Kip Powick

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  1. Landed downwind on a relatively short, wet runway with tailwind gusting over 20kts..........not good idea but perhaps there was a reason....but I really can't think of one.
  2. Obviously I have never flown the A350 but the A310 had altitude voice calls as one went over the runway button and the speed of one's descent was easily indicative as to the speed of the altitude call outs. Pretty obvious this guy had a bit too much sink rate on the flare. The A310 does not have the "Retard" call out for thrusters to idle but I know the 320 has it.
  3. Bit of a tangent here but FWIW...if you have NETFLIX and are using Facebook I would strongly suggest you watch THE GREAT HACK. very enlightening I have never been on FACEBOOK, my three kids and their children are not on it as well....different strokes for different folks I guess.
  4. will be a frosty day in Hell if I am ever told to Not wear a Poppy. Really unfortunate that most Canadians have never had a tour of the battlefields of Europe and seen the rows and rows of men who gave their all in the name of freedom. What was most impressive was the young age that so many were when they met their demise..... FOREVER grateful for those that gave me this life I enjoy... PS...The creeps, and there will be some again this year, that steal the donation boxes should be forced to spend a day looking at actual photos of the horror that so many endured...... for all of us.
  5. Haven't seen that....where is that promulgated ??
  6. Same wing-nut that wore a corset 24/7/365 to get her waist down to 16 inches....and she did in 2013 after 3 years of "corsetting". Here's a link to the story with photos.....and comments..... some people are just ....
  7. Not sure I want to share the ride if the other guy/girl is using this medication...I'm surprised he/she would even be permitted to fly.
  8. CALGARY—In an early test of new passenger-rights regulations, an Edmonton woman has received greater compensation from WestJet for disrupting her honeymoon. Though Chelsea Williamson and her husband Sean Fitzpatrick eventually got their $900 each, Williamson is still frustrated with the effort it took: phone calls, Twitter messages and finally an official complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). “I understand that the regulations are new, and there are definitely going to be hiccups in terms of the airlines knowing how to properly apply the new rules,” she said. “But the extent that I had to go to … was really disappointing.” On July 22, Williamson and Fitzpatrick were on their way to their honeymoon when they found out their flight had been changed without their knowledge. The switch resulted in a five-hour delay. After several attempts to get an answer, Williamson was told the flight change was due to overselling of tickets by Delta, WestJet’s partner airline. She said WestJet called the situation a “schedule change” and offered each of them 125 “WestJet dollars” to put toward future purchases. However, Williamson felt the situation amounted to “denied boarding.” As defined by Air Passenger Protection Regulations that came into force a week before, denied boarding takes place when a passenger has a valid ticket but isn’t allowed on because the flight is full for reasons within the airline’s control, such as overbooking or a change in aircraft due to scheduled maintenance. The regulations stipulate that compensation should be between $900 and $2,400, depending on the delay. Williamson took her complaint to the CTA, which on Aug. 16 announced it was launching an inquiry into “whether the terms of WestJet’s tariff dealing with schedule changes and irregularities are just and reasonable” under the new regulations. Williamson said the CTA reached out to WestJet on her behalf, and the airline agreed to settle the dispute. In an email, a spokesperson for WestJet said the company recognized it failed to meet its obligations to Williamson and Fitzpatrick and confirmed the airline reached out to them with an apology and compensation. The spokesperson said WestJet continues to co-operate with the CTA on the matter. Williamson said she is still hoping for more information on why the incident happened in the first place and hopes the inquiry results in positive changes for passengers. “It’s just unfortunate — and more common than not — that folks have to fight with the airlines to have the airlines properly follow their own rules or legislative obligations and regulations,” she said. Airline passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs agreed in an email, saying that without media attention or a CTA complaint he doesn’t think Williamson would have been fairly compensated. “It is a very sad affair that one has to go to such a length to get compensation that should be the norm,” he said. Lukacs thinks the case reinforces that the new regulations — some of which won’t come into effect until the end of 2019 — are “first and foremost broken.” The Air Passenger Rights organization, headed by Lukacs, expressed concern earlier this year over two parts of the new regulations. The first is the length of time passengers can be kept in a plane delayed on the tarmac, which was extended from 90 minutes to more than three hours. The second is the term “denied boarding,” the definition of which Lukacs said has been made much narrower than before, leading to situations like what happened to Williamson. t $3.46+tax/week
  9. When I was stationed in KCOS, and one of the two personal pilots for DCINC NORAD, I was afforded many opportunities to fly USAF aircraft, (duals), and made a point of requesting flights in a myriad of hot machines. Because I wasn't constantly flying jets, my G tolerance wasn't the best so a Captain at Luke AFB took me to their aircrew supply area and got me a G suit, (chaps only), which they told me to keep. They were packed in the DCINC's aircraft for the duration of my tour. Obviously never qualified on all the aircraft but got an hour or so in many fine whiz-bangs... Many good memories of flying with some great USAF guys but those days are gone forever.
  10. And this is even more fun...
  11. Different folks, different opinions...this is good. Been retired for a long time now and I don't miss it one bunch. I had 28 years with DND and 15 in the airline industry and the airline industry flying was the icing on the cake, good money and an "easy" job. In all honesty, my Military flying career was more fun, more places, and better fun toys to fly. I think one reason many feel depressed, if it goes that far,(depressed), when they hang up their spurs is that their life revolved around the industry and perhaps not enough time was spent building a library of interests outside of the job. I flew with a few fellows who indicated that pending retirement was not something they wanted to embrace and their "life" would be on a severe down-slope once punted through the goal posts. I will not bore you with a lists of my interests and what I do now but suffice to say the days are not long enough for me to get everything done that I want to do and I normally exist on 5 hours of sleep a night. Yes....... the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, but, as the saying goes............ Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, a glass of wine in one hand, chocolate in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Holy sh!t..... what a Ride!”
  12. "The 49-year-old pilot, who has over 13,000 hours of flying experience" Perhaps.... unless pilots have a certain number of flying hours, they should not be served hot beverages....I mean that statement is really an eye opener and is good food for thought.......Now using a lid on the cup of hot beverage may not help as I have seen many people spill their beverage attempting to get the "snapped on " lid off. I thought "some" of the guys I flew with should have been drinking their beverages with a "soother"...........but I never said that out loud. Have a nice weekend.
  13. While the "meat" of that statement is true it would be nice if he advocated reintroducing INDEXING in the pension plans.... Long timers have lost a lot of $$$
  14. Hey Jack, Good to see that you are still an active member of this, sometimes, “zoo” Have a great summer. Kip afloat in beautiful 1000 Islands
  16. Best tours are from Gananoque on the GBL boats. Bigger boats, more stability and better bar. Check out their routes and prices. Call if you ever get here. Can show you the sights of the ADMIRALTY Island group as that is where most boaters hang/float out
  17. Wardair A310 had winglets. Perhaps it is an A-300 or the first A320. Initially I believe the winglet was an option for the A320. It is standard on the A320 Neo
  18. Ooooow. That is sorta mean but I don’t take it seriously cause that was the mini Airbus (320), not the mighty A310 that I flew The things I find on AEF as I float in the 1000 Islands in the early hours as the morning sun blossoms above the cool calm water and the temperature starts its journey to 28C, (feels like 33C). I guess it will be another day of swimming and Baileys with coffee and perhaps a BBQ steak later today....... say.... how you guys doing at your JOBS ? KP on the MV Dun-Fly’N
  19. OK..I'm slow..... I figured it out........... Not "twin human beings" but " twin engines" .
  20. All forums have a smattering of facts and many opinions......such is life...such is my life I believe in technology 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.....
  21. 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.
  22. 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...