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by Donald
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: "Trip from hell".

I am not sure if the rules changes. It use to be if you were short a flight attendant then you were restricted on number of passengers. When the flight attendant ratio changed from 1:40 to 1:50, that's when the rule changed. At the older ratio it was based on passengers on board, at the new ratio i...
by Donald
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 52
Views: 9953

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Must’ve been a training captain then?
by Donald
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter out east.
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: Winter out east.

ant_321 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:16 am
When I checked the Metar last night it was 85G//. I would assume the // means to high to record but I’m not sure. Either way 85kt sustained wind is quite impressive.
I think the double slash is for “estimated”.

The wind measuring equipment was blown away.
by Donald
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude
Replies: 29
Views: 2788

Re: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude

Why rely on an aviation forum? Go to RAC 9.17.1: With respect to altitude corrections, the following procedures apply: 1. IFR assigned altitudes may be either accepted or refused. Refusal in this case is based upon the pilot’s assessment of temperature effect on obstacle clearance. 2. IFR assigned a...
by Donald
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37565

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

boeingboy wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:29 am
What possible information could they need when the transcripts are available?
I assume they are suing everybody involved, so maybe this is info for their lawsuit?
by Donald
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Serious B737-300 incident Nigeria
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: Serious B737-300 incident Nigeria

At least they grounded it, instead of slapping on a bandaid and going flying.
by Donald
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use caution walking in potential jetblast area
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Use caution walking in potential jetblast area

With 20/20 hindsight, this was a failure prior to engine start. Always plan your path ahead of time, with particular attention to jetblast. It’s called “airmanship”. The choice between blasting the larger crowd, or the few random people plus an unsecured fence, should’ve resulted in a no-go decision...
by Donald
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous

Some 737's have automatic pitot heat now.
by Donald
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hydro Helicopter Tweed
Replies: 18
Views: 3746

Re: Hydro Helicopter Tweed

Not to hijack this too much, but have you noticed how most crew riding in a shuttle don’t wear their seatbelts? I find this equally odd, especially when we are hurtling around the streets of Montreal....
by Donald
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Flairs troubles......
Replies: 19
Views: 4031

Re: Flairs troubles......

Sounds more like a pissing match between KFC and Flair, and possibly some poor accounting on Flair’s part.

KFC giving notice to collect $200K in 5 days, or else, when Flair still owes them $4M in leases?

Something else is going on.
by Donald
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2889

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

The carbon tax in BC has also resulted in the lowest income taxes for 90% of us. You have to make well into six figures to pay what Albertans pay in income tax. If you buy smart and change your lifestyle you can get out of paying a lot of PST and carbon tax. We also have a balanced budget. Compare ...
by Donald
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2889

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

The company Trudeau uses for carbon offsets is Less Emissions. They even advise on their website that carbon offsets are a dubious way to help the planet, you should make an effort to reduce the fuel you burn first and foremost. And Less Emissions was founded by a good friend of Gerald Butts, Trudea...
by Donald
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2889

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

goldeneagle wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:39 am
curious, which of the later more fuel efficient variants available are a combi with a gravel kit ?
Which gravel strips has Trudeau been going into?
by Donald
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3735

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Environmental impact of aviation? There is a federal election happening right now, and most leaders are criss-crossing the country in relatively modern aircraft. Except for the guy who preaches most about "doing better". He's flying around in a 737-800 for himself, and a 737-200 for his costumes. Bu...
by Donald
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2400

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

PPL students are blank slates. Their only frame of reference is their instructor. Instructors set an example on every flight good or bad and I think it is something that needs more emphasis by class 1’s and CFI Last week I was number 2 behind a flight school airplane with an instructor and student....
by Donald
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3735

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Is aviation really that essential? Does everyone NEED cheap flights to their all-inclusive? Should business people and government folk always fly for face to face meetings, instead of FaceTiming/conference calls? Do northern communities need instant pop and chip resupply flights? I bet 90% of aviati...
by Donald
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

The left wing was almost Scheered off.
by Donald
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 243
Views: 77732

Re: Canada Jetlines

Oh boy, same crap pay but now based in the most expensive city in Canada.

Where do I sign up??
by Donald
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Landed Beside Runway
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

Re: Landed Beside Runway

I landed at a northern mine strip in early spring, and almost landed on the edge lights. At this particular strip, there was a ditch on one side that paralleled the runway and doubled as a road. When the road/ditch and runway were both plowed, if you landed in the center of the gravel, you’d be very...
by Donald
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 9936

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Cloak is clearly either WJ management, or its propaganda account. Yes because anyone that dares disagree and take an opposite point of view to you is clearly a troll.... :roll: Says the guy who couldn't even stick out his swooper job and had to leave. Don’t worry about tbaylx, he’s AC’s problem now.
by Donald
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 6152

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

If you bring too much liquid, the TSA confiscates it and throws it away, in case it's a bomb. So they throw it away, in case it's a bomb, in the garbage can right next to them. With all the other possible bombs, in the area with the most amount of people. #TSAlogic Like the time they left a pipe bo...
by Donald
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 9936

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

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by Donald
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 9936

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Make sure you tell applicants about the scheduling LOU you just added. Days off awarded on your monthly schedule that were not requested days off, are automatically grey days. Swoop can schedule for anything on grey days, and it's not paid as OT, just straight time. That explains why recent flights ...
by Donald
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: King Air crash in US

Your feelings on the current state of flight instruction have changed? My feelings on the current state of flight instruction has not changed. This accident from what we know baring a sudden medical crisis the pilot flying that airplane was not capable of basic airplane handling skills flying a cer...

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