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by A346Dude
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Equipment bid
Replies: 48
Views: 8500

Re: Equipment bid

That’s f*cking bullshit. You’re one of those “Great Covid Mistake” conspiracy folks...smarter than most right? “Oh please please, read my links, you will be convinced too! Boo hoo!” I’m just following the government’s lead on this (it’s all we can do anyways!!). YOU’RE the one with the moral outrag...
by A346Dude
Thu May 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 86
Views: 10696

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Remember your ‘descend via’ fiasco from a few years ago because I sure do. Controllers were unanimously against the descend/climb via phraseology from well before it was rolled out. The lazy, incompetent controllers you hate worked hard to make a bad procedure safe for the short time it existed. Ho...
by A346Dude
Sat May 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4112

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

Tower controllers cannot take control of IFR aircraft that are not intending to land. Therefore IFR separation must be maintained the whole time , from both other arrivals and IFR departures. Its all about who has responsibility of control of the aircraft, the IFR unit or the tower. Not necessarily...
by A346Dude
Sun May 03, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4112

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

Good information, thanks! Does that mean ATC would prefer IFR training aircraft to plan to land and then change their mind over the treshold? No, please don't do this. We (as tower controllers) cannot make a good plan if we don't know everyone's intentions. If you can do your approaches simulated, ...
by A346Dude
Sun May 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4112

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

So if you give that 172 a visual approach clearance at 5 miles final, do you still need to wait until it lands before you release an IFR aircraft for departure off of the same runway? If the 172 is landing full stop and weather is decent, Tower can take control of it at the control zone boundary. T...
by A346Dude
Sat May 02, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4112

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

When you are cleared for a visual approach, you are still IFR and must be provided with IFR separation (with some exceptions).
by A346Dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 53595

Re: Corona Virus

Just so I have this clear... the response from the "pro-science" camp is: we are right, you are wrong, stop talking. No evidence, no admission that some of the talking points from mere weeks ago were 100% contrary to the current rules and advice.

But we're sure we're on the right path now.

OK then.
by A346Dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 53595

Re: Corona Virus

I don't necessarily agree with Pelmet's plan, but he's not wrong for asking questions and nobody has the right to tell him he can't. The current plan, which some have signed up for so wholeheartedly, isn't really a plan at all as it has no exit strategy. Shutting down the world economy for 6-18 mont...
by A346Dude
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing offering free seats home....
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

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: 1726

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: 3658

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: 112
Views: 7370

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: 622
Views: 53595

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: 9251

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: 9255

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: 3038

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: 1299

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: 2778

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: 9753

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: 9753

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...

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