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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Main Landing Gear Bogeys
Replies: 5
Views: 8131

RE: 747 Main Landing Gear Bogeys

Oh. I thought it had to do with helping to alleviate the weight of the 747 compressing on the wheels when it touches down for landing.

I guess you learn something new every day, eh?

Thank you very much,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Main Landing Gear Bogeys
Replies: 5
Views: 8131

747 Main Landing Gear Bogeys

Hi all, again, folks. Another question for all of you mech/tech guys out there. I recently saw a Cargolux 747-400F take off from <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym>, and I paid particular attention to the landing gear as it was taking off. This quest...

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Close YXX
Replies: 12
Views: 5165

RE: AC To Close YXX

I was not surprised when I saw this. <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> has a bigger capacity at <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> than at <acronym title="Abbotsford (YXX / CYXX), Canada - British Columbia">YXX</acronym>. <acronym ...

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Important YYC Route
Replies: 30
Views: 3891

RE: Most Important YYC Route

My best guesses: <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> to: <acronym title="Edmonton - International (YEG / CYEG), Canada - Alberta">YEG</acronym> (ever driven between these two cities? 3 hours of cow patties. Thanks, but I'd rather fly) <acronym title=...

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YYC-YXX-YYC July 2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

RE: YYC-YXX-YYC July 2005

I know what you're saying, <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. I miss the 737-200 myself, but I mean, we didn't even break FL300 in the -200 on the trip back. We were bucked around in the CAT, but then again, I like that old-school feeling of t...

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by WestJetForLife
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Stink At?
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

RE: What Do You Stink At?

I suck at only one thing: tying ties!

Damn dastardly things won't tie properly and it pisses me off, especially when I have to go to a dinner that requires me to wear a suit and tie.

One of these days, I'm just going to wear a clip-on.

Cheers,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YYC-YXX-YYC July 2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

RE: YYC-YXX-YYC July 2005

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Incident On The Commuter Bus Today
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

RE: Incident On The Commuter Bus Today

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YYC-YXX-YYC July 2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

YYC-YXX-YYC July 2005

Since someone else reminisced about a trip in the good ol' days of 2005, I might as well contribute my first trip report to the A.net forums, before I take my big trip out to <acronym title="Winnipeg - International (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym> this summer. Forgive the lack of pics...

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCCs, Fares, Taxes... I'm Confused!
Replies: 40
Views: 3015

RE: LCCs, Fares, Taxes... I'm Confused!

What can I say? LCCs always try to pull a fast one on you. For example, for me to fly <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym>-<acronym title="Winnipeg - International (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym> this summer, it'd cost me $182.00 one-wa...

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by WestJetForLife
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours
Replies: 43
Views: 10527

RE: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours

I personally believe, in my opinion, that pilots should have slightly longer layovers and just a little less flight time per day. Reason being: as said above, some pilots are running on what, 6 hours or so of sleep? Regional and cross-country pilots, such as <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)"...

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by WestJetForLife
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feminine Hygiene
Replies: 100
Views: 5450

RE: Feminine Hygiene

I think there's a song written by Todd Yohn called "Feminine Hygiene" that is really quite entertaining. <a href="http://www.devilducky.com/media/24117/" target=_blank>http://www.devilducky.com/media/24117/</a> It really is quite funny (if you're a male and you're sick of these damn ads on the <acro...

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Y/O Looking For A Job At A Main Or Local Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7969

RE: 15 Y/O Looking

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teens Arrested After Mom's Body Found In Trunk
Replies: 29
Views: 3209

RE: Teens Arrested After Mom's Body Found In Trunk

This is horrible. No, scratch horrible, it's despicable. It's saddening that such a thing is happening these days. I mean, 20 years ago, this rarely, if ever happened. Now, it's like the norm: kids shooting each other, kids shooting their parents (by kids, I mean teenagers my age). It's a scary time...

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Casino On Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 3017

RE: Casino On Airlines

IIRC, there was a show in the mid-90s called F/X that had an episode featuring a 747 converted into a flying casino. I'm not sure if it would be financially sound, but it could work. Mind you, what market would it work under? Where would it fly? What would be the point of turning an entire 747 into ...

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Job
Replies: 87
Views: 2565

RE: Your Dream Job

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Job
Replies: 87
Views: 2565

RE: Your Dream Job

I have four dream jobs:
.Airline pilot (never can be, but can dream)
.Airline mechanic for either WS, AC or TS
.Airline CEO
.Sales rep for Boeing

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Y/O Looking For A Job At A Main Or Local Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7969

15 Y/O Looking For A Job At A Main Or Local Airport

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback Query
Replies: 42
Views: 5135

RE: Pushback Query

Mel, I once did a ramp tour with my Air Cadet corps at <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym>. We got to see a 737-700 get pushed off out of D-concourse here. The GRD headset was removed prior to pushback, since they needed to get that airplane off ASAP...

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caption The Pic
Replies: 17
Views: 1956

RE: Caption The Pic

"Men AND women? Holy, I am in PARADISE!"

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours
Replies: 43
Views: 10527

RE: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World War III In Europe: Who Would Have Won?
Replies: 43
Views: 13085

RE: World War III In Europe: Who Would Have Won?

If the Soviets had invaded West Germany through either the Brandenburg Gate or any checkpoints, then the Americans would haul ass to prevent them from reaching the Rhine. Now, correct me if I'm wrong or misguided, but the only two ways of reaching the Rhine River (the telltale sign that the former U...

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Employee Un-"loads" His Own Plane
Replies: 62
Views: 18195

RE: NW Employee Un-"loads" His Own Plane

I'm sorry, but this is just unacceptable, in my eyes, for travelling. On your own carrier of employment, no less! Great example you're setting for your company, buddy.

Either stow it for takeoff or save it for the lavatory.

Cheers and fears,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical UA/AA To South Africa Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 5176

RE: Hypothetical UA/AA To South Africa Questions

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by WestJetForLife
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours
Replies: 43
Views: 10527

Exceeding Flight Crew Hours

Hi, folks. Just have a question about flight crew hours. What happens if a two-man flight crew exceeds duty hours by more than an hour or so? What would the reprecussions be? Also, when do crew hours begin? When the pilots check in or when they actually board the airplane? Much thanks, Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical UA/AA To South Africa Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 5176

RE: Hypothetical UA/AA To South Africa Questions

Well, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> would probably base their <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym>/<acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> flights o...

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does DL Only Fly 8 777s?
Replies: 20
Views: 10188

RE: Why Does DL Only Fly 8 777s?

Why does <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> only fly 8 triple-7s? Well, there are two reasons that I see are relevant. One is that, like the other legacy carriers (UA, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, etc....

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip Report-Delta Heritage Museum At ATL
Replies: 18
Views: 9243

RE: Trip Report-Delta Heritage Museum At ATL

Wow, I hate to say it, but I am jealous. I have always wanted to visit the Delta Heritage Museum.

Maybe I should swing on down to ATL for a couple days and visit.

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking Up Sucks!
Replies: 45
Views: 2220

RE: Breaking Up Sucks!

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Born On Classroom Floor
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

RE: Baby Born On Classroom Floor

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Born On Classroom Floor
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

RE: Baby Born On Classroom Floor

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Born On Classroom Floor
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

RE: Baby Born On Classroom Floor

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Facts About You....Part III
Replies: 118
Views: 3917

RE: Random Facts About You....Part III

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking Up Sucks!
Replies: 45
Views: 2220

RE: Breaking Up Sucks!

At 17, to be honest, you should be concerned about passing courses and getting into college. Yes, breaking up sucks, but what's worse? Having no girlfriend and getting into college (and numerous single ladies) or no school education because you moped around, and you're working at McDonald's for the ...

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Facts About You....Part III
Replies: 118
Views: 3917

RE: Random Facts About You....Part III

- I can eat 2 pounds of food, and still be hungry 2 hours later - I prefer Coca-Cola over Pepsi - I can own anybody (and I mean anybody) at GoldenEye 64 and Mario Kart 64 - I can name any airplane I see flying above me, as well as the airline - I can identify 12 Queen, 27 Huey Lewis and 40 KISS song...

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by WestJetForLife
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transport And You
Replies: 83
Views: 4720

RE: Public Transport And You

I use <acronym title="Air Sofia (Bulgaria)">CT</acronym> every day; I take a train downtown, get off, take a bus to school. All in all, 60 minutes door-to-door. Home is a whole new ballgame: bus that rarely comes (20-30 bloody minutes), trains are packed (almost no seats) and another bus that only c...

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by WestJetForLife
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury.
Replies: 41
Views: 2740

RE: Freddie Mercury.

Freddie Mercury was basically what turned me onto classic rock/"dinosaur rock" as my sister calls it.

Basically, he was a master, and no one can replicate/replace him.

He is just that good!

Cheers,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mutated Food
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

RE: Mutated Food

I once found a 2-inch long fused potato chip in a bag of Lay's. My friend wanted me to keep it, but I told him that it's food, not a decoration.

Oh, and I found a long fry (about 20 cm) on my plate of fries when we went to a Denny's.

Do those qualify as mutated food?

Cheers,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friday's Stupid Thread- When A.net Members Go Awol
Replies: 21
Views: 3075

RE: Friday's Stupid Thread- When A.net Members Go Awol

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by WestJetForLife
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Topping(s) On Your Pizza?
Replies: 43
Views: 2227

RE: Favorite Topping(s) On Your Pizza?

I love the following toppings on my pizza: .Anchovies .Olives .Pepperoni .Hot sausage .Frank's Red Hot Sauce .Red and yellow peppers .Jalapeno peppers .Mozzarella cheese baked into crust AKA stuffed crust .More olives Put them all together, and what do you have? A good freaking pizza! Cheers

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by WestJetForLife
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Middle Name(s)
Replies: 33
Views: 1489

RE: Your Middle Name(s)

Jonathan Joseph.

I was named after my two grandfathers (both, sadly, no longer with us anymore).

Originally, I was going to be named Nikolas Huey Brian P.

Yeah, I don't think so. I like Jonathan Joseph better.

Cheers,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Growing A Beard?
Replies: 25
Views: 4183

RE: Growing A Beard?

Growing facial hair is either a gift or curse in our family. I'm able to grow a great beard and sideburns, but I can't seem to grow my moustache. My dad, on the other hand, can't grow a crap worth of beard, but he has a decent moustache. Personally, until it gets to the point where it itches like no...

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicest Thing You Own
Replies: 93
Views: 7216

RE: Nicest Thing You Own

Best things I own: My computer (it better be good at $1200 custom-built for optimum FS9 performance) Digital camera and camcorder (both purchased using employee discount at former place-of-work Best/Worst Buy) 42" Flat-Screen <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> (once again, purcha...

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by WestJetForLife
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are Your 2007 Spring Break Plans?
Replies: 48
Views: 2764

RE: What Are Your 2007 Spring Break Plans?

Nothing. I'm saving money for my big trip at the end of the school year to YWG on WS.

I may hang around with friends, or waste time on A.net. Who knows?

Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Return Of Caption The Picture
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

RE: Return Of Caption The Picture

"For every $50 worth of sporting goods you buy, you get a free cheeseburger!"

Cheers

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Hated Brand?
Replies: 117
Views: 5096

RE: Most Hated Brand?

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vomit Worthy Hurl Inducing One Hit Wonders!
Replies: 65
Views: 3629

RE: Vomit Worthy Hurl Inducing One Hit Wonders!

You know, I just noticed that maybe 60-70% of the one-hit blunders (once again, thanks Zippyjet for that) have been either late 70s or 80s.

I wonder, since I wasn't alive in the 1980s, were there more one-hit wonders in that decade then there are now? Or is this just irrelevant?

Cheers,
Nik

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Hated Brand?
Replies: 117
Views: 5096

RE: Most Hated Brand?

Best Buy needs to die. Seriously, they overwork their employees (I've worked there), they try and con you into buying stuff that you really don't need and "no commission, no pressure"? Bull-crap! Even without commission, they still compete for who gets the most sales in a day. The one GOOD thing abo...

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by WestJetForLife
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vomit Worthy Hurl Inducing One Hit Wonders!
Replies: 65
Views: 3629

RE: Vomit Worthy Hurl Inducing One Hit Wonders!

Another one-hit wonder was the Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out?". That was one of the most annoying, low-point songs of the 21st century (released in 2000). Who could forget "The Safety Dance" by Men without Hats from "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles "I Wanna Be...

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by WestJetForLife
Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vomit Worthy Hurl Inducing One Hit Wonders!
Replies: 65
Views: 3629

RE: Vomit Worthy Hurl Inducing One Hit Wonders!

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