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by Bobby868
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mags left on accident
Replies: 31
Views: 4514

Re: Mags left on accident

The assumption is that the mags were left on by accident. . . That's not the assumption I would come to. Wouldn't be the first time a pilot had a dead / low battery, tried to hand prop the plane and it started and got away on the pilot.
by Bobby868
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot who buzzed Santa Monica Pier - missing in China crash
Replies: 66
Views: 7838

Re: Pilot who buzzed Santa Monica Pier - missing in China cr

Wow absolutely astonishing, amazing, unbelievable. . . I’m not talking about the deceased pilot I’m talking about everyone who has posted so far. Universal condemnation of someone for doing what exactly? What did this pilot do that was wrong, in anyway broke rules, regulations? I’m talking about thi...
by Bobby868
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Freelance Rotary Wing Instructors?
Replies: 0
Views: 3634

Freelance Rotary Wing Instructors?

Anyone know of a freelance Rotary Wing Instructor in the BC Okanagan area? Helicopter will be an R44.
by Bobby868
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C208 Intitial sim training requirments?
Replies: 31
Views: 2883

Re: C208 Intitial sim training requirments?

Thanks for the post. Interesting read. I do note that there is no minimum amount of time listed in those recommends. Though I believe the industry standard is 10 hours of sim time for the initial.
by Bobby868
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: rumour?
Replies: 15
Views: 7292

Re: rumour?

It is only a rumor that we at Found Aircraft are closing. . . Our website is down due to issues our service provider is having and will be up hopefully today as they are working on the problem right now. This was back in April. The Expedition website and any links to the Turbo Bigfoot are still not...
by Bobby868
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C208 Intitial sim training requirments?
Replies: 31
Views: 2883

Re: C208 Intitial sim training requirments?

Thanks for the insight. I've looked through the CARs and can't find a reference / details of these requirements. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong section.
by Bobby868
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C208 Intitial sim training requirments?
Replies: 31
Views: 2883

C208 Intitial sim training requirments?

Who is dictating that we need to do the Caravan ground school and sim initial course; Cessna, TC or both?
by Bobby868
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?
Replies: 60
Views: 36212

Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?

I've searched TC website and AVCanada and can't find any notation as to which aircraft are required to have a POC. I did find this notation below on the CBAA website but it is vague and it is my understanding that TC has now taken POC away from the CBAA and placed it directly back in TC hands / cont...
by Bobby868
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of it.
Replies: 28
Views: 2006

Re: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of i

I let my medical expire for 6 months every year. There is absolutely no TC issue with letting your medical expire. I'm over 40 and need to renew my medical every 6 months. But I fly floats for only 5 months a year. so I renew it just before the season starts and it lasts for the full season. Then I ...
by Bobby868
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Van City Seaplanes Beaver Crash Vancouver Airport/CAM9 today
Replies: 23
Views: 5424

Re: Van City Seaplanes Beaver Crash Vancouver Airport/CAM9 t

Bulawrench wrote:It's the new Corsair model Beaver.
Ok I'll be the first to put my hand up. What's a "Corsair Model Beaver."
by Bobby868
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Study shows career as a pilot becoming less attractive
Replies: 31
Views: 3285

Re: Study shows career as a pilot becoming less attractive

I've got 2 sons and a daughter, they've grew up around aviation. Not one of them wanted to be a pilot and I'm 100% ok with that. All have vocations and all make more than I do, get more time off, get way better benefits and have much more family time. My oldest son and daughter started making more t...
by Bobby868
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada pilot restrained in-flight
Replies: 8
Views: 5232

Re: Air Canada pilot restrained in-flight

I'm honestly surprised there aren't more mental health issues that come up. In all seriousness you have to be a bit mental to become a pilot these days. What sane person would pay the cost of training / education and living expenses to become a pilot, with at best a 10% chance of getting employed in...
by Bobby868
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP officer charged after aircraft accident/incident.
Replies: 27
Views: 5272

Re: RCMP officer charged after aircraft accident/incident.

All I can say is yes there was damage to both vehicles. And yes every effort is being made to cover up as much of this as possible. You can bet if this was anyone of us regular pilots without a badge there would be no end to the charges and the detailed press releases and investigative photos etc. I...
by Bobby868
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Plane seized in suspected caribou hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: Plane seized in suspected caribou hunt

Ummm an RCMP officer who is part owner in an aviation company had one of his planes involved in an illegal hunt and he is crying becuase no one will tell him why his plane has been seized? I think this is a case of if you're to stupid to know the reason then there's no point in us wasting our time. ...
by Bobby868
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Tindi Fatal TSB Report To Be Released March 20, 2013
Replies: 209
Views: 14868

Re: Air Tindi Fatal TSB Report To Be Released March 20, 2013

TC did not throw this guy under the bus. He threw himself under the bus. He was using illegal drugs, impaired and people died while he was at the controls. I think TC was more than fair. I’m going to go one step further. Given the levels of drugs in this guy’s system I would say this isn’t a onetime...
by Bobby868
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you ever had lack of profess.. aftr interview?by h.r.
Replies: 23
Views: 3228

Re: have you ever had lack of profess.. aftr interview?by h.

If I was to take a wild guess. You applied on a job, didn't get it and later found out or came to the conclusion it was due to some nasty info from a previous employer that you worked for more than 2 years ago? Now you’re mad at both the company you applied to for not giving you a kiss on the cheek ...
by Bobby868
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: english is no longer the universal language of aviation
Replies: 57
Views: 5599

english is no longer the universal language of aviation

From a job posting looking for instructors.

"Because the majority of our students will be unilingual Chinese speaking,fluency in Mandarin is an absolute necessity."

You know you are fast rising to be the next super power when you can start dictating changes to international aviation standards.
by Bobby868
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: My experience
Replies: 17
Views: 2866

Re: My experience

From your description you've done nothing wrong. In fact I would have been impressed that you asked lots of questions and got clarification on things. Asking lots of questions is a definite plus in my book. Asking if there are other rotation options is totally fair. They said no and that shouldn't b...
by Bobby868
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floatplane rental
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: Floatplane rental

I don't have a problem . . .as long as it doesn't take from a pilot here . . As I am working as an airline pilot it is not necessarily about getting a paid job..it is about the fun and the experience. :roll: Where on earth did i say I had a problem with Germans? I have some German blood in fact. I ...
by Bobby868
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floatplane rental
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: Floatplane rental

As I am working as an airline pilot it is not necessarily about getting a paid job..it is about the fun and the experience. Daniel, I have a great job for someone like you. I have a floatplane operation in the Northwest Territories. I don't normally hire a dock hand / pilot for this time of year bu...
by Bobby868
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Two old floatplanes grounded west coast
Replies: 21
Views: 4677

Re: Two old floatplanes grounded west coast

Yep I do. And even better that I managed to get you to respond. Now back to our regular thread. PASCO had their Goose up for sale, I recall seeing them listed as recently a year ago. They had been for sale for a long time, I assume they didn't have any serious takers as all the machines are still re...
by Bobby868
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Two old floatplanes grounded west coast
Replies: 21
Views: 4677

Re: Two old floatplanes grounded west coast

So why the secret. What airplanes are we talking about? BEECH 18, Norseman, Goose, Husky, Mars? It's no secret son. Try following the link provided. I know it's alot of effort to right click a link but if you can muster the energy you too will be admitted into the super duper top secret club. Perha...
by Bobby868
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Two old floatplanes grounded west coast
Replies: 21
Views: 4677

Re: Two old floatplanes grounded west coast

Ya I heard this too. Word travels fast in the floatplane world. I hope it's just a minor paperwork issue and not the final demise of one of the great flying boats of the century. Here's the best write up I've seen on these classic machines. Steve Harvey the owner of Harvey Flying Service in Alaska d...
by Bobby868
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign pilots : Creating Database of qualified Canadians
Replies: 53
Views: 6874

Re: Foreign pilots : Creating Database of qualified Canadian

Trey Kule, That is a long winded response, let me summarize what you are saying. 1) If you’re a business and you can find a foreigner who will work for cheaper and is of a slightly better qualification then the company should be able to hire that person over a tax paying citizen of this country. Now...

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