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by pelmet
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The backside of the power curve
Replies: 86
Views: 1239

Re: The backside of the power curve

aeroncasuperchief wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:41 pm
What kind of aircraft do you test fly?
The last one was a Bearcat
It is an interesting looking aircraft. Rotax 582? Never had a chance to fly one. What kind of recommended approach speed versus STOL approach speed?
by pelmet
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The backside of the power curve
Replies: 86
Views: 1239

Re: The backside of the power curve

What kind of aircraft do you test fly?
by pelmet
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

trey kule wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:59 pm
-40! You should be talking with the maintenance folks to get more heat in the cockpit.
You might to take note of CWEs suggestion as to the importance of a plastic credit card.

I just wonder how well his rubbers work if they are at -40.
by pelmet
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 23
Views: 2092

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

Who knows, maybe he did have to go to work in the morning, he did own a plane after all. The only way I'll retire by 80 is stop being an aircraft owner. It is quite possible that one of them had something important to do the following day. That is a frequent cause of people getting into these margi...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The backside of the power curve
Replies: 86
Views: 1239

Re: The backside of the power curve

Personally, I think both sides of the debate have a point but it is just the way it is being worded that is causing the difference of opinion. I understand what our Aeronca test pilot is trying to say and I also understand what out test pilot school graduate is stating from his interpretation of the...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which heading for an emergency letdown
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Which heading for an emergency letdown

Just read this and found it interesting.... You are in an aircraft with minimal instruments but you do have a turn and slip along with the standard ASI and altimeter. Maybe even an artificial horizon, maybe not. But you are stuck above a cloud layer with good vis and clear area below and have decide...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 23
Views: 2092

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

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by pelmet
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 23
Views: 2092

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

Sorry if the 80 reference offends anyone. In general, but certainly not in every case, the need to be flying at 2am, in snow showers and or marginal vfr,(or worse?) conditions, coming home from the cottage or wherever , to get to work in the morning diminishes. I doubt the age of the pilot would ha...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

flyguychevy wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:56 am
whats your opinion?
For VFR flying.....I like paper maps but I will admit that ipad style stuff is handy sometimes.
by pelmet
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 8132

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

It would be interesting to know what their landing weight was. Some of these aircraft can be more difficult to land at light weights than at medium to heavy weights. There can be artificially high approach speeds due to VMC considerations leading to a tendency to float(although once down, stopping c...
by pelmet
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Don't Taxi Down the Road
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Don't Taxi Down the Road

The service roads there look pretty narrow. Barely wide enough for two cars to pass. Make for a really tight taxi in a 172 let alone a Malibu. How many larger airports don't have center lines painted on taxiways? That'd be my first dead giveaway. Maybe the STOP painted on the asphalt instead of hol...
by pelmet
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Don't Taxi Down the Road
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Don't Taxi Down the Road

It can be very helpful to get progressive taxi instructions from ATC but.....keep in mind at a big airport, they may not be able to see your exact position from the tower which could be quite far away. I am not sure if they use ground radar when available but in the end, controllers can make errors ...
by pelmet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DH4 Better do a final door check yourself
Replies: 18
Views: 4630

Re: DH4 Better do a final door check yourself

I wonder if an AD will come out on this.... "C-GLQN, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Porter Airlines, was conducting flight POE486 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ), ON with 4 crew members and 17 passengers on board. Just pri...
by pelmet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Astana EMB190
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Air Astana EMB190

As for the possibility of the ailerons being reversed. whenever i rigged any flight control or was asked to perform an independent inspection I always had some one move the controls without telling me the direction and me looking at the aircraft and confirming the position of the flight controls ma...
by pelmet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia
Replies: 45
Views: 7810

Re: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia

Maybe planes (especially with sidestick controls) should have a red robust centrally located 3 position switch labeled “Auto L” @ 10 o’clock position, “Auto R” @ 2 o’clock position, and an “Auto Off” @ 6 o’clock position. There should also be 2 green lights below the L and R switch positions. The A...
by pelmet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 21
Views: 3931

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

We all know who has right of way in the circuit. You're the pilot of a faster, higher aircraft. Who ran into whom? My thought exactly.... I think that is all based on being aware of the other aircraft and its location. Difficult to know at this time what all the variables were in the accident. It d...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3430

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

"C-ILUX, a private Quad City Challenger II Advanced Ultra-light aircraft, departed Ottawa/Carp (CYRP), ON for Peterborough (CYPQ), ON with 1 pilot on board. During cruise flight approximately 3.6 nm South of CYRP, control of the aircraft was lost for undetermined reasons. During the uncontrolled des...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia
Replies: 45
Views: 7810

Re: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia

Unknown if the accident pilots were aware of what happened on the previous flight. But if the journey log has an unreliable airspeed entry, it might be an idea to carefully review what to do if it turns out that it was not fixed properly. A WhatsApp chat group that I am on had a picture of the prev...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

That's what I say several times on final...sometimes too many times. Sometimes even mistakenly in a fixed wing. It is no guarantee but that is what I say. I also tend to work on selecting it down the first time I think about once in the airport area. No guarantees that I won't forget on the next fli...
by pelmet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 21
Views: 3931

Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

Only breaking news right now. Reported to be serious. Probably GA aircraft.
by pelmet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing 727
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

Re: Boeing 727

I do recall one time when the landing seemed lost; I pushed as hard as I could and it was a thing of beauty! I tried to do that on other occasions; usually worked. Can't say that I ever would have recommended pushing forward as hard as you can. Interesting. Perhaps only in a bad situation to start ...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing 727
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

Re: Boeing 727

it depends which version you were flying. The -100 flew much better than the -200. The original short version and the long version shared the same wing, so the little one was easier to land; more forgiving. The -200 was (after flying Douglas airplanes and subsequently other Boeings) a pig. A common...
by pelmet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia
Replies: 45
Views: 7810

Re: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia

Yeah, Boeing's QRH does have stock power/pitch settings for "Unreliable Airspeed", and they're memory items as well. It's one of the worst-handled emergencies in the sim. Everyone's an ace at the V1 cuts but lose their pitot/static and it looks like "man wrestling chicken". :( Despite having flown ...
by pelmet
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stay in your lane, next time.
Replies: 29
Views: 2305

Re: Stay in your lane, next time.

If I was on a flight of a different company and the pilots became incapacitated and I took over and landed I would not expect compensation! Just a thank you. I suspect from reading the article, that is all the lady doctor wanted as well. To be treated with respect, not suspicion she was a real doct...
by pelmet
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia
Replies: 45
Views: 7810

Re: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crashes in Indoesia

"An Indonesian safety official has confirmed the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed Oct. 29 had unreliable airspeed readings on its previous flight." http://atwonline.com/safety/official-previous-unreliable-airspeed-readings-lion-air-737-max-8 Unknown if the accident pilots were aware of what ha...

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