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by Jerz
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: inflation are you keeping up?
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: inflation are you keeping up?

:smt014 according to the bank of canada. Since 1996 inflation has risen by 48.5percent A 50,000 salary in 1996 to have the same buying power in 2019 = 74580 Yeah. That is based on CPI, or possibly CPIX. These don't include full costs of housing (land and mortgage cost), energy, fuel and transportati...
by Jerz
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Springbank to Kalispell (Whitefish)...looking for some guidance!
Replies: 22
Views: 2631

Re: Springbank to Kalispell (Whitefish)...looking for some guidance!

Not screwing border crossing is your challenge. Some of the US officials don't have much sense of haha. Make sure you are on time for customs, do eApis properly, flight plan, border crossing SQ. Edmonton won't get you sq over the phone, but Kamloops will, if requested from lets say Cranbrook. To get...
by Jerz
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Russian military Tu-154 aircraft disappears from radar after take-off in Sochi
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Re: Russian military Tu-154 aircraft disappears from radar after take-off in Sochi

Being of Slavic origin myself, I feel that dhc#'s post needs some corrections. Most Eastern Slavic people (Rusians, Ukrainians, Belorusian) are indeed Ortodox and celebrate Christmas on Jan 7th. Most West Slavic people (Poles, Czech, Slovak) are Catholic, or Protestant and celebrate Christmas on Dec...
by Jerz
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: WAC 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 7783

WAC 2015

The 28th Wolrd Aerobatic Championships in Chateauroux, France came to the end. 61 pilots from 18 countries competed. The new world champ is Alexandre Orlowski (France), silver medal goes to Mikhail Mamistow (Russia), bronze to Castor Fantoba (Spain) . Team standings are : 1 France 2 Russia 3 USA The...
by Jerz
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AirAsia plane missing between Indonesia and Malaysia
Replies: 122
Views: 20610

Re: AirAsia plane missing between Indonesia and Malaysia

Just another clarification - so far the media has this wrong.... Air Asia is a brand. There are multiple companies operating under this brand. The missing aircraft is part of an Indonesian owned company with an Indonesian registration and Indonesian AOC. Air Asia in Thailand and the Philippines ope...
by Jerz
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 8004

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

ICAO issued an advisory against overflying the conflict zone in Ukraine and so did Eurocontrol. Advisory is not a very strong language considering the commercial pressures / fuel savings. Ukrainian authorities issued a NOTAM banning flights up to FL320. Finally Malaysia Airlines elected to fly over ...
by Jerz
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 8004

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

AuxBatOn. I don't know what kind of MANPADS you're thinking of but 32 000' is a bit excessive for strictly MANPADS don't you think? Agreed, but please read my post. I speculated that NOTAM "safe" altitude of FL320 was selected based on MANPADS effective ceiling + safety buffer. IIRC the highest flyi...
by Jerz
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 8004

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

It was well known that pro Russian rebels had BUK anti aircraft systems, stolen from the Ukrainian military, in their hands. Even the older models are capable of reaching targets at over 70000ft. Not sure how the NOTAM altitude was chosen. Probably based on MANPADS threat.
by Jerz
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 8004

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

Very tragic, but hardly surprising. Not very responsible of Malaysia Airlines to send a jet that close to NOTAMed airspace over that part of the world. Russian response is typical. My question is, was it done intentionally, or was it a mistake? Doesn't anybody learn history anymore?
by Jerz
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Crop duster gets shot at in MB.
Replies: 30
Views: 3081

Re: Crop duster gets shot at in MB.

Planes get shot at more often then you think. There was some red neck shooting at planes in the Springbank practice area years back. I have been shot at and bombed in Africa, but only bullet holes I brought home in my airplane were over Norther Manitoba. Go figure.
by Jerz
Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 20k min income
Replies: 20
Views: 3200

Re: 20k min income

Yea, globalization is a big equalizer. Workers today compete with cheap labour overseas. But hey, aren’t some of you bleeding hart pinkies saying that poor kids in developing country deserve better? Shame on you the blood sucking decadents. It is the same world labour market improving lives of under...
by Jerz
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pre 1986 FARs 135
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Pre 1986 FARs 135

Looking for a pre 1986 copy of FAR Part 135. Any ideas? PM me please.
Jerz
by Jerz
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Ukrainian Plane Shot Down
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Another Ukrainian Plane Shot Down

Il-76 heavy transport shot down by pro Russian seperatists over Luhansk killing 49: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/14/us-ukraine-crisis-plane-idUSKBN0EP08420140614 About a week earlier an Antonov transport was shot down , and about 2.5 weeks earlier, Mi8 helicopter was shot down killing 12 ,...
by Jerz
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piper Cub vs Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Piper Cub vs Tank

Ever heard of Babies of Biafra and Count von Rosen? These guys were flying small civilian Malbo/SAAB, (similar to RV3) with rocket pods and destroyed several Mig-17s and Il-28 bombers. One of them was Canadian Lynn Garrison. http://www.metafilter.com/61396/Count-von-Rosen-and-The-Babies-of-Biafra ht...
by Jerz
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ukraine helicopter downed, General killed
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Ukraine helicopter downed, General killed

Hey Azimuth. Not trying to pick up a fight here, just an honest question: -what is your trusted source of information on the Ukrainian crisis? I always considered strategypage.com pretty accurate, based on the conflicts I have seen first hand. More so then BBC you quoted in the original post (flown ...
by Jerz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: 5% per year
Replies: 42
Views: 25541

Re: 5% per year

Back to the air shows/aerobatics. Yes, flying air shows can be dangerous. The low level aerobatics don’t leave much room for errors. We all know that. I’ve known many dead pilots mentioned above and some were my dear friends. How about in their memory, we do something they would want us to do: inste...
by Jerz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: 5% per year
Replies: 42
Views: 25541

Re: 5% per year

Very few drivers on the road know what threshold braking is. But when you panic and jam your foot down, ABS will make sure you don't slide. Unfortunately, average driver in N. America will stomp on the breaks, close his/her eyes and drive strait into the obstacle , regardless of the ABS allowing to...
by Jerz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: 5% per year
Replies: 42
Views: 25541

Re: 5% per year

A good example of this is when GM installed ABS brakes as standard equipment on a car line, many years ago. All the statisticians were quivering, because this was a wonderful, large sample size of an increase in safety. Except it didn't work out that way. The accident rate was exactly the same, wit...
by Jerz
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: 5% per year
Replies: 42
Views: 25541

Re: 5% per year

Something is wrong when a full career as an airshow pilot is an almost certain death sentence as the statistics show that almost no one survives to retire. BPF, as I was unsuccessfully trying to show in my post, the "certain death" scenario is not true. Each air show performance is an independent s...

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