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by planett
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What made you want to be a Pilot?
Replies: 44
Views: 1720

Re: What made you want to be a Pilot?

What?....Peter Graves and Leslie Nielsen never inspired anyone else?
by planett
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What made you want to be a Pilot?
Replies: 44
Views: 1720

Re: What made you want to be a Pilot?

Watching the movie "Airplane" planted the seed in my head.
by planett
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot Shortage (not a flight school poster)
Replies: 26
Views: 3738

Re: Pilot Shortage (not a flight school poster)

Happy days are here again!!
by planett
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AA in Jamaica
Replies: 29
Views: 2756

Re: AA in Jamaica

arictaylor, The diagram is very misleading, both thresholds are very close to water, but the Kingston Harbour side is coloured blue, the Caribbean side is white, an unfortunate misprint. The aircraft crossed the Old Palisadoes road which is like a narrow breakwater that runs northeast separating the...
by planett
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AA in Jamaica
Replies: 29
Views: 2756

Re: AA in Jamaica

Morgan's Harbour is 'jus down de road nah' (Where Bond took Felix and met Quarrel while looking for Dr. No)
by planett
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya and Exchange Income Corp ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Re: Wasaya and Exchange Income Corp ...

ei ei owe wrote: "By 2010 PAG will be running 8 Dash 8 100's, 4 Q400's and all the current metro II's will have been rebuilt and be fresh for another 50,000 hrs. They'll put Garrett -20's on them and will have an upgross kit to 17,599 pounds, be RVSM approved and true out at 369 kts. The bosses at P...
by planett
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CMA Incident in Rainbow Lake
Replies: 77
Views: 5808

Re: CMA Incident in Rainbow Lake

Some aircraft have a 50+ knot differential between V2 and Venr. This requires an acceleration and clean up after a turn back towards the airport, or to flatter terrain, or in a shuttle before commencing the Venr climb. A level off of 1500' or even sector, or to the extended emergency time limit on t...
by planett
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WAT Limit for a VFR departure
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: WAT Limit for a VFR departure

Runway limit sounds generic to me. By that I mean I cannot tell whether you have ATOG charts made up for specific airports with a separate column named "Runway Limit" or you are using the AFM to determine how the runway limits you. Your AFM may have a Take Off Field Limit chart which gives a distanc...
by planett
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WAT Limit for a VFR departure
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: WAT Limit for a VFR departure

WAT implies that a positive rate of climb is expected in every take off segment with one engine inoperative. This includes V1 through lift off with the gear extended until it is ultimately retracted. That is all it guarantees . You've indicated the runway is not limiting. All you have to do now is s...
by planett
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PDM... something is wrong
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: PDM... something is wrong

Many sucessful people got that way by being pushy, or hard headed, or clever about interpretations. Don't expect them to change when taking up a hobby like flying, especially when it is largely understood to be "just like driving". After all, they completed Medical School, MBA, PhD etc., how hard co...
by planett
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourable references standard in aviation industry
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

Re: Favourable references standard in aviation industry

We truly live in a Bizarro World. A campaign of danger will ensure good references, while operating in accordance with the AFM and entering defects in the logbook will bring plenty of unsolicited bad "references". The "weeding out" process often works in reverse, ensuring that the scum rises to the ...
by planett
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A/C down in SK - Jan '07 - Draft Report Critical of TC
Replies: 101
Views: 14355

Re: A/C down in SK - Jan '07 - Draft Report Critical of TC

I would love to see more RNAV approaches everywhere. But...playing the devil's advocate here and with first hand experience..... nobody wants to pay for them. Communities don't think they should pay. Airlines don't want to pay for an approach that others will use, and NavCanada doesn't want to raise...
by planett
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather books
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Weather books

After alot of weather books, Best is Air Command Weather Manual. Simpler but straight to the point is AWARE.

Also important is a comprehensive text on weather radar operation along with the actual manufacturers manual. The most misunderstood area of study on commercial aircraft next to performance.
by planett
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot salary/wages?
Replies: 31
Views: 3504

Re: Pilot salary/wages?

100K Specialized Bizjet Medivac plus a bit of training / consulting on the side to achieve that, age 38.
by planett
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Things they put in Manuals
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: Things they put in Manuals

Old British manuals are very well written, and in a style no longer seen. The HS 748 had a pararaph that began with: "For the prevention of catastrophe, one must ensure that.........." or some equally Limey prose. Also, spelling and words such as: Tyres, Kerb, Cocks (valves), windscreen, Kilogrammes...
by planett
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Pacific 707
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Canadian Pacific 707

They actually had a DC-8 which earned the distinction of being the first supersonic airliner. It happened during a test flight regime before CP took delivery.
by planett
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alternate Weather Minima Requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1827

Re: Alternate Weather Minima Requirements

old_man

Right you are! I've been at two companies that took that to Ottawa, and the clarification was that 07/25 is one runway, not two. Your mileage may vary.
by planett
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: High altitude avian critters
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: High altitude avian critters

[quote]Were they on oxygen? Seriously, it would be interesting to know how they can perform quite energetically at such heights. Presumably they only do this at migration times. This means they do not have a long acclimatisation period before climbing up so high and performing so energetically. Also...
by planett
Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low vis/reduced vis operations
Replies: 74
Views: 5744

Re: Low vis/reduced vis operations

That's interesting, it wouldn't be the first time TC has had such diverging interpretations from the CAP GEN. Our POI advised us that despite our 600RVR and Cat II authority, we are limited to 1/2 mile (2600) at most airports in Canada now, except where indicated in the CFS. We operate under a Priva...
by planett
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low vis/reduced vis operations
Replies: 74
Views: 5744

Re: Low vis/reduced vis operations

It has been applied to all aircraft.
by planett
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwest LR55
Replies: 23
Views: 3994

Re: Sunwest LR55

There is a point in the take off where yaw and "major red lights" should be the only things stopping you, otherwise continue. I was on a take off roll in YHZ about a decade ago when tower radioed "RVR now 2000". I was exercising our standard RVR 2600 Authority and decided to ignore the "warning" sin...
by planett
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low vis/reduced vis operations
Replies: 74
Views: 5744

Re: Low vis/reduced vis operations

Don't worry,

The sooner we kill the right person due to delayed or cancelled medevac, the sooner this problem will be fixed.
by planett
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When a Tragedy Becomes a Crime: Prosecutors Probe Disasters
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: When a Tragedy Becomes a Crime: Prosecutors Probe Disasters

How did we let this kind of corruption soil our squeaky clean industry?
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I'm serious about the first part, I'm only joking about the latter.
by planett
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TOCA
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

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: 1471

Re: New Paint

I was fond of the 1990's WWII "invasion stripes" scheme.

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