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by RB211
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Learning from the TV.
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Learning from the TV.

Why am I stating the obvious facts that most shows on flying are so full of holes? I'm in the industry and thus have a familiarization with it. But, lets say I want to watch a show about farming. How am I to know that the info provided is accurate? [/i] Absolutely. This is when you realize anything...
by RB211
Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight attendant=Pilot???
Replies: 31
Views: 6551

Bcn-In-Bnd wrote:PJ

...Does anyone know if this kind of thing could effect a company like WESTJET or will it effect AC only??
As a federal ruling, whatever this means effects all air carriers, including WJ I believe.
by RB211
Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hawkair and Canada Jet: looking for info
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Why don't you go directly to the source to find the answers? Ask if you can set up an 'informational' interview. Specify that and also how much time you would like (10 min?). Don't exceed that amount. Sometimes if you request an opportunity to talk besides when specifially looking for a job it is ea...
by RB211
Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Overseas Jobs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Off the top of my head: Cathay, Dragonair, Singapore, China Airlines, EVA, KAL, Qatar, Gulf Air, Emirates, Wizzair (new Lo-cost out of Budapest) :D

Likely many more. Problem of course these days is, one needs tthe 'right' endorsement/experience. :(
by RB211
Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jetsgo Training "Bond" & credit rating
Replies: 25
Views: 3265

Re: training bond & Jetsgo

I was talking with a guy from MOT today, he says the training bond issue is going out the door with them brining on the addition of different jets to thier fleet. If thats the case great, if not, noting wrong giving the company $$ to showing your comitment. Having to put up returnable cash to secur...
by RB211
Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: training bonds
Replies: 36
Views: 9071

loopy wrote:So if it's only a training bond when the company arranges the financing and guarantees the payments (as long as you stick around for the payment period), what would you call "this" practice?
An unsecured loan?!!! :(
by RB211
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

What are the parameters on the typical tcas system?...I mean how far away.....etc. I dont have one:) I guess when you only do 100kts you have some time to alter course Sorry this is late CAL. Kinda got distracted trying to make sense out of ndb and didn't reply to your question. Try this link and g...
by RB211
Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: jetsgo
Replies: 85
Views: 34929

Somehow I don't see that happening. Mike the White would have to upgrade the money and working conditions to otherwise keep guys for any length of time. IMHO
by RB211
Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

Cat Driver wrote:This guy is just a wind up artist, no one could be this ignorant.

At least I hope he's not serious?? :cry:

Cat
I am going to chose to agree with you there Cat. That level of ingnorance would be difficult to comprehend. :?

Troll alert is likely indeed. :x If not then it is Moron alert!!
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

Good Lord, ndb! Are you this thick really, or just being contrary for fun? I haven't read where anyone has said everyone that owns an airplane must install a transponder. All anyone has said is, if the transponder is installed, why not use it? Having TCAS only assists me and others visually locate t...
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

Good job, IRBF. :D ndb: Instead of trying to argue with you why I think one shold be using the transponder, maybe you can just provide a good logical reason why one shouldn't be using it. ( Other than, it is not required, of course.) :?: Failing that, perhaps we can get you hooked up with 'I'd Rathe...
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

Somebody please explain what is the externally-visible difference between no transponder, and a turned-off one? If people feel so strongly about the necessity of a functioning transponder, they must logically then think that the people flying without one pose as great a danger as someone who turns ...
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

If it's ok to fly an aircraft without a transponder (like a cub that has no electrical system, or maybe an ultralight) why is it not ok to fly a 172 down in the weeds with the transponder turned off? What's the difference? Either way there's no transponder. ... . The difference is choosing not to u...
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 59
Views: 15338

You are not legally required under VFR in uncontrolled airspace to turn on the transponder. I personally know several pilots who do not turn their transponders on when they don't have to so Transport can't use it against them. The flip side of that, of course, is a TCAS equipped a/c can't 'see' you...
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: training bonds
Replies: 36
Views: 9071

Haven't heard of that scenario. To my understanding it is a written, signed aggreement between the pilot and company.
by RB211
Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IMC approaches to minimums experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 5295

By leans I expect you are referring to vertigo. It becomes less likely as the IFR experience level increases.
by RB211
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: training bonds
Replies: 36
Views: 9071

Of course if some companies paid and treated guys half decently maybe turnover wouldn't be so high!! :wink:
by RB211
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ISA
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

10,000 ft & 5c is ISA + 10.

Using a standard lapse rate of 2c/1000ft (I know 1.98) and 15c at SL gives an ISA temp at 10,000 ft of -5c. (20c temperature decrease for 10,000 ft). At least I hope so!!! :D
by RB211
Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lifestyle/Pay vs. PIC Time
Replies: 43
Views: 13370

RP, You have a definite bitterness sound to your posts. At least it comes across that way. :) There is more than one way to becoming a good pilot with a decent knowledge base and good decision making skills. I have flown with Capts from the single pilot bush enviornment you hold so high in regard an...
by RB211
Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot jobs in Globe and Mail
Replies: 9
Views: 6188

Don't know much anbout them, but try this link:

http://www.platinumjetair.com/

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