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by Lost in Saigon
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 308
Views: 15308

Re: Identify This Aircraft

linecrew wrote:How about this one...note the offset nosewheel.
http://youtu.be/JLghXdxBjpY
by Lost in Saigon
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 308
Views: 15308

Re: Identify This Aircraft

Looks like a PBY/Canso after a bad landing....or one of my landings. :wink: This happened after a water pickup was aborted when one of the engines started acting up. (one of the engines had a bad jug ) The ventral hatch door popped open during the takeoff while trying to get on the step. May 1984 o...
by Lost in Saigon
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 308
Views: 15308

Re: Identify This Aircraft

linecrew wrote: I'm a huge plane nerd...chicks dig it. :mrgreen:

Okay, then you need a more difficult one.......

Here is a photo I took in 1984 of a "semi-submersible" aircraft.

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by Lost in Saigon
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 308
Views: 15308

Re: Identify This Aircraft

linecrew wrote:
1) "Triple 7"

2) Antonov An-38..turbine derivative of the old AN-14 radial engined aircraft

3) Sukhoi Su-22 "Fitter"...likely Chinese built.
Very good! Those were all shot 2003-2004 during my time with Vietnam Airlines.
by Lost in Saigon
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 308
Views: 15308

Re: Identify This Aircraft

Here are three...............

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by Lost in Saigon
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 767 RP - new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: 767 RP - new hire

A lot of guys get hired at AC with high time. They don't want, or need the stick time. There have been some recent new-hires placed directly on the 777 as RP's. They only work 9 days a month! (even the junior ones on reserve!) MANY new-hires would gladly work 9 days a month and see the world, rather...
by Lost in Saigon
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 767 RP - new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 4590

Re: 767 RP - new hire

I think you are making a BIG mistake if you plan your career around a few anonymous posts posts on a public forum.

Talk to a 767RP and get the straight scoop.
by Lost in Saigon
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA Forum?????
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

Re: ACPA Forum?????

There is no "ACPA" Forum. That was shut down by ACPA about 2-3 years ago?

You are consusing the old Forum with a new Forum called "AC Pilots Private Forum" (nothing to do with ACPA)


It is back up today: http://www.acpilotsforum.ca/index.php
by Lost in Saigon
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

I've been reading the Air Canada pilot's forum. Individually and as a group we still haven't got a clue. EXAMPLE: .................................................. Example removed. I thought that since the quote was not attributed to any one person, and that anonymity was preserved, there would no...
by Lost in Saigon
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

No one has to get laid off. You could just slow down a little on the massive hiring that is going on right now.
by Lost in Saigon
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

Most pilots reaching age 60 today started their careers in their early 20's and have seen their working conditions constantly degraded over the years. After working for 35-40 years, I can appreciate why they have had enough. Those of us who were hired in their 30's, and even early 40's, have worked ...
by Lost in Saigon
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

bandaid wrote: There is more to my life than money.

Did you ever stop to consider that a pilot's desire to work past 60 may have nothing to do with money?
by Lost in Saigon
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 67521

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

When the electricity went off, it caused a problem with the boiler. The power came back on, but for some reason they couldn't get the boiler restarted. That is why they needed to heat the hangar with the portable heaters.
by Lost in Saigon
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: YYZ 767RP
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: YYZ 767RP

How is the transition from an RP position after a year or two to the right seat again? You wouldn't be able to transition from 767 RP to 767 FO unless you have about 6-7 years seniority. All positions are strictly seniority. Until very recently you needed 11-12 years, but the last bid seemed to hav...
by Lost in Saigon
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

If the RP became a fully qualified First Officer (Which is what you are implying would be required), then the position would have to be bid as such. Why so? Does giving the RP training to make him "fully qualified" for ICAO purposes change his bid status? No. He is still an RP because he bid RP. He...
by Lost in Saigon
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

Hey, I am just trying to help you. I was in the same position as you 11 years ago. No one bothered explaining it to me back then, and it took quite awhile before I figured out I will never have the big pension that I thought came with the job. I will not make Wide Body Captian with Air Canada becaus...
by Lost in Saigon
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

I've only been here for a year..................... .....................Thank you for completely slowing down our career progression too. Most of us hired in the last 10-15 years, will never have 35 years of service, or be able to hold B777 Captain at age 60. ACPA doesn't do a very good job of exp...
by Lost in Saigon
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parliament
Replies: 358
Views: 27447

Re: Mandatory Retirement Repeal Passes 2nd Reading in Parlia

Would it make sense then for ACPA to include wording in your upcoming contract to address the situation? No one above age 60 can occupy the left seat of any AC aircraft? Would that address it from the other direction? Sure that makes a whole lot of sense. But don't stop there. Lets put in some addi...
by Lost in Saigon
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: RP vs Emb f/o
Replies: 16
Views: 3811

Re: RP vs Emb f/o

tripleseven wrote:RP's spend one extra year on flat pay, before going to pay group pay.
That's not quite correct. They get paid Position Group pay after the second year like everyone else. Technically they are contributing their 3rd year flat pay to the "pool" but get paid PG pay.
by Lost in Saigon
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 67521

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

Well maybe I am way off base, but when watching large tail-wheel aircraft takeoff, it does look like they accelerate in a level attitude and then "rotate" at flying speed. Is that not the case?
by Lost in Saigon
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Air Spray Invaders
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: Air Spray Invaders

One of them is probably C-GTOX. (Tanker 14)

It was used a flying test bed for the Garrett AiResearch TPE331.

http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id617.html

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by Lost in Saigon
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 67521

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

Haven't you ever watched a DC-3 takeoff?
by Lost in Saigon
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 67521

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

Redneck_pilot86 wrote:Is Vr still a number in a large taildragger?
Haven't you ever seen a tailwheel aircraft takeoff? They don't lift off in a 3 point attitude. (well not usually)
by Lost in Saigon
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR
Replies: 70
Views: 15871

Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

http://www.liveatc.net/archive.php Here is the link to the live ATC archive feed at YVR. Select YVR -Oct-27-2300Z At 7:45 they check on and declines emergency vehicles. At the 9:00 mark cleared to land (last transmission) the crew seams calm / routine.. 07:35 (TB204) YVR tower, it's TB204 on the IL...

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