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by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 Seat Q400
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: 50 Seat Q400

They aren't nose heavy with an APU, and the weight difference is not terribly significant, especially the useful load of the average 300. There are a few companies doing the 300 combi mod, and for good reason. 40 pax with 4000 lbs or so cargo and bags is a capable platform for up north. That said, I...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 Seat Q400
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: 50 Seat Q400

PW 150s might be a bit much on the 300s frame...could see them going with a version of the PW 127s with 6 bladed props like the newer ATRs use and a prop brake for a hotel mode thus negating the need for an APU....definitely lots of modernization and upgrade potential if they ever do go ahead with ...
by GoinVertical
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SIMAir
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: SIMAir

Interesting theory, but I question the use of a Saab. Not exactly the best aircraft. If you need cheap, you can get an old Dash 8-100 for not a ton and it can carry more passengers. I think , from what I've heard, the Saab is still cheaper to operate and has a lower break even factor than the DH8A....
by GoinVertical
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz YHZ Base Rumours
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Jazz YHZ Base Rumours

Heard a rumour that Jazz is going to take over the EVAS flying out of YHZ come January. Has anyone heard anything about this? Does anyone know when EVAS's contract is up? Does/will Jazz have enough Classics left to operate the YHZ-YQM,YFC,YJS,YYG runs? How does the AC route planning work with Rouge ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

altiplano wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:29 am
Oh. I thought it was cigarettes.
"Failing to find the source of cigarette smoke the plane was safely diverted to Regina," the statement said.
So they were pretty sure it was cigarette smoke but couldn't find the source. I'd divert too if I had a smoke warning in conjunction.
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

Really? A diversion for someone smoking cigarettes? Crew wearing O2 masks? and a diversion? This either isn't cigarettes smoke or the crew is making some strange decisions... Says they couldn't find the source. Smoke is smoke, if they had a smoke warning and couldn't be sure they found the source, ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 Seat Q400
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: 50 Seat Q400

DHC revealed a 50-passenger configuration for the Q400, like that created by Bombardier at the request of Trans States Airlines, an operator for United Airlines, to reconfigure the CRJ700 to 50 passengers and called the CRJ550 . The Q400 50-seat version provides ample carry-on luggage space to avoi...
by GoinVertical
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 72
Views: 6502

Re: Boeing Max.

Once you get yourself into the situation of having that much nose down trim, at such a low altitude, you are done. The manual trim wheel won’t move with the opposing forces applied. The only way to trim is to release all force and let the nose fall. If you don’t have a few thousand feet, it’s all o...
by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: Fly CemAir Canada

CRJ and 1900 is this all ex-Georgian equipment? Seems the answer is no: As previously reported, against the backdrop of its acrimonious relationship with SACAA, Van Der Molen incorporated a company in Canada - FlyCemAir Canada - in May last year with two aircraft having been transferred from the So...
by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: Fly CemAir Canada

Requirements seem pretty steep You think 3000 hours total and 1000 jet is steep for an RJ Captain? The times we are in... Yes, exactly. For the times we are in, that is steep. 6 month upgrades at Jazz, DEC at Sky Regional, DEC at Swoop (ha). I'm not saying it's crazy, but how many people in this co...
by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Fly CemAir Canada

Who are these guys? Hiring CRJ and 1900 crews; CRJ captain ad wants 1000 Jet and 300 on type. Requirements seem pretty steep unless they plan on convincing Jazz crews to come over or are trying to sponsor some new permanent residents with the requirements... Seems to be a subsidiary of a South Afric...
by GoinVertical
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 72
Views: 6502

Re: Boeing Max.

How many airline category airplanes require a computer driven ( load alleviation ) device to stop a pitch excursion caused by the engine thrust needed to take off and climb that is so powerful it can cause the airplane to crash if it is handled improperly? How many transport category aircraft have ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

Are they short instructors?

Are their instructors paid by the flight hour?

Most "big" flight schools in Canada are busy enough that students can't even do commercial time building during the day time.

Aircraft don't make money sitting on the ground. I wonder what's happening there.
by GoinVertical
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Not sure about this company procedure but did they issue an internal bidding for sep 9th class? if yes can anyone share the results? just to see how desperate they are, Thanks. Don't work there, but back in May a buddy of mine showed me the list for the next upgrade course - 3 out of 8 spaces award...
by GoinVertical
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: Would DeHavilland Canada restart Dash 8 300 production?

Take the 200 and 300, throw some new avionics, the newer NVS from the Q400, the engine/prop combo from the new ATR's, and a APU that isn't a POS.

Could probably certify with at least another 1000 lb gross weight increase, and do 300 ktas all day.
by GoinVertical
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10659

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

In my (limited experience) they make it through line indoc because they're not TOO far behind the curve for a new hire, but they end up not progressing beyond this point. It's one thing to have a fresh FO a little behind the aircraft, another to have an FO that's been flying the same aircraft for a...
by GoinVertical
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 10659

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

It seems that there are a few in the industry that have what it takes to scrape through training, and get through a ride, but just don't have the situational awareness to do the job. In my (limited experience) they make it through line indoc because they're not TOO far behind the curve for a new hir...
by GoinVertical
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

If you're not flying twice a week and the curriculum says you should be then I assume you've brought the issue to management? What do they have to say about it all? If it's actually that bad, you, your classmates, and your parents should probably find some different avenues to take and maybe even le...
by GoinVertical
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

How many others in the class are at the same level as you? How many in the class are just about ready for CPL flight test? If you have a some that are ready to finish CPL, they need to be learning Multi-IFR stuff. If you're in the bottom of the pack, then it's probably you. If you aren't struggling ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for some information Baie Comeau
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: Looking for some information Baie Comeau

Been there, don't know if there's any hangar spare hangar space. Google Avjet Baie Comeau and you'll find contact information. They do have some English speakers working there. They handle a Jazz Dash 8 daily so they have Jet A, Type 1 and 4 (hopefully you wouldn't need that this time of year...), a...
by GoinVertical
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6475

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

phillyfan wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:47 am
...dangerous in the hands of pilots who using them to listen to music while flying...
Jeez, hope you've never tuned ADF #2 to a local AM station and had a listen... surely you'd spiral into the ground being unable to recognize an engine failure because of that damn music.
by GoinVertical
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

Where I used to instruct, all the in-house examiners were very aware of what the national and local pass/fail rates were and simply ensured that their pass rate remained at close enough to 80% or 90% or whatever it was that TC was expecting that year so as to not be bothered by anyone from TC. One t...
by GoinVertical
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Jumpseat.
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Jumpseat.

Is the booking process still the same for jumpseat on the website?
by GoinVertical
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Use of APU
Replies: 14
Views: 2233

Re: Use of APU

I know a skipper that used to work there. He said they had to send an email every time they started the APU and explain why it was required. And if they were sitting on the ground for less than a certain amount of time it wasn't acceptable to turn on the APU for bleed air. Could be lies, could be ol...
by GoinVertical
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?

No.

There are no marks / scores on your license.

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