I have custom made ear plugs that I wear all the time, I got them made at Costco for $50. They have two different styles that you can get, ones that are solid and block out more noise or ones with a small hole in them designed so that you can hear voices. They are 10x easier to put in than foam ear ...Jump to post
I've flown on Westjet's 737-200's alot in the last two years, on average about 4 oneway flights a month, sometimes more sometimes less. I'm 6'2" and I never really had a problem with the legroom on their 732's, but I found the last 5-6 rows was where the legroom seemed to be the smallest. If you can...Jump to post
I'm glad to see that Harmony is going to be flying into <acronym title="Kelowna (YLW / CYLW), Canada - British Columbia">YLW</acronym>, I can't wait to see the first 757 land in <acronym title="Kelowna (YLW / CYLW), Canada - British Columbia">YLW</acronym>. Astral, do you know what the fares are goi...Jump to post
Don't forget that if you fly into Kelowna you can see the Hangars of Kelowna Flightcraft, the current owners of Convair, theres always a couple <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580's sitting on the ramp with some older 240/340's parked at the north e...Jump to post
Heres a link for info on the DH8Q400 air tanker: <a href="http://cascadeaerospace.com/products/Q400%20Air%20Tanker%20Conversion" target=_blank>http://cascadeaerospace.com/products/Q400%20Air%20Tanker%20Conversion</a> and heres a link for anyone interested on more info on the firecats and <acronym ti...Jump to post
Also check out <a href="http://www.conair.ca" target=_blank>http://www.conair.ca</a> they fly several <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580 Air Tankers converted by Kelowna Flightcraft. Kelowna Flightcraft is currently finishing the 5th Stretch <acron...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure the annuciator panel will require 28VAC, I know for sure the APU light on the panel is 28VAC powered, so I'm assuming the rest of the lights on that panel require the same power. For the brake gauges I have no clue what power they require.Jump to post
Amtrosie, Actually 100's did come with 2 overwing emergency exits, but depending on the passenger configuration on one was required to be used. If you look closely at the photos linked above, you only see one exit with the border painted around it but if you look just forward or aft (depending on wh...Jump to post
I think he is talking about the Antenna, a couple feet back from the <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> antenna ( the cable running from the front to the tail), directly above the Logo. If that is what he is looking at it is an old generation VHF antenna, if you look up more recent ...Jump to post
Kelowna FlightCrafts <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580 C-GKFQ has over 144,000 Cycles, which if you do the math, has made 8 landings a day over its 50 year lifespan, this has to be some sort of a record. And thats if the a/c had flown every single...Jump to post
They are probally doing a light bulb check, where an Airport Operations vehicle will drive all the runways and taxiways searching for any burnt out light bulbs. I've been on a few of these with a friend in Airport Ops, it's pretty crazy to be doing 160 down the runway in a pickup truck.Jump to post
The first Jetstar did have 2 engines as stated above, The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver is the current owner of this A/C. I got to work on it while I did my training there and even got to change an engine and do some run-ups on it while I was there. Heres some pics of ...Jump to post
AeroWeanie, I don't think thoses winglets are the Quietwing ones. Kelowna Flightcraft in Canada was doing flap modifications to a 737-200 for Quietwing testing, and never got around to putting the winglets on the a/c, which was supposed to be the next step. Quietwing was rumored to be partnering up ...Jump to post
Slawko, It is actually KFC crews front and back on the 738, the front end crew goes to the UK in the summer and flie the a/c for excel in exchange for lower leasing rates. Hey Dripper, Have you taken any photos of the cockpit on the Falconbridge 732??? It's supposed to have a partial glass cockpit i...Jump to post
Starting Jan 13, Kelowna Flightcraft will be operating a 727-200 on behalf of Skyservice from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> on Thursdays and...Jump to post
According to this article:
Harmony is planning it's first trans-pacific flight within a year....
Does anyone know how the controls worked for the rudder and elevator on the <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym>-44. From the picture below I don't see any form of control cables or wiring to the tail section. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, G...Jump to post
Ossprey, C-FLHR, N885AA is registered to <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym>, but the a/c is actually owned by the vice-president of the company where as all the othe <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym> a/c are owned by the president/owner of <acronym title="Air Botnia ...Jump to post
Acidradio, Yes, back in 1996/1997 Greyhound had an Airline in Canada, Greyhound took care off all the marketing and ticket sales, while Kelowna Flightcraft supplied the a/c and flightcrews. All the former Greyhound a/c have now been converted to freighters and fly for Purolator Courier, they are sti...Jump to post
Greyhound was doing better than Westjet when they where still flying. Greyhound got shutdown because Greyhound got sold to Laidlaw and Laidlaw didnt want anything to do with an airline, not because the airline wasnt making money.
Ossprey, Just because the aircraft is registered to someone does not nessicarily mean that they own the aircraft or are going to operate it... I can tell you that C-FLHR will not be flying for <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym>. That a/c was specifically prepared for Flair Airlines, ...Jump to post
I think that both aircraft are actually in the same condition...not painted.....the reason they look different is in the first photo there is no sunlight reflecting off the alluminum. If you look up more photos under that same registration they all look the same except for the the rudders being pain...Jump to post
I'm kinda dissapointed that you would count out the 727 all together because of an experience you had on another airline no longer in existance.....but hey its your choice....I heard yesterday that possibly KFA might be leasing a second 738 due to the fact that The Big Yellow Taxi will transfered to...Jump to post
why wouldn't you trust flying on the big yellow taxi 727???
KFA will have the 738 leased again this winter, but I'm not sure on which routes....Some of the sunwing flights are going to be operated by Skyservice with a 757 this year aswell.
you said that your friend was told of the start-up date....when is it??
Hey Slawko, the aircraft in the picture is not Kelowna's....it is just there for a c-check and a paint job....also "The Big Yellow Taxi" will be no more in a week or two...it will be coming to YLW to get a c check and a paint job as it will now be flying for Flair Airlines. Heres another pic of the ...Jump to post
Flair Airlines is a reality, but I'm not sure about their ties to new canada 3000.....their first aircraft a 727-200 is in Kelowna right now getting a C Check and paint job right now...it will be registered C-FLHR....its ex <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> N885AA....heres a coup...Jump to post
Just heard this today, A new operator Regional 1 will be operating Dash 8's from Lethbridge and Red Deer, to Kelowna and Vancouver starting Oct 6....does anyone know any more info about them? I even found a pic on them on A.net <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Genev...Jump to post
Harmony is starting <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHN...Jump to post
Hey Andy, I'm not sure when its gonna head out your way....but Flightcrafts newest passenger 27 will be on its way soon to either <acronym title="Hamilton (YHM / CYHM), Canada - Ontario">YHM</acronym> or <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontari...Jump to post
Astral, Thanks for answering all my questions, you're a great help. Any idea when us <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym> employees are gonna get some free passes with you guys <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Oh ya one last question for ya, when is 801 a...Jump to post
Hey Astral, I've got a couple questions for ya... Is Harmony going to be flying to Mexico again this winter? How many hours a day are the A/C gonna be flying? and finally Is the Victoria - Honolulu flight going to be an add on from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - Bri...Jump to post
I just found this press release on the Harmony Website, <i>Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule by 90% Introduces New Honolulu Service from Victoria and Toronto Vancouver, <acronym title="Brymon Airways (United Kingdom) and Skymark Airlines (Japan)">BC</acronym>, Canada, July 29, 2004: Vancouver'...Jump to post