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While perhaps not as famous as its coffee or penchant for precipitation, Seattle's uncanny canine distinction makes it an ideal place to visit with your dog.
As promising as solar and electric planes may be, these technologies still have a way to go and won't likely usher in a new era of airline travel soon. That's unfortunate, because aircraft are major sources of pollution and climate-altering greenhouse gases, contributing the same amount of emissions as Germany, about two per cent of the global total. As air transport becomes increasingly popular, experts project aircraft emissions could triple by 2050.
As debate about federal support for the biggest player in Canada's aerospace industry, Bombardier, has heated up over the last few months, critics have come forward to say that investing in Bombardier would be a mistake, and that the company should be left to sink or swim on its own. They couldn't be more wrong.
Here's a hypothetical question for us, meanwhile: What if similar circumstances were to arise here in Canada, with a Canadian pilot? The best way to get at the answer is to start with a non-hypothetical: What are the obligations and responsibilities of Canadian physicians who have pilots as patients? Because confidentiality is a basic principle in the relationship between a doctor and a patient, any obligation for a doctor to report on a patient's condition to a third party must be created by statute.
At the end of the day, the principals of flight are constant. An airplane needs to generate more lift than weight, and needs to generate more thrust than drag. That will never go away. But to sit back and assume that you're a competent pilot because you understand the principals would be laughable.