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by dr1980
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7014

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

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...

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by dr1980
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6328

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

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...

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by dr1980
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved
Replies: 11
Views: 2270

Re: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved

Looks pretty nice!

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by dr1980
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10294

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

That is definitely the coolest seen I’ve seen today (no pun intended).

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by dr1980
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamilton (YHM) gets federal funds for its Airfield Rehabilitation and Modernization Project
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Hamilton (YHM) gets federal funds for its Airfield Rehabilitation and Modernization Project

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.

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by dr1980
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 126
Views: 26406

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

That slogan is pretty much the opposite of reality. Might be time for the marketing team to do a sober second thought.

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by dr1980
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New European route from YHZ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: New European route from YHZ?

Well my daughter (and me) will be excited to head back for a visit.

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by dr1980
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New European route from YHZ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: New European route from YHZ?

Interesting! My first thought was YHZ-FRA too but I can’t imagine AC would be announcing a route like that yet with the ongoing MAX issues. I’m looking forward to hearing what it is.

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by dr1980
Wed May 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15799

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

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?

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by dr1980
Tue May 28, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe

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.


They flew to YHZ. I think the stopover was Glasgow originally and then Dublin.

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by dr1980
Sun May 26, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4588

Re: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

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.

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by dr1980
Sun May 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3825

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

I thought I had that wrong as I was typing it :)

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by dr1980
Sat May 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3825

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

Thanks!

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by dr1980
Sat May 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3825

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

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 ...

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by dr1980
Sun May 05, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

Thanks to the OP for posting this, I’ve meant to post the same question every time I drive past the airport.

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by dr1980
Sat May 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

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.


#2 ultimately ends up being #1 as the pilot has the final say/responsibility.

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by dr1980
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3517

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

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 ...

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by dr1980
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?

If you’re in downtown Toronto I’d say Porter all the way for a flight that short.

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by dr1980
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Category 1 ILS DH Variations
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Category 1 ILS DH Variations

Thanks for the info!

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by dr1980
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6528

Re: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes

I saw elsewhere that Air Canada is now saying they are planning for the Max to be unavailable though August.

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by dr1980
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15243

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

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...

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by dr1980
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Category 1 ILS DH Variations
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Category 1 ILS DH Variations

Hello, given that 200 feet is the most typical CAT1 ILS decision height, I’m curious what kind of local conditions could cause this number to be higher? Flightsimming with charts I’ve seen 215, 250 etc on occasion and I wasn’t sure why.

Thanks!

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by dr1980
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15243

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

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.

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by dr1980
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14601

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

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 ...

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by dr1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14601

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

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 ...

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by dr1980
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20138

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

yulexpansion wrote:
The issue with that is that the ETOPS A319s are now at Rouge... Would be quite fun for LHR spotters though.


Right...I knew there was another issue with the A319's but couldn't remember exactly what.

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by dr1980
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20138

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

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...

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by dr1980
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12970

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

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.


That was Europe Airpost, they flew CDG-GLA-YHZ in their first year serving YHZ and CDG-DUB-YHZ the second (and final) year. They flew the 73G.

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by dr1980
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7564

Re: 9-11 shutdown

Thanks Longhauler, always appreciate you sharing your experiences here.

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by dr1980
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23991

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

bacchus101 wrote:
Image

A little spit shine and she'll be as good as new.


Boy that landing gear is really wedged in by the engine, I thought moving the plane might shake it loose.

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by dr1980
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax
Replies: 9
Views: 5184

Re: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax

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...

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by dr1980
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax
Replies: 9
Views: 5184

Re: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax

It's been a mess of a weather day in Halifax today: 10-15cm of snow, followed by ice pellets, then freezing rain, then rain, then the temperature dropped and everything is now freezing...

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by dr1980
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 3725

Re: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz

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...

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by dr1980
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 4381

Re: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline

USAirALB wrote:
Didn’t UA also do IAD-YHZ at one point as well?


I think Air Canada did many many years ago with a CRJ (long enough ago that CRJ’s were mainline).

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by dr1980
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 4381

Re: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline

Well that’s a pleasant surprise! I expected to see the up gauge come at the expense of frequency but to keep both (even just seasonally) is great for YHZ and the Maritimes in general.

The pre-clearance area will be busy this summer!

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by dr1980
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 3725

Re: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz

Evas is still flying regional services out of YHZ.

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by dr1980
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 69
Views: 9253

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

Seems like a pretty good upgrade for most staff at least.

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by dr1980
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 65
Views: 9965

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

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 ...

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by dr1980
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 65
Views: 9965

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

Interesting, I wasn’t aware that Air Canada flew dedicated cargo DC-9’s and 727’s.

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by dr1980
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new routes out of YVR, YYC, & YYZ/WS & KE future JV
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: Potential new routes out of YVR, YYC, & YYZ/WS & KE future JV

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...

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by dr1980
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

This makes me wonder...how would they go about removing the aircraft? Do they break it up where it is now and truck it out piece by piece? How long would that normally take?

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by dr1980
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

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...

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by dr1980
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-r ... 6a0035.pdf

The lateral and vertical navigation methods in use were a contributing factor.
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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.

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by dr1980
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

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...

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by dr1980
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

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 ...

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by dr1980
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

It was raining very hard here in Halifax last night. I was working late and drove home around 10:30 pm and there was significant standing water all over the place...I hydroplaned at 50 km/h several times.

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by dr1980
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Meeting SWG688 (Sunwing) At Gate in Varadero
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: Police Meeting SWG688 (Sunwing) At Gate in Varadero

Maybe someone got a bit too excited and got an early start on their vacation drinking.

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by dr1980
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4056

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

CargoJet still has some.

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by dr1980
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 73
Views: 17719

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

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...

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