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YYZ Gtaa Tnew Trials Saturday Sept 13  
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Just wondering who from here will be going to the TNew trials at YYZ on Saturday September 13th? I got the email congratulating me for being selected, but I know a few people that got rejected for whatever reason.

So who from here is confirmed?

Funny thing is, I may have to work that day. hehehehehe. But I'll do my best to be there for sure.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

I guess nobody is going? Did those of you who applied get rejected?


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

I'm just wondering what is involved in the trials. Do you have to go to one of their restrooms, sit on the toilet seat for five minutes, and tell them if it's comfortable?

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Ya never know! I think the next trials set for November or so will be more interesting, because we will get to board an aircraft. In the end, it will likely be quite boring. lol.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

I think the next trials set for November or so will be more interesting, because we will get to board an aircraft.

A real live aircraft? Through a real live gate?

How exciting. What next?  Big grin





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

"A real live aircraft? Through a real live gate?"

I know, pretty incredible, don't you think???  Smile But it is a former Royal Aviation 737, one that had an emergency landing after a bad engine failure and fire taking off from Cuba.

You're right, it really will be monotonous. I just hope the food is good.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

So if you're boarding the a/c, and you're going through the gate, and you mention the 'b' word inadvertently, I wonder if you will still be arrested. fterall, you are there to help them sort out any issues. Security shouldn't be left out.

And while you're at it, might as well fire off one or two extinguishers to make sure they're in good working order.


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Yup, all good ideas! I could use more ideas like these to make the day a little more interesting


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

But it is a former Royal Aviation 737

Well, thank God we won't have to take off in that rust bucket! Has it been cleaned since C3 went under?




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

"Well, thank God we won't have to take off in that rust bucket! Has it been cleaned since C3 went under?"

Hey, maybe it hasn't been cleaned! If we're lucky, we'll still have some catering on board from its last revenue flight  Smile



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

I remember they did something similar prior to T3 opening. They used an ex-WD A310 for gate "testing" at T3.

Too bad they couldn't get something more glam than the 732. I hope they air it out prior to using it.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

From what I know, the 737 doesn't have seats in it, so nothing "glam" about it. It would be great to get a nice wide body for the testing though!

So I guess no other a.net member got the GTAA confirmation for the testing.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineWunderk From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Me! Me! I'm confirmed by the GTAA. Will be there this Saturday. But then I got the feeling from some of the messages above that it's gonna be boring...I seriously hope it won't be too bad.

User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2121 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I'll see you guys there! I'm bringing a friend of mine along with me. We both need community service hours to graduate from high school and this is a great way to do it. I can't wait!

EmiratesA345  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I got my letter from them saying to come on down on saturday so I will be there.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Ok, so at least I know Jordan! See you for sure (unless I'm forced to work).




"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2030 times:

I don't wanna go totally off topic here, but I heard that T-New will feature an automated system for aircraft docking. In other words, no more person with flags. Just wondering what other airports have this system, and if I'm right about this at YYz.

User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Hey Nuno there is the always "Call in sick" method of getting out of work.  Big grin

User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1976 times:


Automatic bridge docking system? Anyone else having incredibly funny scenarios of bad things happening with version 1.0 of these things?

"Now, Timmy set the system for 737 and press the green button... no... 737! 737 Timmy for the love of god no!"

CRRRRRRR

or a virus infected bridge throwing passsengers into a running engine...

"Not engine 1 Timmy! Door 1!!!"

 Laugh out loud






User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

hahahahaha, I can't wait to find out about these automated bridge docking systems. And can't wait to find out about problems!

I'll see about work, but I hate taking a day off work when money is tight. I'll get in contact with you Jordan.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Just bringing this thread back to life as the time gets closer to the trials this weekend.

Jordan, I know you'll be there, Tony will too, as he's now confirmed. Of course Slawko will be around too. Just wondering if Wunderk and EmiratesA345 are going to go incognito, or if they want to say hello? Always good to meet new fellow aviation fans.

By the way, Neil, will you be there? You know you really want to go! Or will your cardboard cutout be there in your presence?



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

I don't wanna go totally off topic here, but I heard that T-New will feature an automated system for aircraft docking. In other words, no more person with flags. Just wondering what other airports have this system, and if I'm right about this at YYz.

Many airports have that system, they're nothing new and has been around for a decade or more.

The systems I'm familiar with and have most commonly seen usually involve a series of green-yellow-red lights for speed and stopping plus a "line up" set of lights which are arranged in a certain way so that they look green to the flight deck if they're lined up with the lead-in line, but will go red if they veer off the line. The green-yellow-red lights are connected to sensors embedded in the ramp surface, and all the ground crew needs to do is set the panel to the correct aircraft type, and the system will do the rest - theoretically.

Sometimes, the green-yellow-red lights are substituted with a specific nose "bar" which will physically touch the centre of the aircraft windscreen when the aircraft is in position. Lower-tech, but 100% reliable.

The automated systems don't always work the greatest in wintertime - speaking from experience - and sometimes the lights have to be switched manually when the sensors embedded in the ramp concrete get dirty or broken. Replacing the sensors is costly and takes gates off-line for a week or more.

Quite a few pilots I know just don't trust them and would rather use a marshaller - there's been some engine-meets-jetway incidents because the automated systems aren't calibrated correctly.

[Edited 2003-09-11 05:09:55]


"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Automated docking I guess is an old system, but I'm wondering if they are introducing any new technology at YYZ.

Check out the registration on this C150, I think I should buy it  Smile



C-GOMZ



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 38
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Gee that seems like quite the familiar registration Nuno!

I got to fly this 150 today, and will most likely get to fly it tomorrow as well.

Have fun at the trials guys, I hope this new terminal is going to make flying from YYZ a little bit more pleasant. Although I don't mind T1 or T2, a new terminal would be a nicer experience for all than either of the old terminals when it's busy. A city as exciting as Toronto deserves an exciting new terminal. Gee I can't wait for the Montrealers on the forum to start lamenting on how horrible Toronto is etc etc etc... About how it's such a boring American city, haha if only they gave it a chance instead of automatically being so against anything Toronto.

Cheers guys, watch out for that C-GOMZ, it might just be controlled by me!

Jeremy



Think before you type!
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Thanks Jeremy, I should have credited you for showing me this aircraft. Keep it right side up though!

I will miss T1 the most (T2 does nothing for me at all), but for the general public, the new terminal will be much more pleasant to use I'm sure. hopefully the parking garage for TNew will be high enough for decent spotting.  Big grin



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
25 Yyz717 : Neil, will you be there? You know you really want to go! Nope, I never signed up! I kinda wish I was. Have a pleasant non-flight on the Royal 732!
26 Captaingomes : Oh Neil, that's the next time, in December maybe. You WILL be there for that one, wont you? I doubt you'll be sailing or running in a marathon then!
27 Slawko : Neil there is still time if you want in...
28 AWspicious : C-GRYK; I don't think this thread has anything to do with Montrealers... Do you? So, please.... Don't provoke things. By the way, I hope you enjoy you
29 Buckfifty : Heh. GOMZ. That brings back memories, I almost crashed the damn thing. You should try GUVH, if it's still there. That's the biggest piece of flying cr
30 Yyz717 : Oh Neil, that's the next time, in December maybe. You WILL be there for that one, wont you? I doubt you'll be sailing or running in a marathon then! I
31 Captaingomes : They need dummies for the next one, they don't need one for this Saturday, however you are one welcome dummy for this Saturday though. [Edited 2003-09
32 Yyz717 : however you are one welcome dummy for this Saturday though. THANKS! (I think). Actually, I am sailing this weekend so I can't. But December might work
33 Klik : Was rejected for this Sat... will try again for the next one though, so we'll be seeing you all there... klik
34 Captaingomes : I think they require more people for the second one, so your chances are greater. Lots of people got rejected, and I wonder how they chose who got in
35 Airontario : " Lots of people got rejected, and I wonder how they chose who got in or not" My mom said only the first 500 were accepted this weekend while the rest
36 Gmonney : Sorry guys i will be there next time, Hey NUNO i have heard that you are going to dress up in your uniform (if it still fits) and serve some drinks on
37 Post contains images EmiratesA345 : Incognito... LOL Do you really want to know who I am? Look for me on October 2nd. I'll be the one waving from Concorde BA097 as she departs! I'm sure
38 Boeing747-700 : Sorry its taken me so long to respond to this topic. Yes I will be there bright and early. The drive from Cambridge to YYZ is about an hour so I will
39 Post contains images Captaingomes : I'll be there just after 8:30, so I will give you a call Jordan. I'll have to email you depending on what cell phone number I'll have on Saturday ...
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