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Forum: Commercial Aviation 03-03-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bluenose
Terminal is always asking me to keep the speed...

Terminal is always asking me to keep the speed up, to which my reply is
"I'll do my best, but I am an Islander...!"
Twice they had to overshoot or break off the traffic - and I knew it looked bad...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 03-02-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bluenose
That is a fast speed to get used to - you'd be...

That is a fast speed to get used to - you'd be one of the guys I hate to have behind me in the Islander - my final approach speed is 65 kts! I'm always hearing the guy behind me getting the...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 02-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bluenose
Really cool to see the eye-to-wheel height you...

Really cool to see the eye-to-wheel height you are dealing with - totally freaky! In the airplanes I fly I wouldn't even be starting the flare yet :)

I can't believe it's been a year already,...
Forum: General Aviation 11-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bluenose
And I thought Islanders were boxy! That looks...

And I thought Islanders were boxy! That looks like something a little kid built out of lego :)
Forum: General Aviation 11-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bluenose
Really cool video, Misha - looks like you had a...

Really cool video, Misha - looks like you had a blast!

That was a great airplane that they're using, too - I know I've seen one before but can't recall - what type is it?
Forum: Commercial Aviation 07-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bluenose
Sorry - couldn't resist. Doesn't usually happen...

Sorry - couldn't resist. Doesn't usually happen for sure, but the pilots may have seen something at the last minute that they thought warranted the radical manoeuvre (i.e. debris/animal on the...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 07-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bluenose
First Officer was flying...? :D

First Officer was flying...? :D
Forum: Commercial Aviation 07-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bluenose
In the case of Swissair, there were no large...

In the case of Swissair, there were no large pieces of aircraft left floating but there was actually a significant debris field. There was enough debris that many of the local beaches were closed...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 06-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Bluenose
It's pretty cool, but I wouldn't want to see if...

It's pretty cool, but I wouldn't want to see if taxiing around busy airports - people'd be so busy staring at it and trying to take it all in that they'd be taxiing off into the grass :)
Forum: General Aviation 04-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bluenose
New technology, no matter how useful, is often...

New technology, no matter how useful, is often hateful at first - it's just a matter of how long it takes to get the hang of it and then you keep progressing until you wonder how you ever got along...
Forum: General Aviation 04-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bluenose
That's when us old timers look at that thing on...

That's when us old timers look at that thing on our arm with the hands on it, Vlad :D
(Sorry - I couldn't resist)
For having my major in Compter Science I am strangely un-enamored with technology,...
Forum: General Aviation 04-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bluenose
Helloooooo-o-o-o-o-o-o?! Anybody out there?! ...

Helloooooo-o-o-o-o-o-o?! Anybody out there?!
Anybody try any electronic gizmos, gadgets or software that they really find helpful in the cockpit?
Forum: General Aviation 03-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bluenose
So what do you do about the maps, Vlad - do you...

So what do you do about the maps, Vlad - do you stick with the iPad?

My company will indeed pay for it, but the approval process for us for everything is really onerous, so it could take a while...
Forum: General Aviation 03-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bluenose
But the problem comes with printing the maps...

But the problem comes with printing the maps (sorry - when I say charts I mean maps, as oppoed to plates for the approach plates) - each one encompasses 11 pages (letter size, not legal). What do...
Forum: General Aviation 03-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bluenose
Electronic Flight Bag (ForeFlight) - Thoughts?

I tried out Foreflight on my iPad and intend on getting a subscription, but haven't yet gotten around to it. Although it's really cool and useful, since I fly for a (Canadian) 703 Operator (that's...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 03-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bluenose
Those are some scary pics, Simon! I find...

Those are some scary pics, Simon!

I find this whole thing really weird and rather disconcerting. I'm leaning towards what Vlad said about the aircraft being stolen, but I wonder if it could have...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 02-24-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Bluenose
Gotta be way more than that - we spent $30 grand...

Gotta be way more than that - we spent $30 grand on a Navajo a number of years back...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 02-23-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Bluenose
Sorry, I don't know American laws, just Canadian...

Sorry, I don't know American laws, just Canadian (a part 135 equivalent - we're called 703 operators under the CARs).

When you start talking about scheduled runs it gets much more risky...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 02-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Bluenose
I just googled: FAA Part 135 To see if...

I just googled:

FAA Part 135

To see if that provided a starting place and found a document (http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airline_certification/media/n135toc.pdf) that starts:
...
Forum: Commercial Aviation 02-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Bluenose
Are you sure there was no IFR approach? GPS...

Are you sure there was no IFR approach? GPS approaches are popping up everywhere these days, and because they do not require any additional equipment on the ground, they are perfect for small...
Forum: General Aviation 01-16-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,165
Posted By Bluenose
Short answer: zoom effect :)

Short answer: zoom effect :)
Forum: General Aviation 01-16-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Bluenose
Duh - okay, so I'm not too observant! With the...

Duh - okay, so I'm not too observant! With the announcer talking about crashing twice in one day and the "crash landing" that he'd made while they were showing the film footage of the take-off (and...
Forum: General Aviation 01-14-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Bluenose
Wow - that's got to be the worst decision making...

Wow - that's got to be the worst decision making I've ever seen! After the first landing, where he struck both the prop (i.e. potential engine damage) and the wing (i.e. possible spar damage), he...
Forum: General Aviation 01-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bluenose
In actual fact, the son is acting as a...

In actual fact, the son is acting as a Second-in-Command and by rights should really be logging SIC time (and would be if they were flying two crew commercially - maybe what they need is a private...
Forum: Military Aviation 01-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bluenose
Yeah - Goose can be brutal! We had a King Air up...

Yeah - Goose can be brutal! We had a King Air up in Wabush, NL (similar temps to Goose) last week that ended up having to add in a fuel stop on the way home because the fuel trucks in Wabush were...
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