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by 5x5
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 232
Views: 11400

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Ok, I've read enough of the whinefest here, and I'm going to defend COPA. You guys are really clueless about how these predators operate. God Bless you for naivety. The reason -- yes I'm certainly presuming -- that COPA is singling out pilots, is not what might happen at an event. It's the chance o...
by 5x5
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 36
Views: 1231

Re: Full flap landing rquired

Given the number of runways that PPLs do - and will - use that don't have slope guidance I believe its better training to learn to land entirely visually, and ignore the PAPI or VASI, if there should be one. Absolutely this!! The only value for PAPIs is as I said before to be a last chance warning ...
by 5x5
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 36
Views: 1231

Re: Full flap landing rquired

I don't understand what a PAPI is for if you don't use it. Several months ago when doing night training my instructor was very specific fly the PAPI correctly. It's very odd at 500 agl to drop to 40° and "push" the thing to the runway I'd strongly recommend you go back to your instructor and ask wh...
by 5x5
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 1105

50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Here's a link to a post with a number of activities in the U.S. that you may want to build into any summer travel plans you have. 50th Anniversary No sense clicking the link if you happen to be one of the people who believes it never really happened. :wink: But even then you could still go to one in...
by 5x5
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reading the forums Could Prevent a Disaster like the 737 Max
Replies: 29
Views: 1355

Re: Reading the forums Could Prevent a Disaster like the 737 Max

Try passing on some info. Actually the below thread was awesome for that. Whole bunch of different pilots passing on their personal scary flights or errors in judgement. It's interesting not everyone chooses to share. I wonder why? http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=132382 Ridicule...
by 5x5
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2469

Re: How to improve flight training.

Here's a question - if you were designing the world's first airplane with today's infrastructure of predominantly paved runways so that prop clearance and roughness of the operating surface wan't a primary concern, would you build in dynamic instability that would manifest itself almost solely in t...
by 5x5
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2469

Re: How to improve flight training.

I believe that a good instructor is a good instructor regardless of what machine they are teaching on I cannot share that opinion. An instructor who is competent on one/some types, could be an ineffective instructor on other types! Would a good instructor in a 152/172/182 also be a good person to t...
by 5x5
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2469

Re: How to improve flight training.

Here's a question - if you were designing the world's first airplane with today's infrastructure of predominantly paved runways so that prop clearance and roughness of the operating surface wan't a primary concern, would you build in dynamic instability that would manifest itself almost solely in th...
by 5x5
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Are the pilots lying to the accident investigators
Replies: 44
Views: 9604

Re: Are the pilots lying to the accident investigators

Anyone that misses PDW should starting pulling off their fingernails, one each day for 10 days. On the 11th day you'll miss not having another one to pull off. That'll get you over it.
by 5x5
Thu May 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Fatal 180 floatplane crash west of Red Lake

Very sad.

I heard it was a PA12 though, not that it really matters.
by 5x5
Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 2290

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

It is unknown how poor the acceleration was. If it was obvious, one would think there would be a quick RTO. Perhaps it was just a general suspicion but not confirmed. It can be a difficult thing to analyze. I completely agree and that's why I said I normally don't like to second guess after the fac...
by 5x5
Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 2290

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

Personally I'm not a real fan of parking brakes for anything but parking. They aren't called run-up brakes after all. :wink: I really don't like second guessing after accidents/incidents but can't help myself this time. The thing that gets me is that the pilots apparently admitted noticing that the ...
by 5x5
Mon May 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: 1st post
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: 1st post

Wow, this an old resurrect, but WTH.....
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by 5x5
Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats my market value
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: Whats my market value

I like the way you want people to think that you have 1500 hours and yet this is the 1st time you've used the internet. One, or both, of those things is likely false. But maybe I'm just grumpy because my Mom made me stay in my basement room because I didn't get the lawn mowed. :evil: But really, I s...
by 5x5
Mon May 06, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4517

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

Much of this sounds a bit like having checklists to check the checklists. :rolleyes: If there really are items you need to have an internal checklist to cover (not things you do just for your own peace of mind) then shouldn't you be reporting it to the company you work for or the people who own the ...
by 5x5
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 73
Views: 4605

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

The horrors, just this alone must make it unbearable......

"tout trafic conflictuel s'il vous plaît aviser"!!!
by 5x5
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Stateside on route freq

Maybe no common frequency is their solution to getting rid of the exasperating annoyance of ACTPLA! Seriously though, they have way more aircraft flying to way more airports and without a common enroute frequency there's not carnage in the skies. Is it possible that a congested common frequency isn'...
by 5x5
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bonds...
Replies: 29
Views: 2866

Re: Training Bonds...

Idle Sunday morning curiosity, but I wonder how many pilot's lives/careers have been significantly damaged due to a bond and how many companies have been significantly impacted by shortages due to pilot's bailing very soon after starting? Not theoretically but actually. And actually damaged, not jus...
by 5x5
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Ratings in what order?

The reverse of this is...I don't understand why partial panel isn't tested on the IFR flight test. Because they save it for the IPC (from the new version of AC 4004-004 issue 3 effective 2019-02-15) (4) During the IPC, the candidate will be assessed on the following: (a) Unusual attitude recovery: ...
by 5x5
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Did I waste Time And Money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1668

Re: Did I waste Time And Money?

Pissed off the instructor/owner, who couldn't soak me for more on the "flight simulator" POS the flight school had at 50bucks an hour or something, because I had all the lessons worked out already... saved me money for sure. I'm sure you were a joy to teach. Not having you around as long very likel...
by 5x5
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty
Replies: 13
Views: 2296

Re: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

That linked article is more a "rah,rah" booster article than well researched business info, IMHO. Below is a Stats Can sourced list of air traffic. Edmonton International isn't do any better than any other airport in Canada, at least since 2010. And City Centre closed in 2013 with no significant eff...
by 5x5
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 4031

Re: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B

Canada's all about diversity....... https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/january/30/nav-canada-seeks-ads-b-antenna-diversity?utm_source=epilot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=adv&utm_campaign=190131epilot ....and for those who don't like clicking links, here's the text. NAV CANADA SEEKS AD...
by 5x5
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 1608

Re: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft

And just in case I'm not the only one here that doesn't (now didn't) know what a DAR is ......https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... 01-917.htm
by 5x5
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2158

Re: That Smooth Landing

Talked to the owner of a flight school today with 9 C172's about tailstrikes. He says that they get them on a very regular basis in terms of a scrape of some sort on the tiedown ring. That being said, he did also stated that structural damage was rare, although they change the tiedown ring regularl...
by 5x5
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anybody going to a ski/ice fly-in this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Anybody going to a ski/ice fly-in this year?

Not everybody lives in Eastern Canada. Here's one for the folks in Alberta - https://www.laclabicheflyingclub.ca/events

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