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by Canoehead
Mon May 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 201
Views: 14520

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Here is a pretty decent summary by Juan Browne. Not all the details but he's probably better than many of the "experts" adorning the news. Gives some good description of the ejection sequence and the engine/airframe history of the Tutor. In the comments there is a former Snowbird pilot also giving s...
by Canoehead
Fri May 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 85
Views: 11785

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

Are these numbers accurate for how much of the Jazz fleet is currently active ? Where is the inactive fleet parked ?? (info from the Planespotters site) Seems somewhat correct, although there are a few errors there. For starters, Jazz doesn't have any CRJ-100s, but they have CRJ-200s. Also, that li...
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 12946

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

derateNO wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:16 pm
It's not though.
Care to give an example?
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

They know it is going to happen, because they programmed it. In their mind they already know you'll need to climb or descend. The trainee will need part of a second to process that information. I've had sim instructors that demanded an instanteneous respond, basically unrealisticaly rushing you. Th...
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

Yups. With a sim instructor who knows it is happening and then starts rushing you while you are still processing if it is going to be a climb or descent, and how much you need. Not realistic at all. You don't have much time, but you do have some time. It's never a good thing when you are pushed int...
by Canoehead
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 12946

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

derateNO wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:52 am
Now they are so short on people they are making a lot of exceptions and really sticking to the basics when grading the assessments. Basically "did you die." No? Here's your 4 bars.
That's not accurate. Not even maybe.
by Canoehead
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: DEC
Replies: 76
Views: 9178

Re: DEC

One thing that needs to be said, unless you are READY and CAPABLE of going DEC you should be more focused on being an FO for a year or so and upgrading when you’re ready! Let’s use some common sense here... a guy flying corporate jets around the world going DEC is one thing. A 3 year flight instruc...
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 12946

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

I’ve been at Jazz for 20 years and I’ve never had to worry about the weather at my planned alternate. My dispatcher is sending me info on a new alternate and fuel requirements before I even know it’s changing. And if I’m watching weather at my destination change I know my dispatcher is watching jus...
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 2167

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

At Jazz there is a order of priority for the js in the COM. Dh pilot is ahead of commuting pilot. If you deny the js to anyone then you cannot take someone who is lower on the list. Not quite. DH pilots are not even listed in the COM (It's a mute point... the C/A says DH pilots get a seat in the ba...
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 12140

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Is the airplane still in Terrace or did they get it out of there?
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6221

Re: AC emergency

About 40 years ago a DC-9 at MTOW took off from Toronto on a longer than usual domestic flight. Vr would have been close to 180 kts. Right around rotation they blew a tire. Pieces of the tire went into one of the engines and also took out the hydraulic lines in the wheel well. Now they had an engin...
by Canoehead
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 87016

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Last GGN pilots will arrive in March.
by Canoehead
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 12140

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

What are general airport/runway conditions like up there? The online picture I've seen has some pretty high looking snowbanks in the background. I'm not familiar with Terrace, but my first thought was of Flightexec putting a Cheyenne through a windrow at the intersection in Timmins many years ago.
by Canoehead
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 12140

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

FKWE had another misadventure in Terrace last night...
by Canoehead
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

Re: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air

Squaretail wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:57 am
https://marker.medium.com/if-everyone-h ... 7d13472352

I found this article a bit interesting and the graphics amusing.
If they only knew...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound_Air
by Canoehead
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1547

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

shabadoo wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 pm
Untrue. You can most definitely log PNF time as Picus.
Read the CASS.
You can only log PICUS as PF.
by Canoehead
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1547

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Picus isn’t actual PIC time. It’s logged as dual and you still sit right seat. The Captain is still PIC. When you apply for the ATPL you can get credit if don’t have enough actual PIC time. BUT you can only use 50% and up to 100 hours. So - If you need 100 hours of pic for the ATPL you have to actu...
by Canoehead
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 12140

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

It's possible that this was just the public version of the report. There is only a public report in the end. Draft goes to the stakeholders so they can have their lawyers rip it apart, and then after everyone threatens everyone, they agree on the fluff at the end like we see here. Granted, this is ...
by Canoehead
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 12140

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Poor decision making on a couple of points, and poor aircraft operation and technique. A Q400 Captain should know better. As for the report; not impressed (nor surprised) with the TSB. There's a glowing error that I see in it right away (small, but it is there) and it brings the rest of the report's...
by Canoehead
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 144547

Re: New hire bids

They actually encourage new hire classes during their first few weeks to go out and rent aircraft to build up their pic time to meet the requirements for their atpl as Jazz will need captains quickly. No encouragement required. You either have the time for the ATPL or you don't. You won't get the r...
by Canoehead
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz the declining...
Replies: 16
Views: 3460

Re: Jazz the declining...

Big Bird Anonymous wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:58 pm
...unreliable aircraft, unreliable pilots...
Care to give some examples?

You should probably back up comments like that with some statistics or something. Otherwise your credibility on the subject is zero.
by Canoehead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 87016

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Upgrades have not stopped. However, any slowdown in the process has nothing to do with candidates going to AC. There are other factors at play.
by Canoehead
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 333
Views: 24235

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Captain Kirkk

Just curious when you worked at Jazz?
by Canoehead
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 333
Views: 24235

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Guys let’s calm down and step off our high horses and face the facts. Flying an airplane is really not that hard. There are a handful of exotic emergency situations that an inexperienced airline pilot might face but the odds are slim to none these days with all the training, automation, dispatch, m...
by Canoehead
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 144547

Re: New hire bids

kingskate8 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:10 am
Are these groundschool all for GGN?
No

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