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by Lotro
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Wheel landing or three point?
Replies: 53
Views: 6705

Re: Wheel landing or three point?

I was at KOSH this year and saw a presentation by Budd Davisson ( http://www.airbum.com/ ) on "Mastering the Tail Wheel". It was mostly anecdotal, but he's landed more tailwheel aircraft than I have, so I was interested in what he said. He said (I'm paraphrasing) that he recommends using the three-p...
by Lotro
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deviate around thunderstorm?
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Re: Deviate around thunderstorm?

photofly wrote: I get the idea that US air traffic control facilities have much more information available and/or are more willing to share it.
In Canada ATC has VERY limited weather information on the Radar display. So limited, it's basically useless.

No one holding out on you.
by Lotro
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Waterbombers in action
Replies: 7
Views: 2944

Re: Waterbombers in action

Anyone planning to visit the Soo should PM me. We could do a "meetup" and drink BEvERageS. The Waterbombers also do their spring training downtown, so you'll often get a decent look at them downtown if you're out for a walk on a nice day. I got a video of them scooping in the St. Mary's this year - ...
by Lotro
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: FAA ATC going private
Replies: 1
Views: 2668

Re: FAA ATC going private

I actually wonder if NavCanada would have an interest in taking over part of the ATS for the US airspace, particularly where it intersects with Canadian Airspace. I know the focus has been on space based ADSB, but I'd think there's be some synergies if you had one provider for all that airspace. Whi...
by Lotro
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2017 Aviation Reading List
Replies: 20
Views: 2456

2017 Aviation Reading List

'Tis the season for commitment! This year, I intend to fly more (seriously), drink more water (I say that every year), and spend less time reading AvCanada rants and more time reading aviation books. Here's what's on my list, what's on yours? Forever Flying by R.A. "Bob" Hoover - I just started this...
by Lotro
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New hope for the D Jet?
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Re: New hope for the D Jet?

Curiously buried in that story: when did Wanfeng buy the DFC?
by Lotro
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Does prop strike = mandatory engine overhaul?
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: Does prop strike = mandatory engine overhaul?

Thanks for the clear answers, and also for not making fun of me for not knowing. I truly appreciate it.

~Lotro
by Lotro
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Does prop strike = mandatory engine overhaul?
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Does prop strike = mandatory engine overhaul?

If I have a prop strike (I didn't), I know the damage has to be repaired and engine inspected. What I don't understand is whether or not an inspection is sufficient, or if it's really an overhaul and people call it the same thing.

Thanks for your help.
by Lotro
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TCAS RA between two DH8 at Sudbury
Replies: 42
Views: 11122

Re: TCAS RA between two DH8 at Sudbury

lownslow wrote:Would be interesting to hear the tapes on this one.
The tapes are on LiveAtc if you are that curious.

I half-listened. Lots of chatter.
by Lotro
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 20034

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

As far as I know, googling won't give you the questions to the answers you want based on your original post. Googling will tell you what NavCanada tells all prospective students/employees which may or may not be accurate reflection of what goes on. But yeah, go ahead and Google: "What the current de...
by Lotro
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 20034

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

Educated guess:

VFR: Pearson Tower
IFR: Terminal or Airports

Good luck.
by Lotro
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TCAS RA between two DH8 at Sudbury
Replies: 42
Views: 11122

Re: TCAS RA between two DH8 at Sudbury

Toronto Star story on the matter: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/10/28/investigators-probe-close-between-two-commuter-aircraft.html To help avoid delays, in good weather an aircraft can depart under visual flight rules (VFR) and pick up a clearance once airborne. That’s what happened in th...
by Lotro
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania
Replies: 69
Views: 10115

Re: Canadian Piper PA-28 down in Pennsylvania

My condolences. This is awful.

Some discussion here on Reddit, including someone who suggests based on hearsay that plane encountered freezing rain:

https://www.reddit.com/r/flying/comment ... there_was/

RIP
by Lotro
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: EAA Airventure Oshkosh July 24-30 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 9737

Re: EAA Airventure Oshkosh July 24-30 2017

You had me at:
80th anniversary of the Piper J-3 Cub
~Lotro
by Lotro
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some FBOs may exaggerate the truth from time to time
Replies: 6
Views: 2442

Re: Some FBOs may exaggerate the truth from time to time

I think they have a helicopter ferry don't they?

Arrive YYZ, depart via helicopter to YTZ, arrive at blue jays game!
by Lotro
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10674

Re: YYZ pilot questions

A major runway isn't being used at the largest and busiest airport in Canada because...staffing? That's crazy. Hire some people, it's been like that for far too long. Airlines are wasting money waiting for takeoff, getting vectored, and increasing taxi times. To the best of my knowledge the last YY...
by Lotro
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Down near Guelph - 24SEP2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Re: Plane Down near Guelph - 24SEP2016

Police released the name today: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/police-identify-plane-crash-victim-423093 The lone occupant of the plane was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 63-year-old Alfred Brunger of Waterloo. Google suggests that there is an Alfred Brunger who teac...
by Lotro
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Down near Guelph - 24SEP2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Plane Down near Guelph - 24SEP2016

Wellington County OPP are reporting that Watson Road between Arkell Road and Stone Road is closed for investigation into a plane crash. No further details are available at this time. Reopening time of the road is unknown. The area is just south of the Guelph Air Park. https://www.guelphtoday.com/lo...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PA 27????
Replies: 15
Views: 2346

Re: PA 27????

Actually, "light twin" traffic would be a good way to go. +1 Last I checked the purpose of passing traffic is to establish visual separation. When I got my PPL no one taught me the difference between an Aztec, Twin Commanche, Apache, Seminole, Navajo or Seneca or for that matter the difference betw...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond Flight Centre Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 8769

Re: Diamond Flight Centre Experience

To me, what stands out about this interaction, and similar ones that I've had having been checked out, and rented and flown at 6 different FTUs/Clubs in Ontario is that pretty soon, no one will be flying GA anymore. Maybe it's economics. Maybe it's attitude of renters and FTUs. Maybe it's cyclical. ...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tail Wheel Endorsement - GTA
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: Tail Wheel Endorsement - GTA

Lots of good suggestions above. I can vouch for the guys over at http://www.3pointaviator.com/ I logged about 50 hours with them from 2011-2012 had a great experience. They're based in Waterloo now. Brampton used to offer checkouts on their Super Cub for a lot of money, but that plane is almost alwa...
by Lotro
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes
Replies: 86
Views: 20136

Re: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes

Can anyone out there do some back of the napkin math on something like this? I see $160 return for 8 people. So a full plane is $1280 total revenue. A round trip is being called 30 minutes, but I'm guessing you'd likely experience delays in and out of the Island (I mean, Porter does OWN the place). ...
by Lotro
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes
Replies: 86
Views: 20136

Re: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes

Just to clarify, I have no association with this at all.

I just think it's neat when people hit their heads so hard that they decide to launch some sort of airline service.

Good luck!
by Lotro
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes
Replies: 86
Views: 20136

Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6801830-from-niagara-to-toronto-in-15-minutes/ Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier By Luke Edwards NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — At 10:23 a.m. Tuesday morning Regional chair Alan Caslin arrived among the vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake, not even 15 minutes after leavin...

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