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by J31
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1297

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

Justified or not it was a dick move unplug another aircraft. Most people are good but there are always few AS#H@LES around.
by J31
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7633

Re: Westjet CYHZ

It is very hard to show a return on investment upgrading runways and approaches. So I do not think Halifax will consider an ILS on 5 or 32 when a LPV approach gets you down to 200-250 ft decision altitude right now. Conversely building stores and restaurants in terminals generates revenue. That is t...
by J31
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7633

Re: Westjet CYHZ

The LDA for runway 14 at YHZ is 7700 ft, but what about the fact that the touchdown point for an ILS is not at the threshold? On a light twin you can chop and drop once you're visual (within reason), but what about the big guys? With a stabilized approach following the glidepath right to the ground...
by J31
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7633

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Does anyone know if this aircraft had LPV capabilities? I'm assuming that the reason why they took 14 at all was that they didn't, but maybe they thought that 200 ft ceiling made it not even worth the effort of trying the RNAV 05.... Rwy 5-32 was NOTAM closed. Westjet does not do LPV approaches wit...
by J31
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

If I were on a newer model 737 and saw frost on top of the wing, I would suspect that the captain is legally taking off with all the required approvals in order. Ummmm, can you clarify this statement? I am quite sure that knowingly taking off with ANY frost on top of the wing won't satisfy the lega...
by J31
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

Keeping in mind that many details are unknown in this accident and preliminary info could be inaccurate...... Never, ever takeoff with contaminated wings on a swept wing jet with what are known as hard wings(no leading edge slats). I thought the F100 wing was upgraded to include leading edge slats....
by J31
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/12-killed-dozens-hurt-after-plane-crashes-in-kazakhstan-1.4744563 ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN -- A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said. The Bek Air aircraft, ...
by J31
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

What's wrong with that? It's an IFR capable airplane with -let's assume- an instrument rated pilot. Pretty sure this is a daily occurence in Canada, in way worse environments. Evidence here would indicate it was an issue and wx was a factor. Even with a mechanical no quick return possible. Just bec...
by J31
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Embraer 145 slid off O'Hare runway Nov 11, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Embraer 145 slid off O'Hare runway Nov 11, 2019

Embraer E-145 regional jet flight slid off a runway “due to icy conditions” at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/11/american-flight-skids-off-runway-in-ohare-as-storm-disrupts-hundreds-of-flights.html Video: https://digg.com/video/ohare-plane-skids-off-ru...
by J31
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again

Victory wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:44 am
WestJet also had a 737 with 97k cycles on it. I'd imagine it's the cycles that get you not the hours. Remember the Hawaiian 737 convertible. It had 89k cycles.
That was a 737-200 and she was scraped when the 737NG's came on line.
by J31
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 63
Views: 10699

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

I hope everyone is alright, the water is down into the high 40’s low 50’s this time of year and it won’t take much for hypothermia to be an issue. Not that warm. Lake temps are about 6 degrees celsius (43 fahrenheit) and those small lakes are cooling off fast with daily air temperatures around 0 ce...
by J31
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 4023

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Looks like the pilots are having to answer some questions. :wink: From the story in the translated text below the video: At 21.20 on Tuesday the Monumental stadium was a festival of lights, colors and songs. The players of River went out to the court to play the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores ag...
by J31
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3436

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

Hahaha you guys kill me!!!! :prayer: :prayer: :prayer: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by J31
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 10097

Re: Boeing Max.

The sim will only simulate what is programmed. Boeing provided the parameters to the sim manufactures and originally never included the MCAS programming. Many of the world regulators have little faith in the simulator programming to accurately portray the extreme corners of the MAX flight flight env...
by J31
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Private C130 Santa Barbara
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Private C130 Santa Barbara

Looks like it is a 1957 C130A with 4 blade props.

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=119TG
by J31
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat runway incursion
Replies: 14
Views: 2120

Re: Air Transat runway incursion

I worked with LIDO charts for several years, what a disaster! There were errors on almost every chart, worldwide.

So happy to go back to Jep.

Having said that the hold line on YVR runway 08R is really hard to miss. :?
by J31
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AN2 short landing Aug 23, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

AN2 short landing Aug 23, 2019

AN2 "Hard Landing" :shock: Gmunden-Gschwandt Airport on Friday 23 Aug 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-_G8yATYP8
by J31
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How bright are those lights
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: How bright are those lights

We landed in Calgary a few years ago with the LED lights on 17L stuck on high. The tower could not turn them down and they were almost blinding during the flare. The weather was about 400 feet and 2 miles of mist.
by J31
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How bright are those lights
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: How bright are those lights

Ok, I am talking about HIAL(High Intensity Approach Lights) settings. Maybe the vis is a bit low and you would like a brighter than normal setting but not too bright as you noticed that the last time you tried strength 5, they were quite bright on short final. So you decide to as for strength 4. As...
by J31
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 38713

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

"A Toronto man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet in Ethiopia" "His wife, son and daughters — six-year-old Ryan, four-year-old Kelli and nine-month-old Rubi — and his wife’s mother were on their way to visit family in Kenya." https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/07/17/toronto-man-e...
by J31
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5714

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

On 30 March 2019, a privately registered, ski-equipped Piper J3C-65 aircraft (registration C-FLDQ, serial number 16839) was en route from Pistol Lake, Ontario, to Snowshoe Lake, Ontario (approximately 53 nautical miles northwest of Kenora, Ontario), with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. The inten...
by J31
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

Looks like a Citation Latitude which should not have any problems operating on a 4500 foot strip. It appears to be a high speed over run on landing.

They were lucky to make it out!
by J31
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5714

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

Local wisdom seems to point to a wing separation at the top of the strut. Far from official. It was the bottom of the wing strut that let go. Years of corrosion, a known issue with Piper wing struts. Piper wing struts and the fork ends have been subject to an AD for over 30 years. It appears this o...

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