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by broken_slinky
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3589

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

It sort of looks like he pulls the throttle at about 7 or 8 seconds, doesn't get the aircraft response the way he wants then at 9 seconds, slams the throttle to the firewall. Trying to get enough power to pull himself back onto the center line? Never reaches for the mixture. Hard to tell exactly wha...
by broken_slinky
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airplane stuck in the states
Replies: 83
Views: 5313

Re: Airplane stuck in the states

It's not an issue to go specifically to the US to retrieve a plane whether you're a commercial pilot or not. There's also no rule to isolate after the flight as you're considered crew. Now if you decide to bring 5 of your buddies and make a weekend out of it, it's a different story. Personally, I wo...
by broken_slinky
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU threw out my old PTR, need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: FTU threw out my old PTR, need advice

FreelanceInstructor wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 pmIf there were any PTR's collecting dust, they were to be delivered to Transport.
Were any regs cited during that discussion? What is the reasonable time period an FTU is to maintain the PTR?
by broken_slinky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Getting Fired.
Replies: 7
Views: 2456

Re: Getting Fired.

Ditto what the others said. Being a service based company owner myself, I'd be more apt to hire someone who admitted a mistake and owned it rather than someone who tried to blame it on everyone else. My customers also understand that accidents and mistakes are going to happen. They just want to know...
by broken_slinky
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tourist stuck at airport for 100 days due to lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: Tourist stuck at airport for 100 days due to lockdown

Pretty hard to feel sympathy for a guy who ignored the travel restrictions and decided to try and fly somewhere without researching if he'd even be allowed in the foreign country.
by broken_slinky
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dauntless Aviation Inrat prep Software
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Dauntless Aviation Inrat prep Software

It has a ton of great questions and they're somewhat similar to the INRAT but not exact. TC likes to twist questions in such a way that makes you reread questions a dozen times to get the true meaning. If you're answering the majority of questions correctly on Dauntless, you'll have a good chance of...
by broken_slinky
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1758

Re: Amputee PPL

We have a local pilot who is wheelchair bound and has the plane configured with hand controls. As others have stated, I'm not sure of the medical hoops that had to be jumped through or training requirements for insurance, etc...
by broken_slinky
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3743

Re: Flight training with masks?

does anyone have any experience yet with using masks AND headsets? Jesus, the wires and elastics in such a small space just... intimidate me. Masks and headsets work fine with eyeglasses. I wear glasses and contact. Yeah, it takes a bit to get things in place so you don't get fogged up glasses. I a...
by broken_slinky
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 3053

Re: Private aircraft import

Also look at having to do a prop overhaul straight away. Very few US planes have had any sort of overhaul in the last 10 years unless there was a prop strike. As Whistlerboy02 stated, you'll spend 10% at least even if the plane is pristine.
by broken_slinky
Mon May 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Quick drain oil valve
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Quick drain oil valve

Mine has a 1/4 turn quick drain valve on it. A piece of 3/8" clear plastic tubing fits on it slightly snug. When the engine is hot, it slips over easier and sort of seals itself on. I wear a pair of gloves and just reach in next to the exhaust and slip it on. 9/10 times I get it connected without ma...
by broken_slinky
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPL Written Test- transport canada
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: PPL Written Test- transport canada

That would be interesting if Harv's Air could do it online. My opinion is don't bet on it. Taking the exam requires you to be video monitored and the person monitoring you needs to be an authorized TC invigilator. The exam can also be taken at a TC regional office where you go through similar scruti...
by broken_slinky
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Piper Cherokee Lands on Quebec Autoroute
Replies: 26
Views: 3373

Re: Piper Cherokee Lands on Quebec Autoroute

There is a video I saw where it was trailing a bit of smoke...so guessing that it might not have been able to. Saw the same video. While still about 100' above the road, you could see some pretty distinct black/grey smoke that looks like it was trailing off the engine cowl. If you had to do an emer...
by broken_slinky
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions

1) Should I ask Canadian flight service for a border crossing code? I've seen mixed answers on that. Not necessary. When you talk to ground at YBW and state that you have a flight plan to the US, you can request a squawk code then or they will automatically give you one. Sometimes the code will not...
by broken_slinky
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is avgas not cheaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Re: Why is avgas not cheaper?

What's the shelf life for Avgas? I've heard using standard storage, 1 year is never an issue. Remember reading a report that fuel sampled 2-3 year in proper storage met all the requirements. Storage of 10 plus years was possible if it was kept at lower temperatures and measures put in place to prev...
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school delays - Covid19
Replies: 75
Views: 6985

Re: Flight school delays - Covid19

Just got an email stating the Ottawa Flying club will remain open for flight training, sim training and LOFT training with the exception to ground schools being postponed. And they shut down the kitchen? Doesn't make sense. Thoughts?? :smt014 They had a post on Facebook yesterday that they were sta...
by broken_slinky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is avgas not cheaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Re: Why is avgas not cheaper?

It's dropping in price. Whether the airport or FBO is dropping the price is another. Perhaps the fuel supplier hasn't dropped the price either?
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Corona virus and flight training
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Corona virus and flight training

Civic wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:07 amSeneca college and the Waterloo Wellington flight centre have closed for now!
Wonder if their closure is more related to the number of "post-secondary" and international pilots they train versus the average joe off the street that wants his/her PPL?
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4843

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Well that was kind of my point. Given you can do all of the things I listed with a spreadsheet, there's no reason to stop using a spreadsheet. That said, as someone else pointed out, everything you describe is possible today. The problem with any of those features is just as you get them all workin...
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4843

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

privateer wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm Does anybody have a code for Excel/Numbers for a logbook? I am not very good at it.
Shoot me a private with your email and I can send you a copy of mine.
by broken_slinky
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 3682

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

Their answer about insurance liability is a cop-out. What is your statement based on? Do you deal with their insurance provider or have knowledge of the conversations between the FTU and their provider? Over the last few years, especially this year, underwriters are using every excuse under the sun...

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