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by JasonE
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 35
Views: 2032

Re: Flying into USA

Follow the COPA guide, it's seems more difficult than it is. With VFR, I just call up for flight following once airborne and get a squawk code right away to satisfy being in contact for the crossing. Don't forget to file leaving the USA. Don't forget to active your flight plan leaving the USA as wel...
by JasonE
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1611

Re: Vans RV4 info

I've sat in the back of a -4 and -8. -8 was comfy, -4 was a bit cramped. I'm just under 6 feet and and had to slouch a bit for my headset to clear the canopy. Lots of people have done 100 lbs gross weight increase on the -8 too. When I build an RV it's primarily for me, passengers get what they get ...
by JasonE
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6460

Re: The government is concerned...

Airfare is basically too cheap. I'll bet that a airline ticket to fly across this country was more in the '50s than it is now even after inflation is taken into account, Christ a bus ticket would cost more. This. I found an article where it said a 1950's ticket from Chicago to Phoenix was $138 roun...
by JasonE
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The difference between a BRS and non-BRS chute
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: The difference between a BRS and non-BRS chute

Got updated info on the tie wrap. According to a maintenance person at the assembly site/flying school, the tie wrap is one of those thin ones and is supposed to break with a 28lb pull force. I didn't know those little tie wraps required only that amount of force to break. Felt like trying but deci...
by JasonE
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive
Replies: 27
Views: 2866

Re: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive

I don't believe flight records should be a necessary burden for GA (as well as ADSB). However I do agree with PilotDAR about pilot proficiency. The more you fly and prepare yourself for an emergency, the more likely you will have a favorable outcome. Most GA pilots likely can't even remember the las...
by JasonE
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6460

Re: The government is concerned...

It's not rocket science...I don't think we need an expensive study to find the problem. I'd be happy to fly for a living if I could afford to! I could have my CPL in a few months if I wanted.
by JasonE
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1611

Re: Vans RV4 info

There is a forum specific to RV's. Lots of helpful people on there. You can likely find someone fairly local to you through there: http://www.vansairforce.net/
by JasonE
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 7650

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

I fail to see how Transport Canada and the FAA could be at fault here? Gold diggers trying any avenue they can I think. What a lovely way to talk about a bereaved family. I never said I didn't have any compassion for the families, au contraire. I believe it is the PIC's family that have named these...
by JasonE
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 7650

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

``Filed in the same court on the very same day, Oct. 15, the second litigation was brought by Tawfig’s family against the Flying Club, Transport Canada, Inc. of Concord, Ontario, Canada and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D.C.` I fail to see how Transport Canada and the...
by JasonE
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6192

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

Yikes- I wonder if ATC tracked him, likely being only VFR target in their sights.
by JasonE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which heading for an emergency letdown
Replies: 22
Views: 1514

Re: Which heading for an emergency letdown

I'd just turn on the autopilot and reduce the power :)
by JasonE
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Online privat pilot licence training
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Online privat pilot licence training

Harv's Air is very thorough and worth the low entry price. Even though I did a local ground school, I went through all the modules with Harv's. There were things I learned in each that was quite worthwhile.
by JasonE
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2569

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

Occasionally I still pull out a paper map and use it. I did a cross country flight this summer in a 172 with no GPS or nav aids, just paper! It really makes you pay more attention to your surroundings. I even purchased every paper map from Ontario to NS last year for my trip as a backup. I am unlike...
by JasonE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ontario Colleges
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: Ontario Colleges

It doesn't seem to matter where you go these days, it's kids teaching kids.
by JasonE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6192

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

The evening news reported it was a husband-and-wife couple from Brampton. Sad they did not file a flight plan to be found until morning, although looking at the damage it likely would not of made a difference. It's starting to get cold out again, it's that time a year to think about survival gear/cl...
by JasonE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15070

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Although I have a current background check because we host international students, I think this is a mistake for COPA. They will likely limit their pilots to people that already have them done. It's just going to create too much of a nuisance. For example, the office where I have mine done is 20 min...
by JasonE
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1651

Re: Gyroplanes

I'd love to take a few flights in one, but can't see myself buying one.
by JasonE
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

Gliding club can check you out as there is no endorsement in Canada. Most gliding clubs choose not to since they have so many new pilots looking for "free" hours.
by JasonE
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

If the club wants to use you for towing, it should be their responsibility to train you! Seems logical to me. Hi Everyone, I am a licensed pilot looking to do some training on taildraggers as I am planning to tow gliders at a club. Does anyone know of anywhere I might be able to find a taildragger t...
by JasonE
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13399

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Look for lobster on sale at Walmart this week, since they couldn't get to China timely!
by JasonE
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 2389

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

I am still reasonably new to retractable. I drop the gear when I am abeam the threshold in the downwind (in theory runway made), and check it again on final. Prop goes forward when the RPM is well below the state of being governed, always before touchdown.
by JasonE
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10426

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

Sounds like like the Piper low wing joined mid downwind and collided with a Cessna high wing from overhead. Sad day for all involved. Sad day for GA. Image of damaged gear on the Piper:

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by JasonE
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logbook Post-Licensed
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Logbook Post-Licensed

I tread it like a journal. I write what adventure I took, who I flew with and anything interesting that happened along the way.
by JasonE
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.

What I can tell you about tie-down etiquette in the winter....If you show up at an airport and there is a nicely cleared spot when everything else is buried in 3 feet of snow, that spot probably belongs to a local! So many times I`d clear out my spot on the apron, go flying and come back to find som...
by JasonE
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Minima's
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Minima's

One usable approach = 600-2 OR 300-1 above lowest usable HAT and vis, whichever is greater.

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