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by pelmet
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

I have seen once when upon application of carb heat, the flap within the carb heat box broke loose and caused a substantial loss of power for the remainder of the flight. How did it cause the power loss? (I'm assuming you mean more power loss than simply having carb heat on all the time). Flap bloc...
by pelmet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

This is a strange one. The pilot selected carb heat and there was a significant power loss. Either there is a mechanical problem, ice melting causing a temporary loss of power, or an unlikely coincident loss of power for other reasons. Typically, if one does something and the engine loses power, you...
by pelmet
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3458

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

There's a thread running on Airliners about Pilots cancelling flights because the auto-pilot is INOP. WTF? I get there's an issue with RVSM but if the company is happy with the extra fuel burn I'd be quite happy to fly below RVSM Airspace without an auto-pilot. How long a flight? I did that once on...
by pelmet
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3458

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

wan2fly99 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:17 am


Personally I will not go on this plane for several years, my personel feeeling
But you probably will fly on the 737 Super. My predicted new name for modified Max’s.

Unless Boeing gets sneaky and lumps it in the NG category.
by pelmet
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use caution walking in potential jetblast area
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Use caution walking in potential jetblast area

I would not be so quick to judge the pilot. Actually, as a pilot in such a situation....knowing that people are behind you would be a good time to wait an get the marshaller back. Perhaps one could open the canopy to signal for him to come over. Someone could have been severely injured by that fenc...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use caution walking in potential jetblast area
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Use caution walking in potential jetblast area

I have seen some strange things when it comes to jetblast. Like the time some mechanics were running up a 727 on the hangar ramp with the tail pointed at the perimeter road. There was a very high snowbank behind the jet(likely with chunks of ice in it) being blasted on the cars driving by. Best to j...
by pelmet
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why Bombardier failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Why Bombardier failed

With the sale of its CRJ business to Mitsubishi announced in June, Bombardier essentially exits a sector it entered 33 years ago when it acquired Canadair from the Canadian government. In the meantime, close to 2,000 CRJ and 1,300 Q-Series airplanes have been produced and delivered, and a brand-new ...
by pelmet
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A reminder obout flying unprotected light airplanes in Ice
Replies: 2
Views: 675

A reminder obout flying unprotected light airplanes in Ice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMmpUuAeEpM Interesting video. I was always kind of scared of flying in IMC in cloud in the winter and for the most part avoided it. I did get in some once in a Cessna and it was worrying with some large pieces of frost like substance coming through the air vents. Doi...
by pelmet
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous

Deice...... hot 6/+ windows lips etc.... Normally on the King Air it’s a hot 5 item and a pre takeoff checklist item. Either I have forgotten or never knew what this term means from my brief King Air experience. What does HOT 5 or HOT 6 mean? P. S. My favourite cold weather item was the electric he...
by pelmet
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous

C-FVNF, a Beech 200 operated by Vanguard Air Care Ltd, was conducting flight VN06 from Berens River (CYBV), MB to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB. During the climb in winter weather conditions, the flight crew observed incorrect airspeed indications. The crew declared an emergen...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Just Leave the Aircraft Behind
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Just Leave the Aircraft Behind

It is going to happen eventually. You get somewhere an there is no gas and not enough fuel on board. Just accept that your day may be ruined and that you will have get gas some other way. You might even be able to buy fuel from another owners aircraft and have it siphoned into jerry cans. Maybe even...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VMC roll on video
Replies: 77
Views: 10787

Re: VMC roll on video

It seems to happen over a period of 5 seconds or so. Note to self, if this occurs to me, in the time available, reduce power on the good engine. Better to crash wings level than in a spin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmomTUVsAw It looks like this is what the pilot of this Cougar decided to do. ...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

I think that it is due to the regulators allowing the airlines to fly with the minimum fuel that the regulations currently allow. The only accident I recall where the TSB should have looked deeper into fuel on board was the Air France A340 overrun at YYZ. It was mentioned, but only casually. But fo...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

I think that it is due to the regulators allowing the airlines to fly with the minimum fuel that the regulations currently allow. The issue isn’t in what they are “allowing”. Regulators can’t just make stuff up, they can only enforce what the regulations require. If this really is a thing - which i...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

I found this statement very interesting and while I realize that this TSB concern is directed toward 'small' operators, they have inadvertently brought up an important point that I would like to discuss about larger operators. "All too often, aircraft operators facing economic challenges put pressur...
by pelmet
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night forced approach-head for the dark area
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Night forced approach-head for the dark area

This story caught my attention. Engine power loss, dark night near a town. How the decision to turn away from the lighted area was difficult. Which got me thinking if there is some sort of natural instinct to head toward the lights even if it is known that there are lots of large flat fields around....
by pelmet
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 42
Views: 7931

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

I really hope the TSB can find out what caused the structural failure with some haste. It would be horrible if this were to happen to another otter before the report comes out 3 years from now. AD can be issued before the final report. It does seem like the TSB has started issuing some reports more...
by pelmet
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Passenger landing the aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Passenger landing the aircraft

Years ago when flying for a small private company, there was concern on what to do in case the pilot became incapacitated and how the passenger would get back on the ground. Here is a video of such an event that happened in the UK.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng3ULAsAUB4 Cirrus has a solution...
by pelmet
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 2989

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

Thanks for the update. As someone with little float time, but keen to learn more for future operations, would you agree that it appears to be more of an airborne related issue that could be applicable to any light aircraft rather than a float related. Any comments by the high time float guys would b...
by pelmet
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: India - King Air B200 crash caught on video March 27/2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3877

Re: India - King Air B200 crash caught on video March 27/2014

I thought I might add this information from a different thread which seems like good King Air advice.... "I hope this doesn't come across as arrogant but as a TRI who has delivered over 150 King Air type ratings in the last 6 years my former students know I am paranoid about a few things relating to...
by pelmet
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Three Near Disasters Airshow
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Three Near Disasters Airshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... TN-x21W2kQ

Has some interesting aircraft in it.
by pelmet
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: IFE and Recirc Fans
Replies: 18
Views: 2447

Re: IFE and Recirc Fans

Looks like another professionally handled situation on a recurring item.... "N189DN, a Boeing 767-332 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines, was conducting flight DAL474 from New York/Kennedy Intl (KJFK), NY to Venice/Marco Polo Intl (LIPZ), Italy. While in cruise flight at about 230 nm SE of St. Joh...

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