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by Vio
Tue May 19, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 13930

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Great looking aircraft. The fact that it's not pressurized is even more awesome. That's the best part of flying airplanes: Low and slow.

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by Vio
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2602

Re: Student Pilot Future

The exact same thing happened to me when 9/11 hit. I quit flying and ended up studying mechanical engineering. I don't regret it for a second. 1. I actually had a job when I graduated. 2. I will always have a back up should sh*t hit the fan (it just did) 3. I was able to still do my flying and becom...

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by Vio
Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 122
Views: 27891

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Vladex wrote:
Vio wrote:
"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them.


You don't want to start this , I mean Captain is a military term...


Indeed. They should be called "Pilot" and "Co-Pilot"

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by Vio
Wed May 13, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 122
Views: 27891

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them.

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by Vio
Thu May 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

Hi, So, just like the titles asks, will airlines that operate "passenger only" aircraft buy dedicated freighters? Of course, all airlines fly cargo in their passenger aircraft, but I'm referring to legacy carriers that don't have dedicated cargo aircraft in their fleet. KLM, Lufthansa, Cat...

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by Vio
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 14945

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

This just shows how messed up we are as a society. An entertainer that (in my opinion) has very little talent has this obscene amount of money, while front line medical workers can barely get by (and I'm not talking about doctors). I hope that this world wide crisis will change people's behavior and...

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by Vio
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4057

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

For now I'm still working. Who knows what will happen if this lasts too long.

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by Vio
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210141

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

The cockpit photo above, brings back memories of my time in the North, flying Air Ambulance. A few times we had to "suit up" and "mask up". It was a very uncomfortable feeling, both physically and psychologically, but focused on the task at hand and completed our mission. Nothing...

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by Vio
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6686

Re: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.

To stop the armchair pilots and mechanics at the root: it was neither pilots', operator's or aircraft's fault for this event. Be patient for once and wait for official statements. Trust me, I know. That rules out a lot of things, but I'm 100% on board with you, when it comes to people prematurely s...

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by Vio
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288206

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Iranians suffering massive loss there. But Canada losing more How do 73 Canadians end up flying from Iran to Ukraine together? My guess would be that a lot of the Canadian nationals on this flight were of Iranian descent. Like myself, a lot of Canadians have dual citizenship. Ukraine International ...

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by Vio
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288206

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

None of the major networks are reporting this... CNN has not said anything about. BBC or CBC... nothing. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51029994 https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/middleeast/plane-crash-iran-intl-hnk/index.html He meant live TV. CNN and MSNBC still not reporting it. Yeah. I...

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by Vio
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288206

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

None of the major networks are reporting this... CNN has not said anything about. BBC or CBC... nothing. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51029994 https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/middleeast/plane-crash-iran-intl-hnk/index.html I guess they are now. They weren't reporting when I last checke...

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by Vio
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288206

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

None of the major networks are reporting this... CNN has not said anything about. BBC or CBC... nothing.

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by Vio
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coal industry in America is dying
Replies: 40
Views: 1520

Re: Coal industry in America is dying

"It's hard to see where coal rebounds..." You never know where we're heading, given the current political environment of our planet... ;)

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by Vio
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?
Replies: 70
Views: 2661

Re: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?

In Canada do you get reimbursed for cost of travel to place of employment? We do not. Certain companies offer to pay for commute, but for the most part that's on you. You can't even claim that on taxes (unless you have a business). My previous company used to fly us from anywhere in Canada to the A...

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by Vio
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?
Replies: 70
Views: 2661

Re: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?

In my opinion, Canada is worse off now than it was 10 years ago. Politics aside, the cost of living in this country has drastically increased, while salaries stay the same or barely rise. Housing is practically non affordable in Canada's major cities, and barely affordable in the smaller ones. It's ...

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by Vio
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9234

Re: Romanian aviation - 2019 thread

I guess Carpatair is trying a comeback, but I doubt it'll be anything close to what it was at their peak, when they had the largest fleet (at that time) of Saab 2000s in the world. They'll probably stick to their current business model. Hopefully the Embraer will serve them right.

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by Vio
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 96794

Re: The WestJet Thread

I'm honestly surprised that Westjet doesn't have a few daily flights from YQG to YYZ on their Q400s. I know Porter is also there, but they serve a different market: business travel to YTZ and connections to YUL and YOW, etc. One would think they (WS) can connect pax in YYZ. Is Encore short on Qs? Ai...

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by Vio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45206

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

All new airplanes have issues that need to be ironed out, but in the case of the 737 MAX (like the DC10 back in its day) it's a major concern that has cost the lives of hundreds of people and impacted even more. I'm wondering if the pressure to "deliver on time" takes precedence over safe,...

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by Vio
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 31899

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

These are two separate issues! One is Boeing's problem, the other one is Ethiopian's problem. I have no doubt each need improvement.

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by Vio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 50508

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

This little start up has been making "noise" online for a long time with cheesy adds. None the less, I'm impressed they managed to get airplanes. Time will tell, but starting up the airline is the "easy part". Competing against the other players on the Canadian market is the &quo...

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by Vio
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12312

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

This should be a training video for employees on "WHAT NOT TO DO" (the guys running around trying to "block" it). You don't put your body inbetween the plane and the runaway cart. Forget the plane! Insurance will cover it. Don't get hurt to save it. None the less, the tug guy did...

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by Vio
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19226

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

There is a whole lot of misinformation going on in this thread, and varying scenarios. As an airline pilot, if there’s another airline pilot on our aircraft, and we lose a crew member, then of course I will ask him or her to help. Even if the person is rated on a different aircraft, they can still ...

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by Vio
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19226

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

I can't think of a single (western) airliner that can not be flown by a single pilot. Whether it's the Captain or the F/O, it can be done. Obviously it's an emergency and ATC will easy their workload, so really, unless something else (mechanically) is wrong with the aircraft, I don't see the need to...

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by Vio
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 6421

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

Quick question: Are any black people offended? Or is it all White people trying to look "woke"? I'm a Canadian in Toronto, and a quick sample of my facebook feed shows roughly 40% conservative White people saying "Trudeau is done, look how racist", 40% Liberal White people sayin...

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by Vio
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 6421

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

This story sums up everything that is wrong in Western culture. Who the f... cares what he did at a party a loooong time ago?? An electorate the size of Canada. Absolutely. People would care (a little) less if Trudeau and his party, that drums the beat of "ultra political correctness" and...

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by Vio
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 6421

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

This is disgusting on so many levels. After his "out of this world politically correct" persona, this comes out? It's unbelievable. He can kiss his political career goodbye. A despicable human being that fooled a lot of people into thinking he's a champion for the common folk and diversity...

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by Vio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 12916

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

I landed in YYB (North Bay) after an Air Canada 737MAX last week. They're flying, but obviously without passengers.

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by Vio
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 20402

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Sure. In this case we have a connecting passenger being denied boarding in a country that is neither their origin nor destination despite the fact that they have valid travel documents issued. Apparently they're a threat, but not enough of a threat to warrant not flying on any other airline. What's...

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by Vio
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 20402

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

I've been flying (for an airline) for almost three years. We have never kicked off a passenger while I was on duty. I've had the FA come to us and mention that she's keeping an eye out on "so and so" in seat "X". It's pretty serious when someone is removed from an aircraft. I'd ...

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by Vio
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 20402

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

I've been flying (for an airline) for almost three years. We have never kicked off a passenger while I was on duty. I've had the FA come to us and mention that she's keeping an eye out on "so and so" in seat "X". It's pretty serious when someone is removed from an aircraft. I'd b...

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by Vio
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 7114

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

I've been working at Pearson for a number of years now. "Flow control" back to YYZ is a common thing. We deal with it almost every day. I personally don't think Toronto needs another major airport (yet...) I believe there are three things that would greatly improve the Toronto Pearson: 1. ...

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by Vio
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21017

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I'll miss the 757 at BDL. It was always fun parking our little Dash beside it :) (or close to it)

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by Vio
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12665

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Everyone seems to want "special treatment" nowadays. These "untrained" animals need to be removed from the aircraft cabin and transported properly in the cargo hold. It's your choice if you want an animal in your house. It's another thing to impose it on people to be around them,...

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by Vio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 20977

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Some are asking how or why she wasn't noticed by cleaners or groomers. As anyone who has flown AC consistently for the lasy 7-8 years can point out, AC reduced cleaning on its aircraft a long time ago. Their short haul fleet has devolved into easily one of the filthiest in the world. Granted even I...

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by Vio
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 44995

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

This is super awesome news. I have a feeling that the they will develop a Next Gen Dash 8-300 (50 seat config) and maybe even the DH8-100 Next gen (37 seat). It's pretty exciting, especially for me, since I've been flying "The Classic" for a while now. I'd love to see a "-100" wi...

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by Vio
Wed May 22, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 49
Views: 9255

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Honestly, I stopped watching the news and other propaganda machines. I'll deal with it when and IF it happens. We have so little control over things in life. Save a few bucks, learn a few skills and should catastrophe hit (natural or man made), you'll be able to handle it better than others.

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by Vio
Tue May 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 2175

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

What a story, what a life, what a man... Niki Lauda has achieved amazing things in this world because he went for it and never gave up. That is the definition of "Role Model"

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by Vio
Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 10566

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Boeing 807 "Sardineliner". Ryanair will order 400 ;)

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by Vio
Sun May 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15068

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

I love it, the way some of these threads are titled...."Airbus just sitting on their hands?"......as though we here on a.net know more about running a multi-billion dollar business than they do..... Exactly my thought. As I'm having my coffee, on my deck, I log into A.net and think: Boy, ...

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by Vio
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9221

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

This is amazing! Everyone that I know (working) at Air Transat, loves it. I'd love to fly for these guys. The flying will be very diverse on the Airbus fleet(s)

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by Vio
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 12232

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

It's early on speculate, but two MAX8 crashes in less than a year, aircraft that are "state of the art" is not a good imagine for Boeing. I'm following this very closely, because we have a lot of 737 MAXs flying in Canada. Both AC and WS flies them. It's something that could potentially af...

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by Vio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3148

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Are we talking "pilot logbook" or "passenger flight log book"? I've flown lots of prop planes: As a pilot: - Cessna 172 - Diamond Katana, Evolution and Eclipse - Diamond Star - Diamond Twin Star - Travel Air - Baron 58 - Piper Aztec - Piper Tomahawk - King Air 200 (I have the mos...

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by Vio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22193

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Speaking of Embraer 175, I think these are the best videos on YouTube illustrating how this pilot operates this plane from JustPlanes - all by Captain Lewis from Air Canada Express (Sky Regional): https://youtu.be/P17azgU0j1g?t=104 https://youtu.be/j8VXO-wnDsI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMdxD8...

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by Vio
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces direct Vancouver to Auckland flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

Re: Air Canada announces direct Vancouver to Auckland flight

I'm not surprised. Air Canada has been expanding internationally at a very ambitious rate. I think it's amazing.

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by Vio
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?
Replies: 33
Views: 4150

Re: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?

Let's just say there's a reason large aircraft pilots are certified, and it's not because they're good at pressing buttons. The premise of your question seems to be that long-haul pilots only land once a month or so. Sure they don't perform 4 or 5 flights per day like a SkyWest pilot, but they're s...

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by Vio
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 10000

Re: Large airports without rail links

It's ridiculous how many Canadian Airports don't have train service. Actually NONE do to be accurate. Vancouver has the Canada Line and Toronto has the UP Express, but both are light rail. Even so, cities such as Calgary build 4 or 5 new station in the NE but purposely avoided the airport, even aft...

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by Vio
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 10000

Re: Large airports without rail links

It's ridiculous how many Canadian Airports don't have train service. Actually NONE do to be accurate. Vancouver has the Canada Line and Toronto has the UP Express, but both are light rail. That's not accurate at all. Vancouver's SkyTrain is as good as transit gets. Fully grade-separated, fully auto...

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by Vio
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 10000

Re: Large airports without rail links

It's ridiculous how many Canadian Airports don't have train service. Actually NONE do to be accurate. Vancouver has the Canada Line and Toronto has the UP Express, but both are light rail. Even so, cities such as Calgary build 4 or 5 new station in the NE but purposely avoided the airport, even afte...

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