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by Heliian
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash
Replies: 16
Views: 3229

Re: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash

Sounds like the cheese lined up.

Interesting note about the "instructor" who had no pilot record for the last 12 years because his alleged logbook was on his phone which was destroyed.
by Heliian
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: Left or Right seat

Pic in my helicopter is right seat, as per the RFM. You can fly from the left if there's another pilot in the right but cannot fly solo in the left. So, it depends on the aircraft limitations and then your oc SOPs, and the CARs. In our case, the right seat still has to be occupied by an appropriatel...
by Heliian
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favorite Aviation Movie?
Replies: 43
Views: 1151

Re: Favorite Aviation Movie?

In no particular order:

Air America
Memphis belle
Apocalypse Now
Airplane
Executive decision
Die hard 2
by Heliian
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

They found pieces of that 777, probably all thats left after a high energy impact Well... pieces of the 777 found civilization... How far would a 172 drift in the current of the Fraser River? To the ocean? Would anything stop it? I once found a submerged body which we had been searching for 800 fee...
by Heliian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 109
Views: 4539

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

So 2 options here. As stated above, educational purposes. Second would be "transportation sector". In my opinion, ppl related training would not qualify, cpl and any other commercial proficiency/upgrades would. So, if you really want to continue your ppl training then you would need to sig...
by Heliian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

telex wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:35 pm A bizarre event indeed.

But apparently there is a B777 that is also underwater that is still missing.
They found pieces of that 777, probably all thats left after a high energy impact.

A 172 should be easy to find in a much smaller body of water.
by Heliian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program

For the same reasons a commercial operator might want to digitize. Having a backup. Not having to carry a paper copy with you. Have you ever seen a paper log for a 30 year old airplane that flies 50 hours a year? A lot of them look like a paperback novel that's been dropped in a bathtub and dried i...
by Heliian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program

One other over-riding consideration here, perhaps... I wasn't thinking about Commercial operations here. I was thinking about private owners. I've got an amateur-built myself, that allows much more flexibility, but I still think a private operator could easily maintain a digital maintenance log wit...
by Heliian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Helicopters
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Corporate Helicopters

Anyone here flying or fixing corporate helicopters in Canada? Lots of resumes coming from all directions looking for work. Curious if that’s busy, utility seems beleaguered 😖 It's a pretty niche market in Canada but I guess if times are tight then it would be an option. Gotta trade in yur cowboys b...
by Heliian
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Helicopters 2020 Season
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Helicopters 2020 Season

Dirt bags have small overheard, they will mostly survive. The norm will be as many employees on day rate contracts with no guarantees. It's already mostly that way for dirt bag outfits now. The war on Canadas natural resources will continue, there will be survey and drills but I don't expect any ki...
by Heliian
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 737 Missing - Jan 9 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Re: 737 Missing - Jan 9 2020

Boeing must be getting nervous again... Really wondering what happened there. Isn’t it a 737-500? A crash with a jet pretty much only used in the 3rd world and Canadian north isn’t something they are probably too concerned about Boeing would be concerned about any negative attention right now.
by Heliian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Helicopters 2020 Season
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Helicopters 2020 Season

the 505 is supposed to replace the 206 The 505 has the same drivetrain as a longdog. The arrius is decades old. The cabin is a huge improvement, fancier panel. Bell is way behind in general. Even though the AS350 is an old design, it's been improved quite a bit over the years and is a proven workho...
by Heliian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Helicopters 2020 Season
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Helicopters 2020 Season

Correct, central BC. A certain terribly run group, got big, then got sloppy and rude, its not doing very well. I won't name it, that would be rude. Their big pile of junk aka ancient 206 garbage should be auctioned off really cheap before too long I suspect. Now if only I could figure out why on ea...
by Heliian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program

the system itself does not have to be approved by TC. You simply have to prove to TC that your system, ... The software isn't purchased "approved", the system will be validated by TC prior to full use. They are catching up slowly with technology but eventually you should be able to just s...
by Heliian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Vaccination
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Covid19 Vaccination

And, accept the fact that peoples' sentences have already been decided. We do not live in a society where sentences can be changed ex post facto. It's right there in the Charter Of Rights - section 11(h), if you're wondering: if finally acquitted of the offence, not to be tried for it again and, if...
by Heliian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: R-44 Fatal Accident - Alberta
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: R-44 Fatal Accident - Alberta

It's a terrible tragedy for the family, my condolences. I haven't heard what their flight plan was but it brings back memories of this accident: https://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/enquetes-investigations/aviation/2019/A19O0026/A19O0026.html Wintry night in a VFR helicopter over desolate areas is not a go...
by Heliian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4617

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

These people get free trips and then post about how awesome it is. They are merely shills and they want to keep shilling, that's their perogative. Bonus, they get to blog about their 14 day quarantine on return. Since the flights and hotels are near empty it really only cost aircanada the bad public...
by Heliian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program

The systems are "paperless", they are not actually paperless. There's a lot to a digital maintenance program. It's not just an app on your ipad. It's data storage and specific software which needs to be certified by TC for your AMO or operation. There are internet based systems for multilo...
by Heliian
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cool Video on 747-8 RTO testing.
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Cool Video on 747-8 RTO testing.

By contrast, watch Airbus' 340-600 RTO test. If there were fuse plugs involved, they don't appear to function correctly. The actual flight test planning seems to be disorganized and archaic. Who plans a test with a high risk of fire yet not consider how to get the crew off the airplane? I'm pretty ...
by Heliian
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "COVID pricing" for aircraft sales?
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: "COVID pricing" for aircraft sales?

Covid has raised the price of almost everything recreational. Anything from seadoo’s to boats to snowmobiles are 20-30% higher than I’ve ever seen. There was points this summer you couldn’t find a new camper or boat on a lot, this is all being driven but our inflation adjusted negative interest rat...

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