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by youhavecontrol
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: "Currently"

I'm starting to get annoyed by "aaaannnnddd.... Buttsville traffic..." while talking as if they're trying as hard as possible to sound cool.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VTA Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: VTA Changes

I'm gonna guess and say some obstructions depicted on the chart have most likely changed more than anything else.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

I am more relieved than I am surprised. I haven't flown there in nearly 10 years since my training, but it was a favorite place to go. When I saw the CFS updates since Montair moved in, I thought "NOPE." Maybe a tower will make it more bearable to fly into now. Super busy FSS stations are almost wor...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1576

Re: Autoland in a Piper

I don't really understand all the hate some people have for technology like this and ballistic parachutes. They're brilliant ideas. Do you ever think of what would happen if you took your friend up for a scenic flight and you suddenly fainted? I do... and it's a risk I don't like to think about. It ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Unless the plane you are hoping to fly has de-ice equipment, IFR is pretty useless in winter. Unless the plane has airborne weather radar, there's hardly a time you can fly even in summer without embedded CB's in the maritime GFAs. If I were you, I'd get some skill-building instrument training at ni...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1576

Re: Autoland in a Piper

Really impressive technology.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2851

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

-cannot explain properly why you need rudder when rolling Going to guess that's about 99.4% of instructors; the rest have a graduate level qualification in aerodynamics. Why is the "proper" explanation so important, anyway? teaches you a fixed power setting for the entire base/final phase of approa...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Flight test soon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Commercial Flight test soon...

Best advice I can give is anything you think, "gee I hope they don't ask me about that." you should study. Be prepared, and organized and if you present your planning in a neat and clear manner, there's likely less questions they'll ask you because they know you've done your homework.

Best of luck!
by youhavecontrol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2851

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

If your instructor: -gives you a reference point on the windshield for visual flight, without helping you select it, but rather just telling you it, you need a new instructor. -cannot explain properly why you need rudder when rolling -cannot explain why you adjust power in steeper bank angles to mai...
by youhavecontrol
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights

I haven't flown the DA42, but I'm surprised they didn't feel that the gear wasn't down. Usually the drag from the gear is a required and anticipated part of slowing down and configuring the aircraft to land.
I'm also curious if the DA42 at least has a mirror to allow visual confirmation as well.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2283

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

I usually use it to cement my argument that in the event of an emergency, the Captain MUST go down with the airship. No questions. ... and few dare to as they stare into the eyes of the falcon resting on my arm as I neatly adjust my monocle before retreating to my gondola.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

From what I recall you can legally go as low as your company training SOP's allow during forced approach training, so long as you can argue that you did not endanger yourself, others, property, or cause a disturbance. Common sense is important in all cases. There is nothing about SOPs or a disturba...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

From what I understand, its mainly to clear any possible fouling, but also to keep the engine from shock cooling. Often the prop is windmilling faster than a ground idle speed meaning the fuel going into the cylinders has little to push against as it burns. Most engines will sound rather pissed-off ...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Alternate minima
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Alternate minima

You are correct. Just because two runways intersect makes no difference, they are still separate runways by definition. The only one you cannot count is the opposite end of the same runway.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Human Factors CPL Written
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Human Factors CPL Written

Been a while since I wrote it but I'd say it sounds like those slideshows might be a bit overkill. You could check the TC study and reference guide to see what topics it will ask about our look for a practice exam. The slideshow is probably good stuff to know but maybe just commit the key points to ...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2570

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

If we didn't have rules and common sense, we would all be locked up in some institution due to incessant overdoses, murders and other foolish things ! The funny thing is most liberals are simply too stupid to know just how stupid they are ( The dunning-kruger effect ) "people who are too ignorant t...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2570

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

co-joe wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:59 am

Quit horsing around, we're being serious here.
Nay... or I should say neigh.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2570

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

I for one think a miniature service horse sounds awesome. As long as the animal can be secure during the flight, I don't see any harm in it... No worse than a dog, really. Sounds like it was a legit need with the necessary precautions taken. How many kids would have delighted to see a miniature pony...
by youhavecontrol
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How long did your commercial license take to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 1568

Re: How long did your commercial license take to get?

It took years for me because I stopped part way and did some oilfield work to help with tuition. Everyone's path is different... Just keep at it!
by youhavecontrol
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

Where I used to instruct, all the in-house examiners were very aware of what the national and local pass/fail rates were and simply ensured that their pass rate remained at close enough to 80% or 90% or whatever it was that TC was expecting that year so as to not be bothered by anyone from TC. One ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

This doesn't surprise me at all, but the fact that their report says it's been going on for decades is bothersome. I taught Chinese students for a while and regularly felt pressured to recommend students that either didn't have the skill or decision making or did not care in the slightest about avia...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4477

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

I believe there are certain vacuum pumps and that can be damaged by being rotated backwards. That's what I've heard too.. but I often wonder about that. Sometimes when the engine shuts down, the engine compression will push the prop slightly backwards before it rests to a stop. ..always wondered if...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

I can understand jail time for disobeying a crew member, but justifying it with financial arguments or inconveniencing fellow pax? Jeesh.... That is an extremely slippery slope. Shall we start putting people in jail if they default on a mortgage? In another article about it I read that the diversio...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

When you imagine the combined cost of diverting an aircraft, dumping fuel, messing up the travel plans of over 100 other people and having to provide a place for them to stay and an alternate flight to their destination, not to mention how uncomfortable and bothersome the experience would be for the...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - International Pilot Academy
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Flight Instructors - International Pilot Academy

"a competitive employment package which includes health and group benefits ...gives you the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic training environment focused on safety, professionalism, and teamwork. ...we consistently have full-time students ready to fly all year round." Nearly every ...

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