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by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Engine Failures
Replies: 69
Views: 13825

5200 hors TT Engine failures C150 Cont 0200 oil pump drive failed. PA 30 Lyc IO 320 Engine stopped when switching from aux to main as part of prelanding check. The fuel selector failed in a way that prevented any fuel getting to the engine PA31 Lyc TIO 540 J2B. Turbo siezed and melted down which als...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: JAzz Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 2862

re the rectal exam. I just tell my doc that since everyone is always telling me I have my head up my ass there is no room for him. :oops: :lol:
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: LCE's F/O job ad
Replies: 11
Views: 2263

Wondering. Why are you so disrespectfull of instructors :?: :?
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: High-tech avionics and flight instruction?
Replies: 27
Views: 6351

I am with Cat Driver on this one. Glass Cockpits are exremely flexable. What instructors need to do is get out of the status quo mindset and ask the question "What is the right level of information that should be displayed on the screen for this lesson". I also think the argument that a glass traine...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Soft Field Technique
Replies: 133
Views: 27043

Why do many pilots land nose wheel first? Well obviously the airplane is going to fast if it is touching down in a level flight attitude. The real question IMHO is why are they consistantly not slowing down to a speed that allows a proper tail low landing. For what it is worth here is my 2 cents. Mo...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Soft Field Technique
Replies: 133
Views: 27043

I am with Cat Driver on this one. I remember doing a C 182 check out on a 300 hr CPL. Having never met the guy before I thought I should ask a few questions Q What other aircraft have you flown A All my flying was in a C172 Q How much solo X country experience do you have A About 50 hrs Q How much t...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey!! This is for Cat Driver and others like him
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Sorry guys starting even the old technology turbines is not very hard :roll: Its like starting a campfire Turbine guys: You just use a flame thrower and it starts everytime ( or melts.... but either way it will get hot all by itself ) Round engine guys: Will skillfully get it going by rubbing two st...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Duke Has Passed
Replies: 61
Views: 8507

RIP Les. The tanker base will never be the same.
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey!! This is for Cat Driver and others like him
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Right on Oldtimer. starting a turbine is about as hard as opening your garage door.... with a remote :P. Now the abilty to start a big old round engine is a fast dying art. It will be a sad day indeed when the last set of fingers and hands do the starter,booster,primer,throttle,mixture dance :cry: I...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Delta Airlines burns $2.2 Billion in 3 months. Yup, Billion
Replies: 5
Views: 769

I think the point of laundering money is you get to keep some when you are done. The mafia is way to smart to invest in an airline :lol:
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YVR (Vancouver ) AIR FAIR 2005..WOW. who would of known....
Replies: 20
Views: 4531

Aviation is a harsh mistress, but ultimately folks are more likely to succeed with a positive attitude. So guys please explain why when somebody shows some enthusiasm for a venue which allows face time with the many of the major players you feel the need to take some insulting cheap shots :roll: I h...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New Paint Scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 6861

I saw the new scheme on the 767 going through CYVR last Sunday. It looked to me like liked the painters' spray gun malfunctioned and just sprayed random dots :roll: Personnaly I think the old 1970/80's scheme with the red stipe and the simple big fin maple leaf looked the best. So far every time the...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question For Instructors.
Replies: 65
Views: 10930

I have had to land a twin on one engine 3 times. Two were caused by mechanical failure, one was when I could not get a engine feathered on a training flight to restart. :cry: After that I refused to feather an engne in flight unless it was a) On fire b) Not producing useable horsepower. I completed ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Teaching Basic Instrument Flying
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

I cover up all instruments except the AI, DI, and ALT ( and the hobbs of course :D ). I then get them to work the AI-DI-AI-ALT-AI scan with me initially telling them where to look. I spend a lot of time getting them to accurately fly a requested attitude. I then gradually introduce the other instrum...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Oct 09, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question For Instructors.
Replies: 65
Views: 10930

I used to pull the mixture to start the PFL drill when I was a young and stupid new instructor. Then one day I was teaching a particularly dim student. After I pulled the mixture he completely messed up the the PFL which I let him continue to about 400 feet with no way of making a landable area as a...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pilots Out There
Replies: 31
Views: 9012

under par 00 As you have probably already figured out there is a lot of very cynical people here. :cry: The reality is flying is a tough mistress. There have been and will always be more pilots than jobs and it is especially hard to break in to the industry. The good news is if you really want to fl...
by Big Pistons Forever
Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Students and Radiospeak
Replies: 62
Views: 12032

I would say as a general rule instructors do not put enough care in teaching radio work. You let things slide at the beginning because of all the other stuff you have to get accross. I know I was as guilty as the next guy when I started instructing. The problem is early bad habits are hard to break....
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stealing Names
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

I think most peoples handles are quite imginative..... considering we all are in aviation and therefore by definition can't be very smart :lol: The scene; A family sitting down for dinner. Young Son: Dad when I grow up I want to be a pilot ! Father: I am sorry son , but you are going to have to deci...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class IV and Instrument Rating
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

GTSIO540 1) I am going to be pedantic sorry :wink: . There is no such thing as a GTSIO 540. There is a Continental GTSIO 520 but the Lycoming equivalent is the TIGO 541. 2) I think you are confusing training for a license vs training for a rating. As a Class 4 you only require supervision if you are...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nova Scotia news
Replies: 66
Views: 13581

Ah yes the the Maritimes, 500,000 people 17 last names :wink: :lol:
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Who is the most difficult student to teach?
Replies: 33
Views: 6509

hz2p. No blue collar anger over here, just an observation which I think you have to admit has validity. Certainly every student who is fully funded by rich parents does not have to be a jerk but it is my personal experience that there is a high correlation between spoiled rich kids and students who ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Who is the most difficult student to teach?
Replies: 33
Views: 6509

The ones I hated were the 18 to 23 yr old males wannebe commercial pilots who were fully funded by the their rich fathers. Most of them could not be bothered to do any home work, expected everything to be done for them and in general had a bad attitude. Funny though most of them quickly asked for a ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aerobatic Training
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Victoria Flying Club ( Victoria B.C. ) has a flat wing Citabria with inverted fuel/oil system and good instructors. I have a Class 1 aerobatic instructor rating and did some flying with Brian to get ready for my Fed renewal ride last year. I thought he was an excellent instructor. IMO anybody who at...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stupid Students, or is it Stupid Teachers
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

Supposedly true story about a SOCAL PPL

Pilot: I am kind of lost could you help me out ?

ATC: Squwk XXXX

Pilot: The transponder doesn't seem to be working.

ATC: OK where were you when you were last sure of your position.

Pilot: hold short of runway 34...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Straight to Class I?
Replies: 11
Views: 2664

My Class 2 ride mostly dealt with the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Flying Instructor. My Class 1 ride was heavily oriented towards teaching the flight instructor rating.

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