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by lownslow
Fri May 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Integrated vs. Modular (What would you do?)
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Integrated vs. Modular (What would you do?)

Integrated if you can get into one of the subsidized courses, hometown flight school if you can’t.
by lownslow
Wed May 27, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

The whole forum frequently get mads that a job listing calls for decent reading comprehension, but also this thread happens.
by lownslow
Thu May 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is Jazz Approach worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1379

Re: Is Jazz Approach worth it?

Does that program still exist now? If so, will it go on for much longer?
by lownslow
Mon May 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 212 knot ultralight with Rotax!
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: 212 knot ultralight with Rotax!

CpnCrunch wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:44 am
jakeandelwood wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:33 am
BD-5... small and fast
I like fast, but not when it has a 50% chance of killing me :)
Just be better than 50% of your peers.
by lownslow
Sat May 02, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 72
Views: 6901

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

There is still an inherent higher operational risk to military operations. The Acceptable Level of Safety definition is different than you’d find in civil aviation and some of the operational maneuvers military aircraft do routinely would not be acceptable from civilian operators. I would have thou...
by lownslow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??

Am I missing something? Yes, there is no requirement to navigate solely on airways here. I’ve done long IFR legs off airways without GPS (on the way to the shop to get one installed) by figuring out reception range at my planned altitude and just hopscotching direct between convenient VORs. I hear ...
by lownslow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LED landing Light
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: LED landing Light

One of the light technologies, I think it was LED, doesn’t appear in night vision goggles so I guess increased risk of collision with a coast guard helicopter if you’re running drugs. Also LED lights run cool so they won’t melt off ice that forms on them.
by lownslow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Join the Cascadia Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

Re: Join the Cascadia Team

jakeandelwood wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Classic aviation job ad, 9 paragraphs long and not one single detail about the job.
Doesn’t really inspire confidence in the folks running the place, does it?
by lownslow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1035
Views: 92317

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Well, at least us quibbling here all have good positions to eventually go back to, in whatever incarnation they may be. I feel terrible for the guys in places they don't want to be I feel worse for the guys who would have been in cancelled groundschools. In a lot of cases they quit their old jobs a...
by lownslow
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planes picking up medical supplies -- leave empty....
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Planes picking up medical supplies -- leave empty....

FICU wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:13 pm
The more concerning thing is that China is profiting off of their viral pandemic
Yes, the place that has the population density and general disregard for safety is both a breeding place for communicable disease AND a powerhouse of cheap production. Who’d have thought?
by lownslow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 468
Views: 88324

Re: Layoffs

FL-280 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:00 am
30 people are on board a 320
Thirty??!! That was a month ago. Try seven for the flight I was on. Unless she’s all drugs below deck I would think AC is running at a tremendous loss.
by lownslow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Manipulating Throttle Regained Power
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Manipulating Throttle Regained Power

Depending on the airplane and failure mode, manipulating the throttle can also make your situation irreversibly worse. A friend of mine was in a spot once where he could close the throttle more but not open it. In that situation it’s probably better to discover that at 60% power than at 25%, you know?
by lownslow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Is the 4 year flat pay worth it?
Replies: 48
Views: 6702

Re: Is the 4 year flat pay worth it?

Someone once said that even if you get into debt during the flat pay it’s just another loan for your own future, like you might have done for school.
by lownslow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do employers care about time in experimental aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Do employers care about time in experimental aircraft?

Some employers will care, some won’t. There’s no reliable way to predict who’s who without knowing them. Once established within a company the pilot with diverse experience and a history of giving a damn will usually excel over the average... if they want to.
by lownslow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Can you train with a class 3 instructor in a experimental aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Can you train with a class 3 instructor in a experimental aircraft?

It's extremely unlikely that you'd be permitted to do your ab initio training in an experimental aircraft. There is no Experimental-Training category. But you could do your ab-initio training in an Amateur-Built aircraft. Or, less condescendingly, Canada and the United States have very different de...
by lownslow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 3361

Re: Closing airspace

DH82EH wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:03 pm
A few days ago I saw a C-150, a Husky on amphibs and a Cherokee all do low passes down the runway at YYZ.
Gives you an idea of how busy the airspace isn't.
So... contest to find the dumbest thing we can do a touch and go with in YYZ?
by lownslow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1035
Views: 92317

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Tealcowboy wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:41 am
Wow, you are literally an idiot.
It’s like the haiku from hell.
by lownslow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAP GEN Amendments
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: CAP JEN Amendments

It's CAP GEN as in General. Not Jen as in ex girlfriend Jen Hang on, some of us may also want handy tips on seeing how Jen has changed since we saw her last. Wow, I didnt know that this thread was filled with laid off Georgian pilots. Really living up to the stereotype with your dumbassery ey fella...
by lownslow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the loose clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Watch the loose clothing

Fly safe: fly naked.
by lownslow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAP GEN Amendments
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: CAP JEN Amendments

FighterPilot wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:17 pm
It's CAP GEN as in General. Not Jen as in ex girlfriend Jen
Hang on, some of us may also want handy tips on seeing how Jen has changed since we saw her last.
by lownslow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic timeline for first regional job in 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 2956

Re: Realistic timeline for first regional job in 2020?

gtappl wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Now that the shit has entirely hit the fan, is zero to jazz/porter/encore 10 years the new norm?
Right this instant zero to Jazz/Porter/Encore is never. The answer will almost certainly be different by the time someone’s commercial/multi/IFR training is finished.
by lownslow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Furlough with bond
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Furlough with bond

Please oh please tell me you kept a copy of your bond for review. If not, ask the company for a scan or photocopy of the one on file that you signed while hoping they have enough people still on staff to care about doing it in a timely way.
by lownslow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Any instructor paid while they stay home?
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Any instructor paid while they stay home?

Hah, I barely got paid as an instructor when I went to work!
by lownslow
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time
Replies: 25
Views: 2174

Re: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time

I’m honestly surprised that a takeoff clearance can be issued with the airplane ahead still on the runway.

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