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by 5x5
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3154

Re: Operating different machines.

Completely agree Chuck. 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...
by 5x5
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3154

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: 1030

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: 1030

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: 7
Views: 1308

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: 1350

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: 3199

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: 1275

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: 56
Views: 1749

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: 1476

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 -

Image
by 5x5
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2634

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

youhavecontrol wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 am
I don't care what people bring... even though (not if) it sounds crazy and makes intelligent (not old) people complain about the state of the world. Bring your support Emu. I don't care.
There, fixed it for you. :wink:
by 5x5
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2634

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slippery_slope Ouch!!!! I was so upset when I read this it was really fortunate that my emotional support ostrich happened to walk in to the room. I was just about to enter a really deep funk and who knows what could have happened then. She's the perfect height and h...
by 5x5
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bereavement
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: Bereavement

180 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:22 pm

If you are going through a difficult time, your company and your managers should be doing everything in their power to make your life easier.
Hmmmm.........
by 5x5
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2634

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

mixturerich wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:16 am
Where does it end
Like any other slippery slope, not in a good place.
by 5x5
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5042

Re: okotoks flight school

In an ideal world, instructors would only be retired pilots who are highly experienced but that's not the case, I don't agree with this opinion. First of all, teaching abinitio students is a lot of repetitive work that requires significant effort and the commitment to a lot of student's individual ...
by 5x5
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

It seems that Smith doesn't have an airstrip so the airshow was near the town but not an airport. Exiting the show airspace would require flying back to wherever the aircraft had launched - and therefore an accident on the way would require time to find the aircraft. I, like others, didn't realize t...
by 5x5
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

I agree that it's very sad that someone died but I don't see this as disrespectful at all and certainly not semantics. There was no impugning the pilot's skill or any other aspect of their flying, merely a comment that it seems strange that it would take an hour to find an aircraft the was performin...
by 5x5
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5042

Re: okotoks flight school

Maybe because people start flying before they have a radio license, then they build hours being number 6 for take off, getting used to controllers, flying in traffic etc. Things are a bit different compared to the good old days, learning nordo off a big grass circle. Nope Beef, you've got it all wr...
by 5x5
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C 172 checklist Canada vs US
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: C 172 checklist Canada vs US

I've had vastly different checklists and that's just between two different Canadian flight schools. If they're vastly different then one must be very long and the other rather short - and that would be impossible. As a relatively new poster here perhaps you haven't read enough threads to realize th...
by 5x5
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?

As a VFR controller, some of the responses in this thread anger me... :smt021 Welcome to forums on the internet. :wink: I think this exchange very much falls in with all the 126.7 threads that have popped up over time. Essentially, people are recommending that more radio calls should be made than a...
by 5x5
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 22-28 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 22-28 2019

If you got your pass then give me a ping when you get there and I'll buy you a beer or three! :drinkers:
by 5x5
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15367

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Ok, I've read enough of the whinefest here, and I'm going to defend COPA. You guys are really clueless about how these predators operate. God Bless you for naivety. The reason -- yes I'm certainly presuming -- that COPA is singling out pilots, is not what might happen at an event. It's the chance o...
by 5x5
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 37
Views: 2540

Re: Full flap landing rquired

Given the number of runways that PPLs do - and will - use that don't have slope guidance I believe its better training to learn to land entirely visually, and ignore the PAPI or VASI, if there should be one. Absolutely this!! The only value for PAPIs is as I said before to be a last chance warning ...
by 5x5
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 37
Views: 2540

Re: Full flap landing rquired

I don't understand what a PAPI is for if you don't use it. Several months ago when doing night training my instructor was very specific fly the PAPI correctly. It's very odd at 500 agl to drop to 40° and "push" the thing to the runway I'd strongly recommend you go back to your instructor and ask wh...

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