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by Posthumane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 1741

Re: 20th Century power

Well there's a number of Subaru and VW conversions flying around with significantly more than 1000 hrs on the original engines. High continuous power outputs don't actually increase the wear on the engine significantly, as long as the heat is properly managed. But even if you had to replace the engi...
by Posthumane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)

While spending 15k on flight training is not outrageous, it is by no means a steal of a deal by south alberta prices. Comparing that to the flight school in my area, they charge $165/hr solo and $225 dual. Keep in mind not all training is dual time. Their estimate is 38.5 hr dual, 22 hr solo, 3 hour...
by Posthumane
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)

I don't have any experience with the instructor or school, but I read through the "Our Story" section of their website and was a little amused. It's basically a rant about how bad he thinks flight training in Calgary is. A few things jumped out at me. First off, it sounds like this is a guy who just...
by Posthumane
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Understanding us charts
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Understanding us charts

The colour (or color, since it's a US chart) of the outline of the airspace is used to identify the class. If you look on the legend, Van Nuys is surrounded by a hashed blue line which means class D (much easier to see on the TAC rather than the VNC). The blue box indicates the ceiling, in this case...
by Posthumane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 10298

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

60 days? That is excessive considering there are a lot of people in this country in positions of responsibility and pilots are being singled out. But it doesn't surprise me given this government's (and the last government's) propensity to ignore rational and science based decisions when writing (or...
by Posthumane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 1741

Re: 20th Century power

I think the idea that an automotive engine won't last at high continuous power is a bit of a red herring. The OP talked about derating an automotive engine and running it at 50% original rated power for takeoff and 40% for cruise. That's the kind of power used cruising at high speed on a highway (li...
by Posthumane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Intentionally landing on public roads
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Intentionally landing on public roads

A motor bike, OHV, air cusion vehicle, etc would all still be a motor vehicle because they are propelled by something other than muscle power. So they must follow the rules. The Act specifically says airplanes are not motor vehicles, so I am not seeing how any highway regulations would apply to the...
by Posthumane
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Intentionally landing on public roads
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Intentionally landing on public roads

I've read through a number of the regulations under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, and they don't mention aircraft specifically except where it states that the "Motor vehicle" definition excludes aircraft. They regulate pretty much anything else that can be on a road (pedestrians, animals, trailers...
by Posthumane
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Getting my ppl- go direct or in steps
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Getting my ppl- go direct or in steps

I started flying in an ultralight before I got my PPL, and I thought it was worthwhile. Any flying experience is better than no flying experience, although there are diminishing returns to some extent as ultralights tend to handle a bit different than most certified aircraft so some re-learning will...
by Posthumane
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 10298

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

The Canadian Forces recently released their new cannabis policy. The general rule is no less than 8 hours before any duty, 24 hours before driving a vehicle or operating any weapon, and for aircrew it's 28 days prior to any flight duty or any training in a hypobaric chamber (same goes for parachutis...
by Posthumane
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 1741

Re: 20th Century power

Apart from the many automotive powered homebuilt/experimental aircraft, there are also "in between" solutions for modernizing aircraft engines. Some of the major innovations in automotive engines have been the ancillaries - fuel injection and electronic ignition systems, and these can be retrofit on...
by Posthumane
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL

A Lycoming O320 in a 172 running on Mogas for years is giving cylinder life of over 2500 hours. O360's give similar results; greatly increase cylinder life particularly in hard use like glider towing. The fuel is Shell 91 octane. No issues with heat. The possible problem of heat could occur using "...
by Posthumane
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL

I used to run Mogas in my 172, but my current plane won't tolerate it. There are a number of differences between 100LL and Mogas besides lead content and octane rating. Mogas has less strict controls on the different blends that it can be made of, so different brands may have slightly different comb...
by Posthumane
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another

I had a somewhat similar situation when I bought a homebuilt. The insurance company required a checkout with an instructor. An instructor friend of mine has a lot of time on different types of airplanes (aerobatic, tailwheel, etc) so I added him onto the policy for the purpose of the checkout. When ...
by Posthumane
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 63311

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

Posthumane I get your first point, my beef was initially with pelmet and then people piled on. If you are willing to have a mature and meaningful conversation then I am happy to also I would appreciate no lies and I will give you the same respect in which you show to me. Lies like the protester set...
by Posthumane
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 63311

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

Fine day to fly, if you want to have civil and reasoned discourse on the subject, I'm sure there are many people here who would reciprocate. However, it's a two way street. Regarding your last paragraph, you are backtracking. You did no state a hypothetical "If an altercation occurred between my wif...
by Posthumane
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 63311

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

I don't really care who parked where, that's not the point. If Shady Lane is a privately owned road, then a gate could be put up with no trespassing signs and nobody besides the residents would be allowed to enter. That isn't done, I suspect, because it is not a private road - it is a public roadway...
by Posthumane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 63311

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

Man, somebody really needs to take a writing class to learn about paragraphs... Anyway, Fine day to fly proves my point. They want to reap the benefits of aviation as long as someone else is affected by the noise and other negatives, not them. They even said they fly out of villeneuve. I'm curious w...
by Posthumane
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort

Thanks for the update on this accident. A friend from a while back was one of the deceased. Not sure if he was training the pilot or just along for a ride. If that video is a turn around just after takeoff, the guy seems to lose a fair amount of altitude in the turn when already in a low energy state.
by Posthumane
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Water in Fuel question
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: Water in Fuel question

I suppose if there is enough air flow to be on the main jet in the carb then there would be close to the same fuel flow as an injected engine. But I suspect that with a windmilling prop, the airflow through the carb will be quite low (unless you're diving fast enough to Windmill to prop at cruising ...
by Posthumane
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Water in Fuel question
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: Water in Fuel question

A relevant video that discusses the topic of engine sporadically restarting after a failure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBpqvPujZgM P51 Mustang had an engine failure during an air demonstration, and the pilot would plan a forced approach, the engine would restart, and he would abandon the appro...
by Posthumane
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 63311

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

I am proud to identify myself as a "Nimby". People who call others this name have no dog in the race. Nothing they love to loose. Nothing they cherish to protect. You see these people you call "Nimby's" were there long before this airport was built. They had a idilic way of life they cherished. Com...
by Posthumane
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: K country crash
Replies: 16
Views: 3239

Re: K country crash

I knew the pilot of this aircraft. He was just at the beginning of his career, and will be missed by many. RIP What was his experience level? My apologies, I made a mistake. My pilot friend was killed in a plane crash in BC the same day. I heard about this plane going down and shortly after heard a...
by Posthumane
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: K country crash
Replies: 16
Views: 3239

Re: K country crash

I knew the pilot of this aircraft. He was just at the beginning of his career, and will be missed by many. RIP
by Posthumane
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A couple of crashes in Alberta
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

A couple of crashes in Alberta

Ultralight down near Grand Prairie. Saskatchewan based pilot deceased. https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/emergency-officials-on-scene-after-plane-crashes-in-northwest-alberta Small aircraft crashed near Black Diamond. Pilot survived, one passenger deceased. https://www.thestar.co...

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