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by StudentPilot
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: raic in yyz
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

Re: raic in yyz

Is there anywhere online that details the requirements for the issuance of a RAIC after working overseas? I looked a few years ago but did not find anything definitive about the process. I was under the impression a police check from where you lived was sufficient. Is the list of dates and addresses...
by StudentPilot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16675

Re: Where is this so called shortage

I think the major airlines are feeling the shortage but the general public hasn’t yet. I suppose it depends on your point of view. I do not think the major airlines (ie Air Canada & WestJet) are feeling the shortage yet, I have not heard of either of them hiring 200 hour pilots. Once they are typic...
by StudentPilot
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16675

Re: Where is this so called shortage

If you can get a flying job from the start, go for it. Hopefully more companies hire local rampies and pay them a fair and competitive wage (compared to other similar jobs locally, outside aviation) while hiring pilots straight to a seat. Until that is common, if you don't get offered a flying job, ...
by StudentPilot
Mon May 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18462

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

http://m.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2146003/chinese-airliner-makes-emergency-landing-after-cockpit-window FO injured / half sucked out, CPT loses all automation which presumably would have cut the ground to flight connection. This just happened and is another example of how 2 up front incr...
by StudentPilot
Mon May 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18462

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

Think about it this way, a 172 only requires one engine yet 2 engines is safer. Why? well at a point the risk reward doesn't add up, at the end of the day safety costs money and the line usually gets drawn around the 9 passengers in the back. Then it becomes more essential to have the added layer o...
by StudentPilot
Mon May 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18462

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

The 1.5 pilot idea is a Pandora's box. The FAA is only being directed to study reducing crew complement, not make regulations or implement it. Sounds like a good idea to me, even if it points out what issues are preventing it. How quickly a ground-based system can take over (and how ground-based pil...
by StudentPilot
Sun May 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18462

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

"Action Needed: Tell Congress No Single-Pilot Aircraft What allows some business jets flying at the same speeds and altitudes to fly single pilot but not a jet carrying cargo? If telling "Congress no single-pilot aircraft" does that mean all single pilot planes (including 172s) should require two c...
by StudentPilot
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Most useful forecast when planning a X-Country
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: Most useful forecast when planning a X-Country

This sounds like a TC exam question? METARs and AWOS are observations, not forecasts, so cannot be "the most useful forecast". FDs would only be more useful than TAFs if it was windy aloft and you were flying with relatively little fuel. If you can carry a large reserve and/or have numerous places t...
by StudentPilot
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What don't you like about your plane???
Replies: 23
Views: 4332

Re: What don't you like about your plane???

One type I flew had three MTOW increases for the airframe without any changes. The first two were fine. The third one was over 1000 lbs, suffice to say it was often difficult to get a full payload in the plane while also being within CG. Eventually an STC came out to help, but there are still some l...
by StudentPilot
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aircraft down, CYSN
Replies: 24
Views: 5704

Re: Aircraft down, CYSN

Google found this: https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/9 ... 62/photo/1

Engine troubles, landed in a field short of the runway. Three minor injuries treated on the scene, no one taken to hospital.
by StudentPilot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Re: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross

I am not certain how it all works exactly (ie read the STC) but Wipaire's website says 3450s give 206s a 3792 lb gross weight. In their blurb about their 550 conversion it also says the 550 conversion with 3450s gives most F&G models a 200 lb increase in gross weight - that would give you 3800 lbs i...
by StudentPilot
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Re: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross

I have minimal experience with 206s but Flint tip tanks increased the MTOW to 3800 lbs, although I am pretty certain the MLW remained at 3600 lbs. The Wip tips (Wing-X STC for 206s bought by Wip) does not grant a MTOW increase. I have never dealt with it, but have heard about an STC from Aeroacousti...
by StudentPilot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 11510

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

It's about time. Several US regionals have been employing Australians on visas for 2+ years already from what I have read.
by StudentPilot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight
Replies: 93
Views: 7948

Re: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight

You're right, who need experience or facts lol "Facts" like saying it is BS because there is no way he could depart a 1,000' strip at 8900 lbs, which was never stated in the first place? I would definitely want some experience and to be comfortable in type before making a go/no-go decision, as well...
by StudentPilot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight
Replies: 93
Views: 7948

Re: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight

How much time do you have as PIC in the PC-12?? Sorry, but even if he left damn near empty and super light on fuel, 1k worth of dirt is most likely BS at best, and very reckless at worst. I have no time in PC12s. I don't need any time on type to consult an app or performance charts. I have not disp...
by StudentPilot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight
Replies: 93
Views: 7948

Re: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight

Nah, I'll go a step further and just call him out right now as BS, and I do fly the PC12 Check the numbers out, at 1k shy of gross, which is his most... "optimistic" weight mentioned, shot field takeoff, he couldn't make it out of that 1,000' strip, and these numbers are for PAVED strips, so it wou...
by StudentPilot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Niugini
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: Air Niugini

The pilots have been fighting a contract that was forced on them in 2015, contrary to their previous contract. They are waiting on a verdict from the courts that is supposed to be coming soon. 122 of 200-something pilots have left since the start of the dispute at last count, nationals and expats. L...
by StudentPilot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Since this "Pilot Shortage" started, has pay gone up at any regional or major airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 5851

Re: Since this "Pilot Shortage" started, has pay gone up at any regional or major airline?

I think the first companies that will need to increase pay will be the 703/704 operators that want to keep operating without (too many) parked planes. If 702/703/704 pay and conditions go up enough to attract a lot of new pilots away from the regionals, and the regionals are hiring 250 hour pilots, ...
by StudentPilot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposed AD for Cessna 172, 182, 206, 207, 210.
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Proposed AD for Cessna 172, 182, 206, 207, 210.

Early (pre-N) 172s and early (pre-E) 182s are not listed in the AD. Presumably those early 172s/182s and 180/185s (that have a common fuselage with early 182s) have a different structure than the models included in the AD which has not led to cracks (yet). Not overly expensive and I will be happy to...
by StudentPilot
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Link PNG
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Link PNG

Link PNG is a subsidiary of Air Niugini. Air Niugini's pilots have been in a court case against the company for two or three years now over a contract that was forced on them in contradiction to their previous contract. Supposedly a final verdict will be released soon. Lots of pilots are looking for...
by StudentPilot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot shortage, how long?
Replies: 42
Views: 5592

Re: Pilot shortage, how long?

There is no pilot shortage at the moment. ... In any field when there is a shortage employment conditons adjust to balance the supply/demand. In any field. If your recent contract is not significantly better than the previous one for that job, it means there is no shortage at your job. I am not so ...
by StudentPilot
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Piston Pilatus Porter
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Re: Piston Pilatus Porter

There were a number of piston Porters before the turbines made it a hit, although it was the only piston Porter to have been registered in Canada according to TC's historical aircraft registration database. I believe that airframe was the last flying piston Porter (until 2015). It is currently on di...
by StudentPilot
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2103

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

There is no doubt that satellite tracking (Spot, inReach, SpiderTracks, Blue Sky, etc) is extremely helpful, the shorter the period between position reports the more useful, especially in rugged terrain. At the very least a properly functioning unit will reduce the potential search area to a radius ...
by StudentPilot
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Large -3T load
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Large -3T load

Are there any rules of thumb for how much plywood or diamond plated steel increase the "permissible" floor loading by?
And out of curiosity, what is the maximum floor loading for Beavers and Otters?
by StudentPilot
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna 185 Baggage Weight Limitation
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Cessna 185 Baggage Weight Limitation

It is a 1975 A185F on wheels. I was reading through the Weight & Balance section again and noticed the notes on the page with cabin dimension and stations. One of the notes said the maximum weight for baggage area 1 was "when using the cargo net." I suspect that the reason for the weight restriction...

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