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by valleyboy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA Aircrew Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: CATSA Aircrew Protocol

Carry a large dildo in your luggage. The entertainment value is priceless. (regardless of your gender)
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Asymmetric reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Asymmetric reverse

Don’t you use two hands to drive a Cat?
and an aeroplane as well but to drive a Cat crazy all one needs is a small laser light or some cat nip.
by valleyboy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Asymmetric reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Asymmetric reverse

Maybe a summer of Cat skinning should be a prerequisite to flying a plane with reverse thrust
The guy who mentored me many years ago explained it that way - back then conventional geared twins but it holds true. I was a farm boy so it was easy to relate. :mrgreen:
by valleyboy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019

Nah, it's just another day in Alaska. Pretty sure they average 1 wreck per day up there now.
What's that phrase "Alaska, the last frontier" :mrgreen:
by valleyboy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1600

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

Not unless they work for the company or a feeder with special access. There are a number of airlines trying to change this but it will take forever since Transport Canada is involved. Actually not that difficult but the catch is it requires a special amendment to a company COM. For some reason a lo...
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019

not missing the point at all. Unlicensed strip, use at your own peril. Who put those guys in there and why weren't some kind of runway report. I assume they would have at least a sat phone on site. One could wonder if the berms had been there for a while and people got complacent about reporting to ...
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3250

Re: Leaving with a bond?

That is only part of the reason. The other side, is that the samller 703/704 operators keep clinging to the 700 hours mark. If they This was the policy - hire at 250 or less even and have them progress to left seat. Doing the math it took between 18 and 24 months to aquire an ATP so with that rate ...
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1600

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

Both AC and WS and others require you to list prior to the flight and they have your company on file l-so no a RAIC does not give you the ability to "jumpseat"
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019

3800 feet is tight and threshold crossing is reduced to almost zero to get it done. The DC6 does have reverse so a little better than breaks only. We operated out of 4000 ft with a CV440 but weights were restricted. I would imagine the magic number for a dc6 loaded would be around 5000 ft for runway...
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Asymmetric reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Asymmetric reverse

slam reverse is not your friend but most of the present Swearingen drivers can't hit the proper touch down zone and end up with a rapid fist full of reverse and then the ride begins.
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3250

Re: Leaving with a bond?

What really impacted the 703/704 and even small 705 operators was when the level 2 guys dropped their basic qualification for holding an ATP and grabbing guys with 700 hours. Prior to that you could hire a person into the right seat and upgrade on look at close to 2 years of service out of that cand...
by valleyboy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1600

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

As a past MEC chair it's up to your property to get a jumpseat rep and work with ALPA. I suspect that most of the agreements that your company has now are null and void until ALPA and the company get together and update. Jumpseating in Canada is an all together different animal than in the States. I...
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

I know lear drivers who jumped because of how the rotations were handled, maybe they have improved but they have established that rep in the past.
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3250

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Why are there "training bonds" in the first place. Like most things there is always at least 2 sides to the argument. The majority here argue from the career climbing group who feel it's their right to chase the metal with hopes of the dream job. The environment for the last several years has fed th...
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: closing a vfr flight plan
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: closing a vfr flight plan

File a flight notification with your proposed full (including all stops and even overnight stays itinerary either with ATC or a responsible person. You should have communications and I'm not sure where you would go without satellite coverage with garmin inreach or a sat phone unless you are north of...
by valleyboy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 5324

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

I would think that almost all runway excursions are preventable, most if not all I have seen has been the result of a brain fart or a poor decision made on the flight crews' part. If you want to take the true "dumb down" approach simply close the airports when it snows or any other time when the run...
by valleyboy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 5324

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

I'm not sure what the issue is. Their mandate is to investigate and if there are immediate safety issues, address them with the company and finish the investigation and write a report. I see nothing that makes it compulsory to keep the un-associated public informed.
by valleyboy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 5656

Re: AC emergency

We were always training multiple related failures and like this incident a blown tyer was almost always an engine inop or a wheel well fire. When something grenades there is always the possibility of multiple failures.
by valleyboy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 5656

Re: AC emergency

Just stop and think abut what we are seeing here. How many Twin engine 705 aircraft will fly with one engine inop at heavy weight with the gear hanging down. Boeing got it right with this one but there were likely growing pains as well. Gear does not fix its self and I would think that we miss somet...
by valleyboy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

I must say if you want to rotate the longer the rotations the better as indicated above. Married and/or in a relationship makes it more difficult. Rotations are best for young and single or old and don't have the pressure from home. I always tried for 3 week rotations to the Arctic and that worked o...
by valleyboy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

I must say if you want to rotate the longer the rotations the better as indicated above. Married and/or in a relationship makes it more difficult. Rotations are best for young and single or old and don't have the pressure from home. I always tried for 3 week rotations to the Arctic and that worked o...
by valleyboy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 5656

Re: AC emergency

Good stuff -- text book -
by valleyboy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

In the real world there is no such thing as 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. You lose 2 days for travel so it's 16 and 12 and I doubt if many pay hotel rooms if you need them on a commute. Try and travel the world with 12 days off and buying tickets in advance can cost you if for whatever operational you...
by valleyboy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 5656

Re: AC emergency

The 76 has a great power to weight ratio but is there any word that the engine was shut down and they circled with one engine inop burning fuel. There is a real lack of information. I'm surprised the internet trolls didn't blame Boeing.
by valleyboy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Flying from the right seat

I actually witnessed them taxiing out in T Bay once and there was a split between left and right seat but that was many years ago.

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