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by AuxBatOn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ

Does it occur to you they may not have noticed?
by AuxBatOn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Alternate
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: IFR Alternate

500+300=800 so 800 ft ceilings and 2 1/4 SM vis. Sliding scale not applicable.
by AuxBatOn
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Speaking from the perspective of a former military flight instructor. There are many reason why military flying training is done the way it is (reasons that are forgotten / not known, surprisingly, by the current generation save for few older pilots like myself). The most compelling reason however ...
by AuxBatOn
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Operational decisions. Strategic decisions, like whether or not to bomb ISIS or deploy ground troops instead, are usually made by people as far removed from the military as possible. Strategic would be the Comd RCAF level and his staff. Operational would be 1 Cdn Air Div or 2 Cdn Air Div. What you ...
by AuxBatOn
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Wonder if someone in the forces can answer. If we have x amount of pilots, and we have a shortage, why do they still make those pilots do things like work desks and other office jobs? If they were flying more that would solve the shortage no? I don't get it. In an organization where Combat (or at l...
by AuxBatOn
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 23
Views: 1325

Re: ADS-B

It is not just the transponder, a lot of other systems need to be added/modified to make them compliant.
by AuxBatOn
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 23
Views: 1325

Re: ADS-B

I too have to wonder how the military only "realized" this could be an issue two months before the deadline to implement it. The satellites for space-based ADS-B were being launched in 2017 and it's a no-brainer that it was coming, particularly for trans-oceanic flights. More likely just the excuse...
by AuxBatOn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 23
Views: 1325

Re: ADS-B

Having flight tested ADS-B on different types, including smaller types, body blanking is a real issue even for small aircraft.
by AuxBatOn
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 849

Re: Military license to CPL

We spin the Harvard II before going on to the King Air.
by AuxBatOn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3744

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

I wouldn’t have thought that a straight-winged t-tailed jet flown primarily below 5000 feet ASL would have Dutch Roll issues. But honestly one of the reasons why I love the Snowbirds so much is what they can do with that jet that is lacking in comparison to other platforms. The energy management an...
by AuxBatOn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3744

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

Outlaw58 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 pm
AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:49 pm
FlyGy wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:00 pm


How many hours do you have in the Tutor?
450 hrs and still flying it.
450 hours, still flying the tutor, speaks French....

Dude, gonna be hard to remain anonymous ;)

58
Many CF pilots speak French, either as a first or second language ;)
by AuxBatOn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3744

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

FlyGy wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:00 pm
AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:41 am
Worst Dutch Roll ever, side by side cockpit. I can think of many better form platforms out there...
How many hours do you have in the Tutor?
450 hrs and still flying it.
by AuxBatOn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3744

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

Worst Dutch Roll ever, side by side cockpit. I can think of many better form platforms out there...
by AuxBatOn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3744

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

The pilot ejected and the aircraft hit the ground.
by AuxBatOn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3887

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Plenty of time? Based on what? Stabilization criteria is not based on time, but height. For us, by 1,500 fully configured. 1,000 fully stable. By 500, speed stable (if given a speed by ATC). I don’t know how they operate, but I’ll check, as we have many pilots from their airline now working with us...
by AuxBatOn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 849

Re: Military license to CPL

Military multicrew PIC time does not meet the definition of solo time. That doesn't mean I don't value it, or that it doesn't make sense that TC accepts it, but it does *not* meet the CARs definition. Doesn't matter what you learn or how well you fly. There is a difference between “definition” and ...
by AuxBatOn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

I know a couple of 50 yo Hornet drivers and several in their 40s. I am myself in my mid-late 30s and have no intention of stopping.

LCdr is not a RCAF rank.
by AuxBatOn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

How recent was that, because that is not the tale I've heard, as of late? My understanding is that they are willing to pay above rank rates for experienced pilots who can zip through IPT and free up the instructors or become instructor pilots themselves. Just don't have any grand illusions of becom...
by AuxBatOn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

It will be difficult - i had a friend who likely had 6 or 7 thousands hours and mid to late 20's.He was accepted and actually did the boot camp, stood first in his class but when push came to shove they would not even say that he would be a pilot. He didn't like that prospect so he quit and went ba...
by AuxBatOn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 849

Re: Military license to CPL

You need to meet the experience requirements of the ATPL which include: An applicant shall have met the training requirements for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane that is not restricted to daylight flying and completed a minimum of 1500 hours total flight time of which a minimum o...
by AuxBatOn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3887

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Plenty of time? Based on what? Stabilization criteria is not based on time, but height. For us, by 1,500 fully configured. 1,000 fully stable. By 500, speed stable (if given a speed by ATC). I don’t know how they operate, but I’ll check, as we have many pilots from their airline now working with us...
by AuxBatOn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3887

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

I think these two deserve to be fired or at the very least be suspended without pay for an undetermined time... The 1000 foot call is heard (EGPWS), then 14 seconds later one of the pilots ask for "Gear Down" which makes me wonder at what altitude they were at when the gears were down and locked. I...
by AuxBatOn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6509

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

The law changed as cannabis was legalized.
by AuxBatOn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6509

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

There is a minimum level of THC to prove impairment under Cannabis. False. Alcohol is the only drug that has a statutory maximum for blood content. (Operation over 80mg/100ml of blood). All other drugs are charged via the impairment section which is done on subjective grounds with a DRE (Drug Recog...
by AuxBatOn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYOW De-Icing Pads usage
Replies: 2
Views: 559

CYOW De-Icing Pads usage

Just curious how busy the De-Icing bays are in the Fall/Winter/Spring months in Ottawa? What’s the average you see? What’s the worst you’ve seen? Where did the waiting aircraft wait?

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