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by Just another canuck
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cargo North (North Star Air) Crashes DC3 in PickleLake
Replies: 141
Views: 27981

Re: Cargo North (North Star Air) Crashes DC3 in PickleLake

As long as it wasn't over gross, I don't see why it wouldn't maintain altitude. Lots of extra power there if you need it as well. Lots of issues with the auto feather on that aircraft as well... not that it wasn't working, but rather feathering when it wasn't supposed. Usually on approach, but has h...
by Just another canuck
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Career in ATS?
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Re: Career in ATS?

Thanks. When you say most don't make it, is that because they fail the program or because they don't like it? I imagine a combination of both, but is the fail rate high?

Phase 1 and 2 last how long? Sorry, I'm sure this info is readily available. I'll do a search as well.

Thanks again.
by Just another canuck
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Career in ATS?
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Career in ATS?

I work in the airline industry and wife is teacher/CPL at an Ontario flight school. We would like to move to another province, but our biggest hurdle is what my wife will do for work. Pursuing a career in ATC has become an idea. Are jobs plentiful in the industry? Is location something that is easy ...
by Just another canuck
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Best Countries/Operations for low time pilots
Replies: 71
Views: 8690

Re: Best Countries/Operations for low time pilots

My name is . .. I have 30,000 hours. Or was it 25,000. Hell with it, I have 40,000 this week. I hate TC. I hate Canada. Did I mention I flew for Mirimax. I'm an amazing accident free pilot who none of you can compare to. Did I mention all my woes are because of TC. And Canada. Also, I have 30,000 ho...
by Just another canuck
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Best Countries/Operations for low time pilots
Replies: 71
Views: 8690

Re: Best Countries/Operations for low time pilots

Yes, I am now back in Canada and have been for some time. But there are a few reasons to go overseas. The big one nowadays is to make big money in China or the Middle East or a region of your choosing to make the big bucks and avoid the high tax rates that we have here in Canada. As an airline capta...
by Just another canuck
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Best Countries/Operations for low time pilots
Replies: 71
Views: 8690

Re: Best Countries/Operations for low time pilots

I've done both Susi Air and Tanzania. I would recommend avoiding Susi. But I give a big thumbs up for Botswana or Tanzania. You'll learn a ton and build time fast and you'll see things and spend time in places that tourists pay a small fortune to do. It's absolutely beautiful there. Good luck!
by Just another canuck
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Apprentice Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 4784

Re: Apprentice Pilot

Overworked, underpaid and the company culture at Wasaya is sub-par at best. Not even sure how they're still in business. I'm sure they wouldn't be if they weren't aboriginally owned. Job postings like this only adds to my distaste for this organization.
by Just another canuck
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Conair
Replies: 5
Views: 4801

Re: Conair

Typically, they would like to see 500 MPIC on Transport Category aircraft, as well as float time and tail wheel time. That way you can be put into any aircraft. It's not a place to gain experience... you should already have it when you apply there.
by Just another canuck
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 45261

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Could have been icing, could have been low vis and CFIT, could have been an engine failure. Bottom line is, based on the weather, he shouldn't have been out flying in the first place. But Wasaya, like any other operator of their calibre, doesn't make money running their freight around IFR... and the...
by Just another canuck
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Confederation College Instructors
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: Confederation College Instructors

It's not in stone. That being said, there probably aren't any non-grads working there. There are two types of instructors hired. Interns, which are limited to two years and teach PPL students... not great money... and full time instructors, who are technically "professors" and are protected under th...
by Just another canuck
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: At a crossroads, need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 10013

Re: At a crossroads, need some advice

In my opinion, this is the BEST advice you have received on this thread. I agree 100% with JAC. Believe it or not Good luck with your decision. Fly safe FTB Thanks FTB. I guess I'm not completely lost. :wink: :) Are there any companies in Canada that have an IFR operating certificate using only flo...
by Just another canuck
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: At a crossroads, need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 10013

Re: At a crossroads, need some advice

Decide on whether you want to get a job flying in the bush for your typical seasonal float company or work for a company like Transwest, Borek, Tindi, etc... I would vote for option A. Reason being, that's where the PIC time is and it's valuable PIC time. Not that all PIC time isn't valuable, I just...
by Just another canuck
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pressure to high to fly
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Re: Pressure to high to fly

Never had that problem. However, I have been in pressure so low my altimeter wouldn't go low enough. :rolleyes: :?
by Just another canuck
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 75
Views: 13886

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

At the risk of sounding insulting and aggravating... :roll: I didn't realize there was a market for people that want to fly in vintage planes and go fishing... this is a fishing lodge, isn't it? Not sure if that was every clarified and I'm not going back to check. I also find it hard to believe. I w...
by Just another canuck
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 75
Views: 13886

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

New that was going to come up. Never flown one .. Should have mentioned that in the first place. Just watched them chew up the entire lake for four years and cringe every time they barely make the tree tops. I won't mention any operators. If I wanted to fly one, I suspect I could. And that doesn't m...
by Just another canuck
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 75
Views: 13886

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

So, how do you get the fuel there? Fly it in? So, now instead of one trip with a Turbo Otter, it's 3 trips with a Beech? One for the fuel and 2 for the people and cargo, because the Beech load is half that of a Turbo Otter. When they split the engine on one of the Garrett Otters in Ontario a couple ...
by Just another canuck
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 75
Views: 13886

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

Really? You are suggesting that I exaggerate my experience as a pilot? O.K....fair enough after sixty years of flying most everything in aviation and not really keeping an accurate record of my time I need to justify my experience to you? No, I don't suspect for an instant you would exaggerate. And...
by Just another canuck
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 75
Views: 13886

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

considering I have never had an accident in over thirty thousand hours of flying, a lot of it in conditions some of you can not even imagine. I've seen you post this before and write 25,000 hours. You've put quite a few on in the past few years. That Husky of yours must be very busy. Also, we've al...
by Just another canuck
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 75
Views: 13886

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

Well ., I don't know if you're serious about this or you just felt like reminiscing about the good old days flying planes that have no place in today's world of aviation. There's a reason Beech 18's disappeared in the first place. If they were still a viable solution today, then the West coast would...
by Just another canuck
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Brazilians have close shave in Antarctica
Replies: 25
Views: 3056

Re: Brazilians have close shave in Antarctica

Clearly you guys have zero experience operating on a marginally prepared landing strip when things get hairy. Who said it was marginally prepared? It's always nasty in Marsh. But it is a prepared runway. There are buildings around and rocks and even a little Russian church up on the hill. Initial r...
by Just another canuck
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How Beta can bite you
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How Beta can bite you

You lost me. Use the brakes, instead of the rudder? Tail up, or down? From what I remember, the brakes were pretty much foot rests. I used to keep them straight on take off with asymmetric engine power till the rudder became effective. Landings were all hands and feet. Brakes were secondary. As for...
by Just another canuck
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How Beta can bite you
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How Beta can bite you

Unfortunately in the Super 3 the rudder travel limits its effectiveness and it is less effective than the DC3. In other words the DC3 can be landed in a stronger X/ wind than the Super 3. Fair enough. And I have no complaints about the DC-3's crosswind capability. But I can't help to wonder... woul...
by Just another canuck
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How Beta can bite you
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How Beta can bite you

Sounds like reverse (or even beta range) was selected on one side only? Blanking out rudder control sounds like a crock to me. Illya It's not a crock. It can happen. The turbine -3 should only be selected into full reverse once the tail is down and even then caution should be exercised. One thing B...
by Just another canuck
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Petition To Save The Mars.
Replies: 56
Views: 6399

Re: Petition To Save The Mars.

Friend of mine posted this on Facebook. Can't argue the facts I suppose.

http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/ministrie ... -mars.html

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