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by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Flying into USA

photofly wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Yeah. NEVER get out of the aircraft until CBP shows up. Anywhere.
+1 to that. Most are very friendly. The odd one......
by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Flying into USA

In my experience FSS in the US will not assume your departure unless you are just about to depart. You can't file a departure time an hour away and have them assume it. PF is right, but so is this post in my experience. I have had that work, I also have been delayed departing, and the system not on...
by rookiepilot
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most risky flying decisions.
Replies: 42
Views: 2657

Re: Most risky flying decisions.

This is so simple but yet not taught. Why is it not taught? Why does it need to be taught? No one taught me when flying anywhere much outside the GTA, 30 minutes of fuel isn't sufficient. I set my own limits based on the flying that are much more conservative. Didn't need anyone to teach me that. O...
by rookiepilot
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Gabor Lukacs and CBC shit all over Air Canada - again
Replies: 13
Views: 1500

Re: Gabor Lukacs and CBC shit all over Air Canada - again

PostmasterGeneral wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:13 am
kevind wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:55 am
I know Scott. It was AIr Canada all the way. His luggage went to Rome. The customer service people were less than helpful.
Someone sent the bag to FCO instead of MCO? :lol:
Helpful to know your codes.
by rookiepilot
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 2113

Re: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

If this lady actually can't sit for two hours without a squirrel in her lap then she really, really should seek some professional help prior to traveling in public alone again. Hear, Hear! I find gentle "pet" type animals very relaxing, and I admit, that during a multi month stay in hospital, when ...
by rookiepilot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Women-only plane seating needed to combat sexual assault and midair ‘manspread’
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: Women-only plane seating needed to combat sexual assault and midair ‘manspread’

"Well, you know, there are gender impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area. There are social impacts because they’re mostly male construction workers." -- PM Trudeau. Substitute "Construction workers" for "passengers" "workers" "writers". Or, Anything at all, actually. It's not ...
by rookiepilot
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 1857

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/12/06/bombardier-sees-shift-to-growth-cycle-as-investment-push-ebbs.html Bombardier's forecasts: "For the company as a whole, Bombardier reaffirmed its month-old forecast for 2019 sales to climb about 10 per cent to at least $18 billion. The manufacturer expects...
by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 1857

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

Listen to what an expert in corporate governance says. Completely agree.
Bombardier's governance is literally third world. Hence large investors won't touch them.


https://business.financialpost.com/opin ... governance
by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 440
Views: 26769

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Canoehead wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 pm

But as long as everyone is happy and no feelings are hurt...
...and no one is embarrassed. That's Canadian. Sweep it under the rug.
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Who says they sell it as PPL training or skills necessary to get a PPL? Just because you go on a flight before you have a PPL, doesn't mean it is considered part of the mandatory PPL curriculum. The flight training manual covers the exercises you need to master, but as far as I know it is not an ex...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Aviatard wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:53 pm
rookiepilot wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
My own amateur opinion -- I learned a lot more doing my own first US trip without an instructor. One can always go with a more experienced pilot.
So, like an instructor then?
Uhhhhh....don't get us started on that conversation. :lol:
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

If a PPL can't cross the border without a hand hold, my eyes roll, but it's more appropriate. How do you expect them to be confident in doing it, if they have never been shown how to do it? I'm sure a lot of people can handle it, but for those who don't, there is nothing wrong with asking for help ...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

I've been involved in multiple schools who got requests from their students to do international trips. None of them were very happy with it, but allowed it anyway as it is good experience for students. Limiting trips like these to CPL students only is ridiculous. A Canadian PPL allows you to fly ar...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

I'd be wary of extending that assumption as a get of jail card for wilful misconduct. This is more of the same silliness. The rank and file members of the St. Catharine's Flying Club didn't willfully misconduct anything. Your hyperbole is drawing attention away from what really went wrong. I'm not ...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Just remember - it's called a "limited" company because liabilities are limited to the company, and not its members as individuals. Instead of multiple shareholders, take a closely held company, involved daily in management decisions at a flying club, perhaps also holding management roles. Then the...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

However, that's not the same as saying that because they're only members (or shareholders) that their organization (club, company, whatever) shouldn't be held responsible because they don't want their club or company to suffer. but I do recall you finding quotes to suggest that they were personally...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Of course it's incorporated. This "members should be bankrupted" is just too silly for words. Even by AvCanada's standards of silliness. Ontario Corporations Act, section 122: Where did I write specifically, if you're referring to me, any non profits members be bankrupted? There is an enormous, and...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

As for the flying club, its owners elect the directors, who hire the employees. Any liability and how far it goes in this regard would have to be decided by a court of law, that is why courts exist is to settle such matters. This is my stance. Nothing more. Nothing less. It's up to the courts to de...
by rookiepilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Yes, I do support laws to stop greedy families suing innocents as shown in my example in the US. Those blatently doing so should be fined the amount they sue for. Who decides this, who should be fined, and upend the justice system completely? I've got a better idea. Let's fine the "guilty parties" ...
by rookiepilot
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

I have no knowledge re any role either the vacuum pump or the FAA, via ATC's actions, that might apply to the accident. I'm sure the justice system will sort it out, as it's designed to do, including dismissing if that's appropriate against them. The flying club's are apparently easier to see from w...
by rookiepilot
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Greed? Let me tell you what's greedy. The greed comes from flight schools that can stuff 2 students and an instructor in a plane for a trip to Florida and charge dual for a trip not on any PPL Syllabus. There is ZERO purpose in Pre PPL students going on such a trip. Zero. Inexcusable. CPL, 2 or 3 ta...
by rookiepilot
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garneau says Bombardier can't be favoured in Bids.
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Garneau says Bombardier can't be favoured in Bids.

Funniest fiction I've read today. (On Via tender).

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/via-ra ... -1.4922638

"Quebec premier demands Trudeau government intervene".

Or else? They will cut off my cheese curd supply?
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 164
Views: 4228

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Why did AC sue Airbus in the YHZ accident?

What component on the Airbus was shown to fail? How is Airbus responsible?

I have expressed no view on the pump mfg or the FAA.

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