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by AvroLanc
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 15
Views: 2568

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

I agree with whywhyzee, Downsview is not practical now or in the long run. Keeping the jobs in the GTA is imperative for Provincial and Federal Government as elections loom. Hope they dont move back to Montreal? Hamilton(YHM) would be a good location, lots of land and still close to Toronto for job ...

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by AvroLanc
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19217

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I Believe TS flies seasonally from YYZ-ATH (May-OCT). Not That I would Ever Fly them again.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2965 Incident at GLA
Replies: 11
Views: 5110

Re: BA 2965 Incident at GLA

[quote][/quote]Because the entire site suffered a heavy downpour then a flash freeze. The ice was widespread and formed quickly. Aircraft or other ground equipment could collide. Aircraft could slip of taxiway or runway. None of which would be good for anyone. BLACK ICE as we call it in Canada is ne...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Seat width

Granted my comment about Face Space was off topic, but I still feel its more important. I flew in September on TS A310 in Y with supposed seat width of 16.5", then in AF A321 with 18"(did not actually measure either) however I did not notice a huge difference and that is 1.5". I was f...

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by AvroLanc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Seat width

Seat width only makes a difference to me when i am stuck between two large males, but 17" or 18" I cant tell the difference. As for leg room at 5'10" (177cm) have never had any problems despite seat pitch. For me its about face space when seat in front is reclined and tray is on my ch...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 242287

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Noticed in the above video, four frames minus engines outside. Wonder how many inside. Looks to me like a PW delay.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182592

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

There may have been many reasons for choosing Goose Bay we are unaware of, weather at alternates, may have been closest after damage assessment, straighter approach would have likely reduced stress on pylon/engine. Probably will ferry in replacement engine/pylon and fly out damaged parts for inspect...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12467

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

Living in Hamilton area I would look forward to an alternative to Europe from YYZ. Hopefully some healthy direct flights. But alas the CDN dollar needs a little more strength to lure Canadians.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 161
Views: 21670

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Were the E-4B aircraft bigger than needed from the start or can everything be effectively done on a 767-2C body? Seems like a bit of a size downgrade to me.[/quote] Maybe, just think my cell phone 30 years ago was a 10lb monster and now I basically carry a computer in my back pocket weighing 5.5oz. ...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14489

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Better seat pitch than I expected from Ryanair. Nothing surprises me anymore.....

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by AvroLanc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41026

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Guessing all carriers will be suffering as people in general think twice about where to spend their vacation/money. My guess is tourism will be down from Europe and the middle east during the current US administration. Will be interesting to see load factors over the next year.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 9980

Re: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh

YYZ or YHM are better option than BUF. With the US exchange you are looking at 25-30% difference, that adds up to a lot for Canadians. I used to fly from BUF when dollar was at par but no longer. I also believe LCC can operate out of YYZ/YHM. People need to make their dollar go further and are switc...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HS Trident vertical wing dampers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: HS Trident vertical wing dampers?

Thanks, kind of what I thought, did not understand the under wing but it must have been necessary.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HS Trident vertical wing dampers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

HS Trident vertical wing dampers?

This may have been answered before somewhere, so excuse me and redirect accordingly. I noticed on the wing of the Trident and similar other European designed planes of that era(Caravelle, BAC1-11) they had a vertical baffle(for lack of a more technical term). What was the purpose of this and why did...

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers
Replies: 49
Views: 11782

Re: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers

Good for the WS pilot for doing the right thing. Keep in mind folks we no nothing about the AC employee(new hire/financial status etc), no blame shouldd go to him. There may have been around 100 people who could have easily stepped up and splurged for some pizza for the good of all, a little kindnes...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 81593

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love it in red. Like what N415XJ did with it. Traditional solid branding. Would really stand out.

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 81593

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the "Bandit" look, but as for the black and white??? Reminds me of two very Canadian things snow and black ice. Not the best for our National airline, feel more red would have been appropriate(maybe intentional as to not mesh with Rouge). More creativity on the would have been nice es...

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by AvroLanc
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 20486

Re: Air Canada 737MAX

Personally I love the non boring current livery. All we need is one more white plane to photograph.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9118

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

Congrats to both Air Baltic and Bombardier. Look forward to seeing these beautiful birds in the skies over North America.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6605

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Our beloved duopoly will never allow competition. What ever the cost they will fly any route, even at a loss to reduce load for competition. Onward with the high airfares for Canadians. This thread involves a transborder route. Canada-U.S. certainly isn't a duopoly. Any U.S. carrier is free to star...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6605

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Our beloved duopoly will never allow competition. What ever the cost they will fly any route, even at a loss to reduce load for competition. Onward with the high airfares for Canadians.

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