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by AEROBAT
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Epic Fail on News cast of Asiana 214
Replies: 31
Views: 3906

Re: Epic Fail on News cast of Asiana 214

EDITED - Yeah, no.
by AEROBAT
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Night Medevacs
Replies: 68
Views: 4852

Re: Night Medevacs

Most things to do with health care in Canada are a money pit scam. My brother is a Doctor, my wife and daughter are both nurses and regularily they unload on me various horror stories of taxpayer money wasted.
by AEROBAT
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Forced landing
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Forced landing

In a light trainer I would assume the force of impact to be minimal unless ditching in water
by AEROBAT
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or right Stick Handling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3313

Re: Left or right Stick Handling?

Years ago when I was instructing, I had some students that were either heavy equipment operators, or in some cases farmers, and they always had a problem with the throttles. To reduce power, they would push the throttle in or vice versa because that was the way one did it with many tractors or craw...
by AEROBAT
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Most practical order to do Com, MIFR
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Most practical order to do Com, MIFR

Your MIFR will make the commercial look like childs play, if that matters. Bede's advice is the best.
by AEROBAT
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I got a bad feeling about this year...
Replies: 88
Views: 4436

Re: I got a bad feeling about this year...

A few months ago I flew into Cancun commercialy. Some broad drove us to Houston in a 737. She landed so long it was crazy, and bounced. I have never seen a 737 bounce like that, ever, and have had probably 50 trips in a 737. After landing the passengers broke into applause at the succesfull landing!...
by AEROBAT
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: why is multi time such a big deal?
Replies: 44
Views: 2946

Re: why is multi time such a big deal?

Colonel Sanders wrote:I've spent decades trying to avoid multi-engine
airplane. I find them totally boring to fly.

Guy love them though. They just go nuts over
a twin. Sort of like having a fetish for overweight
women. Whatever turns you on, I guess.

Classic! I love that :lol:
by AEROBAT
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn
Replies: 35
Views: 2452

Re: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn

A secondary advantage to flying high is if something does happen, like the engine quiting, you have lots of time to sort things out on the way down. If it is not too hazy navigation is easier as well all though I suppose that is not as much of a factor now with GPS.
by AEROBAT
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn
Replies: 35
Views: 2452

Re: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn

If the winds aloft are favorable, and it is a trip over 100 miles I climb as high as legaly possible and lean. Most normaly asperated engines get peak efficiency around 9000'. At 9000' you can run at WOT and be around 75% power. You get less parasitic drag up high and usually get a higher TAS. If yo...
by AEROBAT
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stalls in turbulence
Replies: 68
Views: 3196

Re: Stalls in turbulence

You won't enter a spin just because you stalled, you have to introduce yaw. If you are climbing at best rate of climb I doubt you would even stall.
by AEROBAT
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane missing in Antarctica
Replies: 367
Views: 57471

Re: Plane missing in Antarctica

Lets just hope that the ELT was intentionally shut off to save the battery. If the weather is zero zero and blowing at 70kts they may have shut it off waiting for clearer weather when you know it can be tracked and seen. +1 I understand the ELT battery to last several days. It's only been 30(ish) h...
by AEROBAT
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Deadstick landing
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Deadstick landing

The only thing wrong with that video was the pilot saying there is no way to re-start the engine. It is easy to re-start a hand propped plane in flight. You dive slightly to build up speed and if the engine does not want to windmill fast enough flick the stick over to the left agressively and they u...
by AEROBAT
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: SHould I bother getting my OTT rating ?
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

Re: SHould I bother getting my OTT rating ?

What we really need is a 2-class instrument rating No, we don't. Long before you got into aviation, we had one, and it was a royal pain in the @ss. Well it works incredibly well in the UK, and appears to be safer than the alternative. How exactly was it a pain in the ass? Ther used to be two classe...
by AEROBAT
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Four in a Row for the Alberta Aviation Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Four in a Row for the Alberta Aviation Museum

Tom,

I bought my Midget Mustang out of the museum.
by AEROBAT
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane lands on I-5, takes exit to gas station . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Small plane lands on I-5, takes exit to gas station . .

My neighbor used the county road for a runway for 8 years, never had any problems.
by AEROBAT
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What airplane do you buy with $20-$30K?
Replies: 29
Views: 5349

Re: What airplane do you buy with $20-$30K?

I saw a decent 120 go for $17000 last summer. You might find a Piper Colt or a Chief in your price range. Tailorcraft are frequently seen under $30000. Forget the Cub or Citabria, I doubt if you could find either for that price that would not require a lot more cash dumped in. Cubs are way overprice...
by AEROBAT
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots?
Replies: 668
Views: 40960

Re: College of Pilots?

I tried joining the college but for some reason could not get past the first page on the internet. Tomorrow I will attempt to contact them via telephone. My reasoning is two fold. 1. If this works out [the college] and they actually have input with the regulators regarding pilot ability and working ...
by AEROBAT
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Specialty flight training and CAR 406.03
Replies: 69
Views: 4126

Re: Specialty flight training and CAR 406.03

I would guess there are far more people getting TD training/familiarization in private AC than in commercialy registered airplanes.
by AEROBAT
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Installed my engine recently!!
Replies: 38
Views: 26881

Re: Installed my engine recently!!

It's looking good Taiser. All metal construction is a plus for sure.
by AEROBAT
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Installed my engine recently!!
Replies: 38
Views: 26881

Re: Installed my engine recently!!

Those are pretty neat planes and look like a lot of fun. I have seen a 701 where the guy took the leading edge slats off. I asked him why and he said it made no difference in his landing speed at all but cut down drag in cruise.

Are you getting floats for it?
by AEROBAT
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Allowing a Passenger to Take the Controls
Replies: 66
Views: 4065

Re: Allowing a Passenger to Take the Controls

I always invite passengers to try out the controls when possible, especialy kids. You are still PIC and I have never heard of any rule against doing so with a private plane.
by AEROBAT
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots?
Replies: 668
Views: 40960

Re: College of Pilots?

These are taken from a policy statement of the College. Read them carefully and see if you feel comfortable with them. 1.0 Purpose of the College of Professional Pilots of Canada (the “College”) Privacy Policy The College is a federally registered, non‐share corporation with a volunteer board of di...
by AEROBAT
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wolf Lake Grass Strip, Alberta
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Wolf Lake Grass Strip, Alberta

Hinton is always a good grass strip to go camp out at.
by AEROBAT
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home Country Validation
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Home Country Validation

I just finished doing that a couple of weeks ago. No problem at all, TC replied to them the next day.
by AEROBAT
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Suggested Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 1415

Re: Suggested Reading

Aircraft Powerplants by Bent/McKinley it is published by McGraw Hill. It covers engines from the earliest planes right to turbines.

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