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by complexintentions
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: never mind
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: never mind

Good thing a lot of us took screen shots of this childish rant. That was a keeper. Like him or not, the cheap shots and blatant disrespect directed at Capt. Adamus was totally uncalled for. In his defense, I do find it a bit funny that pilots -and mainly captains- seem to find it important that the...
by complexintentions
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C525 goes missing over Lake Erie with 6 aboard
Replies: 45
Views: 9625

Re: C525 goes missing over Lake Erie with 6 aboard

Is a CJ4 really a "high-performance" jet?

Not being facetious, but I thought it was a descendant of the Citation I/II?
by complexintentions
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Summer Storms
Replies: 42
Views: 7123

Re: Summer Storms

Don't worry. Winter is coming, and then AvHerald will be "pumping out" the incidents of Canadian carriers departing runways.

Same as it ever was! :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 14257

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

I'm not talking about absolute need but about considering using the tools available to enhance situational awareness appropriate to circumstance. By your logic we shouldn't use flight directors or autopilots on a Cat 1 approach either, or god forbid a HUD... just a crutch, right?! Not a correct ana...
by complexintentions
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BREEZY in Birmingham.
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: BREEZY in Birmingham.

You mention the key - to orient oneself upwind so that when you de-crab there's allowance for the drift. I see quite a few folks fly nicely crabbed on the extended centreline but then panic a bit when they align with the runway and drift off the centre. In very high crosswinds the view down the edge...
by complexintentions
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BREEZY in Birmingham.
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: BREEZY in Birmingham.

Landing crabbed is poor technique imho. You'd better call Airbus and Boeing right away then :lol:. I'm sure they'd want to know they're teaching poor technique. Can't speak to AB but Boeing does not "teach" landing crabbed. As a crosswind technique it is offered as one alternative, with the Boeing ...
by complexintentions
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's going on...??
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: What's going on...??

Airbusfan wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:28 am
A319's would look really sharp
said no one, ever. :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 4796

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

But the border protection is most definitely federal and can bar entry for whatever they want. Draconian, but legal. ....and that is true in every country out there. Um...yes, but not really relevant to a discussion about a specific issue crossing one specific border. Pretty sure there aren't any o...
by complexintentions
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 4796

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

Immediate family member is a CBSA officer. There are lots of daily examples of different ideas each country has about what is to be enforced more strenously. Canada has always treated US DUI convictions more harshly than the Americans treat similar Canadian convictions, for example. The bizarre thin...
by complexintentions
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 504
Views: 63725

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

While I do enjoy a good slap-flight between WS pilots...I really must point out...

The fact that it isn't known that "ad hominem" is a common literary term used to describe personal attacks rather than fact-based ones, does help illustrate the level of intellect at work here.

Carry on! :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for 320 drivers....
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Question for 320 drivers....

How did you receive it? Through a disturbance in The Force?
by complexintentions
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Night flight into a thunderstorm
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Night flight into a thunderstorm

Asking for an alternative departure clearance to avoid wx is good practice and just common sense . I always consider the radar returns on the missed approach as well and ask for a alternative heading "in the event of" if the conditions require it. I also agree with the use of emergency authority whe...
by complexintentions
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ipad password/passcode
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Ipad password/passcode

I appreciate the intent with which the original post was made, to try and offer help to someone in a similar situation. But it appears to subtly attribute blame to lack of familiarity of Apple and its products, which if I may gently point out, is not really valid. Any electronic device, of any brand...
by complexintentions
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

We don’t know if they could fly without automation, we do know they had trouble flying with it because of misunderstanding of how it works. What followed had lots of contributing factors including cultural biases that prevented the others in the crew from “screeching like an old lady”. Old, and wel...
by complexintentions
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

Correction regarding Asiana, they didn’t crash because they couldn’t fly without automation. They crashed because they didn’t understand the automation they had. If only automation in these airplanes was as simple as “On/Off” but it isn’t. It’s complex and requires skill and comprehensive knowledge...
by complexintentions
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

I'd like to buy Meatservo a bloody case of whatever for his posts on this thread. Absolutely nails it. :prayer: When someone asks "is the Boeing or the Airbus more fun to fly manually", and someone's response is "you shouldn't ever fly them manually", it reminds me of the disappointment I felt earl...
by complexintentions
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: If you need a new flashlight
Replies: 13
Views: 2484

Re: If you need a new flashlight

While I can appreciate the...um...initiative? demonstrated, I'm not sure I can really get behind breaking open li-ion laptop battery packs to scrounge cells...but, to each their own. FWIW, these are the ones I bought five years ago (total of 3 at the time) and cycling them in use they're all still g...
by complexintentions
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

I'd like to buy Meatservo a bloody case of whatever for his posts on this thread. Absolutely nails it. :prayer: When someone asks "is the Boeing or the Airbus more fun to fly manually", and someone's response is "you shouldn't ever fly them manually", it reminds me of the disappointment I felt early...
by complexintentions
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 39
Views: 8772

Re: Norwegian Air

Yeah, but to get Air Canada A320 pay you have to live in Canada and fly an...A320.

Both dealbreakers for me! :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B777 Engine Start
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: B777 Engine Start

Love love the GE90's...an absolute beast. The big harmonic on start is pretty unique. The OP is almost certainly correct about what they heard, the RR don't make the same sound, totally different design. (Hint: they're shit! :mrgreen: ) It stands to reason something capable of producing 115,000lb of...
by complexintentions
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out
Replies: 38
Views: 3390

Re: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out

I don't fly anymore but thanks for wishing death upon me! Goodness you ARE a little drama queen aren't you? Now who's being triggered? :lol: I was just calmly pointing out that being a dick will come back to haunt you. Count on that. I certainly don't wish actual harm on you. Since you're no longer...
by complexintentions
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out
Replies: 38
Views: 3390

Re: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out

Well, at least now we all know where that kid in school that never got enough attention from his parents ended up!

Best of luck with that PPL, duele. Sure hope karma doesn't kick you in the balls while you're rockin' the circuit. :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out
Replies: 38
Views: 3390

Re: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out

I'm just trying to keep everyone apprised of the murmerings among the non-flying population. I agree with Chuck, you're more than welcome to express your opinions. Tabloid news is so "now", after all. You do realize this particular incident was already covered on AvCanada elsewhere, right? But when...
by complexintentions
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 39
Views: 8772

Re: Norwegian Air

Norwegian do not charge EUR 120,000 for a type rating. If you're rated on B777/787 there's no bond. Nothing. If rated on B737, B747-400/-8 or B757/B767, the bond is EUR 30,000. For any other rating, the bond is EUR 40,000. Duration 3 years, declining on a prorated monthly basis. Pretty standard stuf...
by complexintentions
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 39
Views: 8772

Re: Norwegian Air

There are also options for EU citizens to reduce their tax burden depending on the willingness to commute. That puts a lot more of those "sub-par" wages in the pocket than in Canada. Combine that with the ability to live in a cheaper city in another country - not really possible in Canada unless you...

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