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by c172akula
Thu Sep 26, 2002 2:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: -=REJECTED=- ..Boourns! +My P.O.View
Replies: 26
Views: 3463

RE: -=REJECTED=- ..Boourns! +My P.O.View

What do you mean 4 holers are non-existent here Bo? For shame, we still see some A340's in almost daily. And I have occasionally seen a UPS DC-8 come in. Not to mention we still get the RAF L1011 pretty regularly plus the VC-10 a lot as well. But I would hope to see some pics of the Zip a/c up soon,...

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by c172akula
Sun Sep 22, 2002 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Talk To A Girl I Like
Replies: 39
Views: 3034

RE: How To Talk To A Girl I Like

Just dont, anyone who would post that question is going to crash and burn . Hey just trying to save you the pain.

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by c172akula
Sun Sep 22, 2002 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Black Bananas Ok
Replies: 16
Views: 4414

RE: Are Black Bananas Ok

I heard the black bananas are longer...
But whatever your into man...
Grass is green...
Gasoline goes in cars...
The Sky is blue...
I am whack I have no take I suck...

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by c172akula
Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jim Rome/KROC Sacramento Tour Stop
Replies: 66
Views: 2805

RE: Jim Rome/KROC Sacramento Tour Stop

Ahhh Willie in KC, that was some classic stuff. I caught it when the jungle finally came back to Calgary, after about a 3 year hiatus. I had to listen to it tape delayed at 11PM every day. But we finally got ourselves a decent monkey and now get the jungle live every morning. In fact, today I just f...

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by c172akula
Fri Sep 06, 2002 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Wants To Sign Kyoto Pact
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

RE: Canada Wants To Sign Kyoto Pact

I have to agree with JAT and Westjet_737. I too support the idea of better environmental practices but this program will do more to destroy Alberta's economy than the National Energy Policy of the 80's. Chretien is once again trying to make his legacy look good, and not stink of the corruption and s...

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by c172akula
Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Phtograghy At YYC And YEG
Replies: 52
Views: 3872

RE: Phtograghy At YYC And YEG

The YYC 'Crew' is representing once again. Hope everything is going great for all of you. I was flying all day yesterday and had a great view of that AC330 landing on 16, looks great in AC colors. Now was that Tradewinds A300 your talking about mainly yellow on the fuselage with a slightly purple ta...

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by c172akula
Sun Sep 01, 2002 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Job?
Replies: 75
Views: 7642

RE: What Is Your Job?

So VonRichtofen you are a ramp rat now, are you with ATS?
Myself I am a Flight Instructor at Calgary International Airport. Not only am I around planes all day, but I'm in em too! Score!

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by c172akula
Sun Sep 01, 2002 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Instructor Prevents A Tragedy…
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

RE: Flight Instructor Prevents A Tragedy…

Here at the school I teach at in Calgary, before the G8 we had to revise our security procedures. Now when a student comes to get the a/c bag and documents for the walkaround, we keep the key with us. No key no go. But of course it is never that simple, what about solo flights? The student needs the...

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by c172akula
Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are The Implications Of:
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

RE: What Are The Implications Of:

There are no implications to this. It was well known before this article, the only new thing is that they have actually found the sub in question. Last year during December there were a few programs on the Discovery channel about finding the lost Japanese 'mini subs', I believe they found a few, but...

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by c172akula
Fri Aug 30, 2002 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Useless-time Wasting Websites.
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

RE: Favourite Useless-time Wasting Websites.

These 4 are great for some off-beat humor: <a href="http://www.theonion.com" target=_blank>http://www.theonion.com</a> <a href="http://www.satirewire.com" target=_blank>http://www.satirewire.com</a> <a href="http://www.bfatt-lazy.com/movies" target=_blank>http://www.bfatt-lazy.com/movies</a> <a href...

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by c172akula
Sun Aug 18, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Black Sabath Pre Or Post Ozzy
Replies: 10
Views: 2369

RE: Black Sabbath Pre Or Post Ozzy

With or Without Ozzie? Are you @#%$# kidding. I mean seriously who even asks that? I don't know what epic band you have been listening to but give your head a shake. Everyone Knows Ozzy is/was and is Sabbath as much as the 911 is Porsche.

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by c172akula
Sat Aug 03, 2002 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite All-time Car?
Replies: 41
Views: 3873

RE: Your Favorite All-time Car?

It's gotta be a Merkur! The car to have if you've got a crew!
"We all go Merkur's!"

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by c172akula
Sat Aug 03, 2002 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Describe Yourself In One Word
Replies: 65
Views: 6916

RE: Describe Yourself In One Word

Homocidal

Signed,
Orenthal

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by c172akula
Fri Jul 19, 2002 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown 732 @ YYC
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

RE: Unknown 732 @ YYC

Most likely Air North, that be my 2 cents.

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by c172akula
Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: When You're 0.25 Seconds Too Late.
Replies: 13
Views: 2376

RE: When You're 0.25 Seconds Too Late.

Actually America West will not be coming in until October 27, but it will still be a welcome new sight.

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by c172akula
Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Well, the majority of the delegates and their a/c are now gone. I was watching from 4pm onwards on the Calgary flight ramp. Bo I hope you were out there somewhere, I line up of at least 14 aircraft on charlie waiting for their turn to depart! The AC A340 right in front of the JMC 330! France, German...

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by c172akula
Fri Jun 28, 2002 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

I just got to watch both AF1 and Sam29000 leave, plus the departure of the 777! The 747's left just after the passing of the thunderstorm, with Speedbird leaving about 20 minutes ago. I heard the German's on the radio a while back, so they should be leaving pretty quickly as well. By the way, the B...

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by c172akula
Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Hate to break the news to you guys, but the majority of the leaders are departing this late afternoon between 3-9 PM. The Japanese and some of the African nations are staying until tomorrow. But I suggest you be here today or you will probably miss most of the departures.

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by c172akula
Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744
Replies: 12
Views: 3807

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Well the two 747's that arrived here in Calgary are just like the ones in the picture from the above post. They went by the radio call signs 'Japan Air Force 1' and 'Japan Air Force 2'.

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by c172akula
Thu Jun 27, 2002 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

The switch to 16 was done because of the wind. No other reason whatsoever. If the winds shift to come out of the north, then 34 and possibly 28 will go active.

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by c172akula
Wed Jun 26, 2002 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Squigee, the first 747(Sam 2900) was the backup plane for Bush. The second one that arrived around 3:50 was AF1. Didn't you notice how the entire airport was shutdown prior to its arrival and not the first one? Same thing with the two Japan 747's, first one was the official one, second one in ( I b...

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by c172akula
Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G8's Effect On YYC
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

RE: G8's Effect On YYC

I haven't seen anything new in the last couple days come into the airport. But be sure that I will post it if something does arrive. Although yesterday there was some blue 707 parked at the cargo apron, not sure who it was though.

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by c172akula
Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: YYC Military Movements! C-5!
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

RE: YYC Military Movements! C-5!

The C-5 already left at about 2:40 this afternoon  Sad We will probably be seeing more of them in the coming few weeks. Hold hope people, hold hope.

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by c172akula
Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: YYC Military Movements! C-5!
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

YYC Military Movements! C-5!

Just thought that anyone in the Calgary area would like to know that we have had a few visitors today, most likely for the G-8 Preparation. We have just had 2 CAF Herc's arrive, and just about 20 minutes ago, the arrival of a C-5 Galaxy! It is parked over at the shell, rumor has is that we may see ...

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by c172akula
Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

XNV, Springbank Airport will be closed for 3 days during the summit. No GA traffic at all is leaving from that airport, or arriving. Helicopters are all that will be based there is what I've heard, that and the off chance of possibly Harriers. Runway length doesn't matter to them. And no, you don't ...

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by c172akula
Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calgary YYC Spotters
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

RE: Calgary YYC Spotters

You betcha, the flight is roughly 20 minutes. Well take you out west towards Canada Olympic Park, then down south over Glenmore reservoir, then back up to the airport. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with all of it.

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by c172akula
Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calgary YYC Spotters
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

RE: Calgary YYC Spotters

I'll be there. I'll be flying for most of the morning in the ol'172's. I'll probably take some time off in the afternoon to cruise the exhibits and drop off my resumes and such.

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by c172akula
Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calgary YYC Spotters
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

RE: Calgary YYC Spotters

The C3 737 was actually parked close to the Sunwest hangars, I returned from my flight at 2:30 yesterday afternoon.

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by c172akula
Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calgary YYC Spotters
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

RE: Calgary YYC Spotters

Oh and by the way. When I got back from my flight yesterday, I happened to see a 737-200 parked over by the shell station, it was in full Canada 3000 colors. Wondering if anyone knew what it was doing in Calgary?

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by c172akula
Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calgary YYC Spotters
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

RE: Calgary YYC Spotters

Hello all Calgarians, I guess since I know a little something about Aviation days I should tell you about it for this year. It will be running on June 8-9, from 10 am until 4 or 5 pm. The static display this year will have a lot of corporate jets from the likes of Sunwest, Airsprint, Morgan, and so...

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by c172akula
Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Bo, where did you hear that AF1 would not be coming to YYC? That sounds utterly ridiculous to me, from both a convenience and presentation standpoint. With all these other leaders showing up with their personal a/c, why would the US make itself look scared and park AF1 in some base in Montana? Bush...

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by c172akula
Tue May 28, 2002 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

No chance Bo, that restricted airspace is a 80 nautical mile zone, from the surface to INFINITY, so all traffic will be routed around the zone. There will also be AWACs patrolling the area as well as many a helicopter based in springbank and others. The viewing areas will be open, at least the two o...

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by c172akula
Tue May 28, 2002 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YYC Operations For G8 Summit
Replies: 131
Views: 4307

RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

I've heard the number will actually be about 25 a/c associated with the G8 itself. Most of the military a/c will be based probably at springbank. They will be arriving on the 25th, not the 26th, trust me on this one. And yes there is a good chance that we will be seeing the Concorde here at Calgary ...

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by c172akula
Fri May 24, 2002 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Flights Between The Uk And Canada...
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

RE: Charter Flights Between The Uk And Canada...

I believe that JMC it operating between YYC and London Gatwick once a day, I'm not sure about weekends, but I just saw it today here at Calgary. As well Air Transat operates some service to Manchester occasionally as well. Both airlines use A330's on the route.

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by c172akula
Fri May 17, 2002 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration Number Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

RE: Registration Number Location

Wow, another politically minded response from Hkgspotter1. Man you gotta think of better things to do with your time, instead of petty cheap shots at the US and for example Taiwan.

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by c172akula
Wed May 08, 2002 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde In Colorado
Replies: 14
Views: 1432

RE: Concorde In Colorado

Hey BA, do you suppose they will use the concorde to bring Blair to the G8 summit in Calgary then?

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by c172akula
Sat May 04, 2002 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Posts Another Huge Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 2662

RE: Air Canada Posts Another Huge Loss

You rock Slawko, you rock hard. It's always good to see someone laying the smack down with the real facts. Brava!

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by c172akula
Fri May 03, 2002 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West In YEG
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

RE: America West In YEG

I would really doubt that this route would be going to YEG. Just doesn't seem to make sense to myself, but I could be wrong. The longest RJ flight I had was from SLC-YYC and that was more than long enough for my liking. I recently flew the CRJ-700 from SEA-YYC and that plane I could see making a 3+h...

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by c172akula
Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Of This, I Dislike The A330
Replies: 91
Views: 5536

RE: Because Of This, I Dislike The A330

Hkniceguy: I think if you compare teenagers all over the world you'll find that they all know nothing. And claim to know everything. And for the record I think the A330 is one of the best looking planes in the sky. Hey NBC, ever seen the 'wings stickin' up in the air' on the 777? 747? A340? Give me ...

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by c172akula
Sat Apr 20, 2002 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's Air Canada Zip
Replies: 35
Views: 3281

RE: It's Air Canada Zip

Bo as much as you hate them now, I know you'll be out there snapping at them jazzy looking planes!! Sorry, those 'zippy' lookings planes, it seems the term 'jazzy' is already taken.  Smile

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by c172akula
Fri Apr 19, 2002 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYC Spotting
Replies: 38
Views: 1464

RE: YYC Spotting

I assume it may be leaving again tomorrow, didn't look like it was going anywhere for the night. It was the pink colored one. Same as the one in the picture on this post.

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by c172akula
Fri Apr 19, 2002 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYC Spotting
Replies: 38
Views: 1464

RE: YYC Spotting

Hey guys, the EAL 747 arrived today around 1 or so. Last I saw it was parked at the south apron by the terminal.

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by c172akula
Mon Apr 15, 2002 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Jordan-The Wheel Of Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

RE: Robert Jordan-The Wheel Of Time?

I'm on book six right now. I'm not a big fantasy fan but go tired of reading my Tom Clancy novels six times. So a buddy of mine sent me in Robert Jordan's direction. So far I have loved the series, it is quite good with a big assortment of characters. Be warned though that the novels start to get qu...

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by c172akula
Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYC Spotting
Replies: 38
Views: 1464

RE: YYC Spotting

When did European start flying in here? Is it just for the summer charters? I also happened to catch that 763 the one day with the blank tail, I was out on the ramp when it taxied by. So has anyone else seen the ol'744 yet, I caught it on Thursday landing 34. Pretty sweet bird.

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by c172akula
Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More New Service To YYC
Replies: 1
Views: 2443

RE: More New Service To YYC

This must be seasonal service, I believe they do it every year around that time.

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by c172akula
Fri Feb 15, 2002 5:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is The CRJ-200 Such A Runway Hog?
Replies: 13
Views: 6301

RE: Why Is The CRJ-200 Such A Runway Hog?

I remember leaving Salt Lake about a year ago, I was coming back to Calgary after ferrying a plane down to Denver. That CRJ just didn't want to leave the ground in any real hurry, but other than that I quite enjoyed the flight. Although I miss Delta flying into YYC, a RJ is pretty small for a 2 1/2 ...

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by c172akula
Thu Feb 14, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet To Add 737-800's
Replies: 46
Views: 3863

RE: Westjet To Add 737-800's

That sounds like a possibility, now that they have their landing slots there. I could see YYC-YYZ being served by one of the 800's. Any thoughts people?

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by c172akula
Thu Feb 14, 2002 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet To Add 737-800's
Replies: 46
Views: 3863

RE: Westjet To Add 737-800's

Yet more exciting news from Westjet! Anyway to tell the difference between the 700's and 800's, are they longer?

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by c172akula
Thu Feb 14, 2002 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Would You "Re-Design" Air Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2730

RE: How Would You "Re-Design" Air Canada?

I would get rid of Milton. That's just for a start, it seems like he is just to arrogant for that position now. They need someone who would stop finger pointing and would get into the grunt work. The name could stay the same however. Aircraft liveries should only be redone when the money is availabl...

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by c172akula
Sun Feb 10, 2002 3:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Planespotting Should NOT Feel Like A Crime.
Replies: 30
Views: 2646

RE: Planespotting Should NOT Feel Like A Crime.

I like number 2 the most, I would definately like to see these be made available. Either in sticker form, or on a t-shirt perhaps. Good work!

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