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by dmanonice
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 112
Views: 15696

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

WestJet's are in YVR, YEG, YYC and YYZ. I believe that YEG and YYC recently swapped frames for ongoing maintenance and engine runs.

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

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

I think the training one might actually be NDF. I have a picture from when i got to go up in the de-icing truck and actually spray the training aircraft and it still had it's registration C-GNDF and green animal tail. The First Air titles were removed at the time but outline was still visible. THey ...

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by dmanonice
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4604

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Canadian North and First Air had 737-200 Combi with stairs integrated into the door at L2 as seen in this picture, don't think they had them at L1 on the combi can't remember now.... but some of thier -300s do for sure!



Here is the door closed, not a standard 737 door

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by dmanonice
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

[url][/url] If that G7 7552 is indeed N504GJ, then it would make perfect sense as N504GJ just came back from Montréal with the CRJ-550 interior completed. It will now perform some testings. Looks like it was a 1 in 1 out G7 7554 YULSTL operated on the 7th on N504GJ G7 7552 STLYUL operates on the 7th...

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

There was a Gojet CRJ7 from St.Louis as well. I only say that because there's no scheduled STL-YUL service so it must have been a diversion I believe. G7 7552 does not show as a diversion, positioning segment perhaps or maybe a charter? The last time the flight number was used was 01Aug Tuscon - St...

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

Diverted due to weather in IAD, along with an Etihad 787-9. Both are now back on their way to IAD.

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 6496

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

LH 418 FRA-IAD to YUL B748
EY 131 AUH- IAD to YUL B789

WS 1680 YYC-JFK to YYZ B73W

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by dmanonice
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4604

Re: Airliners with air stairs

They add quite a bit of weight and it's one more system that can cause a MX delay or cancel. There are few with integral stairs flying. Most airports lacking jetway use mobile stair/ramps. Don’t think that’s accurate, there’s quite a few airlines that take up that option, they can be very useful Ry...

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by dmanonice
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL

Interjet from CUN to YUL is currently on the ground in YOW, expected to fuel and return to YUL. If its the same system that went through YOW a few hours ago it should last about an hour!

I see AF, LH and AM diverted to YYZ

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by dmanonice
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 5923

Re: Flight Numbers

WestJet Even numbers East and South, Odd West and North except WS 1 YYCLGW WS 2 LGWYYC, WS3 YYZLGW and WS4 LGWYYZ 1-99 Canada - Europe (Can also be domestic if continuing service to Europe) 100-899 Domestic 1000-1999 Canada - US 2000-2999 Caribbean/Mexico 3000-3099 WestJet Link (Operated by Pacific ...

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by dmanonice
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17860

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Eastern in the USA operates four similar B763 frames that are Qantas-configured (J30Y214), but do they have an EU foreign carrier permit? And are those already accounted for? At least 2 Eastern 767s are currently flying for Sunwing (WG) to help them cover thier routes, not sure for how much longer ...

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by dmanonice
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17860

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Shame they just missed out on the two B767 BA retired just recently. Eastern in the USA operates four similar B763 frames that are Qantas-configured (J30Y214), but do they have an EU foreign carrier permit? And are those already accounted for? At least 2 Eastern 767s are currently flying for Sunwin...

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by dmanonice
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3181

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

https://www.instagram.com/p/noJFHCwqIJ/


Southwest winglet installed on a WestJet aircraft by Delta Tech Ops!
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hOMSaR wrote:


Southwest winglet installed on a WestJet aircraft by Delta Tech Ops!

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by dmanonice
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7273

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Delivered March 29th WOE-KEF-YYC, hasn't flown since. Assuming it's in pre-revenue checks and training in YYC as it is a new type for them.

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by dmanonice
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3181

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

Guessing it was a spare winglet installed due to damage to the one that matched the paint scheme. WN may not have rotated the spares inventory through the paint cycle yet to update the colours.

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by dmanonice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: RAT Incidents

Other than Air Canada flight 143 incident, has there been any other commercial airline incidents where the Ram Air Turbine played a pivotal role or, regardless of the outcome, was either automatically deployed or pilot initiated? Can someone very briefly explain what a Ram Air Turbine is? Its a win...

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by dmanonice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: RAT Incidents

Cactus 1549? Forgive me my knowledge of the A320 family is lmited do they even have a RAT? I have only ever known of RAT being equipped on widebodies. They absolutely do. It's located on the belly under the wing root on the #1 side. Thanks for that! I have spent the last 13 years handling 737s (whi...

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by dmanonice
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: RAT Incidents

paullam wrote:
Cactus 1549?


Forgive me my knowledge of the A320 family is lmited do they even have a RAT? I have only ever known of RAT being equipped on widebodies.

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by dmanonice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6719

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

It was sent to YYZ for acquisition checks and hangar work because the YYC hangar is not yet ready for service. They also took the time to train the YYZ ground crews (ramp and CSAs) and conducted simulated turnarounds including catering the aircraft. It will now repeat the process in YYC and then wil...

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by dmanonice
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will David Neeleman create another mediocre airline with Moxy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: Will Is David Neeleman gonna create another mediocre airline with Moxy?

WestJet - This is an interesting one because it started fairly successfully. Canada really had no LCCs besides Rouge before WestJet and it definitely filled a gap. Not to long ago Delta formed a JV with them and I think in general Delta is a good partner even though they may be overly influencing. ...

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by dmanonice
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cause of returns/diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Cause of returns/diversions

I would agree that medical diversions by far are more frequent than intox/unruly passenger related diversions.

This is based on my observations of 12 years as an airport worker so no solid data sets unfortunately.

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by dmanonice
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Air Algérie 767 being ferried to YUL 1/18.
Replies: 44
Views: 10200

Re: Former Air Algérie 767 being ferried to YUL 1/18.

Parts donor for AC/Rouge?

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by dmanonice
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?

The term "Flag of convince" comes to mind. A large number of VIP aircraft are registered offshore for various reasons, usual to avoid some kind of fees/taxes. There are also airliners that are registered in a different country than they operate. Off the top of my head Aeroflot and S7 have ...

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by dmanonice
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13175

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

What’s with the flag up front? Looks tacky. Seems to me that they are doing everything in their power to just let people know what country they’re actually from. Seems to be a real marketing concern for them. Other than that not bad. The Proudly with Canadian flag is on the planes in the old livery...

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by dmanonice
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13175

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Beautiful plane. I was surprised to see the registration as C-GUDH. Thought that with this being the first 787-9 frame for WS that it would have ended in 'A.'


WestJet uses tail numbers to identify aircraft as opposed to using sequential registrations. This aircraft tail number is 901.

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by dmanonice
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

aerokiwi wrote:
dmanonice wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:

I assume this was driven by the 787 order - when's the first due?


According to the conference call from the Q3 results today late January

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by dmanonice
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Yes an improvement but a bit of a mess, the tail is confusing and the logo unrecognizable although more colourful and pops a bit more. The new logotype is weaker than the previous. Totally agree, though I'm ok with the font. The former tail design was pretty generic but the new one is a totally inc...

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by dmanonice
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

I actually quite like the new livery. Even though the windows cut into the billboard logo, and the tail doesn't show the logo alone anymore as it spills onto the fuselage, the livery as a whole looks sharp and modern and is a massive improvement over the supremely uninspired old scheme. Even taken ...

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by dmanonice
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Right now only newly delivered aircraft are painted in new colours, the rest of the fleet will get the new colours as their paint is due, when exactly that is I am not sure.

Currently there are 2 aircraft both Max 8's in new colours

Tail 308 C-FNWD
Tail 309 C-GZSG

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit
Replies: 12
Views: 4178

Re: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit

It is a small forward baggage hold. At Encore it is use to hold crew bags, the prop ties and engine covers (prop socks are kept at the overnight stations). It is also used to overflow bags from the back when needed.

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by dmanonice
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 245
Views: 31193

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

This should mean that LH are keeping A340-600s in the fleet for a while. Great news. Otherwise, they wouldn't have incurred the expense. Not necessarily if the plane was due to for paint anyway they will put the new colours on, not the old ones. I don't know if LH are routing planes early for paint...

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by dmanonice
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18484

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Just last October i disembarked an AA 777 at BCN via stairs. We were on a jetway equipped gate but used stairs for some reason on arrival.

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by dmanonice
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

If you are flying into YYZ with Delta, and then connecting onwards with WS.. You will need to pick up your bag in YYZ.. even though it will be tagged all the way through. The routing I'm seeing is MCI-LGA on DL then connects to WS in LGA doing LGA-YYZ-YHZ. So my client would be arriving in YYZ via ...

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by dmanonice
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK
Replies: 14
Views: 10023

Re: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK

Does any one know if this aircraft is still in JFK or is it flying again? I tried tracking it on Flight Radar but it has no recent flight history, maybe it has flown and is now in a regular check and hasn't moved in the last 7 days but flight Aware has it still in JFK, and Flight Radar 24 has nothin...

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by dmanonice
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)
Replies: 16
Views: 4322

Re: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)

ACDC8 wrote:
Anyone know if the two Tartan's are still flying around?


The 2 tartan tails were decals applied to the existing tails and were only around for the first summer that they launched GLA. At the end of the season the decals were removed and the planes have since be flying around in the normal colours.

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by dmanonice
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK
Replies: 14
Views: 10023

Re: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK

Does anyone know if this was 9K-AOC for KU that was involved? Got to see it Thursday night when it diverted to YOW.

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by dmanonice
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern and Kuwait Airways Clip in JFK
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: China Southern and Kuwait Airways Clip in JFK

Anyone know which KU aircraft was involved? Just wondering if it was the one that was here in YOW Thursday night.

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by dmanonice
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 10114

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

So BA will have 3 YYZ departures this summer on some days, or is the LGW replacing the second LHR on the days it operates?

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by dmanonice
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Research Help Sought
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Research Help Sought

Sorry not sure are you looking for Military Aviation or Civil Aviation?

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by dmanonice
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews
Replies: 6
Views: 2757

Re: Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews

WestJet and China Airlines applied for code share in 2014 and were granted a 3 year approval. ( https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/317-a-2014 ), this is simply a renewal to allow the agreement to continue. The decision summary from the Canadian Transportation Agency is here https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/r...

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Improved call sign suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Improved call sign suggestions?

Anyway, why isn't AC's call sign something like "Maple?" That's their national symbol and it's two syllables instead of four; don't controllers welcome any chance to cut the number of syllables they have to utter; as stressed as they are? Maple is currently the call sign of Sky Regional, ...

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that allow last minute name changes?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Airlines that allow last minute name changes?

WestJet, with a fee, can be done up to 2 hours prior to departure.

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 5224

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

PHL,FRA, ATL, & SLC, I had a few more but managed to go and visit those cities, HKG was an experience!

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 13177

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I live under the approach path for Runway 33L at YYZ. It's been almost three or four weeks since I've seen any aircraft on approach. Apparently they will only use it if the crosswind exceeds 20kts on the primary runways (5/23, 6L/24R, 6R/24L). However 15L/R and 33L/R are used for heavy takeoffs sem...

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by dmanonice
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some diversions away from YYZ today 7/31 as well as some waiting time at YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 2291

Re: Some diversions away from YYZ today 7/31 as well as some waiting time at YUL

21 total diversions to YOW as follows AC895 MXPYYZ 787-9 C-FGEO WS523 YDFYYZ 737-700 C-FLWJ EI129 DUBYYZ 330-200 EI-EWR EK241 DXBYYZ 380-800 A6-EUH AF356 CDGYYZ 777-300ER F-GSQN AC85 TLVYYZ 787-9 C-FNOI WS542 YVRYUL 737-700 C-GWBT AC360 YEGYUL E190 C-FHNW AC8461 BOSYUL CRJ200 C0FZJA (Jazz) AC669 YHZ...

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by dmanonice
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 13177

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I live under the approach path for Runway 33L at YYZ. It's been almost three or four weeks since I've seen any aircraft on approach. Apparently they will only use it if the crosswind exceeds 20kts on the primary runways (5/23, 6L/24R, 6R/24L). However 15L/R and 33L/R are used for heavy takeoffs sem...

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by dmanonice
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 13177

Re: rare runway configurations

Working in YOW it's a nightmare when the 33s are in use in YYZ YOW = Ottawa? What's the nightmare? When YYZ goes onto the 33s the arrival and departure rates slow down dramatically leading to ground delay and ground stop programs to be implemented. particularly during evening times when the Europea...

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by dmanonice
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 13177

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I live under the approach path for Runway 33L at YYZ. It's been almost three or four weeks since I've seen any aircraft on approach. Apparently they will only use it if the crosswind exceeds 20kts on the primary runways (5/23, 6L/24R, 6R/24L). However 15L/R and 33L/R are used for heavy takeoffs sem...

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by dmanonice
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 12364

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

TropicalSky wrote:
I'm curious about that load from Bahamasair UP.....Mia-SVD where is that(SVD)


SVD is St. Vincent

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by dmanonice
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 13177

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

In YOW we rarely use runway 14 for arrivals especially. In the winter it is used for departures after de-icing quite often. I have only landed on 14 once in my lifetime. It's reciprocal 32 and the other runway 7/25 are the normal runways. It's nice right now with 7/25 closed to see arrivals on 14!

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