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by Liquid Charlie
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you vacate your house for an airshow?
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: Would you vacate your house for an airshow?

:smt040 Maybe it's my age -- lmfaoo but really! I would not walk across a street to see an air show -- waist of time and money and to vacate a house -- well maybe if they purchased it for about twice the value to cover personal items allowing me to leave with only what I could carry -- bah -- humbug...
by Liquid Charlie
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How to groundloop a flying boat
Replies: 44
Views: 3707

Re: How to groundloop a flying boat

piston powered floatplane with reverse. I selected reverse to slow while still on the step, and the aircraft became sloppy in pitch and yaw


a SeaBee is just naturally like that in any powered regime :smt040
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How to groundloop a flying boat
Replies: 44
Views: 3707

Re: How to groundloop a flying boat

I have no experience with "water" loops but I do know about ground loops having preformed several to stop an aircraft after lose of breaks -- the dynamics are that at some point in the ground loop you must assist the aircraft in the turn to tighten the ground loop so when you are going through 180 a...
by Liquid Charlie
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How to groundloop a flying boat
Replies: 44
Views: 3707

Re: How to groundloop a flying boat

Regardless of what happened when I look at that aircraft it appears to me that it's a poorly designed hull with very little pronounce keel and what we see on the video is part of it's nasty little habits -- clip the wings and turn it into a WIG
by Liquid Charlie
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How to groundloop a flying boat
Replies: 44
Views: 3707

Re: How to groundloop a flying boat

Same as the Beaver -- in my day that's how you stopped a beaver - most of float planes as well -- dig the floats -- checking back will not stop you as fast as might be required -- now dig the floats and the stopping distance is cut to almost nothing -- like anything else - it needs a little finesse...
by Liquid Charlie
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No Alternate IFR issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Re: No Alternate IFR issue

It sounds from the CADOR as if they forgot to check the NOTAMs before departure, so they weren't actually legal to depart. not totally maybe ultimately but it is a co-authority dispatch system so maybe the ball was dropped in publication or even maybe time of issue -- I'm sure it will be addressed ...
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The stupidity of some people
Replies: 23
Views: 6243

The stupidity of some people

:axe: CBC reporting this morning that helicopter and fire fighter aircraft called off a fire in California due to "private" drones in the area of the fire -- likely oportunists looking for footage to sell but then--- wtf -- how can people be so stupid -- ACTPA -- :axe: --
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 11081

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

Since this is now the acronym generation -- I'm waiting for it -- lmfaooooooo :smt040
by Liquid Charlie
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPIFR vs Crew in 703
Replies: 30
Views: 1814

Re: SPIFR vs Crew in 703

As a commercial pilot, you should know that this is illegal. To fly a GPS Approach, you need a trackbar and annunciator panel in the PF's immediate field of view. from reading his post I don't think what they are doing is illegal - he referred to captain's HSI for decent angle reference (constant d...
by Liquid Charlie
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPIFR vs Crew in 703
Replies: 30
Views: 1814

Re: SPIFR vs Crew in 703

I think they should ban 2 pilots in 703 - it's the only way to work a reasonable schedule :D
by Liquid Charlie
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 11081

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

My last post on this subject -- really from my continued "coming home" experience with my grass roots beginning in NWO I have come to the conclusion that it's not what you say but how you say it - I would hazard a guess that on any given day in the 126.7/MF madhouse in NWO, Northern Ontario and Mani...
by Liquid Charlie
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 11081

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

Whatever happened to the discussions of sex and the notches on our bed posts -- :smt040

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by Liquid Charlie
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 11081

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

To sum it up for me about 90% of all traffic advisories have too much information on the initial call -- are we not just trying to establish the fact that there is actually traffic that we should be talking to. If there is - now this is where sometimes the conversations get winded but necessary -- b...
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fireboss down!
Replies: 43
Views: 8495

Re: Fireboss down!

For the most part the medavac community has seen the light and are a lot safer today than the bygone days when it was considered OK to break the rules to get it done. I think for the most part it's also creeping into the water bombing world as well but there are always exceptions -- the only glaring...
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 11081

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

Disable the side tone - might cut down on the verbal diarrhea :smt040

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by Liquid Charlie
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KD
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: KD

Frozen chicken or roast in the morning becomes a delicious family meal in around 8 hours. That means evening meal plus leftovers for a single guy. That's why I bought my first microwave -- get you dinner out of the freezer and get home 6 days later -- damn -- that was ripe :smt040 -- knock a fly of...
by Liquid Charlie
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Unionization + Bomb threats = Connected?
Replies: 30
Views: 4592

Re: Westjet Unionization + Bomb threats = Connected?

They have an in-house association but are not certified as a bargaining agent with the CIRB Really -- so I guess the kool aid might be getting a little sour(but not related to this issue) -- why would they bother with an association and not certify -- we did and air canada certainly did -- the only...
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Unionization + Bomb threats = Connected?
Replies: 30
Views: 4592

Re: Westjet Unionization + Bomb threats = Connected?

As far as I know the pilot group is unionized (in house association is still a union) so are you referring to other company groups - i have gone through labour disputes where there were bomb threats but always from a disgruntled pilot group not ever from a company - silly man
by Liquid Charlie
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KD
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: KD

Maybe have an OCA-Hooker reunion after all. Well 2 of us for sure.




Will do -- might even have enough beach to park on by then -- :mrgreen: --will have to see if Oates will be around as well--
by Liquid Charlie
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KD
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: KD

5 nights in a row. Macaroni. Although not KD, I've got the bulk stuff. A bit of Ragu and a can of tuna = dinner for $2.00. or you could mooch a meal off a local when he is at home -- bbq is always hot :smt040 -- in fact I was seriously considering having a sun and splash day for the local aviation ...
by Liquid Charlie
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian License <750 hours to write FAA ATP exam
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Canadian License <750 hours to write FAA ATP exam

All I can tell you is that the American ATP now has higher requirements than our Canadian license.
by Liquid Charlie
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6266

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

So where is the operational control here -- so the pretend-a-jet can't land there at night - so why weren't the people who count aware of this fact and if there is going to be equal service for all then set up the infrastructure to do so -- likely means a helicopter based somewhere amongst the commu...
by Liquid Charlie
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nose Wheel Falls Off Jet and Crashes Through Montreal Roof
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Nose Wheel Falls Off Jet and Crashes Through Montreal Ro

Didn't they see the "wheel missing" caution light??
that was worth a coffee spray :smt040
by Liquid Charlie
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do Canadian professional pilots need an association
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: Do Canadian professional pilots need an association

and an ombudsman or independent legal review board that can mediate any disagreement between certificate holder (pilot, mechanic, operator, AMO etc.) and Transport Canada over the interpretation of the law. Maybe so but what we are talking about is new law and one person will not sway or influence ...

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