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by frozen solid
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25727

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

If the plane was found at the Northwest end of Marian Lake, as reported on CBC, there is a ridge there, with the highest point on the VNC shown as 971', which is about 400 feet higher than the water. You can't tell by looking at the map but it looks like an escarpment, which one would cross close to...
by frozen solid
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10895

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

FAD3C wrote:
Does the 146 have a RAT?
The BAe 146 does not have a RAT. Nor, I'm compelled to add, does it have the ability to dump fuel.
by frozen solid
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you buy a flying car?
Replies: 25
Views: 3420

Re: Would you buy a flying car?

I already have a car. What I would like is a plane that transforms into a large, friendly but street-smart robot that can help me solve problems with bullies and get me out of jams.
by frozen solid
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screening
Replies: 50
Views: 4103

Re: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screenin

Your mistake is that you are equating the larger concept of "Security", with what CATSA does to you when you go through some screening point. That procedure is only a small part of the process and I would suggest a fairly minor one. Just because someone is not subject to a metal detector does not m...
by frozen solid
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screening
Replies: 50
Views: 4103

Re: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screenin

Good point. I would like to submit however that the issue under discussion should be whether or not CATSA agents should go through security. Quite aside from a discussion about whose job has more merit or whatever, should there be a member of any profession who doesn't have to go through security? Y...
by frozen solid
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Air cancelling flights, fuel shortage or $$$ shortage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3054

Re: First Air cancelling flights, fuel shortage or $$$ short

I would be frightened to drive a fuel tanker through a forest fire. No sir, not a job I would like.
by frozen solid
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screening
Replies: 50
Views: 4103

Re: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screenin

The screeners themselves should be the FIRST to be screened. Every day before work. I can't think of a better way to smuggle stuff into the airport than to get a job like this. The application questionnaire is either a joke, or else they actually are conducting racial profiling in Canada, because it...
by frozen solid
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screening
Replies: 50
Views: 4103

Re: And still, CBSA agents are exempt from security screenin

Shamrock104, that is a very serious claim to make and if what you say is true there are some very serious violations of the CARS going on. How many flight? How long were these doors open? What airlines are in question? Is this a complete exaggeration of what actually took place? There are protocols...
by frozen solid
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AvCanada's favorite C-182
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: AvCanada's favorite C-182

Get a 1955 or earlier model. By that I mean, get a 180. They're faster, lighter, roomier and have more class.
by frozen solid
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Need a paint job?
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: Need a paint job?

Good to know. Nice to hear about someone who does good work.
by frozen solid
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot, air traffic control's heated spat
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: Pilot, air traffic control's heated spat

Jeez, what a seeyounexttuesday. He's probably some kind of racist.
by frozen solid
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So You're a Quart Low
Replies: 64
Views: 4518

Re: So You're a Quart Low

I check it again because I am overly self-congratulatory. I like to give myself a little pat on the back for remembering to check the oil, and when I pull out that dipstick showing the correct quantity for flight, I can't help giving myself a little "thumbs-up" for having the good sense to detect an...
by frozen solid
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Petition To Save The Mars.
Replies: 56
Views: 6350

Re: Petition To Save The Mars.

OK, so the thing with the petition. I kind of think it's a mistake to include the "votes" from the USA and Italy and Spain and Japan or whatever. Not because those people don't have feelings, but because the B.C. Premier isn't going to give a crap about them. It makes it seem as though you are petit...
by frozen solid
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada to supply decommissioned fighter aircraft to Ukraine
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: Canada to supply decommissioned fighter aircraft to Ukra

I was hoping to hear it was "Freedom Fighters" from CFB Mountain View.
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-GISM
Replies: 25
Views: 3769

Re: C-GISM

Much more damage will be done to the engines if the props dig into the ground in the feathered position vice the fine pitch position. Is that so? Of course: that's because the props are more bendy in fine pitch than they would be in FX, right? I never thought about it before but it makes perfect se...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pitts Lands on Highway in Yellowknife
Replies: 27
Views: 2872

Re: Pitts Lands on Highway in Yellowknife

Illya Kuryakin wrote:DM?
Illya
That rumour was making the rounds, but as you already know, proved to be incorrect.
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mosquito!
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Mosquito!

Sometimes the static restorations preserve more of the historical fabric of the aircraft at the expense of airworthiness. For Mosquitoes in particular, I think when restoring them, the further gone they are, the more appropriate it is to make them airworthy, since that would involve a new airframe m...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mosquito!
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Mosquito!

Oh man what a beauty the Mosquito is. Some aeroplanes just epitomize "perfection" in their form and their performance. For me the Mosquito is one of them, along with the good old DC-3, Gypsy Moth, a couple of others I'd probably get made fun of for mentioning. Like the original B737 and the DC-9. Ma...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat & Doc
Replies: 278
Views: 14543

Re: Cat & Doc

Now, the Supermarine Attacker... has anyone actually seen one? I doubt it, unless they've seen the one remaining one in the Fleet Air Arm museum. One of those neat things you find on Wiki though come from that page: On 23 May 1950, Vickers test pilot Les Colquhoun was flying the first production At...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat & Doc
Replies: 278
Views: 14543

Re: Cat & Doc

I was thinking about the "anonymity" issue. Some people take pride in NOT being anonymous, and as a general principle I respect that a great deal. As for myself, I'm genuinely worried that if my boss, who I respect, knew I actually participated in this goat-show forum, he would have less respect for...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat & Doc
Replies: 278
Views: 14543

Re: Cat & Doc

Was it an actual tail wheel, or a skid? Thought it was a skid. Illya I know there is a project to build several me262 replicas, but to the best of my knowledge they are all the later nosewheel variants. I don't know if it was a skid or a wheel, now that you mention it. I think it was just the first...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat & Doc
Replies: 278
Views: 14543

Re: Cat & Doc

People here are excited to see your tailwheel jets that you speak of. I read that the ME262 was originally built with a tailwheel. The way the exhaust hit the tail after being deflected by the pavement made it impossible to get the tail up even at high speed, and the test pilot would tap the brakes...
by frozen solid
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC 6 engine query.
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Curious.

Oil pressure problems. I respectfully suspect something other than oil pressure. I think if it were oil pressure you would see fluctuations in torque and nP but not fuel flow. If you are seeing fluctuations in torque and fuel flow but steady nP, I would be more inclined to suspect a problem in the ...
by frozen solid
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the Cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: Cameras in the Cockpit

Not that I have anything really logical in the way of objection to cameras, like others have said, it's not really more intrusive if it's treated the same way as FDR and CVR data... you'll never see it, or hear about it or need to worry about it unless you have an accident. Frankly I'd be more morti...
by frozen solid
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DC8 fifth engine ferry
Replies: 12
Views: 3906

Re: DC8 fifth engine ferry

So, are many transport-category jets built with mounting points on one or both wings just for this purpose? I had no idea.

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