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by lownslow
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sketchy Flight.
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: Sketchy Flight.

At 8,000 feet ASL how close to shore would you want to fly a 182?
by lownslow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Fleet 80 wing struts....
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Fleet 80 wing struts....

There’s a Fleet Aircraft group on Facebook that’s more about keeping and maintaining them today than it is about their history. Quite a few members own Canucks so I’d start there.
by lownslow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Furloughed Pilots
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Furloughed Pilots

I’ve been spending a lot more time in the garage/workshop and if I could find a way to make that profitable I’d be unstoppable.
by lownslow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting The First Job Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Getting The First Job Stories

I interviewed for my first instructing job with a total whack job. I forget exactly how the interview went but it was unpleasant at best then we hopped in a 152 for the practical portion which I had never heard of any other school doing but whatever, I knew how to fly and how to teach already so it ...
by lownslow
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

I get the optics of it appearing rushed but humans have done some remarkable things when they have had to. As far as I know vaccine testing goes through three several-month-long phases, however those phases don’t really share anything between them. Usually they’re done sequentially to allow time to...
by lownslow
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What do you wish you had learned before beginning flight training?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: What do you wish you had learned before beginning flight training?

Some lessons you learn will seem outdated or more in depth than they need to be (most basic navigation comes to mind - “Why bother when I just put it in my GPS?”) but they are often a critical foundation for success in your entire flying career.
by lownslow
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who Else Looked Up To C huck Yeager As a Kid?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Who Else Looked Up To C huck Yeager As a Kid?

The takeaway is, don't look at your heroes too closely. You may not like what you find. I never met the man myself but I know a number of people who did. While it’s fun to retell stories of an accomplished person being a jerk it turns out there may be at least as many stories about him being friend...
by lownslow
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: B-17 down in Connecticut
Replies: 13
Views: 3416

Re: B-17 down in Connecticut

Hey mods - can ya throw a date on the title of these year-old accident threads?
by lownslow
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anti-Gravity
Replies: 22
Views: 1777

Re: Anti-Gravity

redlaser wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:53 pm The problem that the guys from Kawartha did not take into consideration is that an aircraft built of Cavorite the anti-Gravity material will float away once you exit the airplane, 😊
Duh:
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by lownslow
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More Air Canada cuts.
Replies: 22
Views: 3154

Re: More Air Canada cuts.

I really hope you were being sarcastic. You can normally chalk it up to me being even dumber than I look but this time around I was being facetious. If there’s no business case for it of course they should suspend service, they are after all a money making organization. Plus if there were to be sub...
by lownslow
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More Air Canada cuts.
Replies: 22
Views: 3154

Re: More Air Canada cuts.

Air service to the east coast is rapidly dropping, planes are cheap, there is plenty of qualified laid off staff out there. Why not take advantage of the situation and start your own airline to monopolize this perceived demand?
by lownslow
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for new pilots.
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Advice for new pilots.

Choose the one that you like.
by lownslow
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cessna Windshield Broke
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Cessna Windshield Broke

The report is all fine and good, but... how windy was it in there?
by lownslow
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: "So, you want a rectal exam, eh?"
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: "So, you want a rectal exam, eh?"

I always thought the necessity of giving that exam was like a cruel joke on all the kids who went to med school with dreams of an easy life after grad and seeing eighteen holes a day...
by lownslow
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Navajo Landing on a Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Another Navajo Landing on a Road

Cranial-rectal inversion notwithstanding, sounds like they did a pretty good job of setting it down if it could be fuelled, run up, and flown home after.
by lownslow
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane takes off with concrete tie down attached in Kelowna.
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: Plane takes off with concrete tie down attached in Kelowna.

tractor driver wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:20 am I’d imagine disaster is far more likely.
So far the evidence shows otherwise.
by lownslow
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 2880

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

A decade ago it was blimps. Colour me skeptical.
by lownslow
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO : Student Pilot Crashes the Cessna on touchdown (Nov 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 4673

Re: VIDEO : Student Pilot Crashes the Cessna on touchdown (Nov 2019)

challenger_nami wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:13 pm Student Pilot Crashes the Cessna on touchdown.
Technically all crashes are on touchdown.
by lownslow
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Information about Skycare
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Re: Information about Skycare

They seem to fly a lot and take trips I turn down. Make of that what you will.

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