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by CLguy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

No ride required to get the license. It’s just a paperwork exercise. All your existing ratings and type certificates will get added to your FAA Commercial. Of course it’s the same as Canada, you will need to do an IFR/PPC ride on the aircraft that you will be flying.
by CLguy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

I would recommend the Gleim online course. It will set you up nicely for both the Commercial Conversion Exam and the IFR Conversion Exam. Both exams are 40 questions. You also have to complete a form giving the FAA authorization to have your license credentials verified by Transport Canada. Once eve...
by CLguy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Winter jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Winter jobs

The Maldives
by CLguy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 49
Views: 4392

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

hold the controls full nose up after touching down on the water until reaching taxi speed.

Let me know how that technique works out for you when you’re landing in 4 foot swells in the Indian Ocean on a daily basis.
by CLguy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 49
Views: 4392

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

First of all a go around would have prevented the need for this thread. Digging the floats works well. Have used it many times to stop, not from hitting the shore but to stop quicker especially in rough water. Works great in a Twin Otter in heavy seas. Pick the spot, plant it, stick full forward and...
by CLguy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 24
Views: 2813

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

Aeroflite which is Conair’s American Division are the highest paid in North America. Senior guys are doing well north of $200k US for a season working 10 days on and 10 days off. The European folks are up there in Euros as well. Canada once again lags behind in pilots salaries.
by CLguy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 6626

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will cut about 5,000 jobs across the organization over the next 12 to 18 months as part of a new restructuring plan. The cuts are expected to lead to about US$250 million in annualized savings by 2021. The company also announced the sale of what it ca...
by CLguy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop cancels US flights due lack of approvals
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

Re: Swoop cancels US flights due lack of approvals

Was really impressed at how far Swoop has set back aviation. Yesterday at a Marriot in Winnipeg I watched a Swoop crew filling baggies with food from the free breakfast buffet before leaving all dressed in the ugliest uniforms I have seen a flight crew wear. Is this really what flying the big iron h...
by CLguy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: LONGVIEW AVIATION CALGARY
Replies: 3
Views: 2669

Re: LONGVIEW AVIATION CALGARY

Don’t know who had the hangar before but it is across the field from where Viking is located.
by CLguy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: LONGVIEW AVIATION CALGARY
Replies: 3
Views: 2669

Re: LONGVIEW AVIATION CALGARY

They have the hangars and 2 215’s have been moved in to begin the conversion process. The first one is being done at Cascades in Abbotsford so the Calgary ones will be a couple of months behind that one.
by CLguy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario float bases
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: Ontario float bases

Wawa has a couple of float bases. Geraldton has fuel. You land on Hutchison Lk beside the airport and they will bring the bowser and top you up.
by CLguy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26884

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Out of province bombers in Ontario has nothing to do with privatization. They are here as part of the MARS (Mutal Aid Resource Sharing) Agreement which is in effect country wide. The provinces share resources as needed in busy fire flaps regardless of who is operating them. Alberta, Manitoba and Que...
by CLguy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to Alaska
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Flying to Alaska

I would suggest flying to Whitehorse and then west to Fairbanks. A beautiful flight and you follow the highway most of the way. From Fairbanks, which is also worth seeing, you can go south and follow the highway to Anchorage. You will fly right past Mount McKinley. If you don't want to go in Anchora...
by CLguy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4659

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

One hand on power and one hand on the control column was always my method of maintaining control of any airplane I ever flew.

Guess you never flew one with nose wheel steering or 2 crew SOP's. That's the way it's done in Beavers and Otters!
by CLguy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 185 Max External Load
Replies: 13
Views: 5644

Re: 185 Max External Load

Unenthused 2 canoes on a a Beaver is no problem as long as you aren't grossed out in the cabin. Used to regularly tie 2 14' boats on the Beaver with no issues. Just keep the turns gentle and no more that take off flap for landing.
by CLguy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Oldest hired charter/corporate pilots??
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Oldest hired charter/corporate pilots??

OMNRF is hiring older guys these days. Some of the new pilots are older than the ones who have retired.
by CLguy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 at Selkirk MB July 4, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3197

Re: Beech 18 at Selkirk MB July 4, 2017

I got some time on that aircraft in the late 70's. it was owned by Northwestern Flying Service in Nestor Falls, Ontario. They owned it during the 70's and 80's.
by CLguy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Waterbombers in action
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

Re: Waterbombers in action

Badmash that was taken on Rabbit Lake in Kenora a few years ago. Kids lit a fire right in town and we got sent to it. Photographer was just at the right place at the right time. She did get some beautiful shots!
by CLguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Waterbombers in action
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

Re: Waterbombers in action

Pretty hard to get info because they never know where until they are dispatched. Could be anywhere, anytime and in most cases are only there for a short period of time. They get water from the nearest water source to the fire so that could be any lake or river in Canada.
by CLguy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Northern Wilderness Otter in Dryden.
Replies: 50
Views: 7922

Re: Northern Wilderness Otter in Dryden.

Cat and Gyvair you guys pretty much have it. The aircraft was flown by a very season Otter pilot with bags of experience on floats in Northwestern Ontario. He landed and tied up to the government dock to wait out the approaching storm that appeared to be passing to the north. There was a tornado war...
by CLguy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ice out 2017 predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Re: Ice out 2017 predictions

Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay Area has been ice free in the lakes for a week or more. There is just a little problem with all the ice and snow build up around the lakes!
by CLguy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba government contemplates privatizing province-run air ambulances, water bombers
Replies: 38
Views: 4490

Re: Manitoba government contemplates privatizing province-run air ambulances, water bombers

Well Jimmy you only have to look back at the fires in Kelowna, Slave Lake, Fort McMurray to realize cheaper is not always better. I'll bet those taxpayers wouldn't agree with you. You also have to re-adjust your math a bit. You are not buying a brand new FireBoss for $3mil. I, like Cat Driver have w...
by CLguy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba government contemplates privatizing province-run air ambulances, water bombers
Replies: 38
Views: 4490

Re: Manitoba government contemplates privatizing province-run air ambulances, water bombers

No need for you to worry about my heroism! It is a pretty stressful time for a lot of people in Manitoba Air Division and comments like yours can certainly play into that. Joking aside as you know a lot of people creep this site and would love to read comments like yours to justify why they should b...

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