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by goldeneagle
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Todays TAF
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Todays TAF

Airport aftermath that taf from here :- https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/hurricane-dorian-bahamas-us-wednesday-1.5269563 https://i.cbc.ca/1.5270395.1567634307!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_780/storm-dorian.jpg Interesting that the props on the red one are feathered, and there ...
by goldeneagle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 104
Views: 17954

Re: ONEX plans

Although we in the flight ops side tend to look at Milton in a very negative way, I always wonder how people at the executive level perceive him. Look where he is today, that'll tell you. Dont think the job of 'chairman of the board at United Continental Holdings' would go to somebody they didn't t...
by goldeneagle
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Onex...
Replies: 17
Views: 4331

Re: Onex...

Yes but that’s irrelevant to the TFW. In order to renew their permit their employer has to prove that they tried and failed to employ someone who meets those residency conditions. Oh good point It's likely a short term position. With the WJ purchase Onex has garnered a lot of 'store credits' at Boe...
by goldeneagle
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 27
Views: 6667

Re: Georgian AD

Bornaflyer wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 pm
With what career aspirations? Anyone hired now has no flow through to Jazz , or any certainty of work come this winter....
Sometimes folks take a job cuz they need to put food on the table today.
by goldeneagle
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Door Opening Caused Accident
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Door Opening Caused Accident

Aztecs were bad for doors popping, and dangerous when they did. Back in the early 80's I flew an aztec that had a nasty habit of popping the door shortly after liftoff. It happened to me 3 times over 5 days, maintenance kept telling me there was nothing wrong with the door. She shakes pretty good w...
by goldeneagle
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 16
Views: 4963

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

altiplano wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:01 pm
If AF/KLM Quebecor Onex and whoever else is in this group come in with more money, I don't think it matters what Letko supports. People will go with money.
The vote was 94.77% in favour of the AC bid.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/trans ... 14820.html
by goldeneagle
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

Re: Recession incoming

There is always somebody saying 'recession looming', some folks saying it all the time. When it comes, they change tune to 'depression coming'. And if they say it often enough, and long enough, eventually they will probably be right once.
by goldeneagle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2857

A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

Another flock of birds https://globalnews.ca/news/5768361/russian-plane-emergency-landing-birds/ ============= A passenger jet made an emergency landing in a field outside of one of Moscow’s airports on Thursday after colliding with a flock of birds, injuring at least 23 people, Russian officials sa...
by goldeneagle
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd
Replies: 12
Views: 3225

Re: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd

You're all alike, Had the best careers, hired young, traded off the wawcon all along the way, either wanted to stay or are staying today... 35+ years... maxed pensions... All pigs at a trough... and it's all our fault... Yah, we all know, you made all the right decisions thru your entire career, bu...
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6524

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

'97 Tercel wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:03 pm
goldeneagle wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Turn cellphone off. If dispatch needs me they have my landline number. Problem solved.
What's a landline??


:wink:
It’s that phone that still works when power is out and cell towers stop working
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6524

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Turn cellphone off. If dispatch needs me they have my landline number. Problem solved.
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Caravan down BC, fatalities July 26, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

Re: Caravan down BC, fatalities July 26, 2019

News 1130 is reporting 9 on board a chartered aircraft. Four confirmed deceased.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/07/26 ... ral-coast/
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 104
Views: 17954

Re: ONEX plans

Why anyone would want to work 20 days a month just to fly a 737 for $120k is beyond me. Tell that to the person on call 31 days a month to launch a navajo at a job that brings in around 40K over the year. Then there are the folks pounding out 20 days a month on a 1900 for under 40K. A hundred grand...
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 7640

Re: Another Norseman...gone

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:27 pm
What I will say is that loading 6 pax and a pilot into a beaver is wrong on this length of trip.
Umm, if you look back a bit, this discussion was about a norseman with only a pilot on board....
by goldeneagle
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 37
Views: 4554

Re: Home made procedures

What the guy in the other post thinks is that he's invented some super-duper way to get as low as you can before crossing a shoreline onto glassy water, with the goal of using as little lake as possible for the landing. If the lake is that small, then you dont have a glassy problem to begin with, n...
by goldeneagle
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 7640

Re: Another Norseman...gone

corethatthermal wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 am
Has anyone in the float world tried backside power approaches to a glassy then transition to front side approach by adding power and be immediately onto the glassy approach profile for your A/C ?
Have you ever flown a floatplane ?
by goldeneagle
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The kind of accident EMAS is designed to prevent
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: The kind of accident EMAS is designed to prevent

Then again, proper training would probably have helped as well. So maybe not the best accident to advocate installing EMAS everywhere. Especially because you are using a US airport without EMAS installed as an argument to install EMAS in Canada because the US is doing better in that regards :rolley...
by goldeneagle
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

If one filters thru the regular AvCanada drivel postings polluting this thread, a thread like this has potential to be enlightening for some. My scariest time in an aircraft was back in the early 80's, Booth Arrival into YVR in a Chieftan. Was around 8pm or so, lots of big buildups on the north shor...
by goldeneagle
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5021

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

I understand that some pilots would not wish to fly single pilot, with or without a link to a second pilot on the ground. I think most folks here are confusing the difference between how the aircraft is certified with how it is operated. Take a look around, KingAir, Twin Otter, Navajo, list goes on...
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air
Replies: 22
Views: 2301

Re: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air

C.W.E. wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Are turbine engines more difficult to operate than piston engines?
Not really, but they are way more expensive when you break them.
by goldeneagle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37044

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

boeingboy wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:46 pm
So let me get this straight....a newbie in the right seat (don't know captains experience yet),
I read a report somewhere, dont remember where, capt was 28yrs old and had 8000 hrs on the b737. Not exactly green and/or wet behind the ears with respect to the aircraft.
by goldeneagle
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 10193

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

How many Canadian airlines started between 1930 and now are still around? None. Altho the name 'Air Canada' is still painted on the sides of the airplanes, the company has been thru numerous corporate changes and restructures over time, including a bankruptcy that sent the old company down the tube...
by goldeneagle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 48
Views: 11933

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

Pilots license is 10 times more and 2 years vs 6 weeks. Not a valid comparison. To do the class 1 license for the truck in 6 weeks assumes you start with an unrestricted class 5. The aviation equivalent then, start the cpl course when you have a ppl with a couple hundred hours in the book. I can sa...
by goldeneagle
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue
Replies: 30
Views: 3921

Re: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue

Transport Canada is supposed to govern and protect us in an industry frought with danger. You totally misunderstand the mandate of TC. They are not there to protect you. TC has a mandate to protect the public. When you step into an airplane to fly passengers for revenue, TC doesn't give a hoot abou...
by goldeneagle
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26754

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Never heard of Babcock, so, plug the name into google https://babcockcanada.com/what-we-do/aviation/aerial-firefighting/ Wildfires are becoming a serious global issue, increasing in their frequency and impact to our lives, with seasonal patterns that affect different world regions throughout the yea...

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