Kip Powick

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    Trump's Space Force

    I think you will find this enlightening............ https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a15884747/no-treaty-will-stop-space-weapons/
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    “Pat, I’d like to buy an F”.

    Ramped a CV580 (Mil) in the deep south. When the USAF towing crew asked our Flight Engineer what Forces Armees Canadiennes meant which was emblazoned on the side of the aircraft the towing crew were looking at , he calmly replied..."Door on other side"
  3. Nice to see the guys all in safety harness when working. I was in Toulouse when the first A-320s were being built and we had a tour of the "workshop" Two men under the main fuselage, one drilling, the other riveting, one guys has a cigarette going, both have no safety glasses, hardhats, or safety boots, (sneakers only)
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    The New Bearded ones

    WD had a dress code when on passes...When leaving Hawaii it was easy to see who was a male WD employee...........(dress shirts and ties )
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    The New Bearded ones

    Sweat pants
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    The New Bearded ones

    AC Employee Travel Website.
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    Pilots.

    I remember talking to a fellow who saw his 747 from a distance. He asked why it had the bulge on top. I told him it was required to hold the pilot's ego.
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    Pilots.

    From the same page...... "Why I Want To Be A Pilot" When I grow up I want to be a Pilot because it’s a fun job and easy to do. That’s why there are so many Pilots flying around these days. Pilots don’t need much school, they just have to learn to read numbers so they can read instruments. I guess they should be able to read road maps too, so they can find their way if they get lost. Pilots should be brave so they won’t get scared if it’s foggy and they can’t see, or if a wing or a motor falls off they should stay calm so they’ll know what to do. Pilots have to have good eyes to see through clouds and they can’t be afraid of lightning or thunder because they are much closer to them than we are. The salary Pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that plane flying is dangerous, except Pilots don’t because they know how easy it is. There isn't much I don't like, except girls like pilots and all the stewardesses want to marry them and they always have to chase them away so they won’t bother them. I hope I don’t get airsick because I get carsick and if I get airsick I couldn’t be a Pilot and then I would have to go to work. Tommy Tyler, Fifth Grade
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    Different Take on the HFX Crash of the AC 320

    I don't think they have VASI on that runway, only PAPI The runway is serviced by a precision approach path indicator (PAPI) that projects a 3° slope and is suitable for aircraft with an eye-to-wheel height of 45 feet. The PAPI is located on the left side of the runway, approximately 1300 feet from the threshold. At the time of the occurrence, the PAPI was on setting 4 and had been on this setting since the morning of the previous day.
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    Different Take on the HFX Crash of the AC 320

    Perhaps they were relying too much on the automation. From the report............ During the occurrence flight, as per Air Canada’s practice, once the FPA was selected and the aircraft began to descend, the flight crew did not monitor the altitude and distance from the threshold, nor did they make any adjustments to the FPA. The approach was considered stable and consistent with Air Canada’s training. The flight crew did not notice that the aircraft had drifted below and diverged from the planned VDAflight profile, nor were they aware that the aircraft had crossed the minimum descent altitude further back from the threshold. and this... Both flight crew members had detected ground lighting between the final approach fix and the MDA, which likely reinforced their expectation that they would acquire the required visual reference at the MDA and that a landing could be carried out successfully. I'm sure all of us have experienced a similar scenario, that is during an approach vertical visibility that gave us the expectation that it would be a "no problem" landing, and at minimums the "forward" visibility was actually sketchy at best. .
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    Different Take on the HFX Crash of the AC 320

    Not indicated in the TC Final report http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2015/a15h0002/a15h0002.pdf
  12. Not sure if this has been posted before....Decent video except for some of the spelling
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    Air Canada Buy-Out Pkg

    Well, based on the picture in the article, I already have that card, but I had to apply for it a few years ago, as it was not issued on the date of my release...1989.......needed it so I wouldn't have to pay baggage charges. I'm not sure if I will get a newer one or not, this one has holograms on front and all the info stated in the article, on the back. The only difference in the photo is that the word "veteran" is on the front, mine is on the back. Guess I'll just wait and see...... Thanks for posting.