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by CpnCrunch
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 164
Views: 22318

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Did these guys have instrument ratings? In the ground 84 seconds after no attitude indicators. Mind blowing they couldn't keep in air with rest of instrumentation. Must be more to it than this. Basic altimeter and DG for straight and level in IMC will keep you alive. Quite the training program this...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax will drive up airline tickets
Replies: 41
Views: 1404

Re: Carbon tax will drive up airline tickets

Sorry, opinion pieces written by partisan, oil-sponsored organizations does not qualify as legitimate. The Fraser Institute is one of the worse partisan organizations in Canada. It's always good to check the facts yourself rather than relying on opinion pieces. I just decided to check one fact that...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 9045

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

The problem is that looking for traffic takes discipline and effort. Looking out the windscreen isn't good enough. You have to move your head forward and look to the left and right, and to be sure of detecting traffic you need to do that at least once every 10 seconds. I admit I don't generally do t...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting by air to my flying job
Replies: 26
Views: 2535

Re: Commuting by air to my flying job

$800/yr is typical cost for insurance for a 150, and an annual isn't much more. They are dirt cheap to run and maintain...as long as you don't have any expensive items breaking.

I think you can fly from YYJ to up CAT4 VFR pretty much any day from now, certainly any day you're likely to be skydiving.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4697

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

C.W.E. wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:58 am
It was the cheapest approach aid one could have cost wise for the receiver hardware. :mrgreen:
The GPS hardware only costs $6:

https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale- ... odule.html

Although it seems to be US$12795 to actually get one installed on your plane IFR.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8892

Re: Recession.

rookiepilot wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:28 am

In light of that, and this is the Liberal official view:

I simply can't support this.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/snc-la ... -1.5042822
Why not? It makes sense on so many levels, and it's what other countries do (including, now, Canada).
by CpnCrunch
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Class 1 Medical Validity Q
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Class 1 Medical Validity Q

BPF is correct, and you can confirm this by logging into "general aviation online services" (google that) and it will tell you the precise date when your medical expires.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8892

Re: Recession.

Which country has the greater ability to service their debt? Canada. Run the numbers: Canada's deficit this year is 5.5% of revenue, whereas the USA's is 28.7%. Not exactly sustainable, eh? Which country would the bond vigilantes revolt against first? I think you're deluding yourself, but carry on.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8892

Re: Recession.

Trudeau's deficits are structural and permanent which means the next global recession will be even more painful than the last (budget deficit wise) Yes, Trudeau's deficits are bad. However, on the subject of a recessions, you should be much more worried about Trump's deficits. Canada's federal defi...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KD Air not flying
Replies: 15
Views: 3268

Re: KD Air not flying

KD was sold by Lars in 2017. Lars had a very good reputation as a safe operator...I have no idea about the new owners.

Previously KD was the only Navajo operator I would have trusted to fly my family. Now I think Air Canada, Westjet and Harbour Air are the only reasonable options.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL writtens
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: CPL writtens

Like everything, it's easy if you prepare properly. If you can get good scores on all the practice exams (I use Harv's pilottraining.ca) then you won't have any problem.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8892

Re: Recession.

LOL don't feed the trolls.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8892

Re: Recession.

Canada never gets it as bad as the US or Europe. We’re a boring nation, and that suits me just fine. The US doesn't seem to be in a great position right now. Increasing debt, reduced tax revenue, slowing economy. The corporate tax cuts don't seem to have increased investment, and are creating a big...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Certified Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: IFR Certified Plane

You can buy an IFR multi cheaper than a VFR 172 these days. Even Navajos are dirt cheap. The question is: how much does it cost for maintenance and insurance?
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Certified Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: IFR Certified Plane

Also, now the rules have changed slightly and you need to demonstrate a GPS approach for your flight test. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp9939-menu-965.htm#toc34 "The candidate will demonstrate one RNP APCH approach". There is an exemption for renewals if you are doing the ren...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Glasses with "digital block"
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Re: Glasses with "digital block"

It's not the entire blue spectrum, just part of it that basically the sun does not emit, but that man made sources do. I don't even think its visible, as light at the blue end of the visible spectrum appears white. I have a terrible time sleeping, especially after a few days off. Yes I drink waaaay...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: need info for training cost in Victoria flying club vs Harvs air
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: need info for training cost in Victoria flying club vs Harvs air

Ask what their waiting list is like. I heard that VFC has a 1 year waiting list at the moment.
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Glasses with "digital block"
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Re: Glasses with "digital block"

There's some really interesting science out about the harmful effects of a part of the blue spectrum emitted by electronics, fluorescent lamps, and various other non natural sources. With fluorescent lamps you can buy "notched blue lights" that don't emit a certain part of the blue spectrum respons...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Glasses with "digital block"
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Re: Glasses with "digital block"

The question would be: why would you want these lenses? If you wear them during the day they're going to (very slightly) screw up your circadian rhythms. The only potential use for them is wearing in the evenings when you're indoors and looking at a computer screen.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for Private multi engine/ifr instruction
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: Looking for Private multi engine/ifr instruction

I am actually curious to know how TC would react if you did that for, let's say, 4 students who each own 20% (and you/instructor another 20%) Surely someone must have tried at some point. Yes, there was a guy in Alberta who did it a number of years ago. He had a 172 and offered shares in it and fli...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 1788

Re: Aircraft tie down

This is what you need:

Image

Airport management helpfully placed this massive concrete block behind the plane after the Tripacer next to it was flipped. This plane already had the tail tied down using a screw tiedown, and it didn't move in the wind (46kt direct tailwind).
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: K-W radio interference
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: K-W radio interference

Meecka wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:12 am

So... His equipment wasn't interfering. You did read the article right?
Derek Mellon, a spokesperson for ISED, told CTV Kitchener that the order was made after “several interferences reported by aircraft prior to landing at Kitchener/Waterloo airport.”
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5058

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

C.W.E. wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:58 pm

Could that be because that was the way you were taught?
I can't really remember to be honest. I think I was taught both methods, but I just find the wing down method easier and more natural. I crab to about 50ft and then transition to wing down.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5058

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

I do not agree. As long as the airplane is tracking straight down the centre line and is longitudinally lined up with the centre line as the wheels touch the runway inertia will keep it stable. Of course if a pilot does not have the airplane handling skills to do that kind of landing they could los...

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