GDR

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. FAA issues advisory for older 737's. https://globalnews.ca/news/7213425/boeing-737-engine-failure-faa/
  6. 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.
  7. Are you sure Don cause I never tried one of those and it seemed to work just fine.
  8. Really interesting video. Does anyone know what is involved for Boeing to put in a synthetic airspeed system?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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-
  12. 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
  13. Rookie mistake..could have happened to any of us
  14. A little further information. https://globalnews.ca/news/7039920/caf-cyclone-helicopter-crash/ Not sure how to interpret that the aircraft didn't respond as anticipated.
  15. I'm so glad that this probably means that there isn't a mechanic wondering if he/she missed something.
  16. This just keeps getting worse and worse. It is unbelievable that they could mess this up so badly. https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2020/05/28/570215.htm
  17. I didn't have much time on the TBird but I thought that the string on the nose took care of all of that.
  18. There was one more. Capt Jennifer Casey. She was PR for the SB's. https://globalnews.ca/news/6954775/cf-snowbird-crashes-near-kamloops-during-b-c-stop-of-cross-canada-tour/ I understand and you are probably correct. It just seemed strange that they ejected quite a bit below their peak altitude. I wonder if it is because Capt. Casey being PR needed some direction before pulling the handles. Man this is sad.
  19. I'm not sure, because if that was the case I think that they would have punched out sooner than they did. I hope that report that I heard that a female pilot didn't make it. Of course they wouldn't know whether she was a pilot or not. This is all so sad.
  20. I couldn't get the facebook link so here is a link to Global where there is a video of the crash. They looked pretty low by the time they punched out. It sounds like one is injured and one didn't make it. https://globalnews.ca/
  21. The things a 20 year old can get up to. https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-49773399
  22. It is an mp4 file. Does that make a difference? However I found it on You tube.
  23. Hi Kip It works fine for me both in my original post and in your reply. Hope all is going well with and yours. Greg
  24. This guy out does even the early WJ announcements for St. Paddy's Day. https://wm-so.glb.shawcable.net/service/home/~/?auth=co&loc=en&id=364523&part=2
  25. How does the AC agreement to buy Transat fit into all of this?