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by xsbank
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: An Old MIFR Rating Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: An Old MIFR Rating Issue

If you havent had a rating for 18 years you could never fly anyways. You have to start over, go do a course.
by xsbank
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

My father survived the Battle of Britain in a Hurricane and my brother-in-law survived the Cold War in a 104 and an F18. The only thing you have survived is a keyboard and I have serious doubts that you tie your own shoes. I’m done. I like to say I survived aviation but I cannot abide the asinine co...
by xsbank
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

"People like me," eh? If "ilk" annoys you, how about dickhead? I won't have to define that one, you've probably been called that one before.
by xsbank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hand spanking C47
Replies: 67
Views: 10798

Re: Hand spanking C47

YOU RAN WITH SCISSORS?! Holy crap!
by xsbank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

You might be a bit wrong: “ilk noun a type of people or things similar to those already referred to. "the veiled suggestions that reporters of his ilk seem to be so good at" synonyms: type, sort, class, category, group, set, breed, strain, bracket, genre, make, model, kind, brand, vintage, stamp, st...
by xsbank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: But was the fuel guage serviceable
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: But was the fuel guage serviceable

Rigpiggy, the safety letter used to be the only way you could find out the stupid/sad/silly/moronic things that pilots did and how badly they or their passengers were damaged. Now its easier to get all that from the internet but it seems nobody is looking or reading anymore. Stay safe! Find out what...
by xsbank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: But was the fuel guage serviceable
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: But was the fuel guage serviceable

Sorry, fuel gauges are a make-work project for engineers. No pilot worth his sunglasses should ever rely on them, there are much better ways of ensuring that you can stay airborne. Blowing tanks is a regular occurrence but is it really necessary? I stopped doing it in a Beaver about 1979...
by xsbank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

Rocky, that's a very strange response for someone who was arguing about the flexibility of SOPs... I spent a lot of time training fighter pilots for the corporate world and I know of what I speak. Your superior attitude is one of the reasons the "civilizing" process was difficult. It was a lot easie...
by xsbank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

You don’t have to worry about working for me, I am retired. Peggy’s Cove was a bad one, but then how could you write an SOP to cover flames and melting plastic dripping on the pilots? I think there were lessons learned and SOPs were changed. That’s the whole point. That argument about fighters is di...
by xsbank
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

The reason for SOPs is so that if confronted with “an event,” it doesn’t matter if you are 5 months into your recurrent, you fall back on procedures. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, don’t have to remember what happened to Bob in 1972 when it happened to him and it shouldn’t matter if you’re no...
by xsbank
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: But was the fuel guage serviceable
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: But was the fuel guage serviceable

Gauges on a light twin are only there to make the panel look groovy. Never ever trust them, never believe them, just don’t. Gawd, why are people making the same moronic mistakes? The only good thing is that nobody in their care was killed. Does our useless government still send out the safety letter...
by xsbank
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I knew they should have backtracked
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: I knew they should have backtracked

Yes, backtrack. But the instructor pooched it by not landing straight ahead. There is one lucky sob. These stupid accidents have been happening since Orville. Lots of people have been killed doing the same stupid thing. Why would you do the same stupid thing that killed so many others? This “instruc...
by xsbank
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 4463

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

Follow the SOPs. Know your QRH cold. Know the Limitations too. You are not entitled to second-guess them, just do it. The example of a Navajo running at idle? Remember what happened to that King Air in Vancouver that killed that young father and his copilot? Do you understand the drag of a propeller...
by xsbank
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Champagne Service Lawsuit
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

Re: Champagne Service Lawsuit

“It would be like advertising a Bud Light as a Guinness” Oh the humanity!
by xsbank
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hand spanking C47
Replies: 67
Views: 10798

Re: Hand spanking C47

I flew a Racer out of The Puddle in 1979. Changed more jugs and fought my first engine fire, saw my first jug come straight through a cowling. Cold, firepots, adf approaches into private airstrips, 50’ on radar altimeter over a frozen lake, at night. F*** I’m still alive!! Not sure why...
by xsbank
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deadstick.
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Re: Deadstick.

When a/c used rotary engines, back when Chuck and I were learning to fly, they didn't have throttles, just a kill button. You had to get good at letting the engine slow down, but not too far or it would quit cold. No starters. Not saying this is the origin, just saying.
by xsbank
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why on earth are CF-18's in Bagotville?
Replies: 18
Views: 2905

Re: Why on earth are CF-18's in Bagotville?

My father helped set up Bagotville, after the Battle of Britain he was sent to Canada to instruct on Hurricanes. He was one of the first a/c there...
by xsbank
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What was the most fun job you had flying
Replies: 26
Views: 3518

Re: What was the most fun job you had flying

You guys need to recognise an opportunity when you see it - winter layoffs for me meant going back to school to get a degree, which got me my Last Great Flying Job. Some of my friends had sailboats in the Caribbean. Some had the opportunity to be stay-at-home dads. You will regret wasting this time ...
by xsbank
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best not to push in the CB when there is smoke
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: Best not to push in the CB when there is smoke

Hey Meat, a much better answer would be to delete your first two sentences, follow the QRH.

In this example this crew likely did not follow the smoke in the cabin procedure, they made one up. They are lucky. If I was the CP they would be washing lavatories for a week.
by xsbank
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver Engine forward/baron stol kit performance issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2632

Re: Beaver Engine forward/baron stol kit performance issues

Get them to check the W&B again. When the Firecats were first converted from Trackers, they had all the tailwheels still installed. They even installed an 8D start batter in the very back of the fuselage area. Years later, after stall margin indicators were installed, it turned out that the original...
by xsbank
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Stall horns for beavers
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Re: Stall horns for beavers

If Beaver pilots are stalling out there are 2 problems: no training and incompetence. I do remember looking for poachers with Fisheries officer (you can tell how long ago this was) in a 185 on floats, flying over Vancouver Island beaches at about 300.' We were in a tight turn over a group of people ...
by xsbank
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Regulations around water landings
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: Regulations around water landings

Another gotcha, as soon as you land you are a boat. There are also rules for boats that you need to know about like right of way etc.
by xsbank
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 827
Views: 57326

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

I feel for these guys because they went around, spending a bit more of the company's money than they liked, but it certainly wasn't the disaster of the century, or even of that day. Humans make funny mistakes for strange unexplained reasons and some survive, some don't - we pay all those guys to wat...
by xsbank
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Resumes and Cover Letters Redux
Replies: 87
Views: 102290

Re: Resumes and Cover Letters Redux

You are very welcome. Upon lots of reflection (and I haven't been here for a while) I have decided that as it adds nothing to ease of reading, I have been editing out any of the feel-good paragraphs from cover letters. I think its better to delete "from age 10 I've always wanted to fly a lawn dart f...
by xsbank
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hornet flyby over football game too scary for people
Replies: 203
Views: 13111

Re: Hornet flyby over football game too scary for people

Rockie, now you are just being a tool.

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