Quickmarch

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    John Marchant
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  1. Nah! That's the Don Valley Parkway - Toronto Canada - popularly referred to as the Don Valley Parking Lot. Cheers, March
  2. Yikes! Most decent-sized commercial jets' tails reach up into the fifties and sixties. The 747 is over 65' from the ground to the top of the tail. 20' of clearance is unbelievable. Somebody in that cockpit needs to make a career change.
  3. When I turned 21 there was no change in my eyesight... I am still waiting and wondering; when do I get my adult supervision?
  4. Newport, during the skinny-boat era, was Utopia for sailors. Wonderful town!
  5. Thanks JA. However, I cannot be credited with that wisdom. It was taught to me by a WWII navigator from the RAAF on a trip (by sea) from St.John (lovely name, don't you think?) in the Virgin Islands to Newport R.I., via Bermuda. This was way before the days of public access GPS. It was Bermuda we were aiming for. That's a much bigger island than Amelia was looking for. In any case, we (rather, "he") found it.
  6. WE ALL DO GET OLD IN THE END.... I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way much faster now. Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone? That's common sense leaving your body. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row. I decided to stop calling the bathroom the “John” and renamed it the “Jim”. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning. Old age is coming at a really bad time. When I was a child I thought “Nap Time” was a punishment. Now, as a grownup, it feels like a small vacation. The biggest lie I tell myself is..."I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it." I don't have gray hair; I have "wisdom highlights." I'm just very wise. Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper. If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would've put them on my knees. Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet. Why do I have to press one for English when you're just going to transfer me to someone I can't understand. Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice. At my age "Getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for. I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 60 years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don’t have a curfew. I have a driver’s license and my own car. I have ID that gets me into bars and the whisky store. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant. And I don’t have acne. Life is great. I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can't remember their names
  7. That's sort of what I was talking about. There are many areas (especially in the US) where there are several, as in 3 or 4, airports in close proximity. Landing on the "right" runway, but at the "wrong" airport is a favourite for pilots. This is due to the fact that runways are set up to use prevailing wind directions. So several airports close together may all have a (eg.) Rwy 06/24. If you're a hot shot commercial pilot who is not really paying attention, it's real easy to land at the wrong one. Happens all the time . It's "Visual" approaches that cause the problems. Mostly because it's (almost) impossible to be on the wrong Localiser and GS.
  8. Flying is rife with stories like this. I remember reading a column in (I think it was) Flying Magazine called "I learned about flying from that". This would be in the late seventies, early eighties. Every month there was a story about something that someone learned the hard way. It's almost hard to believe that in that, and in this, day and age someone manages to line up for the wrong airport, wrong runway, or a taxiway. At night??? They're side by side, yes. But one looks like a Christmas tree. Yikes!
  9. An Air Canada pilot tried to out do Harrison Ford at KSFO. Warned off by ATC. Could have been a real bad one. See: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/07/11/air-canada-flight-nearly-lands-on-taxiway-at-san-francisco-airport.html
  10. Ah! Math. My favorite subject. Are you aware that there are three kinds of people? -Those who understand mathematics -Those who don't
  11. See: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amelia-earhart-may-have-survived-crash-landing-never-seen-photo-n779591
  12. Marriage: My wife said it was like a deck of cards. At the start, all you need is 2 hearts and a diamond.... Later, you want a club and a spade
  13. My other love is sailing. Emirates Team New Zealand just took the 9th race of the 35th America's Cup. the 36th AC will be in New Zealand. There is no second!
  14. Congrats, Loic. Well done! Cheers, March