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Everything posted by Canoehead

  1. Bell Fibe here too. As much as I hate how much money I seem to pay Bell every month, I am truly impressed with the quality of product I get now with Fibe.
  2. It would depend on why the airplane got to this place to begin with, not the go-around itself. If there were difficulties in aircraft control due to a system malfunction of any type, that would classify as a TSB reportable incident. That's not likely the case here. However I'm sure that WJ has their own list "company reportable incidents", and I'd be surprised if a go-around isn't one of the many items (as it is at our company).
  3. Thanks Malcom. I understand that the prop brake was possibly a contributing factor to a similar incident of an Inter Canadien ATR-42 back in the 90's. Although I'm not sure it was a complete prop assembly loss. Surely someone here is familiar with that incident.
  4. Does anyone know if the Saab has a "prop brake" like the ATR-42 did/does? Or is the GE engine even a free-turbine like the Pratts?
  5. I disagree boestar. If there's a procedure in place that requires this to be done, the contracted outstation handlers aren't following it. And I'll point out that the picture posted is at a "mini-hub" complete with our own ground-handlers and line maintenance. And again, that was forecast to happen... Nothing diligent there.
  6. Unfortunately they aren't used enough. Porter is quite diligent though in using theirs from what I've seen. It took 2 deice crews at this base over 1h40min to clean this airplane up. Props can be sprayed with low pressure only (or deiced by hand with mops or whatever). Covers would have saved significant time and money. And yes this was forecast to happen precisely. blues what I suspect you might've seen is an airplane that was brought over from the hangar where mx crews probably had it covered up. I saw it too (YYZ gate 110).
  7. Careful DEFCON! That information would require an additional 6 months of "studies and research" before releasing the report....
  8. Jazz 7795 final report In my opinion not even close to a "2-year report". I seriously am disappointed. Way too much emphasis on Stabilized Approach criteria (I'm not dismissing the importance of the factor) but not nearly enough on the loss of visual cues and the visual and VNAV aids associated. I see bullpoop remarks about why the investigators believe the TAWS wasn't heard counting down. The grammatical errors in it are just icing on the cake. Way too much "softening" down on the technical so that the layman can read and understand it maybe? What the hell is going on at this agency? Even the font is irritating me! Can't wait to see the AC YHZ gem...
  9. I don't know. Maybe we are looking at it differently but sure looks like the thing came down with a bang...
  10. SAS did yes but I believe that there was some improper maintenance that lead to the incidents. I'll have a look back. Regarding the FlyBE incident, that rate of descent at touchdown sure looked pretty uncomfortable to me.
  11. I've seen that before but without the audio. That made me laugh!
  12. Way more interesting than that lunatic down south... (in my opinion anyways)
  13. Pretty good, detailed report. But upwards of 3 years later? There must be an insane amount of bureaucracy to deal with. It's the year 2017 now. We have better communication and computing power than ever. That information should not take this long to be disseminated, especially when they knew within days what happened. Is this a function of lawyers and official languages act or am I missing something?
  14. Attitude + Power = Performance At 200 or 300 hours, a cadet might understand the "theory" behind this, but there's likely minimal understanding of it in practice. I mean real understanding. The real understanding is the stuff that we (the majority of us pilots on here) learned flying in our early years sans autopilot/AT/FBW etc. I remember my "aha" moment where it all "clicked". And there were moments on each airplane I flew that it clicked and I felt I understood the machine was finally strapped onto me. I was flying it, and not the other way around. Sorry, but at 2 or 300 hours of total time, an A320 is still driving. That we don't see more of this stuff is kind of a miracle. If the tail came to within an inch of contacting the runway, we wouldn't be reading about it though, but still a critical showing of poor flying ability. You get what you pay for. (Just my 2 cents)
  15. Looks to me like a Cabin Training device as opposed to a flight simulator... complete with real smoke.
  16. I'm gonna say that airplane was 'out of control' from the moment those guys fired up. After seeing the video of another flight that Blues posted above, I'm thinking this is bush league flying at a whole new level.
  17. Hard pictures to look at. A couple of reports indicating "the pilot" (one of them I guess) was also the owner of the airline. However reports are also calling him a "hero" for dumping fuel before the crash (BA146 doesn't have that capability). So the reports coming out are going to be hard to believe. Hopefully the Colombian authorities can put out a good, factual report in the end?!
  18. The Russians got the whole reverse thing figured out
  19. To a point... but even the most modern sim can't be 100% accurate to the airplane by virtue of its design: a massive enclosed box on hydraulic or electric actuators inside a big building. Daytime settings utilize artificial light (miniature floods) that really doesn't make it feel like daytime. Regardless of sim or airplane, "dude is messed".
  20. Looks like they corrected the article. As Seeker points out, the CRJ is hand-flown using the HGS for a CAT 3, as is the Q400. I'm unaware of any instances where the cell phone must be turned off, except for one issue involving the intercom/PA system (an MEL type thing). That said, as a pax I put my movie on pause, or put down the paper during all takeoffs and landings. If something goes sideways, I prefer to be situationally aware completely. But that's me.
  21. Brent has a lot less hair then when he was a student of mine in the Sault! Great guy and and a fine pilot as I recall.
  22. While customs officers have a role to play, I have little respect for the way some of them seem to enjoy the power bestowed upon them. Some can be respectful and courteous too (the 'senior' lady that used to work aircrew at YYZ T2 then T1 always made me smile). But you hit the nail on the head, blues. All you (we) can do is comply, whether we like it or not.
  23. Nothing better than a heavy landing to display their skill and capabilities... except maybe an inch away from a tailstrike?! So totally impressive!!
  24. Wow does that ever look primitive. What was the big hole for in the upper middle of the panel?
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