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by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 5057

Re: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation

Obviously nobody reads the comments sections on your airlines social media posts.

I’ll give you a clue as to what will actually get passengers flying again.

https://youtu.be/mBS0OWGUidc

https://youtu.be/PCuLLM3dSro
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do your job!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4410

Re: Do your job!!

No doubt.

🔷+20

Centre, 001, request climb 370.

001, unable 370 due traffic.

:lol:
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moderna Vaccine shows 94.5% effectiveness
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Moderna Vaccine shows 94.5% effectiveness

People who assume the industry will recover rapidly have forgotten a few things. -People and businesses will not forget the money they lost, and will be as reluctant as ever to book for any trips that are not necessary. -It’s not just this disease. It’s the next one. Any whiff of COVID-21 or anythin...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dust devils don't just happen in hot weather
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Dust devils don't just happen in hot weather

I used to drive along and see skid marks on the road going nearly straight across it and wonder how on earth someone possibly made them. Now thanks to dash cam footage, I know. I used to be quite afraid of flying tail draggers considering how many wind up severely damaged. Now I know about that too....
by iflyforpie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 61
Views: 2730

Re: V1 in small twins

Smithers is over one set of mountains and Terrace is over two with not much in between. Prince George is following shallow valleys and short mountain until you reach the plateau and you have Ft St James for a diversionary field if things go south plus the BC Rail right of way the whole way there. It...
by iflyforpie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 7227

Re: Swoop alum

If you live in a van, you have lost the game of life! You can’t spin it into a positive. What is a positive? Hot bunking in a squalid crash-pad with a dozen other dudes? Taking one or two of your GDOs each block to do some heavy petting with CATSA and play the game of musical chairs and inevitable ...
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Surprising Amount of Force May be Needed to get to Best Glide Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: A Surprising Amount of Force May be Needed to get to Best Glide Speed

No. The trimmed speed depends on power setting. Generally, more power will reduce the speed, and less power will increase it. This is why you have to pull back to best glide, and on a go around you have to push very hard to get to best rate. I cheat. I know where the trim wheel has to be and move it...
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A320 CA pay in Cathay Pacific after the "Paycut"
Replies: 18
Views: 2717

Re: A320 CA pay in Cathay Pacific after the "Paycut"

I’ve known/met quite a few ex-CX guys over the years. A-scale (before it was even A-scale) and B-scale who came back here to Canada to work in quiet and low paying sectors of aviation. Money is the only thing going for it.. sort of (I believe D scale is a thing now and no more paid accommodations in...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 132
Views: 10489

Re: 182 down by Smithers

We are getting a bit off topic here, but yes to the cowlflaps. I don’t have the numbers for a 337, but IIRC, in the Navajo you could get about 50 extra feet of climb per minute with them closed. Both sides with an engine failure. The problem with the 337 cowl flaps is they don’t have limit switches...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 132
Views: 10489

Re: 182 down by Smithers

I didn’t feel any safer in a 337 than I did in a 206. Stall speed is higher, turn radius larger, the fuel management is more complex than nearly every turbine aircraft in existence, twice as likely to have an engine failure, and the remaining engine was quite unlikely to get you back to an airport....
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 5057

Re: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation

Trudeau Derangement Syndrome is also prevalent. Even though he’s the reason why many in aviation are still paying bills instead of declaring personal bankruptcy. Trump’s good ol’ buddy BJ just locked down the UK for an entire month. Stop pretending that the Federal Government can wave a magic wand a...
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: WAWCON at PAL Aerospace
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

Re: WAWCON at PAL Aerospace

Absolutely pathetic.
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYVR 26L TODA to read 17,250' ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: CYVR 26L TODA to read 17,250' ?

You exit the apron at Echo, hit TOGA on Delta, do a step turn on Delta 7 and then on to 26L.
by iflyforpie
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Needless steep climbouts
Replies: 76
Views: 3921

Re: Needless steep climbouts

Takeoff trim is considerably more nose down than power-off best glide trim. That means an aircraft trimmed for takeoff, when left to its own devices after a sudden loss of power, will end up flying considerably faster than best glide airspeed, and need back pressure (and therefore back trim) on the...
by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 18
Views: 3181

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

If all the airlines need is a loan... let them go to the banks and ask—just like any of us would. Let the banks look at assets and liabilities and cash flow and come up with an amount and interest rate that is satisfactory. If the banks say no... why on gods good earth should the taxpayer say yes!? ...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: March to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 24
Views: 2666

Re: March to Save Canadian Aviation

So why would Canadian airlines be expected to refund when they received ZERO financial aid from the Government ? Because they were unable to deliver the service they sold? The same reason that if I bought a TV from a store and then the TV was undeliverable I would expect a refund. You want the gove...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 65
Views: 3072

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

I was flying gliders......... You don’t say. You guys are the quintessential aviation social justice warriors. Clean your own house before you worry about someone else’s. The club at my former field had many dead pilots and wrecked gliders from doing entirely stupid and preventable things.. not thi...
by iflyforpie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7308

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

Here’s an airline that finally gets it.

https://mobile.twitter.com/WestJet/stat ... gr%5Etweet

I got my AirBNB refund 7 months ago without even talking to a human being.
by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada not ruling out stake in Canadian airlines...
Replies: 22
Views: 3090

Re: Canada not ruling out stake in Canadian airlines...

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Your choice will probably be a government stake in your airlines that will probably last at most four years under the current PM. Or..... going broke and letting venture capitalists pick up the pieces and maybe sitting right seat to a former flat payer who took a ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?
Replies: 12
Views: 2667

Re: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?

Ironically, now is not the time that companies need bonds- pilots will be staying put for a while. If they needed bonds, it was a year ago when pilots weren't staying anywhere for more than a year. Actually it was the opposite. No bonds at Jazz or Encore, so why would you ever sign one at a 703/704...

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