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by Doc
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

All that has been suggested is that key people are corrupt and/or incompetent The way I read it is that some customers, who also happen to be shareholders, have not paid their accounts. Where incompetence comes in is the company management continuing to do business with customers who don't pay thei...
by Doc
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet Captain receives passenger's sexist note
Replies: 114
Views: 7571

Re: WestJet Captain receives passenger's sexist note

Do we really CARE?? I don't. I don't care for the male's attitude but I do care that there are still Neanderthals amongst us who think that way. The captain handled her Facebook entry well. I guess, my point is, why even acknowledge that the jerk even exists? There will always be these attitudes, a...
by Doc
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

shimmydampner wrote:I had quoted Azimuth
Okay. I hears you then. Have no idea where he's coming from either.
by Doc
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet Captain receives passenger's sexist note
Replies: 114
Views: 7571

Re: WestJet Captain receives passenger's sexist note

Do we really CARE?? I don't.
by Doc
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

convicting them due to association by ethnicity I realize you are desperate to make this a racism issue just like you try with every other topic you chime in on, but please just stop. No one has said that the issues faced by Wasaya are a result of key people being Aboriginal. All that has been sugg...
by Doc
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

LC brings up a very valid point. They really need to replace what's left of their Hawker "fleet". You can only go to New Zealand so often for engine work and still maintain some viability. What are they down to, two? The 1900's are cycling out at a great rate, and the PC12 uses "Swiss Made" Rolex pa...
by Doc
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ORNGE. Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Re: ORNGE. Question

Well, SmokinJoe........there is NO patient on board at all for roughly 50% of legs flown. On at least 30% of the rest of the flights, they are most likely NOT priority medevac status. I've flown many medevacs my friend.....many are NOT priority! And yet.....EVERY SINGLE LEG these guys fly seem to be...
by Doc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private lease of US registered aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Private lease of US registered aircraft?

I do know you need a Yank licence. A PPL will do. Imagine the rest is up to you and your insurance company.
by Doc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

crazy_aviator wrote:Frozen solid, A very commendable reply and true in totality ! :D
+1

However, coupled with the other thread currently active, I wouldn't be in a mad dash to fork out bond money for a training agreement right now....
by Doc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

CID wrote:Comparing Wasaya to Pan Am and the like? Wow.....
It is a bit like comparing the Titanic to an overturned kayak.
by Doc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

Aloha goes bankrupt, TWA, PanAm, airlines big and small, around the world. Leaving passengers stranded, leaving serious arrears. Nobody accuses them of drunkenly riding off into the night with taxpayer funded skidoos. But in Wasayas case its what "they" do. When was Doc privy to the financials of W...
by Doc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

dahspeers wrote:
crazy_aviator wrote:New 4 wheel trucks, skidoos, multiple trips to winterpeg, booze,,,yea, i can imagine where the monies gone :roll:
Glad someone said it
Not like this is news to anyone? Lots of GMC Denali vehicles around when I was there. Kind of nice to see it catching up to them. Karma can be such a B!
by Doc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8692

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

They'll just dip their paws into the tax payer cookie jar, and all will start anew. It's what they do. Good indication of crappy management is allowing debts to become that large in the first place. If the bills aren't being paid, the pop and chips stop flowing. Pretty simple? Pay the bill, you'll g...
by Doc
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Jet does Gear up landing
Replies: 58
Views: 9293

Re: Canadian Jet does Gear up landing

Going to keep this short. Being interrupted during a check list, is just one reason I don't use them. I don't believe they are necessary for day to day operation of a fairly simple airplane. If something is off centre, then I definitely pull one out. Blind adherence to the written word can too often...
by Doc
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Commercial pilots need stall recovery experience" article
Replies: 25
Views: 1994

Re: "Commercial pilots need stall recovery experience" artic

Frankly, I feel it may be as basic as recognizing something is amiss, and having the SA to realize that what you're doing just isn't working. In the Air France scenario, I don't want to over simplify it, but cruise deck angle, paired with cruise N1, would have got the job done. It doesn't need to be...
by Doc
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Commercial pilots need stall recovery experience" article
Replies: 25
Views: 1994

Re: "Commercial pilots need stall recovery experience" artic

Stalls in a 767, Cessna 150, Citabria, etc., all have two things in common. If you pull back on the stick, the houses get smaller. If you continue to pull back on the stick, the houses get larger again. And yes, this undeniable fact of life can be taught in a J3.
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by Doc
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Co-Pilot Just Hijacked His Own Plane to Seek Asylum
Replies: 14
Views: 1726

Re: A Co-Pilot Just Hijacked His Own Plane to Seek Asylum

Couldn't he just have disappeared in Roma?
by Doc
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration
Replies: 93
Views: 24785

Re: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration

I have to assume, that if your application is in before your licence dies, your "donkey" is covered?
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by Doc
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration
Replies: 93
Views: 24785

Re: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration

I can get a passport renewed in 48 hours. You people need 40 days? WHY?
by Doc
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Co-Pilot Time Officially 1 for 1
Replies: 41
Views: 4080

Re: Co-Pilot Time Officially 1 for 1

I've heard the figure of 21K as a wage for right seat folks on some jet operators? Is it really that low? Won't be buying a ticket on one of these carriers anytime soon! Don't think we're likely to see a drop in quality with newly minted ATPL holders. Don't think we could. On another note...if you a...
by Doc
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Still NO Water Cooler?
Replies: 77
Views: 33681

Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

Indanao wrote:One of the pleasures of Van. is you can ride all year. ( 'cept if it ever snowed,but even the ski hills :prayer: can't get enough to operate this year..lol.)
Have we got some snow for you! Please....come and get it!
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by Doc
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

Re: Morningstar

loopa wrote:90k rings a bell... most the C208 guys move on to the 757 apparently.

Don't quote me on anything...
90K for a van gig in YYZ! You had me packing my bags for a minute there, mate. LOL
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by Doc
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Still NO Water Cooler?
Replies: 77
Views: 33681

Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

Winter still has an icy grip on my poor bikes. The DR might be looking for a new home, if anybody needs an older good runner. Needs a gasket kit. That's about 100$ and a couple hours of wrench time.
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by Doc
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident in YRL Nov 10, 2013
Replies: 105
Views: 27638

Re: Accident in YRL Nov 10, 2013

And coincidently at the same time a sudden change in local conditions (weather was worse) according to the owner of the R.L. Esso Station, as read from an early news article (ie 'when it rains it pours'). YRL weather reporting people should be replaced. I've had nothing but crap reports from these ...
by Doc
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Windmilling or non-feathered propellers in flight.
Replies: 18
Views: 2779

Re: Windmilling or non-feathered propellers in flight.

After the fact and when the findings were published they determined that the Vref, Vmca, etc numbers were for a FEATHERED prop and in our case non applicable. ! And this came as "news" to them??? Christ mate, who did your training?? You're lucky to be alive, going anywhere near VMC with one NOT fea...

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