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by karmutzen
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 2808

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

He has entertaining videos. Lots goes wrong, he flew a Kitfox before, had a few incidents, sold it. Now in the Capella and a mishap (was it a stall on landing due to no stall warning system ;) or did he hit a hay bale?). Fun to watch him have fun, looks like the fun police on this forum have it in f...
by karmutzen
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawk Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Re: Hawk Air

Good report, primary finding was engine quit on takeoff while selected to an empty tank. Everything else was secondary but still worthy of note by the TSB as a recommendation. Like shoulder harnesses, wouldn’t have made a difference in this accident but an overall good idea. Or a stall warning (actu...
by karmutzen
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2254

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

We’re training our pilots all wrong, judging from the comments on here. Look, a weather report or forecast is only a statistical predictor of whether you will make your destination. 1000’ reported at Hope, check the cameras, I’d probably have saved the gas rather than get all the way there and turn ...
by karmutzen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash in Nelson BC
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: Crash in Nelson BC

You mean “gear”? Yes, it eventually gave up - after a gust of wind picked up the right wing landing on RWY 22, it caught the fence with the left, leapfrogged its way to the middle of the parking lot. Wind at 9 was WNW at 16 km/hr, at 10 it was W 16 gust to 30 (km/hr). https://www.nelsonstar.com/news...
by karmutzen
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14957

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

Non-commercial operations can fly RCAP at will. Commercial ops need an ops spec amendment to their AOC.
by karmutzen
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3633

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

But given the location there could be any number of things that the plane nosed over and came to rest on... Pointy rocks, stumps, etc. It nosed over in the middle of the landing surface (can't really call it a runway). Nothing pointy around. About 100 yards from the S end. Why that would result in ...
by karmutzen
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3633

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

Thanks Laura, makes sense now. Couldn’t figure out where 170 came from. So much for journalistic standards. 140 (and her 182) based at YPK.
by karmutzen
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: License document class and ratings
Replies: 1
Views: 399

License document class and ratings

Old guy, been a long time. My license says CLASS: SMELS which I believe stands for "single, multi-engine, land and sea". I presume that SELS means "single engine land and sea", is that correct? Anybody know where to find the official interpretation in CARS or anywhere else? Also, how is a Night Rati...
by karmutzen
Fri May 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 12331

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Military operation, not civilian public transport or utility work, meaning the prime objective is the mission, not safety. Loss of life in a military environment, while still tragic, is part of what you sign up for. Sounds like a night operation CFIT. Cyclone is a highly modified fly-by-wire S92, if...
by karmutzen
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Any instructor paid while they stay home?
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Any instructor paid while they stay home?

Canada is supposed to be awash in 100B to provide relief for those that cannot work due to government imposed directives. Any of that 100B trickle down to flight instructors that typically get paid by Hobbs? Any flight school paying their staff while they stay home? Might have to move back into my m...
by karmutzen
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pitts down in Quebec
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Pitts down in Quebec

This whole accident just had a strange feel to it. No aerobatics involved, he got the speed up to 91 knots on takeoff and then pitched up and let it all fritter away. Without even looking at the A/S he should have had a lot of premonition of what would happen next. All the TSB is left with is “unfam...
by karmutzen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 7189

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

He had lots of fuel, planning was sufficient, he got caught out because he was unprepared for a dynamic situation. He could have flown the ILS at the airport he messed up the 2 RNAV approaches, could have flown a PAR into Dover if he had said the magic words. When your world depends on payload, you ...
by karmutzen
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bad day for Blackcomb Helicopters
Replies: 9
Views: 2637

Re: Bad day for Blackcomb Helicopters

Looks like 407, maybe C-GFCC. They lost a 206 last summer C-FBFH. Tough luck. Can’t find it reported anywhere.
by karmutzen
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: R44 down Widgeon Lake BC
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: R44 down Widgeon Lake BC

Mr Bentley is safe. Brad’s 44 is FYYW, this one was FGAN “ An Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP510) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported hearing a MAYDAY call on 121.5. The call was from a PG Aviation Services Robinson R44 II (C-FGAN) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CY...
by karmutzen
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: R44 down Widgeon Lake BC
Replies: 3
Views: 921

R44 down Widgeon Lake BC

Will post more when I hear more
by karmutzen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 19
Views: 3327

Re: 172 down in Victoria BC

So the crankshaft must have sheared off behind the prop flange, which would account for all the oil splashed around. Usually something initiates a crack, that eventually propagates until the flange with the prop still bolted to it and safety-wired, detaches. Not cleanly, they’ll wobble around a bit ...
by karmutzen
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 11395

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

You don’t fly with an iPad? You’re crazy. iPad shows you where you are on a map presentation. Far more useful than those VOR/DME/ADF that I haven’t used since 1987. I’d be surprised if the aircraft and on-board equipment was any factor at all in this accident. The S76B has a redundant autopilot syst...
by karmutzen
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 11395

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

There were little hills (undulating terrain) all around the bottom, he hit 20’ below the top of one in a near vertical dive, left bank, doing over 200 mph. The tops of the valley peaks were about 2200’. That whole 20’ below comment from the NTSB is deceiving. He had made it up high enough to be out ...
by karmutzen
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 11395

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Correct, operator was 135 VFR only. Pilot had 1200 on that aircraft and over 8000 total. You can hear him on ATC as pretty smooth and experienced. We don’t have flight-following here in Canada but it is a big deal in the US to help with traffic avoidance, especially in the LA Basin. The speed is puz...
by karmutzen
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Luke Penner Ranks 3rd Advanced at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 3208

Re: Luke Penner Ranks 3rd Advanced at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships

Congrats Luke. Last year another Canadian, Andy Erenwein, won Advanced at the US Nationals in a Pitts S1.

And earlier this year Canadians swept all four categories at a Regional contest in Washington. The crimson tide.

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