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by Schooner69A
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1468

Re: Good time to quit training?

Vermont: you make reference to a "bleak future"...

I presume you mean in aviation. From whence do you gather that?
by Schooner69A
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: I love job requirements like these...
Replies: 28
Views: 2119

Re: I love job requirements like these...

Many a job has been written with one individual in mind. Company rules may state that any position has to be opened for competition, but that doesn't stop the job qualifications to be so detailed that they could only fit one group or a group of persons... It's like the left arm of Sammy Davis Jr: 't...
by Schooner69A
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3013

Re: Favourite Type

Favourite Jet: toss-up between F-86 and F-5
Favourite turboprop: Rockwell Commander 1000
Favourite piston: Any of Van's RVs (Fly RV-7A at present)
Favourite helicopter: Probably AStar...
by Schooner69A
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1526

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

Casterero; I reiterate: digital failed; the PSA picked it up.

I too agree that there's nothing wrong with the digital examination; however, I would use the PSA for initial warning; digital exam to confirm; if it is negative but still high PSA, go for prostate sampling.

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by Schooner69A
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1526

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

"The most useless test for screening has been the PSA test. Just ask all the men that underwent negative biopsy surgery because of persistently elevated PSA." That's bullshit and just not true. Do not be spread false information that may kill some one. Consider the PSA test like you would the oil pr...
by Schooner69A
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 50
Views: 1894

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

After six decades in aviation, you learn a few things that will save your ass. This one was passed on to me by an inebriated fighter pilot in the Snake Pit in Portage La Prairie late one Friday night. Works every time… THE CAT & DUCK METHOD OF IFR FLYING: Today's flight age is an era highlighted wit...
by Schooner69A
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8094

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

"This whole thing would have been avoided if he hadn't been trying to fly visually while in IMC"

Except for the period just before the accident, he was flying IAW VFR regulations. Maybe I should have first asked: what is your definition of IMC?
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8094

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

If you've got the time, an excellent discussion... (You'll probably have to drag the scroll thingy back to the start...)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymcG-Y ... ploademail
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8094

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Heliian commented: "Completely useless, probably had a negative effect of making him overconfident in crap weather. Many ipad drivers here have said they'd use it as an alternate att/hsi in IMC, looks like that theory is trash." I have an iPad c/w Foreflight. The Foreflight AI/HSI function is an bac...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8094

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Pelmet:

Yes. I would have been flying 40 - 60 knots which allows for a quick stop and/or turnaround in the event of unsavoury conditions ahead...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Question about landing technique

I would have to see more than one landing to see if this was just a "long" landing or was the routine. As for having brake failure, you'll notice that he maintains full power until stopped. If he sensed brake failure, he'd just pull in collective and move into the hover. Then, reposition and maintai...
by Schooner69A
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2229

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

"Sooooo, a typical government job, then???" Tee hee: don't I wish. Twenty-five years with the military and six years with TC weren't quite THAT cushy. AAMOF, when I was in the military, my civilian counterparts were better paid and had better lifestyles. The time with TC had reasonable pay, good hou...
by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2229

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Well, if they come lookin' to lure me out of retirement, I'm putting my foot down!

Signing bonus, minimum $150000/yr plus allowances, 30 days (working days) holidays, and only work between ten and two with an hour off at noon for lunch and a nap...

:smt040
by Schooner69A
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Family sueing Air Saguenay
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: Family sueing Air Saguenay

"We expect to prove the most likely inference based on the circumstances is pilot error," said lawyer Jamie MacGillivray in a press release. When pressed for what evidence he had to support those inferences, MacGillivray said, "the weather wasn't bad and the plane crashed." Pretty obvious to me.. NO...
by Schooner69A
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 63
Views: 11082

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

"...cruise at Vne…"

We had a company Twotter years ago; I seem to remember we lumbered along about 140-150 knots.
by Schooner69A
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 4079

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

I did a trip or two in the original Citation: it exhibited the same characteristic as the Tutor. Sitting at altitude watching the yaw needle go back and forth, back and forth...
by Schooner69A
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3665

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: 35
Views: 4079

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: 81
Views: 4619

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: 695

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: 30
Views: 2457

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: 5044

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: 5044

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: 2600

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...

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