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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: 436
Views: 29819

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: 436
Views: 29819

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: 436
Views: 29819

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: 2425

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: 1911

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: 1911

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
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

A380 pax think a 737 is crap. I can't agree with that since in the opinion of many the best ride in the industry today is the Embraer (Air Canada config) and I certainly can agree as well. But we are drifting here. Everyone wants cheap seats, most everyone, I for one would rather pay more for an en...
by valleyboy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

I can't see any value in connecting in Calgary rather than Edmonton. A connection is a connection. The Q400 has to go off the longer routes. Do what it was designed for but 2 hour legs it's not. The RJ isn't even worth mentioning all I can say is never take an emergency exit, you will freeze your as...
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

Well 7F was first in that YZF-YVR-YZF route as well but a little thing call 9/11 happened and the Asian market dropped off - it's OK to rip the true northern people off but don't try to put competition into the southern market because everyone will gang up on you and that's OK. People in YK, in my m...
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3009

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

But government job, so only work about half as hard as the private sector :smt040
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

Seems to me that before AC and WJ showed up, all flights were through YEG with a few exceptions. NWT Air which is now First Air did indeed continue on to YYC and even serviced the Muni, with option of connections out of Calgary. They also really did not want to land at Leduc but politics forced the...
by valleyboy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

I personally think a merger is a good thing for the north. To allow a bankruptcy amounts to the same thing in the long run and possibly exposes the traveling public to all the safety concerns there in. Regardless, the prices should be at a point where a company is viable and increases in tariffs wou...
by valleyboy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 51
Views: 3847

Re: Twin otter on the ice

Not to be unkind but the "Vampires" are not the creme de la creme of Canadian military aviation. Once upon a time they had a hard core group of t otter drivers but that has changed, main reason they stopped floats. They are low time and low experienced guys with little to none training for off strip...
by valleyboy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

So the solution is to have 2 airlines losing money instead of one making a profit. Anyone who has lived and worked in the Arctic knows that there is not a profit to be made for two. Ironically when airlines operate in that non profit area the first thing that is sacrificed is maintenance and it spir...
by valleyboy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 53
Views: 3388

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Well, that's not very smart. -- what would you expect -- I'm a pilot I guess at what point do you draw the line. From the extreme logic it's always black and white. Extending the logic here expressed by some I can only draw the conclusion that all flights over water and approaches over water requir...
by valleyboy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 53
Views: 3388

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

whitewater rafting PFD Does not work because of positive buoyancy and the same goes for an aircraft. If you are under the boat or in an aircraft you need to egress first. You are not considering my post like the aircraft there is a harness system that keeps you inside (hopefully) Buy the manual Mus...
by valleyboy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 53
Views: 3388

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I find this a little ironic. I guess I will need to read the the gazette but nothing is perfect. I am going through the same thing in a jet boat. I always wore a vest while doing white water and rapids but I have since put a compression seat and harness along with a roll cage and it forces me to ret...
by valleyboy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: myIDTravel
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: myIDTravel

mine as well - sometimes if you switch to the classic view it's easier to navigate
by valleyboy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handing in resumes N. Ontario - decent operators to visit?
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Re: Handing in resumes N. Ontario - decent operators to visit?

I hate to burst bubbles but for operators in NWO and most other areas a 1200 hour instructor is an entry level F/O and rotational work is rare for that experience level. I assume you don't want to leave the SWO for what ever reason. You might need to for the first job and if you aren't prepared to d...
by valleyboy
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian/First Air Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Canadian/First Air Merger

Not likely, although they have done YWG for years, YYZ and YYC are saturated and I doubt much will change.
by valleyboy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Herc incident YZF
Replies: 21
Views: 3052

Re: Herc incident YZF

It's interesting how 7F sold their hercs due to lack of work/high cost of maintenance, but then wet-leases the same aircraft back to cover contracted work. And Canadians sit and watch a US company operate point-to-point in Canada.

That's the excuse and not the reason.
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Herc incident YZF
Replies: 21
Views: 3052

Re: Herc incident YZF

Oh so they are still operating under their Canadian registration :roll: and in the past Lynden had most of their work was south of 30N and yes they offer strip to strip in Alaska but they go where the work IS. BTW they have retro fitted all of their Hercs with glass.
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Herc incident YZF
Replies: 21
Views: 3052

Re: Herc incident YZF

My bad -- but I would hazard a guess it was not the x-7F machine - the mod seems to be a canada only thing, unless it has been removed - doesn't change the fact heat is your friend in the winter. :smt040
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Assistance compressing a large PDF file
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Assistance compressing a large PDF file

If you know a person with a "paid" version of Adobe you can save the file as a PS (Post Script) and then compress it back into a PDF file. It will take a 15 meg PDF file and compress it to about 300K and not lose any thing. That's the secret on how. You do it you might find a service to do it. I do ...
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Herc incident YZF
Replies: 21
Views: 3052

Re: Herc incident YZF

It's nice to see the military still has no clue about cold wx ops for the herc. As mentioned the props need to be heated and first PWA and everyone after them who operated civilian Hercs spent big bucks getting the APU system modified to preheat engines and props. The FE made sure this was done prio...

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