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by digits_
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

It ties into the dramatic decrease in experience too. A 1000hr captain should really be the FO and in much need of mentoring. They are much more likely to listen to the asshole boss who says " a little overweight is okay". Same statement with icing, minimums, fuel, maintenance, etc. On the other ha...
by digits_
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Upgrade Matrix
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Upgrade Matrix

Medivac king air captain likely has a several thousand hours, putting them in a different column on the matrix than a 2000hr instructor. There's also the rest of the upgrade process. The matrix is just one of the several checks in place to ensure proficiency. Not anymore nowadays. The 1500 hour ins...
by digits_
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 45
Views: 2827

Re: Air Canada Pay

This needs to change if we want to be a "profession." We won't ever be professionals as long as high time individuals with experience are treated the same as those meeting the minimum requirements. Is there another "professional" group that does that? Seniority should mean something for scheduling ...
by digits_
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Upgrade Matrix
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Upgrade Matrix

Someone who has only instructed will certainly need more operational time in a multi-million dollar, multi turbine, two crew 705 aircraft flying the fare paying passenger before moving to the left seat... Would a medevac king air captain? The matrix doesnt seem to differentiate between the two. Unl...
by digits_
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

"Nice to know in some circumstances" doesn't meet the "essential" bar, even slightly. Ok. What is truly essential then? If a taxiway closure makes an fbo unreachable, that is essential for my trip. A temoorary weight limitation on certain taxiways might be useless information for general aviation, ...
by digits_
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

Would you care to give an exhaustive list of what kind of notams are essential? I don't think we need an exhaustive list. I think it's actually very simple. We don't need 300 notams about closed taxiways and burnt out taxi lights, which I can't and don't care to memorize. The controllers will know ...
by digits_
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

Would you care to give an exhaustive list of what kind of notams are essential?

Or, alternatively, an exhaustive list of "garbage" notams?

I'm pretty confident there will be exceptions to both lists. It would be nice if you could prove me wrong!
by digits_
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

The text sounds logical, but then you start wondering: what are you going to leave out? The NOTAM system is not only built for airlines, but also for low level helicopter traffic. They might care about power lines that are unmarked or cranes right next to the grass field where they will be working. ...
by digits_
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston MPIC Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Piston MPIC Time

Thinking about career moves and was contemplating on where MPIC would fit. Have about 1000 hrs on single piston and have an offer to upgrade to a light twin piston (Beech 95). I know some medevac companies need 500 mpic but my end goal isnt King Airs. So where and how else does mpic benefit and wha...
by digits_
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pure envy
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Pure envy

That's ok, the problem will solve itself. Once Brexit happens, nobody with money will be going there anymore anyway.

Strange tactics though, for an island.
by digits_
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

The day we make cameras mandatory in operating rooms among other places to reduce the thousands of people killed each year in our healthcare system than maybe i’ll Entertain the idea of cameras in the flight deck. Never mind the fact that there isn’t a public body that identifies and investigates m...
by digits_
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

If you still have no luck, have you tried applying at a different region?
by digits_
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

If you supplied the information in october, your 90 days of waiting starts then. If you want to know if your application is actually approved, ask for a temporary license. You will have to pay for that, unless they exceed 90 days processing your application.
by digits_
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 48
Views: 8508

Re: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given

Pardon the "ignorance", but what the hell is the issue? The crew had a fire warning light come on - they ran the checklist, saw no visible signs of fire, and decided to RTB. Seems like a prudent enough decision. While on the short jaunt back to the departure airport the medic saw smoke coming from ...
by digits_
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C172 flips over on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 2323

Re: C172 flips over on landing

Ow man, soooo many potential sexist jokes here.... Must... resist... temptation... Happy everyone is ok though! Because a male pilot has NEVER flipped a plane! /s Are you tempted to make sexist jokes when a dude does something dumb in an aircraft? If a dude was a member of a dude-only flying club t...
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C172 flips over on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 2323

Re: C172 flips over on landing

pelmet wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:01 pm
I'm sure the '99's would let a male fly their C172 if he was the best qualified of the persons available.
I thought a male was only allowed to donate an airplane? :mrgreen:
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1500

Re: Autoland in a Piper

Oh right, some kind of throttle automation would be necessary. Brakes would be nice but not required for emergency landings. You could switch off the engine and coast once landed.
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1500

Re: Autoland in a Piper

The interesting thing is that every plane with a modern autopilot should be able to do this. It should all just be software at this point. If this is a success, I wouldn't be surprised if every newly produced autopilot equipped plane will have this as a standard feature within 5 years.
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 51
Views: 1274

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

But the AP is the person with the responsibility to check the form is correctly completed, and it is on the Applicant’s honour - they sign the form - that the requirements are met. The AP is responsible for making sure that the requirements are met. It says so in the AP manual. So if you TELL me up...
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 51
Views: 1274

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Unless you want to go to court over it, it's best to follow the Inspector's interpretation. Or apply at a different region. Or even the same region. Chances are that the inspector you spoke to is not the same inspector that would approve your application. If I had the time, I'd certainly try that b...
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 2892

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Personally I think only pilots who never ever missed a frequency change in their whole flying career should be criticizing this crew....... I don't think people are faulting them for not switching to the correct frequency, but it does imply that they landed without having received a landing clearan...
by digits_
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 51
Views: 1274

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Dredging this up again. I had a conversation with another TC inspector that I happened to run into. The answer: no, the time doesn't count unless it was authorized by an instructor. So, to sum up: - the time counts - it doesn't count - it depends on whether you can get an instructor to sign off on ...
by digits_
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cirrus chutes
Replies: 88
Views: 4846

Re: Cirrus chutes

Yeah, you pull the 'chute, and Cirrus gets to sell another plane. In the meantime, yours has impacted the surface, perhaps not where you intended. Just the other week it was reported that a Cirrus under a 'chute killed several unsuspecting people on the ground. We pilots do not have the privilege o...
by digits_
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

I do also want to clarify that the goal is not to go out and actually fly in IMC immediately after I would get the rating, etc. The goal for doing IFR so early is to get the skills early and build up experience from there. Do we agree that all else being equal, an instrument rated pilot is more ski...
by digits_
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

I'm not sure what triggered all this negativity. I think it's good you have a clear goal of what you want to achieve. It will probably take you longer because of scheduling issues, maintenance delays and weather during your training, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't/couldn't try to do it in the m...

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