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by Schooner69A
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1056

Re: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft

As noted above: the thing about many light twins like the Baron is that the conditions associated with the single-engine climb chart require: (iii) Landing gear retracted; (iv) Wing flaps retracted; (or in most favourable position) There is no guarantee that any of these aircraft will climb until th...
by Schooner69A
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Farts on a Plane , the sequel to snakes on a plane
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Farts on a Plane , the sequel to snakes on a plane

Years ago, another Irving pilot and I did a flight from Saint John to Boston on something like a Metroliner - it was a cigar tube with wings. On the flight, there was someone whose previous evening had been enriched by much beer and pickled eggs. After some minutes at cruise altitude, the result of ...
by Schooner69A
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CIAS 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: CIAS 2019

In days gone by, the host country went last...
by Schooner69A
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Central Alberta airshow accident
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Central Alberta airshow accident

I have seen no disrespect in any of the questions or comments...

J
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3838

Re: okotoks flight school

"How is charging for that time taking advantage?" I was going to mount a vigorous discussion, but rookiepilot beat me to it. At my local airport, I have seen one of the local trainers fire up as we boarded our aircraft (formation flight); we fired up, taxied to the ramp, performed our run-ups etc, t...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3838

Re: okotoks flight school

"Alas, “airtime plus .2” is expressly forbidden by Transport."

I hope they never ask to see my logbooks: they will notice a certain pattern in all my recording of hours...
by Schooner69A
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3838

Re: okotoks flight school

TK: I understand the point you were trying to make. Engine "ON" to "Engine Off" DOES take advantage of the student.

During my short civilian instructing period, we used "Up, Down, plus point two". Worked well...

J
by Schooner69A
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3838

Re: okotoks flight school

Trey K: when renting an aircraft in Fredericton some thirty years ago that "flight time" was from chalk to chalk. That was from an FTU. Was there another way of doing it? Did FTUs only charge for air time at some point?
by Schooner69A
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 90
Views: 3838

Re: okotoks flight school

Wasn't flight time always thusly defined?

In over sixty years of flying, there's always been "air time" and "flight time". Was there a time when the definitions were different?

J
by Schooner69A
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC article
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: CBC article

Not much to disagree with here...? The crashes leave some people with a bad impression of civil light plane aviation, said Williams, but he doesn't believe that should be the case. "In reality, it's a pretty safe way to spend your time as long as you watch very carefully the few very basic rules tha...
by Schooner69A
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

By and large; piston engines are the hardest to operate; jets the easiest. And I second the motion about the Garrets on the Turbo Commander: turn the switch to initiate the start sequence. A speed switch triggers ignition and the introduction of fuel; another speed switch disconnects the starter. En...
by Schooner69A
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

G_W: thanks for that. There is no doubt that Air Cadets are motivated; however, those figures go a long way to explaining what can be accomplished if flying training is encompassed in a relatively short period.
by Schooner69A
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

I don't have access to any data but someone here must: Every year, qualifying Royal Canadian Air Cadets undergo training leading to their PPL/wings at various FTUs across Canada. This training is completed during the summer months... Probably July and August. It would be interesting to get data rega...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9784

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

"I flew through Quebec on my way to PEI last summer at 182 knots and came very close to a mid air near Sherbrooke due to a french position report that I could not understand." And do you know how many "near collisions" there are when the participants are speaking the SAME language? Your little incid...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

Concur with youhavecontrol: There's nothing wrong with the marking system. The problem lies with examiners who are not marking honestly. Probably economic considerations. I doubt that examiners will start giving "1s" on the previously marked "2" exercises; they'll probably give "3" and continue to p...
by Schooner69A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 37
Views: 4536

Re: Home made procedures

"A stabilized approach.... etc"

And then the pilot destabilizes the approach by slowing to touchdown speed.

(;>0)
by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

"...and by the way s69a, there is a difference between an explanation and an excuse." Similar to my parents: "That's an excuse, not a reason" Anyway, our little group flew about 118 children this past weekend without a hitch. The happy smiles on the faces of the children was more than enough reward ...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Needing a place to do Multi and Multi IFR Training
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Needing a place to do Multi and Multi IFR Training

Try http://auroraaviationacademy.com/

They are just starting up in Vernon, BC which wouldn't be that far from you. They will be offering single and twin training.
by Schooner69A
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Digits: I'll try and put it more simply. I may have not been too clear in my explanation. Mea culpa. The whimper from some in the pilot group is "Why were we singled out? Why not everybody else?" So... To reiterate: given the pissing and moaning from the pilot group (who constitute a small portion o...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Photofly: Given the pissing and moaning that came from the pilot group, can you imagine what would have happened if the directive had been aimed at both groups? Many people get on their high horse, pull a Don Quixote, and ride off tilting at windmills. Without realizing that they're riding pygmy she...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

All the children we've flown have been brought to the venue accompanied by their parents, guardians, whomever. During the sign-up, ground-briefings, etc. the children are rarely out of sight of the adults with whom they came. It is only during their time airborne that they are in a situation that co...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Who said it was fake? Silly. Of course there was a time element between the events, but it had no bearing on me. The actual time spent doing the two items was negligible. Again, if people just don't want to participate, just say so. Stop using silly excuses in an effort to justify your decision...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

My experience: A few minutes on the internet to submit the required form. Subsequently advised that I'd have to also go the fingerprint route. Presented myself at the local RCMP Detachment and had my prints electronically sent "away". Paid the required fee to the city. ($25.00) My approval subsequen...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14750

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Our club just finished a mini-C4K last week-end and have another scheduled for mid-July. Luckily for us, most of our pilots realize that it's about the children and not them. Regardless of all the arguments against only having the pilots doing it, or having to do it at all, you either want to partic...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 4785

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

ctt: "Is it appropriate to ask "I fly" at what altitude and A/C he had for a 180+ rtn to landing ?"

Absolutely.

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