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by Osiris
Tue May 21, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Extra 200 or 300L
Replies: 86
Views: 37979

Re: Extra 200 or 300L

I think I am a bit confused though, or I misunderstood you. If I read it correctly, you are suggesting the Extra 300L is not an all-around airplane (though does have acceptable x-country capacity in your view), and it would not be your choice to do aerobatics with as well. So how would you define t...
by Osiris
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Extra 200 or 300L
Replies: 86
Views: 37979

Re: Extra 200 or 300L

I have seen somebody (Brendon?) flying a yellow/white 300L around here. Beautiful aircraft. A bit late to the party, but that's me. (The yellow Extra has gone to a new home in Boundary Bay.) If you've got any questions on the Extra, feel free to PM me and I'll give you my e-mail address; I'm not on...
by Osiris
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - HGU-55 flight helmet for GA use.
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

For Sale - HGU-55 flight helmet for GA use.

Selling an HGU-55 military flight helmet. Grey shell with tinted visor. The helmet has a civilian microphone and speaker set up, so it will work in any general aviation aircraft (an unconverted military HGU-55 won't). Also has super comfort leather liner, coiled cord, and oxygen mask mounts. In well...
by Osiris
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clarity Aloft HS for a twin turbine? Feedback?
Replies: 13
Views: 2395

Re: Clarity Aloft HS for a twin turbine? Feedback?

I wore nothing but molded hearing protection for a decade with no appreciable hearing loss... Bottom line is get custom molded earplugs for best protection. The increased risk of hearing damage associated with in-ear headsets isn't because they don't provide adequate protection or sound attenuation...
by Osiris
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Aerobatic refresher and aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 5886

Re: Aerobatic refresher and aircraft

If you actually want to do acro I would not recommend Budd as that is not his forte.
+1. I've flown with Budd and aerobatics isn't his thing. His niche is teaching people how to land a Pitts. I got the feeling he doesn't even enjoy aerobatics.
by Osiris
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dream flights
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Dream flights

English Electric Lightning.
by Osiris
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clarity Aloft HS for a twin turbine? Feedback?
Replies: 13
Views: 2395

Re: Clarity Aloft HS for a twin turbine? Feedback?

If you're flying frequently, one thing to consider with an in-ear headset is that earbuds, or in-ear headphones, tend to cause more hearing damage than a traditional head set, or over-ear headphones. Google earbuds vs. headphones and hearing loss (or something similar) to learn more. I use a Clarity...
by Osiris
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for a Pitts pilot.
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: Looking for a Pitts pilot.

I did an interview with Bud Davison for an article I wrote on the Pitts for an aviation magazine, I'd be happy to share the article and my experiences with the aircraft. Just shoot me a PM with your email address.
by Osiris
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: overview of the Vancouver GA scene?
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: overview of the Vancouver GA scene?

If you're interested in aerobatics, you might want to attend a BC Aerobatic Club meeting. I believe the next one is November 7th, 7:00pm at the Delta Air Park. That'll put you in touch with pretty much everyone involved in the Vancouver area aerobatic scene.
by Osiris
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot wrist watch, is it a good thing or BS
Replies: 105
Views: 7720

Re: Pilot wrist watch, is it a good thing or BS

Whatever you get, make sure it lights up sufficiently to use in the dark. Any watch that doesn't have indiglo or an equivalent feature (light up hands don't count) is a dress watch, and a dress watch isn't a flying watch. It might be an aviation themed dress watch, but it's not a flying watch. I'm a...
by Osiris
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great clip from an F-35 documentary.
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Great clip from an F-35 documentary.

Clip of an interview with Pierre Sprey, largely responsible for the design of the F-16 and A-10, talking about the F-35. Before seeing this, I'd heard plenty of criticism of the JSF program with respect to cost over-runs and delays, political issues, etc... but never a reasonable explanation of why ...
by Osiris
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Looking for any Kelowna Flightcraft 727 Drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 3699

Re: Looking for any Kelowna Flightcraft 727 Drivers

The first rule of no longer being RNAV equipped is you don't talk about no longer being RNAV equipped.
by Osiris
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial license and spins
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Commercial license and spins

Expat wrote:When I did my CPL, for which I paid well, I expected, and wanted, to do spins, snap rolls...
Snap rolls? What type of aircraft?
by Osiris
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Aerobatics for beginners - where to do your training?
Replies: 36
Views: 10751

Re: Aerobatics for beginners - where to do your training?

skybaron wrote:preferably the BC area
If you're in the Lower Mainland I can help you out. Shoot me a PM.
by Osiris
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet and KFC pay
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Re: Cargojet and KFC pay

The KFC pay scale is out of date.
by Osiris
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Air 767 gets northern treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 3787

Re: First Air 767 gets northern treatment

KAG wrote:personally I prefer enya...
+1
by Osiris
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Homebuilt aerobatic restriction removal
Replies: 22
Views: 5667

Re: Homebuilt aerobatic restriction removal

a question for you - is the RV 4 or 8 the best one's for sport aerobatics that Van's make? I was also wondering about the RV6 or 6a? if they are as capable for sport aerobatics. Not to be confused with competion aerobatics - such as Edge 540 - Extra 300 etc... we are speaking about basic aerobatics...
by Osiris
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Boundary Bay flight schools
Replies: 33
Views: 4119

Re: Boundary Bay flight schools

do any schools in zbb offer an aerobatic rating or anywhere else? anyone know anything about price/instructor availability? thanks! At CYNJ (Langley) there should be a dedicated aerobatic school starting up in three months or so. A Super Decathlon has already been purchased. Feel free to PM me for ...
by Osiris
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Overconfidence, what's the cure?
Replies: 42
Views: 3354

Re: Overconfidence, what's the cure?

A good solution to overconfidence is learning to fly tailwheel.
by Osiris
Tue May 18, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What to wear around the FTU?
Replies: 42
Views: 2627

Re: What to wear around the FTU?

767 wrote:1. People might think your crazy, let them.
Looks like you forgot 2. & 3. (not to mention an apostrophe and an e.)

Wearing a pilot uniform is no excuse for taking such grammatical liberties.
by Osiris
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Donny is unloadin' - anybody want to go halves on this?
Replies: 17
Views: 2469

Re: Donny is unloadin' - anybody want to go halves on this?

bmc wrote:But, it's a $1.5 to $4.0 million 30 year old airplane. In the world of large private aircraft, it screams "I can't afford anything newer".
Or maybe it says "I'm smart enough to pay as little as I need to."
The guy didn't get rich by making poor choices, and he can certainly afford something newer.
by Osiris
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Why Transport doesn't like externals
Replies: 57
Views: 7739

Re: Why Transport doesn't like externals

CLguy wrote:All the pics posted so far are just a "day in the life" of a bushpilot as far as I remember. I certainly haven't seen anything posted out of the ordinary yet.
What!! You call that horrible van-art aft of the tank ordinary?
by Osiris
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Use time in florida wisely
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Use time in florida wisely

Rent a car and drive up to St. Augustine. Get yourself a tour of Southeast Aero, the Extra dealership there, and buy yourself a ride in an Extra. Less expensive than the Texan and way more fun, I promise :wink: http://www.southeastaero.com/index.php Or you could get yourself a flight with Craig Ford...
by Osiris
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Airplane to fly
Replies: 68
Views: 3124

Re: Favourite Airplane to fly

Extra 300 :D
by Osiris
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 60 turn spin, is it possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: 60 turn spin, is it possible?

Did you guys noticed how instead of crossing the control she has the aleron all the way to the direction of rotation? Maybe this has some effect on making the spin less flat? In-spin (or pro-spin) aileron will take you out of the spin (and cause an increase in the rate of rotation on the way to rec...

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