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by ditar
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 5748

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

KSTP to KSGS, 4.5 nm and KGSP to KGMU, 6.8 nm. Both in a jet, they make for quick flights.
by ditar
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Integra Air
Replies: 15
Views: 3093

Re: Integra Air

Integra Air is no longer operating.
by ditar
Thu May 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Love Flying, hate travelling
Replies: 17
Views: 3436

Re: Love Flying, hate travelling

I got into this business 14 years ago to travel and see places. After living out of a suitcase for the last half of that, the novelty has wore off, and the reality is, like the last poster said, there is little time or opportunity to see anything when you’re stuck at the airport hotel, on min rest, ...
by ditar
Sat May 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair struggling?
Replies: 26
Views: 5964

Re: Flair struggling?

I thought history had already demonstrated that the ULCC model doesn’t work in Canada. I never expected this NewLeaf/Flair venture to last as long as it has.
by ditar
Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thyroid
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Re: Thyroid

Check PMs
by ditar
Tue May 08, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet's new Dreamliner livery & logo
Replies: 19
Views: 3407

Re: Westjet's new Dreamliner livery & logo

But on a long haul flight will they serve anything more than cookies or bits and bites?
by ditar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo lands on the street in yyc
Replies: 155
Views: 22266

Re: Navajo lands on the street in yyc

I’ve never flown a Navajo so I have no experience with it. How reliable/accurate are the fuel gauges?
by ditar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 41728

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

Diadem wrote: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:42 amWhat changes to the duty regs would you like to see? You can only check in once in a calendar day?
I second the yes. Anything else ignores biology.
by ditar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC 737MAX passenger seats
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Re: AC 737MAX passenger seats

Also the lavs are getting smaller and smaller. I don’t know how anyone above average in size even fits in there. The location of them at the very back of the galley also must be annoying for the FAs.
by ditar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Walmart Canada?
Replies: 13
Views: 9534

Re: Walmart Canada?

My understanding is that the current captain salary is around $120k
by ditar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Georgian wheel falls off on take off - YYZ
Replies: 31
Views: 6379

Re: Air Georgian wheel falls off on take off - YYZ

I’ve had the pleasure (misfortune?) of flying on Air Georgian only once. I have never seen an airplane with so many MEL placards in the cockpit in my life.
by ditar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Pilots
Replies: 70
Views: 11702

Re: New Pilots

Back in the day I got a job flying a Caravan with only 1000 hours and I thought I had won the lottery. Now everyone thinks they’re entitled to fly a 705 jet with the same. Times have sure changed.
by ditar
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3310

Re: How are People Filing IFR Flight Plans?

ARINC Direct
by ditar
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 16453

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

Wow. You can hear the stress in the controller's voice. It must be difficult to keep it together in that kind of situation.
by ditar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary
Replies: 84
Views: 16453

Re: 26 Oct 2017 - 2 dead after plane crash near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary

I flew in right after it happened and took off again shortly thereafter. The accident site was less than 1 mile south of the departure end of RWY 17 and just slightly east of centreline. Very sad.
by ditar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC in SFO. Again...
Replies: 72
Views: 13161

Re: AC in SFO. Again...

I agree that this is probably nothing more than finger trouble. I found myself in the opposite situation once, having been cleared for takeoff and given the departure frequency, I dialled it in and accidentally hit the swap button. As (bad) luck would have it we did a rejected takeoff and I announce...
by ditar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Will the Canadian "pilot shortage" reach U.S. levels?
Replies: 18
Views: 5007

Re: Will the Canadian "pilot shortage" reach U.S. levels?

What a shame. All the low time newly minted pilots clamouring for an airline job right off the bat. While the airlines certainly offer predictability and eventually stability, the northern and bush flying I did early in my career remains my favourite work to date. I did have the good fortune to work...
by ditar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 14/3 schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: 14/3 schedule

I'd think the bad should be obvious. You only get 3 days off in every 17 days. I see no good in it at all.
by ditar
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to keep logbook
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Re: Where to keep logbook

I keep it in iCloud.
by ditar
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 66973

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

I can see how this might all be a lot of hoopla about nothing. Flying the approach offset to the right is the correct procedure. I've landed 28R before and kept it offset maybe a little longer than necessary due to another airplane off my left wingtip. Given that 28R is not the usual departure runwa...

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