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by chancellor
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada's Questionable Hiring Process.
Replies: 51
Views: 10028

Re: Air Canada's Questionable Hiring Process.

I actually chatted with someone from the hiring side as this was coming out. There is apparently a considerable amount of flight schools that are calling themselves accredited university institutions that are in fact not. And this became the way of taking care of the problem from AC's standpoint. Th...
by chancellor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: schedules for new hires
Replies: 25
Views: 7186

Re: schedules for new hires

It has been all timing for me for sure. In addition anyone that moves to a lower position faces a 4 year freeze. I know of a couple of people that bid off the emj captain position to 320 and 767 fo mainly for schedule and they both are frozen but lifestyle will improve greatly. As far as being and e...
by chancellor
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: schedules for new hires
Replies: 25
Views: 7186

Re: schedules for new hires

Emj F\O commuter hired in January. 2 months on reserve, and a block (much better as a commuter) since then I have over 50 behind me now. I work 16 days a month. Current pairing: Commute to cyyz, Day 1 yyz-yxe, Day 2 yxe-yyz-ewr, Day 3 ewr-yyz-yhz-yyz done in time to hopefully get home, 4 days off. L...
by chancellor
Tue May 04, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Mikisew shut down?
Replies: 165
Views: 25881

Re: Air Mikisew shut down?

Having been through a couple, it seems to take alot less than one would think. In our case at the time all it took is one extremely motivated aviation inspector that had apparently been done wrong in the past by the chief at the time.
by chancellor
Tue May 04, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC selling a/c; HQ inspectors will no-longer fly
Replies: 23
Views: 3273

Re: TC selling a/c; HQ inspectors will no-longer fly

Fewer training aircraft means that inspectors with lapsed aviation competencies and stale aircraft-type ratings will be asked to oversee the safety of the aviation sector. I am sure their 100 hours a year kept them incredibly safe and on top of everything. Wasn't the old and still relevant saying "...
by chancellor
Sat May 01, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: West Wind is in National is Out !!
Replies: 29
Views: 4825

Re: West Wind is in National is Out !!

Didn't National lose the contract after a not so stellar audit from Transport. And aren't the minimums in ZFD around 600 ft on the NDB approach so 800 ft shouldn't be a problem. Are the rnav approaches coming soon?
by chancellor
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna 207 anyone??
Replies: 25
Views: 3521

Re: Cessna 207 anyone??

I would recommend that unless you actually need it remove the belly pod. Or limit the weight greatly in it. I flew one with the pod and it was an absolute dog. It was always much better only carrying the freight you could see. ie main cabin and the nose compartment. C of G was fairly simple rest the...
by chancellor
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another pilot gone too soon
Replies: 46
Views: 9118

Re: Another pilot gone too soon

F'n bogs. RIP Julien! Stand up guy!
by chancellor
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus crash
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Ursus crash

Wow -23 might as well go home in November and come back in March. I flew one of them up there at -53 in Ross River coming back to Tulita. We had good winter fronts and I think we through 15w50 in the engine and she ran good. Of course you had to be exceptionally careful with the warm ups and cool do...
by chancellor
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Maule m4 as a floatplane
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: Maule m4 as a floatplane

Flew an M5 on floats and skis with a 210 hp. It was a little underpowered with a good sized load on floats, most of the problem was getting it to the step but it still carried a good load nonetheless. On skis nothing could hold it back.
by chancellor
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unsafe BAe Jetstream fleet grounded
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Unsafe BAe Jetstream fleet grounded

Carrier, Using that kind of assumption then all metro's, mu2's and Jetstreams should be grounded. The -14 seems to be the culprit here. Having flown metro's and j31's through engine overhaul intervals I don't think any operator has come across these problems. Or if they have the manufacturer and the...
by chancellor
Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A380 Cockpit
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: A380 Cockpit

I noticed tillers on both sides, is that normal on the bigger jets?
by chancellor
Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus 207, June 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: Ursus 207, June 2009

Hate to help ressurect a dead post but Indanao I was't inferring that Northwright had anything to do with Ursus. I was commenting that the gentlemans friend had plenty of options to leave Ursus if it was so bad ie the skeds that Northwright operates everyday in and out of Fort Norman.
by chancellor
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FAA revokes licences of Northwest Pilots
Replies: 12
Views: 1697

Re: FAA revokes licences of Northwest Pilots

Yeah they messed up big. They should face the full extent. Anyway they want to cover it up, the fact remains they were asleep at the wheel!
by chancellor
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New fuel for the Q400 rumours
Replies: 64
Views: 12624

Re: New fuel for the Q400 rumours

That's okay run them at 19 seats that triple at the back would be a crowd pleaser. lol :lol:
by chancellor
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A/C down in SK - Jan '07 - Draft Report Critical of TC
Replies: 101
Views: 14498

Re: A/C down in SK - Jan '07 - Draft Report Critical of TC

I am sure the pilot was told about it and even went through a simulated one in say Calgary or Vancouver. She probably was not afforded an actual demonstration because her 500 hr instructor was not comfortable with it. Quite possibly it was not even demonstrated while training for that position. Havi...
by chancellor
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 421
Replies: 18
Views: 2030

Re: Cessna 421

Hey, The simplest way to describe a geared engine in this context is a standard type of engine that they boost the power on by raising the rpm of the engine and then adding reduction gears through to the propellor by doing this they can run a higher horsepower engine to slower speed prop for noise a...
by chancellor
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet flying on behalf of Amerijet?
Replies: 122
Views: 10756

Re: Cargojet flying on behalf of Amerijet?

Saskaberia- One of the coldest windiest places to call home in the winter also known as Saskatchewan. A little of topic but we had a stretch of 45 days last winter where the high was -25 degrees celcius.
by chancellor
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet flying on behalf of Amerijet?
Replies: 122
Views: 10756

Re: Cargojet flying on behalf of Amerijet?

I have two questions;

1. Who the hell would ever put up with pissing and crapping in bags?
and if this has been going on for a while,
2. Why would you still work there?

Sounds like you may have partially created this problem yourselves.
by chancellor
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus 207, June 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: plane crash near Colville Lake

That would be the one, I remember when we bought that one in Whitehorse I took it to Red Deer for paint. Was a nice machine flew a little different than the non turbo one we had. May have been the Horton stoll kit on it none of us could put a finger on it though.
by chancellor
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting quotes from "Sully"
Replies: 83
Views: 4318

Re: What Captain Sullenberger Meant to Say (But Was Too Polit...

Bang on. Most of the travelling public, yes our customers are not very bright when it comes to all of this. It is the Wal-mart mentality.
by chancellor
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus 207, June 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: plane crash near Colville Lake

"So you are telling me that its my dead friends fault that he is dead as opposed to the scum bag operator that employed them??" From what I heard at the time the weather was absolutely disgusting. I was almost caught in the same area at the same time 8-9 years earlier enroute from Fort Good Hope to ...
by chancellor
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus 207, June 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: plane crash near Colville Lake

Sorry about your dead friend, but at the end of the day your three friends woke up got into the airplane and went flying into what ever dangerous conditions ( ie. weather, maintenance) you are referring to. I was never pushed to go flying if I wasn't comfortable with doing so. I do remember a few fo...
by chancellor
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus 207, June 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: plane crash near Colville Lake

It was my first job and I was paid pretty well. Was never pushed to do anything I didn't want to. The aircraft were well maintained. That is what I mean, of course that was eleven years ago! :?
by chancellor
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ursus 207, June 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: plane crash near Colville Lake

Was a pretty good place when I was there. Maybe it has run its course though.

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