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by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Using rudder to turn

Depends on how much rudder you use and what you do with the ailerons. If you initially enter the slip, and then use the correct amount of rudder to maintain the slip along with ailerons, along with appropriate elevator then you will be stable. If you maintain full opposite rudder and neutral aileron...
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Using rudder to turn

Recall that a slip is also very much “crossed controls”, and slips in both straight and turning flight are taught and used in primary flight training, particularly during gliding descents when both slow, and low to the ground: think of practice (or real) forced landings, and regular landings in a pl...
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

Weather will be number one; then CFIT.
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for help/advice
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Looking for help/advice

If you want to travel, become a flight attendant. The back of the plane goes to exactly the same places as the front, and the training is somewhat cheaper.
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor recommendations in Brampton
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Instructor recommendations in Brampton

You know if you are trying to make a career of this you don't get to choose your captain on a pairing. It not like you post on the company message board and say who's the best captain so I can bid with them. It’s also not like you’re paying the airline you work for either. I have no idea why this s...
by photofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Using rudder to turn

incidentally hitting a house is very rarely fatal as the aircraft doesn't stop instantly, it has some small distance to decelerate which greatly reduces crash forces. In this scenario, it’s not the people in the aircraft I’m concerned about. If you want to fly a piston single over a built up area, ...
by photofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

OK. I have two questions.

Firstly... why? And secondly, how do you fit a full symphony orchestra playing Bizet in the back of a 150?

I am more interested in the answer to the second question than the first, actually.
by photofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I understood the question to be an interesting puzzle asking whether and how can one configure an aircraft for a stable wings-level descent, or at least a recoverable descent, without reference to any instruments other than those posited. I certainly don't see it as a request for practical advice fo...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Using rudder to turn

. At 300 ft you should have as a result of a mental takeoff emergency brief already be primed to just push the nose down pull the throttle all the way back and ride it out straight ahead. I've never been a big fan of "go straight ahead, regardless"; the best thing to do rather depends on where you ...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I don't have any data, it is a bit of a hypothesis, but if you are in the stall, the effect of the wings are reduced, since they don't generate as much lift anymore. In any kind of steady flight - level, climb, or descent, stalled or not, the wings are always generating exactly the same amount of s...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I don't have any data, it is a bit of a hypothesis, but if you are in the stall, the effect of the wings are reduced, since they don't generate as much lift anymore. In any kind of steady flight - level, climb, or descent, stalled or not, the wings are always generating exactly the same amount of s...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Using rudder to turn

I don't think thinking about "stall speed" is helpful. An aircraft genuinely on the edge of a stall in level flight with no excess power available will be unable to turn using either method, without descending. Everyone understands that a banked turn requires extra lift to maintain altitude: either ...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I wonder what happens to the fuel flow to the carb in a 60-turn spin? Those in favour of the spin through it (I've lost track of who they are, or if there any such people) should have a look at famous video of the 26 turn spin in the Tipsy Nipper that's around on youtube; I'm not sure I could walk i...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

Photofly I always liked you, till today. Use the whiskey compass for a heading No instruments, and the whiskey compass is a flight instrument. Sure: whiskey compass, steer east or west, hands off, gentle use of rudder, just like the Cessna manual says - everyone has read it. But a whiskey compass i...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

whistlerboy02 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Photofly I always liked you, till today.
Use the whiskey compass for a heading
No instruments, remember? None.

Sure: whiskey compass, steer east or west, hands off, gentle use of rudder, just like the Cessna manual says. But a whiskey compass is an instrument and you don’t have one.
by photofly
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

It's actually the Kobayashi Maru all over again. The correct answer is to alter the plane so it has instruments.
Or I guess you could just change the weather.
by photofly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

Oh right, I vaguely remember that. The report says: If that is as bad as it gets, then I would still recommend this approach. Recovering from this attitude, when you know it is going to happen at some point, should be well within the skill level of any pilot with 2500 ft remaining - if they are awa...
by photofly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I do not think a typical trainer would go into a spiral dive if you let go of the controls. I'm actually pretty sure it won't. Sure you'll make some turns and will go a bit up and down, but nothing too crazy. If you can resist the urge to "help it out" or "correct it a bit". You're right that witho...
by photofly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 1724

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

I think you deserve a full refund of everything you paid to join and post on this site.

If you didn’t pay anything, you’re the product, not the customer, and product doesn’t get to moan.
by photofly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PTR Issues with Flight School
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: PTR Issues with Flight School

Recall that you don’t keep your PTR; it’s sent in with your CPL application. You may, exceptionally, keep a photocopy for yourself, but that would be unusual. Most don’t bother. The PTR is not intended to be used for proof of training to anyone but Transport Canada. You could offer a photocopy of yo...
by photofly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PTR Issues with Flight School
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: PTR Issues with Flight School

What a fucked up way of doing business (assuming all the info posted here is correct). How do they decide which of those 130 hours they will drop from the PTR? What if you need those hours later for other licenses or ratings? I agree it’s totally shabby, but it will have no future impact. Once you ...
by photofly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 7931

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Daniel Cooper wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:06 am
So who got woken up by the Nuclear alert? Seems like it was just sent in error.
Me.

I confess my second thought (first was "do I need to evacuate the children?") was I wonder if there'll be restricted airspace for my flights over that way, today.
by photofly
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PTR Issues with Flight School
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: PTR Issues with Flight School

To make matters more complicated, some of the times at the school was in a block time airplane from my friend and my instructor from that time signed me out on solos in that plane. I have asked the CFI to put those hours in the paper PTR but there is grey area in that regard. You can have more than...

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