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by porcsord
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: King Air PPC worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: King Air PPC worth it?

But in the case of a Medevac Islander, it does not renew your IFR as it would have been a VFR PPC.
by porcsord
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2579

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

C.W.E. wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 am
What advantage is there in flying under wires?
Well, I can think of a major disadvantage. You have to carry less chemicals in order to account for the weight of you massive steel balls.
by porcsord
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11112

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

There's a shortage of experienced pilots. 500hrs is the same as 250... that's a 2 month difference in the busy season. My company has minimums. We stick to them. Why? Because we would rather have an airplane on the ground, then have it flown by someone who is not experienced enough in our opinion (s...
by porcsord
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8713

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Do they serve pink Koolaid at swoop events?
by porcsord
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3610

Re: King Air crash in US

In the Wichita crash, the NTSB concluded that the pilot had likely identified the wrong engine as having failed and applied the wrong rudder, which greatly worsened the roll, resulting in the crash into the occupied FlightSafety building. And applied the wrong rudder... think about that for a minut...
by porcsord
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 19
Views: 2498

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

Much like Quebec has gone above and beyond to help Alberta out by allowing pipelines out east. Oh... Wait...
by porcsord
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Smile Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Smile Aviation

I get that there are canadians looking for expat jobs in China, but can the mods draw a line somewhere when the entire first page of "Active Threads" is smile aviation recruitment drive for Asia?
by porcsord
Wed May 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3973

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Adam has some good points, I'll play devils advocate here on a financial standpoint. I bought when I was 27, on EI because of seasonal work, and bought at roughly 4x my gross. When I did the math on "can I afford this", the major consideration was, after my 5 year term, if interests rates went to 10...
by porcsord
Wed May 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse

Based on an account from a fellow pilot who was at the dirt bike track (immediately off the 14s), looks like they spun it in.
by porcsord
Mon May 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Love Flying, hate travelling
Replies: 17
Views: 3171

Re: Love Flying, hate travelling

No clue what you're talking about. Medevacs are 24/7. Night calls are the norm. How you get away with telling boss you aren't doing night calls when sick people are in need is beyond anyone's guess. You're a lightweight. I don't work for Carson, but I do believe they only have one night medevac bas...
by porcsord
Tue May 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30402

Re: One list

To preface this, I have no horse in this race. I don't work for WestJet or Encore, or have even the slightest desire to work for an airline. With that being said take the following piece of advice for what you paid for it: Don't be bitter, don't go out of your way to hurt others. Stop people from ge...
by porcsord
Sat May 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL application?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: ATPL application?

It takes what it takes. Did you apply to a job saying that you had an ATPL, when in fact your haven't applied yet?
by porcsord
Wed May 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13750

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

A side note, if your family was on board, it wouldn't be you sueing the airline, it would be that family member. Maybe they would let you fly their airplanes once they owened the airline. It would be a hell of a world if I could sue McDonalds for making other people Fat.
by porcsord
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13750

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Doc just wants to blame people. That being said, it does take some skill to either have a dual engine failure or run out of fuel in a twin turbine. I can think of a couple instances, but it's pretty rare. I'm willing to bet that the combined experience in the cockpit totals less than the average of ...
by porcsord
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 25
Views: 3153

Re: Other Options

North like Thunder Bay? What is the world coming to when a Canadian considers a city south of the 49th parallel to be "north". Come visit the real north, somewhere north of 60. For the OP, I'd look into float flying. Daytime only, rarely overnights, can be seasonal, pays more than the regionals (ass...
by porcsord
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Caravan EX on Amphibs
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Re: Caravan EX on Amphibs

Depends what you are doing. I've flown the Amphib EX, and it's a decent performer, the 8650s are infinitely better then the 8000s. The down side is the fuel burn per mile is quite high, and the useful load (as with all amphib aircraft) is atrocious. I seem to recall a BEW of a little under 7000, so ...
by porcsord
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Did I waste Time And Money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: Did I waste Time And Money?

I think for the initial PPL, a simulator like P3D or X-Plane, won't be overly useful. For your instrument rating on the other hand, they will be incredibly useful. As others stated, practicing IFR procedures on a flightsim CAN be hugely beneficial. When ever I develop LOFT training scenarios, I run ...
by porcsord
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25189

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

You have quite the God complex if you think the idea of you making a mistake is an insult. How about the Air Nootka Crash? Another friend, another old timer, another ball of aluminum. I've seen young copilots and captains who I would much rather fly me around then many of the old timers I know. I do...
by porcsord
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25189

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

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Funny thing is.....it's not the "old farts" rolling airplanes into aluminum foil balls.
Illya
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No? I lost a good friend in Antarctica, who I think was probably the most experienced Antarctic -6 drivers around. Nobody is infallible, not even Doc or Cat driver.
by porcsord
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Winning career on display here ---
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Re: Winning career on display here ---

My favourite Air Canada ruse is their flexible date booking. You can select flexible dates, get cheaper tickets then get all the way to the end to see a message "Something went wrong please contact us at XXX-XXX-XXXX". Then after spending 45 minutes with a lady, she quotes you 40% more than the webs...
by porcsord
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2529

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Excel Spreadsheet.

You can always add details, columns, have it tally any combination of permutations, easy to backup, almost a universal format.
by porcsord
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13359

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

You're all sick. No mention of the poor lobsters, probably thousands of them.
by porcsord
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

I'd argue a missed approach is essentially a take off.
by porcsord
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

Well Shit, I care about passenger comfort as much as the next guy, might as well do all my take offs in coarse pitch, I mean, it will be quieter and more comfortable for the passengers.
by porcsord
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

What about a balked landing? Vehicle incursion on the runway and you want to go around? Getting ready to use reverse? Landing in a short strip and wanting more drag? Just use common sense and personally, it would be sometime well before the flair. On most turboprops I've flown it's the FAF inbound. ...

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