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by Roar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C525 goes missing over Lake Erie with 6 aboard
Replies: 45
Views: 9576

Re: C525 goes missing over Lake Erie with 6 aboard

Is a CJ4 really a "high-performance" jet? Not being facetious, but I thought it was a descendant of the Citation I/II? The CJ4 has a typical cruise speed of .76 or around 440ktas, typical rotation speed is 105 kias and landing ref of 105-112 kias. Unlike the Citation I/II with its straight wing the...
by Roar
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Chartright MD87 FO job
Replies: 18
Views: 2478

Re: Chartright MD87 FO job

I’m curious as to why this is “sad but true”? When one is interviewing for a position flying a managed aircraft you are completely free to negotiate salary, vacation and other conditions and terms. If what you want can’t be met you’re free not to accept the position. That’s the beauty of it. It’s co...
by Roar
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Typical on-demand charter schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Typical on-demand charter schedule?

You are going to find as many different answers to that question as there are charter planes. In my case I know the aircraft owners scheduled trips 10 months in advance and charter trips are typically 2 weeks notice, in the past four years I have been called out on two hours notice just once. But li...
by Roar
Sun May 27, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: North Atlantic Ops
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: North Atlantic Ops

So true. I'd encourage anyone new to NAT crossings or maybe even those that have not done one in awhile to take a look at NAT DOC 007 communications section and familiarize themselves with what and how to make position reports, request clearances etc. Even write each one out on a note pad verbatim w...
by Roar
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 38875

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

For those of you claiming fatigue was an issue I'm interested to know what you think would have been acceptable given this days flights. Now before some of you get all up in arms, I'll preface my comments by saying yes current duty time regulations for commuter and airline operations are in need of ...
by Roar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIC application refusal
Replies: 38
Views: 3574

Re: RAIC application refusal

There is no regulation specifically requiring a RAIC at any airport in Canada for pilots, what's needed is a document of entitlement of which a RAIC is but one method of compliance. Your pilots license is also a perfectly valid document of entitlement if certain rules are followed, see below. Margin...
by Roar
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

Re: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)

7 years into this industry since my CPL was complete. 5k hours, 3 companies, never made a T4 more than 50k yr, but managed to pay off more than that in student debt. Salary today is about 40k. Now I have the opportunity for a big raise, but circumstances don’t really jive for a poor schedule to do ...
by Roar
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Pilots
Replies: 59
Views: 7527

Re: New Pilots

[quote=Roar post_id=<a href="tel:1022420">1022420</a> time=<a href="tel:1513465137">1513465137</a> user_id=9289] The industry is small and CP's do read these forms and with your attitude demonstrated here I can tell you if your resume came across my desk and I saw the name Sean Brown, right now it ...
by Roar
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Pilots
Replies: 59
Views: 7527

Re: New Pilots

Sean, You face the challenge we all have had to deal with. The old catch 22 of how to get a job when you need experience but how to get experience without a job. This is nothing new it's been this way for a hundred years. The fact that you have a CPL although an admirable personal achievement accoun...
by Roar
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Choosing the right job
Replies: 13
Views: 1805

Re: Choosing the right job

Yes, PIC is king. You will be better off in the long run getting out on your own flying that 172.
by Roar
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LASIK anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: LASIK anyone?

I had it done 15 years ago, best decision I ever made. I went from not being able to see the big E Uncorrected to 20/10 and am still 20/10 now. No side effects at all. The only advice I would have is to follow the after procedure instruction to the letter (never let your eyes get dried while they ar...
by Roar
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed
Replies: 35
Views: 6163

Re: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed

I see, but you're fine at 13 hours as per the new regs. I guess one hour makes all the difference. The scientific studies looked at airline pilots, not all types of flight operations. One 14 hour day then a week or two off does not make you fatigued. Using airline pilots data to impose requirements ...
by Roar
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed
Replies: 35
Views: 6163

Re: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed

Not sure that's true Rockie You're correct. My mistake. So you're trying to tell me I have the same fatigue levels working 4 days a month as someone working 20? That's comical. No, that isn't what I'm saying. I'm saying you get just as tired during the course of a single day as anybody else. Lucky ...
by Roar
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed
Replies: 35
Views: 6163

Re: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed

As Roar said, you can't paint all pilots with the same brush any more than truck drivers, cabbies, train conductors and school bus drivers should be on the same set of regs. Yes you can. Humans are humans, and we are all subject to the same circadian rhythm and fatigue influences as the next guy re...
by Roar
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed
Replies: 35
Views: 6163

Re: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed

The new duty time regs. Are a ridiculous attempt at a one size fits all solution designed for the airlines. I understand that the 705 world needs new duty limits but to paint all 704 operations with the same brush is asinine. I personally fly on average 3-4 days a month so even if all of my days we...
by Roar
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed
Replies: 35
Views: 6163

Re: Minister of Transport says Fatigue Regs To Proceed

The new duty time regs. Are a ridiculous attempt at a one size fits all solution designed for the airlines. I understand that the 705 world needs new duty limits but to paint all 704 operations with the same brush is asinine. I personally fly on average 3-4 days a month so even if all of my days wer...
by Roar
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Shortage real, Chartright increasing $$
Replies: 17
Views: 8421

Re: Shortage real, Chartright increasing $$

Wage and working conditions at Skyservice, at least on the aircraft I fly are excellent.
by Roar
Sun May 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is your favorite airplane for IFR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

Re: What is your favorite airplane for IFR?

Falcon 900EX EASy II
That bird had every wiz bang gadget known to man to aid you.
by Roar
Fri May 12, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet goes ALPA
Replies: 70
Views: 12634

Re: Westjet goes ALPA

My condolences. Why? Do you honestly think things will become all sunshine and lollipops just because ALPA shows up? No what will happen is the Union will make it more difficult for westjet to be profitable so the profit sharing will cease to exist, they will have to pay Union dues and at the end o...
by Roar
Fri May 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet goes ALPA
Replies: 70
Views: 12634

Re: Westjet goes ALPA

My condolences.
by Roar
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: New yyz slots..this is gonna hurt!
Replies: 96
Views: 22726

Re: New yyz slots..this is gonna hurt!

Ahh the CBAA......the same people trying to get the new fatigue rules squashed or watered down considerably. As they should be. The new duty time regulations although good for 705 operations are completely out of line for 704 operations, especially those that switch between 604 and 704. The new reg...
by Roar
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (Drones)
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (Drones)

I was wondering that myself. How exactly will anyone determine if a drone is flying at say a legal 85 metres or and illegal 91?
by Roar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cessna 206 Survey Pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 1286

Cessna 206 Survey Pilot

For all you low time guys looking to get a start this is a great place to do that. You'll obtain a very diverse set of experiences that will serve you well in your career to come. The owners are great guys also. Geodesy took a chance on me with about 600 hrs TT 17 years ago, I still use and remember...
by Roar
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Government to Consider Random Alcohol testing for pilots
Replies: 203
Views: 20539

Re: Government to Consider Random Alcohol testing for pilots

Blueontop wrote: a simple poll, how many of us have shown up to work after a few drinks and how many of us have shown up fatigued and continued flying for days on end when our cognitive abilities are as impaired to the extent that we might as well be actively drinking on the flight deck?!
Neither.
by Roar
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC Rule change idea to enhance Safety.
Replies: 48
Views: 5124

Re: TC Rule change idea to enhance Safety.

Frankly, if you can't conduct an IFR flight at night, you have no business conducting one in the daytime, either. The whole idea is that you should be able to do the whole thing without being able to see out the window at all, from just after takeoff until just before landing. Whatever colour the n...

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