Johnboy

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  1. Thanks for sharing this Don. The AIBN got this one right and pointed their finding in the right direction.
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    A 51 Year Old Story

    Thank you GDR for sharing this inspiring story.
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    Question on new ac employee site

    My explanation is this seems to be an Apple IOS anomaly mostly related to portable devices iPhone iPad. The software recognizes the nine digit number as a possible phone number. If you tap the red (highlighted) number it will give you an option to (Cancel) or (Call) what the software thinks is a phone number. Sorry no conspiracy theory here.. I believe the previous site behaved the same way. Edit: I changed the screen shot to remove any trade secrets. I don't want any P.I.'s going through my trash...if you know what I mean.
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    Question on new ac employee site

    A city pair and corresponding date would be helpful.
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    Memory Lane

    Probably 1977 or so. Gate 1 at YQG. Had the world by the tail or so I thought.
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    WestJet flight in Sint Maarten

    The issue I raised in the original thread on this subject was that the incident was not reported immediately to (DX-FLTOPS) so that DFDR and CVR could be re-covered. As well it appears that 2 EGPWS warnings and an GA at 39 ft did not warrant suitable notification as a "reportable incident" to the TSB. Am I to assume (ass out of you and me) that the TSB investigation was initiated by media and social media reports (and pictures) of the approach? 1.11 Flight recorders The aircraft is equipped with a digital flight data recorder (DFDR) and a cockpit voice recorder (CVR). Because the occurrence was originally assessed by WestJet as a non-reportable event, it was not reported directly to the TSB. The CVR and the DFDR data were overwritten and were not available to the investigation. The quick access recorder (QAR) data file was sent to the TSB laboratory for analysis. QAR data is recorded by the aircraft's digital flight data acquisition and management unit, which stores the data on a Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) card for flight data monitoring (FDM) purposes. The data on the card is an exact duplicate of that collected by the DFDR; however, the DFDR is crash-protected whereas the QAR is not, and the latter typically holds many more hours of data.
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    NTSB report on Air Canada at SFO

    Agreed I have never seen this much detail and personal information in an NTSB document. Two items that standout for me was despite the FMS Bridge Visual for 28R why wouldn't the ILS/LOC be turned for "reference" and the fact that there was 1 tower controller on duty for TWR/GRD at SFO with this runway configuration is absolutely egregious.
  8. For effect here is the TSB photo evidence of the de-icing equipment at Fond-du-Lac..... https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsbcanada/with/40757335435/
  9. Spotted yesterday at the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum was a group of Star Wars spies no doubt gathering intel on the Dam Busters raid. With video proof from You Tube.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNdb03Hw18M
  10. Very thorough article from Vertical Magazine on "doors off" ops and the #FootSelfie craze.... https://www.verticalmag.com/news/faa-targets-flynyon-company-behind-craze-doors-off-flights/
  11. No it wasn't HRH The Prince Of Wales this time......
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    Museum of Flight Seattle

    "Many of the airplanes on display are a result of a family friend and retired Boeing engineer. " The amazing Bob Bogash former Boeing rep at Nordair has been pivotal in bringing some of these treasures to The Museum Of Fight. http://rbogash.com/index.html
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    Tarmac accident at YYZ

    Some close up evidence from the collision from Tom Podolec Twitter feed...... https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/949493879249821696
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    Safest Year On Record

    A goal we all work towards everyday but I think unfortunately Arsen Fern Jr. of Fond-du-Lac, SK. would take exception. http://bit.ly/2DNhuYA
  15. Current windchill at YYZ -25C. Grab a coffee and watch this masterpiece from Snowbird 7 Maciej Hatta.