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by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1526

Re: Has anybody given up?

if a couple of questions on an anonymous web forum are enough to tip you away from seeking medical help for a serious mental health condition, I’m going to suggest that is not the time to be worrying about non-existent pilot career, and that there are some other things you should prioritize in your...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What to expect buying insurance?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: What to expect buying insurance?

You can do it quick and expensive or slow and maybe cheap. The last time I needed insurance for one trip it ended up costing the buyer two weeks and more $ than insurance for the entire year. If you are in a hurry to get your plane home, go to the Marsh Canada website, insure it for a year, pay the...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What to expect buying insurance?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: What to expect buying insurance?

No idea how much it would cost for a single flight, but getting insurance nowadays is getting really hard. Took me 3 weeks to get me a quote for renewal of my airplane insurance, the advertised timeframe was 3 business days. No accidents or claims. I thought I'd shop around, and nobody else even wan...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Use the Autofeather

Wouldn't the 4 kts relate to a feathered vs unfeathered prop? A failed engine windmilling will have more drag, more yaw and have a higher Vmca. The pilot still has to control the plane while the prop is manually feathered. Autofeather takes care of that much faster. I don't think there are unfeathe...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1526

Re: Has anybody given up?

If it's serious enough to be clinical depression --- which is a whole lot different than "burn out" -- whatever that means --- You're doing it again. Clinical depression is real, but "burn out" deserves quotes and a "whatever that means"? Seriously? Yes they are differ...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1526

Re: Has anybody given up?

If you start comparing the shit life has thrown at you as a benchmark to decide whether or not someone has the right to call himself depressed or burned out, you're destroying everything you've tried to build up in other threads. Depression isn’t a charter right: it’s a diagnosis, and a serious med...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 87
Views: 10665

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Inverted2 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:30 pm I just leave mine on silent mode so I don’t get any when I’m sleeping.
You're funny
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1526

Re: Has anybody given up?

And I'm sorry, but using the word "burnt out" in relation to something like flight training disrespects that very word. Are you kidding us? A lot of shit life can throw at you -- --- a lot more serious. For someone who has made a post about depression you don't seem to be very good at sta...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 87
Views: 10665

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

rookiepilot wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:03 pm Remember everyone.

ITS ALL ABOUT YOU.
What was that test supposed to accomplish? It's one thing if they would send an alert that is actually useful. But a random test without any feedback option? What's the point?
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 87
Views: 10665

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

THIS WILL SOUND EVERY 3 SECONDS UNLESS SOMETHING ISN'T OK. What are you so stuck up about? It was a well publicized test. I would disagree. I read a daily paper, listen to a crapton of talk radio, and watch broadcast TV news about twice a week. I heard nothing about it. The only thing it accomplish...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Digital" 406 MHz ELTs to Be Mandatory - TC
Replies: 32
Views: 785

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

You're kidding yourself if you think every flight you make today isn't traceable back to your aircraft if the need arises. Well it plainly isn’t, or we wouldn’t need to install ELTs at all. You need ELTs so they can track your flight within minutes -ideally- if you crash. Give someone a few days, a...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 70
Views: 3144

Re: V1 in small twins

When simulation accurately replicates the actual flight characteristics of an aeroplane into the 90 percentile (which is a Part 61 certification requirement) it’s of little value to blow off flight simulation as “not being like the real aircraft”. Aircraft manufacturers provide the sim manufacturer...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Calm Air ATR Runway Excursion
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Calm Air ATR Runway Excursion

Wow. They must have exited at a high speed, if you look at how far they went into the snow.

Any rumours on what caused it?
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 70
Views: 3144

Re: V1 in small twins

If you're unable to maintain directional control, it's probably an even worse idea to go flying... Hello Digits: I didn't state that pilots cannot maintain directional control - in almost all cases, once a pilot becomes proficient at handling engine failures during the takeoff phase of flight (max ...
by digits_
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Digital" 406 MHz ELTs to Be Mandatory - TC
Replies: 32
Views: 785

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

Does the 406 elt only look for a gps signal once activated, or does it maintain a constant gps lock while flying?
by digits_
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1526

Re: Has anybody given up?

Then you sign on, and they bury you with 14 hours of work a day. They own you, bud. That game is as old as the hills. No free lunch exists, and surely not from any multinational firm. Some do, pay well above average, and were upfront about it. Others don't. Advertised a 9 to 5 job, still paid well,...
by digits_
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1526

Re: Has anybody given up?

I don't get the complaining I always read about the early years in an aviation career. News Flash: Its NO DIFFERENT in any other high potential, professional level career, law, medicine, business, architecture, engineering. Look it up. It's called tuition. Does everyone expect to jump right from fl...
by digits_
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 70
Views: 3144

Re: V1 in small twins

Let's start with an example of a navajo. Accelerate stop somewhere around 3000 ft, single engine stake off distance probably around the same. This airplane is now taking off from a 10000 ft runway, with a V1 calculated for a 3000 ft runway. You have 7000 ft of extra runway that is not taken into ac...
by digits_
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lost Documents
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Lost Documents

photofly wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:56 pm He’ll be pleased. He never wins anything.
That's true.

It might have to do with the fact I don't participate in anything either.

Thanks though!

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