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by iflyforpie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Home made procedures

Also... there’s likely few lakes where you’d need to use the back side of the power curve to get into that you’d be able to get out of unless you’ve got a Draco on floats or something.
by iflyforpie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Taxi Franchise idea?
Replies: 36
Views: 9725

Re: Air Taxi Franchise idea?

This is almost like a CPA and a lower tier operator. All of your tickets are sold through Air Canada, but the air service is done by a smaller operator at an agreed to rate. All sides win, the passenger doesn’t have to navigate a separate reservation system on any number of smaller airline websites....
by iflyforpie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop Last min cancellations
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Swoop Last min cancellations

I’ll admit we have some things to learn about customer service from America....


https://youtu.be/VrDWY6C1178
by iflyforpie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 25
Views: 2553

Re: King Air crash in US

I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again. People get weird ideas in aviation that weren’t covered in their training. People do things in airplanes that make absolutely no sense. This isn’t anything new, and in fact, it’s happening at a rate far less than it did in the past with far fewer “my way or ...
by iflyforpie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight

Pretty sure that’s a #1 bearing failure on the LP spool. The cone usually contains the oil scavenge pump.

Nice that this ancient engine still has inlet guide vanes to keep the cone from going all the way through. ;)
by iflyforpie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 25
Views: 2553

Re: King Air crash in US

Maybe they need to make the “brick” bigger on the PFD?

But seriously, you’ve also got rudder boost pushing the rudder in the correct direction. And surely when a wing feels like it’s going to drop you pick it up with rudder, right?
by iflyforpie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 35
Views: 7365

Re: 787 Pilots

complexintentions wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:04 am
Oh, and guys, you don't need to tell every Shannon and London controller you're CPDLC every time you check in, they know. :mrgreen:
I hear more Europeans and Asians say this than North Americans.
by iflyforpie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 32
Views: 7180

Re: New WestJet FO

The point is if AC stagnates, everyone will. Think that left seat's going to come sooner at WJ if the economy tanks? Slagging someone coming to AC from WJ looking for a left seat makes no sense. If it's not coming at AC. It's for sure not coming at WJ. I don’t think you remember the 2000s where it ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 32
Views: 7180

Re: New WestJet FO

650 pilots coming to AC with 20 wide bodies and however many narrow bodies. 28 or so max on the way. 50 220’s. The myth of the stagnation is way over rated (at least to a NB left seat). But keep telling yourself that. That’s a lot of expansion, but it’s also a lot of liabilities. That’s what nearly...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 11984

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

WOW The hot air. Some day I'll just land one in a swamp, then tune here to learn how I did. Illya You didn't mind all the speculation on the last dual flameout incident. Why've you got your knickers in a twist over this one? Exactly. Here, I’ll help you out. Ran out of petrol and haven’t got the na...
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

That was a bright spot in the Cold War where nations competed with technological advances and scientific achievements rather than finding new and creative ways to kill everyone on the planet. Not so fast, cowboy. The only reason anyone went into space was to prove to the other side that since this ...
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Air Force One Livery

Or your typical conservative any time Trudeau does anything. The T in TDS doesn’t just stand for Trump.
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

It’s sad that it’s no longer the limits of technology that hold us back, but the ability to pay for it.

That was a bright spot in the Cold War where nations competed with technological advances and scientific achievements rather than finding new and creative ways to kill everyone on the planet.
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Air Force One Livery

Personally, I think it looks sharp.

There’s enough things to criticize Trump about without having to invent more.
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Re: Traffic you cant explain

Lens flare/ghost? Quite common with a very bright object seen through multiple lenses or panes of glass. The curved glass of the truck windshield might have refracted the reflection of the 737 to a smaller point and the partial double reflection off the interior of the panes might have transposed it...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Morningstar

Just wondering the regular details: where does the flying go out of YYZ on the 757, how many days a month work, is it commutable from West Coast, how long until Vancouver base(or is there even one?), pay, bond, upgrade time etc I believe their Vancouver base is only for the Caravan, but I could be ...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Re: Traffic you cant explain

The way humans perceive things plays an interesting part in how illusions can take place. What we start with is how humans perceive distance. The first way is parallax... which is next to absolutely useless in an airplane—just look at how many wingtips get hit while taxiing. Second is relative size....
by iflyforpie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reading the forums Could Prevent a Disaster like the 737 Max
Replies: 29
Views: 1358

Re: Reading the forums Could Prevent a Disaster like the 737 Max

It is good for pilots to know as much as they can about their aircraft and the way systems interrelate. However, as we have seen it is often dangerous to perform actions without a complete analysis of their effects. Kind of like a “root cause analysis” we need to do a “branch effect analysis” to wha...
by iflyforpie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5481

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

7ECA wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm

Even Ross knew not to inhale. :rolleyes:
That was Bill... not Ross. Ross inhaled, but it was second hand. ;)

It was kind of funny how they stripped him of the gold for performance de-hancing drug.
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: No signs of slowing yet (Job Ads)
Replies: 10
Views: 2412

Re: No signs of slowing yet (Job Ads)

This board had 1 job add added to it every 6-9 months and required 5000hrs and a current Navajo PPC for the opportunity to interview for a position in YPL earning the cost of housing and $400/month in 2003.....when you say its slowing down, its not. I was reading about the Trente Glorieuses in wiki...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900 operators in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 2314

Re: 1900 operators in Canada

Is Northern Thunderbird Air not around anymore? I havent been in the game for a while.I guess they were part of CMA. NT Air and CMA 1900s are all dual registered. I don't believe Carson has any 1900's, unless they recently acquired one. Also, Georgian is no longer utilizing the 1900 as far as I kno...
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3799

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

iflyforpie: What you executed was "The Possible Turn". When discussing engine failure after take-off,for each pilot/aircraft/temperature/wind/etc, there is an altitude above which a return to the departure runway is possible and below which it is not. Unfortunately, this altitude is a moving target...
by iflyforpie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 33
Views: 2864

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

Turning an engine backwards is actually easier on the impulse couplings because they won’t snap through. The spring loaded arms simply slide by the pins rather than getting stopped by them (which in normal rotation will retard the timing and load the spring so it will snap and produce a hot and late...
by iflyforpie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 33
Views: 2864

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

Kind of like the vacuum pumps... I find it very curious that something that spins at tens of thousands of RPM with up to 1000 amps of current running through the series circuit brushes and 300 amps running through the shunt circuit brushes would be harmed by moving it backwards slowly when cold. Sou...

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