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by hairdo
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATF Procedures
Replies: 348
Views: 10685

Re: ATF Procedures

If you haven't planned for the circle, then you probably shouldn't circle. If conditions are reasonable, you're in class G airspace, and you feel you can maneuver visually to avoid traffic, fine. Otherwise, you should probably go missed. Is it annoying if you have to miss for a NORDO aircraft? Yep. ...
by hairdo
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Tindi King Air 250 Captain
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

Re: Air Tindi King Air 250 Captain

No typo. They've had at least one 250 (possibly a second, I can't remember if there was a second one in the hangar) since late April. I was on board one of them briefly. It still had the Proline system and executive interior installed, but it was going to be converted to medevac and G1000.
by hairdo
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Sunwest Layoffs - Again!
Replies: 30
Views: 13508

Re: Sunwest Layoffs - Again!

I'd hardly call it official when your source is "pilots I talked to." To the best of my knowledge, there have been no pilots laid off yet. It may happen, but until then...
by hairdo
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CITY OF HALIFAX JOB
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: CITY OF HALIFAX JOB

Alternatively, it could be someone's (bad) idea of a joke. To the best of my knowledge, the "City of Halifax" does not own any helicopters... And in any case, it would be referred to as HRM if it was legit.
by hairdo
Fri May 25, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying in -FZRA
Replies: 54
Views: 5345

Re: Flying in -FZRA

This thread made me dig out my 1900 POH to read up on icing conditions. I'm going to quote a bit out of it, so if you hate reading, skip to the next post. Actually, if you hate reading, move on to Youtube or something like that... :idea: "This airplane is approved for flight in icing conditions as d...
by hairdo
Sat May 19, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Fishin' for Greasers.
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Fishin' for Greasers.

Greasers are nice and all, but if that is a pilots focus, then it's probably going to be a sh*tty landing. I've found that I do better by doing things in a consistent and stabilized manner. If it's firm landing, cool. If it's a greaser, bonus! On my current aircraft, I didn't get a greaser (nor did ...
by hairdo
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Mustang ride and musings
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Mustang ride and musings

Nice!
by hairdo
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Entry DSLR -- Help me blow some money
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Entry DSLR -- Help me blow some money

Prairie Chicken and Doc said it well. There is little difference between the two brands, so go with what feels best to you. When I bought my D90, I looked at both Nikon and Canon, but I found the Canon grips to be too small and were therefore uncomfortable in my hands. I also bought my camera at a c...
by hairdo
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can anyone think of an uglier flying machine than the R44?
Replies: 60
Views: 6670

Re: Can anyone think of an uglier flying machine than the R4

niss wrote:
lownslow wrote:Composites allow you to make an airplane in nearly any shape you can imagine. Who imagined this... thing?
Image

LnS.
My favorite description is a hardboiled egg on a spoon.
Or the flying sperm...
by hairdo
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private License in 10 days! OR LESS!
Replies: 16
Views: 2130

Re: Private License in 10 days! OR LESS!

Introducing... The "CompletePilot" : Flight Training System "The 10 Day Crash-Course To Attain Your Private Pilot License ahahahahaha! Does anyone else see the irony in this? Y'all should check out the "affiliates" page... that's where it really gets good. http://www.completepilot.com/affiliates.htm
by hairdo
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beech 1900 Replacement?
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: Beech 1900 Replacement?

overhaulin wrote:The 1900 is a hangar queen. It also burns close to twice the fuel of a Garrett engine (comparing the metro and the 1900).
Really? Where are you getting your information from? Because this is most definitely not the case in the 1900s I fly.
by hairdo
Thu May 19, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Training Question - Soft Field
Replies: 44
Views: 2867

Re: Diamond Training Question - Soft Field

Trey, your comments are appreciated. While I don't fly the 20s or fly onto soft fields (although I guess you could say I do in the winter with the snow) anymore, I still like to hear the methods/techniques of others. When all you've heard is one way to do things, you begin to think that is the only ...
by hairdo
Wed May 18, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Training Question - Soft Field
Replies: 44
Views: 2867

Re: Diamond Training Question - Soft Field

BPF: Very true. Did I f*ck up and land on a surface that was too wet? Yep. Did I learn from it? Yep. Would I land on a similar surface again with a DA20 if I had a choice? Nope. Not sure I follow your taildragger analogy here. Rudder authority isn't the issue with the DA20. Having the backpressure f...
by hairdo
Tue May 17, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Training Question - Soft Field
Replies: 44
Views: 2867

Re: Diamond Training Question - Soft Field

I taught on the DA20s and flew onto grass whenever possible with my students. Good aircraft on dry grass, not so good when the ground is wet, but that applies to most aircraft anyway. With the stick full aft for the start of the roll (which it really should be. Unless you're asleep at the switch, yo...
by hairdo
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying from the Right Seat?
Replies: 22
Views: 1525

Re: Flying from the Right Seat?

Wow .... now I'm curious .... why a left seat only restriction for the DA20? Tandems I can see ... reaching some controls maybe ... CG considerations, etc. But a side by side that I could reach across? Is the fuel selector in a weird spot or something? OFD I assume this is an A1 restriction. The C1...
by hairdo
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 52
Views: 16097

Re: Skylink Express

KK7, Tim: pretty close. Vans are SP and 2 crew, depending on the run. Capt: $35.2K Co: $24K
by hairdo
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Auto pilots in IFR trainers.
Replies: 27
Views: 1340

Re: Auto pilots in IFR trainers.

I think training should initially be conducted without any automation. However, once a pilot is at a commercial multi-IFR level, understanding the professional conventions of using automation is very important. Agreed. Not every IFR aircraft you run into in 70X operations will have an autopilot (SP...
by hairdo
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: 360 Degree Interactive Helicopter Ride
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: 360 Degree Interactive Helicopter Ride

That was pretty awesome! I think you could watch that video many times over and see something different each time!
by hairdo
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Strange weather phenomenon in SE BC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

Re: Strange weather phenomenon in SE BC.

Any chance there was a high pressure in the vicinity?
by hairdo
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: DME Arc
Replies: 24
Views: 1652

Re: DME Arc

This "yay" thing must be in a relatively slow aircraft. It's not practical in anything that moves quick. You are correct and as I specified in my original post it was for IFR training aircraft which will down in likely be down in the 120 kt range when flying the arc. I also made the assumption that...
by hairdo
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moncton Flight College has gone into receivership
Replies: 45
Views: 7698

Re: Moncton Flight College has gone into receivership

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/02/15/nb-moncton-flight-college-receivership.html In English Wow, all those foreign students and Chinese government money streaming in and they still aren't payin the bills. I guess we should have seen it coming, the CEO split and TC shut them down ...
by hairdo
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Air Canada split.
Replies: 38
Views: 4241

Re: The Air Canada split.

In light of recent points, would insurance costs change for AC if the pilots age exceeds 60? I can't think of any other reason for them to fight it other than, perhaps, having to re-instate pilots... (more training costs to bring them back online, seniority issues).
by hairdo
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Air Canada split.
Replies: 38
Views: 4241

Re: The Air Canada split.

^with above^ If I'm not retired by 60, punch me! I have nothing against people older than 60, nor do I have the feeling of "get out of my way", but really, by 60, you've had a good run at 'er. If you still want to fly, go down to the local flying club and impart some knowledge to some students (You ...

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