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    Re: Flight delay question

    Just completed a marathon of unpleasant travel from Toronto to Vancouver Island for my daughter's wedding. Pretty much all flights are full and all lounges are jammed.

    Many low-wage airport...
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    Hey, somebody wrote that...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    You could wash the amine off a canoe with a gallon of warm water -- not a big deal for any floor.
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    Re: Anybody have a well?

    A good well, of soft water with a high rate of flow, is like a winning lottery ticket. That's what we have now, but I've lived on properties with sour water, where we drank filtered cistern water --...
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    Re: Monument to missing airmen

    Yes.

    Might slow down a few jet skis, too.
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    Re: Copper nails,roves,Canada?

    Spaenaur's in Kitchener is an excellent source of fasteners.

    Not sure if these are solid copper or not -- you'd have to ask. Spaenaur Catalog 14 - Digital Flipping Catalog
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    Re: Ireland....Must See

    Newgrange, and then the south coast.

    Skip Belfast.
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    Re: Next build- a Camel

    I'd love to fly behind a rotary. Haven't managed it yet.
  9. Re: In the moronic motivational posters file...

    I don't know, and I wish it were so, but I doubt it.
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    Re: Can you touch your toes?

    Never. I grew 6 inches when I was 15, and lost that ability forever.

    Long legs, short torso.
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    Re: flying into minneapolis from phoenix

    Same on the Canadian prairies.

    I used to pick up a section line when departing west out of Winnipeg and take it pretty much to Calgary.
  12. Re: In the moronic motivational posters file...

    Oh yes. Robin was an elected School Trustee for a term.

    Sabots sometimes, indeed.
  13. In the moronic motivational posters file...

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  14. Re: Ever dumber than launching without the drain plug.

    Yeah? So what?

    The cabin sole is only a guide.

    https://youtu.be/E2Q2UJjScVU


    https://youtu.be/E2Q2UJjScVU
  15. Re: Can someone explain the hatred of science?

    If reason and logic are located on The Yardstick Of All Human Reactions, they're found only between 17 1/2 and 18 1/2".

    The remainder is all emotions and hormones.
  16. Re: They make a solitude, and call it peace.

    "We had to kill them in order to save them."

    But really, that whole speech is a bit rich coming from the Celts. They had their share of lust for riches.
  17. Re: Europe's 'largest ever' land dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

    Largest ever land dinosaur?

    Large predator of course, but not largest dinosaur. Britain's biggest Jurassic dinosaurs | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)
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    Re: Guns are all they have left.

    Not here, in Canada.

    Our history is different from the USA.

    We exploited our native peoples, and spread sickness among them, and used them to harvest furs for profit. Then later screwed up...
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    Tom, They were excellent. Top of the game. I enjoy Gene Soucy -- a very interesting character. He gave me sh!t once for my Tiger Moth display at an airshow, while in his own display in the Grumman he...
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    You guys are nuts.

    The coolest thing about Wisconsin is Oshkosh.


    https://youtu.be/HUwZwAJovoI

    https://youtu.be/HUwZwAJovoI
  21. Re: American Airlines screws up a police request, passenger jailed for 17 days.

    My son was saying yesterday that the waiting list to renew a security card at YYZ is 4 months. For employees.

    Yet if you don't have one, it's your fault, not your airline-employer's. If you don't...
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    Wow... that pretty much defines incompetence and unconcern.
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    Trenton Ontario?

    I've been ordering from Kingston Marine for years. Good service, at least online. Reasonable prices. Marine Outfitters - boating electronics accessories supplies hardware...
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    Yes, 3-strand is easier to grasp, and polyester is much less slippery than nylon.

    I wish 7/16" was a more common size.
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    Re: Knives in Canada

    I've had a SAK in my pocket since I left home in 1977. Never a problem (although I stay out of formal trouble), except when airline flying after 911.

    It's slightly normal to wear a belt knife if...
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    Re: Catalytic Converter Stolen

    If you don't actually have to pass an emissions test anytime soon, it's not a show-stopper.

    My Dad used to ram a crowbar though his before installation.
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    Volume discounts at the cemetery.

    What a deal...
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    Re: Meg and Me

    Ah darn...

    I admire you -- and Last Boat of course -- very much.

    When you have a Listing, please let me know. A friend of mine has a place on a canal near Ft. Myers and recently sold his...
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    Re: Good for Canada!

    Idiotic fear-based legislation that will have no effect whatever on the handguns that will continue to be owned by criminals.

    It's Aesop's "Bell The Cat" to perfection. The cat loses no sleep.
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    Perfect -- you should get paid for writing things like that. Or maybe you already do, I don't know...
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    Re: 92 yes old flies a Spitfire again

    Here's a remarkable video: Ron Holden at 90, solo-aerobatics in a Harvard (T-6). He instructed on them in WW2, and he's still flying them -- inverted.

    This is at Windsor ON, with the Canadian...
  32. Re: NZ Prime minister gave a speech at Harvard

    "deep rifts" is right. I correspond with some vintage flying friends in NZ, and she is not their choice of leader.

    But she's got more balls than than the leader we have, that's for sure.
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    Re: Top Gun this weekend!

    Just back from seeing the new Top Gun -- Robin and I both wore Vintage Wings of Canada regalia!

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    This is a movie that deserves to be seen in a big theatre. It's great! Much better than...
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    Re: Top Gun this weekend!

    I think the flying scenes will be good. Tom Cruise owns and flies a P-51 Mustang, and has become quite at home in an airplane.

    The aviation scenes in "American Made" were excellent. Quite...
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    Re: Wing-walking?

    Yes. They're called javelins. And one of the WW poses is to curl all around one while the airplane loops and rolls.

    This is a friend of mine, with another friend.

    tswingwalking | Third Strike...
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    Re: Water, Water, Everywhere . . .

    Miraculous, if true.

    Both those components decompose through rot and other organisms though. In use, how would that be prevented?
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    Re: Why Haiti is destitute

    Martinique? Guadeloupe?
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    Re: Staggerwing

    Best wishes, Ron. Friends like that make everything so much richer.
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    Re: Power outage in Canada

    It sure got dark here, 50 miles N of Toronto. Like a total eclipse but brooding and ominous and rumbling with distant thunder. The radar picture was bright red to the west. I put fuel in the...
  40. Re: How may of you know someone with Covid at the moment?

    I'm no medical expert, but I suspect you're right -- that he'd be dead otherwise.

    Anyway... this stuff is what we're going to face perpetually in the future.

    The people who owned my property...
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    Re: Beating Bad Blue

    Best wishes, but if this post isn't an argument for a separate "American Domestic Politics" sub-bilge, I don't know what is.
  42. Re: “I lusted in my heart” - Jimmy Carter. And you, Bilgerats?

    You guys are weird.

    My musical heroes then:

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  43. Re: How may of you know someone with Covid at the moment?

    My sound-engineer. Had 2 vaccinations about a year ago. Recently got clobbered by whatever Variant is making the rounds. (Confirmed as covid through testing, but I don't know which GD mutation.) Hit...
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    Re: Canada’s gun problem

    I used to be the Secretary of a Pistol Club. The legal restrictions surrounding owning a pistol in Canada are huge -- if you're a law-abiding citizen. A permit for owning one (involving a...
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    Re: Hello, gentlepeeples!

    Glad to see you back.

    We're still pretty much the same group of grumpy old white men. A few faces have changed. Bigfella toppled. The conservatives mostly got tired and left. MMD did a di-di mau....
  46. Re: Hey, all you with airline or CEO or MBA - experience. Or just humans.

    Someone has to call "Coming About!" and move the tiller.

    Our ship(airline) sure foundered before we got a good helmsman, for the first time in my career, when ex-Delta CEO Hollis Harris took over...
  47. Re: Hey, all you with airline or CEO or MBA - experience. Or just humans.

    The character of the person at the top makes an enormous difference. That’s what I saw during my 39 years at Air Canada.

    I’d say that it’s normally the biggest single factor governing success,...
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    Re: Test Flight

    Thanks all.

    On Flight 3 I had a total comm failure, plus a hydraulic failure and had to hand-pump the gear down. A one-armed-paperhanger flight. So, that's what happens with this stuff. You have...
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    Re: Test Flight

    Thanks, it was indeed a milestone.

    The strakes above the exhausts are for night flying, to block the glow from the stacks and flames and help the pilot's night-vision.

    A 150 is a great little...
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    Test Flight

    Test-Flight in the new Hawker Hurricane XII.


    What a privilege...

    https://youtu.be/tpBPsj57DUM


    https://youtu.be/tpBPsj57DUM
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