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by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

It is now over 14 years from the first flight of the F 35 and things are not getting better........ From Flight Global Lockheed Martin F-35 deficiencies: two fewer in 2020, 871 issues remain By Garrett Reim14 January 2021 Lockheed Martin managed to reduce the total number of identified problems with...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Daily air times total in the tech logs?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Daily air times total in the tech logs?

CAR 605.96 SCHEDULE II Technical Record for an Airframe, Engine, Propeller or Component only refences the owner or the person who was responsible for a maintenance action as the person responsible for making the entry. Also with respect to the Tech log the only entries are those required in the sche...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Left or Right seat

From the CAR's 421.40 Blanket and Individual Type Ratings (3) Individual Type Rating Requirements (a) Aeroplane - Two Crew (i) Knowledge An applicant for an individual aircraft type rating for aeroplanes with a minimum flight crew requirement of at least two pilots shall have completed a program of ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?
Replies: 24
Views: 1798

Re: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?

Things that seem really cool in your 20's (pulling G, seeing all parts of the world, flying 150' AGL in the dark over the Arctic Ocean, maintaining small arms/NBC/fitness qualifications and doing lots of desk work) become less cool in your 30's and 40's. By the time you hit 50, they start to become...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1465

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

All of the C 172 POH's specify that spins should be entered at a high enough altitude that recovery will be at, at least 4000 ft AGL
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Engine Failure After takeoff (simulated)
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Engine Failure After takeoff (simulated)

I would suggest this exercise should be done in a full flight simulator.
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B
Replies: 29
Views: 2500

Re: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B

I know of 2 cases where a pilot bought a job by purchasing a majority stake in an already existing and operating 703 AOC. One was financed by the bank of Daddy and the whole thing ended badly. The other involved the pilot putting everything he owned on the line to pay for the buy in and resulted in ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1465

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

If possible PPLs should be exposed to marginal VFR, to see how unfun the edge of their envelope is. Most new pilots have trouble spotting airports in clear skies even with the aid of the gps, now do it with 3sm vis. One of the challenges is that many Instructors have no experience flying in any kin...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B
Replies: 29
Views: 2500

Re: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B

Sure you can, have someone manage the Caravan under their AOC. Business aircraft management is one of the biggest sectors in Canadian business aviation. It's complex, but I'm sure someone is happy to take 40-50k, plus a % to manage a Caravan. Most management companies have provisions for cargo. The...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor taking control
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Instructor taking control

One thing I forgot to add on my first post is it is vitally important that Instructors don't try to "help" students by giving the controls a nudge. This is a recipe for disaster as flying an aircraft by committee is not going to work. If the instructor can not get the student to address th...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor taking control
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Instructor taking control

This happened to me just the other day, landing in a 15G30 crosswind with loads of mechanical turbulence (IOW, beyond my current skill level), and we suspected wind shear as well. But in my case, my instructor didn't take control, I unilaterally relenquished control when I felt the situation was be...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1465

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

There is no common aircraft that I can think of where if immediate action to reduce AOA and stop the yaw at the first indication of loss of controlled flight; is taken the aircraft will not immediate recover back to controlled flight. By definition to teach a student how to recover from a spin, the ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1465

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

Flight training by design is broken down by exercise. One of the disadvantages of this approach is that it can lead instructors to treat each air exercise as a discrete event. Good piloting means recognizing the flight conditions as a spectrum with a constant evaluation of the aircraft's current fli...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1465

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

My Musketeer is not certified for intentional spins (slow recovery plus a tendency to spiral). I got an incipient spin once over Glen Valley and spin training saved my butt. Power-on stall -> wing drop -> WHOOPS! ...laura I would l suggest that based on what you described you did not do a "spi...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1465

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

The problem is the majority of spin accidents occur when an pilot lost control at low altitude and the aircraft entered a spin. The unfortunate reality is that for most of these accidents even if the correct spin recovery actions are applied, there will not be enough altitude to recover. That is why...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B
Replies: 29
Views: 2500

Re: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B

You're in for a world of pain to get an OC from TC. I'd explore the requirements very thoroughly before committing to anything. I am a pilot with an aircraft You're starting at the wrong end of the horse. You need to be a Company with an Operating Certificate, a Person Responsible for Maintenance, ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting The First Job Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Getting The First Job Stories

Personally I have always depended on being lucky rather than good :D
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1882

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

Ok, so let's have a discussion about avoiding distraction, rather than looking more at the ASI, mkay? Think I might have mentioned something like this too. I`ll need to check. Good luck on preventing millions of flights from having distractions. Time to deal with realities of life rather than fanta...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting The First Job Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Getting The First Job Stories

I got my first job while I was in the air on my Class 4 Instructor Rating Flight Test. At about the same time I was sweating a slow flight demo, one of the instructors got a call from a buddy saying that there was a Navajo job that just opened and it was his if he got his butt over to the operator, ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Admission for CPL Flight Test
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Admission for CPL Flight Test

Exemptions can't be extended, they have to be re-issued when they expire with a new number. See COVID-19 Exemption NCR-128-2020

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