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by Chris M
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

I'm planning to become a tow pilot at my club this summer but not for time building. I was warned that the most I could expect was 20-25 hrs/year, which isn't exactly burning through logbook pages. For me it's about learning a new type of flying and being a better pilot. And if I can get some experi...
by Chris M
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: USAF Global Express down in Afghanistan
Replies: 2
Views: 838

USAF Global Express down in Afghanistan

https://www.businessinsider.com/afghani ... ing-2020-1

Taliban is claiming to have shot it down with no survivors.
by Chris M
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 112
Views: 7337

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Definitely left it on until takeoff. My bet is that it fell off after rotation/liftoff since anything sooner would have been a pretty good bump to him and hopefully gotten his attention. The damage to that towbar wasn't caused by someone dragging it while walking around. Moral of the story: If you d...
by Chris M
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch that thumb-switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Watch that thumb-switch

I would have thought a load release switch would be guarded in some manner? Unless the pilot was intentionally flying with the guard open. Seems like a good way to destroy the load and squash people on the ground.
by Chris M
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 5451

Re: 50 hours and no solo

airway wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:33 pm pewdipie:

Any Updates?
I wouldn't get too excited - his only activity was these four posts the day he joined, hasn't been back since.
by Chris M
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Split winglets
Replies: 6
Views: 3473

Re: Split winglets

Boeing rolled out an in-service upgrade for the NG's a few years ago. The winglets aren't quite the same as the Max though - the Max ones are more symmetrical whereas the NG ones are closer to an old winglet with a baby one tacked on to the bottom.
by Chris M
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 7641

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

Why bother with an authorized service center? It's not like you're trying to protect your warranty at this point. You have a 10-20 year old discontinued product, just bring it to an audio electronic repair shop and have them fix the wiring. Or patch it yourself. If the boards are still good then it'...
by Chris M
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 7640

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

220s won’t be ETOPS, they said the airplane is too small for any overseas flying TC gave it 180-min ETOPS in January. It's been tested for New York-London, so overseas routes should be a very solid possibility. https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/01/17/airbus-a220-etops-new-assembly-line-shutdown-de...
by Chris M
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Canadian sources for interior plastics
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Canadian sources for interior plastics

It seems that someone crushed the plastic interior panel around our 172's windshield frame (left front door post, the one with the soup can vent in the top). Are there any Canadian sources for interior plastics? We might swap a few things out at the same time and brokerage fees and shipping from the...
by Chris M
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)
Replies: 25
Views: 2676

Re: SR20 "Runway Excursion" at CYKZ (Buttonville)

Less of an excursion and more of a road trip...
by Chris M
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Great news for the Global 7500...
Replies: 16
Views: 4053

Re: Great news for the Global 7500...

Under what CARs subpart do experimental flight test aircraft operate? 702? 604? Is there some caveat in the 500 series CARs for this type of operation? I'm genuinely curious. This one is a fully certified production model. Of the 5 flight test planes only one had a production interior installed, th...
by Chris M
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Great news for the Global 7500...
Replies: 16
Views: 4053

Re: Great news for the Global 7500...

There's a closed off crew rest cabin at the front of the plane with a flat folding seat. It's the room just aft of the door:

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by Chris M
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Don't block the pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Don't block the pumps

I usually push/pull the plane away from the pumps if anyone else is waiting or if there are a number of parked planes behind me. Quicker than starting, don't feel so rushed, and no chance of sand blasting anyone. Pumps are a high pedestrian area and I'd rather keep spinning props far away from soft ...
by Chris M
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum glide
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Maximum glide

Assume it's toast and plan accordingly. You can attempt a restart but priority one is to set yourself up for a survivable landing. The only exception I can think of it if you were clearly in an environment that could kill your engine - heavy icing, or ash cloud if you're a big plane - where descendi...
by Chris M
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Glider Flying
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Glider Flying

Having gliding experience first is a benefit but if you're only going to be doing it for one summer before heading off to school I don't know how much you'll gain from it. You do learn good skills and confidence from gliding but without a bunch of hours to really ingrain those traits I suspect it wi...
by Chris M
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 51
Views: 3657

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

What exactly is the definition of a drone? Does that term cover ANY unmanned aircraft? In my mind a drone had always been something with some degree of autonomous capability or able to be flown via onboard cameras, whereas a line-of-sight aircraft is simply an RC toy.
by Chris M
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 51
Views: 3657

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

Does the whole "Less than 30m from or above people" apply during takeoff and landing? Or exempt those involved in flying? At most RC fields the pilots stand pretty close to the runway, so by their current logic nearly every RC flyer is going to fall into the advanced category.
by Chris M
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?

Compare, for example, a 737-600 to a 777-200. The 777 is twice-ish the length of the 737 (209' vs 102') but the 777 is between 3.8 and 5.3 times heavier, and has 3.5 to 5.8 times the thrust. For a basic solid the weight of an object increases proportionally to any dimensional increase, cubed. Eg, an...
by Chris M
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most risky flying decisions.
Replies: 42
Views: 3905

Re: Most risky flying decisions.

VFR into hard IMC as a 30 hour student pilot. Dumbest thing I've done in my life. Nearly became a statistic that day. I'd appreciate it if you could elaborate on how the situation deteriorated as it did. Currently time building for my cpl with winter here, and very much interested in not doing some...
by Chris M
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Women-only plane seating needed to combat sexual assault and midair ‘manspread’
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Women-only plane seating needed to combat sexual assault and midair ‘manspread’

Middle seat gets both arm rests. Window seat has a window and wall to sleep on. Aisle seat has breathing room.

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