vanishing point

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  1. Interesting. On the news this evening, the file photo of the airplane was a BA 747. That won’t cause any confusion......
  2. Thanks Malcolm. I now have a quest.....
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I prefer the term “seasoned” flightbag... Still have one of those as well.
  6. Very impressive. I’m never heard of “wing-paint reflectivity requirements”. Can anyone elaborate?
  7. No new orders from Jazz for Q400’s. The YYZ base is being reduced and the YVR base expanded. The only difference between WJ Q4’s and Jazz Q4’s is that ours all have HGS. The former SR Q’s only have 74 seats and will not be upgraded to 78 nor get WAAS capabilities. As boestar mentioned, these aircraft will be returned when the leases expiry.
  8. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-boac-747-retrojet-marks-british-airways-ce-455845/ My earliest aviation memory is my mother taking my sister, brother and I to England on a BOAC 747 in 1970. Still a classy paint scheme.
  9. That was a myth. According to this site: https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/airline-history-blog/proud-wings-pt1-canadian-a320s There were initial fears that because the goose did not have an eye it would be percieved by Asian customers as flying blind and the airline went to some pains to point out that the bird insignias of Singapore and Japan Air Lines also were eyeless. In the end the Proud Wings scheme was very well received and gave a boost to employees and customers in the airline's darkest hours.
  10. The majority of Jazz Q400’s have WAAS and the ability to do LPV approaches. That and the old fashioned ILS. As well, the ability to take a 20-kit tailwind helps. The company has said they’re working on RNP approaches but I’m not holding my breath for that.
  11. Who could possibly think black, white and Type 4 green is a good combination? At least the previous paint job had some thought in it.
  12. Anyone know if all 747’s or DC10’s were built with this extra hardpoint or would a buyer have to check off that option box when ordering?
  13. I’m curious to know which half.....