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by RadicalRadial
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk
Replies: 23
Views: 5854

Re: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk

But Buffalo is still safe because they haven’t killed anyone. That means all those annoying things like CRFI, minimums, and approach ban doesn’t apply to them. FFS. Here we go again. If half the other fricken companies in Canada had cameras examining every action the company and pilots take over th...
by RadicalRadial
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 15953

Re: Plane down

King Air crashed in Gillam. All okay. Was a medi vac aircraft from Nunavut to Winnipeg. I thought it was around 6pm that this occured. How did you get that info so quick? Assuming you weren't in the airplane... Lots of people on the centre freq at that time of day, so... How about you read the othe...
by RadicalRadial
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 15953

Re: Plane down

sunk wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:13 pm King Air crashed in Gillam. All okay. Was a medi vac aircraft from Nunavut to Winnipeg.
I thought it was around 6pm that this occured. How did you get that info so quick? Assuming you weren't in the airplane...
by RadicalRadial
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?
Replies: 19
Views: 2641

Re: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?

Thanks for the replies.

It's too bad most of the Flight Safety courses take place in the states for the mean time.
by RadicalRadial
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?
Replies: 19
Views: 2641

Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?

A friend of a friend ended up getting himself a DUI. He unfortunately for himself, was trying to advance his career in the aviation industry as a pilot at the time. He's a good guy and it was a genuine mistake on his part... Not that it matters in the big picture, it was still a bonehead/asshole mov...
by RadicalRadial
Tue May 17, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: water bombers at Ft Mac.
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

Re: water bombers at Ft Mac.

plhought wrote:The video is one of Air Spray's machines.

Is Buffalo considering maybe converting one of their Electras to a fire bomber?
One is already in action and was fighting in Ft. Mac, two have been converted.
by RadicalRadial
Sun May 01, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harvs Air / Pilottraining ATPL ground school
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

Harvs Air / Pilottraining ATPL ground school

Has anyone done this ground school and if so, how helpful did you find it? Pros, cons? I did the commercial ground school and that was an incredible help to my studying. I'm just wondering if the ATP ground school is as in depth and descriptive. The only reason I'm slightly hesitant is because I kno...
by RadicalRadial
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?
Replies: 181
Views: 47454

Re: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?

pelmet wrote:Also heard a rumour of undocumented pax on the C-46. Any truth to this?
No. This is incorrect information.
by RadicalRadial
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rudder pedals
Replies: 40
Views: 3294

Re: Rudder pedals

Its a shame more guys don't get the opportunity to fly DC-3s and C46s. This topic wouldn't have even arose if everyone had experience in airplanes like that. Heels on the floor. You inadvertently tap the brakes on one side in the C46 past 40 knots and you're going for a ride. The DC3 is a bit more f...
by RadicalRadial
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most demanding airplane?
Replies: 52
Views: 4895

Re: Most demanding airplane?

The C46 in any kind of crosswind. Big fat body and misproportioned little rudder makes for some tricky conditions
by RadicalRadial
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wicked storm passed over Yellowknife
Replies: 0
Views: 828

Wicked storm passed over Yellowknife

An apocalyptic storm rose over the horizon of Yellowknife and mixed with the smoke in the air creating quite a spectacle that turned day into night for a couple hours.
by RadicalRadial
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pitts Lands on Highway in Yellowknife
Replies: 27
Views: 3138

Re: Pitts Lands on Highway in Yellowknife

I didnt see a verdict anywhere of why he landed short but it came down to a fuel pump failure. Ended up damaging the tail wheel on touchdown and damage was found on the exhaust. Not sure if the exhaust damage was caused by the landing.
by RadicalRadial
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Light twin meets arrestor cables
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Light twin meets arrestor cables

Last weekend I took the boss down to cold lake in the baron for the airshow. About 5 miles out, the tower advised me that the Arrestor cables were up. I was surprised to see it so far down the runway but I didn't have any problem landing past it. Seeing them for the first time naturally brought to m...
by RadicalRadial
Sat May 24, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How loud is an airplane cockpit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: How loud is an airplane cockpit?

In the C-46 we have to use hand signals for the rotation speeds, gear, and power settings just because you can scream into your mic and the props will already be overpowering any noise you try to make... once you set cruise power its not too bad. The DC-3 is similar but not as bad. If your worried a...
by RadicalRadial
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What GA Airplane Were You Meant to Fly? (AOPA Quiz)
Replies: 66
Views: 3511

Re: What GA Airplane Were You Meant to Fly? (AOPA Quiz)

Spartan Executive, which is actually one of my favorite airplanes so I'd say this quiz is accurate.
by RadicalRadial
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Any Experiences With Vital Aviation, VFC, or Pacific Sky?
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Any Experiences With Vital Aviation, VFC, or Pacific Sky

VFC is a good place to get your PPL but as far as CPL I would not recommend it based off personal experience. I got bounced around between four different instructors because they all had too many students so I was paying a lot and not getting very far. I left and got my MIFR somewhere else and came ...
by RadicalRadial
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18s... are they operated on wheels during winter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Beech 18s... are they operated on wheels during winter?

I have recently started a relationship with radial engines. When I first started flying I thought the beaver was the coolest thing ever and that radial engines were the product of pure genius. As I learned more about aviation I soon realized the downfalls of radials in comparison with more modern en...
by RadicalRadial
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots Season 5 discussion...
Replies: 154
Views: 26374

Re: Ice Pilots Season 5 discussion...

wan2fly99 wrote: Note: Is that australian pilot there still? I know these shows are about 6 months ago just wondering
Will has moved on to flying Twin Otters single pilot for Air Vanuatu. He left in mid August
by RadicalRadial
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways plane catches fire in Yellowknife
Replies: 23
Views: 5751

Re: Buffalo Airways plane catches fire in Yellowknife

North Shore wrote:Glad that everyone's safe!

Sad that there's not a season 6 so we can see what happened...
Well actually there is a season six in the works. Not quite as long as the other seasons, 8-10 episodes or something due to a late start but the camera guys are running around doing their thing.

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