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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

The M in BMB, in current ULD standards, implies a base plate dimension of 96x125 inch. It's hard to tell if it's that big from the pictures. Maybe its a custom container only used by CP Air? Its a good 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep (rough estimates). Whats so bizarre about it is that its...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

Saw this yesterday, cemented down in a school playground of all places. Anyone have an idea what it may have been used for? I'm thinking for luggage or something but I've never seen a container like this one before. https://i.postimg.cc/BbjXQKZK/IMG-5761.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pdPr57Xx/IMG-5759.jp...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 19, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 128
Views: 11814

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

We don't really get a choice here in BC, you book your appointment and when you get your booking, they give you whats ever on the menu that day. I lucked out, got my first dose of Prizer last week. Other than a little tenderness right at the injection point (which I normally get even during blood te...

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by ACDC8
Sun May 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have a tablet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Do you have a tablet?

Got an older iPad Mini. Only use it when I travel.

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by ACDC8
Sun May 16, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737

Ah, I remember doing trips like that back in the FS9 days :cloudnine: Came up with some pretty obscure and interesting routings, sometimes I'd have the whole trip planned and other times just decide where to fly to next on a whim. I remember when we used to have FS screenshot competitions here. Good...

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by ACDC8
Sun May 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 5231

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

When: August 2019
Where: SEA-LAS
Why: Cuz its Vegas baby :bigthumbsup:
Where will me my first trip be once restrictions are eased: SEA-LAS
Why: Cuz its Vegas baby :bigthumbsup:

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by ACDC8
Mon May 03, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN does not fly to Canada --
Replies: 97
Views: 15730

Re: Why WN does not fly to Canada --

MIflyer12 wrote:
WN flies to 14 of the 15 highest cost airports in the U.S. among the largest fifty airports.

And those airports probably have cheaper fees/taxes than the cheapest Canadian airport :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5176

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

This was the excuse back in the mid 80s.
Then it shifted to heavy metal music.
Then it shifted to video games.
Then it shifted to rap music.

And so on and so forth.

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC New Route YVR-YHZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Re: AC New Route YVR-YHZ

The Maritimes are so funny... can support scheduled service to Europe on multiple carriers, but (for the most part) not the likes of YVR/SFO/LAX. Worth noting that all of the above are essentially the same distance, with the California destinations actually being a little longer. And yes, I complet...

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by ACDC8
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1886

Re: Netflix

Narcos, Narcos Mexico, Cobra Kai - 'nuff said.

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by ACDC8
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 4167

Re: Fast food you avoid

A&W - way overpriced and bland.

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by ACDC8
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC New Route YVR-YHZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Re: AC New Route YVR-YHZ

Pretty sure WS did YVR-YHZ a few years back, or maybe it was YVR-YYT. I've done YYC-YHZ and YYC-YYT and it wasn't that bad, doesn't feel any longer than YVR/YYC-YYZ. Not sure if it was mentioned in another thread, but AC is also starting YLW-YUL this summer with he A220. Anywho, cue in the usual &qu...

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by ACDC8
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your favorite pens (writing)?
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

Re: What are your favorite pens (writing)?

Muji has some really good gel pens, write amazingly smooth and the ink dries right away, cost about a buck each.

I bought a box of Fengtaiyuan gel pens off Amazon a while back, they're quite good as well.

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by ACDC8
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1772

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

NIKV69 wrote:
Also what I love is use that rainx windshield wiper fluid and it cuts down on how much you run the wipers.

Careful with RainX in your fluid reservoir, can mess up the sensors in the tank.

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by ACDC8
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1772

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

Been using OEM blades on all my VWs, IIRC they use Bosch. When it rains, they wipe. Pitted windshields are more of an issue with visibility here. Had to replace the windshield last year, they didn't have any OEM windshields in stock so they asked if they could install another windshield and gave me ...

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by ACDC8
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4459

Re: User's rides

2015 VW Jetta 2L with a 5 speed stick. Looking to replace it with something that has a better power to weight, perhaps a GTI or Civic SI, comes down to what I can find and what color they will sell it in. I'm assuming the 2.Slow and not the 2.0 TSI? I'd prefer the lower weight in fact, essp given t...

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by ACDC8
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4459

Re: User's rides

really like the look of the Alltrack, and used to own a Skoda Octavia Scout. Capable but not too large. Plastic cladding, its the new premium look :bigthumbsup: I had a B5 Passat wagon when I lived in Germany and it wasn't any bigger than the Mk7 Golf, mind you that was 20 years ago. Shame we're no...

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by ACDC8
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4459

Re: User's rides

2018 Golf Alltrack https://i.postimg.cc/VNrjRYfs/IMG-4954.jpg Was stupid buying the DSG though, should have stayed with the stick shift. Not that there's anything wrong with the DSG, just boring as hell. Hauls a lot of gear, can sleep in the back, great AWD system, peppy and handles great on the hig...

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by ACDC8
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion
Replies: 21
Views: 5603

Re: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion

jimbo737 wrote:
If they haven’t figured it out by now, they never will.

Bigger fish to fry elsewhere......

Hmmm, seems they've been doing a lot better than you thought they would :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4706

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

Toilet paper

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by ACDC8
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1823

Re: Chicken Wars

The absolute best chicken burger ever was at a local joint in the town I grew up in called "RJ's Chicken and Ribs". Toasted bun, pickles, Thousand Island dressing and the chicken was just pulled parts from the regular chicken, dark meat, white meat, breading, skin and all. Add a side of th...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3978

Re: Burger Wars!

Kiwirob wrote:
We're getting Wahlburger in NZ and Aussie, are they any good?

Meh, take it or leave it, other than their Supermelt, nothing special.

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wet shaving tips
Replies: 40
Views: 2470

Re: Wet shaving tips

In regards to the blades, get a sampler pack, great way to find which one works best for you. The other advantage of a DE razor is that you can use different blades for different stages of hair growth. Using a milder blade like an Astra or Treet for a normal shave, and then a more aggressive blade l...

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wet shaving tips
Replies: 40
Views: 2470

Re: Wet shaving tips

Merkur 34C Astra Blades. Treet blades are pretty good as well. Feathers are quite aggressive. Brushes, I've got a few, synthetic, boar, badger. Don't really notice much of a difference between them, so a $10 Omega and a coffee mug is all one needs. As far as shaving soap goes, love Proraso but I hav...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 138
Views: 13189

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

B744 - BA, KL, LH
B743 - KL
B742 - BA, KL, LH

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by ACDC8
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3978

Re: Burger Wars!

If you're in Ontario, Burgers Priest is a not too bad of a joint. There's another burger shack, stand alone up by Wasaga Beach (can't remember the name of it) thats really good.

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by ACDC8
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3978

Re: Burger Wars!

Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut is on my burger bucket list.

We also have a local chain called Vera's, if you're ever in the Metro Vancouver area, give it a try if you want a decent burger.

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by ACDC8
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3978

Re: Burger Wars!

Mmmmmm, burgers. Burger King - whopper, while its a decent low quality burger, its way over priced here in Canada. Five Guys - love it, super cheesy and super beefy. White Castle - well, its White Castle and darn tasty. Wendy's - I find the toppings are usually to overpowering and the bun cold. McDo...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14918

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

If our border doesn't open up soon, I'm thinking I might have to do the same :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED
Replies: 32
Views: 3196

Re: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED

I'm currently 1/3 of the way through the FLAIRPORT thread. Does anyone know if the movie rights were ever up for grabs? Nah, but they did end up getting married :rotfl: 15 years ago, non-av was the place to be, it was a real community back in Johan's day, now it's just a soulless page of digital bo...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10173

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

My instructor said this. My instructor said that. Guess what? You're instructor ain't gonna be by your side for very long. When I did my night rating, we were doing a bit of engine out procedures in the usual area we normally did them. After assessing the situation, I decided to "place" th...

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10173

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

The armchair experts are strong in this thread.

Unless you were in that cockpit, you have no clue what the heck you're talking about :sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7294

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

BA flew the 767 during the winter season in the late 90s for a couple of years between LHR and YVR before they went to the 744 during the summer and the 742 in the winter. Pretty sure that they used the 767 for LHR-YYC as well for awhile in the last few years. DUS and CGN were also regular 767 desti...

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by ACDC8
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing sells yacht
Replies: 25
Views: 7277

Re: Boeing sells yacht

Just another prime example of Boeing management's arrogance. That’s a very ignorant statement. This is entirely normal in business and if your company isn’t schmoozing clients then it won’t have any. I've personally attended my share of corporate schmoozing events. They involved dinners, drinks, an...

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by ACDC8
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5585

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

Meh, they spend a lot of time at their place in Whistler, so now its just a quick drive for them.

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 167240

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2020

Laughable full service, maybe. Encore is hated by about 70% of people that fly on it. From teenage flight attendants that like to talk drama while ignoring you to it's "premium" service that is a fraud. Onboard service on the jets is pathetic (even WJ flight attendants are embarrassed). H...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 167240

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2020

https://globalnews.ca/news/7421503/west ... p-calgary/
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WestJet pilots take a massive pay cut, WS reduces their hours, lays-off 450 of them and then brings in Swoop to YYZ to fly sectors previously flown by WS. Tsk, tsk, tsk

https://globalnews.ca/news/7421503/west ... p-calgary/

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5436

Re: Your Favorite Movie

I don't have an absolute favourite movie, but I do have several that I like enough that I repeat it quite often. For example the Ocean's Trilogy, and yes I even like Ocean's 12. As a matter of fact I don't understand why it's criticised, I actually liked the plot twist. I also like a few Richard Cu...

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc
Replies: 38
Views: 6080

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

Given the long standing tradition with Canadian politics, AC is headquartered out of Montreal and WestJet out of Calgary, its pretty apparent who's gonna get the deal. :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 5050

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

tphuang wrote:
If you don't think public opinion matters, you haven't followed politicians for very long.

Oh yeah, Trudeau's Liberals have been a shining example of public opinion :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 5050

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

The borders are closed because overwhelming majority of Canadians are against opening it. Don't blame the messenger. Huh? Was there a vote on that? The borders are closed because the Government says so on advice of the National/Provincial Health Officers, has nothing to do with what we want or do n...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 5050

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

The borders are closed because overwhelming majority of Canadians are against opening it. Don't blame the messenger. Huh? Was there a vote on that? The borders are closed because the Government says so on advice of the National/Provincial Health Officers, has nothing to do with what we want or do n...

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by ACDC8
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German student in norway sues university for joke
Replies: 44
Views: 1984

Re: German student in norway sues university for joke

Guess he's gotta live up the German stereotype. Face it, we've got no sense of humour :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 31
Views: 2078

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

I've been going to Vegas 15-18 times a year for the past 4 years. Lots of families still flock to The Strip. Vegas keeps re-inventing itself, they went the more family friendly root back in the early 90s with Treasure Island, Luxor, Excalibur. The last few years, they've been trying to appeal to the...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 43
Views: 2516

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Pacific Western
Canadian "Proud Wings"
KLM past and present
BA Landor
LH all liveries excluding the 90s until the newest one came out.

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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?

While not airline related, I work for a company which is heavily RV orientated in the US, and they definitely saw a huge dip in both rentals and sales during March, April and May, but since then they have seen rentals and sales exceed 2019 in month-on-month figures. Leisure spending is coming back,...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

We usually average around $1.30CAD per litre and were down to about $0.75CAD per litre back in April, now with the summer season, we usually see $1.60CAD - $1.70CAD per litre and we're hovering around $1.20CAD - $1.30CAD per litre.

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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 44
Views: 7539

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

TWA302 wrote:
I really like this livery!
Image

Photo credits to https://owg.com/

I don't know, every time I see it, I honestly think of the AC Raptors logo A319 :lol:

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