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  1. vanishing point

    Bombardier Cuts 5000 Jobs and Q-Series Program Sold

    https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/ceo-behind-purchase-of-bombardiers-q400-line-to-keep-production-in-canada
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    Bombardier Cuts 5000 Jobs and Q-Series Program Sold

    I was referring to Viking but did look up Longview Aviation. Looks Canadian to me.....unless I’m missing something.
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    Bombardier Cuts 5000 Jobs and Q-Series Program Sold

    Only time will tell, rudder. I for one wish Viking all the best for the future. I’m very happy the Dash 8 line is still owned by a Canadian company.
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    Crew incorrectly select flight-director mode

    Have pilots truly forgotten how to fly airplanes? Airplanes all fly on the same principles. I’m all for automation and technology but not at the expense of the theory of flight.
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    Bombardier Cuts 5000 Jobs and Q-Series Program Sold

    I wonder if the Dash 8 line-up will go back to being “deHavilland” branded.....
  6. vanishing point

    Remembrance Day Bomber Command Tribute

    Excellent tribute, John. Thank you for posting.
  7. vanishing point

    Air Canada is acquiring four more A330s

    Oh ho....I see what you did there....;)
  8. vanishing point

    First Delta A-220-100 Rolls OUt Of Paint Shop

    Looks sharp but still prefer the Bombardier designation. I’m sure Delta will enjoy many years of safe travel with them.
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    The New Bearded ones

    Not exactly new news. For the better part of this year, beards have been allowed at Jazz which follows AC’s policies. I don’t believe the restriction had anything to do with O2 masks. IIRC, it began when applicants were hired that had beards as a result of their culture.
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    100 mph Tape Test

    At 17,500 mph...you make your own wind...
  11. vanishing point

    YVR security scam at US check in?

    As the story states “At check in for Delta”, I would assume pre-security.
  12. If traffic gets as bad as it did when the outlet mall opened at YVR, you’ll need more than a “bit more time” to get to the airport.....
  13. Oh my.... IIRC, it was mentioned here earlier that the SP is sitting in YLW. Saw it a couple of days ago. I’d like to see the interior of that one.
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    Holy sh!t!!!

    I agree the layout is/was a contributing factor. If the departures were using the 34’s, this may not have happened. That being said though, with Russell’s state of mind and a clear path to runway 16L/C/R, would he let something like departing against the flow of traffic stop him?
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    Holy sh!t!!!

    How many times have you heard ATC call for a ground vehicle and the response time is far from immediate? I fly into SEA on a regular basis and yes, the taxi time from the north parking areas to runway 16L/C/R is short but that is not the case for aircraft parked at any of the terminals. I’m sure there were moments of “what the xxxx is that Q400 doing?” by ATC. Short of another aircraft blocking the path of this Q400 (which I’m sure any crew would think of but not do so as not to endanger their passengers and crew), I don’t think there was much anyone could do to stop Richard Russell from departing. I think we all agree this is a mental health issue and since there’s no machine that can screen a person’s state of mind nor detect their future plans, there isn’t much that can be done to prevent an event like this again. The Feds need to show the public that they’re doing something even if we think the idea of locking aircraft is not the answer.