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by Taco Joe
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1657

Re: Gyroplanes

I've been seeing a lot of them flying throughout my travels in the US recently. It always seems like the people in them are having a blast when we taxi by each other. I'd love to go up for a famil flight in one.
by Taco Joe
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 103
Views: 8696

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

CRFI or TALPA, the bottom line is that your landing distance on a contaminated runway will likely be flight tested. Not always. For the LJ45XR, which is a Part 25 certified aircraft. This is also the only data we have available for landing on a wet runway: Title Page: Contaminated Runway Data The p...
by Taco Joe
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handling of power on take off and landing.
Replies: 28
Views: 2138

Re: Handling of power on take off and landing.

I've only flown small singles, but I always have one hand on the throttle for the first 500 feet and last 500 feet. When I fly gliders, one hand is on the release instead of the throttle. I haven't flown a glider in a long time, so maybe the techniques have changed. But for the many years that I fl...
by Taco Joe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Membership
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: COPA Membership

Thank you all for the input. I've been talking with a friend that wants to go in on an airplane, so maybe the classifieds would be useful (even if the online version apparently sucks).

No one has commented on the magazine though, so I'll ask again. Are the articles still good?
by Taco Joe
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Membership
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

COPA Membership

Hi all, I had a COPA membership when I was back in college and cancelled it after I graduated to save some money many years ago. Now that I've got some disposable income and am looking at re-subscribing to some magazines and re-joining some organisations (e.g., COPA, OFAH, etc.). I was wondering if ...
by Taco Joe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Bose Proflight

I ended up getting the DC Pro-X, I tried that out in the Lear 45 on the way down to Florida yesterday and at least for me, I think was the better purchase. I think I'm sold on getting the Pro-X, but I've yet to try it on. I keep bouncing back and forth from Clarity Aloft vs Pro-X. Does the Pro-X mo...
by Taco Joe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Bose Proflight

I tried it on the other day in AvWorld before they went on sale earlier on in the week. It's a very different feeling headset (not uncomfortable, just feels different compared to a traditional headset). As you can probably see in the photos on their website, the frame that goes across the top of you...
by Taco Joe
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ban of Handheld Lasers within 10k of airports
Replies: 71
Views: 3848

Re: Ban of Handheld Lasers within 10k of airports

It was reported to FSS in the air, and they forwarded it to local police. Zero outcome. The police didn't seem interested despite the fact I could identify exactly what building it came from with video. That's very interesting and disheartening to hear. When and where was this? I had one about two ...
by Taco Joe
Sat May 05, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Flight Safety

It depends on the manufacturer. For example, if you've been typed on a Cessna product, you'll have access to all the training manuals/flashcards for that type on Flightbag forever. However, if you're on a Bombardier product, you will have access to them starting about a month before training starts ...
by Taco Joe
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be.
Replies: 132
Views: 15891

Re: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be

First 1000, in a CE206 flying survey over Grand Rapids, MI (KGRR).
Second 1000, in a CE650 somewhere over the Atlantic flying back to Toronto (CYYZ) from North Eleuthra (MYEH).
by Taco Joe
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to the US without transponder
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Flying to the US without transponder

I remember trying to do this a few years ago for bringing a plane back from the US. We had to call up each TRACON and tower for the airspace that we planned on transiting through up until we got back in Canadian airspace. They allowed us to do it, they just needed to know times and routing and for u...
by Taco Joe
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ornge "Aerodrome Compliance Coordinator" ad
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Ornge "Aerodrome Compliance Coordinator" ad

I believe that's called "Quality Assurance".
by Taco Joe
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7520

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

Sprayed with urine? This makes me think that either they were 1. Wearing a skirt, 2. Their pants were off (which is a whole other issue that deserves it's own thread) or 3. Someone has a urethra the size of a fire hose and they should get that checked out.
by Taco Joe
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7520

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

I'm kind of surprised a plastic airplane couldn't be restarted in flight. Maybe I'm just falsely assuming that plastic means new-ish which means everything works. Is there some sort of FADEC voodoo that would prevent a restart? LnS. +1 If they couldn't get the engine restarted, then there's an issu...
by Taco Joe
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7520

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

Purposely coming in on one engine is a stupid idea, for several obvious reasons.

However, doing an in-flight shutdown (and restarting it before starting an approach) is good experience. Also, if I recall correctly, it is required for the multi-engine rating.
by Taco Joe
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario
Replies: 333
Views: 47841

Re: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario

Bottom line? It's a piece of paper. You have an ATPL, flying right seat in a Navajo.......you're still flying right seat in a Navajo. Now what? The "paper" won't change a thing. It's a joke, really. Isn't it? You'll still be "that guy" I see taxiing out on gravel without first making your calls, so...
by Taco Joe
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airmanship Education
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Airmanship Education

rob-air wrote:Now Some noisy machines pilots should be educated on aimanship, I get so irritated when they start up their turboprops while I am trying to show a student how to perform a walk around,cant even hear myself think.
I hope you're just trolling with that statement.
by Taco Joe
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NDB's WHY??
Replies: 80
Views: 5779

Re: NDB's WHY??

Doc wrote:
Hawkerflyer wrote:The NDB is still widely used in Africa.
Unlike penicillin, a lot of stuff is widely used in Africa. AK47s etc., doesn't necessarily make it a good idea idea here?
I dunno, an AK might help with the grouse hunt this year...
by Taco Joe
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NDB's WHY??
Replies: 80
Views: 5779

Re: NDB's WHY??

CID wrote:Can you legally shoot the ILS to 07 in YQT without an ADF on board?
Yes you can. If you have a GPS or DME on board, you're all set.
by Taco Joe
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mag check on shutdown
Replies: 63
Views: 5277

Re: Mag check on shutdown

Do you perform a mag check before shutting down the engine(s). I have seen/heard people do mags off then quickly on/both. What does this do? None of this have I seen in the POH or lycoming manual. As cap41 said, it's to make sure you don't have a hot mag with the ignition off. It also helps you det...
by Taco Joe
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Down and Clear" for IFR Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

Re: "Down and Clear" for IFR Aircraft

Flybabe wrote:
photofly wrote:I think the op is over thinking. Tell other pilots what you'd want them to tell you.
I agree with this. I believe it's called "airmanship".
What is this "airmanship" you speak of?
by Taco Joe
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 264
Views: 27773

Re: Pet Peeves

mgm wrote:it's CYA(T) class F restricted airspace
It's actually advisory airspace, big difference.
by Taco Joe
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about airworthiness
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Question about airworthiness

I used to fly a 414 with the Robertson STOL kit, never noticed any type of roll when deploying flap. As many other people have said, it should be able to be resolved with an adjustment of the rigging.

I'm very surprised that Robertson would just say "Meh, that's just the way it is".
by Taco Joe
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The ever looming pilot "shortage"
Replies: 33
Views: 5456

Re: The ever looming pilot "shortage"

. Well, the companies know they're going to be operating in North America, where we have these issues. If we hire pilots from here, they will most likely have experience de-icing and will be prepared to operate in those conditions, as opposed to a foreign pilot. We have lots of winter in Europe. I ...
by Taco Joe
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The ever looming pilot "shortage"
Replies: 33
Views: 5456

Re: The ever looming pilot "shortage"

As to the statement that a European F/O de-iced for the first time in his career, I am shocked!! Imagine that... a professional airline pilot having to adapt to a new situation!! I'm sure the guy was frozen in terror!! Pilots who fly in Europe rarely have to deal with de-icing situations... that is...

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