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by planett
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TOCA
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: TOCA

Used lots on large aircraft. AKA -top of the second segment -min acceleration altitude -level off height -flap retraction altitude Climb through this with all engines operative and clean up. OR Accelerate while level and clean up with one inoperative. Can be as low as 400' agl if obstacles permit. C...
by planett
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

Re: New Paint

I was fond of the 1990's WWII "invasion stripes" scheme.
by planett
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto Island Airport & Safety
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Toronto Island Airport & Safety

I wonder how many missed approaches have taken place at other airports since July 2007?

Jeeze.
by planett
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When you turn on the deice boots...
Replies: 38
Views: 2302

Re: When you turn on the deice boots...

Turn on TKS when the "icing detected" light comes on.

(By then its too late, the pores are plugged with ice)
by planett
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AB Government planes flying empty..
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: AB Government planes flying empty..

Heaters, cords and glycol............problem solved.
by planett
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: National Airlines Council of Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: National Airlines Council of Canada

If no smaller carriers join, they'll just lobby NavCanada to lower fees by cutting services in places they don't operate from. That will screw the operators in the north. (read: no new approaches where they're badly needed, and more regulatory review delays.) Otherwise a good start.
by planett
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best places in the world to be a pilot?
Replies: 22
Views: 2024

Re: Best places in the world to be a pilot?

The best place would just have to be Cross Lake MB.
by planett
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 40 years ago tonight.
Replies: 24
Views: 2451

Re: 40 years ago tonight.

"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself"-Carl Sagan
by planett
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Paton Wilson
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Paton Wilson

A true gentleman.
by planett
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: American Pilots coming to Canada?
Replies: 44
Views: 2761

Re: American Pilots coming to Canada?

Being on par with South Africa would make any Rugby nation feel better. :mrgreen:
by planett
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Dumbing Down of Aviation
Replies: 201
Views: 5173

Re: The Dumbing Down of Aviation

Mentors need to have some incentive to hang around.
by planett
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New landing system at Brandon airport needed?
Replies: 27
Views: 2946

Re: New landing system at Brandon airport needed?

I'd love to see an ILS in CYBR. The airport would be better served by an LPV approach, and it is actually quite well equipped as it is today. CYBR is served by very few scheds but many medevacs. Many medevacs are dispatched to the north as well. If medevacs have any importance in this discussion, th...
by planett
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Dumbing Down of Aviation
Replies: 201
Views: 5173

Re: The Dumbing Down of Aviation

It is inaccurate to blame a "generation" for this problem. I've seen many "new hires" trained and mentored properly posess the same qualities we value in the older generation. We have to try harder to tease out these innate traits. We also have to realize that todays aircraft and operational pressur...
by planett
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots

If only that website existed in the 80's!
by planett
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots

I remember the choice between SU and Webber but I am ignorant of Delorto's.
by planett
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots

Yes! Todays cars, easy to own, hard for me to work on. I just wash, change oil, filters, and plugs, that's it. I'm afraid to do anything else.
by planett
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots

Cat wrote: "But the run up never stops because the airplane in a living breathing creature which you can monitor by sight, feel, sound and smell every moment you are in it." "When your senses detect something not quite right you then search for what is wrong...a run up is just one small part of asce...
by planett
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 36 HR TAFs Make for Good Reading...
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: 36 HR TAFs Make for Good Reading...

Aftercasting
by planett
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canwest News: Feds not meeting air-safety rec's
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Canwest News: Feds not meeting air-safety rec's

This will be forgotten by the powers that be within weeks. Another Dryden type accident might attract some longer lasting attention.
by planett
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CEO takes pay cut...This is more like it...
Replies: 33
Views: 2592

Re: CEO takes pay cut...This is more like it...

From "The Economist"; not one specific issue: The old standard for Executive compensation was 40 times "the guy on the shop floor's wages" around the industrialized world. By 1980 in the U.S., it was 100 times his wage. Now it is about 400 times his wage, while in Europe, CEO's are still at the U.S....
by planett
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should CAPs (And others) be available free online.
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: Should CAPs (And others) be available free online.

Next time you look at the RCAP CD ROM, find "Approaches to be revoked in the Jan 15 issue", it's a separate section, also "Approaches to be revoked in future editions" There are many.
by planett
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should CAPs (And others) be available free online.
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: Should CAPs (And others) be available free online.

I'll clarify,

NavCanada is revoking many approaches which are in the RCAP. They will cease to exist. They are serving airports which have no other approaches. I thought we were paying them to maintain approaches through our navigation fees. Isn't that part of thier mandate?
by planett
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should CAPs (And others) be available free online.
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: Should CAPs (And others) be available free online.

And why is NavCanada in the process of revoking many of the northern approaches in the RCAP which are the only approaches those communities have? Maintaining these approaches is what we pay them for through our navigation charges and landing fees.
by planett
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSA At it again
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: TSA At it again

Vulcans!

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