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by TailwheelPilot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?

Transwest's job ads have been nearly identical, including the reference to a financial commitment, for years. Nothing new or different since the pandemic began.

Back in May the outrage was over a Beaver job with a financial commitment.

http://avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=138706
by TailwheelPilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 44
Views: 10304

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

ATSB found pre-existing cracks in the exhaust and missing bolts in the firewall. Elevated CO levels in the pilot and two passengers, which they believe led to pilot incapacitation (he did seven prior legs that day, so would have built up CO levels in his blood throughout the day). As someone at PPRu...
by TailwheelPilot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3382

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

You could solve all these problems by putting all the pilots in a secure ground facility and flying remotely...if anyone has issues or needs a break the plane can be transferred to another person. Reach eight hours over the Pacific? Clock out and go home and let the net person on the roster continue...
by TailwheelPilot
Tue May 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to certify an electronic logbook?
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: How to certify an electronic logbook?

Do (small) companies actually take the time to check that every single flight in logged correctly? Especially if journey logs are done per leg and the logbook is filled out with one line per day (assuming no plane or crew changes)? It seems like a waste of time since it is not required by anyone exc...
by TailwheelPilot
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 4559

Re: That didn't take long...

Don't be so outraged...their job postings have mostly had that sentence for the past several years. Nothing new. Looking at what remains of their posting history, a King Air 200 Captain posting and a King Air 350 F/O posting did not have it (or I missed it) while King Air 100 F/O and Captain posting...
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Passport photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Passport photo

Shopper's Drug Mart does them where I am as well. Some Wal-mart's have photo studios that would do them. Independent photo studios with storefronts as well. Where I live they all charge the same amount and have the photo ready a few minutes after taking it.
by TailwheelPilot
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 16686

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

North-Wright, Coast Dog, and these guys came up with a solution to the rear cargo doors that TC, the FAA, and Cessna could not come up with (or it was prohibitively expensive, which I doubt is the case since these guys are making an STC for it). They are hoping for (and hopefully get) an alternate m...
by TailwheelPilot
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fresh CPL pilot job outlook
Replies: 33
Views: 6804

Re: Fresh CPL pilot job outlook

I see many pilot jobs that will send you all over the country and you're far from your base for a few days. Is there such a job (FO or captain) in this industry where you're home everyday with a decent schedule? Or does the entire industry requires you to have garbage sleep patterns? Regional 704s ...
by TailwheelPilot
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 2303

Re: Small aircraft loading

1. Keep it within weight and balance limits. 2. Tie it down. For full loads, loading denser items forward, bulkier items rearwards is a pretty good philosophy for small planes. With light loads you may find loading rearward flies better or is easier to load, depending on type. Not all airframes of t...
by TailwheelPilot
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Susi Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: Susi Air

WTF. Where are you getting your information. No one is making that kind of coin in Indonesia, not even close. The numbers quoted above must be local currency and not USD. Two ex-Susi Air pilots in different conversations told me the same numbers putting their pay at the low to middle of the range (...
by TailwheelPilot
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Susi Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: Susi Air

You'd even make more money than at Susi. Depends where you work there and here. There have been plenty of captains making 10-15k USD per month at Susi (and some other operators) from what I have been told. That said, last I heard Susi Air was trying to reduce costs. No idea if that affects pay or n...
by TailwheelPilot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 3358

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Don’t the European CL415s scoop from the Mediterranean? Either that or there are some very large lakes I have not heard about in Spain, France, and Greece in videos of their 415s in action.
by TailwheelPilot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 16686

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

PilotDAR, have you ever seen the jettison door arrangement on 152s? I saw that suggested elsewhere for the cargo doors. About the simplest solution I have heard anyone come up with if it would work, never seen the system myself. TC do not need to fast track anything, but a government grant for NRC t...
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 16686

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Sorry, I meant four people. The TC AD threat to restrict it to five people would still mean one person in the third row.
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about working within the USA
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Question about working within the USA

Figure out how you are going to have the right to work and then consider moving. Last time I looked quite a few years ago there were almost no avenues open to get the right to work for a Canadian unless an employer was going to sponsor you and do a whole bunch of extra work. I serious doubt anyone w...
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 16686

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

The pilot's progression was quite fairly typical for a new float pilot. Work for the operator for a season/year (in this case flying the 206 not working the dock) and then into a float flying position. Presumably the operator felt the pilot could handle it. How much float time is enough? Why does TC...
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Helicopter to Fixed wing advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Helicopter to Fixed wing advice

I've done it, best decision I ever made. You won't regret it. ... Flying a Kingair/PC12 is ridiculously easy. All you need to develop right now is good IFR skills. The rest you should already have (Flight planning, weather, fuel, decision making, airsmanship, etc). I have been flying fixed wing VFR...
by TailwheelPilot
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Declared Emergency by Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Declared Emergency by Phone

The G1000 Caravan has a generator, alternator, and aircraft battery (same as the legacy). Another single turbine just has a generator and aircraft battery (certified IFR). I would not be surprised if there was no redundancy beyond two generators and the aircraft battery on a King Air.

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