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by Capt. Underpants
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 32
Views: 6703

Re: Manitoba Medevac

co-joe wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:30 am

Jesus...Imagine having to ask dispatch if anyone else has crashed there yet today as part of your call for every flight? Mind boggling.
I also neglected to mention that the other operator never reported their little mishap to the proper authorities (and no one was surprised).
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11604

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

flyingnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:33 am
Can someone please re introduce dignity, respect, and morality to an industry one known for those disciplines?
A noble ideal to be sure. Unfortunately, it's the Trump era, where creating your own facts to fit your narrative is not only accepted, it's expected.
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 32
Views: 6703

Re: Manitoba Medevac

Is it really as bad as it sounds, wrt pressure to "get in", in MB and ON? It's been a while, but my company was given an evening trip to an airport in northern Ontario (can't recall which one now) to pick up a patient and fly them to Toronto. It was late winter. We checked weather and NOTAMs, saw n...
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 35
Views: 5747

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

plausiblyannonymous wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 am

If you look at the Matrix, it's completely possible that he has a lot of other 705 time. It's also possible that he has a lot of classic Dash 8 experience, but TC is too inept to understand that they are the same type.
What does TC have to do with it? The report was written by the TSB. :roll:
by Capt. Underpants
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Legal question!

You answered your own question when you said "commercially registered airplane".

No.
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: GTA Medical Examiners

vermont wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:05 pm
ant_321 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Dr. Gilmore. Awesome guy.

http://www.aeromedicals.ca/
Meh he was ok
Your opinion is in the minority.
by Capt. Underpants
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 27
Views: 1900

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

The CL’s are not certified for known icing and those fat flying surfaces would be ice magnets. Good luck finding ice free conditions on those ferry flights.
by Capt. Underpants
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7703

Re: Westjet CYHZ

No one said that. Sheesh.
by Capt. Underpants
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz the declining...
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Re: Jazz the declining...

genetic jack hammer wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:33 pm
If only there was a self-professed pilot mentor on avcanada, someone who could lead big bird the right way....if only.... 8)
Even he knows a lost cause when he sees one.
by Capt. Underpants
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3710

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

rookiepilot wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:58 pm

Never mind the degradation in the quality of education that subsidies create ...
Where's your source for this ridiculous claim?
by Capt. Underpants
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3710

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

rookiepilot wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:58 pm
None should be subsidized. No one subsidized the start up of my business, nor did I look for any. Why should the taxpayer subsidize anyone else's career is beyond me.
I'm reminded of a certain Roger Waters lyric.
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz the declining...
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Re: Jazz the declining...

I don’t put much stock in comments from anonymous big turds.
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3710

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

I disagree that the reason for the situation was simply airline greed. First of all, airlines don't much care which pilots get which percentage of the payroll. They go to the table with an amount of money they're willing to spend and it gets divided up by both the Union and management. Union leaders...
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating

It's as per the Commercial Air Service Standards 725.113. (3) PPC, Line Check or Training Expired for 24 months or more (refers to paragraph 705.113(6) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations) Where the flight crew member's pilot proficiency check, line check or training has expired for a period of 24 ...
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC Moncton loss
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: TC Moncton loss

A real gentleman, always a pleasure to talk to. RIP Wayne.
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3710

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Oversimplifying complex problems rarely results in effective solutions. You may not like it but it is entirely within the government's purview to consider the economic effects of parking airplanes for a lack of qualified crew. This is exactly the kind of thing we should want our government involved ...
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating

Are you in Canada? If so, the type rating remains on the licence forever. The issue is the PPC, which requires a full course if training has not been completed in the last 30 months.
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2551

Re: Swoop

You can all criticize the captain for not allowing her to fly, but it was the right move. If you cannot ascertain whether the girl is fit to fly, you don't let her fly. It is not a call for MedLink if you are at the gate... it's the call for a doctor who can actually see the girl in person. I'd tak...
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

trey kule wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:35 am
TC would rather preach than actually go out and see how some of these operators are actually operating.
Send a note to your MP. Inspectors would be happy to do more operational surveillance but Ottawa won’t give them the money to do it.
by Capt. Underpants
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawaii helo crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Hawaii helo crashes

You can be sitting in CAVU weather at the airport with nothing but a day breeze in the forecast while the area that’s popular for the heli tours is shrouded in cloud. Friends had a really close call there back in the 90’s, missing the hillside by a few feet. We decided that we’d have to enjoy that v...
by Capt. Underpants
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

Keeping in mind that many details are unknown in this accident and preliminary info could be inaccurate...... Never, ever takeoff with contaminated wings on a swept wing jet with what are known as hard wings(no leading edge slats). I thought the F100 wing was upgraded to include leading edge slats.
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 64
Views: 10338

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

I didn’t miss anything. I was responding to a claim that one “could indulge in a whole medicine cabinet of substances and alcohol and still be legal to fly the next day.” The regulation “literally” says you can’t. The responsibility is on the individual and I get that some see this as inadequate, bu...
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 64
Views: 10338

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Whatever mate. :roll: It's all there in black and white.
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 64
Views: 10338

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Although I could indulge in a whole medicine cabinet of substances and alcohol and still be legal to fly the next day. You may want to read the regulations again. 101.01 (1) In these Regulations, fit for duty , in respect of a person, means that their ability to act as a flight crew member of an ai...
by Capt. Underpants
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3004

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

It would need to be a complete evolution of the design, a Dash-8ng if you will. I'm calling it a Dash 9 because it needs a major update to the point of a different type rating. The basic design is almost 40 years old, definitely time for an update if they want to be viable in the turboprop market a...

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