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by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5724

Re: Legal Marijuana

Smoking marijuana and flying can be problematic. When I was flying water bombers I had a F.O. that smoked on a regular basis and he even did it when I was present such as on the golf course on days when our on call time allowed us to play a round of golf. It had complained to the company but was tol...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5724

Re: Legal Marijuana

What makes you think anyone has to answer to you on this, Chuck? You're not trying to learn, you're just being Chuck. And you are being evasive and not addressing the question. If you get caught with THC in your system you can have your career ruined..period. So my question is valid. What are the p...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5724

Re: Legal Marijuana

So if someone who earns their living as a pilot is considering using this drug on occasion how many positive things does use of this drug have?
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5724

Re: Legal Marijuana

My first post is obviously meant to be so absurd it is unlikely anyone would take it seriously. However the use of drugs and flying is not anything to be taken lightly. Marijuana is a drug and can if used enough cause long term brain damage whether it is legal or not does not change that fact. Alcoh...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 5724

Re: Legal Marijuana

The airlines and charter companies encourage you to use Marijuana before flying as it calms any anxiety you may have about the flight you are about to start and it really slows down your chances of rushing into a dumb decision. Caution, make sure you eat it rather than smoke it so you don't smell of...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 4359

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

Good to see goingnowherefast’s remarks biting him in the butt. Perhaps now he’ll stop dishing it out. Spends much of his posts dumping on Cat Driver, who BTW would treat an aircraft’s limitations with respect. Yes. he does seem to have a tendency to knee jerk jump on me to try and make me look unpr...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whether to instruct or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Whether to instruct or not?

It's the end results of the welfare mentality that has given this generation the mistaken idea that society owes them what ever they want.
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whether to instruct or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Whether to instruct or not?

I don't want to get stuck on the ramp for a year or two and then sign a large bond to go command.
What is wrong with signing a bond to get a command position?
by Cat Driver
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 200 Hrs CPL getting hired at 703
Replies: 40
Views: 8123

Re: 200 Hrs CPL getting hired at 703

Flying an airplane is not all that difficult. Flying single pilot IFR small twins in the north does take a lot more skill and decision making abilities than flying a two crew modern turbine/ jet in the scheduled airline business, that is basically a paint by numbers kind of flying. And some of us fo...
by Cat Driver
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 4359

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

If you accept 2-3 kts above, are you going to accept 5 kts? 10 kts? 20 kts? Where is your limit if it isn't the limit imposed by the manufacturer and your CoA? If it's "only" 2-3 kts, why can't you pitch up 2-3 more degrees or bring the engines back a couple of percents? Discipline is what makes a ...
by Cat Driver
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Float endorsement
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Float endorsement

What PilotDAR said is bang on.

And Jack Brown runs one of the best schools in the world.

And even more important you get to fly the best F'n little float plane in the world the J3 Cub. :mrgreen:
by Cat Driver
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Float endorsement
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Float endorsement

The CDN rating requires that you have PIC time as sole occupant in a seaplane, Yes for some weird reason T.C. requires five solo take offs and landings for the sea plane rating. What I did was have them do five touch and goes in one straight line, all I had to do was make sure they had enough water...
by Cat Driver
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

Is it important? I don’t know. But it was important enough for Cat to make it a “I refuse to employ pilots who,” thing. Clearly important to him. O.K. let me be clear on what I meant. It never ceases to amaze me how many pilots use both hands on the control column to flare and land, especially in m...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't know Canso's have aft airstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Didn't know Canso's have aft airstairs

Cat Driver will know more about 'em than I do. Yes I flew quite a few of them and those doors were great for entry and exit. Also it was very important to check that the airstair door was properly locked before landing in the water because if it was not it could come open during the landing and the...
by Cat Driver
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hand spanking C47
Replies: 67
Views: 11682

Re: Hand spanking C47

You'll benefit (ie live longer) by listening to and considering what some of the wise old pelicans like Cat and others have to say rather than standing up and waving your dick at them. I really do not pay much attention to dick wavers because I am not really interested in dicks. :finga: For sure av...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

How long do you consider the critical phases of takeoff and landing to last? Personally I consider the critical phase of a take off in a multi engine to be from when power is applied to start the take off run to when the airplane is stable in the climb and climb power is set and the airplane is tri...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

Which supports my point. I put my hand on the throttle for periods of time and manoeuvres during which for some reason I need to make throttle adjustments. Then I take it off again. The throttle is not used as a hand rest. At least not in my airplane. I also do not use the throttle/'s as a hand res...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

Exactly swithflicker, the subject is the take off and landing phases of flight I was trying to emphasize, and we both understand the handling of power and why it is that way. However many here do not understand it and I see nothing wrong with discussing it. I won't argue with it. Hopefully by that s...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

Back to the original question.

When wobble pumping a 985 you can quit wobbling to attend to another problem for a short period of time because the fuel pressure does not immediately go to zero when you stop wobbling, so you can pause without the engine quitting completely.
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

For sure having the engine suddenly quit producing power in a single engine airplane is far different than having it happen in a multi engine airplane. Thus having ones hand on the power levers in a multi engine airplane during the critical phases of flight gives one better control response if an en...
by Cat Driver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

For takeoff, one finger lightly holds the throttle forward until through circuit altitude. Again no need to hold the control, which is not a hand rest. And if there is more than one throttle do you still just lightly hold them forward with one finger during the critical take off period?? For sure t...
by Cat Driver
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

Never mind all my " You can't fly for me comments photofly.

What do you do, do you use two hands on the control column on take off and landing?
by Cat Driver
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

Well maybe in the PBY two hands on the wheel for landing. I can't remember. Cat??? The PBY was the heaviest on the controls of any airplane I ever flew and I never ever needed two hands on the control column in any realm of flight to fly it. One hand on power and one hand on the control column was ...
by Cat Driver
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4669

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

which availed both hands onto the control column to set up an optimum glide path range (and for roundout / flair) for whether it died or it didn't.
Why would anyone need two hands on the control column to round out?
by Cat Driver
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 72
Views: 11144

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

Think about how long and hard you have to train, apprentice, practice, be observed etc, to get an airshow surface waiver so you can fool around over a runway ..... In Europe our airshow display licenses were restricted to two hundred feet above the ground....and they policed it with radar guns. The...

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