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by Heliian
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

Ymo in a helicopter about 10 years ago. Checked the papers, did a quick walk around, chatted for 5 minutes and then left. All was in order, no problems. They were there on another audit and I guess just decided to walk the airport and check everyone.
by Heliian
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Question about landing technique

There making an approach to the FATO, then taxi to a parking area to leave room for other aircraft to land. Also the FATO provides a certain amount of safety area, say an engine quits short final they could make the center of the safety area and not land short or worse in the water. That is correct...
by Heliian
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Question about landing technique

Interesting, There really is no reason, except to make the landing a little easier than trying to hover over the edge of the pad. Maybe they were originally intending on parking on a spot ahead of them and got directed back to the corner.
by Heliian
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: Legal question!

No, you cannot do "camp work". That's work. We had a provision in our manuals to allow a licensed pilot on type (private or otherwise) to perform ferry flights and ferry flights only, no passengers or supply runs. By that logic, ferry flights are also "work". Look at it this way, a mechanic is hire...
by Heliian
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: Legal question!

No, you cannot do "camp work". That's work.

We had a provision in our manuals to allow a licensed pilot on type (private or otherwise) to perform ferry flights and ferry flights only, no passengers or supply runs.
by Heliian
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

This has happened a few times up there on those long milk run days. People have slept through them or just plain didn't realize it was their stop. Haven't heard about it in a while but I believe it's your responsibility. Sure the "manifest" may have been off but it's possible they still filed with t...
by Heliian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: "Trip from hell".

Because full-fare airlines never have delays or cancellations. Westjet and Air Canada do a pretty good job of getting passengers on alternative flights when there is a problem. Exactly. You’re not paying for the service or the product. You’re paying for how you’ll be taken care of when, not if, som...
by Heliian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11631

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Considering that pilots with 10000hrs of float time have crashed on lakes with fatal consequences, I don't think time on floats in this case is relevant.

The Poor design of the aircraft that prevented egress is the problem and directly caused the deaths of 3 people.
by Heliian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

interesting thought. but if all those planes are flying all year round, when will maintenance happen? on the ship? Surely a Waterbomber doesn't need that much maintenance. Jazz flies their Dash 8s year round and with much higher utilization. Waterbombers have different systems, but I can't imagine ...
by Heliian
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 44
Views: 1142

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

photofly wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm
It's actually the Kobayashi Maru all over again. The correct answer is to alter the plane so it has instruments.
Or I guess you could just change the weather.
Nice trek reference.

What would I do in my helicopter though?
by Heliian
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz flight loses a wheel.
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: AC made CNN again.

You mean Jazz made the news again.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.5415232

Many outlets have covered such sensational news. But few want to report facts do they?
by Heliian
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2552

Re: Swoop

Could this be that an FA turned around and said they would not fly with a sick passenger and the Captain's hands were tied and that's why no evaluation seemed to have been completed? I've certainly been told in enough CRM classes that when someone decides to deny boarding, the Captain cannot overri...
by Heliian
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2552

Re: Swoop

More importantly if your kid is sick enough to be puking maybe it’s best you delay your trip a bit and not be so selfish. The kid obviously feels like shit let them rest at home. You obviously have no experience with children. Humans vomit for many reasons, kids especially and it can happen out of ...
by Heliian
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Luxury Tax
Replies: 17
Views: 1492

Re: Luxury Tax

Lol. It would take years to implement and apply to new "luxury" purchases. This is just a mandate letter.

Calm down chicken little.
by Heliian
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 64
Views: 10339

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

What you are referring to is 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-COOH). This is a non psychoactive metabolite that is lipid soluble. When stressed your body does not turn this back into the psychoactive THC which got you high in the first place. The THC-COOH is what drug testing looks for...
by Heliian
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Experimental parts on certified aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Re: Experimental parts on certified aircraft

Why would someone produce or even install a kit that only has one led position light?

Now you left a paper trail, should have just done it.
by Heliian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawaii helo crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Hawaii helo crashes

Wreckage found inland mountainous area

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/27/us/hawai ... index.html
by Heliian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawaii helo crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Hawaii helo crashes

The helicopter is still missing. Going off the company website, it was possibly an AS350.

One thing that bugs me about this accident and another recently in pearl harbour is the lack of emergency flotation on the aircraft.
by Heliian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Government pay $188M for 3 KingAirs
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Canadian Government pay $188M for 3 KingAirs

The aircraft cost about 20million a piece, the rest is for crew and support I guess. Hard to find actual numbers for the program. The sensor system is a controlled product and currently, no one in Canada is certified to work on it. This doesn't mean that there won't be Canadians working on it eventu...
by Heliian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 13438

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Of course the right engine sounded different, it was now on it's own to produce power and being demanded max everything. (they shut the left down after confirming loss of power and smoke and oil coming out of it.) Firewalling the good engine had no effect as they were already...."behind the curve". ...
by Heliian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 14591

Re: Atlas Air 767

Yikes. You would think the system would catch up to him sooner or later with all of those failures :rolleyes: Not when the system is flawed and people these days are hired in order to meet some sort of “diversity” quota instead of being hired based on their credentials and ability. Probably only be...
by Heliian
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: California teen steals plane, crashes into building
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: California teen steals plane, crashes into building

DadoBlade wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Turns out her parents owned the King Air. She observed the "start up procedure" many times.
Do you have a link to that? In the original article the mother says she would have no idea about planes.
by Heliian
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 63
Views: 10721

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

If there had been a fleet wide grounding of the DHC-3 series of aircraft, that would have at the very least made the news - and certainly would have seen some sort of a release from Transport Canada. On the subject of ADs, I seem to recall one used to be able to access the database freely to poke a...

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