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by sky's the limit
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Alaska C208 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 5090

Re: Alaska C208 Crash

I've deleted my posts in this topic, save the first one.

Condolences to all involved in an unfortunate accident.

stl
by sky's the limit
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Alaska C208 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 5090

Re: Alaska C208 Crash

I read in the Winnipeg Free Press that the ceilings were 300 feet and 1 mile vis. This makes me angry! You have to know they probably weren't flying IFR. Alaska is NOT a place you want to be f*king around in IMC (not that you'd want to anywhere else...). :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: RIP to th...
by sky's the limit
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario
Replies: 333
Views: 48532

Re: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario

r22captain wrote:
nothingbeatsflying wrote:
According to articles, the captain used to fly for Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. My understanding is that they fly with NVGs. Maybe he just wasn't used to unaided night flying anymore?
No. MNR is a day VFR operation.

Not true, they fly with NVG's regularly.
by sky's the limit
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bearskin Metro 3 CYRL accident - Speculation thread
Replies: 182
Views: 29848

Re: Bearskin Metro 3 CYRL accident - Speculation thread

Been away for a while, I see this thread was pulled for some sniping - otherwise a pretty good read. Keep the civil discussion going... it's a good thread minus the stuff I removed.

stl
by sky's the limit
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The most glorious time of flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3775

Re: The most glorious time of flight

Always! Don't eat too much of the kid's candy now... ;-)
by sky's the limit
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The most glorious time of flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3775

Re:

Beefitarian wrote:I demand one of the mods brings a 172 to YBW so I can fly it at a cost of $12 plus fuel to make up for the oppression. Other wise I will pout.



...more.

Lmfao!
by sky's the limit
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The most glorious time of flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3775

Re: The most glorious time of flight

... ...perhaps like with state aviation regulations...there have been too many rules on avcanada that were designed to filter out the douchiness of a few contributors, but it also handicapped some of the great early members of this site as they slowly become extinct. ... Truer words have never been...
by sky's the limit
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: N194SJ CJ2 fatal hits hangar on landing Santa Monica 9/29/13
Replies: 6
Views: 4504

Re: N194SJ CJ2 fatal hits hangar on landing Santa Monica 9/2

Private pilot's flying Biz jets around. Seems like a splendid idea.

Would love to know his hours on type, currency, training, and regularity of flight.
by sky's the limit
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7745

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

Well, Mao was a little off in that assessment, as the best things in life are not achieved by running with the herd - we both know that. Yes, I fear you are right in terms of changing instruction, but on the positive side of the ledger you don't have to look far to see generally very high quality in...
by sky's the limit
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7745

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

It just isn't the full story Ok, let's try to keep this simple. I have been told over and over again, by young flight instructors, that they don't have the aircraft handling skills to land a 172 on one wheel, as you would during a crosswind landing. I accept the above as axiomatic. Given that, thes...
by sky's the limit
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7745

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

STL It is interesting that you talk about "necessary" risk. To me it is obvious that more risk is present when you have actually shut down an engine in a light twin vs setting zero thrust. Yet the training value is exactly the same. If the correct zero thrust power is set the airplane will perform ...
by sky's the limit
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7745

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

It's about taking unnecessary risks. Ask your insurance underwriter, then get back to us. Doc et al, What are "necessary risks?" I ask, because in thousands and thousands of hours over an extremely wide range of tasks in both airplanes and helicopters, including SAR, Medivacs, and other such applic...
by sky's the limit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately
Replies: 56
Views: 5606

Re: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately

Colonel Sanders wrote:
incompetent instructor
... and these are the guys we want shutting down
engines in twins during training?!

The issue is not the concept.... if you have incompetent people in flight training, therein lies the entire problem du jour. Unless of course the Race to the Bottom is to go unabated.
by sky's the limit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7745

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

May as well just hang it up right now then, I guess? Sounds like a very dangerous thing, this "flying" stuff.
by sky's the limit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7745

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

Sorry Doc,

Gotta say, I'm with Ragbag 100% here. What next, we stop doing flight training altogether and just fly SIMs?

Mountains out of molehills here guys, not much else.
by sky's the limit
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mountains and Winds
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: Mountains and Winds

Also not everyone has the luxury of having a turbine engine with huge amounts of thrust directed straight down :) FYI, long before I came to helicopters, I flew Super Cubs, 185's, 206's, Islanders King Air's and others in the mountains every day. It's not what type of engine or flying machine you h...
by sky's the limit
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mountains and Winds
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: Mountains and Winds

I'm a little concerned about what I'm reading on this thread. Just to make sure I'm understanding you all properly, this discussion is about flying OVER the mountains, not through them, correct? From what I can see in the posts above it certainly feels that way, and should that be the case, it's NOT...
by sky's the limit
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: You are hurting my eyes
Replies: 22
Views: 2953

Re: You are hurting my eyes

If it makes you feel any better BPF, when I first started Modding here I'd actually edit people's posts for spelling, grammar, and punctuation... was like pushing an infinite rope, so it wasn't long until that ended!
by sky's the limit
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How not to do mountain flying
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Re: How not to do mountain flying

my instructor said to keep my feet on the floor, no rudder helped avoid the stall/spin. Does that make sense? I want to shoot myself right now. No. That makes ZERO SENSE. Please keep your limbs attached the controls at all times. Please see above post. Thanks for confirming what I suspected. Sorry ...
by sky's the limit
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How not to do mountain flying
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Re: How not to do mountain flying

CFR wrote:my instructor said to keep my feet on the floor, no rudder helped avoid the stall/spin. Does that make sense?
I want to shoot myself right now. No. That makes ZERO SENSE. Please keep your limbs attached the controls at all times.

Please see above post.
by sky's the limit
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How not to do mountain flying
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Re: How not to do mountain flying

Not this again. Guys, mountain flying is NOT about semi, or actual aerobatic manoeuvres done at the last moment (Usually a moment full of seriously eroded airspeed and altitude, or bad weather btw). It's about solid decision making within the context of your skill set - which for the VAST majority o...
by sky's the limit
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: You are hurting my eyes
Replies: 22
Views: 2953

Re: You are hurting my eyes

FWIW, IDK WTF you're talking about. LOL Kids these days - SNAFU. ;-)
by sky's the limit
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Foreign pilots and helicopter operators
Replies: 68
Views: 43440

Re: Foreign pilots and helicopter operators

Thanks for this Gilles, I'm passing it around to all my friends and co-workers, and going to write a response to it given the address of the recipient is included. I just got off the phone this morning with a co-worker who is looking for work as there is so little out there... he's only got 10,000hr...
by sky's the limit
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Foreign pilots and helicopter operators
Replies: 68
Views: 43440

Re: Foreign pilots and helicopter operators

Year by year, my issue with the HAC and its Executive grows. This is yet another example of why, despite its claims to the contrary, the HAC is counter-productive to a healthy Canadian helicopter industry and a total farce. The HAC should be ashamed... I don't care what justification the membership ...

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