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by valleyboy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAS q400 gear collapse vid
Replies: 23
Views: 2525

Re: SAS q400 gear collapse vid

And whomever is sitting in the row(s) next to the prop probably would appreciates that. Certainly but being paid the big bucks the decision has to be made to think about the majority's safety. If it's 200 and 1/2 would you cage a perfectly serviceable engine or would you attempt to move passengers ...
by valleyboy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAS q400 gear collapse vid
Replies: 23
Views: 2525

Re: SAS q400 gear collapse vid

The debate on whether or not to stow an engine for a gear problem is not new and it is not restricted to just this one aircraft. Indeed it has been discussed and debated for years and we have all seen the guy landing gear up vids with engines caged but the issue is whether it's approved in the cert...
by valleyboy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Glasses with "digital block"
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Glasses with "digital block"

This is like the guy who sees a sign for guitar lessons and calls the number and yells at them that he doesn’t want guitar lessons. The question was about “digital block” The point was stay away from Lens Crafters - they are very substandard and go to an expert to find out about digital block. I su...
by valleyboy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAS q400 gear collapse vid
Replies: 23
Views: 2525

Re: SAS q400 gear collapse vid

To create an emergency (as defined) and thus compounding an existing emergency makes sense to me - not-. Maybe the Danes made the right choice in getting rid of the aeroplane. Concerns of prop shredding passengers is likely the reason for the shut down. Is this really part of the QRH and if it is I'...
by valleyboy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 45
Views: 1650

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

The problem is that like most things these new regulations were implemented without any knowledge of drones. There was no consulting or ability for users to have a voice. Icing, are you kidding me, the battery powered stuff is recommended not to fly in any type precip because of batteries and circui...
by valleyboy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Glasses with "digital block"
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Glasses with "digital block"

Personally I would not buy glasses from Lens Crafters or any other chain eye care compnay (most are all owned by the same guy. Their quality control is very poor (I think it was on market place) I have gone through it all and and the best is just cough up the money for best quality. My personal pref...
by valleyboy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 45
Views: 1650

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

Yup after taking time to read the gazette it's pretty crazy - I know my drone flying will be in uncontrolled airspace and away in areas where there are no witnesses and no one to turn me in. Knee jerk reactions and stupid regulations -- arsholes jump on this and takes over 8 years to change FDT and ...
by valleyboy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 45
Views: 1650

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

I did not read the new proposed regs but CBC quotes 50 kg, now that's a honkin big drone and anything lighter will not require a drone license - but CBC has been wrong before :smt040
by valleyboy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 1254

Re: Aircraft tie down

I can remember one of the first times in Nuuk I saw all these tie down rings embedded in the ramp. Didn't think much of it at the time until I came back once to see all the -7's tied down. Then over the years I discover 100 kt winds are not uncommon there. 7F lost the rear door off the hawker there ...
by valleyboy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 60
Views: 9121

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

When I see threads like this all I can think is "welcome to the real world" Why is it that most pilots and likely age reflected as well think a union will magically launch everyone into nirvana. It's a long and slow drawn out process. Depending on economy there might even be concessions at some poin...
by valleyboy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 5673

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

As hinted, it's supply and demand and so first step is to require that ATP for the right seat. That means removing all the existing low timers and send them back to 703 and 704 and try and lure the experienced guys to come -- the USA went through this and parked aircraft because of it but it all lev...
by valleyboy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why aren’t unions pushing for FAA ATP req?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Why aren’t unions pushing for FAA ATP req?

I agree, it would be beneficial to all after a little initial pain for the operators. You talk to any chief pilot or training guy the first thing out of their mouth is the lack of experience in the right seat.
by valleyboy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, someone has to talk about the 12 hour BTT amdt.
Replies: 22
Views: 2269

Re: Well, someone has to talk about the 12 hour BTT amdt.

I wonder if the "mall" is cops will have the same power as the traffic stop guys - I can not see any language you must be stopped in a vehicle before John Law can get you to blow. Interesting times and I'm sure this will be challenged in the courts. As stated 12 hours has been around for years in va...
by valleyboy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New duty regs are out
Replies: 72
Views: 6244

Re: New duty regs are out

By the time the dust settles and people finish blowing smoke up everyone's asses there will actually be very little change for the end user. Just more paper generated, which TC loves. :smt021 It's the Canadian way. Look at all the approach ban crap and the stuff we almost need legal advise every tim...
by valleyboy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

That saying is pure B.S. At what point in the approach and landing do you select props fine? I personally leave them in cruise pitch until I close the throttle/'s just prior to touch down. I'm with you on that - first, in a G/A on a prop a/c I hope one always goes pitch/power and it's so simple to ...
by valleyboy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 73
Views: 4611

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

pssssst- there are a lot of us paying $110/year so suck it up-look what you have to look forward to.
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC6 autofeather
Replies: 22
Views: 1539

Re: DHC6 autofeather

Then there was the old school that left the auto feather off all the time. It's such a poorly designed system in the first place with far more uncommanded feathering of good engines than actual failures. It was simply left off.
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Having just got into flying drones as a hobby unless the guy is flying a real cheap one he will know he is in violation. All drones with gps warn you when in restricted air space and you must override the warning before you launch. The phantom 4 is a high end drone so he was well aware. Its a great ...
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 10237

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

I have to ask, what exactly "fit for duty" means? Based on self assessment it can't be deemed a 100% fool proof system (yes I understand there is no such noninvasive system, but) by implementation of such "loose" controls is just not acceptable for the protection of crews and clients alike. If a pil...
by valleyboy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 10237

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

scientifically proven medicine for many diseases and ailments -- I guess that is why the medical profession is so opposed to it Nothing will change - the black market will still be there and will have it's customers and the government will be so easy to compete against. All the "bad guys" have to d...
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 92
Views: 8218

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

I see that this is likely directed at airpark developments but what would govern private farm strips for personal use. I can't see this effecting those who roll their nordo cubs or their PC12's (rich farmer - haha) out amongst the meadow muffins and launch falling under this. These strips are not ma...
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 14622

Re: Where is this so called shortage

When airlines or anyone requires or says a degree is an asset it has nothing to do with what you learned or the fact that you have a degree. It just proves you have the ability to learn. In the past it was about "hands and feet" now, no so much. Actual piloting skills are taking a back seat to autom...
by valleyboy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 14622

Re: Where is this so called shortage

I guess that's why a lot of those companies advertise to direct entry captains, but I hear you and you need to understand that cadet programs cost money that airlines here are not forking out. It also is about time. To start as a cadet to to left seat I suspect it would be a minimum of 10 years or m...
by valleyboy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?

Nothing has changed it only is happening more often. No matter how many road trips, phone calls or emails it still boils down to timing. Right place at the right time. As a chief pilot I always went back to current resumes and did phone interviews. People need to realize getting a chief pilot's atte...
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Falcon 50 crash in Greenville South Carolina...
Replies: 21
Views: 3011

Re: Falcon 50 crash in Greenville South Carolina...

The rules or lack there off south of 49 are a little hard for us to understand. I have witnessed the process first hand and still scratch my head. I was down doing a course and the ground school had about 8 pilots with 3 canadians and the rest american. Fast forward to sim time and since 1 of us can...

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