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by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question about crosswind landing
Replies: 103
Views: 9071

Re: Question about crosswind landing

Regardless of that, and for reasons stated, "like you have 200 people behind you" is absolutely terrible motivation for someone in any kind of aircraft that doesn't have 200 seats, and particularly for someone learning to fly a basic trainer. "Like you have 200 people behind you" is in the same lea...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Man hit in head by helicopter blade Saskatchewan
Replies: 19
Views: 3120

Re: Man hit in head by helicopter blade Saskatchewan

Those espousing safety around rotary wing aircraft are correct. Prior to being transported in a helicopter, it is important that all passengers are briefed to make eye contact with the pilot whether emplaning or deplaning and to bend over when entering or departing the rotor disc area. Not all craft...
by Schooner69A
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question about crosswind landing
Replies: 103
Views: 9071

Re: Question about crosswind landing

. Elsworth received some flak for this comment: It is really not all that difficult when you flare and kick out the crab and add some into wind aileron all at the same time...it is a timing thing. And I concur with him. It is a coordination manoeuver; if you can smoothly coordinate the controls to g...
by Schooner69A
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane hits Cow on landing....
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: Plane hits Cow on landing....

Talk about being on the horns of a dilemma! (Well, in this case, a cow...")

PS I wonder if the pilot was awarded one or two ears...
by Schooner69A
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Characteristics of Great Pilots
Replies: 28
Views: 3575

Re: Characteristics of Great Pilots

"...the T-33 and the Sabre were a lot more forgiving than a Beech 18, (and) a Chipmunk..." CGZRO: there was no denigration of the "Chippy" intended; indeed, I managed to acquire a little over three hundred hours on the machine. However, it is a conventional-geared aircraft and some care is required ...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Characteristics of Great Pilots
Replies: 28
Views: 3575

Re: Characteristics of Great Pilots

Barney wrote: "...doing on a site like this?"

Picking up tips on how to fly. (;>0)

John
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?
Replies: 60
Views: 36351

Re: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?

Sanders: sorry about the delay in responding. More pressing matters. Anyway, I am confused with your last message, and can only presume it was penned late at night or after a period of prolonged negative “g”. (;>0) You wrote: “According to your logic, every aircraft in Canada that can carry a passen...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots
Replies: 52
Views: 5873

Re: College of Pilots

One of the founding members of the College Of Professional Pilots is a family friend so I have followed its emergence with some interest. However, I am somewhat concerned for its viability. The stated mission of the CofPP is to “…oversee, maintain, and promote the calibre of Professional Pilots in C...
by Schooner69A
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Characteristics of Great Pilots
Replies: 28
Views: 3575

Re: Characteristics of Great Pilots

Sanders wrote: "Like retired fighter pilots that will never fly a high performance aircraft ever again, you have to feel kind of sorry for them." HEY! Watch that kind of talk! (;>0) I’ve never stopped flying high performance aircraft. During training, I flew Chipmunks, Harvards, and T-Birds. After I...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?
Replies: 60
Views: 36351

Re: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?

Col Sanders wrote: "News flash ... that's why pilots have licenses and type ratings. Your statement implies that none of this personnel licensing exists, or if it does, it is inadequate without yet more government intervention" CS: I imply nothing of the sort. CAR 604 is about much more than licenc...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?
Replies: 60
Views: 36351

Re: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?

Dr Phil opines that “The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour”. CAR 604 grew out of the Private Aeroplanes Passenger Transportation Order, Air Navigation Order Series 1, Number 2. That order was introduced in March of ’82 to address findings following several corporate aviation accid...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?
Replies: 60
Views: 36351

Re: Private Operating Certificate. When is one needed?

Bobby868: When I was associated with CBAA, there were some individuals who were captured under CAR 604 who shouldn't have been; those individuals who bought turbo-prop aircraft that were just used to transport family. Just before TC unwisely acted, there was some talk of "fixing" this problem by exc...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Real Short Field Techniques
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Real Short Field Techniques

YYZSaabGuy is correct and I'm sure Col Sanders was being facetious. The "story" first appeared in an issue of the Vernon Flying Club Newsletter; it may not be worthy of the Pulitzer Prize, but as the Editor, I have a certain leeway. For those interested, you can gain access to the Newsletter by goin...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Real Short Field Techniques
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Real Short Field Techniques

Short field take-offs: aircraft exhibiting high power-to-weight ratios and tundra tires aren't the only ones that can wow onlookers. The following will show what happens when a real "expert" enters the fray...
by Schooner69A
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Experimental car/ultralight/paraglider thing crashes in BC
Replies: 13
Views: 3228

Re: Experimental car/ultralight/paraglider thing crashes in

PJ: You are quite right to be a bit concerned about this machine. I saw the thing "manoeuvering" on several flights and came to the conclusion that it was extremely difficult to control in other than no-wind conditions. To fly it, it appears that it is important to have no prior flight experience as...
by Schooner69A
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Too Good to be True?
Replies: 19
Views: 2889

Re: Too Good to be True?

dirtdr: have you considered any of the Van's tribe of aircraft? The -6s, 7s, and 8s will all cruise twenty to thirty knots faster than their equivalent factory built aircraft. (Yes, I am biased as I'm building one) Now, those listed are two place aircraft which may not suit your requirements, but th...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or right Stick Handling?
Replies: 37
Views: 3364

Re: Left or right Stick Handling?

When flying formation in the normal position - i.e. wingtip clearance - stick in the right hand, throttle in left hand is much preferred; I can do it the other way around, but it is work whereas flying from the right seat is a cakewalk. The sticks will not be changed as the "removeable" stick will n...
by Schooner69A
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or right Stick Handling?
Replies: 37
Views: 3364

Re: Left or right Stick Handling?

"...I wonder if anybody sets up the RV-6/7 to fly from the right seat..." I'm building an RV-7A and it will be flown from the right seat. I have a multitude of hours flown with throttle in left hand, stick in the right. I have flown several hours in RV's and can fly with the stick in the left hand,...

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