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by Blakey
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1900

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

Agreed. Also, if it is a smaller field, with a single operator on site, I am surprised that the person, if it was indeed their reserved cord, wouldn't just poke their head into the hangar and let you know that they needed "their" cord. I am very proud that aviation seems to be the last bastion of ho...
by Blakey
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1900

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

The Director Of Maintenance would be one of the people that Pilot DAR would be there to work with. This does NOT mean that they own, control or even have anything to do with the parking spots or the power cords serving those spots. Perhaps it was his cord, perhaps it was one that belonged to his com...
by Blakey
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

Mikey McBryan may have to start another YouTube series to pay for the fill up of his DC-3. It's parked there and he is planning to go to Oshkosh.
by Blakey
Mon May 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Howey Bay - Red Lake Fuel options
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: Howey Bay - Red Lake Fuel options

I've always used Chimo Air in the past but they were taken over by Superior Airways last summer and I have not been there since. I'm sure they can advise you on the availability of fuel. http://superiorairways.com/
by Blakey
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Stateside on route freq

Hi Blakey, Trust you are well and keeping busy my friend! So is 122.0 still being commonly used? That’s not the impression I got from the link you provided... (I’ll be driving from the GTA to YOW around Easter will send you an email and see if you are around!) [/quote] As far as I am aware of, 122.0...
by Blakey
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Stateside on route freq

Creeper,

You just had to ask an old guy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_watch
by Blakey
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1092

Re: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations

Stirling Ontario is a welcoming airport with fuel, washroom (No shower.) and lots of room for camping. http://stirlingairport.ca/ If the family is ready for a little luxury by the time you hit Ontario, have a look at the Elmhirst Resort on Rice Lake. If you book it ahead, you can get a float rating ...
by Blakey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Red Arrows performing in North America this year.
Replies: 0
Views: 1736

Red Arrows performing in North America this year.

Gatineau and Toronto airshows as well as several shows in the US.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/re ... lRU-wO9-mE
by Blakey
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13685

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7 2018

Speaking about fuel capacity, I wonder what the runway length at Lae was, and the "usuable" runway length at Howland? Coud she have refueled at Howland, and with the weight, taken off? Tom You might want to tell them that you are now talking about Amelia Earhart. Quite a jump from Halifax to Howlan...
by Blakey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anybody going to a ski/ice fly-in this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Anybody going to a ski/ice fly-in this year?

Well, if you don't want to fly all the way to Oshkosh, there is a closer fly-in the same day. The Oak Hills Flying Club at Stirling, CPJ5, is having a Winter fly-in on 9 Feb. 2300' runway will be groomed and there is a 1600' X 80' ski strip beside it. Fuel is available (Cash only unfortunately) and ...
by Blakey
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2102

Re: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure

I couldn't say for sure; I have not tried it. Definitely not a viable flight instrument but, given only minor acceleration forces, it may help a pilot to keep their wings level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M0sfZNfQcM

Costs $1.99.
by Blakey
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2102

Re: Accident Analysis - Single Point Failure

This was a very sad event and one that may not have been preventable given the lack of mechanical problems prior to IMC entry and the pilot's inability to control the aircraft without an AI. It is also VERY easy to sit here drinking my second coffee of the morning and expound on exactly what this pi...
by Blakey
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash at Sechelt airport
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: Plane crash at Sechelt airport

These are always the most difficult accident reports; we have some information on what MAY have happened but no clear cause. When reading an accident report, my interest is always to determine what I can learn fron the unfortunate experience of the pilot involved. In this case, what do I learn? I un...
by Blakey
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15570

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Precisely. So, why not attempt to prevent these situations with a background check? Why not prevent/protect COPA, and other organizations from lawsuits, because they didn't provide "adequate checks"? That's exactly what this is trying to do. I can offer you insurance to protect your kids! For a one...
by Blakey
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 4750

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

[quote=Schooner69A post_id=<a href="tel:1060328">1060328</a> time=<a href="tel:1543449304">1543449304</a> user_id=21116] Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate: An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airframe. The mission wa...
by Blakey
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5839

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

There is nothing wrong with your technique especially in that it is what you are most comfortable with. I can't remember if I ever used the slip on approach method as my teachers taught me the crab method and pointed out how natural crabbing s as you are flying with the controls balanced and not si...
by Blakey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote
Replies: 14
Views: 3447

Re: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote

I've carried these before and they are almost undetectable with respect to aircraft performance. Almost! - Firstly, make sure you mount it with the open side (The top of the boat.) facing down. If you don't, it fills up with water when you take off. Secondly, the older aluminum ones work well; the n...
by Blakey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Trenton Flyover
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Trenton Flyover

The 7 days is for PPR to land there. For overflights, it is just Class D airspace like any other. They usually want you to follow one of the VFR transit routes that are listed in the CFS so that is how they will clear you through the zone. (Via Frankford to the North and via Consecon to the South.) ...
by Blakey
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handling of power on take off and landing.
Replies: 28
Views: 2199

Re: Handling of power on take off and landing.

How do I monitor the nosewheel steering?
by Blakey
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 8798

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

Forgive my ignorance of DC-3 Ops but is a flapless takeoff normal?
by Blakey
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 8886

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

install a stall warning "The Beaver is certified with a stall warning system", Incorrect. The Beaver was certified without a stall warning system. The piston Beaver was built for 20 years from 1947 to 1967 without any stall warning system.There have been no Beavers built since then.In recent years ...
by Blakey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how do kids afford this racket???
Replies: 56
Views: 4020

Re: how do kids afford this racket???

If only there were some way an enterprising young Air Cadet could get some assistance with flight training.....

https://bc-aircadetleague.com/regional- ... t-courses/
by Blakey
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6461

Re: Beaver down

Original Beaver test flight with Russ Bannock had an engine failure after takeoff, He landed it deadstick without incident. All in a days work Do you happen to have a reference for that? I've never heard of an engine failure and I have watched the film. He DID have an oil leak (Most embarassing for...
by Blakey
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why on earth are CF-18's in Bagotville?
Replies: 18
Views: 3022

Re: Why on earth are CF-18's in Bagotville?

Any idea what the threat was in the 1950s and where it would have to come from?

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