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by PilotDAR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Small aircraft loading

Not saying its right im just saying I have never seen someone break out the pen and paper or the wheel before they get in. Well... I was glad I had when I was ramp checked by TC at the dock in Yellowknife after I pulled up in the 185. I had all of my paperwork, including a written W&B for the fligh...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Small aircraft loading

As for the weight and balance if it is on floats look at the back of the floats but also the spreader bar. If the spreader bar is close to water and back of floats are under you are heavy but ok. You're okay, if you've done a reasonable weight and balance calculation, and found yourself to be in li...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the loose clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Watch the loose clothing

'Wondered about the complete electrical failure I had last week flying the flying boat. 'Turns out I'd caught the master switch with the pant leg of the immersion suit I was wearing. Once diagnosed, rectification was very easy! Decades back, I had occasion to meet a pilot who had one of those nice l...
by PilotDAR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

Stupid mud season is starting here, so it's getting harder to do
Yeah, me too... Though it seems to be drying up more quickly than past springtimes... I was flying off the early morning frost, but that's done for the season now...
by PilotDAR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited
Replies: 20
Views: 3585

Re: In ‘stunning’ reversal, Pickering is asking for airport to be expedited

Downsview would have always been a wonderful choice, particularly being on the subway line. However, civil traffic was never welcomed there, and purposefully excluded by the fact that Downsview was/is a military base, and deHavilland/Bombardier it's sore user. I flew in and out for years when I work...
by PilotDAR
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

Yup, self isolated in both my planes in the last week! The world looks very normal and peaceful from up there!
by PilotDAR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tips on selling block time?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Tips on selling block time?

Well, it the absence of other comments, and respecting that my thoughts may differ from other people's; I bought my first plane (which I still own) 33 years ago, specifically so I would not have to share it. Many people before, and since, have been very generous with allowing me to fly their planes,...
by PilotDAR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: One of the best accident reports I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: One of the best accident reports I've ever read

one wing might have been close to the stalling angle of attack during the descending turn... but at an estimated 140 knots. Which means he'd have to be pulling like 3g's or also be very uncoordinated on the controls. Not impossible but the Finding on its own without context is a bit unhelpful.) Jus...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Muskoka Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: Muskoka Crash

That seems strange. I assumed that it was the touchdown that was the problem. About my last memory was looking out the right side window at perfect water, thinking to my self... we're going to touch.... now.... and we did - nicely. We were down, and I relaxed, planning to get out at the dock, and s...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Muskoka Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: Muskoka Crash

personal flotation device use and egress training for seaplanes." Have both when you fly water. I had both when I needed them - 'only used the PFD, egress was by ejection. But, the PFD very certainly save my life.... And, the pilot flying me was not flying like a jerk, completely normal landing and...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: One of the best accident reports I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

One of the best accident reports I've ever read

Here is the report of a jump Caravan crash in Ireland:

http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/fil...l%20Report.pdf

It is one of the most thorough and well written reports I have ever seen!
by PilotDAR
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane in the Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Floatplane in the Trees

Only 2 times you can be absolutely certain of the fuel quantity.
Yup! 'Flown one regularly, the other once :shock:
by PilotDAR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

You can get a sixty day extension on application prior to expiration if you can demonstrate there was no reasonable way to get a renewal in the ninety days prior to expiration. Here's the ticket (pun intended). I have found the Toronto TC doctor to be entirely reasonable (and I sort of put the poor...
by PilotDAR
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition between aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Transition between aircraft

a plane my buddy owns, some need a checkout, some are fine with their previous experience. As an example of this, my buddy owned a 182RG for years. He kindly let me fly it, and over many years, I probably flew it 100 hours, where he put near a thousand on it. He sold it and downsized to a really ni...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition between aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Transition between aircraft

What an appropriate question! The answer is that it should not matter, but it does, and different amounts of matter to different people (airplane providers/insurers). The more experience you get on different types, and the broader that experience on each type (airwork and emergencies) the easier it ...
by PilotDAR
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tire Fix-it-Kits
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Tire Fix-it-Kits

I don't buy it. I've landed with a flat main tire on a taildragger, and not lose directional control, nor nosed over. I had to use the pedals more than usual (my first clue!), but not a problem to stay on the runway. More of a problem to get off!
by PilotDAR
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2516

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

Either way, it seems I'm better off not hiding it, and certainly not lying about it.
Correct; the event is not a big deal, misrepresenting it would be!
by PilotDAR
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2516

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

if I had another incident, they would have to explain to their insurance or regulators why I was allowed to continue after already causing damage. Is that a legitimate concern after what I did? Cop out comment. They seem to be saying that they are not confident that they cannot train you to not do ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2516

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

TalkingPie, I support all of the advice above. If the school would not at least have an open discussion with you about your future business, before asking you to leave, take your PTR and go. Training is a team effort, and they are not being a good enough team member to you. You've met your obligatio...
by PilotDAR
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2516

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

They made you pay for the damage? No, I offered, it was my fault, not theirs. I cracked a back window. The only problem was Cessna had numbered all the 172RG parts with a "-RG" on the part number, and quadrupled the price. So I payed for a rather expensive 172 back window. Brampton very kindly abso...
by PilotDAR
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2516

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

Getting kicked out because you went bump, and were a total jerk about it, maybe... Getting kicked out after you took responsibility, 'doesn't sound right to me. Yeah, I damaged Brampton's Cutless RG back in the early '80's. My fault, I reported it right away, I paid for the damage, and everyone move...
by PilotDAR
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1501

Re: Good time to quit training?

but I hope you see I won't just trust anyone.
No problem, don't ask for an opinion to not trust!
by PilotDAR
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1501

Re: Good time to quit training?

but with anonymity you don't know who actually knows what they're saying In the context of the internet, what is anonymity? The fact that you can't associate a poster with their name or face? If you could associate a name or face to a post here, would that assure you that the poster knows what they...
by PilotDAR
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1501

Re: Good time to quit training?

I'd like to but people like "Mentour Pilot" who to me has a lot more credit than people on AV Canada said it's a 9/11 level impact
I don't understand; You have a "Mentour Pilot", whom you take to be more credible than the group here? Okay, but then why ask here if we are not credible?
by PilotDAR
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1501

Re: Good time to quit training?

Everyone is saying this is a 9/11 impact event?
Here? Or, not everyone?

You either want to fly, or you don't want to fly, you don't need to ask the group here what you want to do...

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