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by HiFlyChick
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 55
Views: 2983

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

For people who talk about needing 12 hours off to get 8 hours of sleep, I would like to point out that not everyone lives/works where you do. I live 10 minutes from the hangar - literally. Yup, closer than most hotels (when you factor in waiting for the shuttle). I get that the regs are designed to ...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

hold on, the flight service specialists are great people always trying to be helpful. They are probably about as consulted as pilots were about this change. That's true, but they're one of the front line faces of Nav Canada, and their personal complaints won't carry as much weight as them being abl...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1768

Re: Autoland in a Piper

My first thought on it was if the pilot is incapacitated and the body occupying the co-pilot seat has very little to no flight training. Be an "easy" way to get the plane on the ground and potentially save lives.... But when does that -ever- happen? The more likely scenario will be some turkey with...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I hope that everyone who took the time to post in this thread will voice their concerns directly to Nav Canada. I sent a message in on their web site, but I see where they posted notice of the change on Facebook, there are no comments, only shares and thumbs-up icons. If we want to see an improvemen...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I made the mistake of asking for winds and got 3 pages just for the winds at Halifax!
by HiFlyChick
Thu May 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 3728

Re: Bonds

...It’s very expensive and time consuming for a small company to try to recover money. Legal costs would probably cost more than the debt, and even if you win in court the practical chance of getting a delinquent pilot to pay up what they owe is very small.... This ...And take them to court when th...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10117

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Interesting discussion on both sides - not sure which side I agree with at this point. Just a real world example from a few years ago.... Flying into CYQB (or was it CYOW...can't recall) and listening to the controller talk to another guy in French and me in English. Got clearance to land and in the...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Canadian sources for interior plastics
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Canadian sources for interior plastics

Not sure exactly what she's got, but I know that Ronnie at Pace Enterprises (https://www.pacecanada.net/) just recently started stocking BN interiors - her supplier might also carry stuff for Cessna.
by HiFlyChick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5889

Re: Air Canada YHZ

...It's not up to carriers to be forced to adapt, logical as that might sound, they can choose to go somewhere else. It's up to the airport to build and maintain proper facilities to attract business, and that takes money. The provider of a service adapts to their customer.... That's probably the b...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5889

Re: Air Canada YHZ

The mainstream media didn't report it so it can't be true? My logic is that the mainstream media will jump on any "juicy" tidbit they can get, so if they saw this and didn't publish.... If it was true, I would expect a front page headline on the local paper and leading the local news about the truc...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5889

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Do you have information to the contrary? Were you at the airport? Is your friend the runway treatment truck driver? Were you at the Starbucks? Avherald seems like a reliable publication in my experience. Certainly no reason apparent to doubt it. It's on the internet - I like to know where something...
by HiFlyChick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5889

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Can anyone comment on the reliability of info from that site? I just wonder where they would have gotten this info....
by HiFlyChick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5889

Re: Air Canada YHZ

altiplano wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:05 pm
...
The YHZ runway treatment truck/plow broke down....
Are you based in YHZ, fly in there, do ramp work, there that night, know someone ...?
Just wondering where you came by this information
by HiFlyChick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5889

Re: Air Canada YHZ

CADORS doesn't mention departure from the runway, despite what media has been reporting: CADORS: Report Record # 1 CADORS Number:2019A0219 Occurrence Category(ies): Aerodrome Loss of control - ground Occurrence Information Occurrence Type:Incident Occurrence Date:2019-03-04 Occurrence Time:2231 Z Da...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8656

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Here's the publication for those interested. http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2019/2019-03-06/html/sor-dors49-eng.html It is weird that they cite that example of people drowning in the aircraft - if you can't get out of the aircraft, it pretty much doesn't matter whether you're wearing a lifejacke...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hot Air Balloons.
Replies: 13
Views: 1229

Re: Hot Air Balloons.

I think I'll try again this year to see if I can get a flight at the Sussex balloon festival... I'm actually quite amazed that there aren't more car accidents around the festival when the balloons are flying because a lot of the spectators end up dashing around in their cars with their faces pressed...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rockin and a Rollin
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Rockin and a Rollin

That was scary to watch - can't imagine being onboard!

The oscillations seemed so... predictable? syncopated? resonant? for it to be turbulence - very odd
by HiFlyChick
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hot Air Balloons.
Replies: 13
Views: 1229

Re: Hot Air Balloons.

I'd love to hear from anyone who flies them, too. Been to the Sussex, NB hot air balloon festival a few times and have yet to successfully get up for a ride (closest I got was paying my money and standing next to the balloonist as he decided that the winds were too strong and cancelled). Tough call,...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sleep is overrated
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Re: Sleep is overrated

Great read, Piggy! I always thought it'd be hilarious if the glossy pictures on the flight college brochures of the handsome young, smiling pilots with their clean white shirts were replaced with real photos. Never did the regular freight dog run, but there was always lots of other midnight charters...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2625

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

+1 for DIY Excel spreadsheet for me, too! I's not like Microsoft or Excel's gonna go away. Do you really want to get 15 yrs in with a data file that is no longer readable by your OS, created by a company that disappeared 5 yrs ago...? (Happened to me with a family tree program that I spent so many h...
by HiFlyChick
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: K-W radio interference
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: K-W radio interference

Probably some transport Canada dufus was looking at his light display and decided to flex his might, being already grumpy that his wife dragged him out of the house to look at xmas lights. Maybe one of his neighbors thought it might be a good way to get him to quiet down by blaming the local pilots...
by HiFlyChick
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Photo
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Photo

I just googled
cockpit night thunderstorm

and got a bunch - you might find it there (or even one that's better ;) )
by HiFlyChick
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2605

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

...No ipad can block the sun as well as a map... Haha - I was gonna say the same thing! Also, on a number of occasions I've worn my map like a poncho when the sun was blazing in on me and I felt like a Swiss Chalet chicken on its rotisserie (well, minus the turning part) When your maps expire, then...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15340

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

When I started the discussion I wanted my initial post to remain neutral so we had a good unbiased start to the flow of discussion - but now I wanted to weigh in with my own opinion... Thank-you for your very well thought-out answer, charrois - I only have time to skim it at the moment, but find th...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15340

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I can't believe how stupid and cheap some pilots are. First complaining about a $55 medical and now about a vulnerable sector check which costs $30. The VCS is becoming commonplace in volounteer positions with children, get over yourselves. +1! If you are getting all grumpy about paying $30 because...

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