Canoehead

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  1. Perhaps it's time for some additional disclaimers or "side effects of flying" to be added to the safety video or the safety cards in the seat pockets. Because I'm sure Mr. Fuller read his safety card and watched the video intently right? We could list all of the possible scenarios that pax may be subject to on any flight, ranging from uncontained engine failures to RTO's to go-arounds. We should also include information on Fatigue Units and Kinetic Brake Energy charts. Let's tell them what steps we will take in the event of a baggage smoke indication, or even tell them that I'm doing line indoc on a new FO- it's his first revenue flight. We should provide our company ops manuals to the news outlets too so they can critique us on our daily activities. Someone has to keep us accountable. I vote for the CBC first. And we could list all possible consequences to flying like an obnoxious American medication advertisement- everything from "sweaty palms to motion sickness to injury or even death". The nerve. Maximum braking! Geez Captain.... ease up on that! I'd rather go off the end at 40 knots so I can try out the fancy slides and video tape me with my new selfie stick and my carry-on items running away from the plane screaming so it looks great on YouTube. I'm with GTFA here. It's getting ridiculous.
  2. Gabor should stick to his day job. He gets far too much attention IMO.
  3. Oh the humanity... Stop the press everyone!! Some subcharter flights had to stop for fuel (the bottom line). A couple of things- yeah not cool to add "MCI" on the boarding pass and not tell the pax prior to departure if they knew there would be a tech-stop. However how is the CBC getting "emails" from the Flair DFO to his crews, or TS ops people to Flair? Someone should be losing their job over that alone- I don't care how benign it might be (from a safety/security POV). Furthermore, why is it suddenly okay to quote or source information from social media (LinkedIn... really?) when citing a person's position or credentials? I used to really prefer CBC reporting, and I still do think they have some (a very few) incredible journalists. But, they are becoming less noticeable. I suppose a function of age/retirement maybe? I feel Canadian news is becoming more and more like the cheap Fox/CNN junk we've been laughing about for years. I'm not impressed. As for the "unimpressed pax" (esp this Gabor Lukacs clown)... look up Louis CK's thoughts on the "miracle of human flight (you non-contributing zero)"
  4. Not nit-picking IMO. A valid point that I see more and more. Back to the point made elsewhere about the need to be the "first to get the story out". Do editors not edit anymore?
  5. Dozens, and likely hundreds of folks at 705 carriers sitting in the right seat for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with level of competency. I know many (and sometimes envy their decisions!)
  6. From NavCanada: Effective 0000z May 20th 2017, ATC clearances shall not include the phrase VIA SID/STAR.
  7. Watch the A320 (321?) at 1:15. Maybe it's just the camera angle/depth of field, but sure looks like inches from a tailstrike. Can't make it embed
  8. He's lucky it wasn't May of 2002. He might not have come off the airplane alive...
  9. Kip, I believe above you mentioned being a part of AIB's in the past. Was the Alert crash one of them, or was that after your military days?
  10. Now THAT is some good news. What a mess the past 2 months have been.
  11. That sounds like it, thanks Kip
  12. I had an instructor at Sault College who was retired RCAF. He was in an accident in his Tutor back in the day (1970's I think) and had to eject. Certain aspects of the flight had been filmed, including the accident IIRC (mid-air collision). He told us the story, and showed us the film footage. It was very emotional for him to tell the story. The part that I'll never forget was his description of how violent the ejection was, and that it was as if his teeth were in jello afterwards. I believe they ended up in a lake.
  13. I personally e-mailed Mr. Grabish (the CBC "journalist") this morning and called him out on his lousy story. My two main points of contention were his inaccurate report on the "airline's policy" that some of you caught above, and also the fact that this passenger is an "ambulance chaser", and reporters (especially at the CBC) are tripping over themselves to report on this bull$#%& for the sake of selling sensationalist news. My backup to that claim was how this pax claimed to have "travelled all over the world..." (ie: an experienced world traveller) , yet he was "Confused, lost and depressed" at a relatively minor travel glitch (never clearly explained because Mr. Grabish never collected nor reported ALL of the FACTS). I questioned Mr. Grabish as to how do I trust reporting in other areas of society (medical, education etc.) when I read this uninformed, incorrect and inaccurate reporting in my line of work.... The response I got back was "...thanks for reaching out..." I'm about ready to delete the CBC News app off my devices. I'm getting tired of this garbage.
  14. This is getting ridiculous http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/air-canada-passenger-bumped-wants-compensation-1.4114718
  15. Would love to see the shots the photographer at the fence got... Brave guy, or a tad crazy perhaps!