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by LousyFisherman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2014 Bedford Gulfstream
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

2014 Bedford Gulfstream

http://www.rapp.org/archives/2015/12/no ... -deviance/

The pilot knew a control lock was engaged and continued the take off roll! :shock:
With passengers! :shock:

Is this involuntary manslaughter as the article suggests?

LF
by LousyFisherman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leasing private C150
Replies: 26
Views: 5610

Re: Leasing private C150

CpnCrunch wrote: $2k/yr seems very high for a C150. Or was that a different plane.
$2K a year is what it costs to insure a C150 that ANY LICENSED PPL is allowed to fly. It is roughly double the cost to insure 1-4 individual pilots on a C150. Above 4 pilots cost goes up

YMMV
LF
by LousyFisherman
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Leaf (ULCC) starts February 12
Replies: 120
Views: 26178

Re: New leaf travel????

FICU wrote: I fly Air Canada for pleasure travel.
Either this is a definition of "pleasure" I was not previously aware of, or you, Sir/Madam, are, no offense, a masochist.
IMHO
LF
by LousyFisherman
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flap setting on walkaround
Replies: 38
Views: 8964

Re: Flap setting on walkaround

Taking off with full flaps on a 150 or a 172 means that the pilot ignored the handling of the plane on the takeoff roll. I mean. neither accelerates worth a damn with full flaps. In fact I am amazed a 150 can get off the ground with full flaps. Must be something to do with low density altitudes. 280...
by LousyFisherman
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Passenger safety review Vs. Passenger safety briefing
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: Passenger safety review Vs. Passenger safety briefing

I am pretty sure the most important thing is to point out the location of the emergency exit :mrgreen:

YMMV
LF
by LousyFisherman
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float rating for 2016 season
Replies: 23
Views: 8650

Re: Float rating for 2016 season

xsbank wrote:Excuse me, "never dock downwind"? You mean when the dock is parallel with the wind or 90 degrees to the wind?

Parallel :oops:
xsbank wrote: The single most important skill and one of the hardest when starting out is learning to read the water: the wind, swells and gusts (particularly).
Agreed

LF
by LousyFisherman
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private FI in Calgary area. Worth it, or stay with school?
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Private FI in Calgary area. Worth it, or stay with schoo

Check the requirements to become a part owner. The majority of partnerships I am familiar with require at least a PPL to become a member.

YMMV
LF
by LousyFisherman
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float rating for 2016 season
Replies: 23
Views: 8650

Re: Float rating for 2016 season

+1 to the above. With 7 hours I could land. No way would I take a passenger. In addition, the two things I found critical that are not covered to an adequate extent as part of the rating are choosing your landing site and docking/beaching. After 20 more hours with 3 other instructors at 2 different ...
by LousyFisherman
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Forced Landing Choices -- Engine failure.
Replies: 52
Views: 5940

Re: Forced Landing Choices -- Engine failure.

photofly wrote:I think it's dumb as @#$! to fly uninformed members of the public over remote landscapes where ditching is likely the best option in order to satisfy some secret airline pilot fantasy.
How about to satisfy a public fishing fantasy? 8)

LF
by LousyFisherman
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 44509

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

I am an amateur. I have flown the area in summer and fall, though I do not know it well from the air. I make no judgements about the pilot but the weather looks like "Go to the bar time" Flying from Gimli to Red Lake, on the east side of Lake Winnipeg it was OVC 1000, Red Lake reporting 1500. 50 km ...
by LousyFisherman
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Forced Landing Choices -- Engine failure.
Replies: 52
Views: 5940

Re: Forced Landing Choices -- Engine failure.

Why not choose the lake for #2?
I understand you may get stuck a ways from shore but you should have a paddle?
I understand you may be stuck in the middle of nowhere but you should be ready for that?

Just wondering.
LF
by LousyFisherman
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Montreal Aviation Attractions
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Montreal Aviation Attractions

I hear the strippers in Montreal will do things your wife won't. That depends entirely on your wife :twisted: That being said, she's with me this trip so I doubt we'll be visiting the far end of Ste Catherine's street. Strippers in Montreal are terrible. It's all get you into the back room. Now thi...
by LousyFisherman
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pincher Creek Airport.
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Pincher Creek Airport.

I was in ZPC in July. At the time one of the buildings to the east was being used by Alberta Forestry. The hangars to the west have a fairly active bunch of ultra-lights and sailplanes. No manager but I managed to meet the couple that cleans and maintains the terminal. Fuel was at a very good price....
by LousyFisherman
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATF Procedures
Replies: 348
Views: 10281

Re: ATF Procedures

VFR minima. no wind Low power NORDO taking off on 35 IFR breaks out of cloud straight in 17 IFR pilot fails to see NORDO in ground clutter as it has already taken off, gained 50 feet and possibly wandered to the side of the runway. Does the NORDO pilot see him? How long does each pilot have before t...
by LousyFisherman
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting to 10k VFR from CZBB
Replies: 19
Views: 2164

Re: Getting to 10k VFR from CZBB

... you might not get the clearance at all. In that case just fly east towards the Fraser River/Mission and step it up as you get out of the area. It's pretty easy to do completely uncontrolled if you like. That's how I brought a new-to-me C172 from ZBB to Alberta last December. 9500 seemed like pl...
by LousyFisherman
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATF Procedures
Replies: 348
Views: 10281

Re: ATF Procedures

LousyFisherman wrote: to fly my unmodified J3.
If I had one :(

LF
by LousyFisherman
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATF Procedures
Replies: 348
Views: 10281

Re: ATF Procedures

Flying isn't a right, it's a privilege, just like driving a car or a boat. In order to legally and safely exercise that privilege, we need to be properly trained, and our planes have to be properly equipped. Snip..... Its no different than the rights that one enjoys while driving , boating etc. And...
by LousyFisherman
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Weekend Annuals.
Replies: 208
Views: 35193

Re: Weekend Annuals.

And yes I do bargain at a restaurant if the meal is not up to snuff. And yes my car mechanic has no problem with me coming into the shop and acting as his apprentice. So don't try to tell me how unique the behaviour of aircraft owners is. Did you happen to notice that both examples you gave to supp...
by LousyFisherman
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Weekend Annuals.
Replies: 208
Views: 35193

Re: Weekend Annuals.

I trust them at least as much as any senior apprentice that I would also supervise and sign maintenance releases for. Exactly, I'm a real good parts washer, boss! I don't think I'm senior apprentice level though. Damned if I'm going to pay for the privilege of washing parts, however. I'm not a CPL ...
by LousyFisherman
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Weekend Annuals.
Replies: 208
Views: 35193

Re: Weekend Annuals.

DonutHole wrote:I do $50/hr
I do you watch $75/hr
I do you help $150/hr
Thank you. You will never touch any plane I own. I like my plane. I don't like know-it-alls.

LF
by LousyFisherman
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Have you ever fired a student?
Replies: 38
Views: 4366

Re: Have you ever fired a student?

Shiny Side Up wrote:I'd wager that everyone who ends up being good at flying has days where you get mad at yourself and are really unhappy with one's own performance. Snip......
I'm not even a good pilot and I have those days, most days actually :smt040

LF
by LousyFisherman
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turbo Otter down in Alaska.
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: Turbo Otter down in Alaska.

From the article: "There is no regulation that prohibits departures before civil twilight -- just the nighttime currency rules (three takeoffs and landings [within] the last 90 days) and the aircraft needs to be nighttime-equipped," Kenitzer wrote. How would you do a strip inspection if you can't se...
by LousyFisherman
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: " up to 3 charteres "
Replies: 13
Views: 1764

Re: " up to 3 charteres "

cncpc wrote:"Split" charters are legal. I'm not sure but I think there's a procedure.
Charging three different clients the full rate is definitely not.
Why would it be illegal? You have signed 3 contracts and fulfilled 3 contracts.

Now the ethics might be questionable. Note I said might.

LF
by LousyFisherman
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reimbursement of costs for a PPL holder
Replies: 26
Views: 2475

Re: Reimbursement of costs for a PPL holder

PilotDAR wrote: Like it or not, our collective society enacts regulations for the greater good.
Really? Do you have any evidence to back that statement up? Because that is contrary to much of my experience.

LF
by LousyFisherman
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Crewmember crossing US border with over 80 conviction.
Replies: 21
Views: 3440

Re: Crewmember crossing US border with over 80 conviction.

The conviction was a summary conviction, since there were no aggravating factors and I have no other criminal record. Now, LF- does this mean this wouldn't pop up during a routine customs check at all? I need to get some factual information here, I suppose a good place to start would be an Immigrat...

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