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by PanEuropean
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: Use the Autofeather

...there is one instance of [Twin Otter] reduced T/O weight and I believe that's structural at colder than -40 due to landing gear. Maybe that's changed as well. I have not read or heard of such a restriction before, nor am I aware of technical bulletins or operator advisories about such a landing ...
by PanEuropean
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: Use the Autofeather

I think if you re-read my statement, it is correct....reduced VMCa with autofeather. That being said, you explanation of why there is a difference is interesting as I always wondered why VMCa would somehow change. Hi Pelmet: Attached below is an image of the limitations section of the supplement to...
by PanEuropean
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: Use the Autofeather

Going from memory, I believe that autofeather reduced the VMCa from 68 to 64 knots. Maybe somebody can confirm. It would be interesting to know if this is the same on the -400 series. Hi Pelmet: Your memory is pretty good, although you have the numbers reversed. The AFM supplement that addresses op...
by PanEuropean
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 70
Views: 3289

Re: V1 in small twins

If you're unable to maintain directional control, it's probably an even worse idea to go flying... Hello Digits: I didn't state that pilots cannot maintain directional control - in almost all cases, once a pilot becomes proficient at handling engine failures during the takeoff phase of flight (max ...
by PanEuropean
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Was it the Circuit Breaker
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: Was it the Circuit Breaker

https://news.usni.org/2020/06/12/skydiving-plane-rolls-into-parked-mv-22b-osprey-at-san-diego-airfield-damaging-both This accident reminds me of an event I had many years ago up in Tanquary Fiord(nice place). We overnighted in the Twin Otter. A lot of captains would pull the CB for the hydraulic pu...
by PanEuropean
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: V1 in small twins
Replies: 70
Views: 3289

Re: V1 in small twins

Let's start with an example of a navajo. Accelerate stop somewhere around 3000 ft, single engine stake off distance probably around the same. This airplane is now taking off from a 10000 ft runway, with a V1 calculated for a 3000 ft runway. You have 7000 ft of extra runway that is not taken into ac...
by PanEuropean
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: Use the Autofeather

I thought the 2Otter had a reduced T/O weight for autofeather inop... No, that's not the case. If I recall correctly, there is a slight increase in Vr - which results in a longer accelerate-stop distance - if the autofeather system on a Series 300 or Series 400 Twin Otter is inoperative. There is n...
by PanEuropean
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Seneca College Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology

Hello YJL: Welcome to the AvCanada forum community. I concur with wingg's answers, above. The great difficulty in providing an answer to question 4 (how many years before things get back to normal) arises from the fact that pilot hiring has historically been a cyclical phenomenon - and that history ...
by PanEuropean
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stepping up to a anphib
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Stepping up to a anphib

DJH: I think that the first thing you need to do is find out what the actual payload of a 185 or 206 on amphibious floats is, then determine how much fuel you need to load to get from your home location to your cottage in Northern Ontario - keeping in mind that you don't have refuelling facilities a...
by PanEuropean
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Anybody remember EP Taylors Hawker VP-BDH based YYZ???
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Re: Anybody remember EP Taylors Hawker VP-BDH based YYZ???

Right-click on the images above, and select "Open in new window". The images will then open without the Photobucket branding across the middle, and you can then download them.
by PanEuropean
Wed May 27, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Cessna SkyCourier

The Cessna SkyCourier offers significant advantages over the Twin Otter for operators who don't need the short-field take-off runs of the Twin Otter. The main advantages of the SkyCourier vs. the Twin Otter are cruise speed, payload, and range. The cargo door on the SkyCourier is also much larger th...
by PanEuropean
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bizjet Tailstrike
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Bizjet Tailstrike

The plane is registered to Canadian Pacific Railway - perhaps they should have taken the train home from Palm Beach.
by PanEuropean
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 112
Views: 8021

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

laminar wrote: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:01 pmMy personal rule is a tow bar doesn't leave my hands. I pull it from a rack, move the plane, and take it back to the rack before my next task.
My personal rule is that I always put some other operator's name on my towbar. :mrgreen:
by PanEuropean
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: TCA/Air Canada Vickers Vanguard

valleyboy wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:23 pmI'm thinking the vanguard era pilots are long gone.
Not all of them - my next door neighbor got his command on a Vanguard, spent a few years flying it, retired off the 747 (all Air Canada).

He's in his early 80s and quite healthy.
by PanEuropean
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: AvCanada's Wall
Topic: RIP Bruce Flynn (FlightSafety Toronto, Provincial Airlines)
Replies: 0
Views: 2987

RIP Bruce Flynn (FlightSafety Toronto, Provincial Airlines)

Bruce's family posted the following notice on LinkedIn yesterday: This is an announcement for the celebration of life for Captain Bruce Ronald William Flynn, Pilot, world traveler and loving father, brother and friend. Please feel free to join us on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 for his official wake...
by PanEuropean
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC6 autofeather
Replies: 22
Views: 2400

Re: DHC6 autofeather

Hello Josh: Your interpretation of what the Viking AFM for the Series 300 says is correct. I'm qualified to tell you are correct because I am the person who wrote the Viking AFM for the Series 300 and 400 aircraft. You have made one rather small misinterpretation (an extropolation) that doesn't affe...
by PanEuropean
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC6 autofeather
Replies: 22
Views: 2400

Re: DHC6 autofeather

There was some kind of a delay relay on some and not on others. The 2 second time delay (requiring 2 continuous seconds of low torque prior to autofeathering a propeller) was introduced by Mod 6/1329 at SN 290, around 1968 or 1969. At the time the mod was introduced, de Havilland recommended that i...
by PanEuropean
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC6 autofeather
Replies: 22
Views: 2400

Re: DHC6 autofeather

How come, on the twin otter, the autofeather system is not armed on the approach part of flight. Would it not be usefull duing a go-around? Can’t find anything in the POH. The takeoff phase of flight is characterized by low kinetic energy, low potential energy, and power levers stationary near the ...
by PanEuropean
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight
Replies: 93
Views: 17454

Re: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight

NWONT wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:38 pmThis checklist is dated 2010.
Uh, no, the date I see at the bottom of the photo of the checklist you posted is September 2006.
NWONT wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:41 pmI just noticed...the Viking check list is dated 2010 also!!!
Yup, that's correct.
by PanEuropean
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight
Replies: 93
Views: 17454

Re: Twin Otter Beta Use in Flight

I'm still trying to figure out why they designed to propeller on the Twin Otter to not be able to go into reverse unless the prop levers are above 91% (full forward is 96%) unlike the King Air which doesn't seem to have this restriction. Pelmet: I can't comment on the King Air, I have no knowledge ...

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