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by switchflicker
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Asymmetric reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 1665

Re: Asymmetric reverse

This topic is giving me a headache. Doesn't anyone have experience steering an airplane on the ground using the wheel brakes? Are the brakes not the wheel equivalent of reverse engine thrust? Speaking of driving a Cat, Where is the old focker anyway. He should be here preaching the virtue of the low...
by switchflicker
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: Flying from the right seat

I think the flying school was upset not because of the law, but because you were trained and authorized left seat and not trained right seat.
I would have also made an issue of this
by switchflicker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2754

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

I've seen lots of Rutting Stallions on flights. Never did a flight attendant have to interfere or interject! That I know of.
by switchflicker
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3488

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

Which airport has this kind of common sense security folks?
by switchflicker
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12790

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

What do you do in the case of a pilot who is an awesome pilot but constantly pushes weather (and promoted it), takes risks, screw the checklist we're 1 minute behind and is a "get er done" company man? The company loves him and he just happens to be the Chief pilot. If the company is big enough, an...
by switchflicker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

piston engine has more levers than just a throttle and for sure piston engines have their own throttle controlled issues such as shock cooling and reverse bearing loading that can cause real serious damage if not operated properly. The engine I found most susceptible to improper handling was the Wr...
by switchflicker
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8713

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Yeah, Gone is such a nasty word.
Temporarily drowned would be so much nicer.
by switchflicker
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rock your wings - on the preflight inspection
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: Rock your wings - on the preflight inspection

How many of us have had a loose horizontal stab on a DC3?
I personally got screamed at for 'shaking' the stab and discovering a loud clunking noise.

How many of us have had a loose float? Especially on a Beech 18.
by switchflicker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 66
Views: 3581

Re: How to improve flight training.

Well here's how I think the flight training improvement plan should go BEFORE even considering the holy tail wheel training,which of course is the grand finale of the most exceptional pilot training in the whole world, the student should be able to demonstrate the flawless use of DOS, dial telephone...
by switchflicker
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F bomb on hot mic
Replies: 17
Views: 4370

Re: F bomb on hot mic

Several years ago I heard via a hot mic how a pilot was briefing his passenger on how to get through customs without declaring a bunch of stuff. ATC came back after the hot mic issue was cleared and said he wondered if the Agent would like to hear the tapes!!
by switchflicker
Mon May 20, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14024

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Switchflicker asked why the American Airlines DC-3 Flagship was taxiing with the cowl gills closed. Early civilian versions of the DC-3 were powered by The Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 cylinder engine, and may not have been equipped with cowl flaps, unlike the fourteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Tw...
by switchflicker
Fri May 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14024

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Why is the American Flagship taxiing with the cowl gills closed?
by switchflicker
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived

I have a funny feeling that even the mighty DC3 needs just a wee bit of maintaining even if it is flown by the best pilot on this forum.
by switchflicker
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 37
Views: 2539

Re: Flying long distances in T effect.

Where does the T come from when talking about ground effect?
by switchflicker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:41 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 T...
by switchflicker
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz - Dash 8 bond
Replies: 36
Views: 3312

Re: Jazz - Dash 8 bond

atpl53 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 am
Thanks. i appreciate the quick response.

So my curiosity is, what is the incentive to stay after Jazz spends the money training you?
The way you were brought up should be an incentive to honor an agreement.
by switchflicker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 4084

Re: Savin' the Prop

I’m curious... is there something to stop you restarting the shut-down engine if you need to go around? I don't think it's good for piston engine to shut it down in the air in the 1st place, it could shock cool, you probably aren't going to have time to get a cold engine started on short final whil...
by switchflicker
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 73
Views: 5571

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?! by photofly » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:04 pm As far as I know, CAMEs still submit medical information to transport by post. ________________ And the TC employed Doctor in the region reviews each of the reports submitted by the CAME. He or she has the last say as to...
by switchflicker
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC6 autofeather
Replies: 22
Views: 1919

Re: DHC6 autofeather

There was some kind of a delay relay on some and not on others. If my most senior memory serves correctly. If you didn't have the delay relay, on the overshoot, if the power was not applied perfectly symmetrically, the lagging engine would command an autofeather. Not a factor on TO because the power...
by switchflicker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 2038

Re: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage

Re: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage #7 Post by switchflicker » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:16 pm Selecting gear up instead of flaps up is truly a careless action. I had a flight instructor working for me when I operated a school who had a student retract the gear on the runway, hell he works for T.C. now. ...
by switchflicker
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 2038

Re: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage

Selecting gear up instead of flaps up is truly a careless action. I had a flight instructor working for me when I operated a school who had a student retract the gear on the runway, hell he works for T.C. now. By the way it was not my airplane he wrecked. ______________________________________ Who w...
by switchflicker
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Boeing 737 crashes in Micronesia lagoon
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Boeing 737 crashes in Micronesia lagoon

"I'm alive," said Jaynes, the passenger. "That's an extremely good thing."

Can't argue with that logic
by switchflicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 35
Views: 4531

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

I wonder how much Two Otter time George Sewel from La Ronge has.
by switchflicker
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 35
Views: 4531

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

Bob Heath must have had somewhere around the 20K hours on type? He had his wedding ceremony IN a twin otter.

IN FLIGHT if I remember correctly!!

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