Kip Powick

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  1. OK..I'm slow..... I figured it out........... Not "twin human beings" but " twin engines" .
  2. All forums have a smattering of facts and many opinions......such is life...such is my life I believe in technology ...in fact if I could get cash out of my computer I would never go to a bank....but all technology is not good. The proof is in what you see with so many young kids...steps out the door , starts texting right away. We are slowly losing the ability for kids to have PATIENCE, to LISTEN to those that have been "here" for decades. To LEARN that Mom and Dad can't always be in contact. To engage in MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION. We are getting to the point where kids are losing touch with reality. Being alone, without one parent, or another, is a learning experience, and a bonding experience...Mom/Dad flying away for a time, without the above technology, eases a child into that reality.................. and personally, I think this gadget takes the "Mom/Dad are home" anticipation out of a child waiting to see one/two of their parents. Please bear in mind that I am not painting all children with the same brush, there are many fine kids out there but more kids should learn some short, and perhaps uncomfortable, facts of life.......being out of touch with Mom/Dad is one of them. PS..I guess I should have used emojis to lighten up my previous post... Also....sorry for mini rant and and drifting off the center line.....
  3. Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433) Section 602.03 No person shall act as a crew member of an aircraft: (a) Within twelve hours after consuming an alcoholic beverage; (b) While under the influence of alcohol; or (c) While using any drug that impairs the person’s faculties to the extent that the safety of the aircraft or of persons on board the aircraft is endangered in any way. The use of cannabis is a disqualifying factor for obtaining a medical certificate to fly or control aircraft. The CARs provide that all members of a flight crew, such as pilots, are prohibited from working while using any drug (legal or illegal) that impairs faculties to the extent that the safety of the aircraft or people on board is endangered in any way. The definition of a drug includes cannabis and, therefore, these regulations continue to apply regardless of the Cannabis Act in force.
  4. And the cost will be ?? Good to hear that kids will always be able to keep track of their parents . The next "got-to-have" item will probably be a mini tracker that parents can clip to their clothes so the kids know where the parent(s) are when at their place of employment. Really, "a hit" ?? It will be a hit when there is a technical glitch, video dumps, and some kid start screaming " Mommy/Daddy crashed" !!! With all the flight tracker sites out there, wouldn't it be just as easy to show these young techy kids how to find out where Mom/Dad are ?? With What's App and FaceTime and I am sure there are more Apps out there parents can always be in touch before and after a flight...... but the horror of not knowing exactly where Mom/Dad actually are during the flight will be alleviated............ but then again I guess it is important to not let kids feel like they have been abandoned for the duration of their parents flight to and from anywhere...
  5. Well alright but ....if you play your cards right I will get you in as an honorary member of the SLAF.
  6. I think most are/were taller than me.....that's kinda a difference....
  7. So correct.......and in reality....who cares ?? Surveys, Polls, Opinions don't persuade the customers....it is the PRICE....................... otherwise WJ and AC would be the only southern vacation carriers.
  8. NASA will beginning to offer at least two persons a year, at first, a round trip to the Space Station... The round trip will cost 88 Million, (reported by CTV news), and each night will be $35,000.00 for your accommodations. I guess that is reasonable seeing you would be going to a space hotel that costs the tax payers roughly $8,000,000.00 a day to operate so it must be a place " just out of this world " !!!
  9. A "bloom" of lady bugs !!! I did not know they could fly that high ...usually you just see them on something and "flick" them away.... Must have been a sight to actually see them.
  10. Just looked....still there for me... I will assume a man of your intelligence ...scrolled down
  11. One of the boaters I see every year has terminal melanoma......probably pass this year......spread to his brain, just a youngster at the age of 63. Sold his business and is selling his big boat.....very sad
  12. Well I guess window seats would be priced at quite a premium seeing there are none on the "inside" of the wing.
  13. Don't know what happened but the link takes one to "expunging minor criminal records" (marijuana) Ahhhhh....found it........one has to scroll down to the video you tried to link...
  14. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/2019958
  15. From Mr. Google....... and "Wicky" The prototype A350 first flew on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse, France. Type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency was received in September 2014 and certification from the Federal Aviation Administration two months later. On 15 January 2015, the A350-900 entered service with its launch operator Qatar Airways, and the A350-1000 on 24 February 2018 with the same airline.
  16. Apples and Oranges....Sports/concert venues don't oversell and once all seats are sold, they don't care if you show up or not. They don't sell more seats than the venue will hold Airlines OVERSELL in an attempt to fill possible vacant seats and make up for loss of revenue because of no shows . If there is a legal means whereby the airline has the right to state NO REFUNDS, for any reason, then they would do the same ...sell until full...they have all the revenue that flight will generate and if there are seats available, at the gate, they could make more with "stand-bys". But you know the politicians/rule makers will never allow that to happen. I would also guess that if you could prove that you missed a game due to a death in a family, most sports venues would think about a refund....they don't really want the bad PR. Now there will be no refunds for some of the seats at the Raptors games....court-side seats are going at $60,000.00 (tickets being "scalped"...so no refunds)
  17. The A350 has a rocker Trim switch on the centre console, ( no manual trim wheel), so the question is..... How does one trim with no trim wheel in the event of a total electrical failure .....is trimming available with the RAT deployed ?? I don't see a manual trim wheel on the A220 either...
  18. Pretty nice, a lot of weight out there and at a slow speed, they would be heavy to maneuver .. # 5 seemed to always be a bit wide but the others were in a very good position.
  19. Yesterday my youngest boy was scheduled on Delta SLC to Austria, (business). He does a lot of world travel and as such is a Delta Diamond Medallion flyer. One of the great perqs at that status is that it allows him to 4 guaranteed global Premier First Class Flights up grades per year He normally goes over seas a couple of days earlier than required to get a bit of climbing in and visit with friends. Yesterday , once again his flight was oversold so he gave up his seat and in exchange he received $2000.00 USD credit on his Credit Card, and left today as Premier First Class passenger without it costing him one of his 4 guaranteed upgrades. Delighted in sending me texts with photos as he motored across the Atlantic of his dinner and all the other stuff he got while on-board. I don't know how long the USA has the "accepted bump" perqs but it certainly sounds pretty good and this is the third time it has happened to him. Since this will come to fruition in Canada, I think you can expect ticket prices to go up...
  20. Midnight launch out of MEX...Had a couple of days there so wandered the streets and bought this little hand carved type whistle that when blown sounded like a cat. F/A came bouncing into the flight deck to tell us we were loaded. The other guy had my whistle and sorta turned toward the window and softly blew it. The F/A was startled and asked what the sound was. I told her apparently a cat got loose and was somewhere in the cockpit. We made and issue of moving flight bags and controls trying to find it. The whistle went again and I stated I thought the car was up by the rudder pedals. I handed the F/A my flashlight and said if she got down on her hands and knees and checked out the area ahead of our rudder pedals, perhaps she could see the cat...so down she dropped, saying "here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty". I couldn't hold it any longer and burst out laughing, told her what was up....she didn't appear to think it was too funny. We both drank out of our own water bottles during the flight back to YYZ.
  21. Sounds good but I would suggest that it wouldn't work...death in family, car accident, illness, stuck in traffic, and many more legitimate things that may happen that may hinder a passengers arrival at the airport in time. Having to prove that the "reason" was truthful just becomes a paper nightmare.
  22. Well my post makes it #15 so perhaps we should get back to the "topic" of this thread...
  23. When in doubt about modifying a thread title, I would suggest you wait for a Moderator or ask for help from members. You took out other members posts without seeking their help or asking if they minded. Had you asked them, they could have "copied" their posts prior to you deleting the entire thread and then reposted ("paste"). PS....I think you mean "demean" vs demain
  24. Let's just agree to disagree about that one issue.... and leave it at that.