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by Heliian
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 4835

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

Reading these forums.

Seriously though,

I had a captain try and kill us once because his temper and ego got away on him. Should have just gone around and set up properly but didn't want to look foolish in front of the clients. Never flew with him again.
by Heliian
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6597

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

It is nice to say that there is no threat in North America and that the US can deal with it, but there are other places than North America such as out deployments in Europe where there is a threat. Our alliance of nations makes us unbeatable right now, but there is a large nation growing in power i...
by Heliian
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 6472

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

AuxBatOn wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:29 pm
What about AMEs? Any limitations wrt their consumptions in the law?
Nope, AMEs can stay up and party all night and then work 60 14hr shifts in a row. Smoke breaks will be replaced by toke breaks, productivity is up and complaints are down.
by Heliian
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 6472

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:52 pm
8 hour bottle to throttle rule
It's 12 hours and you still have to be fit to fly.
by Heliian
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is it really Prist
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Is it really Prist

The use of FSii is still recommended in some aircraft for cold weather.

At some point you have to hold the fuelers accountable for the product they deliver. I wouldn't even bother to worry about if they put the correct stuff in the tank, the quantity is the most important.
by Heliian
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6597

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Good point Duke. With nuclear powered cruise missiles and space based weapons, what's the point of even having fighters in Canada? The war mongers are leading us into buying this for profit. We can maintain sovereignty with what we have. Who is this enemy anyways? China? Russia? The middle east? Are...
by Heliian
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Effects of carrying weight in float compartment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: Effects of carrying weight in float compartment?

As long as you conform to the W&B limits for the plane, you'll be fine. Don't overload it. The greater portion of the approved weight below the fuselage is not a problem, consider how much weight is down there with a set of amphibs. Or, those pilots who forget to pump out their floats! There are al...
by Heliian
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8494

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

How often do sea planes end up upside down in the water " not " caused by pilot error? Congrats on making the stupidest comment of the day :smt038 It's like saying you don't have to wear your seatbelt because you don't plan on getting into an accident. Plan for the worst and hope for the best.
by Heliian
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8494

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

It references ch 551 of the airworthiness manual for the standard for pfd's, as long as it meets those standards. It must be maintained as per the same instructions, life vests still have to be sent away for recertification to the manufacturer or approved facility. Inspections will also need to be ...
by Heliian
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8494

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Appologies if this point has been discussed; I browsed the thread quickly but didn't see anything about what I'm about to ask. According to the recent gazette; 1 (1) The definition personal flotation device in subsection 101.01(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (see footnote 1) is repealed. T...
by Heliian
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Effects of carrying weight in float compartment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: Effects of carrying weight in float compartment?

All depends what the floats are rated for. There would be structural limitations for the added weight and also buoyancy safety factors. It's a popular practice and floats used to get filled with jerries, those loads are now reduced to comply with weight and balance and other limitations.
by Heliian
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37817

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Paper planes. Date pushed back to at least August now.
by Heliian
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6597

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Old fella wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:00 am
FFS here we go, another multi layered thread on this issue from no doubt the same common-taters.
Well, it's a complex issue isn't it?

Your own comment does literally nothing to help advance the discussion. To top it off you insult everyone. You sir, are the problem.
by Heliian
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6597

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Good deal for industry. Horrible deal for our fighter force... Explain. Buying something that has pretty much the same capabilities as we have now isn't something that will last us (in a meaningful way) for the next 40-50 years. It is a fourth gen aircraft with no advance in capabilities. No sensor...
by Heliian
Thu May 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Owner A/C Rentals in Southern Ontario?
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Private Owner A/C Rentals in Southern Ontario?

Have you tried a flying club in your area?

I'm not even sure you could legally rent a private aircraft.

Sure, if your "friend" let you "borrow" their plane and you covered the "expenses" AND were insured on the aircraft you could.
by Heliian
Tue May 28, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft

The FAA takes the position that after-the-fact airworthiness limitations require an Airworhiness Directive to be mandatory. Manufacturers can add whatever maintenance requirements they want but matters of airworthiness are reserved to the national regulator to determine. The type design of a partic...
by Heliian
Tue May 28, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 2345

Re: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft

As far as I know, maintenance has to be conducted “according to” the maintenance manual. So when you change the seatbelts you have to follow the procedures listed for that task. “According to” doesn’t in my understanding mean “everything listed in”. No - it doesn't. Any maintenance has to be done i...
by Heliian
Tue May 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Salary, benefits, and reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

Re: Salary, benefits, and reality.

In my opinion, employers who are actively looking for employees should always post the pay rates, even if it is a range at the start of the ad. They claim they want to attract the best people, but I won't waste my time if you're going to offer some low ball compensation package. There is no reason t...
by Heliian
Mon May 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 30
Views: 2478

Re: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown

Calm down telex. Can you not see how easily this mistake was made? The reverser was a technical fault, the crew's actions were a human factors error. Complacency, maybe fatigue, maybe lack of awareness. In their minds they saw danger and tried to mitigate that risk immediately by stowing the engine,...
by Heliian
Sun May 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 30
Views: 2478

Re: Always check the model number painted on the side when getting in

What!! They were confused about their memory items and wrongly shut down an engine and your saying that was the right thing to do?? Do you know what can happen in some aircraft if the reverser goes off in flight? Most pilots are probably aware of the consequences of a reverser deploying in-flight. ...
by Heliian
Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 30
Views: 2478

Re: Always check the model number painted on the side when getting in

The pilots did the right thing in shutting the engine down. You don't want to waste time when presented with a bad reverser. They then ran the qrh, which directed them to the correct procedure for that aircraft and they continued as they should. Hardly even worth mentioning really. What!! They were...
by Heliian
Thu May 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 30
Views: 2478

Re: Reverser Light leads to Engine Shutdown

The pilots did the right thing in shutting the engine down.

You don't want to waste time when presented with a bad reverser.

They then ran the qrh, which directed them to the correct procedure for that aircraft and they continued as they should.

Hardly even worth mentioning really.
by Heliian
Tue May 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan
Replies: 18
Views: 3453

Re: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan

Oh boy, I'd imagine that their AOC is shot with a blow torch by the FAA tomorrow morning: https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Float-plane-crash-reported-near-Metlakatla-Coast-Guard-responding-510192071.html Well, Alaska is the deadliest place to fly. It's pretty crazy that they had another fatal acci...
by Heliian
Tue May 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5102

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

lol. ya, first they should figure out how to make their planes flyable with 2 pilots.

Everyone thinks self driving drone taxis are going to be filling the skies in the next couple of years.

Sadly, we just aren't there yet.
by Heliian
Sun May 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 22988

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Brooks, The credit watch is all about Onex. WJ currently has 1.3 billion in the bank. Ater the Onex deal? Onex can do as they please with it and you will never be the wiser. There is a reason Onex wants to take WJ private. In a public company the BOD has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders. A priv...

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