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by mcrit
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45016

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

This: It's just not that hard contradicts your very next sentence: three pilots who have been working in that environment for years can still bollock it up If the job were as easy as you say it is, and it didn't require a pilot to do it right, then there would not be a broken airplane and three fata...
by mcrit
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45016

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

And therein lies the point: The number of engines has nothing to do with anything, it's all about understanding your environment, and some are touch more complex than others... the kayak gives me plenty of "managing...' No engine req'd. Lots of people sail, not many run white water... Lots of peopl...
by mcrit
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45016

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

There, fixed it for you.
I was originally going to go for something like that, but I figured what you fly had at least one engine to manage.
by mcrit
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45016

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

I must admit, I'm beginning to fail to understand how the word "Pilot" applies in modern airliners anymore... I'll explain it in pictures and analogy for you: If we were sailors, this would be your vessel: rush big brother.jpg This would be the airliner: http://luxedb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01...
by mcrit
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Aviation a Culture?
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Re: Is Aviation a Culture?

Maybe in the same sense that salmonella can be a culture. :smt040
by mcrit
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone else ever have to fight the urge to...
Replies: 15
Views: 1939

Re: Anyone else ever have to fight the urge to...

bmc wrote:Say again equipment type.
The type that won't let me give in to the urge.
by mcrit
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone else ever have to fight the urge to...
Replies: 15
Views: 1939

Anyone else ever have to fight the urge to...

.....kick off the auto pilot and barrel roll?
by mcrit
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Missile takes down TWA 800?...investigation re-opened...
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Missile takes down TWA 800?...investigation re-opened...

It must be true. Two of their reporters saw a video of it on a guys cell phone. As soon as they come up with $200K they'll show the video to all of us.
by mcrit
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC buying/bought AT
Replies: 26
Views: 5651

Re: AC buying/bought AT

I would lay odds that the OP has stock in one of the two companies mentioned in the post.
by mcrit
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New paint -
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: New paint -

azimuthaviation wrote:
“I can tell you this, that when we form government in 2015, we will not be painting that plane orange.”

I like his sass, and his confidence.
He's sure got a sense of humour.
by mcrit
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ex: 22
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Ex: 22

Either you trust those students enough I don't think you need further "evaluation" or you believe you have really good fire insurance. Who said anything about using my airplane? Your avatar is not getting along with my browser, it's a box with a ? In it. Yeah, it's been muddled for a while now. I'v...
by mcrit
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ex: 22
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Ex: 22

As for shutting the engine off, I don't think it is necessarily dangerous, it's just that the risks don't justify the rewards in a training environment. +1 This falls into the category of, "Things I would not do myself, but wouldn't summarily execute others for." Instead the pilot mindlessly rattle...
by mcrit
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YTZ Pilots Association goes after Toronto Port Authority
Replies: 40
Views: 5057

Re: YTZ Pilots Association goes after Toronto Port Authority

omgwereallgoingtodie wrote:Island air
I think that place is pretty much unkillable. :smt040
by mcrit
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor and night currency for instructing question
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Instructor and night currency for instructing question

Colonel Sanders wrote:I do not like that at all, but one does
not ignore the paperpushers.
Paper pushers are becoming the bane of my existence as well........
by mcrit
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YTZ Pilots Association goes after Toronto Port Authority
Replies: 40
Views: 5057

Re: YTZ Pilots Association goes after Toronto Port Authority

rent increases already drove one flight school away
Who's left?
by mcrit
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor and night currency for instructing question
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Instructor and night currency for instructing question

This may be a case of, "Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's smart".
by mcrit
Wed May 29, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds season cancelled due to cuts!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds season cancelled due to cut

Contrast that with Harper's annual trip up north for the shot of him on a ship with CF-18's and a submarine that they practically had to tow up there for the occasion all in the same frame, or a ship assault by JTF-2, our previously super secret anti-terrorist unit. So a large joint exercise in an ...
by mcrit
Tue May 28, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Take a seat... music running out...
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Take a seat... music running out...

.....I never even heard the music start. Must be going deaf in my old age.
by mcrit
Tue May 28, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

Old Dog Flying wrote:And we old farts are called arrogant.
You are. But that's ok. Some people like that in a pilot.

Image

:smt040
by mcrit
Tue May 28, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

I think you are in a time-warp. Two hours ago you posted it was Sunday morning. I'm pretty sure the rest of us are somewhere at Tuesday. That was deliberate, I wanted to see how many people here actually think about what I post. :mrgreen: I did read it, and just chalked it up as an "old guy moment"...
by mcrit
Tue May 28, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

1) AoA increases, lift increases, roll rate increases in the direction of the aileron deflection. I've done it many times. It's possible because of a feature called washout. Look at the lift vs AOA graphs again my friend. If you exceed the critical AOA your lift decreases, which in this case means ...
by mcrit
Tue May 28, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

Hi triplese7en. You've posted some food for thought. I'd like you to consider the following situations, (all of them in a light straight wing trainer). - the wing is right at its critical AOA, and starts to drop; you pick it up with aileron. What has happened to the AOA of that wing tip, the amount ...
by mcrit
Mon May 27, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

Big Pistons Forever wrote:I guess I am just old fashioned because I think mastering control of the aircraft should be a perquisite to advanced manoevers.

Flying is truly fun when you know you can make the aircraft do Exactly what you want it to do..........
BPF, chill my friend. My comment wasn't a jab at you.
by mcrit
Mon May 27, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

Skyhunter wrote:Why, because I could, and they were fun.
What an irresponsible git! Having fun in an airplane! :smt040 Someone will be around shortly to collect your wings buddy-boy.
by mcrit
Sat May 25, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Training
Replies: 225
Views: 13635

Re: Spin Training

BPF, I agree completely that the spin should be taught as the consequence of improper stall recognition or recovery. Further, spin entry should be demonstrated from practical scenarios, (i.e. climbing and descending turns which simulates stalls on climb out and base/final turn). There are a few poin...

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