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by pelmet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 413
Views: 40741

Re: Corona Virus

Pelmet, You’re asking for a clinical approach to an emotional problem. Imagine, instead of that idea, we decide to make everyone stand in the streets wearing a blindfold and we’ll send a fleet of trucks through at high speed. The lucky ones who dive the right way will be saved, too bad for the rest...
by pelmet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 11075

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

C-FKWE, a WestJet Encore De Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating flight WEN3107 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 43 passengers onboard. During the landing roll on RWY 33, the aircraft departed the cleared area of the runway to the left, contacted a windrow, ...
by pelmet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 413
Views: 40741

Re: Corona Virus

Thanks for your response. Anyone else feel the same or differently.
by pelmet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 413
Views: 40741

Re: Corona Virus

I posted the statement below on another AvCanada forum but thought I might post it here. It is just an ide4a bought was wondering what people think about the idea. Any constructive criticism is welcome to point out things that I did not think of and perhaps it makes no sense at all. But at least it...
by pelmet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 413
Views: 40741

Re: Corona Virus

I posted the statement below on another AvCanada forum but thought I might post it here. It is just an ide4a bought was wondering what people think about the idea. Any constructive criticism is welcome to point out things that I did not think of and perhaps it makes no sense at all. But at least it ...
by pelmet
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 451
Views: 39277

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Nope wouldn’t work unless everyone was isolated separately. That's what I meant by 100% isolation. It would eradicate the virus. In the real world....won't work. What should be done is a quarantine of everybody over 55 for 2 months starting immediately. As well, Everybody under 55(about 75-80% of t...
by pelmet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited
Replies: 29
Views: 4154

Re: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited

I have an idea....

Expropriate housing/buildings near YYZ and build more runways....kinda the way Atlanta is.

expensive....not as much as a new airport.
by pelmet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cessna Alternator Warning Light
Replies: 37
Views: 6599

Re: Cessna Alternator Warning Light

The Cessna "high voltage light" is a bit of a misnomer. When it comes on, all it's saying is that the alternator has been taken off-line, and isn't producing current any more. That's all. Now, one cause of the alternator being taken off line is over-voltage. This is a very good point. Most pilots w...
by pelmet
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Don't make Large Nosedown Inputs for the Landing
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Don't make Large Nosedown Inputs for the Landing

There are some aircraft where a small relaxation of the control column, moving it slightly forward can result in a smoother landing, but it seems like one of the worst things one can do in the flare/landing is to make a large/full nose down input while any part of or all of the aircraft is still air...
by pelmet
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 30
Views: 2953

Re: Midlife Career Change

Remember something...IT continues during times like this. I suggest remaining in IT, keep the income coming in and either fly at a flying club or purchase an aircraft for pleasure. It can be very rewarding.
by pelmet
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: One of the best accident reports I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: One of the best accident reports I've ever read

Hmm, I guess it is a lot of detail for a lighter aircraft with just pilot and one pax on board. They did their homework on figuring out aircraft speeds and descent rates and so on as the loss of control happened. Still, sometimes things get so wordy that it is hard to pull out the relevant info. I ...
by pelmet
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON
Replies: 15
Views: 4221

Re: Plane Crash Dryden, ON — FEB 25, 2020

One pax is in hospital. A good family friend was on that aircraft and as can imagine is quite shaken up. Sounds like they hit a snow bank on departure. C-GJVB, a Fairchild SA227-DC operated by Perimeter Aviation as flight Bearskin Airlines 344, was conducting a VFR flight from Dryden Regional (CYHD...
by pelmet
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the loose clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Watch the loose clothing

It can be more than just the loose clothing. What about headset cords. For example, what about that headset cord....or cords from various plug-in items. They can end up tangled around something and then you pull on the cord which is pulling on something else. Decades back, I had occasion to meet a p...
by pelmet
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 38
Views: 6336

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Depends on the company. Why would Cargojet hire a lower time non jet pilot when they can hire a high time boeing pilot who will have no issues with training or line indoc and can be online in a minimal amount of time? Thye might only get them for 6 months but the spike in demand for cargo might onl...
by pelmet
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Learjet hits lights
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Learjet hits lights

C-GFFT, a Learjet 45 operated by Flightpath Charters Airways Inc. was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. Upon touch down on Runway 06, the crew experienced high wind gusts and white out visibility. The aircraft drifted slightl...
by pelmet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: B-17 down in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: B-17 down in Connecticut

Foundation is now grounded for passenger rides due to bad maintenance leading to the crash. You can read more on the links below.... http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71446 https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-rejects-collings-foundation-request-to-carry-passeng...
by pelmet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the loose clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Watch the loose clothing

I remember a few years back I was flying a rare and fairly old single engine light aircraft that had a control stick and throttle on the left side. The throttle was a lever that was pointing straight up from the sidewall mounted quadrant when at cruise power. It didn't have a heater and in the fall,...
by pelmet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR

Here is an example of some people that are quite possibly good candidates for the punch to the face..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaGWpdSN9Us An evacuation should be done within 90 seconds. "Except for the Commander and the senior cabin crewmember who evacuated after the center wing tank expl...
by pelmet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR

If you were a passenger on this flight and evacuation was being delayed by a passenger struggling with their carry-on baggage, how much force would you use to get that passenger to move along. Would you grab them by the scruff of the neck and toss them out the exit or would you be prepared to die w...
by pelmet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR

If you were a passenger on this flight and evacuation was being delayed by a passenger struggling with their carry-on baggage, how much force would you use to get that passenger to move along. Would you grab them by the scruff of the neck and toss them out the exit or would you be prepared to die w...
by pelmet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1880

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

"Bek Air was grounded after the accident and has repeatedly appealed to authorities to allow the airline to restart operations. The airline recently issued, extraordinarily, purported audio conversations between accident investigators and the first officer of the flight, who initially survived the ...
by pelmet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Staying a bit High Behind a Heavy
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Staying a bit High Behind a Heavy

Not always possible of course, depending on the conditions but I remember having a similar situation in a turboprop. Visual approach, behind a big jet. There is a pretty high chance that the big jet will be on the glideslope/descent path for their stable approach requirements that most airlines acti...
by pelmet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 87
Views: 3281

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

You don’t need a fancy checklist. It’s called a walkaround. Look at every surface of the aircraft and the area around the aircraft for abnormalities. If the systems that are in place have been implemented properly (flags, high vis markings, ground icing training, norms, etc) you aren’t going to mis...
by pelmet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort
Replies: 14
Views: 3752

Re: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort

Accident report out... https://tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2018/A18P0108/a18p0108.pdf Very low time pilot. Steep turn at low altitude while likely pulling back on the control column during the quick return. I have left the fuel cap off an aircraft before. I am embarrassed to say I have d...

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