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by goldeneagle
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Experience Vs. Degree: (2)
Replies: 29
Views: 2971

Re: Experience Vs. Degree: (2)

If I was hiring that would be worth something to me. I'm curious now, how many full time pilots have you hired over the years ? How many part time pilots ? The opinion doesn't amount to much for this discussion if you dont actually have influence on the hiring process for pilots, it's just wishful ...
by goldeneagle
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Experience Vs. Degree: (2)
Replies: 29
Views: 2971

Re: Experience Vs. Degree: (2)

As somebody who has held the CP position for a considerable time over the years, my comment is, the poll is written by a troll, designed to elicit an emotional reaction from those that have had a negative experience thru the hiring process in aviation over the years, with an emphasis on stereotypes ...
by goldeneagle
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of having a degree
Replies: 154
Views: 14134

Re: The importance of having a degree

Yes, in the finance world, often the grunts start at the bottom. Runners,clerks, mailroom. ... Please stop,you are embarrassing yourself. Way the heck out your league. Modern outfits dont even have a mailroom these days, that's what computers are for. As for the issue of who does, and who does not ...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Russian Plane drops 3 tons of gold on runway
Replies: 8
Views: 1936

Russian Plane drops 3 tons of gold on runway

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/03/15/russian-plane-drops-3-tons-of-gold-bars-on-runway-after-door-glitch.html MOSCOW—Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff — scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway. An invest...
by goldeneagle
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Orca is no longer
Replies: 41
Views: 10039

Re: Orca is no longer

These two companies...Orca and KD, do not have caravans...t You must be new around here. There is plenty of history for the van between YVR and YAZ, but that was a couple operators back in the long line of YVR south side operations that have come and gone. I've watched the parade for nigh on 35 yea...
by goldeneagle
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing seeks anti-dumping probe over Bombardier's C Series
Replies: 39
Views: 7178

Re: Boeing seeks anti-dumping probe over Bombardier's C Series

I'm waiting on the expert investor dubbed rookiepilot to weigh in on just how bad an investment bombardier is, and how this makes no difference to it. I bought up some bbd.b shares when they sank below a buck and started to get into pocket change prices. Sold a bunch on the first big jump, enough to...
by goldeneagle
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 401
Views: 75057

Re: Westwind

The investigators have ruled out engine failure, and this has been made public. A few days ago I was shocked to read a newspaper article where TSB presented the cause for a helicopter accident that was just a few weeks ago. I know there are lots here that are used to TSB reports and information taki...
by goldeneagle
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nieuport Replica crash
Replies: 9
Views: 2679

Re: Nieuport Replica crash

Ground loop ;( look at the prop, it hit the ground and the cowl, look at the tail, the vertical fin has been bent, most likely the wing took a hit as well. This means the engine, prop, motor mount, landing gear, at least one wing, and the tail all need repairs. A ground loop can pretty much write o...
by goldeneagle
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is Flair so Hated?
Replies: 104
Views: 14908

Re: Why is Flair so Hated?

I'm assuming you are on the A scale at Jazz. I Jazz a two tier outfit these days? That's long been the strategy. In the 70s/80 new hires went on tier 2. Eventually all the top folks retire out, now what used to be the bottom is the top, and another lower tier gets introduced for new hires. If Jazz ...
by goldeneagle
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is Flair so Hated?
Replies: 104
Views: 14908

Re: Why is Flair so Hated?

flyinhigh wrote:So if you work for anyone, other than AC or WJ your a douche for hurting everyone because the salary isn't 200k to start.
That would probably then have to include Encore me thinks. Didn't they make a big hoopla about paying '80% of the industry average'....
by goldeneagle
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident in North Vancouver
Replies: 36
Views: 5015

Re: Accident in North Vancouver

Same story being reported now on cbc
North Vancouver plane crash blamed on empty fuel tanks
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4157241

Didn't take the tsb folks long to figure this one out...
by goldeneagle
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18169

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

Once upon at time, not really that long ago, long range airplanes had 4 engines, 4 propellers, and 4 crew up front. The pilot and co-pilot sat in chairs that had controls for flying the airplane. The flight engineer sat behind them staring a wall full of dials and needles, with various controls for ...
by goldeneagle
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Equipment required for VFR
Replies: 54
Views: 7621

Re: Equipment required for VFR

And back to the original question, since a radio is NOT required equipment for basic vfr, all the blather regarding how you report an ETA is just that, more blather, cuz the aircraft in question is probably NORDO anyways.
by goldeneagle
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I understand and you're absolutely right. What I'm saying is that since TC cannot conjure an approach to match the visibility, they must properly regulate the visibility required for the approach. That would be the case if there was an expectation folks would continue an approach with insufficient ...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 31, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

aw man. get the unions to lobby TC, go through the carac process, get rid of the ban (what you will get is the ICAO flavour about not going below 1000 AAE or past the FAF), and everyone is happy. that will leave zero room to deflect blame elsewhere............. I think that's exactly where Rockie i...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 31, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

A question. Are you equally offended at the visibility being restricted at 75 or 50%? Do you think the rules should allow you to try and land regardless of the weather? I have had many times where reported visibility is on the order of 3/4 mile or less, yet when 3 miles back I can see the runway th...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 31, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Flying the approach is not unsafe, everything I've been talking about refers to what happens from MDA on down. How could you not have gotten that after all the bandwidth spent on it? No, what you are harping on is wanting regulations changed to disallow flying an approach when reported visibility i...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 31, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

'Seeing some lights' is not required visual reference. Actually in Canada it is, which is one of the problems. Check the CAP GEN on it, and then look up the FAA requirement wrt to seeing the approach lights and you'll see the significant difference. I posted the FAA required visual references some ...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 31, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Golden eagle, rules aren't meant for just you, they're meant for everybody. You're thinking like the guy who doesn't believe speed limits should apply to him because he's a good driver, and mistakingly believes he's the only person who will get hurt by his actions. You're wrong. Rules are rules, fo...
by goldeneagle
Tue May 30, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I didn't know that. I'm only talking about commercial operations and haven't considered private flights, especially ones carrying no passengers. I haven't thought about that aspect enough to render an informed opinion, although at first blush I don't see why private should be any different. We all ...
by goldeneagle
Tue May 30, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Because you have fare paying passengers depending on you for their safety, that's why. Well, no, I dont. Private aircraft, typically flown for personal and/or business trips, typical passenger load, zero. I haven't done a revenue trip for a commercial operator for some years, and likely wont ever d...
by goldeneagle
Tue May 30, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

MDA is 250 above all obstacles in the zone on a NPA, not 300, however AC adds 50 and does not use the waiver permitting descent below MDA. We also do not "level off". Air carriers are required to us the SCDA method. While safer overall it injects difficulties that do not exist in the dive and drive...
by goldeneagle
Tue May 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

and the fact Canada's lax regulations made that approach legal in the first place The approach is perfectly safe, this is actually acknowledged in the regulations, if I announce to ATC the mission is intending to do a missed approach with no intention of attempting a landing, I can fly any approach...
by goldeneagle
Fri May 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Of course in this case the visual references were identified, so it's not the same at all... That's the crux of it though, in this case the visual references were NOT identified. If they had been, then the aircraft would not have touched down a long ways short of the runway. Folks can spend endless...
by goldeneagle
Thu May 18, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 33044

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Snagmaster E wrote:Fatigue never mentioned at the presentation.
It was in detail in the report, and considered to be not a factor for this incident.

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