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by Schooner69A
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: Question about landing technique

"We will all just have to agree to disagree! And as a side note, duh its a twin, but still going to lose power and suddenly dip when losing one. And I've flown on helijet, not even 1 of the 4 pilots impressed me at all. Accepting mediocrity, and crashes so long as nobody is killed, is just not ...
by Schooner69A
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: Question about landing technique

Ahramin is correct. The chopper arranges his path to skirt the end of the boat, under power, blade loaded up, well under control, and smoothly eases around to an "into wind" landing. Further, the aircraft is a twin-engine S-76; so... Engine failure? Angelsang, do you have ANY rotary wing t...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 22
Views: 4201

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

Never low fly in an area you haven't recce'd before. And never make a second pass... :D
by Schooner69A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 42
Views: 6990

Re: More WJ layoffs

Canada slide into communism because of lockdowns and a few restrictions?

Sweet Jesus. Good thing you weren't around during WW I and WW II. You'd have blown a gasket. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Schooner69A
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: Question about landing technique

Questionable thing before touchdown?

Didn't see anything untoward...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Rooftop landing: Seeking advice and/or pilot
Replies: 19
Views: 4133

Re: Rooftop landing: Seeking advice and/or pilot

The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 602.02.1) state: 602.01.1 No person shall operate an aircraft in such a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger the life or property of any person. Note that there is no talk about landing, hovering, low flying, or 'just passing by'...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor taking control
Replies: 27
Views: 851

Re: Instructor taking control

Bede:

Concur.

(Instructional background in pistons, jets, and helicopters)
by Schooner69A
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Hearing Aids

I'm now running on a "Private" certificate, but my restriction reads: "Must wear hearing aids or noise cancelling headset."

I actually have to remove the hearing aids when I wear NC headsets as there is some feedback in the aids when the NC is activated...
by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2610

Re: Should have asked for the option...

You CAN deviate from an accepted clearance, but you must communicate the reason... Cleared for take-off: "XYZ is aborting take-off; engine problems". Or, "Nose wheel shimmy". Or, "No airspeed indication". Or... Cleared for landing: "XYZ is going around; unstable&qu...
by Schooner69A
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2610

Re: Should have asked for the option...

"Once you accept a takeoff clearance you must follow it."

That's not strictly correct... Under what conditions could you change your mind and what would you say...?

(;>0)
by Schooner69A
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2610

Re: Should have asked for the option...

Digits and RedandwhiteBaron: I could have declared an emergency or a PAN and that would have forestalled the "infraction", but it really wasn't either. I know they don't mind rolling the equipment, but no assistance was needed other than to not panic, fly and land the airplane, and have th...
by Schooner69A
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2610

Re: Should have asked for the option...

You cannot be violated for turning an cleared "touch and go" into a full stop IF you had sufficient reason to do so. Years ago, a tentative violation was filed against me for executing an overshoot after being cleared four miles back for a full stop. The other pilot and I were calibrating ...
by Schooner69A
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Some stall testing in a Grand Caravan
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Some stall testing in a Grand Caravan

PilotDAR: What was the reason for the 1500 fpm climb? Couldn't get it to satisfactorily stall otherwise?
by Schooner69A
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: AD research for private A/C

In concert with Shayne, if I was the owner of a certified aircraft and took it to an AME for the annual, I would expect that to be charged for time spent on searching for applicable ADs. Any AME who takes the word of the owner that "...these are a list of applicable ADs on the aircraft" an...
by Schooner69A
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I've been blocked
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: I've been blocked

I'd fly the Max in a heartbeat; in a front seat, not in the back!
by Schooner69A
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3886

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

Sideslipping to lose altitude is a very useful tool to have in your grab bag of aviation tricks. My current ride (RV-7A) doesn't like to slow down - it's almost a case of "you can slow down or you can go down, but not at the same time". I have sideslipped from the turn-to-base all the way ...
by Schooner69A
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Can I log Pilot in Command time?
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Can I log Pilot in Command time?

Allan8552: I flew 15 years corporate in a company where we were all aircraft captains and swapped seats every leg. On those legs where I was in the right seat, I logged 'co-pilot'...

John
by Schooner69A
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1894

Re: Air force training syllabus

In your comparison of the two training systems, don't forget an important difference: the military gets to train the "cream of the crop" who are close to the peak of their learning ability. Now, the "cream of the crop" will excel in either system, but the military doesn't have to...
by Schooner69A
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1894

Re: Air force training syllabus

Just for comparison; mid- to late- fifties:

Chipmunk: 15 Dual 11 Solo
Harvard : 92 Dual 61 Solo
T-33 : 49 dual 32 Solo

Them was the Good Old Days...


:smt040
by Schooner69A
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 8648

Re: The personal log book thing.

Started keeping a logbook in 1957; latest entry is a few weeks ago.

Kept for personal satisfaction...

:-D

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