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by ragbagflyer
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane regulation changes proposed
Replies: 23
Views: 7480

Re: Seaplane regulation changes proposed

All these opinions are great. However, as an ops manager for a small float operation, where is the "official" rules, regulations, time line, specifications for this. We just bought 4 of the tried and true thin yellow jackets which, I don't think will last a season of constant use. I under...
by ragbagflyer
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 36
Views: 6727

Re: Chapter 11.

Educate me than. I am well aware how business works however thankfully have never had to take a company to CCAA. Perhaps you don't like the fact that I can't stand the liberals, perhaps you feel it is a bad idea for a Company to file if they have money in the bank. Why would I care that you can't s...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 36
Views: 6727

Re: Chapter 11.

While all the Canadian airlines have a healthy bank account, I feel (only due to my pure hatred of the liberals) that all companies should file Chapter 11. Could you imagine the shit show in YOW if AC, WS, TS, Sunwing and the likes say enough is enough we can't shed anymore, only way out is Chapter...
by ragbagflyer
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Otter POH
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

Re: Otter POH

Anybody looking can PM me. I have the Pratt, the Garrett, the original POH..
by ragbagflyer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 10544

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

What models have people here ordered for commercial use as of Sept 6th?
by ragbagflyer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 2237

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

Weight and balance is only a part of the reason the manifest needs to be correct. The major reason is search and rescue if something happens. Flight tracking is something TC cracks down on very often as well, especially in the northern area where nobody might know you went down unless the company c...
by ragbagflyer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 63
Views: 12117

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Does anyone know if the aircraft in question had one of the upgross kits? I don’t think it would have been overweight on this flight but I’m more curious about the effect of years of an upgross kit applied to a plane and it’s effects. I'd be more concerned about the Otters flying around at 9000 pou...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 63
Views: 12117

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

iflyforpie wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:22 pm Turbine Otters cruise at Vne. Can’t exactly be healthy for the airframe.
The current Vne's are the former top of the green arc. Vne used to be 192 on wheels, 183 on floats.

You could also correctly say they cruise just a few mph above Va.
by ragbagflyer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?
Replies: 6
Views: 2711

Re: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?

On call hours don't count as duty time in the eyes of TC. Perhaps you should count yourself lucky to get even 8 hours per day.
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 10544

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

It references ch 551 of the airworthiness manual for the standard for pfd's, as long as it meets those standards. It must be maintained as per the same instructions, life vests still have to be sent away for recertification to the manufacturer or approved facility. Inspections will also need to be ...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 10544

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Appologies if this point has been discussed; I browsed the thread quickly but didn't see anything about what I'm about to ask. According to the recent gazette; 1 (1) The definition personal flotation device in subsection 101.01(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (see footnote 1) is repealed. Th...
by ragbagflyer
Sat May 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Vazar Otter external load LSTC
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: Vazar Otter external load LSTC

Heliian wrote: Wed May 01, 2019 4:14 am If it's an LSTC then it'll be whomever owns the aircraft as they are aircraft specific.
They're almost exclusively LSTC's, but the owner or the LSTC can sell the data and a DAR can submit an application to copy the existing LSTC and have it issued to a different registration.
by ragbagflyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Vazar Otter external load LSTC
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Vazar Otter external load LSTC

Hello, does anybody know of any external load LSTCs to allow carrying 3 canoes on a Vazar Otter at 9000 pounds?
by ragbagflyer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12927

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

This is smart marketing as it helps Harbour Air lock down the eco-consious consumer on the coast, of which there are many. It's going to be a long time before this airline is completely electric but it seems conceivable that they can play around with some prototypes in the near term. Vancouver - Vic...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally wages are coming up
Replies: 18
Views: 5462

Re: Finally wages are coming up

Alkan posted an ad a little while ago fro BE30/20 medevac drivers. 87k I think it capped out at. Not at all. You're confusing the top starting wage with the top of of the pay scale. The current top end is at close to $140k, and the schedule is moving from a 10 and 5 to a 9 and 6 (on call/on reserve...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Daily points based rate? (Alkan medevac?)
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Re: Daily points based rate? (Alkan medevac?)

The more complicated they can make it, the more money they can keep from you. But ya, I would guess it's just a fancy way of saying day rate... But i'm going to hazard a guess that you don't get full rate if you don't get a call out. This is not the case. The day rate is the same regardless of if y...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fun opportunity for float pilots.
Replies: 3
Views: 3616

Fun opportunity for float pilots.

FYI guys, the work formerly being done by Black Sheep Aviation with the Garrett powered Otter and Caravan out of Whitehorse and Mayo is now under the banner of Alkan Air. This is hands down some of the most spectacular and challenging float flying in the world. They've just posted a position in the ...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 44
Views: 10446

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

PilotDar, have you stalled a beaver in a steep turn at 5600 lbs? I ask because the stall is much more aggressive than a Beaver at 5090. By necessity you're also pulling a lot more power to maintain a level turn at a higher weight. It's a completely different animal 500 pounds heavier.
by ragbagflyer
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3306

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

Foreflight all the way. If your aircraft profiles are set up properly in foreflight it had all your equipment codes. Put in departure and destination, pick a suggested route, make adjustments for mandatory routing and it creates a navlog based on the manufactures performance specifications. Proceed ...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BC Charters
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: BC Charters

Alkan Air is operating out of the Nanaimo Airport now with a Beech 1900, King Air 300 and King Air 200 and can do Palm Springs direct from Nanaimo.

PM sent.

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