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by Gino Under
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aztec E
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Aztec E

Here is practically everything you need for the Aztec E.
https://www.mikejones.aero/multiengine
At the bottom of the web page are links to download much of what you're asking for.
Enjoy the Aztec. A great aeroplane to bang around in.

cheers,
Gino Under :partyman:
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 71
Views: 3390

Re: V1 in small twins

pelmet It doesn’t say that anywhere. Thanks for catching that. My focus was on min control speeds relative to V2. I’ve edited my previous post accordingly. Thanks. I’d say your interview DH8 could have used some control tuning. We seem to agree for the most part, there are some sloppy sims out ther...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 71
Views: 3390

Re: V1 in small twins

Since Vmcg and Vmca occur before V2, going airborne beyond V1 is rarely a control issue. I certainly don’t advocate going airborne then trying to land straight ahead unless “in the heat of battle” it’s your best option. When simulation accurately replicates the actual flight characteristics of an ae...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 71
Views: 3390

Re: V1 in small twins

FWIW Is it fair to say? 1) V1 is defined as the engine failure RECOGNITION speed. 2) V2 is defined as the MINIMUM SE flying speed. If so, then... The split can be significant between the two speeds. It's always nice to know what those two speeds are BEFORE you depart no matter what ME(L) aircraft y...
by Gino Under
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 48
Views: 14133

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

BMLtech Nice try. The current PW1524G issue isn't the same issue that caused the on-ground engine fire and shutdown during initial certification as you've stated without evidence. In fact, the certification flight tests were suspended during the investigation and a remedy found before it was releas...
by Gino Under
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The Perils of pursuing an airline pilot career
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: The Perils of pursuing an airline pilot career

I totally agree telex. But at the same time I'd encourage those in pursuit of an airline pilot career to really take a hard look at that career choice. Especially now that this pandemic has drastically changed the air transportation industry world wide. While the numbers forecast may seem ominous, t...
by Gino Under
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The Perils of pursuing an airline pilot career
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: The Perils of pursuing an airline pilot career

CAE’s forecast is probably accurate if things in the airline industry, particularly here in Canada, get back to where they were before this pandemic. I am rather suspicious of organizations whose life blood is pilot training. You’d expect them to market their pilot training aggressively and especial...
by Gino Under
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The Perils of pursuing an airline pilot career
Replies: 8
Views: 698

The Perils of pursuing an airline pilot career

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/pilot-training-balpa-jobs-coronavirus-b1636857.html Prospective students can benefit from this fore warning. The Canadian airline industry is in peril and it is becoming more and more clear that the large number of pilot requirements not long ago ...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 48
Views: 14133

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

Tolerances are tight, but at an identified altitude range and timed power setting. Climb Thrust limit reduces as you near optimum and fuel efficiency improves dramatically at the higher altitudes. AC maintenance obviously feel the risk/reward benefits to climb for efficiency of operation isn’t worth...
by Gino Under
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 48
Views: 14133

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

So, would the use of manual thrust be allowed below FL290, especially for those new on type? You’d think AC would be all over and very much in favour of improving pilot manual flying skills. I can’t imagine a type rated airline pilot would have any concern or problem with setting an N1 value manuall...
by Gino Under
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Max Ward
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: RIP Max Ward

Very saddened with the news of Max Ward’s passing. He was a true gentleman who was always hands on at Wardair. It was quite common to see him greet passengers as they deplaned. Even at one in the morning. I passed him and George Curly in our hangar on Convair Drive one afternoon. They were looking a...
by Gino Under
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 48
Views: 14133

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

I believe your FL290 restriction is self-imposed. As I recall, there’s a procedure involving AT Disconnect and CLB settings. Is there not?
Surely, that can’t be much of a challenge to achieve better fuel economy?

Gino Under
by Gino Under
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 48
Views: 14133

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

Of course, this would NEVER happen on a “real” Airbus while taxiing or flying. Naw! Never. Not on an Airbus. Especially the newest Airbus model, the A350!
Wait a minute. Have you read this?

https://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_AD_ ... 0-0090R1_1
by Gino Under
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7319

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

Parking lots??? Put an average 10 nonrevs on any flight. That’s weight. Therefore a sip more of fuel over the limited number of flights currently operating while losing $2 billion per quarter is still an expense. Dealing with your booking is an expense. Checking through security, an expense, dealing...
by Gino Under
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6792

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

China is financially responsible for all this. How each country handles it within their own borders is a separate issue. If China had been honest, forthcoming and responsible in the first place the reality today would be totally different. Skypirate Typo. You’re correct. I should have used billion. ...
by Gino Under
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7319

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

Does anyone pay tax on their ‘passes’ these days? I’ve had that “what’s an empty seat worth once the main entry door is closed” discussion lots over the years. If it’s taxed it’s worth something of value. No staff or interline traveller “needs” to travel. If there is, (like bereavement) there’s a re...
by Gino Under
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6792

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

twa22 Actually, I wasn’t thinking about your post specifically. But, I do agree with what you’re saying. We know passenger cabins are extremely safe due to the AC/Press Systems. In fact, there are only 44 confirmed COVID cases among 1 point something million passengers carried worldwide since this p...
by Gino Under
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7319

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

The majority of airlines today have very little to be proud of when it comes to service. This is the age of the LCC and you get SFA when you pay SFA for your ticket. Criticizing Air Canada is fun, but mostly falls on deaf ears. As it should. In most cases, if you bought a seat from A to B and comple...
by Gino Under
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6792

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

I think it’s presumptuous to suggest Covid screening will have a dramatic effect on improving passenger loads and airline’s return to profitability. The country’s economic reality, if our airlines start to fail - will be devastating and long term. To say the least.
by Gino Under
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6792

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

A total collapse of the Canadian airline industry IS NOT AN OPTION. Airline managers are paid the big bucks to figure out how to survive ‘n thrive. Not their employees. Government assistance should be given to those redundant or laid off airline employees (as well as those similarly affected in othe...

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