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by CH124 Driver
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

linecrew wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:37 am
CH124 Driver wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:36 pm
CT156 Harvard II was entered as TEX2...
This made me chuckle. Shouldn't it be PC9? Just kidding...just kidding....
If it were a PC9, yes. But it’s not. They’re different with different designators.

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by CH124 Driver
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

The GPH 204A is the military flight planning guide. It details the ICAO flight plan and what to put where. We don’t use RCAF type designators, we use ICAO ones. In 15 years of flying Sea Kings, I only ever entered S61 as the aircraft type. CT156 Harvard II was entered as TEX2, CH148 Cyclone is enter...
by CH124 Driver
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sea King copters to be troop carriers
Replies: 14
Views: 862

No, it won't hover on one engine, but my understanding of the EH101 is that it won't hover with one failed engine either. Actually, we (Cormorant) can hover with one failed engine (we have 3).....unless a high DA, temp, close to max gross etc. Interesting. Truth be told, the Sea King can hover on o...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sea King copters to be troop carriers
Replies: 14
Views: 862

Just cause it's new doesn't make it better. The Cyclone has approx performance to the SK and like the SK if you lose an engine in the Hover, your going swimming. From the MHP SOR: 4.1.2.3.2. In order to reduce the risk of loss of an aircraft in the maritime environment, it is essential that the MH ...
by CH124 Driver
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your experience with mike lip lights
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

We're issued them for our flying helmets, I think it's one of the best things I've ever been issued. It shines where you look and is quite handy for reading approach plates or anything else. Ours are NVG green lights, so it kind of makes some of the things on the map a little hard to see, but it's n...
by CH124 Driver
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Yet another Sea King crash.
Replies: 48
Views: 7372

I'm not surprised at some of the posts on here! Those things are hard to get parts for, wanna bet they yank that sucker back to D or E hanger and rebuild it?? What was the Tail # of that one that went in just off Eastern Passage? Was that 424 0r 434? Not the Squadrons, the tail number? Anybody reme...
by CH124 Driver
Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Yet another Sea King crash.
Replies: 48
Views: 7372

You ever landed on a ship with a Sea King? Didn't think so. That has got to be the most incredibly blatant BS I've ever seen, where the hell did you find that tripe? A little info from someone who has landed on a ship..... Why do you have to be so jerky? This isn't the navy. Good, because I'm not i...
by CH124 Driver
Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Yet another Sea King crash.
Replies: 48
Views: 7372

No kidding, these things need to be retired pronto. Some of the older ones even have vacuum tube avionics! The CF Air Command has one manouver, called the bear trap (used for landing a helo on a ship in heavy weather, really interesting to read up on too if you've never heard of it). Anyways, appar...
by CH124 Driver
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ditching Course
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Very effective training, when I did it last summer for the Sea King, we did 14 dunks in total. We practiced with and without EBS (emergency breathing system), we exited via every exit from both the right seat and left seat. We also did off level dunks, ie not 180 degrees inverted, as well as in the...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taxi Gyros Check Callout
Replies: 63
Views: 8008

One should just do the checks and not "babble" a la Sault school of Bafflegab" a simple "intruments check OK" will keep the cockpit quiet so you can hear such things as "hold short" and othe stuff that can get you dead!. When these "babble mouths" have come for pre-hire check rides and insist on co...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ditching Course
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Hey I know this is kind of a change form all the hatin going back and forth on the thread right now, but what's it liked to get dunked???? Is it comparable to freefalling from 30 feet and contorting your body so your disoriented under the water? More intense? Less? Do they use actual aircraft for i...
by CH124 Driver
Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ditching Course
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

hz2p wrote:
I'm going to call you a liar if you say you've never done a practice forced approach.
I'm afraid to ask what a "back course" approach is ... that sounds like something from prison again :lol:
Speaking from experience?
by CH124 Driver
Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ditching Course
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Did it last year for the Cormorant. Great training. I hear it's a must for the Cormorant :lol: -=0=LIR=0=- It's a must for all CF helo crews, as well as most offshore oil workers. I didn't know the new whipping horse was the Cormorant. I'm sorry, I was busy today crashing airplanes as practice for ...
by CH124 Driver
Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ditching Course
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

It might just be me, but paying to go on a ditching course seems a lot like paying a bunch of guys to gang rape/sodomize you as preparation before you go to prison. It has been my experience that you don't need to practice being miserable, life will arrange for plenty of that for you on it's own. I...
by CH124 Driver
Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taxi Gyros Check Callout
Replies: 63
Views: 8008

It depends on your aircraft, for the Sea King I use "needle left, ball right, 3 compases decreasing (BDHI, RMI, Standby), 3 steady (VGI, Alt, and A/S) and TACAN tracking", of course checked both directions.

istp, that brings back some memories. Sault College Class of 2000.
by CH124 Driver
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Force
Replies: 67
Views: 13998

Re: mmm

Well I agree that mil flying and civ flying are different in some ways, but I think the suggestion was to use experienced comm pilots to fill where there was a need to fill. I do not think it would take that long to train a comm pilot in the mil world. I have done both and think it would be a great...
by CH124 Driver
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: tax dollars at work
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Hey, no problem. All our Hercs are brand-new. Our CF-188's never have maintenance problems, and our Sea Kings .... uh .... :roll: I never said that. I was pointing out that a 10 year old aircraft is hardly an antique. duplicate2, yes we are, but I believe that's one of the E model Hercs. We also ha...
by CH124 Driver
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Force
Replies: 67
Views: 13998

Re: ego check

Hold on there.. Dont get tooo high on your horse about Mil flying being different. At one time you did not know how to do what you are doing now. Also, there are many civvy pilots which just dont fly people around either..... Flying is flying and each has its special abilities.... Not high on my ho...
by CH124 Driver
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force Pilots?
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

Does helo time count for Total Time when applying for a job after you leave the Air Force? Also, how many people get onto the fixed wing planes (aside from the Hornet)? Sure does, hours are hours, though there is a differentiation between fixed wing and rotory wing, that's why there's caveats for A...
by CH124 Driver
Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: tax dollars at work
Replies: 9
Views: 830

hz2p wrote:I'm glad to hear the wings stayed on that antique for the duration of the flight.
Antiques? You are aware that some of those Hercs are less than 10 years old right? Airframes 130343 and 130344 to be exact, we got them in 1996. I bet your car is older than that.
by CH124 Driver
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force Pilots?
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

French you will have to do, takes 33 weeks if you don't already know it. So you need to be fluent, or just pass the 33 week course? I only have grade 9 French, and I forget it all. How many people in your group got picked to be on the Hornets, Transport, and helicopters? There is no pass or fail. D...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force Pilots?
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

No, I wasn't clear I guess, the 3 years starts the day you enroll, or the day you're promoted to 2Lt which ever happens later. I was promoted to 2Lt in May of 2000, I got my wings in Apr of 2004, my promotion and pay were backdated for Lt effective May 2001 and Capt effective May 2003. lol, I still...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force Pilots?
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

So, 3 years after you get your Wings, you get 67K. On the site it says it takes 2 years for your Wings. Is it usually more? Do you have to be fluent in French? I know that you get 7 months second language training and maybe more. Does that training last for however long it takes you to learn French...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force Pilots?
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

Sorry, I guess I cant really comment on flying helicopters, Ive never been on one. Those 2 of 16 that get Hornets, are they just lucky, or the best of the bunch throughout the training? What decides who goes where? Also, is the salary as good as they make it? $40k for the first few years, then $60k...
by CH124 Driver
Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force Pilots?
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

So there are military pilots here. How many new pilots get stuck on helos? If I joined, I would not want to fly helos, anything but. Also, how hard is the training? Like the basic officer training, land and sea survival, etc? And of course, my dream job, how many get put on the Hornets? Stuck on he...

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