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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: 1175

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: 2524

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: 67
Views: 6724

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: 67
Views: 6724

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: 689

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: 741

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: 1854

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: 5401

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: 2427

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: 10303

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: 1869

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: 10303

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: 10303

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: 25
Views: 3313

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: 456
Views: 37718

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: 1326

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...
by A346Dude
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37718

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

If 2 airplanes are crashed due to pilot error - is that a reason to ground a fleet? No - it's not 2 hull losses likely precipitated by the same issue, on a type with less than 2 years under it's belt? Seems like a pretty good reason to hit the pause button until this is sorted out. Boeing had their...
by A346Dude
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: No notams doesn't mean no problems
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: No notams doesn't mean no problems

I don't think the FIC can create a NOTAM for a runway condition report based on a PIREP. It would be distributed as a PIREP, with the normal expiration period that entails. Only the airport operator can issue a runway condition report NOTAM. It's not uncommon that the conditions are so bad the maint...
by A346Dude
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37718

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

I'm a little surprised by the number of pilots willing to defend a system as poorly thought out as MCAS. With a single point failure, it will actively yet subtly try to kill you, while providing multiple, possibly conflicting warnings. It has a foreseeable and severe failure mode that never should h...
by A346Dude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)

FlyGy wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Ooooooh. I get it. You ASSumed.

Apology accepted.
Not sure what your problem is. I asked a question, you didn't answer it, someone else did. Moving on.
by A346Dude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)

I mistakenly thought, from another photo showing the whole scene including what I thought was the aircraft on the south side of 16th Ave, that the aircraft was travelling north to south.
by A346Dude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)

Understood, I was thinking the plane ended up on the south side of 16th Ave. Thanks for the clarification.
by A346Dude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)

I’m aware of the orientation at YKZ. But the video provides no proof circuits to 33 were in progress, it is just as likely it was a botched approach to 15.
by A346Dude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)

I’ve already read the article and seen the video, if you have any analysis or confirmation on specifics I’d be interested to hear it. I know the article says RWY 33 but I don’t have much confidence in the Toronto Sun getting the runway direction right, or even knowing there is a difference.

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