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by valleyboy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pitch attitude in the larger waves
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Pitch attitude in the larger waves

It's been a while but "sweet spot" still applies but I don't know how you define this. To me, you find it, which becomes muscle memory, on every takeoff adjusting for conditions. As a foot note, waves with white caps on inland lakes usually indicates that it's too rough. Unless there are sheltered a...
by valleyboy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 4052

Re: The personal log book thing.

I have been ramped in several countries - UK included and aircraft information was all that was ever asked for. The assumption being of you are doing it for a living qualifications and licences should be in order. You are also a foreign pilot and licensing rules might be different. In Canada the fir...
by valleyboy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 4052

Re: The personal log book thing.

ut there's never going to be a "right" answer, because there's no enforcement. Exactly - I have never been asked to produce a log book being ramp checked, License, medical and radio license plus all aircraft and flight information. In Canada the PPC card is not required document but to not piss off...
by valleyboy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 4052

Re: The personal log book thing.

Some people are very anal and keep immaculate log books and I guess it's a wonderful record of where and what you have done. I wasn't one of those. I think my last entry in a log book was circa 1974, ironically I was never requested to produce a log book for employment after that, maybe the industry...
by valleyboy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How well do you know your fuel tanks
Replies: 22
Views: 961

Re: How well do you know your fuel tanks

Back in the day "blowing" tanks was SOP - fuel gauges (except for maybe the whoredyne) were always considered unreliable and the only known quantity was either full or a measured quantity into an M/T tank. This is turning into a trip down memory lane. When I started flying pilots, fuel and equipment...
by valleyboy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin engine input
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: Twin engine input

One of the nicest and least expensive to operate was the beech travel air. Beech craft strong and using about 10 igph total. Reasonable single engine performance but still like every other light piston twin, heavy will negate that. The aircraft has reasonable speed and range, my recollection is abou...
by valleyboy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

You bet, Valleyboy, but we can also band together...
:smt040 good one
by valleyboy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush Pilot career advice as a stepping stone
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Bush Pilot career advice as a stepping stone

There's nothing glamorous about aviation as a career, and you'll become jaded just like the rest of us. I don't think that that is entirely a true statement. It's no different than any other profession, good days and bad days. I consider myself having a great career and did it without going to the ...
by valleyboy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

Us farm boys need to stick together - lmfaoooooo
by valleyboy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush Pilot career advice as a stepping stone
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Bush Pilot career advice as a stepping stone

The one question is, what do you mean by -"Bush pilot" Flying floats is seasonal and does very little to get you into the commuters. Flying in remote areas in a navajo or something similar could be a different thing. With covid and the number of people looking for work and trying to get back being e...
by valleyboy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

Burdizzo is much more efficient than an elastic band but the fact of life is that everyone will become a grandpa or a grandma, if you have enough sense to dip the tanks of life. Sit back and take a good look at that old fart in the corner, that's you eventually. :mrgreen: https://i.pinimg.com/origin...
by valleyboy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1458

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

That was Air New Zealand.
yes it was - duh :rolleyes:

They did the same thing in the Concord and filled the seats as well.

Still given the times that is far too many people in one place for me.
by valleyboy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1458

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

as long as it's not to Antarctica
by valleyboy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

It does my heart well that there are so many posters here that never have made a mistake or a stupid decision. For whatever reasons shit happens and how we deal with the issues is what usually saves the day. That's the reason for all the training. As stated by a "bad person" "there will be no new ca...
by valleyboy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

I see nothing wrong with where the t/o run was started, the aircraft was not getting airborne before passing the bridge and that wasn't much of a curve and it opened to an area with the least obstructions.
by valleyboy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Good footing for handpropping
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Good footing for handpropping

Hand spanked many engines in my day from a J-3 to a DC-3 and most in between. Fuel injected flat engines are the most difficult and surprising enough round engines were the easiest and no tools required like ropes and trucks and such. Grab a hand full of prop and bobs your uncle. The single otter wi...
by valleyboy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

Putting the fuel issue a side it was handled well, as for the takeoff looking at the map that's where I would have left from. The police were there and I'm sure wanting the pilot and aircraft out of there ASAP and approving a departure would be their first choice. It was a nonevent, all is well that...
by valleyboy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Based Protest in Ottawa this Coming Week
Replies: 11
Views: 1951

Re: Aviation Based Protest in Ottawa this Coming Week

Stop being such selfish a$$holes!! -- here here -the one thing I have learned from this "new normal" it has brought the crazy self centred and selfish people out of the woodwork. It's not about you or me it's about others, what a shock, doing something for the good of people and not yourself. The i...
by valleyboy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where were you on September 11th 2001?
Replies: 348
Views: 71102

Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

I curious how many of our members say "being born' :smt040
That would be conceived -- just like the spike in babies 9 months after the total "black out" eastern US and parts of Ontario in the 60's
by valleyboy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

I always used a jepp wiz wheel because it fit into my shirt pocket. I can remember the push against the jepp computer wheels over the clunky (I guess eb6 style) and the argument that the answers generated differed between the 2 and that jepp was too accurate. The jepp wheel got me through all exams ...

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