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by TailwheelPilot
Tue May 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to certify an electronic logbook?
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: How to certify an electronic logbook?

Do (small) companies actually take the time to check that every single flight in logged correctly? Especially if journey logs are done per leg and the logbook is filled out with one line per day (assuming no plane or crew changes)? It seems like a waste of time since it is not required by anyone exc...
by TailwheelPilot
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 3333

Re: That didn't take long...

Don't be so outraged...their job postings have mostly had that sentence for the past several years. Nothing new. Looking at what remains of their posting history, a King Air 200 Captain posting and a King Air 350 F/O posting did not have it (or I missed it) while King Air 100 F/O and Captain posting...
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Passport photo
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Passport photo

Shopper's Drug Mart does them where I am as well. Some Wal-mart's have photo studios that would do them. Independent photo studios with storefronts as well. Where I live they all charge the same amount and have the photo ready a few minutes after taking it.
by TailwheelPilot
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 14472

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

North-Wright, Coast Dog, and these guys came up with a solution to the rear cargo doors that TC, the FAA, and Cessna could not come up with (or it was prohibitively expensive, which I doubt is the case since these guys are making an STC for it). They are hoping for (and hopefully get) an alternate m...
by TailwheelPilot
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fresh CPL pilot job outlook
Replies: 33
Views: 3743

Re: Fresh CPL pilot job outlook

I see many pilot jobs that will send you all over the country and you're far from your base for a few days. Is there such a job (FO or captain) in this industry where you're home everyday with a decent schedule? Or does the entire industry requires you to have garbage sleep patterns? Regional 704s ...
by TailwheelPilot
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1423

Re: Small aircraft loading

1. Keep it within weight and balance limits. 2. Tie it down. For full loads, loading denser items forward, bulkier items rearwards is a pretty good philosophy for small planes. With light loads you may find loading rearward flies better or is easier to load, depending on type. Not all airframes of t...
by TailwheelPilot
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Susi Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

Re: Susi Air

WTF. Where are you getting your information. No one is making that kind of coin in Indonesia, not even close. The numbers quoted above must be local currency and not USD. Two ex-Susi Air pilots in different conversations told me the same numbers putting their pay at the low to middle of the range (...
by TailwheelPilot
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Susi Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

Re: Susi Air

You'd even make more money than at Susi. Depends where you work there and here. There have been plenty of captains making 10-15k USD per month at Susi (and some other operators) from what I have been told. That said, last I heard Susi Air was trying to reduce costs. No idea if that affects pay or n...
by TailwheelPilot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Don’t the European CL415s scoop from the Mediterranean? Either that or there are some very large lakes I have not heard about in Spain, France, and Greece in videos of their 415s in action.
by TailwheelPilot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 14472

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

PilotDAR, have you ever seen the jettison door arrangement on 152s? I saw that suggested elsewhere for the cargo doors. About the simplest solution I have heard anyone come up with if it would work, never seen the system myself. TC do not need to fast track anything, but a government grant for NRC t...
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 14472

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Sorry, I meant four people. The TC AD threat to restrict it to five people would still mean one person in the third row.
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about working within the USA
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: Question about working within the USA

Figure out how you are going to have the right to work and then consider moving. Last time I looked quite a few years ago there were almost no avenues open to get the right to work for a Canadian unless an employer was going to sponsor you and do a whole bunch of extra work. I serious doubt anyone w...
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 14472

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

The pilot's progression was quite fairly typical for a new float pilot. Work for the operator for a season/year (in this case flying the 206 not working the dock) and then into a float flying position. Presumably the operator felt the pilot could handle it. How much float time is enough? Why does TC...
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Helicopter to Fixed wing advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Helicopter to Fixed wing advice

I've done it, best decision I ever made. You won't regret it. ... Flying a Kingair/PC12 is ridiculously easy. All you need to develop right now is good IFR skills. The rest you should already have (Flight planning, weather, fuel, decision making, airsmanship, etc). I have been flying fixed wing VFR...
by TailwheelPilot
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Declared Emergency by Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

Re: Declared Emergency by Phone

The G1000 Caravan has a generator, alternator, and aircraft battery (same as the legacy). Another single turbine just has a generator and aircraft battery (certified IFR). I would not be surprised if there was no redundancy beyond two generators and the aircraft battery on a King Air.
by TailwheelPilot
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ontario flight training: Sault, Confederation, or train privately?
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Ontario flight training: Sault, Confederation, or train privately?

If you complete your PPL before going to Confederation you will only fly something like 20 hours your first year - the goal is PPL, since you have it they want you to fly just enough to stay current. I would do all your training privately. You should be able to do your training and a year of instruc...
by TailwheelPilot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: From Float flying to Airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: From Float flying to Airlines?

DonutHole wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:10 pm
with the complete and utter insurance clusterfuck for float operators it would be easier for you to move from airlines on to floats.
How bad has insurance for float operators gotten? I have seen many references to higher rates at renewal, but nothing about insurance wanting more experience.
by TailwheelPilot
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Remote Air Strip
Replies: 54
Views: 13887

Re: Remote Air Strip

That's what I suspected for the USFS Twin Otter, but then the North Cariboo one landing at Prairie Creek mine had a door off as well and smokejumpers from that plane in that location seems less likely.
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Remote Air Strip
Replies: 54
Views: 13887

Re: Remote Air Strip

What is the benefit of flying a Twin Otter without one of the rear doors (in both of the last two videos)?
by TailwheelPilot
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 8544

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

I considered that, but after reading a critique of the Clarity Aloft I am not certain if that is as useful as it sounds. It seems that earplugs do not provide the same protection as ear muffs/a passive headset because vibrations still reach the ear with ear plugs whereas they are absorbed/blocked by...
by TailwheelPilot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 8544

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

I have used a Telex 50D in Twin Otters, but not Beavers or Otters. It is an older headset, clunky, heavy, and I do not think the ANR is as good as the newer headsets, but it is comparable to a passive David Clark without power. My experience with their customer service has been bearable but not grea...
by TailwheelPilot
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1814

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

Full seats and 30 minutes fuel (VFR reserve) is not all that useful either...
by TailwheelPilot
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2983

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

If they really cared about reducing greenhouse gas emissions they would sit in Ottawa or at home and do their entire campaign online or by phone. Come to think of it, they should sit in their home (in their ridings) to conduct their entire job by teleconference and reduce emissions from trips back a...
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best mini iPad for VFR
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Best mini iPad for VFR

Not up on the latest, but mini iPads without cellular used to not have A n-built GPS so you needed an external antenna to get position information.
by TailwheelPilot
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4783

Re: Seaplane down with seven on board.

I have not flown lots of 185s but all of the POHs I have seen (late models) had the third row of seating in the W&B section. I never saw mention of belts for more than two people, the seat belt attach points were always by the walls and on centerline. I used the third row on occasion flying one plan...

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