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by rikkus67
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JZA8615 TSB report released
Replies: 47
Views: 6248

Re: JZA8615 TSB report released

I am glad that everyone got out OK, but it saddens and frustrates me when reading the report, and the actions of some of the passengers. Appalling to think of what could have happened, and the extra time wasted when grabbing personal items. I am of the firm belief that in an emergency situation, whe...

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by rikkus67
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW

Here are several F28 info websites that may assist. Hi factsonly. Thank you for those database websites. We are familiar, and have used them previously. Currently, and more specifically, we are interested in the current whereabouts and ownership of TU-TGW. We are hoping to trace down the proper con...

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by rikkus67
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW

[quote="factsonly"]Here are several F28 info websites that may assist. Hi factsonly. Thank you for those database websites. We are familiar, and have used them previously. Currently, and more specifically, we are interested in the current whereabouts and ownership of TU-TGW. We are hoping ...

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by rikkus67
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW

Armagna - thank you for confirming. We suspected as much.

LCDFlight - Air Niagara (Canada) 's C-FANA ended its career with Canadi>n Regional in approximately 2002.


OK, now we need to find out current status of TU-TGW. (Formerly C-FTAR) can anyone shed some light on it's current status?

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by rikkus67
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW

I should clarify that C-FTAV will be ground transported (it has no engines). Also, we will not be bringing the aircraft to flight-worthy status. It will be a static display. Research on the specific TC questions will help with long term plans (perhaps taxiable?). We are also trying to compile a fina...

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by rikkus67
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW

Hi there, Rik from the Time Air Historical Society. We are currently continuing to work on the purchase of C-FTAV stored in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We have a number of questions we are hoping members might be able to answer: -Does the F-28-1000 still have a type certificate? -Does the RR Spey 555 e...

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by rikkus67
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 72
Views: 9707

Re: Western Airlines questions

I have a great affinity to Western Airlines. The airline flew its first International Route before 1940, to my hometown of CYQL (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). In 1937, due the range limitations of aircraft at that time, Lethbridge was selected as the main hub for the Province of Alberta by Trans-Can...

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by rikkus67
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 6999

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

Ok so what exactly is the cross section difference between a civilian Boeing 707 vs KC-135/717? Are there any other major structural differences? Is there a difference in the cockpit size as well? Although this has been posted many times, not everyone is familiar with the differences. Here is a vis...

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by rikkus67
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Re: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne

[photoid][/photoid]

bennett123 wrote:
debonair

A bit surprising that they classify it as crashed on approach, given that it was shot down.


Thankful the crew of three made it out, before the plane burst into flames! (Some news agencies were saying two crew - has the number been confirmed?)

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by rikkus67
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat took delivery of another A321LR...
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Air Transat took delivery of another A321LR...

ACCS300 wrote:
These will look amazing in AC colours! :stirthepot:


...is that STILL a thing? (rumblings of the takeover not happening)

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by rikkus67
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17663

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

I have often wondered if a VFW-614-style engine mount could be adapted to the "Classic" series 737's, using the highest thrust rating CF34's (over 20,000 lbf)? Obviously another STC, but that would possible solve the issue of high bypass/low clearance...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13873

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Gimli was a decomissioned former Canadian Air Force Base, even before the incident happened. There was no easy way to bring C-GAUN back to Gimli, for permanent display. Gimli is still an active airport - Gimli Industrial Airpark (CYGM) is still open for flights, with a 6,800ft runway. RCAF Station ...

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by rikkus67
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13873

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider? Was it scrapped, or saved? Gimli was a decomissioned former Canadian Air Force Base, even before the incident happened. There was no easy way to bring C-GAUN back to Gimli, for permanent display. Other than the luggage tags shown in this thread, a num...

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by rikkus67
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?

Still better than the rising blue mess, but worse than the Continental inspired 787 scheme. It looks cold and uninviting, needs some warm golden/orange/yellow trim. Traditionally, United has been mostly blue, with the exception of the Saul Bass scheme. By dropping the Gold, they are moving away fro...

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by rikkus67
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95796

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

With the absolute certainty of having overlooked the deficiencies with such intense care just for some nice numbers in the upcoming quarterly results. I'd tag this malicious. Sadly, I have to agree. I am also convinced that the trade dispute that has essentially now killed off Bombardier (their own...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Great news! The F28 certainly has earned its place in regional airline history, it’s good to see one being preserved. Is the Time Air Historical Society looking for volunteers? We will need a host of volunteers as the project commences, 452QX! This is long term, and multi-year. A lot of logistics n...

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by rikkus67
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Only $2,760 to go. If everyone on airliners.net could donate the equivalent of $5 Canadian, the goal would be met. If everyone on here donated $5, we would be looking at our third and fourth aircraft... not that the Society would be complaining! Help if you can, everyone! We will hopefully be going...

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by rikkus67
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Currently at $7500, and climbing. The balance of funds raised is for parts, fuel for transport (which has been donated), and logistics. We're close....VERY close.

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by rikkus67
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Currently, we are short $7500 Canadian. It has been a hard sell, truth be told, when trying to raise funds during the Holiday Season, and early into January...with very little time to do so.

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by rikkus67
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Down to the last 10 days, and we have a long ways to go. Hoping the larger aviation community will see the value in saving one of the F-28-1000's, as this will only be one of two in a museum setting IN THE WORLD, to be preserved. Too many classic aircraft have ended up as pop cans. It would be an ho...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8-301 versus 311 MLG question
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Dash 8-301 versus 311 MLG question

Does anyone know on the tech side, if the landing gear can be swapped, or were the mounting locations changed?

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by rikkus67
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8-301 versus 311 MLG question
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Dash 8-301 versus 311 MLG question

2485405 Production model #1: -301, with upright MLG 3979117 Revised -311 revision, with slightly rear-canted landing gear. Hi All, Rik from the Time Air Historical Society. While doing some study on the Dash 8-300, its been noted that there was a design revision to the Main Landing Gear. This invol...

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by rikkus67
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

https://globalnews.ca/news/6335559/time ... ethbridge/
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Getting back to the F-28-1000. Our story has been broadcast a second time, on the Global TV network, YQL station:

https://globalnews.ca/news/6335559/time ... ethbridge/

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by rikkus67
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

I wouldn’t get my hopes up to ever get a -301 Dash donated... Chorus plans to keep the retirees as spare parts since the 301 parts are very hard to come by... they’ll be chopped unfortunately. I'll get my hopes up. I have to. Too historically important to keep as spares. They have (most) of JXZ the...

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by rikkus67
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Thanks Remingtonbox... I've been burning the candles at both ends AND the middle to make this happen. One of two on display in the world... as a proper airliner, in a museum setting. Even the Dutch won't have an original... I believe it will be a -4000 (the modest stretched version), if they acquir...

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by rikkus67
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Dominion.... thank you for the DHC-8-300 info. That one is TECHNICALLY a "Boeing Canada-DeHavilland Division" model. Only a few wore that data plate, before Bombardier took over. Someone will be knocking on AC / AC Jazz's door soon... But, I digress. The Society still needs help raising th...

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by rikkus67
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Some good news with the project. ALCO ENERGY from Edmonton, Alberta, has committed ground transport for both of our aircraft. This is a very significant development, and one that puts the porject much further ahead. BUT...we are still far short of our goal. C-FTAV will be only one of two F-28-1000'...

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by rikkus67
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Some good news with the project. ALCO ENERGY from Edmonton, Alberta, has committed ground transport for both of our aircraft. This is a very significant development, and one that puts the porject much further ahead. BUT...we are still far short of our goal. C-FTAV will be only one of two F-28-1000's...

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by rikkus67
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

https://www.gofundme.com/f/saving-cftav-fokker-f281000-sn11106 Are you able to share how much you still need to fundraiser? Are Canadian donors eligible for a tax receipt? Hi Dominion, thanks for the interest. Current needed balance is $9300. If this was two or three years later, we would have Char...

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by rikkus67
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Nice to see one of them getting fixed, I work at Yxe and I literally go by them like 10 times a day, can’t wait to see it restored TedB777... Let everyone in YXE know we need their $upport, as well as the rest of the WORLD aviation community !! Since it cannot be displayed in YXE (for various reaso...

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by rikkus67
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

With C-FTAV, we will be honouring the Garuda, Piedmont/US Air (painted and bare metal), and Canadi>n Regional independent/AC Hybrid schemes which the frame wore by pictures or models. This frame did not serve with Norcan Air. C-FTAV will be brought back to its historically accurate first Time Air s...

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by rikkus67
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Hey reltney, I beg to differ (but nicely)! s/n 11106 C-FTAV data plate shows N273N s/n 11991 C-GTEO data plate shows C-GTEO The reason I know this? The Society has both plates in our possession. Well that’s a new one on me. Every day I learn something different in aviation. I own 6 airplanes and no...

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by rikkus67
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

What a shame they're going to all this trouble, but plan on restoring it wiht that ugly bare metal special livery it was in. Its not going to stand out in any way .. it just looks unfinished and tacky. They really should use one of the full airline liveries. Tacky? That's a 25th Anniversary scheme....

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by rikkus67
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

[twoid][/twoid] What a shame they're going to all this trouble, but plan on restoring it wiht that ugly bare metal special livery it was in. Its not going to stand out in any way .. it just looks unfinished and tacky. They really should use one of the full airline liveries. Tacky? That's a 25th Anni...

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by rikkus67
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Good, we should save an F.28, it's an important part of Canada's aviation history... in good and bad ways. If not in Lethbridge, then maybe in one of the museums in Winnipeg or Sault Ste Marie (I mean it was kinda a bush plane... serving gravel strips in Northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and the NWT) ...

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by rikkus67
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Hey reltney, I beg to differ (but nicely)!

s/n 11106 C-FTAV data plate shows N273N
s/n 11991 C-GTEO data plate shows C-GTEO

The reason I know this? The Society has both plates in our possession.

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by rikkus67
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Hey everyone...we can't do this alone. Appreciate the support, if you can! Ironically, the only flight I had on an F-28, was from YQL to YYC... on C-FTAV. By the time I had that one and only (NOISY) flight, it had been repainted into standard Canadi>n Regional colours!

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by rikkus67
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)



C-FTAV will be restored to the 25th Anniversary scheme. Originally, not a bad modification of the Piedmont/US Air livery.

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by rikkus67
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Other than the crazy DB levels, I found the aircraft to be fairly comfortable. Entirely overkill on the YQL to YYC run, it was used simply to show supremacy over Air BC's J-31 that came in around the same time.

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by rikkus67
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11875

Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

The hammer is soon to come down, on the last remaining group of F-28-1000's. The former Canadi>n Regional fleet has been stored in CYXE (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) since 2002-2003. After the takeover of Canadi>n Airlines, by Air Canada on December 23, 1999, fleet integration and rationalizatio...

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by rikkus67
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilgrim Airlines 458
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: Pilgrim Airlines 458

His obituary, with a photo. Considering he was burned over 70% of his body, I don't think anyone would have any idea the pain he and his copilot suffered, getting that Twin Otter to the ground. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ricentral/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-n-prinster-tom&pid=190125709&fh...

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by rikkus67
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.

I'd also think he is moving, just to keep himself warm...

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by rikkus67
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

I know what it’s supposed to represent, but it doesn’t do a good job of it, and looks awkward. To each their own. The mask is a direct nod to the original Air Canada scheme, first unveiled in 1965. This was the same year Canada unveiled its modern flag.... hence AC's simple Red & White colours,...

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by rikkus67
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues

Southwest bought ~10 aircraft from Westjet. As a huge stretch... the only foreign language from that purchase would be French, and only if any of the maintenance was done in Montreal...

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by rikkus67
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

I know what it’s supposed to represent, but it doesn’t do a good job of it, and looks awkward. To each their own. The mask is a direct nod to the original Air Canada scheme, first unveiled in 1965. This was the same year Canada unveiled its modern flag.... hence AC's simple Red & White colours,...

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by rikkus67
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Nobody except Airliners.net members would notice. Actually, It is highly noticeable, especially when it is on an approximately 6 metre/20 foot tall tail. The original 1965 Rondelle, and the update from the early 90's (which is what is used today) ALWAYS has that small opening on the right. For a re...

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by rikkus67
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected? It's not even noticeable unless you know the livery like the back of your hand, and it doesn't look bad. I guess if you're Air Canada, you might as well get it corrected since you paid for it. Virgin Atlantic has their planes p...

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by rikkus67
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!
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What a beauty! Canadian proud! Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!

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