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  1. Gord is known for his unique dance style. https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/7471c89648909.560d7910adad3.gif As for the costumes, if I was told I was going to die in the near future, and somehow mustered the strength and permission to do the job I loved doing for the past 3 decades for a few more days, you better believe I would be strutting through the terminal in the brightest, most irridescent pilot "costume" I could afford. Maybe even break out a Kingston Jig as I walked away from my last landing.
  2. New warning signs at Disney parks. Beware New Disney Signs -NPR
  3. Hey Johnboy! I put my Aviation Detective hat on and had a look at the video. Here's my guess of the route and stops. Moose Jaw (CYMJ) - Medicine Hat (CYXH) - Calgary/Springbank (CYBW) - Kelowna (CYLW) - Comox (CYQQ) The CYBW-CYLW leg doesn't appear in the video but the departure and fly-by of Okanagan Lake isn't too hard to miss. The Tutor might have a theoretical range of 940 miles but I believe the Snowbirds don't have the aux fuel tanks capable of carrying jet fuel (just oil for the smoke system and now at least one with the Go Pro cameras). Plus flying VFR low level doesn't help the fuel consumption. So the legs were kept short (under 250 miles).
  4. Here is a flight that went back to the previous century. http://www.propilotmag.com/archives/2015/Jan%2015/Alex-Jan15.html
  5. Discarding other things like performance, branding, colour, etc., what was the main deciding factor when Volkswagen owners purchased their diesel vehicle? To save the planet or save their wallet?
  6. On a similar but not as serious note to the original theme to this thread, I enter into evidence another example of the media being feed a heaping pile of bovine excrement and running with it. http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/11/21/flights_of_fancy_at_markham_airport_a_former_cold_war_pilots_big_plans.html
  7. If you answer the phone, only say "hello" once. If someone doesn't say "hello" back right away, either hang up, mute the microphone (if your phone has that option) or place a finger over the microphone. That's the Robo-dialer that called. If you say "hello, hello" or allow any noise for more than a few seconds, the Robo-dialer patches you through to a live person to complete the call. Not sure if it makes any difference but it does tie up their line for up to a minute (especially if you put the microphone on mute and wait until they hang up). If enough people did that, their productivity would go down and any way you can mess with them is good. Back in the pilot house days, we'd answer and listen to the script, and when it was time to close the deal, we would politely decline the offer but say maybe my roommate would be interested. Put the phone down and go away for 10 minutes. Then the next person would get on the line and go through the whole speech again. We managed to keep one telemarketer busy for almost an hour. Or you would answer and pretend not to hear them well. Pick out something they would say and "miss-hear" it. Then proceed to be offended by whatever they hadn't said. Fun games to play waiting for the pager to go off. Always wanted to speak really faintly so they had to turn up the volume on their headset and then give them a blast of an air horn. But that would have been mean and rude; sort of like calling right as you sat down to eat dinner.
  8. If you saw them heading east on the 401 in Kingston, they were probably heading for the Bombardier plant in Dorval. More than likely Challenger wings (605 or 300/350). Not sure where they are made in the GTA but I have seen them heading for Montreal on a semi-regular basis. When they are delivered, they are placed outside the plant in YUL next to runway 06R/24L until they are ready to pair them to the fuselage.
  9. As published in the latest Canada Gazette (http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-02-12/html/sor-dors15-eng.php):
  10. 'Tis kinda ironic that an anti-aviation group used some sort of aviating apparatus to take that picture...
  11. Nothing says you have to be a women to be a member. In fact, the mission statement on the website states: "Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) is the premier association for men and women in corporate and business aviation."
  12. http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/q.aspx
  13. Today, Captain Bob Pearson was at the RGS (Gimli) going on a glider flight with 2Lt Nico Bautista. Captain Pearson was the pilot of the Gimli Glider which landed here 30 years ago today. It was an honour for the cadets and staff to meet him.
  14. Probably real as there was a Q400 and a small piston twin flying around the GTA Monday afternoon. Appeared to be doing air-to-air photos.
  15. Careful...have you seen the last 45 seasons???
  16. Have a closer look at the video and the photos. That "one on the numbers" is actually one on the road next to the runway. Here's the aerial view of the airport and you can see the road just before the displaced threshold for runway 27: http://www.ourairpor...te,airport=EDCB
  17. Click on the N on her shirt. She just needs a little poke!
  18. Downsview Park shuts down Toronto`s Canadian Air & Space Museum Link Toronto -- September 24, 2011 -- Toronto's Canadian Air & Space Museum has received notice from its landlord Parc Downsview Park that the Park will be locking the doors today and closing the Museum to regular business. The Park, a branch of the federal government, has control over the Museum's access after changing the locks following Tuesday's original eviction notice. This threatens to bring a sudden and disappointing close to the Canadian Air & Space Museum's 13-year operation of providing the public an opportunity to experience Canadian history. After delivery of the original eviction notice on the morning of Tuesday, September 20th, and having the locks changed by early afternoon, the Museum's staff of three and dozens of volunteers believed they needed to vacate the premises immediately. They began scrambling to load vehicles with important administrative documents and remove rare artifacts and aircraft from the building, fearing future inaccessibility to them. As the media immediately descended upon the Museum to cover this breaking story, Downsview Park advised media that it would extend to the Museum a six month stay of execution, verbally stating the Museum could carry on business as usual, keeping its doors open to visitors, scheduled group tours, school tours, events and birthday parties -- of which 5 were scheduled for this weekend. Unfortunately, in an email dated Thursday, September 22 to Canadian Air & Space Museum CEO Rob Cohen, from Parc Downsview Park's Senior Vice-President of Operations Robert Singleton, it stated that the six month extension "was to facilitate the orderly wind-down of your operations."... "The access to the Premises that we are permitting is strictly for the purposes set out above." A second email the next day, Friday, September 23, read: "Further to our letter of last night this is to inform you that the Park will be opening your doors tomorrow (Saturday, September 24th) for your meeting and then locking them after that. To protect both the Museum and the Park from liability issues the doors will remain locked until we meet to finalize a schedule of access. I will make myself available anytime after 8am on Monday morning (September 26) to meet and discuss said schedule." These and other messages from the Park are contradictory to verbal messages to Museum staff and supporters, and continue the Park's reputation for saying one thing, and acting upon another. The main troubling issues are: � The Park told media that the Museum could continue to welcome visitors and tours during the 6-months, when in fact they told the Museum to wind down their operations with no more public access. � While it is true that the Museum is more than $100,000 in arrears of its rent to Parc Downsview Park, in May 2011, new management was put in place, which in mere months, managed to create a viable and profitable business that could meet its monthly contractual needs and begin to chip away at past debt. The Museum kept in contact with the Park regarding their improved financial situation, and all along, the Park indicated that the Museum was safe from eviction. Meanwhile, the Park was in secret negotiations to build the proposed 4-pad hockey arena. � While originally, the reason for the eviction was focused on the Museum's debt to Parc Downsvew Park, the Museum soon learned that ALL the tenants of 65 Carl Hall Road had been served the same eviction papers. Again revealing that the Park had been quietly planning the clearing of this building for some time. Yesterday's email and subsequent weekend lock out is a further blow to an already difficult and haemorrhaging situation. Canadian Air & Space Museum background The Canadian Air & Space Museum is a non-profit organization that is proud to host and showcase Canada's rich aviation history. Housed in the original manufacturing facility of the de Havilland Canada aircraft factory, it is not government funded and credits its creation and upkeep to hundreds of volunteers and thousands of volunteer hours. In addition to opening its doors to visitors, tours and special events, the Museum is part of the Toronto Board of Education's Grade 6 science and Grade 10 history curriculums -- hosting thousands of students each year. - 30 - For more information or an interview, please contact either: Rob Cohen, CEO Canadian Air & Space Museum robcohen@rogers.com Museum: 416-638-6078 Ian McDougall, Chairman of the Board Canadian Air & Space Museum ianmcd@delta-mike.com Museum: 416-638-6078 (If you don`t get through the Museum number, you can respond to this email or call Diana Spremo at 905-484-9543) www.casmuseum.org For more information about this and how you can help, please visit: CASM E-news
  19. Since it appears that you didn't read the links I provided, here is the meat and potatoes: Let me summarize in case you decided not to read that either. To spin a Cessna 150/152, you almost need to snap roll the entry. Just before the stall, you need to apply full rudder and full aft yoke in order to get into a spin. Should you try to enter a spin by cross-controlling in a turn (simulating the killer turn to final), it would stall and drop a wing but not develop into a nose-down, full spin. And to recover (at altitude), the controls could be let go and the aircraft would recover on its own. The Tomahawk would spin if yaw wasn't controlled at the point of stall. The recovery required positive and correct inputs. So what is the better training experience? The one where its hard to get into a spin but easily recovers or the one that enters easily and requires a proper recovery to reinforce the need for precise piloting techniques.
  20. It's amazing how easily a plane can get a reputation. I received my private licence on the Tomahawk. It was not unsafe to spin (at least after the modifications were made) and actually taught the student that the proper recovery technique was required instead of just letting go of the controls. We were prohibited to spin solo but we sure got enough practice with the instructors to see that precise control inputs were needed. One flight in particular (one away from my flight test) reinforced that principle as I alternated right and left rotations in the same spin before letting the instructor recover. The next 3 spins plus the one on the flight test were flawless but that one flubbed recovery reinforced the need to follow proper procedures. Here are a couple of links about the "Traumahawk" that talk about its reputation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-38_Tomahawk http://www.aopa.org/asf/asfarticles/sp9702.html
  21. Air Canada Express McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73(F) vs. Air Canada Express De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q
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