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by flyinthebug
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Spirit Air (YQV)
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Good Spirit Air (YQV)

Thanks for the info co-joe.

I got a couple PMs as well and I appreciate the info.

Sounds like a decent company with good maintenance, and competent pilots.

Thats all I can ask for.

Nice to see a mom and pop get a decent contract over Transwestwind :)

Fly safe all.
by flyinthebug
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Spirit Air (YQV)
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Good Spirit Air (YQV)

Does anyone have any information either good or bad about this company? My better half is a nurse working in the north, and she just found out that her employer has hired this company to do all their charter flying (doctor and nurse rotations). I see they have 3- Beech 200s, but any information on m...
by flyinthebug
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief pilot question 703 ops
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: Chief pilot question 703 ops

No. As long as the existing CP is current (valid PPC) on at least one type of aircraft in the fleet, they are good.
by flyinthebug
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Student Pilot steals 172 and bangs it up pretty well
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Student Pilot steals 172 and bangs it up pretty well

https://www.flyingmag.com/student-pilot-crashes-during-premature-solo-flight?enews061918 He needed 5 approaches to get it down, but luckily for him he is alive and well...and on his way to jail I would assume. Lots of damage to the aircraft. Amazing. He should at very least be banned from holding an...
by flyinthebug
Thu May 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chuck's incident with TC
Replies: 51
Views: 6337

Re: Chuck's incident with TC

Chuck, I don’t feel this way very often, but right now I just want to give you a big hug. Agreed 100% Photofly. Chuck, I did not know about the loss of your wife in 2010. I send my most sincere condolences to you my friend. May she RIP GBNF. One final comment...I agree that you have nothing to defe...
by flyinthebug
Thu May 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chuck's incident with TC
Replies: 51
Views: 6337

Re: Chuck's incident with TC

Come on Rockie...you have been here long enough to remember when Chuck 1st shared his story with us. He was very forthcoming and named many names in TC that were directly involved with his file. He named the DGCA by name...as the man that promised him the 250K in damages. TC has had 15 years to sue ...
by flyinthebug
Wed May 30, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chuck's incident with TC
Replies: 51
Views: 6337

Re: Chuck's incident with TC

It is simply amazing how many of the long time members of this forum are still reading it, good to see you are still here flyinthebug and thanks for the comments. Thanks Cat. Good to see you still posting as well. You have shared a wealth of knowledge with us over our many years on Avcanada, and it...
by flyinthebug
Tue May 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz is still hiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Jazz is still hiring?

I know 3 young pilots who all have around 900-1000 hours right seat in a King Air, that are now flying for Jazz (2 in the -8 and 1 on the CRJ). They were all hired in the last 60 days...and two other pilots I know with under 1000 hours have been called in the past week for interviews. So as far as I...
by flyinthebug
Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chuck's incident with TC
Replies: 51
Views: 6337

Re: Chuck's incident with TC

And why did the inspector have it in for you? Some inspectors have it in for everyone. It’s hard to believe until you’ve met one but they do exist. Lucky for us all it seems they are getting to be more of a rarity these days. I have been flying since 1984. In the 34 years I have flown (25 commercia...
by flyinthebug
Tue May 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shitdisturber
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: Shitdisturber

Very sad news. We had some "spirited" debates years ago on here. Knew his stuff, my condolences to his family. RIP GBNF
by flyinthebug
Sun May 22, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya, maybe bankrupt?? maybe not..
Replies: 37
Views: 10582

Re: Wasaya, maybe bankrupt?? maybe not..

It's cash up front with prime plus 2% paid back. B1900 is $9500, the dash is around $15000 I believe and so on. This is paid back over one year. Its gone down from when I was offered their 1900D in 1998...It was 11,000$ cash upfront back then. With a wife and 3 small kids, it was impossible for me ...
by flyinthebug
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What rating do I need to fly King Air 200?
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: What rating do I need to fly King Air 200?

I think all Beech 200 airplanes are high perfomance airplanes so a type rating is required. A Beech 100 is not a high perfomance airplane but the Beech A100 and B100 are. Correct me if I am wrong but I used to fly an early serial Beech 200 and I required a type rating on that airplane but I did not...
by flyinthebug
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 10765

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

What is wrong with the following call on 126.7? when making a position report?... Traffic on 26.7 this is Piper Navajo GABC, currently on the descent out of 6500 for 3000...30 north of Mukluk Sk, estimating the field in x minutes. Conflicting, 26.7/22.8 ABC. (Notice I said estimating the field, not ...
by flyinthebug
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief pilot with limited medical???
Replies: 23
Views: 2025

Re: Chief pilot with limited medical???

I have to admit I was very ignorant on the topic and my post came out really disrespectful, I should have given more thoughts before speaking, the last thing I want is offend people behind a nickname. So I want to apologies to all of those that I offended. I didn't find your comments offensive, but...
by flyinthebug
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief pilot with limited medical???
Replies: 23
Views: 2025

Re: Chief pilot with limited medical???

FYI, I don't even have a medical anymore and can't even drive due to a neurological issue yet I have been/currently am, Ops Manager at 2 different 704 companies and was hired by AC prior to this. I am responsible for the safe operation of the airline as per TC. I've added 3 different a/c types to a...
by flyinthebug
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New member introcuding himself
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: New member introcuding himself

Welcome to AvCanada!
by flyinthebug
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

I just quickly read the last 3 pages of this thread, and I cant see where anyone on either side of this issue suggested that breaking Regs was the way to fly Medevac? Maybe you should have read the first page? The following was what you wrote there. The first highlight you specifically said you bro...
by flyinthebug
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

I have to back up esp and redneck. The most unprofessional thing you can do as a medevac pilot is change how you fly based on the condition of the patient. You should not know, heli medevac Pilots down south are never told now, bc of their terrible safety record back in the day when they did know. ...
by flyinthebug
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

Its not the citation crew I am upset with...its the province not having a back up plan in place, that could have been implemented in 5 minutes once they knew the Citation crew couldn't do the mission. I have a bit of a problem with that statement. Regardless of what anyone thinks, nobody in Canada ...
by flyinthebug
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

One final FYI... and ill likely get flamed for this comment BUT... Well, you were certainly correct about THAT... I have a problem looking at people as freight...and an even bigger problem with people who do it. Human life matters, and I shudder to think who is flying air ambulances these days. Whe...
by flyinthebug
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

The article says they launched a 200 at 2:30 am which is 1 hour after intial call. That sounds about right 15 minutes for Health to contact an operator and 45 minutes to launch a crew from sleep to airborne. The jet couldn't land and they dispatched the next best thing. Sounds like an unfortunate s...
by flyinthebug
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

I lot of the other carriers in manitoba don't have the staff in the back end of the plane for this, lifeflight has their own more highly trained nurses and often a doctor on board. As to saying what's another 60' short of runway well where do you cut it off I am pretty sure they have to run the cit...
by flyinthebug
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6095

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

I used to fly medevac and scheduled service into Beren`s all the time in a PA31-350 or C414. It is a challenging strip even for a light twin. Poplar River as I recall was even worse. That said, if they KNEW the jet "couldn't or shouldn't" go in there at night, why in gods name have they not got a pl...
by flyinthebug
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Waaay over gross...
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: Waaay over gross...

Stuck in water effect...... This one takes awhile too.......(from the other thread) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MrKt1yh3E&feature=youtu.be Glassy water, not a breath of wind, and looks like he was close to gross (float depth). Notice he has to "pop" the right float to get the right wing flyin...
by flyinthebug
Sun May 17, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Clubs
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: Flying Clubs

I've always liked the looks of the 177's. I looked at getting one a few years ago. They seem relatively cheap when they come up for sale, even in the COPA rag. I never understood why though... ? I hear your pain on the flying clubs. Don't have one around here either! :( How a city the size of Thund...

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