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by old_man
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Now that's an over run! (vid)
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

Re: Now that's an over run! (vid)

co-joe wrote:Somebody took gallons instead of litres?
Feet instead of meters might explain though.....
by old_man
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Now that's an over run! (vid)
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

Now that's an over run! (vid)

Aircraft held up pretty nicely until it went through the fence.


https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=437_1506590772
by old_man
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: IIMC in a Robison(?) helicopter. Vid.
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

IIMC in a Robison(?) helicopter. Vid.

The description in the link says it all. Talk about perceived pressure. Sad.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=248_1499297836
by old_man
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: California Man Sentenced to Prison for Piloting Private Jets without a Type Rating
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

Re: California Man Sentenced to Prison for Piloting Private Jets without a Type Rating

This is meant as a serious question. Can he still log this as PIC even though he wasn't qualified for the flight?
by old_man
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands on lights in YAM?
Replies: 94
Views: 14648

Re: Jazz lands on lights in YAM?

I don't know is this was posted already but the report is out. I found it interesting.

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-repor ... 5o0015.asp
by old_man
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Martin Mars damaged during Precautionary landing at OSH
Replies: 8
Views: 3178

Re: Martin Mars damaged during Precautionary landing at OSH

It's easy to armchair quarterback after-the-fact. There's nothing in the story to indicate how high they were or how long they had to decide about putting it down. Indeed. Nothing in the article states they landed with a full load either. Only that the problem occurred after they took on a load of ...
by old_man
Wed May 11, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AF017
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

Re: AF017

And what SHOULD the consequences be? If you have caused delay/diversion and resulting cost, you should pay all the compensation - and be banned from air travel. Probably close enough, $36K. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/actress-gander-drunk-plane-emergency-landing-1.3575511
by old_man
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Q400 Right main landing gear collapse YEG
Replies: 68
Views: 20967

Re: Jazz Q400 Right main landing gear collapse YEG

Heliian wrote:
old_man wrote: just a simple blown tire landing.
Well, that's an oxymoron.
My bad, I had put it in italics to denote sarcasm. As in; it is in fact not simple at all. I should have been clearer.
by old_man
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Q400 Right main landing gear collapse YEG
Replies: 68
Views: 20967

Re: Jazz Q400 Right main landing gear collapse YEG

Hind sight being 20/20 it was a good call to ask for ARFF standing by for just a simple blown tire landing. I always ask for fire trucks whenever I have something going on. I have had fire trucks chase me down the run way more times than I can remember. Every single time, it turns out, they weren't ...
by old_man
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swedish CRJ-200 Cargo Crash Norway
Replies: 27
Views: 11521

Re: Swedish CRJ-200 Cargo Crash Norway

digits_ wrote:Low oil engine pressure on both engines ?
I don't normally like partaking or speculating in such threads but -1G might do that in a standard turbine engine.
by old_man
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ornge Chopper Pilots to get night vision goggles
Replies: 26
Views: 3420

Re: Ornge Chopper Pilots to get night vision goggles

Do they not show any return on LED lights of any type? With everything including lights of other aircraft and even runway lights going to LED now does this not seem like a huge limitation? https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/certification/continuing-alert-2009-02-695.htm Basically it is only som...
by old_man
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are there any airports in a class B control zone
Replies: 17
Views: 3250

Re: Are there any airports in a class B control zone

PositiveRate27 wrote:You won't in Canada... Even in the US I'd imagine the class bravo airspace would surround the class C control zone
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_C ... ted_States
by old_man
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to crash an airplane
Replies: 50
Views: 4830

Re: How to crash an airplane

How to crash a helicopter. It's an interesting read. There is some relevance to the fixed wing world.
by old_man
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC 'slight elec smell' diversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: AC 'slight elec smell' diversion

So back to my original question....do you people think this is more a case of 'We figured out what's wrong and all is safe. We are going to be broken when we land. It is better to be broken in Toronto than Heathrow.'?
by old_man
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC 'slight elec smell' diversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

AC 'slight elec smell' diversion

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/a ... -1.2885198

Question: Just curious why they chose to go all the way to Toronto? I am not second guessing them, just trying to understand why.
by old_man
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: Survival Gear

Interesting subject in light of the recent 150 accident, so.... For the small plane owner, and the renter of small planes. 150s, 172's Pipers etc., what should you/do you carry? Don't forget it is, in my opinion, what you carry on you that is most important. Remember that twin that crashed south of...
by old_man
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I hate the radio.
Replies: 98
Views: 4712

Re: I hate the radio.

I remember flying the Hudson River. It's uncontrolled and quite busy. It has mandatory reporting points as well as how to report it.

Type
Position
Altitude
Direction of flight

Simple and most effective.

http://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/co ... eboard.pdf
by old_man
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing/Taking Off in CYTZ
Replies: 24
Views: 2094

Re: Landing/Taking Off in CYTZ

photofly wrote: If you do have to ditch, the fire dept. there have a very spiffy quick launch rescue boat. You just have to float long enough for them to come to get you.
Last I checked the current temp was about anywhere around 45-51F. I don't think you will be floating for too long without a PFD.

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