Bobcaygeon

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  1. When you are regularly skirmishing with your neighbor who is upgrading their equipment and has nuclear weapons it's pretty hard not to whether you want to or not. The has no universal health care but drops trillions on their military.
  2. Have you compared the NavCanada rates to elsewhere with similar service levels? They are hardly outrageous and have been actually lowered at times when they are earning more than they need. What Federal Entity runs more efficiently than private industry? OPG, Manitoba Hydro, Ornge? It shouldn't be subsidized at all by the tax payer. User pay all the way
  3. Unfortunately your description isn't that typical and the normal cottage trip involves interactions in the communities for supplies, gas, and interaction with others. The message is being shared in NW Ontario and Kenora has lots of Manitoba license plates in town now. It would be the same is 905 & 416 people had different plates. It doesn't help that MB has loosened up the rules due to the low # of cases muddying the waters.... I can access LOTW from the MB side but can't from the Ontario boat launches.
  4. And I thought swamping on the Hawker sucked.........................
  5. And she's getting a little "nip and tuck" as she starting to sag from age. The UAV just can't quite do it all yet. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/lockheed-martin’s-u-2-dragon-lady-getting-upgrade-future-battlefields-146482
  6. They aren’t active employees. The government has agreed to cover/waive employer EI/CPP costs of they are inactive. If they are active then the employer pays it. It’s usually about a 10% cost to company. The employees will 75% of their former wages up to the cap with no top up. Essentially the employer is just forwarding the Fed’s cash to the employee. The employee sees 20% more than EI.
  7. Exactly It's not an unreasonable request to get your money back vs a credit. COVID or not. The service wasn't provided. If I ordered a GMC pickup, paid for it, and then it wasn't delivered because the manufacturing line shutdown due to COVID I'd be **bleep** if they gave me a credit. I'd want my cash and then if I need a truck now I'd buy one wherever I wanted to. Not only at GM dealership. It's not like you can't get to a lot of these places by an alternate means. AC isn't operating to mainline China but I can still get there by other means just like I can still get a GM truck elsewhere too. Right now online it looks like WJ provides better direct service between YWG and YYZ than AC ( 3 vs 1) and AC normally offers nearly double the frequency pre-covid. But.......WJ cancels a lot of them and routes people through YYC. AC only offers one and doesn't cancel. The airlines deserve a lot of the pain they receive... I'm an airline employee but sometimes its embarrassing.
  8. Except your being presumptuous that this lady wasn't an FA or flight crew member. If you'd done this to me you'd be lucky not to have my pen in your thigh even if you think it's inappropriate. Your inappropriate action isn't any better. Like I tell my toddler "Please use you words"..... Just remember its highly likely that the generation ahead of you at some point thought you were an idiot too!!! Two words "Ok Boomer"
  9. Your logic would indicate that we should directing the Israeli-Canadians and Lebanese Canadians to not visit Israel or Lebanon because there's rockets, missiles, missiles, small arms fire traded back and forth by both sides regularly. There were a number of highly educated people on that flight and let's face it, Iran has been a powder keg long enough that people just become desensitized to it.
  10. From YQB I believe. Cool layover in summer. Not so much right now.....
  11. Well it appears someone didn't agree and 737 Max's were bought. The current fiasco couldn't have been predicted and it could have been an airbus product. They have their issue too. The NEO has had big engine issues like the Rolls 787 . AC could have picked the Rolls option for 787 and life would be different right now. The 737 and the MAX have made a lot of airlines a lot of money including AC's ever growing head to head competitor so there is clearly value in both choices.
  12. Depends who you mean by which people doing the evaluation. Every RCAF pilot wants the F35 but they don't have to pay for it. Lots at AC wanted the 320NEO but they bought the Boeing. Lots of factors at play with money being the big one. Pilots and commercial all wanted the Sonic cruiser but accounting said no way....... and it never was built.
  13. Boeing's been's about price for a long time now. The 737-300 was probably cheap as is the current 737 vs the 'Bus and had the MD series to compete with too for pricing. I'm sure the A320 was expensive and it took bribe money to get AC to buy them. The A320 is definitely getting to be an old design too now. The NEO should probably be close to its last version too as I wouldn't think there will be another version of 737 coming out as a competitor. Drone technology might delay the need for a new 320 size model until they figure out what the general direction for commercial aviation is going forward is but Airbus doesn't have anything else on the go design wise right now vs Beoing with the 777-9 and the NMA project. The A220 will remove the need for a 319 or 318 which has been ordered in a very long time now or never really ordered at all.
  14. A 10,000' restriction isn't RVSM something else was broken. That would cap them at FL280 unless something has changed very recently. I've been across in a 1978 LR35 at FL280 when the A/P was MEL'd last minute., I knew I shouldn't have used the test function.....
  15. Unofficial reports are that it was a single otter and it may have come apart in flight. FWIW