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by North Shore
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Drug test question
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Drug test question

IIRC, THC metabolites do show up in your hair, but only as it is ingested; therefore, if you've been weed free, then the part closest to your scalp will reflect that.

Time to cut your hair and get a real job, hippie! :smt040
by North Shore
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Smoking in aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Smoking in aircraft

I used to fly with this older guy, who'd been a smoker his entire life, practically. Before we'd get stuck in at a fire, I'd go into the back and take a whizz, and then he'd go into the back and have a smoke. I figured it was better for both of us to be able to concentrate on the job at hand, rather...
by North Shore
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 551
Views: 129834

Re: New hire bids

derateNO wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Doesn't help that it's impossible for people to get scheduled with a LC for PICUS, and people are loosing PICUS they had done already because of time limits.
Oh, noes! Losing F/O time, as opposed to real PIC that 'they' can't take away from you.. :goodman:
by North Shore
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YES -- Bombardier Bailout?
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: YES -- Bombardier Bailout?

Sometimes, satire nails it... https://thebeaverton.com/2020/02/bombardier-ask-for-another-3-7-billion-to-study-the-effects-of-government-money-going-through-a-jet-engine/?fbclid=IwAR1umNXsbF6qb97u3sC-Gn7Kcim9Qfk5WbmmgfaZw7mC6Iz-thDl-bSpdi0 MONTREAL – Executives at Bombardier Inc. have asked the fede...
by North Shore
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speedbird lives up to the name.
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Speedbird lives up to the name.

Amazing reading about this on Twitter...lots of people don't seem to grasp the simple concept of airspeed vs groundspeed. "Wow, I didn't know that a 747 could go at the speed of sound!"
by North Shore
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instances of reversed controls
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Instances of reversed controls

Is that 'control reversal' though? I see it as an un-intuitive way to get your bike to do what you want it to do....'control reversal' to my mind would be pushing left, and then going left... On a bicycle, you turn the handlebar to the left to make a left turn, on a motorcycle you do the same at wa...
by North Shore
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instances of reversed controls
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Instances of reversed controls

The bike turns right at high speed because it "falls" into the corner when you slightly turn the wheel the opposite way. This is happening, but what is also happening is this : In a RH turn, you steer Left, Gyroscopic precession acting on the back of the tire pushing it right and on the front of th...
by North Shore
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Thread Deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Boeing Thread Deleted

Dunno why, but here it is.. viewtopic.php?f=54&t=131632&start=275
by North Shore
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1568
Views: 399199

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

iflyroads, check PMs, please..
by North Shore
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Dislocated shoulder
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Dislocated shoulder

Do you have a Short- or Long-term disability plan at your work? I lost my medical a few years back for a period of time; thankfully, I had a decent LTD plan: it was relieving to get my medical sorted while not having to worry about losing my house/job/career. My advice would be to consult with your ...
by North Shore
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 81
Views: 2163

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I'm slightly bored, so will post this morning's checklist: Coffee start Button: DEPRESS Toaster ENGAGE Coffee: POUR Cream: AS DESIRED Toast: REMOVE Jam: APPLY Morning Checklist #1, Rev 1 Reason for amendment: Insert 'Butter: APPLY' Coffee start Button: DEPRESS Toaster ENGAGE Coffee: POUR Cream: AS ...
by North Shore
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

Does TC even ramp check any more? I thought that had all gone the way of SMS now, and you were supposed to ramp yourself, report any misdeeds to the appropriate company authority, and it was all overseen by TC?

Last time was God's Lake Narrows in about 2003...
by North Shore
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1368

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

I've always worked for companies that hired people with PIC, so they didn't have to worry about PICUS... :roll:
by North Shore
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

415s aren't really made for ferrying. IIRC, when they delivered them to Europe in the early days, they went Gander to Azores - about 1500 nautical, and I don't think that they had bladder tanks installed. That's about max range. *If* you had bladders, and *if* you could get a ferry permit to up the ...
by North Shore
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Where are they going to get the pilots from? Apparently, Conair already has difficulty crewing their tankers in Australia in the winters. Yes, there might be some people who would work dual seasons, but one of the attractions of tankers is that you only work ~ 6 months, and have the rest of the year...
by North Shore
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Airspray
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Airspray

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=136327&sid=a0793ae8 ... 84402c748d

"415 Pilots wanted". Amazing what happens when you privatize a company, cut wages and benefits, and now increase the days they want you to work... :lol: :rolleyes:
by North Shore
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting from Sunshine Coast/Bowen Island/ Squamish to YVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Commuting from Sunshine Coast/Bowen Island/ Squamish to YVR

I commute from the Island, if that helps? Lots of time on the ferry and transit. Have a place to stay in Vancity for morning starts if I need to.
by North Shore
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2583

Re: Swoop

^Perhaps/Probably. But you, and the flight crew didn't *know* that for sure. Safest for all involved is to keep them on the ground until the 'sickness' is sorted one way or another. Where SWOOP has dropped a deuce is in handling the fallout from that decision. A positive national advertising campai...
by North Shore
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2583

Re: Swoop

^Perhaps/Probably. But you, and the flight crew didn't *know* that for sure. Safest for all involved is to keep them on the ground until the 'sickness' is sorted one way or another. Where SWOOP has dropped a deuce is in handling the fallout from that decision. A positive national advertising campaig...
by North Shore
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1911

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

Dude, just move there, and get stuck in! I made lifelong friends from moving to small towns at the end of the road, where it appears that there's F##k-all to do, other than work, sleep, eat, and drink. It's not forever, your friends in the city will still be your friends when you return (or they wer...
by North Shore
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Overseas Flying
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Overseas Flying

Stick it out here, get your first job, and some experience, and then go overseas when you have something to offer. Why would the Euros/Aussies/Wherevers give you your first job over a local kid who knows the language and the area, and isn't going to f@@k off back to Canada as soon as he's gained som...
by North Shore
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1661

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Interesting, that....how does a jet that size just move forward despite "the chocks being in place and the parking brake on." Or did someone f@@k up, and now they're arse covering? Also, despite cries from various quarters about the 'MSM' and their 'left-wing bias', you'll note the bias in linking t...
by North Shore
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3830

Re: Operating different machines.

Why should we care what the cognitive demands are (or aren't) of driving a truck or bus? We're pilots. If we want to drive a big vehicle, then quit flying and go and do so; conversely, quit driving a bus, and take some flying lessons. :roll:
by North Shore
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 8931

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Geez :shock: ...not sure that I'd be setting off VFR into wx like that with darkness coming on.
by North Shore
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Conair
Replies: 22
Views: 2550

Re: Conair

They're probably asking for a very particular set of skills - accumulated over a long career... Firefighting's not exactly sitting in the right seat of a Q, ILS to ILS, after 1.5 years of instructing...

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