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Maverick

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  1. I'm aware of that, I was merely commenting on the possibility that the timing may be more than a bit coincidental.
  2. I wonder if this is indirectly a bit of a shot at Huawei? Federal government drops surprise restrictions on 5G service near airports Mobile Syrup 23 hrs ago Like51 Comments| 51 Canadians living near airports may have a hard time getting 5G service thanks to a surprise announcement from the federal government. %7B© Provided by Mobile Syrup Federal government drops surprise restrictions on 5G service near airports The feds announced new restrictions on 5G service near most major airports over concerns of possible interference between the radio waves — called spectrum — used in 5G communications and certain aviation navigation tools. According to the Toronto Star, radio altimeters on aircraft operate on the 4,200 to 4,400 megahertz (MHz) frequency band, which is near the recently-auctioned 3,500MHz spectrum considered crucial to mid-band (or Sub-6) 5G. Using Toronto’s Pearson Airport as an example, the restrictions banning 5G base stations cover a large area around the runways themselves. Moreover, restrictions covering two long stretches from Etobicoke to Brampton and from Downsview to Mississauga will limit power use, which can affect network performance. A map from the Star shows the restricted areas. %7B© Provided by Mobile Syrup Restriction 5G areas around Pearson (Source: Toronto Star) The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) said on August 6th that it would hold a brief consultation before applying the restrictions around airports where planes are permitted to use automated landing. The Star also detailed comments from carriers that are, unsurprisingly, upset about the restrictions. Telus was among the most vocal and claimed the restrictions reduced the $2 billion value of 3,500MHz spectrum it acquired at the recent auction by about $100 million. Telus also claims the government’s restrictions are more drastic than precautions taken in other countries. For example, U.S. regulators determined a guard band of 220MHz would be “sufficient” to protect aviation industry needs. Further, Telus claims Australia and Japan implemented guard zones of 200MHz and 100MHz respectively. The Canadian government, however, proposed a buffer zone between 550MHz and 700MHz. In an email statement to the Star, ISED says it issued a bulletin in March, well before the spectrum auction, committing to study the issue. The bulletin also warned that the government may develop rules for 5G operation in the new spectrum band. Although the carriers may gripe about the limitations, Canadians living in regions covered by the new restrictions will also lose out, especially if they’ve already upgraded to a new 5G-capable device in anticipation of the 3,500MHz rollout. Source: Toronto Star Federal government drops surprise restrictions on 5G service near airports (msn.com)
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_A-1_Argo This is my buddy Greg that owns this now. He's informed me that I am now the mechanic on it!
  4. Acting Senior Sergeant QUITS Victoria Police to break her silence on Covid enforcement (rebelnews.com)
  5. Why is there virtually zero MSM news coming out of Australia as they are now in their 6th lockdown, 20 months into this? Internet censored, massive protests, riot squads being used etc. When the only outlet reporting it is Rebel News we know we've got a problem...
  6. Just imagine if we would have had a government that was focusing on Covid measures and the Afghanistan situation instead of campaigning for a power grab election? https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/canada-halts-afghanistan-evacuations-deadline-looms-79656228
  7. I believe this also applies to this threads title…
  8. I've been watching Australia fairly closely and they are taking absolutely draconian measures in their Covid lockdowns and fines! I shouldn't be surprised but it's probably the country that's the closest to a police state in the "free" world.
  9. This will be the best minute and a half you'll waste today.
  10. Some of you may or may not know this but I've spent a lot of time there since March 2020. I was there for quite a few of the days when there were four or five airliners on final to this uncontrolled airport! Many are only coming out in the back of a dump truck though... https://www.businessinsider.com/inside-pinal-airpark-airliners-still-parked-despite-air-travel-rise-2021-7?fbclid=IwAR1Qszn1OXIkUPd_WfJGJhVAvo1JKyDmeadpUuk-HCgX1inMem_y_VBpngQ
  11. Interesting, I was talking to a friend of mine a couple of days ago that is involved with Flair. They have three Max-8's now with five more coming next month. To say they are a bit overwhelmed is probably an understatement...
  12. Agree with all of the above sentiments. I tend to read some peoples posts more closely than others, you are one of those such people. Happy retirement regardless!
  13. The aircraft is the old PWA tail 742, C-GDPW. I worked on it many times!
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