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by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 32
Views: 1905

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

When flying mountain valleys, cruising altitudes is certainly on the list of considerations but I can't think of anything lower priority. It has no bearing once weather starts to be a factor. For experienced pilots, absolutely cruising altitudes is just one of many considerations, low time pilots f...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 32
Views: 1905

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

I always try to fly Odd altitudes when going East and Even when going West even if the patch of ground directly under me may not be 3000 ft below. On one not great day I met a guy going West bound at 5500 ft right in the middle of the narrowest bit near the slide. There was room for the guy to be at...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 62
Views: 4361

Re: The personal log book thing.

digits_ wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:46 am
Big Pistons Forever wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:32 am
After you have all your licenses and ratings there is no CAR's requirement to keep a log
Don't you need to be able to prove recency/currency?
A journey log book entry will suffice
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: All Trainees Fired
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: All Trainees Fired

Yes traffic will return at some point but it’s likely to be a slow go; Nav seems to be betting that they will be able to train and qualify controllers as needed. I have no comment as to whether that is a good decision or not. 3 weeks ago I was flying VFR in Southern Vancouver Island and was denied ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 32
Views: 1905

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

The older I get the bigger the yellow stripe down my back gets. Back when I was young and dumb I pushed weather in the Hope Princeton area more than a few times. One flight in particular had a satisfactory conclusion that was more a result of luck than skill. I would wager that more airplanes have b...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 62
Views: 4361

Re: The personal log book thing.

Personally I log all my flights in a paper log book. With 43 years of flying I am now on book number 5. Occasionally I browse my old logs and even the brief entries brings back old memories some good, some bad, some funny and some scary. I keep a picture album with a date on the pictures so I can cr...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 57
Views: 3524

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

Interesting dynamic at play. I get why the airlines want to conserve cash by offering travel vouchers over refunds but it I wonder if the unintended consequences have been fully thought out. Specifically how are the airlines going to grow back if no one is willing to make a forward booking because t...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training Pandemic
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Flight Training Pandemic

Several pilots I know that started flight training right after the 2008 melt down did quite well riding the leading edge of the wave as things pick up.
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piper PA 31 operating costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Piper PA 31 operating costs

Canadian Transportation Agency has sample tariffs on their website+
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 6679

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

I feel for cabin crew. In many ways I think they are in an impossible position when dealing with “guests” that don’t want to go along to get along when dealing with what is wholly a public health issue, not an aviation safety issue. There are always 2 sides to a story but the media usually doesn’t d...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fuel used per hour
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Fuel used per hour

+ 1 /\
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1673

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

I would suggest "failing" an i-pad on a ride could be considered a legitimate action by an examiner. Ideally the student should have a back up on his/her phone or a second tablet. If they don't then an acceptable response would be to get the required information from ATC. The Flight Test Guide requi...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident
Replies: 21
Views: 1689

Re: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident

When I was an Instructor I had a student retract the gear instead of the flaps on a touch and go landing. I was a half second too slow stopping them as only the right main gear folded but the airplane still ended up wrecked. The only good news was talking to the CFI the next day ( the day of the acc...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: PK 3000 vs EDO 2870/2960 on C-180
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: PK 3000 vs EDO 2870/2960 on C-180

Not a big fan of CAP 3000 floats. Good in rough water but a pig to takeoff with in calm water. They are also very unforgiving in a crosswind. You need to touch down with absolutely no drift or the ride will get very exciting. I think the 180 is a bit under floated with 2870's. I would vote for the P...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ultralight Has Two Engine Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Ultralight Has Two Engine Failures

My 01 cents 4 of my PPL students ended up buying Ultra lights with 2 stroke engines. Every single one had a least one engine failure. 3 went back to flying certified GA airplanes and the other gave up all flying after sustaining major injuries in the crash of his ultra light after an engine failure....
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance flight instructors in the Toronto area?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Freelance flight instructors in the Toronto area?

anthonyp

How much are you willing to pay for an instructor ?
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which Manufacturers Performance Numbers Do You Trust
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Which Manufacturers Performance Numbers Do You Trust

Cruise speed and range figures seem to me to be the most optimistic. I don"t think I have ever seen a piston powered airplane give me the book TAS

Also don't forget the average light airplane is 40 + years old so it is unlikely to perform as well as it did new
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3709

Re: Buying vs Renting

I agree the sweet spot for ownership is a 2 person partnership. I was in a 2 person partnership for 15 years. Over that time I could count the number of times we both wanted the airplane at the same time on the fingers of one hand, but all the fixed costs were cut in half. The challenge is to find a...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3709

Re: Buying vs Renting

At 50 hours a year owning an airplane will almost always be more expensive per hour. For a C 150 flying 50 hrs a year Annual Inspection Minimum $ 2000 Insurance $ 1400 Tie down $1000 Fuel and oil ($ 45/hr) $2250 misc (Nav Canada fee's etc) $ 100 total $ 6750 Cost per hour $ 135 Note this does not in...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: instructor valid date
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: instructor valid date

The upgrade from 4 to 3 is not by "by means of a flight test". it is a paper work exercise you use to prove you meet the prerequisites for a Class 3 rating. It does not renew your rating it simply extends the validity of your flight Instructor rating for a year. If you do not meet the requirements t...

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