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by valleyboy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2070

Re: KENTING

I came across this -- interesting reading. All I know about Kenting , other than their survey stuff is that mid 70's they were likely the first attempt and scheduled service on Baffin Island. The operated DC-3's out of Frob and I believe they might of had a DC4 as well.(I have a recollection of seei...
by valleyboy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2070

Re: KENTING

Mr. Google
by valleyboy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 3399

Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

*everyone runs to the boarding line*

Every damn time.
And why is that - because no one wants to stow carry on under the seat in front (especially in commuter a/c) and now everyone has carry on -- air travel has turned into sadistic torture :wallbash:
by valleyboy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Commuting questions

Unless you are experienced and can hold a job at a level 2 carrier it will be difficult to find an entry job that will allow you to commute. Unless you are a captain most small companies you commute on your own dime and most do not have any travel benefits, means you are paying full fare tickets. Co...
by valleyboy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive
Replies: 15
Views: 2886

Re: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive

It took just over 20 years for westjet to truly turn into a level one carrier. A 20 year honeymoon -- not bad ---
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 6307

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Having been there and done that I always find it a little sad when people start pointing fingers and complain about their working conditions. You have jobs and are getting paid and if you want to improve on that get proactive. No tools if you are non-union except how you work and possibly negotiate ...
by valleyboy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 2918

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

It's simple -- it's too easy to get an instructor's rating, it brings to mind the phrase "babies having babies" - instructing should be a career and paid well not a conduit to build time, which until recently was dismissed as next to useless. In the past looking for a job with instructor time would ...
by valleyboy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 2918

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

Not sure where the 900 hours came from but in my experience a 900 hr ho captain has barely enough knowledge to get from a to b and instructors in this day and age are so low timed I can't believe they are allowed teach. In my humble opinion an instructor should not be allowed to start teaching until...
by valleyboy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 2918

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

:smt021 ru f'in kidding me -- neither --
by valleyboy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchid Husky
Replies: 28
Views: 1684

Re: Fairchid Husky

Could there have been another engine mod in mind. I was on the fringes of the deal, Barney lent me to Harrison for a cpl weeks and I can remember the husky being in gimli and the bottom line was they were getting together for an engine mod, this was circa 1974, maybe it was a conversion to replace t...
by valleyboy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchid Husky
Replies: 28
Views: 1684

Re: Fairchid Husky

I believe there was a plan to retrofit the husky with Leonides engines. Barney Lamm was in partnership with Harrison Airways to do the work in Gimli but it faded and never really happened. I think there were a couple converted but never was a success. There were never any thing but good said about t...
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 6307

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

We sit hear and complain but at the end of the day pilots need to take on some of the responsibility for conditions in the industry. I know one simple solution, increase the requirement for an ATP in right seat of 705 aircraft. The present situation makes no sense to me. Reality check for pilots and...
by valleyboy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 6126

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

Well it could be my dodge is better than your ford but the point made in the video is that there was a lack of training. It was mentioned above but I will repeat it. Training a pilot today on conventional gear is all together different than 30 to 40 years ago. Back then almost every one flew nothing...
by valleyboy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handling of power on take off and landing.
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: Handling of power on take off and landing.

I'm thinking there is some confusion over this issue - most "heavy" aircraft are rotated with 2 hands and power levers, throttles or thrust levers are guarded by the non flying pilot. Having said that there are different techniques for different circumstances such as gravel ops. I personally have fo...
by valleyboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 6126

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

the tail is already coming up as the airspeed comes alive Basler conversion Not the case with a 30,000 lb take off - while you can wait for the tail to fly and chew up runway in a drag attitude(DC3T accelerates best with a negative angle of attack) it won't be in the air at 60 kts with 11,000 lbs i...
by valleyboy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 6126

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

So let me understand this, Because they don't do VFR check rides anymore this is what happens because it's now an IFR check ride. I'm old and confused but my understanding is that training is training and checking is checking and why would you do a PPC if you are not trained properly, type of flight...
by valleyboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash caught on video from inside
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Plane crash caught on video from inside

Fuel line broke causing ghe initial power loss and the resulting fire damaged the oil system that in turn prevented the prop from feathering. This is the Achilles heel of hydromatic props - they need oil to feather. A few DC-3's have crashed for the same reason. That's why we just went for the butt...
by valleyboy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Watch Your Toes
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: Watch Your Toes

it's an issue only if it's ws on speed on profile 😎
by valleyboy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Watch Your Toes
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: Watch Your Toes

it's an issue only if it's ws on speed on profile 😎
by valleyboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 6433

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

Nothing has really changed, I remember telling a group of pilots back in the late 70's to cool it and get rid of their grow op in the basement. Like I said nothing really happens until the shit hits the fan and then you find yourself kicking stones because your brain went into neutral and you didn't...
by valleyboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 6433

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

It really does not matter what is legal and what is not. Companies can adopt a zero tolerance if they choose. Most have gone to 12 hours for the consumption of alcohol and certainly have the right to demand no drinking at all on company time (meaning anytime except a GDO or holidays) With the 12 hou...
by valleyboy
Tue May 01, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Preferred wireless plan
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Preferred wireless plan

Plans are certainly creeping up again. Fantastic calling plans but gouging data costs. The last good deals were about 5 to 6 years ago and of course Manitoba/Sask plans are still the cheapest. I use a duel sim phone and have both rogers and bell -- combined I have 11 gigs, unlimited canada calling w...
by valleyboy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 89
Views: 6374

Re: First Job

"Tech savvy" has nothing to do with age. I'm actually surprised of the number of 20 something pilots who have no "tech savvy" - they are "users" . Most people fall into this category. Turn it on and it spits out what you want but have no idea on how it works or why. To the latest generation even com...
by valleyboy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports
Replies: 42
Views: 2774

Re: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports

One can afford to fly, one can perhaps afford a handheld, for safety.... Maybe the problem is that more people stop relying on radios and look out the window -- I personally think that Ab initio pilots learn to fly initially without the use of a radio. People simply don't keep a good watch anymore,...
by valleyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 89
Views: 6374

Re: First Job

An NDB isnt getting you down below a 50 foot decision height within the airport environment -- really !! :mrgreen: I can remember when Timmins got the ILS and the joke was the minimums increased by 100 feet -- LOL In the discussion on who's "dick" is bigger - it is much easier to be a pilot now. At...

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