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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 8:36 pm
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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 9:47 pm
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Ken Jennings will be guest host of Jeopardy when it resumes production on November 30th, no time frame given on how long he will host, and no permanent or other guest hosts have been announced.

episodes guest-hosted by Jennings slated to begin airing Jan. 11.

Alex Trebek's last episode is now set to air the week of January 4th, Weeks of Dec 21 and 28th they will air a selection of 10 of Trebek’s best episodes.

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Pretty cool video from the flight deck of an Air Canada Jazz flight on arrival into Castlegar, BC. I like flying but wow this approach makes me nervous, not a big fan of flying near mountains at low altitude.

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Pretty cool video from the flight deck of an Air Canada Jazz flight on arrival into Castlegar, BC. I like flying but wow this approach makes me nervous
They shut this airport down because of fog so often they call it Cancelgar.
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They shut this airport down because of fog so often they call it Cancelgar.
Indeed. I can't tell you how many times I would look at the arrival and departure screens at work and see these flights cancelled. You gotta be flexible when flying in/out of this airport. But now seeing this video and the approach, well I can see why they need decent visibility to make it in safely.

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Pretty cool video from the flight deck of an Air Canada Jazz flight on arrival into Castlegar, BC. I like flying but wow this approach makes me nervous, not a big fan of flying near mountains at low altitude.

https://youtu.be/mpkgO1elrXk
If that would make you nervous be glad you didn't have to land at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong - one of the most difficult airports to land at - one runway - bank hard when you saw the checked patch on the mountain, swoop down over Kowloon City (from the ground you could count the rivets as they flew overhead)... happy days!
https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...-scary-landing


(I used to fly in and out of Kai Tak at least once every 2 years )

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Yes Kai Tak was another one of those crazy ones. I never went there myself, almost did once, right before the new airport opened, but never made it.


As a passenger I prefer more straight in approaches.



Passenger perspective sitting on the right side.



Passenger perspective sitting on left side



Night passenger perspective left side



Departure left side passenger view


Runway 09 Landing. (basically only 2 reasons 09 is used in San Diego visibility is poor, and 09 is the ILS approach, or during Santa Ana winds.) If you fly into San Diego and get a runway 09 arrival or departure, your a lucky duck. I have yet to to experience it, and when I worked in San Diego, it was so infrequent for our flights, a handful a year usually. 09 departures suck as they are almost always weight restricted so have to get creative with loading sometimes.

09 Departure



And a double mis approach to 09 in poor visibility, this flight diverted to Ontario in the end according to the description. Ontario is approx 115 miles from San Diego airport but is in general the weather diversion airport for San Diego, sometimes airlines will go to Los Angeles, the airline I worked for hub was in Phoenix and so all our flights went to/from Phoenix from San Diego, so in low visibility/poor weather they would almost always just do an air return to Phoenix rather than divert to Ontario or Los Angeles.




There is your video tour of San Diego Airport for today, thank you for watching and have a wonderful day.

SAN is also the busiest single runway airport in the US, and 3rd busiest single runway airport I think in the world.

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Well such mistakes are bound to happen......

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Well such mistakes are bound to happen......
And they corrected it to New Brunswick
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"J&D's Bacon Scented Underwear is not recommended for people in the following professions: mail carriers, zookeepers, veterinarians, dog catchers and walkers, and circus performers (especially lion tamers)."
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Now as much as I like a bacon sandwich I cannot think of one reason why I might even consider wearing bacon scented underwear?
Perhaps other BE posters could come up with a list of pros and cons for wearing bacon scented underwear.
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Now as much as I like a bacon sandwich I cannot think of one reason why I might even consider wearing bacon scented underwear?
Perhaps other BE posters could come up with a list of pros and cons for wearing bacon scented underwear.
Novelty gift? One of my dad's co-workers back in the 60's boasted of buying his wife a pair of mink-trimmed panties...
Would these bacon-scented ones throw off the CBSA sniffer dogs?
["I don't smell any cash or drugs, but I think we should have a look anyway."] Would the ones trained to find meat just automatically alert, or would they know the difference?

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Now as much as I like a bacon sandwich I cannot think of one reason why I might even consider wearing bacon scented underwear?
Perhaps other BE posters could come up with a list of pros and cons for wearing bacon scented underwear.
It might keep your sausage company?

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