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by North Shore
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting idea for fuel savings
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Interesting idea for fuel savings

Fascinating idea.. I wonder how it will work in practice? https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airbus-formation-flight/index.html As far back as a century ago, avian scientists began to understand that birds were increasing aerodynamic efficiencies by flying in close formation, taking advantage of the...
by North Shore
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 48
Views: 7441

Re: Midlife Career Change

^Isn't that what the lawyers call 'Constructive Dismissal'?
by North Shore
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 122
Views: 21873

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

First using continuous ignition for take off is not sop and there is no auto ignition system as for auto feather how does that help for a dbl engine failure, the system is not designed to figure that one out. The fuel was cut off just imagine the dramatic engine response if fuel was introduced with...
by North Shore
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 122
Views: 21873

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

flyinhigh wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:02 am https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder ... -1.5706210

Ouch, didn’t arm auto ignition and captain shut down engines.
And, didn't arm Autofeather.
Time of the accident was 0 dark 30...I'm thinking that fatigue had a bit to do with this...
by North Shore
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Part #s
Replies: 1
Views: 261

FAA Part #s

Does anyone know the Canadian CARs equivalent of FAA Part 135, 91. and 121, please?

121, I think, is equivalent to 704...

TIA!
by North Shore
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2717

Re: Traning bond or ... non flying job

As I copied from my brother's Gr.8 German class many, many moons ago:
Besser den Spatz in der hand als die Taube auf dem Dach..
Or, 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'

Take the damn job. Figure out what to do later when/if your recall comes
by North Shore
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 164
Views: 9108

Re: Open the door, no thanks

And, on that note...we shall end. Not a lot of minds are going to get changed around here
by North Shore
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 9375

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

I don't think that anyone's mind is being changed here.... :smt014
Thread locked.
by North Shore
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7123

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

^ Weakness? I rather think that you'd have to actively try to F$$k it up that badly!
by North Shore
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1530

Re: Headset recommendation?

AirFrame wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:43 am

The pain of cheaping out lasts *much* longer than the pain of paying a higher initial price.
YES, YES, YES, a thousand times YES!

Words to live by..
by North Shore
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 10530

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

rudder wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:59 pm Is yet another thread going to be hihacked into an unrelated debate?
NO.

On topic of AC and CCAA from now on, please, gentlemen!
by North Shore
Tue May 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Delta to run with 60% max capacity planes
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: Delta to run with 60% max capacity planes

So are they going to remove 40% of the seats, or just keep the same pitch, and leave some (middle?) seats empty?
by North Shore
Tue May 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Anybody in Charge Here, Or Answering the Phone
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Re: Is Anybody in Charge Here, Or Answering the Phone

Message has been flagged, and we'll get back to you (hopefully!)
by North Shore
Sun May 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20459

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

You'd have to wonder if they'd be better off staying onboard and trying to pull out of the dive more before impact. I doubt it - they were just out of altitude. The best outcome would have been to leave at the apex of the climb - instead of turning......but there could be many reasons why they did ...
by North Shore
Thu May 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Tsayta Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Re: Tsayta Aviation

^ I'd have thought that you, of all people, would *pay* $500!
by North Shore
Sat May 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 42854

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

I think that this thread has pretty much run its course... :smt014
by North Shore
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: float plane mooring ropes
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: float plane mooring ropes

I've always worked with what I've been given; that being said, I've found that if the ropes extend much past the end of the float/rudder, they beat themselves to sh!t, and end up looking like dreadlocks on a bad hair day.. If i want a longer rope on the rear, I'll try and toss it forward of the fron...
by North Shore
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 42854

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

I have learned that Doctors are like pilots. Ask 100 of them their opinion on this and they will all respond differently. They will all be right too. :smt040 :smt040 Fact is they are just shooting from the hip. They don’t know either. At least their opinion is formed by several years of intense edu...
by North Shore
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Medevacs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Re: Covid19 Medevacs?

Are you saying medevac has finally evolved into only taking actual medevac patients :o Lol exactly! “We’re only bringing down the really critical patients now” “..... we’re literally the Critical Care aircraft..... isn’t that we were always supposed to do?!” [/quote] Ain't that the truth! I like th...
by North Shore
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Medevacs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Re: Covid19 Medevacs?

At my place, a confirmed COVID calls for gloves, respirator mask, gown, and faceshield for loading and offloading, and an N95 paper mask for in flight. The patient will be loaded into the aft spot on the sled, furthest away from the door. Once we get back, the a/c is left on the ramp (wx permitting)...

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