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by oldtimer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 945

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: 4037

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: 12341

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: 2271

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: 2271

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: 3666

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: 4903

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: 4538

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: 2491

Re: (Required) Black hole departure.

Chuck, 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 se...
by oldtimer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is it really Prist
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

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: 6610

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: 6610

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.
by oldtimer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent
Replies: 18
Views: 2074

Re: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent

There is something weird going on here. A blocked pitot tube should not ever be a serious life threating malfunction. It is a malfunction true but not a true blue "killer" item. It is still possible to descend and land safely using power plus attitude. I have no time in the later model King Air C90A...
by oldtimer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De-icing Facilities
Replies: 2
Views: 704

De-icing Facilities

When I was actively flying a few years ago, de-icing facilities were quite good at major airports (CYYC, CYEG, CYWG etc.) but at the smaller out of the way places such as First Nations reserve airstrips and other airports/airstrips not served by scheduled air service, what sort of de-icing facilitie...
by oldtimer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How to get rid of that autopilot
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: How to get rid of that autopilot

There are at least 2 foolproof ways of disconnecting an autopilot. One is a switch on the autopilot controller that is marked OFF. Then there is the big red button on the control column marked OFF that when pushed, shuts off the autopilot. Sounds to me the pilot needs some Special Hight Intensity Tr...
by oldtimer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NEW FUN FLY IN PLACE
Replies: 0
Views: 503

NEW FUN FLY IN PLACE

They have designated the Saline Valley Warm Springs Airfield near Death Valley USA, commonly referred to as the Chicken Strip as a clothing optional recreation area. I think we should follow their lead and develop our own clothing optional fly in recreation area, like maybe around the Cambridge Bay ...
by oldtimer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

Every AFM in every airplane with a constant speed propeller I have ever flown calls for the propeller controls to be advanced to maximum RPM prior to landing. It is the adaptations of individual checklist/procedures individual pilots develop or adhere to where pilots leave the propeller controls in ...
by oldtimer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bird Control... any tricks?
Replies: 27
Views: 3189

Re: Bird Control... any tricks?

In a townhouse complex I used to live in the birds created a poop mess so the management put plastic owls on the peaks of the roofs. The owls provided a nice perch for the birds. I also saw where owners smeared grease on the upper surface of the rafters in the hangar which really ticked off the bird...
by oldtimer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operate under another company's AOC?
Replies: 17
Views: 2235

Re: Operate under another company's AOC?

Many moons ago, a bush airline operated a few Norseman aircraft. A pilot who owned his own Norseman wanted to put it on the operators OC but at that time that pilot was able to fly for the operator but was not allowed to fly his airplane so he "sold" it to the air operator for a "fee" and then was a...
by oldtimer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Be Careful When pushing Back Your Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Be Careful When pushing Back Your Aircraft

I would sometimes use the booms to push the tail down so as to raise the nosewheel off the ground on a Cessna 337 Huff Puff to spin the airplane around. Once I got some "help" on the opposite boom and the plastic cap on the bottom of the fin and rudder touched the ground. No apparent physical damage...
by oldtimer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Falcon 50 crash in Greenville South Carolina...
Replies: 21
Views: 3387

Re: Falcon 50 crash in Greenville South Carolina...

Who says the flight was legal or allowed. Nothing is illegal until you are caught.
by oldtimer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo crash.
Replies: 33
Views: 4774

Navajo crash.

I do not know if this is just an urban legend or did it actually happen. The story goes that the wreckage of a Navajo was found in the B.C. mountains but there was no evidence of the pilot being in the wreckage. It is surmised that the rear door came open so the pilot plugged in the autopilot and we...
by oldtimer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How are those PA-31 Cowls
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

Re: How are those PA-31 Cowls

There are lots of horror stories about Navajo cowls coming apart and most are caused by careless people not fastening them properly. I have had to oil door on the top of the cowl come open because it was not closed properly and it just flops fully open and lays there with no problem. I have also had...
by oldtimer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchid Husky
Replies: 28
Views: 5336

Re: Fairchid Husky

CF-SAQ was purchased new by the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Service and flew out of their Regina base in 1947. Legend has it that the SAAS was the worlds first government sponsored dedicated air ambulance service. SAQ was also the airplane Fairchild used to develop a JATO system and when I flew the a...
by oldtimer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Found Aircraft Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: Found Aircraft Canada

I went to work for Calm Air in Lynn Lake just shortly after Morberg bought out Fred Chiupka. CF-SOP was in the fleet but I cannot recall if I ever flew that particular machine. I flew a Found a couple of times but always on skiis.

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