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by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing at night before the lighted displaced threshold
Replies: 17
Views: 1216

Re: Landing at night before the lighted displaced threshold

The airport I fly at has a displaced threshold at night by lighting. I believe this is to account for a forest area that acts as a black hole on short final. My question, is it “illegal” to land and touchdown before the lighted threshold at night? On winter nights with the moon you can clearly see ...
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2516

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

Let me expand on that. Pilots now are not significantly better than pilots 20 or 30 years ago were. Technology, on the other hand, is vastly more advanced. There is no reason to think that technology won't continue to improve, and there is no reason to think that pilot abilities will improve any mor...
by Redneck_pilot86
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2516

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

Most accidents have the pilot as a contributing factor. Pilots are the weakest link. They fail on a rate at least equal to any other component. Either they fail to respond appropriately to a situation, make decisions that get them in over their head, or deliberately crash. We'll see completely pilot...
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 23
Views: 2199

Re: Left or Right seat

Expand on this. There is no requirement for the PIC to even BE in a seat. At my 705 operator on the 737, we do augmented flights. The crew consists of 2 Captains and one F/O. The F/O is never allowed to sit in the left seat, but both Captains may sit in the right seat (with the other Captain in the...
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 23
Views: 2199

Re: Left or Right seat

Expand on this. There is no requirement for the PIC to even BE in a seat.
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Yukon charter operator
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: Yukon charter operator

ayseven wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:30 pm I was surprised to read there was an actual community in Beaver Creek. Used to be this tiny little one way strip on the top of a mountain. Was huge fun going there!
The current Beaver Creek airport was built in the 1960s, and is in one of the flattest places in the Yukon.
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO: PIPER PA28 ARCHER Makes a nearly Perfect Emergency Beach Landing on Treasure Island, Florida Jan 17 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: VIDEO: PIPER PA28 ARCHER Makes a nearly Perfect Emergency Beach Landing on Treasure Island, Florida Jan 17 2021

How irresponsible do you have to be to land on such a busy beach instead of ditching in the water. This could have easily gotten far worse. How stupid do you have to be to think you know better? No injuries, so it obviously was the right choice. I can't see a single person on that beach that was at...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 23
Views: 2199

Re: Left or Right seat

Some aircraft, such as the C208, specify that the PIC must be in the left seat, in the AFM. Most aircraft in the 703 realm don't specify, but worth a look for your particular aircraft. If it doesn't specify, you can sit in either seat. I regularly fly from the right seat in single pilot vfr ops.
by Redneck_pilot86
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 737 Missing - Jan 9 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2296

Re: 737 Missing - Jan 9 2020

They say it appears to have hit the water intact. Reports that it was in a 40000 fpm dive. Terrifying to say the least. At that kind of rate, I would have thought to expect structural breakup before impact? My napkin math says that equates to about 455MPH or roughly 400 knots. Overspeeding the airf...
by Redneck_pilot86
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR currency required for training flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: IFR currency required for training flights

Provincial COVID restrictions are not applicable to pilots in the course of their duty. If your IFR training is associated with commercial flying, its exempt as an essential service. Whether you and your buddy want to go that route or not is up to you, but if you do, the odds of being prosecuted are...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Does FSS clear IFR aircraft to land at RAAS MF's?
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Does FSS clear IFR aircraft to land at RAAS MF's?

Also worth noting - controlled airspace in this case doesn't mean everyone is controlled, its only controlled for IFR. The VFR traffic in the same area is uncontrolled. Thats why its generally easier to cancel when able and continue in VFR. I have to disagree slightly. It is controlled for everyone...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Digital" 406 MHz ELTs to Be Mandatory - TC
Replies: 61
Views: 2498

Re: "Digital" 406 MHz ELTs to Be Mandatory - TC

Right. Let's all get rid of them then, based on your experience. Homing pigeons are the way forward. Keep one in the tail plane - if your airframe disintegrates the pigeon will be freed and can fly for help. Plus they'll keep the spiders down. Only an idiot would have that takeaway from my post. Yo...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Digital" 406 MHz ELTs to Be Mandatory - TC
Replies: 61
Views: 2498

Re: "Digital" 406 MHz ELTs to Be Mandatory - TC

I used a 406 ELT once, self activated after an engine failure in flight. From 7500' to surface and successful landing, and about 10 minutes, you would think they could get a pretty accurate location with this super advanced technology. They managed to narrow my location down to a 50NM radius circle ...
by Redneck_pilot86
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Does FSS clear IFR aircraft to land at RAAS MF's?
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Does FSS clear IFR aircraft to land at RAAS MF's?

To muddy the water further - FSS WILL give you your IFR clearance (I don't know about muskoka specifically, but in some places) but its not actually them clearing you. They've made a phone call to the appropriate center and are just relaying the information. Also worth noting - controlled airspace i...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Self attestation for medical renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7157

Re: Self attestation for medical renewal

Yes - Thats how I sent mine.

Address is here: https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/civil- ... n_medicine
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 2256

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

https://www.motor1.com/news/443293/small-plane-lands-tennessee-highway/ video of the departure. Those of you thinking that curve is a big deal need to get out of the circuit more. Yeah Sure. Let’s think those who believe this was not a good decision by the pilot in the video, are simply not as good...
by Redneck_pilot86
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 703 Piston Twin T/O Perf requirements
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: 703 Piston Twin T/O Perf requirements

there is no requirement to do the performance calculations required of 704/705 ME aircraft. That said, you do have an obligation to operate the aircraft within its limitations - if the manual says you need 2000' to get airborne, and you depart from 1500', you're going to be fine, right up until you'...
by Redneck_pilot86
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 2256

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

https://www.motor1.com/news/443293/smal ... e-highway/

video of the departure. Those of you thinking that curve is a big deal need to get out of the circuit more.
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 7662

Re: Westjet mask policy

Its not just a west jet policy,its law. Those same people are required to wear a mask on their corporate charter too.
by Redneck_pilot86
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Self attestation for medical renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7157

Re: Self attestation for medical renewal

The way I read it, the self attestation is only good till Aug 1 anyway. What a goat show. The August 1 change is to handle the previous exemption, which was a blanket 60 day extension for anyone expiring between April 1 and June 1 (extending them to a max of Aug 1). Then TC changed to the declarati...

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