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by C.W.E.
Mon May 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 294
Views: 162190

Re: Superior Airways

Lets see if we get a strike and a chance to play it. :mrgreen:
by C.W.E.
Sun May 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 294
Views: 162190

Re: Superior Airways

I believe that is Carl Millard's hangar in the back ground. We all know the story there, right?
No. can you tell us?
by C.W.E.
Thu May 09, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

It’s days like this I wish all old people would just keel over and die.
Wow.

What kind of person thinks like this?
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

For sure the DC3 is an unreliable, unsafe airplane and should never have been certified.

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=243873
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

And a lot of pilots complain they are not paid enough.

Maybe the bar should be raised to be issued a commercial pilot license to include competency?
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Illya K, is this Swiss cheese thing the new age escape language for these screw ups or is it just a touchy feely way to evade responsibility?
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Dumbing this down to just one mistake of "departed with insufficient fuel" doesn't allow for real examination of the likely many little mistakes before and after the wheels came up that ended with a 200 balled up on a runway in northern Manitoba. Maybe they could hold public safety sessions to answ...
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Will they lawyer up?
There is a reasonable chance they may have to.

I know for sure if me or any of my family were a passenger on that airplane they would need a lawyer.
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Well maybe I do not think in the Swiss cheese mode of accident prevention but I do believe in never flying an airplane ahead of where I want it to go. That is accomplished by decision making based on my and the airplanes limitations. Win lose or draw for me it has worked for the past sixty six years...
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training cost
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Flight training cost

When I learned to fly the hourly cost was ten dollars an hour dual and eight dollars an hour solo on the Cessna 140A and the Fleet Canuck.
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The second hole in the cheese.
How many holes does it require to be incompetent enough to finally wreck an airplane?

They didn't teach me about cheese when I learned to fly.
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training cost
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Flight training cost

Wow... $7282 for a multi-rating
Wow is right, that means I would have had to pay $1456.40 per hour for my multi engine rating.
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

To top it off, two pilots jumped in and it was two Captains flying together.
A couple more candidates for T.C. to hire.
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Does TC operate fairly and unilaterally?
You have some expertise in this area, no?
Actually I do.

I won a $250,000 lawsuit against them 17 or so years ago.

And I never worked in Canada again because I detest dealing with maggots.
by C.W.E.
Wed May 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

If a newer 705 company had the same incidents and findings as Buffalo has in the past 10-15 years, do you think they'd still be allowed to operate?

Are there different rules for every company?
by C.W.E.
Tue May 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

At very least limit it to cargo only if it's not that way already. The pilots hopefully know what risk they are taking. Innocent passengers would not. Probably the whole company should be cargo only since even their turbine machine went skidding down the runway. So not all there accidents are power...
by C.W.E.
Tue May 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Given that Buffalo has been unable twice now to keep a DC-3 airborne after an engine failure, should they be shut down or is it the DC-3 that needs to be retired?
What is your opinion?
by C.W.E.
Mon May 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Some DC3’s fly better than others. Maybe this one was not a good one.
That is true.

The R4D-8 had far better single engine performance.
by C.W.E.
Mon May 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11078

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The more accidents one has the more that pilot knows about aviation, because in this era of flying accidents are learning experiences.

Sadly some of us just never got to learn anything.
by C.W.E.
Sun May 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

mbav8r and shimmy......dinner for two at the KEG says you don’t have DC3 on your tickets.
Nothing to ad?


And I'll buy the drinks.
by C.W.E.
Sun May 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

It's like people who do their own extra "gear down 3 green" check on short final,


I always do a short final check for landing to confirm I have the correct gear position.

It is.

" Where am I landing and where is my gear. "

It has saved me landing with the wrong gear position twice.
by C.W.E.
Sat May 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is this the new norm???
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Is this the new norm???

The market determines wages.
by C.W.E.
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

Killer items are

Controls free and proper movement.

Fuel, on and sufficient.
by C.W.E.
Fri May 03, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7921

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Heavy is my guess
At the density altitude Yellowknife would be this time of year a properly loaded properly maintained and properly flown DC3 should be able to return to the airport.

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