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by Meatservo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

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: 12067

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: 3133

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: 8494

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: 2383

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: 2783

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: 2579

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: 3572

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: 4622

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: 8042

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: 8042

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: 8042

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: 2183

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: 1060

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: 17307

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: 17307

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.
by Meatservo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17307

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

pelmet wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:43 pm
There can be other reasons for a dual engine failure. Just ask Sully.
Sully's engines weren't reverse-flow with inertial separators and compressor inlet screens behind a 1900 rpm meat grinder.
by Meatservo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3523

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

What are your goals? What experience do you have now? How's the job, the pay? If it were me I'd take the 146... It's hard to say without having a rough idea of your background, and more about the jobs on offer. I'd be thinking about pay. What does a King Air captain make these days? What does a 146...
by Meatservo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3523

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Strictly speaking from a career perspective, 705 jet FO time isn't worth that much. PIC time is key. You'll get further ahead in the long run with PIC time as a general rule. As mentioned, the Avro 100/BAE-146 is a useless type rating. Many overseas operators still require Jet time on types over 40...
by Meatservo
Thu May 30, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3973

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

I'd like to thank Adam Oke for the time and thought he put into his post on the last page. There is lots of good advice there. It would take some self-discipline, but if you followed that advice you would not regret it.
by Meatservo
Thu May 23, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5102

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

I'm afaid it makes me quite cynical when I see that it's (of course) airline CEOs that are the main driver towards this. There is simply no rational safety-case to be made in favour of this arrangement. I just think it would be a really, really boring job. All the reasons I ever wanted to be an avia...
by Meatservo
Tue May 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5456

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Interesting the knee-jerk reactions to this crash to: A). Ban the Sukhoi SuperJet. B). Award medals to the flight crew for heroically landing and initiating the evacuation. It would be nice to establish whether or not the evacuation was made necessary BY the flight crew's landing, before giving the...
by Meatservo
Mon May 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5456

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Was the bounced cause by the emergency, or did the bounce create the emergency? Supposedly there is an interview with the captain of this flight. He said there was a lightning strike followed by airplane flight control law changing to direct with no protections, similar to Airbus. I looked up the p...
by Meatservo
Fri May 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Midair collision video
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Re: Midair collision video

I'm amazed the 'copter made out a lot better than the 'plane!
by Meatservo
Thu May 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25190

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Well, we don't know if this particular aircraft was equipped with turn&bank indicators, a battery-driven standby horizon, or what. Did the autopilot cause an unusual attitude as the horizon failed, before disengaging, or were the pilots hand-flying, did the instrument fail suddenly or slowly, we don...

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