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by PilotDAR
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying 1st timers as pax
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Flying 1st timers as pax

I posted the following much earlier, but it did not seem to stick, here it is again... Tell each Pax in all seriousness that coming back early is no problem, if they are uncomfortable. You'd rather come back early, and have them (and you) happy that you did. Your first sign that someone is getting a...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Taxi only" flight
Replies: 81
Views: 3741

Re: "Taxi only" flight

When I did my helicopter training, the Sw300 was wired Hobbs on the Master. I was billed by the Hobbs, and I logged by the Hobbs. My qualifying time based on Hobbs, and everyone seemed happy about that. It just meant some discipline in the cockpit, to be sure your were ready to go before you turned ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Taxi only" flight
Replies: 81
Views: 3741

Re: "Taxi only" flight

if he logs it but not as PIC then what was he? Perhaps I was not clear when I suggested that the OP log it as PIC time, with zero time against the entry. The event was recorded (which seems to be the OP's preference), but it is evident that no flight took place. I'm not suggesting that a copilot wa...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Taxi only" flight
Replies: 81
Views: 3741

Re: "Taxi only" flight

From the CARs: "flight time" - means the time from the moment an aircraft first moves under its own power for the purpose of taking off until the moment it comes to rest at the end of the flight; Therefore to log PIC for a flight, you would have had to have been a "pilot" for a &...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC removed my CPL from license booklet
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: TC removed my CPL from license booklet

Yeah..... I booked my medical for the cat 1 for the same day to write my commercial ground school exam. With the passed cat 1 ink literally still wet on the stamp in my booklet, I went across the airport to write the exam, which I had booked. Everything was ready for me, and I was the only person wr...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor and spins
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Instructor and spins

Prepare, prepare, practice, practice, practice. You will reassure yourself a little if you practice in a G meter equipped aircraft, as you will know that you're well away from limitations. After a while the twirling blur ahead of you begins to make sense, and is not so alarming. Your best entry from...
by PilotDAR
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3188

Re: A couple of questions

Get a homebuilt, then you can do whatever you want Is the standard for the maintenance different? Or just the standard for the maintenance release? If an owner is thinking to grind valve seats, it's going to be a long relationship with the AME to build the confidence to get a signoff for supervised...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3188

Re: A couple of questions

Yeah, the valve thingys are pretty important - they gotta work smoothly for your engine to run well. They operate in a much more severe environment. They do not benefit from the more stable "head" temperatures of liquid cooled engines. As the owner of a certified aircraft you should not ex...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3188

Re: A couple of questions

Yeah, the parachutes in biplanes thing can be a problem. I had to go and find two phone books and a pillow for the hole in the seat, when I test flew the Tiger Moth. I think there was supposed to be a 'chute there, but none. As the plane had not flown in 8 years, both my flights were within gliding ...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3188

Re: A couple of questions

Col Sanders, Have faith.. I have personally dropped my exhaust valves into the cylinders to clean up deposits on more than one occasion. I can manage a few other engine maintenance and approval tasks too. That said though, I agree with much of what you have said. I disagree with: Now, TC would tell ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3188

Re: A couple of questions

I'm starting to get the feeling that single-engine VFR is wholly dangerous and that it should be avoided at all costs. Well, yes, you can avoid SE VFR for the cost of a multi engine aircraft! Pay if you will - about twice the cost, for obvious reasons. But then you have the (albeit low) risks of a ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3188

Re: A couple of questions

WNF Nothing in pilot decision making is absolute. However, in general, choosing a road for a landing site is a poor choice. They can look attractive when everything else around you is a black hole at night, but that does not make them better. Generally roads have things on and near them which are ve...
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: N499SW King Air fatal crash - Owner/pilot was unlicensed
Replies: 51
Views: 6898

Re: N499SW King Air fatal crash - Owner/pilot was unlicensed

I wonder, without speculating.... Would there be a greater percentage of licensed to unlicensed pilots? Or drivers?
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 3654

Re: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .

PS; see big meth lab busted in Markham yesterday, and a fatal hit and run - nice - moving up!!!
:lol:
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 3654

Re: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .

The truth doesn't sting me, nor what you're saying teller.

I'm sitting next to the fire, with my daughter, watching Ice Pilots in the living room, glancing down the lawn at my two planes happily put away. The truth of my aviation life is a delight!
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 3654

Re: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .

Troll feeding can be entertaining, in limited amounts, when the weather is not nice enough to go and make noise in my airplanes. My experience has been that trolls are most often wannabes, who for whatever reason cannot, so they think that they satisfy themselves by attempting to widen the unhappine...
by PilotDAR
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 3654

Re: 60 story Condo planned for Buttonville . . .

never mind the safety issues of having hillbillies in their 1960's planes flying over residential areas. Well I'll tell you this. Make all the noise you like and watch below as the residents wave you goodbye for the last time. You might be kind enough to fly over nice and low so that they can see y...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook Question
Replies: 45
Views: 9498

Re: Logbook Question

A few year back, getting a CPL became a good idea. Though I had Jepp log books for the first few thousand of my hours, I had not pilot logged the most recent 20 years of flying at all. I summarized the logbooks at the top of an Excel spreadsheet I created, and went from there. By borrowing back a wh...
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Insurance for me to fly my friends plane
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Insurance for me to fly my friends plane

The hull portion of insurance for an aircraft you do not own may not be straight forward. The insurance you buy might name his plane, but it might only pay out as liability insurance to you. That could mean that if you damaged your friend's plane, and said to him "oops, sorry, my insurance will...

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