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by oldtimer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

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: 6
Views: 671

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: 1645

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: 3385

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: 828

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 was gon...
by oldtimer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 725

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: 971

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: 1031

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: 4107

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: 12775

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: 2432

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: 2432

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: 3800

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: 4980

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: 4651

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: 2605

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: 25
Views: 3884

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: 6844

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: 6844

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: 2100

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: 707

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: 1877

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: 532

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: 2467

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: 3256

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...

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