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by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Thunder Airlines
Replies: 21
Views: 3761

Re: Thunder Airlines

Thunder CP
Class act. Say Hi to Kaj
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Northern Skies Pikangikum
Replies: 18
Views: 3146

Re: Northern Skies Pikangikum

Does anyone know where the 'Wheels down" as in 'What is your wheels down time? or as Illya says 'Wheels down in five" came from. I think I've only heard that in northern Manitoba. Everybody uses it instead of “Fort Whatever in Five.....”. Like nobody is intelligent enough to know that means LANDING...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Northern Skies Pikangikum
Replies: 18
Views: 3146

Re: Northern Skies Pikangikum

Got to love it when some of you call “wheels down in five....”
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 5636

Re: Are We Safe?

I'm not on about low time pilots in the airline industry. Cadets with 250 hours etc., but the small operator in the smaller centres. The "here's the book, your ride is Thursday..."types. No FSI training, no SIM, but minimal training, for pilots "just out of the puppy mill..." Would YOU get into the ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened
Replies: 151
Views: 14828

Re: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened

Could have been....forgot the log book...reject...
Too simple? Not everything is life n death.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ferry Pilot Inquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 3000

Re: Ferry Pilot Inquiry

If there's any way you could take some vacation time and fly it yourself you should consider totally consider it. If you don't have enough experience to feel comfortable with that, see if you can find a more experienced pilot to come along with you. I've done a few really long cross countries over ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ice Without Fear
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

Re: Ice Without Fear

The story of the deaths of two congressmen...never found. Quite possibly a CFIT accident caused by trying to avoid the icing instead of caused by icing. I have flown small airplanes in the Anchorage area...you really don't want to screw around with marginal weather and if you do...you better really...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened
Replies: 151
Views: 14828

Re: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened

I'll take a stab at it, for fun. Props were set coarse instead of where they should have been. Or mixture. Yeah, dumb guess, but top it then --- :mrgreen: Set your props for climb RPM for takeoff (long runway, nice day) sometime. You will notice very little difference in runway used! And, it's quie...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 310
Views: 64204

Re: Westwind

So I decided to look up the ATR-42-320 numbers, because I've never flown one (used 'basic')...... - MTOW: 36,817 lbs - Operational Empty Weight = 24,030 lbs (typical in service) - Max Fuel Load = 9,921 lbs - 22 pax x 188 lbs (avg male / female even split) = 4,136 lbs Takeoff weight no cargo or lugg...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 310
Views: 64204

Re: Westwind

No access to check and/or deice wing and tailplane Yeh. that is a perfect reason to wreck an airplane and kill a passenger. If it turns out contamination was the cause of this accident they were in the following position. They had no idea there was contamination on the airplane because it was to co...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened
Replies: 151
Views: 14828

Re: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened

I’d be interested in WX conditions. Surface contamination? I’d also be interested in how they know somebody not on board would know if they reached takeoff speed?
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 5636

Re: Are We Safe?

I totally agree with you. I would not put my family in anyone that operates Navajo's or king airs. Same goes for most floatplanes. I've seen more runway incursions, sloppy radio work, planes touching down long on short snow covered runways, etc. I think it's only a matter of time. People are being ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 5636

Are We Safe?

Bunch of hiring going on. Everybody with 1000 hours and a smile is getting hired. And these pilots are not going to the Navajo (example type only) but going to fly Q400’s or jets. The exams are written, off these guys (and girls...I’m using “guys” as a non gender specific term here) go to the promis...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 310
Views: 64204

Re: Westwind

Considering the that Westwind flight crews are highly paid, very experienced, and well trained, I do not think that CFIT is even a possability. Its not like they are hiring just anyone, or have a rather haphazard training program Not when you are paying your crews top dollar and treat them well. Li...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 310
Views: 64204

Re: Westwind

Considering the that Westwind flight crews are highly paid, very experienced, and well trained, I do not think that CFIT is even a possability. Its not like they are hiring just anyone, or have a rather haphazard training program Not when you are paying your crews top dollar and treat them well. Ne...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 310
Views: 64204

Re: Westwind

And the chances are we will be no closer to knowing the true cause than the day it happened. That's pure bullshit, Cat, and you know it. You're saying that in over 50% of the cases, the TSB gets it wrong? (Compared to a bunch of armchair experts who haven't been to the scene, and who, in most cases...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: T33 Accident at Hamilton
Replies: 17
Views: 4537

Re: T33 Accident at Hamilton

pdw......get back into rehab dude.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 310
Views: 64204

Re: Westwind

"dirty little secret in Canada's North".... The amount of shit on the wing of a plane - and it still climbs and flies just fine - will amaze you if you haven't flown "up North" very much. Did they teach you in surface contamination and airborne icing that " there's no such thing as a little ice "? ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

Good to see goingnowherefast’s remarks biting him in the butt. Perhaps now he’ll stop dishing it out. Spends much of his posts dumping on Cat Driver, who BTW would treat an aircraft’s limitations with respect. To admit ones disregard for aircraft limitatioms says it all. Perhaps it’s time to learn s...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Private plane crashes in Sioux Lookout, ON - via CBC
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: Private plane crashes in Sioux Lookout, ON - via CBC

NObody has details? Type of ac etc.? The WX in YXL was pretty nasty Monday.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

So you oversped the gear knowingly? Why not use pitch and/or power modulation to avoid an overspeed? This. If you're going too fast to raise the gear, why not just slow down? Some of the posters make it sound like they're helpless to do anything about controlling the speed of the aircraft they're f...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson
Replies: 49
Views: 7708

Re: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson

lostaviator wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Mines bigger than yours.... Good ol' avcanada.

Hydraulic issues... I'm thinking would mess with the nose steering. Oil problems would mess with the reverse pitch on landing. Snowing....

Dealt a crap hand I'd say.
So, “dealt a crap hand” will be the findings of the investigation then?
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson
Replies: 49
Views: 7708

Re: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson

So, from one we’ll trained Metro driver to the other two well trained Metro drivers, why did this one not remain within the confines of the runway?
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

Out of curiosity, on which types did you have this problem? I know the SR-71 had this problem. Perhaps there are a few more. In general, waiting a second or two is just fine....ie...there no rush in most cases with perhaps the occasional exception(which Ilya will let us know about very soon I'm sur...

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