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by dr1980
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7763

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Have ya looked at what's happening in the streets these days? A lot of the pent-up anger is caused by having to put up with a million little slights like this every day. There is no way to look at this as other than mocking black people. None. Am I oversensitive? No. I'm a professional. And profess...

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by dr1980
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach Lighting - Sequential Flashing Strobes
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Approach Lighting - Sequential Flashing Strobes

Hello, I have a question about the visibility of real world approach lighting as compared to what I see in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. One thing I've noticed sticking out like a sore thumb is that approach lighting setups that include sequential flashing strobes leading in to the runway are ...

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by dr1980
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3237

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

Thanks for confirming

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by dr1980
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3237

ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

Listening to LiveATC this morning I noticed aircraft being told to “change my frequency xxx.xx”. This is in the Halifax Terminal/Moncton Centre area. Is this because the controller is working several sectors with different frequencies, so he’s basically handing aircraft off to himself? If so, is he ...

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by dr1980
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 12930

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

gunsontheroof wrote:
This has been one of the better threads around here in awhile, thanks to all the ATC/pilots for chiming in!


Agreed, it has been a really interesting read.

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by dr1980
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 12930

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

For some entertaining ATC look up “Kennedy Steve” on Youtube

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by dr1980
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Parallel Runway Assignment

Thanks for the information everyone! When I’m flight simming I normally assign myself the runways that selfishly results in the least taxi time, but armed with this knowledge I can try to assign myself runways more realistically.

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by dr1980
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Parallel Runway Assignment

Hello, I’m wondering how incoming aircraft are assigned to an arrival runway when there are parallel runways active for arrivals? Is it based more on what direction they are arriving from, or where they need to go when they get on the ground. Two examples: - at YYZ, Westjet is generally closer to 05...

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by dr1980
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14066

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Why do pilots not like them? Their impressive safety record (no losses in the North America) is downright amazing considering the age and experience of her pilots.


I recall reading on here that the cockpit is very noisy due to wind noise?

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by dr1980
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14091

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

I wonder if there’s enough of a market for anyone to take a stab at the regional flying out of YHZ to YQM, YFC, YSJ, YYG that was previously done by Evas. To argue against myself, I’ve also always wondered who actually uses those flights given that all airports (Pre-covid) had direct connections to ...

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by dr1980
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 34
Views: 5533

Re: Nolinor Aviation launching new division

Picking up the slack from all of the recent Air Canada castaways? Though realistically I can’t see that being it, way too soon and not a great market to be branching out into.

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by dr1980
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

Just had a look at my home airport (YHZ) and today there are four scheduled departures, YHM x 2, YYT, CGN. I think that’s fairly normal compared to pre-COVID for a Saturday if not an increase to YHM.

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by dr1980
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14091

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

If the government wants a private company to operate routes for the public good rather than profit maybe they need to look at something like the EAS program in the US?

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by dr1980
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4720

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

How would your average person (ie non-avgeek) be expect to understand and expect jet blast while on a public area? I’ll say again, was there signage warning of jet blast? Otherwise there’s a very realistic and reasonable expectation that while using a piece of public infrastructure outside airport b...

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by dr1980
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

I definitely still see lots of their flights on flightaware...cargo seems to be busier than usual if anything for mount carriers.

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by dr1980
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14091

Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations in Canada

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-06-30-Air-Canada-Discontinues-Service-on-30-Domestic-Regional-Routes-and-Closes-Eight-Stations-in-Canada That’s going to be a bit hit for Jazz and even worse for what flying Evas had left (I think all of EVAS’s flights are on the list?). I wonder how “indefinite”...

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by dr1980
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 250355

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-06 ... -in-Canada
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Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations in Canada

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-06 ... -in-Canada

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by dr1980
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4720

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

I’m surprised to read the angst toward the cyclist in this case. If there is a public pathway next to an airport it’s a completely reasonable expectation that one can use it without risk of injury...if that expectation can not be met there should be signage at least or a physical mitigation should b...

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by dr1980
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122262

Re: The WestJet Thread

It’s not the actual flying that’s being contracted out.

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by dr1980
Mon May 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

The E190 retirement doesn’t surprise me given it was on the way out anyway. I will miss it though, I spent a lot of time on it and always appreciated the 2x2 seating. Retirement of the whole Rouge 767 on the other hand did surprise me, it speaks volumes to expectations around resumption of leisure f...

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by dr1980
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2989

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian ... -1.5550395
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One person has been identified as deceased and five are missing...very sad news in an already very sad month for Nova Scotia. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the crew members.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian ... -1.5550395

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by dr1980
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63649

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

You still have not answered the question why they could not just fly more trips using existing holds, the have lots of aircraft and crew sitting around doing nothing, why only fly 3 of their 77W ? I would assume the airlines have figured out this is more efficient, and if they’re flying on contract...

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by dr1980
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12248

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

I’m guessing the cockpits have also been upgraded with glass etc?

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by dr1980
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33958

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Is it not enough that longhauler takes the time to share this info with everyone. BTW, longhauler, a lot of us on here appreciate it. Here here! On another note, what a weird time we live in...AC hasn’t been able to fly YHZ-LHR in a year due to the MAX fiasco and now we have two flights go YHZ-CMN ...

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by dr1980
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33958

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Any idea if the inactive aircraft are being ferried to the desert or if they simply being placed throughout Air Canada’s network?

I’d also be interested in knowing why the 732 charter...that would be a long, noisy ride home, even for an avgeek (I guess depending how dedicated you are)

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by dr1980
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3928

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

FlyingDove wrote:
Have a look at the AC inflight magazine for a sense of swing gates as well as the process going through YYZ and other big airports between domestic and international or US etc.


I was going to suggest the same, the flow chart in their magazine is very easy to follow.

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by dr1980
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22181

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

I imagine the MAX8 translatlantic flights slated for this summer (YHZ-LHR, YYT-LHR and YYZ-SNN) will be canceled once again. I wonder if AC will find an alternate solution for YHZ and YYT, such as a Rouge 763 on a YHZ-YYT-LHR routing. They may need the Rouge plane for other flights given the MAX8 g...

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by dr1980
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22181

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

I wonder if the YOW-LHR upgauge is at all related to the continued cancellation of YHZ-LHR and YYT-LHR?

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by dr1980
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Numbers Between YYZ-YOW-YUL During Protests
Replies: 12
Views: 2448

Re: Pax Numbers Between YYZ-YOW-YUL During Protests

To accurately compare rail vs air in these corridors you really have to look at downtown to downtown times, not gate to gate. If you do that, you’ll find rail is more competitive (and frankly far more comfortable in economy), which is why VIA has the success they do in this part of Canada. I was ini...

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by dr1980
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7705

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Does anyone have a sense of why Georgian got pushed out of Atlantic Canada B1900 ops in favour of EVAS?

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by dr1980
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspiring SoundCloud rapper coronavirus stunt on WestJet
Replies: 40
Views: 4544

Re: Aspiring SoundCloud rapper coronavirus stunt on WestJet

Interview with the moron: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=178138376862953 WestJet should sue him for their costs, then the passengers who had their flight disrupted should sue him, and then - even though it won’t matter because he’ll never possess money again - WestJet should ban him for life. Air...

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by dr1980
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9474

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

Gross. I love 727’s as much as the next av geek but that one needs to head for the scrapper.

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by dr1980
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21311

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

In the case of Transat’s A310 I enjoyed watching them from the outside more than I did being on one for 5 hours!

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by dr1980
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10916

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

I’m planning a golf trip in Scotland with a few friends this August so will shortly be booking the YHZ-GLA flight. I am nervous though since it’s currently scheduled as a MAX8 - not nervous of flying on a MAX8 once it’s back in the air however nervous of it not returning by August and having my trav...

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by dr1980
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Albania (ZB)
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Air Albania (ZB)

Interesting that an airline with a fleet of 2 would operate the 737 and A319...that can’t be overly efficient.

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by dr1980
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Thanks for the information, I appreciate it.

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by dr1980
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Thanks guys. So are there many commercial airliners that can do LPV approaches? I’m curious that given the government response Longhauler noted about not building new ILS systems because GPS is the future, I’m wondering how far away are we from GPS being a true ILS replacement that can be broadly ut...

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by dr1980
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Interestingly we’re in the midst of another winter storm here today and again winds are out of the north with low visibility, last few METARs: SPECI CYHZ 081544Z 01017KT 3/8SM R14/3000FT/U SN VV005 M03/M03 A2945 RMK SN8 CIG VRB 3-7 PRESFR SLP983= SPECI CYHZ 081530Z 01014KT 1/4SM R14/3000FT/N +SN VV0...

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by dr1980
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

I was listening to this unfold on LiveATC and I really felt for the crew member on the radio (and his counterpart by extension). He was of course, calm and professional, but I can only imagine how bad he felt having to make a call to ATC that they were off the runway.

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by dr1980
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

I wonder how often conditions at YHZ would require Cat II and how often when those conditions happen are the winds in a suitable direction to use 23?

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by dr1980
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

matt wrote:
Indeed, there has been 1 77W per day of late, but three is exceptional.


Wow, I didn’t have a chance to check flightaware before posting, that is indeed a lot of 77W’s for YHZ!

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by dr1980
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Who’s call would it to prioritize adding a new ILS approach? The airport authority or NAV Canada or a combination of the two?

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by dr1980
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Runway 14/32 absolutely needs to be extended, seems it gives YHZ no end of trouble. Incidences seem far too frequent. Sky Lease Cargo Flight 4854 went off the same runway in Nov 2018. I feel like in this case the lack of ILS on 05 is the bigger issue. This would have been a better runway wind-wise ...

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by dr1980
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Not sure if it’s the same flights or not but they’ve actually been operating the 77W YYZ-YHZ once per day for a good chunk of December.

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by dr1980
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

This is from noon local which would be around the right time

METAR CYHZ 051600Z 36015G23KT 1/2SM R14/4000V5500FT/D SN OVC002 M00/M00 A2912 RMK ST8 /S07/ SLP869=

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by dr1980
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11140

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

23 has an ILS Cat II, winds were out of 020 at the time. 05 and 32 are RNAV only.

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