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by pelmet
Tue May 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Re: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan

Didn't Simpson Air have crashes(one non-fatal) a couple of years ago. Did their regulator pull their AOC?
by pelmet
Mon May 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A top of climb scan
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: A top of climb scan

Regardless of whether or not one is getting paid to fly....sometimes it is just so easy to see the difference between the the amateur attitudes and the professional attitudes.....from the same people over and over again...... Great. One more check list item. “Top of climb scan checklist co-joe would...
by pelmet
Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ferry flight down near Makkovik
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Heliian wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 am
"helicopter couldn't reach the site due to weather"

Sounds like they tried to push the weather, which in that part of the country can be quite bad.
One should never assume...….And I assumed that an aircraft like a Malibu would be IFR which was wrong. I stand corrected.
by pelmet
Sun May 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Recall how to use runway lights to evaluate a night-time approach
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Recall how to use runway lights to evaluate a night-time approach

Thanks, Note, that after showing three sets of runway lights at different angles(in which one set appears good while another set makes it look like you are very high and a third set makes it look like you are very low), the article says.... “In fact, any of the above choices could be correct. The is...
by pelmet
Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ferry flight down near Makkovik
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

N757NY, a privately operated Piper PA 46-350P aircraft, had departed from Goose Bay (CYYR), NL on a VFR flight plan to Narsarsuaq (BGBW), Greenland with 2 pilots on board. At approximately 0824 ADT, the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) detected an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal fr...
by pelmet
Sat May 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A top of climb scan
Replies: 6
Views: 684

A top of climb scan

Whether on a large aircraft or a small aircraft, it can be a good idea to do a quick scan at top of climb(and when replacing a pilot on multiple crew long-haul flights) of all instruments and switches. It is not uncommon to find the occasional light switch or other selector inadvertently left in the...
by pelmet
Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7765

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Looks like they had problems with both engines... "C-GJKM, a Douglas DC3C-S1C3G aircraft operated by Buffalo Airways, was conducting cargo flight BFL169 from Hay River/Merlyn Carter (CYHY), NT to Yellowknife (CYZF), NT with 2 flight crew on board. During the climb to cruise altitude after the depart...
by pelmet
Fri May 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch That Overhead Baggage
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Watch That Overhead Baggage

It seems these days that all sorts of heavy baggage goes in the overhead bins. Some of it in hard suitcases. I am always a bit paranoid when someone is placing or removing stuff above me as I sit in the aisle seat either moving or ready to block something that falls. One can be seriously injured.......
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

Thanks for the great info. To summarize, the parking brake is in fact designed to hold during an normal engine run-up and more power. But we seem to agree that there can be situations where this may not in fact work and therefore tend to manually apply brakes during the run-up. It is nice to get goo...
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

Cessna seems to feel differently when it comes to park brake use for the run-up. Their C172 POH says to set the park brake. No doubt others do as well. Of course, good airmanship applies to this action like so many others depending on the circumstances. https://www.regionflyers.com/wp-content/uploa...
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 4258

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Full landing sequence shown in this video....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkNoLSrzTQ8&feature=youtu.be I am not sure what damage was caused by the lightning strike that resulted in the return to the airport. Perhaps they had failures in the flight control system or other reasons to insist on ...
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 41
Views: 7278

Re: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given

Here is an example of bad info from ATC. In this incident, the pilots had already created a bad situation for themselves with damage caused by a bounced landing resulting in one engine having a significant loss of power when...….. …...ATC says they have an engine fire. But there is no indication in ...
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

I really don't like second guessing after accidents/incidents but can't help myself this time. The thing that gets me is that the pilots apparently admitted noticing that the acceleration prior to take-off was lower than normal but went ahead and took-off anyway. It must have been quite significant...
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

Personally I'm not a real fan of parking brakes for anything but parking. They aren't called run-up brakes after all. :wink: Exactly. They weren't designed to hold the aircraft during a run up. I'd be real pissed at some idiot, head down at their 10 page checklist, who let their aircraft go out of ...
by pelmet
Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

There's to many different types of parking brake systems to post a hard and fast rule. Know your plane and operate it accordingly. I agree. And it applies to a lot more than just park brake systems. There are so many varieties of aircraft and what applies to one type frequently doesn't apply to ano...
by pelmet
Wed May 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

I use the park brake regularly, but I make is a point to lock it hard enough that it's definitely on or off and there's no doubt in between. During the run-up I scan outside when applying the power, as well as during the prop exercise, as that's when the aircraft may slide. I also keep my feet on t...
by pelmet
Wed May 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

Thanks for the replies. I don't use the brake on most aircraft I fly for the run-up but have been on this type....the Sling 2. I suppose I could try not using the parking brake during the run-up but there is a handbrake on the aircraft which the incident happened. I could hold the brake with my righ...
by pelmet
Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A319 Issue
Replies: 20
Views: 6912

Re: A319 Issue

It would be nice if someone here could find out what the cause was for this.... "C-FIYA, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was conducting flight ROU1947 from Lima/Jorge Chávez Intl, Perú (SPJC) to Toronto/Lester B. Person Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 9 crew members and 253 passengers ...
by pelmet
Wed May 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Park Brake on for Takeoff

Happened to me last year in a Light Sport Aircraft. It must have only been partially on as I was able to taxi to position, do a normal takeoff and only realize that it was on after landing when I felt unusual resistance through the handbrake on the rollout. I have no idea how it happened as it would...
by pelmet
Tue May 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the soft ground in the spring
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Watch the soft ground in the spring

Now that's the kind of discussion I am hoping for.

Thanks for the reply.
by pelmet
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the soft ground in the spring
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Watch the soft ground in the spring

Why are all your accident threads titled like you are shaking your head and clucking your tongue? Just say what happened. Just possibly a superiority complex? Folks, it really is sad when incompetents like Rookie Pilot can do no more than post insults as replies to threads created to try and preven...
by pelmet
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the soft ground in the spring
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Watch the soft ground in the spring

Why are all your accident threads titled like you are shaking your head and clucking your tongue? Strictly, misinterpretation on your part. However, it is a good title because it is something that every new pilot should be made aware of. Any suggestions for pilots here on precaustions on grass surf...
by pelmet
Tue May 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the soft ground in the spring
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Watch the soft ground in the spring

Of course, one could say watch out for soft ground any time of year, but it is especially true nowadays as it is that time of year when the ground is still soft in some areas from the wet spring. Each situation is different and no one rule covers all except to be careful. What can be done safely in ...
by pelmet
Sat May 11, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 4258

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

This so called “pro” thinks you to be a sad person. I’m also glad to not associate with someone that wouldn’t help their fellow passenger but rather advocate assaulting them instead. Yeah, that’s you. Advocating trampling on your fellow seat mates while the seatbelt is on. Who’s the “pro” now and w...

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