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by 7ECA
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

The emails that go out from Skies Magazine occasionally have links to articles about the trial.

The one describing how an employee was pressured to delete correspondence about pilot training/records was a fascinating insight into the operation.
by 7ECA
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 59
Views: 9602

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

If there had been a fleet wide grounding of the DHC-3 series of aircraft, that would have at the very least made the news - and certainly would have seen some sort of a release from Transport Canada. On the subject of ADs, I seem to recall one used to be able to access the database freely to poke ar...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 80
Views: 7141

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/kingston-plane-crash-investigation-1.5376446 Pilot identified as Otabek Oblokulov of Houston, Texas, as well as his wife and two children and another couple. Judging by the photo released by the TSB, it looks like the aircraft was in one piece upon impact and li...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12519

Re: Recession incoming

vermont wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:52 pm
CN Rail to lay off 1,600 employees amid weakening economy, trade tensions
Announced nearly simultaneously with the strike by 3,000 unionized employees. Gosh, isn't that ironic...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 277
Views: 11590

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

You can still be a captain, the licence is for those restricted by medical conditions mostly. Not if you only hold an MCL. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/multi-crew-pilot-licensing.html Division VII.1 — Multi-crew Pilot Licence Aeroplanes — Privileges 401.32 (1) The holder of a multi...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: X-Country in PTR
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: X-Country in PTR

One would wonder if a flight had apparently no exercises that took place during it why it would warrant needing to be in a PTR in the first place. For the record, as an AP, TC licensing sure seemed to "give a ..." In the end though, it becomes an exercise in pushing paper. Sure, on that time buildi...
by 7ECA
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 277
Views: 11590

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

There was a program a few years back to train career FOs. Anybody know how that is working, or worked out? IIRC it was called a multi crew license or something along those lines. The Multi-Crew Licence (permanent FO) was announced a number of years back by Transport Canada, for god only knows what ...
by 7ECA
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: X-Country in PTR
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: X-Country in PTR

I recall instructors saying one must have exercises listed for each flight in the PTR, others who said something along the lines of "who gives a...", and still others who said as long as you've got one mark for each exercise over the course of the logged flights that's plenty.
by 7ECA
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12519

Re: Recession incoming

9/11 arrived at the cusp of yet another mass retirement wave, and what happened there? If you weren't permanently laid off, most chose to hang on longer to try and recoup/rebuild what was left of their pensions. Odds are the same thing will happen this time around - assuming things aren't much worse...
by 7ECA
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Unique looking Extra EA400
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Unique looking Extra EA400

The thing is an absolute abortion, brought to you by the same German's who dreamt up some of the finest aerobatic aircraft around - go figure.
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 41
Views: 7979

Re: Harbour Air

Rumour has it the pilots call the dock and counter staff "assassins". Probably a few real colourful stories there.
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 48
Views: 8660

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

Pardon the "ignorance", but what the hell is the issue? The crew had a fire warning light come on - they ran the checklist, saw no visible signs of fire, and decided to RTB. Seems like a prudent enough decision. While on the short jaunt back to the departure airport the medic saw smoke coming from t...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cpl flight test standards
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Cpl flight test standards

I assume the March AC is this one: RDIMS-15097126-v4-ADVISORY_CIRCULAR_408-002_ISSUE_01_-_LIMITING_THE_NUMBER_OF__2__ASSESSMENTS_ON_PART_IV_FLIGHT_TESTS.pdf If so, it talks about limiting the number of 2s a candidate can receive on a flight test and still be assessed a pass. CPL flight test will hav...
by 7ECA
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C172 flips over on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 2434

Re: C172 flips over on landing

Yep, panic braked and lost control to miss a plane that was NOT crossing the runway ahead of her but was stationary. Yep, she will be right seat at Air "equal opportunity employer" Canada in no time flat !!! :wink: Thank the good Lord a fellow like you has never made a single mistake in his entire ...
by 7ECA
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

Check out the CADORS for YQF, it's a freaking gong show with the FSS. I can only imagine how much fun the controllers will have for the first..., what am I saying, they'll all be out on stress leave in the first few weeks.
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3813

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

Damndest thing, here many of us were hoping for some sort of a positive change around the AWWS site - maybe updating the interface and products into the twenty-first century with larger images, etc - instead we've taken a step backwards and find ourselves using a "new" site that garbles up NOTAM sea...
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca Honours Bachelors of Aviation Technology program
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Seneca Honours Bachelors of Aviation Technology program

Save your money, and do your flight training on your own schedule via a flight school (FTU). You'll be able to complete the licensing process/training much quicker and will save money over the inflated and extraneous BS that a "college" program will throw in.
by 7ECA
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3641

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

altiplano wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:42 pm
We have to start eating babies now, it's an emergency!
Good god some of you people are gullible.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-ca ... at-meeting
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3992

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

I'm calling shenanigans on the guy who says his dog flew the sim. It's like saying I have experience in a 152, so does my dog and nobody cares. I think you've got it wrong Beef, it sounds like his dog flew the mighty 152. Different ball game altogether. Besides, I can't say I've ever seen an FTU wh...
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

I think if they had a taller building they probably would be a tower. Hard to be taken seriously as "Nanaimo Tower" when you're really "Nanaimo two-floor walkup". No worse than the days of hearing the CFI of Principal Air acting as judge, jury, and executioner on a handheld transceiver at Chilliwack.
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2811

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

The carbon tax in BC has also resulted in the lowest income taxes for 90% of us. You have to make well into six figures to pay what Albertans pay in income tax. If you buy smart and change your lifestyle you can get out of paying a lot of PST and carbon tax. We also have a balanced budget. Compare ...
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1703

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Bede wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:12 am
Take a look at the Auld decision released recently.
Gosh, isn't that a slap in the face for the TC inspectors...

Guess we'll be seeing a re-write of 602.01 pretty soon, darn shame it isn't the catch all it used to be.
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12519

Re: Recession incoming

That's nothing to do with Trump or anyone else. Nothing, at all? Would you care to comment on the trade war with China - is that having an effect on the world economy, or how about its effects on the US in manufacturing, farming, etc.? How about the pissing match with Canada about aluminum, steel, ...
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog.
Replies: 108
Views: 11917

Re: My flying blog.

Beef, as long as you don't hear the dreaded; "Is that a DUAL flight...?" your doing fine on the radio.
by 7ECA
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for a flying program Vancouver
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Looking for a flying program Vancouver

You get an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper, could be on one of those fancier heavy stocked papers and usually there's a shiny stamp on it... Frankly, it's not all that useful getting an aviation diploma, but to each their own. You could save the money that colleges and so called "integrated programs" will ...

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