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  1. What pilot shortage............?

    Boe, I suspect that in this case "Leave" is referring to what we call "Vacation". IE, being paid in lieu/selling your vacation. That was done at AC for a time.
  2. Thales New 2020 Cockpit

    Looks neat but what about the reliance on touch screen in turbulence? Surely the seats and panels are stabilized in sync during turbulence
  3. Not Political, Non Aviation

    This seems to particularly apply to someone with a camera in hand. "Having to get "THE" shot" seems to confer special status and privilege in the mind of the person with the camera.
  4. Not Political, Non Aviation

    Watched a guy on a bike today in the centre lane on Georgia street in Vancouver, chugging along on his bike holding up, (blocking really) an entire lane of traffic. Wonder if he thought he was entitled to do that. He eventually moved over to the curb lane and a whole lot of traffic were able to get going again at a rate that seemed reasonable. Similarly, I was stopped at a red when two cyclists went straight through the intersection with barely a pause. It makes it hard to afford cyclists respect when you see this sort of disregard for the rules of the road.
  5. Music Break!

    Greg, You can sure pick 'em, that was stunning.
  6. Four life sentences and 15 years and he is out in seven??????? A feature of the "Catch and release program" of our judicial system.
  7. 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".
  8. Need A Little Help..OT

    Doesn't it say somewhere, "No user serviceable parts inside" ?
  9. Slo Mo Ejection

    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.
  10. Slo Mo Ejection

    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.
  11. Unless I am trying to travel that flight on a pass of course. (Sorry, a bit obvious but I couldn't pass it up.)
  12. Great Headline

    Sort of like the weather office picnic being rained out.
  13. 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.
  14. Pilot Fatigue & Other Health Issues

    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.
  15. A330 loses a wheel

    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.