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by skybaron
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: IKEA circle of hell
Replies: 3
Views: 500

IKEA circle of hell

by skybaron
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Capt Shiv Nath
Replies: 5
Views: 2708

Re: Capt Shiv Nath

Anyone out there hear of this guy? He is offering employment and training on the Emb 170 / 737NG. He is trying to recruit people and also asking for an amount of money in order to process the application and security check. I have my opinion on this, but would like to hear from anyone who has recei...
by skybaron
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why are employers so scared to post their "Company Payscale"
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: Why are employers so scared to post their "Company Paysc

JohnnyHotRocks wrote:They are not scared....they are embarassed
+1
by skybaron
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Single pilot multi-IFR operations??
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Single pilot multi-IFR operations??

The majority of PA31's flown commercially in Canada have been flown Single Pilot, however many companies are now going 2 crew for a couple reasons; one is to keep clients and insurance companies happy, the other is its cheaper to hire someone for the right seat than it is to fix or replace the auto...
by skybaron
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Single pilot multi-IFR operations??
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Single pilot multi-IFR operations??

I believe KD air from vancouver island operates single pilot ifr.
by skybaron
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dual time and A's
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Dual time and A's

Hedley wrote:
Not more than 3 hr of familiarization flight time acquired for any type or class of aircraft
Note the "or class" above.
? :smt017

The 3 hour thing was always confused me also.
Can someone break this down in layman's terms?
by skybaron
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?
Replies: 25
Views: 2294

Re: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?

Why would you ask about a float job..and then slag the idea of floats in salt water?? Sounds kinda backwards my friend...but I wish you good luck with your future endeavours. :roll: :smt011 -> Geeze - My "slag" comments were about the red baron aircraft on floats - NOT, about the more common floatp...
by skybaron
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?
Replies: 25
Views: 2294

Re: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?

Skybaron, you said: it looks ridiculous. Horrible idea. And I said: I like it, looks like fun to me, but I like nostalgic things, and since all floatplanes used to be biplanes, this one works for me I don't get it, you start a thread asking about seaplane employment in Oz, yet you don't see the bea...
by skybaron
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?
Replies: 25
Views: 2294

Re: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?

[Last time I checked, all floatplanes lose speed and maneuverability, and most lose the "clean" look they had on wheels, so your comment doesn't make much sense. I don't see why maintenance would be more than a comparable aircraft. I like it, looks like fun to me, but I like nostalgic things, and s...
by skybaron
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?
Replies: 25
Views: 2294

Re: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?

Adding floats to that aircraft would be something along the lines of deciding to buy a trike-bike instead of a motorcycle. You lose maneuverability and speed, AND it looks ridiculous. Horrible idea. I could only imagine what their maintenance costs must be on trying to keep corrosion at bay.
by skybaron
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?
Replies: 25
Views: 2294

Float Flying in Australia/South Pacific?

Curious on what it's like to be flying out there.

Any info on licensing conversion, pay, work atmosphere, or even weather?
Companies to avoid or hassle??
by skybaron
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Seaplanes in Scotland can't keep a pilot??
Replies: 14
Views: 4238

Re: Seaplanes in Scotland can't keep a pilot??

HA! Now it all makes sense. I sent the company a rez back in 2008 , and 2 years later they replied back with this: Hi, Thank you for your previous interest in working for Loch Lomond Seaplanes. We are currently updating our employment application database for our 2010 season and we welcome updated r...
by skybaron
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cell phone/MP3 adapter for a Bose headset?
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: Cell phone/MP3 adapter for a Bose headset?

Seems the Zulu support runs deep in this forum. Either way, I'm sticking with a Bose (not because its better, but because I don't intend to spend another $700 so I could listen to my ipod, and talk on a cell while flying). Besides, why buy a new headset when ALL I NEED IS AN ADAPTER FOR AN EXISTING ...
by skybaron
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cell phone/MP3 adapter for a Bose headset?
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: Cell phone/MP3 adapter for a Bose headset?

Seems the Zulu support runs deep in this forum. Either way, I'm sticking with a Bose (not because its better, but because I don't intend to spend another $700 so I could listen to my ipod, and use a cell phone). Besides, why buy a new headset when ALL I NEED IS AN ADAPTER FOR AN EXISTING HEADSET - H...
by skybaron
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cell phone/MP3 adapter for a Bose headset?
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: Cell phone/MP3 adapter for a headset?

Didn't commit to purchasing any adapter yet, as it hasn't been a top priority - but is still on the radar so to speak.

Anyone try this one from aircraft spruce?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/a ... dapter.php

Looks like a muse knock-off, and about $200 less...
by skybaron
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Best Float Flying Read
Replies: 26
Views: 9742

Best Float Flying Read

Looking for a good book to flip about tales of float flying...
Any top rated recommends?
by skybaron
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Best Beaver mods
Replies: 25
Views: 4030

Re: Best Beaver mods

Alaskan door STC from Sealand ranks up there.
http://www.sealandaviation.com/alaska-door.php
by skybaron
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maylan closed?
Replies: 53
Views: 6836

Re: Maylan closed?

Can't say that posted warning signs weren't there... Tools.

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=59414
by skybaron
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Maule vs C180 on floats
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: Maule vs C180 on floats

Great responses - thanks for taking time to give your points of view.

I've only flown the buck-eighty out of the two, but sometimes wondered how the Maule compared. Sounds like the 180 has the edge.
by skybaron
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Maule vs C180 on floats
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Maule vs C180 on floats

Just wondering if anyone out there has driven BOTH machines, and what their preference would be?

Both aircraft seem to be about par, but does one have the edge over the other for straight float ops?
by skybaron
Mon May 24, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Hobbies - What do you do/make? - Post Pics!
Replies: 101
Views: 5757

Re: Hobbies - What do you do/make? - Post Pics!

Does anyone know where I could purchase a model-kit for a M.C. 72 aircraft?
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by skybaron
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!
Replies: 1407
Views: 137924

Re: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!

Everytime I watch this show I am reminded why I left aviation when I did...stay far away boys and girls...there is no dream in aviation...just a bunch of heads filled with hot air...too Scott Blue: "A necessary expense to become a pilot"...WTF I left aviation and now with the job I have...feeding y...
by skybaron
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver Tips
Replies: 205
Views: 39658

Re: Beaver Tips

Everything I said was a lie.
by skybaron
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver Tips
Replies: 205
Views: 39658

Re: Beaver Tips

These are some great posts. The beaver feels like a docile aircraft, "one that flies itself", but its stall characteristics are anything but docile. Slatts, Beaver Bob, and xs bank all touched on the subject, and many posts brought up interesting viewpoints in regarding downwind turns, and how in th...
by skybaron
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose noise cancelling headset
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Bose noise cancelling headset

Used a Bose while operating a Beaver.. Through trial and error, I've found that if you turn the Noise Cancelling on AFTER reducing take off power (cruise setting) - receptions/transmissions are just fine. Not sure what the technical reason is behind this, but, I've tried a couple techniques, and thi...

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