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by aeroncasuperchief
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Birds on final - A go around may not be the best idea
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Birds on final - A go around may not be the best idea

toooo many tree hugging naturalists in yvr to change the status quo I dead bird or tree gets MANY upset, It may take a downed A-380 full of birders :wink: to make a change I'm afraid !
by aeroncasuperchief
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Homebuilt airworthiness standards
Replies: 24
Views: 2121

Re: Homebuilt airworthiness standards

Transport Canada does the complete opposite and makes it very expensive to follow the rules in the first 25 hours
The A/C is supposed to have 25 snag free hours! A new homebuilt lol
by aeroncasuperchief
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Cancelled flights.
Replies: 59
Views: 11433

Re: Cancelled flights.

a hotel room to grab 2 hours sleep You went with WestJet to save $$$ Why didn't you say to WestJet " Thanks for the room offer, but I will only be able to get 2 hrs sleep and therefore be spending too much of Westjets money for too little gain " Wannabes only think for themselves! ( Unless you are ...
by aeroncasuperchief
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kingston terrorist arrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Re: Kingston terrorist arrest

What were they looking for ? Internet, cell audio , movements, Kingston is not exactly Alert !
by aeroncasuperchief
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kingston terrorist arrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Re: Kingston terrorist arrest

Grow op in downtown Kingston?,,, oops sorry, I forgot about the Molson plant in Barrie Ont! Cannot satellites do the job these days? No agreement with the USA ?
by aeroncasuperchief
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kingston terrorist arrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Kingston terrorist arrest

Why would a Pilatus PC-12 be circling over Kingston for weeks prior to the arrest of the Muslim kid? What kind of surveillance above the cloud can you do that you cannot do on the ground or with a drone?
by aeroncasuperchief
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

aeroncachief: what would be your recommendation for approach/landing speeds for normal, everyday flight? From 172s to RVs to Cessna Citations... Use the book value! In gusty/ shear conditions , use the what is it ? Add 1/2 the gust to the approach speed? You CAN approach a little slower in CALM con...
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

At a short field landing you use a bit of power to get a slower approach speed, but you have to cut the power to actually touch down. And that might very well be a bit of a rougher touchdown, that's perfectly fine. It may be more than a "bit" of power ( but wisdom should say to hold the last 25% in...
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28

I do recall HMQ at City
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28

At least one of the Saunders at City express had the compressor in the nose
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Brrrrrr... It's cold outside!
Replies: 13
Views: 2047

Re: Brrrrrr... It's cold outside!

Hmmm, global COOLING We need carbon credits and more taxes to combat that !!!
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Brrrrrr... It's cold outside!
Replies: 13
Views: 2047

Re: Brrrrrr... It's cold outside!

Why the heck were you up to 47000 feet ? Are you one of the missing Concordes? LOL
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

Min safe speed is never below stall. Below stall, well you are stalled and do not control your sink rate anymore. If a no power full flap INDICATED stall speed is 44 mph ( book value ) on A/C X , then showing an indicated airspeed of 38 mph on the backside with power , would be below the "book valu...
by aeroncasuperchief
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

With minimum or no wind, I have practiced landing a taildragger and taxiing to my tiedown on 2 wheels and also landing a C-150 and taxiing to the tiedown on 2 wheels ( Hint: you need an aft C of G, ask DAR ) ! It is perfectly acceptable to 2 point a TD at stall times 1.3 or a tricycle gear A/C at st...
by aeroncasuperchief
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Voyageur and the ST-27.s
Replies: 16
Views: 4284

Re: Voyageur and the ST-27.s

In the last pic, it looks like the a/c tried to eat the barbell set !
by aeroncasuperchief
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28

Tough a/c ! The compressor was in the nose with adjacent bottle(s) 1 important thing to remember is the alcohol ? in the system to prevent freezing of any moisture, thereby rendering gear flaps etc U/S . For the 1 year I worked on the A/C, I could never find engine 3 and 4 !!!
by aeroncasuperchief
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

If you are attempting a full stall landing and a gust of wing ( quartering or head on ) happens, your IAS will go up but you GS will go down, so after the gust , your IAS will be lower than before and you will land hard because you have no buffer , you cannot pull back anymore for more lift to cushi...
by aeroncasuperchief
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Saunders Aircraft of Gimli Manitoba ST-28

Remember working on them at city express. British tools needed, Air system for everything and a compressor that was louder than the engines ! One of the AME s was working a double shift and forgot to install the brakes, A/C taxied into the pumps,,,,,, Was a cramped cockpit for the pilots but never h...
by aeroncasuperchief
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

The reason you don't force the A/C into the air on TO in a windy situation is the same reason you don't land with a full stall in gusty situations... Lack of control/ Margins !
by aeroncasuperchief
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2306

Re: That Smooth Landing

You don't want to get into a habit of overly smooth landings, then do it on a smooth runway in the rain ( Hydroplaning )
by aeroncasuperchief
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure

Anyone who flies a Lycoming IO-540 with a D6LN-3000 "dual" magneto. I disassembled one at the engine shop I used to work at, to find that the single gear which drives both magnetos had two consecutive teeth missing. Anyway.... Some desk bound design engineer and a bean counter must have been in bed...
by aeroncasuperchief
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure

N440H declaring an emergency, vacuum failure therefore no attitude reference, in VMC on top, request no-gyro vectors to any airport within 200nm showing clear skies." If only every GA pilot could recite the above to memory AND stick with it if the time comes ! How many pilots have flown in real IMC...
by aeroncasuperchief
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure

With alternate vacuum systems available, electric A/H, adhering to manufacturers pump replacement times, A back-up GPS 6 pack and partial panel re-training or self training , This accident should be a thing of the past ! Who flies around with 1 magneto these days?
by aeroncasuperchief
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 2087

Re: Aircraft tie down

Not an old wives tale actually. Saw a J3 get a broken spar because it was chained down. We did warn him!
Must have been a pretty high and rocking wind! No give on chains for such a high lift and small spar!

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