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by 5x5
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flightaware?
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Flightaware?

Here's the scoop from Flightaware's FAQ... Can FlightAware track VFR flights? What about a VFR flight with a flight plan? VFR flight tracking is not officially supported although some aircraft flying VFR with flight following or aircraft that are ADS-B equipped, tracking is available by turning on p...
by 5x5
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 40
Views: 4642

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

The added benefit of a "personal beacon" device is that it's portable and can be used in all sorts of other outdoor/"removed from civilization" situations - quadding, snowmobiling, hiking, boating, etc. Not sure that Flightaware is the answer for most of us since we are talking VFR flights. Here are...
by 5x5
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada - 4 Star Airline
Replies: 0
Views: 850

Air Canada - 4 Star Airline

Congratulations to Air Canada!! I guess they're doing a pretty good job after all. https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/air-canada-affirmed-as-north-americas-only-four-star-full-service-international-carrier-by-the-independent-research-firm-skytrax/ Air Canada Affirmed as North Amer...
by 5x5
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting my Class 1 medical renewed outside of Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Getting my Class 1 medical renewed outside of Canada

One option would be to contact the doctor you plan to use directly and confirm all this before you go. Even if someone else relates their personal experience doesn't mean yours would be the same. I'd want to be as sure as possible that everything was going to go right before I'd take the time on hol...
by 5x5
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 1727

Re: 20th Century power

Here's Mike Busch's recent article with his musings on this topic. https://www.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/articles_aopa/AOPA_2018-03_car-talk.pdf Not sure if you're familiar with him, but Mike has created quite a name for himself in the US as an aircraft maintenance authority but like all ...
by 5x5
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Midair near St Hubert
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Midair near St Hubert

Part of the reality out there theses days is more and more foreign students. This leads to less effective radio communications and requires much better scanning and visual awareness. The radio has never been a replacement for the requirement of "seeing and being seen" - the basics of VFR safety, but...
by 5x5
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23-29 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 4397

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23-29 2018

A comment in the CNE airshow thread about it being a little too quiet prompted me to track down the following video. As always, the reality is not captured adequately on film, but it's still very cool. The night airshow had just been cancelled due to a huge storm moving in from the East and we were ...
by 5x5
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skydive plane damaged, never seen this go before
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Skydive plane damaged, never seen this go before

JBI wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:02 am
Geez, you'd think the aircraft's owner would have dealt with that in 1955!
Once he gets it running again I'm sure he will. And then the accident won't happen. And then this thread will disappear.
by 5x5
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Copilot app
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Copilot app

It will be interesting to see how long it will continue to be free now that Garmin bought it.

https://newsroom.garmin.com/press-relea ... ing-and-se
by 5x5
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: EASA Approves Simpler GA Training Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 353

EASA Approves Simpler GA Training Rules

So, what does everyone think about this and would it be a good idea here in North America? I know the GA community in Europe is somewhat different than here but I don't have any direct experience other than knowing a few instructors over there. With just a quick glance it looks like not a bad idea b...
by 5x5
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3572

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Shouldn't everyone have good hands and feet? What the hell?
Absolutely! And everyone should always honour commitments, respect others, never lie, and never cheat.
by 5x5
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Man flies plane into Utah home after fight with wife
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Man flies plane into Utah home after fight with wife

FlyGy wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Unfortunately, using a plane as a murder/suicide weapon is a fairly regular occurance.

https://www.google.com/search?q=office+ ... =firefox-b
It seems your definition of "regular" and mine are significantly different.
by 5x5
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Edmonton Airshow at CZVL
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Edmonton Airshow at CZVL

Next weekend at Villeneuve Airport just NW of Edmonton. Two day event and pretty respectable show getting better every year.

http://www.edmontonairshow.com/
by 5x5
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff

Operational limits are set by the operator as they see fit. It doesn't really matter what anyone else feels is reasonable or not. In the marketplace when you find something not to your liking, simply go to another vendor/supplier that doesn't have that same annoyance and give them your business. If ...
by 5x5
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is it realistic to be a PT flight instructor
Replies: 23
Views: 1014

Re: Is it realistic to be a PT flight instructor

I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but it will actually be very difficult as a Class 4 instructor. With a full-time job which already takes you away from family and friends are you truly willing to give up the rest of your free time? Part-time students particularly expect their instructor to...
by 5x5
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Post PPL.... Now What?
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Post PPL.... Now What?

Europe certainly isn't a "cheap" way to go. Assuming you'd even qualify for training. Here's a link for Lufthansa.
https://www.european-flight-academy.com/en
by 5x5
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Offstrip Spots in Southern AB/BC
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Offstrip Spots in Southern AB/BC

Not exactly Southern Alberta, but not too far away. Wolf Lake Ram Falls Both these places are scenic, with Ram Falls being along the Forestry Trunk Road with a campsite right there. And great hiking. Not real short strips and tricycle geared aircraft can make it but tailwheel is certainly more suita...
by 5x5
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Things learned in the real world
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Things learned in the real world

Now a smart pilot won't instantly jump in and go flying in that weather with 210 hours, they'll gradually work their way down as comfort and experience permit. However, wouldn't it be better if that was taught by an experienced instructor first? Ah yes, the old refrain about poor or lacking flight ...
by 5x5
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the wait time......
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: What is the wait time......

WTF is wrong with you people? It was a legitimate question. I figured most pilots would know. Sheesh. WTF is wrong with you? You post using a clickbait style heading and then get annoyed when others have a bit of fun? And you ask a question where you will get individual answers which are all going ...
by 5x5
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Watch Your Toes
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Watch Your Toes

ant_321 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:02 am
I saw a miniature topless human pyramid on approach into SXM one day.
Well, that post certainly sucks without pictures!
by 5x5
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3064

Re: Thinking about plane purchase

I'd recommend for anyone looking to buy an airplane should go to the type specific forum(s) associated with the particular model. There is a wealth of information available and other members who actually own and operate the model you're interested in. Most of the forums have active members and will ...
by 5x5
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?
Replies: 49
Views: 2724

Re: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?

flyingjerry wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:35 am
I think this thread has gone on a bit of a tangent.
Funny you'd say that and then proceed with a thinly veiled advertisement. I think that's quite a bit more of a tangent than anything previous and in very poor taste to boot.

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