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by RatherBeFlying
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3337

Re: What is "lift"?

We can define thrust as the force along the vehicle x axis. That force can come from a prop, gases from exhaust including turbines and gravity. Etkin does reserve the T term for engine thrust, but in a glider the T term is zero and the "thrust" is m•g•sin(alpha) which in a steady state = drag. Going...
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3337

Re: What is "lift"?

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by RatherBeFlying
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3337

Re: What is "lift"?

Etkin's Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight is a rigorous treatment of aerodynamics for those who want to get a real understanding. The math is heavy. In the Vehicle Frame of Reference (one of several), there are forces along the x, y and z axes and moments around those three axes. Surfaces and bodies mo...
by RatherBeFlying
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 2498

Re: Private aircraft import

It costs about $700 to register an Alberta corporation + annual report fee. Look up "Alberta Corporate Care".

You may also need a business bank account.

When it comes time to sell, you can sell the corporation, but would then have to set up another one for your new aircraft.
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

Once I heard of the the online portal, on May 15 or so, I opened my account and was put on hold to wait for the activation code which I received by email today – 10 alternating alphabetic and numeric characters that you are not allowed to paste in. Still no update on my medical exam nearly 3 months ...
by RatherBeFlying
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

I had my medical done on March 9 and decided it was time to downgrade from Category 1 to 3. The doctor said TC would send me a sticker. A few weeks ago I phoned and was informed the RAMO office had received the report and passed it to one of their doctors. Since then, nothing after 65 days. I am tem...
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 63
Views: 10863

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

The published research on pilot, and driver, performance with cannabis is pretty sparse. As before mentioned, one paper determined that it takes a maximum of 28 days for cannabis metabolites to leave your system. Lower initial dose and BMI may result in a shorter THC elimination time. Minister Garne...
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: External catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: External catheters

Glider pilots use them. I like these because there's no glue and I can reuse them (without the fancy collars they come with). A bit of electric tape ( not too tight) keeps them on: https://www.urodry.com/products/geewhiz.html Get tubing from Home Depot to route output to container or baggie. For mor...
by RatherBeFlying
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C150 down by Jasper 1 fatality, 1 injured
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Re: C150 down by Jasper 1 fatality, 1 injured

Just before the loss of control, the GPS (global positioning system) recorded a reduction in ground speed from 83 mph to 64 mph and a course change approximately 30 degrees to the left of the runway track. During the reduction in airspeed, the altitude remained constant at about 150 feet above grou...
by RatherBeFlying
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 13100

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Aviation Consumer some decades ago ran one or more articles on the foibles of the Aerostar fuel system. I recall a mockup was made of the fuel system to investigate. Unporting may have added to the difficulties.
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1861

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Somebody with access to an A310 manual can comment more knowledgeably, but towing the big stuff, you usually need a qualified person, usually AME checked out on tow, in the cockpit ready to apply brakes. With the APU off, you can release the parking brake, but might not have enough hydraulic pressur...
by RatherBeFlying
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9956

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

It's darker sooner with a low overcast, depending on how thick the clouds are - unless the setting sun breaks through below the cloud deck.
by RatherBeFlying
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9956

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

The dirty secret of night VFR is that you can suddenly be inside a cloud. Clouds are not lit. JFK Jr. is a prominent example of how you can get disoriented at night without even being in a cloud. Like JFK Jr, I suspect this pilot did not realize the hazard of his situation. Both would most likely ha...
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?
Replies: 51
Views: 8454

Re: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?

Alberta Corporate Care Services
Donna Corrin
(403) 615-3010
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 4578

I also have never known anyone to wear shoulder belts above 10k unless we were flying an

ejection seat."

This glider pilot bonked his head on the canopy over the foothills not that many days ago - plus I suspect a battery connector interrupted the circuit. I thought I had my straps tight (previous head bonks). They're even tighter now.
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 63
Views: 10863

Report on Business article in G&M

Paywalled, but worth a trip to the library:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cannabi ... gulations/
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by RatherBeFlying
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 63
Views: 10863

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Under 2 nanograms / ml blood is legal for driving in Canada, but I don't know the sensitivity or accuracy of the tests. When you're down to nanograms, accuracy really matters. The 28 day rule is basically a way to say any detectable THC is illegal for flying as it can take as long as that for it to ...
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's

I remember going up HWY 11 by Washago once, and here were 3 guys standing next to a boat trailer wheel, by the highway, which was smoking and PISSING on it !!! There's a transferable solution. Hey I learned something! Addition to post RTO checklist: Pop a slide Male adult passengers - kindly leave ...
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 9213

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

The accident Beaver was equipped with emergency exits by the military that the operator was forced to remove by Transport Canada.
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2376

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

I did once read of a pilot flying the Alaska highway who, if the next pass was in cloud, would land on the highway and taxi over the pass until out of cloud. Taxiing over a pass puts a lot of trust in the competence of drivers - YMMV. I do remember one spray plane parked at a pullout in Northern Ont...
by RatherBeFlying
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty
Replies: 13
Views: 2526

Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

The paywall may or may not let you in. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/calgary-and-edmonton/article-a-decade-into-redevelopment-edmontons-blatchford-airport-site-sits/ or http://www.newslocker.com/en-ca/region/edmonton/a-decade-into-redevelopment-edmontons-blatchford-airport-site-sits-ne...
by RatherBeFlying
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 4936

How about we get rid of Class B

Do that and antenna diversity only applies above 18,000'. For current Class B terminal areas, you can put a refrigerator size box in the tower with antennas on the roof. Seems to work for Hudson Bay and much of the Arctic. For trans Polar and Oceanic, satellites do make more sense. How is it that Ca...
by RatherBeFlying
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me

Les nègres blancs ajoutent «anglais » à quelques noms d'usage vulgaires.
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Law for photography as a pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Air Law for photography as a pilot

There's lots of CARs on operating a commercial air service if you happen to be doing it for money. As for aerodynamics, Mother Nature can be judge, jury and executioner in the blink of an eye. There's a TSB report about a pipeline patroller that came to grief using a handheld camera in a low level t...

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