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by 7ECA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

ayseven wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:40 am
I didn't think they expired.
You have no idea what you're talking about, then.

Take a look at your licence, it"ll have a row starting with FI, then the class held and a statement like "...to 2019 JUN/JUIN 01..."
by 7ECA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 62
Views: 2724

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I think leaving after fulfilling the written agreement is fine. I would if it was me -- or negotiate; to offer my employer the chance to match a superior offer. If the company has a bond in place, the agreement is; work for X time period or pay X amount of money if you leave early. If the fellow kn...
by 7ECA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6569

Re: Corona Virus

Covid-2019 appears to be much more virulent than SARS, although SARS thus far has a higher rate of mortality - which may change as time goes by.

But, so far at least the virus has been largely contained in China and likely will continue to be; unless of course you see widespread panic/social unrest.
by 7ECA
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

I would argue that while one could certainly do both, the digital exam as well as the PSA blood test, one or the other should suffice. The problem, as it were, with the digital exam alone is as mentioned; that it often fails to diagnose an issue until the prostate has grown significantly - a stage a...
by 7ECA
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 40
Views: 4815

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

Just for the hell of it, I pulled the NOTAMs for "just" CYPK. Twelve NOTAMs are listed, of those at most six are actually relevant to CYPK (although one is about ball markers and another about a tower light being out) the other six, well I get to read that the PAL is out at Williams Lake, Iran and I...
by 7ECA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 40
Views: 4815

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

An interesting CADORS that references the new and "improved" NOTAM system. 2020-02-06 Narrative: Aviation Incident Report #16479: Parks Canada was conducting avalanche control operations in Rogers Pass on December 4, 2019. Avalanche control activities in this area are a joint operation with the Park...
by 7ECA
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

From what I've heard, option #1; a radical prostatectomy is a surgical procedure that can carry numerous risks to quality of life - because of where the organ is located, things like urinary incontinence, ED, etc. Of course, depending on the severity of the cancer it may be the best option for survi...
by 7ECA
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

No one seems to tell guys, that when you turn forty things start to fall apart - and you need to start going to the doctor regardless of how you feel. At the very least, you should go to the doctor once a year for an annual checkup. Problem is, too many guys ignore minor symptoms which may increment...
by 7ECA
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio
Replies: 19
Views: 2918

Re: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio

There are plenty of jobs available for low timers; ramp, dock, CSA, freight agent, dispatch, flight follower, fueler, baggage handler, etc. The sky, is the limit.
by 7ECA
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6569

Re: Corona Virus

It may, or may not, have a large impact on aviation. Obviously large scale shutdowns of routes will have an impact on the bottom line; but it's not as though flights have been stopped to the entire Asia/Pacific region. Closing borders will be ineffective, as it incentivizes smuggling - if people are...
by 7ECA
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Office Space and Tie-downs available at Langley Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Office Space and Tie-downs available at Langley Airport

That may very well be, but most of the "unclaimed" land floods, or at least floats, with a little rain. Problem with building on a peat bog. Actually, the funniest project will be that proposed restaurant/seaplane terminal on the banks of the Fraser. That'll only take a few loads of back fill to sor...
by 7ECA
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Office Space and Tie-downs available at Langley Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Office Space and Tie-downs available at Langley Airport

Seems to be the thing to do at the moment, Langley and Pitt are building things. Although, from the sound of things Pitt is going to be outdoing Langley quite handily with all of the development going on.
by 7ECA
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6569

Re: Corona Virus

@7ECA I'm trying to remember the last time 50+ Million people were quarantined - this is huge Red Flag imho. As for comparisons to seasonal Flu - this appears to have double the infectious rate, 30 times the mortality rate and 14 times the initial asymptomatic period (in which the virus is communic...
by 7ECA
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6569

Re: Corona Virus

Assuming they aren't coming into contact with the "great unwashed masses", and that they wash their hands and practice generally accepted best practices for hygiene; the risk of contracting the virus is about the same as any other virus. I find it interesting that people (read conspiracy theorists) ...
by 7ECA
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Coulson C-130 missing NSW
Replies: 28
Views: 3380

Re: Coulson C-130 missing NSW

I noticed an AD was released by the FAA for a whole raft of C-130s due to elevator boost assembly actuator cracking which can cause a loss of hydraulic pressure, and apparently can lead to significant reduction in controllability. https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/awd-cn/documents/US2019-25-20....
by 7ECA
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6569

Re: Corona Virus

I clicked on those links, and immediately wondered what kind of bullshit I was reading. Even a fraction of their prediction(s) would have a marked effect on the world economy - actually, it'd probably bring economic collapse in short order. As for the "Chinese are lying commie POS" trope, seriously ...
by 7ECA
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 81
Views: 2157

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

That's only morning checklist #1 Please refer to morning checklist #2-6 for those steps Darn, I guess I forgot to add to my silent checks a check to check if I had checked if there were any additional checklists for the morning... Might need to add those little coloured sticky tabs to the checklist...
by 7ECA
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 81
Views: 2157

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Morning Checklist #1, Rev 1 Reason for amendment: Insert 'Butter: APPLY' Coffee start Button: DEPRESS Toaster ENGAGE Coffee: POUR Cream: AS DESIRED Toast: REMOVE Butter: APPLY Jam: APPLY You'll need an additional revision, you've forgotten the 3-Ss. Important part of any morning routine. Oh dear, a...
by 7ECA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6569

Re: Corona Virus

The asymptomatic and contagious thing is a common attribute of many illnesses - including more common influenza. Not particularly novel, in the case of 2019-nCoV. As a matter of fact, rather normal... People around the world freaked the @#$! out about SARS, a disease which infected less than 9,000 p...
by 7ECA
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 2815

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

There most certainly are miserable airline pilots, but the same goes for every facet of the industry - you'll always find them, or rather they'll find you. Every company has at least one miserable prick who goes out of their way to try and make those around them miserable. They usually have some adv...
by 7ECA
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coronavirus.
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Coronavirus.

And now it is truly international, with the first confirmed case in the US - pax travelled from China to Seattle; sought treatment on the 15th, and confirmed as the new virus as of the 20th.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51194651
by 7ECA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 101
Views: 12226

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Seriously, how is it that these sorts of idiotic sexist comments are considered kosher on the open forum? They add absolutely nothing to the discussion - which has nothing to do with gender, other than the fact that this particular accident just so happened to have a female PIC.
by 7ECA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coronavirus.
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Coronavirus.

Academics in the UK figured that the actual number of cases was around 1,700; rather than the much lower "confirmed" number the authorities had initially published (something like 300). This estimate was released prior to todays announcement that the disease has been confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai a...
by 7ECA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Central Mountain Air FO Pay
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: Central Mountain Air FO Pay

Even if I'm working for somewhere, even for a couple years, it's nice to be paid an actual "Competitive Compensation", instead of lied to about the pay being competetive. Pay is on par with industry standard, and all that jazz is a load of BS. The best line I ever heard from an exec./manager, when ...
by 7ECA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 2426

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/free_speech.png I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal t...

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