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by Trevor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft

I am wondering, if an aircraft can still fly/reach nearest airport/land in case of one engine failure on a small twin engine piston aircraft with no more than 3-4 people on board. What are chances of survivals? for example - Beechcraft Baron series aircrafts. I googled and found articles only about...
by Trevor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

Have you visited Steiner's SeaBee page (http://www.seabee.info/seabee.htm)? Here's what he has for N6729K (http://www.seabee.info/rc3_1017.htm).
by Trevor
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 4025

Re: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

From a pilots' point of view, the MAX should have been a clean sheet design. It should have been a baby 787 incorporating the advances from that plane to this generation. Boeing did have plans for a clean-sheet narrow body design to replace the 737NG and 757. Cost overruns and millions of dollars i...
by Trevor
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Red Deer Student Lost
Replies: 26
Views: 3274

Re: Red Deer Student Lost

Admins, please delete if you feel this is not the place for this and I apologize in advance if it is. But I wanted to share an experience I was witness to while flying through Red Deer at about 1830Z yesterday. As most in Alberta know, the radio work that instructors sign off as adequate for solo o...
by Trevor
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: KENTING

Mr. Google Google doesn't answer everything. The best I can find is that Kenn Borek bought Kenting for its northern operation (formerly Atlas Aviation), primarily with DC-3s in the mid-1970s. That's where dhc#'s DC-3 crash comes into play. Kenting used to have all sorts of survey airplanes (Canso, ...
by Trevor
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

KENTING

Can anyone here shed some light on Kenting Aviation and its activities in the late 1970s and 80s. I believe it disappeared around 1986.

Cheers,
Trevor
by Trevor
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DC-3 Parked at Red Deer (Penhold)
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: DC-3 Parked at Red Deer (Penhold)

It wouldn't be CF-YQG would it?

http://trevormctavish.com/photo037/01.htm

It's been a few years since I wandered the ramp at Penhold. They've increased security since then, requiring someone to escort you around.
by Trevor
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchid Husky
Replies: 28
Views: 5423

Re: Fairchid Husky

I have no time in that Husky, or any other, but I'd really like to see some of those log pages for a writing project of mine.

Can you please email me at: photomctavish__at___hotmail.com.

Cheers,
by Trevor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Plus Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 5045

Re: Plus Seats

Because changing seats on a 100+ airplane fleet can run into millions of dollars, and there are other programs and projects that have higher priority right now. New seats will come, it'll just take time.
by Trevor
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Susi Air AT802F
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: Susi Air AT802F

The spec sheet on the Susi Air webpage calls it an "AT802 Fuel Hauler."

http://susiair.com/air-tractor

I suspect they copied and pasted their general description for the 802 from Wikipedia.
by Trevor
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Susi Air AT802F
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: Susi Air AT802F

You're used to seeing the retardant tank for firefighting. That Air Tractor has a larger one for hauling fuel.
by Trevor
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: T 28. Flight Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 4434

Re: T 28. Flight Restrictions

I didn't know any Mosquitos still flew. Unreal.[/quote]

There are three of them now in Virginia, Vancouver and Everett.
by Trevor
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: T 28. Flight Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 4434

Re: T 28. Flight Restrictions

trey kule wrote:Can anyone point me to the CARs or other legislation to determine if there are any restrictions to owning or flying one of these in Canada?
Go straight to the experts: http://www.vicair.net/
by Trevor
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary Flight Training Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 3231

Re: Calgary Flight Training Centre

I did my night rating last year at the Calgary Flying Club. There's lots of planes to choose from, but they're all long-in-the-tooth 172s.
by Trevor
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: DeHavilland DH-89A Rapide On Floats
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Re: DeHavilland DH-89A Rapide On Floats

I just so happen to work with the pilot's son, so I trust this story. Apparently the Rapide had been all loaded up when the flight was cancelled due to weather. The next morning, he did an expedited inspection, then took off without checking the fuel tanks. During the night, someone had helped thems...
by Trevor
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: La Ronge Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 2607

Re: La Ronge Aviation

PM sent.
by Trevor
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: La Ronge Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 2607

La Ronge Aviation

Was anyone on the forum connected with La Ronge Aviation during the late 1960s and early 1970s?

Trevor
by Trevor
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for Paul Hajduk
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Looking for Paul Hajduk

Can anyone help me find Paul Hajduk ? A webpage indicated that he'd been doing some airshow work but the email is no longer working and the phone number xxx-xxx-0005 isn't working either. The best I have is that he used to be in Richmond, but there's no one in the phone book (does anyone use those?)...
by Trevor
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Super T Cadet program
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Super T Cadet program

I've heard they purchased a surplus oilfield camp (re: ATCO trailers), but I don't know if they've been relocated to Medicine Hat yet. I'd suggest giving Super T a call or email and ask. They'll certainly answer your questions and maybe suggest some local attractions for your son's off-time. http://...
by Trevor
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sharing is caring - How did you %$# up?
Replies: 14
Views: 3673

Re: Sharing is caring - How did you %$# up?

I once traveled quite a distance for the opportunity to flew a rather rare airplane. It had been raining that morning, but the clouds were breaking up when we got to the farm strip outside Montreal where the plane was kept. Along the way we stopped and filled a 10 gallon jerry-can with gas, then dum...
by Trevor
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northwest Ranger(Lockheed 60/Aermacchi AL-60) What happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Northwest Ranger(Lockheed 60/Aermacchi AL-60) What happe

See Larry Milberry's latest book, the CAE Story. Why would it be in there? Because CAE purchased Northwest Industries.
by Trevor
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chinook Flying School Calgary
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Chinook Flying School Calgary

There was certainly no love lost between those two ladies. And Marilyn had a big boxer dog that liked to lick the styling gel off the pilot's (my grandfather's) hair. I checked with my father, and I was mistaken. The pins were sold to anyone who wanted one, right up until the end in 1965. In my orig...
by Trevor
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chinook Flying School Calgary
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Chinook Flying School Calgary

Chinook Flying Service Ltd. was formed in September 1945 by my grandfather, Franz McTavish. After serving five years in the RCAF, he used his discharge cheque to buy a Tiger Moth and rent an office in Calgary's passenger terminal. His partner at this time was fellow instructor Bill McRitchie, who bo...
by Trevor
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Weaver aircraft jacks
Replies: 0
Views: 1582

Weaver aircraft jacks

I have a set of Weaver AC30 aircraft jacks, but I've been unable to find any type of maintenance, service or parts manuals. Apparently these were standard-issue RCAF equipment, so I would assume something did exist (at least at one time).

Can anyone help?

Trevor
by Trevor
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadi>n Fokker F.28s
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Re: Canadi>n Fokker F.28s

How many of those can still be made airworthy? - How deep are your pockets and how determined are you to have an obsolete F-28? If they can't why haven't they been donated to schools, museums or sadly scrapped? - WestJet donated 737-200s to SAIT and BCIT, and Royal/Canada 3000 did the same in Gander...

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