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by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Vans RV4 info

Cam: I've flown an RV 4 belonging to a friend. It's a delightful aircraft; but, as he states, it's really a 1 1/2 seat aircraft. I've flown in the back and it gets really uncomfortable after about an hour. However, it you don't intend to routinely carry passengers. it might suit your purpose. I agre...
by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 47
Views: 1320

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

From the end of the runway to where I landed: about 1100 meters
From the end of the runway to where the airplane landed: about 2500 meters

I suppose you have to be in the airplane to win the contest...?
(;>0)
by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 428
Views: 25842

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I have had some quibble with TSB from time to time about the wording in some of their reports. F'rinstance: several years ago, a Piper Navajo came to grief while landing in Saint John, NB. When the final accident report was released, I disagreed with some of their statements and went so far as to pe...
by Schooner69A
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)
Replies: 110
Views: 5107

Re: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)

"Why don't you enlighten us then?"

An impossible task. I'd just be rehashing everything that has gone on before and if you didn't understand it by now, I'd be wasting my time and yours.
by Schooner69A
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)
Replies: 110
Views: 5107

Re: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)

"You’re trying to throw Encore under the bus because you didn’t get your way."

This is what you take home from this thread and others?

Somebody hasn't been paying attention...
by Schooner69A
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 2858

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate:

An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airframe. The mission was a routine patrol and search for a missing boat.

Link: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CF_Argus.html
by Schooner69A
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 2858

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Bagotville to Portage in a T-33: 3:30.

Not particularly spectacular; just memorable for the length of time airborne in that type of bird...
by Schooner69A
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2688

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Here in Vernon, we were advised of the requirement several weeks ago. It's a PITA, but I'll do it just to keep participating in the program.

I know some folks may refuse "on principle", but it comes down to what is more important: flying kids or standing on principle...
by Schooner69A
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 391
Views: 40851

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Deleted. Didn't work out.
by Schooner69A
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 2561

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

For those without a problem, thirteen hours will be a non-issue

For the others, even the distance rule would be inconvenience…

:lol:
by Schooner69A
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 391
Views: 40851

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Thanks for that aerobod.

If someone thinks it beneath their station to police the stockade, just say so; don't be blowin' smoke in my face and telling me that it's because you think you're doing someone else out of a job...


Colonel Potter said it best...
by Schooner69A
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 391
Views: 40851

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

No, Sir; it's not beneath me. I've replenished the commissary, bought the newspapers, ordered the lunches, summonsed the taxis, paid for the taxis, schlepped the bags, served the snacks and drinks and groomed the aircraft... Hell; for $150000 -$200000 per annum, I'd baby sit the grand kids. There ha...
by Schooner69A
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 391
Views: 40851

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

"...aircraft grooming is beneath my position..." Reminds me of my days in TC when an Inspector puffed "I didn't join Transport Canada to work week-ends" when it was suggested that there could be a TC presence at various airports around the country at other than week days. A misplaced sense of entitl...
by Schooner69A
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would having gone skydiving or even wingsuiting before make someone a better pilot?
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

Re: Would having gone skydiving or even wingsuiting before make someone a better pilot?

"...wingsuiting (make) a better pilot?"

I doubt it, but the reverse is true...
by Schooner69A
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 391
Views: 40851

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

"First and foremost will be airline pilots who have demeaned the profession by donning rubber to pick up trash in front of passengers..." I once worked with a pilot who had joined BOAC after the war. Said that back then, not only did Captains NOT ride in the same conveyance as the rest of the crew, ...
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Having trouble flaring?
Replies: 45
Views: 2089

Re: Having trouble flaring?

Flaring is the easy part. Landing: now, that's a bit more complicated... :lol: The secret to good landings is lots of them. Thousands of them. With every landing comes information. Some positive, some negative. But negative information is still information. There is the saying: "A good landing start...
by Schooner69A
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's the situation like at YBW?
Replies: 39
Views: 4432

Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

Calgary-Okotoks Flying School in Okotoks just started up. As of two weeks ago, they were waiting TC approval...

They're on Facebook...
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Honesty with medical examiner?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Honesty with medical examiner?

3dpilot1973 You are never cured of the bipolar disorder; you can only manage it. I am pleased that your medication has worked for you for seventeen years and I hope that it continues to do so in the future. However, my wife is also bipolar having been diagnosed over thirty years ago. Although basica...
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5599

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

"Is it good practice for all GA flights to keep it within gliding distance of a road?" If you're a VFR pilot and you like pushing weather in the vertical real estate of BC, then it's probably a good idea to stick with the VFR routes which tend to follow valleys and roads. If the weather is good and ...
by Schooner69A
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 3867

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

FL007

We had a chap join us who had flown a Twin Otter out of Yellowknife. He was orgasmic... :lol:
by Schooner69A
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 3867

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

Twin Otter: those that like it, like it a lot. However, several years ago, the company for which I worked acquired a Cessna Caravan. It was an excellent aircraft in executing the tasks for which it was purchased. However, there was resistance from customers and senior management about flying around ...
by Schooner69A
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5599

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

The beauty of SPOT (and the other types) is that it narrows down the search area. I've got my 'breadcrumbs' set at five minute intervals. The trail of crumbs give a track (important if I've had to deviate from the flight planned route due to weather), so even if I'm cruising at 120 knots, I may be w...
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Open Defects entered at Annual Inspection
Replies: 53
Views: 3747

Re: Open Defects entered at Annual Inspection

Makes me glad I built my own... :-D

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