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by gwagen
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 10480

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

I didn't say they were or weren't over gross. I just gave some data. Checking around, I read the weight of '94 Saratoga II is 2500lb but the weight of a 1980 PA-32R is 2000lbs. Both with 3600lbs max gross. Do you know which this was? Right from the POH My source says newer turbo version. Not confir...
by gwagen
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 10480

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

photofly wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:10 pm I didn't say they were or weren't over gross. I just gave some data.

Checking around, I read the weight of '94 Saratoga II is 2500lb but the weight of a 1980 PA-32R is 2000lbs. Both with 3600lbs max gross. Do you know which this was?
Right from the POH
by gwagen
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 10480

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

The wind picked up a lot between 6pm and 7pm local time. Prior to that, poor vis and low cloud prevailed. Sunset was at 1630 local time, or 2130Z. CYGK 272003Z 03006KT 3SM RA SCT030 OVC040 06/05 A2948 RMK SC3SC5 PRESRR SLP988 CYGK 272029Z 03008KT 4SM -RA BR FEW008 SCT028 OVC040 06/05 A2947 RMK SF1C...
by gwagen
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 10480

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Winds were pretty calm at the time. No sig precip.

I’m about 4nm from the crash site.

Retracted. Incorrect information
by gwagen
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail
Replies: 31
Views: 4291

Re: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail

Our new aircraft has the longest range, the largest cabin and smoothest ride of any business jet ever made. This statement annoys me. Is the Global 7500 really a larger cabin than the ACJ380 (or any of the wide-body Airbus Corporate Jets or Boeing Business Jets?). Boeing and Airbus models both have...
by gwagen
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 3036

Re: That Smooth Landing

Still some here have stuck to their blind hold it off as long as possible idea. Funny you say blind. The whole point is attitudes. Looking out the window, comparing the nose/cowl/windshield to the horizon. First you’re going to be nose below the horizon pitching for airspeed. In the flare you’re go...
by gwagen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 3036

Re: That Smooth Landing

I agree with photofly, holding it off is perfectly fine advice. If you have students striking the tail or getting close to it. You’re not saving them from striking the tail, you’re making up for your own poor instruction. From lesson number 1 you should be drilling in landing attitudes, giving them ...
by gwagen
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 47
Views: 6393

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

I know airplanes have fuel gauges and on should monitor fuel. What I'm saying is a tiny amount of oil will make a fair amount of smoke, a bad turbo is hardly going to expel 12 liters of oil in the average flight. I'm not saying you should fly with a turbo going bad just that if it goes bad in the a...
by gwagen
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement
Replies: 16
Views: 2600

Re: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement

Sent an email to our chief negotiators office about this very thing. But protecting those who extort us to pay significantly higher milk prices and their few votes are much more important. Maybe we should all send emails to congressman who are more interested in this. anybody here want to organize ...
by gwagen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Having trouble flaring?
Replies: 47
Views: 4256

Re: Having trouble flaring?

Stop trying to flare a 172 like the space shuttle.

Arrest the decent and hold it off for long as you can. Anticipate the drops, use your derrière gyro.
by gwagen
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Former PM was a pilot. Who is he?
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

Re: Former PM was a pilot. Who is he?

Perhaps not all was known back at the time of WWI but I could see myself having no interest in going to the fields of France to support the King at the time when you just march into a hail of bullets to satisfy an general's ambition that is obviously not going to work. WWII was a completely differe...
by gwagen
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4403

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

I’m not a flight instructor or a sky god. I’ve no opinion if the ho driver or instructor is better. But here is a snap shot of my local experience. I am well placed on the sidelines of a local FTU to observe the quality of instructors today. Within the last year I’ve seen 6 or 7 class IV come and go...
by gwagen
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most important headset advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: Most important headset advice!

Bose A20, great sound quality Bluetooth works well and has aux wired input if you want.
by gwagen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what we've all been waiting for
Replies: 21
Views: 4549

Re: what we've all been waiting for

[quote=Noo post_id=<a href="tel:1041642">1041642</a> time=<a href="tel:1527882899">1527882899</a> user_id=54560] There's nothing cool about an F-35. Even the F-18 (which I've heard they're using) is significantly less interesting than the F-14 which was the star of the first movie. Hopefully the en...
by gwagen
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what we've all been waiting for
Replies: 21
Views: 4549

Re: what we've all been waiting for

There's nothing cool about an F-35. Even the F-18 (which I've heard they're using) is significantly less interesting than the F-14 which was the star of the first movie. Hopefully the enemy airplanes are something special. Have you seen an F-35 fly in person? I have and it was truly spectacular. It...
by gwagen
Tue May 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: XC below 3,000 AGL
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: XC below 3,000 AGL

Look outside and don't hit shit. Good advice for any altitude. As an aside, you're often safe in the Lower Mainland flying in the "devil's triangle" between Blunder Bay - Schitt Meadows - Stabbotsford, if you fly at 2,500'. Lots of schools have scared their students about the dangers of busting ter...
by gwagen
Sat May 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 6916

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

Here’s the actual data, courtesy of Statistics Canada: Total movements per month from January 2015 to February 2018, the latest available. 2015: 4,759 2,942 6,542 7,407 7,279 8,624 9,698 7,657 7,607 5,982 5,543 2,710 2016: 3,880 3,120 4,780 6,344 7,860 8,319 6,500 7,616 6,956 6,112 5,124 1,135 2017...
by gwagen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 6022

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

...Are you telling me this was a practice flight for the instructor? I wonder if his passengers knew he was practicing something for his benefit, and not for theirs. How nice for them. Or not, as it turned out. The man was a professional instructor, working for a professional flight school.... I gu...
by gwagen
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lindsay Airport no Longer in CFS
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Lindsay Airport no Longer in CFS

It was resurfaced last year, likely a mistake.

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