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by chu me
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deregulation in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 3552

Re: Deregulation in Canada

Dear GA MX Trainer; I was merely pointing out that dererulation took place under the Tories and Brian Mulroney, not Pierre Trudeau and the liberals. I will now acknowledge that it was only 95% of deregulation that took place between 1984 and 1993 when the tories were in charge. I am not arguing for ...
by chu me
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deregulation in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 3552

Re: Deregulation in Canada

Just a small correction here from someone who was actually alive at the time. Although the liberals under Pierre Trudeau had been exploring the possible benefits of De-regulation of the the airlines in Canada, it was not until Brian Mulroney and the P.C. party with John Crosbie ( as Transport Minist...
by chu me
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Nation-owned Wasaya Airways ‘going down’
Replies: 42
Views: 7365

Re: First Nation-owned Wasaya Airways ‘going down’

It is interesting that someone asked if there were any native owned airlines that were making money, then when someone named five or six and the discussion changed to proving that they were actually making money. It seems that on this forum "native" owned or run airlines are continually having to pr...
by chu me
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bad dreams
Replies: 43
Views: 2197

Re: Bad dreams

I have the under the wires dream too, but I always make it.
by chu me
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting reason for a hard landing
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

Re: Interesting reason for a hard landing

After hundreds of hard landing in a Q400 ( the effing thing lands like a shopping cart ) I only wish I had an excuse as good as that!!!!!!!
by chu me
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF TFW Pilots
Replies: 82
Views: 3253

Re: RCAF TFW Pilots

I am by no means an expert on the needs of the military. However the question needs to be asked, why are all our qualified , experienced pilots leaving our military ? If a program based on retention was implemented it seems to me we wouldn't have this recruitment problem in the first place. Accordin...
by chu me
Fri May 30, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Common Sense, are You Born With it it or Screwed Forever?"
Replies: 75
Views: 4148

Re: "Common Sense, are You Born With it it or Screwed Foreve

After reading this entire thread the only thing that keeps smacking me in the face is "I gently passed her off to another instructor, at another school". Why wouldn't you just tell her she shouldnt be flying. I have had to look a hopeless student in the eye and tell them I dont think they can cut it...
by chu me
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting winds at CYTZ today
Replies: 34
Views: 2758

Re: Interesting winds at CYTZ today

Good God!!!! With all the dangers of landing at the island in these kinds of winds ( as explained by pdw ). I am amazed that I survived flying a Q400 in and out of there for four years and doing that treacherous takeoff,approach and landing thousands of times ( in winds worse than those ) ! Thank go...
by chu me
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya Airways’ VP accused of racking up thousands $$$......
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

Re: Wasaya Airways’ VP accused of racking up thousands $$$..

Dear Longtimer;

I could say the same about Wasaya.

Sincerely

Chu me
by chu me
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya Airways’ VP accused of racking up thousands $$$......
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

Re: Wasaya Airways’ VP accused of racking up thousands $$$..

Dear Crazy_Aviator; You are right........$160,000.00 spent by an indian chief, courtesy of taxpayers money IS a drop in the bucket compared to the BILLIONS wasted away on OIL reserves!! ( read subsidies of an antiquated and evironmentally devastating energy source being mined in the Alberta tarsands...
by chu me
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya Airways’ VP accused of racking up thousands $$$......
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

Re: Wasaya Airways’ VP accused of racking up thousands $$$..

Dear Trey Kule; I think what I ( or me ) and the other "apologists " are trying to say is that far worse scandals take place on a daily basis in life. Think of the banking collapse in the USA in 2008 where almost a trillion dollars of taxpayers money was used to "bail out " the banks to replace mone...
by chu me
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet Captain receives passenger's sexist note
Replies: 114
Views: 7667

Re: WestJet Captain receives passenger's sexist note

I like the approach Doc prefers to take......just ignore the problem, then it will go away. I think we should ignore all the problems such as sexism, racism, ageism, etc. If we do this then all the dirty problems of the world will go away. Good stuff Doc!!! Why didn't they think of this during the c...
by chu me
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration
Replies: 93
Views: 25014

Re: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration

I have only one thing to add to this thread. It is politburo not polet bureau. :D

Have at'er

Sincerely

Chu me
by chu me
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Problem with JPI EDM930 fuel indications
Replies: 26
Views: 3244

Re: Problem with JPI EDM930 fuel indications

Not trying to be an "A" hole here, but this senario just backs up the old adage " never trust your fuel gauges. When I flew in the bush I always checked, either by looking in to see the fuel or by dipping. Now that I have been in the "jet age" for awhile I can no longer do this......or I would. Just...
by chu me
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Embraer reveals vision for single-pilot airliners
Replies: 78
Views: 6764

Re: Embraer reveals vision for single-pilot airliners

It is interesting to note that we already send people into space and back without the pilot ever touching the controls ( and that includes docking in space ). I would suggest that if we can do these highly complex manuevers with a computer then we can fly a passenger aircraft also pilotless. It is a...
by chu me
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 595
Views: 90763

Re: 70 years ago October 25th

The reason that I get off my ass every election day and go out to vote, is to honour these men ( the ones that I knew personally and those that I did not). They made the ultimate sacrifice even if they survived the war. So I vote in honour of that sacrifice made on my behalf.....even if I don't thin...
by chu me
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Porter Airlines-Off end of Runway
Replies: 110
Views: 11780

Re: Porter Airlines-Off end of Runway

Oh my god it's hot today! I am way up north....should be cooler! Oh wait a minute....I left my computer on.......thats where all that hot air is coming from.
by chu me
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: X/Wind corrections.
Replies: 130
Views: 4351

Re: X/Wind corrections.

By the way Cat; The best I could ever manage was when I was flying at my old airline and I made a PA saying that we were doing 750 miles an hour because I didn't think any of the pax were listening. That generated a 1 page discussion about whether a Q400 could go 750 mph and only one person caught o...
by chu me
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: X/Wind corrections.
Replies: 130
Views: 4351

Re: X/Wind corrections.

Hey Cat;

What flies are you tying on for this mornings hatch? Are they up and biting yet. AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :smt040
P.S. 4 pages that must be some kind of a record!!!!!!!!!!!!
by chu me
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Idiots of the year......................
Replies: 55
Views: 9223

Re: Idiots of the year......................

Well .... what can you say about that video....scary sh#t. As for saving the cost of de-icing, in my time up north, I have worked for some cheap ass bush operators who would never pay for de-icing. So.....with a broom, ice scraper, credit/bank card, a cold pisscan of Type 1, even with my bare finger...
by chu me
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sky-high dreams for an old CF-100
Replies: 46
Views: 6711

Re: Sky-high dreams for an old CF-100

It is sad sometimes the lack of foresight at some of these museums. In the early 90's I offered to the museum 3 x 12.7mm browning machine guns, 1 ejection seat, 1 canopy, 2 chaff dispensors, and various parts from the APG-33 radar and several other lesser parts...all from the CF-100mk. I offered the...
by chu me
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot locked in bathroom causes terror scare
Replies: 31
Views: 2777

Re: Pilot locked in bathroom causes terror scare

Dear Chris; While you may regard it as cheap, it is very effective. It would be hard for a "stranger"to enter while the F/A is at the door. However if a terrorist get the combo to the door you are screwed. If you do not think it can happen just Google the security expert who got all the door codes t...
by chu me
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot locked in bathroom causes terror scare
Replies: 31
Views: 2777

Re: Pilot locked in bathroom causes terror scare

Dear Chris; In the spirit of the forum I will provide a positive, informative post to educate you. F/A's are there for passenger safety, however when one pilot of a two crew aircraft has to use the lav, that leaves only one pilot on the flight deck. As the flight deck door is behind that pilot he/sh...
by chu me
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-air near Mission
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

Re: Mid-air near Mission

My apologies to Oleo4. I meant that message to read ZBBYLW.

Sincerely

Chu me
by chu me
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-air near Mission
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

Re: Mid-air near Mission

Dear Airframe; In the spring of 2003 I lost a best friend and another friend in the same crash, so I understand what you are going through and you have my deepest sympathies. During times like this it is easy to take people out of context. Shortly after the crash I said some things to another good f...

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