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by digits_
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

The extravagant description with overextending debt is something i mostly notice with 35-45 year olds, not so much people just starting out.
by digits_
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 60
Views: 3098

Re: Another Norseman...gone

What's wrong with flying over a lake at 15 ft to make ripples? If it makes your life easier, why not? Could be useful on bigger lakes as well, depending on your comfort and skill level. It's certainly safer than corethatthermal's proposed technique... Really? How much PIC float experience is this d...
by digits_
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 60
Views: 3098

Re: Another Norseman...gone

C.W.E. wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:36 pm
What's wrong with flying over a lake at 15 ft to make ripples?
How do you safely fly that close to glassy water?
By not looking at the glassy water but by looking at the shoreline/bush/trees?
by digits_
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 60
Views: 3098

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Gentlemen, Corethatthermal has twigged my memory. We were in this discussion years back and I said there was a way to make the small round glassy water lake more manageable. There is no time to set up a normal glassy water landing. Can't do the 250-300ft/min decent. Make a low pass, not 5 ft low bu...
by digits_
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Oh my. So many quotes just in the trailer alone... Time to start studying!

Looks like the military doesn't have the mandatory 65 retirment age...
by digits_
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Gate checking carry on in Canada
Replies: 28
Views: 1833

Re: Gate checking carry on in Canada

I heard it from a friend who heard it from a AC agent that at check in you can check a “carryon” size bag for free regardless of ticket type. This is at check in not the gate. Nothing about this on AC website. Has anyone ever heard/experienced this. Yes. Some colleagues do this frequently as normal...
by digits_
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?

If you are just looking at yourself, first instructor and then IR will probably be easiest. However, I think you'd be a much better instructor if you did the IR first. For one you'll understand nav aids better (hopefully) and you'll be able to fly smoother and more precise. That would benefit you ev...
by digits_
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Website Down
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: Transport Canada Website Down

Maybe, just hopefully maybe, the government of Canada is updating their website so that it looks like it has kept up with change. A website whose front page looks like it's still stuck in 2004? Not to mention navigating that website... I don't know about anyone else, but I would actually appreciate...
by digits_
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Home made procedures

For just about everything in piloting has a procedure, sometimes a few procedures for the same operation, pick the one you like, but procedures, none the less. Aside from some avionics innovations, I can't really think of a need for a new procedure in flying a certified GA plane - it's been done be...
by digits_
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: QUick Question around time off during training
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: QUick Question around time off during training

jakeandelwood wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:12 pm
The last time I re-arranged my life for a wedding they divorced after 3 months
:rolleyes: What did you do?
by digits_
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

No, but that is hard to compare. Only 2 pilots vs a bunch of pax. Even if they were wearing no seatbelts, chances are they wouldn't have been hurt.
by digits_
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Faulty parallelism fallacy. Your equate: no seatbelt at all = no shoulder harness. You have no argument. The law is clear, and pilots use there judgment. I guarantee that the pilots on that flight didn't have their shoulder harness on and weren't injured. No I am claiming that both pax and pilots d...
by digits_
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Guys can wear their harness however they like in accordance with SOP/regulation and their judgement/prerogatives. 'Cause there are no overhead bins in the cockpit to hit with your head! I can't imagine not wanting to be strapped into the plane, unless there were a need to be out of my seat. Hmmm bu...
by digits_
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

fish4life wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Except there is nothing uncomfortable about a lap belt in the back...
Right. Yet the shoulder harnesses in the flight deck apparently are and even give you bad posture?

Wouldn't you agree both arguments sound a bit ... similar?
by digits_
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Why are we talking about the pilots? Everyone unlatched their shoulder belts above 10k unless it’s definitely going to be gnarly. Aha, thank you! I'm assuming that the other posters would do the same. Pilots don't wear their shoulder harness unless it is definitely going to be gnarly. Pax don't wea...
by digits_
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

But, the shoulder harness does nothing to keep you safe unless you're decelerating. It then holds your upper torso from tilting forward and prevents hitting your head on the glareshield, like a shoulder belt of a car helps when you have a head on collision. The lap belt is what keeps you in the sea...
by digits_
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

... and do you lock down your harness? Not sure what you mean exactly, but I wear my seatbelts/harness the same way at every time in the flight, whether I'm on short final or in cruise. How about you answer my question now? Curious: you are flying at FL320. There is moderate and severe turbulence f...
by digits_
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

I fly with pilots that routinely unhook their shoulder harnesses for whatever perceived advantage. I don't get that either. It's just more comfortable, and as mentioned there isn't a safety advantage. Curious: you are flying at FL320. There is moderate and severe turbulence forecasted in the area. ...
by digits_
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Rooster69 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:00 am
How come on every 5 point harness, there is a latch you can press to just unbuckle the shoulder harnesses?
Not sure if this is sarcasm, but mine don't have that anyways. It's all or nothing, yet people still mess around and untighten just the 2 shoulder ones.
by digits_
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

I fly with pilots that routinely unhook their shoulder harnesses for whatever perceived advantage. I don't get that either.
by digits_
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

The idea is not that you would use the knife to carsh your airplane, but that you would give the knife to another passenger on another flight so they can attempt to hijack the flight.

But it's still ridiculous. If you can do it with a butter knife, you can do it without a butter knife as well ;-)
by digits_
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash in Hawk Junction - 11JUL
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: Crash in Hawk Junction - 11JUL

Seems to be a beaver: The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has confirmed to SooToday that there has been a plane crash in Hawk-Junction, Ont. just outside of Wawa. The plane was a de Haviland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. TSB has stated that they are deploying investigators, who will arrive on the...
by digits_
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Never been asked for mine. Then again with airlines nowadays you never know.

I got one on the way to an interview once. Then I asked the cop if I could answer the phone as the interviewer was calling me to tell me he was running late. Good times...
by digits_
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

corethatthermal wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:09 am
WHY go to the moon again and WHY go to Mars? We have enough problems on this here little planet to overcome !
If you have to ask, you'll never understand.
by digits_
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Beefitarian wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:13 am
I like the gofund me idea but forget Kim jong.
I say digits and I go and live stream it on the internet. He's been to the north pole, let's do this!

I have a great gag planned for when we return through the van allen belt.
Do you think we can do it in a 172?

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