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by ragbagflyer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?

On call hours don't count as duty time in the eyes of TC. Perhaps you should count yourself lucky to get even 8 hours per day.
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8490

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

It references ch 551 of the airworthiness manual for the standard for pfd's, as long as it meets those standards. It must be maintained as per the same instructions, life vests still have to be sent away for recertification to the manufacturer or approved facility. Inspections will also need to be ...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8490

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Appologies if this point has been discussed; I browsed the thread quickly but didn't see anything about what I'm about to ask. According to the recent gazette; 1 (1) The definition personal flotation device in subsection 101.01(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (see footnote 1) is repealed. Th...
by ragbagflyer
Sat May 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Vazar Otter external load LSTC
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: Vazar Otter external load LSTC

Heliian wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:14 am
If it's an LSTC then it'll be whomever owns the aircraft as they are aircraft specific.
They're almost exclusively LSTC's, but the owner or the LSTC can sell the data and a DAR can submit an application to copy the existing LSTC and have it issued to a different registration.
by ragbagflyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Vazar Otter external load LSTC
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Vazar Otter external load LSTC

Hello, does anybody know of any external load LSTCs to allow carrying 3 canoes on a Vazar Otter at 9000 pounds?
by ragbagflyer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6882

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

This is smart marketing as it helps Harbour Air lock down the eco-consious consumer on the coast, of which there are many. It's going to be a long time before this airline is completely electric but it seems conceivable that they can play around with some prototypes in the near term. Vancouver - Vic...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally wages are coming up
Replies: 18
Views: 5002

Re: Finally wages are coming up

Alkan posted an ad a little while ago fro BE30/20 medevac drivers. 87k I think it capped out at. Not at all. You're confusing the top starting wage with the top of of the pay scale. The current top end is at close to $140k, and the schedule is moving from a 10 and 5 to a 9 and 6 (on call/on reserve...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Daily points based rate? (Alkan medevac?)
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Daily points based rate? (Alkan medevac?)

The more complicated they can make it, the more money they can keep from you. But ya, I would guess it's just a fancy way of saying day rate... But i'm going to hazard a guess that you don't get full rate if you don't get a call out. This is not the case. The day rate is the same regardless of if y...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fun opportunity for float pilots.
Replies: 3
Views: 3394

Fun opportunity for float pilots.

FYI guys, the work formerly being done by Black Sheep Aviation with the Garrett powered Otter and Caravan out of Whitehorse and Mayo is now under the banner of Alkan Air. This is hands down some of the most spectacular and challenging float flying in the world. They've just posted a position in the ...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 8667

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

PilotDar, have you stalled a beaver in a steep turn at 5600 lbs? I ask because the stall is much more aggressive than a Beaver at 5090. By necessity you're also pulling a lot more power to maintain a level turn at a higher weight. It's a completely different animal 500 pounds heavier.
by ragbagflyer
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 2919

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

Foreflight all the way. If your aircraft profiles are set up properly in foreflight it had all your equipment codes. Put in departure and destination, pick a suggested route, make adjustments for mandatory routing and it creates a navlog based on the manufactures performance specifications. Proceed ...
by ragbagflyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BC Charters
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: BC Charters

Alkan Air is operating out of the Nanaimo Airport now with a Beech 1900, King Air 300 and King Air 200 and can do Palm Springs direct from Nanaimo.

PM sent.
by ragbagflyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?
Replies: 35
Views: 12600

Re: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?

PointyEngine wrote:Take a few at a time, plus a F.A!!
"Toulouse, June 21, 2017 – ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch...
"Finalising the evaluation for the launch". Lol That's quite an ambiguous statement. I'd pay money to see the average ATR pilot try and and take a loaded ATR into an 800m runway.
by ragbagflyer
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing studies pilotless airplane
Replies: 152
Views: 18153

Re: Boeing studies pilotless airplane

No, we're the strongest link because a brain is still required during normal ops to tie everything together and make intelligent decisions encompassing more than rote responses. During abnormal ops 100X so. Even with current technology levels I'd probably rather send my family on the computer drive...
by ragbagflyer
Sun May 28, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Industry Standard..."Dot Above" vs. "Dot Below"?
Replies: 30
Views: 3494

Re: Industry Standard..."Dot Above" vs. "Dot Below"?

You need to be reminded to change power and drop landing gear during approach?! Jesus. Nobody said anything about being reminded. You've got to put the gear down at some point... It's simply method of using the additional drag of the gear to transition from level flight into decent on an approach w...
by ragbagflyer
Sat May 27, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Industry Standard..."Dot Above" vs. "Dot Below"?
Replies: 30
Views: 3494

Re: Industry Standard..."Dot Above" vs. "Dot Below"?

Why would you deliberately fly one dot off the on glide slope scale? That is just plain stupid, if you are unable to fly accurately get another job. The center dot is there for a reason. He's referring to the rule of thumb as to when drop the landing gear, capture the glideslope and start downhill ...
by ragbagflyer
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bond issues
Replies: 47
Views: 5814

Re: Training Bond issues

First of all, you signed a bond and left early, presumably for a better job that I hope paid more than you were making before. You agreed to a prorated bond. You entered into a contract. The company is not being unreasonable by asking you to pay up. Somebody mentioned the company isn't in existence ...
by ragbagflyer
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 40430

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

fixedpitch wrote:
So no icing conditions were present in the area at the time?
Nothing of any significance.
by ragbagflyer
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 40430

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

GTNT took off from YLW five minutes after I did yesterday; I doubt it was weather related. My condolences to those affected.
by ragbagflyer
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Kodiak vs Caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: Kodiak vs Caravan

Months after TC issued a waiver for the Blackhawk conversion with that allowed IFR ops with pax they did the same for both the Texas Turbine and Aero Twin TPE331 conversions.
by ragbagflyer
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flitestar Beech 1900D performance profile
Replies: 0
Views: 1006

Flitestar Beech 1900D performance profile

Has anybody created one that they would be willing to share? PM me please.
by ragbagflyer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Kodiak vs Caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: Kodiak vs Caravan

The Caravan with a -12 beats the Kodiak in every way so there's that. Oh wait I lied; the Kodiak has a lower stall speed by about 2 knots.
by ragbagflyer
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying to a PPC
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Flying to a PPC

Consider that you're reading the 703 regs. Ferry flights, and 702 flights don't fall specifically under 703.
by ragbagflyer
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Right Seat PC-12 & C208 PPC's coming to theatre near you soon!
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: Right Seat PC-12 & C208 PPC's coming to theatre near you soon!

Nobody is arguing with that. The key line is in the note following 723.88 (2)(a) NOTE: Pilots flying single-engine IFR with passenger or night VFR with passenger require a PPC . There was a memo from TC last week that stated The interpretation is on the qualification requirements for pilots acting ...
by ragbagflyer
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Right Seat PC-12 & C208 PPC's coming to theatre near you soon!
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: Right Seat PC-12 & C208 PPC's coming to theatre near you soon!

I don't think you're reading the regs correctly Gorgons. A "competency" check is a PCC.

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