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by valleyboy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited
Replies: 29
Views: 4139

Re: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited

I have an idea.... Expropriate housing/buildings near YYZ and build more runways....kinda the way Atlanta is. expensive....not as much as a new airport. I'll go one better, expropriate the whole GTA and move it north of Sudbury and give the most productive farm land in the world back to the farmers...
by valleyboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice from the recession veterans
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: Looking for advice from the recession veterans

Seems money doesn't factor into this, go back to your employer, make some money, buy a small aircraft (might be some good deals out there right now. Fly your ass off without dealing with or trying to book flights at a school and then sell the aircraft, possibly at a profit. You have great experience...
by valleyboy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1041

Re: Small aircraft loading

Like everything else it has become far more complicated and people think that if you use your "gazintas" the math will never lie. I get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing people buy into this (we are talking small aircraft). I actually flew the first 5 years of my career never knowing what the gross weigh...
by valleyboy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited
Replies: 29
Views: 4139

Re: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited

I think they need build it away from Toronto and away from productive agricultural land. Look at Oslo, get it out there, supply hi speed transport and reduce the number of extra people flooding the terminal for aunt minnie.
by valleyboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1041

Re: Small aircraft loading

Had a super cub show up at the dock in Red Lake with a bear sitting in the back seat. I think he was even wearing a hat :smt040
by valleyboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: CATSA

Not exempt but on condition. I know as pilots we're a little stupid when it comes to our own invincibility but I would how smart enough to self monitor symptoms and I would think it would be smart to get commitment from the company that they will cover expenses if you develop symptoms while away fro...
by valleyboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 22
Views: 1041

Re: Small aircraft loading

Flying things like snow machines, small fridges in a bvr crossways with both rear doors removed. Don't go too long an item because obvious reasons.
by valleyboy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 727 rolling Backwards
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: 727 rolling Backwards

My only comment is how else would to egress quickly but by the slides, why you ask, they should be armed prior to departure ( not that we all did but it was a requirement) and I'm thinking one is not either thinking about it, not wanting to do the rope trick out of the flight deck and being that hig...
by valleyboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time
Replies: 25
Views: 1662

Re: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time

Why not change the system in such a way that a take off clearance is only given when the runway is actually clear of all other traffic? Isn't that the whole point of a take off clearance to begin with? How much time does anyone really save with giving take off clearances (and in a way landing clear...
by valleyboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time
Replies: 25
Views: 1662

Re: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time

I’m honestly surprised that a takeoff clearance can be issued with the airplane ahead still on the runway I've actually witnessed 3 aircraft on T/O roll on one runway. 1st A/c rotating #2 halfway down the runway and 3rd getting a go. Granted in the good old USA but they were in high volume mode. Wo...
by valleyboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane in the Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Floatplane in the Trees

all tail draggers are fueled in the level attitude on floats :mrgreen:
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Labour Law
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Labour Law

Obviously one should seek legal advice on anything like this and true to form CBC and the news media report to sensationalise at the expense of accuracy. I don't a lot of news these days but I do see an excessive amount of opinion and speculation. No wonder people are paranoid.
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Labour Law
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Labour Law

It came from a news report on CBC so think what you may but the "expert" says that unless you work under some kind of contract that deals specifically with lay offs, all unions do and possibly non union companies as well, I worked for a small non union company and there was a signed agreement(contra...
by valleyboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

Little bit of a drift from the few above posts but certainly goes with over all thread. There a 2 real glaring mistakes I saw when people convert to jets. First flying above optimum altitude (especially in aircraft like Lears and in this specific case) and the other when asked to "expedite" climb or...
by valleyboy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Manitoba to pembroke on floats
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Manitoba to pembroke on floats

I was raised in Pembroke and there was always float planes at Cranson Lake just over the river in PQ 45.822118, -76.992451 There are the co-ordinates. I suggest you contact the Pembroke City Airport and you likely can get a contact name. Cranson Lake was a water base for Wheeler/Northland back in th...
by valleyboy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The fire bottle doesn't put out a tailpipe fire
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: The fire bottle doesn't put out a tailpipe fire

Poses an interesting question. I think the crew acted properly from information they had. A little maintenance delay is a small price to pay. If you have ground crew indicating a fire would anyone in their right mind ignore it and continue with the engine start and not do the appropriate drill actio...
by valleyboy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tire Fix-it-Kits
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Tire Fix-it-Kits

In the distant pass I have plugged a tyre to get home. It was on a 705 turbine and dual wheels. I was more interested in keeping the tyre on bead than supporting the aircraft. It worked great and when I reported it to maintenance once getting home the advised me they could not find where I had plugg...
by valleyboy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Star Air - Ground to Flight Line
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: North Star Air - Ground to Flight Line

Things have changed then, it was always 2 years but as I indicated the bad part was bonding for each type of upgrade and that is just wrong but a 2 year bond and 1200 hrs dc 3 time and then bail. I never advised guys to get into multiple bonds. If there is a real down turn in the industry bonds will...
by valleyboy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Star Air - Ground to Flight Line
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: North Star Air - Ground to Flight Line

Not that NSA doesn't offer the chance at adventure; you never know when you'll have to hike, snowshoe or swim home from work! Grinding axes -- oh my -- like I said lots of good people there and the winds of change are blowing. OK, my bad, coming from a different generation. I entered aviation when ...
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Star Air - Ground to Flight Line
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: North Star Air - Ground to Flight Line

If you don't mind a little isolation and a company that is slowly pulling its self into the 21st century you will get rewarded for hard work and shitty wages and such. Yes they have had a cpl accidents but 2 were the same guy which likely is a factor of bad luck as well as pulling on the cboy boots ...
by valleyboy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Contract flying and the rules?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Contract flying and the rules?

This means you want to incorporate and form a company. In the past it has been done but tax savings are because you pay yourself a smaller salary and put the rest into the corporation. This is not your personal money and you can recover some of it through dividends. You also need to set up a GST acc...
by valleyboy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 6351

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

I know this thread is based on a safety video and from where I sit there is a lot of missing information. His aircraft had an autopilot but we have no information on it's serviceability or if it could be cpld to the GPS or the ILS. I would suspect ILS for sure but I have a suspicion that the autopil...
by valleyboy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 6351

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

Putting most of it aside it boils down to a low time inexperienced pilot, a surgeon with plenty of other stuff on his mind. How often has this exact scenario played out before. He also falls into the trap I have witnessed more than once with low timers. They call up and get weather and think it's a ...
by valleyboy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: float pay
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: float pay

Is the question being asked from an experienced or an inexperienced point of view??

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