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by CpnCrunch
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 20
Views: 2000

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

A Westjet pilot recently told me he was bored to death flying the airlines.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US proposing to allow airlines to limit service animals
Replies: 1
Views: 377

US proposing to allow airlines to limit service animals

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1ZL22K

How on earth is Mr Bentley going to fly to Santa Monica after they do this?
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Spin Entry Controls

The 150 will drop a wing if the ball isn't perfectly centred when you do a stall...the 172 is a bit more forgiving.
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Spin Entry Controls

Maybe it was rigging, but this one wouldn't go to the right unless your foot was pushing the rudder pedal to the floor and the yoke pushing your navel into the baggage compartment. To the left, you could spin all day with a lot less effort. Was that power on or off? I did all my spins power off, bu...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Pilot Written Exam Preparation
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Commercial Pilot Written Exam Preparation

I used Harv's pilottraining.ca as well, and got 94%. I also just used the slides rather than the videos. Their practice exams give you a good idea of how you'll do in the real exam. They tend to be more difficult than the real exam. For my INRAT I just used the books, and I scraped by with just over...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1744

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

PilotDAR wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:17 am
I chose a spot with an extension cord present
Could it have been someone's extension cord, and they were miffed that you plugged into it?
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Spin Entry Controls

I remember my instructor showing me spins to the left and when I asked about spins to the right was told "the 150 doesn't really spin to the right". I asked if I could try and he said "sure, go ahead". So right at the break I gave it full left aileron and the right wing dropped like a streamlined g...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

It also shows the importance of using a checklist. Some people don't bother with a checklist, which I guess is fine as long as you can remember every single step. This pilot certainly didn't!
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2096

Re: "Trip from hell".

complexintentions wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:02 am
Because full-fare airlines never have delays or cancellations.
Westjet and Air Canada do a pretty good job of getting passengers on alternative flights when there is a problem.
by CpnCrunch
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Flight training in your own plane - costs

rookiepilot wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:15 am
Horrible time to buy an aircraft IMO.

Better prices coming.
The problem is we have no idea when that will happen. Next year? In 5 years?
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 2931

Re: Time is of the essence

Perhaps you should get them to send you a breakdown of the training cost.

And what do you mean "situations which would probably be described as unsafe"?
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Luxury Tax
Replies: 17
Views: 1492

Re: Luxury Tax

It's a little unclear at the moment. Will it apply to used aircraft or just new?
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Experimental parts on certified aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 1103

Re: Experimental parts on certified aircraft

Also creates a problem if you ever want to sell your plane, when the prospective buyer asks where the documentation is for the mod.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 15
Views: 2705

Re: Another Crash in BC

He managed to go from 60ft to 18000ft every 12 days since 2002, so that wasn't an issue. 180hp in a 172H with one person on board. More of an issue was the weather....ceiling 8000ft at 11am, dropping to 5000ft by 11:17, tops at 12000ft, FRQ TCU, ISOLD CBs, apparently on a VFR flight itinerary. Somet...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 15
Views: 2705

Re: Another Crash in BC

Autopilot malfunction? Seems unlikely, and o2 failure doesn't seem necessary either based on what we know. This accident is certainly a head scratcher...as in, it's pretty much impossible to do the flight he was doing at that time in that plane, unless there's some info missing (which is certainly ...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse
Replies: 13
Views: 3393

Re: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse

The report doesn't mention any reduction in engine rpm, so I assume they were using the flaps to try to increase lift, but perhaps weren't familiar with the 170. Maybe he meant to apply 20 degrees of flap, but held the button in and it went to 40? Even 20 is a bad idea on this plane for takeoff. 10 ...
by CpnCrunch
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: myIDTravel - General Availability Error with Air Canada, 3 weeks and counting
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: myIDTravel - General Availability Error with Air Canada, 3 weeks and counting

Air Canada changed their booking system 3 weeks ago, and it has been a complete shitshow. Not sure if it's resolved yet, but for a few weeks there it wasn't even possible to speak to anyone at air canada or aeroplan. As soon as you get through to the call centre it just gives a pre-recorded message ...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Icing may well have come into play as well. static vent, pitot tube, or both. I don't think icing was an issue. Freezing level was up at 5000ft, with no forecast icing even above that: http://gfaarchive.info/gfaDisplay.php?region=gfacn31&gfaType=turbc&gfaDateTime=20191211T0000&gfaOffset=000 (2 hour...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

It is very difficult to ignore an artificial horizon that is giving you bad info. Even for an experienced flight instructor. A lot of people carry suction cup cover in their light aircraft for this reason. It looks like the Aerostar has dual vacuum pumps, dual alternators and dual batteries. So the...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

bcflyer wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:59 am
A few people commented about the weather being below mins for the RNAV. Was the ILS U/S at the time?
It's restricted to ops spec only, due to the missed approach.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Jean-Pierre wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:41 am

Shooting approach with weather much below minimum is never a great idea and it suggest there may be some human factor to this accident.
The ceiling was ragged, so with 2SM visibility there was probably a reasonable chance of getting in.
by CpnCrunch
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Maybe it’s just me, but at first glance this looks a lot like the accident in Kingston a few weeks ago, ie a private US based plane, flying at or near dark in questionable weather. We don't know the registration yet, and it was presumably on an IFR flight plan (as it was at FL260 in IFR weather). W...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 8796

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

FIC provides free weather briefings. As i have read in here before...the pilot used every skill, training and experience to prevent the aircraft from losing control and hitting terrain. There's an eye opening article in this month's COPA magazine. A FIC briefer recounted 3 instances of cases where ...
by CpnCrunch
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Authorized Person?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Well, an FTU isn't strictly necessary to be an AP, but it looks like you may need to be employed by a company delivering training in some form: https://www.pacificseaplanes.net/seaplane-pilot-training/ And as mentioned previously, you don't need an AP to sign off your license application; it is stri...

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