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by 5x5
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 2445

Re: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

So far no actual evidence showing lights make it safer. Lots of opinions though. Maybe read the quote from Mark Twain in my signature. .......more than a few times I've missed an older or modified vehicle in a shadow when pulling out to pass vs ones with DRLs. I find it hard to believe you didn't se...
by 5x5
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 2445

Re: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

There is a good reason they are required here in Canada... Can you provide any evidence to support that? Reduced accident rates perhaps that can be tied directly to the introduction of the legislation here? The mere fact that the government has mandated something doesn't mean - at least to me - tha...
by 5x5
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)
Replies: 25
Views: 2445

Re: Lights or no Lights during the day (For small GA AC)

Personally, I've never noticed any increase of visibility in aircraft with the landing light and/or strobes on during the day. The relative darkness of the airframe against the sky is what works for me. Plus, I'm not often looking head on to another aircraft so the landing light isn't that useful an...
by 5x5
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you readback VFR clearances?
Replies: 119
Views: 8189

Re: Do you readback VFR clearances?

Seems to me that a lot of people have their own, self made and self justified, style for acknowledging VFR read backs. Is it really safer to pick and chose which part of a clearance to read-back and expect a controller to correct you if it's wrong? On what basis would they do that? There are no guid...
by 5x5
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tecnam crash Calgary
Replies: 16
Views: 2984

Re: Tecnam crash Calgary

Excellent post, mbav8r. One of the reasons why people who feel that “No one should ever do that” need to relax a bit. Also examples of where looking at accidents with the intent of assigning absolute individual blame is often contrary to actual learning, which can limit the identification of the rea...
by 5x5
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AIRAT - Experience
Replies: 20
Views: 3336

Re: AIRAT - Experience

Take a look at 421.13(4)(c).
by 5x5
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Montair Aviation
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: Montair Aviation

C'mon Hans - do you really have to post comments like that? Even the comment itself contains a disclaimer that it's pretty much just some BS someone made up. There is certainly no way to prove it actually happened. If it truly is "all the same to you" as your sig implies, then please use a bit more ...
by 5x5
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PVI DATES
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: PVI DATES

Just get back to the TC rep that contacted with the notice and talk with them. Depending on their schedule they'll typically work with you to find a date that works for both of you. Not sure of the exact limit on how much leeway they have but up to a couple of weeks later likely won't be an issue.
by 5x5
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pilotexmas.com Toronto vnc
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Pilotexmas.com Toronto vnc

A bit late, but "Bon Pilote Xmas a toi aussi!"
by 5x5
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career moves
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: Career moves

Do whatever it takes to get to the airlines as fast as you can. Seniority (and money) is the most important thing and really, life is way to short as it is and varied life experience is way over rated. The sooner you get to sit there with the AP engaged, staring mindlessly out the window, the happie...
by 5x5
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 36374

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

Very sad, but the search has been called off. Reasonable decision but I sure feel bad for the families with no closure.

http://edmontonsun.com/news/local-news/ ... 997355e98f
by 5x5
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 72
Views: 11143

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

PilotDAR wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:46 pm
and certainly not horsing around, jetskiing in the sky.
But PilotDAR, that's exactly what Icon wants you to be doing - based on their marketing and promotional material. Along with their apparent feeling that low flying is goooood.
by 5x5
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Sim prep
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: Sim prep

co-joe wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:35 pm
ideally the instructor should be your PM
Holy crap - Justin does sim instruction now?
by 5x5
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 72
Views: 11143

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

Sadly,the way that company has positioned and marketed that aircraft it's very unlikely to be the last accident.
by 5x5
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Would it be stupid to accept an offer to a college with zero flight experience
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: Would it be stupid to accept an offer to a college with zero flight experience

I'm totally up for it but I've never even been in a plane. Maybe I have been successfully trolled... Chances are good you have, I'd say. To the OP - do it for the glory and the chicks!! (no, wait a minute that sounds chauvinistic, maybe it should be dudes, or wait, that's pretty binary, maybe it sh...
by 5x5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private-jet glut spurs ‘insane’ bargains for aspiring buyers
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Private-jet glut spurs ‘insane’ bargains for aspiring buyers

Beefitarian wrote:Excellent! I've got hundreds of dollars, what can we buy?


Depending on how many hundreds probably between 25 and 93 hamburgers.
by 5x5
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing
Replies: 26
Views: 5896

Re: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing

I don't agree that just because certain situations exist, i.e pitch black departure over a lake, that they need to be trained for. Good pilot decision making actually means that you avoid the kind of situations which have proven to be killers. Night VFR flight is taken far too lightly by many pilots...
by 5x5
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Turns
Replies: 22
Views: 2103

Re: Clearing Turns

I am continually disheartened by the immediate response of so many posters here (many of whom should know better) that any question related to flight training needs to be answered with venom and distaste for instructors and flight schools in general. All the responses that relate to doing steep turn...
by 5x5
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Wheel landing or three point?
Replies: 53
Views: 6815

Re: Wheel landing or three point?

youhavecontrol - don't sweat it. After you've been here awhile you'll see there are a number of high-time posters who think that anyone who doesn't agree with them is an idiot, especially if that someone is an instructor. It makes discussion difficult but don't get your hackles up and take what valu...
by 5x5
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small aircraft - What are going to do if the fuel pressure is very low?
Replies: 20
Views: 1838

Re: Small aircraft - What are going to do if the fuel pressure is very low?

then you discover in your damaged airframe that a bad wire connection was responsible for the faulty indication. I'm with Photofly and I wouldn't care particularly what was found after the fact. The decision I made was prudent with the info available at the time. An aircraft is simply a machine and...
by 5x5
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Risky or cleaver?
Replies: 12
Views: 2459

Re: Risky or cleaver?

Playing with a cleaver is always risky - no doubt about that!
by 5x5
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 8254

Re: High Blood Pressure

Nothing to loose (other than hopefully some weight and bp points) ....and any semblance of enjoyment from eating. :wink: Seriously though, if you can find a doctor that isn't a CAME or directly associated with TC but knows a bit about pilots as they could possibly be a source of consultation before...
by 5x5
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Pilot owns plane looking for suggestions.
Replies: 51
Views: 9936

Re: New Pilot owns plane looking for suggestions.

Night cross country requirements for ATPL from CARS 421.34(4)(a)...... The pilot-in-command and/or pilot-in-command under supervision flight time shall include a minimum of 100 hours cross-country flight time of which a minimum of 25 hours shall have been by night . While I am in agreement that now ...
by 5x5
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time Running Out to sign
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Time Running Out to sign

I'm a bit with North Shore on this one and there is an old saying that might possibly apply here -

"Be careful what you wish for, it just may come true."
by 5x5
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61986

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Wow - 26 pages!!!

Somehow, this following image seems appropriate and besides I find it funny in a few different ways. (Whereas I don't find this thread funny, it's actually kind of sad.)

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