Dave Buggie

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  1. "EJECT EJECT EJECT" an oral folklore that every military pilot who flew bang seat aircraft was either briefed on or briefed a fellow crewmember/pax on but is very seldom documented in check lists. On aircraft without command ejection I briefed and was briefed that the other crewmember/pax would eject on the first "EJECT" and the PF would go on the third "EJECT" (although he/she might rush it a bit). I know of at least 4.....FOUR!!! Canadian two seat ejections where this protocol was not followed, there are rumored to be more. In at least two of the verifiable cases the crewmember/pax bec
  2. A question for single engine jet ex-military, if you have old checklists lying around, do you have one that states "EJECT EJECT EJECT" as a memory item? Looked at mine upon prompting from my son......I now owe him a beer. Kip, the photo in the CBC article I saw had the correct rank.
  3. Gosh, thank you for triggering a memory or two. Yes, I remember forgetting to put the motion on and nobody noticing or at least pretending not to if it was a check ride. It happened more often than I would like to admit although I did get better at recognizing that the motion was off. Perhaps the benefit of motion is indeed illusory.
  4. Debating the "pinnacle of aviation".......in a discussion about simulators no less.....wow.....no irony there. I have done a lot of sims,,,,a real lot....and have often thought that motion was overused and in some cases actually hindered the training objectives. However, I would take any advice from a military pilot with a grain of salt because during my time we were allowed to use the aircraft as a training aid (pounding the circuit, pulling engines to idle on the unsuspecting student in all flight phases etc, etc.) so having motion in the sim was a luxury. In the airline world I would s
  5. A formation take off on the wing with all your attention focused on lead and then something happens and you have to bring your scan inside to quickly diagnose what has happened adds a second or two to a very challenging scenario. A passenger could also add some minor complications, such a sad event. Capt MacDougall is a friend of my son's and we are relieved to hear that he is recovering. Like all Canadians I am extremely saddened by Capt Casey's demise. I think her significant other may also be a team member so the Squadron has a lot to deal with. My training for EFAT on SE jets was s
  6. Jeff=JO=Jeff O=penny dropped Thanks for the kind words and the cooking lessons in Templepatrick many years ago. Kip, I'm sorry I offended you, but I'm glad you got to fly airplanes that I dreamed of and I guess you don't shop at Metro or have a CFOne card......good for you. I guess my hangar flying sense of humour is an acquired taste. To all the other ex-military pilots I offended by suggesting that we don't really deserve nor need free stuff, I also apologize. To any airline pilots getting free trips in retirement I didn't mean to cause you offense. The one thing I didn't u
  7. Interesting that some posters are implying that people on the ground are over reacting after a couple of professional pilots dumped fuel on them. I'm even more surprised that the two professional idiots were able to maintain control of the airplane on final since the emergency must have been extremely dire. I have been doused in JP4 and it wasn't very nice. I hope it never happens to my grand-daughter. Calling them idiots is my over reaction.........after carefully reconsidering the incident and not knowing all the facts I would like to retract the idiot call in favour of just two averag
  8. I impersonated a pilot for years but was never caught although some First Officers suspected the truth.