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by goingnowherefast
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

The balanced field length problem was "solved" by doctoring the numbers. The rumour I heard was using the 200' clearways on both ends to turn a 3500' runway into a "3900' runway". Then also take credit for a static take-off on gravel as well. The 1900 doesn't belong in the north either. The Metro is...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Frost formation

The ground, airplanes, cars, etc. all radiate their heat out into space at night. Overcast clouds reflect some of that radiant heat back down to the surface. Clear nights are always cooler and cool down much faster than overcast nights. That moisture has to go somewhere, so it sticks to stuff as fro...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Security Pat-down
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Security Pat-down

Just tell them there's already an axe in the cockpit of the plane you are about to board and watch them go bananas. :smt040
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: PICUS at Encore

You're either PIC or you aren't. Go get a job flying airplanes before you go to the regionals if you want to be an ATP. Except this PICUS thing. Where you are PIC until you need you look left and be an FO again. Then it's all cuddly, you aren't the PIC anymore while the other PIC solves the problem...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 35
Views: 5680

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

That report is garbage. They imply that the higher speed caused the captain to push the nose down at low altitude. They completely ignore the fact that the FO (PM) was likely on the last pairing of his line indoc and the captain would have had his hands full. Shit happens. The passengers and crew a...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

I have seen a situation where person X doesn't show up for boarding, and person Y gets on the plane instead. Nobody noticed until several stops later when person X was supposed to deplane yet person Y remained onboard. Ensuring the manifest is accurate can be a big pain in the ass, but it's gotta be...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

They're up to 8-10 Dash 8's now so evolution is happening. There has been a 19 seat airplane built in 15 years and nothing pressurized is on the radar. A fast twin otter by Cessna built for fedex 1st and people 2nd (sounds like the caravan) is all there is coming down the pipe and it's using 80's e...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: Perimeter

How many bonus points if you keep it on the runway? That includes the clearways...for those that like to backtrack behind the lights 8)
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

Is the Metroliner such a masterpiece of an airplane that there is nothing else that could do the job? Not at near those operating costs! I hear total operating costs per hour of a 1900D are almost double those of a Metro... That's a tough price to pay for a lifetime of hearing damage and back probl...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 27
Views: 1837

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Aren't there a bunch of Q400 tanker conversions? Maybe deHavilland can sell a bunch of new planes. As as been said, aren't many lakes in Australia for a scooper. Salt water on the coast is a no-go, 415s aren't like a Beaver you can rebuild every couple years to deal with corrosion.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio

North Star Air. Worth a shot. They have PC-12 and Baslers running out of Pickle and Red Lake. Elsewhere too. Some of the Baslers are swimming, skating and chopping down trees too. I wouldn't be betting too much on this company unless I had no other offers. 3 crashes in 2 years. How many more until ...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 27
Views: 1837

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

interesting thought. but if all those planes are flying all year round, when will maintenance happen? on the ship? Surely a Waterbomber doesn't need that much maintenance. Jazz flies their Dash 8s year round and with much higher utilization. Waterbombers have different systems, but I can't imagine ...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Metroliner

Depends on how many other job offers you have. Metro would certantly not look as good as some other types. Job priority should go something like this: Safety Schedule Pay City (base) Aircraft type Career progression So does the company have a good safe reputation? Is the schedule compatable with you...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Central Mountain Air FO Pay
Replies: 16
Views: 2497

Re: Central Mountain Air FO Pay

Even if I'm working for somewhere, even for a couple years, it's nice to be paid an actual "Competitive Compensation", instead of lied to about the pay being competetive. 1900 captain elsewhere in Canada is really turning into a 100k/yr job with the average probably being dragged down to 90k (by CMA...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

Spin used to be the technique of choice way back before they invented the fancy gyroscopic instruments. I'm talking 20s and 30s. If I'm in a plane that will be stable in a spin, at 10000' and it's 3000' agl overcast, I can't divert to somewhere nicer, I'd probably give it a go. This is also a situat...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7697

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Do WJ crews get questioned on diversions? Recently I did a pretty abnormal and expensive diversion (I don't work for WJ). About 2 short simple questions from management was all that was asked. "did you consider the wx at ___insert more typical diversion airport___?" Managers just have to have some e...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio

Wasaya does. Air Bravo probably does and Skyscare will take anybody.

Bearskin is the same company as Perimeter now, not sure how or if pilots can switch back and forth. However Perimeter has been taking 200hr pilots for quite a while.
by goingnowherefast
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ADF/NDB on CPAER
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: ADF/NDB on CPAER

Except when there's a nasty solar flare or China/North Korea attack and the orange spray tan to the south turns off GPS for non-military. All the bad guys really have to do is detonate a nuke in the ionosphere and that doesn't take any great deal of accuracy or missile range. Then all the fancy dual...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Did a couple winters in YTH. They were pretty cool, some might even say cold 8)
by goingnowherefast
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7697

Re: Westjet CYHZ

So it's not regulation to account for runway contamination on takeoff or landing? Surprised we're not running planes off the end of runways daily all winter long. Altitude, temperature, wind and aircraft weight, all good to go. Oh, and there's 2" of slush, lets go flying! Glad TC lives in their own ...
by goingnowherefast
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Near collision at Brampton
Replies: 41
Views: 2320

Re: Near collision at Brampton

If I'm flying from Middleo-Nowhere SK to Lonepine-Tree MB in my J3 on floats, I'm not too worried about traffic and NORDO is pretty safe. That radio in the "ad" above would cost more than the Avgas for the whole trip. If I'm flying Burlington to Brampton, NORDO is dangerious. I'll have a proper head...
by goingnowherefast
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3612

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

While I generally agree about the degree of work ethic and resiliency instilled in the younger generation, there are also some valid problems they face. My first apartment, at 18, in a major city was $352 a month. Only 30% of a full time pay cheque at minimum wage, and it wasn't a basement hole. Th...
by goingnowherefast
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3612

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Bring the pay rates up to match those in the US and I bet much of the Canadian pilot shortage will be gone. Oh, adopt the US fatigue rules too. The executives need to send their managers to the negotiating table with much more money. The union and management are deciding how to divide up the table s...
by goingnowherefast
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2550

Re: Swoop

Wouldn't the parents be aware of the child's health? Mild anxiety or excitement isn't unfit to fly as a pax.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Near collision at Brampton
Replies: 41
Views: 2320

Re: Near collision at Brampton

Not every aviation issue should be solved by more engines, more crew, more radios, more checklists and more regulations. That's why airliners have 2, 3, 4, or 5 of everything? The 747 is unquestionably a safer airplane than the 172. I'm not arguing NORDO can't be done safely, just don't fly NORDO i...

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