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by PilotDAR
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Performance data C-206 on 3430 EDO floats

This topic is the elephant in the room with TC, with respect to mods, particularly multi mods. Gathering and approving performance is an immense task. I've done it a few times, and never considered the resulting performance data worth the cost to get it, apply the required corrections, write the fli...
by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A reminder obout flying unprotected light airplanes in Ice
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: A reminder obout flying unprotected light airplanes in Ice

I watched a pilot with three passengers taxi in at Bradford, Pennsylvania, decades back, in a 172 that looked like that. The pilot did not look anywhere near as scared as he should have looked. I've had two unintended icing encounters in non deiced plane, and one in a deiced plane, each of which ren...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: For Dash Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: For Dash Fans

When Dash 8 serial number one was painted at DH, it was a rush to get it ready for rollout. A few of us were around that Sunday evening, and went down to the paint shop to sneak a look at the beauty. We were volunteered to help. It turned out that somehow, they'd pulled it into the paint shop with t...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Choosing plane for PPL training
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Choosing plane for PPL training

A 150 just doesn't have the payload unless you and any potential passengers are tiny. A 152 does. Sorta. If you really need to haul a load, buy a load hauler, which a 150/152 was never designed to be. That said, I took my wife, two folding bikes, and a very modest amount of luggage in my 150, and f...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

For a Cessna 140, as long as you learn to land three point, and wheel landing, and can handle a 10 MPH crosswind, I would really not be too worried about picking up any bad habits in it. In a turbine twin, yes, you could pick up bad habits, in a single taildragger, not so much. Just don't let the go...
by PilotDAR
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

I'll log those as duel Dual will be safer, both you and your uncle can claim victory, and live.... Crosswinds: It's a plane, like any other plane, while in flight. When taking off, or landing in a crosswind, it's still a plane, and can still be flown. Don't be afraid of it. If, you cannot taxi it s...
by PilotDAR
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Latest Engine Overhaul costs
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: Latest Engine Overhaul costs

I'm very happy to recommend John and the staff at ATC Engines at Orillia, he's done several engines for me, always a good outcome. Though he's not right on the airport, he's close enough that having the engine re-n-re'd by Orillia Aviation works okay. Otherwise, it's into the back of a pickup (usual...
by PilotDAR
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

Until enforcement goes up to places like YXL every day and stands on these operators' heads, nothing will change for the better. That's an unfortunate perspective. Personally, I don't need TC Enforcement staff lurking around the corner to prompt me to assure that my flying is safe and compliant, I ...
by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

What I reason said. And to add, be sure to be proficient in wheel landings and three point (which wheel landings being my preference) before you decide you're checked out. Treat directional control as though you're trying to land on a sidewalk, zero tolerance for wandering laterally, keep it exactly...
by PilotDAR
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Forecasting maintenance costs on high total time aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Forecasting maintenance costs on high total time aircraft

Look for a PM. In the mean time, aging aircraft are a growing issue. Age and hours are an indicator of possible condition, though too little use is also a problem. Piper low wing Cherokee series deserve a special understanding before a decision. Cessna too are the subject of additional aging aircraf...
by PilotDAR
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 2981

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

if you don't respect the wind (weather), you're operating at considerable risk. Yeah, I was guilty of this last summer. I was the passenger for a quick flight to drop me off to a friend's place a few lakes down the way in Norway. My pilot was the person I had trained years back, and he has become v...
by PilotDAR
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Generally good advice preceding, embrace it, and you'll be on the right path. In terms of learning, and taking advice (information) from trusted pilots, consider the following: You are the sponge, dry and new. The learning and information is the water. In the beginning, no matter how much water you ...
by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C172 flips over on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 2345

Re: C172 flips over on landing

Thanks, and I fixed my misplaced quote marks too!

See, even experienced male pilots make mistakes!
by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C172 flips over on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 2345

Re: C172 flips over on landing

Maybe she .....Will become a pilot of excellence, like many pilots o know of both genders, and use her great skills to avoid flying C 150's in 95 MPH winds, and contemplating behind the power curve glassy water approaches. We have all done some things in airplanes which were not good. Really? Are t...
by PilotDAR
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cirrus chutes
Replies: 88
Views: 4922

Re: Cirrus chutes

Glide to somewhere uninhabited and pull the chute there
Like this:

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No harm to people on the ground, I guess it's up to the pilot if they'd rather roll out, or thump on!
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hydro Helicopter Tweed
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Hydro Helicopter Tweed

cutting corners when production pressures are placed on their shoulders In this case, it was the opposite of that. The three crew in the back were being positioned back to the staging area as a courtesy, to save them the walk through the snowy bush. A thoughtful gesture by the pilot, which came bac...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cirrus chutes
Replies: 88
Views: 4922

Re: Cirrus chutes

The alternative could be crashing that same plane at 160 kph in a house or beach where people are present The point is to control the plane so as to prevent collisions with people on the ground. To control the path of the plane, the plane must be controllable. It's certified to glide, so glide it a...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cirrus chutes
Replies: 88
Views: 4922

Re: Cirrus chutes

Yeah, you pull the 'chute, and Cirrus gets to sell another plane. In the meantime, yours has impacted the surface, perhaps not where you intended. Just the other week it was reported that a Cirrus under a 'chute killed several unsuspecting people on the ground. We pilots do not have the privilege of...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hydro Helicopter Tweed
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Hydro Helicopter Tweed

While securing the cargo and practicing proper seat belt requirements were discussed during the pilot's briefing in the morning, the report said it was left up to the workers to see those things through. So the occupants of the helicopter were given a briefing that morning, and I'm confident asked ...
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Question about minor modifications
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: Question about minor modifications

I've done flight testing for both airplane and helicopter landing light approvals. "Acceptable type" should be interpreted to mean that a person appointed by Transport Canada/FAA must accept the light, and it's installation in the aircraft. It's a little subjective, but ultimately the result of a te...
by PilotDAR
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Question about minor modifications
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: Question about minor modifications

Refer to this criteria to make the Major/Minor determination for a Canadian aircraft: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada/corporate/acts-regulations/regulations/sor-96-433/part5-standards-a571sa-1893.htm If you determine it is a minor mod, and you have data such as AC43.13 which covers it, you'...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 Reasons to find a new student
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: 50 Reasons to find a new student

Squaretail is right on.

Students, avoid being on Squaretail's list. You'll attract better training, and you'll survive better as a pilot!
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Never heard of this old AC incident before
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Never heard of this old AC incident before

Yes, it's a DC-8. I have a faint recollection of this fire at YYZ, though I don't remember the cause.
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: New Pilot

Inquire with photo survey companies
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 117
Views: 4134

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

Ahhhh, what's this thread about? Boeing, the FAA and certification? Religion? Trim vs speed?

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