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  1. I don't think that this was posted earlier. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/air-canada-rules-out-colossal-failure-of-government-stake-for-aid-1.1524424
  2. Here is one solution to help with airline travel but it will never fly, (pun intended), because there isn't some large company making money on it. Preliminary experiments in the first major wave of infections earlier in the year suggested the dogs can detect the virus with close to 100 per cent accuracy, up to five days earlier than a PCR test. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/finland-s-covid-sniffer-dog-trial-extremely-positive-researchers-1.5164577#:~:text=Finland's COVID sniffer dog trial 'extremely positive'%3A researchers&text=VANTAA%2C FINLAND -- A pilot,travellers
  3. I'm so grateful this site will continue. It is my link to the best career that anyone could have ever imagined and to the great people who work in the industry. Thank you so much Greg
  4. AEF has been a wonderful connection to the world I retired from. I sure hope someone takes it on and thank you so much for all the years and work and love your poured into this site. Greg
  5. How a VIP flight helped an Island 4-year-old face heart surgery https://wm-so.glb.shawcable.net/service/home/~/?auth=co&loc=en&id=374529&part=2.2 A four-year-old from Prince Edward Island is recovering from open-heart surgery at the IWK Health Centre — and his family is crediting a very special airplane ride to Halifax for helping keep the boy's spirits up before the operation. This was the 4th heart surgery for young Maverick Bishop, who was first operated upon as a baby just 11 days old. This time, doctors performed a Fontan procedure, rerouting
  6. I can't speak for everybody, but IMHO all of us who are AC or ex-AC employees owe Calin a huge thank you for what he has accomplished for AC as a company and for us as individuals. Yes, things are terrible right now for something that is obviously beyond his control, but he has put the company in the best possible position to weather the situation and protect our jobs, salaries and pensions. We sure weren't in a position like this when he took over the company. Thank you for a job well done Calin.?
  7. Maybe you haven't noticed Dagger but it is actually the Liberals who have formed government and Derek Sloan is obviously going to finish last in in the Conservative leadership race.
  8. FAA issues advisory for older 737's. https://globalnews.ca/news/7213425/boeing-737-engine-failure-faa/
  9. A piece from the following account. It also sounds like an ejection problem with the previous Snowbird fatality. https://www.timescolonist.com/ejection-seat-tangled-with-parachute-in-snowbirds-crash-investigators-1.24161888 Eyewitness accounts have suggested Casey's parachute did not open properly after she and Capt. Richard MacDougall ejected from their Tutor jet on May 17 shortly after takeoff from Kamloops Airport. Investigators have confirmed they are looking at the ejection seat in that crash.
  10. Are you sure Don cause I never tried one of those and it seemed to work just fine. ?
  11. Really interesting video. Does anyone know what is involved for Boeing to put in a synthetic airspeed system?
  12. This is an interesting piece on its FBW system. It will be interesting to see what comes of the investigation. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-chopper-helicopter-crash-fly-by-wire-1.5616809
  13. Very interesting article all these years later. Ahhh...what could have beeb. ? https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200615-the-record-breaking-jet-which-still-haunts-a-country
  14. Here is an article on the plan to upgrade the Snowbird Tutor. One thing of interest in the article is a mention that there was a witness who claimed that Capt. Casey's chute failed to open. It makes some sense as they pretty much went out together. It may be that the late ejection wasn't the problem. One of the upgrades, according to the article, is for an upgrade of the parachutes, but I would think that it is likely an upgrade of the whole ejection system. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/modernization-program-for-snowbirds-aircraft-jumps-in-price/wcm/b2fd5b0f-4496-
  15. It is Tommy Emmanuel hands down with the only possible other option would being his brother Phil who unfortunately passed away in 2018. They were touring Australia with their father and have been entertaining with their guitars since about 6 years of age. Interestingly enough it was Tommy who used to play rhythm to Phil's lead. Here is the 2 of them together in a concert in 2001. It's a medley of different rock songs, and included in it is a short version of "Walk Don't Run" which I heard played by the Ventures in 1960 and inspired me to take up the guitar. I still play it occasionally in the