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by CpnCrunch
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full video of aircraft landing on road
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Full video of aircraft landing on road

"Fuel system malfunction" or pilot malfunction?
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: okotoks flight school

Squaretail wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:44 pm
It’s more than big enough to do touch and goes on, assuming the land developers haven’t put up another flag pole or light post up again at he end of the runway.
As long as you don't touch down half way down the runway and slow down too much, but I guess that applies to a lot of runways.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: okotoks flight school

When he was going up for circuits in the school plane, he called downwind for a T&G, when his instructor came on the radio and said, "No touch and gos! Only stop and backtracks!" I don't think I'd trust a student to do T&Gs there. Have you ever flown there? On a hot day with the 1.6% upslope it can...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?
Replies: 51
Views: 6413

Re: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?

Alberta Corporate Care Services Donna Corrin (403) 615-3010 I was just about to ask what you do about deemed shareholder benefits, but I see I already asked that question last year and nobody seemed to have an answer. So I guess the answer is: bury your head in the sand and hope you never get a per...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 4476

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

It depends on the phone. I looked at my buddies Iphone X yesterday because he got woken up by it as well, and after some reading, apparently with IOS 12 and above, the function in the notification setting was removed, so you no longer have the option to turn off the alerts, thus the only option is ...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CAP GEN
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: CAP GEN

You can download it free in FltPlan Go.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C172 Oil Temp
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: C172 Oil Temp

Usually, if the aircraft has flown within about the last hour, you probably don't need to prime. If unsure, just try without priming and see what happens. ..it's better to underprime than overprime.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 24
Views: 1816

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

This might solve all our problems:

https://uavionix.com/testing-sbx/
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

Generally not for "cheap" planes. I would recommend looking at COPA"s guide to buying an aircraft in Canada.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Mountain checkout

ahramin wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:03 pm
How much cross country solo are you planning on doing? I got all the way through my commercial licence in the lower mainland before I started to venture into the mountains.
What route did you use for your 300nm X/C?
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Full flap landing rquired

Avatars thanks for the clarification from a official standpoint. I agree with you guys as long as you make a safe landing then it should be fine I don't mind landing 0 flap and 20° is ok. I don't like 40° it flies like a brick and you really have to ad power to remain on glideslope at 60 knots. We ...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawaii Twin Skydive Accident, 11 dead.
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Re: Hawaii Twin Skydive Accident, 11 dead.

...generally more discussion has been more about a possible engine failure. From another article: "Witnesses said they saw the plane spin twice up in the air and that it never gained enough altitude for those on board to safely parachute out before nose-diving into the ground." That sounds a lot li...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Boeing's "Battle over blame": reduce power or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 2038

Re: Boeing's "Battle over blame": reduce power or not?

Seems to me that basic airmanship would tell you to reduce power and control the airspeed.... does that have to be spelled out in a manual or checklist ? Wouldn't basic airmanship tell you not to reduce the power if you're struggling to keep the nose up, and you know that reducing thrust will cause...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: (Required) Black hole departure.
Replies: 33
Views: 2275

Re: (Required) Black hole departure.

As I understand " black hole departure " it means there are no visual situational clues after departure only blackness. So how can this be a VFR departure? Well the term "black hole" is usually used for approaches, not departures. It refers to the visual illusion of the runway lights, resulting in ...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: (Required) Black hole departure.
Replies: 33
Views: 2275

Re: (Required) Black hole departure.

C.W.E. wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Is there any difference between a " black hole departure " and a departure in IMC with a 200 foot ceiling?
Yes.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

You know, it is the airport that's too often responsible. Sell loads of alcohol to folks before their flight, zero responsibility taken. Or so it seems I think it's more a problem in the UK, but doesn't really seem to happen as much in Canada from what I've seen (although I haven't flown on Sunwing...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do i need to clear Customs?
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: Do i need to clear Customs?

Also, no need to check for TFRs if just flying in Victoria terminal airspace over the USA. If there are any restrictions, it will be NOTAMed.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Jazz Air / Air Canada Express for the first time
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: Flying Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Jazz Air / Air Canada Express for the first time

"Incidents" cover a pretty broad range of events. However there have been zero fatal accidents involving Jazz even though it is the third largest airline in Canada. From what I've seen as a passenger, the pilots are very well trained and don't push weather.
by CpnCrunch
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement age.
Replies: 74
Views: 4971

Re: Retirement age.

No one from the generations after you will have the same opportunity. That comment doesn't make sense...salaries are higher now than ever. Take-home pay for 777 captain is about $180k for $300k salary. Save 100k for 10 years and you'll have sufficient income from investments to be able to retire co...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement age.
Replies: 74
Views: 4971

Re: Retirement age.

That’s a pretty neat tool. I guess I’m in better shape than I thought. With the rate I’m saving I should be getting $125k in today’s dollars assuming it’s in the ball park for inflation. Maybe I can afford that Porsche. 😉 Note that by default it gives you an income until age 71. Change to 85 and it...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Mountain checkout

I think the main reason mountain training is done as part of the CPL in Victoria and Vancouver is because there are very few long x/c routes you can fly that don't involve mountain flying.
by CpnCrunch
Fri May 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Mountain checkout

rookiepilot wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:02 am
corethatthermal wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:03 am
What side of the valley Should one fly on, and why?
Thats a loaded question !!!
Maybe.

I'm still waiting.....
You should fly on the right-hand side of the valley for traffic avoidance, unless there is a reason to fly on the other side (e.g. downdrafts).
by CpnCrunch
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Mountain checkout

The challenge is to find an instructor who has walked the talk. They are definitely out there and like every other kind instruction the quality of instruction is largely under your control. This is the problem. You're unlikely to find one of those instructors at a flight school, except in a few rar...

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