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by ahramin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Tankering Fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Tankering Fuel

Our flight plans show the cost or savings for an extra tonne of fuel. I've never seen a trans atlantic flight with a positive number, you'd burn a third of it getting it there. I've tankered 20 000 kgs but that was a 4 hour leg to an island destination and even then we were saving about $100 a tonne...
by ahramin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada tailstrike in Hong Kong
Replies: 54
Views: 6707

Re: Air Canada tailstrike in Hong Kong

My understanding is 777 FBW is speed stable, not G stable.
by ahramin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 51
Views: 2136

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

On the commercial side it's devastating. You already needed an SFOC for most work. Some operators were complying and some were not. No enforcement action here either no matter how egregious the violation (flying over people, cars, running into buildings). But now any small drone business will effec...
by ahramin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 51
Views: 2136

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

While these new rules may sound reasonable or "common sense", the existing rules already prohibit drone use in most of inhabited Canada due to the proximity of airports. Have a look at your local area and see where you can fly a drone, in Vancouver it's a few very small wedges. Drones already had to...
by ahramin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 1373

Re: Aircraft tie down

What's this pool noodle business?
by ahramin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 5945

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

My friend's daughter is a VP at Delta Airlines so I'm guessing her benefits are better than the pilots. She pays an extra $800 a month insurance because the company benefits aren't good enough for her and her family. Obviously she gets much better healthcare than she would get free in Canada but it ...
by ahramin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westjet...the cheap.....
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: Westjet...the cheap.....

The free job ads section is there for the benefit of the Avcanada members trey kule.
by ahramin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: Flying into USA

A good point AirFrame. Sometimes despite all our best efforts we have to make a decision that's going to leave someone unhappy. I definitely agree that border crossing rules are way less important that customs arrival rules. Airplanes, especially VFR ones, just don't work on tight schedules.
by ahramin
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: Flying into USA

Lots of ZBB CADORs as well about crossing the border without an active flight plan. You get a phone call from enforcement but I've never seen it go farther than that. Not something I would want to fool around with though, it's not that hard to figure out a way to activate your flight plan.
by ahramin
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: Flying into USA

In my experience FSS in the US will not assume your departure unless you are just about to depart. You can't file a departure time an hour away and have them assume it. I’ll try again :-) Yes you can. Tell the briefer to “assume departure”. Those are the magic words that will ensure that your fligh...
by ahramin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: Flying into USA

In my experience FSS in the US will not assume your departure unless you are just about to depart. You can't file a departure time an hour away and have them assume it.
by ahramin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Vans RV4 info

When I build an RV it's primarily for me, passengers get what they get :) My thought exactly. If the goal is a personal airplane that can carry a second person when needed, the RV8 is great. It's not about physically fitting in the rear seat, it's about the conviviality of your passenger sitting ne...
by ahramin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it really turning to ice
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: Is it really turning to ice

A supercooled liquid water droplet is a liquid. It has already condensed from water vapour to liquid around a condensation nuclei and then gets cooled below freezing.
by ahramin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Vans RV4 info

I think if one is planning on having a regular passenger in an RV it's best to forget about the tandem ones.
by ahramin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it really turning to ice
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: Is it really turning to ice

Condensation nuclei is required to go from gas to liquid, not the other way around and nothing to do with liquid solid state changes.
by ahramin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: How early can you renew your Cat 1
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: How early can you renew your Cat 1

When I pointed out 404.04 8(a) to my employer she said "Yes, we know, Transport Canada doesn't, go do your medical."

I went and did my medical.
by ahramin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 76
Views: 24141

Re: Hiring?

The majority of new hires are WB from day one. WB/NB positions are determined as per the company requirements at time of hire. It's flat pay for the first 2 years anyway. Within 2 years most of the company will be CCQ and therefore flying a mix of WB/NB each month.
by ahramin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Vans RV4 info

Whoops, disregard. It looks like you can still order the entire RV-4 kit. I see you can even order RV-6 fuselage kits but not wings or tail. Interesting.
by ahramin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Vans RV4 info

Are you aware that RV4 kits are no longer manufactured?
by ahramin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 4626

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

20181113_110747.jpg Wow. Just wow. I feel sorry for George but this is what happens when you have the blind leading the blind. Note to any homebuilders: There's no substitute for learning as much as possible yourself rather than hoping the loud mouth know it all you're relying on isn't going to abu...
by ahramin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 4626

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

Digits, you're missing the effect that scrantons have with your technique.
by ahramin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 76
Views: 24141

Re: Hiring?

Last I've checked in was mostly YYZ positions ? Roughly how long until you're able to hold YUL ? Widely variable. In some classes it's under 2 years, others over 5. Then you have to bid back to YYZ for an upgrade. I would guess anyone coming on property today should be prepared to spend at least 50...
by ahramin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 76
Views: 24141

Re: Hiring?

Can anyone shed some light on commuting from Vancouver-specifically if they do block days together for a commuter type schedule? I would prefer to stay on the West Coast but want to make AT my next goal. Any input on current AT commuters living on the West Coast would be appreciated. PM me also if ...
by ahramin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 181
Views: 6436

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Because the insurance company wants it for the pilots and not for the ground staff.
by ahramin
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 181
Views: 6436

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Is it an imposition on my time? Yes

Is it necessary? I don't see any evidence that COPA for Kids recipients are in any danger without it

Is it a stupid move by COPA? Yes

Is it a big deal? No

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