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by valleyboy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Too long radio transmissions
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Too long radio transmissions

How many times has this been discussed. SOP's are part of the problem for the commercial anal retentive group who won't modify because SOP and the other half are the ones with verbal who like to hear themselves talk. Sometimes side tone is a pain. To me a traffic advisory is not a position report as...
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 151
Views: 6460

Re: how long

Multi-Engine and I mean aircraft with more than 2 engines is a wonderful thing. More is definitely better. The plusses are enormous and less complicated. From alternates to extended flight over water it's a much better world compared to that of the twin engine ops. I can't believe people actually do...
by valleyboy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Micro Drone
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Micro Drone

thus the no fly in restricted zones based on position and app. you must get permission to fly in these areas and yes all other restrictions apply even though you don't need a drone licence.
by valleyboy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excellent Adventures in YRL
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Excellent Adventures in YRL

Flying was great too
especially back in my days there before any airports north of Red. It was very busy and year around work. Throw in a cpl staking rushes and the freeze up and break up breaks were very welcome.
by valleyboy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Micro Drone
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Micro Drone

I have a 250G drone and do unlock it to fly just outside the "red" zone you must go through a "self" unlocking and the altitude restrictions are built in - I think 60M in my area. - I have recently been around a commercial operator and he was flying within the zone and his process was very complicat...
by valleyboy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 13157

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

Only you can decide whether you want to operate legally or.not..... Exactly and the point I was making. It boils down to education and mentoring. Human factors and decision making are the two central causes of accidents and incidents. To quote a very knowledgeable "bad person", "there will be no ne...
by valleyboy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 13157

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

Reminds me of all those legal circling only approaches up north that were safer than the straight in ones that didn’t exist
exactly, home brew was more than a drink :mrgreen:
by valleyboy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 13157

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

I don’t see the point of the above statement. Flying an approach which you are not authorized is operating in Regardless you can be in denial but it happens often. I'm not condoning it just saying the regs are practically useless and very little fall out to those who choose to ignore them. Instead ...
by valleyboy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 151
Views: 6460

Re: how long

I actually meant tax the robots themselves. and how does one tax a robot, I'm missing something here. Right now, to me, that's like expecting your car to pay taxes. I don't think the robots of today have any income to tax or file income tax reports. Automation in aircraft could be "taxed" through u...
by valleyboy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 13157

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

L39guy, you don't appear to know what an ILS is, what an RCAP approach is, or what a GPS approach is. The ILS approach into Nanaimo is an RCAP approach and cannot be flown without an OPS SPEC. It might be a good idea to review the AIM before commenting further. I think we need a distinction here. I...
by valleyboy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 151
Views: 6460

Re: how long

It seems that Isaac Asimov is required reading. When you say tax I assume you mean owner fees unless we come to the point where they are actually sentient beings. With that the obvious discrimination issues. We are destined to relive history over and over again, but then again maybe robots will elim...
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excellent Adventures in YRL
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Excellent Adventures in YRL

Not since they closed the Snake Pit
I can remember going but not always leaving :smt040
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 13157

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

Does anybody find it unusual/hazardous that the King KI 256 FCI(artificial horizon) has no indicator to let the pilot know that the instrument has failed. Take a look at it in the link below. It is a serious IFR instrument. I am surprised that an instrument like this would even be allowed. Somehow,...
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 151
Views: 6460

Re: how long

They make "flying" so smooth and precise that passengers and employers take notice. They understand so well the internal intricacies of engines and systems so well that they never cause damage or unnecessary wear, and when failures occur they think their way through the challenge and arrive safely....
by valleyboy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excellent Adventures in YRL
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Excellent Adventures in YRL

I've had many of those - Red Lake was always an adventure
by valleyboy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can you help me???
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Can you help me???

london where , UK ON or somewhere else in the world.

I doubt you will find one but mr. google is your best option other than that get a PDF file(print to PDF will work off any graphic file and convert it to excel file.
by valleyboy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Starting my Aviation career in Canada or Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Starting my Aviation career in Canada or Europe?

For me and of course this actually depends what you want in an aviation career and life style, even the fact I have flown in Canada and North America the most I most enjoyed the years I spent flying in Europe. Aviation is much more civilized there and ironically pilots are respected more and not jus...
by valleyboy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 151
Views: 6460

Re: how long

As Rockie points out, there are a thousand little decisions that occur in a pilot’s/ crew’s mind that positivity affect each flight. Something as simple as having the ground crew push slowly to avoid contamination, delaying engine starts, preventive deice, taxiway choice, taxi speeds, stopping to a...
by valleyboy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 151
Views: 6460

Re: how long

SPIFR - is not difficult or a high work load even if by chance the auto pilot quits working working -where is all this shit coming from - Damn
by valleyboy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why are upgrades still happening at AC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Why are upgrades still happening at AC?

welcome to the world of collective agreements -- which is not a bad thing, just confusing from time to time
by valleyboy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: antifouling paint for floats/zebra mussels
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: antifouling paint for floats/zebra mussels

As silly as this sounds has anyone looked into a line-x coating. I know it's tough because guys do use it on the bottom of skis will it repel zebra mussels is the question. Talk to the guy and maybe he could help and a treat a small piece of aluminum and see what happens. I know it's tough and slipp...
by valleyboy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: Full length takeoff

Watched Sterling Airlines take out several approach lights for rwy then 36 with a 18 departure in a 727 advanced with upgross wt of around 213,000 lbs at the time full length 9000 ft sea level and a standard day. He just continued on and we heard nothing more -- just a stand operational day in the 7...
by valleyboy
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: Full length takeoff

What we encountered with the Russians in Europe was they were overloaded with their own freight on top of the customer's load. They sold this on the black market in Russia to subsidize their crap salaries. It was always a thrill to watch their departures.
by valleyboy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6310

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I guess from a company point of view one has to wonder how the hiring mind works. Possibly they think a 10-20 thousand hour single pilot is safer and better in their eyes than a 2-4000 hr captain and a 200 hr F/O I wonder if we will ever find out - it's so interesting that this thread has continued ...

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