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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19309

Re: Mexico City new Airport

The terminal is going to be able to park 96 narrow bodies at the same time, but that number is reduced when wide bodies are used due to the use of Multiple Apron Ramp System (MARS) gates. Every fixed bridge (the "blobs" that protrude from the terminal) has 2 jet bridges which can be used ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6633

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

YHZ-AMS - Though I won't be surprised if WS eventually operate that on a MAX, similar to Paris.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash Truck Dash Cam Video....AA 767
Replies: 19
Views: 7226

Re: Crash Truck Dash Cam Video....AA 767

Perhaps it is time that we finally accept what history and psychology tell us passengers will do in emergencies, and start certifying aircraft exits to account for a certain percentage of passengers taking cabin baggage with them during evacuations.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3800

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

WestJet confuses me. They expect me to pay the same amount as AC, or planes that are inferior (no widebody transcon service, no proper business class, no built-in IFE, etc.), Seeing that a very small percentage of ACs Trans Con flights are wide body, thats really not much of a point IMHO. Personall...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5471

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

With A321 NEO they can serve half of Europe from Toronto and half of S. America and almost all of Europe except Greece from Montreal Beyond the Caribbean, I don’t know how much of a market the A321LR would have to South America for Air Transat. Colombia, Peru etc all have significant cargo demand. ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4761

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

embraer420 wrote:
Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop?


WestJet is becoming a full service airline with business class etc, and Swoop will cover the bottom end of the market.

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8560

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

northstardc4m wrote:
YYZatcboy wrote:
SamYeager2016 wrote:

In Australian terms the 50Fs is COLD.


What is that in a real temperature scale?


283.15


Thanks. That's pretty cold. Should have also included the sarcasm smiley :P

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8560

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue May 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17319

Re: Westjet’s New livery on 787

https://787.westjet.com

There is the launch site and videos/promo material.
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https://787.westjet.com

There is the launch site and videos/promo material.

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gregorous wrote:
Bumping an old thread to note that the NTSB released video of the incident. To my eye, it was really close...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF7FR7TjnME


Wow that looks extremely close.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19355

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Thanks, Waterbomber. I took so much abuse over the ladder truck suggestion that I was beginning to think I was crazy. The sad part is the dispatcher's story of how it took an hour for rescuers to get onto "his" aircraft because of the ten-foot gap between the jetbridge edge and the open L...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19355

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

That being said, even if a medical professional was called, its well documented that medical professionals do not take African American's complaints as seriously as white american's complaints. From https://www.americanbar.org/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/human_rights_vol36_2009/fall2009...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19355

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

wjcandee - I appreciate your kind words - and of course, my OMA example was extreme. Certainly an emergency wouldn't require that amount of time, but it serves to illustrate an important point - offline diversions are very complex, especially one involving an aircraft not normally handled. No one p...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Class action lawsuit to fight Montreal airport noise pollution gets go-ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Class action lawsuit to fight Montreal airport noise pollution gets go-ahead

Actually it's been my experience that aircraft on final are noisier. engines at 50-60% plus lots of noise from the flaps/slats. While engine power is higher on climb there is less air frame noise and they climb quickly, vs fly slowly which increases the duration of the exposure.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Class action lawsuit to fight Montreal airport noise pollution gets go-ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Class action lawsuit to fight Montreal airport noise pollution gets go-ahead

Great! Shut down YUL and have everyone have to drive to YOW instead. Then YOW can have lots of international service. Seriously though, what do they reasonably think will happen? Only have the airport open from 1030-1430?

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2358

Re: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019

Wish they were doing an ILS on 05 (and on 32 as well but for sure on 05.)

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 10354

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH CANADIANS WANT TO GO TO DUBAI as required by Canadian Bi-laterals without...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17348

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

ac7e7 wrote:

They have absolutely no name recognition outside of Canada, and if they plan on being a flag carrier, it might be a good idea. I will wait and see.


Do you have any evidence of that? I have found the opposite, at least in markets where WJA flies.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 5094

Re: Best Flight Sim?

CaptnSnow71 wrote:
If you ever plan on using VATSIM, you're stuck with FSX or P3D for that.

Just my 2 cents.


I have been using Vatsim and X-Plane on a Mac since 2006. Needless to say Vatsim and Ivao and Pilot Edge all work with X-Plane on All platforms.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17348

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

And hopefully a new name too. "WestJet" sounds far too regional, and has its roots in its founding as a smallish west-based carrier. With the global reach of the 789s, I don't feel it's an appropriate name any longer. That is as ludicrous as suggesting Norweigan should change their name b...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5615

Re: Airline Dispatchers

Don't use your time in Florida checking out beaches and drinking. Any time you are not in the class you should be in your room studying. Don't wash out because you didn't take it seriously. It's very tempting to enjoy Florida while you are there (so I have heard.)

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17348

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

But those WestJet tails really bother me to the point that I would try to avoid using them. The weird jagged angle and all that teal is really pretty awful, again IMHO. Look forward to seeing what they come up with!! Made no sense to me either until I realized that it was a snow capped mountain und...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK
Replies: 26
Views: 4260

Re: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK

You did the right thing. Bringing up a possible safety concern is perfectly acceptable, and once the FA's confirmed it was fine you sat down. Sounds like the right thing to me.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 5201

Re: The ME3 and PHX

While maybe not a NS to the ME, how about with a stop in Europe? Something like the EK stops in (MXP?) then on to the USA?

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 21721

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

LAX is literally 1000 miles farther from KEF then ANC. So I assume the A321neo can do ANC-KEF. LAX-KEF is 4314 miles ANC-KEF is 3384 miles KEF-ANC requires an A321neo with ETOPS... Why? KEF/SFJ/YFB/YRT/YZF/YXY would all be 60 min airports, if your ops spec even requires them in Canadian Domestic ai...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6802

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

And they can get off first.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737-600's
Replies: 28
Views: 4559

Re: Westjet 737-600's

They are used throughout the network. YYZ-YVR/YYC, East Coast, LGA etc.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Question about YYZ

You can access the Intl section in T3. In fact Intl flights now regularly depart from the old domestic gates, IE The WS LGW flight regularly departs from the satellite terminal.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alignment of Pitot Tubes...
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Alignment of Pitot Tubes...

Why the need for 3 side slip vanes? Is side slip really that big of a potential hazard on the A350? Is it needed for computer calibration? I don't think I have heard of a specific side slip detector before much less 3 of them.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5615

Re: Airline Dispatchers

Cadet985 wrote:
Does the FAA limit dispatchers’ hours like they do pilots, or is that a union thing?

Marc


In Canada we don't have limited hours. Standard shifts here are 12 hours long so we get a good work/life balance essentially only working 15 days a month. Makes vacation days go a long way as well.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5615

Re: Airline Dispatchers

The Canadian training doesn't involve much math. Simple addition and subtraction. I work at a major airline and we don't do manual calculations or train for it anymore, everything is done by computer. I am also terrible at math, and have no difficulty. In Canada you are able to self train, so I grab...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5615

Re: Airline Dispatchers

There are a few of us on this board. Ask away.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 23655

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

I don't doubt they made money, but going TATL to London summer seasonal is hardly impressive. Any organized carrier with a half decent business model can make money going into these markets in the summer. But the Canadian dilemma persist...with an expanded widebody fleet, where do you fly these air...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 125
Views: 19852

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

American 767 wrote:
Polot wrote:
BlueSky1976 wrote:
So, no more passenger 747s in the US?
Good... GOOD! :)


Atlas Air still has a couple.


Atlas Air is a Cargo airline.


They do pax charters as well. They have 2 744s that are available for charter and 2 that seem to be on a contract in Africa.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54138

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Maho Beach Cam appears to have broken.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 13
Views: 7886

Re: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey

Great TR. Would love some pics next time, especially of the helos/rig if that is allowed.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug
Replies: 40
Views: 9048

Re: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug

There is no requirement to operate in ETOPS airspace for flights across the Atlantic. It would add time/expense for JFK but could technically be done without ETOPS.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canada's airports runways aren't long enough
Replies: 16
Views: 4056

Re: Canada's airports runways aren't long enough

Ironically, this will likely result in SHORTER runways as airport authorities displace the thresholds to establish the RESAs.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2810

Re: Tropical Storm Harvey - Impact on Houston?

Below is the NOAA Forecaster discussion. FWIW in my experience the forecaster (Berg) is pretty much spot on most of the time. ZCZC MIATCDAT4 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Hurricane Harvey Discussion Number 18 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017 400 PM CDT Thu Aug 24 2017 Since the issuance of t...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 15278

"You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/air-transat-ottawa-planes-parked-hours-delay-1.4230048 Passengers on two Air Transat flights were stuck on planes at the Ottawa airport for hours on Monday after being diverted due to stormy weather, and at least two of them called 911. Air Transat Flight 157 fro...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27279

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

NDiesel wrote:
I thought it was worth mentioning the beginning of a new era with scheduled 737s going across the North Atlantic too on a regular basis.


WS have been flying 737's across the ocean for 4 years now. So has a French airline (La Companie?) Hardly anything unique to N8...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas B738 'fuel pump issue'
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: Qantas B738 'fuel pump issue'

If it is the center tank pump, you have to reduce the ZFW by the weight of the fuel that you are putting in that tank just in case the other pump fails and the fuel gets trapped.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials
Replies: 37
Views: 8934

Re: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials

I think Transport Canada would be the governing body here, as it would be operating under Flair Air's Operating Certificate. This fuel practise has been used in the past by charter airlines when they stretch the capabilities of the airplane. I recall several incidents in the past by Sunwing, and Ro...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials
Replies: 37
Views: 8934

Re: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials

If they are filing a flight plan with ATC that the aircraft is incapable of performing then that IS a big deal because they are using an illegal flight plan. You can't issue a flight plan that is invalid. I'm not talking about re-dispatching enroute, because that is the opposite of what the article ...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue May 30, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cuts back on London flights to try to curb delays and cancellations
Replies: 27
Views: 7870

Re: WestJet cuts back on London flights to try to curb delays and cancellations

This is super old news. It was announced by WS months ago. Surprising that its being picked up by the CBC just now.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu May 25, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grooved/Ungrooved Runways
Replies: 7
Views: 9135

Re: Grooved/Ungrooved Runways

There are a number of grooved runways now in Canada.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu May 25, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report on AC 624 released
Replies: 31
Views: 8194

Re: Report on AC 624 released

YYJ is also grooved.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon May 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report on AC 624 released
Replies: 31
Views: 8194

Re: Report on AC 624 released

This is addressed in the report. Nav Canada would install one, but no one (airport or airlines) wanted to pay for it since it would only lead to a .75% improvement in successful landings compared to the RNP/RNAV approaches. When the visibility is poor the winds are usually from the south and west in...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu May 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report on AC 624 released
Replies: 31
Views: 8194

Re: Report on AC 624 released

Cyow wrote:
I'm not a pilot but my question is this: the landing took place in a snow storm and on approach YHZ tower said visibility was 1/2 mile. Since YHZ is a Cat II airport, why didn't they just do an ILS landing for good measure?


Because the runways with the ILS were closed or exceeded tail wind limits.

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