the issue the answer received was "TC doesn't want to come between the airport and the user". It can be frustrating to the industry when TC continues to pick and choose what they will enforce and when they choose to do it. Regards
  5. RVO

    With all due respect to folks I must say I am a bit surprised by some of the responses here. These are not new regulations as pointed out by others and were hilighted in a CBAAC back in 2006. I was at one of the regular Atlantic Regional Civil Aviation Safety Committee meetings in November of 2006 where this was discussed. In attendance as well were flight safety representatives of Jazz, ACA along with most 604, 702, 703 and 704 operators in the Atlantic region, most airport authorities in the region, TC, NC and others. This should not be new information to any of those folks. The airport where we have our main base has been keeping us updated on their RVOP planning. TC had required a plan to be in place as of last fall. At a meeting with airport authorities in November '08 we were advised that TC had delayed this until March 2009. Nobody should have been caught off guard here.
  6. Doesn't the Principal work for a school board? Wouldn't the board be responsible for polices such as this? School Boards were done away with in New Brunswick in the mid-nineties. The Principal is an employee of the Minister. As stated in the original news article, the Dept of Ed has given the option to the local administrator (principal) I went to public school in Quebec in the 60's and very early 70's. We never sang Oh Canada in any language.. My kids have never sung Oh Canada in their school careers either.
  7. Received this and wanted to pass it on. This poem was written by a peace keeping soldier stationed overseas. The following is his request, I think it is reasonable. PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many People as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our Canadian service men and women for our being able to celebrate these Festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. The Night Before Christmas T'was the night before Christmas, He lived all alone, In a one bedroom house, Made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney, With presents to give, And to see just who, In this home did live. I looked all about, A strange sight I did see, No tinsel, no presents, Not even a tree. No stocking by the mantle, Just boots filled with sand, On the wall hung pictures, Of far distant lands. With medals and badges, Awards of all kinds, A sober thought, Came through my mind. For this house was different, It was dark and dreary, I found the home of a soldier, Once I could see clearly. The soldier lay sleeping, Silent, alone, Curled up on the floor, In this one bedroom home. The face was so gentle, The room in such disorder, Not how I pictured, A Canadian soldier. Was this the hero, Of whom I'd just read?, Curled up on a poncho, The floor for a bed? I realized the families, That I saw this night, Owed their lives to these soldiers, Who were willing to fight. Soon round the world, The children would play, And grownups would celebrate, A bright Christmas Day. They all enjoyed freedom, Each month of the year, Because of the soldiers, Like the one lying here. I couldn't help wonder, How many lay alone, On a cold Christmas Eve, In a land far from home. The very thought brought A tear to my eye, I dropped to my knees, And started to cry. The soldier awakened, And I heard a rough voice, 'Santa, don't cry. This life is my choice. I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more, My life is my God, My country, my corps.' The soldier rolled over, And drifted to sleep, I couldn't control it, I continued to weep. I kept watch for hours, So silent and still, And we both shivered, From the cold night's chill. I didn't want to leave, On that cold, dark night, This guardian of honor, So willing to fight. Then the soldier rolled over, With a voice, soft and pure, Whispered, 'Carry on Santa, It's Christmas Day, all is secure.' One look at my watch, And I knew he was right, 'Merry Christmas my friend, And to all a good night.'
  8. What would be an interesting poll is one that asks: How many of you folks that are responding to these polls online actually got off your backside and took part in the democratic process and went to a polling station to cast your vote? I did an informal survey of the whiners at work yesterday and today....27 people asked.....67% did NOT vote last election. Amazingly, they took it as a personal affront when I suggest that since they didn't bother then perhaps they should have nothing to say now.
  9. I have the 8830 on the Bell system. We have a mixture of the same units on Bell and Rogers systems within the flight department. Overall we find that the Bell units seem to have better coverage. I don't use mine as a phone (I don't like holding a brick to my ear). I use a seperate cell phone for that. I have used my 8830 in Europe with excellent coverage.
  10. Yes Mitch, that's more what my mental picture was at the time.
  11. Shortly into this new century, at a holiday meal gathering, a discussion came up on the previous century. One of my children posed a question, what single image best captured the previous 100 years. Many answers flowed around the table but mine, while not this exact photo, was one similar. (I believe the one I had in mind was a similar Apollo 8 photo). For the first time in our collective history, mankind was able to view itself from a previously unkown perspective. Glyn
  12. Driving through Cape Canaveral a few months back I spied a business very proudly advertising "Colon Hydro Therapy". I must say that I was a bit taken back by the size of the parking lot and the number of cars they could accomodate at any given time. Someone is planning a brisk business. Then again my better half recently described an overheard conversation at work where two women were discussing the pros and cons of various colon cleansing products. "The times they are a changing"
  13. Mitch, In the corporate (604) world, our MCM requires a test flight after a single engine change let alone a dual change. Glyn
  14. Just starting engines for a quick flight down to KTEB when we got word to shut down and await further. Went inside to the lounge and wasn't long in realizing that we weren't going anywhere that day. Interesting how fate deals its hand....we had a minor technical glitch that morning that had delayed our departure. We had been scheduled to arrive at KTEB at 08:30 local.
  15. That presumes you can just de-register and re-register an aircraft just like a web domain Not uncommon in the 604 world. Flew an aircraft yesterday that wore three different registrations in a seven day period in February of this year.