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by Meatservo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3076

Re: Operating different machines.

BALLS, GGGQ. You are cherry-picking just as outrageously as anyone else. Weight limits? Load restrictions? Road atlas? 75 foot vehicle? Hazmat? Load security? Winter ops? Fatigue? Dunnage? Come on. I was talking about "differences", not "Things That Are Exactly The Same". So what if you don't know a...
by Meatservo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots?
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: College of Pilots?

I continue to pay into this thing because I'm a dreamer and I once dreamed of a day when aerial navigation might be considered a "profession" rather than a "job", but honestly yeah, I'm not getting my sixty bucks back.
by Meatservo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3076

Re: Operating different machines.

Cat Driver , I want to start by apologizing for my comment about the hollowed-out watermelon. I was drinking after work (flying planes) and it seemed like a funny comment to make at the time. I've been thinking about your question, and I believe the truth can be found by breaking things down into d...
by Meatservo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Serious B737-300 incident Nigeria
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Serious B737-300 incident Nigeria

So the engine cowlings on these things are made of fibre-board??
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by Meatservo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3953

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

You don't need to hand fly to minimums in IMC to be good at it... take advantage of good weather, and ask the guy you're flying with if he's okay with you doing the ILS raw data from the intercept down to minimums with you keeping your head inside until minimums. It won't create any issues as long ...
by Meatservo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ

Huh. Usually co-pilots take out the right-hand runway lights. No-one will ever know what happened here.
by Meatservo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Have you ever flown with Durian
Replies: 9
Views: 2023

Re: Have you ever flown with Durian

I've read that there's a specific gene that enables an individual to smell a particularly yucky aromatic ester in brussels sprouts. People without this gene don't find them as gross as people with the gene.

I wonder if the same applies for Durian.
by Meatservo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1768

Re: Autoland in a Piper

I still maintain all ab initio flight training for the first few hours be done in a NORDO trail dragger before new pilots are introduced to the current tech. Map reading, looking out the window and conventional gear. What a concept. :mrgreen: Pfffft. Taildragger. Try tail skids. Or all skids like t...
by Meatservo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1726

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

Hard no. On paper, you're a crewmember, behind any dead-heading trainee flight attendants. That's why the captain has the option of examining your pilot's license,RAIC, and company ID before allowing you on the flight. I've experienced everything from a captain wanting to see all this shit, to fligh...
by Meatservo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12342

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

After convening with several other captains, I decided to approach the CP about someone's upgrade. Not to sewer them, but just to suggest that it be put off another year. I got crapped on so hard that I'm not sure I would ever do it again. CP accused me of trying to undermine his job, and told me t...
by Meatservo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3233

Re: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

golden hawk wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:27 pm
For safely landing in the cornfield, they will promote him from Captain to Kernel

:wink:
I was racking my brain for a "corn" pun of some kind but obviously you're the better man. Hilarious. Well done.
by Meatservo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8656

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

How often do sea planes end up upside down in the water " not " caused by pilot error? I saw a commercially-operated Beaver once, when the floats were installed the threaded "boxing wire" rigging rods that criss-cross between the fuselage and the opposite side floats were installed incorrectly. One...
by Meatservo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 2420

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

I don't think operating ANY engine is an "art form". The act of flying itself may be referred to as an art in some circumstances, but I can't think of any creativity or non-linear thinking ("outside the box" as it were) that helps one operate an engine. You either do it right or you don't. A modern ...
by Meatservo
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Re: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?

m13ll3 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:30 pm
Out of curiosity, do you equally think that men will "flock" to female pilots?
Judging from the behaviour I've witnessed at work, they already do.
by Meatservo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2638

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

Does anyone else have that bad dream where they're flying under some wires, and it turns out there are more wires and you can't go up, then suddenly there's a chance to go up over them so you do, only to get trapped under another set of wires, and now you're between two sets of wires?
by Meatservo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3638

Re: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer

Whenever this happens, lately it seems to happen in Glasgow. Why is that?
by Meatservo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 37
Views: 4706

Re: Home made procedures

What the guy in the other post thinks is that he's invented some super-duper way to get as low as you can before crossing a shoreline onto glassy water, with the goal of using as little lake as possible for the landing. He proposes approaching the shoreline with a high angle of attack, slow speed, a...
by Meatservo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8300

Re: Another Norseman...gone

I am sure it can be done and i am asking if anyone is doing it with beneficial results for their operation . Perhaps I should be asking on an AMERICAN site, seeing that Canadians are becoming such .. LOL :D Usually on this site, some moron eventually will come around and crash the conversation, get...
by Meatservo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8300

Re: Another Norseman...gone

corethatthermal wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 am
Has anyone in the float world tried backside power approaches to a glassy then transition to front side approach by adding power and be immediately onto the glassy approach profile for your A/C ?
No.
by Meatservo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8300

Re: Another Norseman...gone

I know this isn't true for everyone, but for me, over 20 years of commercial float-flying from little Cessnas, Caravans, Otters, Beavers and Twin Otters all over Canada; every glassy water landing gave me a slightly elevated heart-rate. Never bunged one up but never approached the situation casually...
by Meatservo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Does no-one wear seatbelts?
Replies: 19
Views: 2271

Re: Does no-one wear seatbelts?

Well, I gotta admit: I usually don't bother to take off my seatbelt if I'm staying in my seat, but once I do take it off, I am not particularly likely to put it back on until the sign tells me to. I probably should, obviously, but I'm not going to make fun of people who don't do it either.
by Meatservo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sun's True Bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Sun's True Bearing

It's actually sort of an approximation of the Sun's "local hour angle". What it really tells you is the angular distance in longitude between where you are and the place on Earth that the sun is directly overhead. Thus, at the equator it wouldn't work, but the farther North you are, the better it wo...
by Meatservo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17825

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

Illya Kuryakin wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
corethatthermal wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Could they have made the throttle levers any taller?
These things are flown by biker wannabes. The tall throttles make the drivers think of ape hangars.
Illya
*HANGERS

Why are people so consistently unable to understand the difference between a hangar and a hanger?
by Meatservo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17825

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:04 am

OK. How about contaminated fuel like the Cathay A330 guys?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathay_ ... Flight_780
Could be.

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