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by iflyforpie
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 17
Views: 1717

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

This is for risk mitigation, not risk elimination. If you want to eliminate risk, don’t fly. It’s the same as two-key nuclear warheads. It’s very unlikely that two people are going to have the same crazy idea to unilaterally start WWIII. As soon as you have 1 vs 1–doesn’t matter who it is—your plans...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: I would like your opinion?

Flying is a privilege, not a constitutionally guaranteed right. Khadr fought the Trudeau and Harper government for the violation of his charter rights under the Chrétien and Martin and Harper governments.

Good luck with that.
by iflyforpie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4404

Re: Another Crash in BC

ELTs are “fail-deadly”. I will never understand bureaucracy that (tried to) force the change to 406 when it had the same failure-prone G-switch and the same ability for the ELT to be completely destroyed in the crash. GPS trackers are “fail-safe”. They leave a trail of breadcrumbs that ends when the...
by iflyforpie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 27
Views: 2300

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Ok. I won’t apply. Honestly if it were the right operation it sounds like it could be a nice lifestyle gig. Unfortunately when they throw things like “604/703” and “single pilot” it tells me that they are cheap and will have you on call the maximum legal days. Oh... but you get to live in Kelownafor...
by iflyforpie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: “Apprentice pilot” job is back
Replies: 14
Views: 1737

Re: “Apprentice pilot” job is back

:?: Stay safe , this virus is starting to weaken The heck it is. The graph in the lower right corner is just the confirmed cases, and it's not flattening. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 Yeah... CASES. They tend to go up with more testing.. and a...
by iflyforpie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4404

Re: Another Crash in BC

Probably not for hire or reward. Like CASARA, Hope Air, etc.
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: “Apprentice pilot” job is back
Replies: 14
Views: 1737

Re: “Apprentice pilot” job is back

Hey... but at least you get to brag to the local roadkill that you’re a “pilot”.
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: That was close.....too close!
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Re: That was close.....too close!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t retardant runs supposed to be downhill?

Remember, they’re just trees.
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

Haha

DIE HARD: IN A MALL!!
by iflyforpie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

I had to look up the spelling... because it’s not spelled like the name of the virginity-preserving two wheeled “personal transporter”.

It’s because I’ve played a lot is music that I know the word.
by iflyforpie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

I know quite a few who managed to segue back into their former positions because the pilot shortage still meant their positions were vacant and the ramp up in demand guaranteed them a spot. I guess maybe if it’s looking like months or years and CEWS or pogey isn’t going to do it... but times ticking...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

Yeah, I’m pretty sure everyone who has a current BE20 PPC is already working. Between medevac for this COVID BS and charter work to make up for airlines shutting down, there’s lots of work at this level. It just isn’t advertised anymore because there’s no need to convince anyone to not apply to Jazz...
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7372

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

I wonder how many DNR octogenarians each of us has killed with contact spread MSRA that resulted in bacterial pneumonia over the years? I wonder how many COVID “victims” died of just that, but they were swabbed positive for COVID and differentially diagnosed when most times we wouldn’t have bothered...
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4693

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

BS. I flew 200 hours a year for years. The experience I gained has proven invaluable to my career. I lost my engine on takeoff at 500 hours total time and made it back to the airport. It was because of the superior training by ex-military pilots that allowed me to do so. There’s far more to experien...
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Prop spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Prop spinner

Lots of planes came without spinners. Especially Cessnas. Don’t think one is required. The O-2A and L19 Birddog come to mind. Those aren’t certified aircraft. Civilian ones have to operate under a Limited Type Certificate. The O-2 ran without spinners to increase cooling airflow in the hot jungles ...
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2350

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

I’ll run a company into the ground with public dollars for half that amount.
by iflyforpie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 6878

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Ah yes...the internet. I should have been more precise. Single engine piston, The Caravan provides a very much larger margin of reliabilty. In the BC South East Fire Centre, where I flew for most of a decade among peaks that were 2000-5000 feet higher than we usually flew for survey and patrol work...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 32
Views: 3369

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

I always put the gear handle down and pop the circuit breaker after I land gear up. ;)
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa VFR Sightseeing
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Ottawa VFR Sightseeing

I will bet my house that "ask and you shall receive" since there is not a lot of traffic. This is changing rapidly. Nav Canada staffing levels are low and traffic is increasing. The glory days were in March and April. Now VFR guys are getting denied flight following because one poor controller is w...
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

Re: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach

What are the thoughts on cracking the door prior to impact? I remember during my PPL I was taught by one instructor to unlatch the door prior to touchdown, in the event that the airframe bends and stops the door from opening. I never heard it again from anyone else. On one hand you don't want your ...
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 3746

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

This comment thread should give you an insight into how aviation and indeed the world works as economic cycles ebb and flow. The baby boomers working dead end union factory jobs told the millennials to get university degrees so they could get ahead in life. The millennials who had to choose between ...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 4908

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

Opportunism abounds in aviation.

Forget “friends”. Goddamn strangers on this site PMing me for job leads.
by iflyforpie
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: New Challengers for DND?

They’re not buying them, are they?

Just taking it off Bombardiers tab? ;)
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Headset recommendation?

Lightspeed.. if nothing else for the customer service. Never was really a fan of Bose. Used them lots but always preferred my Zulus which feel lighter in spite of supposedly being heavier and don’t clamp your head as much. They made 8.0 hour days in the 337 a breeze. I’ve had my original Zulus for o...

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