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by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

Weather will be number one; then CFIT. See page four of the Aviation Safety Letter 1/2018 https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca-publications/Aviation-Safety-Letter-1-2018-eng.pdf The numbers above are from the TC Aviation Safety letter 1 of 2018. I miss remembered the order but I think it is very...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Using rudder to turn

http://www.nar-associates.com/technical-flying/impossible/impossible_wide_screen.pdf I think this is a good example of what should be vs what is What should be: Every pilot can very quickly react to a engine failure and then maintain a coordinated steep turn at a low airspeed What is: Many pilots t...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Using rudder to turn

incidentally hitting a house is very rarely fatal as the aircraft doesn't stop instantly, it has some small distance to decelerate which greatly reduces crash forces. In this scenario, it’s not the people in the aircraft I’m concerned about. If you want to fly a piston single over a built up area, ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 608

The importance of maintaining your airplane

From level turn thread Further investigation showed that the factory swivel connection at the fuel valve had been replaced by a homemade part sometime in the aircraft's history. The valve had become stiff, as they do with age, and this bogus fitting had bent. The bending, combined with the stiffness...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Using rudder to turn

I have to say my spiny senses really started tingling when I saw this I was able to maintain about 300 feet and minimum flying speed with the engine alternately surging and quitting. 300 ft AGL with just enough power to maintain "minimum flying speed" and the pilot executes an approximately 225 deg ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Using rudder to turn

I pushed the throttle to full power and began the takeoff roll, and it all was so darned normal until I got airborne. The engine began to miss, cough, catch, sputter, et cetera, and we weren't climbing. If this has ever happened to you, you know it is not a good thing. I was able to maintain about ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: H2AD vs. E2D oil level
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: H2AD vs. E2D oil level

The C172M has the E2D model installed and the POH states that the minimum oil level is 5 qts Personally I would not fly this engine with less than this amount of oil. I have found that all engines are a little different with how much oil they like before they started just puking it out the breather,...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Spin Entry Controls

Out of spin aileron (ie right aileron in a left spin) will increase the speed of departure into the spin, spin rotation rate and may destabilize the spin. As a general rule it should never be used in general flight training and a major component of spin training should be to get students to resist t...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Winnipeg at - 29 with a 25kt wind
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ADF/NDB on CPAER
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: ADF/NDB on CPAER

ADF with fixed card is the "over there" Instrument. Where is the station ? Its over there where the needle is pointing. Now you have to ask your self "where is the aircraft pointing" The difference is the relative bearing. The good news is pretty soon the ADF will be relegated to the same fate as th...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PTR Issues with Flight School
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: PTR Issues with Flight School

TC will accept an electronic PTR as long as it is in the correct format and appropriately signed of by the student and CFI or delegate. The PTR belongs to the student and not to the school. Completing the PTR is a CAR's requirement for the instructor and the school so the best thing to do in these s...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Flight training in your own plane - costs

Bede I think to paint a complete picture you have to include the engine overhaul costs because the aircraft will not be worth $ 27,000 more now that you have done the engine. Realistically you would get maybe 1/3 of you money back if you sold it today. So the delta of $ 18,000 needs to be counted ag...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1423

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Our SOPs are for PF to initiate power, PM to set it. PF keeps hands on power levers until V1, then removes them. PM sets climb power after 400 feet upon which power levers become PFs responsibility. There’s no requirement to have your hands on the power levers after 400 feet. I’ve had a few engines...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

I would suggest the reason you don't take off with contaminated wings is not because "Transport might be on board" it is because there is no safe amount of contamination and there are sadly many examples of smoking holes due to this fact. If in doubt about the state of critical surfaces, them there...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

I would suggest the reason you don't take off with contaminated wings is not because "Transport might be on board" it is because there is no safe amount of contamination and there are sadly many examples of smoking holes due to this fact. If in doubt about the state of critical surfaces, them there ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Well, if they come lookin' to lure me out of retirement, I'm putting my foot down! Signing bonus, minimum $150000/yr plus allowances, 30 days (working days) holidays, and only work between ten and two with an hour off at noon for lunch and a nap... :smt040 Air Force pilot OJPR: " Can without benefi...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9103

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

The Aerostar has a very simple fuel system. The 2 wet wing tanks gravity drain into a fuselage center tank which feeds both engines. The only way to get into trouble in this airplane is double cross feed the wing tanks which is prohibited and really dumb.
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 1974

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

[q uote=co-joe post_id=1097540 time=1575836696 user_id=53] I believe this crash is the main reason 703 and 704 ops have to use the ridiculous segmented weights formula based on the number of seats on the aircraft type certificate and the ratio of females to males instead of the standard weights used...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 53
Views: 4696

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

To the OP How much PIC time do you have now ? If it is not enough to get your ATPL how are you going to get it as a lawn dart FO ? Yes 704 operators are hiring brand new CPL/MEIFR pilots straight to the 1900 however alot of those guys and gals are not making it through the training. If you do decide...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats

That is correct, but not meeting the min. climb rate at 3600 lbs after a balked landing was due to the slow flap retraction speed from flaps 40. Because of the pressure to complete the program back in 1977 the max flap setting was reduced to 30 and the MTOW was reduced to 3500lbs. But today you can...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats

That is correct, but not meeting the min. climb rate at 3600 lbs after a balked landing was due to the slow flap retraction speed from flaps 40. Because of the pressure to complete the program back in 1977 the max flap setting was reduced to 30 and the MTOW was reduced to 3500lbs. But today you can...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: American equivalent of AvCanada?
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: American equivalent of AvCanada?

pprune has a pretty active section on AUS/NZ aviation with forums for both airline and GA
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 1201

Re: "Currently"

So can we reach a consensus on the following: "Uhhh... aaaaand.... C-GABC with you, now currently showing about approximately 3.43 miles east of Sumspot at this time, conflicting traffic please advise..." I am disappointed in my fellow instructors here :oops: Let me help you with some corrections "...

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