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by 7ECA
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 44
Views: 4663

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

While that sounds like progress, I hate to say it but BC Assessment will just turn around a crank your assessments up again in the next year or so. This is a completely unaccountable agency, that cannot - I repeat, cannot justify in any way the methods they use to assess property or building values.
by 7ECA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 1811

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

Alberta's current financial woes in relation to the oil sands have been decades in the making. The industry has always been boom and bust, and yet no one seems to remember that when the good times are rolling - except the busts have been getting bigger and longer... Here's an article that'll annoy t...
by 7ECA
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 13988

Re: Where is this so called shortage

C.W.E. wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:23 pm
How many occupations can you list where the entry requirements are basically knowing how to read and write and getting enough money to pay for the license except flying as a career?
Arguably that would be each and every career/job around.
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 13578

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

This is exactly what I am talking about when I say "turbocharger issues". Isn't this then a more widespread issue with all piston aero engines, naturally aspirated, turbo'd, supercharged, etc.? Consider this scenario: You taxi your mighty Cessna 152 out to the runway, at which point you come to a s...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 13578

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

In any case and without judging this accident, I firmly believe that simulated engine failures during takeoff should never be done. The rewards do not justify the risks and the engine failure after overshoot exercise done at a safe ( ie 4000 AGL or higher) teaches all the skills needed to prepare a...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 13578

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

The schools SOP was to use a reduced takeoff power setting of 35 inches. If you think that is a power setting that doesn't use any turbocharging, you're wrong. But, it is less than the POH takeoff power setting of 40 inches. Why was there upwards of 1/3 less performance during this flight? I certain...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 13578

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

I'm talking about exactly what I correctly said......due to the turboocharger issue(ie turbochargers installated), they used reduced power for takeoff. Not at all, because it isn't an issue. It's FTUs looking to avoid students over boosting turbo'd engines, by using reduced power takeoffs. If there...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 13578

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

I'm talking about exactly what I correctly said......due to the turboocharger issue(ie turbochargers installated), they used reduced power for takeoff. Not at all, because it isn't an issue. It's FTUs looking to avoid students over boosting turbo'd engines, by using reduced power takeoffs. If there...
by 7ECA
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: (32 votes cast): WPSL Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 3736

Re: (19 votes cast): WPSL Poll

Oh hell no baron!

That'll be like the time pdw and pelmet had that bizarre incestuous love in thread that went on for pages, it was hideous. :lol:
by 7ECA
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career First Officer at AC by design?
Replies: 49
Views: 7135

Re: Career First Officer at AC by design?

hamstandard wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:42 pm
What were those exam questions again?
Probably some crap about "were you popular in high school?", "did you have friends who were popular?", "were you an athlete?", etc...
by 7ECA
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 13578

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

I guess the Seneca has turbocharger issues that can lead to pilots doing partial power climbs to prevent an overboost as happened here(never flown the type) but the density altitude is fairly high in YYC so this is just another reason to avoid low level engine failure scenarios. What are you talkin...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 110
Views: 2587

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

News flash to the entitled sounding: A bit tacky to quote myself, but I'm trying to make it into a thing: Digits's Law! Gotta say, that's a brilliant thing and it certainly should be a new internet law - at least on AvCanada. Don't like it? Run for office. As I understand it, COPA directors are unp...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB investigating after 2 private jets crash on the ground at Winnipeg airport
Replies: 48
Views: 8129

Re: TSB investigating after 2 private jets crash on the ground at Winnipeg airport

The best you can do is resort to nit picking spelling and grammar? Sad. He's a bit like this fellow: https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/bad_opinions.png Sort of like that topic about how pelmet refuses to accept that a report of smoke in an aircraft should be dealt with as an immediate emergency until pr...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 391
Views: 40666

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

No company that hires cut-rate scab labour for a job with promises of possible golden opportunities in the future, can be at all surprised when said cut-rate scab labour jumps ship at the first sign of difficulties.
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 72
Views: 3674

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

You'll get a medical sticker for your document booklet, if something changes in regard to your medical - say a requirement for glasses, etc...

Or, if you get a new ADB but TC hasn't put in your most recent medical - you can request a sticker to show the latest medical.
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New posters, please read.
Replies: 7
Views: 30482

Re: New posters, please read.

kilr4d wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:43 pm
How many posts until I can post a reply to "for sale" thread?
I believe all ads in the sale section are read only. If you want to reply, click on the contact button under the posters name - which then creates a private message with the content of the post/ad.
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has there been any changes to CARs 421.26
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Has there been any changes to CARs 421.26

(a) An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 45 hours private pilot flight training in aeroplanes under the direction and supervision of the holder of a Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane. A maximum 5 of the 45 hours may be conducted on an approved aeroplane simulator or flight training dev...
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1298

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Not just a tailwind telex, a variable tailwind. Those 'suckers have taken down just about every type imaginable, heck they're about as bad as the Bermuda Triangle - which has been very quiet recently... It's a pdw reference if you recall the odd chap. Probably a bit like Geoffrey Pyke, minus the pyk...
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 37
Views: 5818

Re: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given

I'll just leave this little quote here, from an article titled "The Lasting Legacy of the Swissair 111 Investigation"; The industry in collaboration with the airline pilot associations developed international guidance on more effective smoke and fire checklist procedures. When smoke from an unknown ...
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chuck...what say you on this Chinese machine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Re: Chuck...what say you on this Chinese machine?

Eastern Bloc machinery was usually simple enough that the average prole could maintain it, and built like brick shithouse.
by 7ECA
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 37
Views: 5818

Re: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given

I really don't see what you're looking to accomplish here, by cherrypicking the random occurrences in which a pax (or crew) report of fire/smoke or some other possibly serious incident - which luckily turns out to be a non-event, is? You've called FAs ditzes with no aviation experience, so in pelmet...
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Judge Rules Against Quebec Airfield
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Judge Rules Against Quebec Airfield

Heliian wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:52 am

The story says he'll pay a TOTAL of 150,000$ in compensation plus court costs.
My mistake, edited in the original post to properly reflect the still asinine judgement.
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Judge Rules Against Quebec Airfield
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Judge Rules Against Quebec Airfield

Interesting story, the operator will have to pay $15k to each neighbour, in total $150k in compensation and costs after the neighbours alleged their property value dropped after the airfield was opened. https://copanational.org/en/2018/10/18/judge-rules-against-new-airfield/?utm_source=wysija&utm_me...
by 7ECA
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 7570

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

Articles online purport some Aussie publication saying the front pax may have hit the pilot with his elbow while taking photos. Unless you really crack someone, a bump with an elbow shouldn't be anywhere near enough to incapacitate. Seems like a reach...

Report is due out early 2019 from the ATSB.

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