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by Schooner69A
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 57
Views: 7557

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

I had a discussion some time ago with a FKIA who wouldn't admit that a radio was a great augmentation to the Mark 1 eyeball.
by Schooner69A
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 57
Views: 7557

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

In this day and age, flying around without the ability to communicate is like self abuse in a house of ill repute... :P
by Schooner69A
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1563

Re: Transport Canada

"Competition? Most qualified gets the job? That is extremely naive." JHR: Naïve? I doubt it. I was involved in two competitions for someone to work in my section. In both cases, the best qualified person won. Now, that is not to say that if you really want a particular person that you can't tailor t...
by Schooner69A
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1563

Re: Transport Canada

Unless things have changed, you don't "apply" to Transport Canada. You compete. The most qualified gets the position. At times, TC will establish a merit list from that competition and if other similar positions come available, individuals on that list may be asked if they are still interested. In m...
by Schooner69A
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3009

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

The salary level quoted for a Chief Pilot position is extremely low. I retired from a line pilot position in Atlantic Canada over 15 years ago making just over $100000..
by Schooner69A
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corporate pilots and FBO's.
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: Corporate pilots and FBO's.

BS. But then I only know about the corporate flight department for whom I worked. We willing paid fees if there were any. Many of our trips were to destinations whereby we didn't need to upload fuel. In some cases, we asked them to bill us $25 for the use of their facilities and cooling our heels th...
by Schooner69A
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger

The following is from AOPA: Taxiing Technique Taxiing in a crosswind requires additional control inputs to keep the airplane's tires well planted and, in a strong crosswind, to prevent a wing or the tail of the airplane from being lifted by the wind. It can be confusing remembering which way the ail...
by Schooner69A
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 189
Views: 8579

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

JasonE:

Why take it out on COPA? They're just doing what is required by their insurer.

That's like not going to your doctor any more because your insurance company wants you to get "Driver's Medical" when you turn 80.
by Schooner69A
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fully ready
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: Fully ready

Then there's "Pre-flight planning..."

Used when I was in the military. Believe it came up from south of the border. :)
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Is this a good job?

"What did he make a year doing that compared to what Walmart is paying?"


His salary allowed him to lose weight without going on a diet... :smt040
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Is this a good job?

My brother used to hustle drywall between Calgary and Edmonton way in the last century. No helpers. No per diems. Pay was mileage from city to city. Nothing for in the city. Nothing for time spent waiting.
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Training on my own time?
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Training on my own time?

Your supervisor is willing to give up HIS lunch time to assist with YOUR training..? Back in the '80s, a company for which I worked wanted to send an AME on a turbine engine course. Tech asked if he'd be getting more money when he got back. When his supervisor answered in the negative, tech said he ...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: That Smooth Landing

aeroncachief: what would be your recommendation for approach/landing speeds for normal, everyday flight? From 172s to RVs to Cessna Citations...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: That Smooth Landing

"...it is perfectly acceptable to 2 point a TD at stall times 1.3..." aeroncasuperchief: Did you really mean 1.3 Vso? In my aircraft, that means touching down at about 65 knots which is 15 knots over the stall. Can be done, but too fast. I can see having a Vref of 1.3 Vso on final approach slowing t...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6086

Re: Beaver down

"... it'll get up on the step...?


I remember back in the "old days" when pilots would talk about that.
by Schooner69A
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What is the difference between 0000Z and 2400Z
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: What is the difference between 0000Z and 2400Z

If I remember correctly, in the old days in the RCAF, things stopped on 2359 hours and started on 0001 hours. Did away with the problem.
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 595
Views: 88578

Re: RCAF History Forum

Further to my last: the aircraft appear to be parked in front of the hangar where 434 Sqn and the CF-5s would be ensconced...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 595
Views: 88578

Re: RCAF History Forum

The photo of the '104s on the ground in line was probably shot in Cold Lake. I think that's 42 Radar in the background and the little white building behind the lone 104 is the old Flying Club...?
by Schooner69A
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Hoar Frost
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Hoar Frost

Back in the day, there were times when your helicopter would spend a winter's night outside and collect hoar frost in the process. The blade outer covering was quite susceptible to damage, so care had to be taken in removing the contaminant. Usually, not all could be removed. However, the helicopter...
by Schooner69A
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 7485

Re: Grooming Update

Lightchop: Yes, I read the whole letter. And it doesn't change the facts: Part of one group thinks they're '50s era BOAC pilots Part of another group wants to use the actions of the first group to further their interests. Gormless. PS Grooming may indeed go during collective negotiations, but with a...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 7485

Re: Grooming Update

"...By completing their safety duties first..." You going to stick with that...? Safety duties can't include helping the cabin staff and fostering good relations between the front end and back end? Too many front enders are of the opinion that they shouldn't be seen mingling in the back... Image, yo...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23740

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

"I'm sure there's more than just one person trashing you."

Yes; it IS amazing how many people are lacking in social graces these days. However the ability to hide behind anonymity brings out the worst in some folks...


Me included!

:smt040
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54173

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

What I'm getting from all this is that some WJ pilots got a burr under their blanket, got all hussied up, got some big guns, and shot themselves in the foot.


A bit of a mixed metaphor but what can you do with something this mixed up...?
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 189
Views: 8579

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Further to the C4K/Young Eagles thing:

When the switch was made, it was explained that the EAA couldn't/wouldn't insure future Canadian participation.

Anybody got any info on that?

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