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by pdw
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mud swerves a plane
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Mud swerves a plane

What makes it extra ##ty ? In one experience, having touched down at the undrained end ( touchdown furthest from the aerodrome ) never felt any difference until immediate goaround power needed early in landing roll. An even drag both wheels, but no swerving tendency at that speed. Slowing up adds we...
by pdw
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Lakehead Flying School
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: Lakehead Flying School

Kuldip bought an aviation business here at CYSN, in operation when the accident happened (also in the Eighties), which happened during a trip to a wedding in Winnipeg where they encountered adverse weather southeast of Manitoulin Island.
by pdw
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soft ground grabs another Cessna
Replies: 32
Views: 6338

Re: Soft ground grabs another Cessna

As in the 2017 part of the thread, yeah that airstrip is very narrow, and oriented more or less north-south, not so convenient with normal westerly winds. Normally they have managed quite well despite that, over the decades. The "veering" (first post on thread) IMO might not have taken much here if...
by pdw
Sun May 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hard Floatplane Landing
Replies: 16
Views: 2645

Re: Hard Floatplane Landing

Idling in flat with zero-flap here ends up in potential to expose to then unavailable spoolup-time for getting back extra/lost bournouli ... than when having out that flap & some additional rpm for slowing approach. Obviously a real sudden drop-away of lift .... wow. (It's not a new thing to experie...
by pdw
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8831

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Best ever ‘tailwindgust discussion’ (on landing) !
by pdw
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?

..could be ....


BUT ...
by pdw
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?

The "scoop" appears legitimate. ... although this seems like it could be a bit stretched: ... had just been switched from Centre to KIAG tower. We had just checked in with Tower and stated our intentions. A few seconds later, we observed 2 Unidentified .... about 7nm from the airport ... "had just b...
by pdw
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?

AirFrame wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:38 am
It would really suck if you hit one.
Sure would

(Caus we would have to dissect all the details in an accident forum)
by pdw
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

intercept?

Date not given
by pdw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

International border interception ?!?

Drones "appeared" on right wingtip just seconds after initial contact with tower ? ... "2nm" from kiag's 5nm control zone ? I read that again ... so they're right close to the international border there for a number of minutes without any tower contact in that critical area with an unsecured aircraf...
by pdw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

International border interception ?!?

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by pdw
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: I nearly hit a Roomba while flying?!?

Autonomous drones are apparently very good for that kind of work. A late handoff could take the security station by surprise. Until the tower has contact they come up tom have a look. Formation flying with a couple of drones is not dangerous ... not like a head-on collision.
by pdw
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 8581

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

Seems to me that junior instructor delegated his decision process to the (presumably more experienced) instructor in the aircraft ahead. Cost 3 lives. On flightaware it was evident the accident AC was was overtaking to the east of the leading plane on parrallel course (20km apart) at the time and i...
by pdw
Sat May 05, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aircraft down, CYSN
Replies: 24
Views: 5731

Re: Aircraft down, CYSN

"began to lose power"

Sounds like didn't just quit .. so hopefully there might be a description as to why
by pdw
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo lands on the street in yyc
Replies: 155
Views: 21765

Re: Navajo lands on the street in yyc

Although, it's not impossible that someone took a quick look (at any time after that landing) just to check how dry, and not necessarily a pilot.
by pdw
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo lands on the street in yyc
Replies: 155
Views: 21765

Re: Navajo lands on the street in yyc

Agree, it's a definitely a possibililty ("mere speculation") that ample supply remains in there, s o m e w h e r e .
by pdw
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

Hope we haven't scared Brett away from flying forever ...
by pdw
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

Yes, without requoting many valid stateI remember as a new pilot at Brampton many decades ago, planning to take the Cardinal to the east coast for fun. I planned the trip well, discussed it with the CFI, and the trip was planned with guidance and advice. Ok if Brett is still searching, how would th...
by pdw
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

I would not be flying a 172 into a yellow radar return weather system under any conditions! Comparing progress of two tracks on something like flightaware between two aircraft would subject the info to the typical delay (5min?) ... so not necessarily yellow on their data yet for that location 5-10 ...
by pdw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

Brett may not need to pick a flight school, he might learn everything he needs to know right here just reading AV Canada. I studied the accident here that we're talking about in great detail in the weeks after. Not defending; it really looked to me that it was a surprise entry into the cloud ... jud...
by pdw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

Re: Re:

That's captured right at that accident's time. Previous hits at 4-5min intervals did not have the tiny red area (right side of the gap on above image) and the gap is clearer (maybe possible to retrieve from flight-aware). There were thunderstorms on the METAR that I posted for a full hour before th...
by pdw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

That's captured right at that accident's time. Previous hits at 4-5min intervals did not have the tiny red area (right side of the gap on above image) and the gap is clearer (maybe possible to retrieve from flight-aware). EDIT [C.W.E is using quotation marks below/next-post for what seems-to/might b...
by pdw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5774

Re: Brampton or St Catharines

Brett, both are good choices to learn at. We see Brampton aircraft quite often from the terminal, on practise flights. Choice depends where you live too, the proximity to the airport. privilege I meant that it's an option, to practice filing IFR even though VFR prevails. CpnCrunch, the 22:54 Metar w...

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