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by goingnowherefast
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 49
Views: 7169

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I'd be happy to fly in daylight the rest of my career. I wish I got paid more to work odd hours at night.

It takes quite a toll getting up at 4am, or working till 1am. Times that the body naturally wants to sleep. I'm envious of those who get additional renumeration for that.
by goingnowherefast
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

I did a charter to CYAM last year, must have been October or so. Beautiful light winds, no clouds below about 15,000'. A rarity for that time if year. I was expecting the circuit to be a zoo and one or both twins out over the lake doing doing VFR training. Basically taking advantage of the good weat...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 121
Views: 7097

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

If <insert regional airline> had a cadet program where, after 250hrs you have a Q400 type rating, I bet the quality of candidates would be better. Progress could be as follows: 172, for PPL and IFR trainer. Total 100hrs 172 for CPL training. Total 50 hours Seminole for multi and M-IFR, 50hrs total K...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

Re: Speed limits and STARs

There are CADORs around for it, but it is usually quite excessive. 300kt RADAR groundspeed, 9 mile final at 2000agl.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 103
Views: 6262

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

I generally bring most issues to the attention of the training department or chief pilot. However, in my career I've only met one person who should consider another career. This person actually got along well with the "good old boys club" style captains. Needed to be told when to slow down, too high...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 121
Views: 7097

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

A very targeted training program, high accident/fatality rate, and just enough of a better training than the enemy.
by goingnowherefast
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC article
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: CBC article

Aren't cars more dangerous than general aviation?
by goingnowherefast
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust your POH performance numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Do you really trust your POH performance numbers

A good example of minimum airworthy standards is a model of Hartzell propeller. It comes in 74" and 72" varieties. The 74" version can be filed down to dress prop tip damage until 72". The 72" version has no such allowance. The 74" prop, when new, has about 5% better takeoff performance compared to ...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust your POH performance numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Do you really trust your POH performance numbers

Well yeah, you need to use the right flap settings and speeds. That's inexcusable. An old aircraft flown as specified by the book will be much closer to book numbers. Takeoff is easier than landing, How does one practice maximum performance braking without doing it several times first. An important ...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust your POH performance numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Do you really trust your POH performance numbers

I believe a brand new aircraft flown by a test pilot with recent several hundred hours on type is capable of matching book numbers. Give me (or anybody) a brand new 172, lets practice for 3 hours a day for 2 months and you'll get much closer to book numbers, possibly even beat them slightly. I bet t...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 103
Views: 6262

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Yes, most people are honestly trying to improve. Just need to try different avenues and mentoring techniques. I find it very rewarding to see a weak FO make steady improvement. It's fantastic to see them rock the captain upgrade and now mentoring new FOs. A slow/weak start doesn't mean they won't tu...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 24
Views: 1459

Re: Recession incoming

The thing about any upcoming recession is it is likely coinciding with the retirement wave. Unless of course, that the recession is still 5+ years away and misses the retirement wave. Depending on how bad the recession/depression (collapse of society) turns out to be, any layoffs at the majors will ...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 103
Views: 6262

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

-Approach minimums are a personal limitation. -Barber pole is a target, not a limit. -MTOW weight is just a suggestion. -Icing is slippery, so makes the plane fly faster. -WAAS gives you an ILS everywhere. -What do you need the second inverter for (or any other important redundant systen) -Just have...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?

PW127s would give some nice jam. Help a bit with short runways like Perimeter and such fly into. Maybe EIC could even form a leasing company for their airlines and be the launch customer!

I'm sure Jazz would be interested in some too if fuel trucks keep smashing into their planes.
by goingnowherefast
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?

They might, given enough interest/orders. ATR needs some modern competition. FADEC, maybe some more power, modern avionics, aerodynamic tweaks for some better fuel burn. Call it the Dash 8-320 How hard would it to be to make the -200 series on the same assembly line? Just make the fuselage a bit sho...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 103
Views: 6262

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Discuss the situation with a chief pilot. I'm sure you aren't the only one who's raised issue. The chief pilot can put them back into line indoc, training, any number of options. They just need to know first.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

Turbines are easier to start when everything works properly. Gotta watch for malfunctions or it could be very expensive. Pistons are harder to start normally, but malfunctions generally mean it just won't start and the battery dies. As for flying the engine, turbines are brain dead simple. Keep it i...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 121
Views: 7097

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

The answer is dollars. Pay a 704 (or 705 "lite") FO 60 grand and the captain 100-150 grand, have them home every night, treat them properly, you won't have a shortage. That's where the real disconnect is. The 704 operators are still acting like it's 2009 and don't want to admit they're competing wit...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot logbook entries
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Pilot logbook entries

Or what about CF-xxx vs C-Fxxx on vintage aircraft?

What if you wrote CF-xxx in your logbook and they repaint the plane with C-Fxxx!!!
by goingnowherefast
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

Re: Swoop

Tell the CAME that there's a doctor down the street doing medicals for $50 vs their $120 and are working 6 days a week to undercut the other CAMEs around. See how pissed they are. I bet they understand our hostility towards swoop
by goingnowherefast
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

Re: Swoop

Oh absolutely it would be amusing and entertaining, but not likely to be productive.
by goingnowherefast
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

Re: Swoop

Spam the poor HR person who controls nothing, but sorts applications and calls references?

I like the idea, but you'll need to harass the executives and upper management instead.
by goingnowherefast
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 121
Views: 7097

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

What's missing from this discussion is the attitude of the various scenarios. I've flown with a 2000hr FO with a "I'm good enough" attitude. Was a shame, cause he was horrible. I've flown with a 300hr FO who had less than 50 hours on type with a great eagerness to learn and was miles ahead of the pr...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 121
Views: 7097

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Often I wonder what would happen if the captain were to become incapacitated.
by goingnowherefast
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 121
Views: 7097

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Say what you will about the low level of experience at the airlines now, but they have highly qualified experts, lawyers, and analysts saying it’s perfectly fine and the risks are worth the revenue. Maybe they’re right? What do we know I bet the experts are nervous as hell (meaning flight ops manag...

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