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by goldeneagle
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2632

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: 4329

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: 2129

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: 442
Views: 32773

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: 9337

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: 11516

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: 3741

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: 142
Views: 22943

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...
by goldeneagle
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 2357

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

Our government is a very poor negotiator --- Oh, I get it, all the financial problems in Alberta today are the fault of our federal government. If a ship loaded with Saudi oil arrives in the Gulf, American refineries are willing to pay on the order of $50 for a barrel of that oil. But if oil arrive...
by goldeneagle
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 2357

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

Lol. They are a government contractor, for starters. Take a peek at history. Long time ago, Boeing had this new prototype, the Dash-80,and they were going to sell lots to airlines. Problem with airlines, they always seem to negotiate a price way below the 'list price' when buying a bunch of airplan...
by goldeneagle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz - Dash 8 bond
Replies: 36
Views: 2935

Re: Jazz - Dash 8 bond

Jet Stream wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:41 am
Come on guys.

$500
Correct answer is 500.

Nowhere in that clip did it define if that was dollars, or some other currency. Who knows, maybe it was cents...
by goldeneagle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 189
Views: 8830

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

When I volunteer, It's "how can I serve you". I'm happy to do so. Volunteering has given me great joy. I have more opportunities lined up than I can count. You who are so bitter about it, I feel sorry for you. I really do. Folks, mark this day clearly on the calendar, it's a monumental occasion. ro...
by goldeneagle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 6358

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

I'd like the Bombardier defenders to show up, please. I'm one of those who have in the past commented on how pleased I was with some BBD.B holdings at the time. It's very possible those comments were taken out of context and interpreted as some form of defense for the company as a whole. I will be ...
by goldeneagle
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo crash.
Replies: 33
Views: 4395

Re: Navajo crash.

I do not know if this is just an urban legend or did it actually happen. The story goes that the wreckage of a Navajo was found in the B.C. mountains but there was no evidence of the pilot being in the wreckage. It is surmised that the rear door came open so the pilot plugged in the autopilot and w...
by goldeneagle
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New low in pilot shortage?
Replies: 32
Views: 4563

Re: New low in pilot shortage?

Inverted2 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:39 am
Some of the bottom feeder regionals are skirting the pilot shortage by bringing in TFWs from overseas on temporary work permits.
Care to give us any names on who is actually doing that ? Or is it just cheap talk with no substance.....
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Two become one? Planemakers work on tech to cut pilot numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Re: Two become one? Planemakers work on tech to cut pilot numbers

Also, no one really wants it but manufacturers are gonna go for it anyway If they build an airplane certified for single pilot operation, it doesn't mean an airline cant choose to put 2 pilots in, heck, most navajo's are flown that way today. The reverse is not true, if it's certified for crew of 2...
by goldeneagle
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ban of Handheld Lasers within 10k of airports
Replies: 71
Views: 3716

Re: Ban of Handheld Lasers within 10k of airports

All of the laser pointers on the market today are low power and red. Green laser pointers are very common. 5mw glp on ebay runs 10 bucks with free shipping. We use them all the time at astronomy events, great for pointing out constellations and such for folks that dont know their way around the sky.
by goldeneagle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 56
Views: 12721

Re: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

Nurses doing nights/days usually have a period to re adjust. Checked out shift schedules at a hospital lately ? Nurses typically do 12 hour shifts, 2 days, followed immediately by 2 nights. Yes, they finish a day shift at 1930 and are expected to show up for a 12 hour night exactly 24 hours later.
by goldeneagle
Wed May 23, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 17997

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

Engineers by themselves do not know anything about physically flying an aircraft and certainly know nothing about commanding one. How could they? Stay in your lane. I read the rants with interest, would love to comment in detail, but I am contractually bound to not discuss much of this in a public ...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 17997

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

Rockie wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:43 am
It would be a waste of time explaining the differences between a people mover on a dedicated track to an aircraft.
Kind of like how it's a waste of time trying to explain cutting edge current technology automation to somebody who flies 30 year old technology and confuses it with 'modern'.
by goldeneagle
Tue May 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 17997

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

And now for a reality check, 175 year old railroad technology (apart from the monorails you see from time to time) still require at least one operator, even with the far advanced bullet train system. The last time I rode in a train, there were hundreds of people on that train, and nobody was drivin...
by goldeneagle
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11458

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

I would also say it should be stressed that as part of an area's infrastructure Many years ago, back in '79 I remember this question coming up in my home town. I attended a council meeting where one of the discussion subjects was to rationalize the expense of maintaining the airport. I was a young ...
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 150 vs Citation - April 3 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

150 vs Citation - April 3 2018

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-planes-collide-on-runway-marion-indiana-airport-firefighters-killed/ MARION, Ind. -- Two planes collided at a small Indiana airport Monday evening, killing two firefighters, the Grant County coroner told CBS affiliate WTTV. Officials identified the victims as Kyle M....
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Embry Riddle - April 4,2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4635

Embry Riddle - April 4,2018

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Two-Killed-In-ERAU-Plane-Crash-230565-1.html An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University training flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Daytona Beach International Airport shortly before 10:00 a.m. EST this morning, killing the student pilot and FAA pilot examin...
by goldeneagle
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of having a degree
Replies: 154
Views: 13999

Re: The importance of having a degree

Tell us more from your own extensive experience. :? This is a good point. Just how many part time or full time pilots have you hired over the years rookie ? How many do you think you will be hiring over the next 5 or 10 years ? As an apparent expert on the subject, how much time have you spent hiri...

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