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Vsplat last won the day on October 12 2021

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  1. Ah yes, the metro. The larval stage of pop cans.
  2. I agree. Looks like WOW chapter 2.
  3. IFG, I can see how that might be interpreted as leaving taxpayers holding the bag. The wording is certainly vague enough to beg your question. My hope is that the requirement for (and any premiums associated with) a pension insurance scheme would fall on the companies. I believe AC is taking a pension payment holiday regarding their pilots, while that same group is still forced to take a deduction to fund the pension. I don't know how that math works, but I doubt those extra payments are as secure as they could be. It's not fair to make this the problem of uninterested parties. At the same time, forcing the accountable execs to be accountable in advance seems like good policy to me. We'll see how this plays out. All the best Vs
  4. I'm not sure it has to be 'either or' RRSP holders or pension holders. I think any refugee from the Milton era can attest to another line of bloodletting. Sometimes the purpose of legislation is deterrence, as in, making it illiegal to plan in full knowledge something that will fail but still allow certain individuals will escape with their full cut, leaving others (RRSP, stock holders and pensioners in the same sinking liferaft) to fend.
  5. My god, how old is Joe Sparling now. The last time I saw him he was operating some pretty old stuff into some pretty tight strips surrounded by all sorts of evil looking terrain. He must be doing something right to still be upright, let alone in YYZ.
  6. That's worrisome news. Good you can offer support. Hopefully there is a health care provider in the picture there for both your friend and those trying to support him. I recall a briefing about depression and pilots specifically getting a particularly rough ride. Without identifying too much, is there a pilot base you can share? That at least might narrow down what legal community the search should be in. All the best Vs
  7. Is the medical issue affecting your pilot driven by a federal mask or vaccination mandate? If so, it's not going to be the company they are up against, as the mandates are federal, major airlines are subject to federal regulation and suing the crown for termination damages is going to take some niche level skills. Vs
  8. And here I thought in aviation that divorce was a transmissible disease. Or maybe I got the layover safety briefing wrong.
  9. Would this document be related? https://www.navcanada.ca/en/aiceng202125.pdf
  10. There is no holdover time for ice pellets, but in Canada at least you can still operate. It's a different mode of Type III and IV based on 'allowance times' where the fluid can keep the pellets suspended such that they slough when the fluid does.
  11. I'm not sure about the less dramatic part. "according to FDR the roll angles varied between 49.8 degrees and -91.1 degrees, pitch angles from 43.8 to -23.9 degrees. The crew declared Mayday."
  12. I remember the one -300 with the 'pre twist' wings. I recall a few hot days wondering if we were going to fly, or drive, to narita... The -500 on the other hand. A real teacher of rotation discipline.
  13. OK. For those familiar with the type then, does it look like slats are extended? Doesn't seem like much thickness visible on that leading edge from the footage. I presume they would be extended in the takeoff config.
  14. Never flown the type. Is it a hard wing or slatted? Hard to see how much leading or trailing edges are extended. Vs
  15. I wasn't focused on the patent aspect. The poison part and the absence of any controlled studies distracted me. vs
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