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by Canuck600
Wed May 11, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 87
Views: 11115

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

Does anybody have any info on Landlines's fleet? Couldn't find anything at all on the website. From looking at their Instagram it looks like operate Prevost & Van Hool coaches.

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by Canuck600
Wed May 11, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 29912

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Thanks, Fluidflow, for the excellent explanation of corporate structure.

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by Canuck600
Mon May 09, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 939
Views: 123545

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Off on a tangent, since the U.S. Airforce seems to be the only service that uses the boom system why haven't they been forced to go to the system that everybody else is using? Seems silly to have them using a system that nobody else uses

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by Canuck600
Fri May 06, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 29912

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Correct me if I'm wrong but Boeing Commercial Aircraft is still headquartered in Washington state & it's only the Boeing Corporation that moved to Chicago & now Virginia? Boeing Commercial Aircraft needs a good house cleaning. I really get a feeling that a lot of posters really don't know mu...

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by Canuck600
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 124
Views: 17031

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

Everybody should be paid from the minute they clock on to the minute they clock out.

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by Canuck600
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing System Outage This Morning
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Sunwing System Crash This Morning

https://www.google.com/search?q=sunwing ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Shocked that there hasn't been more discussion on this as Sunwing dealt with issues for days after the computer crash. https://www.google.com/search?q=sunwing ... e&ie=UTF-8

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by Canuck600
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon
Replies: 72
Views: 11015

Re: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon

william wrote:
Prost wrote:
I guess we’re at the ‘everybody is merging with everybody else’ rumor stage of the industry.


No, just on Anet.


I swear the merger rumour crowd on here won't be happy until there is one huge airline left in the world & then they start wondering who will buy that.

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by Canuck600
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 life extended
Replies: 23
Views: 5733

Re: Dash 8 life extended

Air Inuit has developed a super sized cargo door for Dash 8 300 so once the STC is done that might create a market for the aircraft as a cargo aircraft. New door is 108 x 70 inches. The stock cargo door is 50 X 60 inches. For more information see this article https://skiesmag.com/news/air-inuit-chan...

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by Canuck600
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 life extended
Replies: 23
Views: 5733

Re: Q400 life extended

Still the title of the thread doesn't fit either article & you're making a lot of assumptions

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by Canuck600
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet announces long-term strategic agreement with DHL
Replies: 24
Views: 5204

Re: Cargojet announces long-term strategic agreement with DHL

Nice to see a Canadian company growing.

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by Canuck600
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

Re: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"

[quote="STT757"]The US Marines put 16 F-35Bs onto a Navy assault ship USS Tripoli. Basically testing the idea of developing lighter Escort carriers.

Reinventing Escort Carriers as they had them in WWII

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by Canuck600
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 309
Views: 64561

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

What would it take to get Airbus to pull the trigger on the 500 program? How many aircraft orders & how much money in the way of deposits would it take to get things rolling?

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by Canuck600
Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 939
Views: 123545

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

On Ed Nash's Military Matters channel on Youtube he mentions that the U.S. might supply Switchblade "Kamikaze" drones

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by Canuck600
Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 117
Views: 17373

Re: WestJet nears deal with Sunwing

Of all possible mergers in Canada, I didn't see this one coming. Fortunately they will be keeping the Sunwing brand. An acquisition is not a merger. But then, on a.net everything is called a merger lol! No kidding & it's bloody annoying when people don't report the facts accurately, they'll cal...

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by Canuck600
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 304
Views: 77038

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

Maybe the reason it wasn't flown out was because it was AOG waiting for parts?

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by Canuck600
Fri Feb 04, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 16
Views: 2835

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

litz wrote:
That must be really darned interesting on the jets that are now converted fire bombers ...

It'd wake you up on every pass, over every hilltop.


It has probably been disabled for that very reason.

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 934
Views: 158698

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

I don't know the corporate structure of Western Global, but if it's a division, another company or one of many companies under a holding, might they be running it at a loss as some sort tax shelter? Something they can use to write off profits on? I know it's a really out-there theory but who knows? ...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners or military
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: What has happened to AIRLINERS.net?

The Military forum has been here for at least 10 years

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 18066

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

But this would be classified as an incident, I think & not an accident?

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by Canuck600
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deicing Incident at YLW
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

Deicing Incident at YLW

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... ng-vehicle
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Happened at 7:00 PST tonight to a already delayed flight https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... ng-vehicle

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by Canuck600
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything.

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by Canuck600
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job defining the question. Right now, in the cockpit & the ground, we have a system where everything is cross-checked with redundancy in the system. However it seem like more & more people think or see computers/automation as being the way to solve all problems...

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Where I'm going with this is that it seems more or more people want technology to be the solver of all problems with nothing to countercheck the technology.

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

This might not be the best place for this topic, but it has technical aspects to it. I've noticed that a fair number of people on these forums seem to have a perception that technology/automation is the solver of all problems. I've noticed this mainly in the automation of cockpits, but I've also see...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Authority Requests That Boutique “Withdraw” From Jackson, Tn. Due to Poor Service.
Replies: 117
Views: 18054

Re: Airport Authority Requests That Boutique “Withdraw” From Jackson, Tn. Due to Poor Service.

[quote= "Jshank83"][quote= "BangersAndMash"]On the the strength of those bids, I'd say it's Southern's to loose. Air Choice One got tossed 6 months ago. I doubt they're making a comeback. Their lack of interline partners is a major downside. Cape Air's offering is disappointing. ...

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by Canuck600
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 9060

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

I wouldn't want to be dealing with biohazards unless I was properly protected, gloves, disinfectant & so on.

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Shanghai (PVG) cleaning procedures: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG
Replies: 29
Views: 8645

Re: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG

Hopefully, the airlines of the world quickly conclude that it's not worth serving China, hitting them where it hurts in the pocketbook.

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by Canuck600
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 216361

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Off on a tangent, if it comes out that whatever reason/justification that regulator used to ground the aircraft is invalid would ICAO or any other organisation be able to sanction the regulator? I'm also wondering if there is any way of finding out if there was any pressure on the Qatari regulator t...

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by Canuck600
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MDD 1990s = Boeing 2020s?
Replies: 218
Views: 23646

Re: MDD 1990s = Boeing 2020s?

BCA also needs to swallow their pride & bring back those engineering & production systems people they got rid of because they were "too expensive" People who could get stuff done & have lots of tribal knowledge of how things need to be done correctly. They were really penny wis...

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90768

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

News Flash!!! Nothing was hidden from the FAA. The FAA knows this. Boeing handed over all documents, the FAA did not. The FAA has also refused to make certain employees açaí me for questioning, and those that were some refused to talk. It is all in the a congressional report It is the FAA that need...

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins
Replies: 19
Views: 3707

Re: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins

Would having freight on the lower deck only generate enough revenue to make it profitable?

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by Canuck600
Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13417

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

If the suspect was placed in handcuffs, why did they need to divert and inconvenience everybody? Surely there was no further danger once the offender was restrained. The suspect can still kick, bite & spit, though. A narrow, confined space is not a great place for an altercation. The best is to...

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90768

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

I couldn't edit the above, but I realise documents disappearing is less likely but documents "disappearing" is within the realm of possibilities.

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90768

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

News Flash!!! Nothing was hidden from the FAA. The FAA knows this. Boeing handed over all documents, the FAA did not. The FAA has also refused to make certain employees açaí me for questioning, and those that were some refused to talk. It is all in the a congressional report It is the FAA that need...

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 5466

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

But the shareholders won't care they what they can while the getting is good.

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft adding to portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft adding to portfolio

Or they could be operating on behalf of somebody like they did with Greyhound Air.

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 5466

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Boeing Commercial Aircraft being in a duopoly has no real reason to change. Airbus can't produce all the worlds airlines. For lack of a better term, you could put the place on autopilot & still sell planes & make them. Change costs money, so I don't expect them to really change except in the...

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by Canuck600
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 446589

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Along with the other facilities mentioned in the last few posts, it's an amazing amount of conversion capacity. Enormous. Excellent point. Interesting, too, that Boeing is adding KF, which AEI is already using for their 738 conversion. Well, I say AEI is "using" them, but I'm not sure the...

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by Canuck600
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 9131

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

The real solution to this issue is to require double-vaccination to fly commercially. Except that there still isn't a vaccine available for children aged 6 months to 4 years. The FAA requires children 2 years and older to wear a mask, while the EU doesn't require a mask til age 6 years. There's a b...

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by Canuck600
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 195
Views: 28525

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

I hope Pivot has better operations people & a better operations budget than they had in the Georgian days. From what I read it was operational issues that caused them to lose the Air Canada flying

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by Canuck600
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 3354

Re: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?

Pats commonality is another issue as well; nobody really wants to stock parts for a small # of engines that are totally different than the majority of the other engines in the fleet. Purchasing smaller quantities of parts means the cost part is higher then if you wre purchasing in larger volumes.

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by Canuck600
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N874AA seized and scrapped
Replies: 39
Views: 15601

Re: N874AA

The Facebook page sounds like it's leaving out part of the story or being dishonest. In the comments they don't outright say they paid their bills on the aircraft... instead it's written as a hypothetical, as if to avoid the question. They also didn't mention that the bid for scrapping was posted 8...

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by Canuck600
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 16327

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

I know I'm further derailing things, but this seems to be the best place to ask since service out of Seattle has just been announced. How has Turkish been doing out of YVR?

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by Canuck600
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is a "short final"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Re: What exactly is a "short final"?

I don't know if it's a correct use but I've heard helicopters use it as they make their final turn as they approach their destination. That's in British Columbia Canada btw.

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by Canuck600
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

pbody wrote:
Canuck600 wrote:
All mobility equipment should be the same size? WTF. You do know that people are not all the same size!


no one suggested that


Jomar certainly did.

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by Canuck600
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

All mobility equipment should be the same size? WTF. You do know that people are not all the same size!

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by Canuck600
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 65505

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Are the part sales & ancillary services (training) parts of the A220 cash positive? I would tend to think that the training part might not be as I believe that a certain amount of training for mechanics is provided for free as part of the aircraft sales package.

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by Canuck600
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 7945

Re: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore

Noshow how much do you think those "minor modifications" will cost after the design work, modification & certification are all done?

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by Canuck600
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 4600

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

I'll bet if you asked the majority of pilots who've had to work their way up to the airlines they'll say the best years of their flying lives was when they were flying bush planes or other small aircraft.

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