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Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Climb Gradients
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

Re: Pearson Climb Gradients

Climb gradients are for obstacles. Noise Abatement departure procedures are for noise restrictions. Don’t mix the two. TC could have reassessed the local obstacles and adjusted the departure gradients to meet the new obstacle clearance. Gino Under :partyman: Yes, you are correct in that published c...
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: C-Series?
Replies: 25
Views: 5496

Re: C-Series?

Instrument Approach Procedures in Canada are designed in accordance with TP-308 Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures. The latest revision is change 7.0 incorporated January 2017.
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13393

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

Since they already have the installation - moving the installation can be done at a fraction of the cost of a new ILS system. Perhaps even upgrade it to a Cat II/III installation. Perhaps they can attract more operators with both runways the same length. Perhaps as an airline pilot you are not fami...
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13393

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

Agree with you about Halifax - the ILS should be on 32 imho. Adding a few thousand feet would be a good idea as well imho... Why would they spend all of that money on an ILS on 32, when the RNAV gets you down to 200 AGL? In terms of extending the length, they just spent a bunch increasing the lengt...
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354839

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I was a member on interview panels during external competitions for positions at TC few years back. Competition was keen as those jobs were attractive and did indeed get many interesting people, majority of which were well qualified beyond what was asked for. On thing that was always noted amongst u...
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33116

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Please correct me if in error but didn’t airlines cancel their flights going in there on that fateful day.
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 33825

Re: Air Transat YOW

Quoting the rookiepilot: "I know nothing about crew and commercial aircraft ops. By contrast few of you know much about running a business." I know and was acquainted with an AC pilot B777 who has a Civil Engineering degree and an MBA who runs his own successful Aviation Consulting firm on the side ...
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61988

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

I am 110% in favour of a non- punitive investigative structure , it has LONG been known to increase aviation safety as compared to a 3rd world knee jerk reaction of finding blame and closing the books !!!! What I am NOT in favour is having investigators going out of their way to find fault with eve...
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61988

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Here is one non disputable fact: at the missed approach/go around altitude, the aircraft in question had attained sufficient climb gradient to clear the obstacles in front of it. If the ROC at the location of the first obstacle was 3 ft, 50ft , 100ft or a coat of paint, clearance was accomplished. D...
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61988

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Can't believe some of the tweets. 100 feet clearance isn't serious enough? How close would everyone like it? What if the engines didn't spool for any reason, instantly? Get real people. We are talking a matter of what a few seconds? Comedy hour here, except it's not funny. :roll: :roll: :roll: On a...
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33070

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

[quote="PositiveRate27"]Anyone who looks at this and just writes it off as "two lazy airline pilots mailing it in and screwing the pooch" is missing the huge red flag that should be a warning to all of us. Your commentary has merit in my view. Why, let me say this as a former IAP designer. We are pe...
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Thu May 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33070

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

All in all a disappointing report. No recommendations and no safety action taken by Transport Canada. Basically back to our regularly scheduled programming. Perhaps one recommendation (if not in the works), no 1/2 sm vis credit via ops spec to any airline on NPA even with calculated vertical guidan...
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Minister Marc Garneu
Replies: 24
Views: 3508

Re: Transport Minister Marc Garneu

Some seem to forget or ignorant of the fact(take your pick) that aviation is just one of the four modes(Air,Marine,Rail,Road) a Transport Minister is responsible for. The Country's Transport infrastructure/systems doesn't revolve around aviation nor should it. Yep. I'd also love to meet one typical...
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC blames Airbus for YHZ crash
Replies: 36
Views: 6176

Re: AC blames Airbus for YHZ crash

forgive me if my memory is hazy, but I am pretty sure that YHZ used to have an ILS on 05...... But when the airport authority bought the new system it didnt pay for the option on that end. I recall there was a warmup time, as my F/O kept going the wrong way, and that was the excuse from the tower. ...
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC blames Airbus for YHZ crash
Replies: 36
Views: 6176

Re: AC blames Airbus for YHZ crash

Does this mean AC will be pulling their A320's from service since they believe them to be unsafe? Or was it only the one that crashed that's to blame? :mrgreen: Hopefully, sometime this decade an accident report will be released. Only been two years so far, for an accident where the FDR/CVR were in...
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Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Approach Ban
Replies: 19
Views: 7729

Re: Approach Ban

There were 3 landing accidents in a relatively short span with light blue aircraft. (AC YHZ, Jazz YAM, and EVAS YQX) all involving landing in low vis so I'm sure some changes are coming. Hopefully it will be a simpler process instead of the flow charts my company currently uses. The minimums on the...
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4219

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

Correct, if a specific landing surface/runway is assessed as non-instrument(no survey) the lowest minima authorized is 500ft HAT, no matter what the procedure, even WAAS LPV. As mentioned there are good many examples in the CAP and more specific in the RCAP. If ROC + governing obstacle in the final...
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4219

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

Correct, if a specific landing surface/runway is assessed as non-instrument(no survey) the lowest minima authorized is 500ft HAT, no matter what the procedure, even WAAS LPV. As mentioned there are good many examples in the CAP and more specific in the RCAP. If ROC + governing obstacle in the final ...
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4219

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

Actually an Instrument Approach Procedure(including anything with vertical guidance) can be designed to any airstrip without any type of runway assessment, however the lowest MDA/DA/DH authorized is 500ft HAT. There are many examples where this has indeed happened, I did designs to such locations an...
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4219

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

LPV's provide ILS like precision, many with 200 and a half limits, and can be produced for almost any airport anywhere without the need for an expensive ILS installation - cost savings airlines could insist on to reduce their fees paid to NavCanada, airports and other national service providers. Th...
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Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 44565

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Shortly after that Caravan crash in Winnipeg few yrs back due airframe ice in which the pilot lost her life, I was contracted to do IAP designs and subsequent procedure flight checks for northern sites. I let it be known I will not conduct any flight checking in that aircraft type. There were some l...
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Sanny accident report
Replies: 109
Views: 9243

Re: Perimeter Sanny accident report

The first two items under Findings indicates to me airlines/charter companiesof this nature shouldn't be in operation. I would hope the flight crew on this particular flight would have difficulty in employment prospects, this is just terrible, no other way to describe it.
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Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wardair
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: Wardair

Here is a tiny bit of stuff on Wardair I have in my collection. http://www.skythings.ca/my-aviation-collection/airline-memorabilia/wardair/ Good info. I had the pleasure of working with Doug McKinley at NC few years back , Doug worked at Wardair on B747 and DC-10 as Capt and I believe he was traini...
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Tue May 05, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65287

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Rockie. A reasonable response for sure. Your airline has been flying A320 or variants of it for a good many years- would 20+ be close. This aircraft(variants) flys into Halifax every day of the year winter, spring, summer, fall. It has done countless non-precision IAPs to this runway(05) and others ...
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Mon May 04, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65287

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

They tried to push it in through the weather and broke the airplane. Something tells me if this was Asiana's airplane, we would not have 16 pages of talk about SCDA. We like to defend our own sometimes, even if it's unreasonable. They had the legal weather to complete the approach and the legal vis...

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