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by lownslow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-AVH picture location in NW Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: CF-AVH picture location in NW Ontario

I’m a fan of de Havilland biplanes and the Hornet Moth is particularly lovely, especially the A-model with its sharply tapered wings. IIRC DH offered a retro fit of the later square-tipped wings (much less prone to tip stall turning final) at no charge, I guess it was too much hassle to get a set of...
by lownslow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing at night before the lighted displaced threshold
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Landing at night before the lighted displaced threshold

Legal/illegal aside, by landing prior to the threshold you’re sticking your neck a long way out if things go poorly. It’s your insurance company's job to look for reasons not to pay out.
by lownslow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair Summer Expansion
Replies: 47
Views: 7158

Re: Flair Summer Expansion

Maybe they’re just growing to be marketable as wet lease to a country that has their poop in a group.
by lownslow
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Looking for a good quality, fast "homebuilt"...
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: Looking for a good quality, fast "homebuilt"...

If you’re willing to cut the pax requirements there are some fast Jodels and Tailwinds that can be had for cheap as far as airplanes go. If fabric and wood are a no-go then maybe look into a Thorp T-18 or a Midget Mustang II. No Jodel will do 180mph without diving. Midget Mustang = single seat, Mus...
by lownslow
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Looking for a good quality, fast "homebuilt"...
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: Looking for a good quality, fast "homebuilt"...

If you’re willing to cut the pax requirements there are some fast Jodels and Tailwinds that can be had for cheap as far as airplanes go. If fabric and wood are a no-go then maybe look into a Thorp T-18 or a Midget Mustang II.
by lownslow
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who is flying the vaccine
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Who is flying the vaccine

I’ve transported the Moderna vaccine provincially and it’s packed surprisingly small. With the rate it’s entering the country you could probably do the job with a daily run of a mid-size Learjet. I assume then that it’s coming over coincidental to some other flights and nobody is getting rich moving...
by lownslow
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sketchy Flight.
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Re: Sketchy Flight.

Gracias, though to be fair I kind of expected someone with 182 experience to know the rough glide ratio off the cuff. Good on ya I guess for rolling up your sleeves and researching.
by lownslow
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sketchy Flight.
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Re: Sketchy Flight.

At 8,000 feet ASL how close to shore would you want to fly a 182? Deffs would want to stay well within gliding distance , especially at this time of year. Thanks, professor. Allow me to re-phrase: “Approximately how far is a Cessna 182 capable of gliding from a cruise altitude of 8,000 feet above s...
by lownslow
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sketchy Flight.
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Re: Sketchy Flight.

At 8,000 feet ASL how close to shore would you want to fly a 182?
by lownslow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Fleet 80 wing struts....
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Fleet 80 wing struts....

There’s a Fleet Aircraft group on Facebook that’s more about keeping and maintaining them today than it is about their history. Quite a few members own Canucks so I’d start there.
by lownslow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Furloughed Pilots
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Furloughed Pilots

I’ve been spending a lot more time in the garage/workshop and if I could find a way to make that profitable I’d be unstoppable.
by lownslow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting The First Job Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Getting The First Job Stories

I interviewed for my first instructing job with a total whack job. I forget exactly how the interview went but it was unpleasant at best then we hopped in a 152 for the practical portion which I had never heard of any other school doing but whatever, I knew how to fly and how to teach already so it ...
by lownslow
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3909

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

I get the optics of it appearing rushed but humans have done some remarkable things when they have had to. As far as I know vaccine testing goes through three several-month-long phases, however those phases don’t really share anything between them. Usually they’re done sequentially to allow time to...
by lownslow
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What do you wish you had learned before beginning flight training?
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: What do you wish you had learned before beginning flight training?

Some lessons you learn will seem outdated or more in depth than they need to be (most basic navigation comes to mind - “Why bother when I just put it in my GPS?”) but they are often a critical foundation for success in your entire flying career.
by lownslow
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who Else Looked Up To C huck Yeager As a Kid?
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: Who Else Looked Up To C huck Yeager As a Kid?

The takeaway is, don't look at your heroes too closely. You may not like what you find. I never met the man myself but I know a number of people who did. While it’s fun to retell stories of an accomplished person being a jerk it turns out there may be at least as many stories about him being friend...
by lownslow
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: B-17 down in Connecticut
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: B-17 down in Connecticut

Hey mods - can ya throw a date on the title of these year-old accident threads?
by lownslow
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anti-Gravity
Replies: 22
Views: 1908

Re: Anti-Gravity

redlaser wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:53 pm The problem that the guys from Kawartha did not take into consideration is that an aircraft built of Cavorite the anti-Gravity material will float away once you exit the airplane, 😊
Duh:
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by lownslow
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More Air Canada cuts.
Replies: 22
Views: 3226

Re: More Air Canada cuts.

I really hope you were being sarcastic. You can normally chalk it up to me being even dumber than I look but this time around I was being facetious. If there’s no business case for it of course they should suspend service, they are after all a money making organization. Plus if there were to be sub...
by lownslow
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More Air Canada cuts.
Replies: 22
Views: 3226

Re: More Air Canada cuts.

Air service to the east coast is rapidly dropping, planes are cheap, there is plenty of qualified laid off staff out there. Why not take advantage of the situation and start your own airline to monopolize this perceived demand?

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