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by Pugster
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jet engine run-up
Replies: 10
Views: 2059

Re: Jet engine run-up

After pushback? Could have been a crossbleed start. They used to be a lot more common. X2...I'm almost positive that's what was happening. FYI if you're not a jet guy, a crossbleed start is when you use bleed air from one engine to start the rest. If the APU is broken and you're hooked up to an ext...
by Pugster
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Overnight air shipping in Canada (CargoJet, Skylink, etc)
Replies: 13
Views: 3373

Re: Overnight air shipping in Canada (CargoJet, Skylink, etc

It's also not true to say KFC flies exclusively Purolator and Morningstar flies exclusively Fedex. Every night, depending on space, you will see packages from most of the courier companies on a Purolator flight. There is also Puro freight being carried by Cargojet. Barry Lapointe is also a minority...
by Pugster
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Tattoos and flying
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Tattoos and flying

Follow the "T shirt rule" and you shouldn't have any problems. That being said, I have tattoos (from before I got into flying) and honestly after over 15 years of having them...I really could care less if they were there or not. I am very happy that they are not visible when I'm wearing a short slee...
by Pugster
Sat May 14, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time real world
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Logging Instrument time real world

Can someone explain to me what the difference is between flying IFR in cloud and flying IFR outside of cloud? This subject has always interested me especially when I read so much fixating on the logging flying in cloud thing. Is there a danger involved in IFR in cloud that does not exist outside of...
by Pugster
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: asking questions on avcanada
Replies: 30
Views: 1710

Re: asking questions on avcanada

Instructors should be the type of people who get their thrills from witnessing the "light bulb" appear when a student gets it, not from ripping on a student when they don't.
by Pugster
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IPAD anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 7669

Re: IPAD anyone have one?

I don't use mine for too much aviation-related stuff (other than logten pro logbook and company forms) Do you know if there is a way to upload existing flight data to LogTen? From an excel table for instance? Ya if you've got an excel table or an existing PC logbook you can import your data into Lo...
by Pugster
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IPAD anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 7669

Re: IPAD anyone have one?

I don't use mine for too much aviation-related stuff (other than logten pro logbook and company forms)...but I find that it fits inside my flight bag easily, the battery lasts forever, and it weighs a fraction of what my laptop does. Just for those things (primarily the weight and size) I'm happy wi...
by Pugster
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: So you want to be a flying instructor
Replies: 81
Views: 110527

Re: So you want to be a flying instructor

My advice for all students who want to be employed as a flight instructor... Your job interview starts the first day you walk in the door. Flying skills are important, attitude and work ethic are essential. Take whatever task you are presented with, and do your best to ace it. Don't accept mediocrit...
by Pugster
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "There's no such thing a a little ice"
Replies: 79
Views: 3591

Re: "There's no such thing a a little ice"

There's such a thing as a little ice - but as others have stated you have to get rid of it regardless. To suggest it's OK to blast off with a contaminated aircraft is suggesting something illegal and potentially dangerous. As for calling dispatch...Lets say I wound up at an alternate that I don't no...
by Pugster
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook question
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Logbook question

I believe Logbook Pro is a PC based logbook that you can sync with your iPhone. I used Safelog in the past and it let me do that as well, although I wasn't the biggest fan of the software. I'm pretty sure that most of the PC logbooks have added iPhone functionality. Later on if you make the switch t...
by Pugster
Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook question
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Logbook question

You might not want to confuse Dual and FO time for when you apply for your ATPL. Dual time is full credit, FO time is only 1/2. Might make it a bit tougher to get the application straight. I second that now's the time to upgrade to an electronic logbook and I also recommend LogTen Pro if you're a Ma...
by Pugster
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Attention: Friends of . . (aka Cat Driver)
Replies: 106
Views: 9555

Re: Attention: Friends of . . (aka Cat Driver)

My condolences ..

Take care of yourself, and all the best heading through what is surely a trying time.
by Pugster
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thunderstorms...are they that bad?
Replies: 33
Views: 2926

Re: Thunderstorms...are they that bad?

Hedley is right - they are all different and can be treated differently. However - if you don't have the right equipment, and the experience to know which is which, avoid them by at least 20nm. While I have no problem flying above or in close proximity to most CBs we get in BC, you won't catch me do...
by Pugster
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your thoughts on 'sitting sideways'
Replies: 18
Views: 2050

Re: Your thoughts on 'sitting sideways'

Feel like I should contribute on this one. The 727 is a fantastic airplane. In Canada, in Cargo Ops, it's not going anywhere for a while...at least until the aquisition costs of 757s drops significantly (my humble opinion...). It fills it's niche very well, at a very low entry cost, and parts are ev...
by Pugster
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WHY do pilots land gear up?
Replies: 79
Views: 3973

Re: WHY do pilots land gear up?

Hed - good to see you back. Don't always agree with what you say - but glad you're back to say it :D . The best "philosophy" I've encountered yet is Boeings (at least on the one I fly). That is - all normal checklists are flows first, then verification with the checklist. I think this would work qui...
by Pugster
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Don't Marry An Airline Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Re: Don't Marry An Airline Pilot

This industry will not ruin a good marriage - but it will kill a bad one in record time...that's not a bad thing!
by Pugster
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Im really confused
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Im really confused

[/quote] Haven't you heard? Airline pilots shit sunshine, sparkles, and rainbows. They never have to work and make millions of dollars a month.[/quote] Ahhh...that explains the glow coming from the bowl this morning :D . It's definitely a different world than the bush where you just shit bricks ever...
by Pugster
Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from Hinton to Mcbride
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Flying from Hinton to Mcbride

I do want to do a mountain flying course, I know it is a good thing but for such a trip is it that important if I just stay in the valley? You would also do well to pick up Sparky Imeson's "Mountain Flying Bible" for a winter read. Lots of great info and pretty interesting. I still have my copy and...
by Pugster
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low energy go-arounds?
Replies: 29
Views: 2167

Re: Low energy go-arounds?

I experience one a year in the sim, yet to see one in the aircraft. It was due my last sim ride - and for the first time for me the wheels touched, we bounced twice, and she got airborne again...I tell you - I NEVER want to experience a ride like that in real life. As others have stated, it's not lo...
by Pugster
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Icing
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Icing

Once your speed gets up over 300kts you typically will start sublimating frost and ice off the wing. At higher flight levels I've heard ice can sublimate at a rate of 1mm per 10 minutes when operating clear of cloud (and this is not accounting for the ram effect heating on the wing...). I'm not sure...
by Pugster
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can we improve safety on the west coast in sea planes?
Replies: 83
Views: 2627

Re: Can we improve safety on the west coast in sea planes?

If you are operating 704/705 you should ask your chief pilot why you only have some of the performance charts for some of the runways that you encounter. You are exactly right...and we have all the charts, for runways that we use...but not always for all runways at a given airport, which is what I ...
by Pugster
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can we improve safety on the west coast in sea planes?
Replies: 83
Views: 2627

Re: Can we improve safety on the west coast in sea planes?

I know that flying seaplanes is probably (at times) a much more dynamic environment than flying airliners... That being said - we've got runway analysis charts that give us some pretty valuable information if we are considering departing with a tailwind on all runways that we encounter in our system...
by Pugster
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ur thought
Replies: 23
Views: 2219

Re: ur thought

Take the PIC unless the turbine job is a "sure thing" for an upgrade within a year or so. It also really depends on the operator - but from a career advancement standpoint the multi-PIC may help you more in the short term...especially if the same operator has larger aircraft you can move into. I tur...
by Pugster
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Approach Briefing
Replies: 26
Views: 3475

Re: Approach Briefing

Inside of the FAF, in IMC, failure of the GS is an automatic Go-Around...no questions asked. This isn't just my opinion, it's SOP at all airlines I'm aware of. Obviously flying a Boeing or Airbus is different than a Duchess or Seneca - but the principles are really the same. Outside of the FAF, the ...
by Pugster
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Briefings
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: IFR Briefings

As already stated in a previous thread... The effective date, while maybe not important to review in single pilot operations (the important thing there is ensuring your charts are up-to-date), is very important when flying multi-crew to make sure both pilots have the same approach plate in front of ...

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