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by Tube Driver
Thu May 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vimy Flight - Birth of a Nation
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

Re: Vimy Flight - Birth of a Nation

I believe Bob Wade is piloting one of those planes. For those of you who are too young to remember, he was the first NATO pilot to fly a Mig 29 back at the Abbotsford Airshow in 1986 I believe.
by Tube Driver
Thu May 25, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunglasses recommendations...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3969

Re: Sunglasses recommendations...?

All of you are wrong. The only way to go is to rock a pair of Maui Jim's.
by Tube Driver
Fri May 16, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avcanada Posting Etiquette and Consequences
Replies: 54
Views: 103196

Re: Avcanada Posting Etiquette and Consequences

I agree that you are forced to tighten the sight up in terms poster etiquette. This is the result of our increasingly politically correct world meshing with our increasing litigatious society. This site has matured much since its early days when pretty much anything passed for a thread, and often th...
by Tube Driver
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Caravan captain or Metro F/O?
Replies: 27
Views: 2887

Re: Caravan captain or Metro F/O?

I realize that the solution I am about to propose will not be popular, but it is advice that I wished I had followed years ago when I was in your position. You are still low time in the industry, not just from an hour perspective, but from a percentage of your productive wage earning years invested....
by Tube Driver
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Q jets Closing down
Replies: 16
Views: 2876

Re: Q jets Closing down

Peace Air ran out of there at the end, Quick Air, and Alta Flights when they were at their peak.
by Tube Driver
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Q jets Closing down
Replies: 16
Views: 2876

Re: Q jets Closing down

It may be that the time period for the shares is due. They seem to be doing well and have a solid client base. I do not believe that they would be closing their doors for any negative reason.
by Tube Driver
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: City Centre Medevac Study
Replies: 62
Views: 5271

Re: City Centre Medevac Study

Infinitair, I did not know that you did medivac flights. If not what is your vested interest in the medivac issue? I do not think that a change in policy for medivacs will change your status. You are grasping at straws here your time and energy would be better spent on retooling your business plan t...
by Tube Driver
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career change advice needed
Replies: 31
Views: 3092

Re: Career change advice needed

Dazed, One last item before I go. I too live in YYC, had a good job flying jets, and walked from the industry somewhere between 5000 to 6000 hours. Choose carefully, stable office jobs with oil companies in cities like Calgary are not easy to come by.
by Tube Driver
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career change advice needed
Replies: 31
Views: 3092

Re: Career change advice needed

Here is something that nobody has addressed here yet. You are only 33 and have no wife and kids...yet. You will more than likely end up meeting a girl, get married and have some kids. With the poor money you make in aviation your wife will have to work as well. This means daycare for the kids, or at...
by Tube Driver
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Poor Pilot's Second Job?
Replies: 27
Views: 3416

Re: Poor Pilot's Second Job?

I fail to see what the dilemma or issue is here. You are obviously a strong fit individual as you are able to obtain a class 1 medical. Proceed directly to the nearest downtown street corner and turn tricks, I mean hell you should be used to prostituting yourself after all you are a pilot. :smt040
by Tube Driver
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 25443

Re: Good Bye CYXD...

Solution:
by Tube Driver
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 25443

Re: Edmonton City Centre Airport

I have to disagree with the previous post when the discussion turns to business relocating to Calgary and not maintaining an Edmonton office. There is a solution to every problem if you think long and hard about it. This is what is happening now. Executive Express www.executiveexpresscanada.ca has c...
by Tube Driver
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 25443

Re: Edmonton City Centre Airport

That is not the point. I said that at times even a small jet under certain weather conditions cannot use the strip. Now lets say you want to depart YXD and head south to a warmer climate, when you take full fuel and your pax, it is not feasable. The wet runway condition is the problem. Slush is wors...
by Tube Driver
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 25443

Re: Edmonton City Centre Airport

I am not saying anything but here are the computer generated numbers for the SII on a wet runway in order to comply with part 135. Quick numbers on a C550SII Takeoff N1 = 96.4 /94.2 V1 = 95 Vr = 95 V2 = 101 Venr = 155 Dist = 9,825 Ret Vapp = 110 Ret Vref = 105 Ret Dist = 2,820 Flaps:20d MTOW:15,100 ...
by Tube Driver
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 25443

Re: Edmonton City Centre Airport

Okay, it has been a while but lets look at the usefulness of this airport for small business jets. If you take for example a Cessna SII, V or the like and look at the numbers required to operate this type of aircraft at near gross weight with a wet runway or in snow or slush, i believe you will find...
by Tube Driver
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB introduces Watchlist
Replies: 37
Views: 2488

Re: TSB introduces Watchlist

Oops I seemed to get too caught up in the moment and made a spelling mistake. It should say to step out from behind your user name. Your right Cat, is does not get better than this. As you can appreciate, if a person attacks you personally for relating things you have seen they should be willing to ...
by Tube Driver
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB introduces Watchlist
Replies: 37
Views: 2488

Re: TSB introduces Watchlist

Here is my name feel free to stop behind your user name and call me I will gladly discuss aviation with you. It is people like you who are afraid to step out into the light and love to be anonymous. Craig Boechler 403-829-2640. Now that I have shown that I have nothing to hide how about you put your...
by Tube Driver
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB introduces Watchlist
Replies: 37
Views: 2488

Re: TSB introduces Watchlist

Gee, I guess I must be wrong. Shame how I never knew what was really happening in more than a decade or so of calling yyc my home field. Good to see that there are enlightened people like you out there to set me straight. Now just as a side note, I guess I never saw a 727 land 25 and make the left o...
by Tube Driver
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB introduces Watchlist
Replies: 37
Views: 2488

Re: TSB introduces Watchlist

Call me what you will, all I am doing is relating what I have seen and heard. No agenda or slagging on these guys, It is what it is. You can can me naive or stupid, but I am not blind or deaf.
by Tube Driver
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB introduces Watchlist
Replies: 37
Views: 2488

Re: TSB introduces Watchlist

corytrevor, how long have you been the business? have you ever flown cargo? Do you know any cargo pilots? A number of years ago I saw a KFC 727 land on 25 in yyc and make Charlie. You do the math. This was before they relocated the cargo ramp after which many touched down just prior to the 16/34 int...
by Tube Driver
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB introduces Watchlist
Replies: 37
Views: 2488

Re: TSB introduces Watchlist

Runway 28 in CYYC is one that should be looked at as it essentially a "Buffalo Jump" at the end ont Deerfoot Trail. I have seen many wide body aircraft use this runway with zero overrun available. Not to mention the fact that many of the large cargo company aircraft land long so that it is a shorter...
by Tube Driver
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well done WestJet!
Replies: 55
Views: 4162

Re: Well done WestJet!

Like I said in my earlier post, what was the filed destination? where can someone find this?
by Tube Driver
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well done WestJet!
Replies: 55
Views: 4162

Re: Well done WestJet!

You guys might all be missing something here. The West Jet crew and dispatch all new that there was no way that they could in fact reach destination on the return leg and stay within duty time. Someone should check to see what the company/crew had as a filed destination on the return. Was it the act...
by Tube Driver
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport (CYXD) Update
Replies: 52
Views: 5724

Re: Edmonton City Centre Airport (CYXD) Update

Well my cover is blown but if it walks like a duck... Time for a new handle.
by Tube Driver
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton City Centre Airport (CYXD) Update
Replies: 52
Views: 5724

Re: Edmonton City Centre Airport (CYXD) Update

That is why I am essentially creating a vehichle that will have the interior look and feel of a business aircraft while offering the ammenities of wireless internet, satellite tv, etc... This so that business people can commute between the two cities while conducting meetings, briefings, catching up...

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