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by mmm..bacon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 32
Views: 6823

Re: Manitoba Medevac

Ah (ass...u...me) :oops:
by mmm..bacon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 32
Views: 6823

Re: Manitoba Medevac

It's funny, LifeFlight in Manitoba used to be set up that way, but the government disbanded it, and went back to the 'old style' of doing things..

pie, it seems that we are co-workers. Y'all in LW do seem to have it pretty jammy!
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: "Trip from hell".

"I've spent $600 out of pocket, maybe more," Ball says.
So, in other words, the $600 it would have cost you to fly with a real airline..
by mmm..bacon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: DAC Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: DAC Aviation

Applied earlier this year and they replied, and were interested selling it to me as an opportunity to fly humanitarian missions and give something back to humanity. I wrote back asking for terms, conditions and salary details and never heard back from them. Then a friend of mine who knows their bas...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9127

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

I would say allowing the airspeed to drop below Vmca after an engine failure cause the airplane to roll over and he lose control. Pure speculation (‘cos that’s what we do here...) Almost 900 miles from California..too much air in the tanks? Anyone have the numbers for useful load for an Aerostar? S...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 58
Views: 4234

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

Pssssst chhhk.....glug glug glug.. :drinkers: “But you said I was off duty...”
by mmm..bacon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate vs Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 3151

Re: Corporate vs Airlines

Apply for both, and take whichever one calls first? You might not have the choices that you think you do...one 'wrong' answer in the interview process..
by mmm..bacon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

ILS question

Having a discussion at work: are you allowed, legally, to fly an ILS down to circling minimums, using an autopilot? That is, can you engage the A/P in approach mode, have it fly a coupled approach, and then hit altitude hold or disconnect at the MDA, and (assuming that you have the ceiling/vis) brea...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3380

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

digits_ wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:25 am
rookiepilot wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:49 am
Heliian wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:01 am
Just let them do their jobs.
They don't do their jobs.
I'm curious, what do you think their job is?
Harassing pilots for toothpaste and 'Leatherman' violations while disregarding crash axes and steel cutlery in Business?
by mmm..bacon
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3078

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

Yup. That would actually solve the problem. If people move, eventually wages would have to go up or housing prices would need to come down. Ain't gonna happen in Vancouver. It's seen as being a nice place to live, internationally; air and water are clean, politics are stable, crime is negligible, e...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 57030

Re: DOH merge.

^ Newton's 4th (and lesser known) Law: For every opinion, there's an equal and opposite opinion
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?

My opinion, FWIW, would be to do one at a time. Looking back, my 1st IFR was a bit of a struggle - lots of new stuff to learn and think of, and all the while still using a fair amount of CPU time just to keep 'er straight and level. After a year and a half instructing, and then 6 months on a 185, my...
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8373

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Thus sayeth 'The Meat'!
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by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8373

Re: Another Norseman...gone

I always wanted to fly a Norseman, despite my peers asking why the heck I wanted to do that. I figured that once I'd learned my craft well enough on 180/185/-2/-3/-3T, then someone would see fit to let me touch a Noorduyn. Sadly, my career has moved past that point now, but I'd like to think that th...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Suggestions for a route to aerial firefighting
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: Suggestions for a route to aerial firefighting

Perhaps use the search function, or look at the stickies at the top of the page?

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=66913&p=638241&hil ... ir#p638241
by mmm..bacon
Sun May 26, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 20
Views: 3147

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...or, the perfect is the enemy of the good...take the first job that meets your needs, and then reassess if the circumstances change..
by mmm..bacon
Wed May 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 14323

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Maybe they both thought that it was the f/o’s job to check the fuel? :rolleyes:
by mmm..bacon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: raic in yyz
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: raic in yyz

The whole process seems to be a little bit of a joke, IMHO. I recently went down to the US for sim, and had to get clearance from the TSA for the alien flight student program - a process that I’ve never undergone before. The final (and, one would think, most critical) part of the application was my ...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32354

Re: One list

^ Let me guess: millennial on your second job in aviation? Thus has it ever been: pilots would screw over their mothers for career/seat/monetary advantage. Why do you think that starting salaries at major airlines are so poor? Because pilots in a position to to something about it have consistently v...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 14323

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

I wonder if there’s any connection?
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtop ... 31715
by mmm..bacon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 14323

Re: Plane down

Three major possibilities for a dual failure...
1.)mechanical issues with both engines at the same time (Highly unlikely)
2.) Fuel contamination
3.)Too much Air in the tanks.

To be fair to my fellow aviators, I’d be betting on #2.

Correct that it doesn’t look good for a RFP bid..
by mmm..bacon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27412

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

a new model was put in place where all crew (including doc if they keep them) was at hangar on standby. Which Drs are you going to keep on unproductive standby at the airport? Pediatric specialists? Heart specialists? Trauma? etc... Much more efficient from a total system point-of-view to keep the ...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27412

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Knowing some guys in the program, I’d think that they’d need to keep it pretty secret until they’ve decided exactly what is going to happen. My understanding is that Lifeflight is walking a very fine line in terms of personnel; announcing a shutdown for, say, a month down the road might end up with ...
by mmm..bacon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bonds...
Replies: 29
Views: 3097

Re: Training Bonds...

Far more odious, from my point of view, is the pay-for-training that *all* the major carriers expose their new hires to. I can kinda get my head around the starting salaries at the regionals, because it seems, of late, that the experience level required to get in the front door isn't really commensu...

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