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by albertdesalvo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 8927

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

altiplano wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:52 pm
I feel for the Pilots and their families... I hope the Bryant estate looks after their future too.
I would suggest you have that backwards. The Bryant family put their lives in the hands of a professional pilot. Now they're dead.
by albertdesalvo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Useful things to do before the beginning of training
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Useful things to do before the beginning of training

TalkingPie wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:36 pm
Reading as much of that as possible would be a good use of your spare time
...and a great cure for insomnia too!
by albertdesalvo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6985

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

tps8903 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:04 am
All other drugs are charged via the impairment section which is done on subjective grounds with a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)
Yeah, and we all know the cops have one of these DREs hanging around every station. What a crock of shit.
by albertdesalvo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2777

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

Imagine flying next to a horse's ass all day.
by albertdesalvo
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3559

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

But what, exactly is a "faith leader"? What does this buzzphrase mean? Does it have something to do with religion? Are they all fans of a certain George Michael album from 1987? The phrase means nothing to me, it's just babble. So you're a faith leader, whatever it is. What does that have to do with...
by albertdesalvo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 6397

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

imcool wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:05 am
obvioulsy i charged him and took him to court
Sure you did. You're obviously a police officer. Oh, you're not? Then please explain how you managed to charge him.

Cool story, bro.
by albertdesalvo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3756

Re: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer

Whenever this happens, lately it seems to happen in Glasgow. Why is that? Time in a Scottish jail... a fate worse than death. When I was a teenage hellraiser, all the cops in my hometown were Scots & Irish, and man, those guys were hard core. Not an ounce of mercy in 'em. I shudder at the thought o...
by albertdesalvo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2795

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

Reload Return wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:26 pm
you need to go get some real Ag training before you hurt yourself.
Oh boy, get the popcorn... naw, this has to be a troll. . wouldn't fall for a troll, would he?
by albertdesalvo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

If you were turned away, it’s not just age but a multitude of factors, timing included. This is going back a long, long, long, LONG time, and I can't pretend to recall the specific conversation. But I recall this... I walked in ready to sign on the dotted line. I had made a decision, and I was read...
by albertdesalvo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

How old was he when he signed up? They told me I was too old when I tried, and I was considerably younger than 30.
by albertdesalvo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

Walk in to a recruiting station. Tell them you're 30. See how far you get.
by albertdesalvo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

The military has zero interest in 30 year olds, I don't know why it's in the conversation at all.They want you at age 18, not 30.
by albertdesalvo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2257

Re: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport

I'm also a local, and I laughed when I read the initial announcement, having been to Edenvale many times. They do a good job with "The Gathering Of The Classics", which draws, what, 5000 people?

Expecting to host an event of the magnitude advertised was ridiculous.
by albertdesalvo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

iflyforpie wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:16 am
All I have left is my soul.
You win the internet for this day. I laughed until it hurt.
by albertdesalvo
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14203

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Nice shots, thanks for posting them.
by albertdesalvo
Mon May 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ferry flight down near Makkovik
Replies: 13
Views: 3649

Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

There is plenty of information about this unfortunate accident on a well known British aviation forum, including a first-person account from the surviving pilot (who is an active poster on said forum). Check the "Accidents & Close Calls" subforum. The thread is easy to find; it was started on May 3r...
by albertdesalvo
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: North Cariboo Air
Replies: 16
Views: 4164

Re: North Cariboo Air

If you're gonna ramp, do it at Buffalo and become a teevee star.
by albertdesalvo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 70381

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Thinking further about the eyewitness theory, it is troubling. I think it's safe to say that even the smallest boat out there is going to have a VHF radio. Line of sight, yes, but surely if someone had seen the aircraft go down, by now the report would have reached a vessel with the ability to commu...
by albertdesalvo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 70381

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

if there are eye witnesses all they will be able to identify if there was a breakup or not They will be able to do something very important, which is mark where they were when they saw it. If I was out fishing and saw a plane go down, I'd immediately hit the <mark> button on the GPS. Presumably any...
by albertdesalvo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 70381

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Here is something that was posted in another well known aviation forum. I found it interesting: Having flown that route many times myself, (and in a 777, not that that has anything to do with it), I'd be very surprised to find there were not quite a large number of eye (or at least ear) witnesses to...
by albertdesalvo
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots Season 5 discussion...
Replies: 154
Views: 25858

Re: Ice Pilots Season 5 discussion...

Colonel Sanders wrote:I had to sign one for Ice Pilots.
Did Mikey's flight in the Pitts make it to air? I have been keeping an eye out for Hedley on the older episodes of IPNWT, but no sign of him so far.
by albertdesalvo
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planning an Aviation tour trip... Thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

Re: Planning an Aviation tour trip... Thoughts?

ReturningPPL wrote:I'd hate to be in North Korea and get into any form of trouble.
Getting in trouble there is pretty much impossible, since all tourists are accompanied by government guides everywhere they go. You cannot go anywhere on your own.
by albertdesalvo
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Real Heroes Wear Orange
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Real Heroes Wear Orange

There's additional video of the rescue in the Video forum, for those who seldom visit there:

viewtopic.php?f=79&t=93477

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