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by iflyforpie
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.
Replies: 82
Views: 8196

Re: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.

Except in a normal year our hospitals and ICU's don't overflow from these competitive illnesses and and cancel other important surgeries? Where would we be at if we did nothing at all? Even with our actions it's still already killed more people than influenza has in the last decade. We ran out of t...
by iflyforpie
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 8468

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

It is going to be hard on those in BC, where fuel prices are a LOT higher than Ontario right now. I don't feel too bad about Alberta, because they have had successive governments who don't seem interested in diversification of their economy. But really, they are just going down the easy path, as mo...
by iflyforpie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More Air Canada cuts.
Replies: 22
Views: 3324

Re: More Air Canada cuts.

If any of those airlines fail you can bet that there will be expansions or startups to fill the void.. buying up existing aircraft and crews to do it. If there’s no money, no travel.. then all the more reason not to pump public dollars into private enterprise. It should be the shareholders and credi...
by iflyforpie
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension

:o The nose gear is aided by the wind..." The Arrow's nose gear extends forward against the airflow. I'm not sure that the wind helps it. I think that big spring is what pulls it into the locked position. https://www.texasairsalvage.com/PartingOutPics/5-20131125-113151.JPG Yes you are right. I ...
by iflyforpie
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension

Never did. Not even on jacks. Maybe I should have? I always thought it was a pretty foolproof system. The gear is only held up by hydraulic pressure from the power pack. Pull the emergency extension and the pressure is removed. Gear falls into place. The nose gear is aided by the wind and the wing r...
by iflyforpie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Covid
Topic: Can Tourism Operators Survive Another Year of Border Closure?
Replies: 73
Views: 11878

Re: Can Tourism Operators Survive Another Year of Border Closure?

At the risk of being called a conspiracy theory tin foil hat guy. Canada has no capacity to manufacture a vaccine even if we had one to make. We are last in line to countries that will make it for their citizens first. We went for months without any leadership and we will have people die because of...
by iflyforpie
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 71
Views: 4719

Re: V1 in small twins

How bad is your single engine control, and for how long? Because heading does not equal track. If an engine failure caught you by surprise, your plane is going to be skidding along with the ball or brick not centred. Try turning the plane with rudder alone. It’s the same idea and not very effective....
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 7330

Re: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation

Obviously nobody reads the comments sections on your airlines social media posts.

I’ll give you a clue as to what will actually get passengers flying again.

https://youtu.be/mBS0OWGUidc

https://youtu.be/PCuLLM3dSro
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do your job!!
Replies: 17
Views: 8212

Re: Do your job!!

No doubt.

🔷+20

Centre, 001, request climb 370.

001, unable 370 due traffic.

:lol:
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moderna Vaccine shows 94.5% effectiveness
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Moderna Vaccine shows 94.5% effectiveness

People who assume the industry will recover rapidly have forgotten a few things. -People and businesses will not forget the money they lost, and will be as reluctant as ever to book for any trips that are not necessary. -It’s not just this disease. It’s the next one. Any whiff of COVID-21 or anythin...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dust devils don't just happen in hot weather
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Dust devils don't just happen in hot weather

I used to drive along and see skid marks on the road going nearly straight across it and wonder how on earth someone possibly made them. Now thanks to dash cam footage, I know. I used to be quite afraid of flying tail draggers considering how many wind up severely damaged. Now I know about that too....
by iflyforpie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 71
Views: 4719

Re: V1 in small twins

Smithers is over one set of mountains and Terrace is over two with not much in between. Prince George is following shallow valleys and short mountain until you reach the plateau and you have Ft St James for a diversionary field if things go south plus the BC Rail right of way the whole way there. It...
by iflyforpie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 17561

Re: Swoop alum

If you live in a van, you have lost the game of life! You can’t spin it into a positive. What is a positive? Hot bunking in a squalid crash-pad with a dozen other dudes? Taking one or two of your GDOs each block to do some heavy petting with CATSA and play the game of musical chairs and inevitable ...
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Surprising Amount of Force May be Needed to get to Best Glide Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: A Surprising Amount of Force May be Needed to get to Best Glide Speed

No. The trimmed speed depends on power setting. Generally, more power will reduce the speed, and less power will increase it. This is why you have to pull back to best glide, and on a go around you have to push very hard to get to best rate. I cheat. I know where the trim wheel has to be and move it...
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A320 CA pay in Cathay Pacific after the "Paycut"
Replies: 19
Views: 5337

Re: A320 CA pay in Cathay Pacific after the "Paycut"

I’ve known/met quite a few ex-CX guys over the years. A-scale (before it was even A-scale) and B-scale who came back here to Canada to work in quiet and low paying sectors of aviation. Money is the only thing going for it.. sort of (I believe D scale is a thing now and no more paid accommodations in...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 133
Views: 14354

Re: 182 down by Smithers

We are getting a bit off topic here, but yes to the cowlflaps. I don’t have the numbers for a 337, but IIRC, in the Navajo you could get about 50 extra feet of climb per minute with them closed. Both sides with an engine failure. The problem with the 337 cowl flaps is they don’t have limit switches...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 133
Views: 14354

Re: 182 down by Smithers

I didn’t feel any safer in a 337 than I did in a 206. Stall speed is higher, turn radius larger, the fuel management is more complex than nearly every turbine aircraft in existence, twice as likely to have an engine failure, and the remaining engine was quite unlikely to get you back to an airport....
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 7330

Re: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation

Trudeau Derangement Syndrome is also prevalent. Even though he’s the reason why many in aviation are still paying bills instead of declaring personal bankruptcy. Trump’s good ol’ buddy BJ just locked down the UK for an entire month. Stop pretending that the Federal Government can wave a magic wand a...
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: WAWCON at PAL Aerospace
Replies: 13
Views: 3229

Re: WAWCON at PAL Aerospace

Absolutely pathetic.

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