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by iflyforpie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1069

Re: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?

705.

And in 705.106 (3) it says you don’t need a PPC for ferry flights.

You also don’t need a PPC for 702 even with a passenger carrying Ops spec, and for VFR single engine operations under 703.
by iflyforpie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 87
Views: 2438

Re: Operating different machines.

So why didn’t I need to use the clutch driving my brother in laws Peterbilt with an 18 speed? He said I didn’t even need to single clutch.

Besides. Double clutching isn’t exactly rocket science. Especially on something with such narrow gears and a limited rev range.
by iflyforpie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PC 12 down, South Dakota
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

Re: PC 12 down, South Dakota

Losing one engine, you’re screwed anyways. Let’s say it was 1000 OVC and the guy already had the reciprocal approach loaded. How likely do you think that a rosy picture will present itself when he breaks visual? With larger planes, more passengers, and paying public passengers.. we need things like ...
by iflyforpie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 87
Views: 2438

Re: Operating different machines.

Lots of modern trucks have synchronized gearboxes and don’t even need the clutch to shift after you’ve let off the thrott That's called an automatic transmission. None of the big rigs have syncros. Floating gears is a technique but many don't condone this and double clutching is recommended. Automa...
by iflyforpie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 87
Views: 2438

Re: Operating different machines.

Many truck driving jobs are more than just driving the truck, just wrapping your head around double clutching an 18 speed can be hard enough for new drivers. The other half of the job starts when you get to your destination if it's a specialty truck. More learning, it's not just driving the truck. ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

Trouble is, not only does aviation contribute 2% of global emissions, that figure is set to rise over the next few years. No wonder critics reject aviation's pledge to become sustainable as hollow. So how about paying attention to the other 98%? - especially China and India. I see they use the term...
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: "Currently"

The latest one I’ve noticed and it’s spread everywhere is “we have the field in sight, we can cancel the IFR”. 1). You don’t have to have the field in sight to cancel IFR. Just cancel IFR if you feel the weather will get you to the airport VFR, or if you have the field in sight you don’t need to tel...
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: "Currently"

Let’s not forget the ten minute back and forth for a “resolution advisory” between two or more planes occupying the same 200 cubic miles of airspace. Always laterally and looking and continuing to call.. rather than vertically and forgetting.
by iflyforpie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous

The items you turn on regardless of conditions. L/R pitot heat, L/R fuel vent, and stall vane on some King Airs... other protection systems on different aircraft that usually don’t have a performance consideration or life limit.
by iflyforpie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mooney Kaput?
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Mooney Kaput?

Surely Mooney owners would be used to it by now. If I’m not mistaken the company has been bankrupt four times previously (1930, 1969, 2001, 2004) and nearly in 1954 plus plenty of work stoppages, layoffs, and sales.
by iflyforpie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 922

Re: ILS question

The training environment, haha. Fly the approach with the tailwind just so you have the opportunity to circle. That's not a legitimate reason to circle. Don't most of the mountain circling approaches have minimums over 2000' above the airport? That's hardly circling anymore, more like a cloud break...
by iflyforpie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Missed Pitot Heat Can be Dangerous

Normally on the King Air it’s a hot 5 item and a pre takeoff checklist item.
by iflyforpie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Alternate
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: IFR Alternate

If your calculated visibility is above 2, sliding scale does not apply. Personally, in my opinion, I’ve never had an issue with sliding scale. I’ve used it a few times to fulfil legal requirements with a few caveats. Things like having a multitude of better alternates just beyond planned fuel range ...
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Alternate
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: IFR Alternate

You have to add the one mile visibility if the advisory vis is greater than one mile, since its 2 miles or one mile higher than the advisory vis, whichever is greater. Typically the advisory vis is the distance where youd get visual to land at MDA for a reasonable profile down to the runway. It’s ty...
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3881

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

the MAX. And they're flying with training captains for MONTHS, even after line checks All is good and automation will offset low time until it doesn't. Training captains are not god and the aircraft is not single pilot. The main question is how do pilots gain and maintain stick and rudder skills. E...
by iflyforpie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: For Dash Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: For Dash Fans

People are fans of anything. Some guy on a historic page I follow identified a tank rail car in a photo from 60 years ago thats still being used today in a rail yard for storing tallow.

I think it should be a rule of the Internet. If it exists, there will be a fan base.
by iflyforpie
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12415

Re: Recession incoming

Because the workers spend their money, whereas most businesses and wealthier individuals invest. It’s the liquidity of the economy that drives inflation. A tale of two economies: In one—North America during WWII, you had a war economy. Lots of government money and debt being spent on servicemen that...
by iflyforpie
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 24
Views: 1316

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

They should put them in the ATIS instead.

I really liked the one where they said you had to descend via the STAR.... that thing where paranoid controllers won’t clear you below the restrictions and most aircraft are VNAV protected anyways.
by iflyforpie
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: India - King Air B200 crash caught on video March 27/2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3970

Re: India - King Air B200 crash caught on video March 27/2014

I thought I might add this information from a different thread which seems like good King Air advice.... "I hope this doesn't come across as arrogant but as a TRI who has delivered over 150 King Air type ratings in the last 6 years my former students know I am paranoid about a few things relating t...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pure envy
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Pure envy

It won’t happen in Canada because there’s a company in Quebec which makes these. ;) But seriously, it’s not envy. I don’t envy the lifestyle of people who demand the APU run for hours on end so it’s ready for when they might show up, forcing the pilot to keep uploading fuel to meet their requirement...
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 1231

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

For the most part it’s people pretending they have interesting enough lives for anyone to care.

Like the guy who bought the Blackberry because it was super secure to run his online organic cat food business.
by iflyforpie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again
Replies: 16
Views: 1561

Re: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again

No.

The pickle forks are kind of a big deal since they hold the wings on. 30,000 cycles is not a lot for a 737 or any aircraft and well below its design life. More unintended consequences of adding a new wing and winglets to a 50 year old design.
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?

There’s a shortage of well-paid AMEs. And the farm kids line is hogwash. In school the farm kids were always the first to volunteer (because they knew how to do it and wanted to show off to the rest of the class how smart they were) both depriving people who could have gained experience trying to do...
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anderson Air
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Anderson Air

I’ll do it for 55

i NeEd ThE jEt PiC :rolleyes:
by iflyforpie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Incorporating a partnership
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Incorporating a partnership

Those are penalty maximums. Not what infractions will be necessarily charged at. While it does leave you open to risk, surely a judge or tribunal will take into account a corporation for the sole purpose of an aircraft partnership having little risk to the general public in relation to an airline bu...

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