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by AirFrame
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

90 days/6 months corrected, my bad. Maybe it's just me, but I found landing and taking off to be the easiest part of night flying. The harder parts for me were flying without much reference when you're away from the lights of the city, and finding the airport when coming back to it. It seems odd tha...
by AirFrame
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

Fair enough. Why does five quick touch and go's after night begins not meet the intent of the regulation? Because it seems fairly clear to me that the intent is that you go off and do five flights, not just five tight circuit landings. Thereby expanding your experience flying somewhere at night, no...
by AirFrame
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

It's fairly common to see someone taxi out and bang out 5 quick circuits solo right after the sun sets, and then taxi in and load up with people. It meets the wording in the regs, but it sure doesn't meet the intent. Five quick circuits right after sunset doesn't meet the regulation at all. For fly...
by AirFrame
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

I only log take-offs and landings for night flying. I barely seem to get enough to stay current these days for night flying. Often requires some circuits before taking friends for a flight. It's fairly common to see someone taxi out and bang out 5 quick circuits solo right after the sun sets, and t...
by AirFrame
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do you log landings
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Do you log landings

I log them because the number goes up higher than my total hours... :P Seriously though, I had a discussion once with an old airforce pilot who pointed out that the number of landings was more indicative of the level of experience than the number of hours total... One can fly for 4 hours and do one ...
by AirFrame
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

Your whole "carbon footprint" needs to be in the equation, so some single person who rides his bike to work everyday and flies his Cessna 150 for a couple hours on a sunny Sunday gets shamed by these "Greta green freaks" for doing so? Meanwhile some human breeder with 5 kids living in a mcMansion g...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Whats the best headset to get

The search button. The search button will give you all of the advice above and more in many threads. This fellow is a seasoned veteran of AvCanada. His next post may be about purchasing a type rating on a metroliner. :lol: Unlikely... I've never flown anything with more than one engine or a turbine...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

And the headings in plain language, along with the NOTAMs themselves. A selection box that lets you identify your aircraft type, and have NOTAM's auto-select things that are relevant. A Cessna 150 won't care about a ramp weight restriction, for example. Or that the helipad is closed. Or that JetA is...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

Two hard surfaces rubbing creates byproducts. Regenerative Braking isn't two hard surfaces rubbing. It's a coil moving through a magnetic field to generate electricity. The bigger problem with the "greenifying" of aviation is that there isn't an economical way to do anything for light GA aircraft. ...
by AirFrame
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Whats the best headset to get

The search button. The search button will give you all of the advice above and more in many threads.
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 3874

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Gonzodriver wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:02 pm
"Army Cook"..."grain of salt"......I see what you did there!
Army cook? I would have found that hard to swallow as well.
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

shimmydampner wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:32 am
I suppose poor spelling, punctuation and grammar are fine though. :roll:
Well, you can't expect him to reveal all his secrets... He has to keep something in reserve. Oh, wait...
by AirFrame
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VTA Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: VTA Changes

They might be mentioned in the AIRAC updates, but I never read that section. And they aren't available to the public...
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangars for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Hangars for sale.

jakeandelwood wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:24 am
im suprised it has a plane in it, not full of cars and boats like all the hangars in YYJ
#notallhangars. Some complexes are enforcing a must-have-an-aircraft policy. At least, we are.
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 1861

Re: ADS-B

This sounds a lot like "hey, we're jut going to keep moving on this the way we planned... Y'all just catch up once you decide on some regulations."
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Just Leave the Aircraft Behind
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Just Leave the Aircraft Behind

Heliian wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:29 am
I don't understand what's so difficult about the new site, you might be doing it wrong.
Well, my comment was only tongue-in-cheek as many have reported how horrible the new site is. Personally I find it usable, although it's high time we switched to a plain language format.
by AirFrame
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Just Leave the Aircraft Behind
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Just Leave the Aircraft Behind

Maynard wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:56 pm
\And the kicker had he/she checked the notams it never would’ve happened. Double whaaaamy.
Maybe they did check the NOTAMs and the important one was buried in the hundred others and somewhere between two about the 737 Max8.
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

PilotDAR wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:09 pm
FAR 23.25: 170 pounds per seat;
An excellent example of a regulation that needs updating. It's been a long time since 170 lbs was the average passenger. Certainly in North America if not elsewhere as well.
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 1861

Re: ADS-B

charrois wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm
...I think space-based ADS-B is a great idea in theory... to a degree.... but that's contingent on the whole world adopting that convention and associated avionics, not just Canada.
Um... It's only the US that *isn't* adopting it. Most of the ROW *is* going with space-based ADS-B.
by AirFrame
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 1861

Re: ADS-B

While ADS-B-out may be *part* of the reason upgrading the jets is "too expensive," I would bet a lot of money that it's not the only reason. Other upgrades were likely cooking already, and ADS-B may just have been the straw that broke the camel's back. Diversity compliant systems aren't *that* expen...
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1691

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

I self-studied my private groundschool, which was questioned by my FTU when I went to learn to fly. I told them I wasn't paying for a groundschool course when i'd already studied it myself and passed all the practise exams. They asked me some questions about some obscure things to see if I knew my s...
by AirFrame
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cirrus chutes
Replies: 88
Views: 5176

Re: Cirrus chutes

:Once the large chute deploys, the descent rate is about 1,700ft per minute (518m) – so the impact you'd expect on the ground is equivalent to “jumping from a 4m tall ledge,” says Travis Klumb, Cessna’s director of flight operations." The Cirrus also has sacrificial legs that will crush to absorb a...
by AirFrame
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3801

Re: New NOTAM website - old site withdrawn

leftoftrack wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:18 am
not sure why every pilot in Canada doesn't phone FSS and ask for all the notams at the applicable airports. after 45 min with each caller, something would have to change on their end
It would. "NOTAMS are available online. Goodbye!"
by AirFrame
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

Wouldn't be the first time a CADOR was written with information that wasn't factually accurate, either.
by AirFrame
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: RARE twin engine Evangel 4500 in Penticton BC
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: RARE twin engine Evangel 4500 in Penticton BC

Not only the last one flying... It's serial number 1 so it's also the first one flying.

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