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by bobm
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Archie Trammell flies west
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Archie Trammell flies west

We attended his full course, twice. A wealth of information. Even had a beer (or 2) with him after.

He will be missed. RIP Archie

Bob + Laurie
by bobm
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nature Air / Costa Rica
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

Re: Nature Air / Costa Rica

I am currently in Bocas. I really cannot offer an opinion except to say the 208 is a pretty good aircraft. Since they fly into here, here is a link to the local Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Nature%20Air
by bobm
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Bravo Again
Replies: 23
Views: 6583

Re: Air Bravo Again

Well; back in about 1987 I was the CP of a newer smaller outfit that was operating a new ME turbine. I had been flying it myself in a two crew environment. We were very busy and decided to hire another Captain. I ended up hiring an individual who was you young but had the qualifications necessary to...
by bobm
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Panama
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Panama

Looks like he was in trouble even before he got airborne.

RIP

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/pana ... port-crash
by bobm
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 36507

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

Not to thread drift too much... I see a lot of conversation with respect to the SPOT. It is a great piece of equipment. If you are thinking of buying one though, also take a look at the Garmin InReach. It has Global coverage (SPOT does not), tracks the same as the Spot, can send "canned messages" li...
by bobm
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Strange Restrictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Strange Restrictions

Stretching my memory here but I think he was deemed color blind. So, he must have a 2 way radio as he cannot "see" the red or green lights from the tower. Night flying restricted for the same reason (nav lights) so, not sure why he would have "had" a night rating unless he became color blind later.
by bobm
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Researching grandfather's - RAF / RCAF - how/where
Replies: 16
Views: 1646

Re: Researching grandfather's - RAF / RCAF - how/where

It is strange that many veterans do not talk about it at all. They never bring it up. I know my dad did flight training in Manitoba I think, and moved on to Harvard's. Never did talk about it. He never went overseas but instead became a Bombing Instructor. He has happy and that I learned to fly and ...
by bobm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YQT Medical examiners
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: YQT Medical examiners

We use Mark Thibert. Easy going and will usually "fit you in". (Col. or Major in Air Force Reserve I believe) I have used him enough that I email from out-of-country and he gets me in as soon as I arrive in T Bay. He has always been great. And....if you need some Plastic Surgery; he does that too! Bob
by bobm
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5764

Re: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?

[quote=It's as good as you can get, many people have made it a lifetime gig so that tells you something.[/quote]

Actually, Thunder lost 2 Captains to Encore this spring. One was direct hired to Captain and the other was being fast tracked. Both decided to return to Thunder.
by bobm
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5764

Re: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?

Sorry, but since I retired I only sit in the pilot seat when I am in town. Kinda nice to just fly though....
by bobm
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: It's Like the Weather Command Manual in Color
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: It's Like the Weather Command Manual in Color

I have not been through the Wx. Command manual in years but this looks excellent. Thanks for sharing! Anyone wanting to improve themselves and/or will be writing soon, this would be a good read.
by bobm
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5764

Re: Mitsubishi MU-2 operators in Canada?

Type rating is required as it falls into the "High performance" category. It IS a great aircraft to fly. My favorite but I am probably biased. I am up doing some flying this summer to help out (and visit the Grandkids) but heading back to the boat in a few weeks. Yes, pilots are needed. (especially ...
by bobm
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The solution to pilot shortage?
Replies: 44
Views: 4806

Re: The solution to pilot shortage?

Excellent video. I took the time to watch the whole thing. Glad retirement is here. Interesting listening to the analogy with respect to automated cars: "they don't need to be perfect, just better than humans". Speaks volumes. And yes, I think that is the way it is (needs) going to go. Look at Air F...
by bobm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC in the News Again
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: AC in the News Again

SSH

That was VERY funny. You are right, Brit Humor.

I think folks need to lighten up a bit.
by bobm
Sun May 28, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Angioplasty
Replies: 19
Views: 3520

Re: Angioplasty

Should not be a big worry. Not sure what hoops you will have to jump through or how long. We have a guy here with a pacemaker and has had it for years.

Good luck.
by bobm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thessalon Muni CPL5
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Thessalon Muni CPL5

Nope. That is not Thessalon. This is: https://www.google.ca/maps/@46.3160169, ... l=en&hl=en

Due north of the town off 129. Paved and note the hangers. Hope the link works.
by bobm
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thessalon Muni CPL5
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Thessalon Muni CPL5

Jeez...too bad. We used to have our maintenance for our Mu-2s at Bonair out of there. Late 80's. T-28 parked next door.
by bobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C-150 to Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: C-150 to Florida

Fresh out of my Private Pilot License at Voyageur Airways in 1977; I took off for the Florida Cays in one of Max's Cherokee 140's to build time for my commercial. Brought my wife...ok, that was 3 wives ago.... Still owned by Bradley's back then. Anyhow, it was a hoot. Heading there with 55 hours TT ...
by bobm
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Age Discrimination
Replies: 36
Views: 6067

Re: Age Discrimination

Well, I not in the hiring position any more. Retired BUT I am still flying when I want. Nice to just fly the line. I think Thunder may be interested in experienced chaps who are like me, just want to do some flying... Give Alistair or Tim a call. I am currently in St. Martin and sailing to Panama bu...
by bobm
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any Idea if this is from an aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Any Idea if this is from an aircraft?

Find any washed up lobsters? Barbuda used to have a little islander type airstrip to land and buy lobsters...sorry for the thread drift...great memories of that place Still does have the strip. Some one retracted the gear on a fixed-gear Warrior on it 2 days ago. Landed short in a x-wind.... Lobste...
by bobm
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any Idea if this is from an aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Any Idea if this is from an aircraft?

That thought had crossed my mind too.

I find stuff from ALL over washed up here including satellite buoys from Canada's east coast. They would have to had cross the ocean twice to make it here....
by bobm
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any Idea if this is from an aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Any Idea if this is from an aircraft?

Found a couple of pieces of honeycomb aluminum hiking the East Coast of Barbuda. This one is about 2" thick and has compound curves. Not part of a boat, this would fall apart in saltwater I think.

Found a ADF antenna washed up as well, but not related.

Any thoughts as to origin?
by bobm
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIC application Process
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: RAIC application Process

You need to get a job first. Your employer will then fill you in.
by bobm
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Bravo/Thunder Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 7718

Re: Air Bravo/Thunder Airlines

Just saw this post, had to raise a glass to Bob M. I never worked for him but always had a fondness for how he treated people; it gave me hope when I was a low timer that not all operators were scuzbuckets and that a little hardwork would soon be rewarded.I hope he's on a sailboat somewhere loving ...

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