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by GoinVertical
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 2917

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Anyone familiar with SOP's on the 320 at AC? Is there a something to use as a memory aid for landing clearance? Taxi light or something else?
by GoinVertical
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2707

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

I think the real question is "Does he need to be hauling around that much stuff with him?". Really, what does he have in that thing? What is the need? Who has that many people and that much shit that they need more than one 737 to travel around the country for a few weeks? Bet Nolinor is getting a g...
by GoinVertical
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training

Short answer: Fly whichever is cheaper, and/or more available. Long answer: Modern small piston singles in the utility category all fly basically the same. There are some small differences but one isn't going to make you a better pilot than the other. (Things start to change when you get out of the ...
by GoinVertical
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL Flight Test Blind spots.
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: CPL Flight Test Blind spots.

Honestly, I would put your efforts into the 2 areas most commonly failed on any ride. IE. forced approach & slow flight. Yeah I'll have to touch base with my instructor about Forced Approaches. He rarely bring them up since my PPL. Thanks for the tips! Tell him to smarten up or get a new instructor...
by GoinVertical
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Anxiety

I could be wrong but I was under the impression that SSRIs are an automatic disqualifier for a Cat 1. Not sure about Cat 3. I know at least one person who had to go off their anti-anxiety meds and then have regular consults over the course of one year to show that their anxiety / depression was no l...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Alternate minima
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Alternate minima

You are correct. Your instructor needs some instruction...

Are there any airports in Canada east of Montreal with 2 runways that don't touch? Other than maybe something with a parallel grass runway..?
by GoinVertical
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 45
Views: 3433

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

Can you get enough PICUS hours to meet all the requirements for an ATPL these days? Also, be careful, a lot of operations have PICUS programs but don't have a lot of captains that are qualified to do it. Also, I know guys (at least 2) being turned down at regionals and elsewhere due to lack of PIC ...
by GoinVertical
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 45
Views: 3433

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

Can you get enough PICUS hours to meet all the requirements for an ATPL these days? Also, be careful, a lot of operations have PICUS programs but don't have a lot of captains that are qualified to do it. Also, I know guys (at least 2) being turned down at regionals and elsewhere due to lack of PIC t...
by GoinVertical
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

So jumpseating pilots are considered "additional crewmembers" in the FARs, what about the CARs? Anything in the regs for Canada? I took a quick look at my company's jumpseat agreements with the big carriers and didn't see any mention of alcohol anywhere. Last time I travelled on WJ I went to see the...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 Seat Q400
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: 50 Seat Q400

They aren't nose heavy with an APU, and the weight difference is not terribly significant, especially the useful load of the average 300. There are a few companies doing the 300 combi mod, and for good reason. 40 pax with 4000 lbs or so cargo and bags is a capable platform for up north. That said, I...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 Seat Q400
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: 50 Seat Q400

PW 150s might be a bit much on the 300s frame...could see them going with a version of the PW 127s with 6 bladed props like the newer ATRs use and a prop brake for a hotel mode thus negating the need for an APU....definitely lots of modernization and upgrade potential if they ever do go ahead with ...
by GoinVertical
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SIMAir
Replies: 24
Views: 5639

Re: SIMAir

Interesting theory, but I question the use of a Saab. Not exactly the best aircraft. If you need cheap, you can get an old Dash 8-100 for not a ton and it can carry more passengers. I think , from what I've heard, the Saab is still cheaper to operate and has a lower break even factor than the DH8A....
by GoinVertical
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz YHZ Base Rumours
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Jazz YHZ Base Rumours

Heard a rumour that Jazz is going to take over the EVAS flying out of YHZ come January. Has anyone heard anything about this? Does anyone know when EVAS's contract is up? Does/will Jazz have enough Classics left to operate the YHZ-YQM,YFC,YJS,YYG runs? How does the AC route planning work with Rouge ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 1531

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

altiplano wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:29 am
Oh. I thought it was cigarettes.
"Failing to find the source of cigarette smoke the plane was safely diverted to Regina," the statement said.
So they were pretty sure it was cigarette smoke but couldn't find the source. I'd divert too if I had a smoke warning in conjunction.
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 1531

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

Really? A diversion for someone smoking cigarettes? Crew wearing O2 masks? and a diversion? This either isn't cigarettes smoke or the crew is making some strange decisions... Says they couldn't find the source. Smoke is smoke, if they had a smoke warning and couldn't be sure they found the source, ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 Seat Q400
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: 50 Seat Q400

DHC revealed a 50-passenger configuration for the Q400, like that created by Bombardier at the request of Trans States Airlines, an operator for United Airlines, to reconfigure the CRJ700 to 50 passengers and called the CRJ550 . The Q400 50-seat version provides ample carry-on luggage space to avoi...
by GoinVertical
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9861

Re: Boeing Max.

Once you get yourself into the situation of having that much nose down trim, at such a low altitude, you are done. The manual trim wheel won’t move with the opposing forces applied. The only way to trim is to release all force and let the nose fall. If you don’t have a few thousand feet, it’s all o...
by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Re: Fly CemAir Canada

CRJ and 1900 is this all ex-Georgian equipment? Seems the answer is no: As previously reported, against the backdrop of its acrimonious relationship with SACAA, Van Der Molen incorporated a company in Canada - FlyCemAir Canada - in May last year with two aircraft having been transferred from the So...
by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Re: Fly CemAir Canada

Requirements seem pretty steep You think 3000 hours total and 1000 jet is steep for an RJ Captain? The times we are in... Yes, exactly. For the times we are in, that is steep. 6 month upgrades at Jazz, DEC at Sky Regional, DEC at Swoop (ha). I'm not saying it's crazy, but how many people in this co...
by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Fly CemAir Canada

Who are these guys? Hiring CRJ and 1900 crews; CRJ captain ad wants 1000 Jet and 300 on type. Requirements seem pretty steep unless they plan on convincing Jazz crews to come over or are trying to sponsor some new permanent residents with the requirements... Seems to be a subsidiary of a South Afric...
by GoinVertical
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9861

Re: Boeing Max.

How many airline category airplanes require a computer driven ( load alleviation ) device to stop a pitch excursion caused by the engine thrust needed to take off and climb that is so powerful it can cause the airplane to crash if it is handled improperly? How many transport category aircraft have ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 2286

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

Are they short instructors?

Are their instructors paid by the flight hour?

Most "big" flight schools in Canada are busy enough that students can't even do commercial time building during the day time.

Aircraft don't make money sitting on the ground. I wonder what's happening there.
by GoinVertical
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5615

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Not sure about this company procedure but did they issue an internal bidding for sep 9th class? if yes can anyone share the results? just to see how desperate they are, Thanks. Don't work there, but back in May a buddy of mine showed me the list for the next upgrade course - 3 out of 8 spaces award...
by GoinVertical
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?

Take the 200 and 300, throw some new avionics, the newer NVS from the Q400, the engine/prop combo from the new ATR's, and a APU that isn't a POS.

Could probably certify with at least another 1000 lb gross weight increase, and do 300 ktas all day.
by GoinVertical
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12156

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

In my (limited experience) they make it through line indoc because they're not TOO far behind the curve for a new hire, but they end up not progressing beyond this point. It's one thing to have a fresh FO a little behind the aircraft, another to have an FO that's been flying the same aircraft for a...

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