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Kip Powick

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  1. Then there was my first "dream car"....that I never owned... 1955 Chevy Bel Air
  2. I have a friend who is crazy about cars and he buys a used car about every other year. This year he bought a 2020 Buick enclave and a week or so ago he it drove over to show me. Nice looking car and he stated that it was quite a treat to move up to a SUV. He really liked the car but was a bit annoyed in that it took him a while to find the external gas cap because he thought it would be where his last car had it, on the drivers side, rear fender. Sample of the "tell" on a gas gauge I asked him why he never just looked at the fuel gauge as it would "tell" him where the cap was. I showed him how that was done and he was truly amazed....with all the cars he had purchased, he never knew that the gas pump arrow indicated which side of the car the gas cap was on. I started asking a few of my friends, and a couple did not know the answer as well. I wonder how many car buyers never look at the operators manual, ( I would think it is in there) Be honest...anyone reading this in the same boat ??? Trivia.....invented by Ford in the mid 1980's and took a few years to start showing up in other auto makers vehicle
  3. I wonder if the individual who created the Livery for flair was conscious of the meaning of the BLACK SPOT, as indicated in Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel,Treasure Island???
  4. Well that ain't gonna happen......camels couldn't endure the ride, let alone the climate.
  5. MARS.... . Reddish in color, lack of a free breathing atmosphere, complete desolation extreme temperature variations, absolutely no life SAHARA... Sandy color, rocks are smaller, breathable atmosphere Tolerable temperature variations, life in certain areas is certainly livable Lets say you only have two choices...take your pick and live the rest of your life there...?
  6. Yup, I qualify..Had to stop diving on March 08 after only one week and come home so lost two weeks of diving.....I will go for a refund..... .Got the same sorta thing, keep travel voucher on file..or refund, from AC as they have a credit for me as well. Will go refund. Not sure what DELTA will do as I have a travel voucher from them as well...Probably see what they are doing.
  7. I hope Transat Vacations comes back....I have an IOU from them.
  8. How come you don't have those emojis available in the lower right corner after you have posted....Admin exempt???
  9. That info should be sent to the FA's, not even appear on pilot's NOTAMs ....or at least be on paperwork for the "meeting aircraft upon arrival" agent.
  10. From "Dotland", JMO? While I agree that many NOTAMs that are outdated and not, in some cases imperative to the safety of a flight, I do feel that critical Information with respect to AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS, for departure airport and arrival airport should be included on ATIS. The fact that SFO had closed a runway should have been on the ATIS.....(I do not know if was or not)....., but that is critical information for landing and takeoff. I would think that pilots, when pre-flighting, would be extremely interested in NOTAMS for their DEPARTURE airport, ARRIVAL airport, and their ALTERNATE airport. The "other" NOTAMS could be browsed when at cruising altitude. In my flying career I never saw 200 pages of NOTAMS ?. Undoubtedly it is debatable among pilots as to what information (NOTAMS) is critical or not.... But ofttimes In a discussion, 3 pilots come up with 4 opinions...??
  11. Posted last Saturday, Pg 15 in this thread India’s Serum Institute signed a contract with Canada earlier this year to provide two million doses of their version of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada. Today...CNN (actua lpart of his speech) President Biden talked with the Prime minister of India who requested US help in providing vaccine due to the raging pandemic in India. The POTUS stated he would assist as soon as possible... Whaaaaaat ???
  13. CTV News 27 Apr...2021 To build a deck - 200 sq ft.. 2020................Lumber would cost.... $ 986.00 2021.................Lumber would cost.. $ 3695.00 The lumber "expert on TV stated that "we wouldn't probably see any DECREASE in price for a couple of years ...or so "...
  14. Would that be classed as essential travel.......? My second shot is not programmed until July.
  15. Worthwhile sneaking into the US just for this free stuff.? New York (CNN)After surviving a fear-filled year of the Covid-19 pandemic, getting vaccinated is a cause for celebration. As Covid-19 vaccines become more readily available, companies want to reward Americans who've been vaccinated with special offers after getting their shots. CNN Business put together a list of companies that are providing freebies when you show proof of vaccination. Budweiser Now through May 16, or while supplies last, Budweiser is giving a free beer to anyone 21 years old and up -- who provide their proof of vaccination on ABeerOnBud.com. Bud fans first have to first register at the company's mycooler.com website. Junior's Cheesecake From now through Memorial Day, Junior's Restaurant will be offering a free mini cheesecake to anyone who shows their vaccine card at their landmark restaurant at Flatbush Ave. and DeKalb in Downtown Brooklyn. (In New York City only.) Krispy Kreme You can get one free glazed doughnut every day if you take your vaccination card to any Krispy Kreme location in the US, the company said in a press release. The card must show one or two shots of any Covid-19 vaccine to qualify, and the offer must be redeemed in store. And no, you don't need to purchase anything to get your daily free doughnut. Nathan's Hot Dogs If you visit Nathan's Famous in Coney Island with your vaccination card -- on the same day you get vaccinated -- you get a free hot dog. (In New York City only.) Staples and Office Depot Staples and Office Depot want vaccinated Americans to keep their vaccination record cards in good condition. So the office supply companies are offering free laminating services for those completed Covid-19 vaccination cards. A spokesperson for Staples told CNN that the service is available at all Staples locations in the US and currently has no end date. White Castle Between April 22 and May 31, burger chain White Castle is giving a free dessert-on-a-stick to anyone with proof they have received a Covid vaccine, according to the company. White Castle offers four versions of the dessert on a stick: Gooey Buttercake-on-a-Stick, Fudge Dipped Brownie-on-a-Stick, Fudge Dipped Cheesecake-on-a-Stick and, as of earlier this month, its Birthday Cake-on-a-Stick in honor of the company's centennial this year. No other purchase is necessary.
  16. Elon Musk...a father for the 6th time... Should be fun / frustrating for the child as he grows up and someone asks him his name... https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/06/entertainment/grimes-elon-musk-baby-name-intl-scli/index.html
  17. Man is man's worst pro environmentalist First we pollute the Earth Then we pollute the Earth's oceans And now we pollute Space So sad what all previous and existing generations are leaving the next generations and those that believe otherwise repeatably say..............
  18. I see the boys in NASA got their mini chopper up and it's doing a low level scan of Mars surface..
  19. My kids went to University and often times they use big words just to confuse me. As you know I am a pilot, (retired) and like all pilots, have always used small words, easily understood by most everybody. Would I be correct to say to any of my kids that I have just purchased an autonomous item for my house ?? Just purchased ,(via curbside pick-up from Canadian Tire), a brand new shiny toaster.
  20. Bit of a tangent here, While in DND I went away on "Temporary Duty" for a few days. Upon my return I submitted what I thought was an accurate claim and a week later I received a Government cheque for my expenses Two weeks later I received another cheque with a letter saying my claim had been audited and I was owed more money. I still have the cheque and included a photo taken today...(( my SIN removed ))
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