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by Jean-Pierre
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6407

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Guys a pitot static instrument failure or blockage is not going to bring down an airplane like this because the pilot can just switch to attitude+power. A gyro instrument failure is much harder to deal with.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6407

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Attitude indicator failure is insidious. It is not like at the flying school where someone sticks a cover on it while you are straight and level VMC. It can degrade slowly and still show sort of correct indication. If it happen as you are maneuvering for an approach and trying to manage a descent as...
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing

It is hard to imagine what brings down a 4 engine turboprop in reportedly good weather. Flight control problem or inflight breakup of 40 year old airframe perhaps. Ice formation in the fuel? I wonder if the Chilean Air Force uses FSII fuel additive.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6407

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

cncpc wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:56 pm
GPS gives groundspeed, and has standby gyro gear, doesn't it?
It is very difficult to ignore an artificial horizon that is giving you bad info. Even for an experienced flight instructor. A lot of people carry suction cup cover in their light aircraft for this reason.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6407

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Sounds like a a partial panel situation with the low weather being a factor. A graveyard spiral is a spiraling dive that can happen when you become disoriented, and when you have little or no visual reference to the horizon. Unfortunately, lots of graveyard spirals end with the airplane impacting th...
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6407

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Speculation based on a witness that said "She looked up in time to see a plane flying out of control, doing what appeared to be a roll low in the sky."

There was an explosion on impact that lit up the whole sky according to another witness so I don't think it was out of fuel.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6407

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Any insights into that speed altitude graph in the Sun? I would say allowing the airspeed to drop below Vmca after an engine failure cause the airplane to roll over and he lose control. Weather shouldn't have been a factor...there was zero wind, overcast 400ft, 2SM visibility.... minimums are 530ft...
by Jean-Pierre
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 8218

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Are these aircraft GPS equip? How can they be 300m off course?
by Jean-Pierre
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 293
Views: 13572

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I have to wonder how big the pool is of diploma/degree graduates who have and want to pay $126k for a job. Some solid pre program research? Or just some board room high fiving what they see as a great plan. I would say this program is targeting wealthy immigrant that come from India, China, or midd...
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1435
Views: 370140

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Because of the Transat acquisition hiring will likely slow to a trickle. It won't actually stop though because of contractual obligations to Jazz pilot. Best bet for OTS applicant now is apply at Transat and failing that Jazz.
by Jean-Pierre
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 15096

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

Kudos for doing what ever it take to get to AC. You made it. :rolleyes:
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56196

Re: DOH merge.

It is a bit naive to say it is not even a possibility considering that is what the contract currently stipulates and the company has explicitly said it will honor that contract.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56196

Re: DOH merge.

I suspect they found language in the collective agreement that will give a legal foothold to run Transat without merging the pilot. Notice he does not say he will merge the pilot but instead 'I will honor the collective agreement' *grin*. Of course ACPA will fight it but it will take forever.
by Jean-Pierre
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane
Replies: 39
Views: 3395

Re: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane

Oh my god Air Canada so bad. No. How about some personal responsibility?
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Changes to Pass Travel
Replies: 32
Views: 16741

Re: Changes to Pass Travel

Wow that is quite good. You could tour the world for a month and only use one pass.
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Changes to Pass Travel
Replies: 32
Views: 16741

Re: Changes to Pass Travel

Is a pass used on each leg of a trip or does a flight outbound and return only burn one pass?
by Jean-Pierre
Sat May 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Safety Institute Videos for GA flying.
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Air Safety Institute Videos for GA flying.

If you can not avoid a thunderstorm ask your captain how to work the weather radar.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri May 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rouge upgrades seats and service
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Rouge upgrades seats and service

Almost same number as Transat. Interesting.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri May 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rouge upgrades seats and service
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Rouge upgrades seats and service

Just curious how many pilot are currently at Rouge ie. how many are required to operate at the Rouge current size?
by Jean-Pierre
Thu May 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56196

Re: DOH merge.

The ACPA should just buy Air Transat. It would only be like $150k per person.
by Jean-Pierre
Sun May 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22518

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

What about the fact that AC has a file on the vast majority of AT pilot because they applied there and were not chosen to be hired. These pilot that were deem not acceptable at the time are suddenly going to be given no interview job at AC, something not even AC Express get?
by Jean-Pierre
Thu May 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56196

Re: DOH merge.

I think everyone is getting worked up over nothing. I don't think they will merge the company. At least not with Mainline. Maybe with Rouge but that was a risk they took when they left Mainline for Rouge so they can not cry foul too much about that.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu May 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22518

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Probably nothing since an equal number of new aircraft and new pilot are being brought onboard. They are still short of many hundred of pilot.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 31608

Re: One list

No grandfathering, no re-voting. You lost. Brexit did not pass because people were tricked. Trump did not win because of Russia collusion. Why can modern liberal-type not accept the result of a vote?
by Jean-Pierre
Tue May 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 23347

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

It is not as easy to start an international widebody airline as people here think when most major airport are operating at maximum capacity. If they want to majorly expand I think it will be vacation destination type stuff as a ULCC not play with the big boy.

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