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by Cat Driver
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 2988

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

Missing the Colonel at this moment.
He is easy to find.

He hangs out on the other site. :mrgreen:
by Cat Driver
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Iskwew Air
Replies: 39
Views: 6406

Re: Iskwew Air

Having looked at the info about you on the internet I like your enthusiasm and your energy to get things done. I have been around aviation for a very long time and it is nice to see someone working toward something they want. I copied this because it will be your biggest headache as Canada is so ove...
by Cat Driver
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 8387

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

so obviously there's something about this country that has people come running back after a few years...
Could it be they were born here and their families live here and their government pensions are here etc?
by Cat Driver
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Tokyo Incident
Replies: 75
Views: 8240

Re: Air Canada Tokyo Incident

Lightchop. I am waiting for you to back up this untrue statement you made about me and my career. Easy to do when you're retired, have nothing to worry about and have already burned all your bridges in Canada. That statement is way beyond acceptable because it is untrue, so show proof of what you ar...
by Cat Driver
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Tokyo Incident
Replies: 75
Views: 8240

Re: Air Canada Tokyo Incident

Really? . ./C.W.E./Cat Driver? Is that what makes a comment any more or less valid?Or gives an individual worth? My comment re using my real name was aimed at Rockie who called me a coward and I said at least I don't hide behind a made up name, is that against the rules?. I posted earlier what I th...
by Cat Driver
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Tokyo Incident
Replies: 75
Views: 8240

Re: Air Canada Tokyo Incident

Look at the bright side of these events pelmet. Air Canada and Rockie do give us some interesting stuff to examine and maybe learn from. Remember this is an aviation forum and these events are something that gives us things to examine and maybe figure out what not to do. I am waiting to see if we fi...
by Cat Driver
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handling of power on take off and landing.
Replies: 28
Views: 2532

Re: Handling of power on take off and landing.

No, the point was to not be hard on the plane. It's probably more common in the Bush. O.K. I see what you meant now,it is just the way you feel more in control by using two hands to control the airplane. I also have done a lot of bush flying earlier in my career and was more comfortable using only ...
by Cat Driver
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handling of power on take off and landing.
Replies: 28
Views: 2532

Re: Handling of power on take off and landing.

Bashing through the snow in an otter, 2 hands. An F1 driver doesn't use one hand, you get faster and more precise inputs with 2, /quote] I don't recall having to be that aggressive with an airplane because of the snow conditions, was it hard on the airplane? , but you knew that already. Not from my...
by Cat Driver
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff
Replies: 38
Views: 2860

Re: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff

Capt.

Why did the pervert cross the road?

F.O.

To get on the other side?

Capt.

No, he was stuck in his chicken.
by Cat Driver
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff
Replies: 38
Views: 2860

Re: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff

F.O. to Capt.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Capt.

Neither, it was the Rooster.
by Cat Driver
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 9459

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

The pilot (a very highly experienced DC-3 fellow) did lift the tail as the airspeed came alive, by pushing gently with one hand, while he set power with the other - no problem. The tail was nicely up by 40 knots, and the aircraft was lifted off at 82 knots. Exactly PilotDar. Thanks for posting that...
by Cat Driver
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 9459

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

How many DC3's are operated single pilot Victory?

I have done DC3 training and type ratings in several different countries and never saw one operated single pilot.

Also which seat do you sit in when flying it solo?
by Cat Driver
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff
Replies: 38
Views: 2860

Re: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff

That’ll be because you always leaned the mixture on the ground :) Like everything in aviation leaning the fuel mixture varies from airplane to airplane, some of the little four bangers tend to be more prone to plug fowling than others and of course the altitude at which you are operating is also a ...
by Cat Driver
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 cropdusters in 2 weeks.
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Re: 3 cropdusters in 2 weeks.

The aerial pesticide license came into effect in the early 1960's in Ontario. I was operating an aerial crop spraying business in Ontario when the license requirement was initiated. I went to Guelph Agricultural College for the license and was the first person to be issued with one in Ontario the li...
by Cat Driver
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff
Replies: 38
Views: 2860

Re: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff

After you get the takeoff clearance is not a fun time to realize the plugs are all fouled! Well if the plugs fouled bad enough to cause a power loss you could always reject the take off. I have been trying to remember if I ever had a situation where the plugs became fouled during ground operations ...
by Cat Driver
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 9459

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

Forgive my ignorance of DC-3 Ops but is a flapless takeoff normal?
Yes.
by Cat Driver
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave
Replies: 62
Views: 5278

Re: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave

That is a lot of money to spend to gamble on making a living flying airplanes.

How much more did it cost you to go the college route and would you advise others to go the college route?
by Cat Driver
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave
Replies: 62
Views: 5278

Re: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave

I sense there's a couple of managers on this forum, questioning why people who spent 100k on education became self aware of their worth. Does it cost 100k now to become a commercial pilot? As to their worth that varies from pilot to pilot, but essentially they usually end up getting paid what they ...
by Cat Driver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave
Replies: 62
Views: 5278

Re: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave

The requirements of being a pilot have definitely changed over the years. Just because pilots used to train on conventional aircraft back in the day, doesn't make it better or worse than the current methods I guess I was just born at the wrong time and when I learned to fly we did not have all the ...
by Cat Driver
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float pilot pay
Replies: 32
Views: 12863

Re: Float pilot pay

Am doing 16000USD/mnth with Maldivian (IASL) in Maldives - skipper on a floating Hog!
You are making almost 200,000 Canadian flying a sea plane?

And what is a floating hog?

Is it a Twin Otter on floats?

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