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by iflyforpie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

It can be awfully hard to spot some obstacles on final; four foot piles of gravel close to the threshold, for example. I fail to see how it would be easier to see in a low downwind or crossing the field trying to control the aircraft and not hit anything. On final, avoid the things. They aren’t goi...
by iflyforpie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

Taking away the minimums doesn't make them safer though. Not everyone has RNP or LPV capability. A straight in LNAV is still better than circling. Plus with SCDA you can turn many step down approaches into a stable approach that mimics a precision one. Also, what are we supposed to do now when ther...
by iflyforpie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

https://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Service%20Project%20Announcements/Notice%20of%20Change-2019-Circling%20Minima%20Revoke-EN.pdf 1) No need for the most part due to RNAV approaches (in many cases, LPV or RNP precision approaches) available to either end of most aerodromes. 2) Historic...
by iflyforpie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Asymmetric reverse
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Asymmetric reverse

Asymmetric reverse is hard for some guys. It’s the opposite of taxiing with power... Quiz your co-skipper about which side to reverse if they want to turn right. You will be surprised with the delay they will take to answer you. I think you’re confused. It’s the same as taxiing with power. The leve...
by iflyforpie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 57
Views: 2360

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Honestly the worst enemy of small businesses are other small businesses. How many advertisements are there for “current PPC on type”? Also.. I really don’t understand what’s so bad about low dividend tax, being able to write off everything, income splitting, having the customers pay your inputted ta...
by iflyforpie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 5284

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

PilotDAR wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:35 pm
the aircraft encountered a runway excursion
Don't you hate encountering runway excursions!? If you think you might encounter one, don't make eye contact!

Too many words, trying to sound important. Like police saying "rate of speed" - Speed is a rate!
Haha. Same with “velocity vector”
by iflyforpie
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speedbird lives up to the name.
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Speedbird lives up to the name.

Concorde: Am I a joke to you?
by iflyforpie
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 17
Views: 1282

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

This is how it’s supposed to work. A company becomes unprofitable or insolvent, the creditors and shareholders take the hit on the risk they assumed, and the investors pick up the pieces at pennies on the dollar and start again. It seems that in recent years the “too big to fail” narrative has gone ...
by iflyforpie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Re: Flying from the right seat

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:46 am
does not that famous canadian demonstration group fly from the right seat depending on their place in the formation?
I thought they all flew from the right seat? I think most side by side military trainers are like that because it puts throttle in the left hand.
by iflyforpie
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 5627

Re: AC emergency

Pacqing wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:14 am
CBC reporter said airplane has a back up landing gear so no problems.
That’s only for push backs.
by iflyforpie
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is the state of reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: This is the state of reporting

In BOTH accidents, pilots forgot to Fly The Plane ! They also had a "runaway trim" but did not do a simple memory item like shut the trim switch off ! The Ethiopian crew did turn it off. They did exactly what Boeing told them to do. They were left with jammed stabilizer that they could not physical...
by iflyforpie
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Re: Flying from the right seat

Nothing illegal about it unless it’s a limitation or placarded in the airplane, or specific to the operation, or something like access to controls of view of instruments or outside precludes safe flight. In my operation I think we only have to fly one sector every year to be right seat current but m...
by iflyforpie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 51
Views: 9255

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

What are general airport/runway conditions like up there? The online picture I've seen has some pretty high looking snowbanks in the background. I'm not familiar with Terrace, but my first thought was of Flightexec putting a Cheyenne through a windrow at the intersection in Timmins many years ago. ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 51
Views: 9255

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Ouch. I guess I shouldn’t have complained about the 11:00 Encore taking so long on the approach into Terrace yesterday. It’s almost always a 30 knot or more tailwind on the ILS even when surface winds are reporting light, weather was 100-200 above minimums, and the runway was more than likely contam...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 8011

Re: Manitoba Medevac

I think you’re more likely to see a McDonalds organizing. Not to say that it won’t happen (I believe it did in Squamish in the 90s) but truth is nobody is around long enough to do so. The people that start are desperate for hours and the people who feel the effects and want it to change simply leave.
by iflyforpie
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

You can definitely tow at a club that charges for tows with a PPL. And you can definitely log those hours towards the total time and PIC requirements of a CPL. The club just has to be registered as a non-profit.... no profit, no “reward”.. and you can’t accept pay for flying. I’ve known lots of pilo...
by iflyforpie
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air

“Michael O’Leary” wrote:Germans will crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares.
https://youtu.be/qben5MLmtXo
Sure we’re concerned for our lives... just not as concerned as saving $9 on a round trip to Fort Myers
by iflyforpie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada 777 Seating Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Air Canada 777 Seating Plan

You can get the Fin # on the Air Canada app under Flight Status.
by iflyforpie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Skylink Planes

Who told you they don’t have GPS? Of course they have. A fancy trimble! Now, if you ask about tents, covers, heaters or uniform allowance, then the answer is no. I've flown that bird with the Trimble. The fact it has a Trimble isn't the most idiotic thing about it. It's where it's located. Can anyo...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Declared Emergency by Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Declared Emergency by Phone

They had to fly on the peanut gyro because of a low battery voltage? That doesn't sound right to me. No, they flew VMC. Luckily, but the ramifications of ending up in IMC are there. I have experience on both the 4 dual fed bus system as well as the 1 triple fed bus system and losing both gens due t...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Skylink Planes

How many times have I heard skylink going missed off the NDB 06 @ YHM because of the ILS being down, or doing the arc into YSB and holding everyone else up. Probably not as many times as I’ve heard Jazz or Encore going missed at 300 OVC on the ILS, or going all the way to the RNAV on other side of ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Skylink Planes

One of the saddest things is the decommissioning of NDB approaches. If you want to find the lowest sector to cancel or do a visual or contact, it’s probably centred on an NDB. Even in a WAAS equipped aircraft I’d always chose the NDB going into Smithers. Shorter, in the middle of the valley where it...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 8011

Re: Manitoba Medevac

mmm..bacon wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:34 pm
It's funny, LifeFlight in Manitoba used to be set up that way, but the government disbanded it, and went back to the 'old style' of doing things..

pie, it seems that we are co-workers. Y'all in LW do seem to have it pretty jammy!
I’m in Prince George with NT Air.. not Kelowna.
by iflyforpie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 8011

Re: Manitoba Medevac

They need to do it like BC. Newer planes (mine is less than ten years old), shifts (12 hours scheduled, up to 14 or 15 only for high acuity, most days going home at 1700). Non acute calls can be refused if it involves going over 12 hours back to home base. 4/4 with 15 GDO. Rolling duty day and min r...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Re: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.

I’m sorry for your loss, rookie. Being the father of two healthy teenagers with their whole lives ahead of them; I couldn’t imagine. I never had a crisis like that while I had a pilot’s licence. I lost my father suddenly in car accident when I was 17 while I was halfway around the world. Didn’t even...

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