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by DadoBlade
Thu May 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 36
Views: 2172

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

With increased public acceptance and adoption of robotics and automated systems, I envision a future of single-pilot jet airliner flights. There are several single-pilot IFR capable multi-engine (Cessna 402) type scheduled flights in the U.S.A. Cape Air comes to mind. They have been operating for se...
by DadoBlade
Sun May 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7916

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Switchflicker asked why the American Airlines DC-3 Flagship was taxiing with the cowl gills closed. Early civilian versions of the DC-3 were powered by The Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 cylinder engine, and may not have been equipped with cowl flaps, unlike the fourteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Tw...
by DadoBlade
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan
Replies: 18
Views: 2988

Re: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan

TCAS 1 too expensive or impractical for this type of operation? Sad.
by DadoBlade
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Diamond to increase production

Indeed. The DA-20 needs a new cowl design. A skilled aviation upholsterer with access to some ergonomic and orthopaedic foam should be able to correct the seat problem, with a next-to-zero weight penalty. I do know a guy... Anywayze...Cowl flap(s) on the Diamond? Of course! A singular lower cowl ven...
by DadoBlade
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 58
Views: 5199

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

Our Canadian Dollar is presently worth .75 cents in the U.S.A., The electric motor conversion will take place in the U.SA. Is this an affront to an historical Canadian airframe? A Canadian aviation icon goes to America for a conversion? Whahhh...? Trudeau post-nationalist's would, of course, approve...
by DadoBlade
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 58
Views: 5199

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

Canada's global contribution to green-house gases is around 1.6%. So why not just convert the radial engine Beavers to turbo-props? Most of the PT6A conversion would be Canadian sourced, perhaps done by Viking Air, unlike the U.S.A. based electrical powered solution.
by DadoBlade
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall

Outside of Vancouver's Lower Mainland, and Toronto's GTA, the cost of living in many areas of B.C. and Ontario are very comparable. Factor in cost of utilities, groceries, home heating bills, climate, automobile insurance, wear & tear etc. and one would be hard pressed to say one province is "cheape...
by DadoBlade
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

Drones are already some spraying crops on a small scale . If using larger drones, such as the AT200, is the career as a crop sprayer/ag pilot endangered?
by DadoBlade
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 64
Views: 9894

Re: Atlas Air 767

Speculate: Sudden in-flight structural failure due to severe turbulence.
by DadoBlade
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 1856

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

OBTAIN A CANADA FLIGHT SUPPLEMENT (C.F.S.) http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Pages/aeronautical-information-products-canada-flight-supplement.aspx GET A WEATHER BRIEFING AND FILE A TRANS BORDER FLIGHT PLAN. IT IS MANDATORY. INFORM CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (C.B.S.A) OF YOUR E.T.A....
by DadoBlade
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

Cost of land reclamation too high? Perhaps Edmonton Airports could develop the land into a downtown airport?
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by DadoBlade
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 5983

Re: Are we entering another recession?

"Energy" represents 12% of the Canadian economy. That is HUGE! Alberta sells refined petroleum to the U.S. at below cost. The "Auto Sector" represents 3% of Canada's economy, almost all Ontario based. Alberta's unemployment rate reached record highs last year at 9%. Alberta's unemployment rate was a...
by DadoBlade
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US pilot - first time to Nova Scotia
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

Re: US pilot - first time to Nova Scotia

VFR? Remember it is mandatory to file a flight plan with FAA FSS prior to crossing the U.S./Canada border. Remember to OPEN your flight plan with FSS, NOT Tower. A common fault, and frequently overlooked. Also remember to CLOSE your flight plan with a NAVCANADA FSS upon arrival, to avoid unnecessary...

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