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by HavaJava
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Percent that pass
Replies: 27
Views: 7947

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: 2137

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: 11962

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: 3451

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: 2137

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: 3305

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 2918

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: 32927

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: 19958

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: 4843

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...
by HavaJava
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC is such a mess
Replies: 51
Views: 5989

Re: AC is such a mess

I think there needs to be a whole culture shift. When you have senior people making 200k+ a year that go months without working.They bid reserve and pass when they get called. You have "sick if required".That is only 2 things I have heard first hand. Yes,management are crooks but the pilot group ar...
by HavaJava
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots
Replies: 100
Views: 20292

Re: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots

Say again, you're coming in stupid
by HavaJava
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots
Replies: 100
Views: 20292

Re: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots

:smt017 Huh? You should avoid drinking and posting...your post makes zero sense
by HavaJava
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots
Replies: 100
Views: 20292

Re: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots

Non non non, Doing contract work in other countries is wrong remember? You are supposed to stay home and collect unemployment. You wouldn't want to steal jobs from the local pilots that don't have 737 PPC's but really deserve jet jobs.... :roll: . Ah, that old pearl of an argument. The problem is m...
by HavaJava
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Professional Pilot Programs - 10kt wind limit / 5000 feet ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2167

Re: Professional Pilot Programs - 10kt wind limit / 5000 fee

Fair enough, it was a turboprop and not a light single, and with a 40 knot crosswind (reference to the runway), you have other options other than landing down the length of a runway. Hint...I had less than a 30 knot groundspeed when I touched down :wink:
by HavaJava
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Professional Pilot Programs - 10kt wind limit / 5000 feet ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2167

Re: Professional Pilot Programs - 10kt wind limit / 5000 fee

I sell them on the point it may just save their life one day Argh...just the fact that you have to sell normal crosswind landing technique as a life saving skill is depressing. Everything up to the demonstrated x-wind should be fair game for ANY pilot on ANY airplane they fly. It's not rocket surge...
by HavaJava
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ABSOLUETLY reprehensible behaviour..........
Replies: 62
Views: 10894

Re: ABSOLUETLY reprehensible behaviour..........

To be fair to the OP, I think SOC should have posted a reasonable delay on the board and the gate agents should have done their best to be empathetic and keep people informed even if they only had limited knowledge of the big picture. People are understandably going to be pissed if their flight is c...
by HavaJava
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ABSOLUETLY reprehensible behaviour..........
Replies: 62
Views: 10894

Re: ABSOLUETLY reprehensible behaviour..........

I agree that your situation was handled very poorly by the unskilled labour at Air Canada (gate agents, SOC, management). For that I am truly sorry. As yycflyguy pointed out, US customs and border services also played a role in your situation. I have heard of numerous examples over the past few week...
by HavaJava
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tactile Transducers
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Tactile Transducers

There are other forums on the internet you can go to discuss your kinky butt vibrator!

:twisted: :lol:
by HavaJava
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: who qualifies to be a "captain"
Replies: 55
Views: 4520

Re: who qualifies to be a "captain"

Everybody's got a little "Captain" in them!
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by HavaJava
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Burlington Airpark (CZBA)
Replies: 59
Views: 3078

Re: Burlington Airpark (CZBA)

Colonel Sanders, you should really change your outfit...this one is starting to stink. http://rlv.zcache.com/arrogance_no_really_good_self_esteem_yes_hat-p148775476854942166z8nb8_400.jpg http://kensegall.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/arrogant.jpg http://s5.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/...

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