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by photofly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground School - Recording
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Ground School - Recording

I think that's tautologous - aspirations are hopes for the future.
by photofly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground School - Recording
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Ground School - Recording

You have to decide what "future projects" are going to be: a simple record so you can review your own standard of training? Something to show to a student who missed one session? Something you can sell on the internet as a ground school course to make you rich? You will end up with (at least) 40 hou...
by photofly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Legal question!

Taxi, car, van or otherwise, an employee can fly their own tools and stuff around. As soon as they are asked to start transporting supplies around, supplies that have nothing to do with them other than they've been asked to move them, supplies for other people to use, then no. In the original questi...
by photofly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Legal question!

If the employer tells the holder to move stuff between one camp and another by air it's not incidental to the holder's duties; it has just become part of the holder's duties. He can get paid extra up to the cost of reimbursement, for using his own plane, but (for example) for transporting himself; h...
by photofly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Legal question!

As an employee with a PPL he/she/it can't fly any airplane - whatever its registration - for hire and reward, so no, in either situation. In the second situation a PPL could fly the plane if he was a director of the company, or a volunteer (and not hours-building). Yes, you can fly an aircraft outsi...
by photofly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Legal question!

A commercially registered airplane exists only in the context of a Commercial Air Service with an Operating Certificate and an approved operations manual. If the pilot is an employee of the company then if he were to fly a company airplane that would be for "hire and reward" - his salary - so, clear...
by photofly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: GTA Medical Examiners

Dr. Gilmore. Awesome guy. http://www.aeromedicals.ca/ Meh he was ok Your opinion is in the minority. His nurse does most of the work. In terms of sheer throughput, I’ve never seen anyone process patients as fast as Dr. Gilmore. In and out in about ninety seconds. I imagine for a one man business hi...
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Using rudder to turn

Depends on how much rudder you use and what you do with the ailerons. If you initially enter the slip, and then use the correct amount of rudder to maintain the slip along with ailerons, along with appropriate elevator then you will be stable. If you maintain full opposite rudder and neutral aileron...
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Using rudder to turn

Recall that a slip is also very much “crossed controls”, and slips in both straight and turning flight are taught and used in primary flight training, particularly during gliding descents when both slow, and low to the ground: think of practice (or real) forced landings, and regular landings in a pl...
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

Weather will be number one; then CFIT.
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for help/advice
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Looking for help/advice

If you want to travel, become a flight attendant. The back of the plane goes to exactly the same places as the front, and the training is somewhat cheaper.
by photofly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor recommendations in Brampton
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Instructor recommendations in Brampton

You know if you are trying to make a career of this you don't get to choose your captain on a pairing. It not like you post on the company message board and say who's the best captain so I can bid with them. It’s also not like you’re paying the airline you work for either. I have no idea why this s...
by photofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Using rudder to turn

incidentally hitting a house is very rarely fatal as the aircraft doesn't stop instantly, it has some small distance to decelerate which greatly reduces crash forces. In this scenario, it’s not the people in the aircraft I’m concerned about. If you want to fly a piston single over a built up area, ...
by photofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

OK. I have two questions.

Firstly... why? And secondly, how do you fit a full symphony orchestra playing Bizet in the back of a 150?

I am more interested in the answer to the second question than the first, actually.
by photofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I understood the question to be an interesting puzzle asking whether and how can one configure an aircraft for a stable wings-level descent, or at least a recoverable descent, without reference to any instruments other than those posited. I certainly don't see it as a request for practical advice fo...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Using rudder to turn

. At 300 ft you should have as a result of a mental takeoff emergency brief already be primed to just push the nose down pull the throttle all the way back and ride it out straight ahead. I've never been a big fan of "go straight ahead, regardless"; the best thing to do rather depends on where you ...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I don't have any data, it is a bit of a hypothesis, but if you are in the stall, the effect of the wings are reduced, since they don't generate as much lift anymore. In any kind of steady flight - level, climb, or descent, stalled or not, the wings are always generating exactly the same amount of s...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I don't have any data, it is a bit of a hypothesis, but if you are in the stall, the effect of the wings are reduced, since they don't generate as much lift anymore. In any kind of steady flight - level, climb, or descent, stalled or not, the wings are always generating exactly the same amount of s...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Using rudder to turn

I don't think thinking about "stall speed" is helpful. An aircraft genuinely on the edge of a stall in level flight with no excess power available will be unable to turn using either method, without descending. Everyone understands that a banked turn requires extra lift to maintain altitude: either ...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

I wonder what happens to the fuel flow to the carb in a 60-turn spin? Those in favour of the spin through it (I've lost track of who they are, or if there any such people) should have a look at famous video of the 26 turn spin in the Tipsy Nipper that's around on youtube; I'm not sure I could walk i...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

Photofly I always liked you, till today. Use the whiskey compass for a heading No instruments, and the whiskey compass is a flight instrument. Sure: whiskey compass, steer east or west, hands off, gentle use of rudder, just like the Cessna manual says - everyone has read it. But a whiskey compass i...
by photofly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

whistlerboy02 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Photofly I always liked you, till today.
Use the whiskey compass for a heading
No instruments, remember? None.

Sure: whiskey compass, steer east or west, hands off, gentle use of rudder, just like the Cessna manual says. But a whiskey compass is an instrument and you don’t have one.
by photofly
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

It's actually the Kobayashi Maru all over again. The correct answer is to alter the plane so it has instruments.
Or I guess you could just change the weather.

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