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by Vio
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform
Replies: 25
Views: 3676

Re: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform

Touchy subject, I know, but I really do wish the gender fluid options were perhaps a bit more subtle. I realize it’s not the point but as a snarky gay man I just don’t think it makes for a nice looking uniform. What's a "gender fluid option"? Is that like "unisex clothing"? I've...

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by Vio
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2932

Re: Messi going to PSG

These sums of money, being paid to some athletes, are obscene. Football was (and is) always my favorite sport, but it's hard to watch for two reasons: 1. The one mentioned above. Obscene amount of money paid to these athletes. 2. Inequality and imbalance of teams. Really the "best team" is...

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by Vio
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65444

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

The nice advantage TAP has, is that it's right on the Atlantic and they can use the new generation "narrow body aircrafts" to provide services to smaller markets. Also, if the loads are not there, they can sub an A320N to a 330. Don't they do that at YYZ? I'm pretty sure I saw their A320 (...

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by Vio
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 221
Views: 33154

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

According to the official Porter Instagram post, they'll be flying out of YYZ (Toronto Pearson) and other focus cities in Canada.

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by Vio
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube - Day In The Life of Australia's Flying Doctor Service
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Youtube - Day In The Life of Australia's Flying Doctor Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpqwheLdA5A
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Since we're on the topic, here's an older video one of my colleagues did... about my old company. It's very good, worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpqwheLdA5A

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by Vio
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube - Day In The Life of Australia's Flying Doctor Service
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Youtube - Day In The Life of Australia's Flying Doctor Service

As an ex. air ambulance pilot in the Canadian Arctic (King Air 200 and LR35), I find it a little odd that they have single pilot operations. I wouldn't recommend that... for many reasons. I flew the King Air single pilot, as it's a "single pilot certified" aircraft, but that was ONLY on f...

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by Vio
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube - Day In The Life of Australia's Flying Doctor Service
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Youtube - Day In The Life of Australia's Flying Doctor Service

As an ex. air ambulance pilot in the Canadian Arctic (King Air 200 and LR35), I find it a little odd that they have single pilot operations. I wouldn't recommend that... for many reasons. I flew the King Air single pilot, as it's a "single pilot certified" aircraft, but that was ONLY on fe...

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by Vio
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4827

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Last I checked, England is 2369 km away from the Crimean Peninsula....

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by Vio
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:

Thanks northstardc4m!

Those are very good points. From what I read the screen of the MSI is not the greatest, being quite dim compared to others.

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by Vio
Mon May 31, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:

Hi everyone, I want to buy a new gaming laptop. My budget is around $3000 CAD ($2500 USD / 2000 Euros / 1800 GBP). I want to play open world games, such as Far Cry (all of them), Witcher, RDR2, Cyberpunk and of course, MSF2020 (Not so much for me, but my little girl loves virtual flying, so I want a...

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by Vio
Tue May 25, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

My airlines crew members need China and New Zealand visas. When we flew to Russia (before I was hired) I'm sure it was similar. It also depends on what aircraft you fly. A 737 pilot isn't going to need a Chinese visa whereas a 787 pilot would. Interesting. I don't see how the aircraft you fly shoul...

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by Vio
Tue May 25, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

If you need a visa for tourism, it would be strange to not need one for work. The opposite is more common. Unless you never leave the airport and just take a flight out, that is. For "regular work", such as having a contract in Russia, say as an engineer, the yes, absolutely. I think bein...

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AirPacific747 wrote:



Thank you for the links!

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by Vio
Tue May 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

Good morning everyone, I may be doing a ferry flight to Russia next month as a contract pilot. It's still in the planning process and I'm sure the company I will be working for will take care of this, but I was curious if Flight Crew Members (Pilots) need a visa to fly to Russia? . I'm a Canadian ci...

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by Vio
Thu May 20, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 221
Views: 33154

Re: Porter orders 30 Embraer 195 E2 (?) - Article

avier wrote:
Posting a pic of A220, when an airline has ordered E2 series...most non-av geek stuff ever :lol:


Hahaha. I just realized that. :) Indeed. Shameful on my behalf. I should know better.

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by Vio
Wed May 19, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 221
Views: 33154

Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

According to this article, Porter Airlines have placed an order for 30 Embraer 195s E2 https://leehamnews.com/2021/05/19/hotr-porter-confirmed-as-customer-in-e195-e2-deal/ I couldn't find any other source confirming this. If this is indeed true, I assume Porter will also switch their operation to YY...

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by Vio
Sun May 16, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Starting New Winter Hawaii Flights
Replies: 37
Views: 5789

Re: Air Canada Starting New Winter Hawaii Flights

Everyone is patiently waiting for the borders to open up, so we can travel like the free citizens we are. I personally can't wait to go on a trip. I've flown hundreds of times during this pandemic, but not one [of those trips] was for "vacation purpose". It was all work. I think everyone i...

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by Vio
Thu May 06, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 13956

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

It's insane. A family member is in hospital in Romania, with COVID-19 with fairly serious complications (diabetes). This individual refused to take the vaccine. Social media is to blame for these insane "Anti-Vaxxers". Social Media will be the downfall of modern societies. It gave every id...

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by Vio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 23876

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

As an airline pilot, I'm very split on this. 1. From a safety point of view, I would agree with it 100% (however) 2. These videos, like CVR recordings may become public, broadcast in the media, or become "entertainment" for the deranged. One only has to look at the insane number of videos ...

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by Vio
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124951

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

I'm wondering why you would think they would have to do a tech stop Iceland? All the newer narrowbody a/c could easily do TATL from any station east of and including YYZ. AC could easily do some narrowbody TATL routes from both YHZ and YYT where we have our own staffing, including ticket agents, ra...

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by Vio
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124951

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Maybe this is a silly question, but none the less: I'm curious, given the recent environment (small load factors), wouldn't it make more sense to fly narrow body aircraft to Europe with a "technical fuel stop" in Iceland? I'm wondering why you would think they would have to do a tech stop...

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by Vio
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124951

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Maybe this is a silly question, but none the less: I'm curious, given the recent environment (small load factors), wouldn't it make more sense to fly narrow body aircraft to Europe with a "technical fuel stop" in Iceland? I'm wondering why you would think they would have to do a tech stop...

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by Vio
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124951

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Maybe this is a silly question, but none the less: I'm curious, given the recent environment (small load factors), wouldn't it make more sense to fly narrow body aircraft to Europe with a "technical fuel stop" in Iceland? This would be a temporary solution, so larger planes don't fly empty...

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by Vio
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 62
Views: 15938

Re: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik

Well Dubrovnik is a very nice place. I've been there a few times. Would I fly from LA to Dubrovnik just to vacation? Unlikely. Not unless I was Croatian, Montenegrin, Albanian or Bosnian. Basically, if I had family around there and it would make sense, instead of connecting via Frankfurt or some oth...

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by Vio
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Regional Airlines Inc. to close its doors
Replies: 23
Views: 3902

Re: Sky Regional Airlines Inc. to close its doors

CFWAD wrote:
Sadly, from their inception, they were always simply a pawn to get AC what it wanted out of Chorus Aviation.


Nailed it!

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by Vio
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124951

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

YULACYYZ wrote:
Quite the puppet, Hey!


Quite pathetic. I didn't read the rest. I couldn't be bothered.

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by Vio
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124951

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

I can't wait to see Air Canada (and the rest of the airlines) back on their feet. I may be biased, but I love my job and this industry. I've worked way too hard to get where I am. I'm sure the short term will have some pains, but we'll get back to some sort of normality soon. *Keeping fingers crosse...

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by Vio
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4280

Re: Trying to locate members

The only forum member I ever met in person was NeilYYZ. We spent a cold January afternoon drinking in Windsor, Canada. Young and dumb at the time, probably made an ass of myself, but it was fun nonetheless. But you got to drink in Windsor. :) Once upon a time it used to be an awesome place to go pa...

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by Vio
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Russia-Ukraine border should be fine, but you cannot cross Russia-Belarus border by land/train, only by plane. Another important item to keep in mind is driving license – you'll need international one, not domestic (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit). Thanks for that in...

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by Vio
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Hi. I'll be flying into Frankfurt (shipping my motorbike from Canada) and from there, I want to ride via Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine, eventually going to Moscow, then back to Ukraine and finishing up in Romania. What exactly do you expect from such a trip, other than a sore ass and lots o...

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by Vio
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

100% you can get a second Canadian passport, easy and fast. Friend did it because of frequent travels to countries that require visas. You can get insurance for your bike right before/after you cross the border into the Russian Federation. Better idea would be to do it before, border patrol might a...

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by Vio
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Why not ask Putin and his fellow biker friends in the The Night Wolves if you can't tag along ... ? Ha ha ha. I'm not sure about the Russian bikers, but I'd love to hang out with the president of Russia for a few days :). I have to check my schedule though. I think I was booked at Windsor Castle, t...

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by Vio
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Belarus is having some internal issues now too and honestly, I don't feel like having to apply for a 2nd visa. Not that I mind, but there's actually a logistical problem with my passport. I can't send my passport away for any more than 4 - 7 days, because I need it to for work. I can't go to work w...

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by Vio
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

That's awesome! Most definitely, one can spend a month in Moscow and still have things to see. I plan to do a trip there one day, specifically to enjoy the city. I'll be going with my wife then and enjoy the museums, sites, etc, finishing it off with a 2 week trip to Vladivostok (by train). We've be...

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by Vio
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

would be careful to include Belarus at the moment, Still a bit unstable with all the protests going on. My advice: if you plan to stay in Russia for max 4-5 days it's not worth it. It's just too big, and you are not going to get far in two days, considering that it will take you another two days to...

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by Vio
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

My advice: if you plan to stay in Russia for max 4-5 days it's not worth it. It's just too big, and you are not going to get far in two days, considering that it will take you another two days to get back. I would include Hungary or Belarus in your route instead. True. I won't see much, but the pla...

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by Vio
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

You'll have to get the two countries to admit where the border is first! Eastern Ukraine is still under infiltration and/or attack by Russia; your best bet might be to go north from Kiev to Chernihiv (which has a couple of interesting sights anyway) and cross into Belarus briefly, then head east fr...

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by Vio
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

My advice: contact your embassy or your foreign office. Beautiful road trip, though. Have fun! Moscow and Kiev are beautiful. That is a good point. I can also call the Ukrainian embassy in Ottawa, not to mention the fact that I'll actually have to go to the Russian embassy to pick up my visa, once ...

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by Vio
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Tunnel in Faore Islands Opening Soon
Replies: 34
Views: 2032

Re: New Tunnel in Faore Islands Opening Soon

Kiwirob wrote:
I don't believe people visit countries to drive through tunnels, if that was the case Norway would be flooded with tourists, the entire country is riddled with tunnels.



People don't go to Norway because most of us would have to mortgage our house to afford a trip there. :) But point taken.

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by Vio
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Hi. I'm planning a motorcycle trip next summer through Eastern Europe. I'll be flying into Frankfurt (shipping my motorbike from Canada) and from there, I want to ride via Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine, eventually going to Moscow, then back to Ukraine and finishing up in Romania. Can you cro...

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by Vio
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 50410

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

I flew a lot on the Dornier 328J, back when Calm Air used to operate them. I was using it to commute back and forth from Winnipeg to the Arctic. (Churchill / Rankin Inlet). While I like the aircraft, from an aesthetical point of view, it was a nightmare to fly on. The bins were small and was always ...

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by Vio
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb
Replies: 44
Views: 4138

Re: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb

It's so idiotic. This is like prices in North America not containing tax, so they seem lower: $999.99, ends up being $1150 (at least in ONTARIO)

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by Vio
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc
Replies: 38
Views: 6127

Re: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc

All right. I'm a pilot for a Canadian carrier and it goes without say that I'm 100% for any aid that would help our beloved industry. As a taxpayer, I'm asking myself this question: "How is this capitalism, when profits are maximized for the return to shareholders, yet the risks "falls on ...

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by Vio
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demographics of GA aircraft owners
Replies: 43
Views: 7095

Re: Demographics of GA aircraft owners

I own a SR22 G5 GTS and I’d like to think I’m quite normal to be honest. Hard worker, small company owner that puts 16h a day. I use the airplane both for work and pleasure. It’s a great tool to move yourself around Europe and Spain. Specially at low frequency destinations such as LESO, LEPP, LEVX....

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by Vio
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demographics of GA aircraft owners
Replies: 43
Views: 7095

Re: Demographics of GA aircraft owners

I own (well, the bank still technically owns :D) a 1973 PA-28-235. My wife and I bought it about 5 years ago when we were first married. I was 28 at the time. Purchase price was good and we’ve had a lot of fun in it over the years. Both of my kids have had their first plane rides at younger than a ...

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by Vio
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demographics of GA aircraft owners
Replies: 43
Views: 7095

Re: Demographics of GA aircraft owners

I was thinking the same thing. A C172 is insanely expensive. Why does it cost so much? The R&D has been done for a long time now. New instruments are cheaper than the old ones. There's no way this plane should be this expensive. If someone had money to buy a plane for their business (travel), th...

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by Vio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: CIVIL AVIATION Forum has become too crowded
Replies: 1
Views: 2836

CIVIL AVIATION Forum has become too crowded

Hi, I tried looking for a topic similar to this, but I couldn't find it. Anyway... I've been a member of Airliners.net for about 16 years. Lately I find that the CIVIL AVIATION FORUM is flooded with topics that range from "Delta Fleet Plans" to "Australia Aviation Thread". I thin...

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by Vio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 35499

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

I always loved the 717. Not only is it a good looking plane, it has a nice flight deck as well.

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by Vio
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving / riding in Norway (Ferry Question)
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Driving / riding in Norway (Ferry Question)

The ferries are about $5-6 per trip for motorcycles. I just sampled a few prices for you. Petrol is $1.65/L as of today. 3 Litres of Beer as 6 x 0.5L cans is $16.50. You can buy quite a few of those from germany/denmark for avout half the price on the way in. The rest of your list is not particular...

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by Vio
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving / riding in Norway (Ferry Question)
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Driving / riding in Norway (Ferry Question)

Nothing, absolutely nothing, is cheap in Norway - and that includes shopping in a supermarket. Ferries aren't exactly free either; a trip to Lofoten along the FV17 coastal road involves around 15 ferries, and you can buy a pre-paid card for around NOK 2.000 which is a considerable discount from the...

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