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  1. Just tuning in... Third period opening faceoff... 9 shots? Love.
  2. I'm tellin' ya, if the boys don't make the playoffs, it's pretty obvious whose fault that will be. Love.
  3. Heartbreaker

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    So, if we lose ours, where are you all going to be? FlamesNation? Reddit? Love.
  4. @robrob74 and I are buds in real life. I can confirm that he's rad. Love.
  5. January 30th, 2012. Akim Aliu for John Negrin. Love.
  6. Yeah, I think that Laine is a pipe dream. Kevin Cheveldayoff knows what he has there, and he's not going to sell low on him. I think that if you want him, you'd have to present a pretty compelling offer, and Gaudreau wouldn't be a bad place to start - but I don't think that Johnny Hockey is the piece that'd push the Jets over the top. You might also be able to start with RFA for RFA, and offer Tkachuk, but I don't think he's what the Jets need either. They've got a really solid team without a lot of holes, and the best case scenario for them is to get Laine signed to a contract that they can live with, which will either be a bridge deal, or they'll go big, and next year he'll be back to his old self. He's not going anywhere. Love.
  7. Jusso Valimaki has injured himself and is out indefinitely... This is bad news. https://www.nhl.com/flames/news/valimaki-injury-update/c-308504492 Love.
  8. You know how it is, when you're a dude traveling, you might not be fond of diversions... when you're a spotter, though - best news ever! Love.
  9. And the eagle has landed. Possibly with Charlton Heston at the controls. Carry on! Love.
  10. If you've enjoyed this hijacking, and I am sorry for doing it, sort of, I highly recommend checking out a photographer named JPC van Heijst. He's from the Netherlands, and works as a 747 cargo pilot. He takes amazing photos from his office of various landscapes, storms, stars, and other aircraft. It's stellar work. His website is here: https://jpcvanheijst.com/ Love.
  11. We can't talk about iconic 747s in Canada and not talk about CP Air. Check out these 747-200s: Love.
  12. This variant is the most fun. The 747-SP was designed to move a lot of people on short flights. Mostly, it was used in places like Japan, but it was built for an era when you could catch a 747 from LA to San Francisco. It had the same wingspan as the 747-200, but the fuselage was much shorter, and the tail a bit bigger. Love.
  13. My favourite, and the latest variant of the 747 series is the 747-8, colloquially referred to as the "dash eight" - which is sort of confusing, because the Dash-8 is a very different airplane. Anyway, I digress... At just over 250 feet, the 748 is currently the longest airliner in production, although it is scheduled to be surpassed by the 777X. It has a wingspan of 224 feet. The 747-8i (Intercontinental) has a range of over 15,000 kms, a ceiling of over 43,000 feet, and a cruising speed of 0.9 Mach. It also has significantly improved fuel economy on its predecessor, quieter and more powerful engines, and it borrows the wing design from its much newer Boeing sibling, the 787. Unfortunately, as the hub and spoke model has been replaced by point to point, there are very few passenger carriers. The vast majority of the 154 orders have been for cargo ships, although Korean Air, Lufthansa, and Air China have a handful of them each, so if you want to fly one, those are your options. Seriously, though... can we just talk about that wing flex? Although there aren't a lot of these flying around, they'll be flying cargo for a long time. As you can see on this Atlas Air example, the cargo variant does not feature the extended upper deck. Sadly, we are nearing the end of the jumbo jet era. The four engines, the iconic hump, and all the romance will be gone from flying. I will really miss these planes, and the next time I'm crammed into the back of a 737 with no legroom, a broken entertainment system, and my carry-on stuffed under the seat in front of me because the bins are packed, I'll truly long for a bygone era. Sadly, for me, one I wasn't really around to truly appreciate. Love.
  14. The Boeing Dreamlifter is a heavily modified 400 series that's used to transport large pieces of cargo, specifically designed for the 787 Dreamliner. As the Dreamliner is being produced in pieces all over the world, Boeing requires a transport that can carry those pieces to the final assembly line in Everett Washington. She's not the prettiest 747, but can carry three times the freight that the regular 747-400F can transport. This one actually loads from aft the wings, and nearer the tail section. Love.
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