I would like to thank Brian Losisto (Air Canada's photographer) for always allowing me to post his pictures. (The above thrust lever pic is his). Then there is Kelly Paterson from Calgary and plane spotter "Erik" from Germany. Of course, I have lots myself. On that note, if you feel a photo(s) may be in appropriate or the content I post a bit dubious by all means send me an email. I will ratify it! That's all I ask!
P.S I'd like to add Nadia from "la belle province" for her contributions!
Follower Alan sent me this video on Southwest Airlines getting a new B737 called Florida One. Even though Southwest's livery tends to be a bit on the drab side this one makes up for the others. Enjoy. Next post will be on toilets...yes..toilets.
Just wanted to point out in the video, if you watch carefully the aircraft line numbers (Boeing production number) are different throughout the video. Thus, the video is spliced together from many different months of production.
The only time you're seeing the actual SWA aircraft is when it enters the paint shop and is painted.
ok toilets, what a RELIEF....(no pun intended) cutting edge . even that sounds a bit shall we say the means to an end. well i am on the edge of my seat, with at times no end in sight...nature pretty much takes over, and what a relief that we all have to take that dump that at times seems to never end, and lets not act like it always someone else's. yes at times we are all ate up with the FUNk!!! toilet blog///with sorta anticipatin. back end turbulanced..yuk, but these are times when we really dont't have much say!!! so I think I have to go....ha ha . you can only keep it shut for so long.. and thats the humanity of it!!!! "I SH!T , THEREFOR i PAY TAXES..... ON PINS AND NEEDLES, CAPTAIN MORRIS. LATER TO YOU MY NEWFIE FRIEND OF SORTS!!!") HEY You started it...LOL
Jeezem....I think the "BLOG POLICE" will be after my "happy Arss" after that last post of mine!!!! or at the very least the "spell check"..... checkerouters....
LOL. I noticed the blogs view counter just passed 123456.. You are working hard to keep us entertained and that's the proof of it! :)
Man, masking such a livery must be a painter's nightmare! I wonder, are the tape lines placed by hand or robot, and are there laser score marks or something of the sort to ensure exact placement of markings?
You'd think it'd be a long-shot for a large manufacturer like Boeing or Airbus to rely on hand-eye coordination to correctly place tape. Then again, maybe they only hire the most talented and qualified artists for this part of the job.... Do you know how they do this, Doug? Thanks for posting that video- fascinating indeed!
Another good vid from Boeing, I'm not sure about that paint scheme though! It's a bit too "fussy" for me. Having said that, the large expanses of white "nothingness" on the fuselage sides from behind Doors 1 L/R and aft of the wing trailing edge don't particularly help. I did like the "California 1" scheme, and the "S.I.1" scheme featuring Ms Refaeli was nice...
So the next post will by on "restrooms", eh? I suppose we'll have to watch our "P's" & "Q's" in our comments! Just make sure you're sitting comfortably when you write it, Doug ;)
Kind regards / IanH
Great video Captain Doug!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Thanks Edwin. Good eye! Another magic number. Captain Doug
Wild Blue. I must watch it again to see if my eye is as good as yours.
I thought the same thing. How do we know it's the same plane?
Now we know. :)
Thanks for the comment.
Doug, just watched the vid again - check around 41-42 secs - is that the moving "line" pushing the tool cart/work station to one side?
Kind regards / IanH
I'll bed that SWA paid a little extra for that paint job. I think it may a bit strong for the eyes...
As for the next post, it should be a gas!
P.S. I see some new things. I wish that I had proof read better .
Christer. Good question but I assume it's all computerized. We have FIN 264 with the Maple Leaf painted using thousands of employee names so it's gotta be computerized.
I know one thing...our paint shop in Toronto is all dried up.
We outsource it now.
"P"s and "Q"s? I found out about a year ago that it meant pints and quarts. The bartender would tell the rowdies..."mind your Ps and Qs!"
Yes, restrooms, toilets, loo, lavatory, privy or sale de bain. :)
Wasn't Fin 264 repainted last year?
Ian H. I looked in that time frame 41-42 secs but at that time they were installing the overhead bins.
What I couldn't figure out was...what they were moving in the flight deck? Oh yeah...a control column...sorry Airbus humour. :)
YYC Dispatcher. Lucky I have sharp people like yourself overseeing my blog.
You're right...FIN 264 (A319) has the TCA livery. It's FIN 212 (A320) that has my name (along with thousands of others) on it.
Captain Corrected Doug :)
Hi Craig. I agree, a few extra bucks was spent on that livery.
But I'm told the most elaborate paint scheme was our B777 painted in the Olympic theme.
I heard it took teams working around the clock nearly two weeks.
Not to worry about proof reading. :)
Thank you Captain, for posting the pic. you have great taste!!!!! ^j^
Getjets. I knew you would like it. :)
Did a google search on Fin 212 (C-FFWN) and it appears it was repainted in late 2009 into the new blue colour scheme as well. I personally think the TCA colour scheme is one of the best looking in the air. Definitely the fun part of a spotting hobby is keeping up with different schemes.
Hi Doug, the "collision" is at 42 secs. There is a sequence showing the fitting of the overhead bins then a cut to show the moving line then a cut back to interior trim fitting. The moving line sequence lasts less than a second.
As to "P's & Q's", I'd like to visit that bar - beverage of my choice server in quarts = "I'll have a piece of that!" I guess you will use "standing in line" rather than "standing in the queue" - for the restroom? The "P", or should that be "Pee".....(?) They get worse :) Two nations separated by a common language perhaps. I'll leave it there before this comment goes totally down the pan..........
Dons kevlar helmet and body armour/armor, and runs for cover......... again
Cheers / IanH
P.S.: That should be "beverage served" rather than "beverage server", though I guess you could have a beverage server who serve beverages in quart measures.
Control column - yes, the B767 also has them... ;)
reason for previous comment deletion: brain to keyboard interface has not yet had enough coffee - where's that quart mug...?
Very cool video! What a process that would be......wow.
Looking a"head" to reading about the flush!
Should they have seatbelts in"stall"ed in them? I hear a 767 had a little big of a ride today.
CAT III Approach
and just what would the cost be to paint a jet?
CAT III Approach
CAT III Approach.
I just read this about the B767 incident:
AC878 lands safely in Zurich after encountering turbulence.
Earlier today Air Canada flight AC878, a B767 with 95 passengers and 9 crew on board en route from
Toronto to Zurich encountered unexpected turbulence approximately 90 minutes prior to landing in Zurich.
The aircraft landed safely and was met upon arrival by Air Canada teams and medical personnel.
Seven passengers sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital for observation.
They are expected to be released shortly. The crew has proceeded to their hotel in Zurich.
CAT III approach.
On pages 20 to 23 of my book talks about painting an airplane. Just for one kit (2 gallons of paint, 1 gallon of activator, 1 gallon of thinner) which covers 300 square feet costs $450 CDN. Number of gallons of paint required for A B767....177.
Now factor in an airplane that must be stripped of its old paint. For a B767 to paint an airplane takes 1800-2500 hours.
(I do realize a new airplane does not need to be stripped of the old paint).
Well.....it aint cheap! :)
P.S I saw your comment written on my enRoute blog. Very nice. I must copy it to my blog.
Hope you don't mind.
P.S2 I guess you've seen you are not the only one on my blog working for the Oil industry (getjets does as well)
Nice Shot from GetJets! Recently saw some video of new 737-800 crew shooting T&Gs at Sacramento. Unknown site said 'video removed' but it was still working. It was US-Major and some FAA rule about 50 crews aving live (non-sim) stick time on a new airplane. Some good flying and a B-Instructor in jump seat, giving the thrust/flap/abort orders. Fun film and no aborts.
P.S. You get the hits, my man! I wonder why??? .
Hi Craig. Thanks for the feedback. :)
What are you doing up so early on the West coast?
Tell me it's not to read my blog. :) :) :)
When I read the article about the incident...I looked the flight # up in flightaware....and it was still in the air??
It was showing In Flight on AC's website as well??
Either way, doesn't sound like too much fun.....but also attests to the amazing engineering design in these jets.
CAT III Approach
CAT III approach. Would it be the flight the day after?
Just been asked by the Weather Network to go and talk about deicing.
It's snowing here so the ambiance is good. :)
Good morning Captain,
Thanks for the responses. WOW....that's right up there around the price of an X5....add labour and you've got an M!
The article stated the flight was Friday which is when I searched and AC only listed the one that was in flight?
as for the post....I don't mind a bit!
Enjoy the de-ice talk.....last time we de-iced, it was just the clear fluid...no green stuff. Ambiance indeed!
CAT III Approach
ps...I think you're right about the flight....departed Thurs...landed Fri....brain fart early in the am!
CAT III Approach
CAT III Approach. The interview went well. Hopefully I can link it on my blog.
It's showing 12 minutes after the hour and possibly 42?
"Doug, just watched the vid again - check around 41-42 secs - is that the moving "line" pushing the tool cart/work station to one side?"
Looked at it once more. All I saw was the cart/work station moving in liaison with the "line." Maybe it's time to watch it with glasses. :)
Yes, to have beer served in quarts. Wouldn't need many of them. :)
I guess that's why the saying evolved...too much drinking of the quarts instead of the pints.
Every time I watch Coronation Street and there is a scene in Rover's Return, it reminds me of my LHR layovers and it makes me thirsty. :)
Yes, I will have to get used to a control column. Although I amazed they kept it in the B787. For a 10 to 12 hour flight, the column just gets in the way 99 percent of the time.
YYC Dispatcher. So FIN 212's unique paint scheme succumbed to the paint remover?
I must keep an eye out for FIN 212. :)
Thanks for the update.
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