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by pelmet
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 44
Views: 9206

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

I have a little yellow electronic CO detector that I can clip onto my shirt. Pretty handy.
by pelmet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada

For those thinking of spending money in a foreign country, why not support the domestic economy. Shop local, vacation local. Each province has lots to see for a vacation. Maybe now is the time. Want to go further...fly domestically and support our airlines. News Release Ontario Encourages Support of...
by pelmet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mud swerves a plane
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Mud swerves a plane

Think there is more to the story than mud. Plane was just converted to a tail dragger. It has drum brakes that both come on at the same time, when and if they are both working. Well, if one wheel hit mud while both wheels are equally braked then you will swerve. Or even if not equally braked. Of co...
by pelmet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

From the Pakistani Airlines forum which I found interesting.......

https://historyofpia.com/forums/viewtop ... 10#p198410
by pelmet
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mud swerves a plane
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Mud swerves a plane

I don't think I have ever landed on a muddy surface. Maybe back in the days of offstrip tundra tire flying but with the little wheels on almost all light aircraft, it seems like something best avoided for a variety of reasons, some to do with safety... "C-GTBK, a privately registered Piper PA-22-160...
by pelmet
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Transat Ferry flights
Replies: 47
Views: 5839

Re: Air Transat Ferry flights

Gilles, Maybe here is the answer to your question: https://osmaviation.com/ferry-flights/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=linkedin_company&utm_medium=OSM%20Aviation&utm_content=Ferry%20Flights%20-%20OSM%20Aviation Our collective agreement says only Air Transat pilots can fly Air Transat aircraft...
by pelmet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada

The governments have chosen their policies and based on that, I want no more of the inevitable spreaders coming in en masse resulting in more shutdowns/slowdowns/detrimental effects when we are not even at stage 3 across the country. Once everything is opened up, we probably won't shut down again e...
by pelmet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada

Why should we start letting all these Europeans in here with no quarantine when they still have a problem.....I say keep the border shut or difficult to pass. Below is todays update just from France....do you really want them coming over here with no restrictions when we have had so much economic da...
by pelmet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane Incident in Sask Wheat Field
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Floatplane Incident in Sask Wheat Field

C-FOAW, a privately registered Stinson SR9FM float-equipped aircraft, was taking off from an unnamed lake located 2 kms north of Unity, Saskatchewan with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the initial climb at approximately 300 ASL, the engine (P&W R985) power began to degrade and the aircra...
by pelmet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 56
Views: 1866

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

Just an idea for discussion but what about more controllers with a second tower frequency if it is so bad. Maybe one controller for the circuit and pilots closer in and one to handle the initial calls and other stuff. I personally have not had a problem for the times I have been there but it has bee...
by pelmet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

You’ve emphasized one part of a sentence from my previous post Pelmet. Sentences are a grammatical unit that express something, and must be read in their entirety to properly understand the meaning. See if you can focus long enough read the sentence in its entirety. You too fishface, you might find...
by pelmet
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Look closer. Education is key. On another topic, the following article throws a big bucket of cold water on herd immunity proponents as well. Even if the findings turn out not as bad as they originally suggest it still emphasizes the critical need to properly research before making assumptions that...
by pelmet
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

rookiepilot wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:42 pm
pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:15 pm

Some will laugh at my analysis of revolution as ridiculous and I hope you are correct and would love to be wrong...but either way, you heard it here first.
You're an economic expert now?
And political too I suppose.
by pelmet
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Anyone who really believed that is not smart enough to hold down a job. However comfortable they might be and whatever they might say, how stupid would you have to be to think this can continue indefinitely? So I call a mild “bullshit” on that one. The unions and in my opinion, the majority of Cana...
by pelmet
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Actually I've met quite a few people who'd be quite happy to have things not open up indefinitely. Mostly government workers who have been collecting full pay this whole time for little or no work. Unions are of course crying that it's "unsafe". Whether they really believe that or just like the pai...
by pelmet
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Anyways......we are opening up....no matter what some here want to do.

Back to almost normal behaviour for more and more of us.....with a few logical precautions.I have been getting fresh air every day since the lockdown began.
by pelmet
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Of course. It is an absolute failure. But I can promise you the answer won't be "make all rooms two-bed, and lock the doors." The problems are a lot deeper, and fixing them will take a lot more work. Plus...I am told that many old folks homes don't allow locks on the rooms which allows dementia pat...
by pelmet
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Another example of the stupidity we have....... "A new study points to a disturbingly simple explanation for some of the havoc wrought by COVID-19 in Canada’s nursing homes: keeping residents in ward-like shared accommodation can be lethal. The deaths of close to 300 long-term care residents in just...
by pelmet
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

The virus is as impervious to stupidity as Pelmet is to facts. Unfortunately in Canada we are stuck right next to the epicenter of stupidity and that is going to greatly delay our own recovery as we will need to keep the border closed until America grabs a brain. Thanks for telling us the facts Roc...
by pelmet
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Unfortunately, if you use lockdowns to flatten the curve, it no longer stays flat when you lift such restrictions, as we are now seeing in certain states. In less that two weeks from now, they are projecting ICU’s beyond surge capacity. Here we go again. It probably will happen because the vulnerab...
by pelmet
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Actually as of April 6th the number of worldwide confirmed cases reported to the WHO is 1,210,244 with the number of related deaths standing at 67,583. Now there are a several caveats to go along with those numbers but to save you the trouble of doing the math yourseelf that equals a 5.58% mortalit...
by pelmet
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7343

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Actually as of April 6th the number of worldwide confirmed cases reported to the WHO is 1,210,244 with the number of related deaths standing at 67,583. Now there are a several caveats to go along with those numbers but to save you the trouble of doing the math yourseelf that equals a 5.58% mortalit...
by pelmet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 55791

Re: The Return to Normal?

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