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by youhavecontrol
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C172 and Wind Shear
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: C172 and Wind Shear

Depends on the vertical range over which the wind varies. There is often 40kts wind shear between he circuit and the ground at YTZ - not unusual to have 30kt headwind in the downwind and 10kts on the nose at touchdown, and it’s a non-event... ...so I guess the best answer is “what kind of windshear...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C172 and Wind Shear
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: C172 and Wind Shear

40kts? I wouldn't risk it if someone reported that. 20kts... it could have been a random gust while someone wasn't holding their airspeed, but 40kts is quite a lot. That's a big chunk of your airspeed. I'd think a Cessna, or any light plane would fail to keep any altitude or control with a sudden sh...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The clubhouse.....
Replies: 55
Views: 3401

Re: The clubhouse.....

In regards to the "clubhouse" in the real world, or online... I was a member of a flying club as a kid and while I didn't really see or understand everything, what I saw didn't exactly give me the greatest impression of the real-world GA community. One of my last memories of that club was when I vis...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 65
Views: 2556

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

"Back-tracking to line-up for departure on runway 34 for the left-hand circuit, any conflicting traffic please advise!" *does a little 360 look-out dance* (nailed it.. I am safety)
by youhavecontrol
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: NIZUS - IATRA
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: NIZUS - IATRA

I used it for the SARON and SAMRA and it was amazing.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPAER NAV EXAM
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: CPAER NAV EXAM

Are you asking about the Nav portion of the CPAER written examination? I'd look through the TC study guide, specifically at the Nav portion if you're wondering what to study. https://tc.canada.ca/sites/default/files/migrated/tp_12881e.pdf The website Nizus.com is excellent for sample examinations if...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Crash Near Throsby AB 2 Fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 3645

Re: Plane Crash Near Throsby AB 2 Fatalities

Ken Fowler out of Rocky Mountain House. I know more about the crash, but I'll leave it at that as many people already know it was him involved. He was a good friend of mine and a big inspiration for me as a kid. Had the privilege of flying with him a few times. He put our small town on the GA map an...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin engine input
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: Twin engine input

The weird thing that makes the counter rotating engines on a Twin Comanche desirable is that it's 20 kts faster than the normal one. (No idea why) I'd guess it's faster because the engine and thrust forces are balanced with counter-rotating engines, so there's no drag penalty caused by aerodynamic/...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

*slight thread drift* I don't understand how "It's xxx years old technology" somehow means it's now irrelevant. There's many old inventions where time has proved it's value. The magnetic compass is over 1000 years old and we still have them in aircraft, despite many, many innovations since then.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

IMO, I'd stick with the cheap circular slide rule during your training and then after that, you're free to use what ever you want for your calculations when you fly post-training. For a few reasons: -Using the slide rule is a great way to get your mind thinking/visualizing vectors, unit conversions,...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 4241

Re: What is "lift"?

tsgarp wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:26 pm Read the Advanced Pilots Manual by William Kershner
+1 Love that book and his random diagram notes :lol:
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3785

Re: Flight training with masks?

I've never had any issues with the microphone, but I've been using the disposable N95 and surgical masks during flight and not a rubber/sealed canister style mask. I've just kept the mic close between my mouth and the material and it picks up the sound just the same as it does through the foam acous...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3785

Re: Flight training with masks?

I wear a mask almost every day that I fly because of the nature of my work. I've found the basic surgical masks quite comfortable and not much of a bother really. You can find them in different sizes. If you are worried about fogging, make sure the nose part is shaped correctly. Pointing an air vent...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: Route plan question

Instructors sending their students off to the TC AIM to find and apply TC standard passenger weights to complete sample loading calculations in the manner suggested creates the improper impression with student pilots that using TC standard passenger weights can be applied in all cases when this is ...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: Route plan question

Most instructors that give you an AIM standard weight do it for a scenario they want you to plan... not a real flight. They mostly do it that way so you have to look it up if you don't know it, and it forces you to flip through the AIM a bit. The scenario's solution is as simple as this: Crunch the ...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7854

Re: 182 down by Smithers

First of all, I found this type of comment more than a bit unfair at this point when the facts are not known It sounds like poor management of the carburetor heat, That being said, and without alluding to this accident, In the past many 182s have gone down with carb ice. And there is a good explana...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 5044

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

It was easy to just up and leave aviation a few years ago in Alberta. I knew several people who would go back and forth between flying and oilfield work, but now that the economy there has been obliterated, I'm not sure what I'd do. I was a steam truck operator and crane rigger before flying, and I ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7854

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Records indicate that the aircraft had an ongoing history of carburetor air box repairs and alternator-related maintenance. The carburetor air box was crushed at impact and no determination could be made of its pre-impact condition. However, the carburetor heat control remained connected to the car...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5929

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I'm not offended by anyone of my old acquaintances asking me about jobs. I feel privileged to be where I'm at and can't imagine what I'd do or who I'd try to contact if my employment changed. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't try doing the same thing if I was in their shoes. Even if their methods of...

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