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by 5x5
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3719

Re: Open the door, no thanks

If anyone cares, here's the legend for the chart I posted. Screen Shot 2020-07-08 at 12.23.18.png In fact, dying of COVID-19 is not the problem. It is the tremendous burden placed on the healthcare system by those that will die or those that are severely affected by the disease that is the problem. ...
by 5x5
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3719

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Here's another little chart using data from Worldometer. It shows deaths from most of the major causes worldwide. Screen Shot 2020-07-08 at 09.16.50.png And just for fun, here are the causes - covid, cancer, smoking, seasonal flu, alcohol, malaria, hiv/aids, traffic accidents. All of them (other tha...
by 5x5
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3719

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Speaking of data, here's a graph using the most basic data from Worldometer - worldwide cumulative numbers of cases and deaths. Started Apr 29 at 7% death rate and dropping steadily, now at 4.6% today. Take from it what you will.


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by 5x5
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01

Just did my medical a couple of days ago and asked my doc about a similar letter - not BMI but an issue that had been resolved 4 years ago - and got the following. Apparently the regional Chief Medical Officers all tended to be old and rather long in the tooth and hadn't necessarily kept up with the...
by 5x5
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 2039

Re: Flight training with masks?

Masks in the cockpit are a pain, but way better than not flying at all. The most comfortable I've found are the disposable ones. They are light enough and the elastic around the ears have lots of give so stay comfortable even with glasses. They don't trap heat like cloth ones do and you can actually...
by 5x5
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Written Exam Exemption
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Written Exam Exemption

They still will have to write the exam before they can submit their application but they can get the flight test out of the way. They can book the exam as TC is planning to start allowing exams on a scheduled basis, to limit access in and out of the offices obviously, in early July. It will take a w...
by 5x5
Sat May 16, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ontario-flight training returning ?? Phase1-2-3
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: Ontario-flight training returning ?? Phase1-2-3

flyindutchman1996 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:05 am
I go to a flight school in Alberta which is opening up next week. I believe schools can get permission if they prove they can maintain some degree of social distancing, safety, and hygiene
Which school would that be?
by 5x5
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Passport photo
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Passport photo

Provided you can meet the lighting and size requirements, any Photographer can take them. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/photos.html Get the images printed somewhere that can print on high-quality photographic paper, cut them out yourself, and ...
by 5x5
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I be able to buy some retired engine or aircraft from this website?
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Am I be able to buy some retired engine or aircraft from this website?

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:53 am
co-joe wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:59 pm
schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:04 am
Building a turbine motorcycle?
A -42 with wheels would be something wouldn't it?
Bud, that would be a pretty scary ride. I'm in.
http://marineturbine.com/motorcycles/
by 5x5
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Top Gun 2 - Delayed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Top Gun 2 - Delayed!!

As if things weren't bad enough - it's not going to be out till December.

https://www.gamesradar.com/top-gun-2-ma ... ronavirus/


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by 5x5
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: EAA AirVenture Oskosh July 20 - 26 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: EAA AirVenture Oskosh July 20 - 26 2020

It seems that Sun n Fun is still tentatively scheduled for May 5 - 10. Possibly optimistic but that's one of the worst things right now - the uncertainty of everything. As for Oshkosh - I'll be doing everything I possibly can to go again. It's an absolute highlight of every year I've managed to be t...
by 5x5
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: I like this registration....
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: I like this registration....

Here's a nice one (in a great setting).
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by 5x5
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 50
Views: 2197

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

photofly wrote:I wonder what happens to the fuel flow to the carb in a 60-turn spin?
Funny you should ask - here's a video from wayback (2007ish) 60 Turn Spin
by 5x5
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mooney Kaput?
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: Mooney Kaput?

Boy, this on-again/off-again stuff is hell when your livelihood is involved. I feel sorry for their employees. https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/mooney-employees-furloughed-again/?MailingID=260&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Boeing+Recommends+Sim+Training+for+737+MAX+Crews%...
by 5x5
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 4390

Re: Operating different machines.

Completely agree .. However, I find it hard to separate all the different facets that are involved in this kind of comparison and it just seemed that the ultimate worse outcome of poor operation was a piece of the overall picture. I guess if I was talking basic, day-to-day operations then trucks mig...
by 5x5
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 4390

Re: Operating different machines.

I realize that difficulty of operation doesn't directly relate to accidents/death as a result but certainly there is a somewhat causational link. Anyway, that's the way my thoughts went as it seems to me that any difficult activity with the risk of injury is that much more so if death is possible. H...
by 5x5
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: "Currently"

Gannet167 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Currently = "we're at now- now."

https://youtu.be/gNIwlRClHsQ
Mr. Gannet167....... :prayer: :prayer: That is so apropo.

"When will then be now?" "Soon!!" - that kills me.
by 5x5
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: "Currently"

While we’re at it, one more little correction... "Uhhh...advisory traffic on 126.7.... aaaaand.... Piper PA 28 Warrior Two C-GABC with you, now currently showing about approximately 3.43 miles east of Sumspot at this time, Ummmm Errr descending towards the airport and following Goats Run Lane, aaaaa...
by 5x5
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mooney Kaput?
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Mooney Kaput?

According to this article from AOPA it seems that Mooney has shut the doors. Can't find much more about it on the web right now and Mooney's website is still up as normal. Would definitely be bad news for any owners if it's true. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/november/13/mooney-f...
by 5x5
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

Very high volume of training flights.
by 5x5
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3909

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Beefitarian wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:38 am
Here's one. "Any conflicting traffic please advise." Is being taught as proper radio procedure by real life instructors. I am not joking.

Some of these instructors are excellent in my opinion.
An Instructor that actively teaches students to say that simply cannot be considered as excellent.
by 5x5
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 1447

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

Have flown "backwards" any number of times in 152/172 during slow flight exercises. Never lost altitude as a result and never stalled unexpectedly. I'd guess perhaps some lack of awareness was at fault - and that's nothing new.
by 5x5
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 57
Views: 2769

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

I'm confused a bit - the decision posted related to a PPL cross country and wouldn't apply to a CPL. I agree that a PPL should, and I think in almost all cases does, happen in one day and certainly under supervision. A PPL student typically doesn't have the skill or experience to venture very far on...
by 5x5
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Landing.

photofly wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:26 am
I like the shape of my thumb, and I always know where to find it.
I hope that doesn’t make me a bad person.
Not sure why, but after reading the above I just felt compelled to post this -

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