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by CFR
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3869

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

As a student you are under supervision of an instructor. If anyone is haunted by this it will be the instructor. It could have ended worse than it did, thankfully it did not. It would be interesting to learn why, once things went sideways (both figuratively and literally), the student made the decis...
by CFR
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rocket crash
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

Re: Rocket crash

Mick G wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:19 pm Darwin award strikes again...........
Darwin not in play. At his age he has already affected the gene pool!

Rumor has it that a roadrunner was observed leaving the scene.
by CFR
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 12130

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

While we're holding empathetic thoughts for Mr Bryant and his daughter and their family, I'm sure we are also thinking of the families of the other seven victims, and, all of the emergency services personnel who arrived to find the sad scene, and, the ATC people who realized that a pilot they had j...
by CFR
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 3988

Re: No bounce landing

DAR, you have called me out when I have erred and you have responded when what was printed was evident to be truth ! I have never had the opportunity to thank a person of integrity as you ! Thanks ! and please keep up the good work of educating both the beginners and reminding the experienced of al...
by CFR
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME course/license for ones own aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

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: 1923

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: 1994

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: 3990

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: 2880

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 ..." [/s...
by CFR
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC in SFO. Again...
Replies: 72
Views: 13306

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: 1078

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 ove...
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: 4498

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: 13569

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: 13569

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: 4560

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: 8709

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: "...
by CFR
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Equipment required for VFR
Replies: 54
Views: 8709

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: 8709

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: 8709

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 enc...

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