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by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT
Replies: 30
Views: 3015

Re: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT

This is what I could make out (I was bored today). It sounds as though the instructor was hoping to get in one last exercise before heading back to the airport, which is why he seems fixated on the weather in Fielding (the home airport). The student points out where Pohangina is, and the instructor ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT
Replies: 30
Views: 3015

Re: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT

I wonder what the cloud clearance requirements are in NZ, and when they were violated. Same as Canada, and yes. 5km visibility, 2km from a cloud, and 1,000' vertically. If below 3,000' ASML, 5km visibility and clear of cloud. They were Class G where they were, but the eastern CTA for Palmerston Nor...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT
Replies: 30
Views: 3015

Re: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zea ... se-control

NZ CAA is gunning to talk to them. Gotta love kiwi understatement when he says "We're in trouble mate"
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 5223

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

Will these rules apply to sims as well? It's only 4 hours - 6 with the briefs, but I work a lot harder there than on the line.....well back when that was reality. The new rules apply to any type of company assigned duty period, so yes, sim too. That's what the new 2,200 hour per year maximum duty i...
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instructor trying to get real-world experience
Replies: 49
Views: 1722

Re: Instructor trying to get real-world experience

I would not be to concerned about the real world implications for teaching students. The objective, at their level is to instil them with a solid grounding in knowledge and flight fundamentals. When they finish up, regardless of the path they choose, if they have the fundamentals, they will easily ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 2876

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

It'll still land like a shopping cart...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Bottom Feeder's
Replies: 59
Views: 9691

Re: New Bottom Feeder's

+1 I've flown with enough guys near the top of the list who are not in a position to retire because they have the likes of Royal, Greyhound, and Canada 3000 on their resume. Lots of guys zigged when they should have zagged. Don't assume that just because they're making over $200k that they're well o...
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 4723

Re: What is "lift"?

Lift can also produce a sideways force, and then what would we call that? The horizontal component of lift. That way it keeps it nice and simple. You're either talking about induced drag during climbs and descents, yaw (as digits_ pointed out, and why I came back to add this), or both. I'm going to...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sat May 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 115
Views: 19761

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

I wonder what will be the thing to stick after this (after 911 it was of course all the extra security). Will it be everyone has to wear a face mask on an aircraft, temperature checks at the airport. Somethings going to change for sure. Remember: individuals are smart and groups are stupid. Tempera...
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 27721

Re: A "NEW" One List?

The game is afoot.

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by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 10302

Re: MOA2

Maybe. Or, maybe they spread the training cost over the number of months it would take Encore to realistically train 250-or-so pilots. Given social distancing rules, you'd not be able to train a class of 20. 6 to 10 at the most. So you're looking somewhere around two years to train everyone. Very, v...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 10302

Re: MOA2

This $625 compensation that only goes to a select group of Encore employees, can you explain what compensation the laid off WJ pilots who bump into Encore get? Why don’t they get $625? They are not coming as beggars, with cap in hand. They agreed to sell out the seniority of their fellow bargaining...
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 10302

Re: MOA2

You know how much it’s going to cost the company to train everyone on the Q?? You think the company wants/need to be spending money on training right now?? Use your brain and step back and look at this from a larger scope. No, the company doesn't want to spend money on training right now, but that ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 10302

Re: MOA2

Let's take the foot off the brake here. No one wants to sewer a mainline pilot or voted for reduced wages to stop mainline pilots from bumping down. I want mainline pilots to be able to bump down with decent conditions as that's what I voted for with the PTA in order to be able to move up in good ti...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 49614

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

So are all Encore pilots laid off and those spots will be filled by WestJet pilots or not? That's not how I read the e-mail from JA or the WEN MEC. The phrase that sticks out to me is "...per bargaining unit." That says to me we're being treated as individual groups, PTA be damned. Althou...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 3953

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

The fact that you're owning up to your mistake with only 76 hours is definitely something to commend. I know airline pilots with many thousands of hours who won't own up for things a lot more minor, so good on you. I also like the fact you're not burning bridges. This industry is far too small for t...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 38634

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

The industry is officially screwed... https://www.foxnews.com/world/coronavirus-us-travel-restrictions-countries I think there’s a lot of catastrophizing going around. I do think this will be a minor bump in the road. Give it a few months and I think things will be back to normal. I see no signific...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical sticker placement
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Medical sticker placement

Follow the instructions provided which say the sticker is to be placed within the brackets on the following page for your medical. Waste of space yes; but I believe that's the whole point of the ADB. I'll take the opportunity to say that for any license or rating, you put the sticker over the same b...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 7795

Re: One List is Back!!

Glad to hear the one list is back! How is the whole PTA thing going? I heard flow has stopped for an undetermined amount of time? Any truth to the rumours? The PTA is in force and enforceable. The rumours are true, but flow is promised to begin within the month, if they haven't already begun. Man, ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 3140

Re: Swoop

Could this be that an FA turned around and said they would not fly with a sick passenger and the Captain's hands were tied and that's why no evaluation seemed to have been completed? I've certainly been told in enough CRM classes that when someone decides to deny boarding, the Captain cannot overrid...

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