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by valleyboy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Left or Right seat

The seat does not matter, what matters is the PIC. If the crew is x-trained, legal, current and operationally blessed, (expect for ferry flights, non rev, then currency is not necessary, except for insurance issues). It seems to me this whole thread was started based on wannabe captains, low timers ...
by valleyboy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alternate Minima and ETAs
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Alternate Minima and ETAs

Like any other profession there are misguided and misinformed people. I've encountered similar situations over the years and mostly it was for good intentions but there were the dickheads that were just on a power trip. I have had it come down to "do what you have to do" and I'll do what &...
by valleyboy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC
Replies: 49
Views: 1865

Re: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC

It is amazing how many times I have had to tell someone to Fly-T-F-Aircraft - this is the first rule and supersedes anything else until such time, if any time left, to do the "house keeping" For a go around it's the same as a take-off climb to your safety altitude, manage power and config ...
by valleyboy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kenn Borek Air Operations
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Kenn Borek Air Operations

It's been a while since I spoke with Richie but the position he seems to have the most trouble filling is the king air in Inuvik. This has likely changed with covid but that was their high turnover point at one time. I had one of my f/o's leave for direct entry on the DC3 but he was current ( parach...
by valleyboy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC
Replies: 49
Views: 1865

Re: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC

A screw up by a commercial pilot 25 years later, over 30 PPCs passed, yet the root cause of the incident is always bad instruction during primary training! :smt043 really! read the post There something wrong with the current system. The lack or stick and rudder skills is rampant but the knowledge o...
by valleyboy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC
Replies: 49
Views: 1865

Re: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC

With inexperienced pilots the first thing I always had to beat out of them is not to start yapping on the radio as soon as airborne. I guess that's how the schools train them and it's wrong. Fly the aircraft or do you non flying pilot duties of monitoring until the safe altitude is achieved (400 to ...
by valleyboy
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Looking to get into a career as a bush pilot
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Looking to get into a career as a bush pilot

Alaska for you if you are serious !!
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by valleyboy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Ferry Tank Early
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: Use the Ferry Tank Early

That was a fancy beech, imagine an autopilot -- damn, made his job much easier. :smt040

That's what the tops of 45 gal barrels are for, an ash tray.
by valleyboy
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17839

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Vaccines are not the silver bullet. I wonder how many here get their flu shots every fall because covid will likely be under the same preventative measure. It just cuts down on the odds. It's not a cure. Vaccinations will become more of a routine and part of life because this won't be the last time ...
by valleyboy
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian aircraft owned by foreign company
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: Canadian aircraft owned by foreign company

I know a cpl tourist operators who flew their american registered a/c using canadian pilots, the aircraft always went back to the USA and I'm pretty sure there was something like 6 months. They would just make the time limit during their season. I know it might be difficult to get information on for...
by valleyboy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17839

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Here is how you get people to wear a mask. An app on their phone that will not let them use their phone unless a mask is on their face -- LMFAAOOoooo it's a proven fact that the mob mentality is incapable of making a reasonable decision and that only someone making rules for them keeps them from kil...
by valleyboy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17839

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Take a step back, and listen to yourself, a grown adult.
Really????? and proof of age, it's just a number and Trolls are ageless.

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by valleyboy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Permits airlines to ban emotional support peacocks.
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: FAA Permits airlines to ban emotional support peacocks.

Pretty simple for me, animals in the hold or sent as freight. If you want to travel and can't do that maybe you should not have a pet, stay at home with your pet or just do road trips. I like dogs and cats and have had them as companions in the past. They were never considered my brother, sister or ...
by valleyboy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17839

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

It's not about a particular group unless you divide it into just 2. The group that feels it's a government conspiracy and choose to ignore all the common guidelines and the group that does follow all suggested precautions and is ruled by common sense and concern for more than just themselves. Blame ...
by valleyboy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17839

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Would it even be necessary for people in their 20’s 30’s or even 40’s that don’t smoke, not overweight, have no underlying health issues, etc. to take the vaccine. There is where the problem lies. This attitude is what is causing the present surges. It's about people and personal contact and that t...
by valleyboy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 261
Views: 17839

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

The reality is John Q Public in Canada will not see the vaccine much before August/ September 2021- the gov is blowing smoke up peoples' ass. Nothing changes.
by valleyboy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 32
Views: 2548

Re: Use the Autofeather

I stand corrected and there is one instance of reduced T/O weight and I believe that's structural at colder than -40 due to landing gear. Maybe that's changed as well. It's only been almost 40 years since I flew one :mrgreen:
by valleyboy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: boeing 737 max returns - coming back
Replies: 21
Views: 1968

Re: boeing 737 max retrurns coming back

Most seem to be ignoring the fact that what happened to the max (crashes) was part of the aircraft manufacturing culture. History verifies this. Boeing is caught in the past as far as company culture is concerned. That needs changing! They endeavoured to produce a safe aircraft but in truth how can ...
by valleyboy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: boeing 737 max returns - coming back
Replies: 21
Views: 1968

Re: boeing 737 max retrurns coming back

certainly "everyone" failed and the mindset that every new aircraft developed, (as the long history of airliner development shown), has an acceptable body count to make it safe needs to change. It's a daunting task since it's now software and automation and with dumbing down of stick and r...
by valleyboy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: boeing 737 max returns - coming back
Replies: 21
Views: 1968

Re: boeing max retrurns coming back

It has been an interesting voyage. In my mind I have always questioned if the aircraft should have been grounded in the first place. It was a media and social media farce. Tragic but it wasn't the aircraft but the human factor which caused the grief. Social media magnifies human knee-jerk emotional ...

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