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by goingnowherefast
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 12069

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

If the condition lever story were true, wouldn't the ignitions relight the engines? Sure it would probably wreck the turbines, but at least there would be power again. Not sure how the ignition system works on a Basler. Now that was insightful. The last sentence sums it up nicely though. Illya It's...
by goingnowherefast
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 12069

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

If the condition lever story were true, wouldn't the ignitions relight the engines? Sure it would probably wreck the turbines, but at least there would be power again. Not sure how the ignition system works on a Basler.
by goingnowherefast
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: MPIC time or move on? What's next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: MPIC time or move on? What's next?

People seem to be assuming that Jazz won't be laying off at the next recession. I bet the bottom chunk of the Jazz seniority list will be begging for a Navajo FO job.
by goingnowherefast
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: MPIC time or move on? What's next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: MPIC time or move on? What's next?

MPIC. If you get laid off at the next economic downturn, then you'll have an ATPL, MPIC and many more job options than all the people who were in line for PICUS at a regional. 2000tt, CPL, 500 hrs on a Q400 right seat isn't worth as much as 2000tt, ATPL, 500 hrs MPIC. What jobs are sorta recession p...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Re: Swoop

I'd talk about the pilot profession, the responsibility for all the passengers lives. Company reputation is also in the hands of the pilots too, lol. How I'd expect industry leading pay, schedule and working conditions. Then when they say "oh sorry, some 704 jobs pay better and work less than swoop"...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Apprentice Pilot"
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: "Apprentice Pilot"

Their HR department forgot they operate airplanes?
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 3253

Re: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

The Air Force doesn't fly avgas burners across the country. Not sure of the Jet A prices, but I'm sure there's enough airline pressure on prices for that.
by goingnowherefast
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds vs Wages
Replies: 26
Views: 2283

Re: Bonds vs Wages

Perimeter should adopt the Bearskin contract at face value. Even that would be ~10grand pay raises across the board. And Bearskin isn't known for stellar wages either.
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 85
Views: 9816

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

They'll spend billions to get it flying again. Probably already have. Boeing reputation is riding on this jet. Even if they never make a penny on the 737 program again, they'll fix it to save face. Even if they have to jack up the landing gear and lower the engines, but I bet they'd do it. I certain...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Check the caps-monitor the guages
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Check the caps-monitor the guages

Been a while since I flew Cessnas, but I still seem to remember the old adage: "Cessna fuel gauges are only good for indicating that they are Cessna fuel gauges".
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Check the caps-monitor the guages
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Check the caps-monitor the guages

I'm surprised anti-siphon/flapper valves haven't made it to small aircraft. It's just a piece of mental on a spring hinge mounted on the inside of the tank opening. It pushes out of the way when a fuel nozzle is inserted into the tank. Spring holds it closed so gas doesn't get siphoned out should th...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 85
Views: 9816

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Probably gave the planes away. I wonder if they sold them below cost, a la CSeries dumping scandal that Boeing fought....
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Kelowna

Land a privately operated seaplane in the wrong configuration and the TSB investigates. Land a DC3 in (or on) a lake and not even a boo :roll:
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 12069

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

The only way I'd believe the condition lever story is if the PM was horribly fatigued, 17 hour day at 2am fatigued. Super low experience, to the point they haven't developed muscle memory yet on type. Then have the condition lever gates worn down so bad they're ineffective. There's just too many lay...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 228
Views: 66600

Re: Canada Jetlines

I wonder how much they paid a marketing firm for that horrible slogan? Can't say "Flying Sucked" during my last trip on an A320/DH1 or a 737 NG (AC/Jazz and WJ respectively).
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: Air Force One Livery

I actually kinda like the new paint job, needs a few tweaks, but good start. I'd bet $1000 it wasn't trump who designed it either. He just suggested it be updated, it has been 60 years!
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5500

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

It's illegal if I report for duty with alcohol in my system, even 0.01% BAC and there's no measurable level of impairment. Why should it be any different with THC? The body metabolises alcohol a lot faster than THC, and one expects a different standard because of that? Zero means zero. Metabolic rat...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 12069

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

There's quite a big space between the condition levers and the prop levers. Especially if the props were at max for T/O. Lateral and longitudinal spacing is huge compared to King Airs and such. Illya, if you put one down in a swamp, I'd want to know why. Run out of gas, then Cat will crucify you. Ta...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 12069

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

So why did they end up there?

I'm surprised Cat and Ilya aren't all over this with their typical rhetoric. Maybe because it's a DC3 and DC3 pilots are perfect?
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wok
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Wok

What happened?
by goingnowherefast
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 33
Views: 2875

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

I'll let the Encore crew know next time I see them at the airport on a windy day and #2 is wind milling for 15 minutes.

Point being, don't get your knickers in a knot for short durations, it'll be fine.
by goingnowherefast
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 33
Views: 2875

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

How do you stop the prop from wind milling between removing the tie and hitting the starter? Wind milling (backwards) for 5 or 10 minutes while boarding won't hurt a PT6 or PW100 series. 15 hours of day long neglect isn't good.

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