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by PilotDAR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey

The strutted and cantilever Cessna 210's, as well as 206, and all the 180 series meet the same structural design requirements (the 172's, 152's & 150's meeting the higher strength "Utility" design requirement, and the Aerobats more yet). So yes, you can say that strutted and cantilever are the same ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey

Survey and patrol ops have the potential to put the plane into a rougher life because of the requirement to fly a certain route and altitude regardless. It's not like the pilot can climb for smoother air, they must fly where they're needed to be, unless its simply too rough for the operation at all....
by PilotDAR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C 172 checklist Canada vs US
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: C 172 checklist Canada vs US

Agreed, nothing says you can't write your own checklist for a particular plane, and this becomes a good idea if doing so logically combines required FMS checklists into one user friendly document. What to avoid is preparing a checklist which deviates from the format, repeats things or has many more ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C 172 checklist Canada vs US
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: C 172 checklist Canada vs US

Airplanes manufactured since the mid 1970's include a checklist as a part of the approved section of the flight manual - so that checklist is approved. If there are any flight manual supplements applicable to that airplane, any checklist items in there are also applicable. It is not ideally convenie...
by PilotDAR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Home made procedures

One of the things I see too frequently, which terrify me are amateur pilots flying "STOL" takeoffs, which then continue into very steep, slow climbouts, where there is no obstacle. Sure, your STOL plane (and yes, I have one) can leave the ground in an impressively short distance, but once you've esc...
by PilotDAR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: Another Norseman...gone

IF one does a backside approach ( no worries mate, it is calm as hell so no concerns with wind shear induced stall ) you have a lower approach speed at a steeper profile to position yourself for the smaller lake . If you're flying a back side of the power curve approach, and a steeper approach, you...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Home made procedures

Elsewhere, a poster has postulated a procedure which is really not accepted practice, and in my opinion (having nearly died riding through a not so different event), a really risky idea. Yeah, I'll go along with the theme that the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask, but I see, hear and r...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Yeah... It was the "transition" part which got me. The whole point of a glassy water approach is to definitely not transition anything, until you contact the water under control, then you can transition to staying on the water by removing power, and not bouncing. Otherwise, if, during the glassy wat...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Has anyone in the float world tried backside power approaches to a glassy then transition to front side approach by adding power and be immediately onto the glassy approach profile for your A/C ?
No.
by PilotDAR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: Another Norseman...gone

but sounds like a hard hit. Could you actually belly flop hard enough to break both floats
Yes, and many bones too.
by PilotDAR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1884

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Guys can wear their harness however they like in accordance with SOP/regulation and their judgement/prerogatives.
'Cause there are no overhead bins in the cockpit to hit with your head!

I can't imagine not wanting to be strapped into the plane, unless there were a need to be out of my seat.
by PilotDAR
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 37
Views: 1884

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

It's just more comfortable, and as mentioned there isn't a safety advantage. My couch is comfortable, and has no seatbelts. My airplane is less comfortable, and has seatbelts. I wear all of them all of the time. I'm not in my (or any) plane for comfort, so It'd rather be tied into it with all the b...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

A single pilot airplane (defined by its design, or national approval) requires one licensed pilot. There is no role for a second licensed pilot as a required crew member. If there is a second licensed pilot aboard, they are a passenger, no matter what their qualification. If the person flying is a s...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Need new battery in the Cessna 180
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Need new battery in the Cessna 180

2 x Odyssey Batteries, PC680's. Fit them under a LSTC and you're set. Odyssey batteries are super. Several non certified airplanes I have flown have them in, and they work well. However, I cannot sSTC (new LSTC) them into a certified plane, as they are not TSO'd, and TC requires that standard for t...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Need new battery in the Cessna 180
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Need new battery in the Cessna 180

Don't try to save money on a battery for a floatplane, you really don't want to find yourself having to hand prop it in the bush! I buy Concorde sealed batteries, and have been very satisfied with their longevity.
by PilotDAR
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 1911

Re: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport

Milan was interviewed on the news just now, and stated that the festival was planned for adjacent property which is not his. So, I guess there's an association, but it sounds like dissatisfied music goers should not be directing their unhappiness toward Milan and the airport, but rather the promoters.
by PilotDAR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rock your wings - on the preflight inspection
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Rock your wings - on the preflight inspection

Yes, water trapped in wrinkles was an issue in the C 310 I used to fly, I rocked the wings. When I first started getting to know my new 150 32 years ago, I rocked the wings. I heard the rattle of a screwdriver handle inside the wing as it rolled around. After a few attempts, I was able to see it, an...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 36
Views: 1242

Re: Full flap landing rquired

Just wait until you've made the runway before adding the final 40. And you shouldn't be on "glideslope"....you should be well above the PAPI slope to do a reasonable landing with 40 degrees of flap. Dragging it along a 3 degree glideslope with lots of power using 40 degrees of flap is highly unreas...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 85
Views: 11576

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

the throttles on a “real” DC3 are in the middle. Props on the left Which is very nice for "real" DC-3's, and would not be permitted for the Basler. With the Basler updates being approved under FAR Part 25, instead of CAR 4, it is required that the engine control location conform to FAR Part 25 stan...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 36
Views: 1242

Re: Full flap landing rquired

But there's also a strong argument to have students demonstrate their ability to make appropriate choices from the options available, and if a partial flap landing is preferred for some non-trivial reason, I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed. I agree, as long as the student/pilot is making a ch...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 36
Views: 1242

Re: Full flap landing rquired

Ex 18 – landings are expected to be with a full-flap configuration unless in strong crosswind or gusty wind conditions. Excellent, hopefully all the time, not just for Ex 18. Unless there is a good reason not to, every landing I fly is full flap, as doing so is generally an element of the type desi...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: Kelowna

Land a privately operated seaplane in the wrong configuration and the TSB investigates. Land a DC3 in (or on) a lake and not even a boo :roll: From my experience, the TSB will have little interest in this. I imagine that they are considering the DC-3 event with a lot more interest... Okay, yeah, Al...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawaii Twin Skydive Accident, 11 dead.
Replies: 16
Views: 1859

Re: Hawaii Twin Skydive Accident, 11 dead.

Years ago, it was my decision to stop flying for a jump operation, as they refused to put measures into place to assure W&B compliance for flights. The eager young CPL time builder pilots who took over after me, seemed to not care, and also have far less experience than I had. Being overweight is ba...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 85
Views: 11576

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

Basler has made the engine control knobs correctly, so they conform to the required shapes. In the dark, you can feel the shape of the knob to assure you're holding the correct one before moving it. On the Basler, the power levers are very tall (with round, black knobs) because there is a spring loa...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2499

Re: How to improve flight training.

It's not so much what you are flying, but that you fly different aircraft types to help you understand that it should be your goal to refine your techniques, and raise your own personal standards of flying. The first part of that will be realizing that your standards can be raised. Yeah, awesome! Yo...

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