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by CpnCrunch
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How long till flight schools open?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: How long till flight schools open?

The same question could be asked about life in general right now.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona virus and flight training
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Corona virus and flight training

Vital Aviation and Vanderhoof Flying club have closed, and all flights schools in Alberta have apparently been told to close.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 331
Views: 33963

Re: Corona Virus

JasonE wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:41 am
I found this link interesting - it has data for all countries listed per 1mil population.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Likely underestimating USA, due to the lack of testing. Forget about cancelling flights to Europe, it's the USA that's the real problem now.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 331
Views: 33963

Re: Corona Virus

In Canada, I think we have been wreckless letting in daily flights from China. Every country is trying to deal with this the best way they can without destroying the economy. There is no perfect solution. A virus doesnt care. Nobody can predict this. USA has 10x the number of cases that Canada has,...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: PPL Flight Test failure

I'm somewhat struggling to imagine how a stall recovery could reach 110kt. Perhaps it's an older 172 with 85kt limitation? Even so, that's still a pretty bad stall recovery and the instructor should perhaps have taken control before it got to that point.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 331
Views: 33963

Re: Corona Virus

2R wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Hand sanitizer only kills bacteria , if you want to kill a virus you have to piss on your hands :)
Nope.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... s-covid-19

Alcohol kills coronavirus.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 331
Views: 33963

Re: Corona Virus

goldeneagle wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:18 pm
CpnCrunch wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:41 am
Anyone heard of hand sanitizer?
CATSA will take it away from you.
If you don't want to use the security baggie, you can take some sanitizing wipes.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 331
Views: 33963

Re: Corona Virus

Anyone heard of hand sanitizer?
by CpnCrunch
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 68
Views: 6307

Re: Anxiety

The "some people can deal with it" attitude is total bullshit. PTSD doesn't happen to people who are weak-minded. In fact being "tough" and suppressing emotions might be part of the problem. I was recently visiting a friend whose husband is an Afghanistan vet. In his bathroom there were about 30 bot...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 901

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

Totally agree. I understand what he was getting at but I was asked if I was "required" to contact Saskatoon during that phase of my trip. I'm such a literal guy. My answer was short and to the point "NO" but I probably should have elaborated that "while technically its not a requirement, it would b...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 901

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

At the very least it's probably worth monitoring the frequency, so you can hear if you're being mentioned as conflicting traffic.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 901

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

Yep, this was just for flight planning for the CPL flight test Nav portion. Well I'm glad to see I'm not going crazy as it is clearly class E. My instructor seemed pretty adamant that you had to talk to someone though. He's a great instructor and is the kinda guy who considers best practice a stand...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Re: 172 down in Victoria BC

Oil leaked onto windshield. After losing the propellor. Yes, it looks like it lost the prop: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/it-was-smoking-really-bad-no-injuries-reported-after-small-plane-crashes-near-victoria-1.4816923?fbclid=IwAR1eZ8kjaE47vqHWkuOGZ0a5Qm7B6xm9xBlZdZRo18pydY469vCm1eXNve0
by CpnCrunch
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Re: 172 down in Victoria BC

More info here:

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/loca ... 1.24078499

Oil leaked onto windshield.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: FltPlan for IFR
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: FltPlan for IFR

Works fine on my android phone.

Download->Maps->IFR Terminal->CAN

Maps->Layers->IFR Terminal->Canada

I'm definitely seeing the YVR IFR terminal chart overlaid on the victor LO.

FltPlan Go's support isn't all that great, but what do you expect from a free app.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 41
Views: 5565

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

Looking at the NOTAMs today for a 50nm flight, I got the 737 NOTAM, 2 NOTAMS about Iraq, 2 about Iran, and 2 about ATC services flying to USA. Although I noticed that setting the radius 1nm at least cuts out the duplicate Iran and Iraq NOTAMs so I only get one of each!
by CpnCrunch
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?

Yes, I did something similar to you, and I would definitely recommend it. There is a certain amount of overlap with the instrument rating, so it makes sense to at least start a PTR for your CPL, and you can then do it at whatever speed you want.
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8081

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

4000fpm descent doesn't sound like CFIT.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232468
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 2971

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

A Westjet pilot recently told me he was bored to death flying the airlines.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US proposing to allow airlines to limit service animals
Replies: 1
Views: 549

US proposing to allow airlines to limit service animals

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1ZL22K

How on earth is Mr Bentley going to fly to Santa Monica after they do this?
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Spin Entry Controls

The 150 will drop a wing if the ball isn't perfectly centred when you do a stall...the 172 is a bit more forgiving.
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Spin Entry Controls

Maybe it was rigging, but this one wouldn't go to the right unless your foot was pushing the rudder pedal to the floor and the yoke pushing your navel into the baggage compartment. To the left, you could spin all day with a lot less effort. Was that power on or off? I did all my spins power off, bu...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Pilot Written Exam Preparation
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Commercial Pilot Written Exam Preparation

I used Harv's pilottraining.ca as well, and got 94%. I also just used the slides rather than the videos. Their practice exams give you a good idea of how you'll do in the real exam. They tend to be more difficult than the real exam. For my INRAT I just used the books, and I scraped by with just over...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

PilotDAR wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:17 am
I chose a spot with an extension cord present
Could it have been someone's extension cord, and they were miffed that you plugged into it?
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Spin Entry Controls

I remember my instructor showing me spins to the left and when I asked about spins to the right was told "the 150 doesn't really spin to the right". I asked if I could try and he said "sure, go ahead". So right at the break I gave it full left aileron and the right wing dropped like a streamlined g...

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