Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby my5cents » Feb 17th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Boy they must be working the late shift at the airport in Penticton. I was there just a week ago and didn't see this !

Look at the photo attached to an article in Castanet discussing cancelled flights !

Castanet,,,,,, if you don't have a photo of something quit making stuff up, it reduces what little credibility you still have.

There is NO gangways at the Penticton Airport,,,,, DUH.
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby GordonH » Feb 17th, 2018, 7:37 pm

^^^ I suspect an Alberta airport photo
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby pentona » Feb 17th, 2018, 9:23 pm

I see that they removed that photo and replaced with a Boeing 737. Wow...Penticton is moving up; never knew that 737's were back landing there. https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... al-flights

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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby JagXKR » Feb 17th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Reporters don't know anything that's why they ask questions. Have you ever heard a reporter scrum? Some of the most bonehead questions ever asked.

That being said I have heard that construction on a expanded terminal is about to occur. Buddy's company bid on the project but I think they didn't get it. Not sure who did. He also told me there has been some changes in management although it's still Transport Canada.
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby GordonH » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:14 pm

JagXKR wrote:Reporters don't know anything that's why they ask questions. Have you ever heard a reporter scrum? Some of the most bonehead questions ever asked.

That being said I have heard that construction on a expanded terminal is about to occur. Buddy's company bid on the project but I think they didn't get it. Not sure who did. He also told me there has been some changes in management although it's still Transport Canada.


With a 6,000 ft runway and very little area to even expand that, Skaha lake to south & Green Mountain Rd to the north.
All there is to do is upgrades to terminal itself.
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby JagXKR » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:22 pm

Found it. The tender, not who won it. It is the Terminal or as they put it ATB.

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-da ... Y-026-8244
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby seewood » Feb 17th, 2018, 11:01 pm

I'd like to see them improve the ILS system they use so landings and take-offs can occur with lower minimums. Perhaps fewer cancellations due to weather..
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby my5cents » Feb 18th, 2018, 11:29 am

Well it's nice to read about the length of the runway and the ILS system, but back to the topic of how Castanet just uses whatever photo they have to fill a gap.

In todays "effort" we have a story captined : "Coq reopens southbound"

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#219157

Right below the heading, of course is a photo of,,,,, the ,,,, Coquihalla Highway ? Nope, a car on it's side after rollong down a hill on Dillworth drive on Saturday.

The Coquihalla was closed near Merrit at 4:30 PM (hard to tell which day) and opened at 7:55 PM, so the correlation between Dilworth drive on Saturday AM and Merritt is certainly obvious. They both involve snow.

Maybe a photo of down hill skying at the Olympic, would have filled the bill, that involves snow as well.
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby twobits » Feb 18th, 2018, 6:52 pm

That is rather pathetic. Perhaps Castanet should lobby for some of the Fed money to preserve Canadian news content. Oh wait, that is to preserve the viability of print media from the onslaught of lower cost online news sources. Seems that here we might be enjoying low cost delivery with low cost effort.
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby my5cents » Feb 18th, 2018, 7:28 pm

twobits wrote:That is rather pathetic. Perhaps Castanet should lobby for some of the Fed money to preserve Canadian news content. Oh wait, that is to preserve the viability of print media from the onslaught of lower cost online news sources. Seems that here we might be enjoying low cost delivery with low cost effort.

I'm not sure what effort has been exerted. But certainly low quality product. I'm sure a junior high student could do better.

Have these people received any training ?? Who oversees the content that is put out ?

I guess it's not just Castanet. A CP story talking about a plane travelling from Saskatoon to Calgary

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#219190

"An Air Canada Express plane (? Air Canada Jazz ?), had to return to Saskatoon shortly after takeoff after flames were reported coming from it".

IT ? What the heck ?

The story goes on to appear to quote an airline spokesperson saying "the flames were noticed near the left tail pipe"

The LEFT TAIL PIPE ?????

It's a turbo prop a "tail pipe". What ! It doesn't have a tail pipe, it's a turbo prop not an internal combustion engine !
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby Jhunter199 » Feb 19th, 2018, 10:36 am

I do always get a good chuckle reading a fair amount of the castanet news articles. While their headlines are at times a little misleading, they are designed to grab readers attention. That being said the article needs to actually be proofread and edited, not just spell checked and called good enough. I'm in no way claiming to be an English major, journalist, or editor, but if I'm able to pick out numerous mistakes a day there's something wrong.

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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 21st, 2018, 9:28 pm

my5cents wrote:
The story goes on to appear to quote an airline spokesperson saying "the flames were noticed near the left tail pipe"

The LEFT TAIL PIPE ?????

It's a turbo prop a "tail pipe". What ! It doesn't have a tail pipe, it's a turbo prop not an internal combustion engine !

Actually, it does. More technically correct, it would be called the exhaust vent or nozzle - its in the back of the PW150s ...

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As for the flames, sounds like a compressor stall (go to 0:50) ...

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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 21st, 2018, 9:34 pm

GordonH wrote:
With a 6,000 ft runway and very little area to even expand that, Skaha lake to south & Green Mountain Rd to the north.
All there is to do is upgrades to terminal itself.

Easily extendable into either lake. As for the roads, just put in some crossing gates like they have at Gibraltar ...

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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 22nd, 2018, 2:25 am

my5cents wrote:Boy they must be working the late shift at the airport in Penticton. I was there just a week ago and didn't see this !

Look at the photo attached to an article in Castanet discussing cancelled flights !

Castanet,,,,,, if you don't have a photo of something quit making stuff up, it reduces what little credibility you still have.

There is NO gangways at the Penticton Airport,,,,, DUH.

That picture was taken at Fort McMurray airport :biggrin:
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Re: Major construction at Penticton Reg Airport ?

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 22nd, 2018, 8:14 am

GordonH wrote:With a 6,000 ft runway and very little area to even expand that, Skaha lake to south & Green Mountain Rd to the north.
All there is to do is upgrades to terminal itself.

Dizzy1 wrote:Easily extendable into either lake. As for the roads, just put in some crossing gates like they have at Gibraltar ...

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Crossing gates? Most people can't even negotiate a traffic circle properly.
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