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by valleyboy
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Question for the float/bush pilots!
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Question for the float/bush pilots!

I think the bottom line is, given the present situation, seasonal float jobs will be very scarce. There is a core group of seasonal pilots who have settled into this life style and come back every season and take the best paying jobs. There will be very few direct entry jobs unless you have previous...
by valleyboy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The clubhouse.....
Replies: 24
Views: 2212

Re: The clubhouse.....

I learned to fly at the original Brampton Flying Club. The area was so much fun to fly in with lots of farm strips to drop in for coffee and a visit. The Oshawa fly in was a big event back then and a prize for the first aircraft to land. I think they opened it up for 08:00. With a buddy of mine, eac...
by valleyboy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

fusion reactors Ironically the new generation reactors are the solution to the hydro issue. Wind and solar are just not efficient enough and take up far too much real estate. The intrum step is barium reactors which are compact and very safe. Germany gets it and have gone extensively atomic for ele...
by valleyboy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 2873

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

I wonder what is going to happen to all those You_Tubers out there once YouTube moves over to a full subscription service. I assume that their revenues will slowly disappear unless they get direct sponsorship from vendors. I bit the bullet and went to youtube prime and am liking it. I know they are ...
by valleyboy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

The only hurdle to over come is the batteries. The engine is now possible but as in EV's the battery tech has not caught up to a point being able to power the aircraft for enough endurance. Little dry but interesting snap shot into the issues with batteries of today and what's to come. https://youtu...
by valleyboy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5082

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

Does it not make sense for WS to ditch the east and possibly concentrate from YYZ west and drop other routes east of there as well. Get back to the grass roots that made them in the first place.
by valleyboy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 2873

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

Indeed I knew a cpl guys who taught their wives how to land their aircraft in case of a medical emergency, One chap it was a 180 on wheels and a farm strip. She was able to do it. I think you guys have found the elephant in the room. You can't tell me, that if this guy as experienced as he is trying...
by valleyboy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

I wish statisticians would use numbers instead of % points. It might give a better perspective. Take the USA at almost 350 million people and even 2% is about the toll in the death camps of ww2. Were we not horrified at that? I guess for the millennials' age range it's normal to figure one is never ...
by valleyboy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

I agree that this pandemic is mostly BS I have to disagree and state the pandemic is very real and it's people who refuse to accept the legitimate facts that are BS. It's peoples' stupidity, selfishness and mental instability that is the root of the problem. There have been pandemics in the past bu...
by valleyboy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

seems to me the article is more about hydrogen and not electric -
by valleyboy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 7914

Re: The personal log book thing.

looking to make a career out of aviation. Do not listen to some of these posters against logbooks. They are just crabby old men with fragile egos. Don't fall prey to their "back in my day" B$. As one of those you are referring to I didn't see anyone swinging a dick. My opinion is do what you want t...
by valleyboy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 7914

Re: The personal log book thing.

I guess this is going around in circles but I definitely flew 60 hours on type last year, I just was too lazy to log all but five of them”. If it came to that there are journey logs available. You can obtain your flight information without keeping a personal log. I guess a simple question. Why is it...
by valleyboy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 7914

Re: The personal log book thing.

The total irony of it is that TC does not go by your log book if there is a question of currency or legality. If they consider you might be in violation they will not just take your log book information. They will ferret out your the journey logs, which there is no question, it's a legal document an...
by valleyboy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane regulation changes proposed
Replies: 23
Views: 6958

Re: Seaplane regulation changes proposed

Maybe they are starting to realize that it's very flawed. Egress training is actually pretty useless the way it's proposed. No passengers will be trained and the pilot is of no use help in evacuation of the aircraft if submerged and upsidedown. He will be looking after number one and won't be helpin...
by valleyboy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 7914

Re: The personal log book thing.

You see that's the problem with Canadian regs and that is interpretation and for most part poorly written. . I disagree, unless you are producing a log to get licences etc there is no requirement. Currency can be dealt with outside a personal log book. Working for a company fulfils all legal require...
by valleyboy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 7914

Re: The personal log book thing.

See section 7.3 of the Aeronautics Act: $5000 fine and a year in prison, for individuals, and a $25,000 fine for corporations. OK, here's the problem there is no reference directly made to keeping a personal logbook. It only covers, from what I can read, is a reference in make fraudulent references...
by valleyboy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Marine C130J Midair
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

Re: Marine C130J Midair

Absolutely they can fly with 2 inop on one side, especially the J model. It's practiced and a requirement for every ride. There is something hanging down behind #3 so it's a safe bet that they were having control issues. All walked away, what's a little twisted metal.
by valleyboy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 7914

Re: The personal log book thing.

I have always wondered, is the personal log book considered a legal document? Aircraft log books are and to falsify entries is a criminal offence. I have never heard of anyone being charged for padding their times, even when they get caught by their employer, Air Canada but I know of people and airl...
by valleyboy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 3926

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

If you are on furlough you have a seniority number and depending on your contract and union there is a time limit for that. Hopefully your union is proactive to negotiate an extension if that clause exists. It's possible to give yourself a educated guess at a time line for progression. It looks like...
by valleyboy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where were you on September 11th 2001?
Replies: 352
Views: 72363

Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

As Canadians or living in Canada we have little understanding of the mindset south of 49. I spent a lot of time down there doing union business and I must say there was not a day that went by that 9/11 was not mentioned and mentioned numerous times in one day. We have no idea of the underlying hyste...

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