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by Chris M
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Split winglets
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

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: 5604

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: 5506

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: 868

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: 2332

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: 1773

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: 1773

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: 656

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: 396

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: 646

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: 3192

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: 3192

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: 1208

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: 3511

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: 1768

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.
by Chris M
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it really turning to ice
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Re: Is it really turning to ice

I tried this with my wife in Sioux Lookout last year with an outside temp of -38 C. The spray breaks up into very fine droplets and the cold/dry air makes the steam very dramatic, but there are still liquid drops hitting the ground.
by Chris M
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport

I'm more interested in seeing the Arrow replica they just moved up there.
by Chris M
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most risky flying decisions.
Replies: 42
Views: 3511

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.
by Chris M
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Disappeared Floatplane Found
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Disappeared Floatplane Found

jpilot77 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:47 pm
It’s 31 years later.
*facepalm*

Turns out my brain isn't working so good after a 14 hour shift.
by Chris M
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Disappeared Floatplane Found
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Disappeared Floatplane Found

31 years later... Were they searching for it specifically? Or just an accidental discovery?
by Chris M
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5408

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

I'm still waiting for an answer to my earlier question:

You're in a power-off (idle) glide at minimum airspeed, just above stall. Apply power. What happens?
by Chris M
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5408

Re: The backside of the power curve

You CANNOT go into the backside regime without increasing thrust to counteract drag, therefore the statement : To go slower, you MUST increase thrust (power) is factually correct! Again, no. You can't maintain ALTITUDE on the backside without increasing power. You can leave the throttle at idle and...
by Chris M
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 2380

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

They make money on Trains and Powersports, I predict they will eventually liquidate their aerospace division to save the rest of the company. The commercial programs will all go - I give the RJ another 5 years before it's either sold, handed over, or killed outright. Learjet may fold as well or be ...
by Chris M
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5408

Re: The backside of the power curve

POWER is INCREASED to fly SLOWER in the backside regime ! You keep saying it that way... I don't know why. My problem with how you're saying all of this is that you're leaving out the most important part: How do you get onto the backside of the curve to begin with? The way you keep writing it is MO...
by Chris M
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5408

Re: The backside of the power curve

I see there are still pilots out there that do not believe that increasing power while on the backside allows you to fly SLOWER ! I think you need to qualify this statement a little... Last I checked the airspeed that you stall at is more or less unchanged whether you have power on or off (discount...

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