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by valleyboy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Home made procedures

This whole thread is confusing, maybe I flew floats in a simpler time. In my mind only 2 ways to land, power on or power off. Glassy water was always done with visual reference to a shore line or any object for reference. Most piss pot lakes had swampy shore lines so you could get within inches of t...
by valleyboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 6927

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

I don't profess to be an expert but I have gone through a merger and also served as an MEC chair. Not to drag this out and put it simply after the merge and positions red circled you will have people in positions out of seniority. All is good until there is a lay off or bids. The new red circled das...
by valleyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 6927

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

it's a hard pill to swallow to go from a senior captain to about halfway down the seniority list. With the merge everyone keeps their seats but any roll backs and you might go from 73 captain to right seat on a dash or ATR. 7F has a lot of senior pilots who were working there prior to 5T ever existi...
by valleyboy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2242

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Have things changed? When I was dead heading and you were out of uniform you were not allowed to display your RAIC pass and were treated as a normal passenger. It even went to the extreme that the company provided a letter stating we were deadhead crew so we could in fact deadhead out of uniform. On...
by valleyboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 87
Views: 11763

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

And like most knobs they had their approved shape, colour and length and also contoured so one's hand will not slip off :smt040
by valleyboy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 87
Views: 11763

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

There's no jet fuel in YFH though. So they would have flown there with the contaminated fuel and then have a double flameout on the way back? They don't and I'll wager the first thing done was check refueling in YPL and no contamination found. Fuel systems are independent and engines are fed from r...
by valleyboy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 73
Views: 4617

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

well damn it seems France, Spain, Italy Portugal and even in Scandinavia I have heard languages other than English on ATC. English might be the common language but by no means the official language.
by valleyboy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 73
Views: 4617

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

every other country in the world controls traffic in their "official" language(s). Why should Canada be any different?
by valleyboy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2556

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

It's like rough water - I was taught to slowly push the stick forward after landing and keep the floats "cutting" as opposed to exposing the bottoms of the floats smacking the water and aircraft banging around. A/C like the bch 18 are very prone to split keels, avoiding rough water was always the pr...
by valleyboy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2556

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

but then again why not be able to use all the tools available - I have never met a pilot yet that can do it perfectly every time. A good tool chest is a big plus.
by valleyboy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2556

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

Absolutely digging the floats will stop you short - when I was doing it for a living it was taught and obviously you need to know the aircraft and the floats beaver - works great Norseman - also works well but a little caution on small floats Cessna on EDO also works well but no aggressive moves 185...
by valleyboy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is it really Prist
Replies: 20
Views: 2977

Re: Is it really Prist

a Falcon 900 departing an FBO in Florida requested Prist Likely a pilot watabe driving the tanker :smt040 Let's face it most people today have no mechanical knowledge they have no clue the difference between adding DEF fluid or Prist to the truck all they know is that there is a jug and you poor it...
by valleyboy
Sat May 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: B737 Recommended headset

think the 737 is very noisy... noisiest jet I've flown at least
Lol - try a 72 freighter at .84 now that is noise :smt040
by valleyboy
Sat May 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: B737 Recommended headset

Cpl things - if it's a classic or NG, why play for an anr because no intercom so usually one ear exposed. Noise levels usually not that high in a 73 since they are not that fast unless for whatever reason all the insulation has been striped out. I always preferred an "in ear" with custom buds but ma...
by valleyboy
Thu May 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 10717

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

performance than a cheap cabin class piston twin. I have flown both and don't think that's entirely true. I think you will find far more smoking holes in the ground from cabin class twins, but a lot of those are experienced base due to loss of control by dropping below vmca. I have witnessed first ...
by valleyboy
Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 10717

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Well maybe we are getting somewhere - in this case it's not about pilots or mistakes but reliability of piston engines in this day of the turbine /jet. Cabin class piston twins are death traps pure and simple. They should be outlawed. I think a dc3 could be operated safely but rules need to change. ...
by valleyboy
Thu May 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 10717

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

You've never even had a ride in one, have you?
Illya
I have ridden in a dc3 a few times but flown one as a captain for about 5000 hrs and about 3 thousand hours on the turbine 3 and yes caged a few :smt040
by valleyboy
Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 10717

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

All this pissing and moaning about dc3's and pilots. It seems to me that this is closer to a dbl engine failure. In this case with one failed and the other not producing rated power creates a situation that if your name is Sully you are a hero yet you all seem to shit on this from 30 thousand feet. ...
by valleyboy
Wed May 01, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 164
Views: 23929

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

possibly an argument for standardizing equipment and crew rules. When I flew 2 otter under 703 always had a stby horizon. Too many end runs is 703 ops. I find it totally ironic that the largely entry level of aviation operations operates under the slackest rules.
by valleyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 442
Views: 33951

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

to watch the whole 25 minutes but the general consensus is that they were following procedures. If you believe his hordes of fake subscribers He did say that they did get the cut out switches to "cut out" but it is obvious the crew was not paying attention to flying the aircraft since they never re...
by valleyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 442
Views: 33951

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

I came across this and it seems to be the be pretty authentic and good delivery. It is getting "thumbs up" from 73 max pilots. I'm not sure how he got his information but it sure disputes the announcement that the crew reacted and followed the proper procedures. Seems to me there is some spin doctor...
by valleyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 442
Views: 33951

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

I came across this and it seems to be the be pretty authentic. It is getting "thumbs up" from 73 max pilots. I'm not sure how he got his information but it sure disputes the announcement that the crew reacted and followed the proper procedures. Seems to me there is some spin doctoring going on from ...
by valleyboy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bonds...
Replies: 29
Views: 2870

Re: Training Bonds...

Lets face it we all object to training bonds but because we are whores they were born. Unless you are putting money up front and it's your initial hire with a company the only reason you object is because of chasing metal. I can't fault companies for wanting a training bond under these circumstances...
by valleyboy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air

My only advice is beware. If something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Carrots usually end up being just something used to insert where it hurts the most. If what he is saying is remotely true they should be hiring you as a captain and using co-captains on the flight line. If 2 of these op...
by valleyboy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air

My only advice is beware. If something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Carrots usually end up being just something used to insert where it hurts the most. If what he is saying is remotely true they should be hiring you as a captain and using co-captains on the flight line. If 2 of these op...

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