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by J31
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019

I think he is using the stove pipe to keep the flames off the belly during the first start after carburetor repairs or a long period of inactivity.
Be a shame to set the belly on fire.

That is a very clean Norseman belly! :smt040
by J31
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

altiplano wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Didn't the CAME tell you?

Just failed you and sent you our the door, on your way?

I'd go see a different CAME...
I was thinking the same if the CAME was not helpful.....
by J31
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

Just what 200rh said. Relax and go get another test. The doc that did your medical should have some ideas.
by J31
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rock your wings - on the preflight inspection
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: Rock your wings - on the preflight inspection

During an annual inspection on a Cessna 185 years ago, my father found a large screw driver where the upper strut to wing bolt should be. Upon grabbing the wing tip we could move the wing up and down with the accompanying clunk. We called the owner over to show him. Visibly shaken, he said he had wo...
by J31
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Kelowna icon a5

Why are there pilots that still do not retract the wheel gear on an amphibious airplane after takeoff?! Because an amphibian operates off of both land and water and rote habits of retracting the gear is just plain dumb if you have just taken off from the water. The safest way for confirming gear po...
by J31
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Kelowna icon a5

I agree about departures from the water Chuck, but I do not think you would get off the water with the gear down! :smt040 I am talking about flying cross county in an amphib with the wheel gear down. Now that is "Dumb"!
by J31
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Medical Helicopter Crash north of Minneapolis June 28, 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Medical Helicopter Crash north of Minneapolis June 28, 2019

http://www.startribune.com/pilot-and-nurse-killed-in-north-memorial-medical-helicopter-crash-near-brainerd/511943482/ A North Memorial Health helicopter on approach to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport crashed early Friday, killing the pilot and a nurse who was on board. The pilot and nurse were p...
by J31
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Kelowna icon a5

Why are there pilots that still do not retract the wheel gear on an amphibious airplane after takeoff?! You are more likely to survive an off airport forced approach with the wheels UP in a bog. Landing or forced approach on the water with the gear up will be an non event. Landing on the water with ...
by J31
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 2510

Re: How to improve flight training.

Of course strapping on a Pitts Special will make you a better pilot! Of course flying a taildragger will make you a better pilot! Of course flying a floatplane will make you a better pilot! Some would say you have not lived as a pilot unless you have flown sailplanes. Of course flying a King Air wil...
by J31
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2562

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

If you need short field techniques for a landing in the Indian Ocean, you are doing something seriously wrong though. digits, I am trying to see where you are going with that comment? It was a joke. Needing short field techniques to land in an area that's 70 million square km big. You have to admit...
by J31
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2562

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

hold the controls full nose up after touching down on the water until reaching taxi speed. Let me know how that technique works out for you when you’re landing in 4 foot swells in the Indian Ocean on a daily basis. If you need short field techniques for a landing in the Indian Ocean, you are doing ...
by J31
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2562

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

shimmydampner wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Works good in a twin otter.
Not really necessary on the Twin Otter as you have reverse power. :wink:
by J31
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Effects of carrying weight in float compartment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: Effects of carrying weight in float compartment?

Good advice given above. I did several seasons hauling fuel and other items all over the Arctic in the float compartments of a Cessna 185 amphibian. My experience is that it WILL take longer to get on the step and WILL take a longer water run than if you put the same weight in the cabin. Up to 20% l...
by J31
Mon May 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 7774

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Answer: There definitely are differences. Here’s a few off the top of my head. MCAS runaway runs at the flaps down trim speed. MCAS only operates with flaps up, so it’s trimming down a much quicker rate than you’re trimming back at. A stab trim runaway is coded in the Boeing binary as an electrical...
by J31
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 7774

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Don't worry boys.....she is bolted to the floor! :smt040
by J31
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6556

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

C-GGGQ wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 am
Which begs the question: new motor and same prop? Or will they make in upgraded 3 or even 4+ bladed prop for the new motor?
You can run a lighter prop because there are almost no power pulses.
by J31
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 442
Views: 33962

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Last week Boeing was very bullish on having a fix in short order. Now this week they seem to be eating humble pie. Why the change in attitude? Generally the B737 initial climb procedure is to fly V2 +15-25kts to 1000 agl. Then you start accelerating, retract the flaps, and continue climb at minimum ...
by J31
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 442
Views: 33962

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

It is very much looking like the ethiopian crew was not able to manually trim the stab nose up due to out of trim aerodynamic forces, which explains why they would have selected the stab trim cut out back to on to attempt to electrically trim up...but MCAS trims down at a faster rate than normal up...
by J31
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 442
Views: 33962

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

I agree with what you are suggesting, why would they not have been able to electrically trim up, and then immediately shut off the trim, but perhaps this is due to task saturation with other false warnings etc. Here's a question for a Max driver- does the electric column trim switch operate the tri...
by J31
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 24424

Re: 737 max

Boeing's fix for 737 MAX will take additional weeks.....

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/01/politics ... index.html
by J31
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th

Looks like it was an evacuation due to the fire crew believing that the discharged halon was smoke and the odour of an electrical fire. A fire crew induced evacuation based on incorrect info. Has anybody here had the opportunity to smell halon who can let us know what it smells like? "C-GTQG, a Boe...
by J31
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 24424

Re: 737 max

On one of my last SIMs on the 767 (before transitioning to the 777) after I did a departure from LHR and leveled off at 5,000 ft, the inspector froze the simulator to ask me a question: "Do you always hand-fly your departures?" To which I replied, "Doesn't everybody?" One of the most curious charac...
by J31
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: boeing 737max software fix I hope the software engineers thought a
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: boeing 737max software fix I hope the software engineers thought a

Was doing. Super cell and Micro burst/ wind-shear procedures in sim last week. It occurred to me in light of the max737 that the the fix for the software and the additional sensor still could leave a crew on the ragged edge plane encounter a wind shear micro burst requiring max thrust and nose up t...
by J31
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6032

Re: Twin otter on the ice

440 Transport Squadron operates the CC-138 Twin Otter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/440_Transport_Squadron

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