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by Illya Kuryakin
Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 4311

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Must be important stuff in it. Therein lies a lot of the problems. People are selfish and value their easily replaceable belongings more than strangers' lives. They are willing to place others in danger if it means retrieving their toothbrush and iPad. Airlines should be compelled to stop charging ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri May 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

jpilot77 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Nolinor is another Northern 705 that goes into basically the same places as Buffalo with a better record. But they are using cv580s and 737-200s.
Apples and oranges sport. Buffalo has a better record with their own turbo props than their Racers as well.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

performance than a cheap cabin class piston twin. I have flown both and don't think that's entirely true. I think you will find far more smoking holes in the ground from cabin class twins, but a lot of those are experienced base due to loss of control by dropping below vmca. I have witnessed first ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

What's their safety record compared to similar operators. First Air, Air North. Who else operates 705 up there? And don't give me the "piston engines are special". Pretty sure even Navajos are being balled up at a lower rate due to engine failures. Navajos have lower engine-out performance requirem...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

I just call "Release the hounds" and hope she flies.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Shimmy....just between us girls.....professional pilots don't run out of gas. At least, not because they didn't check. Illya. Agreed. But as you pointed out, we don't need airplanes crashing all around us to know that. And don't mistake my curiosity for defence of this crew. I haven't heard anyone ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The interesting part here is while many accidents are the result of a chain of events, some are just screw ups. In my book, leaving the gear up for landing, or leaving your fuel back at base are YOUR screw ups. It's that simple. No cloak and dagger. No skullduggery. YOU pooched it! What I'm having a...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

C.W.E. wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Illya K, is this Swiss cheese thing the new age escape language for these screw ups or is it just a touchy feely way to evade responsibility?
Yes my fine feline friend. It's a politically correct term used to hide behind when you can't face the simple inescapable fact that you POOCHED IT !
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

C.W.E. wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Will they lawyer up?
There is a reasonable chance they may have to.

I know for sure if me or any of my family were a passenger on that airplane they would need a lawyer.
ABSOLUTELY.
If a family member of mine was on board.....I'd OWN that airline.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

It's all well and good to sit here with a smug sense of self satisfaction about correctly predicting what was a likely and obvious cause of this accident but I for one still have questions. Regardless of Chuck's pooh-poohing of the Swiss cheese idea, and Ilya's insistence that you don't need an acc...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

All this pissing and moaning about dc3's and pilots. It seems to me that this is closer to a dbl engine failure. In this case with one failed and the other not producing rated power creates a situation that if your name is Sully you are a hero yet you all seem to shit on this from 30 thousand feet....
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

I said flight test the aircraft, not the pilots. They already do that with a little thing called a PPC. Take a Buffalo DC3, gross weight, clean configuration, simulated feather at a reasonable altitude and see what happens. I'm more curious if being beat up, abused and overloaded for the past 70 ye...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The learning point is, how do you react when you discover your error? Do you bypass a diversion airport in the hopes that you can make destination on fumes and not have to admit your error? (Low probability of success, but a desired outcome, common pilot choice) Or do you divert, gas up, confess yo...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

I'd say the fleet needs some basic flight testing to ensure required performance can be reasonably expected. Do it at gross weight with a TC inspector on board so nothing is being fudged. Just some basic tests to ensure 1st and 2nd segment climb performance is in the right ballpark. If it can't mai...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

So, to treat this as the learning experience so many say come as a result of speculation. I could be wrong about this, but I do not think this is the first time a pilot or crew has departed with insufficient fuel and it has ended badly. I have to ask. How many posters here had to read about this to...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Given that Buffalo has been unable twice now to keep a DC-3 airborne after an engine failure, should they be shut down or is it the DC-3 that needs to be retired? Interesting question Donald. The DC3 may well have run it's course. Buffalo is a bit stuck in the past as well. Perhaps some twenty firs...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

So, where are these guys getting their information? https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20190424-1 "Initial data gathered by the TSB indicates that the aircraft departed CYWG with an insufficient quantity of fuel on board for the intended flight." Just a guess, but the crew probably ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Last time I looked, at takeoff, #1 engine failed, windmilling, gear down with full power on #2, climb rate was 50fpm at gross weight at ISA. #1 feathered and gear up was 250fpm with same weight and ISA. That was a while ago though. Charts in the aircraft manual. It’s not much, but gets you climbing...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon May 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

The hammer
Ya lost me. You quoted lots.....who has G1000? Certainly not the DC3? The 200? Perhaps. But a G1000 can't give you gas that's not in the tanks.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon May 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The more accidents one has the more that pilot knows about aviation, because in this era of flying accidents are learning experiences. Sadly some of us just never got to learn anything. In the words of General Patton The idea isn’t to die for your country, but to get some other poor SOB to die for ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon May 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Already gave you my take on the DC3 affair....of course, you’d have to be at least semi literate to read it. Instead of taking shots at me, share some of your grade 6 wisdom. You really think a fuel leak caused two simultaneous PT6 failures? And you’re obviously not bright enough to see the folly i...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon May 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

If I’d had a family member on that aircraft, I’d be suing the crap out of all involved.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon May 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11087

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

So, where are these guys getting their information? https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20190424-1 "Initial data gathered by the TSB indicates that the aircraft departed CYWG with an insufficient quantity of fuel on board for the intended flight." Shimmy....you reading this. Hello ce...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon May 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

mbav8r and shimmy......dinner for two at the KEG says you don’t have DC3 on your tickets. Nothing to ad? Happy everyone is okay. Cheers Illya And I'll buy the drinks. Sounds good. What time do I need to get you two adorable old codgers back to the seniors home and how many glasses of prune juice be...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sun May 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7928

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

mbav8r and shimmy......dinner for two at the KEG says you don’t have DC3 on your tickets.
Nothing to ad?
Happy everyone is okay.
Cheers
Illya

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