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by Gannet167
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 31
Views: 2899

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

In my opinion the snow birds are out dated and the equipement is boring and outdated as well. Either shut them down or update them. They seem to have taken on this mystical Canadian thing like Tim Hortons. How many social media generation people actually know who Tim Horton was. A successful ejecti...
by Gannet167
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 25
Views: 1984

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

To be a pilot in the RCAF, you have to be an officer. We can debate the merits of the policy, but officers need to have at least at university undergraduate education. There are sone who don't but they're the exception and they are supposed to attain it. A RCAF pilot does not simply fly. In fact, it...
by Gannet167
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 22
Views: 2739

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

I believe a seat belt has to be built to certification design requirements. The design of aviation safety equipment, down to the size, design and placement of placards and the word "lift" are likely airworthiness design items, beyond the scope of language laws and not up to an airline. I would bet t...
by Gannet167
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 19
Views: 4754

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I'll be curious to get Tarantino's analysis on this one.
by Gannet167
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 3609

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

But, the shoulder harness does nothing to keep you safe unless you're decelerating. It then holds your upper torso from tilting forward and prevents hitting your head on the glareshield, like a shoulder belt of a car helps when you have a head on collision. The lap belt is what keeps you in the seat...
by Gannet167
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 3609

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Shoulder belts are great for rapid deceleration and for ejection, conecting you to your parachute. The lap belt and 5th connection between your legs are what will hold you in your seat in turbulence. I also have never known anyone to wear shoulder belts above 10k unless we were flying an ejection se...
by Gannet167
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5838

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Did the butter knife have an airline logo on it? The same butter knife that will be handed out to the entire business class once the door is closed and locked? Geez! Imagine if someone brought that on board, the danger, dear God save us. I too have had such weaponry in my fingertips, although if I n...
by Gannet167
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3092

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

Any airplane can do a V1 cut at the right weight, density altitude and climb gradient. It's just that the 295 struggles with a useful kit load, useful fuel load and any climb gradient. Sure, it'll meet the minimum requirements, but do they bring the life rafts or the fuel to get on station to drop t...
by Gannet167
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3092

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

I find it very disheartening to see "politics" trumping national self worth. It's clear that any form of statesmanship has been eliminated as a core tenet of politics. When we as a country miss these opportunities to "grow our own" every citizen loses out. The once proud deHavilland Aircraft Compan...
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3092

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

If I was in need of SAR, I wouldn't want that 295 coming for me. It's tiny, has no payload, needs multiple fuel stops to get anywhere, is too slow, has no loiter time. The SAR Techs can't even stand up inside it. But, we can all sleep well at night knowing that the regional industrial benefits were ...
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5838

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

CATSA permits using RAIC as ID when travelling as a passenger, such as when commuting. I think they prefer you use it if you have it because it puts you in the trusted traveller category and allows them to push you through easier and faster. If it counts as ID and indicates that you're trustworthy (...
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5838

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CBSA

I usually put my compliant, extra nice guy face on. Innocent and naive, doe eyed and non threatening obedient aircrew guy. It's usually your best course of action. Playing tough guy rarely works in these situations. You're dealing with the Vogans. I try to imagine the travelling public seeing a guy ...
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5838

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CBSA

I should've made the title of the thread "Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA", not CBSA. Got my draconian and ineffective gov't agencies mixed up.
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5838

Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Like many in this business, I commute. It's nice to be able to live where it makes sense for me and my family, and economics for me and many like me require it. Id rather not be in uniform because I am a spectacle to the rest of the passengers who stare and ask questions, I cannot have a beer, try t...
by Gannet167
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: Air Force One Livery

It could have been worse. As my former USAF friend said "at least they aren't changing the callsign to 'Merica F@ck Yeah!" https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/5b477af9c0229b1c008b4871-750-375.jpg https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/air-force-one-remodel.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=618&h=...
by Gannet167
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Air Force One Livery

Is nothing sacred? I'll admit that Trump's paint upside down on the pres!dential airplane looks good. In fact it looks very stately and official. If he wasn't copying what's already on his 57, it might be a good choice. But I think the traditional blue and white that Jackie Kennedy picked is so icon...
by Gannet167
Thu May 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 28
Views: 3456

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Over the years that I flew the CC-144, I never once heard it referred to as such by ATC.
by Gannet167
Thu May 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Buys Air Transat
Replies: 26
Views: 4710

Air Canada Buys Air Transat

Air Canada enters into Exclusive Agreement with Transat A.T. Inc. to pursue a Combination of the two Companies

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/a ... 24857.html
by Gannet167
Sun May 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5456

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Roadrunner is a troll. The less we feed it with responses, the better for the forum.
by Gannet167
Sun May 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5456

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

It should be a crime to evacuate an aircraft with a bag. If you are caught evacuating with carry on, you should get a hefty fine or jail time. (And other passengers should beat you) Regardless of it it’s enforceable, it would bring prominence to the issue. At least people would know they’re not supp...
by Gannet167
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Climb Gradients
Replies: 17
Views: 1688

Re: Pearson Climb Gradients

DOD use their own version of the CapGen, the "FLIPs", Flight Information Publications, produced by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. My understanding is the FLIPS are not just a reprint of host nation procedures, but are independently designed, checked and in some cases flight ...
by Gannet167
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6433

Re: Twin otter on the ice

402 has never operated Twin Otters.
by Gannet167
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 7220

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

C.W.E. wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:55 pm
What exactly is Trumps America?
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by Gannet167
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2557

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

The cross country and, in particular, diversion are excellent. I can't think of what could better prepare a student for either activity than practicing the actual thing, perhaps in non ideal weather. The benefit of paper is its not as good as the ipad. Its limitations force thought. Like reading a b...

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