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by LousyFisherman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 2349

Re: Survival Gear

Wow, what most people call survival gear I call luxury camping.
Different strokes for different folks

YMMV
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by LousyFisherman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Seeking Advice on Diagnosing Oil Consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 4354

Re: Seeking Advice on Diagnosing Oil Consumption

There is no point checking the oil in the dreaded C150 other than first thing before starting the engine. It takes a long time (more than 6 hours, IIRC) for the oil to drain into the sump.

HTH
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by LousyFisherman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Wearing a life vest while flying on floats
Replies: 28
Views: 7750

Re: Wearing a life vest while flying on floats

On floats, I wear a non-certified boating Mustang PFD with the automatic activator removed. I have another one for my passenger . Both are very comforatable and do not interfere with movement in any way. There are 2 certified life jackets in the plane, but I doubt they will ever be used. I would muc...
by LousyFisherman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Choosing a Flight School
Replies: 13
Views: 2848

Re: Choosing a Flight School

James35355 wrote:UPDATE:
They insist that I pay it and said its their college regulations
So don't go there. There are lots of flight schools around.

HTH
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by LousyFisherman
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: UL training around calgary
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: UL training around calgary

Try Wayne Winters at Blue Yonder Aviation

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by LousyFisherman
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Goodbye Hawkair
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Re: Goodbye Hawkair

Directors of the company are responsible for unpaid wages if the business cannot pay.
Every other creditor is probably SOL

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by LousyFisherman
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Perimeter aviation's seniority
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Perimeter aviation's seniority

Here's how I stop wasting time:
User Control Panel
Manage Friends and Foes
Manage Foes
Add Capt.Amine

You are a waste of time!
IMHO
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by LousyFisherman
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian Flight Centre and Brampton Flight Centre
Replies: 23
Views: 4160

Re: Canadian Flight Centre and Brampton Flight Centre

I have flown in both areas. I do not know the individual clubs. I took 6 hours aerobatics at Harv's once. Differences: At Steinbach, 4 minutes in the Citabria, you are almost anywhere with empty sky, 4000 AGL, start practising. Do this 250 - 300 days per year. Lose 30-40 days to cold, 10-20 days to ...
by LousyFisherman
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Squawk Ident
Replies: 32
Views: 5814

Re: Squawk Ident

I was taught the only way to respond to a squawk ident was by pushing the ident button. I have never been criticised for doing it that way. ATC always returns with Identified through ... (In a 150 you are just about always climbing. ......slowly :) I have had to talk with ATC after a transponder fai...
by LousyFisherman
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PA28 Checkout
Replies: 41
Views: 3406

Re: PA28 Checkout

niss wrote: but the fact remains that when I'm flying it's always life or death.
hey, that's my job!!!! I not only endanger myself but everyone else in Southern Alberta when I fly!
Okay, you're in Onterrible, I suppose I could use the help there

:mrgreen:

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by LousyFisherman
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: question on civilian buying aircrafts
Replies: 25
Views: 2415

Re: question on civilian buying aircrafts

Even if I had money laying around to buy one, I'd just pay for a few rides here and there.... After reading the website I had to calculate how many hours I could afford. Unfortunately it didn't take very long If I had that kind of money though, I'd get a Pitts and a small Citation. One for fun and ...
by LousyFisherman
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane down at Cooking Lake
Replies: 13
Views: 3519

Re: Plane down at Cooking Lake

Since the first thing one is supposed to do in a rescue is determine the status of the people to be rescued I wonder why the professionals were not able to do that in a timely and suitable manner. Good thing there was a canoeist to check whether anyone was bleeding, or going into diabetic shock or.....
by LousyFisherman
Fri May 13, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: MRU Hits Fence
Replies: 39
Views: 5691

Re: MRU Hits Fence

I fly into Sundre lots. There is no excuse. Either you reject the takeoff and/or you use the other runway! The fence is a standard 3 strand barb-wire, quite aways off the runway. How anyone can CHOOSE to be low enough to hit it is beyond my understanding. No variable tailwinds, no DA miscalculations...
by LousyFisherman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Weather in Provinces of Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 2619

Re: Weather in Provinces of Canada

HiLo wrote:Isn't housing dirt cheap in Calgary with the bust? I know office space is.
It's coming down, daughter just renewed a lease for the same as 7 years ago when she moved in.
Lots of rentals available now.

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by LousyFisherman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?
Replies: 53
Views: 6273

Re: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?

If I see an exhaust issue I say something before I pull it. The same thing every time. If the exhaust had to come off, chances are a stud is going to break. It doesn't happen all the time, but enough that before I take the exhaust off I always mention to the owner that they're on the hook if a stud...
by LousyFisherman
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Controllers asking airplanes if they are dual or solo
Replies: 54
Views: 3960

Re: Controllers asking airplanes if they are dual or solo

I would just assume my flight plan was unclear and state "two souls aboard"

And think no more about it

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by LousyFisherman
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Float Rating and Insurance
Replies: 22
Views: 4201

Re: Float Rating and Insurance

I can find insurance for floats but if I have under 50 hours the price is ridiculous. There are places that rent float planes. Not many but they are out there.

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by LousyFisherman
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fly in camping
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Fly in camping

dirtdr wrote:Seriously though, The guys in BC have a good thing going. Facebook group and website: bcgeneralaviation.com
Small correction website is www.bcaviation.ca
Thanks for the heads up

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by LousyFisherman
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training only/predominantly in a Cessna 152
Replies: 49
Views: 2754

Re: Training only/predominantly in a Cessna 152

^ +1 And it's not more fun, it's way more fun! The 172 flies like a bus in comparison. And having flown one, you could jump into the other. I would recommend a checkout, but .... A 172XP needs a checkout though unless you have CS prop experience. The 180/182/185 are quite a bit more of an airplane. ...
by LousyFisherman
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't know the Skymaster was certified for aerobatics...
Replies: 66
Views: 7004

Re: Didn't know the Skymaster was certified for aerobatics..

So next, is it not feasible for an average pilot to do a roll and stay well within the structural envelope? In a slow rolling plane odds of success would be poor. Faster rolling much easier better odds. I'll play the role of average, possibly below average pilot. I have six hours aerobatics. At the...
by LousyFisherman
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2809

Re: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!

Do you have the tools, the knowledge, the space and the time to do the, er, thousands of dollars of maintenance you're otherwise going to have to pay an AME for? Snip..... Whether or not you have the tools and knowledge knowing an AME who is willing to work on an owner maintained aircraft is an ext...
by LousyFisherman
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: cessna 180 vs 172XP floatplane amphibian?
Replies: 16
Views: 5411

Re: cessna 180 vs 172XP floatplane amphibian?

C150. straight floats 400lb useful
C172. straight floats 560lb useful
C172XP. amphibs 560lb useful
C172XP. straight floats 650lb useful

Anything under 750lbs useful is only suitable for day trips. The 150 on floats is not even useful IMHO

YMMV
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by LousyFisherman
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIC - brush with the law
Replies: 49
Views: 5378

Re: RAIC - brush with the law

I guess I didn't really express myself properly... If a prosecutor doesn't have reasonable belief an individual committed a crime, he will not lay charges. Since, in Canada, it is the police officer who must lay the charge when he arrests you I have no idea which country you are referring to. What ...
by LousyFisherman
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIC - brush with the law
Replies: 49
Views: 5378

Re: RAIC - brush with the law

AuxBatOn wrote:If you were charged with something, there was reasonable doubt at some point that you were involved.
ROTFLMAO
Which country's legal system are you referring to? Because 20%-30% of charged people in Canada would disagree with you.

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