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by photofly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

I’d still like to read those reports. Anyone?
by photofly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

I would like to read the reports that criticize the power lever handling; where would I find them?
by photofly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Icon Crash Video
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Icon Crash Video

Some do, some don't ... :whistle:
by photofly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3375

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

While I disagree, say you're in a car crash hauled in by ambulance they check your provincial medical card "Oh my goodness, Doctor, the paramedics couldn't find this crash victim's OHIP card, nobody can tell if it's a girl or a boy! How am I supposed to know whether they're more at risk of breast c...
by photofly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3375

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

But biological sex has pertinent medical implications which is why it's on your ID. Clearly false. If a medical practitioner really needs to check what's on your id to determine if you have (or had) a penis at any stage of your life, run - don't walk - to seek service elsewhere. More seriously, non...
by photofly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 50
Views: 1484

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

I'm pretty sure there's a quote by someone famous:

"Any sufficiently advanced form of humour is indistinguishable from idiocy."

Or something like that.
by photofly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Icon Crash Video
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Icon Crash Video

Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am
He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
Every flight begins on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment it gets airborne :)
by photofly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 41
Views: 2601

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

Couple questions. I'm just curious why a boatload of 172 PIC time, repetition instructing in the circuit and nearby practice area, limited to a 10 knot crosswind and CAVOK, qualifies anyone to say they are "experienced". You will get a lot more experience at manoeuvring, stalls, spins, correcting b...
by photofly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 50
Views: 1484

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

from the Ground Speed Indicator.
by photofly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 1041

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

It's an interesting thought experiement to consider how you'd manoeuvre for landing in a headwind that's stronger than your airspeed at touchdown.
by photofly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 1041

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

Capt. Underpants wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:49 am
Since when does "lowering the nose" lead to a stall condition? Was he flying inverted?
Flying backwards, flying inverted, they can be very hard to distinguish, sometimes.
by photofly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight reviews by supervising instructors
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Flight reviews by supervising instructors

If I'm a student at a flight school, and my instructor sends me for a "supervisory" flight with the CFI, and the CFI thinks I didn't do very well - does that mean: - that my instructor didn't teach me properly? - that my instructor doesn't understand what the CFI considers to be good flying? If so, ...
by photofly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Strong headwinds cause crash?
Replies: 23
Views: 1041

Re: Strong headwinds cause crash?

Someone on another forum claimed that there would be no new causes of airplane crashes this year. Maybe I found one. "C-IFKK, a Zenair CH701 advanced ultralight, was conducting a VFR flight from Gimli, MB to Riverton, MB. While enroute, gusty headwind conditions were encountered to the point where ...
by photofly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3375

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Victory, a small percentage of the population identify as "non-binary"..personally, I'm not in the know enough to explain it. Thank you. I've googled it and am now up on non-binary and genderqueer peoples. Now I get what the Q stands for in LGBTQ2 stands for. Don't ask me about the 2 though. Two sp...
by photofly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Flight School

My all time personal favorite was one of these pilots trained in one of these programs whom when I was supposed to do a proficiency check on for hiring, when we did the simulated engine failure, his entire procedure was to slide his seat back, take off his shoulder harness, tuck his head between hi...
by photofly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

SpeedChecks wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:37 pm

Flight college is not "go your own pace" like you would do privately. They are more rigorous and if you don't match up with the syllabus you can get the boot. Not to mention you do get a college diploma out of it and its WAY cheaper/faster.
How's that working out for enrollees at Sault College?
by photofly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Flight School

Squaretail wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:11 pm
and more importantly the rest of us have to put up with these guys cutting us off in the traffic pattern,
I'm glad we're finally getting the bottom of your objections.

(Note: For the avoidance of doubt, I categorically exclude myself from your "us".)
by photofly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Serious answers where will I get funds from?
Replies: 102
Views: 107986

Re: Serious answers where will I get funds from?

rookiepilot wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:23 am
I wouldn't speak two words to any pilot who I knew had done this.
Pinkie promise? :D
by photofly
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?

What would you do for tricycle gear beginners?
by photofly
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3375

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Personally I'm glad we "gave in" to those people who wanted to give women the vote, or allow same-sex marriages, and any other number of "concessions" to other people's "feelings". It says a lot about the people who consider this a battle that must not be conceded.
by photofly
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?

I recall Chuck saying he teaches only power-off landings, to begin with.
by photofly
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4190

Re: 50 hours and no solo

Sorry. I thought I'd exorcised all my existential angst on the other thread, but apparently there was a bit left over.
by photofly
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?

I think your list of topics is pretty good. I'd add some knowledge of the aircraft systems. The student is taking command of a machine, and really should know a bit about how it works and how it's wired up. Also, that in the event of a problem, they should ask for help from (eg) ATC. A first (or in ...
by photofly
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: What should a PPL student know before first solo ?

I'd like whoever it is to be able to land properly. The rest is gravy.

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