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by Schooner69A
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 32
Views: 1048

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

FWIW:

25 years military on pistons, jets, helicopters: all memory
15 years corporate: pre-flight, pre-start, start/post start checks all memory. Everything else checklist; taxi, take-off, etc.
6 years TC: checklist.
by Schooner69A
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 30
Views: 2614

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

"...closest thing he's flown to a Tutor for control harmony and formation performance is the RV series of Amateur-Builts."

Having flown both, I concur...

(;>0)
by Schooner69A
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Thank God! For years I was told to "Act like a gentleman"!

Now I can act like everybody!

PS What does this do to the old cry aboard a sinking ship? You know: "Women and children first"?
by Schooner69A
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain flying with MrAviation101.
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Mountain flying with MrAviation101.

About the sunglasses... :D
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2012

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

"...asking to be blasted by takeoff power prop wash?"



Staggered spacing on runway.
by Schooner69A
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4124

Re: 50 hours and no solo

PS Sometimes on your first trip as a recent story attested to...
by Schooner69A
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4124

Re: 50 hours and no solo

"In all honesty, if you think that people aren't to solo unless they can handle "everything" you're not seeing the big picture in how flight training works." Agreed. Consider the situation of engine failure: I'm guessing that if you waited until a student (fixed AND rotary wing) could be guaranteed ...
by Schooner69A
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 39
Views: 2348

Re: Mountain checkout

In the mountains, the things of which you have to be aware are wind and weather. No school would allow an under training student set off on a solo cross country if either condition was going to pose a problem for the u/t pilot. To suggest that you need a “mountain checkout” to enable you fly in cond...
by Schooner69A
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft

As noted above: the thing about many light twins like the Baron is that the conditions associated with the single-engine climb chart require: (iii) Landing gear retracted; (iv) Wing flaps retracted; (or in most favourable position) There is no guarantee that any of these aircraft will climb until th...
by Schooner69A
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Farts on a Plane , the sequel to snakes on a plane
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Farts on a Plane , the sequel to snakes on a plane

Years ago, another Irving pilot and I did a flight from Saint John to Boston on something like a Metroliner - it was a cigar tube with wings. On the flight, there was someone whose previous evening had been enriched by much beer and pickled eggs. After some minutes at cruise altitude, the result of ...
by Schooner69A
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CIAS 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: CIAS 2019

In days gone by, the host country went last...
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

I have seen no disrespect in any of the questions or comments...

J
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4695

Re: okotoks flight school

"How is charging for that time taking advantage?" I was going to mount a vigorous discussion, but rookiepilot beat me to it. At my local airport, I have seen one of the local trainers fire up as we boarded our aircraft (formation flight); we fired up, taxied to the ramp, performed our run-ups etc, t...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4695

Re: okotoks flight school

"Alas, “airtime plus .2” is expressly forbidden by Transport."

I hope they never ask to see my logbooks: they will notice a certain pattern in all my recording of hours...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4695

Re: okotoks flight school

TK: I understand the point you were trying to make. Engine "ON" to "Engine Off" DOES take advantage of the student.

During my short civilian instructing period, we used "Up, Down, plus point two". Worked well...

J
by Schooner69A
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4695

Re: okotoks flight school

Trey K: when renting an aircraft in Fredericton some thirty years ago that "flight time" was from chalk to chalk. That was from an FTU. Was there another way of doing it? Did FTUs only charge for air time at some point?
by Schooner69A
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4695

Re: okotoks flight school

Wasn't flight time always thusly defined?

In over sixty years of flying, there's always been "air time" and "flight time". Was there a time when the definitions were different?

J
by Schooner69A
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC article
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: CBC article

Not much to disagree with here...? The crashes leave some people with a bad impression of civil light plane aviation, said Williams, but he doesn't believe that should be the case. "In reality, it's a pretty safe way to spend your time as long as you watch very carefully the few very basic rules tha...
by Schooner69A
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

By and large; piston engines are the hardest to operate; jets the easiest. And I second the motion about the Garrets on the Turbo Commander: turn the switch to initiate the start sequence. A speed switch triggers ignition and the introduction of fuel; another speed switch disconnects the starter. En...
by Schooner69A
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

G_W: thanks for that. There is no doubt that Air Cadets are motivated; however, those figures go a long way to explaining what can be accomplished if flying training is encompassed in a relatively short period.
by Schooner69A
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

I don't have access to any data but someone here must: Every year, qualifying Royal Canadian Air Cadets undergo training leading to their PPL/wings at various FTUs across Canada. This training is completed during the summer months... Probably July and August. It would be interesting to get data rega...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9936

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

"I flew through Quebec on my way to PEI last summer at 182 knots and came very close to a mid air near Sherbrooke due to a french position report that I could not understand." And do you know how many "near collisions" there are when the participants are speaking the SAME language? Your little incid...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

Concur with youhavecontrol: There's nothing wrong with the marking system. The problem lies with examiners who are not marking honestly. Probably economic considerations. I doubt that examiners will start giving "1s" on the previously marked "2" exercises; they'll probably give "3" and continue to p...
by Schooner69A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 37
Views: 4613

Re: Home made procedures

"A stabilized approach.... etc"

And then the pilot destabilizes the approach by slowing to touchdown speed.

(;>0)
by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14978

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

"...and by the way s69a, there is a difference between an explanation and an excuse." Similar to my parents: "That's an excuse, not a reason" Anyway, our little group flew about 118 children this past weekend without a hitch. The happy smiles on the faces of the children was more than enough reward ...

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