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by Nark
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US Airforce may recall 1000 retired pilots!
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: US Airforce may recall 1000 retired pilots!

Enlisted soldier have to give 8 years. Usually, an active duty soldier does 4 active, the the balance is in-active. You might remember the term "stop-loss" during the Iraqi surge 07/08. Once you serve the 8 years, you're done. No recalling ability. Officers: Different story. We have "service obligat...
by Nark
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CH-146 Griffon activity around Edmonton
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: CH-146 Griffon activity around Edmonton

400'600'
Why are they flying so high?

I swapped a bit of airspace with those dudes overseas. They sure can move those underpowered birds around!
by Nark
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots
Replies: 53
Views: 10624

Re: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots

There's a lot of assumptions in this thread.

A smart pilot flies the aircraft the way the boss wants them too.
Some pilots forget who the boss is.
by Nark
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61595

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Wallypilot,


Air Canada pilots don't @#$! up... ever. Not in Halifax, not in Montgomery Bay, not if San Fran....

I can't remember where the radar altimeter antenna is, but I imagine with the deck angle during go around, the tires were lower than 59'.
by Nark
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Catering truck causes grief to Porter airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4728

Re: Catering truck causes grief to Porter airlines

Linecrew,

I see the disconnect here. What I meant to convey is driving vehicles while the chocks are being dragged.
by Nark
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Catering truck causes grief to Porter airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4728

Re: Catering truck causes grief to Porter airlines

linecrew wrote:
Nark wrote: Dragging chocks,...etc...
How is dragging a chock detrimental to the integrity of said chock? As a former rampy for a few decades, I don't get it.
It shows the extreme lack of situational awareness.
by Nark
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CF18 crash @ Cold Lake
Replies: 33
Views: 9194

Re: CF18 crash @ Cold Lake

Illya Kuryakin wrote:A stark reminder that these things are dangerous. Training has always been more dangerous than combat. More pilots lost their lives in WWII trading accidents than were killed in combat. Fly safe everybody.
Illya
No, that's not the case. Hasn't been for many, many years.
by Nark
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Man banned from Delta Flights after Pro - Trump Rant.
Replies: 118
Views: 4695

Re: Man banned from Delta Flights after Pro - Trump Rant.

Reading/listening to Canadian liberals opinions on the affairs of the US, is like listening to flight attendants tell each other how to fly the plane.
by Nark
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Set to Pick Airbus Over Leonardo for Rescue Planes
Replies: 47
Views: 9087

Re: Canada Set to Pick Airbus Over Leonardo for Rescue Planes

Fantastic. Good on you guys for getting something. Long time overdue.

Gannet167: the Herc and C295/C27J are different classes.

You're comparison is like a C130 to a C17. Different missions.
by Nark
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot demands 'common decency' after passengers argue U.S. politics
Replies: 94
Views: 7249

Re: Pilot demands 'common decency' after passengers argue U.S. politics

I stopped reading a while ago, but for good measure, quoting or using Wikipedia negates any point you're trying to convey.
by Nark
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10822

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

North Shore wrote:anyone got a copy of the approach plate(s) handy?
Ask and you shall receive.
by Nark
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving America
Replies: 40
Views: 3042

Re: Happy Thanksgiving America

Ohhhhh the smugness...

I'm sure jealous that Canada was so civilly tamed...

Growing up, I remember that Monday in October being full of turkey, then carted off to the rink to burn off that excess gravy. What exactly were we giving thanks too?
by Nark
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol
Replies: 39
Views: 7047

Re: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol

Trying to keep it simple.

Not everyone here is an airline pilot with multitudes of transport sized airframe experience.
by Nark
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol
Replies: 39
Views: 7047

Re: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol

Don't confuse my snarkyness with not advocating for genuine skills. Without at least 1 autopilot, we aren't landing CAT II. As for the rudder on the bus, the computers are always smarter than any pilot would ever dream. At no point has any pilot ever disconnected the autopilot, or uttered the words,...
by Nark
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23399

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

AirFrame wrote:No, seriously... Why is a SH called a "growler"?
It's not. It's a different model performing a different mission:electronic warfare.


http://planes.axlegeeks.com/compare/135 ... per-Hornet
by Nark
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol
Replies: 39
Views: 7047

Re: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol

It's cute you think captains don't screw up approaches or the landing.

The A320 is nothing like a Beaver or float plane, or taildragger. Ask me how I know.
by Nark
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The future
Replies: 234
Views: 23515

Re: The future

To finish, I thought again about the new era concept or change of mentalities, maybe Trump was meant to be elected by a silent majority. Just st a point of clarification. Trump was not elected by a majority of the poular vote. In fact, Hillary won the popular vote by more than 1.4 million votes! Th...
by Nark
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Envoy air and the Americans
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Re: Envoy air and the Americans

And a flow to mainline.

However this is nothing more than supply and demand. There are very few pilots on the back end of the upward hiring. These bonuses are designed for other regional pilots to laterally move from one RJ to another.
by Nark
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Embraer supported by the U.S. unhappy about Bombardier funding
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Re: Embraer supported by the U.S. unhappy about Bombardier funding

Isn't the only reason the Cseries is anything more what the arrow was, is beacuase of American orders?
by Nark
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: If your pilot dies you are gonna die ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 13268

Re: If your pilot dies you are gonna die ;)

I had a few thousand hours of fixed wing time before heading to rotary flight school. The first time hovering was like trying to balance a bowling ball on a baseball. In cruise it's, for the most part, identical to fixed wing flying. Once you slow down below a certain speed you need to know how to h...
by Nark
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Catering truck causes grief to Porter airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4728

Re: Catering truck causes grief to Porter airlines

Someone didn't do their once around visual check before departure..... Not sure how Porter works and their SOP's, but the regional airline I worked for and the major airline I currently work for require a walk around by the flight crew, however this is a prime example of a walk around accomplished,...
by Nark
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [video]
Replies: 125
Views: 16055

Re: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [video]

Saxub wrote:How the hell does that happen? What kind of pilots are flying for these demos?
Evidently not very good ones.
by Nark
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot and pax lucky to be alive
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Pilot and pax lucky to be alive

Ohhh Rockie. Are you an expert on the different Masts and Rotors helicopters have? How mechanical mixing units work? Little things like... seats and their construction? Skids. You know, the things E190's don't have. Now if the rotorway had redundant servos and hydraulic systems that could sustain a...
by Nark
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot and pax lucky to be alive
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Pilot and pax lucky to be alive

Ohhh Rockie. Are you an expert on the different Masts and Rotors helicopters have? How mechanical mixing units work? Little things like... seats and their construction? Skids. You know, the things E190's don't have. Now if the rotorway had redundant servos and hydraulic systems that could sustain a ...
by Nark
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot and pax lucky to be alive
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Pilot and pax lucky to be alive

Airframe, Why kind if helo was this? Rotorway? After watching a British dude build one (Discovery Wings, on YouTube) it looks very challenging, beyond what an RV would take. I've only flown helicopters with tons of inertia in the blades (TH-67,OH58, UH60), nothing squirly like a Robby. Rockie, Much ...

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