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by bimjim
Wed Jun 21, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATC problems at BGI ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

(From CBC Barbados, 20 June, 2006) (Barbados) Air Traffic control tower shorthanded. A dispute between air traffic controllers and the Ministry of International Transport, has resulted in a staff shortage in that critical area at the Grantley Adams International Airport. At the heart of the stand-of...
by bimjim
Mon Jun 19, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How'd he get so smart? (joke)
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

How'd he get so smart? (joke)

George Bush meets with the Queen of England. He asks her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give to me?" "Well," says the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people." Bush frowns. "But how do I know the people...
by bimjim
Sun Jun 18, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: star plans
Replies: 48
Views: 50558

"There is going to be a major announcement about Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun and it is going to be something that has never been done in the history of the Caribbean. "It is going to be an amazing thing I am getting ready to do with some great people I have brought on board with the airlines. ...
by bimjim
Thu Jun 15, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

Air safety at risk, workers say Fear company reprisal for airing concerns Seek whistleblower laws to protect jobs Jun. 15, 2006. 01:00 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Public safety on airlines is often compromised by intense pressure to keep planes in the...
by bimjim
Wed Jun 14, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

Collision course Jun. 3, 2006. 02:19 PM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE More than 80,000 passengers have been put at risk over the last five years when airplanes they were travelling in came dangerously close together in Canadian skies, according to never-be...
by bimjim
Wed Jun 14, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

Air taxi tragedy points to industry flaws Short-hop fleet has majority of fatalities Investigation shows lax regulations Jun. 5, 2006. 07:10 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE The weather was a mild seven degrees C when Stacey Curtis and Marissa Richmond arr...
by bimjim
Wed Jun 14, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

Lax air rules blamed for risky landings Jun. 14, 2006. 05:42 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Transport Canada continues to allow bad-weather landings in Canada that would be unheard of at U.S. airports, despite repeated warnings that planes and lives are ...
by bimjim
Tue Jun 13, 2006
Forum: Flight Stimulator - General Discussion
Topic: Dash 8 Cockpits shots
Replies: 13
Views: 5712

I don't see a Flight/Taxi switch.
by bimjim
Tue Jun 13, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

Airline suspends mechanics Four Jazz staff disciplined after speaking out about safety concerns Jun. 13, 2006. 09:48 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Air Canada Jazz has suspended four mechanics a day after they publicly raised concerns about safety at the...
by bimjim
Tue Jun 13, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Melville Hall Airport Upgrades for Dominica ( DOM )
Replies: 31
Views: 19551

One teensy weensy lickle snag... you can't do that kinda stuff in such an earthquake-prone area. Especially not along a fault-line like this which is also an edge of tectonic plates (that's why there is a line of volcanoes along the island chain). You even have to be careful how you do solid earthwo...
by bimjim
Mon Jun 12, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

Economics trumps safety: Jazz staff

Economics trumps safety: Jazz staff Mechanics cite pressure to cut corners `I'm nervous flying on my own airline' Jun. 12, 2006. 05:35 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Mechanics with Air Canada's main regional airline say they regularly feel pressured to c...
by bimjim
Mon Jun 12, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Melville Hall Airport Upgrades for Dominica ( DOM )
Replies: 31
Views: 19551

Amerijet flew the Boeing 727 into Melville Hall bringing freight to the island for the past years? Flying cargo around is not the same as flying passengers around. The requirements are not as rigid - and there are no complaints from cargo when you do a maximum-performance take-off or landing, or cr...
by bimjim
Sun Jun 11, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.11.06) Sun, 11 Jun '06 Aero-News: Quote of the Day Ann's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues. Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping...
by bimjim
Sun Jun 11, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Transport Canada stuff...
Replies: 10
Views: 7802

More Transport Canada stuff...

Malfunctions on rise Experts say recurring mechanical problems are addressed only after they've killed people, leading to `tombstone' fixes Jun. 10, 2006. 01:00 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE When the pilot of an Air Georgian business jet flying to Toron...
by bimjim
Sun Jun 11, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St Maarten, Princess Juliana International Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 1304

Sure looks like a talented artist... got all the perspectives right and most of it looks like it could be close to reality. But I'm looking at the runway departure end... did they re-align the east-west runway at Juliana? I don't remember there being so much real estate to the right of the eastern e...
by bimjim
Fri Jun 09, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garry Cullen's next spot...
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Garry Cullen's next spot...

http://www.rte.ie/business/2006/0607/aerarann.html (From rte.ie, 07 June 2006) (Ireland) Former Aer Lingus chief joins Aer Arann. Regional airline Aer Arann has appointed Garry Cullen as its new chief executive. He will take over next month from Padraig O'Ceidigh, who will become executive chairman....
by bimjim
Wed Jun 07, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian pilots battle fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

Canadian pilots battle fatigue

Canadian pilots battle fatigue "Canada is known among pilot groups around the world as whores in aviation." Jun. 7, 2006. 05:34 AM ROBERT CRIBB, FRED VALLANCE-JONES AND TAMSIN MCMAHON TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE It's a possibility few Canadian air travellers consider when they step onto a plane: The pilots...
by bimjim
Mon Jun 05, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean Dispatchers ?????
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

I hope you're willing to work for Minimum Wage...
by bimjim
Mon Jun 05, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Major Useless Information: Presidential IQ
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Major Useless Information: Presidential IQ

Presidential IQ A report published Monday, the Lovenstein Institute of Scranton, Pennsylvania, detailed its findings of a four month study of the intelligence quotient of President George W. Bush. Since 1973, the Lovenstein Institute has published its research to the educational community on each ne...
by bimjim
Mon Jun 05, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not So Mellow Yellow - Two Beauties
Replies: 12
Views: 7701

What are they, Tony? Looks like a Porsche on the right... babe magnets...

On a West Indian road you could probably get one of those up to 120 mph before you hit something... wall, dog, cow, goat, drunk, policeman's bicycle, 'speed bump'...
by bimjim
Sun Jun 04, 2006
Forum: Job tips - all aviation positions
Topic: Mustique Airways requirements / conditions
Replies: 0
Views: 3250

Mustique Airways requirements / conditions

Mustique Airways Preferably no faxes, but if necessary at 784-456-4586. They should be addressed to Ewan Tasker. Currently operates 3 AC500's, 2 BN2's, and jointly operate 3 DHC6's with SVGair. The 500's and BN2's are used for charters, and the DHC6's are generally seat rate, or shared charter. The ...
by bimjim
Sun Jun 04, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Guyana) European Union approves grant for Ogle aerodrome.
Replies: 1
Views: 1674

(Guyana) European Union approves grant for Ogle aerodrome.

(From the Stabroek News, 03 June, 2006) (Guyana) European Union approves grant for Ogle aerodrome. By Miranda La Rose The European Union (EU) has approved a 1.5 million Euros (US$1.8 million) grant for the second phase of the upgrading of the Ogle Aerodrome runway and terminal building in preparatio...
by bimjim
Fri Jun 02, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B.A.F. spyplane ID
Replies: 18
Views: 9231

You want strange, here's strange... 10. It's an external baggage hold for briefcases on an all-business class route. 9. It's an emergency skate for when the gear won't come down. The whole assembly rotates 180 degrees around the cabin to become a skid underneath - large enough to take the aircraft w...
by bimjim
Fri Jun 02, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Melville Hall Airport Upgrades for Dominica ( DOM )
Replies: 31
Views: 19551

The comments posted above were indeed from myself, and as far as I know it remains the truth. I can't see heavy metal landing at Canefield either, or maybe the Amerijet 727 might have taken a stab at it already. IMHO both Dominica and St. Vincent would benefit from the tourism industry, they botn ha...
by bimjim
Fri Jun 02, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Melville Hall Airport Upgrades for Dominica ( DOM )
Replies: 31
Views: 19551

You will notice that Carrington's speech was from 2004. A very long time ago Dominica's politicians decided they wanted the same air services as Antigua and Barbados. But their thinking is as narrow as the gully that holds Melville Hall airport, and all the effort, money and time they spend on that ...
by bimjim
Wed May 31, 2006
Forum: Job tips - all aviation positions
Topic: Avidyne, Airshares Elite Announce Free Seminars For S. FLA
Replies: 0
Views: 2319

Avidyne, Airshares Elite Announce Free Seminars For S. FLA

Avidyne, Airshares Elite Announce Free Seminars For S. Florida Pilots Tue, 30 May '06 "Evenings Of Learning" Will Demonstrate Entegra Safety Features Are you taking full advantage of the latest technology? That's the question avionics manufacturer Avidyne and fractional operator AirShares Elite are ...
by bimjim
Wed May 31, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian team glossed over in defeat - mid flight
Replies: 0
Views: 1854

Indian team glossed over in defeat - mid flight

Indian team glossed over in defeat - mid flight By T.R. Ramakrishnan, Indo-Asian News Service St John's (Antigua), May 30 (IANS) Twenty minutes away from landing at the V.C. Bird International Bird in St John's, Captain Defreitas of flight BW 414 from Port of Spain came over the aircraft's PA system...
by bimjim
Wed May 31, 2006
Forum: Job tips - all aviation positions
Topic: CAEC has been moved and upgraded
Replies: 0
Views: 2324

CAEC has been moved and upgraded

The Canadian Aviation Employees Community has been upgraded and replaced with software similar to this. It just went public, so if you had your resume there before please go and put it up again... http://www.bloorstreetwest.com/employment/index.php Remember, you need Canadian Landed Immigrant status...
by bimjim
Wed May 31, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B.A.F. spyplane ID
Replies: 18
Views: 9231

Welcome to Dave's Top Three Lists! Top 3 things that the ugly bump on the top of the plane can be: (drum roll) # 3 - A miniature SRB (solid rocket booster) from NASA to assist in takeoff performance # 2 - A streamlined carrier for the General's waterskis and the number 1 thing that the bump can be,...
by bimjim
Tue May 30, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B.A.F. spyplane ID
Replies: 18
Views: 9231

Upward-looking radar?
by bimjim
Mon May 29, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LIAT.. lo-cost proof.
Replies: 8
Views: 5349

So I wonder who is getting the kick-back here? Comparing costs of living, isn't having the same tickets printed locally or in North America much cheaper? I remember when I worked for Carib Aviation we used to buy many cases of oil from Shell in STX every time we had a charter there... seems it was l...
by bimjim
Sat May 27, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where in the world is the real Roy Crookendale?
Replies: 1
Views: 2007

Where in the world is the real Roy Crookendale?

05/27/2006 12:00 AM (UAE) Getting rid of old cars will improve country's image By Mohammad Shamseddine, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Old cars in Dubai may not be allowed to ply the streets anymore, as called by an earlier proposal by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). An environmental study...
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B.A.F. spyplane ID
Replies: 18
Views: 9231

Isn't that a Metro? If so, there was an outfit in Winnipeg (when I was re-doing the Canadian ATPL there in 2001) using them for northern service, used to taxi them around at such amazingly high speeds I swore the gear was going to break off when they turned sharp corners on the taxiways... Skeeeeee-...
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barbados leading in reducing regional travel documents?
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

If you can find someone who makes pudding with non-pork casings there's no pork in it nowadays... just sweet potato, seasonings, cassareep or colouring, etc. (no blood). Slice in one-inch sections and fry until just crisp... Oh, my goodness, lawdy lawdy looka de mout watering awreddy... WHO COMING U...
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Caribbean web-cams...
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Looking for Caribbean web-cams...

I occasionally look for web-cams in the Caribbean... I know there must be some. Of course, web cams require constant internet connection do be of any use at all, and we all know how Monopoly & Monolopy want your first-born for services rendered... But if you know of a live, updating web-cam in the C...
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barbados leading in reducing regional travel documents?
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

Bajan black puddn n souse fuh evah... Hally-loo-ya!

Amen
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headset repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

In that case, why not contact the manufacturer direct. Just look it up in Google or one of the other search engines and connect with the Customer Service department.
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barbados leading in reducing regional travel documents?
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

Barbados leading in reducing regional travel documents?

(From the Barbados Nation, 24 May, 2006) (Barbados) Swipe-and-move plan. A new swipe card to ease travel congestion at Grantley Adams International Airport during Cricket World Cup 2007 should shortly be in place. That was the word yesterday from Attorney-General Dale Marshall during the second read...
by bimjim
Fri May 26, 2006
Forum: Job tips - all aviation positions
Topic: Winair outsources Montserrat, pilot shortage a factor
Replies: 6
Views: 4924

Winair outsources Montserrat, pilot shortage a factor

(From the St. Maarten Herald, 24 May, 2006) (St. Maarten) Winair outsources Montserrat route, pilot shortage a factor. Short of pilots and missing one aircraft because of maintenance, Windward Islands Airways International (Winair) has decided to have Carib Aviation execute flights between Antigua a...
by bimjim
Wed May 24, 2006
Forum: Flight Stimulator - General Discussion
Topic: Isnt the name supposed to be....
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

To some of these guys it's a stimulant... they need to cross their daily FIX!!!!
(smile)

JJ
by bimjim
Wed May 24, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standing Room Only? Not!
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

Packing them in, I'd say a "Splash-8-300" could probably cram in close to 100. But there are consequences for a small aircraft, of course, where passengers in the front end balance baggage in the back end... standing room only would mean no "hat racks" (where passengers now jam in their 40-kilo carr...
by bimjim
Tue May 23, 2006
Forum: Job tips - all aviation positions
Topic: JOBS ???????
Replies: 12
Views: 11409

This topic moved to this new Forum by Admin...
by bimjim
Tue May 23, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be relevant to someone...
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

This might be relevant to someone...

$2.5M donor claims ties to Stanford By Ryann Blackshere Tuesday, May 23, 2006 last updated May 23, 2006 12:32 AM Large donations are nothing new, but a recent gift made by a businessman claiming relation to Leland and Jane Stanford has raised eyebrows within the administration. Houston businessman R...
by bimjim
Mon May 22, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US Airways @ SXM
Replies: 4
Views: 3988

I like the functionality... especially the Fare Finder. But the look is a little fuzzy, where USAirways usually has a "sharp" feel to it. I ran a quick test for the fares YYZ-BGI return (lowest fares, flexible on dates) and it came back with a grid of three departure dates on the left and three retu...
by bimjim
Sun May 21, 2006
Forum: Flight Stimulator - General Discussion
Topic: Please resize screen shots...
Replies: 3
Views: 5440

Please resize screen shots...

Hi, folks... I hate to seem a spoilsport, but the images being posted are too large, both in physical size and in file size. If you possibly can, please resize (or crop) your screen shots not to exceed the maximums of 800 wide (but 600 is preferable) and/or 570 high. Larger than those dimensions do ...
by bimjim
Sun May 21, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those pesky bouncing registration emails...
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

Those pesky bouncing registration emails...

I have two emails bounced back to me on registration... For all who wish to register here: Please ensure that the email you specify here actually exists / is working / mailbox is not already full / and/or any SPAMbot at the mail server threshold will accept emails from this source, then try again. S...
by bimjim
Sun May 21, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jump seat priviledges
Replies: 22
Views: 14208

Depends on the Captain, depends on the route, depends on the day, depends on a lot of stuff. Sometimes it is simply not convenient to have a stranger in the seat, and that is the Captain's prerogative. It could even be that there was uncertainty about how the routing/overnighting/return to base was ...
by bimjim
Sun May 21, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LIAT Fleet renewal plans
Replies: 9
Views: 6146

We always believed none of whatb we heard/read and everything of what we saw. This CEO may also be talking through his backside, but you never know...
by bimjim
Sat May 20, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Cup 2006 on TV in Toronto ????
Replies: 0
Views: 2064

No idea, guy, I'm not much of a sports fan. But when you get here look for a TV guide, or ask someone to keep a Saturday Toronto Star for you... that has a major sports section AND a free TV guide for the week. If I happen to come across such a schedule I will try to get it to you somehow. When is t...
by bimjim
Fri May 19, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Ranks, Mon...
Replies: 7
Views: 3936

It's Ranks, Mon...

Folks, I'd like to start allocating ranks to registered users on the Forum. Unlike other Boards - except for the basic no-rank already displayed with the first post - I am not having the Board software allocate ranks automatically by how many posts you make, but by your actual rank in the airline yo...
by bimjim
Fri May 19, 2006
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3684

The "other side" will be knocked down in the near future to make space for the new employees.

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