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by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Helicopter down in Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Helicopter down in Quebec

'Looks like this one: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232383 Bell 206L-4 C-GSQA, and an injured pilot. Tourist sledders might not have given their plan a lot of thought, we accept that they are low experience, they perhaps put their faith in a guide, who has also paid with his life. If the guid...
by PilotDAR
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Helicopter down in Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Helicopter down in Quebec

Buried in the middle of this sad story is report of a helicopter down too: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/snowmobile-ice-fall-1.5435756 That's sad. When I trained our search and rescue people, I would remind them that just because they are searching, they are not immune to an accident! I sp...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Spin Entry Controls

jam the power forward Easy on the throttle please. Spins can be flown throttle closed, and that's the better way to practice. There's no real benefit to aggravating things, it does nothing to improve the learning outcome. 172's with the camber lift wing (1974 and later) are a little less eager to d...
by PilotDAR
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Spin Entry Controls

Spins can be entered power on or power off. Both would have a slow approach to the stall, and then application of full rudder. A snap roll will have a very rapid application of stick back and rudder, from a faster entry speed. It'll involve G's, where a normal stall/spin should not involve G's durin...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11622

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

'Learn something new every day! (Though I should have realized that everything gets studied!)
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Spin Entry Controls

I was required (by Transport Canada) to demonstrate 75% power spins in a Lake Amphibian while flight testing for a 210 HP Lycoming installation. Against the torque, it just hung there, and would not enter. With the torque, it just snap rolled, it never really dropped the nose. One power on snap roll...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11622

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

This accident had nothing to do with the pilot's gender I struggle to think of any accidents in which the pilot's gender could have been a factor. Perhaps there might have been one, but it doesn't come to mind. I certainly know that all of the safety training I have received has never mentioned pil...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

I agree that we pilots have an obligation to reduce the effect of our planes on the community when doing so places no burden on us. I reduce RPM as early as possible during, or after takeoff. For the record (and I have done the testing to prove it), a C 182 amphib with a 550, will be 60 feet higher ...
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

Not a new story. Not life altering, either. Very, very true! We, in aviation, lead a charmed life, even if it is not perfect. So someone unplugs my plane, and it won't start as I go to leave at the end of the day. 'Worst is that I have to cab it to a hotel for the night, and warm it up to start it ...
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: GTA Medical Examiners

Though out of the GTA, I do recommend Dr. Kelly Wright in Barrie. Book about a month in advance though, she keeps busy!
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

My bad, sorry, yes, Director of Maintenance, for the only operator at that airport, who controls that apron, an probably wired the extension cords himself. I simply trust that he would not give permission for me to use a power cord for which he did not feel he had authority. It was his choice to tel...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11622

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

have you ever seen the jettison door arrangement on 152s? I saw that suggested elsewhere for the cargo doors. Yes, I know the 152 systems well, it's okay for a 152, though it's not an appropriate solution for a 206. The 206 doors have other latches which would make pulling hinge pins not enough to ...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

Could it have been someone's extension cord, and they were miffed that you plugged into it? I think not, it was hard wired to the main power (bus?) on the apron, and I still had the DOM's permission to use it! I know it's petty, and a first world problem, but to me, it's akin to removing someone's ...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

someone’s parking spot
No, it was the main apron, for club and visiting airplanes, but, I still asked, in case it was an assigned club plane spot.
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11622

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Wat would it cost for a company to engineer a fix ( Make the forward door fixed and increase the aft door and put a handle on it ) $10-$15000 ? Is TC too anal to fast track approval of a companies aft door mod kit ? Will Cessna be trying to prevent this kind of mod? Well, let's take this step by st...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Just a little miffed - preheating

So I'm just a little miffed at someone; I flew to one of our well known GA airports yesterday, to test fly a client's plane. The DOM at the airport knew I was coming. It was cold! So when I parked on the apron for the better part of the day, I chose a spot with an extension cord present, then before...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

Certain parts may be "made" in accordance with the proper data. That's the standard which allows you to replace a skin from stock aluminum sheet, rather buying a skin from the manufacturer. In the case of Cessna, they generally tell you what material to use, so that gets you pretty well down the roa...
by PilotDAR
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of maintaining your airplane
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: The importance of maintaining your airplane

An important element, and one the pilot can easily accomplish, is to make sure everything you control does what it is supposed to do, the way it's supposed to do it. As a part of this, most flight manuals provide at lease some system descriptions. It is your responsibility to be familiar with operat...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using rudder to turn
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Using rudder to turn

I can't imagine ruddering a plane around at all, much less in an emergency, has any merit. If it were a good idea, it would be a) trained in flight training, and b) described in the emergency procedures section of flight manuals. Cross controlling a plane adds drag, and decreases stability. If you'r...
by PilotDAR
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.
Replies: 15
Views: 1766

Re: Choosing not to fly -- After a crisis.

One of my mentors has been my now retired Fire Chief. In my capacity as a firefighter, I was one of the people who cut him out of his crushed pickup truck in year 2000. He was the better part of a year before he was back in action with us. The mentoring was not only all the fire stuff over the years...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Advise ATC if a pilot is sick
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: Advise ATC if a pilot is sick

I had this happen to me, and I just covered for the guy, flew single pilot and didn't tell anybody. Me too.. I was young and naive. Timmins to Thunder Bay on night. He was just doubled over with food poisoning. I asked him if he wanted to go back. He asked me if I was okay to continue to T Bay, and...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Spin Entry Controls

Pro spin controls should not be maintained in order to allow a full spin to develop as this is negative training. Agreed. I've had a few types surprise me by needing an asserted recovery, where previous spins seemed comparatively benign. During demonstration of compliance for spin recovery, the sta...
by PilotDAR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 2209

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

Like a conversation in the clubhouse, not everything one has to say will be heard, or perhaps even welcomed by everyone. If the majority of what people contribute here is positively received, and helps to generate interest in aviation, and promote safety, it was, on the whole, a success. The bits th...
by PilotDAR
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 8838

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Yeah, I think their system is flawed, and I do not have confidence in it. Even amber alerts, though important in some locales, are not important to me at home (I live on the edge on nowhere, on a dead end road). I'm not going to jump into my car, and drive out to the highway, in the hope of randomly...
by PilotDAR
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability
Replies: 17
Views: 504

Re: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability

I'm not a lawyer, though I have been exposed to accidents. injury and claims to insurance companies. Certainly, get legal advice before you sign, that's always fair. Before that, I'd simply ask the manager of the flying school to explain the whole document to you line by line. One of three things wi...

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