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by L39Guy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 33
Views: 6061

Re: Another Crash in BC

The issue for any ELT, 121.5 MHz or 406 MHz, is that it's value occurs if it works - if the "g" switch activates and the antenna is visible to the sky or not underwater. In either of those two scenarios they are useless, including the much vaunted 406 ELT. Personal trackers, if used properly, work a...
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14488

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Aside from the technical requirements of what goes in the CAP and RCAP, the underlying philosophy is found in the design standards (criteria) used to develop instrument flight procedures. Canada uses TP 308 which is essentially FAA TERPS and the rest of the world with the exception of a couple of co...
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14488

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Departures are different. Quite possibly since you are entering them from a static environment vs a dynamic one and the actual risk is less since most aircraft pass well above 35 above the departure end of the runways vs below DH or at MDA at the MAP. They used to have missed approaches in the RCAP...
by L39Guy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14488

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

L39guy, you don't appear to know what an ILS is, what an RCAP approach is, or what a GPS approach is. The ILS approach into Nanaimo is an RCAP approach and cannot be flown without an OPS SPEC. It might be a good idea to review the AIM before commenting further. In that post I inadvertently said "GP...
by L39Guy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)

I am no lawyer either however here is a definition of DFR from federal labour law: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-2/page-9.html. Notice it says “employees”. Is a furloughed pilot still an employee? In any case, it’s a suggestion that might be worth pursuing. Once furloughed you are no l...
by L39Guy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 306
Views: 22078

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

I don't have the stats for where your wife works but in Alberta I believe the hospital bed occupancy through this COVID crisis was in the order of 17%. A friend of mine whose wife works for Alberta Health told me that doctors would even get in fisticuffs over patients as they were not busy but needi...
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14488

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Non-commercial operations can fly RCAP at will. Commercial ops need an ops spec amendment to their AOC. This statement is false: only commercial operators with an OPS SPEC to fly GPS approaches may use these RCAP procedures. Sorry for the thread drift but in the interests of accuracy, private opera...
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)

I am no lawyer either however here is a definition of DFR from federal labour law: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/act ... age-9.html. Notice it says “employees”.

Is a furloughed pilot still an employee?

In any case, it’s a suggestion that might be worth pursuing.
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)

I no longer have any skins in this game but am still interested in the welfare of ACPA's most junior and vulnerable members, particularly those that are laid off or will be soon. One avenue this group may have is a DFR filing with the CLRB stemming from ACPA's refusal to allow these individuals to p...
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 306
Views: 22078

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

Two important issues are being forgotten with this issue: The original intent of the lock down in March was to give the healthcare system time to prepare for an onslaught of cases requiring hospital beds, ICU beds, ventilators, etc. That preparation was achieved months ago and now the hospitals are ...
by L39Guy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14488

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Non-commercial operations can fly RCAP at will. Commercial ops need an ops spec amendment to their AOC. This statement is false: only commercial operators with an OPS SPEC to fly GPS approaches may use these RCAP procedures. Procedures that go into the RCAP on the surface look like any other RNAV a...
by L39Guy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14488

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

The TSB has issued its report on this accident - looks like another attitude indicator failure but this aircraft had no back-up. Eerily similar to the Tindi accident - AI fails, airplane crashes. With peanut gyros so inexpensive, surely aircraft like this accident one would invest in a back-up if yo...
by L39Guy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?
Replies: 42
Views: 8794

Re: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?

And who can forget The TA2 period when the entire negot’s team, MM included, were on a full-time ACPA paid flight release for the better part of a year. Flobbin’ Aubin used his release to go to law school full time. Not to be outdone, the ACPA President, PS, used his full time ACPA paid flight relea...
by L39Guy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz APP aviation pathway program
Replies: 11
Views: 3344

Re: Jazz APP aviation pathway program

Looking out 4 or 5 years from now when you would presumably graduate, I think (and it's just a guess like anyone else is too) that the industry will be back to pre-COVID levels of travel. Just a few moments ago, the Finance Minister indicated that the economy is going to shrink by 6.8% this year but...
by L39Guy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20638

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

There is no doubt that there was not enough energy at the engine failure moment to make it to low-key. However if there was partial power and/or a relight, there likely would have been. During the zoom I am sure SB 11 would be doing the idle, airstart routine trying to get either. Evidently the engi...
by L39Guy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20638

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Except that not all seats are equal. Some give you a higher apex than others (ie: newer seats) and some will put the seat upright after ejecting with bank. The Hornet seat is a LOT better than the Tutor’s in pretty much every respect... I would not characterize that as a profound observation; of co...
by L39Guy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20638

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

PS Don't forget; a "Zero/Zero" seat also has its limitations. Exceed those and you're a test pilot... Having flown and still flying in a multitude of ejection seats (eastern, western, new, old), I’ll take the 0/0 any day over the 0/60. I am well aware of the limitations and envelope of different se...
by L39Guy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 11747

Re: CEWS

I can came to the same conclusion from the 1990's recession - an unemployed pilot with a senior number (particularly at a defunct carrier) is not worth the paper it is written on. Personally, I stayed in the industry as I enjoyed flying but diversified by going back to school then starting a busines...
by L39Guy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 11747

Re: CEWS

When the junior colleagues bear the brunt of COVID and the others carry-on unscathed that is eating your young.
by L39Guy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 11747

Re: CEWS

From the CEO of ACPA's newletter dated June 1st: My early experience at Air Canada was marked by stagnation, retrenchment, and restructuring. In the early 80s, a furlough was deferred via a simple reduction in hours for all pilots. In 1980, Air Canada had 2,004 pilots on the seniority list; by 1992 ...

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