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by ahramin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Ha, just try to figure out what the controllers in Edinburgh are saying.

by ahramin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

In Ontario -- which I repeatedly referenced was the basis of my own experiences -- and particularly west of Ottawa, might be a different story. So do share your experience. If there is an actual problem as you claim then the more people who know about it the better. Transport Canada has been know t...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Your common sense doesn't have much sense, but I'll agree on the waste of time. However, if you really want to know, the main reason the French are so rabid about speaking French on the radio is because they keep getting attacked for speaking French. If you don't know how this all started, I'll try ...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

So if I understand correctly rookiepilot, you're not suggesting an end to French on the radio? Just an end to French on the radio by those capable of speaking English? That's always been my position, and I've had to tell a few morons that I'm a professional pilot here to do a job, not play the clown...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

If you are going to make a safety case for language, your first step should be to quantify how many accidents there are, and how many of them are due to the language issue you are talking about. Not all language issues, just the one you are claiming is unsafe. Actually I don't have to. It's complet...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Just because it hasn't resulted in a crash yet, doesn't mean it's safe. The 737 max was deemed to be a safe airplane. Smoking on board an airplane was also considered safe. You make my point for me. French on the radio since the 70s, no accidents. Max in the air for a couple years, 2 fatal accident...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

I find this implication language has never been an accident factor....rather challenging to accept. II'll try explaining it again (in English). I cannot find a single example of a fatal accident because one pilot was speaking French and the other pilot was speaking English. Your incredulity towards...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

That's just silly. Will you learn Chinese if your next flight goes to/over/through China? No, I won't. Because a quick look at the accident rate shows that there is no safety risk in flying through China without being able to speak Mandarin. What's silly is claiming that not learning a language is ...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

If we were in the business of launching rockets or designing new technology I could understand the philosophy of randomly trying to figure out potential problems and possible solutions. In aviation though, new accidents are so rare that it's far more profitable to look at what accidents are already ...
by ahramin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?

my understanding is that any aeroplane - regardless of the category it is registered under - that meets the definition of an ultralight airplane (ie 1232lbs gross, 45mph stall...) can be flown by an ultralight pilot. That would surprise me but I can't think of which CAR you would be breaking so I s...
by ahramin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestion and Announcements
Topic: New posts button!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: New posts button!!!

That's easy.

Delete your bookmark to the login page. Then login. Flip your phone around until you can get to new posts (mine works in landscape), and then bookmark the new posts page. Then use that bookmark to login.
by ahramin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?

Having a different gross weight for different configurations would be something you put in your Limitations section of your POH, but the POH of an amateur built aircraft is advisory only so it wouldn't actually change the maximum weight. How it works is that when you get the special C of A, you appl...
by ahramin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting by air to my flying job
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: Commuting by air to my flying job

My car is a 1998 and was $70k new. My plane is a 1990 and was $50k new. On any given year the car is somewhere between the same cost to twice as much to maintain. The only problem I see with this plan is that the car is 2.5 door to door, the plane is .5 runway to runway. The time door to airport to ...
by ahramin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning Fouled Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Cleaning Fouled Plugs

Thank you.
by ahramin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning Fouled Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Cleaning Fouled Plugs

I've got a couple plugs here that are almost dripping oil. I'm guessing that if I try to put them in the spark plug cleaner with this much oil I'm going to end up with a slurry of cleaning abrasive and oil. Is there a solvent that's ok to use? I can't find anything on the Champion or Tempest websites.
by ahramin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 854

Re: Ratings in what order?

I think it has to be in the PTR, but it certainly doesn't need to be supervised.
by ahramin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

Re: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th

They allowed the fire crew to open the cargo door with passengers and crew on board! From the BOEING QRH! Warning! Inform ground personnel NOT to open any cargo door until all passengers and crew have exited the airplane and fire fighting equipment is nearby. :smt018 That's what I was wondering whe...
by ahramin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 57
Views: 4419

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I think you guys are all being silly, it's pretty obvious Mr. MacDougall knows about these issues and is planning on investing in the new really long extension cord technology.
by ahramin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: First year
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: First year

Westjet standbys have gone through the roof in the last year. Round trip YYC YYZ is now almost $400. Except for Spring break, the occasional multiple Whoops cancellations, and currently the Max story, there's almost always room. It's nice for standbys to have an airline that doesn't oversell. If it'...
by ahramin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

Whoops, good point PilotDAR. I didn't think of totally obvious ones like EHAM and EDDF.
by ahramin
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

There are no dumb questions but I know the answers to a few of those ICAO Airport Codes Who designates which letter will apply to the area? ICAO Do the letters have any meaning? C means Canada K means USA M means central america E means England & Ireland L means Europe That's all I can think of off ...
by ahramin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20306

Re: 737 max

Well said Mr Hall.
by ahramin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KD Air not flying
Replies: 15
Views: 3128

Re: KD Air not flying

It's pretty obvious they owe money everywhere. The new owner says they are "securing funding". Maybe that means selling some Apollo memorabilia but I doubt it.
by ahramin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Compass Swing Error?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Compass Swing Error?

So the pilot is saying 0 - 2 = -2 and you're saying 2 - 0 = +2 and you're on here trying to figure out which one is wrong??? I'd say whoever the person in charge of this compass swing would be the wrong one since they failed to brief the procedure for recording the data. Communication is not the art...

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