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by bobcaygeon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westwind 1124 ACP and Line Indoc Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Re: Westwind 1124 ACP and Line Indoc Pilot

Last time I checked YKF has a runway long enough for a Westwind.
by bobcaygeon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 1866

Re: ADS-B

They are just looking for an excise tp buy a new aircraft. They have been for a while pushing for a couple of used 604's. We've made similar aircraft ADS-B compliant recently and it's not that expensive. WAAS, etc is another upgrade but again some of this is likely required on 604's as many have bee...
by bobcaygeon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 11754

Re: Georgian AD

Technically Georgian is the longest Air Canada Connector because Jazz was created in approx 2003 and it's predecessors were fully owned by Air Canada hence technically not a "connector". Georgian originally was a 19 seat feeder for Canadian Airlines in the 90's. Like everything else about Georgian i...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17793

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

Any truth to the story that someone pulled back the condition levers (red handles) instead the of the props after takeoff. Apparently the condition levers are bent and embedded in the front of the pedestal by the PIC when they realized what had just happened....
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900 operators in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

Re: 1900 operators in Canada

Keewatin doesn't anymore.

Use the TC registry

https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/ ... hSimp.aspx
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 49
Views: 4491

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

Or dig the floats in. Ie nose down but careful not to flip it
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27273

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

95% of the medevac flying in MB is already done by the private industry. The only reason the industry isn't doing Code 4 is because they aren't permitted to carry the extra drugs or use the extra equipment even if its installed. Other provinces permit allow all the Code 4 equipment onboard a King Air.
by bobcaygeon
Tue May 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...
Replies: 20
Views: 2568

Re: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...

ALPA is pretty anal and they recommended only classroom. No Sim required.
by bobcaygeon
Thu May 02, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25663

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

From what I see on a googled King Air 200 MEL you don't need 2 working attitude indicators unless a second in command is required. No offense to King Air first officers but I don't they are required. Correct me if I'm wrong. You can MEL the Copilot's AI if you have a functioning autopilot because t...
by bobcaygeon
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 14039

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Doc just wants to blame people. That being said, it does take some skill to either have a dual engine failure or run out of fuel in a twin turbine. I can think of a couple instances, but it's pretty rare. I'm willing to bet that the combined experience in the cockpit totals less than the average of...
by bobcaygeon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amik Caravan
Replies: 29
Views: 4795

Re: Amik Caravan

2112 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:36 pm
AFAIK Amik and Sowind share the same management.
There's been more than a couple of aircraft bounce off the ice on Family lake on the approach to 36 in ZGR in the winter.

That prop really doesn't look like it was producing power. Even Pratt's mangle the prop when they hit something abruptly
by bobcaygeon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR and CFIT
Replies: 31
Views: 2511

Re: VFR and CFIT

You can blame operators all you want but that certainly doesn't explain the large number of CFIT accidents by private pilots in personal aircraft. It's pretty clear that pilots will push weather even if they don't have a boss pushing them. They do it all by themselves....... Pressure is just as ofte...
by bobcaygeon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 15019

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

J Lets just say that the average salary ( take away the top 2% ) is $60,000.00 before tax. An average pilot wage is $160,000.00 ( 10 years in ) A lawyer or doctor may make what the top end pilot would make $250-$300,000.00 + WHY do people think that an EMPLOYEE like a CEO should make nearly 200 time...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 38288

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

No political involvement?? There no coincidence that North America is essentially the only place that has not grounded the plane. Boeing has a monstrous political lobby group that has likely been knocking on/ kicking in so many doors right now that you're dreaming if you think the FAA is not being p...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27273

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

They are dealing with the floats side right now as spring is coming. Turbo Otters
by bobcaygeon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation

EIC just bought Kississing's King Airs, but they're mostly ancient, early serial number 100s and the awesome Beech 99. Don't be too discouraged though, they do have some of ex-Keystone's high end modern and well equipped 200s. :roll: Probably pretty safe to say that if more equipment is needed that...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation

digits_ wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:04 pm
I guess the government likes flying old junky airplanes?
Were they actually willing to pay for anything else other than older king airs and metros. That's what they use today for more $$.
by bobcaygeon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

Re: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends

Lots of people pay as much or more than pilots for their education. Lots of them will never make nearly what a professional pilot could. None of them are guaranteed jobs. Such is life. The difficulty in Aviation is that it's very difficult to access the funding especially if you're not going the co...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Image Recorders May be Coming to a Cockpit Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2077

Re: Image Recorders May be Coming to a Cockpit Near You

Okay, and who is gonna pay for these cameras? First of all, most commercial cockpits today already have a CVR, 705 jets also have a black box and most modern high tech jets have engine parameters being fed via satellite to maintenance every second. Pilots are some of the most highly monitored peopl...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New duty regs are out
Replies: 72
Views: 7429

Re: New duty regs are out

Well that hurt my head to read.. How is this going to affect the airlines with those highly productive turns to the Caribbean/Central America with early morning report times (swg, tsc, rou, etc)? Will they just depart later in the day to take advantage of the extra duty, or will they have to hire m...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue
Replies: 30
Views: 3982

Re: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue

You are dreaming if you think Big Business likes government. Government gets in the way of free enterprise. Everyone loves layers and layers of red tape. 1 action equals dealing bureaucracy on a municipal, provincial and federal level. How do you think the oil industry feels about government interv...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6468

Re: The government is concerned...

I don't disagree but politicians are trying to win votes and putting pressure on the front lines.

TG
by bobcaygeon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76709

Re: Westwind

Hopefully these "big" changes will get the company back to the level it was at 5-6 years ago. It's crazy how fast a company will fall when you appoint the wrong people to be in key upper managerial positions. WWA is in need of a fresh start to get their priorities back on track. This is a step in t...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6468

Re: The government is concerned...

^ F@#K all that Sh!t! Indusrty created the looming headache by paying poorly in the first place, and now they want the taxpayers to bail them out, by increasing the supply of pilots, so that they can continue to pay poorly??!! FTS! How about salaries going up to attract more people? You know, just ...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27273

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

rigpiggy wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:15 pm
What did i say earlier"follow the money"
I did follow the money for 16 years and sat immediately behind the NDP gravy train. I am very well off thanks to that but I sure wouldn't run my business that way. Its not sustainable.

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