The first mistake was the devils chariot aka CRJ-200. They should have stop there and stick to private jets. It is by far the worst modern jet airliner I have flown in. After one flight in that plane I never wanted to step foot on another Bombardier passenger aircraft again. They sold more than 100...Jump to post
They are just too far out. and there is absolutely no public transportation from Toronto to these airports. So in other words, they could work if the distance was "shortened" by providing good connections between the airport and the city. Let's say there would be a bus line that connected...Jump to post
That is definitely the coolest seen I’ve seen today (no pun intended).Jump to post
The National Trade Corridor Fund is generally about improving goods movement...YHM applied and was successful. Halifax did the same thing to expand their cargo facilities.Jump to post
There’s a rival offer out there now:
https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/quebec- ... -1.4450765
Out of curiosity, what provisions do airlines typically have on minimum time spent with a certain type rating? IE, if the airline trains someone on a certain aircraft, how long would they need to stay on that aircraft before exercising seniority to move to a new aircraft type?Jump to post
TS-IOR wrote:ASL Airlines fly to NL or NS like two years ago. I think the flight originated from CDG with a tag at DUB or SNN. Need to go dig about it.
As a counter example, on the Q400 both props spin in the same direction so crews need to make trim adjustments when power changes are made to keep the aircraft level.Jump to post
How do pilots physically handle the throttles in an assumed temperature takeoff? In flight sim I will push the throttle levers to around 40% N1, let the engines stabilize, then hit the toga button and push the throttle levers all the way forward. In the PMDG 737 it will select the proper N1 setting ...Jump to post
maint123 wrote:Lucky passangers. Could have been much worse.
Only two possibilities -
1. Pilot error due to decline in training standards.
2. ATC mistake. Alowing the Boeing 737 to land on a shortened runaway during wet weather.
On a Canjet flight years ago, the pilot came on the PA and said something like “I’ve had a look at the wings and they’ve got some ice on them, they won’t work too well as is. I think you'll all agree that wings are important for flying so we’re going to go ahead and de-ice before takeoff, apologies ...Jump to post
The OAG changes indicates BOS-YHZ has been dropped... not YHZ-BOS Interesting, I didn’t pick up on that. The flights currently don’t operate as a true turn, the aircraft I flew down on was at YHZ overnight, operated YHZ-BOS, then operated BOS-YYZ. A Q400 comes from somewhere else (YYZ?) later in th...Jump to post
Too bad about the WS YHZ-BOS flight, it was nice having choice and it was a good option to connect with Delta services to the southern US. I’m actually flying WS to Boston tomorrow, although my return Friday will be on AC as I needed a morning flight.Jump to post
Just back from seven days in Varadero, my first time in Cuba. The vacation itself was great, but I would say the Varadero airport appeared to be busting at the seams on peak travel Saturdays. When we arrived we were third in line for an available gate, meaning we sat on the tarmac for 40 minutes or ...Jump to post
In order to provide an informed opinion to this thread I’m going to fly to Varadero this Saturday for a week of sun, rum and cigars :). I’ll report back later. In terms of price it can vary. This year for a family of three Varadero was about $1500 cheaper than Punta Cana. When we went to Punta Cana ...Jump to post
CBC is reporting that Air Canada has posted an update for April/May impacts: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-boeing-1.5082594 Relevant to this thread: “Flights from Halifax and St. John's to London Heathrow are suspended at least until the end of May, but the airline still plans to offer...Jump to post
YYZatcboy wrote:AC, WS, FI, NK. At least before the grounding. WS also flew the 73G, and I believe there was an airline from France that also used to operate the NG TATL.
A little spit shine and she'll be as good as new.
That's horrible for an airport :cold: Not to mention my driveway! :) Unfortunately that;'s been the case for most of our winter storms this year; few storms have been pure snow. I can only imagine what a challenge to keep things clear of ice buildup at an airport where I assume they're not throwing...Jump to post
Evas is still flying regional services out of YHZ. and YYT. In fact all of the DH1s/DH3s are gone from YHZ too as of May 1st. YQY dropping down to 2 Q400s per day with a terrible schedule is the real shocker. That’s quite the drop for sure to YQY. I wonder what the long term plan is for regional fl...Jump to post
Evas is still flying regional services out of YHZ.Jump to post
Seems like a pretty good upgrade for most staff at least.Jump to post
I think AC had a single DC9-15F CF-TOP and a single -32F CF-TMN. All of the DC-9-15s were RCs. It was an Air Canada internal designation to call it an F when the seats were removed. It got a little confusing if looking at pictures during the era they were used. FINs 761-768, one would have to look ...Jump to post
EWR isn't convenient for those wanting to go to the NYC boroughs, more of an airport for those in Newark and rest of NJ. I know AC doesn't fly to JFK but what's to not stop WS to do a YVR-JFK to their DL partner hub too if YYC-JFK is successful? I’ll take a train from EWR to Manhattan over a taxi o...Jump to post
It is interesting to note that this accident likely would not have happened had they been doing an ILS on 32. Nor would the A320 accident of Air Canada two years ago would have happened had they been doing an ILS on 05. I had the same thought. It will be interesting to see what the TSB has to say a...Jump to post
This wasn’t a hull loss, but a Canadian Airlines 767 had a tail strike in 1996 in snowy weather on 05 (then 06):
http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-r ... 6a0035.pdf
The lateral and vertical navigation methods in use were a contributing factor.
YHZ is my home airport, and I’ve always found it odd that all four runways aren’t equipped with ILS given the potential for our weather to be really crappy. Fog can be an issue year round never mind some of the nasty storms that can work their way up the Atlantic during all four seasons. Our weather...Jump to post
YHZ is up on a bit of a pleateau, particularly apparent on the approach to 14. Our weather here in general can be very bad at time, though I don’t think extreme in any way. In terms of why they used 14...there is airfield construction underway and I think a good chunk of taxiway A is closed (it was ...Jump to post
Maybe someone got a bit too excited and got an early start on their vacation drinking.Jump to post
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years. Living in Halifax, I remember staying up late that night listening to the radio in my bedroom as more information came in. Lots of local media coverage here today including discussion of the long term impacts the recovery effort had on first responders and ma...Jump to post