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by porcsord
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 250hr Pilot Advice
Replies: 75
Views: 3368

Re: 250hr Pilot Advice

Take this for what you paid for it, and understand that I agree with rookiepilot. I'm certainly not the most experienced person on this board, but I wouldn't say I'm a junior. I've flown a variety of types, in a variety of environments. The thing that I am most proud about in my career is that EVERY...
by porcsord
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

Regardless of time of day... to not check the fuel ONCE during a flight is grossly negligent.
by porcsord
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 191
Views: 8317

Re: how long

Meat, you advocating replacing meatservos?
by porcsord
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 191
Views: 8317

Re: how long

Clarke's Three Laws: 1) When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. 2) The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them i...
by porcsord
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

Old adage:

Something something runway behind you something something.
by porcsord
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Driving a nicer car than your boss....
Replies: 31
Views: 2565

Re: Driving a nicer car than your boss....

Cheapest 911 GT3 I could find in the country was $149,900. Why settle for a GT3 with that budget? I mean other contenders in the 140-170k range: Ferrari California Audi R8 Aston Martin Vantage Rolls Royce Wraith Lamborghini Gallardo McLaren MP4-12C Ferrari Tesstarossa (The correct choice) McLaren 57...
by porcsord
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3453

Re: What is "lift"?

What is lift? Oh baby, don't stall me Don't stall me No more Oh baby, don't stall me, don't stall me No more What is lift? Yeah No, I don't know why you're not in the flair I give you my lift, but you don't care So what is up and what is down? Gimme a sign What is lift? Oh baby, don't stall me Don't...
by porcsord
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

Sure, why not. What are some annoying things about your job? Being on call has it's down sides. If you're junior getting the days you want off can be a bit of a challenge. Really nothing too drastic, I still love what I do. How does your career trajectory look? Pretty stagnant at the moment. Airline...
by porcsord
Sat May 30, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation

The time spent making the video is tribute to that Time spent... adding a different title? Hey, if Youtube is your calling, have at it, but saying Here is my take on his top 4 tips for dealing with a crisis. Is incredibly disingenuous, as it's not your take, it's his and you did not contribute anyt...
by porcsord
Tue May 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to certify an electronic logbook?
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: How to certify an electronic logbook?

Print, Sign, Done
by porcsord
Mon May 25, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation

Why dont you post the original link, and not the one on your youtube channel with your title? Shamelessly stealing the work of others to get views. As the poster above said, please stop.
by porcsord
Wed May 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Cessna SkyCourier

It will be the same as the Caravan: Boring but economical. It will start off doing pavement to pavement, but then will steadily get more and more capable and bury the twin otter in all but the most specialized places. To be honest, the Twin Otter is a great airplane, unfortunately it's niche, is alm...
by porcsord
Tue May 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Extended furlough and going back up North
Replies: 7
Views: 2860

Re: Extended furlough and going back up North

Personally, I wouldn't hire a furloughed airline pilot without a really hefty non-prorated bond. It was hard enough to keep 1000 hour pilots for more than a year, and I know that the second the call comes in you're gone with as much notice as you can give, which could be very little. To top it all o...
by porcsord
Tue May 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: AVIANCA Bankrupt- Worlds 2nd oldest airline
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: AVIANCA Bankrupt- Worlds 2nd oldest airline

There are better ways to make money during a layoff than click-bait youtube links to videos that don't include any of your own content. Do us all a favor and stop posting links to your own youtube / call center. Or if you insist on posting links, at least make them original, interesting, factual and...
by porcsord
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 33339

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

I didn't see mention of other instruments other than there wasn't a third attitude indicator. They did have foreflight, with synthetic vision and adhrs through the garmin unit....
by porcsord
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 33339

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Condolences to all those affected. This is one of the more harrowing reports I've read recently. It seems they broke out at about 2000agl and attempted a recovery, but with a descent rate of 34,000'/min were unable to recover at that point (about 4 seconds to act). Reading this has got me thinking a...
by porcsord
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to get an RNAV at an airport
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: How to get an RNAV at an airport

By our own airplane, I mean a King Air, not sure if that matters. And you'll have to talked to the company to get the details on how or why that is possible.

PC
by porcsord
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to get an RNAV at an airport
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: How to get an RNAV at an airport

http://www.jetpro.ca/

They have an airplane to do it, or you can use your own to save some money. There will be an initial price, and then an annual fee as well.

PC
by porcsord
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FASTest way to get your PPL
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: FASTest way to get your PPL

I'd say flying 45 hours give or take and doing a flight test.
by porcsord
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4768

Re: Career outlook Starting @30

Porcsord for benevolent king of Kanada - vote for me just once and I promise Kanada will be the richest, safest, bestest country in the world.
by porcsord
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4768

Re: Career outlook Starting @30

What's stopping you from selling your home, moving to Africa and drilling fresh drinking water wells? How about selling your house and buying medicine for the destitute in India? Tell you what, I'll take only a 5% premium on your house and all your worldly possessions and see that they go toward sa...
by porcsord
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4768

Re: Career outlook Starting @30

Have some of you considered that maybe the reason the pandemic doesn't seem so bad is that we have taken drastic steps to prevent it from getting bad? There is unfortunately no way to test that theory, short of returning to normal and seeing what happens. If we did return to normal and it wasn't as ...
by porcsord
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Is the 4 year flat pay worth it?
Replies: 48
Views: 7866

Re: Is the 4 year flat pay worth it?

I don't have a horse in this race, airlines are not my thing for my own reasons. That being said, I would say: yes, yes it is. No where else in aviation (with the exception of very few corporate positions) will you have the earning potential of Big Red. Even with Covid, I suspect AC is still one of ...
by porcsord
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bush Jobs - Northern Ontario
Replies: 16
Views: 2487

Re: Bush Jobs - Northern Ontario

Oh you sweet summer child. 3 months ago, I would have a myriad of suggestions for you for flying bush planes in Ontario. Now though.... apply everywhere and take anything that will offer you something. And by something I don't mean a seat in an airplane, I mean ramp, dispatch, grooming... anything t...
by porcsord
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice from the recession veterans
Replies: 18
Views: 3142

Re: Looking for advice from the recession veterans

It's been a while, but I seem to recall you can write the exams at half the hours of validity. So for example ATPLs can be written at 750hrs.

I'm pretty sure about the 250hr thing for the IATRA, unless things have changed in the last 15 years or so.

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