vanishing point

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  1. “Nothing will change....” Should print that slogan on all employee t-shirts....
  2. Here’s my thoughts; fuel truck was travelling in same direction as Dash8 off the left wing. Fuel truck decides to make a right turn directly into the nose section of the Dash8 (based on truck damage to the cage on right side of cab). Dash8 was still moving forward, it spun the truck around 180* under the wing close enough to damage the #1 prop. I didn’t see the prop damage until the latest photos. I don’t make a habit of speculation but am trying to figure out the physics involved in this incident. I can’t imagine what the crew saw or experienced when this happened.
  3. What does the age of the airplane have to do with anything? I can’t determine from the photos or video whether this is a DH8-301 or a -311. Based on the one photo, the MLG could be a -311. These models are scheduled for the ELP. The -301’s aren’t in the program due to their different MLG design. Does anyone know what the tail number or reg is?
  4. The first person to say “that’ll buff out” will be asked to leave the building.... That is one heck of an impact.
  5. How much of a mess can a receptionist make that requires a janitor?
  6. All that top secret garb isn’t worth it if there’s no way to get it on target....
  7. Great post, Kip. I’ll be getting a 3-year follow up next month. First time around, one benign polyp removed. Now the 3-year checkup then 10 years if all is well. For the record, I’ll be 58 on 5 May.
  8. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/rcmp-divers-on-frozen-saskatchewan-lake-find-remains-from-decades-old-crash
  9. Sounds like a good memory to hang onto, blues...
  10. Interesting. On the news this evening, the file photo of the airplane was a BA 747. That won’t cause any confusion......
  11. Thanks Malcolm. I now have a quest.....
  12. I’ll have to find his book. Looks like quite a story. Our generation knows peace and security because of what Jack Hilton and all veterans were tasked to do. RIP Jack. Thank you.
  13. That pretty much describes my flight bag. Bought it in ‘87 and after some restoration, still going strong. It’s older than most of the FO’s I work with now. It will see me to the end of this airline career.
  14. I prefer the term “seasoned” flightbag... Still have one of those as well.
  15. Very impressive. I’m never heard of “wing-paint reflectivity requirements”. Can anyone elaborate?