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by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2504

Re: That Smooth Landing

aeroncachief: what would be your recommendation for approach/landing speeds for normal, everyday flight? From 172s to RVs to Cessna Citations...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2504

Re: That Smooth Landing

"...it is perfectly acceptable to 2 point a TD at stall times 1.3..." aeroncasuperchief: Did you really mean 1.3 Vso? In my aircraft, that means touching down at about 65 knots which is 15 knots over the stall. Can be done, but too fast. I can see having a Vref of 1.3 Vso on final approach slowing t...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6543

Re: Beaver down

"... it'll get up on the step...?


I remember back in the "old days" when pilots would talk about that.
by Schooner69A
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What is the difference between 0000Z and 2400Z
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: What is the difference between 0000Z and 2400Z

If I remember correctly, in the old days in the RCAF, things stopped on 2359 hours and started on 0001 hours. Did away with the problem.
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 593
Views: 93985

Re: RCAF History Forum

Further to my last: the aircraft appear to be parked in front of the hangar where 434 Sqn and the CF-5s would be ensconced...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 593
Views: 93985

Re: RCAF History Forum

The photo of the '104s on the ground in line was probably shot in Cold Lake. I think that's 42 Radar in the background and the little white building behind the lone 104 is the old Flying Club...?
by Schooner69A
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Hoar Frost
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Hoar Frost

Back in the day, there were times when your helicopter would spend a winter's night outside and collect hoar frost in the process. The blade outer covering was quite susceptible to damage, so care had to be taken in removing the contaminant. Usually, not all could be removed. However, the helicopter...
by Schooner69A
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 9676

Re: Grooming Update

Lightchop: Yes, I read the whole letter. And it doesn't change the facts: Part of one group thinks they're '50s era BOAC pilots Part of another group wants to use the actions of the first group to further their interests. Gormless. PS Grooming may indeed go during collective negotiations, but with a...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 9676

Re: Grooming Update

"...By completing their safety duties first..." You going to stick with that...? Safety duties can't include helping the cabin staff and fostering good relations between the front end and back end? Too many front enders are of the opinion that they shouldn't be seen mingling in the back... Image, yo...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 29772

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

"I'm sure there's more than just one person trashing you."

Yes; it IS amazing how many people are lacking in social graces these days. However the ability to hide behind anonymity brings out the worst in some folks...


Me included!

:smt040
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 67280

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

What I'm getting from all this is that some WJ pilots got a burr under their blanket, got all hussied up, got some big guns, and shot themselves in the foot.


A bit of a mixed metaphor but what can you do with something this mixed up...?
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15950

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Further to the C4K/Young Eagles thing:

When the switch was made, it was explained that the EAA couldn't/wouldn't insure future Canadian participation.

Anybody got any info on that?
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15950

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Airframe: I wasn't quite clear in my response to which you replied. Most of our ground support staff are also pilots and spouses; however, what I did not make clear is that, although they are pilots, they do not fly in C4K events: either they don't have an aircraft, don't have access to an aircraft,...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss
Replies: 22
Views: 9489

Re: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss

I've been on this site since 2008 under this c/s and well prior to that under another; given the plethora of threads displayed now, I don't see how one could aver that the site is going down hill. Just because someone is not in agreement with some of the viewpoints doesn't mean a negative vector on ...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss
Replies: 22
Views: 9489

Re: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss

"...he supports a very divisive issue amongst his peers and is now, possibly always has been part of the problem, not the solution." Is he wrong? Or would you rather not know? I suppose to prove him wrong, you'd have to invest as much time in research as he and you may not have the interest in doing...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss
Replies: 22
Views: 9489

Re: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss

I am reminded of the tale about a co-ed university when the segregated dorms faced each other across a road. The male of the species were wont to parade around their rooms in various states of undress including no dress at all. They received a message from the ladies across the street indicating tha...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 10249

Re: High Blood Pressure

Question: If you have a high BP, are you on medication? If so, and it is controlled within limits, no problem. If so, and it is NOT controlled within limits, problem. If not on medication, go see your physician and get it under control. Sometimes the fix is something as simple as a "P" pill... I hav...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14455

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

"I'm just trying to figure out why WJ management doesn't want an industry competitive pilot contract when every other airline is hurting for pilots." Given what's happened in the past year, I think that what WJ management WANTS is to do is pull a Ronald Reagan. :smt040 PS When I hear the term "indus...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14455

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Effin' amazing how everybody complains about a thread, but they keep coming back to it. Like magpies to a shiny object.
by Schooner69A
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14455

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

"No-one if forcing you to read his posts..."

Exactly! I peruse this board everyday; there are lots of posts I don't follow because the subject is not of any interest to me. But, that is no reason to ban those threads.
by Schooner69A
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14455

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

"This site has been falling apart...for years..." I'll call a BS on that one. Just because you disagree with something here doesn't mean that everyone else is out of step. Remember, some people improve a group by their presence; some by their absence. It's up to you to suss out your contribution...
by Schooner69A
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14455

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Can you bid:
"Avoid flying with _____"?

Only if you'll stop hiding behind your pseudonym... :smt040
by Schooner69A
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14455

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

"...your attitude certantly doesn't make me want to join WJ either..."


Almost 'certantly' spoken by someone who doesn't have the qualifications to even get an interview...? :smt040
by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How do you guarantee finding that airport
Replies: 37
Views: 2805

Re: How do you guarantee finding that airport

From the narrative:

“You are certain that you are off course but not sure if it is left or right of track. Then again, maybe you are on track”

Can’t put yourself off well off track if you don’t know roughly where you are already…

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