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by valleyboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 75
Views: 9903

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Not much actual met information but from all the information but possibly a tad slow and she got caught. The 206 has a history of a terrible float plane, many because of door setup but also performance. Very sad indeed.
by valleyboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: "Trip from hell".

In my past experience from the front seat the issue is that when a "fun in the sun" charter package goes sideways there are no hotels since the rooms vacated were filled again with inbounds that just got off the aircraft. Been there done that and people are stuck until a rescue is organised. The oth...
by valleyboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 23
Views: 1219

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

As I said before it isn't the right aircraft for the job given the geography - in a place like Australia it's go big or go home. They need jet tankers and possibly something like an Electra for the smaller jobs -- A lot of the fires have no place to scoop so land based operations except possibly sal...
by valleyboy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

With an emergency declared he/she can do whatever they deem necessary to safely land. Having said that when you do something like dumbing fuel in the circuit you better be able to justify that it saved the aircraft and passengers and crew. Regardless the airline will be responsible for and costs and...
by valleyboy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 23
Views: 1219

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Italy has a large water bomber fleet. Why can't Australia just set up their own water bomber fleet. Seems like the most practical way to go. Even if they initially went to contract pilots. Someone is smoking the wild weed if they feel the logistics would not eventually bring them to their knees with...
by valleyboy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 7930

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

I do not think the alert is sent over "data". You are correct it is sent through the LTE network separate to data and the only possible way to not get notices is to either turn the phone off or select "airplane" mode and if you wanted to turn wifi on for email you could. The messages come through t...
by valleyboy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 7930

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

The concept is great but the system is not. In my case there are just too many irrelevant alerts to the point of being ignored. This was the highest priority alert, prezidential, but living 1800 km from the source still is just useless information and not an immediate treat. I would much prefer to g...
by valleyboy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard

Nice it's great to know that there are still people from the "golden" age of TCA , my how time marches on. It was a school visit back in the sixties by an air canada captain on professions day that put me over the top in making my choice to make a career (now retired) in aviation. I was already a pr...
by valleyboy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard

I'm thinking the vanguard era pilots are long gone. I knew a vanguard captain and he retired in the 70's. Most of these guys were ww11 vets. From my understanding they were a pretty good aircraft. I too would be interested in learning more about the aircraft and insight into what it was like to fly.
by valleyboy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7486

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Jeezus such a long thread with so much dissection to a simple overrun which will boil down to a basic chain of events. Seems that everyone wants to armchair quarterback events when there is an incident no matter how small it is. Decision making and human factors is the weakest link in aviation now. ...
by valleyboy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2892

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

It might be mute. Just consider the group entering the biz now could very well be the last group of "qualified" pilots for airlines. If automation keeps up it's current pace they will not need pilots but qualified computer technicians. I guess the question is will there be 100 year old HO's left to ...
by valleyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1418

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Thinking back over some 50 years my hands left the power levers/thrust levers at V1 or on rotation with no V speeds. It's more important to be aware than to have your hands on the levers. Where is your scan or is that becoming a lost art because of auto pilots and flight directors. It was nice in a ...
by valleyboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Government pay $188M for 3 KingAirs
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Canadian Government pay $188M for 3 KingAirs

it's all about the Americans anyway so why not let them have it all and let them operate and own the aircraft and charge them support fees. At least go from spending around 250 mil plus running costs to a several thousand dollar profit per year. Even better do it our selves and use Chinese tech 😁
by valleyboy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1880

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

until you are at least 35 you should be chasing pussy and iron - relationships only get in your way :lol: :twisted:
by valleyboy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 13422

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Reading the report and regardless of engine issues there was poor and non standard communications in the filling deck. "prep the gear" I'm not sure what that means and the f/o obviously did not understand the system. The gear is held up by hydraulic pressure normal position is lever in neutral. If t...
by valleyboy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1880

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

Unless you are in pickle conjuring is our at least was not supported by North Star. Most low time pilots in Sioux find either rooms or roommates to offset the low wage initially. Pickle is just about the same. The mentality is that f/o's are slave labour and easy to come by so they are not treated a...
by valleyboy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Re: College of Pilots?

Not that it seems to matter but how many out there actually understand or know what the proposed structure and mandate of the College is/was. It's been a while but the last time I saw a flurry of activity was when they were going to propose taking over the licencing from TC. That to me is not what d...
by valleyboy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing

Fuel icing additive not used since it has fuel heaters, the "H" model was not know for structural problems and wing box was monitored and had a replacement timed/cycle life. To lose hydraulic control boost means multiple failures and very unlikely and that failure usually creates a crash during an a...
by valleyboy
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Possibly you could say I contradicted myself but I think I said or indicated that while I would never reject above V1 (I was always a fan of V1=Vr on bare and dry runways and heavy weights) but what I meant was want you would do and what you actually do on a particular day you can never be really su...
by valleyboy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Again I think people are taking issues out of context - "never say never" refers to anything can happen and how you react is not set in stone. Human factors are such a fluid thing. What you did today and how you reacted could be all together different under similar circumstances at another time depe...
by valleyboy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

:smt040 to each his own but from experience I can say fuel dumping from a controllable aircraft I would never do. BTW what happens if your type has no fuel dump capability. I suppose you are off the mind to burn fuel off for several hours and to to sweat 500 lbs in a 200 k aircraft now that is picki...
by valleyboy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 66
Views: 9292

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Simple explanation - uncontrolled airspace
by valleyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Fuel dumping is a thing of the past and a over weight landing is preferred. First you just can't dump fuel where ever you want to unless you are prepared for great mounds of paperwork and possible costs of impact studies and such. Sure if you ass is on the line "dump to minimums" was a common phrase...
by valleyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 8782

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Another time and another era. Ever since the FSS revamp from back in the 80's they give very little insight into wx other than reading the TAF's and Metars which any pilot should be able to do. Prior to these days you would actually get a good wx briefing from the FSS guys or a wx briefer and if you...
by valleyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Why would a flap problem require an overweight landing? Returning to an airport immediately after T/O would be an over weight landing on the planned flight. Flying around a heavy aircraft with flaps out, even at 1 degree is limiting, back on the ground is good. I don't think the 76 has fuel dumping...

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