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by springlocked
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be.
Replies: 132
Views: 15896

Re: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be

AH the generation gap and how the times change - for me can't remember and back in the day it was only an event when you passed 10,000 hours - at a thousand hours most were still thinking of going to work in their 180 or even a cub and thinking damn only 2 more years and I might get to fly a Noorduy...
by springlocked
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36264

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

Obviously heads should roll. I can't believe a corporation would try and sweep this under the table but having said that maybe the WS approach to trying to sell this "big family" image might shed a little light. The HR department must have some qualified people somewhere in the department which make...
by springlocked
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cell Phone Plans Canada/USA
Replies: 19
Views: 3593

Re: Cell Phone Plans Canada/USA

I can highly recommend the OnePlus X
+1 no pun intended

The other neat thing about 0ne Plus phones (I'm on my 3rd one with the X model) They have all the frequency bands including T-Mobile and Wind and did I say reasonably priced
by springlocked
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cell Phone Plans Canada/USA
Replies: 19
Views: 3593

Re: Cell Phone Plans Canada/USA

dupe
by springlocked
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cell Phone Plans Canada/USA
Replies: 19
Views: 3593

Re: Cell Phone Plans Canada/USA

If you have that $50 tbaytel plan - keep it it's the best in canada especially since you likely have free in plan calling to USA , mine does. For the States I use Roam Mobility which is very cheap(costs nothing to call forward my tbaytel number since I have american long distance from canada) and wh...
by springlocked
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36264

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

I realize that WJ isn't an Ontario employer, but here's what the OHRC says that employers' duties are
Federally regulated provincial laws mean squat. Having said that I'm sure the protocol is there but likely a lot "looser" than any provincial laws. Look at the bull crap at the RCMP
by springlocked
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airline pilots don't know how to fly
Replies: 72
Views: 4645

Re: Airline pilots don't know how to fly

they can't even do a proper landing - it amuses me why a lot of people/pilots judge someone's skills by the landings WTF is that all about jeeezus - I'm thinking there is a little more to it than that but I guess when you spend most of your time in a circuit your thinking skills deteriorate or your...
by springlocked
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36264

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

To me the answer from the company's point of view is that he should have been suspended with pay until such time the case was resolved, even if it took years. If there were any chance the allegation could be true. A few years ago they had a issue with crew drinking in Montreal and that is not overly...
by springlocked
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air ambulance medics federally regulated
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Air ambulance medics federally regulated

What is the issue here - is it just me or are people over complicating this. Just because the medics are restricted on where they can work there is no reason for them not to be subject to the union. If they are employed by the airline and fall under the scope of that definition supplied to who is an...
by springlocked
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Republic Airways Files for Bankruptcy After Pilot Shortage
Replies: 17
Views: 2882

Re: Republic Airways Files for Bankruptcy After Pilot Shorta

Unless you have been there through affiliation with ALPA most Canadians have no idea how labour or should I labor relations work south of 49. We sit here happy with reasonable labour laws to protect us while there it's all about the collective agreement, totally with management always trying to end ...
by springlocked
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Twin Otters pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Question for Twin Otters pilots

Obviously more information needed. What do you mean by a small lake and likely a 2 otter is way over kill plus 2 otter does not necessarily mean small lake. A small lake can range from pot hole size to a mile long. Terrain is an issue. Length of flight. Payload required and the list goes on.
by springlocked
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal or not
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Legal or not

To put it simply -- No issue with TC but RC might would have them. Now there is a difference between a contract and a casual. Casual would cover such things as a ferry pilot, maybe some recurrent training for one man operations, being a TC check airman and charging for rides. Having said this it you...
by springlocked
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal or not
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Hiring practices

This was a common practice 40 years ago where pilots would incorporate and then get companies to pay their company and not them. RC tightened up the rules and the above post pretty much explains it. If revenue canada were to find out about it, the resulting audit would stop them in their tracks and ...
by springlocked
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ME training..
Replies: 51
Views: 4466

Re: ME training..

What was the student's experience level?
-- same question for the "instructor"
by springlocked
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unpaid Company Groundschool
Replies: 46
Views: 4141

Re: Unpaid Company Groundschool

This is not ENTIRELY true.
-- well I beg to differ since there is no federal minimum wage. It was removed in 1996 so being a federally regulated industry it is what it is.
by springlocked
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ME training..
Replies: 51
Views: 4466

Re: ME training..

is Bob hoover "not very smart" ? (as you say I am) Not at all. I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for the man. Having said that his stunt is part of an airshow, sponsored and I assume engines are completely checked before each performance and likely even a motostat done as well....
by springlocked
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unpaid Company Groundschool
Replies: 46
Views: 4141

Re: Unpaid Company Groundschool

From what you are saying your company considers that you are not paid on your time off. Your pay is based on hours or days worked (at 80/ week and working 2 on and 2 off you still don't even qualify for overtime federally) It is your time off and if the company indicates it's optional to do the grou...
by springlocked
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ME training..
Replies: 51
Views: 4466

Re: ME training..

Nice to see the thread has no gone from bravado to thinking. Sure engines are shut down for more reasons than failure but at the end of the day to arbitrarily fail them for fun or to intentionally sh1t can an engine for effect is costly and possibly dangerous. Trainers must be trained especially whe...
by springlocked
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ME training..
Replies: 51
Views: 4466

Re: ME training..

Jeezasssss - I hope those are actual shut downs and not just fukin around unless of course you have deep pockets to fix the engine damage. Then by all means ---- pull those levers, have at 'er and enjoy. Piston engines are like a woman, should never be abused If I were an owner I would sh1t can anyo...
by springlocked
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Comm failure IFR
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: Comm failure IFR

I think the word archaic has come up. Com failures in this generation has almost gone to the way of the dodo. In this generation if you have a total com failure that likely is the least of your worries because a bigger problem has taken out your radios - all of them -- Your mobile phone might become...
by springlocked
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bearskin Pilots ratify 5 year deal
Replies: 21
Views: 4945

Re: Bearskin Pilots ratify 5 year deal

I personally, am still better off flying a Navajo. -- one can justify anything but to compare working under 703 to 704 (at least until the FDT is amended) you don't care much for scheduled time off and live with the phone ringing at anytime of the night or day -- you will eventually lean that there...
by springlocked
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cold Altitude Correction
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: Cold Altitude Correction

Here is another fly in the ointment LPV approach mins do not require temp correction -- also if one is doing a missed approach and are going to add temperature corrections it's in your best interest to advise ATC of the indicated altitude you are correcting to. For "on the fly thinking" remember min...
by springlocked
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3373

Re: IFR flight itinerary

Here is a little history - back in the day popup IFR clearances were common practice and ATC was more than happy to issue a clearance based on a radio call and registration with no formal flight plan or flight note in play. Fast forward to today they are not so giving. Unless you have filed and it w...
by springlocked
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?
Replies: 23
Views: 5614

Re: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?

I never leave home without my "Depends" :mrgreen:
by springlocked
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?
Replies: 23
Views: 5614

Re: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?

I think there is a misconception of what "wheel" landings are. Ask me how I land an aeroplane and I would be hard pressed to be able to explain the mechanics. Frankly I found little difference between floats, wheels and skis when it came to technique. I think a lot of people figure the mystical "whe...

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