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by complexintentions
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 2585

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Your last point is how any climate denier justifies throwing away the opinions of the environmentalists... "So what's your solution?" and when they don't have one, you dismiss their position. The problem is, and this is the same problem with Greta, that they aren't the experts. The environmentalist...
by complexintentions
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 2585

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Nah. I'm hoping the 12 year prediction is correct and doing my best to burn my share of fossil fuels in every way imaginable. "Save the planet"? Please. The planet will survive. Us as a species? Maybe, maybe not. Don't really care, which is my default position for all things I have no control over. ...
by complexintentions
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

I admit I'm at a loss as to how recording flight details by hand makes them more true than entering them on a computer and then printing them, but i guess that's why I don't work for the government... I always thought that if a document accurately recorded the particulars required in the CAR's (poin...
by complexintentions
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

Yeah think I'll go that route, just swear an affidavit. Don't even really need the rating as I'll never fly on it in Canada, which is just as well as it's taken a few months already and still not done. Just wanted to add it for posterity and it's grown into an epic project: had to do a medical, ECG,...
by complexintentions
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

This question is for anyone who's used a printout of their electronically logged hours when applying for a license or rating, but particularly if that rating was obtained outside of Canada. I went through the process a few years back and it was painless: fill in the application, submit the supportin...
by complexintentions
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3871

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

I always just select business travel. I am there on business so it's correct. Nope. Not correct. Just usually accepted as the closest option available at the kiosk. Airline crew may be there "on business" but not as defined for a B1 business visitor visa. Examples of what a B1 visa is intended for ...
by complexintentions
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 24
Views: 5925

Re: Cathay Troubles

The Chinese strive to maintain face at all costs. They are truly screwed with HK: if they don't intervene forcefully they will lose face at home. If they pull another Tiananmen Square, they will massively lose face internationally and they know it. IMO the only reason the tanks haven't rolled yet is...
by complexintentions
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 5893

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

Wow! Are you my new internet bully? If you can't maintain a civilized discussion, you can always resort to a personal attack. But then, most people will just avoid you - which is what I will be doing. Likely why the discussion ended. Nice job shutting down this thread. Slow clap... Yep, the thread ...
by complexintentions
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 5893

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

My file is sealed. It was 35 years ago. If some authority anywhere in the world asks me if I was ever charged, the answer is no. They will never find out. Is it a lie or is it just semantics? Dont care, the answer is no. Well, no, despite your weak self-justification it's not "semantics" it's still...
by complexintentions
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3871

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

I was on track for a EU passport pre-Brexit, and the other solution marry my European seems a bit overkill... :lol:

Think I'd still rather bumble along with the Canadian passport than have to do an interview just to get a visa for the good old US of A.
by complexintentions
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 5893

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

The question is: "Have you ever been convicted of an offence for which has pardon has not been granted?" And your answer is no. And for that matter, if it's asked any other way the answer is still no. And arrests mean nothing. No. The wording is key. The question you quote is a Canadian legal requi...
by complexintentions
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2987

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

I left the industry 10 years ago and maybe thats the only reason I can afford my own home today. We'll see how it goes when I get back in. But yea, it's not just aviation, wages are stagnant almost everywhere. I left Canada over 10 years ago and I can easily afford my own home. Just don't want one ...
by complexintentions
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...

Source is Wikipedia so take it for what it's worth, but the B767 has a glide ratio of about 12:1. The B787 has an estimated glide ratio of approximately 21:1. The wing is bonkers. Burns no fuel in cruise but the flipside is it's a PITA on descent and approach at times. A fun scenario in the sim is t...
by complexintentions
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3871

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

For the sake of discussion the terms "status", "category", and "classification" can all be used interchangeably. I'm quite aware that even without a visa any Customs entity has to assign something to non-citizens entering a country. But said "status" isn't really in question, the full particulars of...
by complexintentions
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3871

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

Even a turnaround flight needs to clear customs before returning to Canada. Yes, I know. But I remember the procedure as more cursory than having the entire crew enter the terminal for processing. Or do you have to do that now? I was told a couple times to select Business travel as the purpose. Tha...
by complexintentions
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3871

Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

I have a question for the collective brain: what Customs procedures do those Canadian pilots who fly commercially to the US use when entering? Not referring to turnaround flights of course, only if you have to clear Customs. Over many years of entering/exiting the US I've never had any problems, but...
by complexintentions
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

I'd be interested to get Eric's thoughts on this one, particularly as its being identified as a Norwegian plane. It is a Norwegian leased flight, but not a Norwegian aircraft or crew...kind of an important distinction. http://i63.tinypic.com/2lac2v4.jpg Orlando airport doused in jet fuel when Norweg...
by complexintentions
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The turbine engine might warn you that it is about to fail
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: The turbine engine might warn you that it is about to fail

Each real world event was slightly different than what the article stated but that seems to be the way it is with most malfunctions, few of which are exactly the same as the written aircraft manual. But I think it shows that one might want to consider an alternative to taking off if the engine is g...
by complexintentions
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members
Replies: 11
Views: 3674

Re: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members

Just be aware that using a sim card plan from one country internationally can be problematic over the long term if the provider spots that the card is being used more outside of the country of intended use than in. Most fine print agreements will state this. This is referring to contract plans - eve...
by complexintentions
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2987

Re: How to improve flight training.

Let me toss this out there...if we really want pilots with good hands and feet - and the MAX issue is demonstrating that in spades - how about making an aerobatic endorsement mandatory, particularly if it is on a tail dragger? Hit two birds with one stone - better hands and feet from a tail dragger...
by complexintentions
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 38
Views: 9873

Re: 787 Pilots

altiplano wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:53 am
You got it... no one really cares.
Well, at least you're honest - that DOES at least explain a few things we hear from my beloved fellow North Americans! :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407
Replies: 24
Views: 4158

Re: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407

Pure incompetence. Have to agree. Using fatigue as an excuse to completely mishandle a stall recovery is just not on. Or if one is actually so tired they don't know that pitching up at low airspeed is a bad idea, then they're not fit for duty and shouldn't have reported. The fact that the accident ...
by complexintentions
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 38
Views: 9873

Re: 787 Pilots

I'm not saying it that way, it makes less sense than just a clear readback. Reading it back the way you're supposed to IS the clearest way. No one really cares what you think about who's the "master of the English language" or what you "believe is superfluous" or other such irrelevant nonsense. The...
by complexintentions
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How much is the new pension worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

Re: How much is the new pension worth?

Just a small point, but RRSP "tax refunds" are actually "tax deferrals" - you still pay tax on the contribution when you withdraw it in retirement. Hopefully at a much lower tax rate, of course. But I'm not hopeful that tax rates will be lower for retirees in the future than they are now, given the ...
by complexintentions
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Boeing's "Battle over blame": reduce power or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 2349

Re: Boeing's "Battle over blame": reduce power or not?

Of course it will reduce the speed, but a key difference between large and small aircraft is how long it takes to slow down due to inertia and aerodynamic efficiency, which is why large aircraft (or small high-performance ones) are fitted with speedbrakes. The point is the situation was already out ...

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