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by SAR_YQQ
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7841

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Hey fellas, FWIW multi-engine RCAF pilots don’t ever consider a “go-around” after we have committed to applying TR, propellor reverse, speed brakes, etc. This is not manoeuvre we are trained to perform, nor is it authorized. If any of my pilots were to pontificate this technique, I would be making i...
by SAR_YQQ
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Near collision at Brampton
Replies: 41
Views: 2403

Re: Near collision at Brampton

ahramin wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 am
Are you saying that if I have a 406 and a radio, you won't come get me?
Nope - not saying that. What I’m saying is for everyone to embrace technology to help eliminate the “Search” out of SAR.
by SAR_YQQ
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Near collision at Brampton
Replies: 41
Views: 2403

Re: Near collision at Brampton

Everyone needs a 406 and a radio. Please put me out of work.
by SAR_YQQ
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

AuxBat doesn’t speak for military SOPs when it comes to the multi-engine, multi crew concept. We most certainly have SOPs as to who and when hands are on power levers, thrust levers etc. Flying the 707 (E-3) with the USAF had very specific SOPs as to V1 calls, reject criteria and the exact positioni...
by SAR_YQQ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2140

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Unfortunately, you can't claim this tax credit anymore. It has been eliminated for 2016. What tax credit? All named OUTCAN deployments are tax free and have no indication of that decision being reversed. Gannett - I hear you and agree. Life would be profoundly different at an AMD flying sqn - where...
by SAR_YQQ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2140

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Would the flying and lifestyle at AC be worse? Absolutely. You just be joking. I guess it all depends on your current fleet if you are a RCAF Pilot. Any flying gig other than my current posting would be a huge quality of life and quality of flying hit. I’m home every night, the entire Christmas bre...
by SAR_YQQ
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2632

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

The Pacific Ocean is a nice buffer to keep invading forces at bay. I’m super interested to learn how an invading force get 70+ MBTs to The Ottawa River valley while also supposedly invading mainland BC and turning it into another Hong Kong? Airplanes are impractical as they are extremely fragile, sh...
by SAR_YQQ
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2632

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

oldncold wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:05 pm
... often mocked by comedians on the club circuit.
Much like this Military “study” that you wrote.
by SAR_YQQ
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proper etiquette
Replies: 17
Views: 2671

Re: Proper etiquette

I've never been saluted on a military flight-line - I've spent my entire career flying off Wings and Bases. I agree with those that say offering your hand is the best reply - handshake.
by SAR_YQQ
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing is starting a cadet program
Replies: 23
Views: 8383

Re: Sunwing is starting a cadet program

You don't need an ATPL to be right seat on a Boeing. Can you put the gear up when commanded - check! Can you talk with ATC and punch in a waypoint on the FMS - check! Come on guys - flying into an airport that can handle a jet = easiest flying out there. The easiest job I've done is when I was flyin...
by SAR_YQQ
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Getting hired
Replies: 36
Views: 18077

Re: Getting hired

AC doesn't use humans for the initial name draw. All based on a computerized selection - what you select on the application gives you a scoring. When they are ready to interview 200 applicants, they get a list of the top 200 names - as generated by the software. Good luck.
by SAR_YQQ
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Off topic: Military service datapase?
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Re: Off topic: Military service datapase?

Depending on how long ago he served and what service - there are plenty of us around who can credit/discredit his stories.
by SAR_YQQ
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: how much Multi PIC for Georgian/jazz/porter?
Replies: 29
Views: 4876

Re: how much Multi PIC for Georgian/jazz/porter?

NickyNick wrote: 3000 plus MPIC BE20 hasn't made the cut at the regionals for me yet.
If you have 3000 hrs of PIC and haven't been picked up by a regional - I think something is wrong. I know plenty who have less than 1,000hrs MPIC and have been picked up by WJ and AC.
by SAR_YQQ
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lo-'n-over CYZD (Downsview)
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Lo-'n-over CYZD (Downsview)

Doubt you'll be allowed into the CZ without a PPR.
by SAR_YQQ
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Operators with pensions?
Replies: 20
Views: 3445

Re: Operators with pensions?

Every good deal is getting harder to find. Military DB pension has changed in the past couple of years. Now we need to serve 25 years before we can get an immediate annuity. Any other service for less than 25 years gets locked away until you reach retirement age. As of 1 Jan 2016 we are also paying ...
by SAR_YQQ
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 45045

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Wasaya chartered a Wisk Air Helicopter Friday, however due to poor weather and heavy icing in the area, the helicopter wasn’t able to arrive until Saturday morning. On Saturday the helicopter was used to take SARs Techs and OPP Investigators to the site, who were then successful in transporting the...
by SAR_YQQ
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 45045

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Speculation is evil - you guys need to wait for the report. Been working this file all day. RIP to the Pilot.

Kudos to the Boys in Orange - they climbed a damn mountain to get to the site.
by SAR_YQQ
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?
Replies: 181
Views: 46424

Re: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?

Siddley Hawker wrote:The MoT are gonna be busy little bees if they ground every operator who doesn't complete a w&b before every flight. Just sayin.'
Those sorts of comments are what scare me about the commercial flying operations in the world. Don't bother even walking the airplane, no point to that either...
by SAR_YQQ
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus C295W water bomber
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: Airbus C295W water bomber

Military SAR does not include water bombing...
by SAR_YQQ
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Delta Runway Excursion at KLGA
Replies: 10
Views: 2059

Re: Delta Runway Excursion at KLGA

rxl wrote:but I would think that the spoilers and speedbrakes would be stowed by the crew prior to making that call to the cabin so that the boards don't cause an additional hazard to passengers leaving the airplane via the overwing exits.
+ 1 That's what our ground evac checklist calls for...
by SAR_YQQ
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any of the RCAF folk know?
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Any of the RCAF folk know?

It's all yours buddy - have at 'er.
by SAR_YQQ
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any of the RCAF folk know?
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Any of the RCAF folk know?

Same deal with Canadian ATC - RCAF can use their "tactical" call-signs while in Canadian airspace. If we cross an international border - we use CANFORCE. My current USAF gig has fixed NAS call-signs and completely different ones if we ferry the aircraft overseas. When we operate overseas, we use som...
by SAR_YQQ
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is this nausea???
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: What is this nausea???

Are you on any medications?
by SAR_YQQ
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Google Glass for pilots
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Google Glass for pilots

That concept-art video showed a POV using a steadied camera. Can you imagine that processing power required to keep up with how much we move our heads while flying? I personally don't sit absolutely still and keep my head looking straight out the front windows. It would be better if the projection w...
by SAR_YQQ
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC will not issue me an ATPL-H, because of aircraft type.
Replies: 65
Views: 5454

Re: TC will not issue me an ATPL-H, because of aircraft type

I have a L 188 type rating but if I joined the RCAF and was posted to a Aurora squadron I would get no credit for the time I have flown the same airframe. What credit would you expect? Flying a plane is the easy part of RCAF flying - it's the mission that requires experience. FWIW - the Electra - A...

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