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by ahramin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Thank you.
by ahramin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio license
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Radio license

I would have thought the answer was obvious. You need a restricted radio operator's certificate when ... you operate a radio.
by ahramin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Website Down
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Transport Canada Website Down

Doh, good point Photofly. Thank you.

Now if only I knew the difference between a separate and non separate oil system.
by ahramin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Website Down
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Transport Canada Website Down

Is it just me?
The service is unavailable.
How the smeg am I supposed to look up if and oil temperature gauge is required equipment?
by ahramin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Building overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Building overseas

I know of one aircraft that was built in the Caribbean. Had to fly the MD-RA inspector down for pre close and final inspection. I can't remember if he finally took it apart and shipped it home or what.
by ahramin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

Even a turnaround flight needs to clear customs before returning to Canada.

I was told a couple times to select Business travel as the purpose. That's what I do every time now and have never had a problem.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

There's no rule from TC against butter knives.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

No airport in the UK has any exemptions for any crews. Operating or not, in or out of uniform. Local or foreign. Anything over the limits must be checked.

Is there any country outside Canada that has exemptions for Canadian crews deadheading?
by ahramin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

And don't forget, if you bring liquids through security -in uniform-, they have to be hidden from the passengers. That was news to me! Only at certain airports. This is not a Transport Canada rule but rather a rule invented by a security clown-in-charge at one airport and copied by others. YYJ, YEG...
by ahramin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2164

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

So if I have understood, you lose an engine at the worst possible time and it meets all the performance requirements to climb out safely and clean up for an uneventful return ... but not as well as a herc ... quelle horreure! Get rid of it.
by ahramin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1523

Re: Mountain checkout

Well actually I had flown up to Port Hardy and a couple weeks later was in Vancouver WA. Successfully argued it was a flight from Port Hardy to Vancouver with many stops enroute.
by ahramin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2164

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

What is piss poor single engine performance? Either it can climb out from a v1 cut at the weights and airports it operates at or it can't. Are you saying it cannot?
by ahramin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: This doesn’t help the bottom line
Replies: 15
Views: 1877

Re: This doesn’t help the bottom line

I'm sure you are right since Air Canada still manages to fill seats. My wife and I don't hang around aviation people much. Of all our friends I can only think of a small handful who consider anything other than price when traveling somewhere in North America. They make sure they check expedia, fligh...
by ahramin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2164

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

So what's the range on this thing compared to a Herc?
by ahramin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: This doesn’t help the bottom line
Replies: 15
Views: 1877

Re: This doesn’t help the bottom line

I don't think the traveling public cares about the punctuality, safety record, or reliability of a specific airline. They go online and book the cheapest flight with "the airlines" and expect a scary and uncomfortable ride somewhere. Often they have no idea which airline they booked the ticket with ...
by ahramin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Transport Canada and the airports set the rules, not CATSA. If someone wants to take away a plastic knife, I would refer them to the applicable rules: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/transportation-security/aviation/what-not-bring-on-plane.html Objects with sharp points or sharp edges that could be...
by ahramin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1523

Re: Mountain checkout

How much cross country solo are you planning on doing? I got all the way through my commercial licence in the lower mainland before I started to venture into the mountains. In any case, if you are going to be flying into the mountains in less than perfect weather it's important to get training from ...
by ahramin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 27
Views: 1683

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

Makes me think if Revenue Canada is about to go after all the free coffee and soda's and meals served to the crews on the airplane while en-route. Taxable benefit you know. How about the use of restrooms in the airplane or in the workplace office. This smacks as of desperate Liberal times attemptin...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

And don't forget, if you bring liquids through security -in uniform-, they have to be hidden from the passengers. That was news to me! Only at certain airports. This is not a Transport Canada rule but rather a rule invented by a security clown-in-charge at one airport and copied by others. YYJ, YEG...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Incorrect Heliian. It does not matter if you are working or on duty. The determinant of whether the liquid and gel restrictions apply is based strictly on being in uniform or not. A pilot working and not in uniform is still subject to the restrictions. A pilot on vacation who likes to wear his or he...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 11
Views: 3497

Re: Swoop

I thought we had agreed to call it Whoops.
swoop
noun
an act or instance of swooping; a sudden, swift descent.
To think someone got paid big money to come up with that name. Quite amazing when you think about it.
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2164

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

I don't know anything about it but that plane looks pretty cool. Anything wrong with it other than a lack nostalgia appeal for those with a Canadiana fetish?
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Fixed that for you. As I used to say to the CATSA people, "My job is complicated enough that I shouldn't have to explain your job to you." As for CBSA well, just watching the perennial guy sucking away on his cigarette under the no smoking signs at YUL while wearing a big yellow sign on his shoulder...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CBSA

Keep in mind that a lot of CATSA staff couldn't care less about aviation security (real or imagined). They're just there because all the good jobs at McDonald's are going to touch screens and they dig the uniform more. If you smile and seem apologetic about not meeting the liquid rules, they're far ...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2246

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CBSA

I think you already answered your question. Just like the vast majority of TC rules and regulations for aviation security, it has nothing to do with security and everything to do with public perception of aviation security. Gotta keep the traveling public happy or they don't fly as much, which is no...

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