Nanaimo Flying Club News
Whooooops I did mean SATURDAY 18TH need more coffee!
Nanaimo Flying Club
Sat. Oct 18
$ 35.00 per person
Social hour 5:00pm
Lobster provided, you bring salad etc
Don’t forget your lobster tools
Tickets must be purchased by October 11th latest.
Tickets available from
Doug Wakefield 250 245 5044
Darrle Schlitz 250 753 3822 cel 250 729 5700
Pete Myers 250 756 1836
Don Crocker 250-758 3540
A little Friday humour – from an airline pilot’s point of view…
A good simulator check ride is like a successful surgery on a dead body.
Asking a pilot what he thinks about the FAA is like asking a tree what it thinks about dogs.
An airline pilot is a confused soul who talks about women when flying, and about flying when he’s with a woman.
The only thing worse than a captain who never flew as a copilot, is a copilot who once was a captain.
Experience is gained through making mistakes. Mistakes are caused by a lack of experience.
Hand-flying an ILS in a gusty crosswind is easier than adjusting the shower controls in a layover hotel.
A smooth touchdown in a simulator is as exciting as kissing your sister.
Most airline crew food tastes like warmed-over chicken because that’s what it is.
Everything is accomplished through teamwork until something goes wrong . . . . . then one pilot gets all the blame.
Standard checklist practice requires pilots to read to each other procedures used every day, and recite from memory those which are only needed once every five years.
A crew scheduler has to be the kind of person who wakes his wife at midnight to carry out the garbage, then sends her back to let the cat in.
And I’ll add one more from aviaton author Len Morgan:
A good captain and first officer go hand in hand – but never through the terminal building…
Enjoy your weekend!
This post initially might sound like some sort of seedy dime-store, tell-all novel. But no! Wait. Not at all. The article from The Huffington Post shows what the flight attendant (and pilot) rest quarters look like on certain long-range aircraft. (Note that crew members on short-haul flights enjoy no such amenities!). But their colleagues on the ultra-long haul flights do have a small cubby-hole where they can escape for a few minutes of scheduled crew rest. This space is usually tucked away either in the belly or under-roof area of the aircraft.
As well as extra flight attendants, ultra-long haul flights usually carry at least one extra (relief) pilot. Within the ranks, this job is called: “Dozing for Dollars.”
At the bottom of this article, there is a Factoid slide-show which purports to reveal the airlines with the Rudest Flight Attendants. I don’t know who were the passengers surveyed to compile this list – but for what it’s worth….
One of the most exciting new aircraft development projects is the Icon A5 amphibian. Not only does it promise to be an extremely versatile aircraft that performs well from both land and water and then folds the wings for easy transport and storage, but the designers are setting new standards in terms of making the aircraft very safe to fly: