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by Gannet167
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1866

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

Would you want to land a potentially damaged aircraft without any evidence it was ok to do so? Given the option of continuing an approach (assuming that's where they were and had not already initiated a go around) or, going missed and becoming the "miracle on the Georgia straight", I'd gladly land ...
by Gannet167
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6074

Re: AC emergency

I'm not a 767 guy so I'm probably missing something. Why try to raise the gear? Weather looks VMC, no big obstacles to climb above, gear damage so why risk having it get stuck retracted? Especially when it doesn't want to come up. I'd leave it down and locked and not risk having problems getting it ...
by Gannet167
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus

Let's say he really was sick. The crew, without any qualification to assess him, figures it'll be fine. He's probably bluffing. Then a bunch of people get sick. Some need medical care out of country. Maybe one of them dies. A bunch end up in quarantine out of country. Bring on the lawsuits and bad P...
by Gannet167
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus

Let's start with, "what makes you think that you have coronavirus?". From there you can ask, "have you been to china recently?" and "do you have a fever?". He stood up, said to everyone on board "I just came back from Wuhan Province, the epicenter of the Corona virus. I don't feel too good". Which ...
by Gannet167
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus

really means that " As a simple employee, i am not equipped to interrogate this asshole and come up with the truth and make a decision in favour of every single person on the flight, but rather screw up a couple hundred peoples vacation plans and have the kangaroo courts slap a petty fine on this i...
by Gannet167
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

Re: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?

I think a C17 with palletized seats hold less than a typical 319. And it would generate a lot of complaints about the accommodation, the travelling public has an existential crisis when the WiFi goes down. Gov't may not want that on social media. Those planes would likely be pulled from other operat...
by Gannet167
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is the state of reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: This is the state of reporting

This plane doesn’t have a few defects. It has a serious design flaw fleet wide, significant enough for worldwide grounding. For me it’s news, I was interested and surprised to read that a grounded plane was being allowed to fly. Maybe it’s a non issue for some, in which case read on to the next arti...
by Gannet167
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is the state of reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: This is the state of reporting

I'm no fan of the quality of reporting in general these days, in particular on the topic of aviation. Gone are the Bob Woodwards Carl Bernsteins, replaced by naive iditos working to build click bait garbage. However, I think this article was fair. Is there a story? An immensely controversial and sti...
by Gannet167
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 524
Views: 43413

Re: Corona Virus

by Gannet167
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2708

Re: Swoop

I wonder if this 10 yr old had any nausia before the flight. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/girl-death-plane-los-angeles-1.5409910 I think a vomiting passenger is a red flag. Hamilton to Vancouver is a fairly long flight with some stretches, especially if you fly a southern route, w...
by Gannet167
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1769

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Single pilot pilot high performance flying cannot be compared to a true multi engine crew cockpit where v1 speeds are critical, thrust has to be set carefully and accurately and there's 2 people working together. Very different from the hornet. I’ve flown several military multi engine crew aircraft ...
by Gannet167
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1769

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Single pilot pilot high performance flying cannot be compared to a true multi engine crew cockpit where v1 speeds are critical, thrust has to be set carefully and accurately and there's 2 people working together. Very different from the hornet. I’ve flown several military multi engine crew aircraft ...
by Gannet167
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1769

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Single pilot pilot high performance flying cannot be compared to a true multi engine crew cockpit where v1 speeds are critical, thrust has to be set carefully and accurately and there's 2 people working together. Very different from the hornet. I’ve flown several military multi engine crew aircraft ...
by Gannet167
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Flying SAR in YQQ was my dream job. I am sure I'd have stayed in if I was there. It is not at all indicative of the bulk of flying jobs in the RCAF. Not for deployments, time on TD, work hours, queef, flying, time off, location etc. You have possibly the best job in NATO.
by Gannet167
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

TT1900 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Would the flying and lifestyle at AC be worse? Absolutely.
You just be joking.
by Gannet167
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

The discussion is not to hire civilian pilots to fly operationally. It is only to hire instructor pilots to teach at the schools. They would have to have a QFI (qualified flight instructor) rating and likely have to be ex military, likely ex QFI (which not many of the general RCAF pilot group is). T...
by Gannet167
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1739

Re: The PM needs a new ride

The C Series had all the hallmarks of a new plane for the government. Manufactured in the right province, new type, struggling to get orders and get the project going into profitability, manufacturer in financial trouble, threat of high paying jobs being lost (it's like the Canadair Challenger, all ...
by Gannet167
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1739

Re: The PM needs a new ride

If the full force of the RCAF were put behind purchasing AT's 310s them right now, it would take several years of bureaucratic bungling to secure the deal and likely cost as much as new 350s. But all other things being equal, probably be a smart move if it could be done.
by Gannet167
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1739

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Thousands of wide body aircraft are parked and towed everyday. This is a very very rare occurrence. The parking brake doesn't miraculously fail, AND at the same time the aircraft jumps the chocks. Two separate independent failures (very reliable brake system, AND somehow also rolled over chocks) on ...
by Gannet167
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1739

Re: The PM needs a new ride

A Global would be nice and a likely replacement for the ageing challenger fleet, down to 2 aircraft that are ADSB equipped and able to enter the US or Europe. Between training and maintenance, that leaves less than 2 a day on average for use, not accounting for unserviceability, on a fleet that at t...
by Gannet167
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 4062

Re: Operating different machines.

Which airplane? Operated in what environment? Trying to accomplish what with the airplane?
by Gannet167
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 1285

Re: "Currently"

Currently = "we're at now- now."

https://youtu.be/gNIwlRClHsQ
by Gannet167
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4318

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

In fairness, I've flown with a number of fellow crew members in muti crew cockpits, both in and out of the RCAF, who would also fit that description.

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