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by oldncold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 53
Views: 3008

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

In response to tailgunner., 1)was short one airframe of the f18a purchase sorry about that I thought they lost 1 in that first year.. 2)many posters here on this topic are under the impression that the f35 had 2 engines, there was in the design stages there were 2 eng options. but only the usn consi...
by oldncold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 53
Views: 3008

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

Yes, 3800 ft gravel road landed refuel, rearm pure dog fighter. low cost mean more seat time. for those on pointy end. of the spear. I'd package deal with 88 Grippen and 50 f35's. F35 find the bad actors. with its. superior sensor suite the Grippen removes the stragglers . last I checked. Canada is ...
by oldncold
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?

414a vs king air. cost. of king air say a 90 or 200 is not cheaper. in long run than a 414a, insurance higher , fishforlife .king air only advantage is fuel and speed. in canada as you are likely aware, the king air is twin turbine. pressurized which require a 604 cars private ops a.o.c. and approve...
by oldncold
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?

to the op few more items to consider the 414a a lot of them have been slowly upgrading the avionics. but seems in a haphazard. way. I assuming flying single pilot Ifr so. sit down. and. figure out an ergnomically correct friendly glass panel. in western canada. ducey ifr or saskatoon avionics. would...
by oldncold
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Cessna 414A Operating Costs?

fuel 350 hour based 2.00 liter overhaul reserves 103 hr prop resrve 30 hr avionics maintenance 15-20 k / 150 per year> 100 hr hangar /taxes etc pilot wage (85k) dead cost all in $950hr. but this will move up with increasing carbon taxes. and would allow 150 a day for major. airport fees nav can etc ...
by oldncold
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 53
Views: 3008

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

the Grippen e. can land on 3800 ft gravel road and be refueled. and rearmed airborne again 20min .the first thing any combatants to canada will do is take out the fighter airfields and command comms the Grippen is a pure. aerial dogfighter designed to deny the enemy your home airspace. the ideal wou...
by oldncold
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: R-44 Fatal Accident - Alberta
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: R-44 Fatal Accident - Alberta

always worry when there is an accident. in that neck of the woods. my daughter. the grand kids are adventuresome in seeking out interesting activities so was anxious until I heard from her . she teaches at the rural school were the2 youngest kid attended and knows the parents they were a family of 7...
by oldncold
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 96
Views: 5010

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

carbon tax will drive inflation the cost of all goods n services will cast a long shadow on your household budget! by 2030 it will cost the modest family income 4200 net per year the federal government needs the revenue because it is literally broke financially !the debt of 1 trillion needs to be pa...
by oldncold
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Inflation is coming...in a big way.
Replies: 95
Views: 7540

Re: Inflation is coming...in a big way.

The liberal govt. cares. that was the quote from justin over 100times. in the house of Commons here is the reality. carbon tax has raised the cost gasoline electricty for food growing manufacturing and transportation by nearly. 1300 net $ in 3 yrs. this as hurt every family. every student and first ...
by oldncold
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 6442

Re: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation

the can us border needs to open by may long weekend. 2021. for the float flyin fishing and lodge biz to survive. I think it will happen on a month to month basis to see how the covid 19. measures in place are effective. but if the border don't open. the next gen of.new or recent buyers of Lodge flyi...
by oldncold
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dr. Lower Passed Away - Thunder Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Dr. Lower Passed Away - Thunder Bay

Did my medical with him for 14 yrs,the 60 yrs of service to aviators and folks in tbay were like visiting a living history museum of what's going on, doc lower knew! a finer example of how to be proud n humble at the same time would be very tough to find outside of doc. As I got older and needed the...
by oldncold
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: t hangar for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

t hangar for sale

get your plane out of the nasty weather n wind /small. stand alone T hangar for sale. wainwright alberta. wing span up 38 ft. sliding doors nothing fancy. older ashphalt. floor / wired for power newer lighting installed last year and 40 amp panel. taxes. 1,100 year. price is. 20 k
Pm if interested.
by oldncold
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Carry-thru spar corrosion
Replies: 34
Views: 4103

Re: Carry-thru spar corrosion

thx pilot dar. I was fortunate to take it to a paint facility that has the structures authorization and technical capabilty. to carry out the the quality of repair needed but it isn't going to be an. easy$ pill to swallow. I've saved some $ by already having the plane wings taken off in anticipation...
by oldncold
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Carry-thru spar corrosion
Replies: 34
Views: 4103

Re: Carry-thru spar corrosion

my plane. cessna177 is in for new paint. they found a fair bit of the corrosion exactly as expected in Cessna service letter in sel-57. I'm so peeved at my ame that he didn't catch that on the prebuy inspection.. so awaiting reply. from paint shop and the company structures rep to see what the next ...
by oldncold
Thu May 14, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Latest Engine Overhaul costs
Replies: 25
Views: 7138

Re: Latest Engine Overhaul costs

0320 $28000. complete with warranty + 2k for install. that was pricing from last fall the can$ has dropped another 10percent since so adjustment may be required. n I'm looking for good aircraft owner partnership. look on the ad in aircraft for sale forum
by oldncold
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 115
Views: 19811

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

the covid 19 deaths in the usa have passed the amount of deaths listed on the Vietnam War Memorial. it (flying) will come back but the. jury is still out on how long. it took 4 yrs after the Spanish flu pandemic a hundred years ago then the roaring 20's.got into full swing. followed buy the. bust.. ...
by oldncold
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to get an RNAV at an airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

Re: How to get an RNAV at an airport

if you want lpv it's $ about 28000, takes about 2 years. from designing of approach to publishing approved approach in the cap 3. That is if there is no from objections from nav can or military as example. Then there is a fee of $4500 per year after the first 4 years to maintain the certification. d...
by oldncold
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So your on the Ei bus due to the virus how you keepn...
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: So your on the Ei bus due to the virus how you keepn...

been 2-3 weeks how you all holding up?
by oldncold
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 59436

Re: Corona Virus

the scientific team that develops an efficient and effective vaccine should get both the. Nobel prizes 1for medicine and the peace prize. peace prize you ask? well it may prevent anarchy in our lifetime. imho
by oldncold
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So your on the Ei bus due to the virus how you keepn...
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

So your on the Ei bus due to the virus how you keepn...

so you've been given the layoff till? due to crono virus. How you planning to stay engaged n busy all the while missing those. Early morn sunrise ascent thru the cloud deck, or. chasing the sunset westbound. 1). madly erase the honey do do list (if parterned up) 2) build up brownie points with the k...

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