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by propfeather
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3709

Re: Buying vs Renting

I think I might have been the only one that landed a rental plane in Eureka. I'm curious, what kind of plane was it, and where did you get fuel up there ? It was a 172: http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=75176 Bought some barrels of fuel from a guy in Resolute Bay who had a stash i...
by propfeather
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 122
Views: 22078

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

it's been a long while but I can't remember using manual ignition on the 2 otter for take off, nor the sanders nor the hawker or the cv64 as for the King Air 200 slips my mind as well but likely in auto. BTW these guys had only been on duty for about 6 hours, it's up to the crew to ensure the rest,...
by propfeather
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 127
Views: 105026

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Pacific Region (Surrey transport Canada office) received all of my documents for the ATPL submission on August 10th. I have well over 2,500+ hours and exceed all hour requirements by a substantial amount. How long should I anticipate it take for my application to be completed and sticker sent? Has ...
by propfeather
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

Therefore, I started actually looking at the required fuel written down on the flight plan versus the actual fuel on the guages at some point prior to departure for every flight. At a previous company on one of the aircraft it was a checklist response to say the required fuel but at the most recent...
by propfeather
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 250hr Pilot Advice
Replies: 86
Views: 5415

Re: 250hr Pilot Advice

AvCanada posters gotta be the whiniest community out there waaaawaaaah.
by propfeather
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash in Nelson BC
Replies: 5
Views: 1727

Re: Crash in Nelson BC

Here's a statement from the pilot, posted on facebook by one of his friends. "The 180 in Nelson was mine. I came into the airport over the ridge so I was high. I crossed mid field and the wind was right down the runway. I extended my right downwind for 22 to lose the rest of my altitude. The whole t...
by propfeather
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CAT 3 Medical Turnaround
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: CAT 3 Medical Turnaround

I had a Cat 1 renewal done in March and it wasn't processed until last week.
by propfeather
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 63751

Re: The Return to Normal?

One of the Groundstaff informed me that I would not be allowed to board in uniform. I explained I wasn't wearing ID and would put on a sweater in the cabin. She told me to remove my uniform as this was "Transport Canada regulations". As I had just flown in on another Canadian Airline with no issues...
by propfeather
Wed May 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

gtappl wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 pm
I wonder how many hours is a degree worth? Assuming the only difference between two guys is the paper and the hours
Zero in my opinion. Personality matters much more.
by propfeather
Tue May 26, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

gtappl wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 pm How rare are degrees? I feel like anyone under 30 would have one since most people want to have a backup career
Very few of my coworkers have a degree. Neither do I, but do have useful experience in other fields.
by propfeather
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Cessna SkyCourier

Looks like an improvement on the twot in a few aspects and could be a plausible replacement for strip to strip flying. But it's not STOL and needs over triple the runway length. Also - skis? floats? tundra tires? Those are the bread and butter for the ol twot.
by propfeather
Tue May 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: American companies
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: American companies

RegionalPilot wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 3:00 pm Any easy way to get a working visa or green card to work as a pilot in the USA ?
Find a nice young hunk to spend the rest of your life with.
by propfeather
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk
Replies: 23
Views: 5664

Re: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk

approach ban there is no approach ban there. I have landed many times in 1/4 mile in the north and it's usually reasonable flight vis and poor vis close to the ground. Finding the runway is simple but staying on it after landing can be tricky especially in a 25kt xwind . True, but there's no RVOP o...
by propfeather
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 43510

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Someone mentioned Sweden?
This data only goes to Apr. 18th but it paints a picture.
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by propfeather
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 9945

Re: And so it begins...

Digits, if my airline were to fail and I had to start over at any airline, my pay would go back to what I made in 1998, at a minimum. Back to when I paid 56,000 for my first house, a price that you can’t even get a small 1 bedroom condo for nowadays. And they say millennials are the entitled ones.....
by propfeather
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 53923

Re: Corona Virus

if herd immunity is such a good idea for a virus of this sort - why is the Netherlands ending up with such a high per capita death rate? Shouldn't the exact opposite be occurring? Because the intelligent response in the Netherlands did not quarantine vulnerable people(over a certain age and people ...
by propfeather
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 43510

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Kejidog wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:02 am
Aaaand the true colours are shown. Time to take a break there bud.
by propfeather
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Kenn Borek Air
Replies: 20
Views: 8602

Re: Kenn Borek Air

For a low time pilot, Kenn Borek is hard to beat if you have a hankering for some adventure and don't mind being away from home for 6-8 months a year. Yes it is still rotational, but only once you are out of the office. It's anywhere from 6 months to a year before getting a seat on the Twin or the ...
by propfeather
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3607

Re: Favourite Type

iflyforpie wrote: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:42 am
shimmydampner wrote: Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:39 am
schnitzel2k3 wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:00 am I think as much as the 1900 was amazing.....
When you start to push the machine off strip, that's when it really shines.
I've got to know what constitutes off strip in a 1900.
3000 feet of gravel. ;)
"Off strip" :lol:
by propfeather
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: KENN BOREK in MIAMI (OPF)
Replies: 8
Views: 2882

Re: KENN BOREK in MIAMI (OPF)

co-joe wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:54 pm Is that the shoals contract still?
Yep

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