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by Ki-ll
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: Frost formation

The ground, airplanes, cars, etc. all radiate their heat out into space at night. Overcast clouds reflect some of that radiant heat back down to the surface. Clear nights are always cooler and cool down much faster than overcast nights. That moisture has to go somewhere, so it sticks to stuff as fr...
by Ki-ll
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5958

Re: Ukraine International PS752

Does anyone even read anything reliable?
http://avherald.com/h?article=4d1aea51&opt=0

Ukrainians are already on the ground. Looks like Iranian AIB has invited interested parties to participate.
by Ki-ll
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 2930

Re: Time is of the essence

I was wondering if you signed a contract with a training bond that is due in full if you leave within 0 - 24 months, should you re-pay only half the amount to the employer after 1 year? It should be pro-rated? Is it fair? It looks like that might be the case. Read this decision: http://canlii.ca/t/...
by Ki-ll
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 2930

Re: Time is of the essence

"Bond" is a pretty general term for a contract of sorts. Lots of poorly written, dubious contracts our there, not all contracts are enforceable. Yeah, ok. http://canlii.ca/t/7c70 Some contracts are valid, some are not. All I'm saying don't rush to pay because they are pressuring you - "Time is of t...
by Ki-ll
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 2930

Re: Time is of the essence

altiplano wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:05 pm
"Bond" is a pretty general term for a contract of sorts. Lots of poorly written, dubious contracts our there, not all contracts are enforceable.
Yeah, ok.
http://canlii.ca/t/7c70
by Ki-ll
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34865

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

To be perfectly correct, the MAX was dynamically neutral at rear C of G, low weights at a high alpha (angle of attack, i.e. near the stall). The certification requirement is for a positive stability, in other words the nose of the aircraft falling naturally away from a stall angle of attack. MCAS i...
by Ki-ll
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2820

Re: No bounce landing

That’s a fair point.
Defining a stall via stick position is not correct.
I was talking more among the lines of what pilots have readily available to them in the cockpit to determine how close they are to a stall.
by Ki-ll
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2820

Re: No bounce landing

I’d disagree. Airplane would stall at roughly the same stick/control column position most of the time. So if you find yourself pulling hard back on the controls you should know that you are close to the stall. Following that traing of logic, if full aft position of the controls equals "stall", why ...
by Ki-ll
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2820

Re: No bounce landing

Would stick/control column deflection be a good enough indicator? If you re-read some of my earlier post, stick/control column can be used as a stall definition. That is a terrible stall definition. I can be stalled or unstalled at any control column position/deflection. It highly depends on the co...
by Ki-ll
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2820

Re: No bounce landing

AuxBatOn wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:00 pm
So, tell me, what is an excessive AoA, in practical terms, as defined by looking inside? Assume you are IMC.
Would stick/control column deflection be a good enough indicator?
by Ki-ll
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2820

Re: No bounce landing

I did some analysis of the video, and it looks like the aircraft was pretty much stalled on final approach. I extracted five frames at -2 seconds, -1.5 seconds, -1 second, -0.5 seconds and at impact, and rotated and superimposed them to match the horizons: overlay.jpg Then I was able to create a co...
by Ki-ll
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 58
Views: 4234

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

This is great, thank you. I've seen 720.21 before and that's what I was referring to in this post and what the company tries to get around. I haven't seen R740.21 or S740.21 before. Can I ask how you found them? I'm good at finding CARs, but those (I'm assuming the standards?) are less obvious to m...
by Ki-ll
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 58
Views: 4234

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

If you are on reserve then the operator must provide a way for you to get 8 hours of sleep and this way must be documented in the COM. Flight Crew Members on Reserve 700.21 (1) An air operator shall provide flight crew members on reserve, within each 24-hour period, with a rest period that meets the...
by Ki-ll
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37235

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Normally, I'd agree, but the crew crashed a plane. MDA is MDA, and it seems that they broke it. Having the context of the audio is powerful and should shed a lot of light on exactly how this went down. They know it would be damning (as it should be), hence the resistance. I support my fellow airlin...
by Ki-ll
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 7381

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

I considered that, but after reading a critique of the Clarity Aloft I am not certain if that is as useful as it sounds. It seems that earplugs do not provide the same protection as ear muffs/a passive headset because vibrations still reach the ear with ear plugs whereas they are absorbed/blocked b...
by Ki-ll
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 7381

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

I have used a Telex 50D in Twin Otters, but not Beavers or Otters. It is an older headset, clunky, heavy, and I do not think the ANR is as good as the newer headsets, but it is comparable to a passive David Clark without power. My experience with their customer service has been bearable but not gre...
by Ki-ll
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 10745

Re: Air Canada Pay

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:12 am
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The goal of editing my posts is to allow this thread to return to some form of discussion regarding Air Canada pay, versus Corporate vs Air Canada, in the hopes of halting the circular arguments.
That's too bad. It was a very interesting insight even though some people disagreed.
by Ki-ll
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?

ragbagflyer wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 am
On call hours don't count as duty time in the eyes of TC. Perhaps you should count yourself lucky to get even 8 hours per day.
They don’t count as off time either though.
by Ki-ll
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34865

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

FL410AV8R wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:05 am
The FAA used to be the gold standard when it came to safety and certification, not anymore.
Rudder/vertical fin issues with 707 and stick pusher issues with 727 illustrate otherwise. Industry has been able to push FAA around quite a bit a long time before 2019.
by Ki-ll
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Metars Wind Decode
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Metars Wind Decode

If you look at the METAR closer, you’ll see WND ESTD in RMK section.
Multiple slashes in METARs or weather reports in general mean “missing” data. In this case they were unable to determine what the wind was gusting to. It seems like earlier in the day they were able to do it though.
by Ki-ll
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Charts Question
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: IFR Charts Question

kevenv wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Ki-ll wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:28 am
kevenv wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
I have a copy of both if you would like to compare them.
Do yo have a current version of 308?
Jan 2017 is the version I have.
That’s the one I could online, thanks.
by Ki-ll
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Charts Question
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: IFR Charts Question

kevenv wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
I have a copy of both if you would like to compare them.
Do yo have a current version of 308?
by Ki-ll
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CAP GEN
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: CAP GEN

NavCanada online store.
The CAP GEN is free. You might have to provide a credit card number to purchase it but it doesn’t actually charge anything.
by Ki-ll
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15617

Re: What to expect as a new hire

kilocharliemike wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:50 pm
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity ... 37024-vhVT

I heard chrono aviation will also be doing some flying for them too...
There was also a European 340 a week or so ago.

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