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by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 53
Views: 4130

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: 582

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: 582

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: 6
Views: 530

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: 979

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 "...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 979

Re: "Currently"

I haven't found a single situation that warrants the use of "currently" in any radio transmission. But please, prove me wrong, I'm curious! I have to admit that got me thinking. How about when ATC asks you for something you are already doing ? eg ATC " reduce to min approach speed" ABC " ABC curren...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 979

Re: "Currently"

Personally I would just like to see pilots take a 3 second pause on the frequency change over instead of just changing the freq and immediately start talking. On my last 36 minute flight 3 transmissions were blocked when somebody started talking even though there was already a transmission occurring...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats

The straight ( ie non turbo) legacy 206 ( ie built on or before 1985) on EDO floats has a restricted MTOW of 3500lbs because it could not meet the certification for minimum climb rate of 10Vs ft/min at 3600 lbs. I have never seen an STC that changes that. All of the upgross STC's try to address the ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Alternate
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: IFR Alternate

Before using the sliding scale I would suggest you ask what weather phenomena is making the vis poor enough so that you can't just use the straight 800 and 2. Just because you can use the sliding scale doesn't mean it is a good idea.... Also personally as a general rule I would rather have a low cei...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: ILS question

The only reason I could ever imagine doing the LOC over the ILS would be for glideslope issues. The glideslope transmitter might be broken for example. If the GS is broken I would fly the LPV because virtually all runways with an ILS also now have an LPV approach. In any case if you are flying an I...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Landing.

My 02 cents 1) 30 years ago a highly respected Instructor in Victoria gave me some excellent advice. Coach the student to set up the flare and when the aircraft is in the landing attitude and about 2 feet above the runway add just enough power so the aircraft won't settle. The students goal is to ma...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: ILS question

I am having difficulty understanding the issue here. You fly the approach you are assigned. If it is the ILS you fly the ILS numbers if it is a LOC only you fly those numbers. Why would anybody fly a LOC approach using the ILS numbers ?
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: ILS question

Personally I think the OP is overthinking this. You fly the approach you are cleared to the appropriate minimums straight in or circling. At the published minimums you either go around or manoeuvre visually to the landing again either by flying straight ahead, or making a turn to align the aircraft ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

From the Aeronautics Act “pilot-in-command means, in relation to an aircraft, the pilot having responsibility and authority for the operation and safety of the aircraft during flight time; (commandant de bord)” The most practical way to look at this is as follows: If the OP is if flying the aircraft...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: ADS-B

I would guess it is more than just ADS-B. The jets probably need LPV, Radious to Fix, FANs 2, Controller Datalink etc etc I could see easily spending more than 500K just to get the basics needed to operate anywhere, anytime. It would make way more sense to replace them with 2 used 605's, but this is...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: Autoland in a Piper

I guess we should just go ahead and rename the PPL as the "Takeoff Technician" Course :roll: Personally I don't have a problem with the Cirrus chute. I have a reasonable amount of SEP IMC and SEP night time and the idea of having more options when the engine becomes uninterested in further toil is a...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cpl flight test standards
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Cpl flight test standards

The March AC describes the current policies. The next AC will be issued before any new CPL flight test standards come into effect. I am not at liberty to describe the proposed changes but I think when they are promulgated you will find them reasonable and appropriate and they will not cause instruct...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cpl flight test standards
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Cpl flight test standards

An advisory circular will be out shortly explaining the changes
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Personally I think only pilots who never ever missed a frequency change in their whole flying career should be criticizing this crew.......
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3103

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

It's not hard to fly badly, but it's really hard to fly badly in the style of someone who never learned to fly. It's just like driving. This is indeed the challenge for Class 1’s. The point is not to fly badly it is to demonstrate common errors. This requires planning and should be part of the infl...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: RARE twin engine Evangel 4500 in Penticton BC
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: RARE twin engine Evangel 4500 in Penticton BC

That is one butt ugly airplane. I am surprised the designer didn’t use a couple of one gallon paint cans as spinners.
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3790

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

Sadly it looks like the same folks who are responsible the Descend Via fiasco are at it again :oops:
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Flight test soon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: Commercial Flight test soon...

/\ What he said
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 Reasons to find a new student
Replies: 6
Views: 880

50 Reasons to find a new student

This is IMHO the best time to be an Instructor in at least 30 years. There is a no sh*t instructor shortage with most schools having a waiting list. The bad old days where you had to deal with anybody who walked in the door are over and you can now high grade the wannabe's especially CPL students. I...

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