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by Tail hook
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4984

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

Hopefully they will reduce my Navcan fees to off set the price of maintaining my GPS database.
by Tail hook
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Turtle Lake Saskatchewan
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Turtle Lake Saskatchewan

Who is RM?
by Tail hook
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Turtle Lake Saskatchewan
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Turtle Lake Saskatchewan

Does anyone out there know about the ownership or condition on the Grass strip at the south end of the lake. I've offered to to help out a newly widowed lady with closing up her lake lot. A day trip would be doable if I could fly in.
by Tail hook
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - Chipmunk Landing light
Replies: 0
Views: 564

For Sale - Chipmunk Landing light

I'm helping an old timer clean out some old inventory from his basement. From the collection he brought out a new in box complete landing light assembly for a Chipmunk. It needs a new home. PM me if you know someone who could add this to their inventory and I will get you a price.
by Tail hook
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jasper CYJA on wheels this week
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Jasper CYJA on wheels this week

I drove by the strip on Sunday and it was wide open. Should still be that way unless they got some of the same snow that Edmonton got yesterday.
by Tail hook
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted REGs
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Wanted REGs

Looking for current AME REGs exam study guides. It's time for me to restore my stale license.
by Tail hook
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: King Air 100 question....straight 100 model
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

Re: King Air 100 question....straight 100 model

Only time I saw this before was when an engineer accidentally used the wrong lube on the FCU cam and follower ant springs were not strong enough to return the FCU to idle when throttle was brought back to idle.
by Tail hook
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 595
Views: 90153

Re: 70 years ago October 25th

Thanks for the reminder.
My Grandfather flew Halifaxes from East Moor. 432 squadron
by Tail hook
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1955 Cessna 180 POH
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: 1955 Cessna 180 POH

I have a '56. I just called a Cessna dealer and they brought one in for me.
by Tail hook
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vortex generators and flap gap seals for a C 172
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Vortex generators and flap gap seals for a C 172

I think you will find that flap gap seals will (for all intents and purposes) increase both stall speed and cruise speed. VGs increase aileron authority at low speed but may also increase full flap stall speed on a single engine Cessna. If you regularly expect and need max performance from your 172 ...
by Tail hook
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Violation
Replies: 16
Views: 2641

It's like hockey.
If you don't spend a little time in the penalty box, you're not trying hard enough. Just don't hide it when you apply to the majors.
by Tail hook
Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cirrus Jet
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

The even gave the new doctor killer a nice forked tail !!!!
by Tail hook
Tue May 01, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Handheld GPS??
Replies: 7
Views: 610

If you can navigate with a stopwatch & a compass, you should be able to use your handheld. ATC just needs to know so they can provide the correct seperation.
by Tail hook
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's a good age for the kid's first flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 764

My kids have been flying with me since they hatched. When they were real small I rigged a set of muffs with extra padding to cover their ears. After that I hooked them into the intercom with jr. headsets. Never had any complaints until I took them on some longer trips. They are like me and prefer to...
by Tail hook
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piaggio
Replies: 45
Views: 5131

Piaggio

Just did a search & could not find what I wanted. I would like to know if I could carry 6-7 pax off 3000 feet of pavement with any range. Also how are they on gravel? I have a potential buyer that would like the best of both worlds. My first thought for them was PC-12 or B200 but would like to prese...
by Tail hook
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Choice of plane
Replies: 14
Views: 1687

An old C-180 with a wing X kit would be a good machine. The wing X kit gives it a good usefull load and I think they are better built than a Maule. I never flew a Maule much but never had a problem with a 1500' strip in the Cessna if the trees are not too tall.
by Tail hook
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: American mayday near Bella Bella......
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Got an a-mail from the owner of the aircraft in question. His pilot climbed to 13000 to get on top coming out of Alaska. Claims the air cleaner was dripping wet and he said it would't make steady power with the carbheat on. I didn't ask but I thought a 180 hp husky would be injected. descended IMC w...
by Tail hook
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clarity Aloft Headset
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Another option is to buy a plantronics lightweight set and plumb it into foam earplugs with small holes bored thru them. All for around $200
by Tail hook
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston Engines quiting on the runway!
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Sounds like change idle fuel pressure/mixture needs adjusting on your Clunkinental engine. While your at it have all fuel system pressures set or checked. I usually leave the mixtures quite lean throughout approach and landing to prevent the engine quiting on rollout when idle pressure is to high. Y...
by Tail hook
Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Photos on Licences-- closer than you think!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2183

The Canadian AME lic. has had a photo for several years now that they take with a digital camera in the TC office.
by Tail hook
Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Piston twin cessna
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Piston twin cessna

Looking for ideas !!! Have twin cessna with boots that will not fully deflate & suck down properly. All control valves have been replaced/overhauled. I am now removing all sources of pressure air from the system to see if suction will pull them in on the next test flight. It seems I am loosing some ...

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