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by Posthumane
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Firefighting Helicopter Action at the Penticton Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Re: Firefighting Helicopter Action at the Penticton Airport

So that's where all the old SeaKings went.
by Posthumane
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 4470

Re: Buying vs Renting

Obviously this buy vs. rent conversation has gone on for as long as rental airplanes were available, and in many different forms. I've broken down the costs of the planes that I've owned on this site, and I agree that mathematically it makes sense to rent if you fly little (<50 hrs per year) and own...
by Posthumane
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: parking a few days springbank
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: parking a few days springbank

I usually go to the Calgary Flying Club when I go there for a weekend, with a light single. First night is free if you get fuel. Once I made the mistake of going to Springbank Aero services, and will not go back again. They charged me a ludicrous amount for two nights of parking, far higher than the...
by Posthumane
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 164
Views: 12813

Re: Open the door, no thanks

While US citizens can not enter Canada for non-essential travel by either land or air, this has been shown to not be the case for Canadians going to the US. While people were turned away at land borders, there have been numerous people still travelling to the US by air. Various news sites covered th...
by Posthumane
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Route plan question

Perhaps some people are getting hung up on the wording "use the standard passenger weights." Perhaps a better way for an instructor to word this is "in this scenario, after weighing the people you discover that they happen to weight exactly the same as standard AIM weights." This...
by Posthumane
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 37
Views: 4070

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: 14
Views: 3956

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: 14
Views: 3956

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: 14
Views: 3956

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: 4948

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: 795

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: 795

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: 2424

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: 2424

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: 1547

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 common...
by Posthumane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

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: 21
Views: 4845

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: 21
Views: 4845

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 gu...
by Posthumane
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Understanding us charts
Replies: 3
Views: 771

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: 20068

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...

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