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by Donald
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Don’t put money upfront.
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Don’t put money upfront.

Sounds similar to the fiasco that was the Career Academy School of Aviation (CASA) in Halifax back in the 90's.
by Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6758

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Certainly far better than someone who knows nothing about them concluding it probably doesnt pay enough anyway. Let's be honest, single pilot mountain flying combined with minimal support, should be paid lots. By all means, I'd love for my assumptions to be proved wrong. Make them sign a bond to re...
by Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6758

P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Nice message in this job ad: If you are recently laid off by a major or regional airline as a result of the current pandemic and have expectations of returning to your previous employer please do not apply. Then again, a single pilot 703 turboprop job in the mountains, without maintenance or support...
by Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

It's the inconsistency that makes no sense. We are told constantly to socially distance ourselves, minimum 6 feet/2 meters apart. There are red lines painted everywhere to separate us, every second seat in the airport terminal is blocked off, YET magically we can sit next to each other on an airplan...
by Donald
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4321

Re: Where is our union?

Has there ever been a confirmed case of Covid-19 transmission in an aircraft? Considering the current concern of asymptomatic carriers, I'd say that it's extremely difficult to prove how any case has been transmitted. But with 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths worldwide, I think it's a safe bet t...
by Donald
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 19
Views: 1848

Re: Flying to YUL

As others have said, YUL is still very quiet right now. There’s only one runway in use, 06R/24L. Assuming that you are parking at an FBO, the taxi route should be simple. When in doubt, stop. They’ll notice you’ve stopped, and offer progressive. Don’t forget to leave your transponder on, until engin...
by Donald
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4321

Re: Where is our union?

The media will likely rip to shreds any organization that publicly questions anti-Covid measures or the government imposing them. Today is a classic example of this as all the media outlets seemed to be running with the: oh my gawd can you believe AC and WJ are selling the middle seat again? Who do...
by Donald
Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 18
Views: 3054

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

The captain mistakenly believed the approach was legal.

The captain was also the company chief pilot.
by Donald
Wed May 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10998

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Allright, let’s wrap up the investigation. We’re done. leftoftrack found the cause of the accident. Phrased a little differently: Arguably, what should be one of the best trained pilots in Canada, crashed a very well maintained aircraft, after experiencing what is most likely the most trained failu...
by Donald
Sun May 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20697

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

https://globalnews.ca/news/6954775/cf-snowbird-crashes-near-kamloops-during-b-c-stop-of-cross-canada-tour/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Deceased female in the plane according to this news article. Absolutely terrible. Watch and listen to the departure end video. 20 sec in there is a "pop" sound fo...
by Donald
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk
Replies: 23
Views: 5664

Re: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk

But Buffalo is still safe because they haven’t killed anyone. That means all those annoying things like CRFI, minimums, and approach ban doesn’t apply to them. Gravel runways dont have a CRFI. Just a surface condition. That isn't even right half the time. Not entirely true. CRFI’s are published at ...
by Donald
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk
Replies: 23
Views: 5664

Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/plane-runway-slid-kugaaruk-nunavut-1.5548521 https://cabinradio.ca/35894/news/buffalo-airways-plane-lands-off-runway-in-kugaaruk-everyone-safe/ IMG_4750.JPG IMG_4749.JPG According to the news, the crash happened "around 1pm". 1824Z wind 200 25G32 1/4SM -snblsn vv...
by Donald
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane in the Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Floatplane in the Trees

Only 2 times you can be absolutely certain of the fuel quantity.
by Donald
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 7135

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

Does anyone else feel that the relationship between pilots and ATC is a bit different in the USA? Seems like I've heard/seen/read about lots of cases where pilots are "scared" of or intimidated by ATC. I also feel like every time I've flown into US Airspace that center conveys a bit of a different ...
by Donald
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 7135

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

This thread is as dumb as the Teterboro Lear thread.
by Donald
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: "Trip from hell".

I am not sure if the rules changes. It use to be if you were short a flight attendant then you were restricted on number of passengers. When the flight attendant ratio changed from 1:40 to 1:50, that's when the rule changed. At the older ratio it was based on passengers on board, at the new ratio i...
by Donald
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 57
Views: 14226

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Must’ve been a training captain then?
by Donald
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter out east.
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: Winter out east.

ant_321 wrote: Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:16 am When I checked the Metar last night it was 85G//. I would assume the // means to high to record but I’m not sure. Either way 85kt sustained wind is quite impressive.
I think the double slash is for “estimated”.

The wind measuring equipment was blown away.
by Donald
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude
Replies: 31
Views: 4706

Re: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude

Why rely on an aviation forum? Go to RAC 9.17.1: With respect to altitude corrections, the following procedures apply: 1. IFR assigned altitudes may be either accepted or refused. Refusal in this case is based upon the pilot’s assessment of temperature effect on obstacle clearance. 2. IFR assigned a...
by Donald
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 39753

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

boeingboy wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:29 am What possible information could they need when the transcripts are available?
I assume they are suing everybody involved, so maybe this is info for their lawsuit?

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