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by Schooner69A
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3265

Re: What is "lift"?

The level/climb/AOA question was thought up to generate some discussion a provide for some thinking on the subject. It worked. While it may be too 'esoteric' for under-training students, it's a worthwhile talking point for those with PPLs to ATPLs. Another thought problem: Everybody knows that in sp...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3265

Re: What is "lift"?

I originated that little question some time ago as a thought exercise. It went along the lines of: You are in level flight at 100 knots. You go into a full power climb maintaining 100 knots. Question: has the angle of attack increased, decreased, or remained the same? Hint: what angle of attack woul...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19291

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

I don't know if he could have made final key or not; based on where he lost the engine, I'd hazard a "no". It's possible that with the video available, the reconstruction boys/girls may be able to get some altitudes from it. Given where the engine turned to jello, I do know that had I been at the co...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19291

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

"The Hornet seat is a LOT better than the Tutor’s in pretty much every respect..."

That is very true; however, I have no doubt that Sydney Smoothhand would find a way to nullify its advantages! :lol:
by Schooner69A
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19291

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

"Once the tutors are cleared for flight again, you'll see how many decide not to return." I think you underestimate the intelligence of the guys; there will be some who will not be returning as this was their last year. The rest will happily 'chute up and get on with it. After my successful ejection...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19291

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Aaaahhhhh... Grasshoppers... Let's put it this way: is there anybody here who would NOT fly the Tutor in it's present configuration given that it would be at no cost to you: Checkout, maintenance, fuel, everything paid for. All you have to due is get current and fly. I'd be first in line; formation ...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19291

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Can't believe the number of people (on this means and others) who seem to think that an ejection seat with limits of 60 knots (or so) and 150 feet (in level flight) is antiquated. The seat I used when I 'steeped over the side' shortly after take-off and joined the "Caterpillar Club" was rated at 90 ...
by Schooner69A
Fri May 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10319

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

You folks leave 'leftoftrack" alone. He is providing comic relief in these troubled times...

:lol:
by Schooner69A
Thu May 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19291

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

"why most military jets seem to adopt a profile of staying low and building up airspeed..." I don't remember any of the military jets I flew having Vx or Vy speeds. I think because the excess thrust makes such things moot... In addition, I think the excess thrust would produce such a nose-high attit...
by Schooner69A
Wed May 13, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hard Floatplane Landing
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: Hard Floatplane Landing

About the integrity of the Murphy design: I think it was mentioned in the video that the owner wanted to upgrade the engine; the designer said "No". Owner did it anyway. Engine mount could not handle it...
by Schooner69A
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multiple Licenses
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Multiple Licenses

Yes, of course. Many people do. I hold a active Canadian licence and a lapsed US licence...
by Schooner69A
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happened to 122.75?
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: What happened to 122.75?

Back in the UHF days in Europe, if an aircraft came up along side of you and made motions like "chambering a round" in a lever action rifle or the Lead said "Go Winchester", you dialed in 303.0

:D
by Schooner69A
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 2101

Re: Good time to quit training?

Vermont: you make reference to a "bleak future"...

I presume you mean in aviation. From whence do you gather that?
by Schooner69A
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: I love job requirements like these...
Replies: 28
Views: 4106

Re: I love job requirements like these...

Many a job has been written with one individual in mind. Company rules may state that any position has to be opened for competition, but that doesn't stop the job qualifications to be so detailed that they could only fit one group or a group of persons... It's like the left arm of Sammy Davis Jr: 't...
by Schooner69A
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: Favourite Type

Favourite Jet: toss-up between F-86 and F-5
Favourite turboprop: Rockwell Commander 1000
Favourite piston: Any of Van's RVs (Fly RV-7A at present)
Favourite helicopter: Probably AStar...
by Schooner69A
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 2541

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

Casterero; I reiterate: digital failed; the PSA picked it up.

I too agree that there's nothing wrong with the digital examination; however, I would use the PSA for initial warning; digital exam to confirm; if it is negative but still high PSA, go for prostate sampling.

J
by Schooner69A
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 2541

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

"The most useless test for screening has been the PSA test. Just ask all the men that underwent negative biopsy surgery because of persistently elevated PSA." That's bullshit and just not true. Do not be spread false information that may kill some one. Consider the PSA test like you would the oil pr...
by Schooner69A
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 50
Views: 2274

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

After six decades in aviation, you learn a few things that will save your ass. This one was passed on to me by an inebriated fighter pilot in the Snake Pit in Portage La Prairie late one Friday night. Works every time… THE CAT & DUCK METHOD OF IFR FLYING: Today's flight age is an era highlighted wit...
by Schooner69A
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 10632

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

"This whole thing would have been avoided if he hadn't been trying to fly visually while in IMC"

Except for the period just before the accident, he was flying IAW VFR regulations. Maybe I should have first asked: what is your definition of IMC?
by Schooner69A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 10632

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

If you've got the time, an excellent discussion... (You'll probably have to drag the scroll thingy back to the start...)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymcG-Y ... ploademail
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 10632

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Heliian commented: "Completely useless, probably had a negative effect of making him overconfident in crap weather. Many ipad drivers here have said they'd use it as an alternate att/hsi in IMC, looks like that theory is trash." I have an iPad c/w Foreflight. The Foreflight AI/HSI function is an bac...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 10632

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Pelmet:

Yes. I would have been flying 40 - 60 knots which allows for a quick stop and/or turnaround in the event of unsavoury conditions ahead...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Question about landing technique

I would have to see more than one landing to see if this was just a "long" landing or was the routine. As for having brake failure, you'll notice that he maintains full power until stopped. If he sensed brake failure, he'd just pull in collective and move into the hover. Then, reposition and maintai...
by Schooner69A
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2522

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

"Sooooo, a typical government job, then???" Tee hee: don't I wish. Twenty-five years with the military and six years with TC weren't quite THAT cushy. AAMOF, when I was in the military, my civilian counterparts were better paid and had better lifestyles. The time with TC had reasonable pay, good hou...

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