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by CFR
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME course/license for ones own aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: AME course/license for ones own aircraft

As noted it is not practical for one aircraft. Not only is it expensive and time consuming to get the license (4 years is the minimum, practically it may take longer, potentially much longer) but once licensed there is a recurrency requirement to keep the license. Working on one airplane a year will...
by CFR
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: If a chopper is going to crash....hide
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Re: If a chopper is going to crash....hide

It appears that the forward cowl is not in place. I wonder if this was a maintenance ground run which got a bit out of hand. Perhaps it was a deliberate action to try to back onto the dolly and get it over with - don't try to back onto a dolly! I suspect you are correct. A little ways into the vide...
by CFR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Controlability of aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 1869

Re: Controlability of aircraft

"... Please be careful opening the overhead bins as items may have shifted in flight!"
by CFR
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP PC 12 CYQX
Replies: 14
Views: 3728

Re: RCMP PC 12 CYQX

Isn’t feathering an aircraft another name for a bird strike?
by CFR
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emergency Landing in the Bush
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

Re: Emergency Landing in the Bush

It's great that it ended well for Chad. These are the stories I like to hear about. The detail that bothers me is the fact he ran out of fuel. [sarcasm font] He didn't run out of fuel, he ran low on fuel! "The pilot stated he experienced a loss of power due to running low on fuel ..." [/sarcasm font]
by CFR
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC in SFO. Again...
Replies: 72
Views: 12818

Re: AC in SFO. Again...

Time to bring back Tasker Shacks!
by CFR
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stuck starter contactor: what to look for
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Stuck starter contactor: what to look for

A stuck starter contactor is a serious problem in any piston engine - so much so, that in the UK, it has been a requirement to have a "starter engaged" warning light, to indicate such a failure to the pilot. Fortunately in the Lycoming, and small Continental designs, there is still an over running ...
by CFR
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St Andrews, Manitoba plane crash Sept 7, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 4364

Re: St Andrews, Manitoba plane crash Sept 7, 2017

Musketeer. The force of the impact resulted in the engine being about 500 feet away from this pile of debris, no prop, no mount.
by CFR
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lake St. John accident
Replies: 61
Views: 12588

Re: Lake St. John accident

GyvAir wrote:Good to hear that you're making progress, Jim!
Here's to the speediest recovery possible!
+1
by CFR
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lake St. John accident
Replies: 61
Views: 12588

Re: Lake St. John accident

CL-Skadoo! wrote:Glad you're hanging in there, Jim. We're all pulling for you. I've always appreciated your ability to deliver great insight while remaining humble on these forums.
A speedy recovery to you.
+1
by CFR
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: TBO 2000?
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: TBO 2000?

While you can go beyond TBO, do not think this means no major work. If an engine gets to 5000 hours it will still likely have gone through a number of cylinder changes, mag rebuilds, etc along the way. Plus there will be the lesser costs such as generator rebuilds, vacuum pumps, etc.
by CFR
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Equipment required for VFR
Replies: 54
Views: 7469

Re: Equipment required for VFR

I understand that the regulator is going to make a new change in the regulations. " Compliance to the regulations will in the future be at the discretion of the pilot to make it easier for the mentally lazy to do what ever they feel like at any given time. " Question on pilot test: "Describe yourse...
by CFR
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Equipment required for VFR
Replies: 54
Views: 7469

Re: Equipment required for VFR

MrWings wrote:
CFR wrote: I plan 3.5 hour legs (it's a bathroom thing).
So your bladder is acting as a timepiece. Mine works like that as well. :lol:
:smt023
by CFR
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Equipment required for VFR
Replies: 54
Views: 7469

Re: Equipment required for VFR

MrWings wrote:
CFR wrote:I can think of at least two VFR circumstances where you need to know the time
How are people calculating fuel remaining?
Three ... three VFR circumstances ...

Personally I carry over 5 hours of fuel on board at worst burn rate. I plan 3.5 hour legs (it's a bathroom thing).
by CFR
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Equipment required for VFR
Replies: 54
Views: 7469

Re: Equipment required for VFR

I agree the "need" for a timepiece in VFR flight is much diminished if you aren't doing ground speed checks, but if you aren't it's likely due to having a GPS most of which display the time. I can think of at least two VFR circumstances where you need to know the time , one if you have encountered s...
by CFR
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Category 1 with past marijuana use?
Replies: 72
Views: 7315

Re: Category 1 with past marijuana use?

just go to another doctor and get a medical and be smarter when the questions are asked. Believe it or not a large amount of pilots smoke they are just care full with who they tell. I have had about 20 or so medicals never been asked once but i know people that have been and they lost there medical...
by CFR
Tue May 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Those poor poor baby spruce trees...
Replies: 13
Views: 4521

Re: Those poor poor baby spruce trees...

Press Release May 23, 2017 Friends of the Spruce will be gathering to hold a candle light vigil honouring the memories of the young saplings that were senselessly slaughtered on Grand Manan Island. Please come and celebrate the short lives of these brave young conifers. Join us as we partake of the...
by CFR
Fri May 05, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of a forced landing on a road
Replies: 8
Views: 2722

Re: The hazards of a forced landing on a road

Cherokee 6 has outboard wing tanks. With that much fire, my guess is the tank completely ruptured releasing all content before the aircraft came to a stop. Update: This picture seems to confirm outboard tank ruptured/missing. Lucky to have missed the inboard tanks. http://www.king5.com/img/resize/co...
by CFR
Wed May 03, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of a forced landing on a road
Replies: 8
Views: 2722

Re: The hazards of a forced landing on a road

And I bet as is typically the case, all the witnesses said it was on fire when it crashed!

Oh ... wait ... it was on fire when it crashed!

Never mind!
by CFR
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amazing But True Accident Report
Replies: 14
Views: 4076

Re: Amazing But True Accident Report

That is a comedy of errors. That accident, if you can even call it that, is almost Darwin Award worthy... I agree that this should not be called an accident. This was a predicable/inevitable outcome determined by a series of poor decisions made by the pilot/owner. I cannot see how what appeared to ...
by CFR
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Civil Aircraft Register data / download
Replies: 16
Views: 5413

Re: Canadian Civil Aircraft Register data / download

Well I can say that I use the registry on a regular basis (pre-purchase inspections, serial number verification, aircraft history etc). As to making statistical use of the data, as with all data mining expeditions you need to understand the confounders you may encounter. There are a number of aircra...
by CFR
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United, again.
Replies: 156
Views: 12078

Re: United, again.

It's a basic requirement that every passenger - every single one - obeys lawful instructions from the crew. So if one passenger isn't compliant, you ask everyone else to get off. If anyone else demurs, the flight is cancelled, there and then. Passengers who comply and deplane on request get re-book...

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