When I come to visit my friends in Canada, after I arrive, I will fly by “ First Air”. I made this decision after I read an article in “ The Dominion Post” our Wellington publication. When they fly as far as Resolute Bay the 3kg tracking system must be a great reassurance to pilots and passengers.
All words and photos courtesy of the Internet.
First Air operates the only two civilian owned and operated Hercules aircraft in Canada. Gravel and ice strip equipped, the Hercules is suitable for landing “on site” at mining and exploration locations. Using its aft loading ramp and door, the Hercules aircraft can accommodate a wide variety of heavy and oversized cargo, such as: helicopters, fire trucks, vehicles, oversize construction equipment and bulk fuel.
While attention is paid to aircraft tracking systems following the disappearance of two passenger jets, a Canadian airline’s planes are outfitted with a system that makes them nearly impossible to disappear.
First Air’s entire fleet is protected by a 6lb electronic tracking system that activates when something goes wrong while a plane is in the air.
The hardware is the size of a hotel safe and helps to pinpoint an aircraft’s location during an emergency situation.
All the above, courtesy of the internet.
Today is Hugh’s Birthday. not a party but out to lunch, some gifts, phone calls and that lovely cash in an envelope, so he can choose his own goodies.This is what I wanted to get, but they are not made or sold in NZ, well, not anywhere near us, so will ask our friend who I am sure will make one, “made-to-measure” , photo below courtesy of Internet.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“On your birthday, you do not need fancy wrapping
paper for the love and wishes coming your way”
Greetings from Jean