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by Canoehead
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawk Air
Replies: 32
Views: 3412

Re: Hawk Air

Interesting pissing match between the TSB and TC over the stall warning system. TSB is 100% correct on this and TC looks like amateur hour in non-action. I'm always amazed by companies/pilots who think they know how to fly an airplane better than the manufacturer (flap retraction schedule). I've bee...
by Canoehead
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: PIVOT Airlines
Topic: Pivot Announces New Routes out of Kitchener (CYKF)
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Pivot Announces New Routes out of Kitchener (CYKF)

https://flypivot.com/news/pivot-airlines-partners-with-the-region-of-waterloo-international-airport Quite the commitment in Pivot building Mx, operations and offices there. Would have thought everyone would have learned by now with the past attempts at this venture. I doubt this goes anywhere, and i...
by Canoehead
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo Crash in Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 3405

Re: Navajo Crash in Georgia

Were these aircraft fitted with fire suppression or just fire indication like so many small turbines in the past. You know you are on fire but can't do anything about it except get it on the ground and bail. Fire bottles were optional on the IIXL. The ones I flew had none, just fire detection loops...
by Canoehead
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo Crash in Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 3405

Re: Navajo Crash in Georgia

It was a Cheyenne II XL. If I recall correctly (it's been 20 years), the tip-tanks only carried about 30 minutes worth of fuel. An hour in where is appears the trouble started they would have been long empty (they gravity feed into the nacelle tanks; no pilot control). Any number of things could hav...
by Canoehead
Mon May 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 21401

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Here is a pretty decent summary by Juan Browne. Not all the details but he's probably better than many of the "experts" adorning the news. Gives some good description of the ejection sequence and the engine/airframe history of the Tutor. In the comments there is a former Snowbird pilot also giving s...
by Canoehead
Fri May 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 115
Views: 28421

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

Are these numbers accurate for how much of the Jazz fleet is currently active ? Where is the inactive fleet parked ?? (info from the Planespotters site) Seems somewhat correct, although there are a few errors there. For starters, Jazz doesn't have any CRJ-100s, but they have CRJ-200s. Also, that li...
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 15384

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

derateNO wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:16 pm It's not though.
Care to give an example?
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

They know it is going to happen, because they programmed it. In their mind they already know you'll need to climb or descend. The trainee will need part of a second to process that information. I've had sim instructors that demanded an instanteneous respond, basically unrealisticaly rushing you. Th...
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

Yups. With a sim instructor who knows it is happening and then starts rushing you while you are still processing if it is going to be a climb or descent, and how much you need. Not realistic at all. You don't have much time, but you do have some time. It's never a good thing when you are pushed int...
by Canoehead
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 15384

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

derateNO wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:52 am Now they are so short on people they are making a lot of exceptions and really sticking to the basics when grading the assessments. Basically "did you die." No? Here's your 4 bars.
That's not accurate. Not even maybe.
by Canoehead
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: DEC
Replies: 76
Views: 12343

Re: DEC

One thing that needs to be said, unless you are READY and CAPABLE of going DEC you should be more focused on being an FO for a year or so and upgrading when you’re ready! Let’s use some common sense here... a guy flying corporate jets around the world going DEC is one thing. A 3 year flight instruc...
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 15384

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

I’ve been at Jazz for 20 years and I’ve never had to worry about the weather at my planned alternate. My dispatcher is sending me info on a new alternate and fuel requirements before I even know it’s changing. And if I’m watching weather at my destination change I know my dispatcher is watching jus...
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 2516

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

At Jazz there is a order of priority for the js in the COM. Dh pilot is ahead of commuting pilot. If you deny the js to anyone then you cannot take someone who is lower on the list. Not quite. DH pilots are not even listed in the COM (It's a mute point... the C/A says DH pilots get a seat in the ba...
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 57
Views: 14364

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Is the airplane still in Terrace or did they get it out of there?
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6716

Re: AC emergency

About 40 years ago a DC-9 at MTOW took off from Toronto on a longer than usual domestic flight. Vr would have been close to 180 kts. Right around rotation they blew a tire. Pieces of the tire went into one of the engines and also took out the hydraulic lines in the wheel well. Now they had an engin...
by Canoehead
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 95956

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Last GGN pilots will arrive in March.
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 57
Views: 14364

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

What are general airport/runway conditions like up there? The online picture I've seen has some pretty high looking snowbanks in the background. I'm not familiar with Terrace, but my first thought was of Flightexec putting a Cheyenne through a windrow at the intersection in Timmins many years ago.
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 57
Views: 14364

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

FKWE had another misadventure in Terrace last night...
by Canoehead
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air

Squaretail wrote: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:57 am https://marker.medium.com/if-everyone-h ... 7d13472352

I found this article a bit interesting and the graphics amusing.
If they only knew...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound_Air
by Canoehead
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1877

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

shabadoo wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 pm Untrue. You can most definitely log PNF time as Picus.
Read the CASS.
You can only log PICUS as PF.

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