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by 5x5
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Piper in the lake
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Piper in the lake

No airport close to that lake for touch and goes.

Maybe w5 jumped the gun, but.....it will be interesting to see what comes out.
by 5x5
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piper PA 48
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Piper PA 48

Hey, I put two "funny face" emojis at the bottom. Is that the keyboard action of a grumpy person?

When I was typing it and my computer screen didn't laugh I thought it was just him. Funniness and internetedness don't always synch.

Maybe I should have just used this -
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by 5x5
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: tablet on the CPL checkride?
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: tablet on the CPL checkride?

Well Photofly, if it makes you feel better to denigrate others because they don't agree with you, have fun. I still believe that the skills and ability to form a mental picture of your relationship in an airplane to the world around it is of value and it's called situational awareness. Try it, you m...
by 5x5
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: tablet on the CPL checkride?
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: tablet on the CPL checkride?

Like any part of an airplane, electronics whether mounted or portable, can fail. You need to have a plan for when that happens because you still need to get back on the ground safely. It's becoming a bit disturbing the number of student and recreational pilots out there that are becoming very relian...
by 5x5
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Garmin 430W
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Garmin 430W

SBAS is it as far as I know. And it kind of makes sense as the device is made for actual use and not specifically for training. In actual use it will show you the most precise approach available because that's what you'd want to use. Is there some reason that the SBAS selection isn't satisfactory?
by 5x5
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight test validity
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Flight test validity

Just be careful if you're running close to the full year prior to the application and the flight test was a partial where 2 flights were required. The 12 months is from the date of the first flight, not the date of the second one where you actually "successfully complete" the requirement.
by 5x5
Tue May 29, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23-29 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2638

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23-29 2018

As always there will be lots of very cool stuff and people. One of these is supposed to be there - F82 Twin Mustang and also this - Yak 110. It would be awesome to see them to do a joint flyby. I hope they arrange it.
by 5x5
Tue May 29, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Don't clap too early after landing
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Don't clap too early after landing

FighterPilot wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 pm
People who clap after a landing are mouth-breathers.
It seems to me that your opinion denigrating people who are pleased with the flight crew's performance and express same through a universally accepted method of showing it says much more about you than them.
by 5x5
Wed May 23, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 23851

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

My dream has always been to be paying $1million/year in taxes. Sadly, I've never attained that dream. :(
by 5x5
Wed May 09, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Forced landing on a beach caught on videos
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Forced landing on a beach caught on videos

Pretty empty or not, personally I'm not going to pick a narrow landing area with any people on it that requires them to get out of the way in order to prevent an injury. What if it is just 3 or 4 people walking on the beach. Beats flipping over and drowning in the water. And he likely would have di...
by 5x5
Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 757
Views: 42626

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Did you read the Captains interview to get his perspective at all, he thought he initiated the go around at about 400’. For what it’s worth, according to the Captain, he initiated the go around before the FO and the tower, so in all likelihood if not for his actions the two second delay could very ...
by 5x5
Sun May 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 757
Views: 42626

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

There is no question, it was a close call screw up but it’s not like they didn’t question it, they asked tower to confirm the runway was clear, who didn’t know they were lined up for a crowded taxiway when confirming it. Maybe a little confirmation bias, tower confirmed for them that their eyes wer...
by 5x5
Sat May 05, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quoting ICON about low altitude flying
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Quoting ICON about low altitude flying

Any talk about their promotion of low flying not being a problem because they aren't saying "you have to do it" is disingenuous at best. They are encouraging it very strongly. After all they are essentially selling it as a seadoo that flies with easy (i.e limited) training. And who's ever seen a sea...
by 5x5
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's the situation like at YBW?
Replies: 31
Views: 2426

Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

Beefitarian wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:54 pm
.....but I booked one for Tuesday because there was a cancellation.
Getting yourself ready for the flight to Wisconsin in July?
by 5x5
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 1886

Re: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

So far no actual evidence showing lights make it safer. Lots of opinions though. Maybe read the quote from Mark Twain in my signature. .......more than a few times I've missed an older or modified vehicle in a shadow when pulling out to pass vs ones with DRLs. I find it hard to believe you didn't se...
by 5x5
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 1886

Re: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

There is a good reason they are required here in Canada... Can you provide any evidence to support that? Reduced accident rates perhaps that can be tied directly to the introduction of the legislation here? The mere fact that the government has mandated something doesn't mean - at least to me - tha...
by 5x5
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 1886

Re: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

Personally, I've never noticed any increase of visibility in aircraft with the landing light and/or strobes on during the day. The relative darkness of the airframe against the sky is what works for me. Plus, I'm not often looking head on to another aircraft so the landing light isn't that useful an...
by 5x5
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you readback VFR clearances?
Replies: 119
Views: 6454

Re: Do you readback VFR clearances?

Seems to me that a lot of people have their own, self made and self justified, style for acknowledging VFR read backs. Is it really safer to pick and chose which part of a clearance to read-back and expect a controller to correct you if it's wrong? On what basis would they do that? There are no guid...
by 5x5
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tecnam crash Calgary
Replies: 16
Views: 2402

Re: Tecnam crash Calgary

Excellent post, mbav8r. One of the reasons why people who feel that “No one should ever do that” need to relax a bit. Also examples of where looking at accidents with the intent of assigning absolute individual blame is often contrary to actual learning, which can limit the identification of the rea...
by 5x5
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AIRAT - Experience
Replies: 18
Views: 2228

Re: AIRAT - Experience

Take a look at 421.13(4)(c).
by 5x5
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Montair Aviation
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Montair Aviation

C'mon Hans - do you really have to post comments like that? Even the comment itself contains a disclaimer that it's pretty much just some BS someone made up. There is certainly no way to prove it actually happened. If it truly is "all the same to you" as your sig implies, then please use a bit more ...
by 5x5
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PVI DATES
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: PVI DATES

Just get back to the TC rep that contacted with the notice and talk with them. Depending on their schedule they'll typically work with you to find a date that works for both of you. Not sure of the exact limit on how much leeway they have but up to a couple of weeks later likely won't be an issue.
by 5x5
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pilotexmas.com Toronto vnc
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Pilotexmas.com Toronto vnc

A bit late, but "Bon Pilote Xmas a toi aussi!"
by 5x5
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career moves
Replies: 12
Views: 1781

Re: Career moves

Do whatever it takes to get to the airlines as fast as you can. Seniority (and money) is the most important thing and really, life is way to short as it is and varied life experience is way over rated. The sooner you get to sit there with the AP engaged, staring mindlessly out the window, the happie...

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