Fly to Gander. We have other airports beside the one in Sin Johhhhnnnnsss.
Posted: 11/2/2012 8:48:34 AM
Miss D :
it doesn't matter how much equipment is installed, it is still the decision of the pilots and there is a criteria and regulations to be followed. Personlly I would pefer the people who are making these decisions to err on the side of caution. I would prefer to be safe and my loved ones to be safe in a hotel rather than take an unnecessary risk in visibility thatis less than 1 kilometre.
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:34:44 AM
Remember EPA? :
I remember the good old days when Eastern Provincial Airlines flew in this great province. Would land in anything, take off in anything. It was great. What is wrong with today's airlines???
Posted: 10/29/2012 7:18:57 PM
Gander Man :
Direct all flights to Gander international YQX. Make st.johns are provincial airport... No brainer
Posted: 10/29/2012 7:12:29 PM
Lumptn, I believe what you mean to say is the lack of equipment at the airport. The planes have no equipment problem, they just need the infrastructure on the ground to match in order to touch down in zero vis. conditions.
Posted: 10/29/2012 7:07:33 PM
What happened to the planes being equipped with equipment that will make them being able to land and tale off in the fog...that was mentioned long ago....where is it?
Posted: 10/29/2012 4:16:50 PM
Foggy Minds :
Regarding the fog, that's what you get for placing an international airport in the foggiest part of NL. They should have went with the proposal I heard of a few years ago and placed one in Conception Bay South. For sure Woody French would be delighted!!!
Posted: 10/29/2012 3:46:42 PM
Whatever happened to that fog-eliminating system that the airport was supposed to buy and install years ago? It would be nice to see something come out of those 'Airport Improvement Fees' that we've been paying for years.
Posted: 10/29/2012 2:56:30 PM
Brig General Lumpflush :
I would be able to offer some comment on this but at present madam lumpflush is out in the outhouse since last night with the door nailed closed so I want to gt ger out before sandy blows her and the outhouse away
Posted: 10/29/2012 12:41:35 PM
I'm from Newfoundland but will be feeling the effects from Sandy. Currently I am in northern New Jersey and the winds are starting to pick up here.
Posted: 10/29/2012 12:02:39 PM
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are feeling the impacts from this storm as we will be getting unseasonably warm and near summer like weather for most of this week.
To put it in perspective, the normal daytime temperature for Corner Brook is 8 degrees, and 2 degree for a nighttime temperature.
However, for the next five days, daytime temperatures will be between 13 and 16 degrees, a normal temperature for late April and early May, but clearly not normal for late October and early November.
Why is Western Newfoundland getting rigged, spring/early summer like weather in mid fall?
1. Hurricane Sandy funneling warm air into the Atlantic Provinces.
2. Negative North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Even though this weather phenomenon is occurring more often, Environment Canada doesn't talk about it too much.
3. Dreaded "Greenland Block" resulting from Negative NAO.
Perhaps Environment Canada has to look at ways to strengthen the NAO to positive levels so that Atlantic Canadians will not face anymore "Greenland Blocks".