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by iflyforpie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: Chapter 11.

I’m willing to bet the largest benefactors of airline seniority are the biggest whiners about taxes and handouts.

A profound irony.
by iflyforpie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 96
Views: 4719

Re: how long

Lol... anything less than shooting the poor for sport is Marxism from the batshit crazy fringes of the far right.
by iflyforpie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 51
Views: 1687

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

Let me reflect the question back to you. A lot of (successful) flight schools use C172s, DA20's, DA40's, and a variety of aircraft other than the (cheapest C150)? Why do you think that is? It’s based on utilization, availability, and fleet reliability.. not type. There’s not a lot of Cessna 150s ou...
by iflyforpie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Overflying (R) Aerodromes where PPR is required?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Overflying (R) Aerodromes where PPR is required?

ATF's impose no mandatory radio communications. Traffic not landing should not overfly an aerodrome below 2000' AAE (602.96(4)), but you're welcome to overfly at or above that altitude, and a call on the ATF is polite but not strictly required. PPR is a request by the owner or operator and not a re...
by iflyforpie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 250hr Pilot Advice
Replies: 28
Views: 1387

Re: 250hr Pilot Advice

photofly wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:18 am
Vsquared wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:22 am
. Ever consider that his resume is in fact grammatically correct,
On the basis of all available evidence, it isn’t.
That’s some very impressive inductive reasoning.
by iflyforpie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 96
Views: 4719

Re: how long

All trains move on a block system. Have since the 19th century. It’s actually what our IFR system of protecting airspace is based on.. only one aircraft occupying a particular piece of sky at any time. Since the signals are automatically generated through track detectors and whatnot in modern trains...
by iflyforpie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 13
Views: 2954

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

The other thing that really scared me was that -if I read it correctly- the FADEC can overwrite the throttle position and stay at IDLE power when full power is requested by the pilots?? Not really the root cause of the accident, but wondering if that's a common thing? I'd hope pilots would be able ...
by iflyforpie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 108
Views: 15801

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

Yes.. and this is a result of paradigm shifts that will likely become semi-permanent as time goes on. The Baby Boomers. They are dependent on their investments, more vulnerable to the disease, more prone to being frightened by sensationalist news, and larger liabilities for insurance companies. I th...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 51
Views: 1687

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

I like it.

The low price convinced me to fly even though I couldn’t really afford it at the time. If I knew the true cost, I probably wouldn’t be a pilot today.

And since I made it to CPL with a seaplane rating and Group 1 IFR at exactly 200TT.. I can’t really say I got hosed in the end.
by iflyforpie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

Rest In Peace.

I did not know this inspirational aviatrix but her reputation definitely preceded her. I was hoping to run into her at the Quesnel air show last year as my daughter is really interested in aviation but our paths didn’t cross.
by iflyforpie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Don’t put money upfront.
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Don’t put money upfront.

While this is hardly surprising given the company in question and the clientele they are courting.. and most of us never had that much money in one place for flying, anyways... beware.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5666064
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: GCS energy
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: GCS energy

leftoftrack wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:49 pm
dont like it don't apply. you don't think there is a westjet pilot who lives in Airdrie who's not expecting a call back for a couple of years?
I’m sure that’s what they are counting on. 🎣
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spec Vis Departure
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: Spec Vis Departure

Actually just today I was given a runway heading restriction off YXS Runway 24 by tower to accommodate other traffic.. so Id say that SPEC VIS is more for a procedure to help you maintain obstacle clearance should you need it.
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spec Vis Departure
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: Spec Vis Departure

I’ve never been cleared for a SPEC VIS departure, but there is a SID in Prince George that has a SPEC VIS procedure. The reason it does is because there’s some tiny hills that encroach on the departure path of Runway 24 and they either can’t assess it for a higher climb gradient like all of the othe...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

They have FTU style checklists but they don’t have an actual fuel quantity? Ours are XXXXlbs, balanced, sufficient on the before start checklist (no point in starting if you need to get gas). And as an FO I always checked that number against fuel required on the OFP. Same with cruise checks. Look at...
by iflyforpie
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 118
Views: 7089

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

For all of you that feel that seniors that have overstayed their welcome should be deemed ‘expendable’, you should examine the statistic known as “excess deaths” rather than average age at death due COVID. That is a better assessment of the mortality impact of COVID on a population. You can even lo...
by iflyforpie
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: FlightCrew.ca
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: FlightCrew.ca

Isn’t this the place that sells Navajo experience? Too bad almost every scumbag Ho operator is gone from the south side. Don’t waste your money obtaining what an employer will pay you for.

Pessimism is warranted. There’s always an angle, even if something is offered for nothing.
by iflyforpie
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Current domestic load factors
Replies: 18
Views: 3207

Re: Current domestic load factors

Air Canada is very good at yield-management. They will add or subtract capacity based on historical performance and projections which is only a rough guess, but the planes that are committed still get filled by adjusting fares and overbooking. The only exception are routes that have overcapacity due...
by iflyforpie
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 118
Views: 7089

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

Keeping the borders closed because of a few stupid individuals is saying that you'd rather potentially destroy hundreds of thousands of lives to save a few hundred people from dying earlier than the average life expectancy. Scientifically the position of closed borders is becoming less and less ten...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Driving a nicer car than your boss....
Replies: 31
Views: 2375

Re: Driving a nicer car than your boss....

Sigh... because the only reason for having these types of road cars is to talk about them. You know how most women's eyes glaze over when you mention that you are a pilot? Well, that doesn't happen with owning a Porsche. Oh yes it does. The only reason she is there is because of :dollar: Being a pi...
by iflyforpie
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Driving a nicer car than your boss....
Replies: 31
Views: 2375

Re: Driving a nicer car than your boss....

I saw two posts that mentioned the time 0-60. Why is that important? Because honestly, that’s the only way you can take driver skill out of the equation. You could be Mario Andretti but your Corolla will still lose to a Mustang at a stop light on a straight stretch. I still love driving twisting mo...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Driving a nicer car than your boss....
Replies: 31
Views: 2375

Re: Driving a nicer car than your boss....

Richest guy I know - not a pilot - drives a Toyota minivan with keyed doors, an interior trashed by his kids, and 300K on it. He doesn't care... drive it to death. Most of the people driving balling Audis and BMWs leased them... I have a 20 year old Pontiac Montana. 250K, not much left of the rocke...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lock Those Controls
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Lock Those Controls

[quote=photofly post_id=<a href="tel:1122230">1122230</a> time=<a href="tel:1594910167">1594910167</a> user_id=33762] [quote=PilotDAR post_id=<a href="tel:1122225">1122225</a> time=<a href="tel:1594908470">1594908470</a> user_id=39402]Making the entire control system withstand whatever loads the fl...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Driving a nicer car than your boss....
Replies: 31
Views: 2375

Re: Driving a nicer car than your boss....

Honestly, it’s your money. A car isn’t really a sign of wealth or status. You can get one a couple years old for much cheaper than new and finance just about anything forever on good credit and any sort of income. Like others said, usually the people who care about the cars are the owners themselves...
by iflyforpie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Driving a nicer car than your boss....
Replies: 31
Views: 2375

Re: Driving a nicer car than your boss....

altiplano wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:36 am
Benz E63S AMG. Get the wagon and he'll think you're practical.

Less than $150K new and still does a 3 second 0-60 while carrying the groceries.
Awesome choice. That and the M5 are a couple of my favourites. I love understated exteriors combined with insane performance.

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