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by Redneck_pilot86
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Smoking in aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: Smoking in aircraft

Is there any federal equivalent to the many provinces that have banned smoking in a workplace? Obviously someone on the airplane is working.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: TC medical fee

AirFrame wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:41 am
Just because you don't know what TC does when you renew your medical, doesn't mean they're not doing something when you renew your medical.
What are they doing then? The fee didn't change when AIP amendments stopped being sent out.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: TC medical fee

I've been waiting 8 months, no bill yet, nor is it even listed as renewed on the TC General Aviation Online account. Can't pay if they don't bill me! This happened once after 6 mths. I was applying for a new job and wanted to make sure everything was in order. Turned out they didn't receive my medi...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: TC medical fee

I've never paid it. Sometimes it is stolen from my taxes. Sometimes it goes to collections, but they don't actually have any authority to collect and if you call them on it it goes away. I'm still waiting on an explanation as to what this fee is for. My doctor does all the paperwork.
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is the state of reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: This is the state of reporting

In BOTH accidents, pilots forgot to Fly The Plane ! They also had a "runaway trim" but did not do a simple memory item like shut the trim switch off ! The Ethiopian crew did turn it off. They did exactly what Boeing told them to do. They were left with jammed stabilizer that they could not physical...
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Flying from the right seat

Some aircraft manuals (C208) comes to mind specify "a minimum crew of one in the left seat" but absent of that, flying from the right is totally legal. Instructors do it all the time.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Spidertracks device
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Spidertracks device

We use them fleet wide, no real issues. The main failure point is the power adapter, its best if you can hardwire it in to your aircraft so the plug doesn't get jostled.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Coulson C-130 missing NSW
Replies: 28
Views: 3395

Re: Coulson C-130 missing NSW

Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:28 pm
What isn't known is if that was the last of a load or if they had more on board - which could degrade climb performance significantly.
I imagine there is an emergency dump option in the event of an engine failure or other emergency. I wonder how long it takes to drain the tanks in an emergency.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

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

. Not sure if the OP is legally entitled to compensation, but if he mentions he's going to talk to TC about the incident, I'm pretty sure he'll get his reimbursement before the end of the phone call... This. If I were Air North I'd be giving reimbursement plus free flight I the future. The manifest...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

I can see both sides of this. If I showed up back at my parking area (even if it was on the main ramp) to someone using my cord, you can be damn sure I'm taking it back. I get this all the time with tie down straps and chocks. I have my company name written on them, and if I find it attached to a st...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 101
Views: 12249

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Pretty sure the H model is restricted to 4 passengers.
by Redneck_pilot86
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2510

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 Redneck_pilot86
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Air North reliable?
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Re: Is Air North reliable?

Not uncommon for the southern legs to be delayed a bit, rarely more than an hour. Extremely reliable, 2 free checked bags and a free meal. If you're connecting farther with Air Canada, the baggage allowance carries forward for same day domestic travel.
by Redneck_pilot86
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: Another Crash in BC

Odds are pretty good he was not at 18,000 feet on the accident flight, or there would have been a RADAR indication of trouble and a search started long before he went overdue at destination.

180 horse 172 will do 18,000, but beats me why he wouldn't use something turbocharged.
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse

Anyone have any theories on how all this flap might help in an expected windshear. Maybe 10 degrees. I wonder if the application of full flap was an attempt to reject the takeoff, but it would cause them to balloon a bit which may cause them to reject rejecting the take-off and continue trying to f...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats

I've read a clause somewhere with the Flint Tip tanks that simply specified that the aircraft with flint tips at 3800 will perform "as well or better" than the stock wing at 3600lbs. I don't think you actually need published performance data to operate 702/703. Its really no different than operating...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 1308

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

turning wasn't an option?
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1541

Re: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll

You guys (and gals) have it all wrong.

Firemen are now firefighters.

Therefore, Airmen should now be referred to as Airfighters.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4653

Re: Seaplane down with seven on board.

I don't have any first hand knowledge on this particular aircraft, but there is an STC for a third row seating in the 180/185 similar to a 206. If one of the kids was under 2, it would be legal. Whether the weight and balance could be made to work is another question, especially on floats.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air spray Electra CYQF
Replies: 10
Views: 3531

Re: Air spray Electra CYQF

Not a lot of aircraft out there that can foam their own runway for a gear up :D
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amik Caravan
Replies: 29
Views: 4882

Re: Amik Caravan

Does seem odd to have flaps up for a forced approach. I don't know how close to the edge of the lake that van touched down, but it should go farther in the glide with the flaps up. You know, if it was a forced approach and not forced into gentle CFIT by a low ceiling/poor vis/desire to stay 'VFR.' ...
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amik Caravan
Replies: 29
Views: 4882

Re: Amik Caravan

Does seem odd to have flaps up for a forced approach.
by Redneck_pilot86
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6689

Re: Twin otter on the ice

Having watched this twin otter struggle to depart from 3000', I expect a lot of their issues are from procedures getting in the way of operating the aircraft. Heck, it takes them 3 guys and 20 minutes just to get it running.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

Keep a close eye on the NOTAMs for Dawson. The Yukon Government is planning to shut it down completely for over a week for paving sometime this summer. Should be done by late July, but you never know.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Night VFR route planning software
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Night VFR route planning software

I've been tasked with creating some routes in uncontrolled airspace for Night VFR 703 ops. CARs 703.27 states "Except when conducting a take-off or landing, no person shall operate an aircraft in VFR flight (a) at night, at less than 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle located within a horizontal ...

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