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by digits_
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I wonder whose posts in this thread could ever have the chance of saving lives. I guess some just don't care. Its obvious actually but just a reflection of character. This poor guy was lucky to survive his mishandled event. Too bad he doesn't do a final check so that he would have removed his intak...
by digits_
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

You just never know what the final check(which wasted 30 seconds of your life) might reveal for those who unfortunately already do poor walkarounds.... https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/22703 And there was no engine failure in this accident. What makes you think you would notice it during a quic...
by digits_
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

This pilot would have died if that baggage door blew open, even if he had locked it. He was incapable of dealing with a distraction properly. He also couldn't handle an intentional engine shut down properly. There is soo much more wrong with this flight than a simple "lock the door". Doesn't change...
by digits_
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I seatbelt - ENGAGE key - INSERT parking brake - CONFIRM ignition - ENERGIZE gear selector - AS APPROPRIATE door - CONFIRM FULLY OPEN foot brake - APPLY parking brake - RELEASE way clear - CONFRM foot brake - RELEASE GRADUALLY steering - AVOID GARAGE DOORPOSTS I tried this, but I ripped off my car ...
by digits_
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

If you really want to check stuff right before departure, stick to the real killer items. baggage door secure: usually not critical Too bad this pilot didn't take the few seconds to simply walk around the aircraft just prior to buckling up to check my recommended items(as tailored to specific aircr...
by digits_
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

The "don't count them towards CPL" is kind of weird. I understand it is an FAA thing, but let's think about it for a moment. The concern there is that there shouldn't be a reward for flying with only a PPL. Ok, makes sense. Is experience a reward? The FAA seems to think so. However, the CPL requirem...
by digits_
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Ok, maybe you don’t check the gear every time. Not good airmanship. Oh you didn't, did you? I'll call this, in a narcissist way, Digits's 2nd law: As a discusson on AvCanada grows longer and one party runs out of arguments, it will be posted that the other party is using bad airmanship for doing so...
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

If we all started doing extra checks, and thus devaluating the importance of the manufacturer checklists, that list would most likely be much longer.

CRM and checklist got introduced for a reason. Stick to them.
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing off airport
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Landing off airport

Recall that a fly-in is a “special aviation event” that needs an SFOC from the minister (603.01). It’s not just the land-owner’s permission you need. And there are strict requirements. A fly in exemption exists. See NCR-024-2017 The exemption shows as expired but I am told it is about to be renewed...
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

pelmet wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:13 pm

Entertaining(well...scary) how many seem opposed.
Because your suggestions will make things worse, not better.
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Others can decide for themselves if they feel the 10 to 30 extra seconds is worth it. At the airlines you can't. That's the whole point of SOPs in a multicrew environment: to follow the company determined standard way of doing things. Not doing your own checks because you feel like it. If the SOPs ...
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing off airport
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Landing off airport

Thanks Pilotdar and photofly for the response. It does seem a little silly that insurance would have a problem with me landing on a visibly ok stretch of asphalt when I land on the water all the time. I could easily argue that water is far more dangerous, but whoever said that what insurance use to...
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Guys like the pilots on that airliner probably think along your line of thinking. If you follow the checklist, everything will be fine. Just follow the checklist. But on occasion, an item gets missed. If you are missing an item, you are not following the checklist. Running a checklist takes some pr...
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

By the way, I do it for killer items after the pre-takeoff checklist is complete as well. My own technique. Obviously excessive for some. The only problem is...there are a lot of dead people out there who would not be if their pilots had done a final killer item check.... https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by digits_
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 76
Views: 1753

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Definitely left it on until takeoff. My bet is that it fell off after rotation/liftoff since anything sooner would have been a pretty good bump to him and hopefully gotten his attention. The damage to that towbar wasn't caused by someone dragging it while walking around. Moral of the story: If you ...
by digits_
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wow- more than a few jobs posted
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Wow- more than a few jobs posted

North Cariboo, Northern Air, SkyNorth, Missinippi, some smaller companies and Westjet.

Not enough?
by digits_
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Legal question!

In the Aeronautics Act, 3(1) the definition of an Air Carrier means any person who operates a commercial air service. Commercial air service means any use of an aircraft for Hire or Reward. So if the company "means" a commercial air service then No as it is considered a "reward" to them as you are ...
by digits_
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio

Would bearskin take someone with 250..... I know they want 750 on the website It happens in exceptional cases with students with stellar references from accomplished programs. I wouldn't count on it. Soo far, they seem to prefer to hire people with 800 hours every 4 months, when those same people l...
by digits_
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

The safety department asked me once at the gate what I was looking for during my daily safety checks. That's how I learned we were supposed to do safety checks in the cabin (safety as in terrorism prevention, not flight safety). I explained that every flight I personally look for IEDs in the seat po...
by digits_
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Frost formation

The ground, airplanes, cars, etc. all radiate their heat out into space at night. Overcast clouds reflect some of that radiant heat back down to the surface. Clear nights are always cooler and cool down much faster than overcast nights. That moisture has to go somewhere, so it sticks to stuff as fr...
by digits_
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1256

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

My company didn't require any training for PICUS, neither for the signee or the signer of the document. It varies.

I've never heard of any FO being signed off for PICUS flights during line indoc though.
by digits_
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1256

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Right but the CARS and company make no mention of a) the qualifications of the supervisory pilot and b) the nature of the underlying flight. So question if the pilot even has to be a training captain which is why I bring this up. The CARs don't define who has to sign you off (or that you need to re...
by digits_
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 38
Views: 3997

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

Type 4 approval (like a Dash 8, 1900, ATR) would be nice but please where up north is Type 4 even available????? Ummmmm. Nowhere :roll: Good luck getting a truck up north that can do it and maintain the quality and environmental control needed for Type 4 fluid but you knew that right? The sampling ...
by digits_
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1256

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Good morning all, One question regarding PICUS time - as far as I understand PICUS should me done with a training captain at a company with a documented PICUS program but can PICUS be logged during a training flight such as undergoing line indoc? Please correct me if I'm wrong - thank you. I'd be h...

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