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by all_ramped_up
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 4394

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

ant_321 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Maybe someone could ask Lester Powell in Goose Bay. I recall someone telling me his rediculous total time on the Twotter and I believe it was way over the 20k mark.
This is what I was thinking. Lester, Benny Powell or Romaine Butler all have an absolute gob of time on the Twotter.
by all_ramped_up
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: The sweet smell of desperation...
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

Re: The sweet smell of desperation...

I wouldn't take $21/hr anywhere as a licensed guy, M1 or M2.
by all_ramped_up
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's pooping on people?
Replies: 14
Views: 3263

Re: Who's pooping on people?

While conducting a post flight walkaround on a Global Express I noticed one panel had what looked like mud streaking around it. Didn't touch it obviously but as I don't have the GLEX type course, I conferred with the lead AME... yup... it was poop as I suspected. Glad I wasn't assigned that snag. haha
by all_ramped_up
Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What requirements?
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: What requirements?

Just a quick guess to me it sounds like it'd fall under 702 Ops for Aerial Work.
by all_ramped_up
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air Pilots Should Look at Their Fuel Caps Before Takeoff
Replies: 10
Views: 2536

Re: King Air Pilots Should Look at Their Fuel Caps Before Takeoff

I had my VHF on and heard this incident go down live. They waited awhile to declare an emergency which wasn't until they were a few minutes away from touchdown. Whomever was working the radio had mentioned a fuel leak, then later when it became a fuel imbalance they called in the emergency. I don't ...
by all_ramped_up
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cursive writing.
Replies: 14
Views: 1651

Re: Cursive writing.

I can write in cursive and read it... however there is pretty much nowhere it's ever needed. Because of that, my cursive looks essentially the same as it did when I learned it back in elementary school. All my maintenance releases are either typed on a sticky or written in regular printing. It's goi...
by all_ramped_up
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Stickies aren’t going to get you employees.
Replies: 24
Views: 3259

Re: Stickies aren’t going to get you employees.

Maybe someone who is an AME could let us know what their average salary might be in the initial stages after getting their licenses On the helicopter side, an apprentice right out of school will make around $17/hour. Moving up to about $24/hour in 2 years when licensed. I'm a C-hair from getting my...
by all_ramped_up
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 111
Views: 9518

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

Citizen Ecodrive Nighthawk. It's got an E6B bezel so it's somewhat pilot-y.
by all_ramped_up
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Atlantic Canada “weather bomb”
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Atlantic Canada “weather bomb”

In Cape Breton it's called "January". ;)
by all_ramped_up
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Antonov AN-2
Replies: 121
Views: 21210

Re: Antonov AN-2

I only recently got to do a little maintenance on one at work.

Apparently all you need to reinstall the interior is a flathead screwdriver and some profanity. Haven't done any engine work on it yet but the rest has been more enjoyable than some of it's smaller Western cousins.
by all_ramped_up
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Canadian North Launching MMRO in 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Canadian North Launching MMRO in 2018

Good to see more maintenance jobs created in Canada!

Now if only it wasn't in Edmonton. hehe
by all_ramped_up
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hunters Blundering onto Air Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 3641

Re: Hunters Blundering onto Air Fields

In the spirit of "What's right, not who's right", I'm with the idea of putting up some signs (assuming there aren't some already). The vast, vast majority of firearms owners and hunters are very safety conscious and mindful of regulations. If they are informed that an area is a no-go zone they will...
by all_ramped_up
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: DAC
Replies: 19
Views: 12223

Re: DAC

From what I heard, what dude507 is saying is all true. What is not being said is the the 680 was a lemon, over 200 snags in 2 years and Cessna did not want to admit it. I am not defending DAC, it is definitely a place I would avoid. For the deice, apparently the owner was not anti icing, but I woul...
by all_ramped_up
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 31742

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

Launch Swoop at the same time AC floods the projected Jetlines routes... Squash Jetlines. Fold up Swoop?

I wondered when the big two would tip their hands on their plan to take-out Jetlines before they get a foothold.
by all_ramped_up
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Looking for advice on LED position lights
Replies: 11
Views: 3468

Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

^ This. Just like Taxi/Landing Lights there are basically drop-in LED replacements available.
by all_ramped_up
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario To NFLD
Replies: 20
Views: 2327

Re: Ontario To NFLD

Skip Sydney for fuel and grab it in Port Hawkesbury (CYPD). 100LL was $1.70+tax last I checked there. No landing fees there as opposed to YQY too. YPD is under new management now and they charge a $25 landing fee. It can also get a little busy there with private jet traffic from the states. They ha...
by all_ramped_up
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario To NFLD
Replies: 20
Views: 2327

Re: Ontario To NFLD

Skip Sydney for fuel and grab it in Port Hawkesbury (CYPD). 100LL was $1.70+tax last I checked there. No landing fees there as opposed to YQY too.
by all_ramped_up
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hornet flyby over football game too scary for people
Replies: 203
Views: 13572

Re: Hornet flyby over football game too scary for people

Well this escalated quickly...

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by all_ramped_up
Mon May 22, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: DAC
Replies: 19
Views: 12223

Re: DAC

P180 wrote: Is this the Operator out of Montreal flying CJ3s the black ones.
Was a CJ4 and Sovereign+ actually.
by all_ramped_up
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada's New Livery
Replies: 50
Views: 8015

Re: Air Canada's New Livery

Considering it cost nearly $220k to re-paint a Challenger 604 with two coloured stripes, a little canadian flag on the tail and two logos on the winglets... Methinks the cost savings are a bit exaggerated. Overall, I'm kind of disappointed with the new livery. The tail they've got on Rouge birds loo...
by all_ramped_up
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Learning Conversational French
Replies: 19
Views: 4470

Re: Learning Conversational French

All good tips mentioned here. I just did a six month maintenance contract in Montreal and made a conscious effort to try to only speak French when out doing my errands. It doesn't take too long to pick up the basic common phrases and after that it's just practice practice practice. Also listening to...
by all_ramped_up
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How many hours a week did you fly during your PPL training?
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: How many hours a week did you fly during your PPL training?

Air Cadets... Seven Weeks for the whole thing.
by all_ramped_up
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 5572

Re: Maintenance Manual

You can find some information and selections from different manuals here:

http://www.smartcockpit.com/aircrafts-models.html
by all_ramped_up
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is Transport Canada going to do about the upcoming legalization of marijuana?
Replies: 34
Views: 6427

Re: What is Transport Canada going to do about the upcoming legalization of marijuana?

So don't fcuking use then! It's not that difficult is it? My position on the is pretty much the same as Altiplano's : Show up clean, sober, and non-fatigued [subject to scheduling buggery.]. If Mj is going to show up in your blood a month after ingestion, and cause you problems, then don't put it i...

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