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by jakeandelwood
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How well do you know your fuel tanks
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: How well do you know your fuel tanks

we should note that there are always some sediments and dirty fuel at the bottom of fuel tanks. All aircraft fuel systems draw fuel from low points in the tank. If there is enough contaminant it will be drawn to the engine whether there is one gallon or 100 gallons of fuel. That is why there are fu...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3502

Re: Buying vs Renting

Owning an airplane takes money, discipline and dedication. I bought my airplane for my PPL and sold it after my CPL. Best decision I ever made. If you buy an aircraft, be sure you have the discipline in your flight planning. If you don’t, you might end up putting yourself in danger and no one can s...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3502

Re: Buying vs Renting

And how does your average private pilot fly everyday when the weather is crap all winter and they have a full time job? Not my problem, and not the unverse’s problem, either. Entirely Baby’s problem. WAH, Baby’s too busy or lazy or poor or lives in the wrong country, or the weather’s too bad to fly...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3502

Re: Buying vs Renting

I bought a 172 in 2016 for $23000 canadian with 20 hours dual. Flew it for over 400 hours in four years cost me a grand total of $6000 in annual costs and a few upgrades. Sold it this July for well over $35000. I flew whenever I wanted for as long as i liked and did four provinces in it. But i was ...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3502

Re: Buying vs Renting

If you're planning to fly only two one hour flights a month, just rent. This raises an interesting point. I don’t believe a newly qualified pilot can reach or maintain a safe standard of pilot skill with only one or two hours a month. To paraphrase someone helpful, If you have fewer than 1000 hours...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

AirFrame wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:05 am
jakeandelwood wrote: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:30 am...someone please give me one good reason to NOT have a radio.
Your aircraft doesn't have an electrical system?

this little thing will run a handheld for much longer than the fuel tanks will keep the engine running in most light planes, and they cost very little.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Come on people, a handheld IS pocket change for anyone who can afford a car let alone a plane, and the cheap ones work just fine if money really is the issue, just like a new $15k Nissan Micra will get you from A to B just as well as the 150k Benz. Yeah, I realize the range of a a handheld isn't as ...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

As for NORDO, if you're gonna fly in busy airspace and can afford a plane, you can afford a F-------- handheld. Sure, and if you're flying a single-engine airplane over a populated area you can afford a #%@&#%$ ballistic full-airframe parachute. The argument isn't any different, you've just chosen ...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 8 seats or more aircraft rental
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: 8 seats or more aircraft rental

Capt. Underpants wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:01 pm Anyone dumb enough to put 8 Or more bums into a Navajo isn’t someone I’d want to rent to.
yeah, a pa-31 310, a pa-31 350 will be no problem, like someone else said, leave the outboard tanks empty
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Geography is easy. Avoiding traffic and not busting the absolute clusterfuck of airspace is what's hard. I did YCW to YVR with no flight following and still managed to bust a moronic "control area extension" buried under god knows how many wedding cake layers of terminal airspace outside the goddam...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Well, to be honest, you don't need FF to get from YXX to YVR in the lower mainland, with all of the excellent geographical references (and the fact that the lower mainland is a wide valley pointing almost right at YVR). Draw on the pilotage and dead reckoning skills that you learned when you were a...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6744

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I do want to apply, I'm just having trouble coming up with a number figure to put down. If I go to high they will toss my resume, to low and ill be stuck making squat, maybe i'll put "enough money so I'll stick around and make a career out of working for you". It sounds like that's what they want fr...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3866

Re: What is "lift"?

Lift is the opposition to gravity and thrust is the opposition to drag. To climb, more lift needs to be created to overcome gravity. The lift is created by increasing AOA and then more thrust is added to overcome drag to maintain airspeed. AOA is lower in a climb as a component of power is counteri...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6744

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

"Please email application with your compensation package expectations to the email address above." I find the above line the most hilarious part of that job ad, i guess its a good way to weed out applicants. is bidding on jobs normal? i could see that being the case if i was a paving company and the...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3866

Re: What is "lift"?

at first i thought the angle of attack would increase but on second thought no it wouldn't because you are adding power to keep the same airspeed. if the power setting stayed the same and airspeed dropped then the AOA would increase, am i wrong? the same speed is to be kept in the climb the
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane Incident in Sask Wheat Field
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: Floatplane Incident in Sask Wheat Field

C-FOAW, a privately registered Stinson SR9FM float-equipped aircraft, was taking off from an unnamed lake located 2 kms north of Unity, Saskatchewan with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the initial climb at approximately 300 ASL, the engine (P&W R985) power began to degrade and the aircr...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

To leave no one hanging: Abbotsford is managed by Victoria terminal, not Vancouver. Pitt is indeed very close to the published STARS to Vancouver for 26’s. Airplanes are routinely given descent down to 3000 there. If you are low and out of Class C, it is a good idea to monitor your nearest tower be...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5985

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I always plan to fly around the class C airports when i fly from YYJ to YKA and i try to make it (in my belief) as less intrusive as possible to ATC when i do it. The only reason i want to be in terminal airspace to be honest is the idea of a mid-air collision in the idiot show of uncontrolled airsp...

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