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by broken_slinky
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Older Bose headset needs repair
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Older Bose headset needs repair

If you're into repairing it yourself, I have some parts for the Xs.
by broken_slinky
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cool Airports on the way to NYC, Myrtle Beach, DC
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Cool Airports on the way to NYC, Myrtle Beach, DC

If you're wanting to head a bit in land, Yeager (KCRW) works great for customs. On the south side of the Smokey Mountains, there's Hickory (KHKY). There's a BBQ restaurant and museum on site. FBO is built on a bit of a hill above the runway.
by broken_slinky
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1517

Re: Autoland in a Piper

Ah the sign of the times. The era of dumbing down of everything - scary shit It will also give an excuse for law suits when it doesn't save someone's ass. My first thought on it was if the pilot is incapacitated and the body occupying the co-pilot seat has very little to no flight training. Be an "...
by broken_slinky
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3743

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

In my opinion the snow birds are out dated and the equipement is boring and outdated as well. Either shut them down or update them. They seem to have taken on this mystical Canadian thing like Tim Hortons. How many social media generation people actually know who Tim Horton was. A successful ejecti...
by broken_slinky
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: UR-CAH AN12 Crashed
Replies: 4
Views: 962

UR-CAH AN12 Crashed

Looks like the AN12 (UR-CAH) that was in London last week crashed. 5 of the crew killed. First reports are stating a lack of the very important go juice.
https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-emerge ... rport.html
by broken_slinky
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?

When it gets close to time for Oshkosh, give the folks at Windsor Flying Club a shout. There's always a group that head there throughout the duration. I'm sure they'll be able to put out the feelers and hook you up with someone who has an open seat. If not there, I'm sure Brampton, Borden or St Cath...
by broken_slinky
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?

No. Why? I'm of the opinion that every hour of stick time betters yourself as a pilot. I have never regretted the money spent on any additional instruction time. If you have the finances to do the flights privately, go for it. It'll put you ahead of the curve if you do decide to go for a degree pro...
by broken_slinky
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3370

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

No one has a RAIC or Airside drivers license - nor are they required to. Exactly, I've been to lots of airports where "civilian" vehicle and non-vehicle traffic is wandering about aprons with no guidance from airport personnel. Even landed at one that had two Japanese sports cars racing each other ...
by broken_slinky
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 31
Views: 3861

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

The documented proof comes from the ADS-B system being installed properly and testing out properly on the ground. I've installed several and while doing a papr is fun it's not required and it's never done anything other than confirm what we already knew on the ground. Ahramin, were those installs o...
by broken_slinky
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Punishments for pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 2834

Re: Punishments for pilots

https://lois-laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-5.html Did not click the site cuz I already know what is in there...... Basically, anything and everything. Some flight attendant or some passenger or some tc idiot does not like yer face, you will be nailed. Sad comment I know, but it...
by broken_slinky
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing

CPL4 Grand Bend is a drag strip and runway.
by broken_slinky
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Draco crashed on take off at Reno airport
Replies: 10
Views: 1841

Re: Draco crashed on take off at Reno airport

Build another one with a bigger PT-6? He's in the process of building something even more wild. An 8 cylinder Frankenstein'd Cub with a prop off a swamp boat. Watched the video of his take-off. Didn't take long for things to go completely south. Happy to see everyone walked away unscathed, shy of a...
by broken_slinky
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat runway incursion
Replies: 14
Views: 2081

Re: Air Transat runway incursion

Shouldn't a pilot hold short of the physical hold short line whether a chart is correct or not? Seems like a simple look out the window would have avoided this one.
by broken_slinky
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4454

Re: 50 hours and no solo

laserstrike wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Sounds like you need to find a new school, or give up on flying.
Yeah, either they're hosing you and you need to look for a different school or you just shouldn't be flying. If it's the latter, they should tell you instead of leading you on and just burning through your money.
by broken_slinky
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane incident at golf course in Langley
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Plane incident at golf course in Langley

jakeandelwood wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:33 am
Amazing it's in one piece with all those trees around
Yeah, it's surprisingly in one piece. Expected bits to be gone for sure.
by broken_slinky
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 3997

Re: 35 people injured on AC flight.

Haven't flown AC in years but Delta suggests that you put on your belt while seated. I always do just for that reason. Common sense is not so common these days.
by broken_slinky
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL Written
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: CPL Written

Dauntless for your INRAT.
by broken_slinky
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6911

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

There's lots of Bose X parts still available online. I've rebuilt several pairs over the last 6ish years with little difficulty in sourcing parts.
by broken_slinky
Mon May 27, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6169

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

The report doesn't paint a very flattering picture of the events leading to the accident.
by broken_slinky
Fri May 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10411

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

Looks like TSB released the report. Blames it mostly on no radio calls coming from the Cessna. Also looking to mandate flight recorders in GA aircraft. https://copanational.org/en/2019/05/02/tsb-releases-non-conclusive-report-on-carp-midair/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eFlight-20...
by broken_slinky
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Stateside on route freq

I've listened to 122.2 and 122.8 in the US. 122.8 was the standard Unicom frequency for airports. Still used but seemed like the majority of calls were plane to plane. 122.2 was not as busy but seemed to be more positional reports than plane to plane calls. If not on flight following, I tend to tune...
by broken_slinky
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Maximum important headset advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Maximum important headset advice!

I use the Bose X and A20s and the AKG AV100 headsets. The A20 and AV100 have bluetooth audio but all 3 have patch cables to pump in your own audio. I prefer the A20s. The AV100 is a decent headset but found them a bit "tinny" sounding. The A20s have a warmer sound but can be a bit fussy to get seale...
by broken_slinky
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10411

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

FlyGy wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm
The Cheyenne is for sale

https://www.ironplanet.com/jsp/s/item/2 ... n&src=mktg
Wow, look at the damage to the Cheyenne in the photos.
by broken_slinky
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class 1 medical for cpl training
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Class 1 medical for cpl training

final28 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:38 am
You also need a class 1 medical to write the CPL exam.
Quite true but the OP was inquiring about just the training so technically...
All that additional training will make them a solid PPL pilot if they can't get the class 1.
by broken_slinky
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class 1 medical for cpl training
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Class 1 medical for cpl training

You only need a class 1 medical to exercise the "rights" of your CPL.

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