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by connies4ever
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Flyers Do Own Profiling-get Some Pax Off Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 11121

RE: UK Flyers Do Own Profiling-get Some Pax Off Flight

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by connies4ever
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pluto Could Be Stripped Of Its Planet Status
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

RE: Pluto Could Be Stripped Of Its Planet Status

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by connies4ever
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pluto Could Be Stripped Of Its Planet Status
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

RE: Pluto Could Be Stripped Of Its Planet Status

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by connies4ever
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Acronyms
Replies: 80
Views: 7830

RE: Airline Acronyms

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by connies4ever
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Airbus @ AMS
Replies: 14
Views: 4665

RE: Air Canada Airbus @ AMS

Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1): A319 test for the up coming <acronym title="St. John's - International (YYT / CYYT), Canada - Newfoundland">YYT</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>... Well that wouldent make much sense, to pull a plane out of service that...

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by connies4ever
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Aircraft Has Never Achieved Certification?
Replies: 37
Views: 8450

RE: Which Aircraft Has Never Achieved Certification?

Avro C-102 Jetliner ? (most unfortunately, too)

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by connies4ever
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Jets On Longer Range Flights?
Replies: 40
Views: 6903

RE: Regional Jets On Longer Range Flights?

AC is now flying CRJ705s <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> 3x daily. Don't know the mileage but I'd guess in the 1600 miles range. Also <acronym title="...

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by connies4ever
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News About New AC Flights To Australia?
Replies: 15
Views: 5992

RE: Any News About New AC Flights To Australia?

As far as I am aware, the YVR-SYD service would remain.

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by connies4ever
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Avro Arrow Test Pilot Dies
Replies: 15
Views: 5085

RE: Last Avro Arrow Test Pilot Dies

For those who want a very good recasting of the whole Arrow saga, I recommend "Arrow Scrapbook" by Petert Zuuring (1999, Arrow Alliance Press,ISBN 1-55056-690-3). IIn fact, it appears as though the recommendation to kill the Arrow came form the Chief of Defense Staff at the time, Gen. George Pearkes...

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by connies4ever
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrow Air Crash At YQX In 1985
Replies: 6
Views: 8541

RE: Arrow Air Crash At YQX In 1985

Not to stir the pot on this too much, but: My father was a licensed AME for <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and certified to sign out the DC8. His theory on the Arrow Air accident was inadvertent deployment of the #4 t.r. just after take off. Looking at the aircraft ground track from the ru...

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by connies4ever
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-12 For Airline Service
Replies: 23
Views: 6928

RE: PC-12 For Airline Service

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by connies4ever
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death Of The "Bush Doctrine"
Replies: 104
Views: 4695

RE: Death Of The "Bush Doctrine"

Maybe the Administration see the Vandals nearing Rome ...

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by connies4ever
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-X Tanker Project Approved
Replies: 81
Views: 23719

RE: KC-X Tanker Project Approved

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by connies4ever
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Gold Plane?!?
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

Tu114 / Pelican22

Thanks for the correction ! My memory sometimes plays tricks on me.

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by connies4ever
Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Gold Plane?!?
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

RE: What Is This Gold Plane?!?

It's an Ilyushin Il-18 (NATO reporting name "CANDID"), manufactured in the former US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym> from the late 1950s to (I think) early 1970s. Basically a medium-range turboprop airliner. Also used as the basis for a maritime patrol a/c, whose reporting name escapes me exac...

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by connies4ever
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 And Reverse Thrust Use In Flight
Replies: 14
Views: 10735

RE: DC-8 And Reverse Thrust Use In Flight

Not sure about the thrust setting limit, but several times on <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> DC-8-40s I experienced in-flight use of the thrust reversers. Captain would always come on and advise people that there will be some noise and bumpy flight for a couple of minutes -- and there was!...

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by connies4ever
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bristol 170 Vs Atl-98
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

RE: Bristol 170 Vs Atl-98

There's a great Bristol 170 Freighter story, allegedly true, that goes like this: In the 50's, Trans-Canada were trying to boost their freight service across Canada and to New York. They had 1 North Star converted to freight at the time, but added 3 Bristol Freighters. So, one day they start cargo s...

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by connies4ever
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Vs. Lockheed Electra
Replies: 58
Views: 13126

RE: Vickers Viscount Vs. Lockheed Electra

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by connies4ever
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Vs. Lockheed Electra
Replies: 58
Views: 13126

RE: Vickers Viscount Vs. Lockheed Electra

Milesrich: great post on some good US airline history, esp. re Viscount ops. My dad was a licensed AME for (then) Trans-Canada Airlines and he had a ton of experience on (and respect for) the Viscount, which was maintained and overhauled in <acronym title="Winnipeg - International (YWG / CYWG), Cana...

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by connies4ever
Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Vs. Lockheed Electra
Replies: 58
Views: 13126

RE: Vickers Viscount Vs. Lockheed Electra

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by connies4ever
Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fast Props-- What's Their Actual Cruise Speed?
Replies: 20
Views: 5375

RE: Fast Props-- What's Their Actual Cruise Speed?

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by connies4ever
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aurora - New Fuel For The Fire
Replies: 28
Views: 6894

RE: Aurora - New Fuel For The Fire

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by connies4ever
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fast Props-- What's Their Actual Cruise Speed?
Replies: 20
Views: 5375

RE: Fast Props-- What's Their Actual Cruise Speed?

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by connies4ever
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 200 "A Miserable Airplane"
Replies: 150
Views: 38378

RE: CRJ 200 "A Miserable Airplane"

My own experience: Have done several <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym>-<acronym title="Winnipeg - International (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym> trips to see my girlfriend. Almost always on the CRJ. S...

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by connies4ever
Wed May 24, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Typhoon Contends For Japan F-4 Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 5089

RE: Typhoon Contends For Japan F-4 Replacement

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by connies4ever
Sat May 13, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible A380 Orders In 2006
Replies: 63
Views: 11128

RE: Possible A380 Orders In 2006

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by connies4ever
Wed May 10, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US FAA Grants 180min Etops To A319, A320, A321
Replies: 45
Views: 11707

RE: US FAA Grants 180min Etops To A319, A320, A321

Carpethead wrote: US-Hawaii is an obvious market where the A320-class maybe used but any other places in the world where ETOPS180 would be useful for this aircraft? I am kind of surprised that it wasn't certified to ETOPS180 already. ~~~~~~~~~~~ It's possible that <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acr...

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by connies4ever
Mon May 08, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Retires Last C-141 Starlifter
Replies: 25
Views: 6531

RE: Usaf Retires Last C-141 Starlifter

Given their track record, this would normally be about the time the Canadian (i.e., my) government would decide to _buy_ a few StarLifters ! Always late and never enough. Hopefully they can get off their collective *sses and make the decision to purchase 4-5 C-17s. The CAF needs these beasts. Not to...

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by connies4ever
Thu May 04, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Will Discontinue YYT-LHR
Replies: 47
Views: 8472

RE: AC Will Discontinue YYT-LHR

Longhauler wrote: Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 27): My earlier question was when did the <acronym title="St. John's - International (YYT / CYYT), Canada - Newfoundland">YYT</acronym> stopover begin? Trans-Canada Airlines and Air Canada have been stopping in Newfoundland on the way to the UK without a bre...

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by connies4ever
Wed May 03, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Will Discontinue YYT-LHR
Replies: 47
Views: 8472

RE: AC Will Discontinue YYT-LHR

Quoting Von Richtofen: Neither Zoom nor Skyservice have slots at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Ooops. My bad. I meant either <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> or <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS)...

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by connies4ever
Wed May 03, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Will Discontinue YYT-LHR
Replies: 47
Views: 8472

RE: AC Will Discontinue YYT-LHR

Despite Mr French's comment in the CBC article, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> has to determine how best to utilise its' long-range lift, and if <acronym title="St. John's - International (YYT / CYYT), Canada - Newfoundland">YYT</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), Uni...

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by connies4ever
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Fuel-saving "measures"
Replies: 110
Views: 13406

RE: Air Canada's Fuel-saving "measures"

YYZ717 and Sebring:

Can you call it off? This is like jangling your manhood in public.
Obviously you guys have seperate agendas. Lets then agree
to disagree. BTW, I still love AC and fly them by choice.

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by connies4ever
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Fuel-saving "measures"
Replies: 110
Views: 13406

RE: Air Canada's Fuel-saving "measures"

Heathrow wrote: Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Thread starter): therefore saving fuel costs amid the rising costs of jet fuel. Quess they're cutting the "scrap to paint" idea then? Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Thread starter): an airline of a somewhat good reputation maybe for you, but I've never had a good experie...

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by connies4ever
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Leases Additional Boeing 777-300ER
Replies: 74
Views: 14794

RE: Air Canada Leases Additional Boeing 777-300ER

Well, seems to me that, based on simple numbers, with 2-5-2 you have a 1 in 9 chance of having to step over 2 people, and with 3-3-3 you have a 2 in 9 chance. I agree if you're on your own the middle of 5 is not necessarily a happy place. On the whole, though, I'll take my chances on the 2-5-2. But ...

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by connies4ever
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Leases Additional Boeing 777-300ER
Replies: 74
Views: 14794

RE: Air Canada Leases Additional Boeing 777-300ER

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 15): 777 PLANNED SEATING CONFIGURATION: J/C 1-2-1 Equipped with Air Canada Executive First Suites and a stand-up bar by door 2. Y/C 3-3-3 Equipped with Thales AVOD. ============================= The Y config is disappointing - why not 2-5-2 ? That way there's only 1 pax per r...

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by connies4ever
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Flight 621 1970
Replies: 18
Views: 9621

RE: Air Canada Flight 621 1970

My dad worked in <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> for <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> at the time, knew Pete Hamilton pretty well, so the accident was pretty personal for him. That said, clean up the place as well as is _practical_ , declare it greenfield, and redeve...

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by connies4ever
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Constellation A.net Meet In July!
Replies: 27
Views: 4657

RE: Super Constellation A.net Meet In July!

Ahhh...my all-time favourite airliner. I have many fond memories of TCA flight 541 <acronym title="Winnipeg - International (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> early in the morning. Hot breakf...

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by connies4ever
Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners That Never Were
Replies: 107
Views: 38299

RE: Airliners That Never Were

For a truly 'lost' airliner, how about the East German Baade Bd.152, circa 1958. I believe two prototypes were built. High wing with anhedral, 4 underslung turbojets, I believe bicycle landing gear with outriggers (memory not 100% there - please correct if you can). I believe 1st proto crashed early...

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by connies4ever
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Flown A DC4 Skymaster?
Replies: 36
Views: 7602

RE: Ever Flown A DC4 Skymaster?

Hello Argonaut ! Nice contribution...re your comment about the windows. The RCAF models, DC4M1 (unpressurized) had _round_ windows. Only the DC4M2 model (pressurized) had the near rectangular windows similar to those on the DC6. TCA in fact operated 6 DC4M1s prior to accepting there fleet of M2s. Ca...

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by connies4ever
Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Flown A DC4 Skymaster?
Replies: 36
Views: 7602

Ever Flown A DC4 Skymaster?

Checked in my library re: Canadair North Star (a.k.a. DC4M1/M2) "The Canadair North Star" Larry Milberry, Canav Books, 1982 ppg.25-26 Many wing components were built to DC-6 standards inc. skin sections, spar caps, etc. due to higher than DC-4 standard loads caused by higher speeds from the Merlin 6...

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by connies4ever
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Flown A DC4 Skymaster?
Replies: 36
Views: 7602

Ever Flown A DC4 Skymaster?

Good Day All - My 1st posting on A.net although I've lurked for quite some time. Regarding Olympus69s comments about the North Star: I too flow on this a/c many times as a child, usually <acronym title="Winnipeg - International (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym>-<acronym title="Montreal ...

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