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by Qb001
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changes At Air Transat (TSC)
Replies: 33
Views: 6333

Changes At Air Transat (TSC)

- Does not renew contract with Canjet; - Gets its own fleet of 737s (exact model not specified), 5 permanent, up to 11 in winter time (with foreign pilots possibly, like Sunwing does); - Reduce fleet of 310/330 from 21 to 16 (exact model to be grounded not specified, but I guess it is likely to be s...

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by Qb001
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short Landing (way Before Threshold)?
Replies: 17
Views: 11166

Short Landing (way Before Threshold)?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I would expect the main wheels for an A380 to touc...

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by Qb001
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short Landing (way Before Threshold)?
Replies: 17
Views: 11166

Short Landing (way Before Threshold)?

We know some inflight entertainment systems offer a tail view of the flight, through a camera. This is the case on the A380. Look at the video that I linked below (jump at the 37 minute mark). Wasn't that a very short landing or is it just some sort of distortion due to some camera effect? <a href="...

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by Qb001
Fri May 29, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France And Its Ways (Part Deux)
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

RE: France And Its Ways (Part Deux)

I'm french-canadian (it means that in France language is not a barrier to me). I've been in France 3 weeks last summer and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think that we, in North America, have a few things to learn from France. But apparently, yes, there is a problem with bureaucracy in France. Ther...

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by Qb001
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: O'reilly Finally Looses It With Bush, Right Wing
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

RE: O'reilly Finally Looses It With Bush, Right Wing

Gee, it took him only 6 years to realize the obvious...

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by Qb001
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Speaks About Lipstick On A Pig...
Replies: 59
Views: 3123

RE: Obama Speaks About Lipstick On A Pig...

Nuf said. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BR8IhMMhe8w&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BR8IhMMhe8w&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" w...

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by Qb001
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cultural Differences - Europe Vs USA
Replies: 11
Views: 4174

Cultural Differences - Europe Vs USA

This is too much. While the US is all stuned, amazed, concerned or worried about Sarah Palin's 17 year-old daughter's pregnancy, meanwhile in France the 42 year-old justice minister, the unmarried, and single, Rachida Dati is pregnant. She won't reveal the father's name. And nobody really care about...

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by Qb001
Wed May 28, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A332 Versus B788 Economic Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 20405

RE: A332 Versus B788 Economic Analysis

Very interesting indeed. I will write a very brief comment. I used to be a somewhat active member of a.net a few years ago. And although I'm still a regular visitor, I don't post anymore. Why? Well, there's a saying that states "Those who talk don't know, those who know don't talk". I've changed job...

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by Qb001
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Becoming An Air Canada Flight Attendant
Replies: 9
Views: 11374

RE: Becoming An Air Canada Flight Attendant

Although it is probably an asset, you don't necessarily need to speak french to be hired at <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. The number of times, on flights to and from <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>, tha...

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by Qb001
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR 72-500 Demo To Air Canada Jazz
Replies: 27
Views: 9496

RE: ATR 72-500 Demo To Air Canada Jazz

I was at <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> last sunday, leaving for <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> at 18:00. Late afternoon then, betw...

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by Qb001
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident At YUL
Replies: 0
Views: 2067

Incident At YUL

An incident involving a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> plane, probably an Embraer 135, is underway at <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> this morning, around 9:00AM (local time). A runway is ...

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by Qb001
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Before There Was ADD And Ritalin, There Was...
Replies: 86
Views: 3036

RE: Before There Was ADD And Ritalin, There Was...

I'm so sorry I got into this thread this late, because I have a thing or two to say about <acronym title="Addis Ababa - Bole International (ADD / HAAB), Ethiopia">ADD</acronym> or ADHD. When I started school, at age 6, I was the best in the class. After that, it was and endless downhill, and I start...

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by Qb001
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Programmers Built A Plane
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

RE: If Programmers Built A Plane

I wonder what they'd do if that plane crashed. They'd put it back up in the air to see if it would do it again???

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by Qb001
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Canada Flirting With Another Unity Crisis?
Replies: 39
Views: 3801

RE: Is Canada Flirting With Another Unity Crisis?

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Needed: MD-11 History
Replies: 0
Views: 3702

Help Needed: MD-11 History

I searched quite a bit across the Internet and came up empty-handed. I'd like to get back-up information about the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 troubled history. I have found some information (about the higher than expected fuel burn) and a quite detailed paper about the product-i...

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Canada Flirting With Another Unity Crisis?
Replies: 39
Views: 3801

RE: Is Canada Flirting With Another Unity Crisis?

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Canada Flirting With Another Unity Crisis?
Replies: 39
Views: 3801

RE: Is Canada Flirting With Another Unity Crisis?

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quebec Is a 'Nation'. Flagcarrier Due?
Replies: 43
Views: 3897

Quebec Is a 'Nation'. Flagcarrier Due?

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ucla Student Gets Taser'ed Video...thoughts?
Replies: 156
Views: 6199

RE: Ucla Student Gets Taser'ed Video...thoughts?

This is police brutality. Even though the guy refused to cooperate, he presented no threat to either other people, including the officers, or to himself. Therefore he did not have to be tasered. And how many times do officers have to yell "stand up" before they can come to the conclusion that the gu...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The World's Hottest Candidate Is...
Replies: 12
Views: 3775

RE: The World's Hottest Candidate Is...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The World's Hottest Candidate Is...
Replies: 12
Views: 3775

The World's Hottest Candidate Is...

Regardless of her views (I personaly tend to agree, but as I said, regardless), she is hot. She could preside over me anytime she wants... Ségolène Royal for <i>Président<u>e</u><i>!!! <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=343 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You Can't Trust The French
Replies: 17
Views: 5273

RE: You Can't Trust The French

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You Can't Trust The French
Replies: 17
Views: 5273

RE: You Can't Trust The French

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You Can't Trust The French
Replies: 17
Views: 5273

RE: You Can't Trust The French

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UTAette/UTA's Baby Girl Is Finally Here!
Replies: 59
Views: 4153

RE: UTAette/UTA's Baby Girl Is Finally Here!

Say adieu to your sex life (and to your life altogether BTW) and say hello to mini UTAette.

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You Can't Trust The French
Replies: 17
Views: 5273

You Can't Trust The French

No, really. You can't. I always thought of the French as solidly anti-american. So did a lot of americans, who took such serious steps to assert this belief that they had to rename their fries. It used to be a simple world world out there: French were congenitally, impeccably and disrespectfully ant...

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geek Question: PKI Using Active Directory On A MAN
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Geek Question: PKI Using Active Directory On A MAN

Trying my luck here. The title says pretty much all about my question : how is it possible to deploy a PKI using Active Directory on a <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>? Some say it is very tough, amost impossible, others say it's routin...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evangelical Leader Quits After Gay Allegation
Replies: 45
Views: 3222

RE: Evangelical Leader Quits After Gay Allegation

The reverend now admits he bought drug (crystal meth) for the gay prostitute, but denies he had sex with him.

Maybe he has a clintonian view about "having sex with someone"...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feds Targeting Adults In Abstinance Campagn
Replies: 32
Views: 1972

RE: Feds Targeting Adults In Abstinance Campagn

From the article: "Government data released last month show that 998,262 births in 2004 were to unmarried women 19-29, the ages with the most births to unmarried women." So what? My companion (that I called "my wife" sometimes, but really we're not married) and I have two kids, out of wedlock. What ...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006: USA At Rank 53
Replies: 133
Views: 4659

RE: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006: USA At Rank 53

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006: USA At Rank 53
Replies: 133
Views: 4659

RE: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006: USA At Rank 53

The USA is now, unfortunately, a country where you are fired for showing that you disagree with GWB.
http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/app...ticle?AID=/20061030/NEWS/610300307

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VWs In Canada/US
Replies: 21
Views: 3260

RE: VWs In Canada/US

I'm just about to get a new car - actually I'm getting it tonight (Acura CSX Premium for those who wonder). In the process of buying my new car, I went and test-drove many models. One of them was the <acronym title="Aeromar (Mexico)">VW</acronym> passat 2007. Truth be told : I was impressed. So much...

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by Qb001
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Britons Want To Be French
Replies: 122
Views: 4294

Britons Want To Be French

Small excerpt that can be found here <a href="http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/mediawatch/106" target=_blank>http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/mediawatch/106</a> <I> <acronym title="Panama City (Balboa / Fort Kobbe) - Howard (AFB) (HOW / MPHO), Panama">HOW</acronym> TIMES HAVE CHANGED: BRITONS WANT...

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by Qb001
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Radio-Canada: Remembering The Opening Of Mirabel
Replies: 4
Views: 3422

RE: Radio-Canada: Remembering The Opening Of Mirabel

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by Qb001
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter And Condoleezza- Love Is In The Air
Replies: 9
Views: 5853

RE: Peter And Condoleezza- Love Is In The Air

Peter Mackay trying to overcome his September 11th feelings.



Those familiar with canadian politics will notice where Belinda's picture ended-up...

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by Qb001
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attack At Montreal School
Replies: 80
Views: 3428

RE: Attack At Montreal School

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by Qb001
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attack At Montreal School
Replies: 80
Views: 3428

RE: Attack At Montreal School

Apparently, here's the shooter. His name is Kimveer Gill. <img border=0 src="http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/topstories/2006/09/14/top-gill-knife_cp_10739848.jpg" width="190" height="143" border=0> He's dead. A 20 year-old female student is dead. And 5 other students are apparently in serious cond...

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by Qb001
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attack At Montreal School
Replies: 80
Views: 3428

RE: Attack At Montreal School

I'm working in downtown YUL and around noon I started to hear all sorts of sirens. There are a lot of that usually, but this time, I knew something serious was going on because when I looked outside I saw police cars after police cars that were running down Maisonneuve blvd like crazy. There are a l...

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by Qb001
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YUL Meet
Replies: 34
Views: 1372

RE: YUL Meet

If I may... A <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> meeting is a great idea, but I thought it would be more interesting if it takes place when the first <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 380 lands here. It was sup...

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by Qb001
Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Quebec A 'Distinct Society?'
Replies: 51
Views: 4257

RE: Is Quebec A 'Distinct Society?'

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by Qb001
Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saudis Out Shopping
Replies: 20
Views: 2970

RE: Saudis Out Shopping

The buying spree could even be larger than that. It could include frigates, subs and even the Rafale. <a href="http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bin/client/modele.pl?session=dae.22059226.1154103508.RMo41MOa9dUAAHN9xZQ&modele=jdc_34" target=_blank>http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi....RMo41MOa9d...

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by Qb001
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: True Cost Of Modern Jet Fighters
Replies: 17
Views: 24790

True Cost Of Modern Jet Fighters

I'm surprised no one has posted this before (unless I missed something). Well, it seems that the best jet fighter, in terms of value, is the ... Rafale ! A close second is the Gripen. The F-22 costs more than its weight in gold ! <a href="http://www.defense-aerospace.com/dae/articles/communiques/Fig...

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by Qb001
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos
Replies: 39
Views: 7284

RE: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos

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by Qb001
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos
Replies: 39
Views: 7284

RE: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos

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by Qb001
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos
Replies: 39
Views: 7284

RE: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos

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by Qb001
Tue May 16, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

The best thing in Toronto is the highway that leads to Montreal (401 east)...

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by Qb001
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

RE: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

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by Qb001
Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

At $276,5 billions, for 2,400 planes, it means that on average each plane is going to cost around $115 millions. Hardly the bargain it was meant to be. And no wonder why so many countries are considering pulling out of this program. Will we see the Rafale under the colors of Her Majesty Royal Navy ?...

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by Qb001
Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Starts Killing 325,000 Seal Pups
Replies: 64
Views: 2311

RE: Canada Starts Killing 325,000 Seal Pups

Hunters can only use the club when there is enough ice to stand on. But given global warming, the ice is melting too quickly these days and that's why seals, more and more, are killed by rifles.

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by Qb001
Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Starts Killing 325,000 Seal Pups
Replies: 64
Views: 2311

RE: Canada Starts Killing 325,000 Seal Pups

My mistake, I did confuse seals that have lost their white fur with adults. I stand corrected. But still, seals die instantly, and therefore could not "cry". Believing that seals cry is pure anthropomorphism. And by the way, another mistake I made is to say that the seal population is over 5 million...

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