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by TopperHarley
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Pics from The Air
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Pics from The Air

Why did you let that french guy overtake you? Just kidding beautiful pics, wish they are a bit sharper. What camera did you use? We were both flying into Paris so I guess they got priority :rolleyes: I use a regular Sony digital camera (Cybershot H20), nothing fancy. Even if I used an SLR, it's kin...
by TopperHarley
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Pics from The Air
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Pics from The Air

Here's a couple pics I've shot from the air... http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/ChrisK12/DSC03810.jpg http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/ChrisK12/DSC03809.jpg http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/ChrisK12/DSC03807.jpg http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/ChrisK12/Sunset.jpg http://i43....
by TopperHarley
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat Refurbished A330's
Replies: 13
Views: 3418

Re: Air Transat Refurbished A330's

60N30W wrote: Maybe that helps contribute to our good on time performance.

Regards,

M.Jackson

Naw, it's the aircrew, especially the pilots :mrgreen:
by TopperHarley
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Routes and YYC Based
Replies: 15
Views: 5839

Re: Encore Routes and YYC Based

Anyone's got any thoughts on YYC-YXJ-YYC and how that will affect the YYC-YEG-YXJ-YYE run currently operated by CMA? I know YVR-YXJ-YVR will be directly competitive with Jazz... but I didn't think Encore was looking to compete with CMA's route structure out of YYC, especially since CMA just had som...
by TopperHarley
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline who allows you to fly manually???
Replies: 34
Views: 4025

Re: Airline who allows you to fly manually???

When I was at Jazz, hand-flying on the dash was very common. I remember some guys doing the yyz-yxu flights manually.
by TopperHarley
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane missing in Antarctica
Replies: 367
Views: 58193

Re: Plane missing in Antarctica

Makes me sick to my stomach, Bob & his crew will be dearly missed :(
by TopperHarley
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canjet going under (again)?
Replies: 159
Views: 29616

Re: Canjet going under (again)?

At the meeting, CJ's performance was indeed praised. Management had very positive things to say about the work you guys have been doing for us. Nobody knows what's going to happen. My job is on the line here, but even if we do get the 737s, it's not going to feel like much of a celebration since I k...
by TopperHarley
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question about Va speeds
Replies: 66
Views: 4370

Re: Question about Va speeds

Im no engineer, but another helpful way to look at Va is that, as long as you respect the speed while pulling as hard as you can on the stick, you will stall the airplane before you ever cause structural damage due to the forces. It's better you stall the plane than to break up in the air, at least ...
by TopperHarley
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane missing in Antarctica
Replies: 367
Views: 58193

Re: Plane missing in Antarctica

I remember when I was just starting out in aviation how Bob reached out to mentor me and give me lots of great advice. Hoping for the best for him and all the others affected.
by TopperHarley
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: American Airlines' first aircraft in the new livery!
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Re: American Airlines' first aircraft in the new livery!

It kind of looks like AirFrance, Aeroflot & Mexicana liveries had an orgy, but I like it. I just think they should've kept the eagle.
by TopperHarley
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any news on the recall of Air Transats FA's and Pilots?
Replies: 19
Views: 5187

Re: Any news on the recall of Air Transats FA's and Pilots?

Nobody really knows what's going to happen. But seeing how Canjet is hiring permanent pilots now, I don't see us taking on the 737s. Most A310s will eventually be phased out and replaced with something else I'd imagine.
by TopperHarley
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any news on the recall of Air Transats FA's and Pilots?
Replies: 19
Views: 5187

Re: Any news on the recall of Air Transats FA's and Pilots?

Pilots probably won't be recalled to spring & summer once the flying picks up again. If people quit or take LOAs, there could be recalls. I think there were around 25 FAs recalled in YYZ for December.
by TopperHarley
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Flying
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

Re: IFR Flying

Don't bust minimums on approach :rolleyes:
by TopperHarley
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many hours a year?
Replies: 27
Views: 2123

Re: How many hours a year?

I think initially pilots are interested in flying as much as possible. Then later on in their career they want to fly as little as possible. So I guess it all depends on the person asking the question and where they are in their career. Personally, Im logging 500-700/yr. Sometimes it's too much, oth...
by TopperHarley
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Driving from southern ontario to northern manitoba
Replies: 29
Views: 2251

Re: Driving from southern ontario to northern manitoba

I took the USofA route when I did it. Options were to go "south" through chicago up to Minneapolis then to Winnipeg, or go north up Michigan, cross over through Wisconsin, Minnessotta and North Dakota then to winnipeg, which is what I did. It's a nice easy drive, lots of speed traps though. Dont do ...
by TopperHarley
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Look Outside
Replies: 45
Views: 1865

Re: Look Outside

That kind of stuff should be standard exercises for training. Actually sounds kind of fun too!
by TopperHarley
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medevac or Medivac?
Replies: 39
Views: 2603

Re: Medevac or Medivac?

Doc wrote:Then, would that be "shimmy damper", or "shimmy dampener"?
Definitely shimmy damper! :rolleyes:
by TopperHarley
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medevac or Medivac?
Replies: 39
Views: 2603

Re: Medevac or Medivac?

On a related note, it's "Yaw Damper" and not "Yaw Dampener". :smt040
by TopperHarley
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Caravan captain or Metro F/O?
Replies: 27
Views: 2886

Re: Caravan captain or Metro F/O?

If you were young & single, I'd take the metro job just to build up the multi time. But you've got a kid on the way, and that's way more important to take care of than multi time. Take the higher paying job that keeps you home. With turbine command time (even if it's single engine), you'd still be a...
by TopperHarley
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A New Leaf
Replies: 48
Views: 11170

Re: A New Leaf

Yeah those #s look about right as per our contract for the 2012 pay rates. Supposed to be higher but our raises were frozen for now. The per diems are higher though, currently $4.20/hr in Canada and $5.41/hr EU and $5.91/hr in UK. Per diems go up every year by a small percentage as well, so those ar...
by TopperHarley
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A New Leaf
Replies: 48
Views: 11170

Re: A New Leaf

The scale is supposedly a mirror of Transat, does anyone know if that 119$/h is accurate for them to start? Cannot vouch for accuracy: http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/canadian/air_transat.html That's outdated. Current captain pay rates are around $120/hr topping around $183/hr. We used ...
by TopperHarley
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspeed and stalls and stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Airspeed and stalls and stuff.

Cat Driver wrote: Lesson learned? Stalling is a product of exceeding the critical angle of attack not airspeed.
Can't argue that; however, some pilots here may try to argue on the proper stall recovery procedures :rolleyes:
by TopperHarley
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's your choice?
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: What's your choice?

If you're choosing between a flying job NOW and one in the future, take the one NOW. That 6 months "max" can easily turn into 12+ months. If you can live with your parents rent free and mooch off them, that may make the decision a little more difficult. But it's a good experience to step out of your...
by TopperHarley
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired crew declares PAN PAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3839

Re: Tired crew declares PAN PAN

But both crew too fatigued? On a 1hr 30 min flight? I don't know, something seems off to me. We dont know what their day was like though. Couldve been the end of a long day/pairing. The other day I was doing a :50 minute flight yul-yyz. Due to changing weather (winds) I had to reprogram the FMS 3 t...

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