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by Koizie1
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Caravan engine failures
Replies: 45
Views: 5617

Re: Caravan engine failures

The bleed air valve begins to open when Ng goes below about 90%, if I remember right. When the inertial separator is pushed in it can be quite difficult to do at high power settings. Many people will ease back on the power to make it easier to close and save on knuckle skin. By doing this the Ng cou...
by Koizie1
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Latest Hiring numbers for 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

Latest Hiring numbers for 2011

Does anyone have the latest info on how many pilots westjet will hire this year?

I heard 130 from someone, and no more from someone else. :?:
by Koizie1
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Flying the Caravan in Canada.
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Flying the Caravan in Canada.

I believe you need 1000hrs to fly SPIFR with passengers. If you've got that then you should apply where you want to work. Of course there are few operators that will set you loose unless you have some IFR experience as a copilot.
by Koizie1
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR alternate
Replies: 41
Views: 5143

Re: IFR alternate

If a TEMPO is below alternate requirements for your ETA at alternate, then you cannot use that airport as your alternate. Simple. If the TEMPO is the worst forecast, use that. If the base TAF is the worst forecast, use that. If TEMPO and TAF are above the alternate minima, and there is a PROB, then ...
by Koizie1
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about the Caravan from a weekend warrior.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1769

Re: Question about the Caravan from a weekend warrior.....

For weekend VFR I would say if you can afford to buy, fly and fix a caravan then have at 'er. I wouldn't recommend it as an IFR machine for someone in Canada with 500hrs flying 8 hours a month, but if you're very respectful of your limitations then its not that big a deal.. While its ability in (or ...
by Koizie1
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition Lenses
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: Transition Lenses

Thanks for the link to Zenni Optical, it almost seems too good to be true. Its at worst a third of the price. Any ideas how they do it so cheap? Have you ever had any problems dealing with them? I'm sick of getting prescription sunglasses that never seem to have exactly the same prescription as my r...
by Koizie1
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz pilots contract?
Replies: 390
Views: 49857

Re: Jazz pilots contract?

Unitholders email sums the situation up pretty well. Remember, personal feelings aside pilots are a business expense. Nothing more. His point seems to me to be that, if Jazz is not attractive to investors then Jazz is up the creek without a paddle, any company keeps its investors happy first, custom...
by Koizie1
Mon May 31, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 264
Views: 27773

Re: Pet Peeves

People using the self-serve checkouts with a cart full of food. Its slows you down, and me. Stop being a douche and join the line up.
by Koizie1
Sun May 30, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 264
Views: 27773

Re: Pet Peeves

Hearing people eat with their mouths open.

And slow drivers in the fast lane.
by Koizie1
Thu May 27, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More news on Jazz
Replies: 94
Views: 12311

Re: More news on Jazz

Hopefully management will pony up and make Jazz a leader and an example to other Regional airlines in other parts of the world.

'You get what you pay for', right?

Good luck to all the people at Jazz.
by Koizie1
Thu May 27, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DOC just couldn't stop
Replies: 50
Views: 3868

Re: DOC just couldn't stop

I guess the biggest lesson here would be, know where you are on the runway before you touch down

Thank you
by Koizie1
Thu May 27, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DOC just couldn't stop
Replies: 50
Views: 3868

DOC just couldn't stop

I am curious why the thread about Jazz overruning 'Jazz.....just couldnt get it stopped' was locked. I realise its an embarrassing incident for anyone involved and there may have been many factors leading up to the end result, but if so many pilots study it in CRM it would be good if someone could e...
by Koizie1
Sat May 22, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: When is the right time to write the ATPL exams?
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: When is the right time to write the ATPL exams?

Oh wait, I get it. PIC under supervision right?

PICUS reminds me of POTUS.
by Koizie1
Sat May 22, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: When is the right time to write the ATPL exams?
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: When is the right time to write the ATPL exams?

PICUS, PIC U/S? What does it mean?
by Koizie1
Wed May 12, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My letter to TC - ATPL injustice
Replies: 104
Views: 6590

Re: My letter to TC - ATPL injustice

bush_rat wrote: Thats the simplest question yet on this forum - YOU WAIT YOUR TURN . Alternatively you quit you job, find a new one at a company which has no collective agreement and hires direct entree Captains. Be happy you've made the Majors and enjoy your career. Cheers okay okay... don't you re...
by Koizie1
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YEG arrival thanks
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: YEG arrival thanks

Donr the tour a few weeks back, well worth it! Very interesting!
by Koizie1
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ANyone want to split on 300nm X-country for CPL? (From GTA)
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: ANyone want to split on 300nm X-country for CPL? (From G

Good luck Dan, I split mine with someone at my flight school. Made it from Vancouver to San Francisco (and back).
by Koizie1
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Legally, you can say, no I don't want to fly"
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: "Legally, you can say, no I don't want to fly"

VFR is day only in Europe is it not?
by Koizie1
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Peter Shewring, Canadian aviation icon, passes on
Replies: 64
Views: 9068

Re: Peter Shewring, Canadian aviation icon, passes on

I met Peter this year at an ATPL course. I had heard all the good things about him and the course. I was not dissappointed. Mostly though I left the course with a desire to be a better, safer and more knowledgable pilot. Or in Peters words. 'Be a profesional.' I have spent more time studying and lea...
by Koizie1
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ahhhh YYC sometimes you just have to laugh.
Replies: 39
Views: 4240

Re: Ahhhh YYC sometimes you just have to laugh.

I for one would rather be delayed on the ground than in the air. Since Vancouver took over the flow I still get crossing time restrictions and holds in the air after being delayed in the ground (although admittedly maybe a little less than before). The controllers in Terminal/Ctre airspace do a good...
by Koizie1
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ahhhh YYC sometimes you just have to laugh.
Replies: 39
Views: 4240

Re: Ahhhh YYC sometimes you just have to laugh.

CYEG66, those numbers are interesting. I understand yyc is busy and needs another runway. I personally have been flying into yyc for a long time and its only in the past 3 months or so that flow has become an almost daily occurence. It would happen occasionally in the past but only when weather was ...
by Koizie1
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ahhhh YYC sometimes you just have to laugh.
Replies: 39
Views: 4240

Re: Ahhhh YYC sometimes you just have to laugh.

I'm laughing.

Today there is flow into YYC. Sky is clear wind 160/6, vis 40sm. I do not understand..........., please tell me it isnt because NavCanada is too cheap to staff the Tower/terminal properly. There must be a good solid reason. Must there not? Anyone? CYEG66? Burly?

:prayer:
by Koizie1
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is there anywhere to do a Caravan PPC in Canada?
Replies: 64
Views: 2931

Re: Is there anywhere to do a Caravan PPC in Canada?

A passsport is required to fly from Canada to Wichita. You can always drive I suppose. TSA approval is not required for SIM trg in States on caravan, however FSI does need one for ID purposes but I'm sure they wouldnt refuse your $10000 for a mere formality (Call them and ask they're very helpful). ...
by Koizie1
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I have another question.
Replies: 36
Views: 1815

Re: I have another question.

Think of it as a loyalty incentive.

Also, as you gain more experience, other companies will be more interested in hiring you. If your company wants you to stay then they have to up your pay.
by Koizie1
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 3 Global Express XRS involved in hangar collapse at IAD . .
Replies: 39
Views: 12835

Re: 3 Global Express XRS involved in hangar collapse at IAD . .

Thats is very sad, a real waste of equipment. Are they fixable? or write offs? Its hard to have too much sympathy for the people who can afford to own the jets. Whoever owns the hangar is screwed. Presumably its their insurance that will cover the cost.

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