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by CpnCrunch
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 4078

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: 4078

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...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 4078

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

I don't think the ailerons should be centred if there is a strong crosswind. I think this is a better description:

https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly ... very-time/
by CpnCrunch
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 4078

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

WHERE did I say I used GS as a reference for BS approaches? Or that I claimed they are stable? I will eat those foolish statements If I had written them ! I call bullshit on YOU ! Back side of the power curve approaches should be pretty stable, unlike flying straight and level in slow flight. https...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 4078

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

Does kind of look like you got caught out. Most people know the name of the aircraft they are flying and don't mix it up with others, even if they sound similar. The Bearcat does have a Rotax. Are you trolling. I think you made the same mistake again (Bearcat vs Bearhawk). I'd love to see this Bear...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stay in your lane, next time.
Replies: 29
Views: 2542

Re: Stay in your lane, next time.

I’d say about 20% of the physicians I know are white, if that. Maybe it’s a different story in the US? I think the issue is that there is just a lot more racism in the US. Things are really fucked up down there, and it seems to be getting worse. You do hear some stories of racism in Canada, but it ...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 9879

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

Say Again, Over! wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 am
Essentially, right now, since test can detect THC up to a month after usage, there is a 28-30 day ban. If testing can reduce that window to 14 or 7 days, the policy will auto adjust.
Tests will show THC in your system up to 77 days after last consumption, if you are a heavy user.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.

Small airports, especially in AB, are almost always fine unless they're listed as PPR. You may just need to pay a fee for staying overnight, although most don't have any fees.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Apple or Android for Tablet Navigation?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Apple or Android for Tablet Navigation?

Bravomike33 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:39 pm

I flew both VFR/IFR and Foreflight was really nice. Yes expensive, but saving time, saving money (map, Cfs, cap gen, AP...), and the approach plates on the map are really good.
Cheers
FltPlan Go has had all of those for quite a few years now, and they're completely free.
by CpnCrunch
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 9879

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

Pot stocks. Crushed today. LOL! That's just profit taking...they are still great businesses, it's just that the smart money got in there long ago and is getting out now. I guess I should have bought it when I saw their Gulfstream parked next to me on the ramp a few years ago, next to Costco's Gulfs...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 7570

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

It sounds like speculation at the moment: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/passenger-may-have-accidentally-knocked-out-pilot-before-fatal-sydney-seaplanes-crash/news-story/75619a2f9752bf8e3f6d1a29b42ff01c The plane actually flew a long way "off course" after turning left up Jerusalem Ba...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 9879

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

OK then how long does it take to rid your system after inhaling second hand smoke? Should I use 15 sick days after I went to a house party and someone was legally smoking weed because cannaboids could have attached to the stem of my brain and are waiting to reactivate at a moments notice? This is n...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5591

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

Aireon is introducing a free service which will provide the last known co-ords of any aircraft that is missing:

https://aireon.com/services/aireonalert/

Their FAQ says it will work with any 1090ES transponder of 120W or more. It doesn't say whether or not it requires an antenna on top.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5591

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

IFR aircraft are already provided positive conflict resolution in Class C, and as you've said, they'll get vectored all over to avoid the VFR (and other IFR) traffic. The slower VFR or IFR traffic will generally be vectored out of the way of the faster IFR traffic. At least that has been my experie...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5591

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

A VFR aircraft getting vectors to avoid traffic would be a last resort if they start to think a collision is imminent. I've never been given vectors for traffic in Terminal class C between the lower mainland and the island. Never within Tower class C either for that matter. No, it's not a last reso...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5591

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

In controlled airspace, they're already managing us (sort of, VFR don't get positive separation) and yet conflicts are few. In uncontrolled space they aren't talking to us and don't want to, yet that's where we'd benefit most from it. Not sure where you fly, but around Vic/Van conflicts are a regul...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 42
Views: 5591

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

AirFrame wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:43 am
Sending the data down another path so we can all see it is a bonus that does nothing for them. Hence, expect to be charged for that service as it's value add is to you.
It's valuable to them because if we can see other traffic there would be less conflicts and less for ATC to do.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunglasses recommendations...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3421

Re: Sunglasses recommendations...?

Any idea where I can get a pair of prescription Serengetis?
by CpnCrunch
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C152 Hot Start tips
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: C152 Hot Start tips

I think the problem is that you've confused the 152's engine for something that is fuel injected! You don't start a carburreted lycoming with mixture at ICO, except perhaps in the case of a flooded engine as pointed out above.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How do you tame Redbird FMX?
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: How do you tame Redbird FMX?

I was going to do an IPC on the Redbird, but gave up when I was told that the GPS isn't actually approved for RNAV approaches. Have they managed to fix that yet?
by CpnCrunch
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Going to airlines without PIC time
Replies: 39
Views: 4072

Re: Going to airlines without PIC time

"Hi. I'm an FO at an airline -- so I'm an awesome pilot -- but really need some cheap PIC time. Can I get some cheap block on your brand new $700K SR 22"? Let me know how that works out. Block time isn't exactly offered on street corners, for a reason. I don't think anyone mentioned block time on a...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Safe replacement for Vapona Strips in occupied rooms?
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Safe replacement for Vapona Strips in occupied rooms?

What insects are you specifically trying to control? If it's just flies, I think a UV fly trap is probably the best option.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Met question
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Met question

Dumb question.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Insurance Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Insurance Requirements

Is that a good idea? Also, I wouldn't go for anything less than $1M public liability.

Looking at a recent renewal, the price for $1M third party liability and $100k per passenger is only $221/yr for a C150. I really can't believe it's so cheap.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: EASA Approves Simpler GA Training Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: EASA Approves Simpler GA Training Rules

That sounds similar to the US system.

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