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by jakeandelwood
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: What does DNMF NTL mean on application?
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: What does DNMF NTL mean on application?

I still like "baby rain" it sounds so professional.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 17
Views: 2196

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

We all need to simply phone our FIC and ask for just notams for our route they'll get so backlogged with calls they'll be forced to change.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3575

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

This whole gender thing is getting ridiculous, what's next, gender neutral plumbing fittings?
by jakeandelwood
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Of course it works out, the military is funded by endless tax dollars. Cost and time to train pilots is not important. I should have said "taxpayers loss" not the military's loss in my above post
by jakeandelwood
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

They will recruit someone with 0 flight experience and a university degree over a experienced civilian pilot with 10'000 hours and no university degree. Their loss I guess.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2986

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

But that's not carbon neutral... it's still burning. Biofuels largely waste cultivatable land and water to produce in a period of scarcity of both. And that land is seen as much more valuable to produce cookie cutter subdivisions to house the human breeder's offspring when it's time for them move o...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2986

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Give people a tax rebate to not have kids, not the reverse. Offering people money to do something or at least think about it always works.
by jakeandelwood
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2986

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Unfortunately, a single volcanic eruption the size of the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption would negate all the of G12's efforts in CO2 and hydrocarbon emssion reductions for several years. Very true. But, we can control what we emit, and be conscious of what we do so as to reduce the effect. A new gen...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2986

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

This global warming bit is getting to be a bit odd, we can barely predict the weather next week but we can predict a 3 degree temperature rise in 50 years? I'm from B.C. and I've never seen a shorter, colder and wetter summer than this last one, isn't it snowing in Calgary today? If this global war...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2986

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

This global warming bit is getting to be a bit odd, we can barely predict the weather next week but we can predict a 3 degree temperature rise in 50 years? I'm from B.C. and I've never seen a shorter, colder and wetter summer than this last one, isn't it snowing in Calgary today? If this global warm...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 1938

Re: Traing bond legal question

If they were paying you full wages while you were on your couch you really don't have a leg to stand on, the rest of the working world outside aviation would consider that a holiday.
by jakeandelwood
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 1938

Re: Traing bond legal question

They haven't provided you with work in 3 months?!? If I got that right and unless they were still paying you which I'm guessing they weren't I'm quite sure that would be your ticket in court to get out of the bond. If they were providing you with steady work then it would be a different story but yo...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance Question
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Owner Maintenance Question

I'm sure there are also many certified airplanes that are not on the OM eligibility list that have had work done on them by the owners and nothing was written in the log book.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance Question
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Owner Maintenance Question

I know some owners that have their aircraft in the OM category and they are absolutely fanatical about their maintenance and their plane shows it. I think that an OM aircraft in some ways may be better maintained because the maintenance is more affordable. There are things I'd like to do on my plane...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

That's why they use little cartoons now instead of words on labels and all that, got to protect stupid people from themselves, or give them a big sweaty wad of money.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

http://www.republicseabee.com/ this site has a ton of info and history, if you dig into it I think they have the history of all the Seabeee serial #s. I was looking thru it a while ago as I was thinking of buying one at one point.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3242

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

digits_ wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:36 pm
There is a whole bunch of them with a variety of hobbies or personality desceiptions.

Probably an attempt to humanize security folks. A bit awkward maybe, but I don't see a political angle.
I guess there are none that say; "I listen to death metal, drink beer and I'm a screening officer"
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2312

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

Nimbys kill me, they move into phase 1 in a new development then complain about the noise from the construction of phase 2, funny how they never complained about the noise from phase 1. Then they complain about the airport and race track that have been there for 75 years.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12069

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

When it comes to command in aviation, nice guys cause funerals. That seems like a good old boy statement. I'll go one further, ass holes and tyrants also create large smoking holes. It boils down to managing and using resources and assets at your disposal. This seems to be the point of the whole th...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you

Never forget your GUMP checks: G ear down U ndercarriage down M ake sure your gear is down P lease make sure your gear is down I like to keep my hand on the selector(at least in small aircraft) until I see the appropriate gear down indication(s). Such a technique might have helped the pilot in this...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/tec ... een-light/

How about this accident? A bad mag results in a pulled breaker that results in a single engine go around with the gear down but the pilot thought it was up, then a crash. Talk about a chain reaction of screw ups!
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's with KD Air lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: What's with KD Air lately?

I guess they owe some parking fees
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5579

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

If you are paying a so called reputable shop to preform your annual (not some guy on the side out of a back of a pickup) and your paying a substantial amount of money and your bill says they did an AD search you shouldn't have to do the search yourself again. The last shop that did my annual in whi...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5579

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

If you are paying a so called reputable shop to preform your annual (not some guy on the side out of a back of a pickup) and your paying a substantial amount of money and your bill says they did an AD search you shouldn't have to do the search yourself again. The last shop that did my annual in whic...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's with KD Air lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: What's with KD Air lately?

I think their van still has a parking boot on the wheel. If they can't afford to pay their vehicle parking then stay away. Someone must be working on their plane(s) out of pitt meadows, hope they get paid.

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