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by Gannet167
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

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: 24
Views: 1498

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: 24
Views: 1498

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: 24
Views: 1498

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: 2863

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: 994

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: 3892

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.
by Gannet167
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3915

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

I disagree-twice per year comes around quickly. The sim should be a tool to keep you sharp, not bring you back from regression. So, in your books pilots should rotate and engage AP at lowest permitted altitude (paying customers deserve "safety") and only hand fly from mins to the runway. However, t...
by Gannet167
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3915

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

Sims are highly structured and time compressed scripts. There's no time or money for proficiency flying in the Sim.Even if there were, twice a year isn't enough to be proficient.
by Gannet167
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3915

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

By that logic, so many ridiculous inferences can be drawn. Perhaps only the capt should be allowed to fly takeoff and landings, after all, passengers expect the best. No line indoc with passengers, can't have less experienced guys at the controls when passengers are paying for the highest levels of ...
by Gannet167
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: ILS question

Fair enough, I didn't realize that flying an ILS won't keep you legal on the minimums on some loc only approaches. If I were flying a loc only, I'd still fly it CDA. Sometimes CDA data isn't shown on the plate it's typically because a CDA approach would be steeper than 3 degrees; would you calculat...
by Gannet167
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: ILS question

We've gone down a rabbit hole. The OP asked about circling, I think the answer is clear above. My point was, if you have a working glide slope, why wouldn't you use it while tracking the localizer (fly an ILS)? Fair enough, I didn't realize that flying an ILS won't keep you legal on the minimums on ...
by Gannet167
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: ILS question

Even if I could only fly a circling approach using the LOC, I'd still use the glide slope and make it a constant descent "LOC only". Rule #1: don't hit anything. If you're following something published on an approach, that's been assessed for obstacle clearance, you're good.flying an ILS won't viola...
by Gannet167
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: ILS question

Your clearance would be for approach X, circling to rwy Y. If you were only cleared the ILS 24, then you're supposed to land on that runway. You can fly any approach with published circling minimums and circle to another runway, as long as you get that clearance and follow any circling restrictions ...
by Gannet167
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?

Avee makes a nice adaptor for Bose QC 25 and 35, as well as the (much better) Sony noise cancelling headset. By the time you buy the headset and the kit, it's close to $1k Cnd for uflymike or Avee. The David Clark DC Pro-X2 is another worth looking at. Some find it more comfortable, ANR works well f...
by Gannet167
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

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by Gannet167
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

There needs to be a means of filtering notams so only relevant ones for a particular flight are displayed. We will never convince the lawyers and bureaucrats to stop publishing BS on a whim. For them it's pure CYA and pass along the responsibility and liability to pilots. That way during an investig...
by Gannet167
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1016

Re: Military license to CPL

B208 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:51 am
Why are you getting your civi licenses? The upcoming retention package is going to be all singing and all dancing; after all they’ve been working on it for three years. ;). (Massive sarcasm)
https://youtu.be/8p8Ni1sXBLk
by Gannet167
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1016

Re: Military license to CPL

There is a provision in the CARS to convert RCAF wings qualification directly to a commercial licence. I believe you only need to write a 60 question exam covering the differences in the CF flying orders and the civilian CARS to cover the knowledge aspect. The skill side (including any solo time) is...
by Gannet167
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3813

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I believe all the Canadian Notams can be accessed from the Defence Internet Notam Service site. The format is slightly different but gets the job done.

https://www.notams.faa.gov/
by Gannet167
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3940

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: 42
Views: 3892

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: 24
Views: 3322

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: 4864

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I'll be curious to get Tarantino's analysis on this one.

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