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by Cat Driver
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Iskwew Air
Replies: 39
Views: 4730

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: 7226

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: 6963

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: 6963

Re: Air Canada Tokyo Incident

Really? Chuck Ellsworth/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 earli...
by Cat Driver
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Tokyo Incident
Replies: 75
Views: 6963

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: 1923

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: 1923

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: 2062

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: 2062

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: 7318

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: 7318

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: 2062

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: 2761

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: 2062

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: 7318

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: 64
Views: 3852

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: 64
Views: 3852

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: 64
Views: 3852

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: 29
Views: 4505

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?
by Cat Driver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Learning to fly in the golden years
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Learning to fly in the golden years

A lot depends on the individual as we all age at a different rate. I retired from flying for a living when I was seventy because I wanted to be home instead of half way around the world doing something that I no longer enjoyed, not because of age related issues. I was flying for " The French Flying ...
by Cat Driver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Running out of fuel.
Replies: 19
Views: 1858

Re: Running out of fuel.

For sure there can be unexpected circumstances that can arise during flight that can change your fuel situation, mechanical failures are generally something you have no control over but the amount of fuel you have in the airplane is something you do have control over and it is determined by what you...
by Cat Driver
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Instructor Pay
Replies: 27
Views: 3221

Re: Instructor Pay

It's assbackwards.

Those who teach should be paid more than other pilots, not less.
by Cat Driver
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How far do you lean while on the ground before takeoff
Replies: 38
Views: 2062

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

What happens if you do not lean on the ground?

Is there any way to tell if something has changed because you did not lean on the ground?

Is it difficult to rectify the problem should one arise?
by Cat Driver
Tue May 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chuck's incident with TC
Replies: 51
Views: 6131

Re: Chuck's incident with TC

It is simply amazing how many of the long time members of this forum are still reading it, good to see you are still here flyinthebug and thanks for the comments. I would like to respond to these issues. Now that said, I am familiar with Chuck`s situation that he went through, and clearly Chuck was ...
by Cat Driver
Thu May 24, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU-OC
Replies: 46
Views: 2360

Re: FTU-OC

I respect that you'd be doing it for fun, and not for money. Every instructor dreams of having only 50 hour students, and if you're prepared to turn away nine out of every ten students who sign up with you, then you too can achieve that dream. There is a reason I can afford to turn away nine out of...

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