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by photofly
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Flying Recreationally
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Flying Recreationally

Why does it have to be rotary?
by photofly
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Worst Rated Flight School
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: Worst Rated Flight School

Y''all so cute for thinking this has anything to do with learning to fly. This is television, baby - entertainment for the great unwashed:
https://video.vice.com/fr/show/one-star-reviews
by photofly
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Flying Recreationally
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Flying Recreationally

In theory, zoning should be no issue; federal jurisdiction taking precedence, etc. Have a look at CAR307.
by photofly
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Recommended examiners in southern ontario?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Recommended examiners in southern ontario?

Well, Trevor Gilmore is also a pilot, and he advertises himself as a consultant to get get pilots their medicals back; he might be a good place to start.
by photofly
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Flying Recreationally
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Flying Recreationally

Not any answers from the rotary crowd yet, who I'm sure will be along soon, but your plan sounds eminently doable, if you have funds. Are you going to keep the thing on your own (rural) property or stable it at an airport? You might find getting insurance is harder than you anticipate - give a call ...
by photofly
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fuel density effect on range/fuel capacity US West coast against south east Asia
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Fuel density effect on range/fuel capacity US West coast against south east Asia

Roar wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:33 am The geographic issue referenced in code7700 is a fuel manufacturing composition difference.
Different density, therefore different volume/kg, but there's no suggestion in the article of different energy content per kg.
by photofly
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

Ah yes, the Tempest documentation says that if you have oil in your dry pump, it's not long going to be in service!
by photofly
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

Sigma-Tek pumps can rotate either way. Tempest pumps have canted vanes and come in clockwise and anti-clockwise models. Tempest documentation has a lot of do's and don't, but among them I can find no sign of any prohibition on rotating a prop, by hand, backwards. The debris inside a pump should be o...
by photofly
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 3982

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

Launchpad1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:22 am unless you put in a lot the potential returns are small.

The most it's ever likely to do is triple from its current price.
Is it a sign of the times that someone considers a 200% return to be small?
by photofly
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 3982

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

rookiepilot wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:00 pm\

I don't give a F?

...

On twitter I journal my observations on markets and the economy. I really don't give a F who it pleases or I disagree with the whole world.
Anyone who counts his followers clearly cares a lot who he pleases.
by photofly
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 3982

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

rookiepilot wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:01 pm As for me, did I mention I don't work for you when I write? People seem to miss this.
I honestly can't tell if the fact that you don't work for me means I should put more, or less, faith in what you write.
by photofly
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

Aren't vacuum pump vanes symmetrical? Why would turning them immensely slowly (compared to the usual rotational speed) backward be harmful?
by photofly
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 3982

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

rookiepilot wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:51 am "They" will always lie to you.
Um... In what sense are *you* not part of "they"?
by photofly
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Certified or Certificated Flight Instructor?
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Certified or Certificated Flight Instructor?

This may seem like a meaningless distinction, but does CFI officially stand for Certified Flight Instructor or Certificated flight instructor? It seems on some of the FAA's pages its actually says Certificated but pretty much everywhere else out there in the world says Certified. Bede is quite corr...
by photofly
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carb fire season
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: Carb fire season

Nope. It says "When the engine is cold move the throttle two or three times up to full throttle before setting it to roughly a quarter of its full travel. Press the primer button for approx 5 seconds.... When the engine is warm move the throttle one time up to full throttle before setting it to...
by photofly
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is the +/- 3 diopters requirement for class 1 medical still enforced?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Is the +/- 3 diopters requirement for class 1 medical still enforced?

It's not that TC "doesn't check" any more - there's no longer any such requirement, so your admissions person isn't right. Here's the official information: https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/publications/handbook-civil-aviation-medical-examiners-tp-13312#fig3 For what it's worth, my glasses ...
by photofly
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carb fire season
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: Carb fire season

Data point: The manufacturers instruction for one of my planes, with a very boring Lycoming O320, say to use the throttle pump three times to augment the electric primer (which is just a solenoid valve on the fuel line to the carb, pressure provided pre-start by the electric boost pump) before start...
by photofly
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Annual Inspection
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Annual Inspection

You can get a flight permit to take it for an annual, if you need to fly it somewhere. It costs something like $50 and you need a form signed by an AME that the plane is safe for flight. But not if there are outstanding ADs. They must be up to date.
by photofly
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport mismanagement
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Airport mismanagement

Maybe they should be reminded that CADORS reports aren’t supposed to be punishments?
by photofly
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical/Technology Rant
Replies: 14
Views: 1451

Re: Medical/Technology Rant

CAMEs have been open since last summer. The attests toon was/is an option for the people meeting the specified conditions.

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