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by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results Really. I suppose you have never tried to get any insurance for anything? You know, on the form where they ask you for your history of claims? It's good to know that you know more about this, than every actuary that has ever worked at e...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

landing when the crosswind is too strong to track the centreline with sideslip alone? If you have a high-wing, little airplane, then it is not very likely that you will scrape a wingtip during a crosswind landing with a sideslip to align the aircraft. Eric and I were bored one day, with the windsoc...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

50 hrs dual was for the retractable gear Mooney. Which I can kind of understand. Pilots often forget to lower the gear. Even ones with ATPL's. Insurance companies love me. I've never had any trouble getting approved as PIC on anything, and I fly some pretty weird stuff. re: plastic tailwheel ... I w...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

I will admit that I do not suffer fools
gladly, nor am I impeded by false
modesty, which I consider the refuge
of the incompetent.

This is a far worse sin, than any contravention
of the CARs.

See the final episode of Seinfeld, where
the entire cast is convicted of "criminal indifference".
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are we being too "friendly" with students?
Replies: 41
Views: 2820

Re: Are we being too "friendly" with students?

28 pages? You didn't scratch the surface. By the time we were through the Tribunal, Tribunal Review, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeals, there were several linear feet of documents, and a really bad precedent set by Transport concerning the applicability of Double Jeopardy to Administrative ...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fuel Feed failure for a single engine Cessna
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

Re: Fuel Feed failure for a single engine Cessna

Image

Older 172 POH (not online) shows same
interconnect tube between the tanks.

The original design did NOT have vented
caps on both tanks, see the 1979 AD.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are we being too "friendly" with students?
Replies: 41
Views: 2820

Re: Are we being too "friendly" with students?

one misty August day in 2001? A fabulous bit of flying, if I do say so myself. You were there, I presume? 40 years of some pretty interesting flying of some pretty interesting airplanes in some pretty interesting places, and not one ding. The Convergence of the Central Limit Theorem applies. http:/...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

Sorry I hurt your feelings, honey.

40 years of flying, and not one dented
airplane, which is the objective, in case
you hadn't noticed.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

Yes - all-weather capability in an open
cockpit biplane. That's what everyone
wants, so they can takeoff and land in
the pouring rain.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Eradicate volunteer flying for profit organizations
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Eradicate volunteer flying

You need a union.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

Unsurprisingly, I have had many discussions with Transport. More than once, I have told them: "Just because it's unusual, doesn't make it illegal or dangerous" http://i.imgur.com/9gZWJaM.jpg The vast majority of pilots, will assume that something unusual must be somehow illegal. Or dangerous. Predic...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

a glass panel in any taildragger feel wrong? It's surreal, I know. Complete incongruity. Don't get me wrong, I love all the engine info for diagnositics - all the CHTs, all the EGTs, the fuel flow - but I can't help but thinking that if you're flying an open cockpit biplane, you should be looking o...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

Anyone here remember say Tom Delashaw, who was ferrying a Hawker Hunter to Montreal for the Northern Lights? http://www.aero-news.net/getmorefromann.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=7b0835dc-b8ac-4f71-afe9-0736b4dda842 Tom 'Sharkbait' Delashaw Down in Pennsylvania F-104 Performer, Lost in Hawker Hunter This ...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fuel Feed failure for a single engine Cessna
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

Re: Fuel Feed failure for a single engine Cessna

Oh, CS
People here keep telling me that I don't
have very much aviation knowledge and
experience compared to them, but I actually
recall when that AD was issued, 35 years ago.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

Yeah, I'm pretty stupid, compared to you Rockie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Routing_System
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

In the case of homebuilts I can understand Point taken. I do a lot of first flights and training on homebuilts, and there is a lot more than just piloting involved. To fly homebuilts, you had better be pretty mechanically inclined and knowledgeable, which rules out most pilots. For example, I did a...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

I think you're arguing, Rockie, that you
should stay on the ground. I cannot find
fault with that logic.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

A few years back a 185 on floats actually hit the bridge just South of the Arnprior airport. The people on the bridge didn't even notice and the bridge itself did not even require a paint touch-up. "Give the Governor a Harrumph!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN99jshaQbY http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Skip & Kyle
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Skip & Kyle

Let's just hope they don't do it anywhere near Ottawa!
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWp9rhfS_0


It is greatly embarrassing, what pussies
Canadians have turned into. No shame
about the mangina. None.
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Flight simulator software for Cessna 172 question

In the USA, the FAA requires a logbook endorsement from a CFI if a pilot wishes to fly tailwheel, or retractable gear, etc. This is not a rating on a licence - just a one time entry in the pilot logbook. NB I am not required to have these endorsements, even though I hold FAA COMM and ATP certificate...
by Colonel Sanders
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fuel Feed failure for a single engine Cessna
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

Re: Fuel Feed failure for a single engine Cessna

It's tough to find any Cessnas without vented fuel caps on both tanks
Would that be, because that's legally required
by AD 79-10-14 R1 ?

http://wwwapps3.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/ ... 0-14R1.htm

Do people here normally operate their aircraft
without bothering to comply with AD's?
by Colonel Sanders
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Kermit Weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Kermit Weeks

What an airplane! I am pissed that I will
never get to fly one.
by Colonel Sanders
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: MIFR Toronto Airways
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: MIFR Toronto Airways

Probably.

If I wanted to get an instrument rating in Toronto,
I would look up Photofly. He's an instructor, but
he owns a 182 that he flies IFR.

Across the North Atlantic.

I really doubt there are many flight instructors in
Toronto with that experience :-)
by Colonel Sanders
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15244

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

Does the Ottawa river level change much at this location?
Oh, pdw, you had me at "variable tailwinds".

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