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by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2639

Re: Operating different machines.

jakeandelwood wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:55 pm

Yup, those type of people are the ones on the side of the road staring at their flat tire while waiting for the tow truck.
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by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2639

Re: Operating different machines.

As an example I clearly stated I have over five thousand hours in the north flying DC3's and that obviously means lots fo IFR flying in IMC. Not to mention it was all hand flown due to no autopilots in the machines. Apparently flying a 787 with three autopilots on long overseas legs, must be that m...
by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2639

Re: Operating different machines.

Actually, I think flying professionally in an airline-type environment is up there with "brain surgery". But coming from a guy that has plenty of post secondary education, 36 years of military and airline flying experience as well as small civilian aircraft, I can assure you that airline flying is ...
by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2639

Re: Operating different machines.

I don't mean to demean aircraft flying. I was responding to posts implying truck driving is "easy". Technically, yes perhaps. To not take the lives of others while driving something that won't stop or corner well on a highway, any inattention isn't a good thing. I just went up north and drove many h...
by rookiepilot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6638

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Whenever a tragic accident like this happens it always gives me a bit of a shudder and makes me think to myself how vulnerable we are and that it just takes 4 or 5 bad decisions in a row until the shit hits the fan. Reading these discussions helps to maybe see how everything lined up to cause this ...
by rookiepilot
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2639

Re: Operating different machines.

Hmmm. Reading this thread. My brother drives heavy double trailers down the 401, day and night. Always jammed with traffic. Always idiots, construction zones, blizzard conditions at times. I'm hearing comments this is supposed to be easy. From talking to him, I think not. To me that seems more stres...
by rookiepilot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

PC 12 down, South Dakota

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/30/us/south ... index.html

12 on board, crashed after takeoff. Poor weather in area.
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6638

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

ASI's videos are very good.

This case study is somewhat similar. (Potentially) -- although daytime.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W0lWsqAwYwY
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6638

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

I have to agree with PF. Doesn't matter what the cause was. In my view, night VFR for us private guys, had better be severe clear or close to it for the most part. "Marginal" and "night" don't mix too well. Unfamiliar terrain and lower experience levels, just place already high risks through the roo...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6638

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

- particularly a "southern" pilot in a winter weather situation. This accident will be/should be a case study for student pilots in decision making, it'll be one of the few legacies that this pilot can leave the flying community. Or Canadian pilots in Florida thunderstorms, or flatlanders in Colora...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 36683

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Cliff Jumper wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:39 pm

They could have used mental math, but again, I don't think most pilot are trained for this.
Gee, that $100k degree only AC requires, doesn't seem to be much use then, no?
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6638

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

I was flying as an observer with a government (not Canada) flight operation many years ago. Every flight they flew had a written risk analysis prepared before the flight, with a copy taken on the flight, and a copy left at dispatch. There's something to that.... I agree, it is well worth the time t...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 72
Views: 6638

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

North Shore wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Geez :shock: ...not sure that I'd be setting off VFR into wx like that with darkness coming on.
No thank you, no......This was a vfr flight?
by rookiepilot
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Family sueing Air Saguenay
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Family sueing Air Saguenay

Must be the bloodsucking lawyers fault. Oh, wait.... Good evening Rookie, Did you read the article that 200hr Wonder posted above your last quoted post? Air Saguenay’s bread and butter is made during the Caribou hunting season. The province ended that with a moratorium on Caribou hunting. (Remember...
by rookiepilot
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Family sueing Air Saguenay
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Family sueing Air Saguenay

Must be the bloodsucking lawyers fault. Oh, wait....
by rookiepilot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph airpark (flight school?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: Guelph airpark (flight school?)

Weird thing about Guelph in the CFS: “ Tng Rwy 05/23 proh without prior authorization fr Transport Canada via ops specifications” I know it’s a small runway, but that is just strange. I could be mistaken, but it might be due to the trees in close proximity causing some nasty turbulence---note the h...
by rookiepilot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 19
Views: 4402

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

Forget to bring your framed, gold-embossed degree on parchment paper?
by rookiepilot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 4998

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

What would your advice be to a young person starting out in this business that is interested in 705 type flying in the face of all of the air carriers seeking a post secondary education? Would you counsel them to not get it and risk not getting hired? Carefully research the cost of qualifying compa...
by rookiepilot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 4998

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

My problem isn't with a university degree per se. It's with the exploding costs of one, the degrading quality (in my view) and the massive debt burden it places young folks under at the beginning of their working lives. It's become too often a giant scam, and a stupid requirement. I can tell in 10 m...
by rookiepilot
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 36683

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Some people need to go read the TSB report. They hit MDA 0.3 NM before where they should have on slope. That's 1800 feet or so short. Keeping on that slope has them aiming for 800' before the threshold. They had, or thought they had, the runway environment (lights) in sight at MDA. They continued t...
by rookiepilot
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 4998

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

I would say look at the overall quality of the learning these days. As a pure filtering device, companies often use a degree. Post secondary in my field anyway, proves absolutely nothing about the ability to productively apply what one has learned, too often rote and memory learning, in a discipline...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 4998

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

The notion often claimed that something worthwhile was achieved by attaining a degree of any kind, is offensive in the extreme to those who have achieved significant careers, in any field. Especially in the field of aviation where the only education needed is the ability to read and write. More tha...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 4998

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

Genuine question - coming from someone in the Seneca 4 year program: Why do you guys have such a vendetta against the Seneca/college programs? In every college thread there's always one or more old-timers who shudder at the words "aviation college". Are you pissed that you did not get the same oppo...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 36683

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

That's a dangerous game that judge is playing. It undermines the whole intent of the CVR. People will just fly around with the CB pulled instead of letting some greedy lawyer get their hands on it. How is accountability maintained and enforced? Purely via the cozy relationship between the regulator...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Corporate Culture
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Boeing Corporate Culture

complexintentions wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:02 am
The best article I have read recently about how corporatism did more to take Boeing to the bad place they are now, far more than than any single design decision on any single aircraft.

A warning for all companies really.

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It is a warning, for sure.

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