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by jakeandelwood
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

Is that that rich kid who just flies around in his Bonanza everyday and makes videos of it?
by jakeandelwood
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is transport Canada closed
Replies: 22
Views: 2264

Re: Is transport Canada closed

Is there even a transport office anywhere you can just walk into? The one in YYJ has been closed for a long time, they are there, you just can't go in without an appointment.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 87
Views: 3193

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

My final check before getting in is tow bar, fuel caps, baggage door, oil cap and dipstick, takes 15 seconds. Other than the oil cap and dipstick which I just feel is important to double check any of the other things could become a problem again between your pre flight check and take off if you fuel...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What if you get a brake problem on final
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: What if you get a brake problem on final

My home airport runway is only 1400' so I check to at least see if the pedals are hard on final, that's about all that can be done on a small plane.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 69
Views: 12643

Re: Companies Laying off.

I wouldn't worry about companies laying off. This virus will pretty much be the end of aviation as we know it. This virus is expanding exponentially and will kill off any remaining airlines. It's just a matter of time. Anyone who thinks this matter will go away in three to four months is out of tou...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 25809

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

The older people could be taking more precautions, I know my parents are. Maybe the 50-59 crowd is old enough to be at risk but not quite old enough to realize they are actually old enough.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 25809

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

It's a tough choice - catch 22 was said - and just to put out the contrarian idea... People will die either way, and not just from the disease. With the shutdown of the economy families go bankrupt, people end up on the street, kids lose their futures... so some already health marginalized people c...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 25809

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Welcome to the new combination of y2k, 911, SARS and the 2008 market crash all rolled into one. This is gonna hurt! Ha, I remember Y2K!, yeah because the "computer" in your '99 Toyota knew what year it was and wasn't going to start on new years day. On another note I haven't heard much about global...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition between aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Transition between aircraft

Yes, it's pretty much the insurance companies that are making the rules. If your renting the flight school will make you do a checkout, which is a good thing. If you buy an obscure plane trying to find someone to give you that insurance required checkout can be difficult sometimes.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tire Fix-it-Kits
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Tire Fix-it-Kits

I believe the owner/pilot of a private certified aircraft is allowed to change a tire on their aircraft, is that not elementary work? In the back of my plane I have a bicycle tire repair kit and a small hand pump along with a little jack. I also have a little tool box with enough tools to take a whe...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hydraulic Fires
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Hydraulic Fires

https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Re ... ant-fluids

Non flammable hydraulic fluid seems to be out there, looks like in stationary machinery mostly.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

It’s going to be interesting as those “ride sharing” companies try and break into aviation. There are a lot of people in the mindset that this will happen. They beat taxi companies some how, there no way you are sharing your car. You are driving for hire and reward, you don’t have the license or th...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 6312

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

Instead of that controller saying "unless it's an emergency there is no way you can land at Dover" she could have said "it seems like you are having trouble sir, I can give you priority vectors into Dover if you declare an emergency" that may have coaxed him into swallowing his pride and declaring ...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 6312

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

Instead of that controller saying "unless it's an emergency there is no way you can land at Dover" she could have said "it seems like you are having trouble sir, I can give you priority vectors into Dover if you declare an emergency" that may have coaxed him into swallowing his pride and declaring t...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3013

Re: Favourite Type

JohnnyHotRocks wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:00 am
Citation X
Nothing like climbing through 40,000’ at 2000fpm and Mach .88 and hearing the airlines ask ATC “what was that that just passed us?”
" it was just a Cessna passing you" :shock:
by jakeandelwood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 19
Views: 2841

Re: 172 down in Victoria BC

I heard on the news today someone found the propeller in their backyard.
by jakeandelwood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3013

Re: Favourite Type

Douglas DC6. The epitome of the big Piston airliners with beautifully balanced flight controls and a wonderfully manly low rumble when you set the props to cruise RPM No automation, so how well the flight went was totally up to crew skill. The only magenta line was the streak from the hydraulic ove...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

Well....I provided a link to a previous thread showing two crashes due to go-arounds from bird strikes. Is anyone familiar with a crash from someone who continued to land. http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=130304 I've never heard of any either, that's why I originally wondered.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

Maybe that's what happened, they were warned, initiated a missed approach then hit the birds. Maybe the approach became destabilized.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Westjet hits geese in Victoria

Date: 2020-02-21 Narrative: A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJWS/WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when on short final for Runway 09. WJA209 executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found remains...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

Bede wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:09 pm
This guy got a $1000 fine for doing exactly what you're proposing.

https://decisions.tatc.gc.ca/tatc/tatc/ ... 3/index.do
Jesus! That's all the fine he got? Demonstrating forced landings by actually shutting down the engine? What a moron.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4203

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I worked for a Company that shut down and they tried to get employees with bonds to pay the outstanding balances they each owed, employees that had no intention of leaving.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4203

Re: Leaving with a bond?

What a delightfully simplistic viewpoint. But maybe the boss is wealthy from other business endeavours and the air operation isn't quite as profitable. Or maybe the house is long since paid for from days gone by when the business was more profitable. Perhaps it used to be a real going concern but a...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4203

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Please explain to me how it isn't relevant? Something pays for it all. Maybe instead of owners spending all the profits on large houses and expensive cars they could invest some money back into their company, therefore retaining happier employees. It would probably save them money in the long run.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4203

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Why does everyone always assume a small company is "hard up" or "broke" I've worked for a few small companies and at one of them the owner was always crying the Blues, couldn't afford to pay me O/T etc, etc, and I believed him till he invited me over to his waterfront mansion for a xmass party.

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