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by Prodriver
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Introduces ‘Targeted Inspections’
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

Re: Transport Canada Introduces ‘Targeted Inspections’

Complete waste of time! Just more red tape from a bloated Bureaucracy, they couldn't help them selves and never followed the ICAO mandates that 12500 and below where to be exempted like every other country but Canada and our largest competitor the US.
by Prodriver
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pulling the Chute
Replies: 16
Views: 2194

Re: Pulling the Chute

What kind of shit box was that?
by Prodriver
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3039

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

Just don't turn my transponder on. They don't even know I'm there. But phone... In the time it takes to sign in online, etc, I could have already talked to someone at FIC, and been on my way to get a coffee. Plus it's nice to support fellow staff in aviation in an era of jobs going to computers I h...
by Prodriver
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3039

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

The eApis part of Fltplan as stated earlier is the best part and worth every penny. The only issue I have had is accidently inputting Zulu time instead of Local. I wish they would allow you to select your preference.
by Prodriver
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3039

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

+ 1 on Fltplan, I really like the preferred routes that show up.
by Prodriver
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US Airforce may recall 1000 retired pilots!
Replies: 6
Views: 2380

US Airforce may recall 1000 retired pilots!

Here is some interesting news on the upcoming pilot shortages.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/air-force-reca ... d=50629597
by Prodriver
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying down to the states
Replies: 20
Views: 2576

Re: Flying down to the states

This is one of the best tools for crossing the border, but it has a yearly fee. I find it way easier than the Government site.

https://www.fltplan.com/eapisinfo.htm
by Prodriver
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Daily Rate For A Small Turbo-Prop
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: Daily Rate For A Small Turbo-Prop

I like the 300/500 model. If you are looking after the AC full time, 604, data bases, paper work, etc., maybe some guaranteed days / month are in order as well. 2 to 7 days / month at a rate that works and fits the operations?
by Prodriver
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11986

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Landing and user fees at most CDN airports. They are sucking the life out of aviation. They are continuing to have an orgy with staff, security, fire trucks and continue to drive up the costs of operating these tax payer assets. There is no accountability. Read the link below. Useless Red tape! htt...
by Prodriver
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11986

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Landing and user fees at most CDN airports. They are sucking the life out of aviation. They are continuing to have an orgy with staff, security, fire trucks and continue to drive up the costs of operating these tax payer assets. There is no accountability. Read the link below. Useless Red tape! http...
by Prodriver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18466

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

I doubt it. The only case to be made in favour of that is money. There is no safety case that favours a pilot on the ground above a pilot in the plane. Especially if the guy on the ground is the one with the “override” capability. You could cite the circumstances of the German Wings event as a poss...
by Prodriver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18466

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

Once there is the ability to have global data, we are going to see one pilot and the co-pilot on the ground working multiple flights with the ability to override the one pilot and auto land in the event of an emergency or unscheduled event. He would be a handy resource and he would still be talking ...
by Prodriver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18466

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

I see one pilot in the aircraft and a co-pilot on the ground with the ability to lock out the pilot and auto land if required. He would be a pretty handy resource in the event of a problem. Once the infrastructure in 2027 is built out for data transmition and communication, look out! http://oneweb.w...
by Prodriver
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern Operators threatened by 'absurd' Transport Canada rules
Replies: 32
Views: 4835

Re: Northern Operators threatened by 'absurd' Transport Canada rules

If they were worried about safety they would base a SAR team and Aircraft out of Edmonton or Namao and not Comox. The Minister sure seems to drink the Kool-Aid, great party member. Starting to feel like a communist country.
by Prodriver
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: American made flying movie!
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

American made flying movie!

This looks like a great movie with Tom Cruise about Barry Seals life flying with the CIA, etc.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/vid ... v_vi_aiv_1
by Prodriver
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!
Replies: 23
Views: 5719

Re: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!

I already know of two Jets being moved to US reg as we speaker over this and the 604 crap. This kind of of red tape and Socialism is going to cause an unprecedented amount of capital flight and your going to have more in common with that Syrian's on TV than you ever thought possible. My advice is yo...
by Prodriver
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: File SID in Flight Plan or Not?
Replies: 15
Views: 3542

Re: File SID in Flight Plan or Not?

Sorry I meant Fltplan.com, as it has better route listings. I filed a trip to the US, didn't go, but Nav Canada called to ask why I didn't file the preferred route. So they do watch.
by Prodriver
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Hangar Battle at CYZU Whitecourt Alberta (previously titled "Things are getting ugly at CYZU") gofundme request
Replies: 109
Views: 26348

Re: Legal Hangar Battle at CYZU Whitecourt Alberta (previously titled "Things are getting ugly at CYZU") gofundme reque

Great info, thanks for posting that!

Bureaucrats don't like it when there plan's don't go the way they like and they will gladly spend OPM to sort out and protect there little kingdoms that they have created. We are getting more like Red China every day. Sad really.......
by Prodriver
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YVR Flow
Replies: 40
Views: 4014

Re: YVR Flow

I have noticed it is being abused as well. There should be no need for loading up air crews with this crap, just deal with it or vector traffic for arrivals, etc. There are lots of tools in your tool kit to apply.(Speed, Vectors, holds Etc.) How does one CADOR the ATC system that we are paying to us...
by Prodriver
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: End of the Line for the PC6 Porter
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

End of the Line for the PC6 Porter

Very sad to hear that Pilatus is shutting down production of a great airplane.

https://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/en/new ... orter-pc-6
by Prodriver
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!
Replies: 23
Views: 5719

Another Blow to Canadian aviation!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse! Another stomach punch to industry and the business community. Just give me my Red book!

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ ... e-aircraft
by Prodriver
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Cariboo Air Dan Wuthrich
Replies: 9
Views: 4480

Re: North Cariboo Air Dan Wuthrich

W5 wrote:My condolences to the extended Wuthrich family, as well as the North Cariboo family. A good man. RIP Danny.
+1

Sad news and a big loss for Canadian aviation and the north.

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