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by Castorero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 141
Views: 7076

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

I have snow tires with studs and more often than not, will have all-wheel drive on, still, I skidded off the beaten track and ended up in this thread. Like a moth to a flame... I try not to engage in these types of conversations with friends or neighbors because it just proves the fact that we all h...
by Castorero
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: EI/LTD after losing Cat 1
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: EI/LTD after losing Cat 1

AHerrera, I haven't personally lived through your experience, but have helped more than a few to navigate the benefit provider road blocks and TC requirements. It used to be that the insurance companies would take the word and recommendation of your GP as to your disability and do the right thing. T...
by Castorero
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 132
Views: 10466

Re: 182 down by Smithers

I have flown over the Babine River more times than I can remember in the past 35 years, kayaked it once and floated it twice. It is not an inviting landing option at the best of times unless you have a death wish. I can see why the pilot in the 182 could have chosen the trees, if indeed he had a cho...
by Castorero
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: "So, you want a rectal exam, eh?"
Replies: 2
Views: 567

"So, you want a rectal exam, eh?"

Pilots have a shared reluctance when it comes to going to the Doc for a check up. I share the same feeling, after all, it could be the visit that derails one's flying, professional or private. All of us will submit to the mandated Medical when it is due and hope for the best. No one is less happy th...
by Castorero
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3600

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by Castorero
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3600

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by Castorero
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3600

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by Castorero
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3600

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by Castorero
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nanchang CJ-6 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 33
Views: 3266

Re: Nanchang CJ-6 down in Victoria BC

Being a student of history, I am reminded of its propensity to repeat itself with banal regularity. So... Like a Phoenix, Fra Girolamo Savonarola, having been reduced to ashes on Piazza della Signoria on the evening of May 23,1498 for getting behind the power curve of Pope Alexander VI, miraculously...
by Castorero
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 3076

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

I certainly would not go that far. My "shit happens" comment was simply to underscore that bad things will happen to good people. All those pilots that have died in the typical accident scenario that I pointed out, did not leave the dock with suicide in mind or even less with criminal inte...
by Castorero
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 3076

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

This is a circular discussion, I am afraid. A Beaver at near max gross, landing or taking off from a lake or having to do a 180 because of weather or terrain will stall in a turn and roll, unless it is carrying a ridiculous amount of speed, which is usually not the case in those situations. If you h...
by Castorero
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 3076

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

AuxBatOn, I agree with you in principle, yes, especially if you are operating with enough altitude to recover. Most fatal -2 accidents have occurred too close to the ground to fully recover from a stall and especially because the aggravating factor is usually a turn with not enough speed to start wi...
by Castorero
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 3076

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

having a functioning artificial stall warning device with Warning Light, Horn, and EVEN the stick shaker for a small GA aircraft (if feasible) would be awesome... the more the better for those who miss all the other stall warning signs. That is why as Transportation Safety Board indicated recently,...
by Castorero
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawk Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4084

Re: Hawk Air

Just when you think that you may have had an original idea, this happens... I stumbled upon a post by Pelmet in 2016 entitled "Easy to Forget" It is well worth reading, as it touches on research as to how and why we forget to remember. and the failure of prospective memory . It also includ...
by Castorero
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawk Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4084

Re: Hawk Air

The checklist can be a lifesaver, but if you are flying something like a Beaver day in and day out, you will know the routine inside out and will likely not use a written list. I think the problem with whatever method one uses, written or muscle memory, is when there is a distraction or interruption...
by Castorero
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How well do you know your fuel tanks
Replies: 37
Views: 2552

Re: How well do you know your fuel tanks

[ quote][/quote]porcsord wrote: ↑Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:03 pm challenger_nami wrote: ↑Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:37 am It’s a good practice not to let the fuel level in the tanks go too low... your engine will love you and you won’t have to land on a field in the middle of nowhere...because you ran out of fuel...
by Castorero
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 2127

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

You bet, Valleyboy, but we can also band together...
by Castorero
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 32
Views: 2127

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

Yes, I would recommend the Burdizzo also. It leaves no scars and is much like an invisible vasectomy. Your testicles may survive, however, so no need for the post-op refilling of the sac with two larger ball bearings. The elastic band effects a prolonged puckered facial expression and sustained suff...

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