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by HavaJava
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jetlines files preliminary IPO
Replies: 46
Views: 9955

Re: Jetlines files preliminary IPO

Don't you love how news like this comes out right before Westjet pilots have to vote to ratify their contract....naw, must just be a coincidence
by HavaJava
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69929

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Gino Under wrote: Yeah? Well it wouldn't 'hide' from TCAS!

Where does this drivel come from?
Gino,

Do a little bit of research on how TCAS works and you will see that it is your post that is the drivel.
by HavaJava
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Person of large proportions stranded by airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Person of large proportions stranded by airline

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2491972/Family-stranded-airport-British-Airways-refuse-allow-500lb-son-fly-home-France.html Might be more than just the weight issue and size issues, Thanks for the link and appears you could be right. I just don't understand why they let him board in London ...
by HavaJava
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Design your ideal flight test
Replies: 109
Views: 5019

Re: Design your ideal flight test

A stall to the break from a full power, full flaps climb, maintaining heading, and safe roll control. I had an over zealous PPL examiner who was quite a big wig in TC. He decided to make this a part of my PPL exam. I wasn't quite sure what he expected from me on the entry but he basically coached m...
by HavaJava
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Twin Otter fuel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2357

Re: Twin Otter fuel problem

@robertw That's interesting! We used to get this problem on Twin Otters in the Caribbean and I always wondered if it was due to bacterial growth. From what I understand Prist in JetA1 is not only for anti-icing but also anti-bacterial. We were operating JetA without Prist and that is what sparked th...
by HavaJava
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New Merger?
Replies: 12
Views: 8399

Re: New Merger?

About 34 years too late for that!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transair_(Canada)
by HavaJava
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Leaving the gear extended
Replies: 2
Views: 2834

Re: Leaving the gear extended

There are a couple different MEL (minimum equipment list) procedure that direct us to leave the gear down for a minute after take-off. One that comes to mind is if one of the brakes is unserviceable. It's a bit of overkill in my opinion but as long as there is no engine failure (in which case we sel...
by HavaJava
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Professional Recognition Sought For Pilots
Replies: 67
Views: 4339

Re: Professional Recognition Sought For Pilots

A job requiring manual skills and special training...

Sounds like that would apply to surgeons as well...
by HavaJava
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Downwind at 1000 AGL
Replies: 103
Views: 10201

Re: Downwind at 1000 AGL

What about this?

1. Class D control zone with unlimited visibility and 900 overcast.

2. Class D control zone with unlimited visibility and 1100 overcast.

Oh, and the airport is completely surrounded by a built-up area
by HavaJava
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Relief Pilots
Replies: 21
Views: 8027

Re: Relief Pilots

I like to think that everyone getting hired by Air Canada has many thousands of take-offs and landings under their belts by the time they get hired (although that's probably not true any more). I came from a job that averaged a dozen legs a day and I can say that I didn't miss the hands-on flying as...
by HavaJava
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: LLC Management
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Re: LLC Management

Just another reason to not bid it
by HavaJava
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Percent that pass
Replies: 27
Views: 7917

Re: Percent that pass

I don't have exact statistics but I heard that the failure rate in the U.S. is much lower than in Canada From my perspective as a pilot, along with having to deal with far more traffic in a much more dynamic environment, American controllers are far more efficient and provide far more service than C...
by HavaJava
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCAS and TRANSPONDERS
Replies: 23
Views: 2118

Re: TCAS and TRANSPONDERS

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by HavaJava
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Porter Airlines-Off end of Runway
Replies: 110
Views: 11876

Re: Porter Airlines-Off end of Runway

Quite possibly the most painful post I have ever read...like a train wreck I just couldn't look away.
by HavaJava
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ is terrible on weekends!
Replies: 4
Views: 3450

Re: YYZ is terrible on weekends!

Props to Toronto west high, south low and arrival for handling the difficult weather yesterday. We were inbound from the west and cleared to hold up high at YWT. Unfortunately YWT was sandwiched between two monster cells (hail and tornados) and our turn radius was quite large at FL300+ so we had to ...
by HavaJava
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCAS and TRANSPONDERS
Replies: 23
Views: 2118

Re: TCAS and TRANSPONDERS

Hi Doc, Most large aircraft have transponders which inhibit TCAS warnings when on the ground. Perhaps the transponder/TCAS in your aircraft is an older model? In fact, more and more larger airports are requiring transponders be left on while on the ground. Most large US airports and more and more Ca...
by HavaJava
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 767 hard landing
Replies: 25
Views: 3279

Re: 767 hard landing

I can't say I'm a fan of Colonel Sanders (nor was I of Hedley)...but wow mbav8r...I don't think he deserves what you just said.

Those sort of remarks should be reserved for child molestors and serial killers.
by HavaJava
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Uncontrolled ROW
Replies: 40
Views: 1857

Re: Uncontrolled ROW

The following reference to straight-in downwind comes from the AIM (I am fully aware that the AIM is not the CARs so don't give me that lecture). I never imagined that someone could confuse "straight-in downwind" with "straight-in final", but I'm willing to keep an open mind with this. As you can al...
by HavaJava
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Uncontrolled ROW
Replies: 40
Views: 1857

Re: Uncontrolled ROW

Wow... Obviously because of your vintage we should just take your word for it. Doesn't matter if every instructor/student/PPL/bizjet pilot in southern Ontario in the '90's used or at the very least never questioned that phraseology. I always liked the "straight-in" comment because it differentiated ...
by HavaJava
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Uncontrolled ROW
Replies: 40
Views: 1857

Re: Uncontrolled ROW

Holy crap folks...I can't believe that this much has changed since I did my initial training (I guess it's been a while though now). Back then, at least in Southern Ontario, "straight-in downwind" was a ubiquitous term. It meant that you were joining an extended downwind and were established before ...
by HavaJava
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Uncontrolled ROW
Replies: 40
Views: 1857

Re: Uncontrolled ROW

Here is a nice PDF from TC that sums it up. http://www.tc.gc.ca/publications/en/tp11541/pdf/hr/tp11541e.pdf Basically you are only allowed to join a straight in downwind at an uncontrolled aerodrome "if no conflict exists". Traffic turning in front of you from crosswind to downwind would definitely ...
by HavaJava
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Where is the Captain?
Replies: 15
Views: 2916

Re: Where is the Captain?

The Hammer wrote: You have hired many pilots that WJ turned down. :goodman:
And vice-versa...what's your point?
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada sending Embraer 175/190s to Express
Replies: 133
Views: 32800

Re: Air Canada sending Embraer 175/190s to Express

We are not productive enough. No reserve time balancing to much time in training one minute out bound rule Bank time. Overtime taken as time off rather than cash cleared. Drop flying after taking a draft. Drop flying with too much block growth. Those are just off the top of my head. Excuse my Frenc...
by HavaJava
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada moves to lock out pilots
Replies: 119
Views: 19641

Re: Air Canada moves to lock out pilots

chatman wrote:Rumor is AC pilots are ferrying aircraft to Premier Aviation for maintenance. Great brotherly love
I am almost 100% sure it will be management pilots doing those flights...they don't want any pesky line pilots questioning the airworthiness of aircraft that are in the middle of heavy maintenance.
by HavaJava
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seneca College Bonanza Report Released
Replies: 32
Views: 4786

Re: Seneca College Bonanza Report Released

flyincanuck wrote:There is a lot mentioned about trim runaway, as well.
From what I understand, the electric trim was permanently disconnected...are you thinking it somehow reconnected itself? I guess it could be a possibility depending on how maintenance performed the work, but I doubt it...

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