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by Mapleflt
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance Question
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: Owner Maintenance Question

A well maintained and documented OM C of A aircraft is far less concerning then a "just on time, only as required, pencil whipped" standard of A airplane. I own an OM aircraft, enjoy working on it and when the task is above my knowledge base I seek out those wiser then I for their guidance and by ad...
by Mapleflt
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 5520

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

How much is the retention bonus, the Feds will take their slice
by Mapleflt
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Now this for Boeing
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Now this for Boeing

Boeing seem to be adopting a new "openness", hmmm

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/boeing-say ... -1.4587093
by Mapleflt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6237

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Nothing, maybe a "brief" black eye on the NATO stage but that would soon turn into nothing as well
by Mapleflt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6237

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Ah man both the Rafale and Typhoon out and very likely the Gripen as well, this is getting boring
by Mapleflt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems

Here it comes, standby for many rounds of saber rattling from entities with very deep pocket and well placed "friends"
by Mapleflt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 73
Views: 6919

Re: Boeing Max.

The myth of the common type rating, sold to the regulator as viable process and a marketing ploy disguised as cost savings by a simple "difference" course for the operator.
by Mapleflt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 73
Views: 6919

Re: Boeing Max.

It's most likely safe to fly now. However the "regulator" is also deal with the perception of having let the "inmates run the asylum". Boeing is just the manufacturer that got caught, don't think for one minute that the others don't have similar skeletons in their closet.
by Mapleflt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition

Exactly, and play their cards very close
by Mapleflt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition

Which was likely put out before the AT approval announcement
by Mapleflt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: AT Votes Yes for AC Acquisition

And those shiny new 737 max's park in the desert just became Neo's
by Mapleflt
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3492

Re: Speed limits and STARs

Or the CP could have said; I see what your planning, I understand why you are planning that however here are my thoughts for your consideration in the future. The other though that comes to mind is exactly how much is really gained by flying 10 KIAS fast for the last 25 or 30 track miles and is it w...
by Mapleflt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3492

Re: Speed limits and STARs

I believe the speeds published on a STAR are maximums as they relate to turn anticipation for airspace containment, to avoid a loss of separation or terrain and obstacle avoidance. I do not think the designs take into consideration CARs regulatory requirements that's left to the PIC to abide by. As ...
by Mapleflt
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3492

Re: Speed limits and STARs

I suspect if it lead to another issue, maybe "loss of separation" you may be requested to explain your non-compliance !!
by Mapleflt
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3492

Re: Speed limits and STARs

My take on this, the controller is turning a blind eye to the regulation but the one he hands you off to may not !!! I'd rather be explaining why I slowed down to an ATC unit then why I didn't to the Chief Pilot
by Mapleflt
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3492

Re: Speed limits and STARs

Double post deleted
by Mapleflt
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 2256

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

I see this as an apples & oranges, no reasonable operational comparison can be between these two forms of propulsion other then possibly the throttle/thrust lever.
by Mapleflt
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3492

Re: Speed limits and STARs

NavCanada (ATC) is a service provider not the regulator; that's Transport Canada, good luck with the CAR's violation.

In addition if your company has a FDM program in place you will also likely be "invited" in for biscuits & tea with the person(s) who are tasked with administering it.
by Mapleflt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6524

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Really, is this a significant enough of an issue when balanced against the care and protection of children. Is it perfect; maybe not, but it a hell of a lot better than NOTHING. So rollover, go back to sleep and if you feel so fatigued that operating safely is a concern then just book off
by Mapleflt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 2995

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

If or when NavCanada adopts ADS-B it’s expect to likely be in the 1090 MHz band so the uAvionics unit will not be compliant, just a thought for your consideration
by Mapleflt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3042

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

I find it very disheartening to see "politics" trumping national self worth. It's clear that any form of statesmanship has been eliminated as a core tenet of politics. When we as a country miss these opportunities to "grow our own" every citizen loses out. The once proud deHavilland Aircraft Company...
by Mapleflt
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3042

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

I find it unfortunate that the Fed's and DND couldn't have found a way or means to support Viking and put together an "updated" Cariboo for this role
by Mapleflt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sun's True Bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Sun's True Bearing

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Ah the memories, navigation north of 60 before magenta
by Mapleflt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sun's True Bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Sun's True Bearing

Yes it does; set it into the astro compass, cast a shadow with the lubber line and re-cage the C14 but ALWAYS, ALWAYS do the math twice :roll:
by Mapleflt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 19
Views: 2480

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

digits_ wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Mapleflt wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:59 am
Hope they "repay" some of the funds they received over the years from the Canadian taxpayers
I'm sure if they had the cash to do that, they wouldn't have sold the program in the first place...
Well you missed the point by a wide margin :roll:

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