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by rigpiggy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cheer up buddy
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Cheer up buddy

by rigpiggy
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 46
Views: 5870

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

Not just north of 60. I swear there must be a few fss guys that hedge there bets. 3/8 at the tower, and 2+ at the approach end. Many times I would be over windsor on the 14 appr to yhz, and have the lights but the rvr on 23 below1200/1600 and an approach ban in effect. Its pretty simple, shoot the a...
by rigpiggy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Learjet to end production
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Learjet to end production

End of an Era..... https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/aircraft-propulsion/end-era-bombardier-halt-learjet-production?elq2=fa9c1481438d44cabd77c4bdbd65bc91&utm_campaign=27079&utm_medium=email&utm_rid=CPEN1000005541545 IOW Bombardier did what bombardier does, fails to innovate, and...
by rigpiggy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your First Day as a First Officer
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: Your First Day as a First Officer

If somebody offers you gum take it. He may just be friendly, or he may be afraid to tell you " hey dragon breath, brush your teeth" Oh and shower everyday before work.
by rigpiggy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Home Isolation?
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Re: Home Isolation?

unless you have the federal exemption, I believe you have to live in the basement 14 days https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel/
by rigpiggy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piper Meridian Operating Costs
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Piper Meridian Operating Costs

Does that also count the initial acquisition costs? the carrying charges on a 1.5 million airplane vs 800k are substantial, how many hours can you fly on the difference
by rigpiggy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piper Meridian Operating Costs
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Piper Meridian Operating Costs

2$ a gallon jet fuel, absolute lowest price near me right now is 2.65 gallon in a podunk little field with self serve. every major field within 200 miles is 3.84 or higher as high as 9.38 in atlanta. In Canada cheapest I can see SS is .98 so at least 3.72 a gallon. I will be generous and say the C90...
by rigpiggy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Saskatchewan Airline - Rise Air
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: New Saskatchewan Airline - Rise Air

So not a new air service, just a consolidation of Athabaskan group airlines, and a new name to get away from the fond du lac crash
by rigpiggy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?

Oldncold was pretty close we flew hours about 240 hrs year and owner figured 870/hr
by rigpiggy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Survey CRJ????
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Survey CRJ????

anyone know what this is about? b Description Based out of Thunder Bay International Airport, comprises of a fleet of piston fixed-wing aircraft servicing our growing 702/703 and FTU operations. Aerial Survey includes missions such as LiDAR, aerial photography, thermal, and ocular surveys all over C...
by rigpiggy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Switching from PPL to RPP
Replies: 23
Views: 1004

Re: Switching from PPL to RPP

is it time or money that is the problem? I went ab initio to CPL in 6 months. but then with the wife leaving, I had few other things to do, (and well the B1tch wasn't getting a dime I dropped 12k on the desk(to start) and added to it as my money came in(construction), and flew almost every day. Tran...
by rigpiggy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 60
Views: 4366

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

I would have preferred license production of the rafale m, however the lobbyists had the specs written specifically to preclude that option
by rigpiggy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Training aircraft share wanted at CYNJ
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Training aircraft share wanted at CYNJ

Go to the flying club and check ads/post one of your own
by rigpiggy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Metro Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Metro Maintenance

I still prefer a Pratt Perhaps the poster could tell us the many engines the Metro comes with. I've saw the PT6 one as a concept but don't think it went into production. The TPE331 is the engine you'll probably have to maintain, different dash nos on different models. Props I'm not sure. The origina...
by rigpiggy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Metro Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Metro Maintenance

I still prefer a Pratt
by rigpiggy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1580

Re: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??

why doesn't the manufacturers come up with better LE protections MT does, choose between stainless steel or nickel. I have the SS, one of my friends has the nickel. His prop has more than 400 water hours, and not a mark in it. And, the MT leading edges can be replaced if needed (as can a part of th...
by rigpiggy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 66
Views: 13695

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Well considering this was a pre existing crack, this is more a maintenance issue than a design one. Here is the ad. TC has issued AD CF‑2020-20. However fwics it is still just a visual inspection, would not a removal/ndt every 1000 hrs be the way to go? Hell we did wing bolts on the F27 every C chec...
by rigpiggy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garneau's fireside chat and PR campaign.
Replies: 50
Views: 4189

Re: Garneau's fireside chat and PR campaign.

You were hoping because he’s a pilot he’d give you his cellphone? Garneau is not a pilot. He was a Naval Combat System Engineer; he managed the people who fixed the guns and the RADARs. He went into space as a payload specialist; he stayed in the back of the shuttle for T/O and Landing. He served. ...

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