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by digits_
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2608

Re: Operating different machines.

Or tell me, could you parachute into Air Canada, sans aviation college or military flying training and no flying experience, and complete an EMJ or Airbus course? Who is claiming that this is possible? However, you can take a 0 hour pilot, train them for 2 years and have them fly an Airbus yes. Eur...
by digits_
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2608

Re: Operating different machines.

Actually, I think flying professionally in an airline-type environment is up there with "brain surgery". Perhaps because you never have flown in an airline environment with the myriad of documents to know (internal like AOM, SOP's, FOM's and external like CARS, AIM, ICAO rules for different airspac...
by digits_
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6598

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Really? You have to read about a tragic end for seven people to learn not to take off or fly in bad weather? To learn that night VFR has some hidden hazards? Not to fly over gross? Or maybe it is all about reminding people that these are important things a pilot should actually know (without being ...
by digits_
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 33
Views: 4440

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

How experienced were the crews of the different accidents?
by digits_
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs 602.13 (2)b interpretation
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: CARs 602.13 (2)b interpretation

CARs 603.13 (2) states in full (2) A person may conduct a take-off or landing in an air- craft within a built-up area of a city or town at a place that is not located at an airport, heliport or a military aerodrome where (a) the place is not set apart for the operation of air- craft; (b) the flight...
by digits_
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 33
Views: 4440

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

goingnowherefast wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:57 pm
What part is impressive? Crashing 3 planes in 2 years? Or crashing 3 planes and 0 injuries?
Crashing one plane twice and a second plane once, off airport with 0 injuries.
by digits_
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Advise ATC is a pilot is sick
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Advise ATC is a pilot is sick

If the captain is in the lav and the fo has to operate the plane by himself with nose steering only on the left side, that could be a non emergency situation where you would want ATC to know about the situation.

No idea if that is applicable to this CADORS or even this airplane type.
by digits_
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 33
Views: 4440

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Thankfully the boys walked away again. Is it a different crew involved in each crash. It can't be a very large company. Not sure which situation would be better: if it is the same crew every time, or a different crew every time. In both cases their are some giant red flags with the operation of tha...
by digits_
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?

You need to register to fly GPS approaches? Not sure what you are trying to say. If he flies privately in his PC12, and the GPS equipment in his PC12 is certified, why would he need to register anything to use the certified GPS installation? Yes, as it states in the AFM under GPS limitations...that...
by digits_
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?

If you need special authorizations (GPS, RVSM) then you have to register. You need to register to fly GPS approaches? Not sure what you are trying to say. If he flies privately in his PC12, and the GPS equipment in his PC12 is certified, why would he need to register anything to use the certified G...
by digits_
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2608

Re: Operating different machines.

A friend of mine is a professional Zamboni driver. Never had any formal education. Drove Zambonis for 50 years. Back in the day when you basically had to spray the ice with a water bottle. Those were the days. He tried the trucking route. Wasn't for him. Never had an accident in his 50 years! Not o...
by digits_
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 33
Views: 4440

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

At least it is *near* a lake instead of *in* a lake.

We're making progress!
by digits_
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2608

Re: Operating different machines.

Digits, old boy, Your post of the operator was very good and clever. I didn’t even know they had Zambonis on the island. But I am afraid that your target audience might have missed the analogy. Maybe when he gets his Zamboni built, he will renew his medical and instructor rating, Shouldn’t be much ...
by digits_
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

Fair enough. Why does five quick touch and go's after night begins not meet the intent of the regulation? Because it seems fairly clear to me that the intent is that you go off and do five flights, not just five tight circuit landings. Thereby expanding your experience flying somewhere at night, no...
by digits_
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2608

Re: Operating different machines.

What about Zambonis? Imagine being a Zamboni driver. The pressure is always on. If you are late, thousands of people have to wait for you. A multi million dollar industry depends on YOUR skills to create top qualiy smooth surfaces. They are obviously highly trained professionals, as there are rarely...
by digits_
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

What's wrong with that? It's an IFR capable airplane with -let's assume- an instrument rated pilot. Pretty sure this is a daily occurence in Canada, in way worse environments. Evidence here would indicate it was an issue and wx was a factor. Even with a mechanical no quick return possible. Just bec...
by digits_
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

Its What I do wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:01 am
1/2 mile 400 overcast . 12 people on board departing after midnight .

hmmm great decision making .
What's wrong with that? It's an IFR capable airplane with -let's assume- an instrument rated pilot. Pretty sure this is a daily occurence in Canada, in way worse environments.
by digits_
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Sim evaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Sim evaluation

Why som need spelling grammer test and other s dont??????
by digits_
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2608

Re: Operating different machines.

Comparing truck drivers to pilots is like comparing a goalie to a zamboni driver. Yeah it’s tough to figure out how to drive the zamboni, to control the fluid and the edgers or whatever. How to not run into the boards and make that oval pattern. Even harder is choreographed Zamboni driving so you d...
by digits_
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wings Magazine, AC first female pilot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: Wings Magazine, AC first female pilot.

Is that when the decline in pay started? :D
by digits_
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Conair
Replies: 21
Views: 1789

Re: Conair

Phlyer wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:59 pm

I wonder if they are trying to get a pool of good candidates together now for interviews later on closer to the spring...
Good luck with that in this job market. Might as well wait till the spring, because they'll have to restart anyways if that's the plan :P
by digits_
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 273
Views: 10975

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

ayseven wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:24 pm
It is still a huge financial risk. Nobody should do this for money really. They should do it for the stories.
I think we found the root cause of shitty pilot wages in Canada!
by digits_
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

Of course. Why not? Started doing that right away as a PPL student. It was nice to see those numbers go up.
by digits_
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 55
Views: 2828

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

This sounds an awful lot like a company that I used to work for. It was, however very rare for something like this to happen, maybe once or twice a year, company wide (~14 airplanes). It was always a case of another machine going mechanical in the middle of nowhere, and the previously released crew...
by digits_
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 4998

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

For what it's worth I have a degree, but in terms of material learned, it's of no real added value in the practical, working world. On the other hand, I have self taught myself many different things, and a lot my friends would consider me the most handy person they know... however, the fact that I ...

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