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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2021
Views: 69424

Re: Official Election thread

Just looked up quickly but as far as I can see Donny is the only president to lose popular vote twice.

But off to the courts cause thats what he does

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official US Election thread
Replies: 2021
Views: 69424

Re: Official Election thread

Lets face it Donny has lost 2 elections. Both 16 & 20 beaten in the public vote. Any decent normal person would accept defeat with dignity not make false claims from the White House. How manty thousands of votes in how many states does he think people could sneak in. Fake news from the biggest ...

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by Exrampieyyz
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing sells yacht
Replies: 25
Views: 6944

Re: Boeing sells yacht

A yacht may be a bit much but I can see how it would be usefull for sales. The real problem with corporations these days is propping up stock prices with stock buy backs that do absolutely nothing for the company. Business school course 101. Shareholder value #1. Customer service, product quality, e...

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by Exrampieyyz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34028

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Seems to me that if this is really for a tax dodge, then how come not more airlines have cottoned on to this.. I think jurisdictional convenience of transaction are very widespread with large assets. Heard stories of aircraft transactions completing while the aircraft was outside the territory of a...

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 10837

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

My favorite Braniff commercial https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=drfjwDCv9ZQ Non PC. Try these now Braniff https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TmPLgv7TVOA Southwest bring these back https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oHnqnyzegfc https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rg6BHxM5W30 Continental We move our tails for you https:...

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Falwell Jr's poolboy speaks out, and has all the receipts
Replies: 29
Views: 1549

Re: Falwell Jr's poolboy speaks out, and has all the receipts

Just remembered Kenneth Copeland s saying.

Bringing the gospel to you at Mach point 92.

Please send your donations in. Us hard done by preachers need your help.

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1901

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

It is hard to see an unedited version on TV these days. Definitely not PC. 1 scene always cut out is. The 2 little kids, Boy "How do you like your coffee" Girl "Black, like my men" Don t really see anything not PC about that but cut out all the time. I mean it's a compliment, no ...

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Falwell Jr's poolboy speaks out, and has all the receipts
Replies: 29
Views: 1549

Re: Falwell Jr's poolboy speaks out, and has all the receipts

Oh man, I love these guys!! Back in the 70's when not much was on late night TV, I d watch these shows for the laugh factor. The PTL Club got me hooked. I tuned in one night right near the end of the show as Jim handed it over to Uncle Henry. To close out the show he asked for donations and as it's ...

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1901

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

Yep, it's been 40 years, and don t call me Shirley! ! The fist time I saw it, it had been out quite awhile and I took my then new girlfriend ( now long time wife). There were only about 20 people in the theater. Everytime they showed that 707 flying with the big old piston sound track I just broke u...

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by Exrampieyyz
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Ok I'm just a retired rampie but have read Flying magazine for 50 years plus and taken lessons and been an AV geek for about 60 years. Having read in Flying magazine about 5 years ago in a Peter Garrison article about new AOA instruments for light and experimental planes. Like this AOA PRO SYSTEM A...

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by Exrampieyyz
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

.... I understand the Max's MCAS took control over from the pilots and they couldn't shut it off but at least they could have compared AOA sensors and figured out which one was erroneous. Why does it all have to be tied into 1 system. Let the pilots make the decision what info is right and what to ...

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by Exrampieyyz
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Ok I'm just a retired rampie but have read Flying magazine for 50 years plus and taken lessons and been an AV geek for about 60 years. Having read in Flying magazine about 5 years ago in a Peter Garrison article about new AOA instruments for light and experimental planes. Like this AOA PRO SYSTEM AL...

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by Exrampieyyz
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 47
Views: 4296

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

The old Air Canada colour scheme was a shocker for me. Oh man that lav spill blue on Air Canada was and still is bad!!! Although it's a close call between that and when they added that burgandy cheat line when they got the 320's. The new one looks good along with the original Air Canada red with th...

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 15139

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

As per the OP question I remember seeing a Boeing ad comparing the 727 to 757 and saying that you could fly the 757 for the same price as the 727 with 30 more seats. As Max Q has shown above it was much cheaper to fly. So it was a replacement but if you didn't need the capacity then cheaper alternat...

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri May 01, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3171

Re: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights

Thanks for all the great responses, but one thing that didn't get answered is who in the airline makes the decision to make the stop to save some fuel, and maybe crew cost or go non-stop. Would it be Dispatch or who?

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by Exrampieyyz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

I saw a AC 333 doing YUL-TLV yesterday. Thats a pretty long haul for the 333 isn't it. Since TLV started from YUL a few years ago they've been using a A333 on the route. However this summer it is scheduled to operated with the B789. Thanks for the info. I probably saw that when it started but havin...

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does reverse thrust actually decrease stopping distance?
Replies: 16
Views: 4275

Re: Does reverse thrust actually decrease stopping distance?

Is this all correct? Not exactly, autobrake has a time delay after touchdown before it activates, where reverse does not. So using reverse smartly after touchdown will result in slightly less landing distance. Can you actually get the reversers deployed and spooled up before the autobrakes have kic...

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

I saw a AC 333 doing YUL-TLV yesterday. Thats a pretty long haul for the 333 isn't it.

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3171

Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights

This was brought up in the Air Canada flying 789s SYD-YYZ but wondered about pure freighters. What are the advantages of flying non stop as opposed to 1 stop on long haul flights. I see FX8 going MEM-DXB today with a flight time of around 14 hours. It's routing going right over CDG and FRA. In the o...

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

@Zeke, it seems legit. ~127T DOW with seats installed is what our birds weigh... Thanks Again with the descent, approach, taxiing, landing fees, ground handling fees, another climb out, another cycle on the airframe, extra pilot time. Its gotta be cheaper going non stop. I did a few flight plans fo...

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by Exrampieyyz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Yea I'm sure I'd be cheaper to fly non stop if you could. Decending, landing, taxiing, takeoff, climbing. Gotta use much more fuel. They would only stop if they had too Actually the weight of the extra fuel needed for the nonstop severely impacts fuel burn overall, especially in the first half of t...

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by Exrampieyyz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Actually another on its way right now AC7217 C-FRTU 04/27 Stopped for a coffee and fuel at LAX. I don't get the point of doing YYZ-SYD direct - it's cargo it doesn't care. Why not do this with a tech stop and cut a massive chunk of the fuel bill? Burning 5t of fuel for every 1t of cargo. Where do y...

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by Exrampieyyz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2461

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Hadn't flown too much in the past couple years but had a sailing trip out of New Zealand to Niue in July/19 and got me back into travelling mode. Had great flights YXU-YYZ AC DH8A looks like last -100 flight YYZ-ORD AC E75 ORD-ALK NZ 789 AKL-WRE NZ DH8C IUE-AKL NZ A20N AKL-SFO NZ 77W SFO-YYZ AC 789 ...

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by Exrampieyyz
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1764
Views: 346349

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

2 777-9 in air right now along with T-33.
BOE 25 N779XW. Oh but 2nd one BOE 1 doesn't show registration and out of RNT so guess just another chase plane? T-33 N109X

BOE 25 HAS disappeared and only BOE1 is there with reg

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by Exrampieyyz
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Actually another on its way right now
AC7217 C-FRTU 04/27

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by Exrampieyyz
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

On the flight out to SYD it stopped in LAX

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3030

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

My vote is Concorde. Biggest regret is not flying on her. But did get on board a few times. Second is Super Cony. Did fly on it but barely remember being about 10 years old. Third DC-3. Just the classic looks. Did get a ride on CWHM's. Fourth Ok not an airliner but the Spitfire is sure a pretty prin...

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by Exrampieyyz
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

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

Wow a Dash 8-100 still flying right now

YQU-YYC C-GONY fin 827
Flown on it twice many years ago. Glad to see it still going

Also see that A320 in YRQ
C-FMSX fin 232
Also flew on this one twice

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by Exrampieyyz
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you need an airplane ride fix here's an alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

If you need an airplane ride fix here's an alternative

https://www.facebook.com/onlyonsxm/vide ... 5376312545
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I love flying and was lucky to have gotten in my first A380 ride late Jan, but now I feel a need to fly again.

Looks like a alternative and maybe with enough wine it may be enough ;-)

https://www.facebook.com/onlyonsxm/vide ... 5376312545

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by Exrampieyyz
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

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

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
chrisa330 wrote:
Exrampieyyz wrote:
77W C-FRAM is now on its way YVR-SIN.

Oh dear Mr. Robert A. Milton's plane is going to storage! Used to be the pride of the (his) fleet.


It’s probably going for heavy maintenance.


C-FNNQ is about to land at YVR back from SIN.


Thanks, saw that too. Not many AC 777 flying today

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by Exrampieyyz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4947

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

Here's 2 AC failed hijackings. Sep 11 1968 Viscount YSJ-YYZ https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19680911-1 I was 12 years old at the time and remember thinking a Viscount was not the plane to do that in! A little research goes a long way Nov 14 1971 DC-8 YYC-YYZ https://www.nytimes.co...

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by Exrampieyyz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

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

Looks like a couple ferry flights right now

AC2325 B73M C-GEHI Fin#519 YYZ-MZL

QK7138 DH8D C-GGBF Fin#417 YHZ-YWG
QK7139 DH8D C-GGMU Fin#411 YHZ-YWG

YWG -15C there right now. Going into cold storage

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

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

77W C-FRAM is now on its way YVR-SIN.

Oh dear Mr. Robert A. Milton's plane is going to storage! Used to be the pride of the (his) fleet.

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by Exrampieyyz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 50583

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

AC2327 767-375 C-FPCA flying YYZ-MCI right now. Is this going to be parked or maybe just a extra section. AC2xxx flight numbers usually mean an extra section where AC7xxx usually mean a ferry flight. We'll see if it comes back

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by Exrampieyyz
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339510

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

UA2721 772 N219UA
UA2722 772 N221UA
Both GUM - ROW right now

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