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  1. Aviators worldwide benefited from Richard's knowledge and efforts in many safety related areas, most notably in wildlife management. His flight plan closed far too soon. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Henry
  2. Louise As a joke, my brother-in-law used to hang a pair of pantyhose over his fireplace before Christmas. He said all he wanted was for Santa to fill them. What they say about Santa checking the list twice must be true because every Christmas morning, although Don’s kids' stockings were filled right up, his poor pantyhose hung sadly empty. One year I decided to make his dream come true. I put on sunglasses and went in search of an inflatable love doll. They don't sell those things at Wal-Mart. I had to go to an adult bookstore downtown. If you've never been in a X-rated store, don't go. You'l
  3. When we were very young and couldn't read yet, an adult sat down near the Christmas tree and handed us kids the wrapped gifts to give to the person whose name was on the label. When my grand kids were barely old enough to walk - but far too young to read, I found a way to help them pass out the gifts unaided. I made labels for each present under our tree. The label had a Christmas theme graphic on the left and the name of the recipient on the right. On each label was a small head and shoulders picture of the person it was for. Us grown-ups sat back on the couch and watched the little kids gl
  4. All of us CPAir B737 first officers know the "Roger" Kip describes. That is his real first name. He used to drive his yellow corvette top down and 4 stripes hanging over the side - to go shopping on his days off " because he got better deals." We have many more stories about Roger. Both on and off duty. :>) Henry
  5. Opa (Grampa in German) was very pleased with the practical gift from his daughter. In German with subtitles - though they really aren't all that necessary. http://www.dailyvowe...-subtitles.html Cheers, Henry
  6. You're correct Kip, it was intentional. The original thumbnail was of labels with my actual family pictures and I wanted to keep them small enough for privacy reasons but large enough to illustrate my project. Obviously that didn't work as planned. I have replaced the original with one which better meets my intent. My family pictures have been replaced with more generic one's and the thumbnail should be readable without special glasses. Henry
  7. Christmas can be a great time for kids - and for adults seeing the kids having a great time. When our grand kids were able to walk and talk but not read, I had an idea which turned out to be a big hit and has become our home SOP for Christmas presents. My wife did her usual excellent gift-wrapping job and my task was to put the names on labels for them then place them under the tree.. Instead of writing names I inserted the person's picture into a label and attached each to the respective present. Christmas Eve the adults sat back and let the kiddies (who could not read yet) identify and pass
  8. Thumbs up for this one. Pretty safe bet that let's of "customers / passengers / guests" will pay attention to this one. Henry
  9. Good one Kip. I'll send a copy to my son the AC AME. He has a private license and flies "just for fun" but (before i retired) his favourite saying was "Dad - you fly 'em. I'll fix 'em). I may even get him a mug just like the one in your picture. Henry
  10. Hello Jennifer, Thanks for noticing that I'm "done". Actually Bill, my one of my F/O's said "Henry you're all wet," as we taxied through the arch. It's been a while since the two of you joined our crew for dinner at Phillip's Foote -- dununder. :>) I still browse here as my time permits, though I don't post very often. The good comments are usually posted by someone smarter and quicker than me and I try not to post derisive or snarly ones. I am retired but am fast finding out that Don was right - "retirement" feel busier than ever and wonder when I had time for work. I still fly my Cess
  11. Sound's to me like you ARE second guessing even when you say you aren't. Inchman posted a first hand report on a specific situation -- which need's no further explanation nor critique. Henry
  12. Greg, I came close to being one of those "other" people on Jan 4th. Pacific ocean, night, had just exited an area bordering on moderate turbulence with some pretty good bumps. Held my crew water container on my left knee and opened it for the first time that night. Was immediately drenched by a geyser of water. The water hit the EFB on my left side, the bottom of the PFD and the ND in front of me and a few drops on the VHF control panel to my right as well as my shirt and the contents of my briefcase to my left. As soon as the shock wore off I secured the cap and mopped up as fast and as best
  13. CPDLC gives us direct contact with ATC instead of us using HF to call a radio operator (San Francisco Radio) who relays our request to Oakland Center who replies to San Francisco Radio who then relays back to us via HF. The CPDLC interface has templates for requests such as altitude changes, route offsets, report level, etc... in addition to some free text comments in some of these templates and a plain free text request. In additon, on the B777 when we received an altitude or HF or VHF frequency from ATC, if we leave the message on screen and set the altitude window or the radio frequency
  14. Mitch, this is meant in the best way -- please make it a short holiday. We miss your input. Cheers, Henry
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