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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15237

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Every country I’ve ever traveled to is the same. You are telling me you don’t have to go through customs at your first destination when entering a country? I have never, ever had to do that. Every country I've been to did the customs check at the final airport. So you fly to Calama, Chile via Santi...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40755

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Duartelmatos wrote:
WildcatYXU wrote:

Is that an one off occurrence or are they switching TP259/262 to the A339 permanently?


I think it was a lat minute upgrade.


Pity. I have 262 booked to a month from today. I was hoping to catch an A339 ride.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40755

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Duartelmatos wrote:
A TAP’s A330neo is going to arrive at 10pm in Toronto.


Is that an one off occurrence or are they switching TP259/262 to the A339 permanently?

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

https://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/22/tou ... ows-a-747/
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I doubt it. It is too light. There was a VW Touareg TDi towing a Jumbo based contraption. However, it was modified and had several tons of ballast.

https://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/22/tou ... ows-a-747/

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 19382

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

6" is survivable in most cases Yes, 6" is definitely survivable in every single case :-P Now, talking of 6', I'd be really not happy find myself in the situation where I got off the burning aircraft and I find my egress route blocked by a crowd afraid of jumping off the wing. You bet I'd ...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 19382

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

RickNRoll wrote:
Which just happens to let the 737 squeak in. No one is going to jump six feet with any safety. I'd be lucky to jump two feet.


Exactly. When I was a kid, jumping from 10' wasn't a problem. Now I'm 53 and I guess I could jump the 6' without problems. But I doubt I'll be able to do that when I'm 73.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 19382

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The basic 737 frame has proven over many years to be tough and reliable. Anything that has come to light has been remedied. One thing that does strike me, though. No overwing emergency exit slides. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/passengers-injured-in-scramble-to-flee-after-man-makes-bomb-thr...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat May 25, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5811

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: YYZ - NRT, AC A343, 5574nm
Shortest: YXU - YYZ, AC DH1, DH3, DH4, CR2, CR9, 77nmi

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by WildcatYXU
Sat May 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A day that will live in ignominy
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: A day that will live in ignominy

Airstud wrote:
Hertz schmerz


With that I can agree.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri May 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72647

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Well the 332 is almost 4 metres longer than a 763 (and 2m longer than a 788) and is 8 abreast vs 7 in the 763. Add all that up and you’re talking 245ish pax in a 332 in an AC mainline config vs 211 for the 763...not to mention a much bigger available cargo payload. Well, if they can manage to fit 4...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu May 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72647

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Yup and like I said a few pages back that a 332 in mainline configuration is the perfect 763 mainline replacement. A modest capacity bump from the 763 while not using what's been said by others on a.net as a "sub-optimal usage of a 788" for the likes of YOW-LHR. Isn't the A332 a bit too h...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri May 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 48
Views: 8564

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

""The plane was pretty much written off," Wright told CBC Toronto." How is a policeman in a position to say that? He's not. This is how the aircraft looks like from a different angle: https://toronto.citynews.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/10/2019/05/10/Pearson-crash-air-canada-j...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed May 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1622

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

737 - Czech Airlines AMS-PRG (1996) 747 - Air Canada YYZ - FRA (2002) 757 - Canada 3000 YYZ - YVR (2001) 767 - Malev YYZ - BUD (2004) 777 - Air Canada YYZ - YVR (2008) 787 - LOT ORD - WAW (2014) A310 - Czech Airlines PRG - YUL - YYZ (2001) A320 - Air Canada YYZ - YUL (2005) A330 - Air Canada YVR - Y...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue May 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30822

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What's wrong with believing in God? By itself there is absolutely nothing wrong with believing in God. However, you wrote it yourself: Like Jouhou said, as long as people aren't rude or even forceful in putting their religion on others, live and let live. That would be the ideal situation. However,...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon May 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9911

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

There's usually at least a few voices of reason on controversial topics, but it appears that this thread is somehow unanimous that there is a problem. I guess my only question is.. does anyone here actually fly? Like multiple times a week? Or do you just admire planes from afar and take a few vacat...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon May 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9911

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

I find really interesting that everybody is complaining about people taking their belongings with them during an emergency evacuation, but everybody seems to be OK with the aisle that has to evacuate 5 pax per row being 43cm wide at knee height.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu May 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 43
Views: 16324

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

smallmj wrote:
I noticed this too looking at the latest image of YYZ on Google Earth. The image from June 10 2018 (latest) has very few planes. The previous one from May 8 2018 has planes at almost every gate.


And there is a WS 73G exiting 05 on H3 with the outboard portion of left wing missing.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu May 02, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1786

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

No, they couldn't run with only one connection point. Trains and trams are using the rails as the second wire. It is not really possible with a vehicle with rubber tyres running on asphalt.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian is heading back to Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 2775

Re: 20 years later, Austrian is heading back to Montreal

I flew YUL-VIE on OS A340 in September 2005. However, I don't remember when was the VIE flight moved to YYZ. Apparently OS served YUL that summer, thus routesonline.com is wrong.. "Austrian last served this route in summer 1999 season, with A310 operates twice a week." https://www.routeso...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian is heading back to Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 2775

Re: 20 years later, Austrian is heading back to Montreal

Dominion301 wrote:
WildcatYXU wrote:
I flew YUL-VIE on OS A340 in September 2005. However, I don't remember when was the VIE flight moved to YYZ.


Didn't the flight operate VIE-YUL-YYZ for a while?


I don't know. However, in 2008 it was definitely YYZ - VIE non-stop operated by a 763.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian is heading back to Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 2775

Re: 20 years later, Austrian is heading back to Montreal

I flew YUL-VIE on OS A340 in September 2005. However, I don't remember when was the VIE flight moved to YYZ.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 2687

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

You should have checked before you arrived at the airport. This is a problem entirely of your own making and nothing to do with the quality of Qatar Airways. Since the difference between on-line and off line excess baggage purchases is just 10USD/kg, it doesn't really matter. I'd be rather interest...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 2687

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

Did you buy your ticket yourself or it was purchased through a corporate travel agent?

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

NL? New Lealand? North Lakota? North Larolina? Is that a serious question or just trolling? It is a serious question. I have absolutely no idea what "NL" stands for. However, to try to get a chuckle out of my dismay I listed the first three obviously incorrect guesses that popped into my ...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

TSS wrote:
petertenthije wrote:
The larger cities in NL already do this.

NL?
New Lealand?
North Lakota?
North Larolina?


Is that a serious question or just trolling?

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3856

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Just used the same website and it showed From KEF To SDQ Total: 3,829 mi 3,829 statute miles and 3,327 nautical miles are one and the same. Slightly different units. Guys, I realize it is the same distance. However, the 752's range should be around 3900nmi. Can she do it westbound with a reasonable...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3856

Re: Icelandair 757 question

~3,900 n.m. BIKF to Santo Domingo. Tight but possible. Probably not economical due to reduced payload to take the extra fuel required. Tech stop in CYYT would greatly improve viability of routes to all Caribbean destinations. According to gcmap.com the great circle distance between KEF and SDQ is 3...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9316

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

What it is surprising to see PRG on the list of A321 destinations. The distance from PRG to YUL is 3360nmi. Can a 199 seater A321LR do it against the wind? This is only 40nm further than NCE. The A321LR is advertised with a range of 4000nm. I know. But isn't the 4000nmi range advertised with 170 pa...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9316

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

Indeed if the frequencies listed above are instead of the A310, this is a capacity cut on several routes. Were their TATL operations not (sufficiently) profitable? It is easier to fill 199 seats than 242 seats. And the trip cost has to be way lower. What it is surprising to see PRG on the list of A...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 41
Views: 11221

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

- What are AC’s MAX8 pilots doing at the moment? I imagine some (most?) of them were qualified on other types such as the E90 or 319/320/321 and can thus keep flying to some extent? Any input? This is what Longhauler wrote about the MAX pilots: I know that where I fly, the MAX pilots are all sittin...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3922

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

SheikhDjibouti wrote:

I stopped the clock at 1998 because a quick summary of the following year in the UK charts comes up with Shania Twain (USA),


What? She's just as American as Neil Young. Or Leslie Nielsen for that matter.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75547

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploa ... x365_c.jpg


It was all there in the CBS video though. Check it out.
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Boof02671 wrote:
Nose gear under L2?

Um no and no double bogey

https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploa ... x365_c.jpg


It was all there in the CBS video though. Check it out.

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 52
Views: 10148

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

The big wild card would be whether YYZ-YYC-NRT-YYC-YYZ is flown by a 787 or A330. The great circle distance from YYC to NRT is 4300 nm. Does a 230t A333 have the legs to do it? I know you guys were flying YVR-NRT in the past with the A333, but it is a bit shorter and the aircraft wasn't so densely ...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15639

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

DeltaWings wrote:
Surpried there's no flights from canada to Palma


You mean PMI, Palma de Mallorca? That would be a long, expensive flight for a beach holiday. Also, the high season for beach holidays is winter around here. The temperatures at Mallorca are too low in winter even for Canadians.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5664

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

I live in Toronto and the skies over Toronto are pretty busy with overflying aircraft...…..on certain days, when the sky is clear and conditions perfect for contrails to persist for a while, I have counted up to 20 visible contrails......most of them are from planes that have already passed over 10...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 52
Views: 10148

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

There are no guarantees AC will codeshare with NH on this rumoured service. Just because they're a *A partner doesn't mean much. If you look at other *A partners which double on AC at YYZ like TP and LO, there is no codeshare. That is not entirely true. AC has now it's code on some LO flights. For ...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 5482

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Top level sport of any kind. I personally don't see a point in watching somebody else doing it.

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)

There are about 7000 craft breweries and brew pubs in the USA. Why would anyone drink a mass produced beer? How many of the 7000 are of good quality? Newcastle Brown is (was) a known taste. No idea. The only way to know is to taste it. I used to drink British imports including Newcastle Brown Ale b...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)

There are about 7000 craft breweries and brew pubs in the USA. Why would anyone drink a mass produced beer?

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15639

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

What does Varadero have that Cancun or Punta Cana don’t? It's more like the other way around. What does Varadero NOT HAVE that Cancun and Punta Cana DOES? Air conditioning. Actually, air conditioning or lack of thereof is not a problem in Cuban resorts. Now, properly working thermostats, that's a d...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2582

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

It depends. When I'm driving (or working) after arrival I don't drink at all. If not, it all depends on the situation. It may range from nothing to several drinks. Difficult to say a number.

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6235

Re: Your first...

... European airport: Bratislava (BTS) ... N-American airport: Montreal P.E. Trudeau (YUL) ... S-American airport: None. Closest I ever came is Panama City (PTY) ... Asian airport: Tokyo - Narita (NRT) ... African airport: None ... aircraft: ATR72-200 (OK) ... widebody aircraft: Airbus A310-300 (OK)...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3922

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

Most of these bands (and one singer) were around before and after the 80's. That makes the list pretty wide. Except for The Cult, all of yours are on my playlist too. Just a few names of my playlist that weren't on your list: AC/DC Deep Purple Genesis Def Leppard Iron Maiden Judas Priest Ozzy Osbour...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 10212

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

rufusmi wrote:
I believe the E-jets are only partially FBW, however the E2 is fully FBW.


Thanks. For some reason I thought the E-jets are fully FBW.

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 10212

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

MrBretz wrote:
On a related thought, are the regional jets FBW or more traditional technology like the 737?


The older regional jets are traditional. The CRJ 1000 has a FBW rudder. The E-jet, A220, MRJ and the SSJ100 are fully FBW.

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Kiwirob wrote:
Allowing holders of driver licence class B to drive electric vans class C1 (light lorrries) up to 2450 kg (2019)


Hmmm...What's the gross weight limit for class B licence holders in Norway?

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Meanwhile in the real world, Norway is one of the harshest realistic conditions cars meet. Bad roads, long distances, mountains, winds, bitter winter cold and ice in the inland, harsh coastal conditions. And EVs are aceing it! If they work here, they work anywhere where people actually live. In the...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

M564038 wrote:
2010 called. They want their misconceptions back.
You are comedy gold!


Please feel free proving Seahawk wrong with useful data. If unable, please refrain from condescending remarks.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 5326

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

The day of the Jackal. Not only one of my favorite novels, but the movie was almost completely spot on, too. Which one? the original french one or the Hollywood deform? :-) Which is the original French movie? There is a movie with Edward Fox as The Jackal from 1973. That's an UK/French co-productio...

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