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by beaverbob
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 190
Views: 25623

Re: How old are you?

59 years young

3 years, 3 weeks and 3 days all VFR in BC?


Married 35 years
1 son, 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren 17 to 1
by beaverbob
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: 1300 People Killed, 5400 Injured in Occupied Palestine
Replies: 543
Views: 11121

Re: 230 People Killed in Occupied Palestine

The situation in Isreal is very complicated. Isreal is the original homeland of the Jewish people. All that happened in 1948 when Isreal as a nation was formed was that the Jewish people finally, after about 2000 years, took some of their land back. The hatred of the Jew goes back to a time when the...
by beaverbob
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail
Replies: 63
Views: 5711

Re: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail

External antenae on this one
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Globe&Mail: Lives Could Have Already Been Saved
Replies: 127
Views: 4290

Re: Globe&Mail: Lives Could Have Already Been Saved

Have the VFR rules changed for the BC coast? If I remember correctly minimum low level flight visibility on the BC coast is clear of cloud and two(2) miles visibility whereas it is 1 mile visibility in the rest of Canada.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
Bob
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail
Replies: 63
Views: 5711

Re: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail

thanks 2R, There a lot of good companies. Although smaller, Seair comes to mind as a very good company. I don't like to claim any company as the best. Many are good, many are mediocre, a few are poor. Some are dangerous I suppose, but no company is anymore dangerous than the pilots or engineers are ...
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail
Replies: 63
Views: 5711

Re: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail

My previous statement lost a line. Some were there when the Smith family took over PCA years ago with no injuries and one in a groundloop while training, again no injuries. There record is very good and company control is as good as any company out there. Should say: Some were there when the Smith f...
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail
Replies: 63
Views: 5711

Re: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail

2R it seems you might not know a lot about PCA. Did or do you work there? The EX MB Gooses are still flying. PCA, untill August, was operating 6 gooses. Some were there when the Smith family took over PCA years ago with no injuries and one in a groundloop while training, again no injuries. There rec...
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The Float Rating
Replies: 25
Views: 1640

Re: The Float Rating

I got my first float flying job at Northcoast Air in Prince Rupert with only 6 hours on floats.
Lets say there was a steep learning curve the first couple of months.
:prayer:
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail
Replies: 63
Views: 5711

Re: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail

As far as I know they still do but the pay is high enough to not likly be a factor.
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR over the top for sea planes?
Replies: 56
Views: 1792

Re: VFR over the top for sea planes?

All agreed say Aye, and lets move on. :smt021 :smt026
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail
Replies: 63
Views: 5711

Re: Pacific Coastal lashes out - today's Globe and Mail

2R What does blasting caps have to do with it? While its true that blasting caps could be loaded in a plane undeclared by the owner, in the case of peter Kiewit, Its highly unlikly as they have boats commuting into Toba from Campbell River on a regular bases. This is about pushing weather and in my ...
by beaverbob
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR over the top for sea planes?
Replies: 56
Views: 1792

Re: VFR over the top for sea planes?

This is the key phrase for commercial VFR OTT in a single engine plane (b) for single-engined aeroplanes, descent under VMC if its engine fails. If you have the magic to glide a single engine plane level for a considerable distance, or can gaurantee the old radial will never quit, then ok, fly OTT. ...
by beaverbob
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should an IFR rating be a Mandatory part of the CPL?
Replies: 115
Views: 2727

Re: Should an IFR rating be a Mandatory part of the CPL?

I'm not asking a new pilot to pass on IFR. I'm saying you don't need an IFR rating to be a safe VFR pilot. If a young pilot gets an IFR rating then thats fine. I recommend it; only not with the intention of allowing him/her to push VFR weather. Some IFR training is already required for a commercial ...
by beaverbob
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should an IFR rating be a Mandatory part of the CPL?
Replies: 115
Views: 2727

Re: Should an IFR rating be a Mandatory part of the CPL?

This is a stupid question. All you need to do for safe VFR is know how to stay VFR. you know, 180 turn, on floats land on the water then turn around and take off the other way, or if neccessary if you pushed well past the safety bar, a 180 level in the air. I will be damned if I will spend a fortune...
by beaverbob
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR over the top for sea planes?
Replies: 56
Views: 1792

Re: VFR over the top for sea planes?

Another thing, if you plan to use a GPS for emergency descent, you are most likely going to live a short life.
Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR over the top for sea planes?
Replies: 56
Views: 1792

Re: VFR over the top for sea planes?

I don't know what the discussion is about. you cannot fly VFR OTT unless you can see enough of the ground to enable a descent with visual reference to the ground. You cannot predict an engine failure so you tell me what are you flying over the top of if you are able to glide visually to the ground a...
by beaverbob
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should you fly for a living if you don't love to fly?
Replies: 31
Views: 2888

Re: Should you fly for a living if you don't love to fly?

Strange how some people seem to be pr-programmed to certain talents, jobs etc. I knew I wanted to be a pilot since I was a very young child. My parents tell me that I saw a plane fly over when I was about 1 1/2 years old and looked up and reached and said me, me. All through childhood I wanted to fl...
by beaverbob
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Police cars at Fast Air
Replies: 142
Views: 16643

Re: Police cars at Fast Air

I agree with Cat on this one.
We are in a pretty sick times when TC needs the cops to investigate an Air Service
How many times has an ops manager shot at a TC inspector, Hmmmm
Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: What interesting things happened on your birthday?
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: What interesting things happened on your birthday?

Hedly
Congratulations, I think that is great.
Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: British sperm shortage critical
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: British sperm shortage critical

Good grief
Why donate to a sperm bank? Phone em up and offer to go direct! One for all and all for one. For the good of England old chap.
by beaverbob
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deaf Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 1499

Re: Deaf Pilots

I had to have an audiogram a couple of years ago and due to hearing loss I had to have a special hearing test in an aircraft of my choise with an instructor. I chose a C172 for an obvious reason and passed. I had to read back tower communications to the instructor and ident NDB's, VOR's etc. I also ...
by beaverbob
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: float instructing?
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: float instructing?

I think I would rather learn something from someone that knowa a little more than the student. If you only have 50 hours on floats go get a jog flying and then learn enough from your job to become a good float instructor. Say a couple of years of coastal time.
BB :smt014
by beaverbob
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Best Bear gun?
Replies: 350
Views: 95024

Re: Best Bear gun?

Actually you all got it wrong. I pack a 22 and a bottle of whisky. If I'm not found by the time the whisky is gone there's always the 22

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