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by spaner
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sliding scale alternate weather
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Sliding scale alternate weather

IFR alternate legality is not a requirement of "enroute". Only of "departure". As stated in the other thread, I always have two, I have the destination, which the WX I don't really care about. I'm going to go anyway. The legal alternate, and perhaps a departure alternate (out of landing minima), mee...
by spaner
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alternate Minima/Contact Approach Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Alternate Minima/Contact Approach Questions

This interests me, On the field Goffer inspection, but it IS a necessary consideration, BEFORE you GO... You're getting some really good info here and, YES, you DO need to know/understand all of this. BUT, you've taken "your-eye-off-the-ball", as I like to say. The goffer in the hole, on the field, ...
by spaner
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: MU-2 Crash - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Replies: 16
Views: 3750

Re: MU-2 Crash - Tulsa, Oklahoma

NTSing, or being ON the NTS, is simply a non engine DRIVEN (running), and non committed-to, auto-feather system (failed). The pilot may choose to attempt a restart of the engine in the windmilling condition, or feather it outright. Without it, a negative torque condition, and the engine will be DRIV...
by spaner
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: MU-2 Crash - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Replies: 16
Views: 3750

Re: MU-2 Crash - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Again, the colonel has it right,

It is an elegant piece of equipment, and like the Katana, I see the beauty in the cut, where others see the fear.
by spaner
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Just say NO to Aviation Degrees and Debt
Replies: 53
Views: 5971

Re: Just say NO to Aviation Degrees and Debt

Let's peel away some of the noise here, If you're going to do a degree, then do it in finance. So that you will know how to manage your own. Much of life is based on financial security, and the level to which you attain determines your quality of life. Conversely, the higher the level of debt, or cr...
by spaner
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Approaching Much Too Fast
Replies: 78
Views: 7033

Re: Approaching Much Too Fast

You probably think he meant MPH, from a light single IAS right? Part of that's my fault (slap face) Not your fault but we're getting into the high performance associated with a type cert. Better to just go out and teach the hands and feet, the brain will come if you get into something bigger and fas...
by spaner
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Approaching Much Too Fast
Replies: 78
Views: 7033

Re: Approaching Much Too Fast

Good dis of late, with no dissing, nice What really you're talking about is a 3 second window, should be no more than that. Why don't you consider it from a full rudder deflection, and then you can interpolate the variables. Carrying more speed to 1.3 will lengthen the time to touchdown 5 seconds, i...
by spaner
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Hand off one FIR to another. Or not.
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: Hand off one FIR to another. Or not.

Man, that's old school, Canada – Nav Canada commissioned operational use of ADS-B in 2009 and is now using it to provide coverage of its northern airspace around Hudson Bay, most of which currently has no radar coverage. The service is also being extended to cover some oceanic areas off the east coa...
by spaner
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Journal article: "Are Autopilots Killing People?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: Flight Journal article: "Are Autopilots Killing People?"

Of course, of course...
Know what you can do, and what you can't, and stay out of that envelope...

Edited for ranting :D
by spaner
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time to beacon by crossing radials/bearings
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: Time to beacon by crossing radials/bearings

Get the distance first, time after.

Ts/#o=DTSnm

120s to cross 10degrees = 12nm to the station.

140kts; now you have the time to the station. The first one is at 90 degrees, then you go to the station. 6 minutes (5.1)

Who cares right?
Might come in handy for an DME arc
by spaner
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 337 Gear Up is Saskatchewan
Replies: 159
Views: 15221

Re: 337 Gear Up is Saskatchewan

Nope, Doc had it right the first time. Stay frosty, stay focused. Inside the FAF, there is no fire. Then again, I'm doing 200kts. A consideration may have to be made for the situation. Like smoke in the cabin. Been there, 180 her and full power to the numbers, I may make a radio call, if I have the ...
by spaner
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Low Pay
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: Low Pay

You want to get payed more money? Than go out and you get more money. To talk about the economy, or society is not going to do anything for you, but it is an intriguing subject. Heh, heh "Voodoo Economics" is at the base of this Global cycle. Policy based on old world statistics from the industrial ...
by spaner
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 46991

Re: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread

Yea, but it's a good drift 2.5... Maybe so, pelmet, maybe so. You gott'a draw the line somewhere. I can't advocate sticking your head into the "hell-hole" to check the rigging; before shift. So, you gott'a set your own bar. For me, I just can't give ground crews that much faith. I just can't do it. ...
by spaner
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 46991

Re: NT Air King Air Accident - Pilot Discussion Thread

Yes, it is very very easy to close both latches and have the crow's feet below, and not on, the cross pins of the cowl. The cowl will be closed, the latches will be closed, but nothing is being held down. It's just sitting there. The captain does a "cowl push", x2, on the "hail marry". While engagin...
by spaner
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Part
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (

Very nice, sure, I agree with everything that you just wrote. So what? You have ALL the knowledge, but NONE of the control, so the point is moot, isn't it. Go to a karate nationals, who's running the tournament? A 5th dan master. Entry into the finals is a 3 brick break minimum; demonstrated first, ...
by spaner
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: College/University aviation school advices
Replies: 48
Views: 5455

Re: College/University aviation school advices

No, no, no, no (**sigh**) I've been watching this thread for a while. Basically going the typical "1000 ways to fly" route. "Are you a better pilot than me, because?" and "College is a waste of time." "You could be done in one year!!!" (and then hit the grind... :shock: ) "DONE"; but, done what? Wha...
by spaner
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The North Pole is a Lake
Replies: 31
Views: 4846

Re: The North Pole is a Lake

I think that colonel had it right, good reff vids by the way. It's policy implementation that worries me in such matters. You have people that are VERY good at debate, but lack in information and understanding of the guts of a concern or problem. None the less, these people of influence can sway pub...
by spaner
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario
Replies: 333
Views: 48284

Re: Ornge Sikorsky Air ambulance accident Northern Ontario

Not that it means anything here but, I have had the complete pitot/static system go out on me on a modern high performance twin. Complete failure, detected at "70, crosschecked"...to "70, negative airspeed!!" off a 2800' strip. Do you abort through (guessing)80kts? You bet your ass I did, even if it...
by spaner
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The North Pole is a Lake
Replies: 31
Views: 4846

Re: The North Pole is a Lake

Russian ice breakers often make the trip, and if you have the rubbles, you can ride along. I watched the TVO docu-drama just a few weeks ago that filmed the entire trip. They park the ship right over the pole. It's an interesting concept of what people find interesting and/or stimulating. Typically ...
by spaner
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: do company pilots/mechanics count is pax under 703?
Replies: 19
Views: 1455

Re: do company pilots/mechanics count is pax under 703?

You should be able to quote the CARs like a preacher does the Bible. Start small, and work up from there. It is after all the governing structure of your employment. Sometimes many sections have to be referenced to paint the picture of the scenario in question. An infant becomes a person when the we...
by spaner
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of it.
Replies: 28
Views: 1998

Re: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of i

There is a ref, about the surrendering of documents. I'm not the greatest at that.
For a medical, at one time it was surrendered by itself, now with the booklet, that can't be done.
So now, the request to surrender can come from any department, and it's the whole booklet.
by spaner
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of it.
Replies: 28
Views: 1998

Re: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of i

tisk, tisk

We're talking expired medical, as in none, no cat 3, gone.

Right at the top.
by spaner
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of it.
Replies: 28
Views: 1998

Re: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of i

:smt015 could be... My experience with the government has been that they will never ask you to surrender an invalid passport. Transport Canada will never ask you to surrender a valid booklet, they will first invalidate it for you. I am not sure about the pilot invalidating his own. Let us know how i...
by spaner
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: where to from here...re>doy
Replies: 61
Views: 7807

Re: where to from here...re>doy

SOPs can be good, but should have a layer of questionability at some point in the sequence outside of the SOPs. Some used to say "final, with..." which drove most crazy. Considering ergonomics and human factors, it is possible to design a completely foolproof SOP. The crew will never forget to put t...
by spaner
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of it.
Replies: 28
Views: 1998

Re: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of i

Ha, ha, ha...I'm just coming out of that myself. :wink: If you can keep gas in the car, you can keep the medical stamped. TC too, they tend to not like "gaps" in the file. Causes the question of "why?" to come up in relation to your number. Then they start looking around, and doing stuff you wouldn'...

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