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by C.W.E.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 400
Views: 71048

Re: Westwind

That being said, your post would suggest captains should've marched into the CP's office and say they refuse to fly to ZFD until they upgrade the deicing equipment. Care to take a guess at how that would've played out? :lol: The answer to that is simple. The flight would not go until the safety iss...
by C.W.E.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1960’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: 1960’s

Out of Africa - Four days in a Cat Day One The sun was just rising as I finished scraping the frost off the windshield of the P.B.Y. Catalina with a credit card. This is not the picture one would have of Africa, however it is Thursday July 22/99 and it is winter in Johannesburg. After eighteen days...
by C.W.E.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1960’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: 1960’s

Another interesting short story, and snippet of Canadian aviation that you don't often read about. Thanks Chuck. Thanks g5, that makes me feel better than being called an old fart for commenting in a thread about an airplane accident, then again it appears that poster started flying after I retired...
by C.W.E.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 14998

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Well Shimmy, if they hadn't descended below a published altitude, they wouldn't have hit the ground. What is your point? I am trying to come up with an explanation that would cause someone to hit the ground if you did not descend below a published altitude..... ...as soon as I find one I will get r...
by C.W.E.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 14998

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

They may have had an IFR clearance out of YZF controlled airspace. However where they were found and the Wha Ti (lac La Martre) is uncontrolled airspace below 18000 ft. I do not know present practice but in the past one would likely operate on a flight note and get a IFR clearance out of YZF. Once ...
by C.W.E.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 14998

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Unfortunately those folks can often be biased. Yes and the reports can be vague enough to make it difficult to really understand why these accidents happen, they hope enough pilots are ignorant of the subject for their report to look legitimate. Does anyone here know if that flight filed an IFR fli...
by C.W.E.
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 14998

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Were they on an IFR flight plan?
by C.W.E.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 14998

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Sadly we see these accidents happening far to often.

It has been this way for as long as I have been flying and it does not seem to get better.
by C.W.E.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1960’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: 1960’s

That was a long time ago old fella, I remember seeing them parked on the ramp at the Island Airport and always wanted to fly one but never got the chance.

The TBM, not the 172. :mrgreen:
by C.W.E.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1960’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: 1960’s

************************************************************************************** I wrote this around 2000 or so. *********************************************************************************** The Tobacco Fields: Crop Dusting in Southern Ontario By Chuck Ellsworth: For generations the farm...
by C.W.E.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1960’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: 1960’s

For any of us who were around that era( I graduated from high school in ‘69), Yes I was flying for a living in the sixties, I got an early start as a commercial pilot I started flying for a living in 1957. One of the main reasons I got such an early start was I never went to high school because fly...
by C.W.E.
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 14998

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Illya Kuryakin wrote: ↑Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Were these guys shooting an approach? Were they enroute? Very few details. This company had a fatal C208 accident not all that long ago. No red flags here.
Illya
His question was rational.

Frig off Illya
But this is not.
by C.W.E.
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Water bomber pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Water bomber pilots

During my interview with Conair they gave me advice on tricks to use to obtain EI benefits during the off season. If a company is relying on social welfare to sustain their employees something is wrong with the system.
Did they offer to hire you
by C.W.E.
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Is this a good job?

Are truck drivers maximum hours per day more or less than a pilots?
by C.W.E.
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Is this a good job?

My brother used to hustle drywall between Calgary and Edmonton way in the last century. No helpers. No per diems. Pay was mileage from city to city. Nothing for in the city. Nothing for time spent waiting.
What did he make a year doing that compared to what Walmart is paying?
by C.W.E.
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Is this a good job?

Walmart, the world’s largest big-box retailer, is giving truck drivers pay raises that would push their salaries up to nearly $90,000 and hiring additional drivers to address the shortage of truck drivers in its fleet.
by C.W.E.
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

Just jumping in to say Chuck, thanks for all your input here. Abrasive or not its always a good read. Thanks! :mrgreen: For you other guys jeez, calm down. Let the old guy talk. This is a man who flew in a different era, within a different culture and basic flying machines. Let him speak. He’s live...
by C.W.E.
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

An interesting experiment would be to see at what pressure altitude you could get the same performance as you would if you stayed in ground effect. Especially when you factor in the time to climb. I imagine the extended range from flying higher would far outweigh the performance you'd gain from gro...
by C.W.E.
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

Couple years in Africa and a year in SE Asia. Actually it was the most predictable weather of my entire career.
Africa is a big continent with countries that are dry to countries that are very wet and very unpredictable weather wise, where in Africa did you fly?
by C.W.E.
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

Chuck, well done. Interesting how much flying airmanship has changed and now they're flying computers. Different world now but is it safer only because the equipment is better and makes up for the lack of flying skills? Thanks, one thing I can not understand is why some people only see my posts as ...
by C.W.E.
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

I'm still curious what the "T" represents/signifies in ground effect, never mind all the other if's, and's, but's, call outs and general dick slinging going on in this thread !! It was used to describe height over water in ground effect many years ago and if you really want to know anymore about th...
by C.W.E.
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

Getting back to the situation here it's like most things, the current generation(s) are applying their standards to judge. The one big thing that they are missing, the lack of technology. What weather reporting or forecasts, navigation and the list goes on. Risk management, really it was taking off...
by C.W.E.
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

Sure, nothing wrong with flying between the thunderstorms under the cloud layers to find the worst areas and avoid them. I wouldn't do it at 50 feet though. And here's the thing: if you ferry those planes, and you have to resort to this 50 ft AGL flying to survive, can you really claim that your su...
by C.W.E.
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

There are two of you guys in this silly disagreement, and only one of you has any experience in heavy flying-boats that go 90 knots and cross oceans, including the frontal systems of the doldrums. I'm guessing that ain't you, digits. As for you, Ant you do understand he's talking about a region of ...

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