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by complexintentions
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air
Replies: 4
Views: 624

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

It's a description of the same phenomenon that has me amused whenever I see comments following any online article about the 737 MAX: "I'll never set foot in one", "Flying coffin", etc... Yeah yeah right shaddup...if it's 5 bucks cheaper than whatever else you see on your shitty booking site for the ...
by complexintentions
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: "Trip from hell".

Sure.

Because full-fare airlines never have delays or cancellations.

I'm with rookiepilot: without any true hardship in the age we live in, we just make up things to complain about.

Endlessly.
by complexintentions
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7747

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Ho hum. Another winter in Canada, another runway overrun. Glad no one was hurt.

I sure wish I could find that thread with the guy going off about the superiority of Western carriers versus Asian ones vis a vis overruns...but I guess I can understand why he removed his comments! :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8558

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Fuel dumping is a thing of the past and a over weight landing is preferred. First you just can't dump fuel where ever you want to unless you are prepared for great mounds of paperwork and possible costs of impact studies and such. Sure if you ass is on the line "dump to minimums" was a common phras...
by complexintentions
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37262

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Gee, that $100k degree only AC requires, doesn't seem to be much use then, no? Go ahead and show us all your mental math for creating a cold wx corrected 3.5 degree slope, and then tell us all how you'd break SOP and adjust the FPA to chase this made up slope. I'm not trying to be insulting, but se...
by complexintentions
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37262

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

They could have used mental math, but again, I don't think most pilot are trained for this. "Trained?" Like, a course? In how to do simple arithmetic? Wowsa. I'm sure there's an app for that? :lol: When I read a post like cliffjumper's, it's pretty much the point in a thread where I just shrug mild...
by complexintentions
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37262

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I don't feel like the fact that they didn't have this available was 'damning' to the crew. Or, are you suggesting that they should have pulled out the calculators and created a Alt/Dis crosscheck chart from scratch, using 3.5 degrees? They absolutely did have it available, the Jepp plate - as Eric ...
by complexintentions
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37262

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I think you just supported my point. The crew planned 3.5, the chart was 3.08. Once 3.5 was planned, they had no easy way to cross-check on the way down, because the altitudes vs distances were totally different from those published on the chart. Again, if you compare the alt vs dis on figure 1, to...
by complexintentions
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Corporate Culture
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Boeing Corporate Culture

The best article I have read recently about how corporatism did more to take Boeing to the bad place they are now, far more than than any single design decision on any single aircraft. A warning for all companies really. How Boeing Lost It's Bearings - The Atlantic The difference between doing MCAS ...
by complexintentions
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5023

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

The "tiger" label is fitting. You put a tiger of an aircraft in the hands of a culture of pilots trained to be sheep, what you would expect to happen, happened. The era of training pilots to tame tigers is long gone, so the solution is to neuter the tiger. Personally I will always keep my whip ready...
by complexintentions
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12376

Re: Regional Career

Yes, but Eric you've actually lived and worked extensively in S. Asia, so of course you have to hear criticism from folks who've never done the same... :roll:
by complexintentions
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5023

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

New Boeing MCAS training curriculum:

- If undesirable trim movement is encountered, disconnect trim system.

* Some similarities to previous runaway trim training may occur *
by complexintentions
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 2032

Re: ADS-B

I too have to wonder how the military only "realized" this could be an issue two months before the deadline to implement it. The satellites for space-based ADS-B were being launched in 2017 and it's a no-brainer that it was coming, particularly for trans-oceanic flights. More likely just the excuse...
by complexintentions
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

Thanks gents for the suggestions. @ahramin, I did email the licensing officer directly to her TC email, and have spoken to her several times on her direct line. It's not so much the inability to contact them, but being told more than once I'll be called back or contacted and then...nothing. And yes,...
by complexintentions
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 2032

Re: ADS-B

I too have to wonder how the military only "realized" this could be an issue two months before the deadline to implement it. The satellites for space-based ADS-B were being launched in 2017 and it's a no-brainer that it was coming, particularly for trans-oceanic flights. More likely just the excuse ...
by complexintentions
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

Just a follow-up on my attempt to add the B787 rating to my Canadian license. I originally applied with a huge packet of substantiating documents on August 1 when I was home in Canada. At the time I did a TC medical ($125), ECG ($55), paid the rating fee ($30) and subsequently the medical licensing ...
by complexintentions
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3698

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: 90
Views: 3698

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: 14
Views: 2148

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: 14
Views: 2148

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: 14
Views: 2148

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: 4318

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: 6316

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: 6128

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: 6128

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...

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