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by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

This is something I’m not too sure about. If someone is qualified to act as PIC, meets the insurance minimums, what would preclude them from acting as PIC while not under dual instruction? —————— As long as the pilot is qualified to act as PIC I was under the impression pilots can agree who will be...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3967

Re: okotoks flight school

On the next flight, unless there is a reason to be concerned ,it is a good time to demo and dual the short field. The student only does one....count them one dual circuit then reverts back to normal TO and landings. Please reread my post. I was pretty specific that this would not occur on the first...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3967

Re: okotoks flight school

Also the regulation forbidding the teaching of a new exercise until PGI has been taught, is unhelpful in this respect. I don’t agree with this statement. New material should never be taught in the airplane. The PGI , properly done , will provide the student with essential knowledge to understand th...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake

For light aircraft don’t trust the park brake, especially the one on single engine Cessna’s

Even for the quick turns, put a set of chocks around the left main wheel.
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2450

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

Power lines will often have an unmarked ground wire usually above or sometimes below the main power line. This will usually be unmarked as for practical reasons it is easier to put the balls on the main power cable. If the ground wire is above the cable the gap will depend on temperature and the ele...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: So you want to be a flying instructor
Replies: 81
Views: 104708

Re: So you want to be a flying instructor

Gentlemen,

If you have a constructive comment on becoming a flight instructor please contribute to this thread. If you don’t please post elsewhere
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Insurance Check Out Form
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Insurance Check Out Form

AFAIK there is no form. I have always just written a letter which described what I had done as part of the checkout and the insurance companies have always been happy with that
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?

I would suggest doing your Instructor Rating first. This should really get your stick and rudder skills to a high level, which will make the IFR easier. Personally I would wait until you have a couple of hundred hours instruction under your belt before doing the IFR rating. That is what I did and I ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 7653

Re: Another Norseman...gone

/\ Please don’t try this, it is not a good idea.
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

Photo Is this about the definition of “safety pilot” or the fact I pointed out you made an incorrect statement when you stated “There is no concept in Canada of a “safety pilot” ? In any case the bottom line is simple. The original poster wanted to know if he/she could log the time when flying as a ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

The interesting thing about the definition of "safety pilot" in the CARs is that the only place the term appears in the regulations (as far as I can tell) is in the definition itself. To that extent, it's as useful as a defintion of "custard". I would suggest the interesting thing about the safety ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

CAR 101 defines “Safety Pilot” as follows safety pilot means a pilot who acts as a lookout for another pilot operating an aircraft in simulated instrument flight; However as was pointed out in earlier posts this does not apply to the situation described in the original posts. The safety pilot descri...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2869

Re: How to improve flight training.

The GA fatal accident rate in the 1950’s was 4 times higher than it is today so I find the idea that we should return to 1950’s training programs unpersuasive. Good hands and feet are only part of what makes a “good” pilot. Learning and applying good airmanship and pilot decision making skills are j...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Top Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 2300

Re: Top Tips

Lots of really good tips.

Best advice I got was “God gave you two ears but only one mouth for a reason”

New hires on initial training don’t get to have opinions on how anything gets done

There is the right way, the wrong way, and the company way. The last one is the only one that matters
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

I start ex 24 with a discussion that explains why I am teaching this, that is the last chance to save your sorry butt after you made some bad decisions. I then go through 5 scenarios with examples of what those bad decisions look like. The most important part of the first ex 24 PGI is learning how t...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range

I hate auto correct. My last bullet got auto corrected from “leaning” to “learning” ......although in retrospect I guess both apply Bottom line is you should get in the habit of leaning the mixture for cruise at every altitude on every flight, and the much quoted FTU-ism that you should not lean in ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6267

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

UAS have been part of the environment for decades already in some capacity or others. They have inherent limitations however that won’t be easy to overcome. There are no real contenders yet that can fully replace a manned multi-role fighters. We have employed, UAS in various kinematic roles but it ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6267

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Aux You are right that there are no cheap options but even the US Military is starting to struggle with F35 sustainment costs. Of note the US Navy is starting to hedge their bets with a big F18 buy. The USN just reviewed their fleet plan and the F18 will be maintained as a front line deployable asse...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range

I think it is important that while it is good to understand the theoretical concepts around max range there are a host of practical factors that also apply. Any discussion about situations where you are trying to get the most range out of the fuel you have, must start with pilot decision making incl...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6267

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

The elephant in the room is the pending reality of unmanned aircraft. A lot of kinetic effects are already being delivered by unmanned aircraft, something that was impossible less than 20 years ago. Personally I think we are a Revolution in Military affairs inflection point similar to the introducti...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 39
Views: 2141

Re: Mountain checkout

Safe mountain flying is all about understanding, recognizing and mitigating the unique risks inherent in fly in mountain terrain. Book learning is a good start but I would suggest a practical demonstration by an instructor with significant real world mountain flying experience will prepare you in a ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu May 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: High Density Altitude Takeoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: High Density Altitude Takeoff.

My personal experience has been that a brief full power run up to lean the mixture has not resulted in excessive CHT’s. However the engine will definitely heat up on the ground so you want to be efficient when doing the runup checks to minimize the time the engine is running above 1000 RPM I would n...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed May 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: High Density Altitude Takeoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: High Density Altitude Takeoff.

Photo

How many 7000 ft + DA takeoffs have you done ?
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Short Fields
Replies: 3
Views: 5181

Re: Short Fields

..., Alternatively, If you do it "my way", perhaps this is what happens: then you abort at 30kts and have a thousand feet to stop. You try again and abort at 40kts, and have 800 feet to stop, of which you use 500. You try again and abort at 45kts, and but end up stopping 50' from the fence. Alterna...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IPC before PPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: IPC before PPC?

In retrospect I should have made an effort to be more polite in my response. It is easy to be rude on the internet but that accomplishes nothing except getting people mad at you. However that being said I stand by my message. The CAR’s are the regulations which govern our profession and you will be ...

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