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by Cap'n P8
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Canso down near Inuvik about 10 years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: Canso down near Inuvik about 10 years ago

Arctic Chalet is owned by the father and his wife. They have owned it since before they got Arctic Wings. Didn't realize the son had left Inuvik. Is he flying in the maritimes? Or into something else?
by Cap'n P8
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: North Star
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: North Star

Well, I got hired in 2004 and they DID have the bond then. Would have preferred not too do it, but it was my last kick at the can, or else I was going into ATC. Almost 2000 hours at the time with an ATPL but very little multi-time, no turbine time, and couldn't get a job on a Cessna 310 (for all tho...
by Cap'n P8
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: North Star
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: North Star

You can call it what you want, but you will get every cent back and that starts the day you start, not when you get your PPC. I am quite a few years removed now, but you will be flying the Caravan fairly quickly even without the PPC as it's only required once you start flying pax. Pickle Lake would ...
by Cap'n P8
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to report Flight School violations
Replies: 26
Views: 2402

Re: Where to report Flight School violations

Airline pilots are required to submit to a government medical examination every 6 months (Captains) and 12 months as First Officers. Year after year. Fail that, and their career is over. . Say what? It's age that dictates if you do a medical every 6 or 12 months, regardless of your position. It's f...
by Cap'n P8
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "Powered Lift"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: What is "Powered Lift"?

Nah, it's tiltrotor, see the link that the poster above had added.
by Cap'n P8
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "Powered Lift"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: What is "Powered Lift"?

Tiltrotor!
by Cap'n P8
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Cap'n P8 is unemployed no more!
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Cap'n P8 is unemployed no more!

Thanks brother!
by Cap'n P8
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Cap'n P8 is unemployed no more!
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Cap'n P8 is unemployed no more!

Well, I had the pogey paperwork all filled out, but between my severance and contract work I was lucky enough not to need it. Best of luck to all those still on the hunt.
by Cap'n P8
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Cap'n P8 is unemployed no more!
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Cap'n P8 is unemployed no more!

Since a lot of my friends who I've worked with through the years know my handle on here, figured this would be a good way to spread the word. After a few months of unemployment (with some contract work mixed in) I am happy to report Cap'n P8 is back on the payroll full time, all be it with a new com...
by Cap'n P8
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Embraer Runway Excursion RNY 07 in Ottawa few moments ago...
Replies: 63
Views: 8987

Re: Embraer Runway Excursion RNY 07 in Ottawa few moments ag

I don't have any first-hand experience with the runway in question during wet conditions. But one of the guys I'm flying had a near miss with a runway excursion (and he didn't touch down long). He mentioned that the runway is not grooved and that 07 is downslope past the middle. Perhaps in light of ...
by Cap'n P8
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Charleston SC
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Charleston SC

On a trip to Charleston SC, just got back from the USS Yorktown museum at Patriot's Point. Highly recommended. A long ways back while in NYC, I did the tour of the Intrepid. That was pretty cool, but I remember being a bit disappointed that you didn't get to walk around through the guts of the carri...
by Cap'n P8
Thu May 20, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Lisa and I celebrate 10 years together
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Lisa and I celebrate 10 years together

Congrats.

You should have taken off, put it in a bank away from the cargo door, and did another neggy that probably fixed you right up!
by Cap'n P8
Mon May 17, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Some ATC humour (stolen from pprune.org
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Some ATC humour (stolen from pprune.org

Man you guys are dum!
by Cap'n P8
Sat May 15, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garmin WAAS GPS (400/500)
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Garmin WAAS GPS (400/500)

Wide Area Augmentation System Basically an enhanced GPS system. Uses ground stations in addition to the satellites to correct for any errors in the signals to allow for more precision. Where they exist, if you have a capable unit, you can shoot an LPV (lateral with precision vertical) approach. An L...
by Cap'n P8
Wed May 05, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Yellowknife for tourism?
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Yellowknife for tourism?

I second Whitehorse...use to live there and it is my favourite place in Canada! But you've already been there...have you ever been to Inuvik? It is actually a pretty big tourist draw in the summer. I don't know how much time/money you have to spend, but if you ever get the chance rent a camper and d...
by Cap'n P8
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PC-12 Type Rating
Replies: 67
Views: 9203

Re: PC-12 Type Rating

Since we're talking PC12 here. Anyone know where to find info on daily contract rates for captains? I've seen some stuff online but most seem to be American. Not looking to fleece the operator, but also don't want to lowball myself.
by Cap'n P8
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: NCAA Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: NCAA Championship

How close was that hail mary eh! Could you imagine how nuts that place would've went if it went in! The school is only five miles down the road apparently. And I think I read somewhere that there's less than 5000 students.
by Cap'n P8
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: NCAA Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 239

NCAA Championship

I used to watch a lot of basketball when I was younger (NCAA and NBA) and followed the tourney pretty closely. Over the years I've seemed to watch less and less. I almost forgot that it was on last night, but decided to tune in to see if the underdog Butler team could keep the magic alive. What a ga...
by Cap'n P8
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: for only 18K......
Replies: 32
Views: 3962

Re: for only 18K......

Just out of curiousity, how do you know what the salary is? After I read your post, I went looking to see for myself. This seems kind of like those jokers who were getting people to pay to fly as FO's for them out near Vancouver.
by Cap'n P8
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Multi-engine PPC's
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Multi-engine PPC's

If the aircraft you're operating is to be operated under a Private Operating Certificate, you will be required to "train to proficiency". If the airplane is not going to be operated under a POC (604) then your insurance company will tell you what they require. In either case, PPC's only apply to com...
by Cap'n P8
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: I'm done till May, baby!
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: I'm done till May, baby!

One month...piece of cake I say. I quit mafia wars for life! Don't know if it's related, but my online porn consumption did double.
by Cap'n P8
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Customs at CYWG??? ... they cleared me over the phone
Replies: 21
Views: 1934

Re: Canada Customs at CYWG??? ... they cleared me over the p

In addition to writing down the arrival report number, it's a good idea to write down their badge number for your records. Then you have a record of specifically who you dealt with.
by Cap'n P8
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When and why can a pilot be addressed "Captain" so or so?
Replies: 69
Views: 4641

Re: When and why can a pilot be addressed "Captain" so or so

rigpiggy wrote:This Guy has more. "somebody pls post"
http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/1236635524/ga ... 107593.jpg
He doesn't count, he probably gave most of them to himself! :D
by Cap'n P8
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When and why can a pilot be addressed "Captain" so or so?
Replies: 69
Views: 4641

Re: When and why can a pilot be addressed "Captain" so or so?

C-GGGQ wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_ran ... sibilities


Here is a comparison. Air Chief Marshal was the RCAF equivalent of a 4 star General before unification and we became just the CAF and took Army Rank structure
Or is that four leaf?
by Cap'n P8
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting approach to silencing choppers
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Interesting approach to silencing choppers

Stk stk...catch you later.

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