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by kamikaze
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: question on civilian buying aircrafts
Replies: 25
Views: 2476

Re: question on civilian buying aircrafts

Someone else said it ... look at getting an L-39 :

http://www.controller.com/listings/airc ... dlgrp=L-39

Doesn't cost millions at all, at least to purchase ... and you'll have all the fun of a fighter jet ...
by kamikaze
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The F-35 is not dead
Replies: 932
Views: 54117

Re: The F-35 is not dead

They're actually going to field a partially functioning plane! Nice ... and 180 rounds? Really? What's the point ...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... -2019.html
by kamikaze
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Two planes almost collide on runway at Barcelona airport
Replies: 32
Views: 2966

Re: Two planes almost collide on runway at Barcelona airport

"If it don't look good, GO-AROUND. Imagine if the 340 pilot for some reason hit the brakes instead of the gas while the 767 was in the flare? Who knows, everyone lived to tell and learn about it. Makes for a good video though." That's the way I look at it ... The media is making a mountain out of a ...
by kamikaze
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Reform
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: COPA Reform

If you think that dealing with your unhappy membership is a distraction and waste of time, well that tells you everything you need to know about their attitudes, and none of it is good.
by kamikaze
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Reform
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: COPA Reform

Speaking of COPA lobbying, or lack thereof, and the comparison to AOPA ... One thing I'm starting to notice is also that AOPA usually doesn't fight alone ... there's other similarly minded organisation that cooperate with them when appropriate, like NBAA or GAMA or others I'm not thinking of right n...
by kamikaze
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Reform
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: COPA Reform

Like I said, when you control the app, you control the end point, and you can control accuracy regarding the data display. You specifically said NOT like Foreflight. FltPlan Go is more like Foreflight than not ... it's a service with an app, and the publishers control the product end-to-end. Giving ...
by kamikaze
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Reform
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: COPA Reform

Fuel Tax: Not going to happen, focus on where you have a chance of achieving something! Details: Nothing in law requires said fuel tax to be spent on anything in particular. There are other fuels taxed in a similar fashion, and it would be "unfair" to NOT tax aviation fuel, but tax all the others. E...
by kamikaze
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Reform
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: COPA Reform

Agreed with the above re: lobbying. They should be doing 2 things: lobbying, and promotion. In many ways those two come hand in hand anyways. Talk to MPs and MPPs, TC, NavCanada, etc. Promote the role Ga plays in the country/province/etc. In my 6 years in COPA, I've NEVER heard a word of anything of...
by kamikaze
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 55631

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

Wouldn't have helped, the people AT the AGM are a small minority of voters, with most voters represented by default proxy, I believe? The whole concept of proxies going to someone "by default" is kind of bizarre and rather anti-democratic. That's like saying Harper decides my vote if I abstain from ...
by kamikaze
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Louis C.K. - Bad Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Louis C.K. - Bad Flight

Hilarious, and so true ... Love Louis CK!
by kamikaze
Thu May 15, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bi-annual pitot static, cor. Check
Replies: 42
Views: 3839

Re: Bi-annual pitot static, cor. Check

The shop in Lachute:

http://www.avion-tech.ca/

There's also a couple of AME's and a paint shop.

Here's one of them:

http://aero-fax.com/nos-services/
by kamikaze
Tue May 13, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bi-annual pitot static, cor. Check
Replies: 42
Views: 3839

Re: Bi-annual pitot static, cor. Check

It would be nice to have an Avionics shop in eastern ON ... dunno why the last one didn't survive ... I'm headed to Lachute for my 24-month tomorrow if the weather is OK ... I got my last 2 done at Kitchener Aero, and was completely satisfied ... I used the excuse to go for a trip from Ottawa visit ...
by kamikaze
Thu May 08, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pitts special doing aerobatics, evening May 5th 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2989

Re: Pitts special doing aerobatics, evening May 5th 2014

"That would've had to be near Smiths Falls."

There's also one that flies out of YND ...
by kamikaze
Thu May 01, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Owner qualified?
Replies: 58
Views: 6448

Re: Owner qualified?

"Nobody is forcing them to pay anything... it's just that will be what is required for a release." That was the point of my post. If someone did something that leaves you with doubts, they you, the AME, should feel free to do whatever work is required to remove said doubt, in order to gain the comfo...
by kamikaze
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Owner qualified?
Replies: 58
Views: 6448

Re: Owner qualified?

So the short answer (in spirit, not in letter) is no, propeller work (of any kind) is NOT elementary maintenance. An owner should NOT remove it, or re-install it, or anything like that. Now technically, as others have said, until the plane flies, it doesn't really matter. By the time it flies, someo...
by kamikaze
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which is a better engine?
Replies: 37
Views: 4942

Re: Which is a better engine?

"Yes, you can fly 2F for 100 hrs during TBO, but it builds carbon. Again, you choose the lesser of two evils." I ran on 2F last summer ... didn't note anything all that different ... Since I would run W100 + CamGuard otherwise, this is an interesting comment. So 2F builds more carbon than the altern...
by kamikaze
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which is a better engine?
Replies: 37
Views: 4942

Re: Which is a better engine?

Why are the Contis so much more resistant to corrosion than the Lycomings? Choices of alloys, or some other factors?
by kamikaze
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 55631

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

Although I'm informed about mr. Ronan's situation, I have NO idea who these candidates are, and I prefer not to vote than vote blindly. It's not like a provincial or federal election where I'll actually here from the candidates via the news or the mail or a phone call ... in this case, I have no clu...
by kamikaze
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Article and video from CBC
Replies: 17
Views: 1663

Re: Article and video from CBC

"I'm a Canadian taxpayer so what saves the "government" money, saves me money. I truly don't understand why some people insist on dividing "us" and the "government" in matters of finance. "I shouldn't have to pay for it...the government should pay"." Exactly. Right now a bunch of people who'll never...
by kamikaze
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Electronic Charts and Airport information
Replies: 36
Views: 4903

Re: Canadian Electronic Charts and Airport information

"I would like something I could could send to my MP or pertinent minister, in regards to the what some may consider out of line costs associated with a" not for profit business. " What not for profit business?? "and other associated costs that burden the general Aviation sector." Oh please ... by th...
by kamikaze
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Electronic Charts and Airport information
Replies: 36
Views: 4903

Re: Canadian Electronic Charts and Airport information

re: DRM I don't imagine NavCanada would take this on on their own. For such a system to work, you'd need multiple chart/data producers to play ball, so you know the FAA, the Europeans, etc. Users would be rightfully pissed if there was fragmentation in that space, with every supplier having differen...
by kamikaze
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The F-35 is not dead
Replies: 932
Views: 54117

Re: The F-35 is not dead

I don't see anything all that strange in that article ... The US General is not wrong within the US context ... they have interceptors and superiority fighters to cover for other types of aircraft with other missions. But many other countries do not. So a single multi-role aircraft will have to do. ...
by kamikaze
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Electronic Charts and Airport information
Replies: 36
Views: 4903

Re: Canadian Electronic Charts and Airport information

The US data is free because it comes from government, and they have "free data" laws over there that makes it so. Here NavCanada is a corporation, and is free to charge for their products as they see fit. I don't think it's unfair for them to charge for their work ... I find it a little more strange...
by kamikaze
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 55631

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

"Really, this is the only fact that matters. The bylaws state that you have to go to the members to remove a director, but they chose this dubious back-handed removal instead. They haven't answered any questions about why they chose this method of removing Doug Ronan. I think that asking them questi...

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