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by Gannet167
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 59
Views: 2858

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

I disagree-twice per year comes around quickly. The sim should be a tool to keep you sharp, not bring you back from regression. So, in your books pilots should rotate and engage AP at lowest permitted altitude (paying customers deserve "safety") and only hand fly from mins to the runway. However, t...
by Gannet167
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 59
Views: 2858

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

Sims are highly structured and time compressed scripts. There's no time or money for proficiency flying in the Sim.Even if there were, twice a year isn't enough to be proficient.
by Gannet167
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 59
Views: 2858

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

By that logic, so many ridiculous inferences can be drawn. Perhaps only the capt should be allowed to fly takeoff and landings, after all, passengers expect the best. No line indoc with passengers, can't have less experienced guys at the controls when passengers are paying for the highest levels of ...
by Gannet167
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: ILS question

Fair enough, I didn't realize that flying an ILS won't keep you legal on the minimums on some loc only approaches. If I were flying a loc only, I'd still fly it CDA. Sometimes CDA data isn't shown on the plate it's typically because a CDA approach would be steeper than 3 degrees; would you calculat...
by Gannet167
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: ILS question

We've gone down a rabbit hole. The OP asked about circling, I think the answer is clear above. My point was, if you have a working glide slope, why wouldn't you use it while tracking the localizer (fly an ILS)? Fair enough, I didn't realize that flying an ILS won't keep you legal on the minimums on ...
by Gannet167
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: ILS question

Even if I could only fly a circling approach using the LOC, I'd still use the glide slope and make it a constant descent "LOC only". Rule #1: don't hit anything. If you're following something published on an approach, that's been assessed for obstacle clearance, you're good.flying an ILS won't viola...
by Gannet167
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: ILS question

Your clearance would be for approach X, circling to rwy Y. If you were only cleared the ILS 24, then you're supposed to land on that runway. You can fly any approach with published circling minimums and circle to another runway, as long as you get that clearance and follow any circling restrictions ...
by Gannet167
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?

Avee makes a nice adaptor for Bose QC 25 and 35, as well as the (much better) Sony noise cancelling headset. By the time you buy the headset and the kit, it's close to $1k Cnd for uflymike or Avee. The David Clark DC Pro-X2 is another worth looking at. Some find it more comfortable, ANR works well f...
by Gannet167
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

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by Gannet167
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

There needs to be a means of filtering notams so only relevant ones for a particular flight are displayed. We will never convince the lawyers and bureaucrats to stop publishing BS on a whim. For them it's pure CYA and pass along the responsibility and liability to pilots. That way during an investig...
by Gannet167
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 867

Re: Military license to CPL

B208 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:51 am
Why are you getting your civi licenses? The upcoming retention package is going to be all singing and all dancing; after all they’ve been working on it for three years. ;). (Massive sarcasm)
https://youtu.be/8p8Ni1sXBLk
by Gannet167
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 867

Re: Military license to CPL

There is a provision in the CARS to convert RCAF wings qualification directly to a commercial licence. I believe you only need to write a 60 question exam covering the differences in the CF flying orders and the civilian CARS to cover the knowledge aspect. The skill side (including any solo time) is...
by Gannet167
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3606

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I believe all the Canadian Notams can be accessed from the Defence Internet Notam Service site. The format is slightly different but gets the job done.

https://www.notams.faa.gov/
by Gannet167
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3756

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

In my opinion the snow birds are out dated and the equipement is boring and outdated as well. Either shut them down or update them. They seem to have taken on this mystical Canadian thing like Tim Hortons. How many social media generation people actually know who Tim Horton was. A successful ejecti...
by Gannet167
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3185

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

To be a pilot in the RCAF, you have to be an officer. We can debate the merits of the policy, but officers need to have at least at university undergraduate education. There are sone who don't but they're the exception and they are supposed to attain it. A RCAF pilot does not simply fly. In fact, it...
by Gannet167
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 24
Views: 3197

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

I believe a seat belt has to be built to certification design requirements. The design of aviation safety equipment, down to the size, design and placement of placards and the word "lift" are likely airworthiness design items, beyond the scope of language laws and not up to an airline. I would bet t...
by Gannet167
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 19
Views: 4805

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I'll be curious to get Tarantino's analysis on this one.
by Gannet167
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 4026

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

But, the shoulder harness does nothing to keep you safe unless you're decelerating. It then holds your upper torso from tilting forward and prevents hitting your head on the glareshield, like a shoulder belt of a car helps when you have a head on collision. The lap belt is what keeps you in the seat...
by Gannet167
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 4026

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Shoulder belts are great for rapid deceleration and for ejection, conecting you to your parachute. The lap belt and 5th connection between your legs are what will hold you in your seat in turbulence. I also have never known anyone to wear shoulder belts above 10k unless we were flying an ejection se...
by Gannet167
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5910

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Did the butter knife have an airline logo on it? The same butter knife that will be handed out to the entire business class once the door is closed and locked? Geez! Imagine if someone brought that on board, the danger, dear God save us. I too have had such weaponry in my fingertips, although if I n...
by Gannet167
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

Any airplane can do a V1 cut at the right weight, density altitude and climb gradient. It's just that the 295 struggles with a useful kit load, useful fuel load and any climb gradient. Sure, it'll meet the minimum requirements, but do they bring the life rafts or the fuel to get on station to drop t...
by Gannet167
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

I find it very disheartening to see "politics" trumping national self worth. It's clear that any form of statesmanship has been eliminated as a core tenet of politics. When we as a country miss these opportunities to "grow our own" every citizen loses out. The once proud deHavilland Aircraft Compan...
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

If I was in need of SAR, I wouldn't want that 295 coming for me. It's tiny, has no payload, needs multiple fuel stops to get anywhere, is too slow, has no loiter time. The SAR Techs can't even stand up inside it. But, we can all sleep well at night knowing that the regional industrial benefits were ...
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5910

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

CATSA permits using RAIC as ID when travelling as a passenger, such as when commuting. I think they prefer you use it if you have it because it puts you in the trusted traveller category and allows them to push you through easier and faster. If it counts as ID and indicates that you're trustworthy (...

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