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by c172akula
Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Coming To PHX
Replies: 19
Views: 3101

RE: Westjet Coming To PHX

I wonder what kind of impact this will have on America West's flights out of YYC to PHX?

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by c172akula
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Into YYC
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

RE: Asiana Into YYC

I'm assuming the first all cargo carrier from ICN is Korean correct?

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by c172akula
Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-17 @ YYC Now!
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

B-17 @ YYC Now!

Just to let all <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> spotters know that one of the Confederate Air Force's B-17's is parked down at the Shell Aerocentre. It arrived today and will be on display all week by the Shell. I believe they are doing complemen...

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by c172akula
Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ/YUL Spotters.... Here Comes ANA!
Replies: 16
Views: 3370

RE: YYZ/YUL Spotters.... Here Comes ANA!

We are currently getting the ANA charters right now in <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> too. They started last summer with a couple of flights operated by the 747-400. I believe our first arrival was Sunday, using a 772 if I'm not mistaken. Can't ...

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by c172akula
Thu May 27, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Farkers In Here?
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

RE: Any Farkers In Here?

Not a farker, but a goon  Smile

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by c172akula
Thu May 20, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official NHL Playoffs Thread.
Replies: 199
Views: 9592

RE: Official NHL Playoffs Thread.

Just got back from the game!! One word: INTENSE. Those last 15 seconds were insane! The last 2 minutes was the most deafening sound I have ever heard! Row 10, just to the left of the Flames bench, amazing view, amazing game!

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by c172akula
Tue May 04, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official NHL Playoffs Thread.
Replies: 199
Views: 9592

RE: Official NHL Playoffs Thread.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! FLAMES BABY OH YEAH!
What an incredible game, all over all I hear is honking and cheering!

C of RED ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!

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by c172akula
Tue May 04, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official NHL Playoffs Thread.
Replies: 199
Views: 9592

RE: Official NHL Playoffs Thread.

Flames all the way baby! I have to say this has been an incredible run that we have been on this year. My buddy does the music at the Flames games and told me that this is the biggest game he's ever had to play for(that being game six tonight at <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), ...

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by c172akula
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Airline Pilots Feel About GA Aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 8951

RE: How Do Airline Pilots Feel About GA Aircraft

I think as long as the <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> pilot is good and quick on the radios, and is able to accomodate special requests (such as high speed approaches and quick turns after departure) than this isn't much of a problem. If the runway is long enough you can bring a 172 ...

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by c172akula
Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Having To Stop For Fuel
Replies: 40
Views: 7225

RE: Having To Stop For Fuel

I just got back from Cancun on Sunday, and on the flight back direct from <acronym title="Cancun International (CUN), Mexico">CUN</acronym> to <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> we had to make a fuel stop in Denver. Reason being unusually strong hea...

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by c172akula
Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYC Vs. YUL
Replies: 22
Views: 2675

RE: YYC Vs. YUL

We have better ski hills, nuff said! Although our Poutine making skills leave a little to be desired, and yesterday I was attacked by what I believe could have been a 'mad cow'  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> But seriously airport wise, I believe both are quite nice. Ea...

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans US Beef Temporarily
Replies: 29
Views: 2018

RE: Canada Bans US Beef Temporarily

Hell yeah L-188, there is no way are standards are less than that of our friends to the south!

I guess the temporary ban shouldn't affect us all that much, with all our surplus beef hanging around we are probably pretty close to self sufficient as far as demand goes for the time being.

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do You Want To Die?
Replies: 38
Views: 3313

RE: How Do You Want To Die?

Taking as many with me as possible! (joke  Smile)

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spoon Or Mugen For My Buddy's Civic?
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

RE: Spoon Or Mugen For My Buddy's Civic?

Aa61hvy: seconded! Smile

In my opinon though, I think Mugen or whatever sounds cooler! But if he goes with Spoon he could always say "My spoon is too big!"

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by c172akula
Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Land This Plane? What About Flying This Heli?
Replies: 23
Views: 4460

RE: Land This Plane? What About Flying This Heli?

I've played this about a year ago on another website...just try and beat my high score: 5562!!

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by c172akula
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking To Buy A New Game - Suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

RE: Looking To Buy A New Game - Suggestions?

Kingsford: If you can get your hands on it go with the Descent series of space combat games. Both "Freespace: The Great War" and "Freespace 2" are amazing space combat games. I put them only second to "Tie Fighter" as the best in my opinion. Radarbeam: If you have a good internet connection go with ...

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by c172akula
Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gary Jules Mad World #1 In UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

RE: Gary Jules Mad World #1 In UK

What is this ranking exactly? Is it the current #1 hit?

And am I wrong in assuming that this is the same "Mad World" from the film Donnie Darko? A great song that really fit the end of that movie.

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Platinum Jet Air?
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

Platinum Jet Air?

After seeing fallingeese's post about this in the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> a/c order topic I was curious if anyone knows anymore about this operation? Mark: Is the US Airways Fokker 100 by the Esso one of the a/c they are taking for the startup? Any thoughts about the viablility of t...

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Airline Callsign?
Replies: 112
Views: 15047

RE: Your Favorite Airline Callsign?

"Speedbird" is the best in my opinion.

At YYC Central Mountain Air is operated under the callsign "Glacier" which is pretty cool too.

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Dance
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

RE: School Dance

After seeing that transcript of the instant messaging conversation, does anyone else think that we are destroying the written language as well as human interaction in general? Would it kill these people to look at what they have typed before pushing the send button? "hey tehre" Unless his name is Te...

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by c172akula
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Dance
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

RE: School Dance

Twins huh? Ask em both to come with you. Then they can make some sort of "Venuscat2" sandwich on the dance floor. Good times my man, good times.

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by c172akula
Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Calgary Airport Website
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

RE: New Calgary Airport Website

http://www.calgaryairport.com

There ya go

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by c172akula
Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Who's Flying On 17 Dec?
Replies: 18
Views: 3326

RE: So Who's Flying On 17 Dec?

I'll be up and instructing on the 17th! I believe I have 2 training flights with students. And then in the evening it is off to a bar with a whole group of aviators to raise a few glasses to the Wright brothers.

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Photo-This Deserves A Shout Out!
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

RE: Great Photo-This Deserves A Shout Out!

Whats the big deal? I could pull that off in my Cessna.....172  Big grin

Nice pic, gotta love Special VFR!

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by c172akula
Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna VS Airbus
Replies: 77
Views: 8385

RE: Cessna VS Airbus

Hey now, those US Air Force trainers aren't powered by snowmobile engines, that was the old A1 model.

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by c172akula
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golf Courses Near Airports
Replies: 57
Views: 9941

RE: Golf Courses Near Airports

You are correct Goose, the approach lights for 34 are on McCall lake golf course. And I believe the airport master plan calls for another golf course at the end of the parallel 34 too.

Good news for us golfer/pilots!!

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by c172akula
Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First Solo Was Today
Replies: 38
Views: 3417

RE: First Solo Was Today

Congratulations!

For myself:

Sept. 27, 2000
C-FTCG
C172'sp
CYBW

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by c172akula
Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New Hotmail. Looks Good!
Replies: 17
Views: 2103

RE: The New Hotmail. Looks Good!

I'm still getting used to it. Not too bad, but when I try and use emoticons it just says 'error on the page' on the bottom. I'm sure it will all work out though.

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by c172akula
Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Harder - Flying Or Driving?
Replies: 32
Views: 11958

RE: What's Harder - Flying Or Driving?

Also keep in mind that our 'cellphones' for pilots are snugly fit to our heads, so we don't have to hold the 'phone' while talking to ATC. And the button to transmit is right on the control column/yoke/stick whatever. But I do believe that flying is still harder than driving. As an instructor I just...

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by c172akula
Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Tango Liveries Left?
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Any Tango Liveries Left?

Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any A320's still in the Tango color scheme? I spotted a 320 at <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> with the 'Jetz' titles, and what appeared to be a new coat of white over where 'tango' would have been, plu...

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by c172akula
Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet May Pull Out Of YQU And YMM
Replies: 64
Views: 6207

RE: Westjet May Pull Out Of YQU And YMM

I can't believe some of the hate for <acronym title="Edmonton - City Centre (Municipal / Blatchford Field) (YXD / CYXD), Canada - Alberta">YXD</acronym> here. That airport serves a useful purpose. Go ahead and close it Edmonton, force all medevacs and the such to use Leduc International, you know wh...

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by c172akula
Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Letterman Or Leno?
Replies: 38
Views: 2913

RE: Letterman Or Leno?

Conan hands down! And that Michael Jackson "Will get into boys pants" line was a classic. I believe he even gave the que card with that to an audience member.

And let's not forget that classic German TV game show "Stackenblocken!"

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by c172akula
Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports
Replies: 25
Views: 4983

RE: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports

We've got quite a few coyotes here at YYC. But they tend to stay away from the runways, good for keeping the birds away too.

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by c172akula
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Girl Problems, Need Advice...
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

RE: Girl Problems, Need Advice...

Regardless of all the other stuff in the story, there is one thing that sticks out in my mind as wrong... "I gave her my number" Anyone else see a problem with this? You gotta get her number man, oldest rule in the book. And yes I think that was just going to be a one-nighter, so you missed the chan...

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by c172akula
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lahso Ops?
Replies: 24
Views: 6944

RE: Lahso Ops?

Rick767: I'm a flight instructor out of Calgary International, so I get to deal with the LAHSO op's all the time. I'm surprised that the controller was upset, they're usually a pretty good bunch in the tower up there. Just the other day they asked Skywest if they could take part in a LAHSO, with the...

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by c172akula
Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movies With "wrong" Ending
Replies: 23
Views: 2186

RE: Movies With "wrong" Ending

"A.I." by Spielberg, the movie should have ended with the scene under the ocean with the blue fairy. None of that aliens centuries later crap. Much more Kubrick that way. And I believe a lot of people wouldn't like the ending for "Requiem for a Dream" because it is so negative, but it works wonderfu...

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by c172akula
Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare
Replies: 54
Views: 8229

RE: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare

I'd have to say my worst fear would be instructing in the 172 and realizing that the Taco Bell I had for lunch wants out!

Talk about a case of.........THE SQUIRTS!!

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by c172akula
Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hey Pilots: What's Your Highest Altitude
Replies: 71
Views: 10522

RE: Hey Pilots: What's Your Highest Altitude

15,000' in a TBM-700

Other than that been up to 12,500 in a 172sp. And up to 13,000 over the rockies in the Diamondstar.

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by c172akula
Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Could Have 3 Wishes, What Would They Be?
Replies: 40
Views: 3495

RE: If You Could Have 3 Wishes, What Would They Be?

Funny how you see those standard answers, but they make sense! As for myself: 1) Financially Secure for life 2) A nice aircraft to fly around in, I'm not talking heavy metal. More like a nice turboprop or light jet. (ie TBM 700, Hawker 800xp) 3) Snow in the mountains for skiing all the time, but gre...

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by c172akula
Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In Calgary Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

RE: What To Do In Calgary Canada

Oh ok, those just came in about a week ago. Looked like they were in United colors. Still snowing here, so enjoy the winter wonderland we got going!

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by c172akula
Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In Calgary Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

RE: What To Do In Calgary Canada

Here's the Tourism Calgary website, might have some ideas that we can't think of.

http://www.visitor.calgary.ab.ca/index.html

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by c172akula
Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In Calgary Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

RE: What To Do In Calgary Canada

I agree with Bo, downtown Calgary can have quite a lot to take in, Devonian gardens and such. Plus you can take advantage of all the plus 15's in this weather. How did I forget the Maid? My bad, great place to start up the night! And yes, go to Outlaws if your looking for the 'hoochies', although Co...

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by c172akula
Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In Calgary Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

RE: What To Do In Calgary Canada

Techrep: Are some of these aircraft possibly Dash8's or ATR's? Just curious, we seem to have a lot lying around the southeast corner of the airport. As for things to do you can't go wrong with 17th Ave for nightlife. Plenty of pubs and great Martini places line the strip there. I highly recommend th...

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by c172akula
Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did Kenny (South Park) Come Back?
Replies: 8
Views: 12004

RE: How Did Kenny (South Park) Come Back?

Come on now L-188, there's been plenty of good episodes since. I also agree with the class president one, it got so out of hand and hilarious. But what about the one were the kids and Jesus go to save Santa after he was shot down over Baghdad? That was freakin highlarious! The references to 'Black H...

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by c172akula
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Common Aviation Related Mistakes By General Public
Replies: 88
Views: 9901

RE: Common Aviation Related Mistakes By General Public

Richard28: Please don't tell me you went there! Opening up the Bernoulli vs Newton can of debate! I'm not going to get into it, but there are plenty of pilots out there who will argue to the death for Bernoulli, and vice versa of course! And as far as pet peeves, ya, every single engine piston in th...

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by c172akula
Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Chemtrails?"
Replies: 21
Views: 4329

RE: "Chemtrails?"

Just try a search in the Tech/Ops forum about this. I started a thread there months ago and quite a few people weighed in with their opinions.

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by c172akula
Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 4601

RE: Approach Lighting

Yup, simple word mistake on my part. I meant 4 LIGHT VASI and the such, not 4 bar.

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by c172akula
Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What A Awsome Concorde Photo!
Replies: 41
Views: 4128

RE: WOW! What A Awsome Photo!

I don't care about its lack of sharpness or whatever. It just looks great, enough so to be my new desktop as well.

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by c172akula
Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Miss Red Beacon Light?
Replies: 8
Views: 4292

RE: Do You Miss Red Beacon Light?

I'm confused as to how Airbus' beacon lights can be any more 'annoying' than the ones found on other aircraft manufacturers. I just really hate those white beacon lights on the new Dash 8-400's! White lights are for strobes only damnit, and that's final!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.g...

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by c172akula
Wed Oct 15, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 4601

RE: Approach Lighting

Goboeing: Actually the VASI you have pictured is one of the 2 bar VASI systems. I've yet to see one before, more common are the 4 bar VASI systems. There is also a VASI system for aircraft with higher cockpits that utilizes an extra bar above the 4, this is to compensate for the larger aircraft. Alt...

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