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by Gannet167
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2387

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: 1429

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: 1429

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: 1429

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: 2074

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: 2074

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: 2074

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: 24
Views: 1623

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: 1623

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: 1623

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: 1623

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: 3760

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: 1201

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: 4137

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: 71
Views: 5011

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: 71
Views: 5011

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: 71
Views: 5011

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 906

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 1157

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

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