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Everything posted by acsidestick

  1. Hi Dagger, In SYD, we were escorted, before C&I to a National Health Services desk, a solid 75m the wrong direction from C&I. There were two people present, a NHS nurse, and a Transport Australia official (not the type that sit by the scanners). We had to sign a couple of forms stated that we understood the restrictions placed on our movement. Masks had to be worn from airplane to hotel room, and not removed, even in the transport. We were then given a 5minute briefing that under no circumstances were we to leave the hotel, and we were expected to order room service, however,
  2. Hi Dagger, I just did one of the YVR-SYD-AKL-YYZ-YVR trips. It was the same crew, same plane, the entire way. We had 22hr in SYD, 10h40 in AKL (at the hotel), and 17hr30m in YYZ. Fun and interesting trip, but the layovers in AKL and SYD were hard lockdown (can’t leave room) so that part wasn’t so great. The AKL-YYZ leg was 15h in the air (7550 NM), plus some ITCZ detours of an extra couple hundred miles.
  3. Sounds like the deceased is the teams PR person. Sad day. It’s too bad they couldn’t have ejected before the spin began, a little more altitude may have made a big difference by the looks of the video. Maybe a flameout/bird at takeoff. Horrible place to be, out of power, airspeed, altitude, and ideas, all at the same time. RIP.
  4. Thanks, misunderstood that part. Couldn’t get to see it in operation. I just downloaded the manual to read up on it.
  5. I had the opportunity to fly in the A220 twice last week. What an outstanding aircraft. I was in business class but took the opportunity to go back and sit for a moment in economy. It’s going to be a very popular A/C for AC. Easily more comfortable than either the 737 or A320. I have some observations made from the trips. Pros Very comfortable J class seats. Large 18 inch displays using the latest Panasonic x3 system. World class leading High Definition IFE Each seat has its own single 110ac plug, 2 USB charging ports, and two headphone inputs so two people can watch
  6. This news is hot off the press. Your doctor will now be required to payout $100.00 per minute that you are held in a waiting room past your appointment time. ?
  7. Make everyone move to the tail of the airplane? ? The 777, 767, and 787 don’t have any trim wheels either. They have two alternate trim levers. Moved together they directly control the Stabilizer position. In a worst case scenario, it all electrical is lost, there are still backup cables attached to the Stab and selected spoilers to maintain control and level flight, until power can be restored via the RAT, APU, etc. Note, the 787 has two IDGs ( integrated drive generators)per engine and two on the APU. In addition, the flight controls are driven by their own permanent ma
  8. When the Concorde was on its farewell tour, it came through YYZ. It was departing R23 with our 767 next in line holding short at Hotel. With us only a 150 feet away, it brought the engines up to full, before releasing the brakes. I've never experienced a better example of turning JetB into noise. Our whole airplane shook with rock concert level bass boom that made your stomach flutter, and we were unable to hear ourselves. In my memory, I've made it a full afterburner takeoff, but can't really remember whether that's true or not. Pretty impressive way to let everyone know you're leaving t
  9. Based on how well it was written, I think Tommy has finally made it big!
  10. Haha, I like the way you think Boestar. As a commuter, I’ve often seen people’s frustration when experiencing gate arrival holds. The best is when a flight is 30 minutes early, and no gate is available, so you wait 20 minutes. Even though the flight is still 10 minutes early, and people were told to prepare for a flight x hours and x minutes long, they totally begin to come unglued once the plane has landed. Who hasn’t considered, in jest, to ask for a hold, for a few laps, rather than arrive early and risk the stares from those aren’t happy with 10 early and would rather have 30.
  11. BBC News - Airbus says A380 superjumbo production will end
  12. Anybody else catch the hypocrisy of self appointed passenger advocate Gabor Lukacs, who now WORKS for Flair Air, chastising THE RCMP, saying this was a civil matter. They were called by employees of the company he now works for. I wouldn't expect any impartiality from this know-it-all-who-knows- nothing, from now on. Any other airlines, who have 12 hour delays, he burns to the ground. Now silence. What are the RCMP suppose to do when they are called BY Flair; not show up? Hypocritic.
  14. It might be a historical Industry turning point for the improper and sometimes overused “Ground Checked Servicable”.
  15. It’s been a long time since I instructed and used to do elementary aerobatics training. I seem to recall, in a stall, the reason you kept ailerons levels, and only used rudder, was that the wing tips and ailerons stalled last, leaving the ailerons still effective during the incipient stages of the stall. If the wing dropped a bit (turbulence or stall in a turn) during a previously level stall, using the aileron to correct the roll changed the AOA of the dropped wing, which now suddenly would stall unevenly, turning the stall into a spin. It was the reason for rudders only when hitting s
  16. AC just released a statement, that the pilot in question never made any complaint or filed for anything requiring a manager to investigate. She just resigned, telling others she was tired of the business. Severely weakens her case over the what the poorly investigated reporting purported.
  17. Many of the people using the service are flying too far for their Helicopter or Business Jet to get them there, and so are “forced” to use an airline to get them there, like when the President of Deutchbank and his four VPs need to get to Melbourne. Others are so famous that they are use to coming in the “back door” of arenas, venues, restaurants through-the-kitchen etc. Walking up a Jetway is something nobody else gets to do, except they do it with someone carrying their luggage. Others may not be as famous, or as rich, but love the idea of having people wonder who they are. For a m
  18. These aren’t your average BMW 3-5 series. They are BMW 750Xdrive long wheel base, the version used if your going to cut it to make a stretch limousine. The trunk space is enormous. Reclining rear seats, TVs, electronic footrest, uniformed (suits) drivers. You can be taken from private check in directly to the airplane seat, no waiting area. The trials were very positive.
  19. Aren’t they prohibited in the Treaty of Versailles from building the Junkers? Great, here they come again.
  20. GS said unionization was the line in the sand, and the hill he was willing to die on. He was right.
  21. These are both pretty common sights for areas with float operators every spring and fall. Harbor air isn't your typical bush operator and they have the infrastructure to not need to do this, but most small operators land on grass or snow, switch to skis, and then take off in the spring from a dolly.