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by oldtimer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: cost of a charter
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

cost of a charter

Having been isolated from what it costs to fly an airplane, can anyone give me a ball park figure what it would cost to charter say a Cessna Sovereign jet from Calgary to Palm Springs, stay for 3 days and then fly home. Cannot afford the charter, do not want to go to Palm Springs, just curious as to...
by oldtimer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 2796

Re: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR

If you were a passenger on this flight and evacuation was being delayed by a passenger struggling with their carry-on baggage, how much force would you use to get that passenger to move along. Would you grab them by the scruff of the neck and toss them out the exit or would you be prepared to die wi...
by oldtimer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Staying a bit High Behind a Heavy
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Staying a bit High Behind a Heavy

I wonder if the Captain of the Westjet Encore flight was thinking that some passenger(s) would complain that the sudden bank angle close to the ground so scared them, so traumatized them, that their (so far insignificant) entire life flashed before their eyes as this tiny (old)airplane banked so ste...
by oldtimer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Asymmetric reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Asymmetric reverse

Of all TPE-331 powered airplanes, the SA226-TC has the poorest engine control design. There are so many bellcranks and cables it is extremely difficult to rig properly. The SA 227 AC Metro 3 has a much improved system.
by oldtimer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 24
Views: 4094

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

More of an urban legend than anything else but in ancient times a new hire DOT (before TC) inspector was supposedly visiting Grace Lake, The Pas Manitoba. Thomas Lamb was still alive but lost his license due to heart problems. On this day, Tom was loading an Otter with his wife as a passenger. The i...
by oldtimer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ennadai Lake Aeradio
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Ennadai Lake Aeradio

Back in the early "70's I did a couple of ad-hoc resupply trips to ENNADAi LAKE where there was I do believe a weather reporting station and an Aeradio station. Chiupka Airways supposedly bought their Canso primarily to service Ennadai Lake but by the time I arrived in Lynn Lake, the service wa...
by oldtimer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 999

TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard

Are there any old pilots around who flew the Vanguard airplane who would like to comment on the airplane. Was it any good? Was it easy to fly? Was it a safe airplane?
by oldtimer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence

Many moons ago I received a private pilot license endorsed for single engine, land, with a maximum take-off weight of 4,000 pounds. Is this take-off weight still in effect for a new private pilot?
by oldtimer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous

Firstly this appears to be a Beech 200 Super King Air not a B737. Secondly, what ever happened to the Abnormal/Emergency checklist?? I have personally either forgot the pitot heat (OOPS) or had the switch/circuit breaker pop and I should think this is not something that should be taken lightly but t...
by oldtimer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Landed Beside Runway
Replies: 20
Views: 4545

Re: Landed Beside Runway

I read about a number of small jets that landed beside the runway during snow events. I seem to remember a yellow MD80 that did a touch and go beside RWY 34 in Calgary. The jet survived but was damaged. I have arrived in Regina in the early morning just after light snow fell. I broke out of cloud we...
by oldtimer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 13970

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

I good discussion on the actions someone should or can take when crewed with a less than stellar pilot but any suggestions when one comes across a totally incompetent private pilot who is flying his own airplane. Especially when you see him/her loading trusting passengers. I knew of a couple of priv...
by oldtimer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Does no-one wear seatbelts?
Replies: 19
Views: 2925

Re: Does no-one wear seatbelts?

Shit happens.
by oldtimer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Does no-one wear seatbelts?
Replies: 19
Views: 2925

Re: Does no-one wear seatbelts?

If I were on that plane (aeroplane) and the pilots did the dippsy doodles like they did and were playing tricks like that and drove the plane through those air pockets and dropped thousands of feet like they did, I would make sure the mechanics checked the tin all around the plane. I would have thou...
by oldtimer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3950

Re: King Air crash in US

I have many hours in both the Beech King Air 200, the B200 and the 350, both as a pilot, training pilot, check pilot and groundschool instructor and I have seen this scene so often it really makes me wonder. There is a major misconception about the rudder boost system installed in the Beech King Air...
by oldtimer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 5465

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

Early one evening when her hubby returned home earlier than expected.
by oldtimer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 5059

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

It is partially the vacuum pumps as already mentioned plus the starter/generator brushes plus old wives tales. Used to do it all the time to clear a flooded engine. Never broke anything nor had a premature failure that I knew of.
by oldtimer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: (Required) Black hole departure.
Replies: 33
Views: 2822

Re: (Required) Black hole departure.

., I have done various types of a black hole departure hundreds of times but always after I got my instrument rating so I felt more comfortable simply heads down monitoring the instrument panel. Now, I assume you have done much the same but how do you set the panel lights? down low so you can see ou...
by oldtimer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is it really Prist
Replies: 26
Views: 5204

Re: Is it really Prist

I have zero aquantenance with DEF except truckers say the DEF pumps will freeze in cold weather. But to answer why pilots will use Prist when aircraft usually do not require it is like a belt and suspenders thing. The manufacturer of Prist had to guarantee it would preform as advertised as an anti-i...
by oldtimer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 7646

Re: Twin otter on the ice

AP, Did I fly a Fairchild F11 Husky, sure did. A couple of years in CF-SAQ for Parsons Airways, based in Flin Flon. Great airplane once you get it out of the water but colder than a well diggers ass in the winter. Southwind heater when it worked.
by oldtimer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 7646

Re: Twin otter on the ice

SherriffPatGarrett, that white, gold and grey with red wings Norseman is MkVI CF-EPZ sitting on the ice in front of Calm Air's water base on Eldon Lake, Lynn Lake Man. January 1971.
How do I know? That is me in the red skidoo suit pre-flighting the bird.

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