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by linecrew
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 63
Views: 2089

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

My point is that had they included a quick look around 360 in their pre-takeoff checks routine, like I do here, then they would have likely seen me. My point is, that this is extremely unlikely. If he can't see you while he is taxiing straight towards you (while backtracking), what makes you think ...
by linecrew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 63
Views: 2089

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

I would like to share a personal experience...and here is why at my home airport I do a quick 360.... Do you think those pilots on the ground that missed you on short final would have spot you in a downwind position, which every plane flies at a different distance and sometimes at a different altit...
by linecrew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 63
Views: 2089

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

I would like to share a personal experience...and here is why at my home airport I do a quick 360. Location is an ATF airport which has one runway and single taxiway from the rather large apron to the middle of the 4000 foot long runway thus making you have to always backtrack in either direction fo...
by linecrew
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6335

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

I support you Gilles. Keep fighting the good fight. If I was not on the west coast I would be there. And to the last post, there is so much wrong with what the troll wrote, no point acknowledging it. Good luck! I would like to see a fair counter to the post though. I can see validity to both sides ...
by linecrew
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this The End of the Pilot Career
Replies: 32
Views: 5070

Re: Is this The End of the Pilot Career

They have unmanned Bell 407s in development testing for the military now. How long til these start fighting forest fires with bambi buckets? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_MQ-8C_Fire_Scout http://aviationintel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/northrop_grumman_mq-8c_fire_scout-920x613.j...
by linecrew
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Hits Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Small Plane Hits Tower

anofly wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 am sadly we may be headed towards things more like that model here.
I think that with our letter support groups such as COPA and AOPA there will be less chance of this happening on this side of the pond. There is much more of a collective voice over here.
by linecrew
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Hits Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Small Plane Hits Tower

I thought, based on the title, that you meant radio tower out in the middle of nowhere. They hit the frikin control tower! This happened a couple of months ago.
by linecrew
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3618

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

The student pilot was taken to the hospital for assessment, but received only minor injuries.
:shock:
by linecrew
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 6406

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

AirFrame wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:03 am Langley has had problems over the last few years, with overly officious controllers...
What does that mean? They are bound by very strict procedures and phrase-ology guidelines. If they stray from these they get penalized for it, even if it's minor.
by linecrew
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Midair Near Ottawa
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: Another Midair Near Ottawa

"The pilot of the Cessna saw the Champion aircraft impact the water, flew a few orbits..." not sure if I would have done the same not knowing what sort of condition my aircraft was in right after a mid air.
by linecrew
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa VFR Sightseeing
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Ottawa VFR Sightseeing

Just stay clear of the Rockcliffe zone and you'll be fine. No real procedure.

Fuel is probably cheaper a CYSH to the southwest.
by linecrew
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: New Challengers for DND?

The 2 remaining (of 4 originally purchased) CL-601s that 412 are operating are 34 years old. It's probably time to replace them. They added 2 new CL-604s to the fleet in 2002 to replace one CL-601 that was written off in an accident and another that was to be retired recently and has since been put ...
by linecrew
Thu May 28, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12839

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

First flight of a Magnix electric powered Caravan is today: https://www.magnix.aero/ecaravan/
by linecrew
Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 11249

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

why would they buy a new airframe? The aircraft commander fucked up royally. engine failure should not equal stall into spin into a spiral into a house. Its not the planes fault this turned out the way it did. Please don't spend a billion of my tax dollars on a frame that will end up the same way w...
by linecrew
Wed May 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 11249

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

"Key moments in the Snowbirds crash"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGS3dmuPlPo
by linecrew
Tue May 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 11249

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

I think trying to use the Hawks or Harvard IIs might be difficult because the somewhat unusual operating agreement they were acquired under. They are owned by the government but leased to a third party, CAE, for the NFTC program.

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