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by WestTexasDeathPencil
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 85603

Re: Westwind

Apologies for the ambiguity, but I'm not inferring that training a factor in this accident . I'm just arguing that it's a possible reason for the company being under enhanced monitoring.
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 85603

Re: Westwind

There is something interesting in the statement. He said that the company was under enhanced monitoring when the accident occurred. What would be the reason for this. If I had to guess, this would likely be at least part of the reason: https://globalnews.ca/news/3001219/west-wind-aviation-retrains-...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Join the Cascadia Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2641

Re: Join the Cascadia Team

Could be entirely incorrect, but is this by chance the "successor" to KD Air? The TC register lists four Navajos and a Cherokee Six formerly of KD Air registered to Cascadia Airways Inc. It also shows that they've been registered to the current owner since they were originally acquired by KD Air, s...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any pilots from Vancouver or Saskatoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Any pilots from Vancouver or Saskatoon?

As far as weather goes, as long as you don't mind it being -40° in the winter and 40° in the summer, Saskatoon isn't too bad. The only issue being that the flight schools generally have a -25° cutoff, so there's often quite a bit of downtime in the winter. If you're looking for an instructing gig, M...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 6511

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

Is the Metroliner such a masterpiece of an airplane that there is nothing else that could do the job? Not at near those operating costs! I hear total operating costs per hour of a 1900D are almost double those of a Metro... That's a tough price to pay for a lifetime of hearing damage and back probl...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saskatoon Pax Pickup
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Saskatoon Pax Pickup

The only other FBO is The Aerocentre next door to Kreos. It’s also owned by Kreos, so their rates are likely the same if that’s your primary concern. As for flight schools, there’s Mitchinson’s. You might be able to go through them if you call in advance, although they might want you to buy fuel as ...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3473

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

As far as I'm aware, P&WC stated that that PW150 could be scaled up to 7,000 SHP, but there wasn't enough demand to justify it at the time. By the time that it would've been financially practical to develop, it was already a ten year old design based on architecture which preceded it by fifteen year...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3473

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

Shorten the fuselage and put whatever new 3000ish shp PW can come up with and call it a Dash 8-350. On that topic, does anyone else recall the engine P&WC was developing not too long ago for the hundred seat market? Was supposedly going to be scalable from 4,500 to 7,000 SHP with up to 20% better f...
by WestTexasDeathPencil
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SIMAir
Replies: 24
Views: 6984

Re: SIMAir

digits_ wrote: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:43 am Looks like they covered up their sign at the hangar. Did they go bust already? :rolleyes:
They now have an ex-PenAir 340 parked at the YXE Aerocentre. Supposedly they're looking into buying the Transwest hangar in YXE as well.

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