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by tdawe
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gazette Part 1 - New fatigue management regulations proposed
Replies: 39
Views: 5160

Re: Gazette Part 1 - New fatigue management regulations proposed

So if you apply for and receive approval to operate under an FRMS you can submit any schedule you want and have to count on your regional TC rep to approve it? Does that mean a company in one region might be operating under a schedule that a company in another region was denied? Also, what happens i...
by tdawe
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario
Replies: 333
Views: 48462

Re: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario

Frankly I don't see anything wrong with expecting a pilot who is operating under VFR to require VMC, and for these Conditions to include the ability to orientate your aircraft relative to and by remaining in sight of the ground. A more accurate line of thinking would be to question whether the gener...
by tdawe
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Licence Number
Replies: 26
Views: 2023

Re: Licence Number

" It's a CH number so odds are I won't need to worry about an operators opinion... " Don't take this the wrong way, but you might wanna at least wait a few years until you're sure you are gonna do this for a living.. Aweful lot of newly minted CH licence holders out there never end up earning a livi...
by tdawe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survivor of PASCO Crash Talks About His Survival
Replies: 25
Views: 3537

Re: Survivor of PASCO Crash Talks About His Survival

It was a while ago so maybe I'm not remembering properly but didn't PASCO put out some sort of press release or article in a Vancouver paper after this accident basically saying it was the customer's (company contracting them, not those particular pax) fault for putting lots of pressure on them to g...
by tdawe
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vancouver Island pilots out of YVR
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Vancouver Island pilots out of YVR

If you are willing to go slumming and ride a helicopter instead Helijet has a recip jump seat with Air Canada (at least they did when I flew there in 2010) We also had deals with Harbour air/West Coast Air, It was either free or 20$, I can't remember.
by tdawe
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Landing in a control zone at a place other than an airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Landing in a control zone at a place other than an airport

I'm curious what is meant by the phrase "Land your discretion" vs "Cleared to land", and at the risk of asking a stupid question can I land without it if I am landing at a spot within a control zone that is NOT at the airport? (in my case a roof top helipad) Its my understanding that a "Land your di...
by tdawe
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chance of getting hired with a tattoo?
Replies: 82
Views: 15129

Re: Chance of getting hired with a tattoo?

I'm too busy judging you Air Canada guys over those stupid hats to be bothered judging you on your tattoos.
by tdawe
Sat May 31, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ornge faces 17 labour code Charges
Replies: 27
Views: 3729

Re: Ornge faces 17 labour code Charges

"..And by failing to provide pilots with a means to enable them to maintain visual reference while operating at night..." Is the Federal Ministry of Labour trying to force ORNGE (and therfore everyone else who operates and aircraft night VFR) to adopt Night Vision Goggles? Short of NVGs or installin...
by tdawe
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR clearances and "Clearance Cancelled if not airborn by X"
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

IFR clearances and "Clearance Cancelled if not airborn by X"

Curious about how things work behind the scenes when I get my clearance, and the differences between me getting it from an airport thats controlled, one with a FSS and from aerodrome with no agency. Last night we departed a larger airport in the wee hours of the morning (Read MF vs Tower Controller)...
by tdawe
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hiring child-bearing age females
Replies: 90
Views: 6894

Re: Hiring child-bearing age females

Shouldn't you expand this? If your going to try and get someone to come on here and say they work in HR and have actively discriminated against women then shouldn't you be honest when searching out what causes pilots to leave your company for reasons other than new tin or more money? When interviewi...
by tdawe
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Ground Course Material
Replies: 1
Views: 3717

Re: Ground Course Material

Dave, You'll find more discussion geared towards helicopters at http://www.verticalmag.com/forums/can/ don't be offended if no one answers you here, as this site is predominately fixed wing. Your school should have provided you with a list of the texts used, but the short list is fairly common regar...
by tdawe
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz is Done.
Replies: 27
Views: 5111

Re: Jazz is Done.

Were Colgan pilots members of the ALPA before the crash? Did they get a pay bump as a result of brilliant negotiating? or because the national news media found out about the crap conditions the pilots were previously employed under and published them on the front page of every newspaper, making the ...
by tdawe
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Battle lines being drawn over YHC Seaplane Terminal
Replies: 50
Views: 5191

Re: Battle lines being drawn over YHC Seaplane Terminal

Looks like they've starting putting the dock in, how goes the fight for the VCSOA? Or is there a fight anymore?
by tdawe
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garmin 530 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Garmin 530 Question

Give it time, it'll degenerate, they all do..

Emailed Garmin, hopefully they'll have some sort of answer in the next few days.
by tdawe
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garmin 530 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Garmin 530 Question

Yes, I assumed if the thing was smart enough to know that it was not in the right sensitivity mode it would tell us to conduct a missed, but it just kept right on going to the next two step-down waypoints, and then the missed approach waypoint as though it was a normal approach. Thats what I don't g...
by tdawe
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garmin 530 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Garmin 530 Question

Question for people out there with more Garmin 530 experience then me. Had an odd thing happen to us the other day, I've never seen it in the 3 years I've been using the units, but I'm sure I'm missing something simple, so here goes: Flying a GPS RNAV approach, loaded and activated the approach, con...
by tdawe
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Texting and Flying??
Replies: 66
Views: 3174

Re: Texting and Flying??

One could also live by the moto "How will this look in the accident report should things not turn out so well?" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-negroni/pilot-texting-on-fatal-co_b_443794.html Now you may or may not find the Huffington Post to be the most rock solid new source, and you may ha...
by tdawe
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC's Instrument Procedures Manual on PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 8000

Re: TC's Instrument Procedures Manual on PDF

According to Transport Canada's storefront website the IPM is no longer available?

http://shop.tc.gc.ca/TChtml/ibeCCtpItmD ... anguage=US

Anyone in the know have any idea if it's just being updated? or is it gone for good?
by tdawe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Embarrrasing - crashing R-44 after departing ur yacht . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 4698

Re: Embarrrasing - crashing R-44 after departing ur yacht .

"Witnesses said the pilot apparently tried to make an emergency landing about mid-span on the deck of the bridge before losing control of the helicopter, which plummeted into the bay." "The pilot told police the aircraft had mechanical problems just after he took off from a nearby yacht." I'm curiou...
by tdawe
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Roommate / Room to rent in YVR
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Wanted - Roommate / Room to rent in YVR

Looking for a roommate or room to rent in the Vancouver area. Hopefully something close to YVR. Would appreciate a PM if you have something.
by tdawe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Kananaskis Mountain and Icefield helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Kananaskis Mountain and Icefield helicopters

The last time this was discussed on Vertical someone demanded it be pulled down when it begain to paint Icefield in a bad light. If that doesn't tell you everything you need to know, or you think it'll be different for you then go ahead and sign up.

A fool and his money are soon parted..
by tdawe
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pax Input (Medevac) - Split from ORNGE thread
Replies: 224
Views: 5494

Re: Pax Input (Medevac) - Split from ORNGE thread

"Shortbus, Seriously, the last 50 HEMS crashes in the U.S.A have come from pilots whose MEAN flight hours > 4000. This comes directly from looking at the NTSB factual reports available for your viewing pleasure online. http://www.ntsb.gov Cheers." Don't lump Canadian operators in with the American H...
by tdawe
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hauling Checks, a novel.
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Hauling Checks, a novel.

What, now British Columbia isn't part of Canada?
by tdawe
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: question for pilots on vancouver island commuting to YVR
Replies: 17
Views: 1717

Re: question for pilots on vancouver island commuting to YVR

If your going be living in Victoria you can consider Helijet, as they also have a reciprocal jump seat agreement with AC. That is of course assuming your willing to climb into a real flying machine... (let the jokes about repelling the earth begin) In the shorter daylight of the winter they'll give ...
by tdawe
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AIM issues
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: AIM issues

I miss the AIP, every time anything got revised it was easy to see ALL of the changes, and what the new version was versus old reason. It took what, 5-10 min every few months.? I always wondered why CFS's and even CAPs couldnt be in that format as well (albeit maybe in a smaller binder) I figured it...

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