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Everything posted by Canoehead

  2. Thanks for the observation Bains. You and Garneau really have this all under control; I can sleep better tonight. Seriously, are there any prerequisites to being a Government Minister in our country?
  3. Bold plans to build maintenance, operations and office facilities there and run a DH8 and or CRJ around the patch. I'm pretty sure that if BLS couldn't make a go of it with PC-12s, "GGN 2.0" isn't going to pull this off with a 50-seat RJ. Just a hunch.
  4. Same airplane. Did a go around on the first attempt, then put it off the runway the second time. Avherald report shows winds of approximately 240/15G26. Total "amateur hour" and an embarrassment to the profession. For the non-pilots on here, watch the rudder (and aileron) in both clips and you'll figure out why.
  5. Alex Lifeson of Rush. Blah, Blah, Blah...
  6. Also way off the mark.
  7. Looks to be a utility pole in the background on the same side of the road as the badly damaged wing. Probably where things became real.
  8. Been (mostly) lurking since March of '97... I think I had a different handle then. Regardless it's always nice to read the thoughts of other professionals here. Thanks to the hosts for providing this site, and the contributors for keeping civil undertones.
  9. This is the same aircraft that was just rebuilt because of another landing mishap this past summer.
  10. Sounds like a reasonable decision. The name of the "airline" on the other hand... Is there no pride or integrity in this business?
  11. Not for much longer. The CRJs are returning to Jazz and/or the lessor, and the GGN pilots (pre FEB 2019) are in the midst of transferring to Jazz or going to AC and elsewhere. Scuttlebutt was that GGN and WJA were in talks for an eastern CPA (like WJA has with Pacific Costal in the west).
  12. Even the US stopped taking Boeing's tool/ladder/junk laden KC 46 for a period. Boeing obviously isn't done, but what a mess.
  13. That accident began before it even left the originating airport. 25 Yr old FO with less than 400 Hrs TT was just along for the ride. Captain shouldn't have held a driver's license, let alone a pilot's license. Sad and scary to read. US-Bangla Airlines Flt 211
  14. The Youtube video is great. The DC9 is still one of my favourites... wish I could've flown it. A bit of thread drift... sorry Malcom. Interesting DC9/MD80/MD90 Info Simple Elevator Design Description (with pictures)
  15. There is provision to do it under extenuating circumstances in our Q400s, but gate 135 in YYZ isn't that ?
  16. Radar plot I saw online shows a rapid increase in vertical speed (descending) through around 8000'. Not sure how accurate those things are online but it was doing -7000 FPM when it was lost off radar. Weather was in the area, however it looked like they had yet to transition through the worst of it.
  17. If I'm in the left seat I'll gladly oblige!
  18. Amazing to think that he likely had a grand total of about 3 minutes of hand-flying time in the machine before this event occurred. Trying to figure out the wording; would the FO have done previous legs as the monitoring pilot?
  19. That was very interesting. Led me to search a few names online after watching. There are, and have been, some very dumb people on this earth. (Besides the controversy, what a great airplane.)
  20. These are the kinds of threads that keep me coming back here. Thanks Greg, Kip and all!
  21. Hi conehead. I only heard this second hand, but north of 3.
  22. If the G factor achieved at touchdown (that I heard) is correct, it will explain a lot. More than just a tail-scrape involved.
  23. Definitely more than a scrape... there’s a hole through the structure as a result of a hard landing. I have heard the number (of G’s) and suffice it to say, I’m fairly certain it’s going to need that heavy maintenance facility for the work likely required. At least we shouldn’t have to wait 4 years for the report as the TSB has nothing to do with it.
  24. All good... I look at it as a great opportunity for discussion. Good ol' "hangar flying"! Something I miss these days...