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by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog.
Replies: 108
Views: 12863

Re: Beef flys a plane.

Take a deep breath and count to 10. Relax. It's all going to go by quickly, but remember to enjoy it along the way. I have yet to fly the "perfect" flight, without even a single minor mistake, hard as I've tried, and who cares? It's still a great way to spend time and disposable income.
by YYZSaabGuy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whatever happened to...
Replies: 17
Views: 2212

Re: Whatever happened to...

Had it pounded into my head repeatedly during training that full yoke back (on a tricycle aircraft) is good practice at all times during taxi. Reduces prop wear from small stones, etc. as pointed out above, and keeps the weight off the nosewheel, which generally tends to be not only less robust than...
by YYZSaabGuy
Mon May 09, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Justifying Flight School
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: Justifying Flight School

I deferred my PPL for years because I couldn't rationalize the cost - "So I get my license, and then what - fly to Buffalo for a hamburger? What sense does that make?" Finally, a good friend pointed out "You don't do it because it's practical, or because it makes sense....you do it be...
by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lucky old times
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Lucky old times

iflyforpie wrote:Usually the best way to acquire a Starfighter was to buy a small farm in Germany and wait. Maybe fishing nets would work too...
OK: hands down, right there, the best line of April so far and potentially 2011! :lol:
by YYZSaabGuy
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New G650 test crash
Replies: 19
Views: 4411

Re: New G650 test crash

"...your excitement over a fatal crash is getting a tad creepy." One might argue the same is true, Hedley, of your recent (and apparently growing) fascination with butter... Accident investigation is an important aspect of aviation training. Investigation has to start somewhere - where mor...
by YYZSaabGuy
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air force movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Air force movement

One of the two just passed directly over YZF a few minutes ago, westbound. Looked to be a twin-engined tanker and 6 singles, 3 flanking on each side.
by YYZSaabGuy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: politically correct
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: politically correct

Wow. When did Charlie Sheen join this board?
by YYZSaabGuy
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: looking for a co-pilot!
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: looking for a co-pilot!

Brown Bear's gentle razzing :P notwithstanding, that's a great offer - were I anywhere near YYC I'd be on it in a heartbeat. Good luck!
by YYZSaabGuy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gear Up
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: Gear Up

Good thing there are no professional pilots lurking on this forum, just a bunch of accident-prone, focus-losing doctors and dentists. Professional pilots, by contrast, would never lose focus or terminate a flight with a gear-up landing.
by YYZSaabGuy
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Brampton Flying Club or Canadian Flight Academy?
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Brampton Flying Club or Canadian Flight Academy?

From CNC3 to the club's practice area is roughly 15 NM or about a 10-minute ride, as indicated above. You should probably also take into account the pain (time and $$) of commuting across the top of the GTA to Oshawa every time you want to take a lesson, if you decide to continue your training there...

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