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by The Old Fogducker
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday
Replies: 87
Views: 9013

Re: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday

Well, I'm always willing to make a contribution which will enhance the general understanding of various systems in Canadian aviation. Safety Management Systems is a good tool inside an organization with at least some basic moral sense of right and wrong. Otherwise, it is as useless in changing the c...
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 66687

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

Huuumm ... could be I suppose, or its just a programming error. Lots of stations are run by computer automation systems in either a full auto mode, or in "live assist." The Traffic Dept does the scheduling, and often will make an error, which then becomes a template for future shows, but with differ...
by The Old Fogducker
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 66687

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

Although it may be a gross disappointment to those looking for underlying conspiracy theories involving mind control by capitalist interests, the "Paid Announcement" slide was most likely a simple production error.....just pushing the wrong button. It is normally run before airing any of the "Infome...
by The Old Fogducker
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Individual Type Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Individual Type Rating

With the most profound respect for my learned peers who have recently posted ... my fellow gentlemen and Knights of The Air ... it is my potentially flawed understanding after multiple reads of the information ..... the original poster wasn't asking about a PPC, he was asking about Individual Aircra...
by The Old Fogducker
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Individual Type Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Individual Type Rating

If you have the aircraft Type Rating endorsed on your licence, it is there for life. IE .... B737, MU2, DHC8, etc. There is no time limit except to meet the other currency requirements and things like an IFR expiry date, night currency, passenger carrying currency, PPC or PCC for commercial operatio...
by The Old Fogducker
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday
Replies: 87
Views: 9013

Re: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday

Meatservo .... you've captured the essence of the SMS role in a PVI, but left out the requirement of the CAP content which requires the description of the personal emotional devastation caused by the realization that the company had fallen below the record keeping requirements. Further, the extensiv...
by The Old Fogducker
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday
Replies: 87
Views: 9013

Re: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday

For those who are unable to tune in, here is a video link to the SMS segment of "The National" .... there may be some commercials at the beginning of the feed.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/1221258968/ID=2166180948

OFD
by The Old Fogducker
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday
Replies: 87
Views: 9013

Re: CBC The National: Report on SMS this Wednesday

Congratulations to Inspector David L. W. Winter (ret) for coming forward to express his experiences with the Department of Transport in his latter years in the Edmonton office after about 20 years based in the Winnipeg office.

OFD
by The Old Fogducker
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Don Cherry - A Great Canadian Pecked By A Thousand Sparrows
Replies: 36
Views: 2019

Don Cherry - A Great Canadian Pecked By A Thousand Sparrows

E WARMINGTON | QMI AGENCY TORONTO -- I was hoping to be able to report today how those Royal Military College faculty members, who don't agree with a French teacher's protest of Don Cherry's doctorate, had rallied to say she does not speak for them. It did not happen Monday. Same goes for a petition...
by The Old Fogducker
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alkan Air - First Officers
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

Re: Alkan Air - First Officers

KAG:

When I first went to YXY, I lived in the apartments behind the Airport Chalet for about 10 months, and because it was so close, used to eat at the Chalet regularly.

It was the haunt for all aviation folks after work time ended. The lunch specials were always popular too.

Fog
by The Old Fogducker
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alkan Air - First Officers
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

Re: Alkan Air - First Officers

40 years and still not ready to retire ? How many ex-wives are you paying for ? :D Never worked in YXY but have stayed many times and I would have to agree that for a northernish town it is like a little Vantopia north but with nicer summers, winters and no traffic. Axial ... I'm one of the very, v...
by The Old Fogducker
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alkan Air - First Officers
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

Alkan Air - First Officers

Just a comment to anyone contemplating applying for an F/O position in Whitehorse, let me tell you that the almost 3 years I spent flying from Whitehorse in my late 20's were by far among the best in my 40 years of aviation, and I encourage people to apply. Wonderful area, friendly people, and stunn...
by The Old Fogducker
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?

They had one on lease when I worked for Victoria Flying Services almost a hundred years ago. Huge interior that looked like it came from a 1938 Cadillac, and that looked kind of cool back in the day. Some dingle balls, and fuzzy dice would finish off the look. Hauled a good sized load .... they used...
by The Old Fogducker
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 46757

Re: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread

That most likely is the SOP for a Mayday or a Pan .... no separate request for CFR required, you get "full service." The mechanical issue may be what is at the heart of this ... I don't profess to know.

Oscar Fox Delta
by The Old Fogducker
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 46757

Re: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread

The whole idea behind "I won't declare an emergency because of all the paperwork, and this will likely work out OK" is bogus. I've called the trucks out and there as zero paperwork, just an explanation on ground when it was all over, and that was the end of it. That explanation to the controller see...
by The Old Fogducker
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SAR Tech Dies in Arctic
Replies: 18
Views: 3800

Re: SAR Tech Dies in Arctic

For those who may have missed it ... it was a dupe thread starter ... Here's a copy and paste of my writing on the matter ... OFD If ... (heaven forbid) .... you should ever end up crashed or stranded in a remote part of Canada, the first person on scene to help you if you're injured, comfort you an...
by The Old Fogducker
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: AVCANADA of Yesteryear
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: AVCANADA of Yesteryear

And while occupying ... be sure to crap on a police car .... that'll show 'em!
by The Old Fogducker
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Occupy Wall Street? Nutbars.
Replies: 176
Views: 5222

Re: Occupy Wall Street? Nutbars.

Gee whiz guys .... with video links like those, pretty soon you're going to be labelled a nut case by Rockie as well.

I'm a regular viewer to PJTV ... very enlightening.
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 46757

Re: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread

Sorry BPF, but you've erred ... CAR 704 doesn't force operation of SFAR 41 aircraft. FAR 23 is quite acceptable ... for example, a Beech 200. One of my complaints with the division of 703 and 704 ops for a long time was that someone could buy 2 King Airs, one after the other down the production line...
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Questions of ownership for someone well versed in TC regs.
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: Questions of ownership for someone well versed in TC reg

This is being made way more complicated than it is. If it is not a turbine powered pressurized aircraft, it doesn't require any form of operating certificate. If it is, then contact the local Commercial and Business Aircraft section of Transport Canada to enquire about CAR 604 (Corporate) operations...
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Occupy Wall Street? Nutbars.
Replies: 176
Views: 5222

Re: Occupy Wall Street? Nutbars.

Ragbag ... I posted that interview several weeks ago, and know it well. I agree with O'Leary's take on things. Should the banks have been bailed out? Frankly, who knows? I don't have a degree and experience in international finance, and I doubt a significant percentage of AvCanadians do either. Its ...
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Occupy Wall Street? Nutbars.
Replies: 176
Views: 5222

Re: Occupy Wall Street? Nutbars.

Here's an interview by Peter Schiff ... one of the 1% wading into Liberty Park and speaking with the demonstrators ...

It requires you to watch for 18 minutes ... which is likely too long for those with a puppy like attention span.

http://youtu.be/UGL-Ex1CD1c
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Gatineau Police Ask cow if he feels lucky
Replies: 33
Views: 1240

Re: Gatineau Police Ask cow if he feels lucky

It does make a bolt gun in a slaughter house look humane doesn't it?
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "The Aviators" Returns to Canadian TV in Prime Time
Replies: 19
Views: 2137

Re: "The Aviators" Returns to Canadian TV in Prime Time

Well Dr, I care. Its great to see this production get air time in a decent viewing slot and promote aviation. But then, I'm a public relations, ex radio & TV broadcasting guy, so I care how the business appears, and whether somebody with an interest in aviation can make a living temporarily out of p...
by The Old Fogducker
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 46757

Re: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread

How many people has SFAR 41C killed over the years??? The demand to travel would have created aircraft designs that met higher standards had SFAR 41C never existed. Did anyone really benefit from SFAR 41C other than the manufacturer's?? ie cheaper to design and sell due to lower standards Hammer .....

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