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by HiFlyChick
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1578

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

Thanks for the clarification- I'm still using the old term as being "the" jumpseat. I'm a 703 pilot, not 705, but pre-9/11 I did on a number of occasions get to sit in the cockpit jumpseat when the flight was overbooked and I gave my RAIC to the gate agent and said "Please check if the Capt might be...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1578

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

Have a different question related but not the same. Is a non-airline Pilot, say a corporate pilot with a RAIC, able to Jumpseat? For example, he arrives at the terminal in uniform and RAIC, gets a standby boarding pass from the check in agent and proceeds to the gate to request from the captain to ...
by HiFlyChick
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Rwy 5-32 was NOTAM closed. Westjet does not do LPV approaches with the 737. Sorry - I was thinking of the RNAV 32... There's been so many storms here lately that I can't keep track of one mess of crappy weather from another! What's so concerning is the mindset that diversion, even under such bad co...
by HiFlyChick
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

J31 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 am
From a Navajo to Airbus 380 the accepted normal is a stabilized approach with vertical guidance all the way to touchdown. Thus chopping and dropping off an ILS is not recommended.
You're right, of course, and with the profusion of 703 accidents I shouldn't suggest it
by HiFlyChick
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Does anyone know if this aircraft had LPV capabilities? I'm assuming that the reason why they took 14 at all was that they didn't, but maybe they thought that 200 ft ceiling made it not even worth the effort of trying the RNAV 05....
by HiFlyChick
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

The LDA for runway 14 at YHZ is 7700 ft, but what about the fact that the touchdown point for an ILS is not at the threshold? On a light twin you can chop and drop once you're visual (within reason), but what about the big guys? With a stabilized approach following the glidepath right to the ground,...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

From the tower tapes at liveatc.net and FlightRadar24, C-FUJR, a B-738, 172 pax plus 6 crew, no injuries, no visible damage. Weather around the time of the accident: CYHZ 051549Z 01016G27KT 1/2SM R14/5000FT/N SN OVC002 M00/M00 A2912 RMK ST8 SLP869 ILS to 14, tower winds 010/14G22, RVR's 3500, then ...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

From the tower tapes at liveatc.net and FlightRadar24, C-FUJR, a B-738, 172 pax plus 6 crew, no injuries, no visible damage. Weather around the time of the accident: CYHZ 051549Z 01016G27KT 1/2SM R14/5000FT/N SN OVC002 M00/M00 A2912 RMK ST8 SLP869 ILS to 14, tower winds 010/14G22, RVR's 3500, then ...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence

Interestingly, when my license was issued, it was the 4000 pound weight limit. I was thus type endorsed on the C310, and Aztec, as they exceeded 4000 pounds. My present license still has those endorsements, even though they are now meaningless, as those types no longer require a type endorsement on...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 58
Views: 4263

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

For people who talk about needing 12 hours off to get 8 hours of sleep, I would like to point out that not everyone lives/works where you do. I live 10 minutes from the hangar - literally. Yup, closer than most hotels (when you factor in waiting for the shuttle). I get that the regs are designed to ...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 41
Views: 4937

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

hold on, the flight service specialists are great people always trying to be helpful. They are probably about as consulted as pilots were about this change. That's true, but they're one of the front line faces of Nav Canada, and their personal complaints won't carry as much weight as them being abl...
by HiFlyChick
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1798

Re: Autoland in a Piper

My first thought on it was if the pilot is incapacitated and the body occupying the co-pilot seat has very little to no flight training. Be an "easy" way to get the plane on the ground and potentially save lives.... But when does that -ever- happen? The more likely scenario will be some turkey with...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 41
Views: 4937

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I hope that everyone who took the time to post in this thread will voice their concerns directly to Nav Canada. I sent a message in on their web site, but I see where they posted notice of the change on Facebook, there are no comments, only shares and thumbs-up icons. If we want to see an improvemen...
by HiFlyChick
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 41
Views: 4937

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I made the mistake of asking for winds and got 3 pages just for the winds at Halifax!
by HiFlyChick
Thu May 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 3790

Re: Bonds

...It’s very expensive and time consuming for a small company to try to recover money. Legal costs would probably cost more than the debt, and even if you win in court the practical chance of getting a delinquent pilot to pay up what they owe is very small.... This ...And take them to court when th...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10366

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Interesting discussion on both sides - not sure which side I agree with at this point. Just a real world example from a few years ago.... Flying into CYQB (or was it CYOW...can't recall) and listening to the controller talk to another guy in French and me in English. Got clearance to land and in the...
by HiFlyChick
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Canadian sources for interior plastics
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Canadian sources for interior plastics

Not sure exactly what she's got, but I know that Ronnie at Pace Enterprises (https://www.pacecanada.net/) just recently started stocking BN interiors - her supplier might also carry stuff for Cessna.
by HiFlyChick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 55
Views: 6286

Re: Air Canada YHZ

...It's not up to carriers to be forced to adapt, logical as that might sound, they can choose to go somewhere else. It's up to the airport to build and maintain proper facilities to attract business, and that takes money. The provider of a service adapts to their customer.... That's probably the b...
by HiFlyChick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 55
Views: 6286

Re: Air Canada YHZ

The mainstream media didn't report it so it can't be true? My logic is that the mainstream media will jump on any "juicy" tidbit they can get, so if they saw this and didn't publish.... If it was true, I would expect a front page headline on the local paper and leading the local news about the truc...
by HiFlyChick
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 55
Views: 6286

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Do you have information to the contrary? Were you at the airport? Is your friend the runway treatment truck driver? Were you at the Starbucks? Avherald seems like a reliable publication in my experience. Certainly no reason apparent to doubt it. It's on the internet - I like to know where something...
by HiFlyChick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 55
Views: 6286

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Can anyone comment on the reliability of info from that site? I just wonder where they would have gotten this info....
by HiFlyChick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 55
Views: 6286

Re: Air Canada YHZ

altiplano wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:05 pm
...
The YHZ runway treatment truck/plow broke down....
Are you based in YHZ, fly in there, do ramp work, there that night, know someone ...?
Just wondering where you came by this information
by HiFlyChick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 55
Views: 6286

Re: Air Canada YHZ

CADORS doesn't mention departure from the runway, despite what media has been reporting: CADORS: Report Record # 1 CADORS Number:2019A0219 Occurrence Category(ies): Aerodrome Loss of control - ground Occurrence Information Occurrence Type:Incident Occurrence Date:2019-03-04 Occurrence Time:2231 Z Da...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8797

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Here's the publication for those interested. http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2019/2019-03-06/html/sor-dors49-eng.html It is weird that they cite that example of people drowning in the aircraft - if you can't get out of the aircraft, it pretty much doesn't matter whether you're wearing a lifejacke...
by HiFlyChick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hot Air Balloons.
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: Hot Air Balloons.

I think I'll try again this year to see if I can get a flight at the Sussex balloon festival... I'm actually quite amazed that there aren't more car accidents around the festival when the balloons are flying because a lot of the spectators end up dashing around in their cars with their faces pressed...

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