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by A346Dude
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing offering free seats home....
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Re: Sunwing offering free seats home....

I don't really care if this is a PR move (I'm sure it is). It will probably help some people who might be SOL otherwise.
by A346Dude
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 919

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

Yep, this was just for flight planning for the CPL flight test Nav portion. Well I'm glad to see I'm not going crazy as it is clearly class E. My instructor seemed pretty adamant that you had to talk to someone though. He's a great instructor and is the kinda guy who considers best practice a stand...
by A346Dude
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 39
Views: 3150

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

I’m absolutely certain of that. The context isn’t gliding distance. Or engine out operations. It’s exactly as I said... “once you are visual and can stay visual”. You have to fly the approach you have been cleared for. You can't just declare yourself to be on a visual approach; you can request it a...
by A346Dude
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 87
Views: 3204

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I personally will be starting a Checklist checklist to make sure I don't forget any of my checklists.
by A346Dude
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 360
Views: 36759

Re: Corona Virus

Apparently you can be contagious with this virus before you show any symptoms of having it which makes spreading it that much easier. Sure, but colds and the flu are also generally contagious before symptoms begin. Now the lag time may be more or less, but this feature alone doesn't appear to make ...
by A346Dude
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fleet Canuck C-FENO
Replies: 15
Views: 8048

Re: Fleet Canuck C-FENO

Saw the "new" FENO today... it's an Encore Q400.

The old one was better.
by A346Dude
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8411

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Not related to the overrun but related to dispatch reliability from an airline captain friend of mine; He was on his way out in a 737-200 & upon reviewing the dispatch info found that he was 8000 lbs light on fuel & requested the fuel be put on board before he would allow pushback - dispatch told h...
by A346Dude
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/documents/TP11541E-Accessible_VFR_procedures_at_uncontrolled_aerodromes_EN.pdf The diagram is fairly straightforward to me. At any airport you can join via overhead into the mid-downwind, or the straight-in downwind. If it is an MF, whether or not there is a...
by A346Dude
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATIS Has there been a change in YVR area?
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: ATIS Has there been a change in YVR area?

Note the ceiling does not matter, only visibility does. If ceiling is less than 1,000' but visibility is 3 miles or more, and you can maintain VFR, you do not require SVFR. I cannot speak to the ATIS, but I believe most airports do not broadcast on the ATIS when IFR or SVFR is required.
by A346Dude
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dispatch as a backup
Replies: 12
Views: 2661

Re: Dispatch as a backup

Are we talking about dispatch in the USA or Canada?
by A346Dude
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 79
Views: 9311

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Thanks for the absurd “solution” but I have no use for a landline. I got rid of my telegram machine as well, years ago.

How about we solve the problem instead of coming up with ridiculous workarounds?
by A346Dude
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 79
Views: 9311

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Why am I forced to choose between possibly being woken up at night and thus working fatigued the next day, and being available for a family emergency call I could possibly do something about? For those who think it is as simple as turning the alerts off... this thread wouldn’t be at 3 pages if it we...
by A346Dude
Tue May 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Online Services.
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Transport Canada Online Services.

I just signed in without problems.
by A346Dude
Sat May 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Durham Flight Centre Vs Spectrum : PPL Training.
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Durham Flight Centre Vs Spectrum : PPL Training.

I did my flight training at DFC 8 years a go, never had to wait at all to taxi out of the apron, practice areas are to the north, east and west of the airport, to the north was the preferred area because it was pretty quiet, mostly the DFC guys would go there. At the time I did my training, DFC was...
by A346Dude
Wed May 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 2054

Re: Max Engine question

I’m pretty sure it’s the larger diameter fan that leads to the increased efficiency of the LEAP engine. If they could’ve kept the engines where they were they would’ve, but the gear was too short.
by A346Dude
Sat May 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5781

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

For a short trip I can bring a carry-on, pay $0 and be off the plane and into an Uber right away. Or I can check it, pay $25 and wait 20+ minutes at the carousel, and that's if it didn't get lost or damaged along the way.

Kind of a no brainer why people might bring a carry-on.
by A346Dude
Sat May 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Good career start - flight dispatcher
Replies: 11
Views: 2794

Re: Good career start - flight dispatcher

Just be warned, many jobs that are advertised as "Flight Dispatcher" are nothing of the sort. There are no dispatchers for flying school 172s. Only 705 airplanes require dispatchers, so don't be fooled.
by A346Dude
Sat May 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10787

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

"Neither pilot saw the other aircraft in time to avoid a mid-air collision, partly owing to the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid principle. Relying solely on visual detection increases the risk of collision while in uncontrolled airspace. Pilots are strongly encouraged to broadcast their in...
by A346Dude
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax will drive up airline tickets
Replies: 41
Views: 1999

Re: Carbon tax will drive up airline tickets

Well, in theory, if at the end of the day I have $100 extra in my pocket, I can spend it by going to the movies and put this money into the hands of an American movie studio or I can go flying and give $95 to the Canadian FBO and oil companies and $5 to the government and they can distribute it by ...
by A346Dude
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10787

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

All I know is it can be very hard to spot traffic, even when it's relatively close, you know exactly where it is, and it is repeatedly pointed out to you by ATC. That's why I don't think a good lookout is enough to spot traffic (early enough to avoid it) in every conceivable configuration 100% of th...
by A346Dude
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10787

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

B208 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:34 pm
All this talk about radio calls....

Radios don’t prevent collisions, your fucking eyeballs prevent collisions; so use them.
If only you knew how many planes you’ve got really close to and never even saw.
by A346Dude
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Russia's 4th Richest Woman Killed In Freak Private Jet Crash
Replies: 26
Views: 4245

Re: Russia's 4th Richest Woman Killed In Freak Private Jet Crash

It certainly is a freak accident to be killed in a private jet crash when you’re in a turboprop.
by A346Dude
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 458
Views: 39891

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Really? A crew that was not trained in a common NNC item has to be blamed on the machine?????? I'm pretty sure there is no "Unfounded MCAS Activation" checklist, and I know there wasn't at the time of the first crash because no crews even knew MCAS existed. If such a checklist existed, and was trai...
by A346Dude
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How is VFR FIR assigned?
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: How is VFR FIR assigned?

Just remember the FIR can be bigger or smaller than a province, i.e. Toronto FIR is smaller than Ontario but Winnipeg FIR is more than Manitoba. For national courses, I don't know how they decide where to send students. In my course, which was not a national course, we had no input as to where we en...

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