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by anofly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3637

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I know of a non aviation business that has a 2 year bond. Folks are signing... 30k$, not pro rated...
by anofly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instances of reversed controls
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Instances of reversed controls

I thought there was a HS- 748 that behaved like it had controls reversed but it started with mis rigging? crashed near ottawa?
by anofly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Merritt, BC accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: Merritt, BC accident

zenith?
by anofly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

I witnessed a ramp check, last year. It was the first revenue flight of a new westjet 787!? FA told me they had flown it around training cabin crew etc a few times but it was first paid load! I was waiting to get on. It had been pressed into service with the MAX grounding. TC had asked for the logbo...
by anofly
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 2857

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

Bored. yes you are in an aluminum (or composite) tube, where it is minus 50 odd degree c outside, where the air is so thin it does not support life, doing 500 odd miles per hour, with discs spinning at who knows what rpm, with enough jet fuel onboard to set most of a city on fire... yep boring is go...
by anofly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 2429

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

In general the decorum on this site has steadily decreased over time. The site and discussions are no where near as useful as they once were. Many very experienced and knowledgeable folks have contributed extensively and I thank them for that. I think many of them have migrated somewhere, or lost in...
by anofly
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9803

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

ooops
I have never been that high in a plane unless someone else was flying it. i seem to recall you are supposed to do something at 18000 desending.... 29.92? sheepishly....
by anofly
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9803

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Well if we had the altimeter setting for naniamo at the time of the crash, we could figure out what the altimeter might have been reading, had it been left at 29.98 on the descent thru 18000 feet, mind you , a pilot would have been reminded a whole bunch of times ( handoffs, descent clearance, appro...
by anofly
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9138

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Cmon Trey. The GFA was horrible, the (rather few available) metars fairly encouraging. this does not happen all that often where they are so widely different.. When the decision to go was made , probably thought they would be there before night, but you know how the time goes getting 7 folks sorted,...
by anofly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 2160

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

every cell phone uses about the same amount of electricity as a refrigerator... ,places that dont have fridges have cell phones... we need to save carbon for transportation and electrify every thing else we can with "clean electricity" nuclear, renewables, and hydro" we need to heat houses with heat...
by anofly
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

The storm was so bad the investigation team was stuck 100 miles away and hoped to get there today. thats a storm, wonder what the runway was like at midnight.....
by anofly
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9138

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

I will grant the departure weather looked "ok", near YOO and YTZ and YYZ so a somewhat local flight was going to work. I would be interested in the Trenton weather around departure time. The GFA was indicating pretty tough ceilings and vis, for a vfr flight of any distance on that day. It has been m...
by anofly
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9138

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Plenty of Cherokee 6 have a jump seat, fits between two of back seats making room for 7.... its small....
by anofly
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Have you ever flown with Durian
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: Have you ever flown with Durian

some of this stuff showed up in my house this week. I could not eat it, partner gobbled it down no problem...
by anofly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 41
Views: 5238

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

i sort of feel, and think, the new notam method is a "lawyers version" . Not that I dont like lawyers, but its like a core dump of every darn thing that can ever possibly affect a flight with little intelligence applied....giving you the same taf, metar, radar, etc multiple times does nothing to hel...
by anofly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights

Well all the mirrors in the world would not help this situation....
by anofly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 41
Views: 5238

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

hold on, the flight service specialists are great people always trying to be helpful. They are probably about as consulted as pilots were about this change.
by anofly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights

most twins that have a mirror , did not come with a mirror, someone puts one on,
by anofly
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 63
Views: 10881

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

There is enough to go wrong in aviation , without having to worry about airframe failure.... this needs attention.
by anofly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12553

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

well , interesting, saying co pilot means they likely have an ifr rating and saying 2 in the crew, they likely have to pass a PPC or equivalent. Surely someone is going to fail them the odd time along the way?
by anofly
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4655

Re: Seaplane down with seven on board.

it has been a brutal year for seaplanes. Fly safe folks,.... condolences.
by anofly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another plane crash in quebec
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Another plane crash in quebec

by nature landing a 60 year old float plane , on a multitude of different lakes, in varying weather and load conditions is somewhat more challenging from a safety margin point of view, but you know that....sounds like the pilot had lots of experience.
by anofly
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

Terrible news, condolences. I once had a vfr flight into left over forest fire smoke at night, in an unfamiliar plane ,,,, it was a very unpleasant bit of flying, I was ifr rated and qualified at the time. The plane was not.
by anofly
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5159366

This identifies the plane as a grumman . more info will no doubt clear it up.
by anofly
Mon May 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Parking springbank
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Parking springbank

Thanks

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