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by bbb
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-FROH Cessna 414A gear torn off on landing CYKL
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: C-FROH Cessna 414A gear torn off on landing CYKL

thanks for that image.
You can see the little teeny tiny VG's on the wing stub, inboard of the engine nacelles. None on the vertical stab (those small marks right near the rudder attach point are rivets and screws). so according to Lurch, that would make it a VII.
by bbb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-FROH Cessna 414A gear torn off on landing CYKL
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: C-FROH Cessna 414A gear torn off on landing CYKL

that aircraft DOES have the VG kit - you can clearly see on the outboard side of the engine nacelle the one part of the kit affixed to it. the little vortex generators on the wings would be next to impossible to see in this angle. and unless there was sufficient shadowing, same with the tail (if the...
by bbb
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC-12 off runway in YTS
Replies: 165
Views: 17992

Re: PC-12 off runway in YTS

Actually, yes, that crew was VERY LUCKY. Not in that it appears they did their procedures properly, but in the fact that the failure took place where it did, very close to a suitable airport. That had nothing to do with their training or how well they flew/followed procedures. That was just plain ol...
by bbb
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC-12 off runway in YTS
Replies: 165
Views: 17992

Re: PC-12 off runway in YTS

what Pelmut is saying (although I'm sure he doesn't realize it...) is that ALL single-engine flight is going to end in a "crash" if there's an engine failure, therefore there should be NO single-engine flying for hire with passengers...in VFR or IFR because the outcome is going to be the same. actua...
by bbb
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Could I Have Been Wrong?
Replies: 44
Views: 4288

Re: Could I Have Been Wrong?

thanks Cat last time i said something similar after an accident several folks said i was being to "harsh", didn't have "proof", didn't "know all the facts", didn't "know the pilot". well, i do know how it works, and the thought processes that lead to bad decisions. and often, where lots of the exter...
by bbb
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Could I Have Been Wrong?
Replies: 44
Views: 4288

Re: Could I Have Been Wrong?

I had a long lengthy post written out in the accident post. but, computer/web timed out before i could post it.... suffice to say, Transport has failed. again.... and, they don't get it, and it seems, don't care that they don't get it. bet pretty much anything that the pilot didn't wake up this morn...
by bbb
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Which will get me a better job?
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: Which will get me a better job?

How the hay did you get approved to hold the Ops Manager position? I can kinda see the Maintenance Manager, but the Regs are pretty clear, from 722.07: (2) Qualifications and Responsibilities of Operations Personnel (a) Operations Manager (i) Qualifications (A) hold or have held the appropriate lice...
by bbb
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC Wants my Logbook.
Replies: 55
Views: 4480

Re: TC Wants my Logbook.

trey kule wrote:I have personally witness inspectors on a power trip. Frightnening, but what was even more so, was the fact that having had it reported , TC management took no action.
This.

And its a HUGE problem (Probably because so many at the top are the same....) :evil:
by bbb
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Colour Blind
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Colour Blind

Actually, being colour-blind, you can hold a Cat 1 medical, restricted, and still fly for anyone (702, 703, 704, 705- Being an Instructor however, you would not be able to teach the night portion of a Night Rating, only instruction at night with a student who already holds a Night Rating). How, you ...
by bbb
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash - Buttonville CYKZ
Replies: 51
Views: 11438

Re: Crash - Buttonville CYKZ

You know what? this was NOT a "banner-towing accident". As sad as this is, this was yet another "flying accident". He was not towing a banner, nor in the process of picking one up, nor in the process of dropping one off. HE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CIRCLING AROUND TO LAND. I really hope that people get...
by bbb
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Accident Investigation Report for Scott Manning
Replies: 26
Views: 2985

Re: Accident Investigation Report for Scott Manning

Thanks Neil. thats been a long time coming...

and BTD, knew both those guys.... and familys.
The list grows longer every year, unfortunately.
Thats why some of us get really pi..ed off when someone does something so totally preventable and winds up as another statistic.
by bbb
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 421
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: Cessna 421

No, an aircraft doesn't know how many hours a pilot has, but this aircraft really is a little BIG airplane, as opposed to say a PA31, which is more like a big LITTLE airplane. Clunk has gobbs of experience with them, as do some others here, and C421s are not for low-time occasional fliers. There are...
by bbb
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YTZ landing incident
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: YTZ landing incident

And the weather.... METAR CYTZ 100200Z AUTO 02012G18KT 8SM FEW010 BKN022 10/09 A2977 RMK PCPN 1.5MM PAST HR SLP081= SPECI CYTZ 100159Z AUTO 02009G18KT 8SM FEW010 BKN025 10/09 A2977= SPECI CYTZ 100154Z AUTO 02012G22KT 7SM -RA SCT009 BKN025 10/09 A2976= SPECI CYTZ 100118Z AUTO 36007G16KT 3 1/2SM -RA B...
by bbb
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YTZ landing incident
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: YTZ landing incident

Looks like I was close, but shoulda counted the windows.... duh

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CGCCF

C421 must be an A or B model....
by bbb
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YTZ landing incident
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: YTZ landing incident

Looks like a 414, tip tanks, round cessna pressurized windows...
by bbb
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash near Lake Muskoka
Replies: 14
Views: 22588

Re: Plane crash near Lake Muskoka

"I'm fairly certain that aircraft used to run for Cloud Air back before they ceased operations. If it was registered Commercially for them, it probably wasn't changed to Private on the ownership change and I'm not sure if you have to or not. Comments? uhh, have you ever applied for a Cof R, or chang...
by bbb
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Katana wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Katana wanted

try National Flyers Academy in Kitchener; they're owned by the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, and airport rumour is that WWFC is finally going to shut NFA down after the Cadet contract finishes this month, after owning and operating it separately for several years. I think they have 4 of them.
by bbb
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sulako asks "Is it legal?"
Replies: 26
Views: 1950

Re: Sulako asks "Is it legal?"

yup, getting an awful lot of new pilots that go "really, you can do that?" or "that kind of airplane can do that" lately.... it just seems to get worse as time goes by... along with an awful lot of knee-jerk reactions from people who should know better (young cfi's, tc, etc) if thats the way those i...
by bbb
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sulako asks "Is it legal?"
Replies: 26
Views: 1950

Re: Sulako asks "Is it legal?"

Hey Cat, did tc tell you that you couldn't use an aircraft without brakes on both sides for ab-initio training??!!!!! we've done it in several different types over the years, when the audit came around, the response varied from nothing said at all, to "cool, neat old airplane" to "how did you do tha...
by bbb
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: there was an accident....
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

Re: there was an accident....

I was hoping more for a slap-in-the-face wake-up call, or un-dumbing down of aviators. I specifically posted the topic here, instead of in the general section (i see there's a thread about the accident there now too), in hopes that even 1 student, and LOTS more instructors, would be reminded of the ...
by bbb
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: there was an accident....
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

there was an accident....

There was an accident today, and a fellow died needlessly. There will be lots of speculation about "why" the accident happened, "what" caused the accident, "who" could have prevented some of the lead-ups to the accident, "how" did it end up like this, "when" should someone done/said something, "wher...
by bbb
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why am I getting such attitude when I call places??
Replies: 45
Views: 2709

Re: Why am I getting such attitude when I call places??

As Cat said, it doesn't take much to be polite. But... Try looking at it from the employer's point of view - as lots of people are speculating/saying, chief pilots are often quite busy. If you get told, sorry, not hiring right now (or other similar statement) leave it alone, thank the person, and co...
by bbb
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Oh Nooz!! Safety Concerns Over Red Bull 55 year old Seaplane
Replies: 39
Views: 2337

Re: Oh Nooz!! Safety Concerns Over Red Bull 55 year old Seaplane

So easy - Albatross! or several other fine aircraft....... The whole sked, pay, benefits thing - well to read on some other threads there's not much left in the way of pay/benefits anymore, and some operators treat a sked as a rough outline of what your life will be like, as for location - nice plac...
by bbb
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PC-12 Engine Shut Down
Replies: 239
Views: 12961

Re: PC-12 Engine Shut Down

Thanks for that link Steph anyone check the "previous version" - that one only states the aircraft "must be twin-engined" was 1998 also the date that they started allowing commercial pax in certain approved single-engine turbine aircraft? i can't remember, but that would make sense of the change to ...
by bbb
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PC-12 Engine Shut Down
Replies: 239
Views: 12961

Re: PC-12 Engine Shut Down

before everyone gets their panties in a knot about "personal attacks", someone several pages back talked about blasting off in single-engine ifr (in a pilatupus, i believe) in "100 and 1/2". last time I checked, you need an ops spec commercially to depart in weather below the lowest usable approach ...

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