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by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Applying for new jobs
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Applying for new jobs

I can't imagine anybody is hiring at this point. As a CP of a 703 company, I generally try to respond to most applications even if we are not hiring. Ive certainly seen an increase in applications lately, but hard to say if thats virus related or seasonal. I don't think it is really poor etiquette ...
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Globalstar sat phone
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Globalstar sat phone

You can occasionally make a call with global star at those latitudes. I've never had an iridium fail.
If you don't need voice, an in reach offers excellent remote communications at a fraction of the cost.
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Applying for new jobs
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Applying for new jobs

I can't imagine anybody is hiring at this point. As a CP of a 703 company, I generally try to respond to most applications even if we are not hiring. Ive certainly seen an increase in applications lately, but hard to say if thats virus related or seasonal. I don't think it is really poor etiquette t...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2454

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

7ECA wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Having said that, do you actually think you'll be doing much in the way of flying this season?
Won't be any if he can't get a medical. We've lost at least one pilot to that scenario.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Im at a fork in the road
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Im at a fork in the road

Keep in mind that there have been upwards of 30,000 pilots laid off in the last month, and its going to take years to recover. If I was not already well situated in aviation, I wouldn't be looking to get into it right now.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Small aircraft loading

best advice I could give is heaviest stuff as far forward as you can get it. Put light stuff at the back and that will lock the other stuff from shifting back. If it is not a full load then ropes and nets work well. Take advantage of float compartments (although you almost always forget you put som...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Postpone a PPC
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Postpone a PPC

I've gotten multiple extensions over the years. Virus is easily a good enough reason. Simple lack of access to an examiner is what it usually is for me.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Small aircraft loading

best advice I could give is heaviest stuff as far forward as you can get it. Put light stuff at the back and that will lock the other stuff from shifting back. If it is not a full load then ropes and nets work well. Take advantage of float compartments (although you almost always forget you put som...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is transport Canada closed
Replies: 22
Views: 2520

Re: Is transport Canada closed

Ive been trying for a few weeks now to get ahold of someone to give me back the $50 I paid for a medical extension, just before they gave it to everyone. I'm starting to consider going through visa.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Small aircraft loading

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 am
Had a super cub show up at the dock in Red Lake with a bear sitting in the back seat. I think he was even wearing a hat :smt040
I flew two live grizzly cubs out of the bush once. Did they ever stink.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Re: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19

COVID-19 poses a significant challenge to Canada’s healthcare system. Regulatory bodies at all levels of government are working to limit the strain on the system. To that end, all persons who currently hold a valid Transport Canada aviation Medical Certificate (MC) expiring on or before June 1st, 2...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15873

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

i am no TSB investigator nor a TC inspector but the answer to all their questions is: COMPANY CULTURE Best first post ever. Used to deal with the “get er done” mindset for years. Toss all the technical horse 💩 around all you want...bottom line? Yup, you hit it. Cheers Illya They were the only bond ...
by Redneck_pilot86
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Smoking in aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2157

Re: Smoking in aircraft

Is there any federal equivalent to the many provinces that have banned smoking in a workplace? Obviously someone on the airplane is working.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 24
Views: 1912

Re: TC medical fee

AirFrame wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:41 am
Just because you don't know what TC does when you renew your medical, doesn't mean they're not doing something when you renew your medical.
What are they doing then? The fee didn't change when AIP amendments stopped being sent out.
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 24
Views: 1912

Re: TC medical fee

I've been waiting 8 months, no bill yet, nor is it even listed as renewed on the TC General Aviation Online account. Can't pay if they don't bill me! This happened once after 6 mths. I was applying for a new job and wanted to make sure everything was in order. Turned out they didn't receive my medi...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 24
Views: 1912

Re: TC medical fee

I've never paid it. Sometimes it is stolen from my taxes. Sometimes it goes to collections, but they don't actually have any authority to collect and if you call them on it it goes away. I'm still waiting on an explanation as to what this fee is for. My doctor does all the paperwork.
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is the state of reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: This is the state of reporting

In BOTH accidents, pilots forgot to Fly The Plane ! They also had a "runaway trim" but did not do a simple memory item like shut the trim switch off ! The Ethiopian crew did turn it off. They did exactly what Boeing told them to do. They were left with jammed stabilizer that they could not physical...
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Flying from the right seat

Some aircraft manuals (C208) comes to mind specify "a minimum crew of one in the left seat" but absent of that, flying from the right is totally legal. Instructors do it all the time.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Spidertracks device
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Spidertracks device

We use them fleet wide, no real issues. The main failure point is the power adapter, its best if you can hardwire it in to your aircraft so the plug doesn't get jostled.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Coulson C-130 missing NSW
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Coulson C-130 missing NSW

Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:28 pm
What isn't known is if that was the last of a load or if they had more on board - which could degrade climb performance significantly.
I imagine there is an emergency dump option in the event of an engine failure or other emergency. I wonder how long it takes to drain the tanks in an emergency.
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1801

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

. Not sure if the OP is legally entitled to compensation, but if he mentions he's going to talk to TC about the incident, I'm pretty sure he'll get his reimbursement before the end of the phone call... This. If I were Air North I'd be giving reimbursement plus free flight I the future. The manifest...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

I can see both sides of this. If I showed up back at my parking area (even if it was on the main ramp) to someone using my cord, you can be damn sure I'm taking it back. I get this all the time with tie down straps and chocks. I have my company name written on them, and if I find it attached to a st...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 101
Views: 12927

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Pretty sure the H model is restricted to 4 passengers.
by Redneck_pilot86
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2786

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

interesting thought. but if all those planes are flying all year round, when will maintenance happen? on the ship? Surely a Waterbomber doesn't need that much maintenance. Jazz flies their Dash 8s year round and with much higher utilization. Waterbombers have different systems, but I can't imagine ...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Air North reliable?
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: Is Air North reliable?

Not uncommon for the southern legs to be delayed a bit, rarely more than an hour. Extremely reliable, 2 free checked bags and a free meal. If you're connecting farther with Air Canada, the baggage allowance carries forward for same day domestic travel.

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