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by GoinVertical
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Approach ban
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Approach ban

Does the runway have an LPV with advisory vis of 1/2 sm? Yes it does. 24L in YUL is my guess? I was flying that night just before the fog rolled in. If they are LPV equipped and their Ops Spec reads the same as ours then I guess the LPV is legal at RVR1200 even without CL Lighting. Maybe someone fr...
by GoinVertical
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

Also, what are we supposed to do now when there's nobody to give us conditions on the ground and "straight in minima may not be used"? Call the airport ahead of time? It's certaintly safer to be given the info before departure, potentially cancelling the trip than it is to depart do a circling insp...
by GoinVertical
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

Also, what are we supposed to do now when there's nobody to give us conditions on the ground and "straight in minima may not be used"?
by GoinVertical
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Approach ban
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Approach ban

Does the runway have an LPV with advisory vis of 1/2 sm? I don't work for Transat, but our ops spec allows for non precision approaches and "approaches with vertical guidance" to 50% without centreline lighting, but you need it for a Cat 1. Not sure if this is a loophole or if we are all reading it ...
by GoinVertical
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question about Moncton flight college courses
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Question about Moncton flight college courses

The diploma course gets you everything PLUS a diploma.

You'll do some math and English and business classes, etc.

Some big airlines like you to have a piece of paper with the word "Diploma" and your name written on it before they hire you.
by GoinVertical
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6726

Re: Corona Virus

The current mortality rate is based on known cases, and there is much discussion that the true number of cases is MUCH greater than the confirmed cases, because the confirmed cases result from severe symptoms leading those individuals to seek medical attention (tip of the iceberg), possibly by a fa...
by GoinVertical
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6726

Re: Corona Virus

(Using American flu stats since they have larger data sets than Canada...) US mortality rate of influenza (2017-2018 season) was around 0.15%. That's rounding up, and all other reason seasons had lower mortality rates. Current mortality rate of nCoV is around 2.4%, but in reality may be higher give...
by GoinVertical
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 76
Views: 6726

Re: Corona Virus

(Using American flu stats since they have larger data sets than Canada...) US mortality rate of influenza (2017-2018 season) was around 0.15%. That's rounding up, and all other reason seasons had lower mortality rates. Current mortality rate of nCoV is around 2.4%, but in reality may be higher given...
by GoinVertical
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 23
Views: 2790

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

I've seen them check for proof of Dangerous Goods Training, check the license booklet, and do a general walk around of the aircraft (which of course they have no type specific training on) and complain about paint missing on non structural components saying that it needs to be fixed when the aircraf...
by GoinVertical
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Waiting on my medical from TC - to start or not to start flight training?
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Waiting on my medical from TC - to start or not to start flight training?

RedAndWhiteBaron wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:58 pm
GoinVertical wrote:You picked a shitty medical examiner for your first.
Sorry - how so?
Because most I've been to would just tell you to try to quit smoking, stamp the form, and you'd have your medical.
by GoinVertical
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Waiting on my medical from TC - to start or not to start flight training?
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Waiting on my medical from TC - to start or not to start flight training?

You picked a shitty medical examiner for your first.

Worst case they make you do a stress test because of the smoking.

My bet is you'll be fine. Start training.
by GoinVertical
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 5320

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

telex wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:33 pm
Is the Metroliner such a masterpiece of an airplane that there is nothing else that could do the job?
Not at near those operating costs! I hear total operating costs per hour of a 1900D are almost double those of a Metro...
by GoinVertical
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1678

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

. Not sure if the OP is legally entitled to compensation, but if he mentions he's going to talk to TC about the incident, I'm pretty sure he'll get his reimbursement before the end of the phone call... This. If I were Air North I'd be giving reimbursement plus free flight I the future. The manifest...
by GoinVertical
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 3322

Re: Skylink Planes

Everyone I know that worked on the 1900 for Skylink valued their time and experience there, say they learned a lot, and hand flying traditional nav aids in a twin turboprop made them a better pilot. The last guy I know there was there 5+ years ago mind you. None of them would do it now because of th...
by GoinVertical
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter out east.
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Winter out east.

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by GoinVertical
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Again, does anyone have 737-800 performance numbers handy?

Even using just the performance charts from the book it would be nice to have a ballpark number given the conditions to see how much wiggle room there was.

Does WestJet have the tablet on board that spits out performance data a la Encore?
by GoinVertical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Just a honest question: what do you do if you experience a brake failure after you deploy the thrust reversers? Ride it out? Apply the emergency / parking brake that uses a different hydraulic system than the regular brakes. I mean, total brake failure. Or is it something with 3+ levels of continge...
by GoinVertical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

AuxBatOn wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Just a honest question: what do you do if you experience a brake failure after you deploy the thrust reversers? Ride it out?
Apply the emergency / parking brake that uses a different hydraulic system than the regular brakes.
by GoinVertical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

The TSB and NTSB have overwhelmingly recommended staying on the ground and accepting a runway overrun rather than attempting a go around from the runway in any high performance aircraft. Here’s a good example of why you shouldn’t. What’s sad is that the data said they would have left the runway sur...
by GoinVertical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

No ILS on 05, it was RVR4000 OVC200.

Anyone have performance charts for a 737-800 handy? 100% trace wet snow with 10 knots or so tailwind?

I assume they ran the numbers properly, but I wonder how much wiggle room there was...
by GoinVertical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7846

Re: Westjet CYHZ

I have gouge for my aircraft. If I don’t see 50 kts with a good decel by the 3 board, I execute a go around, giving me 3,000 ft to get airborne. I feel that once the aircraft touches the ground, crews are sometime mentally committed to landing. There is always a go around option if you know your ai...
by GoinVertical
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon Monoxide
Replies: 15
Views: 1703

Re: Carbon Monoxide

The little dot detectors are not great at detecting small amounts of CO, and it must be kept in mind that chronic exposure to low amounts of CO can have pretty drastic consequences. The electronic detectors are the way to go if you're spending any serious amounts of time in an aircraft with exhaust ...
by GoinVertical
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2897

Re: No bounce landing

But The conjunctive clause is simply wrong. When the wing exceeds the critical angle of attack it is stalled, regardless of the amount of lift it produces. It is not “unstalled” if it exceeds the critical angle of attack but somehow does produce more lift than the weight of the aircraft. Which it c...
by GoinVertical
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2897

Re: No bounce landing

Regarding the definition of stall for airplanes that are controllable well into the stall, I always taught it as the aircraft is "stalled" when the wing has exceeded the critical angle of attack AND is producing less lift than gravity is exerting on the aircraft. That’s not a helpful criterion. Oft...

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