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by islandflyer
Sat Oct 12, 2019
Forum: Tropical Aviation - Dominica
Topic: [Dominica] Cabrits Resort invites travellers by introducing new air service
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: [Dominica] Cabrits Resort invites travellers by introducing new air service

10 seater? That means one sitting on the potty, and the other one in the F/O seat? Or by 10, are they including the two pilots?
by islandflyer
Sun Jun 16, 2019
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: Antigua takes management of troubled Caribbean airline LIAT
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Antigua takes management of troubled Caribbean airline LIAT

Reading these articles is at once a riot and very sad... particularly when it appears to have been translated into English, and not very well.

‘Rescued by Antigua’ indeed.
by islandflyer
Sun Jun 09, 2019
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: [Letter] A 747 Aircraft operated by Vincentians?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: [Letter] A 747 Aircraft operated by Vincentians?

And here is why I have issues with armchair hatchet-job pundits like Jolly Green: Second para: if the limit is 20,000 cycles, what was the significance of calculating 30 years? Was it to suggest that the aircraft (the type having started service in 1989) has reached the end of its useful life at 30 ...
by islandflyer
Sun May 26, 2019
Forum: One Caribbean - St. Vincent
Topic: 747 Aircraft Owned By Local Investors Arrive In St Vincent
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 747 Aircraft Owned By Local Investors Arrive In St Vincent

Brilliant... I wish OneCaribbean all the best in its race to bankruptcy within the next 18 months.

I guess there is a need for 100,000 lbs of best grade Vincy 'vegetable matter' in the UAE?
by islandflyer
Sun May 12, 2019
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: External Proposal: LIAT (2019) Limited
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: External Proposal: LIAT (2019) Limited

Respectfully Basil, you just need to stay out of this. You know nothing of airlines other than what gate they are boarding at, and how to work the seatback tray.
by islandflyer
Sun May 05, 2019
Forum: Airport News - Eastern Caribbean
Topic: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

Well to be fair he's in charge of Tourism (= hotels) and Int'l Transport (= big important airlines like American and British Airways). Aviation is that mysterious technical thing that people sometimes talk about that's scary and confusing. :sun:
by islandflyer
Sun May 05, 2019
Forum: Airport News - Eastern Caribbean
Topic: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

Of course he didn't really mean Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG), but the leisure carrier from the Lufthansa group, Eurowings. Which I believe already flies to Barbados during the winter season.

But who really pays attention to such mundane things.
by islandflyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: Gonsalves says the closure of LIAT is fast approaching
Replies: 12
Views: 4691

Re: Gonsalves says the closure of LIAT is fast approaching

:19: are you positive he has majority shares in One Caribbean?
by islandflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capt. Sullenberger, on Ethiopian 302
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Capt. Sullenberger, on Ethiopian 302

I honestly thought it was mis-quoted, that the FO on the flight was a new hire at Ethiopian and had amassed 200 hours ON TYPE … which may not be so earth-shattering.
by islandflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 crashes, 62 airlines in danger?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

That's right... Cayman began operation on the 7th... the accident was on the 10th, so it's understandable if they were missed. And Caribbean isn't scheduled to begin receiving their aircraft until the end of the year.
by islandflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 crashes, 62 airlines in danger?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Caribbean and Cayman are probably leasing from a third party, and would not appear on the official order list
by islandflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Caribbean Air­lines pax upset at lack of info after jet issue
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Caribbean Air­lines pax upset at lack of info after jet issue

Understood - but my annoyance was about the desire for an answer from people who wouldn't understand the answer anyhow.
by islandflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Caribbean Air­lines pax upset at lack of info after jet issue
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Caribbean Air­lines pax upset at lack of info after jet issue

What annoys me is this part: " Ligoure did not re­spond to sub­se­quent en­quir­ing about what was the is­sue en­coun­tered with the air­craft that caused the forced re­turn to Cana­da and why the en­gi­neers need­ed sev­er­al hours to rec­ti­fy it ". Come on now. The press can barely tell the diffe...
by islandflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018
Forum: Airport News - Eastern Caribbean
Topic: [Barbados, Grantley Adams Intl] Airport spruce-up
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: [Barbados, Grantley Adams Intl] Airport spruce-up

FINALLY!!!!

And then expand the Regional area at gate 9, please?
by islandflyer
Sun Oct 28, 2018
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A database of paper airplanes
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: A database of paper airplanes

I thought it was going to be an article of airplanes on paper, like about aircraft leasing, or suchlike...

But it's about REAL paper airplanes!
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 16, 2018
Forum: Green Airways - Costa Rica
Topic: Costa Rica Green Airways secures permits, preps for launch
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Costa Rica Green Airways secures permits, preps for launch

Wow, talk about a diverse fleet! And major plans, to build their own airport? (sounds kinda drug-muley to me)
by islandflyer
Sun Aug 26, 2018
Forum: Guyana Airways
Topic: Guyana Airways October start date to Caribbean destinations
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Guyana Airways October start date to Caribbean destinati

Any word on the equipment to be used? I saw in another report they were using 737's, but what series? (hoping the -600 or -700's)
by islandflyer
Sun May 27, 2018
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: [Barbados] Mottley sworn in, starts talks on economy
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: [Barbados] Mottley sworn in, starts talks on economy

New Ministers have been named and are scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow (Sunday ) -

Minister of Tourism and International Transport – Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, MP

Let's see what he will do, along with his PS.
by islandflyer
Sun May 20, 2018
Forum: Dynamic AW >> Eastern AL - USA
Topic: [GCAA] No coming back for Dynamic Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: [GCAA] No coming back for Dynamic Airways

If only the BCAD took the same approach... sigh.
by islandflyer
Sun May 20, 2018
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: GDF approved to spend $484M on purchase of 1970s aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: GDF approved to spend $484M on purchase of 1970s aircraf

I have to say, I am 50/50 on this one. I can see the justification of a proven rugged short field performer like the Islander and Skyvan, being used for transport to the Interior on unimproved airstrips. These things can take a beating and keep going. Also you have a wealth of experience in keeping ...
by islandflyer
Tue May 15, 2018
Forum: American Airlines - USA
Topic: IG to audit FAA oversight of American Airlines, Allegiant
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: IG to audit FAA oversight of American Airlines, Allegian

No, I get it about AA's cost cutting - been going on for decades. It's just that the FAA announcement sounded like it was coming on the heels of some sort of discovery or incident at American that is akin to the Allegiant fiasco.
by islandflyer
Sun May 13, 2018
Forum: CaribSky
Topic: Three regional carriers form CaribSky alliance
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Three regional carriers form CaribSky alliance

Hmm... (taken from http://www.caribbeanaviation.com/alliances.htm) - I added the bold type for emphasis Following discussions from October 2000 between LIAT, WINAIR and Air Caraïbes (BWIA was invited to join the discussions but declined), the CaribSky alliance was launched on 08JAN01 by the three ai...
by islandflyer
Sun May 13, 2018
Forum: American Airlines - USA
Topic: IG to audit FAA oversight of American Airlines, Allegiant
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: IG to audit FAA oversight of American Airlines, Allegian

But the O'Hare accident with AA is reaching back rather far - what happened at American recently that would cause this sort of oversight review?

(I totally understand about Allegiant; that is (I hate to say it) an accident looking for a place to happen)
by islandflyer
Sun May 13, 2018
Forum: GCAA - CAA of Guyana
Topic: AA, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for June meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: AA, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for June meeting

He is entirely correct.

A process is established and must be followed. Latitude may be granted in certain situations, but it cannot be seen that just because a carrier is "large and in charge", they can come charging in (and later, abandon the route - remember Delta?) willy nilly.
by islandflyer
Sun May 13, 2018
Forum: Trans Island Air 2000 - Barbados
Topic: (Barbados, TIA2000) "Airline blames Govt for limbo"
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: (Barbados, TIA2000) "Airline blames Govt for limbo"

"a senior official, who requested anonymity"
:D
Gee, I wonder who THAT could be?
by islandflyer
Sun May 06, 2018
Forum: Trans Island Air 2000 - Barbados
Topic: (Barbados, TIA2000) "Airline blames Govt for limbo"
Replies: 3
Views: 860

(Barbados, TIA2000) "Airline blames Govt for limbo"

Barbados Sunday Sun newspaper (Barbados, TIA2000) "Airline blames Govt for limbo" Barry Alleyne Sunday May 6, 2018 Trans Island Air (TIA) 2000, a small regional airline operating out of Barbados, has been forced to suspend all flights for the next 60 days as it battles to remain competitive in what ...
by islandflyer
Sat Mar 31, 2018
Forum: Airport News - Eastern Caribbean
Topic: Saint Lucia welcomes new regional airline
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Saint Lucia welcomes new regional airline

How can a 12 seat Beech 99 compete against a 30 seat Embraer 120?

Enquiring minds want to know.
by islandflyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: LIAT launches ticketing partnership with nine airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: LIAT launches ticketing partnership with nine airlines

Curious piece of news, this. And the timing is interesting as well, just as the Missus takes command.
by islandflyer
Mon Aug 07, 2017
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: [Barbados] Sealy reacts to suspension of Avianca service
Replies: 1
Views: 2600

Re: [Barbados] Sealy reacts to suspension of Avianca service

I wonder if there are any other Avianca flights that don't come over Venezuelan airspace that they can piggy-back on? I guess it would have a major impact on fleet utilization and costs for crewing, etc., but what about partnering with the Aruba flight (BOG-AUA-BGI)? Or the Ministry can investigate ...
by islandflyer
Sat Jun 17, 2017
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: [LIAT] Editorial: A flying dolly house
Replies: 3
Views: 35190

Re: [LIAT] Editorial: A flying dolly house

It begs the question - what now? Do we deliberately shut down LIAT, which stops the massive bleeding but also terminates hundreds of loyal, dedicated workers, and delivers a critical blow to many of the small island economies who rely on the airlift that LIAT provides (inefficiencies accepted)? Or d...
by islandflyer
Sun Apr 16, 2017
Forum: Trans Island Air 2000 - Barbados
Topic: Trans Island Air 2000 History
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Trans Island Air 2000 History

It was expected to be fully operational by April 2017, but has encountered several difficulties along the way, and its Chief Pilot just walked out.

It was expected to be fully operational in mid-2015, then early 2016, then was sidelined, then brought back, and now ... the CP has left? Holy moley!
by islandflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: Barbadian is front-runner for LIAT CEO
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Barbadian is front-runner for LIAT CEO

Interesting. What is her performance like now as acting CEO, or is she ham-strung from enacting anything since she is only 'acting'? What do the staff think of her - will they be willing to work with her, or stall her at every turn?
by islandflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017
Forum: Blue Wing, dba Fly Allways - Suriname
Topic: Suriname-based airline suspends flights to Guyana, Barbados
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Suriname-based airline suspends flights to Guyana, Barba

Clearly....

Better bet, knowing that it would have been some time before getting FAW off the ground, would have been to park them in Curacao and get InselAir to wash them and motor the engines every week, and pay them in cases of beer.
by islandflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017
Forum: Blue Wing, dba Fly Allways - Suriname
Topic: Suriname-based airline suspends flights to Guyana, Barbados
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Suriname-based airline suspends flights to Guyana, Barba

And interestingly, in another of the posted articles, it stated that Fly AllWays did not have an approved maintenance arrangement in place. At first, I thought my eyes were blurry from lack of sleep and I didn't read it right. Then I realized I DID read it right, and my blood went cold. WTH??? How c...
by islandflyer
Sun Jul 10, 2016
Forum: SXM Airways - St. Maarten
Topic: [SXM Airways] New airline in St. Maarten
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: [SXM Airways] New airline in St. Maarten

So... any other news about them? What will be the equipment they hope to use? I know someone who has two very recently refurbished Beech 99's they are looking to offload...
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 06, 2015
Forum: Airport News - Eastern Caribbean
Topic: [Dominica, Douglas-Charles Airport] All hands on tarmac
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: [Dominica, Douglas-Charles Airport] All hands on tarmac

Hey Jim,
What do you think is the likelihood that a similar event in St Vincent could render the Argyle Airport in a similar condition - Argyle has a river course next to the airport, and the ramp is lower than the runway surface...
by islandflyer
Sun Aug 16, 2015
Forum: Aviation-related Politics
Topic: [Antigua] “Max” offers NO APOLOGY to LIAT’s CEO
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: [Antigua] “Max” offers NO APOLOGY to LIAT’s CEO

Similarly, I think it's a bad idea to take advise on any subject from a politician ... but what do I know?
by islandflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2015
Forum: DCA - Barbados
Topic: [Barbados] Midyear Date For Civil Aviation Building
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: [Barbados] Midyear Date For Civil Aviation Building

Except that this case, Jim, the really did need a proper home. The old facilities (on top of a clothing factory) was totally inadequate, and looked very poor for a government office with that level of responsibility. And there is no way they could stay in the temporary digs at GAIA - so a building w...
by islandflyer
Thu Oct 30, 2014
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: LIAT plans to retrench staff
Replies: 3
Views: 7515

Re: LIAT plans to retrench staff

A little direct and to the point, are we?
by islandflyer
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: LIAT parts company with its Director of Flight Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 7165

Re: LIAT parts company with its Director of Flight Operation

Dear Jim, be real. There isn't enough paper or ink to chronicle all of the mis-steps, the misdeeds, the mistakes, and the flat out misguided actions of our beloved LIAT - the one and only.

sigh.
by islandflyer
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Letter] Ralph Gonsalves is the only internet crazy I know
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: [Letter] Ralph Gonsalves is the only internet crazy I kn

Allan Palmer, of Mustique Airways/SVG Air fame?
by islandflyer
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Caribbean Airlines projects TT$100-m loss
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Caribbean Airlines projects TT$100-m loss

Looks like a chicken is finally coming home
by islandflyer
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: LIAT Not Upfront with Public, But Another Storm Brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

Re: LIAT Not Upfront with Public, But Another Storm Brewing

It is with great sadness that I must concur, and place my plans for a multi-million aviation project here in Barbados - plans that I envisioned would raise the visibility and usefulness of Barbados as an aviation location for local, regional, and international business generating opportunities - on ...
by islandflyer
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: LIAT Not Upfront with Public, But Another Storm Brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

Re: LIAT Not Upfront with Public, But Another Storm Brewing

Why, oh why doth we torture ourselves thus? LIAT Management are festering boils on the backside of the Caribbean travelling public, and need to be squeezed, PRONTO!
by islandflyer
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Forum: Research and Developments in Aviation
Topic: Inmarsat to Offer Airlines Free Tracking Service
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Inmarsat to Offer Airlines Free Tracking Service

some state-owned airlines are considered extensions of air forces and may be reluctant to incorporate global tracking for national-security reasons
Hmmm....good point.
by islandflyer
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: [Barbados] LIAT moving?
Replies: 3
Views: 4372

Re: [Barbados] LIAT moving?

A little harsh, Jim.

Entirely correct, mind you, but harsh.
by islandflyer
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Howai: CAL flops on London route
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Howai: CAL flops on London route

Wow. The London route was a flop? Gosh, I never saw that coming.
by islandflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2013
Forum: Airport News - Eastern Caribbean
Topic: [Barbados, Adams Airport] Not good!
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: [Barbados, Adams Airport] Not good!

No, we would have to insult diplomats, physically abuse visitors, and unnecessarily detain Guyanese in order to qualify... oh wait, we already do the last one. Scratch that.

Our descent into hell has begun.
by islandflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: CAL cuts Air Jamaica flights
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: CAL cuts Air Jamaica flights

QUEL HORREUR!
Yes, sadly it is true.
The king has new clothes.
by islandflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: [Letter] Why is CAL unprofitable?
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: [Letter] Why is CAL unprofitable?

A new moniker for CAL is "Can't Achieve Liquidity" - I think it fits, don't you?
by islandflyer
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Howai: CAL not another BWIA
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Howai: CAL not another BWIA

Come on, Jim...stop it! CAL is NOT - I REPEAT - NOT another BWIA!!!!!!
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It's worse.
>:P
by islandflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: CAL ‘not strapped for cash’
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: CAL ‘not strapped for cash’

..and the article itself has some interesting sound bytes (albeit out of context): almost all global airlines were losing money but assured the public that CAL was “heading in the right direction”. And which direction might that be, sir? called for more focus to be paid to the fact that in the past ...
by islandflyer
Mon Apr 01, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Highly indebted Caribbean Airlines shedding staff
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Highly indebted Caribbean Airlines shedding staff

Here is another novel idea...an expansion of what FL av8r is proposing: Get rid of the top management, junior top management, middle management, and junior middle management. Tell the various government ministers, their wives, their deputies, their second cousins, and their prayer pundits, to get ou...
by islandflyer
Wed Mar 27, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Comment, Deyal] It could be worse
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: [Comment, Deyal] It could be worse

I read the whole article, and you know what? (You guessed it)...

It could have been worse.
by islandflyer
Sat Mar 23, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: CAL confirms Jamaican pilots' work permits not renewed
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: CAL confirms Jamaican pilots' work permits not renewed

And so it ends... so many saw that it would come to this. Two Airlines - One Vision. CAL was to take over JM, remove the testicles and teeth of the Jamaican unions, then fire service staff, engineers, and finally pilots. Nice job, CAL, way to go. You have won your fight, but you've lost your soul.
by islandflyer
Tue Jan 22, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident: BN-2A-27 Islander, Operator: Transaereo 5074
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

Re: Accident: BN-2A-27 Islander, Operator: Transaereo 5074

Radar data showed that the flight continued to climb, reaching 5400 feet at a distance of 13.3 NM from the Gran Roque VOR. Speed was 120 knots. At that point the airplane rapidly started to lose altitude and speed It would have to be a major structural event to cause not only a rapid descent, but a...
by islandflyer
Sun Jan 20, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blink and you'll miss it: World's shortest flight
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: Blink and you'll miss it: World's shortest flight

What equipment will Loganair use? Wikipedia has them operating only 2 Islanders - the Otter seems too big...
by islandflyer
Sun Jan 20, 2013
Forum: Research and Developments in Aviation
Topic: Regulators worldwide order grounding of 787s
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Regulators worldwide order grounding of 787s

When was the last time something like this happened?
by islandflyer
Tue Jan 08, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Barbados] Aircraft pieces wash up on beach
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: [Barbados] Aircraft pieces wash up on beach

Some comments on FB suggest it is part of the russian (EASA?) rockets that launch out of French Guiana...
by islandflyer
Mon Jan 07, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Barbados] Aircraft pieces wash up on beach
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: [Barbados] Aircraft pieces wash up on beach

That was my thought exacly. There is nothing else recently to give such large pieces, what would float from east to west. Just surprised it didn't come in along the northern Brazilian coast of any of the Guianas.
by islandflyer
Mon Jan 07, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Barbados] Aircraft pieces wash up on beach
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

[Barbados] Aircraft pieces wash up on beach

Taken from todays Nation online - AVIATION OFFICIALS have a puzzle on their hands. From today they will be doing the relevant checks to determine where three large pieces of fuselage, which washed up on Crane Beach over the weekend, belong. Director of Civil Aviation Mitchinson Beckles, who was on ...
by islandflyer
Thu Jan 03, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilot Catches Thief During Fly-By
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Pilot Catches Thief During Fly-By

Pilot David Zehntner was flying his personal plane from his vacation home in Franklin, N.C., back to his main residence in LaBelle, Fla., when he flew over his Florida home while approaching the airport and saw something unusual. "We have a place in Franklin, N.C., and fly back and forth," Zehntner ...
by islandflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2013
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: [Jamaica] Former exec takes Caribbean Airlines to court
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: [Jamaica] Former exec takes Caribbean Airlines to court

when (never-fired) CEO Ian Brunton returns from his "undercover mission" at LIAT...
Oh my goodness! Did you really say that out loud? HAHAHAHAHAHA
by islandflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towards a sustainable regional air transportation service
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Towards a sustainable regional air transportation servic

Gotta love milk! So based on the article (my eyes started to hurt somewhere in the middle of it), Mr. Holder recommends another governmental talking heads meeting to discuss the matter... but why would Suriname Airways care about the issues facing Bahamasair? Why would CAL care about anyone at all? ...
by islandflyer
Wed Dec 26, 2012
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: CAL leases aircraft for stranded passengers
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: CAL leases aircraft for stranded passengers

The CAL painted leased 76's are supposed to be running the POS-JFK and YYZ services, which frees up at least one 73' for the new POS-GEO-JFK run (?)...but doesn't CAL do multiple runs to JFK a day? If so, it is possible that once again, CAL has not built in any slack into their operation - the sched...
by islandflyer
Wed Dec 26, 2012
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: Stranded CAL passengers back home for Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Stranded CAL passengers back home for Christmas

Roger that, FL av8r...if I were a shareholder in Omni, my wish for 2013 would be that CAL remains the inept carrier that it did in 2012, so I could continue to lease my aircraft to them, and make $$$$$

I wonder when the contract is supposed to end? Or did we forget to include that again? Shucks.
by islandflyer
Wed Dec 19, 2012
Forum: Air Canada - Tango - Rouge
Topic: Canada's Flagship Airline Announces Details On New LCC
Replies: 4
Views: 3803

Re: Canada's Flagship Airline Announces Details On New LCC

Why a name like "rouge"? Are they trying to tell us something? Why not pirate, thief, or vagabond?
by islandflyer
Mon Dec 03, 2012
Forum: DCA - Barbados
Topic: [Barbados] A "new" Civil Aviation Authority - but not yet
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

[Barbados] A "new" Civil Aviation Authority - but not yet

(Taken from today's Daily Nation in Barbados - 3 Dec 2012) Government is still some way from establishing a Civil Aviation Authority although much groundwork has been done. During a service at the St Martin’s Anglican Church, St Philip yesterday in commemoration of Civil Aviation Week, Minister of I...
by islandflyer
Mon Dec 03, 2012
Forum: LIAT (1974) Limited - Antigua
Topic: LIAT makes first down-payment on new fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: LIAT makes first down-payment on new fleet

So... let me get this straight. There are plans to add a 70-seater (probably a jet - my words) to the fleet. So then there will be 3 different types operating - the Dash 8, the ATR, and another one.

Aye che mama!
by islandflyer
Wed Nov 28, 2012
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: CAL takes disciplinary action against 3 employees
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: CAL takes disciplinary action against 3 employees

If a trainee mechanic was at fault, I understand termination.
I could understand if the person whose task it was to oversee the trainee was suspended.
But the pilot? What did he do wrong?
by islandflyer
Tue Nov 13, 2012
Forum: EZjet - Guyana
Topic: EZjet blasts Govt, asks public for forgiveness
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: EZjet blasts Govt, asks public for forgiveness

La de da da... we like it so!!!
by islandflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Ricky
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: Looking for Ricky

OK, this is to the guy who called me a few days ago and gave me Ricky's number - please ask Ricky to call me, since he does not answer his phone, or return his messages....
by islandflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Ricky
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Looking for Ricky

Anyone here know how I can find Ricky Rowe? Either PM me his number, or ask him to contact me - 231-0369
by islandflyer
Sat Oct 06, 2012
Forum: WinAir - Windward Islands Airways - St. Maarten
Topic: [Statia] Passenger opens Winair emergency exit
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: [Statia] Passenger opens Winair emergency exit

With a prop spinning just outside, that was a gutsy and very very dumb thing to do.

I say prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.
by islandflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2012
Forum: EZjet - Guyana
Topic: EZjet makes first flight to Trinidad
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: EZjet makes first flight to Trinidad

Answer: All of them.

They were looking for evidence of rust on the landing gear...
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aircraft on the Registry
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Aircraft on the Registry

So excluding the rotting stinking corpses, my count is 4 to the locals, and 3 to the Americans. Thanks bug, that was tremendously helpful.
by islandflyer
Mon Sep 24, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ryanair threatens to sell stake in Aer Lingus
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Ryanair threatens to sell stake in Aer Lingus

Clearly he thrives on stress...all the better if it is self-induced.
by islandflyer
Mon Sep 24, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control? What's that?
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Gun Control? What's that?

A Republic Airlines flight attendant was detained and then charged with disorderly conduct after she attempted to pass through security at the Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded .38 revolver in her purse, triggering an incident in which police accidentally discharged the weapon while ...
by islandflyer
Tue Sep 18, 2012
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: CAL flight map causes furor; Guyanese feel insulted
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: CAL flight map causes furor; Guyanese feel insulted

Is that date correct? 1899? Or 1989? Or 1998? Seems that an error on a map dating back over 100 years would have been noticed by now...
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 16, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aircraft on the Registry
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Aircraft on the Registry

By the way, this is an enquiry from my business, on behalf of a new client.
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 16, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aircraft on the Registry
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Aircraft on the Registry

I need some information from the members - I would like to know how many light aircraft (under 12500 lbs) are on the Registries of the OECS, and Barbados. I already have a number from Trinidad, as posted on their TTCAA website. For clarity, this includes any aircraft under the DHC-6 Twin Otter or B2...
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 16, 2012
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: [Jamaica, Comment] Hurry Back Air Jamaica
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: [Jamaica, Comment] Hurry Back Air Jamaica

Is it really so? I thought the inflight magazine carried articles and info for throughout the region. Maybe the canned music was only steelpan (that should be varied), and maybe at least like LIAT they should have a more varied nationality cabin and/or flight crew (excepting the cost of crew transfe...
by islandflyer
Fri Sep 07, 2012
Forum: Caribbean Airlines - Trinidad & Tobago
Topic: [Trinidad] CAL Dash Eights to go in January
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: [Trinidad] CAL Dash Eights to go in January

Caribbean Airlines would have a fleet of two B-767s; nine B-737s and five ATRs, stated Moonan. The number of B-737s CAL currently operates is 16. Five of these aircraft in Jamaica and 11 in Port-of-Spain So that means that of the 738's, seven of them are on lease to CAL from various other entities....
by islandflyer
Mon Sep 03, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 10 Worst Airport Terminals
Replies: 2
Views: 2254

Re: The 10 Worst Airport Terminals

Hey bimjim, what about starting a "Five best terminals" and "Five worst terminals" in the Caribbean! Would be curious where BGI ranks!
by islandflyer
Sun Sep 02, 2012
Forum: Research and Developments in Aviation
Topic: Cessna Declares Speed War, Raising Ten to Mach 0.935
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Cessna Declares Speed War, Raising Ten to Mach 0.935

Should be a non-event - the top speed the manufacturers promote is not Vne, but Vmo - and even if it were the Never Exceed, most designs go beyond to a certain factor of safety (20%? 25%?) What would be prudent tho' is some sort of way to determine if and when the aircraft has exceeded Vmo, especial...

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