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  1. Four life sentences and 15 years and he is out in seven??????? A feature of the "Catch and release program" of our judicial system.
  2. I suspect in many other countries they would have had a full front course ILS available. I can't see why it is necessary to have to be limited to Non Precision approaches to major airports in lousy weather. As someone else said, ( I paraphrase somewhat), "enough of art work in the terminal when there are still less than the best approach systems available to all the runways".
  3. Doesn't it say somewhere, "No user serviceable parts inside" ?
  4. I believe that is correct, the CF-100 fleet was grounded while investigations were made. The pilot was Dave Saunders who was maintenance test pilot at Bagotville, the nav who went out involuntarily was Norm Grondin. Dave said that he tried to make the landing one of the gentlest possible as he did not want to depart the aircraft the same way.
  5. There must be some sequencing of the timing if both try to go at the same time. The rear seat occupant would have to be out of the way before the front canopy goes to avoid colliding with it, or go after everything in front of him is up up and away, (so to speak). I was also interested in the difference of the trajectory of the two seats under their rocket power. Looks like the rear seat went up and forward while the forward seat basically went up albeit carrying any forward speed of the aircraft into the trajectory. The Martin Baker in the old Clunk was supposed to be good on the ground as long as you had more than 90 knots forward speed to add to the profile. It was not a rocket seat, only an explosive charge and therefore very hard on the spine if you were not aligned properly in the seat. A common injury was compression fractures of the vertebrae if the spinal column was not aligned. The acceleration was around 19G when the cartridges went off. My AI Nav had the dubious distinction of joining the Caterpillar Club twice, courtesy of Martin Baker from the CF-100. Not sure if anyone has matched that feat. I might add that neither of the bailouts were from anything I was flying, thank goodness.
  6. Unless I am trying to travel that flight on a pass of course. (Sorry, a bit obvious but I couldn't pass it up.)
  7. Sort of like the weather office picnic being rained out.
  8. Don't see a glide path angle mentioned. Everyone operated into YJT, ( Stephenville) on the front course ILS on a 4.5 degree glideslope for years with DC-9 s and 737's without specific certification. Is the approach profile at LCY very much different ? i'm guessing the runway length may be a little less at LCY.
  9. It can also cost you your driving licence in some jurisdictions. make sure you avoid the less than professional testing centers who have a vested interest in selling you a cpap machine.
  10. A-340= 10 wheels, which became 8 on departure FRA when the center assembly dropped off an AC flight some years ago. The rest of the flight was relatively uneventful.
  11. Would that be a similar situation to where something like a primer coat paint job was done on a well known airline in Canada some years ago? PS. I think the AT paintjob is pretty good.
  12. MRT, when things go bad on take off. More ruddy throttle, Mixture - RMP - throttle, advance as required. from Harvard days.
  13. Found this in USA Today quoting Emirates. Emirates' new handling service will be offered for free to customers traveling to the U.S. from Dubai, allowing them to use their laptaps and tablets until just before boarding. TODAY IN THE SKY: What fliers need to know about the airline laptop ban | Emirates: 'Who needs tablets and laptops anyway?' Prior to boarding, customers will be required to "declare and hand over their laptops, tablets, and other banned electronic devices to security staff" as they go through gate-side screening in Dubai. Emirates says "the devices will be carefully packed into boxes, loaded into the aircraft hold, and returned to the customer at their U.S. destination." "Our aim is to ensure compliance with the new rules, while minimizing disruption to passenger flow and impact on customer experience," Emirates president Tim Clark says in a statement. "Our new complimentary service enables passengers, particularly those flying for business, to have the flexibility to use their devices until the last possible moment." At least that reduces the risk of losing your device through checked bag pilfering and I suppose puts Emirates at some responsibility for the security of your device. Still not sure about a container of used laptops in a cargo compartment though.
  14. I'm curious to see how the mechanics of collecting and boarding so many devices will work as I guess it includes cameras which are a bit more clunky to store than laptops and tablets. Is it reasonable to assume that the collected electronics will go into the cargo compartment in some sort of container just prior to departure or in some sort of secure containment in the cabin? From a hazmat point of view that will be quite a concentration of batteries if anything should go wrong.. Hmm, just reread the article, says Laptops and tablets collected on boarding, guess cameras etc. go in checked baggage.
  15. Not about to Poo Poo, although I switched from Win XT to a Mac almost ten years ago. I think a lot of it is about what you are used to. Some of my most used Apps, ( Adobe Lightroom eg.) are essentialy the same on either platform. Actualy Windoze will run perfectly well on the Mac if you have Win only Apps that you need.