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by Gannet167
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3345

Re: What is "lift"?

42.
Final answer.
by Gannet167
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

Fair enough. That makes more sense. Try not to go overboard with your apology for calling the guy, what was it? An "asshole, cold-hearted, negligent"? :roll: Dude was far more gracious about your completely erroneous leap to conclusion than I would have been. Gsus. Thanks complexintentions. My "lea...
by Gannet167
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

I was watching and was thinking of saying something but did not. He then touched down and skidded to the side of the runway. You watched a crash occur that you could've prevented and rather than even try, you sat back and did nothing? If the pilot had been injured or killed? And your student watche...
by Gannet167
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3345

Re: What is "lift"?

Good on the OP for asking questions and not accepting things just because the instructor said so. He/she may or may not just be parroting what they were told in overly simplistic explanations and may or may not be correct. Thoughtful questions that show a logical and reasoned approach to comprehendi...
by Gannet167
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3345

Re: What is "lift"?

Heliian wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:59 pm
A change in state would come with a change of AOA.
You can hold AoA constant and change state with power alone.

Attitude + Power = Performance. The old adage could also be stated: "AoA + Power". Keep variable 1 constant and change variable 2. The resultant will change.
by Gannet167
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3345

Re: What is "lift"?

I used to instruct in an aircraft that had an AoA gauge. Slow flight was an exercise where the student slowed to 15 units AoA and maintained it in level flight. They would climb/descend and conduct turns, all while maintaining 15 units, everything was done solely with power (if done correctly). Trim...
by Gannet167
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

Big Pistons Forever wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:48 pm

Seriously though IMO,when posting on a site like Avcanada I care more about content than grammar. The posts I like are the ones that convey in a clear and ambiguous
You've made the point so eloquently.
by Gannet167
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

In furtherance of English pedantry, irregardless is not a word. Regardless mean the same thing and should be used. Irregardless, this is all a mute point. Another one to add: Mute vs. moot Moot means unimportant or not worth talking about. Mute means completely silent. Moot and mute might seem like...
by Gannet167
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

Irregardless, this is all a mute point.
by Gannet167
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

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by Gannet167
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

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by Gannet167
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

PilotDAR, very good post. It's a shame that such simple yet critical skills are neglected; they are imperative for effective communication.
I always liked these posters from the Oatmeal:

https://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

https://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe
by Gannet167
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Language as a tool...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-to-not-begin-sentences-with#:~:text=It's%20perfectly%20acceptable%20to%20begin,school%20children%20from%20stringing%20too "It's perfectly acceptable to begin a sentence with "And," as well as the other words that we are often taught to avoid such a...
by Gannet167
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11190

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Before we grab out pitchforks and light the torches for a good 'ole AvCanada lynching over 'hot-hog' manoeuvres, there's a few things to consider. *cringe* It's not "hot-hog". It's "hot-dog". Apart from that, thanks for the well written and referenced replies. Much preferable to the baseless accusa...
by Gannet167
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11190

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Ganet, get off the politics, we're beyond that, focus on the f35 deal. The only reference to politics in two lengthy posts is one line about saving face. As someone who's lost friends, I don't consider it irrelevant. Politics have plagued this and other procurements (although, oddly not Challengers...
by Gannet167
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11190

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Found this old article (2007) https://www.flightglobal.com/sikorsky-prepares-fly-by-wire-s-92-for-flight/75432.article Is the FBW just a Canadian thing? No. It's a world thing. The FBW is Canadian Air Force only. The civilian S92 does not have it. It was completely designed from scratch for the Cyc...
by Gannet167
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11190

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopter-crash-1.5613239 "That means the helicopter software did not recognize the pilot's instructions and chose to ignore them — something "for which the crew would have had no previous experience, nor exposure prior to this event ... It was "an unavoida...
by Gannet167
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11190

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Before we grab out pitchforks and light the torches for a good 'ole AvCanada lynching over 'hot-dog' manoeuvres, there's a few things to consider. The RCAF is very intolerant of 'hot-dogging' and is quite heavy handed dealing with crews who are caught doing it. If one were to try some 'hot-dog' stuf...
by Gannet167
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19395

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

If you look at the satellite view and extend runway centerline, strait ahead is over the river for a considerable distance. Strait ahead would have been into the river, not the city. Dont think they could have reached the city strait ahead. But it's academic, they turned, and most in the know sugge...
by Gannet167
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19395

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Can't believe the number of people (on this means and others) who seem to think that an ejection seat with limits of 60 knots (or so) and 150 feet (in level flight) is antiquated. The seat I used when I 'steeped over the side' shortly after take-off and joined the "Caterpillar Club" was rated at 90...
by Gannet167
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19395

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

I am also unqualified to comment on single engine ejection seat equipped aircraft that stall spin spiral dive then park in Dave's garage, while killing the passenger that the aircraft commander abandoned. maybe in 10 years I might too graduate out of the sim and into a 172 Is there a point to this ...
by Gannet167
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19395

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Isn't the very basic pilot training pretty well common both civil, and entry level military? I have had the impression that a lot of air cadet and basic pilot training [in the military path] is contracted to civil FTU's (who may operate 172's). Honest question... Fair question. Without too much thr...
by Gannet167
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19395

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

85B4BF7B-61C1-485B-B7B7-A3203A37B31B.jpeg Here is the Checklist for the Tutor It confirms the Zoom maneuver but says nothing about low key / turn back to try for the runway That checklist is many years out of date. The engine doesn’t go to idle. However, neither in the new one nor in any checklist ...

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