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by Vio
Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MedEvac Learjet down in Argentina: 4 dead
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: MedEvac Learjet down in Argentina: 4 dead

That's awful. Condolences to the families of the deceased. I have about 800 hrs in a LR35 (also flying medevac) and seeing that video, with the plane rolling to one side, I can't understand what happened. Flight control malfunction (trim issues, collision with wildlife, etc?). The aircraft is very p...

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by Vio
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1906

Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

Mornin' folks, I've been wondering lately, what's the difference between a Navy and Marine pilot? I'm curious about the training and the path one needs to get there. Overall I imagine Navy pilots fly in support of the US Navy fleet while the Marines are used mostly for ground support of its troops. ...

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by Vio
Fri May 20, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Czech down to 3 routes, future?
Replies: 20
Views: 5922

Re: CSA Czech down to 3 routes, future?

Strictly speaking from an "emotional point of view", I am very sad to see CSA in this state. It was the first airline I flew with and I will never forget my first ever flight from BUD-PRG, on a Tupolev 154 and then PRG-YYZ on the A310, back in 1993. It was the flight(s) that sparked my lov...

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by Vio
Sun May 15, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9232

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Sadly, this is not even shocking news anymore. Mass shootings in the US are "no different" (from a shock value) than car crashes. We've become immune to the calamity and suffering they bring to thousands of Americans every year. It's sad... but true.

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by Vio
Thu May 12, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6635

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

But the issue is mostly that passengers want the cheapest fare available. If cost are not controlled the price of tickets will have to go up. A very large increase in cost to fly. They are in a catch 22. You cannot blame the airlines for something they cannot control. But they can. They're actually...

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by Vio
Thu May 12, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6635

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

Potential help on the pilot front. https://www.flyingmag.com/republic-airways-petitions-faa-to-lower-pilot-minimums-for-companys-first-officers/?utm_campaign=Newsletter%20-%20Flying%20Mag%20Daily&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=212781512&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--kXsTypRct5eFeU4K9DfjPyg6p09cAmDv7-3Kxi657j...

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by Vio
Thu May 12, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6635

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

It'll be interesting to see what happens to the Canadian industry if the USA will open up its borders to pilots / MTC crews. Despite the fact that I love where I work (the flying, schedule, people), I will convert my license to FAA in a heartbeat and move to the USA, if the Americans would ever giv...

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by Vio
Thu May 12, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6635

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

It'll be interesting to see what happens to the Canadian industry if the USA will open up its borders to pilots / MTC crews. Despite the fact that I love where I work (the flying, schedule, people), I will convert my license to FAA in a heartbeat and move to the USA, if the Americans would ever give...

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by Vio
Sun May 08, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 13142

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

eastafspot wrote:
Ban alcohol on flight to/from UK.


How about "NO". Ban those idiots from flying and let the rest of us (responsible adults), keep on living our lives.

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by Vio
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 343
Views: 87684

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

They'll rebuild it one day and should name it after after a Ukrainian worthy of its name. There's no shortage of them that deserve that distinction, without getting political.

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by Vio
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 641
Views: 146981

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

News release by AC yesterday (16/03), looks like they will be increasing and reconnecting some Australia/NZ flying. Sadly missing is MEL. YVR-SYD daily as of 1/05 YVR-BNE 4x as of 01/07 YVR-AKL 3x as of 10/11 https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2022-03-16-GDay,-Kia-Ora-Air-Canada-Strategically-Expands-...

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by Vio
Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 20949

Re: Air Canada ordering A321-LR?

Looking at the A321Neo and A321 XLR, they have a 4000 and 4700 (respectively) nautical miles range. Assuming Air Canada gets the XLR, they could easily connect YYZ and YUL to many European "smaller markets" and leave the big hubs or LHR, CDG, FRA, ZRH, etc to connecting passengers. Air Can...

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by Vio
Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 32106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

https://adevarul.ro/locale/constanta/ac ... index.html
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Romanian Mig-21 Crashes in Romania (near the Black Sea). Helicopter sent for SAR purposes also crashed, killing everyone on board.

https://adevarul.ro/locale/constanta/ac ... index.html

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by Vio
Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 437758

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Moldova (the country, not the Romanian part) has closed its airspace to all aircraft.

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by Vio
Thu Feb 24, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 437758

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Looks like UBE342 is diverting to Chisinau. It was enroute from Kutaisi, Georgia to Kyiv. https://www.flightradar24.com/UBE342/2aeba753 Yeah. There is another 737 en-route to Kiev (UBE922). I wonder if that will end up diverting as well. I can only imagine what those passengers and crews are thinki...

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by Vio
Thu Feb 24, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 437758

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Looks like UBE342 is diverting to Chisinau. It was enroute from Kutaisi, Georgia to Kyiv. https://www.flightradar24.com/UBE342/2aeba753 Yeah. There is another 737 en-route to Kiev (UBE922). I wonder if that will end up diverting as well. I can only imagine what those passengers and crews are thinki...

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by Vio
Wed Feb 23, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 14589

Re: Embraer Pauses E175-E2

... There's a bigger problem looming for now, and that's availability of pilots. That's an easy fix (for the USA). Allow Canadian pilots to get work visas. Problem (or part of it) solved. :rotfl: :duck: Honestly that would be a drop in the bucket even if it were politically feasible. Canadian pilot...

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by Vio
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 14589

Re: Embraer Pauses E175-E2

ScottB wrote:
... There's a bigger problem looming for now, and that's availability of pilots.


That's an easy fix (for the USA). Allow Canadian pilots to get work visas. Problem (or part of it) solved. :rotfl: :duck:

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by Vio
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 14589

Re: Embraer Pauses E175-E2

From what I understand, the CRJ700/900/1000 (or is it Mitsubishi now?) is not being manufactured anymore, so what other "next-gen" regional jets are there (or will be available) to accommodate the Scope Clause of US and Canadian carries? I don't see North American carriers go for any Russi...

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by Vio
Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 14589

Re: Embraer Pauses E175-E2

That sucks. I'm really hoping to fly an E175-E2 one day. It would be the most logical progression (from the "classic" E175). Hopefully things can be worked out.

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by Vio
Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS from CPH and ARN to YYZ
Replies: 35
Views: 9096

Re: SAS from CPH and ARN to YYZ

Good move from SAS. Though in summer AC used to fly a 400 seat 77W to daily CPH. The contrast with SK's 4 weekly 321 makes me chuckle For summer 2022, AC will be flying daily (AC828) between YYZ and CPH using the 787-9 (30J / 21W / 247Y). Indeed. It'd be nice to see Air Canada fly to Helsinki as we...

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by Vio
Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS from CPH and ARN to YYZ
Replies: 35
Views: 9096

Re: SAS from CPH and ARN to YYZ

Does this A321LR have to legs to do CPH-SEA-CPH with perhaps a slight load penalty to make it viable if enough loads fill the front half with reasonable yields? CPH YYZ 300° (NW) 295° (NW) 3,395 nm CPH SEA 329° (NW) 325° (NW) 4,230 nm Seattle is a lot further than YYZ. I don't see how that will be ...

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by Vio
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Civil aviation in Ukraine, airspace closed due to "high risk of aviation security for civil aviation"
Replies: 100
Views: 22835

Re: Civil aviation in Ukraine during heightened tension from Russia

I would imagine that should anything start, the airspace will be quickly closed by the Ukrainian authorities and only military aircraft will be allowed to fly. I wonder what would happen if any civilian foreign operator will be on the ground; will they have a window to leave? Perhaps. Then again, sh...

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by Vio
Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Washington selects Commanders as new NFL team name
Replies: 87
Views: 5661

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Name every club "A.F.C. [enter city name]" , Like "AFC Dallas", American Football Club Dallas. LOL

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by Vio
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 21168

Re: Future of Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

It’s headed for its demise. The service cuts to small cities will be widespread, replaced by less frequent mainline flights. Think 4-5 RJ cut to 1-2 flights, or 1 mainline and one 76-seater. Crewing throughout aviation is gonna be tough. Regionals won’t be able to keep captains and FOs won’t have t...

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by Vio
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 7518

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Once again my home country, Romania, has become a pawn in a game of chess that is not only getting tiresome but also worrisome. The USSR (and now Russia), EU and NATO have all failed Romania and the former Eastern block nations. Romanians are also partly to blame for the current situation. 1. The US...

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by Vio
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

There is this place that is near the NE hotel complex. Their corporate website mentions motorcycle and ATC storage but I couldn’t find anything specific about this particular location I guess you could call them Public Storage (972) 947-2822 https://goo.gl/maps/g6UsR5X9rLjURs55A Basically ran a “mo...

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by Vio
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

I was there when my ex gf got her unit last summer. You sign up for however long you need it and pay accordingly. As long as they get their money they don't care. Indeed. Also some indoor storage companies do not allow "engines" with fuel, etc to be stored. That's my primary concern. I'll...

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by Vio
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I take your points and appreciate the nuances but have to disagree with #2. As someone who has lived abroad more than once by choice, it is not the same as moving interstate. There is considerably more administrative effort and financial risk involved. And as we all know, changing cultures is not f...

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by Vio
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I personally believe no Eastern European country should have joined NATO. It should have been independent, or at very best join some sort of Eastern European alliance that would not be seen by Russia as a direct threat, but rather as an independent and neutral buffer zone between Russia and NATO. T...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

It's not pro or against Russia. It's just a fact of life. I don't like the idea of Romania being the "frontline" of a potential war with Russia. We saw how that ended up after WW2. It's easy to say and comment when one lives in Paris, Manchester, Winnipeg or Seattle. It's a whole differen...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

After the fall of the USSR and the West claiming "victory" in the Cold War, there was an understanding that Russia would adapt a more democratic stance and America would keep its distance. The reality of it is that NATO has expanded closer and closer to Russia. My own (birth) country, Rom...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

A self storage facility would probably be the best bet. I don't believe self storage has heat or electricity? There's quite a lot of places that are air conditioned. That's true. I don't know how many would allow a vehicle to be parked there for 4 consecutive months. https://i203.photobucket.com/al...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Most of the Eastern Europe joined Nato and EU because the (legitimate) fear of Russia trying to taker them back. That is 100 percent Russia's fault just like the annexing of Crimea is. So much bs pro Russians. Any independent country should be allowed to join which ever alliance they wish without t...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Most of the Eastern Europe joined Nato and EU because the (legitimate) fear of Russia trying to taker them back. That is 100 percent Russia's fault just like the annexing of Crimea is. So much bs pro Russians. Any independent country should be allowed to join which ever alliance they wish without t...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11874

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

After the fall of the USSR and the West claiming "victory" in the Cold War, there was an understanding that Russia would adapt a more democratic stance and America would keep its distance. The reality of it is that NATO has expanded closer and closer to Russia. My own (birth) country, Roma...

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by Vio
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

Hi everyone, I have a question to A.net members that live near the Dallas Ft. Worth airport, or frequent that place: I will start flying regular routes from YYZ to DFW and I'm planning to bring my motorcycle (Triumph Tiger 800XCx) from Canada to Texas during the winter months and store it there. Tha...

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by Vio
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 641
Views: 146981

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Final day of DH3 ops at Jazz (AC Express) today. Quick look at the schedule it appears on the final day they operated London, Sault Ste Marie, Timmins and Windsor (YYZ) and Bagotville (YUL). As of now the final operation appears to be AC8436 YTS-YYZ operated by C-GKTA (the oldest frame in the fleet...

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by Vio
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 17976

Re: SAS A321LR

I hope the introduction of the A321LR will one day open service between Toronto and Scandinavia (CPH, ARN, OSL). It would be nice to see SAS in Canada.

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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: 4288

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: 3418

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: 582
Views: 70038

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: 224
Views: 37207

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: 956

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: 956

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: 956

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: 5166

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: 2011

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: 2011

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: 14
Views: 2456

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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