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by jakeandelwood
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance Question
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Owner Maintenance Question

I know some owners that have their aircraft in the OM category and they are absolutely fanatical about their maintenance and their plane shows it. I think that an OM aircraft in some ways may be better maintained because the maintenance is more affordable. There are things I'd like to do on my plane...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

That's why they use little cartoons now instead of words on labels and all that, got to protect stupid people from themselves, or give them a big sweaty wad of money.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

http://www.republicseabee.com/ this site has a ton of info and history, if you dig into it I think they have the history of all the Seabeee serial #s. I was looking thru it a while ago as I was thinking of buying one at one point.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 2920

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

digits_ wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:36 pm
There is a whole bunch of them with a variety of hobbies or personality desceiptions.

Probably an attempt to humanize security folks. A bit awkward maybe, but I don't see a political angle.
I guess there are none that say; "I listen to death metal, drink beer and I'm a screening officer"
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

Nimbys kill me, they move into phase 1 in a new development then complain about the noise from the construction of phase 2, funny how they never complained about the noise from phase 1. Then they complain about the airport and race track that have been there for 75 years.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10934

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

When it comes to command in aviation, nice guys cause funerals. That seems like a good old boy statement. I'll go one further, ass holes and tyrants also create large smoking holes. It boils down to managing and using resources and assets at your disposal. This seems to be the point of the whole th...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you

Never forget your GUMP checks: G ear down U ndercarriage down M ake sure your gear is down P lease make sure your gear is down I like to keep my hand on the selector(at least in small aircraft) until I see the appropriate gear down indication(s). Such a technique might have helped the pilot in this...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Pulling that CB could come back to haunt you

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/tec ... een-light/

How about this accident? A bad mag results in a pulled breaker that results in a single engine go around with the gear down but the pilot thought it was up, then a crash. Talk about a chain reaction of screw ups!
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's with KD Air lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Re: What's with KD Air lately?

I guess they owe some parking fees
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5298

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

If you are paying a so called reputable shop to preform your annual (not some guy on the side out of a back of a pickup) and your paying a substantial amount of money and your bill says they did an AD search you shouldn't have to do the search yourself again. The last shop that did my annual in whi...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5298

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

If you are paying a so called reputable shop to preform your annual (not some guy on the side out of a back of a pickup) and your paying a substantial amount of money and your bill says they did an AD search you shouldn't have to do the search yourself again. The last shop that did my annual in whic...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's with KD Air lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Re: What's with KD Air lately?

I think their van still has a parking boot on the wheel. If they can't afford to pay their vehicle parking then stay away. Someone must be working on their plane(s) out of pitt meadows, hope they get paid.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10934

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

What do you do in the case of a pilot who is an awesome pilot but constantly pushes weather (and promoted it), takes risks, screw the checklist we're 1 minute behind and is a "get er done" company man? The company loves him and he just happens to be the Chief pilot. Is he busting weather limits or ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

"He didn't bump you or nudge you, he rubbed you, and rubbin' son is racin' "
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10934

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

screw the checklist we're 1 minute behind and is a "get er done" company man? The company loves him and he just happens to be the Chief pilot. Tell him you will not fly with him and you are quitting and want to go back to the parking area. If he refuses stop the engines and get off the airplane. At...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10934

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

What do you do in the case of a pilot who is an awesome pilot but constantly pushes weather (and promoted it), takes risks, screw the checklist we're 1 minute behind and is a "get er done" company man? The company loves him and he just happens to be the Chief pilot.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2838

Re: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

Another flock of birds https://globalnews.ca/news/5768361/russian-plane-emergency-landing-birds/ ============= ============= And another A320. I have no clue what the aircraft stats are for birds bringing down a twin engine aircraft, but two high profile situations and both A320. I know bird strike...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10934

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Did the original poster or any of his fellow Captains actually think of bringing this up with this FO? Maybe have a serious talk with him over a coffee and try to help him instead of secretly sewering him quietly behind his back. He probably thinks he is doing fine because everyone is to chicken shi...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Quebec R44 missing.
Replies: 27
Views: 2992

Re: Quebec R44 missing.

https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-robinson-helicopters/ Well that little video is "to the point" :shock: I know absolutely nothing about helicopters but why wouldn't the rotor be designed so that it's physically impossible for it to touch any other part of the helicopter? It seems to just be c...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A shout out to SAR - Thanks for being there! SR-22 CAPS deployment
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: A shout out to SAR - Thanks for being there! SR-22 CAPS deployment

Another shout out to SAR! I was called to fly a search for a downed aircraft this evening. I flew to the appointed area, and on my third grid line, found the aircraft. I buzzed the pilot, who ran out an lit his prepared fire. I made sure he knew I was there for him. I climbed up, to radio and text ...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 5166

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

Tell him not to go to the US until he gets a pardon. With a pardon it won't be a problem from a job perspective. But the US won't recognize the pardon once the record is on their system, which it will be if you cross the border, and it will make US travel a hassle for your whole career. How does it...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 5166

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

But the US won't recognize the pardon once the record is on their system, which it will be if you cross the border, and it will make US travel a hassle for your whole career. That was not my experience, I was questioned a few times in the first couple of years but after that I never had another pro...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 5166

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

I had a dangerous driving charge from when I was 19. I didn't affect me at all throughout flying until I applied at Air Canada. I actually forgot I even had it by that point, AC wouldn't hire me but I think that was more because I had not mentioned it on the application and they considered that lyin...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's with KD Air lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Re: What's with KD Air lately?

ahramin wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Or maybe stop bouncing the mechanics' paycheques?
Well that could very well be true judging from their difficulties lately.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's with KD Air lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

What's with KD Air lately?

Seems like there is a CADORS report about once a week for them from Pitt Meadows to Pitt Meadows doing low and overs with some kind of gear problem. Maybe they need a hydraulic mule and some jacks.

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