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by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing fee at CYOS
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Landing fee at CYOS

I'm curious how other pilots think municipal airports, especially in the middle of nowhere, should be funded, though, as landing fees are very unpopular. Not everyone buys gas, either. Things do cost money to operate. I pay for libraries, even though I don't borrow library books. I pay for parks, e...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing fee at CYOS
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Landing fee at CYOS

Wait until the Mayor's daughter needs an emergency medevac from the airport, where Ornge frequently land, then ask *him* how he thinks the airport should be funded.
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

Off the top of my head things to ask an AME to report on: Engine: valve condition (via borescope), oil usage (pray the previous owner logged when he/she added oil), compressions, exhaust condition, starter ring, vacuum pump last changed when? fuel and oil hoses last changed when? Does it have an oil...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

One hopes you can find an AME that knows the difference between a pre-purchase inspection, and an annual inspection. That would be something to discuss with the AME before you engage them. They do that inspection and come back to you with a clean bill of health on the aircraft Then they're not doing...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing fee at CYOS
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Landing fee at CYOS

https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/owen-sound-introducing-landing-fees-at-its-regional-airport/ My first thoughts are: 1.The town council wants to close the airport (well, that's not news, everyone's known that for ever) and this is how they plan to do it. 2. $35 would make it probably t...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

The most important question to ask yourself, before you contact the owner, is "Do I want to own a 1967 Cessna 172?" Find yourself a competent friendly aircraft mechanic (AME) and get them involved. You'll also want to see a record of Airworthiness Directives that have been complied with. -...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Porter signs removed from check in counters
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Porter signs removed from check in counters

There are still a whole bunch of Porter signs at YTZ check-in, I just looked. And the building still has a big illuminated Porter sign on it. Your correspondent at the scene here will report if that changes.
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Porter signs removed from check in counters
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Porter signs removed from check in counters

That's not a good sign.

The Q400's to be repainted in Cameron Air livery, next?
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ailerons Initiating The Spin
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Ailerons Initiating The Spin

That's exactly what I wrote, earlier in the thread:
I've always imagined that not using the ailerons in a stall scenario has more to do with avoiding adverse yaw towards the downgoing wing;
I don't think it has anything to do with the aileron generating a stall. But, like I said, worth trying.
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ailerons Initiating The Spin
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Ailerons Initiating The Spin

The basic of practice stalls is don't use the ailerons. Whether the widely-supposed rationale for not using ailerons is right, or wrong, whether there's a different rationale for not using ailerons, or in fact no rationale at all for not using ailerons, isn't clear. I put elephant powder around my h...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ailerons Initiating The Spin
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Ailerons Initiating The Spin

More information about ailerons not initiating a spin: FAR 23.201 - WINGS LEVEL STALL: (a) It must be possible to produce and to correct roll by unreversed use of the rolling control and to produce and to correct yaw by unreversed use of the directional control, up to the time the airplane stalls. I...
by photofly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ailerons Initiating The Spin
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Ailerons Initiating The Spin

If you lower an aileron you are increasing the angle of attack of that section of the wing but also increasing its camber, which increases the critical AoA. The data in the NACA book of airfoils for lift curves of wings with and without flaps extended seems to suggest it's not feasible to stall a w...
by photofly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR currency required for training flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: IFR currency required for training flights

If its not commercial flying/training related, it would be a tough sell.
Tough sell to whom? I don't think NavCanada is tasked with enforcing provincial COVID restrictions.
by photofly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 133
Views: 10689

Re: 182 down by Smithers

I tried pulling the prop control fully out in a power-off glide, and as slow as the engine was already turning, the RPM did drop by about another 100. So that would suggest it would decrease the rate of descent. I'll add it to my list of things to do in a forced approach scenario.
by photofly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ailerons Initiating The Spin
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Ailerons Initiating The Spin

Conventional. Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 8.58.28 PM.png I've always imagined that not using the ailerons in a stall scenario has more to do with avoiding adverse yaw towards the downgoing wing; if you're prepared to counter with enough rudder, ailerons often seem to work well enough. If you lower an ...
by photofly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ailerons Initiating The Spin
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Ailerons Initiating The Spin

I imagine it rather depends on the airframe. The POH for the Grumman Tiger appears not to agree with "them", because it has this to say about stalls:
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I can confirm it has excellent roll control with ailerons through a whole range of stall scenarios.
by photofly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight simulators
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Flight simulators

Anything used for credit towards a licence or rating needs an (individual) certificate From TC - the certificate number goes in the logbook instead of an aircraft registration. Since it doesn’t mention TC in the website, I believe it’s not possible to get an approval for one. But of course you can u...
by photofly
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Most memorable flights
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Most memorable flights

You start.
by photofly
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Styrofoam substance blocking 172 fuel vents?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Styrofoam substance blocking 172 fuel vents?

Perhaps it was a home-made Pitot tube cover misapplied?
Perhaps PilotY mistook the Pitot head for the fuel vent? :-O

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