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by Taco Joe
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St Paddie's Day
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: St Paddie's Day

iflyforpie wrote:Yup..... but I never drink more than a pint of that at a time. Much better than .25c green piss beer though.

:drinkers:
.25c beer, the beer of pilots...
by Taco Joe
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Operational or Real World Questions about Icing
Replies: 55
Views: 2971

Re: Operational or Real World Questions about Icing

From what I read, your go/no-go decision is a little too conservative. However, personal limits and comfort is a huge factor in determining when or when not to launch. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, don't launch as it'll only cause more problems. As for each: "- flight into cloud when OAT i...
by Taco Joe
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Passed IFR renewal....on the Redbird.
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: Passed IFR renewal....on the Redbird.

For clarity. I only use Ap in cruise, so hand flew the ride. comfortable doing so. Point is --- well I think anyone single pilot IFR...should be or work on same... AP's fail.... Yeah, auto-pilots fail...but we tend to use them to help reduce workload when flying so we don't lose situational awarene...
by Taco Joe
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Still sometimes keeps me awake at night
Replies: 10
Views: 13495

Re: Still sometimes keeps me awake at night

Flying a 206 photoship out of CYQY, ferrying across to CYQB with a fuel stop in CYFC. It was my first real flying job after college (previous flying was glider instructing with the Air Cadets). Anyway, it was about 004OVC in YQY and I had been delaying as a squall line had approached and moved throu...
by Taco Joe
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "FTU'isms"
Replies: 89
Views: 4784

Re: "FTU'isms"

Back to FTUisms The SYTs (Sweet Young Things) and young bucks who can't accept that their older students may actually know more about engines, science and weather than they do. Being "taught" aviation navigation after doing sailing navigation since age 10 was especially painful. This was at the sch...
by Taco Joe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn
Replies: 35
Views: 2461

Re: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn

It also reduces the workload, less frequency changes as you're not going through every control zone enroute and the chances of trading paint with someone practicing airwork also goes down (not that should happen anyway as EVERYONE has a perfect lookout)
by Taco Joe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: why is multi time such a big deal?
Replies: 44
Views: 2958

Re: why is multi time such a big deal?

Reminds me of a friend who flew Navajos in the oilpatch but at the time couldn't get a job on King Airs without turbine time. He would say that the navajo made hime a better pilot since he couldn't outclimb the weather or descend through it as quickly, didn't have as much power to back him up in ic...
by Taco Joe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Aviation Magazine Subscriptions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Free Aviation Magazine Subscriptions?

Awesome, thanks for the leads it'sme
by Taco Joe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: In which way are you paid?
Replies: 50
Views: 3778

Re: In which way are you paid?

Salary plus hourly per diem, benefits and some expenses covered (e.g. Cell phone). Direct deposit for salary, checks for expenses. I did work for a company that used e-mail money transfers to get employees their salaries and expenses. Which meant some of us would have to wait up to a week after pay ...
by Taco Joe
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn
Replies: 35
Views: 2461

Re: Effect of altitude on Fuel Burn

If your AC does not have a very good rate of climb, less than 1000'/minute, you would have to consider that as well. That's where using the "spend no more than 10% of your trip time in the climb" rule of thumb can come in handy when determining cruise altitudes. I always found using that in conjunc...
by Taco Joe
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AN-24 VS Dash-8
Replies: 15
Views: 2992

Re: AN-24 VS Dash-8

It'll buff out.
by Taco Joe
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Aviation Magazine Subscriptions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Free Aviation Magazine Subscriptions?

Changes in Latitudes wrote:Canadian Skies is one.

Also, you look like the guy that sprayed my place for bedbugs. :rolleyes:
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I gots to get paid.
by Taco Joe
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Aviation Magazine Subscriptions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Free Aviation Magazine Subscriptions?

Ever since they got rid of the paper ASLs, I've read through every Uncle John's Bathroom Reader I own while sitting on the can. Does anybody know of any aviation magazines that offer free print subscriptions (outside of 'Professional Pilot')?
by Taco Joe
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Co-pilot course.... Interesting.
Replies: 40
Views: 2117

Re: Co-pilot course.... Interesting.

These courses are helpful for the guys and gals operating survey equipment in the back of the plane. We always tried to get our operators up front as much as possible to learn how to handle the plane in case anything happened. But if it's a new operator and you have a busy season/new pilot, you don'...
by Taco Joe
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Central Ontario Taildragger training.
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Central Ontario Taildragger training.

I'm well aware it isn't. But every time someone brings up training in Ontario, someone else mentions Brampton. And I really don't think it's racist to want to understand what I hear on the radio. Sounds like he has a hearing problem as well. We take our planes in there all the time, other than a cr...
by Taco Joe
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aircraft Type Ops Summary
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Aircraft Type Ops Summary

Excellent topic idea. Oh and what about turbocharged engines? Anyone found an article that covers the need to know points? http://www.ramaircraft.com/Maintenance-Tips.htm Try here. When I first started flying turbocharged engines, my boss handed me a pamphlet from RAM (because we ran RAM engines on...
by Taco Joe
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 452403

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Ever since you got that new camera, you've been going nuts.
by Taco Joe
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Corporate Pilot "Duties"
Replies: 77
Views: 8114

Re: Corporate Pilot "Duties"

cdnpilot77 wrote:Did you know that "landscaping" meant sitting on a riding lawn mower for 3hrs at a time once or twice per week??
You might be able to log some time on that mower...
by Taco Joe
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Towbars
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Towbars

Back as a student pilot, I had fired up with the chocks still in place. The aircraft were always parked on the ramp, which of course had a slight slope. So much that it would be wise to leave the chocks in place until you are ready to jump in. After a mild slip in common sense to remove the chocks,...

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