Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

January 1, 2002 The EURO currency was introduced.

Travel testing just got easier.

Order a Switch Health Rapid Antigen test kit for your next trip. 

As of February 28, if you are fully vaccinated you can present a negative antigen test result (from a test conducted within 1 calendar day of your scheduled departure) or a molecular test result (from a test conducted within 72 hours of your scheduled departure) to enter Canada.

Previously, antigen tests were not accepted for entry into Canada. Test from wherever you’re staying with the Switch Health Rapid Antigen Test Kit (2 pack).

These portable test kits are a convenient travel companion.

Available from Aeroplan.

Source: Air Canada communications.

tmb air canada take offDerek MacPherson entered in the photo contest organized by the Skies magazine, and captured a first in the up close category.

Derek MacPherson is a 22-year-old from Vancouver who has been in love with aviation since he was a kid. He recently completed his flight training through the University of Waterloo aviation program, along with his flight instructor rating.

Derek started plane spotting in 2013, and it's been his favorite hobby ever since. "It's cool to be able to take something most people see as ordinary and try to find the beauty in it."

Source: skiesmag.com the photo contest issue

The hobby of plane spotting isn’t for everyone but on a stormy day in the U.K. recently hundreds of thousands of Brits were glued to their screens watching the telephoto compressed bob and weave of airliners trying, and mostly succeeding, to get into Heathrow Airport.

We’ve all seen the videos and many of them are from Jerry Dyer’s Big Jet TV YouTube channel. Whenever there’s rough weather at what is his neighborhood airport, Dyer sets up on the threshold of the arrivals runway and supplies spirited sports event-type commentary to his livestream of the sometimes-exciting kisses on the asphalt. But Storm Eunice, was a little different and, well, turned out to be the perfect storm for Dyer’s fans old and new.

Eunice packed hurricane-force winds of up to 122 MPH that caused billions in damage to buildings and infrastructure, removing the roofs from soccer stadiums and London’s O2 Arena.

A weather emergency was declared and people were told to stay home, even as Heathrow stayed open and continued to recover airliners from all over the world. As Britons huddled inside, Dyer’s channel started trending on social media and a few hours into the storm viewership of the livestream hit more than 200,000. The third and finally successful attempt by a Qatar A380 was seen live on 230,000 devices. At the same time 53,000 people were tracking the flight on Flight Radar 24. The full livestream (almost eight hours of it) has been viewed 7.5 million times.

The U.K. was hit a day later by the less intense but still lively Storm Franklin and Dyer’s coverage attracted 350,000 clicks.

Source: www.AVweb.com

you tube linkClick the icon to view the video entitled Storm Eunice at London Heathrow Airport.

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