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by L39Guy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 73
Views: 5630

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

There are a number of issues that should be considered in this discussion. The 1500 hour rule implemented in the US following the Colgan Air accident was a political, knee-jerk reaction, a product of the political theatre that aircraft accidents create. Recent evidence of that is the gong show in US...
by L39Guy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: 172 down in Victoria BC

A carrier landing using irrigation cables.
by L39Guy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 38
Views: 2532

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

EZ3 has their approaches made by a third party, not NavCan, (can't remember the guys name, but i think hes based in Josephburg or something), and the airport operator likely didn't pay for the circling area to be surveyed this year (or something like that). My outfit does RNAV approaches including ...
by L39Guy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Here is a really good series of flight safety podcasts some of which discuss the MAX. This is hosted by two former NTSB investigators including Greg Feith, the guy you'd see on the TV show Mayday, Rather than relying on the pap that comes out of the NY Times these podcasts are hosted by expert and e...
by L39Guy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Thanks. I largely agree with you however I would say “incompetent pilots” are removed. I hope this MAX thing turns into a wake-up call for the entire industry, particularly with the declining experience levels that are occurring. I don’t agree with removing pilots completely. We only hear about pilo...
by L39Guy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

What makes you think simulator training for MCAS, which would involve the unreliable airspeed and stab trim runaway drills, would change things? Training, to first, recognize the onset of the problem, then second, to habituate the appropriate response. Could have prevented both prior accidents. No ...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

From today's New York Times: Boeing Expects 737 Max Costs Will Surpass $18 Billion It sure makes the cost of an AOA comparator and a couple of hours of simulator training regarding MCAS pale in comparison to the ultimate cost of not providing same, n'est-ce pas? As detailed above, I doubt if simula...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Proof of why CBC should be defunded - a terrible and sensationalized story, particularly since the official report has been available for over 3 months. Not surprising in a sense at Terrence McKenna got caught by veterans a few years ago exercising less than honest journalism. https://www.cbc.ca/fi...
by L39Guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: will AC take non ac express pilots?
Replies: 18
Views: 3011

Re: will AC take non ac express pilots?

Age = experience (flying hours) makes up for a lack of post secondary education if you have experience on the right type of aircraft, particularly wide bodies.
by L39Guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: will AC take non ac express pilots?
Replies: 18
Views: 3011

Re: will AC take non ac express pilots?

Age is not an issue and could be an asset; individuals in their mid fifties have been hired.
by L39Guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Proof of why CBC should be defunded - a terrible and sensationalized story, particularly since the official report has been available for over 3 months. Not surprising in a sense at Terrence McKenna got caught by veterans a few years ago exercising less than honest journalism. https://www.cbc.ca/fif...
by L39Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 2079

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

The traveling public want Walmart prices so they get Walmart product. It's that simple. A retort mon ami; Air Canada is a premium product with premium pricing. No Walmart about it. Swoop and Flair, are, another story. Investors, boards and manufacturers know more seats mean more profit. I have yet ...
by L39Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

This has nothing whatsoever to do with MCAS and is not considered to be safety critical. The 787 is currently having a software issue that will be rectified in the next update. The fleet has not been grounded nor should it. Just because there is a software issue that doesn’t make an aircraft unsafe....
by L39Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 2079

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

The traveling public want Walmart prices so they get Walmart product. It's that simple.
by L39Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

The technical recertification of this airplane was a long time ago; the issue has been political and optics for months now.
by L39Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Boeing has been found to follow the proper certification process.

There’s the NY Times and there are the facts:

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa ... ification/
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

There is no downside to having an (over) educated and enlightened society. Yes, a lot of people do not get an education that is directly applicable to their jobs - universities are particularly good as this as opposed to trade schools - however educated people tend to make better decisions as they t...
by L39Guy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Given the high costs of commercial pilot training, it should be treated like post secondary education in this country - largely government subsidized at accredited schools. Med school, dental school, engineering school, trades school are all publicly funded to roughly 85% of their costs from the go...
by L39Guy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

ATAC, the government lobby group for some of the airlines, still doesn't get it. They want someone else to pay for the talent they want flying their airplanes. Have the government guarantee loans for the student pilot but at the end of the day the student pilot is still the one carrying the $100,000...
by L39Guy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8057

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Is it just me or does Halifax have a rate of incidences/accidents as of late? I can recall a 747 going off the end on rwy 14 last year or something? Yes, Halifax does seem to have an abnormally high number of incidents, some their fault, some not. - the cargo aircraft that crashed during take-off u...
by L39Guy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

It would not be an “exemption” in the normal definition but the AOM and W&B manuals would both prohibit aircraft loading (payload and fuel) in a manner that would have the aircraft enter the neutral stability zone.
by L39Guy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

You completely misread my post. No one has seen the data on how the 737 Max flies without MCAS. I’m merely suggesting that their is no proof that the airplane won’t flip upside down without out MCAS installed. The Transport Canada email leak suggests that they don’t have he data on how the MAX flie...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

You mean, how many non-military aircraft have a "stick-pusher" like device to provide positive, aerodynamic stability? Plenty. I believe, and stand to be corrected, that they Piper Cheyenne has such as device. Others do too, they just not called MCAS and they work using different sensors, logic and ...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Keep in mind that is according to Boeing and the data regarding how the 737Max flies without MCAS has been kept secret from the public and regulators. Ie the Transport Canada email leak Kept secret from the public? Do you really think the public cares nor is capable of understanding any of the minu...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40733

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

The original reasoning for the MCAS was due to longitudinal instability in some flight regimes . The software fix does not address an aerodynamic issue that the other 737 models do not have . The sooner they fire everyone involved in the cover up and deceit the sooner they can get back the Trust of...

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