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by 7ECA
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 18
Views: 2591

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

But the banks did get a bailout, unless I'm mistaken that money never was to be paid back. The support we're talking about here is not a bailout, as it's in loan format. If it was money free and clear (like the USA's) then you could call it a bailout. No idea, because the banks have been anything b...
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 18
Views: 2591

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

The industry needs to change the narrative; stop calling this a bailout - people (read, taxpayers) really hate the term bailout. They remember the Big Three getting "bailed out" and look how that's turned out... You've got to start thinking like the Banks; those fuckers are smart (read, devious). Se...
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6207

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

Sadly, the march will likely be as effective as the one made by proponents of firearms reform that happened recently - well, it was briefly mentioned by the media that a few "nut cases" marched in Ottawa demanding machine guns for all... This government could not care less about the opinions of grou...
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 63
Views: 2013

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

Seems like a goofy idea, certainly not something I've ever seen or heard of out 'West mind you.

How about, as mentioned previously, when holding short you turn your aeroplane roughly 45° to get a better look at the approach path?
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Betterborders.ca Campaign For Rapid Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Betterborders.ca Campaign For Rapid Testing

Form letters to politicians are of little use, as their staffers are adept at making filters to help ignore the "noise". Proper, individually crafted correspondence is a much better option - but via email, it is again of little use; because the MPs public email is handled by a staffer who decides wh...
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

There have been pandemics in the past but ironically it's the aviation industry that was the accelerant for world wide occurrence. Diseases of the sort that become epidemics or pandemics tend to be of the sort that are transmissible via close contact with infected persons. Previous pandemics like t...
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Self attestation for medical renewal
Replies: 36
Views: 5947

Re: Self attestation for medical renewal

If you want confirmation that your attestation was received, and also confirmation of the validity (including the validity period - important, as it's not particularly straight forward) request it either in your email to TC with the attestation or in a follow up. The Pacific Region was quite good ab...
by 7ECA
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fees
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: TC medical fees

Somewhat old news, but the Trudeau Liberals did authorize all Federal Departments to increase their service fees on a yearly basis going forward - due to inflation; or some other horseshit argument... Apparently, it's now more expensive for the TC Dr. to check to make sure the CAME stamped your medi...
by 7ECA
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: ACPA COVID (and Hitler)
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: ACPA COVID (and Hitler)

If you can't laugh in the midst of a pandemic and massive economic downturn that's royally fucked the industry; what's wrong with you?
by 7ECA
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bill Morneau resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: Bill Morneau resigns

Prorogation has a number of reasons, as mentioned it is a method of calling the oppositions bluff around a confidence vote on the throne speech - and of late the opposition including Singh (NDP) have been intimating that they would vote against the government. There is, of course, time to change the...
by 7ECA
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 98
Views: 5378

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

photofly wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:43 pm Hardly anyone could condone that behaviour, so there’s not much to discuss about it.
And yet it's a lucrative portion of the flight training market; well, more lucrative when you get contracts to bring in students - you've got to be more "flexible" if you're going to scam them...
by 7ECA
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 98
Views: 5378

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

I'm impressed, four pages of discussions on how to either cater to more frugal pilots or whether the 172 is a more ideal training aircraft...

When the topic at hand is how a scumbag FTU is taking advantage of international students.
by 7ECA
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

Quite an odd occurrence, I mean the total lack of information around the time of the incident makes it seem even more bizarre. At the time, the Fraser River was running high and fast with the freshet. During those times, it's got a ripping current. I do find it hard to believe that a 172 went into t...
by 7ECA
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 98
Views: 5378

Blue Bird in Hot Water

Appears the rather infamous FTU from Chilliwack is back in hot water, again. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/blue-bird-skyhawk-flight-school-dispute-1.5666064?utm_source=skies-daily-news-news-from-the-web&utm_campaign=skies-daily-news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=news-news-from-the-web&...
by 7ECA
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 6386

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I appreciate this professional--- response. I'll post a specific question, then: Why is VFR FF routinely denied even as far out as Abbotsford / Pitt Meadows -- that is a long, long way to YVR. Pitt is not all that far from YVR, and it's within a few miles of a number of approaches/arrival routes in...
by 7ECA
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A sad end for this HS125
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: A sad end for this HS125

It's probably been flown well beyond operating limitations numerous times, and there's the fact that there's going to be little market for an aeroplane used for drug running - torch it, and claim the "insurance" money.
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2379

Re: I would like your opinion?

The other thing to remember is that this is a bit of an unprecedented situation, so there's bound to be clusterfuckery along the way. I doubt it would matter which party was in power, none of them was or would have been, prepared for this sort of situation.
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Awos Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Re: Awos Canada

rotorspeed wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 pm I don't see one for hope. The others list a frequency. So they don't have a direct phone number, I'm guessing you would have to call FSS
It's an AUTO that generates METARs/SPECIs. And generate SPECIs it certainly does...
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 3360

Re: Fire the Transport minister

The incompetence goes back long before COVID-19. How about the stand on TFWs? Duty/fatigue regs.? Etc...
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3766

Re: Flight training with masks?

The conflicting guidance has been problematic; although trying to hold a pandemic in the age of the twenty-four hour news cycle is a bit of a pain in the ass for the medical field, as they're more used to being left alone to do their jobs until they have something to talk about... My opinion on wear...

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