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by Cat Driver
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 5087

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

Exactly, when you can start the crosswind turn is determined by having enough height to make sure the wing does not drag on the ground.
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What about go arounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: What about go arounds

I think you missed the point.... he's saying that depending on the aircraft, landing in the first third is not good enough. If you're in something small on a giant runway and your only goal is to land in the first third, you're not exercising enough discipline. If you get sloppy on the big runways,...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 5847

Re: Are We Safe?

I think it’s going to insult a lot of sky gods when young pilots with a fraction of their hours and years of experience are going to do the same job just as good and hit the big iron pay dirt much sooner. Yes the newer younger pilots can do the same job and just as well as those who did it thirty y...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

So far there does not seem to be any idea of why it ended up there.
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

Well Big Pratt you should just not read my posts and try and live with just seeing my name there. I bet if you really try you could do it. :prayer: By the way I see you were interested in Gyroplanes. I have a FAA Commercial Gyroplane License and lots of time flying many types, I used to train people...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5722

Re: Legal Marijuana

There is also a difference between different people concerning addiction to alcohol, some people carry an enzyme that makes them more subject to alcohol addiction.
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

O.K. fair question.

It is highly unlikely anyone involved in that situation would still be working, as far as I can recall they all were older than me and I am 82 and have been retired for a lot of years.

It was in the early seventies.
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

What year was this poltical cover-up?
What possible difference does that make?
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

Now, I don't know the circumstances of your situation, but the "Powers-that-be" at the time may have had similar thoughts. Has there ever been an accident or incident since that time with that aircraft? No there has not been another accident with that type of aircraft because it was a PBY5A waterbo...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

What political agenda does an accident investigation team have? My opinion of it would be that it's a "just the facts Ma'am" report, with the bottom line of finding cause, not blame, and trying to avoid a repeat. North Shore , when a Government body refuses to accept concrete provable facts relatin...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

That's pure bullshit, Cat, and you know it. You're saying that in over 50% of the cases, the TSB gets it wrong? Where did I say in over 50% of the cases they get it wrong? I personally do not trust their reports from my own personal experience with them. It was my experience that they can political...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career moves
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Career moves

Don't worry about that dream job not being available.

There will always be a need for Ag. Pilots. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

There are basically two types of accidents. (1) Preventable: The accident was caused by poor decision making or poor airplane handling skills by the crew. (2) Not preventable: The accident was caused by something beyond the control of the crew such as mechanical or structural failure. The want to kn...
by Cat Driver
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Pilots
Replies: 70
Views: 10735

Re: New Pilots

why these Hr guys and chief pilots looking for 1500 for their King Air or 1000 for their Cessna caravan? Because that is their company policy for minimum hours. is there anyone out there who is willing to go middle of nowhere to fly a King Air if they have 1500H? Yes, there are many who would love ...
by Cat Driver
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

Ziabatsu, this is the internet and almost every discussion gets off the rails either by accident or by someone with their own ideas. When you make any comment here someone just may jump all over you and make it look like your opinion is flawed. A good example here is the discussion on wing contamina...
by Cat Driver
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

Was there too much air in the fuel tanks?
by Cat Driver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

Who flies DC3? :mrgreen: There was a time when the DC3 was the most used airplane of its type and arguably one of the best designed airplanes ever built. Even though it has been replaced by more modern turbine airplane it s still in use in a few places. For instance Borek chose the Basler conversio...
by Cat Driver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

The amount of shit on the wing of a plane - and it still climbs and flies just fine - will amaze you if you haven't flown "up North" very much. Well I have flown " up North " quite a lot and find that statement to be down right frightening. A lot of low time pilots read these forums and those kinds...
by Cat Driver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76031

Re: Westwind

If it was something other than crashing due to contaminated wings the company or the pilots will quickly let everyone know.

For sure they will not wait two years for the TSB B.S. to be released
by Cat Driver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5722

Re: Legal Marijuana

I am asking this question because I am not sure of the true answer. If a pilot uses marijuana for a couple of days during off time and gets called to fly the next day and has an accident that is fatal to both the pilot and several other people and the autopsy shows positive for marijuana what would ...
by Cat Driver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5722

Re: Legal Marijuana

I would like to respond to this comment by cncpc. As an example, I'm sure Just Chuck is a sound man and a very good pilot, but he doesn't know his ass from page 4 as far as pot goes, but he blathers on as if he did. But that's Just Chuck. My area of expertise is not illegal drugs however I do get so...
by Cat Driver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: are there any bush pilots older than 72 still working?
Replies: 16
Views: 4807

Re: are there any bush pilots older than 72 still working?

Age is part hereditary and part state of mind.

I am waiting for my friend to buy his Hughes 300 and then I will do some more flying until I get bored with it again.

Will you be 79 or have been flying for 79 years?
by Cat Driver
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: are there any bush pilots older than 72 still working?
Replies: 16
Views: 4807

Re: are there any bush pilots older than 72 still working?

I retired at seventy because I wanted to have more home life, I figured fifty one years flying for a living was enough. It has been a couple of years since I flew but I am still as healthy as ever so if I want to fly something again all I need is go and get my medical renewed. By the way I wish I ha...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5722

Re: Legal Marijuana

Better to have an airplane driver who does not kick back and relax for awhile with a scotch with his friends, or, a machine that religiously follows the no drinking or burn in hell rule, that has zero contact with the real world and no social life? Well speaking strictly from my own personal experi...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5722

Re: Legal Marijuana

Maybe he waa checking to see if you were awake?
You really think that is a possibility?

Or are you not capable of logical thought?

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