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by Instructor_Mike
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AA5078 24 Aug 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 747

AA5078 24 Aug 2018

So on Friday Bluestreak 5078 had to do an emergency descent to 10,000 and divert. I had just switched onto the frequency after they were in the descent so i don't know the cause (cabin/cockpit smoke etc) or if it was just a decompression due to something. As far as i know they diverted to Greensboro...
by Instructor_Mike
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3113

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

Strictly over the phone. IFR flight plan or Itinerary for multiple uncontrolled airport hops. We use an excel sheet with some macros for our flight planning. Our Chief of Ops is really good with that stuff. Since we mostly just go to the 5 same airports repeatedly I do it from memory usually. Depart...
by Instructor_Mike
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chemtrails!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: Chemtrails!!

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by Instructor_Mike
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5942

Re: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?

I've been working at Thunder for a few years now. I've been happy here overall though my experience might be a little different since I'm on the King Air and not the MU-2.
by Instructor_Mike
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Flight Duty Time Regs are going to happen?
Replies: 36
Views: 8769

Re: New Flight Duty Time Regs are going to happen?

As a guy in a 703 the kind of frustrating thing for me is that there is no duty time limits in the scope of week or month. I fly 20-24 days a month with most days over 8 hours. However we also spend a fair bit of time on the ground. Sometimes it's just 1 leg up hold a few hours and 1 leg down. We do...
by Instructor_Mike
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Give them nothing
Replies: 35
Views: 3956

Re: Give them nothing

I look at the blocking of traffic as crossing the line even if it wasn't the highway. I support strike action and if workers want to stop the airplanes from moving by not showing up to work or slowing down the system so only half the aircraft movements occur (assuming it's within their legal strike ...
by Instructor_Mike
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Livin the dream 3
Replies: 14
Views: 3897

Re: Livin the dream 3

If you're at idle thrust how does a speed brake affect fuel consumption? In theory if you need your speed brakes now then there was a time where you could have used less power earlier on. Less power earlier means less fuel used. Of course it's hard to plan for all that. Even a few knots of wind can...
by Instructor_Mike
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern Air Carriers Feeling the Pinch.
Replies: 63
Views: 13004

Re: Northern Air Carriers Feeling the Pinch.

Perhaps many executives can't see the forest for the trees. There's no pilot shortage until we have to cancel a flight because of a shortage of pilots. I'm pretty sure that's the approach my company is taking. Thats pretty much the case. Nobody in management at present has ever seen such a thing ha...
by Instructor_Mike
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Active DC-3s in Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 3511

Re: Active DC-3s in Canada

In CYUU there is North Star flying the turbine modded DC-3s
by Instructor_Mike
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATC Survey, Please Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Re: ATC Survey, Please Help

I put mostly 6s across the board. Both sides have a job to do and no one is perfect. I've met a few controllers personally and I can vouch that they are as human as the pilots flying the airplanes. (I know blasphemy right?) ATC/FSS/Nav Can wants everyone to get home safe and pilots want the same. No...
by Instructor_Mike
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What part of it's too F@$^'N Big didn't you get
Replies: 39
Views: 7504

Re: What part of it's too F@$^'N Big didn't you get

I can see some grey areas here. I've had to load electric wheelchairs in the back of a dash-8 with a forklift. It's not easy and it does take up a lot of space. There are also risks to the loading crews if something does go wrong in loading. It can be accommodated in the dash but if the door isn't b...
by Instructor_Mike
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Flight Duty Time Regs are going to happen?
Replies: 36
Views: 8769

Re: New Flight Duty Time Regs are going to happen?

A lot of TC regulations seem to be based off how many people could be killed if the plane crashes. Kind of a morbid way to put it but look at the licencing requirements for a pilot with an ultralight or rec permit who can carry 1 non-paying passenger vs a CPL pilot flying 703 or an AAs pilot flying ...
by Instructor_Mike
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian CRJ YYZ
Replies: 42
Views: 18066

Re: Georgian CRJ YYZ

Actually we block around 85h a month, way more if you want to do overtime... that's almost $39k a year plus $5k in perdiems, just giving you the facts. That's good to hear then. I was going by a chart I had seen that showed only 30k/year but maybe it was based on less hours. Plus per diems were not...
by Instructor_Mike
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian CRJ YYZ
Replies: 42
Views: 18066

Re: Georgian CRJ YYZ

What's sad is that I'm making more than 30K/year as an FO in a 703 turbo prop job. I would be taking a pay cut from entry level to go entry level. I don't know how the per diems work so maybe they pay out enough to make it sort of worth it? I've been kinda debating myself on if I should stick it out...
by Instructor_Mike
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian CRJ YYZ
Replies: 42
Views: 18066

Re: Georgian CRJ YYZ

It's hard to believe I would need to take such a pay cut from a 703 to go to Georgian.

$29,669/year for entry FO? Ouch
by Instructor_Mike
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot Shortage - New Slant
Replies: 10
Views: 4753

Re: Pilot Shortage - New Slant

A shortage of 3000 hour ATPL pilots? Possible with current trends.

A shortage of 200 hour CPL pilots clawing at each other to work a ramp for a chance at flying? Not likely.

(Hint: Most of us here have been one of those)
by Instructor_Mike
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: headsets
Replies: 42
Views: 5218

Re: headsets

I am longing for a good "in ear" active set -- I hate ear muffs and am now forced to wear a set -- The best headset I had was the lightspeed mach 0ne with custom ear buds -- I wore it out, wanted to replace to find it is no longer in production -- the search continues -- but I know I want to get ri...
by Instructor_Mike
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF Wartime Anson Mk 2 crash near Norwich Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: RCAF Wartime Anson Mk 2 crash near Norwich Ontario

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You can use the pictures that are already up on the Harvard site if you direct link to the picture itself.

-Mike
by Instructor_Mike
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: how can I improve my landings?
Replies: 137
Views: 11245

Re: how can I improve my landings?

It's obvious that instructors have lost their way and need to take new lessons on how to teach.

It's been a while since this video has been shared I think

http://youtu.be/T8F5MkP484E
by Instructor_Mike
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: how can I improve my landings?
Replies: 137
Views: 11245

Re: how can I improve my landings?

"Trouble with landings", generally, means you don't know the basic fundamentals of flying and your instructor, most probably, does not know how to fly, because he was never taught how to fly in the incestuous training system of only hiring those who were trained by those they trained etc. I've been...
by Instructor_Mike
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Definition of cross-country
Replies: 61
Views: 6313

Re: Definition of cross-country

A touch-and-go is landing. However minor this might be, touch and go "landings" are not allowed on flight tests (specifically PPL and CPL). I'm not sure if that means anything or not to this issue but something to consider. It might be more about the risks of a gear up and the demonstration of actu...
by Instructor_Mike
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA
Replies: 36
Views: 3105

Re: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA

If I catch myself, I'll sometimes cheat and repeat my reg at the end.

"conflicting advise Alpha Bravo Charlie"
by Instructor_Mike
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Squadron Commander Lord Flashheart (Rik Mayall) dead, age 56
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Squadron Commander Lord Flashheart (Rik Mayall) dead, ag

"Always treat your kite like you treat your women."

"No I mean get inside of her 5 times a day and take her to heaven and back"
by Instructor_Mike
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clarity/Halo headsets
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Clarity/Halo headsets

I've had the DC 13.4 when it was stolen out of my car :x So then bought to the 13X (noise cancelling version). Last year I bought a Clarity Aloft and it is by far my preferred headset. I use the non custom ear buds (large for me works best) and I think the noise suppression is better than even the A...
by Instructor_Mike
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Information Sessions - College of Pilots of Canada
Replies: 103
Views: 6366

Re: Information Sessions - College of Pilots of Canada

My concerns 1) Yes the name. You are having a hard time getting the label of "college" past people who are willing to read the posts describing the context (and some still reject it). How are you going to convince the people that don't look past the name. A name in marketing can make a big differenc...

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