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by Posthumane
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 37
Views: 2470

Re: Full flap landing rquired

One airplane I trained in had flap setting of Take off, Landing, and Full, where the full flap configuration was not intended for normal landings and was only used in either short field or off airport situation. I would hope that the examiner would take things like that into account when deciding wh...
by Posthumane
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 13
Views: 2942

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

There's a few people who have told me second hand that the PIC was not licensed. I don't know if this is true, it's from the rumor mill. He clearly had been flying that plane for some time. I don't know how much, if any, instrument experience he had.
by Posthumane
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 13
Views: 2942

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

Unfortunately no survivors, condolences to the families. There is one AA-5B registered in Moose Jaw. It was pretty smokey this weekend. Medicine Hat was reporting 6SM in Hz at the time of their departure (~10pm), and the next weather station is swift current, reporting 9SM on the auto station. The s...
by Posthumane
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 13
Views: 2942

Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

https://chatnewstoday.ca/article/598198 ... ess-county

Not much info yet. The article says that there were "parachutes deployed" which makes me think Cirrus or some other BRS equipped aircraft.
by Posthumane
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: EFI with carburetor backup
Replies: 0
Views: 1175

EFI with carburetor backup

Good day, I have long toyed with the idea of putting an EFI system on an O series Lycoming/TCM. There are a some commercial systems now available, such as SDSEFI and some DIY solutions such as megasquirt, in addition to the automotive OEM based systems. One thing that always bothered me is that they...
by Posthumane
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 850 mb chart
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: 850 mb chart

Thanks. I wonder why it's available on the Environment Canada website, and not the NavCanada website. I find the upper air charts helpful for getting a complete weather picture, and when flying an unpressurized piston aircraft (below 10000') the 850 and 700mb charts are best for getting an idea of w...
by Posthumane
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 850 mb chart
Replies: 3
Views: 640

850 mb chart

I may have missed some sort of announcement about this, but is the 850 mb upper air chart no longer a thing in Canada? Every time I try to access it on the Nav Canada flight planning website it comes up as a missing image. I have tried it numerous times from various computers over the last few month...
by Posthumane
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1657

Re: Gyroplanes

Interesting, I've never seen one without an Hstab and I'm not really all that versed on their history. Would you own another one now if the price were reasonable?
by Posthumane
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1657

Re: Gyroplanes

I'm currently sharing a hangar with a few RAF2000 gyros and got a ride in one a few months back. It was definitely a fun little machine to fly. The owner of the hangar owns one, and instructs on and maintains the rest. They used to be built in Canada (sask I believe) but the company was sold to Sout...
by Posthumane
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.

I was tempted to buy a hangar that was for sale several years ago at "Kirkcaldy?". It was only $80,000 but needed some pretty big repairs to the roof. I kind of figured I could not afford to fix it up. Would have been cool though. The airport at the actual town of Vulcan is not the commonwealth air...
by Posthumane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 3344

Re: 20th Century power

Well there's a number of Subaru and VW conversions flying around with significantly more than 1000 hrs on the original engines. High continuous power outputs don't actually increase the wear on the engine significantly, as long as the heat is properly managed. But even if you had to replace the engi...
by Posthumane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)
Replies: 16
Views: 1735

Re: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)

While spending 15k on flight training is not outrageous, it is by no means a steal of a deal by south alberta prices. Comparing that to the flight school in my area, they charge $165/hr solo and $225 dual. Keep in mind not all training is dual time. Their estimate is 38.5 hr dual, 22 hr solo, 3 hour...
by Posthumane
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)
Replies: 16
Views: 1735

Re: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)

I don't have any experience with the instructor or school, but I read through the "Our Story" section of their website and was a little amused. It's basically a rant about how bad he thinks flight training in Calgary is. A few things jumped out at me. First off, it sounds like this is a guy who just...
by Posthumane
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Understanding us charts
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Understanding us charts

The colour (or color, since it's a US chart) of the outline of the airspace is used to identify the class. If you look on the legend, Van Nuys is surrounded by a hashed blue line which means class D (much easier to see on the TAC rather than the VNC). The blue box indicates the ceiling, in this case...
by Posthumane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 16668

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

60 days? That is excessive considering there are a lot of people in this country in positions of responsibility and pilots are being singled out. But it doesn't surprise me given this government's (and the last government's) propensity to ignore rational and science based decisions when writing (or...
by Posthumane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 3344

Re: 20th Century power

I think the idea that an automotive engine won't last at high continuous power is a bit of a red herring. The OP talked about derating an automotive engine and running it at 50% original rated power for takeoff and 40% for cruise. That's the kind of power used cruising at high speed on a highway (li...
by Posthumane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Intentionally landing on public roads
Replies: 24
Views: 4657

Re: Intentionally landing on public roads

A motor bike, OHV, air cusion vehicle, etc would all still be a motor vehicle because they are propelled by something other than muscle power. So they must follow the rules. The Act specifically says airplanes are not motor vehicles, so I am not seeing how any highway regulations would apply to the...
by Posthumane
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Intentionally landing on public roads
Replies: 24
Views: 4657

Re: Intentionally landing on public roads

I've read through a number of the regulations under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, and they don't mention aircraft specifically except where it states that the "Motor vehicle" definition excludes aircraft. They regulate pretty much anything else that can be on a road (pedestrians, animals, trailers...
by Posthumane
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Getting my ppl- go direct or in steps
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Getting my ppl- go direct or in steps

I started flying in an ultralight before I got my PPL, and I thought it was worthwhile. Any flying experience is better than no flying experience, although there are diminishing returns to some extent as ultralights tend to handle a bit different than most certified aircraft so some re-learning will...
by Posthumane
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 16668

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

The Canadian Forces recently released their new cannabis policy. The general rule is no less than 8 hours before any duty, 24 hours before driving a vehicle or operating any weapon, and for aircrew it's 28 days prior to any flight duty or any training in a hypobaric chamber (same goes for parachutis...
by Posthumane
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 3344

Re: 20th Century power

Apart from the many automotive powered homebuilt/experimental aircraft, there are also "in between" solutions for modernizing aircraft engines. Some of the major innovations in automotive engines have been the ancillaries - fuel injection and electronic ignition systems, and these can be retrofit on...
by Posthumane
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Re: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL

A Lycoming O320 in a 172 running on Mogas for years is giving cylinder life of over 2500 hours. O360's give similar results; greatly increase cylinder life particularly in hard use like glider towing. The fuel is Shell 91 octane. No issues with heat. The possible problem of heat could occur using "...
by Posthumane
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Re: Mogas in O-470k giving higher EGT than 100LL

I used to run Mogas in my 172, but my current plane won't tolerate it. There are a number of differences between 100LL and Mogas besides lead content and octane rating. Mogas has less strict controls on the different blends that it can be made of, so different brands may have slightly different comb...
by Posthumane
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another

I had a somewhat similar situation when I bought a homebuilt. The insurance company required a checkout with an instructor. An instructor friend of mine has a lot of time on different types of airplanes (aerobatic, tailwheel, etc) so I added him onto the policy for the purpose of the checkout. When ...
by Posthumane
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 64837

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

Posthumane I get your first point, my beef was initially with pelmet and then people piled on. If you are willing to have a mature and meaningful conversation then I am happy to also I would appreciate no lies and I will give you the same respect in which you show to me. Lies like the protester set...

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