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by tps8903
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 72
Views: 11244

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

Seems he had a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his system according to the autopsy. The quantities are unknown (except the 10mg of alcohol). I'm sure it is a contributing factor.
by tps8903
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Base Options
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Base Options

What are the current seniority levels at each of Porter's bases right now?

Basically is YHZ out of the question for new hires?

Do you get to rate you choices when hired? Or is it completely on an operational need basis.
by tps8903
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does a good headset matter?
Replies: 66
Views: 6373

Re: Does a good headset matter?

I'm currently flying noisy Navajos and about to upgrade on the King Air. Just tired of the passive reduction headsets, definately need the ANR stuff. I've heard here and there that with some headsets you can't use re-chargeable batteries, does this apply to the headsets I'm about to purchase? What ...
by tps8903
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does a good headset matter?
Replies: 66
Views: 6373

Re: Does a good headset matter?

I have been told that you can write off the cost of a headset if it is a job requirement. Not certain if PPL or CPL would qualify, however I believe working pilots can do so. You may wish to check with Revenue Canada to see if it applies during training. Not true. Headset is a "tool of the trade". ...
by tps8903
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ultralight Seaplane Rating
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: Ultralight Seaplane Rating

If you are interested in opening an UL training facility UPAC.ca has a great book you can buy for a few dollars which outlines the process step by step. It tells you the requirements for.licencing, insurance and TC paperwork etc.

You can also find general answers on their FAQ page.
by tps8903
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 411
Views: 79863

Re: Westwind

I've deleted my original post. I stand by my post, however have no interest in engaging with a troll online. I love debating, but when people start commenting on where I live and how smart I think I am, well I'm just wasting my time and it angers me. WOOOO SAAAA. You stand by counselling a pilot to...
by tps8903
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 411
Views: 79863

Re: Westwind

I've deleted my original post. I stand by my post, however have no interest in engaging with a troll online. I love debating, but when people start commenting on where I live and how smart I think I am, well I'm just wasting my time and it angers me. WOOOO SAAAA.
by tps8903
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 411
Views: 79863

Re: Westwind

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by tps8903
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 411
Views: 79863

Re: Westwind

Deleted.
by tps8903
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turtle Airways FIJI
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Turtle Airways FIJI

I read the local news paper article. Nothing in that article indicates there was a crash of any kind. It indicates the plane sunk while attempting take off and all the passengers got out before it sunk. Although a crash isn't out of the realm of possibility, and we all know media can be unreliable, ...
by tps8903
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Got my first flying job
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: Got my first flying job

Rowdy wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:49 am
Good luck out there!!
Luck is self made. I have always believed strongly in the famous quote "Luck is where opportunity meets preparation".

Congrats on your first job. I was in you shoes earlier this year. Keep making your own luck!
by tps8903
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 37271

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

Millions would have been saved had MH370 had one! Slightly off topic. But no. Spot doesn't have global coverage. MH370 would still be a ghost. You need Iridium devices for global coverage. If you buy these devices be sure to know their limitations. In this case the pilot would have been smart to ha...
by tps8903
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career in Aviation, realistic expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: Career in Aviation, realistic expectations

Just did it. Check your PM. Anyone else thinking of aviation as a second career can PM me as well. I'm happy to share my expierience on a personal level. I'd post here but I'm not a fan of posting my personal accounts on a public forum.
by tps8903
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL book (Aerocourse)
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: ATPL book (Aerocourse)

Newfoundland
by tps8903
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL book (Aerocourse)
Replies: 2
Views: 574

ATPL book (Aerocourse)

Does someone out there have a ATPL Aerocourse study book they would be willing to lend or sell me?

PM me if you do.

Thanks
by tps8903
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The story of Buffalo Joe
Replies: 4
Views: 5183

Re: The story of Buffalo Joe

"Wings above the Arctic" is another great book about bush flying in the Canadian North. There is a small piece about Buffalo in the book as well as stories about other great Arctic aviators. It's mostly a photobook but has some interesting stories and is an easy read for someone learning English.
by tps8903
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 General Hiring Outlook
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: 2018 General Hiring Outlook

If nukes start flying you have bigger problems than where you currently work. Just surviving would be near the top of the list....just saying.
by tps8903
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 General Hiring Outlook
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: 2018 General Hiring Outlook

I think you mean 704/705 operators. Regardless I have first hand knowledge of at least 2 operations that have turned down buisness because they are short pilots. Aircraft involved were 1900's, DHC-6, and Cessna 206's. There's talk that there are many operators in this position. It appears that there...
by tps8903
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVCANADA Hire Me! Page
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

AVCANADA Hire Me! Page

I was bored, so I was cruising the hire me page to see what the current talent pool is like out there. Plan old curiosity. Then I wondered. In all honesty, has anyone ever gotten a cold call from an aviation company based on posting their information here? It seems to me like its a long shot. Most p...
by tps8903
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PAL AMSD King Air Positions
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

PAL AMSD King Air Positions

Hello,

Anyone out there know the compensation for the FO and Captain positions with PAL ASMD in the King Air?

I assume the high requirements are the result of a government contract. I would also like to assume the pay is commensurate.

PM if necessary.

Thanks
by tps8903
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Government to Consider Random Alcohol testing for pilots
Replies: 203
Views: 21630

Re: Government to Consider Random Alcohol testing for pilots

av8ts wrote:
Cat Driver wrote:
However Canada needs compliant tax payers that choose socialism as a way of life.
That's me. I'll take our socialism over any republic or monarchy/dictatorship out there
Ummmm....Canada is a constitutional monarchy. Just saying......
by tps8903
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Right gear collapse on Flybe Q400 (video) Feb 23rd
Replies: 32
Views: 5428

Re: Right gear collapse on Flybe Q400 (video) Feb 23rd

tango308 wrote:Video from inside the cabin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgSs7a3AeE4
It would be cool to see the marks that prop left in the pavement. You can see the prop and pavement turn to dust in the video.
by tps8903
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another BC ultralight down -
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: Another BC ultralight down -

This time it is a Vagabond... "C-FVMV, a privately operated Piper PA-15X Vagabond aircraft, departed from Surrey/King George Airpark, BC (CSK8) on a pleasure flight with only the pilot on board. Shortly after departure, the engine (Lycoming O-200-A X) lost power and the pilot made a forced landing ...
by tps8903
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amazing But True Accident Report
Replies: 14
Views: 4127

Re: Amazing But True Accident Report

That is a comedy of errors. That accident, if you can even call it that, is almost Darwin Award worthy. I can't believe two passengers actually felt comfortable enough with this guy that they actually got back into the plane at Flagstaff! There had to be alarm bells going off.
by tps8903
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 planes collide in midair on Montreal's South Shore
Replies: 44
Views: 10574

Re: 2 planes collide in midair on Montreal's South Shore

I don't think anyone who's ever flown around them during a busy day can honestly say they are really surprised... There's threads about this dating back 9 years. http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?t=41165 http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?t=45712 Last one details 10 cadors in 1...

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