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by Panama Jack
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4436

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

With a lot of small aircraft now being powered by Rotax 9 series engines (912, 914, 915), I think it is important to point out that the manufacturer specifically states that its engines should not turned opposite direction. Thanks. From the point of view of preventing an accidental start, it won't ...
by Panama Jack
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4436

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

With a lot of small aircraft now being powered by Rotax 9 series engines (912, 914, 915), I think it is important to point out that the manufacturer specifically states that its engines should not turned opposite direction.
by Panama Jack
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIC Pass
Replies: 23
Views: 2313

Re: RAIC Pass

Do other countries generally accept Canadian licenses? Or would you have to re-do the training? Generally, you would have to do a license conversion- normally some sort of a written exam, at least on air law, and a check ride (and aviation medical). In the case of EASA, you end up doing well over a...
by Panama Jack
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Forced to leave Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 3448

Re: Forced to leave Canada

Trans Maldivian is apparently looking:

http://www.transmaldivian.com/careers/
by Panama Jack
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Internal Policies
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: Transport Canada Internal Policies

While I am all for bureaucratic efficiency, one work-around is to get a FAA Certificate. In fact, given the relative ease of getting one thanks to then FAA/TCCA Implementation Procedures for Licensing (IPL) agreement, I can't understand why any Canadian pilot who is not seriously looking at overseas...
by Panama Jack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remember to thank US ATC
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Remember to thank US ATC

I figure a general strike by all the unpaid US Government employees would probably result in a collapse of the Trump Administration within about a week. Either Los Trumpistas would hang themselves or the pitchfork-armed peasantry would storm the Bastille. The Hitler-rant parodies would seem be in vo...
by Panama Jack
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

I had to use the Fatigue call a few times, and every time I felt stupid, and telling myself maybe I wasn't that tired, oh I'm letting my company, my passengers, my colleagues, etc. You are not alone on that. The real question is how many times you probably felt fatigued and didn't call it. That's p...
by Panama Jack
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

... One problem with fatigue is it cannot be clinically measured, unlike alcoholism or drugs, which can be measured by taking bodily fluid samples or breathalyzer tests. It would be wonderful if it could. ... Out of curiosity, how is BAE (blood alcohol equivalent) measured? There must be some way t...
by Panama Jack
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

The company I work for will deduct a full day's pay if you admit to be fatigued and refuse a flight assignment. That certainly doesn't encourage me to decline a flight. Have you considered that by working for them you are enabling a culture that degrades flight safety? Have you considered that this...
by Panama Jack
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

But regulations already say if we are not fit for duty, Fatigue included, we do not accept the assignment. Nothings going to change unless employees start using regulations already in place. Why did the AC crew continue to SFO if fatigued ? Could have stopped enroute and rested. One problem with fa...
by Panama Jack
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1643

Re: Gyroplanes

For what it's worth, I also hold a FAA Commercial Gyroplane certificate as well as the FAA Instructor rating for gyroplanes, and got the Canadian gyroplane permit but not the Instructor rating, which seems to be out of reach at the moment due to the requirement for 250 hours PIC in gyroplane. I do s...
by Panama Jack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA DPE in Canada for instrument rating?
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: FAA DPE in Canada for instrument rating?

Probably not, David. At least not residing in Canada. I asked something similar at the FAA Pavilion at Airventure a couple of years ago and the answer I got is that DPE's are linked with a FSDO and it seems that they see problems with oversight if a DPE is practicing outside of their area. The other...
by Panama Jack
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

Great, thanks Ahramin. All I really wanted was real life examples. No need to contact.
by Panama Jack
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

You got it jschnurr. So what happens if a guy decides he wants to only go for a Cat 3 Then he can't fly. At all. Unless he writes to TC and says he wants permanently to downgrade his licence. A Cat 3 medical doesn't validate his CPL or ATPL licence, for any kind of flying. It's very simple. after a...
by Panama Jack
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

You got it jschnurr. So what happens if a guy decides he wants to only go for a Cat 3 (after all, if you are only going to go for private flying why go through the more stringent medical?) Does he get a new sticker with a Private License? What happens if he decides, after a few years, that he needs ...
by Panama Jack
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

OK, you guys kinda understand my question. I imagine this isn't the first time it has happened but let me try to illustrate: A Commercial or ATP holder decides that he won't be doing any more commercial flying in the foreseeable future, only privately. He decides to get a Class 3 since this is the g...
by Panama Jack
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

I am curious if any pilots can relate their experiences on getting a Category 3 Medical when they are holders of a Commercial or ATP license (obviously, they don't envision using their Commercial or ATP privileges during that period). What happens to the Commercial or ATP in your booklet? It seems t...
by Panama Jack
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: OSHKOSH Airventure 2018 review
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: OSHKOSH Airventure 2018 review

Cool video! I camped next to this dude at AirVenture. It really conveys the feelings one gets from spending a week there. For me too, the aircraft were great but one of the best qualities of the show was meeting and mixing with some really fascinating people of all backgrounds and all walks of life....
by Panama Jack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian schools for foreign students
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Canadian schools for foreign students

Thanks. I've heard good things about them.
by Panama Jack
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian schools for foreign students
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Canadian schools for foreign students

Asking for a friend:

What are the more reputable flight training schools in Canada which represent a good value to foreign flight students?
by Panama Jack
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is making interesting fleet planning choices
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Re: Air Canada is making interesting fleet planning choices

It got mixed up during the French -> English translation.
by Panama Jack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transat or Sunwing ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4942

Re: Transat or Sunwing ?

Apply for both and see what happens. IF you get two offers, I'd look at the career advancement, money, etc. after taking into consideration the vibe I got from the interview (how I was treated, what people said, how people behaved). Consider that with Sunwing you will be probably flying a 737 for li...
by Panama Jack
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SOP/Ops Manual (sightseeing operation)
Replies: 2
Views: 956

SOP/Ops Manual (sightseeing operation)

I am assisting in writing an SOP/Operation Manual for an aerial sightseeing operation. I am wondering if any AvCanada members have any resources they wouldn't mind sharing with me to help me in developing it. Please send me a PM.

Thanks.
by Panama Jack
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Aviation/Pilot Resume Writing
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Aviation/Pilot Resume Writing

Honestly and for what it's worth, I have two lines of thought on this. You can do it yourself following some of the guidelines shown here or in other books or websites- make sure that you look though for resume's specifically for pilots. Embry-Riddle's career services website is a good resource with...

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