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Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2007, 04:42
Replies: 20
Views: 3,283
Posted By madtrap

Pressure pattern?!? That’s it; I’m jolted out of...

Pressure pattern?!? That’s it; I’m jolted out of my trance.
In an earlier life and previous trade I used it on C-130s in the late 60s and early 70s, and it worked fine. That’s not to say that we...
11th Dec 2006, 02:01
Replies: 67
Views: 15,262
Posted By madtrap

This is all very interesting. As an airman,...

This is all very interesting. As an airman, trainer and checker over the last four decades, I've been watching the evolution of CRM discussions with mounting interest. Robert Helmreich, a Professor...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2006, 01:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By madtrap

I reckon the difference in time on the runway...

I reckon the difference in time on the runway between a reduced thrust setting and full poke isn't all that significant. One might also argue that by accelerating more quickly, that you might smack...
Forum: Canada
28th May 2006, 21:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By madtrap

Here's a link to the TC ETOPS Manual Chapter 3,...

Here's a link to the TC ETOPS Manual Chapter 3, Operational Approvals.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/commerce/manuals/tp6327v00b/chapter3/menu.htm
Sections 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 contain the basic...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2006, 04:38
Replies: 53
Views: 4,521
Posted By madtrap

Twenty-one years since I had mine under local...

Twenty-one years since I had mine under local anaesthetic, with an overnight at the hospital at HMCS Stadacona in Halifax dockyard. A good idea all round that firing blanks stuff is.:cool: :ok: ...
21st Jan 2006, 01:56
Replies: 146
Views: 24,163
Posted By madtrap

Not unreasonable logic Mr. Ryan, but the comments...

Not unreasonable logic Mr. Ryan, but the comments contained here and in numerous previous strings about flagrant, unreasonable and frivolous abuse of power undermine a lot of sincere efforts out...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2006, 00:48
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By madtrap

Danger Re: Unhealthy food

The food poisoning stories are all pretty grim, but few folks set out to inflict that on themselves.
The good citizenry of Quebec, however, routinely set out to induce personal arteriosclerosis...
Forum: Canada
27th Dec 2005, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By madtrap

jurassic is correct unless Willie was flying in a...

jurassic is correct unless Willie was flying in a non-ICAO State, like Taiwan for example. Politics is a petty, disgusting business, but that's the rule.
I have a lot of friends over there and they...
Forum: Questions
16th Jul 2005, 19:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,965
Posted By madtrap

Sort of looks to me like the skipper's clock...

Sort of looks to me like the skipper's clock shows 11:59, in which case the 12 hrs, 00 minutes and 10 seconds on a piece of test, recording or telemetry equipment makes sense.
There's my guess.
;)
Forum: Canada
14th May 2005, 19:26
Replies: 42
Views: 6,771
Posted By madtrap

Rosbif Not Jetsgo and not M. Leblanc, for a...

Rosbif

Not Jetsgo and not M. Leblanc, for a while anyway. Bankruptcy declared at 1515 yesterday, and TC have already axed the OC.
:ok:
If he tries again, hopefully he’ll have a rougher time of...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2004, 04:32
Replies: 51
Views: 8,314
Posted By madtrap

Just one more then. There were a lot of birds in...

Just one more then. There were a lot of birds in the maritime environment, and every once in a while you’d whack one while concentrating on not whacking something larger (like a helicopter) or more...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2004, 02:38
Replies: 51
Views: 8,314
Posted By madtrap

Milt Marty never sprung for any of the...

Milt

Marty never sprung for any of the critter. You’d be lucky to get 40# of meat off of what he collected out there that night. He did sling beer at our local watering hole though (we didn’t...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Oct 2004, 17:17
Replies: 51
Views: 8,314
Posted By madtrap

O.K. I can’t stand it anymore without dusting...

O.K. I can’t stand it anymore without dusting this one off.

In the spring of 1970 a Grumman Albatross from 442 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron was enroute back to home plate at CFB Comox on...
12th Aug 2004, 02:45
Replies: 75
Views: 11,647
Posted By madtrap

Vulcans, Spitfires, Mosquitoes, any of the later...

Vulcans, Spitfires, Mosquitoes, any of the later Hawker family, DC-4s...all delightful machines to see. Pity I never had a chance at them.
I have flown the B747-400ER a few times, however, so...
4th Apr 2004, 07:05
Replies: 65
Views: 9,792
Posted By madtrap

You’re right BusyB, but the “The” controversy is...

You’re right BusyB, but the “The” controversy is sort of amusing. The unofficial prefix has been around for more than a while. “The” Clipper and “The” Empress were sort of classy callsigns I...
12th Oct 2003, 12:50
Replies: 24
Views: 3,710
Posted By madtrap

A few years ago a colleague reported the...

A few years ago a colleague reported the following on an Air Canada DC-9 arriving, heavily, in Toronto.

During the taxi in, the Captain came on the PA and said:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to...
Forum: Canada
21st Jun 2003, 11:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By madtrap

Also: Neither the CRJ 900 or the B717 have the...

Also:
Neither the CRJ 900 or the B717 have the legs they want.
The A318 is a further cut-down of the A320 so is too heavy for it's size, and it costs ~ U$35M.
B737-600 has a similar price tag....
Forum: Tech Log
27th Apr 2003, 02:18
Replies: 20
Views: 4,143
Posted By madtrap

Without winging it on the specifications, A320s...

Without winging it on the specifications, A320s and 319s can be certified to 120 minute ETOPS, depending on the fit. Your local Airbus dealer can provide the CMP package if you're keen to try.
...
Forum: Canada
16th Apr 2003, 10:15
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By madtrap

The Canadian Aviation Regulations are available...

The Canadian Aviation Regulations are available at:
www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/regserv/affairs/cars/AvRegs/menu.htm

Sub-part 705 under Part VII - Commercial Air Services
CAR 705.106 deals with...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Dec 2002, 17:02
Replies: 31
Views: 8,142
Posted By madtrap

Just a couple of points: 1. It was a UAL...

Just a couple of points:

1. It was a UAL B747-400 that almost whacked the hill coming of San Francisco, not BA. The F/O was flying and that’s why the heavy types go back to the sim a bit more...
Forum: Canada
28th Dec 2002, 15:50
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By madtrap

Here is the Transport Canada website with all or...

Here is the Transport Canada website with all or most of the gen.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/maintenance/aarpb/menu.htm

As per the other comments, there is an increasing need for AMEs...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Dec 2002, 01:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By madtrap

Here's your Boeing driver in complete sympathy. ...

Here's your Boeing driver in complete sympathy.
Was the VOR in the Route? I'm only an observer of things Airbus, but FMC/FMGCs have similar rules. Boeing won't let you hold at a point that isn't...
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