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by gwagen
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

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: 40
Views: 1431

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: 1885

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: 3569

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: 1541

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: 4049

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: 4049

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: 1889

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: 33
Views: 3477

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: 4625

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: 1424

Re: Lindsay Airport no Longer in CFS

It was resurfaced last year, likely a mistake.
by gwagen
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 2288

Re: Taxi Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

Electricity virtually “free”
Light bulbs cheap
Mid air collisions expensive, probably fatal.

Turn the light on, if they burn out frequently replace with even brighter LED.
by gwagen
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unserviceable Equipment C172
Replies: 33
Views: 2333

Re: Unserviceable Equipment C172

That looks more like a build sheet for the airplane. Listing Standard equipment included with the airplane, optional equipment available at additional cost and Required equipment at additional cost, as in you must order this item at additional expense when purchasing the aircraft in order to buy it....
by gwagen
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who is the broker representing
Replies: 23
Views: 2589

Re: Who is the broker representing

So far magnes hasn’t been able to come close to c-plan quotes through the eaa. The broker is Nacora. You have to be an eaa member. Worth checking into. What is better in the EAA insurance policy? Sorry for the late reply. The EAA policies have been cheaper when I’ve compared to other hangar mates w...
by gwagen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: garmin vs. Avidyne GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: garmin vs. Avidyne GPS

I’ve got lots of time with the gtn 650 and a little bit of on the ground time with the avidyne. If you already have a 430 in the plane I’m sure you know the ifd is a plug and play replacement. Which is admittedly attractive. As far as performance goes, I prefer the flow and logic of the garmin, once...
by gwagen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: OFC Needs To Get Creative $$
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: OFC Needs To Get Creative $$

Ultimately there is no market for recreational flight training in Canada. As above, customers already feel that flight training is “too expensive” so raising prices to accommodate increased costs of doing business reduces business in an eventual death spiral of said business. As the current trend i...
by gwagen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 111
Views: 7987

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

This: https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flie ... emium.html

It’s a very nice watch, gmt hand. I like it, it’s big though, you need big wrists.

They are automatics, quite accurate.

They have other aviation models.
by gwagen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose QC25 ANC headset
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

Re: Bose QC25 ANC headset

I use this setup in a very noisy turboprop http://www.aviation.leosounds.de/index-en.htm works very well no comments from atc.... I was going to go with the Uflymike, but canceled my order due to shipping delays. They kept on pushing back the shipping date. Been using the setup for 6 months and I l...
by gwagen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pulling the Chute
Replies: 16
Views: 2089

Re: Pulling the Chute

mantogasrsrwy wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Now I looked at some Diamond and Cirrus cockpits online I'm pretty sure it's not either of those. That v shaped panel with the parachute handle looks a bit crude. Do they make BRS for home builts?
Absolutely
by gwagen
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Falcon 7X goes offroading.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Falcon 7X goes offroading.....

Chuck Finley wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Just the tip...
:mrgreen:

BBB
And just for a minute.
AvE fan detected.
by gwagen
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Falcon 7X goes offroading.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Falcon 7X goes offroading.....

11 posts and no Maltese Falcon references???

What happened to you internet?
by gwagen
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 304
Views: 62517

Re: Westwind

Unfortunately this is now a fatal accident. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatchewan/passenger-in-fond-du-lac-plane-crash-has-died-family-says-1.4465220 Yes, very sad. Those responsible should be hung from the highest yardarm. Whether the management or pilots or both, barring a mechanical fa...
by gwagen
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Shepherd
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: The Shepherd

I missed it this year but I always enjoy listening to fireside Al
by gwagen
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Forced Landing in Ottawa
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: Forced Landing in Ottawa

If you're going to experience a forced landing, a beechcraft is a fine choice. Those sundowners are tough little planes.
by gwagen
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KLM213 missed approach @ YVR (Nov 6th)
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: KLM213 missed approach @ YVR (Nov 6th)

Circumstances for a missed approach are pretty rare. I've done maybe two in an airliner? Shit happens I suppose, when circumstances line up the wrong way. It's really not a big deal but it does tend to scare the ''bleep'' out of many passengers, even if there is nothing dangerous about it. Thank go...

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