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by bobcaygeon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 5446

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 bobcaygeon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 5446

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

They're up to 8-10 Dash 8's now so evolution is happening. There has been a 19 seat airplane built in 15 years and nothing pressurized is on the radar. A fast twin otter by Cessna built for fedex 1st and people 2nd (sounds like the caravan) is all there is coming down the pipe and it's using 80's er...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2420

Re: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?

He clearly wasn't an optimist if thought he'd be there long enough to plow the land, grow enough wheat to make flour and make cookies
by bobcaygeon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Declared Emergency by Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Declared Emergency by Phone

Nope, no back up requirement, just like the steam airplane. The peanut gyro needs to last 30 minutes in ideal conditions. Ie not Canada many months. The G1000 issue with the B200 happens with 3 blades props only in a very small 50 rpm prop range that is easily avoided. Freak harmonics that mess up t...
by bobcaygeon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 3007

Re: Time is of the essence

Careful what you ask for. I know where I work the bond doesn’t cover the total cost anymore as it hasn’t been updated in a long time. They’d gladly take actual costs incurred. A credible company have a lawyer review it. Every business and airlines has a legal contact. It’s a part of life. Whether th...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 78
Views: 11962

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

The LPV is going to put you high by it’s design because the glide path is aimed for 1000’ down the runway. Any variations or deviation on the approach will make it worse. I’m guessing the approach was less than stellar, then broke it off to circle/maneuver (whatever you feel like calling it) to the ...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westwind 1124 ACP and Line Indoc Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

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: 2045

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: 12398

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: 18071

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: 2733

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: 4560

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: 27478

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: 2653

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: 25921

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: 14470

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: 4884

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: 2536

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: 15877

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: 38911

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: 27478

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: 1977

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: 1977

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: 1811

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: 2107

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...

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