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by HiFlyChick
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Astana EMB190
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Air Astana EMB190

Wow! So glad that turned out okay - my heart really went out to those pilots struggling to control that aircraft for such a long time, and then thinking that at the end of it they were going to ditch it. They did an amazing job
by HiFlyChick
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Go Guns wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:44 am
You would need 3/4 of a mile and just over 300’ to get in on 32 on anything other than an LPV. Which airlines are doing LPV approaches?
Are there seriously no airlines doing LPV?
(or did I misread a sarcastic tone that wasn't there? :) )
by HiFlyChick
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

...Don't think RNAV-RNP is as good as CAT 111 with the various A and B limits but then again there are better informed that me on this. Good point about the CAT II and II ILS, Old fella. I had been thinking the same thing as tbaylx, but that's only from my limited perspective of the old garden-vari...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Agree with you about Halifax - the ILS should be on 32 imho. Adding a few thousand feet would be a good idea as well imho... Why would they spend all of that money on an ILS on 32, when the RNAV gets you down to 200 AGL? In terms of extending the length, they just spent a bunch increasing the lengt...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Putting in more ILSs at this point in time would be as foolish as TC deciding in the last few years to push SCDA approaches. Pre-GPS would've been the time to push SCDA, and pre-GPS would've been the time to install more ILSs (not that I necessarily agree that they should have more ILSs). If operato...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

[quote=Judging from the tire tracks off the end of the runway, it looks like the gear were all down Sure does look like that, but where is the gear?? It's 8 feet high. They must be sunk into the mud. I was wondering that myself - best guess is that it folded backwards but stayed attached for long e...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

In the photographs available, the gear is not visible. Was the gear DOWN? begging the question that how did all 4 get wiped off. There's an aerial pic in this article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-airport-landing-747-1.4895103 Judging from the tire tracks off the end of the ru...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Do you know what they're doing to runway 05/23? I fly in there regularly and I never see anyone actually working on it. I know they are re-paving some of the taxiways. I haven't actually seen the men working, just heard the warning of work on the runway prior to the displaced threshold. The HIAA si...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Jet Jockey wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:07 pm
At the time of the landing they had an almost direct tailwind at 16kts gusting 21kts as reported by the tower on final.

The tower even questioned them with these winds if they were OK to land on RWY 14.
It wasn't from 230T/250M then?
by HiFlyChick
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

I don’t get why this airport waited till fall to do runway construction when all the fall windstorms show up. Now there won’t likely be any ILS approaches for a week or 2 till they clean up that giant mess. They've been working on taxiways since the summer, and the runway for a while, too (can't re...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6914

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

The HIAA FB page said (and still says) runway 32 - hard to believe they could get it so wrong... I wonder if they were doing the ILS for 14 because they didn't have RNAV capability...? Didn't see the wx at the time of the "hard landing" (yep, the evening news actually called it that - we don't have ...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 20
Views: 3594

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-plane-crash-victim-cause-1.4892081 From the article 'Somebody ran into the bottom of me,' pilot tells control tower We all know who has right of way in the circuit. You're the pilot of a faster, higher aircraft. Who ran into whom? While it sounds straigh...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3139

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

What's the fat letter? I am agog! Oh, it's quite the joy.... Right after we got a new RAMO a number of years ago my CAME asked me one time "Have you gotten a fat letter yet? Cause don't worry if you do..." Apparently the new RAMO started to point out to people when their cockpit tummy was getting l...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3139

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

What problem? A government department, tasked with regulating the safe operation of the aviation system in Canada, extracts some of its operating costs from its user group so as to not download that onto the general tax base? Compared to all of the other costs of aviation, $55 is a bargain... +1 I ...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3139

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

First off, you don't get stickers any more - if you're so upset about it, go to Dollarama - they're much nicer and only cost a buck Secondly, the fee is for processing the medical - given how much everything else in aviation costs, I don't get why everyone here gets their knickers in a twist about t...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operate under another company's AOC?
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: Operate under another company's AOC?

The question lies in the definition of "providing aircrew".... If a person is paid, trained, supervised and insured by a particular company and is employed by that company, how could they be considered to have been provided by another company? If the condition of the lease is that a certain pilot mu...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?

And whatever you do, don't try and BS people about how highly you think of their company if you don't know squat about their company! Used to be so annoying to me when someone would say about how highly they regarded my company and then proceeded to ask for a job that was totally ludicrous for the o...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.

Same thing happened to me too! Just to add my $0.02 worth of paranoia - I not only carried both licenses around until I got a new stamp in the new one, but intend on keeping my old license on file until I get another new booklet in however many years. Yes, it's unbelievably paranoid, but I have no i...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operate under another company's AOC?
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: Operate under another company's AOC?

I doubt that is correct. It certainly wasn't in my experience. Doing so violates a required clause in the lease agreement filed to register the aircraft to the effect the the Lessor shall not provide aircrew to operate the leased aircraft. If it does, it is operating a commercial air service withou...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time
Replies: 38
Views: 1562

Re: Logging Instrument time

Outlaw58 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:19 am
Took a while but you got there!!!

:)

58
Hahaha - I was always there, just enjoying some sport arguing....
Gave me something to do while lying around the house recovering from a rotten head cold
(PS Not to say I still don't disagree :) )
by HiFlyChick
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time
Replies: 38
Views: 1562

Re: Logging Instrument time

I suppose ultimately it comes down to being able to justify what you've logged when using the logged time towards something. Two points that other posters have made (here or in another thread, I forget) - don't be quick to apply for your ATPL when you're exactly on the minimums, and once you have th...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time
Replies: 38
Views: 1562

Re: Logging Instrument time

Um no, it doesn't require either a clearance or an instrument rating. It's called VFR on top, and there's a special rating for it. And no, under no circumstances can you call it or log it as instrument time. You can get the leans with a bare PPL, and need to use the instruments, which is why PPL tr...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?

Get a job on the airport in general aviation - any job. Not at the airline terminal - but at the general aviation side of the airport. Keep your head down and do a great job and be friendly with everyone. Get to know people and and ask lots of questions when appropriate. The good people in the indu...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Having trouble flaring?
Replies: 40
Views: 1723

Re: Having trouble flaring?

...I finally came to the conclusion that there was another factor at work in the process of judging height and that was closure rate.... Although you express it differently, I'm not sure that we're necessarily doing things differently, Chuck. Obviously 500 ft down the runway isn't exactly the horiz...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time
Replies: 38
Views: 1562

Re: Logging Instrument time

Here's a question. Weather is good ceilings, but 2sm in drizzle and haze. I do a contact approach into a control zone. I know the area fairly well, so navigate using landmarks and looking outside the aircraft, basically not using my instruments. After I land, a VFR aircraft is granted special VFR t...

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