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blues deville

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  1. Some US carriers are posting record profits without the Max because they’ve cancelled under performing flights, consolidated others and re-distributed aircraft. I don’t think AC has that same luxury due their route structure and our population. They have moved aircraft around to make up for the lost summer seats but that demand will drop off in about 30 days. The big hurdle in my opinion is how to bring the Max back if ever or just return them to Boeing and find some NG’s or other aircraft with a good safety record.
  2. This saga just gets worse every day. I wonder who will be the first to return their parked Max 737’s for something without this history. Returning the Max into service is going to be a PR challenge.
  3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/video-air-france-shows-off-a220-in-digital-renderin-460005/
  4. This is getting out of control. A private plane or commercial operator?
  5. Or a late pre-flight inspection? https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/07/19/africa/nigeria-man-climbs-plane-intl/
  6. At least there are survivors who may be able to recount the events leading up to the crash.
  7. I believe it won’t be long before the two fugitives hiding in the bush around Gillam will be caught. A few nights of being eaten alive will certainly adjust their view of life. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/manhunt-for-b-c-murder-suspects-narrows-to-dense-swampy-wilderness-1.4524671 Spent a lot of time flying into Gillam as it was place to pick up fuel oil for the surrounding communities of MB and ON. Departing it’s gravel runway, PWA 737’s used to leave a huge brown dust cloud in it’s trail doing the YWG/YYQ runs.
  8. Interesting. I forgot all about the crash and how the person in charge of that A320 went to jail? In many countries around the world, a business leader responsible for a similar disaster would have resigned by now.
  9. Great photos. A nicely disguised Air West DHC2T on some very glassy water. Many of them were originally owned by Ontario’s MNR as was this one. ?
  10. Boestar: I dare you to tell that to the people who fly and work on this one. Later on I’m sure they could hook you up with some wifi to keep those posts coming. ?
  11. This ‘one of’ conversion was definitely a mistake but Viking are now making a beautiful version of the DHC2T.
  12. Or is it this ramp incident? https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/amsterdam-schiphol-klm-easyjet-planes-collision-damage-a8996586.html%3famp
  13. The 350 Hp PW radials were reliable but I think you’d be shopping in Poland for a replacement engine in 2019. More about recent Beaver crashes: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/dwayne-winsor-de-havilland-beaver-air-saguenay-mistastin-lake-1.5219517?utm_source=skies-daily-news-news-from-the-web&utm_campaign=skies-daily-news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=news-news-from-the-web&utm_content=V1
  14. Cost was certainly a factor but I believe the race against future A320Neo sales orders made ‘time’ the major consideration with the 737 Max redesign. They could have also resurrected the 757 airframe with 21st technology and weight saving parts. However, Southwest was not a 757 operator.
  15. The slightly staggered seat row might create issues with certain bulkheads but I think anything is better than what the middle seat victim currently has to accept. Never a problem if it’s one of your kids or a family member but for me it’s always been a 2XL in tank top. Deodorant optional.
  16. A lot of pressure on the respective airline departments to keep people moving with the loss of Max jets and all those seats?
  17. Apparently it will never fly. Only to inspire ideas. It has to be stopped. ? https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/airbus-unveils-bird-of-prey-conceptual-airliner/?utm_source=skies-daily-news-top-story&utm_campaign=skies-daily-news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=top-story&utm_content=V1
  18. I’m not seeing the connection of blanking screens and on-board cell phone use. Has to be a coincidence and not a result of cell phone use. I’ve noticed on some of the newer aircraft such as the 787 once the doors are closed, it is difficult to get a cell phone signal. Our cell phones operate on the FM band which is the same as ILS transmitters but that shouldn’t cause any interference with a signal generated from the ground and all the cables connected to the aircraft antennas are shielded.
  19. Perhaps one of the better ideas to date. Now airlines can charge more for the most hated passenger seat. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airplane-middle-seat-design-trnd/index.html
  20. https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/trio-of-deadly-crashes-not-a-sign-dhc-2-beaver-is-unsafe-aviation-experts?utm_source=skies-daily-news-news-from-the-web&utm_campaign=skies-daily-news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=news-news-from-the-web&utm_content=V1 Photo of pilot Gilles Morin (RIP).
  21. Many years ago I was a passenger on a NWA DC9 from MSP to YYZ. Right side window seat just aft of the wing. Immediately after take off, a fuel spray started out of the right wing vent between the flaps and aileron. After pushing the FA call button a few times she was finally able to come back and I explained what I thought was happening. She went to call the pilots but came back a second time as I guess she didn’t understand what I was talking about. So I quickly sketched out a drawing/description on an airsickness bag. Moments later the Captain announced we were returning to Minneapolis. I can’t remember if or when the venting stopped before landing. There were only a handful of passengers and as I deplaned the Captain asked if I was the one who called the FA. He said they had an uncommanded fuel transfer from the left to right wing fuel tank which were both full and caused the venting. He said it took awhile to figure out what was happening and where the fuel was going. They lost so much in that short 30 minutes they couldn’t continue.
  22. Corrected. Flight as planned would have been in full daylight. The list of possibilities is long but locating the wreckage will help eliminate some. Engine failure or pilot incapacitation would have to be considered. In 1979 there was an AD on Beavers to inspect or replace a wing spar support hinge. Some outfits did the work immediately, others put it off to ‘freeze up’ in the fall. That summer a friend of mine flying a DHC2 had a wing partially separate in flight and crashed on a remote lake shoreline. The autopsy showed he survived the impact but was trapped in his seat just below the surface and drowned. I hope the cause of this crash can be determined.
  23. A high time pilot but only eight years with this outfitter. Not sure how much of that time is on Beavers. A glassy water landing in twilight gone bad?
  24. I’ve seen guys grab salt and pepper shakers off a bar table (shortage at home?) but hunting for spoons on the ramp would indicate a more serious problem. Or perhaps just doing his part for FOD collection? ?
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