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by StandingBy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The kind of accident EMAS is designed to prevent
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: The kind of accident EMAS is designed to prevent

This happened a while back, but if I remember correctly, the anti-skid was inop on this aircraft. Given the lack of qualifications with this crew, if they landed long and fast they would've stood on the brakes and they would've locked up on them, hence the smoke in the video. From my limited convers...
by StandingBy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Life Insurance For Private Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Life Insurance For Private Pilot

If you happen to hold an ATPL and a class one medical, Professional Pilot Insurance Plan might cover you. Not sure if it covers recreational flying though.
by StandingBy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Caravan Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Question for Caravan Pilots

Definitely not from the prop, Schnitzel. Thank for the input; of all the stuff out there about Caravans and icing, I'd never come across this one, so I was curious. Just putting it out on Avcanada for the heck of it.
by StandingBy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Caravan Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Question for Caravan Pilots

'Lots of great free resources online'

I did look around a bit for mention of buffeting in Caravan's and such, with no luck, aside from the TSB reports of past Caravan accidents that I'd already seen.
by StandingBy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Caravan Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Question for Caravan Pilots

I'm familiar with the Caravan's limitations, and I am quire happy with my current employment situation thanks. We take good care of the boots, and on this particular flight elevator trim was not an issue. Like I said, if you've had a similar experience to the one I described I'd be interested in hea...
by StandingBy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Caravan Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Question for Caravan Pilots

Greetings, I have a question for the Caravan pilots out there regarding an icing encounter I had recently. Since I don't know many Caravan pilots, I thought I'd roll the dice and put it on Avcanada! My hope is that someone will see this that has had a similar experience, and maybe even shed light on...
by StandingBy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of Synthetic Vision Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Beware of Synthetic Vision Systems

I've noticed that doing a go-around from minimums (ILS so you are fairly low), the runway depicted on the SVS goes by 'underneath' you, which on the display was down, which was quite disorienting, and added to the mental pull of acceleration error. After experiencing it several times in a controlled...
by StandingBy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TAWS Exemption
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: TAWS Exemption

So much anger this morning:) While I do agree with the over-reliance on technology and automation, I do wonder how many times TAWS has prevented CFIT accidents after take-off into 'black hole' environments, that we've never heard about. This has killed many a pilot since I've been around.
by StandingBy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kenn Borek Air Info
Replies: 20
Views: 8336

Re: Kenn Borek Air Info

I'm pretty sure they are hiring just like everyone else, but don't work there myself so can't say much about current pay and conditions. Great place to work if you want to see the world!
by StandingBy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIM Warning
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: RAIM Warning

I'm not sitting in front of our AFM at the moment, but I do know that there are operational guidelines in the AFM supplement for our particular avionics installation regarding loss of integrity during approach.
by StandingBy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hai Au Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 4334

Re: Hai Au Aviation

I've met a couple of the expat pilots involved (unless another seaplane operation started up in VN lately). I can't say anything about working conditions, etc, only that they were very friendly guys who seemed quite happy working there at the time. It seemed like a pretty sweet gig if you were keen ...
by StandingBy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPIP (Life Insurance)
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: PPIP (Life Insurance)

I use PIPP to insure myself and my wife. It's about 70/month for 500k each. My colleague does the same; he had an pilot friend lose his wife, and PIPP paid out as advertised. My understanding is that the requirement of an ATPL and Cat 1 medical takes a bit of the risk out of the equation for them (a...
by StandingBy
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Private Operators SMS
Replies: 16
Views: 8257

Re: Private Operators SMS

If you are a small operator it's quite easy to build your own. Just look at TCs advisory circular and follow the recipe. The key is to match it to the size and complexity of your outfit. Buying one might be a waste of $$.
by StandingBy
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 EFB
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 EFB

Is anyone else out there waiting for Jeppesen to release Flite Deck Pro for the Surface Pro 3? We're planning to use the Surface as our EFBs but can't get a solid answer from Jepp on when/if they will release it to the GA community.
by StandingBy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Sanny accident report
Replies: 109
Views: 9236

Re: Perimeter Sanny accident report

Apologies for a bit of an inflammatory post earlier. I think the conversation would be better off concentrating on the decision making andd risk management that can prevent accidents like these rather than the pilotage that can get you out of them once you've flown through the previously mentioned '...
by StandingBy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Sanny accident report
Replies: 109
Views: 9236

Re: Perimeter Sanny accident report

Pelmet and those who agree with him are totally missing the point if your issues with the crew's actions start at the accident airport, or worse yet if you think this was an acceptable scenario. I hope you are not in a position that others can learn from you.

Adam Dyck
by StandingBy
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Brightline B7 Bag??
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Brightline B7 Bag??

I have a Convey (B6 I think) that I got from a bose promo when I bought a headset. Great bag. Tons of zippers to deal with, but I can fit more in this bag than my previous one that was much larger. I bought the laptop module so I can vary the size depending on what I'm doing and where im going. Don'...
by StandingBy
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP
Replies: 30
Views: 7184

Re: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP

Converted earlier this year with no check ride. Used the Gliem, as did a few collegues, and sailed through the exam.i spent about 70 hours on the study materials, but I had the time to spare. I think you could pass the exam with much less.
by StandingBy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 705 to floats
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: 705 to floats

It sounds like you may be relatively young, going by your experience level. If so, I think you are picking the right time to make a move. If you wait until you've worked your way up in the IFR world, you won't be any more marketable to a float operator, and you would likely be looking at a substanti...
by StandingBy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Interesting Control problem Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: Interesting Control problem Issue

I recently talked to an FAA delegate who related a story of an aircraft that crashed with ailerons rigged backwards after they had been visually inspected EIGHT times. From experience I can see how this would happen (maybe not after eight tries) if the proper care is not taken to avoid miscommunicat...
by StandingBy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Is it worth it to get a float rating without extra hours ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Is it worth it to get a float rating without extra hours

There are quite a few companies flying Twin Otters on floats in Canada. FO is an entry level position, and it's a good way to learn the ropes from an experienced pilot.
by StandingBy
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: getting a flying job these days !
Replies: 86
Views: 5537

Re: getting a flying job these days !

Sounds like it's too late for the poster, but like it or not, most of us had to work the ramp to get into an aeroplane. Best advice I ever got was to get a ramp job before finishing training. By the time I had my multi IFR I had already put in my time, and it was not wasted. By the time I was in the...
by StandingBy
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Entering Corporate Aviation
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: Entering Corporate Aviation

Thanks for the insight, much appreciated. From what I've heard from you and the few people I know who are involved in corporate aviation, it seems that, probably like any field of aviation, there are good jobs and bad. I percieve the average corporate flight department to be relatively small, runnin...
by StandingBy
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Entering Corporate Aviation
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Entering Corporate Aviation

I have been flying for a living for a little over 12 years. I have 7,000 hours, mostly in 'bush flying'-type operations such as seaplanes and aerial firefighting, but also with some experience high performance pressurized aircraft. I enjoy my current job thoroughly, but have had corporate flying (je...

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