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by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca Honours Bachelors of Aviation Technology program
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Seneca Honours Bachelors of Aviation Technology program

What does good math have to do with flying an airplane?
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

It looks like it is getting more embarrassing for Boeing as more info comes out.
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 48
Views: 1359

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Has flying training really gotten to this level where basic knowledge such as this is so lacking?
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

This is really a sad episode for a company that has built so many good products and has to be hurting shareholders.
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

Oh, :mrgreen:

It must be I'm getting old and senile. :mrgreen:
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

Unless what?
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

How did you get yourself into a situation in a light airplane when the winds were gusting to 95 mph????
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 78
Views: 3072

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

The problem you have is you're quick to infer that anyone who doesn't immediately align with your vision of a society aligned to an identity based, politically correct viewpoint, is immediately a racist, bigoted Nazi.
He sure would be a joy to have to fly with.
by C.W.E.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 40
Views: 2507

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

I was thinking of the FO operating in a northern / remote environment, would certainly observe a lot of situations that might gain valuable experience. True, however learning how to safely fly and make decisions as PIC is paramount to becoming a skilled safe pilot. As to the F.O. positions and movi...
by C.W.E.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 40
Views: 2507

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

You will get a lot more experience at manoeuvring, stalls, spins, correcting botched landings, taking off and landing in a crosswind, steep turns, reading a chart, forced approaches, and a bunch of other basic stuff, as an instructor, than you would in the right seat of a 1900. Airline flying is mo...
by C.W.E.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 40
Views: 2507

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

I think he means the PIC time is worth way more than turbine time these days.
Are turbines more difficult to operate than piston engines?
by C.W.E.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 48
Views: 1359

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

you don't obtain more lift in a headwind than a tailwind. There's going to be a difference. It may be minimal, but there will be a difference in power setting and attitude of the aircraft in opposite directions. So if I am flying a constant rate of turn and maintaining the same altitude flying in a...
by C.W.E.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Wright Airways 2019/2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: North Wright Airways 2019/2020

considering they had a King Air flying around with 1 attitude indicator for a significant amount of time prior to losing that one and killing the crew.
When did that happen?

Has the accident report been released?
by C.W.E.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 78
Views: 3072

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

that pilots are nothing more than overpaid bus drivers. Well for sure a lot of bus drivers make more than some pilots. As to the difficulty of operating an airplane it is somewhat more complex and does operate in a different enviorement than machines that are land bound. But it is really not all th...
by C.W.E.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?

What would you do for tricycle gear beginners?
Teach them to land power off.

Power is used to correct a landing that goes wrong.
by C.W.E.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?

I recall Chuck saying he teaches only power-off landings, to begin with.
Yes, that is how I teach wheel landings to pilots who have never flown tail wheel airplanes.

Once they learn ow to accurately judge height for a power off wheel landings three point landings are a non issue.
by C.W.E.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 78
Views: 3072

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Slavery, Jim Crow segregation - all Democrat supported/enacted laws.
Facts and reality mean nothing to a lefty.
by C.W.E.
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 31
Views: 2913

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

Their airdisplay is real airmanship.
by C.W.E.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4171

Re: 50 hours and no solo

There are people who are not well suited to be pilots - sorry, but it's a reality.
And some of them are instructors.
by C.W.E.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1080

Re: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll

Sort of like the term " Pilot in command ".

So by default when I am driving my car I am a " Driver in command "
by C.W.E.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

it would be to de-couple the idea that you need a degree to pursue a career in aviation. Its my opinion this would have the greatest positive effect on flight training. Considering there is no minimum education requirements to get any pilot license the only minimum is the ability to read and write ...
by C.W.E.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

Once again photofly has presented a well thought out bit of advice.
by C.W.E.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

Buy a 150 and do your PPL, CPL, night rating and half your instrument rating in it, with a local instructor you like. Then sell it and get your money back.
There is the best answer.
by C.W.E.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3448

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Just come up with some different stories
Like the time I lost an engine in a DC3 and the weather went to zero zero in ice fog at my destination and my alternate and I managed to land it safely?

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