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by rookiepilot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter out east.
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Winter out east.

Stay safe....... TAF CYYT 172339Z 1800/1824 35055G75KT 1/8SM SN +BLSN VV002 TEMPO 1800/1803 0SM +SN +BLSN VV001 FM180300 33040G60KT 1/4SM -SN +BLSN VV004 FM180800 31030G50KT 1/2SM -SN BLSN VV006 FM181100 31025G40KT 1SM -SN BLSN VV010 FM181300 30022G38KT 2SM -SN BLSN OVC020 FM181500 30020G35KT 3SM BL...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.

Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies, and your own sharing. There are many kinds of grief, I've learned. Perhaps I reacted to the swoop story, in judgement, about what a "crisis" is. Not fair, as I've flown a ton. But maybe one of those folks were I like I was, when I found out my daughter's ...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.

I hope this post helps someone out there, in some way. That is my reason I was led to write it at this time. I am not flying currently, as least not as PIC, and haven't for some time. I'm not fit to fly as PIC, which as I define as being able to competently, and calmly, handle the worst emergency in...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

Stock is having another banner day today.

Is that CEO still worth 14 million?
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Using rudder to turn

. At 300 ft you should have as a result of a mental takeoff emergency brief already be primed to just push the nose down pull the throttle all the way back and ride it out straight ahead. I've never been a big fan of "go straight ahead, regardless"; the best thing to do rather depends on where you ...
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

"Trip from hell".

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/swoop-airline-flight-cancun-hamilton-cancelled-1.5428135 Trip from hell. "Panic Attacks". For a delay. Enough already with the hysteria. STFU! Get a hotel, message the airline, deal with it. Not rocket science. People don't know what a real crisis is. I do. I ...
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

"experienced Acrobatic pilot". (Dumb enough though to have to spin an aircraft thousands of feet to get out)

Snort.

Last I looked this was the "flight training thread".
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

Photofly I always liked you, till today. Use the whiskey compass for a heading No instruments, and the whiskey compass is a flight instrument. Sure: whiskey compass, steer east or west, hands off, gentle use of rudder, just like the Cessna manual says - everyone has read it. But a whiskey compass i...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

whistlerboy02 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Photofly I always liked you, till today.
Use the whiskey compass for a heading
I was waiting for this. This is a required instrument -- after all.
by rookiepilot
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 1724

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

'97 Tercel wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:03 pm
It's not the moderators fault...a couple users prob went to find a tissue and a hug, but not before flagging the thread.
Missing the Colonel at this moment.
by rookiepilot
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

Well...here is an example of a long spin. One would just have to be patient, make sure to hold the appropriate controls at full deflection, and wait. The video gives a good example of rate of decreasing altitude on the altimeter during the procedure..... http://www.aceaerobaticschool.com/spins/ Uhh...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

I sense the crowd here would agree with some of the elitist leadership, who would restrict voting privileges to those graduates of approved left wing indoctrination schools of higher thought and -- what was that word -- enlightenment? True story -- that -- some are advocating. Sound good all? You'd ...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

mel gibson wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:16 pm
The population is getting older and people are
having less children.
Heart of the issue, right here. Massive structural changes will need to be made. But folks won't like it much.........see FT article......

We cannot afford the structure we have now. End of story.
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: International border interception ?!?

Drones "appeared" on right wingtip just seconds after initial contact with tower ? ... "2nm" from kiag's 5nm control zone ? I read that again ... so they're right close to the international border there for a number of minutes without any tower contact in that critical area with an unsecured aircra...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Epic trolling to my commentary challenging the notion of unlimited freebies. Shouldn't be that surprised. We will end up with this: https://www.ft.com/content/16546c24-3232-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de Then who pays? Tell me how the math works. Are you well paid captains ready for 75% top tax rates? Don't...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

The degree is already subsidized though So the government goes ahead and -- for argument's sake -- fully subsidizes pilot training. 100%. Mom and Dad say to Johnny, "go try out that pilot thing". "That's a respectable career". Will the quality of the average FO coming on the line, get better or wor...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Your degree you were taking was subsidized by the government, so in a way everything you learnt until you had to drop out indirectly subsidized your business. This isn’t an argument about if a degree helps a pilot be a pilot but more one of whether the training to be a pilot should be subsidized. I...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Another 737 down
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Ukrainian plane down in Iran

Crashed on takeoff. B 737. "Technical problems" is the story.

Hmmmmm.........rather a coincidence with tonight's events.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/middleea ... index.html
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Rookie do you have any post secondary? Yes, I do. I dropped out partway through a business degree. Was fully supporting myself and ran out of money to do that and attend school. So I started my first business along with working. While in school I was the # 1 student in my class in economics and acc...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

I think he's saying that we've quickly come to the point where "when everyone has a degree, no one has a degree" most jobs do not require a degree. They require specific training. Even when you think of doctors and lawyers. While their specific training is in the form of a degree it could easily ju...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA bans US flights over Middle East....
Replies: 4
Views: 649

FAA bans US flights over Middle East....

FYI.....

IRAN, Iraq, gulf of Oman, Persian gulf....apparently notams out....US carriers

(There is significant news in the region tonight)

Ukrainian plane down...crashed on takeoff.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/middleea ... index.html
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2893

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Given the high costs of commercial pilot training, it should be treated like post secondary education in this country - largely government subsidized at accredited schools. Med school, dental school, engineering school, trades school are all publicly funded to roughly 85% of their costs from the go...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Flight training in your own plane - costs

CpnCrunch wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:23 am
rookiepilot wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:15 am
Horrible time to buy an aircraft IMO.

Better prices coming.
The problem is we have no idea when that will happen. Next year? In 5 years?
I'd need a cracker jax box degree to answer that. :D
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Flight training in your own plane - costs

Horrible time to buy an aircraft IMO.

Better prices coming.
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2368

Re: Swoop

Why was the entire family removed from the flight?

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