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by MrWings
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 53232

Re: Corona Virus

The Trump administration was told long ago how serious this outbreak could be. Trump downplayed it and said it was under control and did not take the necessary steps.

And they want to hold China accountable? LMFAO!!!!
by MrWings
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Covid GA Annual Inspection Deferral?
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Covid GA Annual Inspection Deferral?

OK, great. I tried calling my AME but no answer. Thought maybe he was shut down. I'll try again.

Thanks.
by MrWings
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Covid GA Annual Inspection Deferral?
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Covid GA Annual Inspection Deferral?

They extended the medical licensing. Anything like that for GA annual inspections?

Is work still going on as per usual?
by MrWings
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Traffic you cant explain

Nothing really fit the bill and we were both reluctant to call it the U word. I was a little pissed off we couldn't get an answer. By definition, it was a UFO. Don't be scared of it. UFO does not equate to alien flying saucer. One winter evening I saw some bright objects in the sky. They looked lik...
by MrWings
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air
Replies: 22
Views: 2542

Re: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air

goingnowherefast wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:28 pm What's the name of the Navajo company? PM if you'd prefer.
LOL! Nice try!

He might give you the names of the other two. :lol:
by MrWings
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46690

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

rookiepilot wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:34 am Gee; Trump's comments aren't looking so foolish, now......
said no one EVER!
by MrWings
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46690

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

By far the biggest threat to the Max is the engines - with all the problems they are having - they should have had their ETOPS certification pulled long ago. Of course - you don't hear anyone going on about that. You've downplayed the accidents and defended the MAX saying any MCAS issue the plane m...
by MrWings
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46690

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

Wow.....talk about an over-reaction from almost everybody. It's the herd mentality at it's worst. Lion Air + Ethiopian = 346 lost souls. Over-reaction? No kidding. Statistically, two crashes in a new aircraft type within 6 months during the same flight regime is grounds for a pause. Purely economic...
by MrWings
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 51
Views: 3657

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

C.W.E. wrote: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Insane. The bureaucracy in this country just keeps getting worse
It is the reward we get from voting in a socialist form of government.

Eventually it ends up looking like Venezuela does today.
HYPERBOLE WARNING! HYPERBOLE WARNING! WHOOOOP! WHOOOOP!
by MrWings
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

Re: Aircraft tie down

The last two times I have been at a "large" Canadian airport, only wheel chocking was possible, if I brought my own chocks, and the sum of the landing and parking fees exceeded $75 for the visit. My small airport experience has been much more favourable, with generally some kind of tiedown points a...
by MrWings
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, someone has to talk about the 12 hour BTT amdt.
Replies: 22
Views: 2953

Re: Well, someone has to talk about the 12 hour BTT amdt.

I think the 12 BTT rule is excessive. It punishes responsible drinkers who may want a bottle of beer or a glass of wine at the end of a long day. As has already been mentioned, it seems to target the problem drinkers who drink excessively and show up for work hungover. From my experience, those with...
by MrWings
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 5105

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

AuxBatOn wrote: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 am 9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria.
I have to ask. How did you handle the call of nature?
by MrWings
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 8769

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

I suspected that the accident pilot was not IFR current as he hadn't done any recent approaches, but it seems he had recently passed an IFR proficiency test (for what that was worth - keeping in mind that you can get and maintain an IFR rating without ever being in a cloud, let alone at night). Aft...
by MrWings
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2832

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

linecrew wrote: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:40 am But your brain is the backup if the calculator fails. What's your backup if you are in in unfamiliar territory and your EFB fails, and you have no maps? Just playing devil's advocate.
Forflight on iPad. Foreflight on iPhone.
2 GPSs in the plane.
by MrWings
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2832

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I'm sure that when the calculator first came out, some people refused to buy one and proclaimed the ease of the battery independent slide rule.
by MrWings
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16669

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

If the decision is essentially insurance-industry driven, exactly what role does the insurance cover for these events? Great question. It is my assumption that they'd covered incidents related to operating the aircraft. I feel like they'd never even consider paying a settlement for an abuse claim. ...
by MrWings
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16669

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I was a volunteer firefighter for more than 15 years when the requirement was applied to us. It did not matter that I'd known the Chief for nearly twenty years, everyone had to have the check done, for the sake of the Fire Department, and one's own piece of mind. The world has done it to itself, so...
by MrWings
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16669

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I find the stance by a COPA director on this issue ironic. On 406 ELTs, COPA believes ELTs fail more than they function. And they believe that for many owners ELTs are cost prohibitive. I can't believe you are fighting this COPA! It's about safety! You act like buying an ELT is like giving a kidney....
by MrWings
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16669

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

You don't have a right to volunteer anywhere, on your terms. Don't like it? Run for office. I have been part of several volunteer organizations. Feedback from volunteers is extremely valuable. When they get disgruntled and leave without providing a reason, there is no opportunity to make changes th...
by MrWings
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16669

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Indeed. The group insisting on this arguably unnecessary criminal record check (COPA) gets to foot the bill. That's only fair. From my research, it appears that several police services and even some provinces offer free vulnerable sector checks to volunteer organizations. There is still a fee if yo...

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