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by CpnCrunch
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 84
Views: 7428

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

FIC provides free weather briefings. As i have read in here before...the pilot used every skill, training and experience to prevent the aircraft from losing control and hitting terrain. There's an eye opening article in this month's COPA magazine. A FIC briefer recounted 3 instances of cases where ...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Authorized Person?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Well, an FTU isn't strictly necessary to be an AP, but it looks like you may need to be employed by a company delivering training in some form: https://www.pacificseaplanes.net/seaplane-pilot-training/ And as mentioned previously, you don't need an AP to sign off your license application; it is stri...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Authorized Person?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Either find a friendly AP at an FTU who will sign it (presumably if you've done some training with them), or just send your documents to TC directly. I sent mine to TC and it was fine.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 84
Views: 7428

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

without facts, stating things like the pilot took off in deteriorating or bad weather. But we do have the facts about the weather. We have the GFA, which was incredibly shitty 6hrs before, didn't change at the 0hr (or got worse...they added the freezing rain, which is somewhat predictable from a TR...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

digits_ wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:25 am
Just because the weather was a factor does not mean taking off in 1/2 mile with 400 ovc is crappy decision making.
More likely the decision to take off in heavy snow from an airport with no deicing equipment.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 84
Views: 7428

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/11/29/tsb-releases-new-images-of-fatal-kingston-plane-crash-as-probe-continues/ Residents in the area also noted there was heavy rain and strong winds around the time of the crash. “I was amazed that anybody was even flying last night because there was lots of notice...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 84
Views: 7428

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Looks like the GFA was accurate: http://gfaarchive.info/gfaDisplay.php?region=gfacn33&gfaType=cldwx&gfaDateTime=20191128T0000&gfaOffset=006 http://gfaarchive.info/gfaDisplay.php?region=gfacn33&gfaType=cldwx&gfaDateTime=20191128T0000&gfaOffset=000 2 hours prior to that, the trowal would presumably ha...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 902

Re: Do you log landings

I don't log landings, as my logbook doesn't have that column. The assumption is that each flight I take off and land once. If not, I write something like "did 5 touch+gos" in the comments. No big deal.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1895

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

The bigger problem with the "greenifying" of aviation is that there isn't an economical way to do anything for light GA aircraft. The Cessnas, Pipers, and Amateur-Builts powered by Continentals and Lycomings that we fly today are going to be a prime target for environmentalists once cars have passe...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Incorporating a partnership
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Incorporating a partnership

Renting a plane to someone for profit doesn't meet the definition of a commercial air service, doesn't require an OC or commercial registration, and doesn't impose commercial omaintenance requirements. You would have to tell your insurance company though. The only issue is (as per your comment at t...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: X-Country in PTR
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: X-Country in PTR

The PTR has a Route column, which is split into TO and FROM. You can just write the route across the to/from columns. Not really rocket science. You probably do want that filled in, in case you change schools and/or have to send your PTR to TC. What's the point in having it if you're not going to bo...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

It did happen, in this case as I recall the actual shaft that the flap is on sheared off, which a SDR was filed over it, the shop doing the work thought is was such a bizarre failure. That said, while the power loss was substantial, the airplane still was able to make it back to the field. I doubt ...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

Flap blocks intake air. I don't see any reports of that ever happening, and it seems somewhat unlikely given the physics and the dimensions of the internal parts. There are a few cases of the flapper breaking and bits of it blocking the carb inlet. The only actual forced landing in Canada from a br...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

I have seen once when upon application of carb heat, the flap within the carb heat box broke loose and caused a substantial loss of power for the remainder of the flight.
How did it cause the power loss? (I'm assuming you mean more power loss than simply having carb heat on all the time).
by CpnCrunch
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

That kind of power loss is fairly typical with bad carb ice, but it would normally clear up in about 10 seconds if it is carb ice (or at least, significantly improve). Leaning the mixture might help. Sometimes I have to leave carb heat on for the whole flight, although that is unusual. The Grumman T...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1707

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Can't you just submit the whole package to TC without having it signed by an AP? Unless you are in a hurry to get the licence right away, is there a need to go through an AP? Yes, that's what I did for mine, as I used a freelance instructor for most of it. I used an FTU for some of the training, an...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3815

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

I just use the old site for weather, and the new one for the NOTAMs, and it seems to work fairly well that way.
by CpnCrunch
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3815

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

Normally there would be no need to search for an FIR as you get it with each airport. That's interesting that you can do that though. With the new website you only get FIR NOTAMs if they are within the search radius you enter, which isn't terribly useful as you'll still get all the NOTAMs for airpo...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3815

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

If you display CZVR you get 278 NOTAMS, including runway surface condition at Smithers. It seems to be showing the NOTAMs for all the airports with the FIR as well as the FIR NOTAMs themselves.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4371

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

It's interesting though in recent days. As Trudeau's campaign has unwound through repeated hypocrisy, his message has changed, shrieking, "don't elect the (bigoted) conservatives"! "Don't elect the hidden agenda". "You must stop them". "They're homophobic!!! " Oh, the hysteria. Fear mongering, agai...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4371

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

Slavery, Jim Crow segregation - all Democrat supported/enacted laws. Facts and reality mean nothing to a lefty. The democratic party was right-wing at that time, and the republican party was more left wing. Hence the reason the Democrats supported slavery and the republicans worked to abolish it. D...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12555

Re: Recession incoming

C.W.E. wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:23 pm
How many of you here have actually lived in a country outside of Canada?
I have, and so have photofly and digits. Don't know about anyone else.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12555

Re: Recession incoming

The difference is that the taxes in Europe and the population density in Europe cause those other expenses to be much lower. So yes, the type of expenses are the same, but the cost is a lot different. From my experience, assuming a 3000 dollar monthly salary which roughly equals a 3000 eur monthly ...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3642

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

It's a fact guys: - depression - Asperger syndrome - obsessive compulsive disorder - selective mutism You might not like it but you are better to take that up with the doctors that diagnosed her then... she openly acknowledges her mental disorders. None of those make a person "mentally challenged"....

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