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by KnownIce
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset suggestion
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

Re: Headset suggestion

Has anyone ever tried one of the discount/rebranded ANR sets like the following Aircraft Spruce ANR model: http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/avpages/skycom.php Have used my passive DC's for a decade and love the fit, was thinking of doing the Headsets Inc ANR mod to them, but for almost no increm...
by KnownIce
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying in snow showers
Replies: 46
Views: 3249

Re: Flying in snow showers

Also, to the OP: For further consideration/discussion with your instructor, related to your flight (I'm going to agree with everyone that you 100% did the safest thing). If you were a licensed, more experienced pilot, what other options might there have been? Is it possible that the snow shower bloc...
by KnownIce
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying in snow showers
Replies: 46
Views: 3249

Re: Flying in snow showers

One of the things that has got me through the years is If I find myself asking a go-no go question to start with, I probably should not go. If it was OK to go you will not be asking yourself the question. Good discussion and very timely with the weather. I know what you mean by this, but this could...
by KnownIce
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Niagara Falls Tour
Replies: 17
Views: 4969

Re: Niagara Falls Tour

I want a trip report if you go. I'm suffering a serious shortage of tales about fun flying stuff to vicariously live through here. I'll second that call for someone to post an interesting flight. Been in a drought myself stuck at work 24/7. First person to post a picture of the Christmas lights ove...
by KnownIce
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reviewing with non-instructor pilot
Replies: 73
Views: 3918

Re: Reviewing with non-instructor pilot

incidentally, I've run into people who've thought that cabin crew could some how benefit from logging their time, and one person who was under the impression that any time spent in an airplane was loggable, even crammed into coach on your way to Winnipeg. I'm sure I've seen a log book somewhere - m...
by KnownIce
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reviewing with non-instructor pilot
Replies: 73
Views: 3918

Re: Reviewing with non-instructor pilot

I've always enjoyed taking up new pilots -- far too many people start a PPL and then quit for whatever reason. Opening their eyes to the world post PPL where they could split flights, fly a new type, land on some grass strip that in no way resembles the airports they fly out of etc, I'd like to thin...
by KnownIce
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Loss of License Insurance for College of Pilots members
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Re: Loss of License Insurance for College of Pilots members

I'm surprised the payout is only for 5 years too if you lose your license - is that industry standard for aviation? Maybe that's why it's not advertised as a traditional own-occupation disability insurance? Probably the claim rate for this type of thing is high in pilots compared to others. I'm not ...
by KnownIce
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying after maintenance work
Replies: 23
Views: 1986

Re: Flying after maintenance work

Something else to keep in mind when flying after maintenance is that, if anything should seem unusual, you must as always remember to fly the airplane first. Everyone knows this but actually committing to doing so does not happen 100% of the time. The majority of things that might be worse after mai...
by KnownIce
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Interesting Incidents From Yesterday
Replies: 60
Views: 4368

Re: Interesting Incidents From Yesterday

So I'll ask my instructor to practice it with me sometime and won't let him go home until I can reach that level. :smt040 Sadly, the odds are your instructor is a fairly new pilot him/herself, and is also not allowed to fly in significant winds, so you will instead be left to learn this on your own...
by KnownIce
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Niagara Falls Tour
Replies: 17
Views: 4969

Re: Niagara Falls Tour

When you overfly the falls more than 2000 feet above the usual legal minimum over a built up area, and find yourself squinting to appreciate the falls, just remember you are somehow doing your bit as a private fixed wing pilot to prevent commercial helicopters from crashing into each other far below...
by KnownIce
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for Aircraft to Share/Rent (Edmonton)
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Looking for Aircraft to Share/Rent (Edmonton)

I have had a great arrangement like this in the past -- paid the owner enough to cover the fuel I burned plus his annual and insurance over the course of a year's flying so he thought it was worthwhile too. Often we flew together and split the flying. It was a good setup but one that is uncommon. Fo...
by KnownIce
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good grief what's wrong with me?
Replies: 53
Views: 5252

Re: Good grief what's wrong with me?

Have you considered a Champ instead? 2 usable seats and a little wider/more comfortable all around. Performance is basically the same, and they cost less. Less nostalgia I guess.
by KnownIce
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Insurance Fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: COPA Insurance Fail

The only reason I'm a member is because I like to read the airplane ads every month Here's a handy tip for you: - obtain a copy of any COPA (or other published) classifieds from 1980-2000, rewrite 2014 overtop of that date - add 10 hours per year to the total time on each personal aircraft being ha...
by KnownIce
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tailwheel books? "The Compleat Taildragger Pilot"
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Tailwheel books? "The Compleat Taildragger Pilot"

What kind of tips do these dedicated books provide? Admittedly I am a low pilot tail-dragger pilot, but I was taught fairly informally to: - keep the plane pointed straight down the runway at all costs - do everything else slower than you think (slowing down, raising or lowering the tail, turning of...
by KnownIce
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bad dreams
Replies: 43
Views: 2291

Re: Bad dreams

Sometimes I dream that I am caught wrestling the local flight school's 172 around the circuit, with page #3 of the pre-landing checklist missing.

Piss the bed every time.
by KnownIce
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Watching fireworks in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Watching fireworks in the air

Never purpose-flown over a huge event to say for sure, but from being in the air a few times coincidentally in general it's not worth it. Didn't seem like they burst much more than a few hundred feet above the ground.
by KnownIce
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Crop duster gets shot at in MB.
Replies: 30
Views: 2957

Re: Crop duster gets shot at in MB.

digits_ wrote: So what requirement is missing in this case for it not be a murder charge ?
A body... :)
by KnownIce
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tale of Two B-25 Mitchells
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: Tale of Two B-25 Mitchells

It's exciting to see this kind of thing happen in Edmonton. Thank you to Tom and the rest of the museum staff - I'm sure to say this is a lot of work is an understatement. I look forward to coming out to Villeneuve soon.
by KnownIce
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor Fell Asleep
Replies: 128
Views: 5030

Re: Instructor Fell Asleep

I find it very hard to understand how this thread has went on so long for what is clearly an unsafe situation that has no reason to exist. Who was the PIC when your instructor was asleep? Who was utilizing their experience and judgement to keep you alive? If someone felt you were OK to safely conduc...
by KnownIce
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How to decide if an a/c is safe to fly
Replies: 26
Views: 1972

Re: How to decide if an a/c is safe to fly

It's going to be very hard for you as a new pilot to be confident on this no matter what anyone ends up telling you, and you're going to be left with deciding "do I put money on this or not". Planes need to fly more, and so do us pilots, so it would be great if there were more owners out there offer...
by KnownIce
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 55002

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

PilotDAR: Agreed. Seems unlikely to me any director that collected proxies did not see this coming. The last edition of the COPA newspaper went out of their way to provide a one-sided opinion on the matter, and solicit proxies, specifically recommending to name one's local director. That's why I can...
by KnownIce
Sun May 04, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tigermoth Guru passes
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Tigermoth Guru passes

Landed a few times at his house; he had some beautiful aircraft (and trucks) in his hangars and loved to show them off each time I dropped by. Will be missed.
by KnownIce
Fri May 02, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: flight following - info and any tips?
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: flight following - info and any tips?

You'll find some differences in what controllers will ask of you depending I'm sure on a lot of things, the controller, the amount of nearby traffic and airspace etc. Ultimately if you can identify who you are, where you are, and what you want, things will work out. You'll also find that flight foll...
by KnownIce
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Re: Stall Speed

Situations in which an engine's operation disrupt efficient airflow over the wing would also increase stall speed. I suppose a typical piston twin, with both props feathered, would disrupt less flow over the wings than with props windmilling, but whether this is true or not might depend on the nacel...
by KnownIce
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton Airspace Redesign
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: Edmonton Airspace Redesign

From what was outlined at a recent talk by NavCanada, I think the chance of raising the Class C above Parkland to be very unlikely. Approach paths for YEG are being tweaked in a way that is going to be putting more and more controlled traffic over Parkland. Their suggestion was to get clearance over...

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