vanishing point

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  1. Cheryl Ladd you say? I shall look up “Millennium” on the IMDB....
  2. Warning and caution lights illuminating are not unique to aircraft that have sat idle. They can illuminate at anytime. Light comes on, follow the checklist, talk to maintenance and go or no-go depending on the outcome. Not really news-worthy.
  3. Saw an AC MAX parked on gate 44 YVR this morning. No idea where it was going and based on the coating of frost, it hadn’t just arrived. Good to see one on a bridge again.
  4. Looks like the EMB120 Brasilia has evolved into the 21st century...
  5. We hear the language. Dogs just hear noise they’re trained to react to.... Good to hear the dog was safely returned to her new parents.
  6. 4600 miles.....19 hours.....those were the days!
  7. I passed through CYKA yesterday. Tutors were still there but all covers removed and some had canopies open. Looks like they’re getting ready to fly again.
  8. https://www.news.com.au/travel/destinations/qantas-offering-trips-to-antarctica-from-australia-during-coronavirus-pandemic/news-story/e0e1643bb6ae4f368efb7bce8a1e41f9
  9. Define “backwards”... As far as the lift devices are concerned, they’re just creating lift regardless of direction of travel of the flying machine....;)
  10. My wife made a comment about that as well from a news report. Could the first have been the canopy? I watched the video again in post #2 and at about the :50 mark, the ejections happen. milli-seconds later there’s 3 distinct objects falling but no chutes visible (not to say there aren’t any just not clear in the video). Prior to the :50 mark, the aircraft wasn’t really in an attitude that would have offered a suitable direction for an ejection. I’ve never flown an aircraft that has ejection seats but my thinking is any pilot would stay with the aircraft as long as safely possible
  11. Two ejector seat smoke trails are visible in a couple of different videos taken by witnesses.
  12. Likely not what you describe, Moon. I haven’t taught PPL’s, CPL’s or MIFR in a long time so can’t confirm nor deny the training curriculum of today. Based on my 30+ years in the airline industry and having flown with highly experienced FO’s in the early days to less-experienced FO’s in the latter years, I don’t like to think basic skills are not the focus of initial training. Airplanes still fly on the same basic principles as they have for decades. Master those principles and the rest will follow.