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by WildcatYXU
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 2139

Re: Putin Popularity USA

L410Turbolet wrote:
tu204 wrote:
Ironic that I think I am gonna quote Stalin,

Why ironic? He is the greatest Russian of all times, isn't he?


Russian? Iosif Dzhugashvili?

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48901

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Point taken; thank you. I do wonder, though, if the 777x can fly with them removed in case of a MX issue...? I believe the 777x can fly with the wing tip in folded position. I'm not sure about flying with a wing tip missing. The 777X will not be certified to fly with the wing tips folded. In common...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48901

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Western727 wrote:
Point taken; thank you. I do wonder, though, if the 777x can fly with them removed in case of a MX issue...?


I believe the 777x can fly with the wing tip in folded position. I'm not sure about flying with a wing tip missing.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48901

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:

Have you seen pictures of employees working next to the wingtip?


No, I didn't. Don't get me wrong, I know how big they are. They just look small-ish compared to the wing. Now I want to see them in action. Preferably from the inside.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48901

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

I'm a bit disappointed by the size of the folding wing tips. I imagined them larger. Yes, I knew how large they will be, but still...they look sort of small-ish on that large wing :)

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749422

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

We don't know for sure what caused these two crashes, as yet. What I find interesting, though.........in the wake of the groundings of the airplane, is the overall ''silence'' from the pilots of the three major US airlines that fly the MAX, AA, UA, WN. AC, either; they have as many MAXES as AA does...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 5403

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Osubuckeyes wrote:
How long is the ETSA valid for EU folks?


ESTA is valid for 2 years regardless of the travelers home country.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10322

Re: Imperial System

Calculating miles per gallon. I find it hilarious that you buy your petrol in litres, but express fuel economy in miles per gallon. It is just easier to work out. Yes, it is so easy to work out that some people really believe that a car becomes more economical as soon as it crosses the border north...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 5403

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

In your case, it's thus best to get a Slovak passport as the e-system risks filtering you out as a EU country national trying to enter the Schengen area on a Canadian passport, raising the obvious question what it is you want to hide. Not that they will throw you out (they can't: as a Slovak you're...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 5403

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

If regulation requires such, airlines and immigration officers will learn to like that rather quickly. Best regards Thomas Perhaps. Or maybe not. Who knows? Nonetheless, I'd still rather arrive as WildcatYXU instead of arriving as Ing. WildcatKSC. That's because the latter requires a trip to Ottawa...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 5403

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Another complication for travel... I'm curious how will they solve the problems these electronic visas create for duel citizens. For example, here in Canada dual citizens are not eligible for eTA, so we have to enter Canada on a Canadian passport (OK, the passport is not always necessary but that's ...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10322

Re: Imperial System

The only unit I'd probably struggle with the most is temperature. Fahrenheit is very easy going: 0 is a very cold day; 100 is a very hot day. Celsius, on the other hand, is not: 0 is a cold day; 100 means you're dead. Celsius is easy: water is frozen: < 0C, water is boiling > 100C. So again based o...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10322

Re: Imperial System

The map is misleading as there are still a couple of countries that haven't fully gone metric yet (Canada and the UK being the best examples). The situation in Canada is a real mess. The legal units are metric, but real life is completely different. For starters, every grocery store (with the only ...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117278

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

LJ wrote:
Moreover, when Germany and France go for Summer time, how can countries like Belgium and The Netherlands decide otherwise?


What would prevent Belgium and The Netherlands from keeping winter time?

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 8748

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

It was too big And look at them now. They operate five 77W's with more seats than the 744 and every AC 777 including the 77L has more seats than the 744 combis. Even the 789's do. The 777 is a more efficient Combi. It isn't just what is carried, but at what cost . The 77W is a great Combi. Lightsab...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 8748

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

cedarjet wrote:
It was too big


And look at them now. They operate five 77W's with more seats than the 744 and every AC 777 including the 77L has more seats than the 744 combis. Even the 789's do.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Move LCC and Cargo Flights from BUD to Kecskemet
Replies: 21
Views: 1924

Re: Proposal: Move LCC and Cargo Flights from BUD to Kecskemet

But the issue is not BUD's overcapacity, rather that there are way too many planes flying over populated areas. They don't care that there is room for expansion at BUD or that there are empty terminal facilities, they want less flight than there are today. I think there are more chances of them int...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When did Steven Segal films become SO bad ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1740

Re: When did Steven Segal films become SO bad ?

Who is Steven Segal?

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 9905

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

YYT approach to 34 brings the aircraft pretty close do downtown. Flights from the mainland actually fly over the city, turn around over the ocean and on the approach fly right over the Quidi Vidi lake. Passengers seated on the port side can see the Signal Hill, the harbour and the downtown. Quite ni...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2428

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Is family visit considered to be a vacation? If yes, then we go on a vacation. And the travel itself will be fun. Flying YXU - YYZ - LIS - ZRH - VIE - KSC on the way there, KSC - VIE - ZRH - YYZ - YXU on the way back. We'll spend the time between south-eastern Slovakia and north-eastern Hungary with...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Buying a replacement......what would you do?

Go to the store where you purchased the machine. Take pictures of the label on the charger and of the plug. Then either buy an aftermarket charger if a combination of proper voltage/current/plug is available, or have someone build it for you. not to sure how Amazon would feel about me wandering aro...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a replacement......what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Buying a replacement......what would you do?

Go to the store where you purchased the machine. Take pictures of the label on the charger and of the plug. Then either buy an aftermarket charger if a combination of proper voltage/current/plug is available, or have someone build it for you.

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: I've bought a new car

No.:-) Smallest car from Ford was this one here: ( 1967 to 1975 ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Escort_%28Europe%29#First_generation_%281967%E2%80%931975%29 Then they started the Fiesta in 1976: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta#First_generation_%281976%E2%80%931983%29 Completely wrong...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: I've bought a new car

Ford Fiasco :-))))))))))))) Still remember the first iteration of that model in Germany. The predecessor "Escort" already was strongly sub par. But the brand new Fiesta tended to come apart minutes after leaving the dealer ships yard. Er fuhr Ford und kam nie wieder. :-) good Roast? No. Y...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train
Replies: 39
Views: 1702

Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train

It is hard to predict how much power you get from solar and wind in a week or this time tomorrow, but you can very accurately predict how much you will have in one hour. That is short term reliability. Ultimate capacity risk is much lower, as even the biggest wind turbine bursting into flames or th...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train
Replies: 39
Views: 1702

Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train

Up front cost might be more expensive, but thinking about the development costs & maintenance costs on such a complicated piece of machinery, not to mention all of the costs associated with producing, delivering and and storing the fuel, I imagine that over 5-10 years that investment of buildin...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train
Replies: 39
Views: 1702

Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train

Funny how the grid has only gotten more reliable since renewables where introduced for real... So you can now have wind of a proper speed when you need it? Well, the czechoslovak commies promised controlling the weather in the fifties, bu I didn't know you guys have gone that far. You see, if you h...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train
Replies: 39
Views: 1702

Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train

Why not just build more electrified rail? Hybrid trains seem like a solution to a problem which doesn't exist. Actually, the hydrogen powered train is a solution to a problem Germany is working very hard to create. That's usage of generally unreliable renewable energy sources. You see, if you have ...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train
Replies: 39
Views: 1702

Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train

... Instead of using traction motor braking and then just discharging that energy through load banks on the roof, .. . Just a note: recuperative breaking is state of the art for (catenary/third rail) electric railroad traction today. Firstly, it is braking. Just as devices used to slow down or stop...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 5044

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Right !? When I was young my father purchased a bigscreen TV with a total surround sound speaker system. I'm talking, boomin' !! Well, he also got a Laserdisk (if that dates any of this) called Earthlight, which was basically just videos of earth from space, set to relaxing music. The very first cl...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5465

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

Photos of C-GKOD cabin here. https://imgur.com/a/lnjgS1Y This interior is the past. It is on its way out along with the 319's and 320's. The future of AC are slim line seats in Y with 30" seat pitch. The AC forum members at FT are calling the old interior the Y luxury. I think all the A320's e...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5465

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

I thought the new A320/321 are for rouge (unless the plans have changed?) The A320s are to replace the (early, light, almost cycle expired) A320s which are leaving mainline. Other than rumour, there has been nothing official announced about the A321s. So I guess MSN 59 will be gone soon. That aircr...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 5044

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

I'll take 'RS-25 (x3) & Twin Solid Rocket Boosters' for $1000, Alex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnoNITE-CLc :D (where definition of 'aircraft' = machine capable of flight) Well, I don't think there are too many audio systems in the world capable of reproducing this properly. The moment whe...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5465

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

Any pics of the new interior? I don't have any of my own. However, this article contains some MAX interior photos. https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/air-canadas-new-boeing-737-max-enters-regular-service/ You can find some WB cabin pictures in the a-net database too. The new lie flat J: http:/...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5465

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

Photos of C-GKOD cabin here. https://imgur.com/a/lnjgS1Y This interior is the past. It is on its way out along with the 319's and 320's. The future of AC are slim line seats in Y with 30" seat pitch. The AC forum members at FT are calling the old interior the Y luxury. I think all the A320's e...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 commercial service discussion thread
Replies: 45
Views: 12200

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

SGFS is also not an airline, but rather a fleet of planes owned and operated by slovak department of interior for slovak high officials travel needs, civil defense, evac missions etc. Theres no official flight schedule or any official possibility to buy an air ticket. Long time ago the SGFS was wet...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 79
Views: 16326

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

Bins are indeed huge. However on my last 3 legs in the aircraft we had huge troubles getting the bags in. People are bringing more and more carry on. And my suspicion is that gate agents are allowing clear infractions in both size and amount of bags because after all 'the bins are huge' But as said...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 82230

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Only one RT trip booked so far: YXU-YYZ-LIS-ZRH-VIE-KSC on the way there. Flying AC, TP and OS. Q400, A339, A321, A320 and Q400 is the equipment. KSC-VIE-ZRH-YYZ-YXU is the routing on the way back. Flying A320, A320, 77W and Q400 with OS and AC. All in J except the flights between YXU and YYZ where ...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 5005

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Yeah..... i find it odd that driving instructors don´t focus on that more. I got drilled into my head that breakes are for stopping and if i use them for anything else i am not driving with enough foresight, highway driving is by rear view mirror Speaking about foresight, one key point for safe tra...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 78
Views: 18691

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

Lisbon to São Paulo in Brazil will be the first route. TAP are also planning A321 LR transatlantic services. See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-airbus-delivers-first-a330neo-to-tap-453899/ Interesting bits from FlightGlobal: Two further aircraft will arrive before year-end, wit...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 5005

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

I believe all commercial vehicles in the EU are limited to 90 Kmh (about 56 MPH) on motorways/autobahns. Having so some vehicles stuck to a max of 90 Kmh while cars can go 120 Kmh or more, such speed differences can set up dangerous conditions. In the USA, most motorways/interstates have 60-65 MPH ...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 5005

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Driving like a moron is still enforced. And that is the most important statement in this whole topic. Setting a speed limit on motorways is only good for one thing - collecting extra taxes and calling them fines. Sad example of this is Ontario. The criminally low speed limit is basically the only r...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15205

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

well, its number 11 of the unsafest cities in europe and all east europe cities are included in that chart london is the unsafest western-europe capital by any means you can find that easily out in the statistiks on the web How about you share those ‘statistiks’ ? Why so coy? Because he made this u...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's latest prank advertising
Replies: 21
Views: 5374

Re: Air Transat's latest prank advertising

I love it. Many vacation days go unused. I know some people with an allotment of 7, 8, 10 weeks of time off every year and it can become challenging to take time be it due to lack of interest, ideas or logistic abilities at home. Who do you know with 10 weeks of vacation and how do I get their job?...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 20200

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

DL717 wrote:
FatCat wrote:
how big was the Soviet Union


Better yet, what was the Soviet Union.


Asking your local party leader for a travel permit falls into the same category.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 2269

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Mine's a Corolla. ... Toyotas won't give you a headache. Most makes/models won't give any headaches with the drivetrain as long owner follows the maintenance schedule. Features based on a bunch of sensors and electronics are a different story. More features mean more headache. The drivetrain contai...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 2269

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Aesma wrote:
Isn't a 5K interval servicing very low ? Here it's between 20K (Km) or 30K.


No. Your's is too long. Especially with the state of art small but quite powerful engines.

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 106
Views: 25296

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

You don't like it? Hey, you have the same seat regardless if it's mainline or Rouge. :) But what about us behind your back? Actually, I wasn't referring to the on-board product. With Rouge's very high load factors and very high repeat rate ... I have to (grudgingly) admit that Air Canada "got ...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 106
Views: 25296

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

longhauler wrote:
I don't like the concept of Rouge, but I acknowledge the reason for its existance. This gives Air Canada full capability of using (narrow body) Rouge to its fullest.


You don't like it? Hey, you have the same seat regardless if it's mainline or Rouge. :) But what about us behind your back?

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 106
Views: 25296

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

TriniA340 wrote:
Does Rouge have any A32X with sharklets?


The five A321 that were purchased new are equipped with sharklets.

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