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Friday, December 24, 2010

Doing Deicing Dec 24th...

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...BUT the Denmark made Vestergaard Elephant Beta was busy this morning at the world's largest deice center.

These two pics were sent in by CAT III Approach enroute to the Maritimes with JAZZ's CRJ.

This bright green fluid is type IV at a cost of $2/litre. Just to show up at the CDF wracks up a price tag of $350....

I wonder how Santa deals with icing? :)


2whls3spds said...

Rudolf has built in deicing gear...;)

Merry Christmas! Are you off for the rest of the holidays? My bride will be home shortly from a 4 day :D


From the Flight Deck said...

HI Aaron. I'm off Christmas day, but I go to San Diego and back on the 26th. Gotta do a St.John's turn, Edmonton turn and a Calgary turn after that.
I DO have New Years eve and New Years day off. I work seven days this month. Sweet. In hindsight though, I should have headed south. Next year! :)

Rumour has it Air Canada will be moving 110,000 people today. Lucky the weather in Toronto is behaving.

Enjoy your time with the "bride"

All the best!

Captain Doug

WILLO2D said...

I wonder how Santa deals with icing?

A very large Whisky ;)

IanH - pouring one (just the one) for myself

From the Flight Deck said...

IanH. I'll toast you soon on this side of the Atlantic. How about a rum and eggnog?

Yes, the only "clear ice" I want to deal with is the "ice cube" in my drink. :)

Thanks for all your thought provoking and inspiring comments over the year!

Captain Doug.... about to pour one.... :)

Edwin said...

$2/litre and that much gets wasted on the ground! Well I guess that's better then another Flight 1363.

Did anyone get anything nice for Christmas? Or do you get your gifts on the 25th?

From the Flight Deck said...

Edwin. Flight 1363 started it all as far the legality of icing. Good for your to know that!

There will be a few gifts open later tonight but most will be tomorrow.

There's tons of gifts under/surrounding the tree and somewhere in there I might get a pair of black socks for work. :)

What's the tradition in Sweden?


Edwin said...

In Sweden it's tradition to watch Donald Duck on TV at 3 o'clock. After that we eat and later around the evening we'll open all the gifts. On the 25th we just relax and enjoy whatever we got for Christmas.

IanH, out of curiosity, what's the traditions in the UK?

Enoch Root said...

My first reaction on seeing this was, "I didn't know S7 flew to Canada!" and then it quickly turned to "I didn't know S7 painted their wings..." and then I read the article. Very interesting.

From the Flight Deck said...


Donald Duck? Okay.... :)

I'm about to take on a huge calorie intake which would blow any crew meal away.
But it doesn't take much to do that. lol


From the Flight Deck said...

Enoch. S7 (Siberia Airlines)? Aeroflot pays a visit, but not S7. Thanks for the comments. :)

Captain Doug

Tim said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Capt. Doug!


Anonymous said...

Captain Doug,

Just sitting on the YYC departure lounge staring at Fin 207 and I thought I'd wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

And thanks for posting my pic!

YYC Dispatcher

From the Flight Deck said...

Tim. You haven't posted in a while so this perfect timing! Yes, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Captain Doug

From the Flight Deck said...

YYC Dispatcher. The departure lounge on Christmas eve? You're on the road again!

Glad I could show off your pictures.

Merry Christmas!