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by 7ECA
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 93
Views: 3470

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Who knows, maybe the missing fuel cap would have been noticed - or maybe it wouldn't have been.

Nevertheless, if one does not panic and tighten a turn at low level; leading to a stall/spin... Or, is there a checklist item to avoid that scenario?
by 7ECA
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 93
Views: 3470

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Sure, it could be possible that between the time you did your DI/walkaround and when you yawned, readjusted your nuts, and loaded your oversized flight bag into the aeroplane that a mud dauber could have blocked the pitot tube. Or, an errant baggage cart could position itself in front of an engine. ...
by 7ECA
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 526
Views: 43516

Re: Corona Virus

Any time now, mods.... No kidding. Mind you, they've allowed threats of doxxing, any number of the various -isms to be openly run about, circle jerks in the accident forum, multi-post spamming, etc. Why let a good thing die, now? Pelly, if herd immunity is such a good idea for a virus of this sort ...
by 7ECA
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing airspace
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Closing airspace

Nothing like starting a rumour on line, and seeing what happens; right? The only way to do, what you're "proposing" (as it were) would be implementing the ESCAT Plan (Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic Plan). It's the nuclear option, grounding all non-approved air traffic in Canada. The plan ...
by 7ECA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turbine Otter Incident - Fort Langley
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Turbine Otter Incident - FORT Langley

Change the title to Fort Langley, because there's a pretty significant difference between Langley (CYNJ) and Fort Langley (CBQ2).
by 7ECA
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2395

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

So how can one look at this as a seasonal float pilot who is over 40? Who generally does a medical in April in order for it to be valid for the six month season? The extension is in place to extend the validity period of currently held medicals. If you do not hold a medical of the appropriate categ...
by 7ECA
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2395

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

I dunno.....can anyone say ''panic'' ? Not really. Being that many CAMEs are family doctors or work out of a practice that on most normal days sees a hundred or more patients, one would think that lessening the burden on doctors for non-essential business would be prudent. Aviation medicals may onl...
by 7ECA
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: REALLY EASY WAY TO HELP PILOTS!!!! COVID-19
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: REALLY EASY WAY TO HELP PILOTS!!!! COVID-19

Emails are easy enough to ignore, and the secretary can easily setup filtering to ignore mass mailers. Or, you'll get the standard; thanks for emailing me and making me aware of an issue that has nothing to do with me as I am a backbencher - as such; my secretary has forwarded your concerns to the r...
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 526
Views: 43516

Re: Corona Virus

A successful conspiracy, is one in which a limited number of individuals "know" the ins and outs of what has, or will be occurring. Each time people are "read in" to the conspiracy, it increases the odds of leaks. To say that the Chinese could have, or are, hiding hundreds of thousands of fatalities...
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

Wearing rubber gloves to do a walk around? Did I actually see him just drain fuel onto the hangar floor? - because I didn't see any cup/sampling device...
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is transport Canada closed
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Is transport Canada closed

As far as I'm aware, most, if not all offices have been appointment only for some time now. So, doors locked or keycard access only.
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is transport Canada closed
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Is transport Canada closed

We should all be going down and coughing on everything it their offices. You'll only be able to cough on the entrance door, being that one cannot simply walk into a TC office anymore. I know Abbotsford you could walk into, and they used to have a phone number that was actually answered by a person!...
by 7ECA
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic timeline for first regional job in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 1402

Re: Realistic timeline for first regional job in 2020?

I wonder what the CAE, zero to Jazz FO program students are being told?

More realistically, try again some time around 2021...
by 7ECA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 26200

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

rookiepilot wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:30 am
Must be another rich scumball screwing over their employees. Isn't that what everyone thinks?

Sarcasm --
Might be time to take a break from the forums for a few days, again, eh?
by 7ECA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 26200

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Longview Aviation, also known as the new De Havilland Canada and Viking; has announced it is temporarily ceasing production of the Twin Otter 400 Series and Q400, laying off all staff.
by 7ECA
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 22305

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Spanish Flu, was named as such due to propaganda efforts during the First World War. H1N1 (also known as the Spanish Flu) was ravaging all sides during the finale of the war; but it was seen as being detrimental to morale to talk about the scourge of the disease whilst the boys were slogging it out....
by 7ECA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What to do next?
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: What to do next?

But you need a multi to start your multi-IFR rating (group 1) But 100% if you have your PPL now, go and get your night rating. The cheapest way to do the MIFR, is doing the majority of the IFR procedure training in a single - then polish up your multi-engine flying in the twin with a twist of IFR t...
by 7ECA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vancouver Lower Mainland flight schools for PPL
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Vancouver Lower Mainland flight schools for PPL

What I've observed of many FTUs in the past few years (including the "smaller" ones) is a push towards tapping into the lucrative international student market. International students can be sold programs that are much more pricey than any local student would be willing to accept - although, I'm sure...
by 7ECA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 526
Views: 43516

Re: Corona Virus

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug, 1941.jpg I think I'll pass on the anti-malarial medications. Probably best to wait for something that'll actually work, and not cause all number of side effects. I know there was talk of using antiretroviral medications in response to COVID-19 - but...
by 7ECA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vancouver Lower Mainland flight schools for PPL
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Vancouver Lower Mainland flight schools for PPL

The best school, is the one that suits your needs best. That's going to be different for every individual looking to do any flight training. If I were you, I'd look at Pitt Meadows - simply because it's the closest airport; and why drive any further than you have to? When appropriate, go visit each ...
by 7ECA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19

The extension applies to what ever category of medical, you CURRENTLY hold. If you have a Cat 1, it is extended. If you have a Cat 3, it is extended..., etc. The extension is not granting you a higher category of medical than you currently hold; because that would require an upgrade - and CAMEs are ...
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 374
Views: 57444

Re: Layoffs

Be happy you're not like EasyJet, being asked to take 3 months unpaid leave - oh, and the company just doled out £170 million in dividends to shareholders, all the while asking for a bailout.
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19

What about the new guys who need their initial medicals to start flying training over the summer? No medical exams until at least May 1st. Good of the many, over the good of the few; as they say. Odds are, flight training will have to be curtailed markedly to comply with the requirement for social ...
by 7ECA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19

The new directive extends the validity period of all currently "held" medicals until August 1st. If you hold a Category 1 medical, your validity will be extended until August 1st. https://www.cbaa-acaa.ca/CBAADocs/NCR-021-2020.pdf https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/medical-fitness-aviation/co...

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