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by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

someone’s parking spot
No, it was the main apron, for club and visiting airplanes, but, I still asked, in case it was an assigned club plane spot.
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 76
Views: 10012

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Wat would it cost for a company to engineer a fix ( Make the forward door fixed and increase the aft door and put a handle on it ) $10-$15000 ? Is TC too anal to fast track approval of a companies aft door mod kit ? Will Cessna be trying to prevent this kind of mod? Well, let's take this step by st...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Just a little miffed - preheating

So I'm just a little miffed at someone; I flew to one of our well known GA airports yesterday, to test fly a client's plane. The DOM at the airport knew I was coming. It was cold! So when I parked on the apron for the better part of the day, I chose a spot with an extension cord present, then before...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

Certain parts may be "made" in accordance with the proper data. That's the standard which allows you to replace a skin from stock aluminum sheet, rather buying a skin from the manufacturer. In the case of Cessna, they generally tell you what material to use, so that gets you pretty well down the roa...
by PilotDAR
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

An important element, and one the pilot can easily accomplish, is to make sure everything you control does what it is supposed to do, the way it's supposed to do it. As a part of this, most flight manuals provide at lease some system descriptions. It is your responsibility to be familiar with operat...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 989

Re: Using rudder to turn

I can't imagine ruddering a plane around at all, much less in an emergency, has any merit. If it were a good idea, it would be a) trained in flight training, and b) described in the emergency procedures section of flight manuals. Cross controlling a plane adds drag, and decreases stability. If you'r...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.

One of my mentors has been my now retired Fire Chief. In my capacity as a firefighter, I was one of the people who cut him out of his crushed pickup truck in year 2000. He was the better part of a year before he was back in action with us. The mentoring was not only all the fire stuff over the years...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Advise ATC if a pilot is sick
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: Advise ATC if a pilot is sick

I had this happen to me, and I just covered for the guy, flew single pilot and didn't tell anybody. Me too.. I was young and naive. Timmins to Thunder Bay on night. He was just doubled over with food poisoning. I asked him if he wanted to go back. He asked me if I was okay to continue to T Bay, and...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Spin Entry Controls

Pro spin controls should not be maintained in order to allow a full spin to develop as this is negative training. Agreed. I've had a few types surprise me by needing an asserted recovery, where previous spins seemed comparatively benign. During demonstration of compliance for spin recovery, the sta...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 1727

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

Like a conversation in the clubhouse, not everything one has to say will be heard, or perhaps even welcomed by everyone. If the majority of what people contribute here is positively received, and helps to generate interest in aviation, and promote safety, it was, on the whole, a success. The bits th...
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 7937

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Yeah, I think their system is flawed, and I do not have confidence in it. Even amber alerts, though important in some locales, are not important to me at home (I live on the edge on nowhere, on a dead end road). I'm not going to jump into my car, and drive out to the highway, in the hope of randomly...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability

I'm not a lawyer, though I have been exposed to accidents. injury and claims to insurance companies. Certainly, get legal advice before you sign, that's always fair. Before that, I'd simply ask the manager of the flying school to explain the whole document to you line by line. One of three things wi...
by PilotDAR
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Experimental parts on certified aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: Experimental parts on certified aircraft

It does seem like TC may be overly strict in their requirements for some simple items such as LED lights, especially in light of the fact that the FAA may have more lax requirements, but it is the system we have. Perhaps this is something COPA and it's members can help fight for? It's not that TC i...
by PilotDAR
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Re: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?

I asked, they did not recall, other than to say it was not the shape of a tree....
by PilotDAR
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Cookie cutters in a survival kit?

A new years party guest this evening had a grandfather who was a long ago, far north bush pilot. It was found after his passing, that he had two cookie cutters in his emergency survival kit. I was asked why I thought they would be in the kit, and I can't think of a reason, can anyone else? I'm told ...
by PilotDAR
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Experimental parts on certified aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: Experimental parts on certified aircraft

Just as a reminder, the person signing on the installation must have approved data which is the evidence that design compliance has been shown. I know that it's troublesome that approved data is required, but that's the cost to operate a certified plane. Some product manufacturers prefer to not subm...
by PilotDAR
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: From Float flying to Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: From Float flying to Airlines?

Any substantial amount of float flying will be very appreciated in your piloting skills, as you will have refined your hands and feet skills very well, and more importantly will have developed very good decision making skills. You will also learn dock, and "there's no job too small" work ethics, whi...
by PilotDAR
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Explosion at Beechcraft KS.
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Explosion at Beechcraft KS.

My learned contact tells me that the end blew out of a 6 foot diameter autoclave, and went out through a wall, injuring 11 people, taking out the nitrogen line, the wall of the building, and some parked cars. My thoughts go to the injured people, who likely, very literally, had no idea what hit them...
by PilotDAR
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1418

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

I admit it, this happened to me last week flying a Caravan, "Hmmm... not climbing as well as I should be... Ah, the power lever crept back a bit" - power restored, friction reset, no problem. The turbine is a little more subtle rolling itself back than a piston, though I would hope that a pilot woul...
by PilotDAR
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any pilots from Vancouver or Saskatoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Any pilots from Vancouver or Saskatoon?

You probably have more consistent nice weather flying days in Saskatoon than Vancouver. Don't let the cold worry you, as long as you dress for it. In the winter, a cold, bright winter day is much nicer for flying than a day close to freezing. Flying in -25C is no problem, as long as you are prepared...
by PilotDAR
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse
Replies: 13
Views: 3380

Re: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse

Maybe he meant to apply 20 degrees of flap, but held the button in and it went to 40? I doubt it. The amount of flap lever travel between 20 and 40 is very apparent to the pilot. 10 to 20 can be mistaken, but 20 to 40 is pretty obvious. And, had the pilot made that error, it can be immediately corr...
by PilotDAR
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence

I am aware that in other countries, Caravan, King Air and Twin Otter are endorsed on the license, so obviously, they have other rules. It's not an entirely bad idea, just a lot of paperwork. On a helicopter license in Canada, every type is endorsed. When I got my PPLH, it came with the type I flew m...
by PilotDAR
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence

One has to wonder if any "incident(s)" have ever occurred during a flight test in Canada,
Yes.
by PilotDAR
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence

I don’t believe there’s anything legally preventing you from flying any under 12,566 lbs This is my understanding too. I'm sure a quick search of the CAR standards would provide a certain answer. Interestingly, when my license was issued, it was the 4000 pound weight limit. I was thus type endorsed...
by PilotDAR
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Spins Not Specified In POH, Illegal?
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Spins Not Specified In POH, Illegal?

One of the places which provides the reference you're looking for can be found: § 3.778 Operating limitations— ........... (e) Maneuvers. All authorized maneuvers and the appropriate air-speed limitations as well as all unauthorized maneuvers shall be included in accordance with the following: (1) N...

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