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by fleetcanuck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C150 spin versus C152
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: C150 spin versus C152

I used to spin those regularly when I was doing my private and never had any issues. I do remember hearing a bit of creaking in the top of the cabin sometimes during the recovery.
by fleetcanuck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations

Lyncrest, CJL5 on the outskirts of Winnipeg is camping friendly with bathroom access. There is no shower but it is a very friendly spot with good fuel prices.
by fleetcanuck
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger

It is not ENO. It came from out west.
by fleetcanuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger

When we bought our Fleet Canuck we discovered it had been in nine reportable accidents in the previous ten years at a flying club. We found that in at least one of them it had been flipped over by a tailwind while the stick was held in the traditional nose up position. As the aeroplane has a bit mor...
by fleetcanuck
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 2116

Re: Aircraft tie down

Never underestimate the power of the wind. In '75 I hopped on a Western Airlines 727 from VR to LAX to ferry a 150 back to the VR area. There was a huge blocking high off the BC coast that aligned with the (now) Salish Sea. Many small planes were flipped in the Fraser Valley, boats were destroyed an...
by fleetcanuck
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing 727
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: Boeing 727

I spent quite a few years between the side seat and the right seat. I observed and found that it was difficult to get consistently good landings with it. Those few who could were indeed masters of the hands and feet, as was proven in their other endeavours as well.
by fleetcanuck
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Brentwood College Flying Club
Replies: 0
Views: 1933

Brentwood College Flying Club

We are looking for old students to have a lunch to show our appreciation to our instructor Richard N. If you belonged, please send me a PM. Also if anyone knows how to get in touch with John Hill who I think operated out of Prince Rupert, or David Hindson from Inuvik, please send me a PM. Thanks ver...
by fleetcanuck
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Active DC-3s in Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 3396

Re: Active DC-3s in Canada

Hi Old Dog, could you please check your PMs.

Happy Canada Day to All.

Peter
by fleetcanuck
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dakota III CC-129 KG668 12942
Replies: 27
Views: 6327

Re: Dakota III CC-129 KG668 12942

Hi Barney, would you happen to have the proper colour codes or names for the paints that were used on the trainers in WWII? I am also looking for the proper colours for the roundels.

Peter
by fleetcanuck
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vimy Flight - Birth of a Nation
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

Vimy Flight - Birth of a Nation

Just wondering if anyone is at the ceremony. Would love to see the replicas do the fly past. I am very impressed with the effort they have gone to in order to make this happen.

We are a very fortunate generation to have this to look back on rather than being the generation who faced this event.
by fleetcanuck
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Barney's Ball Lake Lodge c 1965
Replies: 21
Views: 9922

Re: Barney's Ball Lake Lodge c 1965

I met the helicopter pilot involved in the late '70s. He said that was the most awful moment in his life, watching that happen as he lay there with terrible injuries.

He had come into our base slinging a Sikorsky, minus the rotor blades, underneath a Bell.
by fleetcanuck
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?

Hi Colin, thanks for the info about the squeal. Mine have started doing this lately as well and now I know how to correct it. Usually it only happens when I am on descent for landing and so I only lose the noise cancelling for a short period. I think they are a good product and they work well in my ...
by fleetcanuck
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: JPI EDM-900 question
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: JPI EDM-900 question

I have an Electronics International engine monitor and highly recommend them for their quality and product support. My aeroplane was not listed on their TSO list and they sent me a letter to cover it for no charge. They also came out to my plane at OSH to troubleshoot a problem. Turned out it was ju...
by fleetcanuck
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PIC allowing right seat to have control
Replies: 28
Views: 2397

Re: PIC allowing right seat to have control

Good grief. How many times have pilots let a "COPA kid" or a "Young Eagle" take the controls. Lots I hope. The ones that want to, have such a great experience that it makes the whole programme worthwhile. It is bad enough having fences around the airports, lets keep them out of the cockpits!
by fleetcanuck
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying aircraft in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: Buying aircraft in the US

Also make sure any (major) work done in the USA has been done by a shop approved by TC. I recall a twin Commander that needed to get both engines re-majored on import. It had a nice fancy paint job though!
by fleetcanuck
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Barkley-Grow
Replies: 149
Views: 89544

Re: Barkley-Grow

Thanks AP. I was very fortunate to be her son! If I find more details of the flight, I will post them.

It looks like they did not shut down for passenger loading. Safety, comfort, schedule.....hmmmm, priorities! They were different times indeed.
by fleetcanuck
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Barkley-Grow
Replies: 149
Views: 89544

Re: Barkley-Grow

Back a few pages, AP wanted to have a look at the photos of my mother's first flight. She was travelling from Grande Prairie to Edmonton. Ran into them last night and remembered, so here they are.

I think it was probably December of 1939.
by fleetcanuck
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GATS jar fuel sampler
Replies: 12
Views: 1903

Re: GATS jar fuel sampler

Thank you very much for the positive responses. I don't like the idea of dumping the fuel and it is not good for the asphalt either. I know there is another similar product, but it looks as though it has moving parts which may break or leak. The screw driver version sort of does the job, but this se...
by fleetcanuck
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GATS jar fuel sampler
Replies: 12
Views: 1903

GATS jar fuel sampler

I am looking for an upgrade in the fuel sampling department. Has anyone used this product, and if so, what are your thoughts, please?
by fleetcanuck
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hemochromatosis?
Replies: 4
Views: 6396

Re: Hemochromatosis?

A friend of mine has this and completed a full career at Air Canada. I do not know if he had any restrictions, however I do know he followed the recommended treatment programme. Best thing is to talk to your CAME.
by fleetcanuck
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fleet Canuck C-FENO
Replies: 10
Views: 6805

Re: Fleet Canuck C-FENO

Thanks Bagbat. She still looks pretty much the same. The fabric is still good and we are now over 22,400 hours. I really should get her out more often! We were out twice last week on skis in perfect conditions. When the snowmobile trails get established there will be even more places to go. Yesterda...
by fleetcanuck
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Flt#88
Replies: 38
Views: 7050

Re: Air Canada Flt#88

I believe a DC-8 came apart near Mt. Fuji in the '60s. It is the only CAT airliner airframe failure I can recall.
by fleetcanuck
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fleet Canuck C-FENO
Replies: 10
Views: 6805

Re: Fleet Canuck C-FENO

I must say it looks a bit different with the larger gear. We just put the skis on today. Most people use Federal A1500A skis, though I think others are also approved. Not sure if you know how the Fleet skis and floats work. They are very classic, but at least with the skis, add some weight to the in...
by fleetcanuck
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anybody there??
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Anybody there??

When I was growing up our neighbour a few houses down the street showed me his license. He had learned to fly at Huffman Prairie. I have since discovered his name is on the plaque there. Very interesting and classy older man. His tool bench he used while carving marble statues was an old Gypsy Major...
by fleetcanuck
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Victoria Flying Services
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Victoria Flying Services

I learned to fly there starting in '66 through the Brentwood club. Many fond memories of the place and some really good instructors. Never did fly KTV but got about half the float rating on KXE before running out of money. I also knew Peg W over at Long Beach and spent many weeks there in the summers.

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