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by floydfrank
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hiring Outlook
Replies: 26
Views: 15930

Re: Hiring Outlook

fish4life wrote:The only crystal ball in aviation is uncertainty, that said it follows 7 year cycles pretty religiously so if we're in a boom now 2019 will probably be a slow time
"if were in a boom now" rotfl - good one!! :rolleyes:
by floydfrank
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excellent article on lasers from America's finest newsource
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Excellent article on lasers from America's finest newsou

The writer's a little over the top all right with the vernacular. Is there any chance that sunglasses of any type (polarized or not) could help? Also, isn't it about time that the ubiquitous stinking cameras and surveillance devices used in airport terminals could actually be used for something wort...
by floydfrank
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hawkair recession
Replies: 47
Views: 14144

Re: Hawkair recession

I am interested if anyone out there has some anecdotal tales about other 705 (mostly am thinking domestic) operators in Canada that are feeling the crunch of this recession/depression?
by floydfrank
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hawkair recession
Replies: 47
Views: 14144

Hawkair recession

Word is that Hawkair is closing it's yyd base, probably for good this time :( . Big pilot and related employee shuffle along with numerous lay-offs. I'm curious as to just how big the down turn is in Canadian Aviation this year? We are in recession without a doubt, HA problems are also related to th...
by floydfrank
Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36720

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

There was nothing reported to do with fire, either prior to or after the aircraft (or parts thereof) impacted the ground.
by floydfrank
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36720

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

Most of the time that run "bulks out" in the morning on its way up, so there isn't anywhere for the cargo to shift. They use good cargo nets, and the planes are maintained well. DG is rare and when it is on board it's usually small amount's of dry ice keeping "medical stuff" cool. I agree, I used t...
by floydfrank
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Alaska Airlines Incident
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Alaska Airlines Incident

Apparently, a rampy with Menzies Aviation fell asleep in the cargo hold on a flight out of SeaTac - this is just too absurd. Couldn't he have just gone back to sleep and possibly, just possibly, the whole thing would not have become a major incident?

http://rt.com/usa/249413-alaska-plane-stuck-cargo/
by floydfrank
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36720

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

Looks like forecast icing and sw winds aloft on their route with freezing levels down around 3000'.
by floydfrank
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: instrument rating
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: instrument rating

I think he's asking at what point he's considered not to have held an IR in the previous 24 months and so would have to sit the INRAT again. I bet you it says something like "to 2014 FEB 01" so it expired 1 Feb 2014, so you'd have to sit the INRAT if you haven't passed a check ride by 31 January 20...
by floydfrank
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: instrument rating
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

instrument rating

Hi guys:

I am sure this subject has been covered here, but would anyone know the final expiry on an instrument rating. For instance, mine states valid to Feb '14 - I am presuming it would fully expire March of 2016, 2 years after the last valid month/year - does this sound right? Thx
by floydfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65540

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

MrWings wrote:As has been said, a miracle no one was killed. This is not a shrug your shoulders oh well type incident.
AC has it's share of horseshoes. I recall an AC RJ in CYFC that ended up a couple thousand feet off the runway c/L wrapped around a tree - no fatalities.
by floydfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65540

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Non-prec approach in 3/4 mile vis., things that make you go hmm.
by floydfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65540

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Meddler wrote:"...250 meters short of the runway, climbed the embankment up to the runway level and came to a stop past the threshold of the runway near taxiway B about 300 meters down the runway."

....got stopped pretty short though.

Good short field technique :rolleyes:
by floydfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65540

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

tbaylx wrote:Standby for new approach ban legislation :roll:
Of course, and of course, legislation would never explain why they were so far below the GS.
by floydfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65540

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

They had supposedly circled for a while and then found a "window" to land instead of diverting to moncton. The plane caught the powerline coming in so i guess they were too low and then bounced, shed parts and slid on its belly. Luckily there were no majour injuries but confidence in air travel is ...
by floydfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65540

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Strega wrote:Just hear on the news that "authorities cannot confirm if the weather at the time of the accident played a role"


Why do we tolerate this drivel?

All I can say is Im glad Im not one of the pilots, and or the dispatcher for this flight ;)
Drivel is the word!!!!
by floydfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

I was under the impression that the Colgan Air disaster in '09 was going to to be a big wake up call regarding pilot proficiency, or lack thereof, and poor pay and work conditions, especially with low cost carriers. Apparently, I was mistaken.. You' d think but not enough people were killed and not...
by floydfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

As the media focuses on the mental health of this pilot maybe it's time they were educated on the continued degradation of the compensation, benefits, and overall working conditions of airline pilots, particularly with the low cost carriers around the world. The ones that have wannabes pay for type...
by floydfrank
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

I'm not implying the report isn't true, but I wouldn't support the quick conclusion without some tangible evidence. Let me do that for you then. THE REPORT ISN'T TRUE. Good calls, particularly re 18,000'. There is a rush to judgement going on, I don't buy it. BUT, the msm has spoken, and no one is ...
by floydfrank
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

I figure these jerks from CNN should be sued till they go off the air. They parrot that the first officer deliberately flew into the ground. They are not a judge and jury, they do not have a right to come to that conclusion and broadcast it. The family of that dead pilot can all now go out and blow ...
by floydfrank
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

Our airline requires a flight attendant to replace the pilot when they leave the flight deck for the bathroom. This should be common place - surprising that it isn't. I thought that the standard procedure was for an f/a to take the place of the pilot who had stepped out, and was not only common pla...
by floydfrank
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

I can well imagine that the topic of hijack hacking has been beat to a pulp. I don't know how much will be gleaned off of the flight recorders, the pictures of the debris were appalling. Some things seem very out to lunch on this, particularly the relatively steady state of descent, and the lack of ...
by floydfrank
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Harrison Ford
Replies: 43
Views: 6283

Re: Harrison Ford

Has anyone heard reports on Ford's condition? The worse sound like a broken pelvis, but I suppose the guy is tough, hopefully he recovers.
by floydfrank
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 31544

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

I may be out of whack, but is it remotely possible that onboard systems were hacked from a source on the ground? You guys have much more knowledge than I, the biggest aircraft I have flown is a -8 300, no fly by wire in that machine.

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