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by Prairie Chicken
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hunters Blundering onto Air Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 3633

Re: Hunters Blundering onto Air Fields

Prosecution is the correct answer. It's also the reason there is almost no enforcement or action taken for 301--it would have to be very serious or a recurring offence for charges to be laid by TC or police.
by Prairie Chicken
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hunters Blundering onto Air Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 3633

Re: Hunters Blundering onto Air Fields

It’s an offence under CAR 301.08(i) to discharge a firearm within or into the boundary of an aerodrome without the permission of the aerodrome operator. Unfortunately there’s no penalty associated with the rule, but it’s something you could put on a sign. Well, there is a penalty, but it would be a...
by Prairie Chicken
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Henri....aka: El Capitano!
Replies: 17
Views: 3659

Re: Henri....aka: El Capitano!

Many congratulations El Captiano on a saga well told!

I second the call for a compilation of the Mullet's adventures, preferably in graphic novel format, sold at all pilot supply & airport bookstores.
by Prairie Chicken
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Learning Conversational French
Replies: 19
Views: 4347

Re: Learning Conversational French

Some people are more adept at learning another language than others, and of course the younger you are, the easier it is. If you're older, and one of those without a gift in languages, you may not be able to even reach a bare conversational level. In the fed gov't. French classes are often offered f...
by Prairie Chicken
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Shepard
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: The Shepard

Some of us are still in touch with OFD. You'll be glad to hear he hasn't changed his attitude, and shares it regularly elsewhere.

As I have every year on Christmas eve, I listened to The Shepherd. It never fails to choke me up.
by Prairie Chicken
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anybody here get their private aerodrome in the CFS?
Replies: 21
Views: 2894

Re: Anybody here get their private aerodrome in the CFS?

It didn't use to be difficult, and still doesn't look hard enough to warrant a consultant. See here: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/managementservices-referencecentre-acs-300-301-002-1219.htm or contact the regional Aerodrome Safety office of TCCA (or whatever they're calling themselv...
by Prairie Chicken
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33092

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Interesting how the TSB investigation is headed and done by their Atlantic Regional office, and not from the Quebec regional office. A Quebec-based crew, to and from two Quebec airports, all French speaking including all 7 victims. I get it that Iles-de-la-Madeleine are physically close to the Atla...
by Prairie Chicken
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33092

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

OMG that poor mother! The LaPierre family were flying home for their father's funeral and their mother was awaiting their arrival. Two of her sons on board and Jean's wife plus crew & I'm guessing other family members. That poor mother!

Does anyone know the carrier?
by Prairie Chicken
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33092

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

News saying seven dead now. Very bad news. RIP all & condolences to the families.
by Prairie Chicken
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally got my Radio Licence after 31 years
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Finally got my Radio Licence after 31 years

Wel, at least it's not because you're a slow learner.
by Prairie Chicken
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36589

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

Very sad. My condolences to all involved.
by Prairie Chicken
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65217

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

The Transportation Safety Board investigation into the Air Canada crash will take months, perhaps years, before conclusions are reached and a final report is published. It will make safety recommendations, not assign blame. And in the end Canadians will know less about what went on in the cockpit t...
by Prairie Chicken
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 102
Views: 13956

Re: The end of private recreational airports??

I agree using your own words is better, but volume of correspondence counts too. The ideas here give you a pretty good place to start. My letter is in draft now.

Edited to add: Letters have now been mailed.
by Prairie Chicken
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Harrison Ford
Replies: 43
Views: 6277

Re: Harrison Ford Seriously Injured in Plane Crash

Just doesn't look right for a Texan....
by Prairie Chicken
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Harrison Ford
Replies: 43
Views: 6277

Re: Harrison Ford Seriously Injured in Plane Crash

Can anyone identify the type?
by Prairie Chicken
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 102
Views: 13956

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

Wow. That is bad! There was a faction of TC that were anti-small/private aerodromes. It sounds like they've only gotten stronger.

The subject line sounds to be pretty accurate.
by Prairie Chicken
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Henri aces his first LOFT!
Replies: 30
Views: 4499

Re: Henri aces his first LOFT!

Henri, you are a very good reason to check back into AvCanada once in a while! Great read!

If you're anything like your ancestors, I think I flew with a few of them.
by Prairie Chicken
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio License.
Replies: 43
Views: 4908

Re: Radio License.

His bad then.
by Prairie Chicken
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio License.
Replies: 43
Views: 4908

Re: Radio License.

Say something about the terminology, or say something about your presence? Regardless of terminology, the intent is to get a response from anyone in the vicinity ... Safety first.
by Prairie Chicken
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mounties Air Service fudging the numbers
Replies: 77
Views: 6330

Re: Mounties Air Service fudging the numbers

Although these offences and the charges are well defined, and the pilots who broke the law should be charged, the offences are fairly minor. You could argue that they could have caused an accident but based on the information, that's unlikely in my opinion. TC disagrees strongly. Making a false rep...
by Prairie Chicken
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio License.
Replies: 43
Views: 4908

Re: Radio License.

TC didn't enforce it. Yes Barney, it is valid for life, but you know that. Show off! :smt040 Ya all don't really want the airwaves to degenerate to the level of CB radios do you? The training is necessary, and in this country, user-pay, so if you want to use a radio you pay for the licence. What ann...

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