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by AirFrame
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 78
Views: 3072

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

The last few times i've flown commercially it's been apparent that there are a scant few "ladies" or "gentlemen" passengers on the flights anyway.

Mind you, with some of the comments on this thread, it seems there are scant few in the cockpit either.
by AirFrame
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 31
Views: 2913

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

Those that have flown it unanimously agree, it's an absolute pleasure to fly with nothing else matching it's handling. FWIW, i've been told by a former Tutor instructor that the closest thing he's flown to a Tutor for control harmony and formation performance is the RV series of Amateur-Builts. And...
by AirFrame
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4171

Re: 50 hours and no solo

Let's see you fly through a frontal system, at night, on partial panel, in an underpowered piston single, with the only instruments on the other side of the airplane. How can it not be relevant? Okay, okay, unbunch the panties. The quote stopped at "he was doing it from the right seat" as if that s...
by AirFrame
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4171

Re: 50 hours and no solo

rookiepilot wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:23 am
"... And he was doing it from the right seat."
I wonder how that's relevant... Did the plane not have dual instruments?
by AirFrame
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

7ECA wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:10 pm
No worse than the days of hearing the CFI of Principal Air acting as judge, jury, and executioner on a handheld transceiver at Chilliwack.
Oh, the "good old days"? :roll: Yes, that was entertaining. Heard more than one person tell her to get the f*ck off the frequency.
by AirFrame
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

Nanaimo is an odd one. I've had everything from flights where all I heard was "Roger" back from the FSS, and flights where FSS gave me instructions just like a tower. At one point many years ago I even got a landing clearance from them... But that was back when they got a lot of complaints about act...
by AirFrame
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2823

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Here you go - a detailed look at the people behind Greta Thunberg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jpk8Ix1CCg And here's the people behind the making of that video. Consider the source. https://redice.tv/about This is all about Power - saddens me that otherwise intelligent people can't figure this...
by AirFrame
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2823

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

I'm curious how a child gets invited onto a "carbon-neutral" yacht to sail across the atlantic to address the UN. I'm in my 40's and I don't have a clue where to find such a yacht. Who's behind all this? Who arranged it all? It's not a fifteen year old girl, for sure. Well, she does have well-off p...
by AirFrame
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2823

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

"Save the planet"? Please. The planet will survive. Us as a species? Maybe, maybe not. Don't really care, which is my default position for all things I have no control over. The activists might be listened to if they presented remotely credible solutions to replacing fossil fuels as an energy sourc...
by AirFrame
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: New Diesel engine
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: New Diesel engine

New? The video was posted in 2012...
by AirFrame
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance Question
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: Owner Maintenance Question

I looked at a Cessna 172 that is in owner maintenance and I am curious on the paperwork behind one "Mod" that was completed. Apparently there was a group of owners who all put their 172s into owner-maintenance, got together as a group and purchased one Sportsman STOL kit which they then used to cop...
by AirFrame
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Putting my own fabric on my airplane without experience
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Putting my own fabric on my airplane without experience

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wittman Cause of death was improperly installed fabric. Getting it done right is cheaper than an accident ! Probably not the best example you could have chosen... Steve would have been a recognized expert at fabric installation. Even the experienced people can ...
by AirFrame
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME course/license for ones own aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: AME course/license for ones own aircraft

Otherwise try and find an AME willing to have you help working on your aircraft. This is the route you should be exploring. You can do all the work if your AME is willing to sign it off. Get to know your AME, start by prepping the plane for it's annual for them. Inspection covers off, cowlings off,...
by AirFrame
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

It seems that Smith doesn't have an airstrip so the airshow was near the town but not an airport. Exiting the show airspace would require flying back to wherever the aircraft had launched - and therefore an accident on the way would require time to find the aircraft. Ah, that does make a lot of sen...
by AirFrame
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

How about having some respect rather than try to pick apart the semantics. He was loved by many and died, please stop your armchair investigation, unless you have something constructive to say. Sorry to have offended you. I thought it odd that they took so long to find the plane, and simply include...
by AirFrame
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

I've been trying to figure out more about this for the last half a day. They were performing for a show, so you'd think they'd be close to the venue, but the plane "went missing" and couldn't be found for an hour. Seems very odd? The poster for the show says "Barry Pendrak Airshow": http://www.smith...
by AirFrame
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9491

Re: Boeing Max.

I watched on youtube... Yes, we can all find lovely videos on YouTube full of junk science. ...so they moved engine little bit higher than the wing causing nose move upward during take off... This isn't even physically possible. Raising the engine alone, could only cause the nose to move *down* wit...
by AirFrame
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 2994

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Drat. Oldest I have is 2016, although I have a BC-only from 2003.
by AirFrame
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 2994

Re: Re registering grass strip.

How far back was it an active airport in the CFS?
by AirFrame
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot logbook entries
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: Pilot logbook entries

I nevet really understood why people abbreviate callsigns and airport identifiers. You are in aviation. The majority of pilots will at some point fly internationally. Depends on your exposure to aviation. Some of us who will only ever be Private, GA pilots (and there are a lot of us) may fly intern...
by AirFrame
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot logbook entries
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: Pilot logbook entries

Until you make a switch to flying non-Canadian aircraft, I don't think anyone would find fault with leaving the "C" off the registrations. If they do, a note added to the first, or last, page in the book with a statement that "all flights in this book were conducted in Canadian aircraft" and leave i...
by AirFrame
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

The efficiency and ease of the interaction made me even more suspicious... no way in tarnation that was a government department. i suspect they are still funding a little old lady in Gatineau who just takes care of things... And it will continue like that until that person retires or passes away, w...
by AirFrame
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 31
Views: 3749

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

3. For high traffic density areas NavCanada is considering ground based antenna. The example he gave me was that if you have a ground station only system you will probably be ok in YVR class C, but not in YLW class C. Maybe broadcasting on 978, like the US? With Wx, Notams, etc.? I know, I know, Na...
by AirFrame
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5839

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

CATSA and the TSA are not about security. They are about the illusion of security. It's the natural reaction to the "we have to do *something*" mentality when doing nothing would be a better choice.
by AirFrame
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

Tubkal wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:45 am
I emailed/left voicemails many times... never heard back from them
Did you try emailing? or using the web service?

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