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alphonso last won the day on April 18 2015

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  1. Jet A applies to 1.33 and so drums can be refilled with it. Jet B does not apply due to a Flash Point lower than 37.8 C. Depending on your company's Dangerous Goods certificate (the way I see it), Jet B can be transported to limited access sites in refilled drums. Jet B cannot be transported anywhere else unless in new or reconditioned drums.
  2. This refilling drums but not being allowed to use them unless they meet section 5.12- 2 (a) "reconditioned drums" is an issue that has come up and, like many it doesn't make sense to me, but the great thing about aviation is that there are rules to follow i.e. no grey, just black and white. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/clear-part5-300.htm 5.12 Small Means of Containment (1) A person must not handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 in a small means of containment unless it is a UN standardized means of containment that is selected and used in accordance with sections 2, 3 and 12 of CGSB-43.146 or a means of containment that is selected and used in accordance with sections 2 and 3 and Part 2 of TP14850. SOR/2014-152 (2) A person must not reuse a steel or plastic drum with a capacity greater than or equal to 150 L to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods that are liquid and are included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 unless SOR/2011-60 (a) for a steel drum, the requirements for the reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair in Part II of CGSB-43.126 are complied with and the drum reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair facility is registered with Transport Canada in accordance with the requirements of Appendix A of CGSB-43.126; or SOR/2011-60 So I poked around a bit and found this. I was wondering if this excludes the above rule and we can now pitch the refilled drums into the back of a pick up and haul them out to the job site with impunity (making sure they are clean, not leaking, secured etc). https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/clear-part1-475.htm 1.33 Class 3, Flammable Liquids: General Exemption SOR/2008-34Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods included in Class 3, Flammable Liquids, on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a ship on a domestic voyage if the dangerous goods (a) have no subsidiary class; b- are included in Packing Group III and have a flash point greater than 37.8°C; and c) are in one or more small means of containment designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety. SOR/2008-34 So from what I can tell Jet fuel has no subsidiary class (UN 1863), is in Packing Group III, has a flash point greater than 38°C and small containment means less than 450 litres water equivalent - much larger than a 205 litre drum. Anybody out there any good at interpreting bureaucratese?
  3. Especially in the west there have been very few accidents (sadly still a few) this year. That is a very good trend that we can all be proud of. It seems to take a while for accidents to show up but from what I know CADORS is an accurate representation of reality. Anyone know any different? http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/qr.aspx?lang=eng&cadorsno=&regcd=0&occdtefrom=&occdteto=2011-11-07&occtypecd=1&fatop=%3e%3d&fatal=0&aeroidtxt=&aeroidcd=&loc=&provcd=0&accatcd=2&acoptxt=&acopcd=&acmaketxt=&acmakecd=&acmodeltxt=&acmodelcd=&evnts=&evtype=0&narr=
  4. Move closer to the pedals (crank them back to you in a 206 or slide the seat forward 2 clicks in a 350). As said before - fly in trim. When it starts to fall apart I concentrate on the pedals (everyone knows that as you change power you have to change the pedal position but it is easy to forget.) First you get good then you get fast. Watch the really good drivers - they are slow around the people on the ground. Once the load is really clear then you can honk on it. Nothing upsets the ground crew more than having you launch with their hand entangled in the net. Note that the fact that you are really concentrating will slow time down and what you think is taking a long time is actually momentary. Ask for help. If the crew have a radio, get them to call the heights to you as you bring in the load. If they go negative - add power. It is good to be the guy on the ground so you know what it is like... Check out these guys...
  5. Apparently you can get Gentex stuff in Canada from these guys... Mark Boda Sales Manager Kitchener Aero Waterloo Int'l Airport 4881 Fountain St. N. HGR # 9, P.O. Box 69 Breslau, ON N0B1M0 Tel 519-648-2921 Fax 519-648-2614 [email protected] http://www.kitcheneraero.com/
  6. It seems that Globalstar is working things out. The satellites are repositioned and the phones should work (or so they tell me). Call them at 1-877-728-7466 and get them to walk you through the reprogamming of your phone and voila - call for pizza. You can also connect to the satellite straight overhead instead of trying to hook up to a whole constellation - its something like menu, 8, 2, 1. Ask them. There is hope yet for those 5 lb boat anchors...
  7. Wow you got a signal? We don't even get that. Apparently they are "realigning" the constellation and it should be good sometime in the future (jungle drums say they are losing satellites faster than a sucker's cash in Vegas). Iridium seems to work better...
  8. THe AA maglite works great for me. I suggest getting a coloured one as finding the dropped black one can be a bit of a pain. Or strap on the 24 Volt NiCad and wire up the 150W taxi light (the 450W landing light would melt your....)
  9. Could this be them? Arrow Lakes Helicopters Ltd. Category: Air Operators. Address: Box 1500. Okotoks, AB. T0L 1T0. Phone:(403)819-2697. Fax:(403)938-9903
  10. Are you going to make a web page for all the photos you get? It is a very popular section of pprune.com
  11. I recommend putting the AStar fuel cap on the aft part of the transmission deck. Experience shows it can stay there for more than 140 nm. That's why I like a key that isn't glued in (did I put the cap on? is answered with a quick look for the key).
  12. Terrace BC has 30 C weather, some smoke and a Kamov working close to town.
  13. The thing that amazes me is that you found that in the Hudson Valley News. My hat is off to you for what must be an astounding amount of reading (or sleuthing).
  14. Great parallel technique. I wonder if he can do snowplow?
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