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by Meatservo
Fri May 22, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Professional Pilots
Replies: 18
Views: 2253

Re: College of Professional Pilots

maybe the problem was the name. :P Can we reopen that debate ?! Yes; if the College of Professional Pilots of Canada was remarkable as a professional organization for any reason, it would be because the majority of their putative recruiting base were too stupid to understand what the word "college"...
by Meatservo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airline pilots/flight training cockpit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: Airline pilots/flight training cockpit?

Are pilots being required to wear face masks now? I hadn't heard this.
by Meatservo
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Floatplane
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Floatplane

Thanks guys, I will get ahold of them. Also I think a King Air on floats would be cool to see 🤣 I imagine it would look a lot like that horrible conversion where they take an innocent Beech 18, put a single vertical stabilizer on it, PT-6es, tricycle gear and a long beaky nose. I think I saw one on...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bush Jobs - Northern Ontario
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: Bush Jobs - Northern Ontario

Also am considering North Star. I realize that I cannot be picky in times like these thats for sure That's the ticket right there. If you can at least score an interview, be sure to mention that you want to work there because you're not picky. That's the kind of go-getter attitude that has "upper m...
by Meatservo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAP GEN Amendments
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: CAP GEN Amendments

I'm still wondering what to do with all these AIP amendments.
by Meatservo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Furlough with bond
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Furlough with bond

I hate to sound like a sea-lawyer here but this is just my two cents when it comes to my philosophy on being made redundant AKA being "laid off". Employment (without a contract) is a basic barter. They take your work; you take their money. Being made redundant is them saying "we've got enough of you...
by Meatservo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 9014

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

rookiepilot wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:05 pm
It's all over the news. The sports fans are in mourning. Groupies all. People are so shallow. "The crowd is fickle. He'll be forgotten in a month".

His life means precisely no more than the other victims of the crash --- FWIW.
...but no less, either.
by Meatservo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Pilot Banter
Replies: 18
Views: 6233

Re: Corporate Pilot Banter

throwawaycorporate wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:40 pm
... I just don't want to become the Borat of the pilot community.
I had a good laugh at that, but then it occurred to me that I'm worried that might have happened to me.
by Meatservo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 6157

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

Is the Metroliner such a masterpiece of an airplane that there is nothing else that could do the job? It is a masterpiece when guided by a master. It is a dangerous piece of shit when guided by a dangerous piece of shit. I hope this helps This is true of any aeroplane. Smartest thing I've read all ...
by Meatservo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 4185

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: 17
Views: 1834

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: 4185

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: 1463

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: 71
Views: 5284

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: 1742

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: 2164

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: 1954

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: 1834

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: 13016

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: 3496

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: 8982

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: 12
Views: 2508

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: 2931

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: 2799

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?

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