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by digits_
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emergency declared in circuit due to IMC
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Emergency declared in circuit due to IMC

Better that than keeping quiet and hitting someone else or spiraling it into the ground. Even just tower trying to calm him down, or giving him vectors, might have a calming effect on a panicking pilot. You can't train everything before you send the students solo. Staying out of the clouds is a pret...
by digits_
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 39
Views: 4618

Re: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

If you take that time to ensure you are well rested. So what are the other techniques to accomplish this? You mentioned napping, which doesn't work for some people. What else is there? Scenario: you wake up at 7 AM due to your biorythm, you slumber in bed and you finally get up at 9. You are on res...
by digits_
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Space Force
Replies: 38
Views: 1141

Re: Space Force

You mean month/day/year?
by digits_
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 4287

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

indieadventurer wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:06 am
Hovering over or placing your hand on the flap lever before I've called for flaps up/down.
Oh my, yes. Or the similar hovering your finger over the PTT button because there could be a radio call in the next 20 minutes!
by digits_
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 4287

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

FOs telling me I can't touch something because I'm not PF. Captains ignoring SOPs and touching things they shouldn't be because they think they know better than the company, and then having to fix it because now they've screwed up my power settings or FD. Sorry but it’s not your power setting, it’s...
by digits_
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 184
Views: 26853

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

You can easily check that yourself. So, you're suggesting that this is soooo obvious that it is common sense and doesn't need to be written down anywhere? There are quite a few (thousand) books on flight crew illusions, I just can't remember this in any of them. But, I fully admit, I might have mis...
by digits_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 184
Views: 26853

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

Lower visibility results in the horizon being closer which makes the horizon line lower when looking outside. This creates the illusion of the aircraft pitch being high with an instinctive nose down input being the result. In this incident this is exactly what happened but the report doesn't discus...
by digits_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 184
Views: 26853

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

@digits_ It has nothing to do with depth perception. It's about being able to see if you are high, low or on the correct profile. We're into semantics now, but is that not the exact definition of depth perception? What do you understand as depth perception? depth per·cep·tion noun: depth perception...
by digits_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 39
Views: 4618

Re: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

Or consider napping a couple of times during the day to stay well rested? Peope aren't cellphones you can leave in a charger all day and expect them to be fully charged at any time. If napping works for you: great. For some people, it just doesn't. There are strategies that you can use. While they ...
by digits_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?
Replies: 37
Views: 6377

Re: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?

Maritimer wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 pm
We are talking about the flight deck jumpseat only. And that my friend is 100% controlled by the 2 guys up front for that particular fight.
My apologies, I was indeed talking about "jumpseaters" in the cabin. No idea how it works for jumpseaters in the cockpit at WJ.
by digits_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 39
Views: 4618

Re: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

AuxBatOn wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Or consider napping a couple of times during the day to stay well rested?
Peope aren't cellphones you can leave in a charger all day and expect them to be fully charged at any time.

If napping works for you: great. For some people, it just doesn't.
by digits_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 4287

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

Pilots who intentionally refuse to follow rules or standard phraseology, for no good reason, other than that they think it's "ridiculous" or doesn't sound "cool". You guys don't realize what advantage you have, being able to fly while talking in your mother tongue, basically all around the world. Ye...
by digits_
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 77
Views: 13020

Re: Union at Sky

If the biggest plus of your company is that it makes it easier to work somewhere else, you might be doing something wrong as a company. I would think the opposite. They're doing something very right by using something that costs them nothing as a form of compensation. Depends. If people leave quick...
by digits_
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?
Replies: 37
Views: 6377

Re: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?

Most airlines have some sort of "bonus" for retention, signing a contract, etc. Plus, how can one be mad for low pay and at the same time having a bonus!? High emotions and misplaced anger, not to mention juvenile comments are not helpful, as jumpseats are to be given as per company guidelines. No ...
by digits_
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 184
Views: 26853

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

It's not a depth perception issue. [....] That means you have to be able to determine [..] vertical position relative to the runway. Isn't that exactly what depth perception is? Question: ILS to minima, at minima you can see only the first flashing light of the rabbit (not sure what the official na...
by digits_
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 88
Views: 3867

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

wow. the perfect human that makes no mistakes. Not at all, merely contesting the fact that everyone has tried it. didn't use pot because the jeopardy to a medical far outweighed the natural human curiosity to see what it is all about. I do not however think that a pot user is some sort of freak of ...
by digits_
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 88
Views: 3867

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

anyone who's a non smoker tried a we lil dip or a puff. Head rush and impaired for bit. Nope. Never tried it, don't have the urge. And that's one of the problems: weed, alcohol, tobacco are way too often viewed through rose colored "i am cool" glasses, often by people who can't resist the urge. If ...
by digits_
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield
Replies: 56
Views: 2599

Re: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield

photofly wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:58 am
I sold Chris Hadfield a a copy of the CFS and a Toronto VTA a couple of years ago. I wonder what that makes me.
Did his rocket fly through Canadian airspace?
by digits_
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pasco pay
Replies: 21
Views: 11059

Re: Pasco pay

'97 Tercel wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:33 pm
And has anyone ever been hired there?
It's a more exclusive club than Air Canada
by digits_
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield
Replies: 56
Views: 2599

Re: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield

I find it funny how many different interpretations people are giving to the words of an author who is still alive, from a book that is less than 5 years old.

Now imagine the book is X thousand years old and noboy knew the guy the book is about.

:wink:
by digits_
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield
Replies: 56
Views: 2599

Re: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield

I think he annoyed the hell out of everyone so they shot him into space. Then he turned into a +1 by making a youtube movie to earn his ride back
by digits_
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 77
Views: 13020

Re: Union at Sky

No no, they have to do their minimum service before they get on with ac, I think it is 2 years. The attitude though is that is is just a stepping stone, so many could not be bothered to rock the boat so to speak. Bit of a shame since not all will get the job offer, leaving the leftovers at somewhat...
by digits_
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield
Replies: 56
Views: 2599

Re: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield

Why aim for zero? Why not a +1? I don't think Hadfield would ever say to aim for zero because he never did a day in his life. What he says in this quote is to not proclaim you are a +1 one. It comes off as arrogant. Awesome. Rockie just corrected Chris Hadfield. Rockie, whatever flaws you may have,...
by digits_
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is what I like to see! GOOD FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PAY
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: This is what I like to see! GOOD FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PAY

True, however the danger remains that this pay will go down again quickly as soon as the music stops. That is another factor in deciding to go for an instructor career. They pay's there. Now we need stability to convince the right people.
by digits_
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 88
Views: 3867

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

Chase whiskey with Guiness at a bar by yourself all night, and no one bats an eye. Eat a cookie and watch a movie, and you're a menace to society. *sigh* Who says you are a menace to society? However, you shouldn't operate an airplane if you are under the influence of impairing substances. A substa...

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