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by C.W.E.
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Apparently flying a 787 with three autopilots on long overseas legs, must be that much tougher. I spent years commuting back and forth to Europe and Africa using my Airfrance / KLM pilot ID card sitting in the jump seat watching the crews fly the airplanes. They spend hour after hour watching the m...
by C.W.E.
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

And flying around VFR in water bombers, fire fighting, etc. and having done it for 50+ years I am sure that it appears to be easy - Regardless of your high education claim it obviously has not given you the capacity to understand what someone writes. As an example I clearly stated I have over five ...
by C.W.E.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Rookie, why do so many people here think I am anti education just because it is my opinion flying for a living is not exactly up there with brain surgery?

Furthermore once one can read and write they can self educate and I feel I did fairly well in that endeavour.
by C.W.E.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

C.W.E.: I googled you and it appears that your 50 years of flying has been mostly fire fighting, flying Catalina's, etc. Is that correct? In other words, most of your flying has been VFR type flying. My flying time has been split between VFR and IFR and my fire fighting time was about fifteen years ...
by C.W.E.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Why not share some useful insights or more interesting stories about your career? I enjoyed the story of your navigational difficulties in the twin otter up north much more than you maligning the job of a pilot. O.K. here is another one I wrote some time ago. ..........................................
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

You described about maybe 1% of trucking. That is true, however the risk factor and concentration required is for the whole trip down the mountain. What percent of a given flight is high risk? And you can still pull over and stop. That is also true, however do you wait for spring to melt the ice an...
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

If you believe that you are in the wrong profession. Being a pilot is not difficult at all. You need to apply yourself but difficult it's not. I made my living for over 50 years as one and yes sometimes a pain in the ass and the odd challenge but difficult certainly not. Thank you valleyboy for put...
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 273
Views: 11006

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

So.... honest opinion, attitudes aside, if I'm the guy your saddled with fresh out of the program is this the kind of welcome I could expect?
No.
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

See that's the part you often overlook: you can post on avcanada and share information without claiming you are an accomplished pilot. Fair enough digits, rather than post negative comments about others why don't you post some stories of flying experiences you were incompetent in if you can't think...
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

A friend of mine is a professional Zamboni driver. Never had any formal education. Drove Zambonis for 50 years. Back in the day when you basically had to spray the ice with a water bottle. Those were the days. He tried the trucking route. Wasn't for him. Never had an accident in his 50 years! Not o...
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Go land a plane at minimums on a 2500' ice strip with a 35kt gusting crosswind. At night, with dim potlights that barely qualify as runway lighting.
Did you fly for Austin Airways?
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Ignoring this dick measuring contest about which is harder, the pilot is responsible for more lives. More responsibility means more money. At least it should.
So a cruise ship Captain should be paid about ten times more than an airline captain?
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Indeed, time to unload that clunker.
Or better still get rid of Mr. Dressup.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1370

Re: Swoop ?

It is called supply and demand.

Obviously someone is willing to work for what they pay so the problem lies with pilots not companies.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

No offense but not knowing anything about star charts and astro compasses doesn't mean you don't know your trade. 44 years ago celestial navigation was still used to navigate by, most of you have probably read this story I wrote about it but some of you may not ave so I here it is again for those o...
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Automatics are gaining a foothold but "old timers" don't like them as much. 18 and 13 speed is likely the 2 most popular but there are still guys out there using 5 and 4's
Aahhh yes, I spent some years driving the Mack Thermodyne with the 5 and four.

Great trucks.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 59
Views: 9579

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Where did you get that info?

That would really screw Harbour Air.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Or so bored that I fantasise.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Anyone that compares flying to driving a truck is either senile, a moron or just naive.
Considering I started this topic am I senile, a moron or just naive?
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

Considering the weather at the time and how short the flight was could it have been wing contamination?
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 273
Views: 11006

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Ya'll are just bitter this wasn't available when you were starting out. Flying for Jazz is a subjective subject. Personally I would bored out of my mind having to do that kind of flying every working day. Looking back on all the different kinds of flying I did I am far from bitter, in fact I feel f...
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 273
Views: 11006

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Most of the college hires I flew with when I was at Jazz were great. A couple years flying around in a -8 and they are more than capable of flying passengers around.

One would hope so.
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

Fly five quick circuits, immediately after the end of evening civil twilight - that meets both the regulation, and its intent.
It is even better to do the five circuits in five minutes or less.

Less fuel burnt.

Less wasted time.

More attention to accurate flying.
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 98
Views: 2644

Re: Operating different machines.

Because you post similar threads/comments every few years. And because you're comparing apples to oranges. It's like saying- what's harder being a doctor or scientist? Or, what needs more school-a real estate lawyer or real estate agent? Society doesn't value work on how technically difficult the o...
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 273
Views: 11006

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Show of hands, even if vermont was ace pilot #1 in canada, would anyone want to share a cockpit with him given his attitude? I believe we are getting trolled, I just find it difficult to imagine he / she is a real person. However if he / she is for real he / she would not be flying in any airplane ...

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