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by rampbro
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 60
Views: 6832

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

ER757 wrote:
"I have a pet fish named Eric - he's an Alibut." Having a difficult time getting a fish license for him (as well as my pet fruit bat named Eric)


Are all your pets named Eric?

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by rampbro
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14365

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

MCGYVR wrote:
Good thing I booked myself in J for February 2020. I've never tried biz before so thought it would be a good use of 25k AS miles.

Omg, good idea.

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by rampbro
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

Re: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)

I'm looking for the identities of two B-737-200's currently stored at Ottawa International Airport (YOW) 1. B-737-200 with "Training/Formation"-titles - engine-less - all white col. (prob. ex First Air) 2. B-737-200 with wings removed - stored at the NRC-facility next to the airport - als...

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by rampbro
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Who Needs First Class? | Air North | ATR, B735 | Inuvik - Whitehorse - Ottawa |
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Re: Who Needs First Class? | Air North | ATR, B735 | Inuvik - Whitehorse - Ottawa |

Fantastic report. I especially loved the pics of the old CP seats - it brought back a lot of memories!
Also....Arctic Char on the airplane!?!?

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by rampbro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Shed has found a new home
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: The Shed has found a new home

As a YYJ resident and avid spotter, in a word: YES!!

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by rampbro
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

It's good to have a conversation about spending priorities at Canadian airports, and to re-evaluate the business model under which they operate. However, if your airline relies on passengers who won't fork over 25$ additional bucks for a transcontinental flight, you don't get to lower the bar to sta...

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7328

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Would love to see YYJ-SEA on the Encore Q4 when DL/OO drop it in September.

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30746

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

"Flying sucks less when you take the train"

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30746

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Flying only sucks because of lowbrow operators like these jokers.

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30746

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

AC77X wrote:
Who knows? Maybe they will pull off a miracle and do something correctly. It would certainly be nice to see a 3rd large airline from Canada.

You mean like Transat?

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30746

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

jimbo737 wrote:

Hell's bells jimbo, why do you have to be so aggressively right about this

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 9023

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

AWACSooner wrote:
Or maybe he was trying to catch a B6 Bear Force One flight to Boston to console Marchand after last night ;)


Console? No. Maul? Hopefully.

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14187

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

I have never, ever had to do that. Every country I've been to did the customs check at the final airport. So you fly to Calama, Chile via Santiago you go through customs in Calama? Funny, I’ve been to something like 40 countries and it’s always been that way. Yo understand that I’m talking about a ...

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14187

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

It's unfortunate for this person, but if you play stupid games you win stupid prizes. Just buy a normal plane ticket like the rest of us. This person would have had to have willfully ignored the amount of crime that goes on between the West Coast of Canada and Mainland China in order to make this pu...

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 162
Views: 23253

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

This is great news on so many levels. I grew up less than a click from Viking and have watched them grow from a parts refurb/build shop into a full fledged aircraft manufacturing company. This is the next step in an incredible trajectory.

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by rampbro
Fri May 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6342

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

Just as long as this aircraft doesn't try to lick other aircraft when it is on the taxiway.......

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by rampbro
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20084

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

BrooklyBOMgal wrote:
Looks like Sam Chui


It's gotta be....

@N178UA

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by rampbro
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 72
Views: 12702

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

The main cost driver in the North American passenger rail market is that every end-customer wants and ultimately gets a bespoke solution, rather than an existing product. In China (and Europe), standard products are used (vehicles, signalling systems, infrastructure designs etc.). Also, comparing fr...

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by rampbro
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 79
Views: 15916

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

I came to this thread expecting a discussion about the merits of a London flight for Moncton or Saint John.

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by rampbro
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 4662

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

If you think TSA is bad between groundside and airside at the main terminal, woe betide you if you arrive international. Have seen 100+ connecting pax queued through 2 TSA lanes. Sometimes there is a 100+ line to get through the 2nd customs point, and then another 100+ for TSA. I have started exitin...

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by rampbro
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3731

Re: SEA IAF project update

Over budget Too. I really don't see the point in a 830 million dollar expansion. By ATC standards the airport is over capacity during normal hours. 15 plane lineups for takeoff and hour and half ground stops for flights less than 1 and half in length. More gates only makes it worse. Food Court is a...

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by rampbro
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4874

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

Not surprised to see this. Delta has come in hot and hard to YYJ, and SEA is a much better place to connect for Transcon flying. DL and AS have well timed departures for North-South flying at SEA, as does AC/UA out of YVR. While I have personally avoided this flight like the plague, my colleagues wh...

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by rampbro
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5829

Re: new long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

Maybe Swoop? I've heard rumblings about them...

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by rampbro
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 3324

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

At PIE I had to wait an hour for a thunderstorm to pass through before they would let people off a plane because of a remote stand. If they had a normal jetway this wouldn't have happend. I think as others mentioned it is mostly weather. You usually only find them at good weather airports here now ...

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by rampbro
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Rouge to start YYJ-YUL and YCD-YYZ
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Air Canada announces YUL-YYJ with Rouge

It's not often we get a new destination in YYJ, so I'm happy about that. Should take some of the pressure off the morning block, but it will add increased volume during the noontime now that we have both the YYZ and YUL departures around the same time (not to mention WS). It's just a bloody shame it...

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by rampbro
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

Actually, WestJet has flown YYZ-YYJ for a number of years seasonally. Sunwing also did it for at least one summer with a stop in Vancouver. WS has a red eye and headstart to YYZ during the summer. The WG flights to YYZ were a total fiasco - we might as well bring up Jetsgo while we're at it. I laug...

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by rampbro
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YOW, YVR & YYC partnership to educate Canadians about risks of selling airports to private investors
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: YOW, YVR & YYC partnership to educate Canadians about risks of selling airports to private investors

Just noticed this press release from yesterday. Your thoughts on it. The press release is full of glossed over details...'The current model works – for passengers and for the communities we serve.' Umm, no it doesn't. The Airport Improvement Fees in this country are ridiculous. Everyone keeps telli...

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by rampbro
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Search Officially Suspended
Replies: 59
Views: 13645

Re: MH370 Search Officially Suspended

At some point in the distant future, a state agency will de-classify satellite records from the day MH370 went missing, and we will all know where she ended up. Until that day happens, 1 in 10 chance we gain any further understanding of what happened.

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by rampbro
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 18545

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

Skywatcher wrote:
Why do they need a plane the size of a 767 to fly what...2 hours?


Because NFL teams have a 53 man roster, plus coaches, trainers, medical staff, equipment staff, team personnel and management. And, many of these people are not normal-human sized.

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by rampbro
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 18545

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

At least we're talking about at least one New York jet come playoff time - HAH

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by rampbro
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14780

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

I have no problem with airlines insisting people follow the rules, but it seems like preventing the sisters from flying was punitive, which to me is unacceptable. A little compassion from the flight crew instead of rigidity would have made this situation a non-issue. Airlines need to remember that p...

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by rampbro
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet CEO blasts new YYC terminal
Replies: 33
Views: 9410

Re: WestJet CEO blasts new YYC terminal

I fail to see how this is any worse than the situation in Vancouver....let's say I arrive from LAS on WS and connect on to YYJ on WR...I still have to hoof it from the D gates through customs, then all the way from the intl arrivals lobby over to the A gates and then way out to A9...... Now I agree ...

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by rampbro
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to begin Calgary
Replies: 41
Views: 5686

Re: AeroMexico to begin Calgary

You guys are forgetting that Canada and Mexico just announced a bilateral agreement that allows Mexican nationals Visa free access to Canada. This will help increase passenger numbers into Canada from Mexico. To be a bit more specific, the GoC has restored visa-free access to Canada for Mexican nat...

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by rampbro
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR UA and WS clip wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: YVR UA and WS clip wings

So there were no wingwalkers for either aircraft? I don't know the exact policies for both airlines while towing in/out of gates, but typically that would be rule #1 and would have prevented this WS does require wingwalkers when the A/C is moving, but in this case the WS aircraft was parked. I woul...

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by rampbro
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ-HEL-HKG with Airbus A319-115(CJ) / Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3616

Re: YYZ-HEL-HKG with Airbus A319-115(CJ) / Questions

Route could have been selected with wx in mind as well.

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by rampbro
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners on Voyager golden record
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Airliners on Voyager golden record

http://docomomo-ontario.ca/register/ter ... l-airport/

There is a photoblock at the bottom - scroll thorugh and you'll find it!
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That is indeed an AC Vanguard and BOAC 707, taken at the Pearson Aeroquay: here is a link to another, wider angle version of that photo:

http://docomomo-ontario.ca/register/ter ... l-airport/

There is a photoblock at the bottom - scroll thorugh and you'll find it!

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by rampbro
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot restrains drunken pax: VIDEO
Replies: 23
Views: 4065

Re: AA pilot beats up drunken pax: VIDEO

The old side burns - shaved head combo looked really great on the guys face as the pilot mashed it into the floor.

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by rampbro
Sat May 21, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CP Air Livery - Question
Replies: 58
Views: 11039

RE: CP Air Livery - Question

It's threads like this that make me glad I have the Air Canada 75th anniversary poster so I can follow along. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=175938&filename=1463795000wwPscU.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="htt...

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by rampbro
Sat May 21, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Archeology
Replies: 63
Views: 13731

RE: Plane Crash Archeology

There's a bunch of sites on Vancouver Island and thereabouts. I've checked out a crash site on Mt. Galiano on Galiano island - I think I was a King Air that came down in the 70s. There's a somewhat-easily accessible a/c in the vicinity of Tofino - I think WW2 era. There's also a DC4 (?) crash site n...

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by rampbro
Sat May 21, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73052

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

It's not like EgyptAir don't have a history with cockipit fires - we all remember the 777 which became extra toasty while sitting at the gate in Cairo.

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by rampbro
Fri May 20, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73052

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/litz" class="quote" target="_blank">litz</a> (<a href="#62" class="quote">Reply 62</a>):<br/><i>The list of events that can be that sudden, abru...

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by rampbro
Fri May 06, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!
Replies: 79
Views: 28077

RE: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ghYHZ" class="quote" target="_blank">ghYHZ</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Not bad for a city of 200,000.</i></font>...

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by rampbro
Wed May 04, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15218

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

According to the CBC, the fire is now threatening the airport. The emergency operations center based at the airport was moved further south a few hours ago. As well, the fire breached the intersection of hwys 63 and 69, which is where the road from the airport links onto the main road into town.

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by rampbro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Kicks Photographer Carrying Drone Off Plane
Replies: 85
Views: 12258

RE: WN Kicks Photographer Carrying Drone Off Plane

There's a very simple question which nobody has asked, which should illuminate the root of this problem:

"Why was the passenger not offered the chance to hand carry the batteries and gate check the drone."

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by rampbro
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Kicks Photographer Carrying Drone Off Plane
Replies: 85
Views: 12258

RE: WN Kicks Photographer Carrying Drone Off Plane

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/smokeybandit" class="quote" target="_blank">smokeybandit</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Why on earth would you try to brin...

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by rampbro
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Gay FAs Not Willing To Fly To Iran?
Replies: 202
Views: 20392

RE: Air France Gay FAs Not Willing To Fly To Iran?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i> How would the authorities KNOW an <...

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by rampbro
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Changes And Why Not Just Make It AS
Replies: 33
Views: 7619

Horizon Changes And Why Not Just Make It AS

Just on the topic of the Q200s, I'm sure they were starting to hit them in the reliability metrics. Seemed like we were dealing with an AOG per week at YYJ circa 2005-2006.

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by rampbro
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2024
Views: 235831

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

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by rampbro
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spacing Landings For Short Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

RE: Spacing Landings For Short Flights

I know that the <acronym title="Victoria - International (YYJ / CYYJ), Canada - British Columbia">YYJ</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> departures are always held on the ramp at <acronym title="Victoria - International (YYJ / C...

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by rampbro
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Question: Gate C50
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

RE: YVR Question: Gate C50

Correct. C50 is a hybrid gate and can be used to board/de-plane domestic pax. I guess <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acronym> has been using it for a while, I think as a replacement for A/B gates currently under renovation. I've boarded and been deplaned a few times there on the <acronym titl...

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