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by Meddler
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 172 on floats - upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: Cessna 172 on floats - upgrade?

My advice would be upgrade to the 185 if you can afford it. It won't be long in the 180 befor you start thinking hmm, maybe I need extended baggage-stol kit, etc. Also you ll be able to load up 3 family members in the 180 but then you ll be at max weight and un satisfied with the performance!
by Meddler
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch your drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 4550

Re: Watch your drinks

I totally thought this was going to be about a pilot getting roofied

:rolleyes:
by Meddler
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATC Survey, Please Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: ATC Survey, Please Help

How do we get the beer?

Jk, I'll have a look.
by Meddler
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Keeping white shirts white
Replies: 35
Views: 4938

Re: Keeping white shirts white

Not a moment too soon trey cool. My faith in the sarcastic backbone of this site was almost gone. Real pilots wear plaid shirts and hip boots, if they have to wear white its one of three disastrous life events: a wedding, a funeral, or they had to apply to Jazz! :mrgreen:
by Meddler
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float flying technique
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

Float flying technique

This stems from comments on the thread about the float 208 accident in China. My float experience is quite limited, Cessna only. I was taught by a very experienced float pilot to use the rolling a float technique as a matter of course, and that it helped with any remotely heavy, high, or hot takeoff...
by Meddler
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down in China
Replies: 52
Views: 8512

Re: Seaplane down in China

Well said. Also there are floatplanes that will not fly at anywhere near gross weight without rolling a float. So better learn it and get proficient before graduating from the empty trainers.
by Meddler
Thu May 26, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Poll: Best Company - Pacific
Replies: 13
Views: 2443

Re: Poll: Best Company - Pacific

Well, if they refused to ever lay anyone off and therefore went bankrupt so everyone lost their jobs I guess that would rule out best status as well eh.
by Meddler
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44
Replies: 44
Views: 4186

Re: PRISON ESCAPE IN A R44

i think they should have done more chin-ups while they were in jail.
by Meddler
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Voyageur Airways King Air tow bar left attached
Replies: 27
Views: 8165

Re: Voyageur Airways King Air tow bar left attached

"Make sure that suckers on good, we have 700 miles to go."

This gives me more faith in the integrity of be20 landing gear systems at least..
by Meddler
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Don't work for money.
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: Don't work for money.

What a nice sentiment. Follow your passion and money will follow.

Pretty optimistic. More like: follow your passion, and if you are actually that passionate about it you will make it work with what money you get.
by Meddler
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emoticons or Smilies or whatever....
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Emoticons or Smilies or whatever....

Ha ha
by Meddler
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emoticons or Smilies or whatever....
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Emoticons or Smilies or whatever....

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by Meddler
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emoticons or Smilies or whatever....
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Emoticons or Smilies or whatever....

How about extending the ban to all written corespondence? Instead we could all use this brilliant system called "English".
by Meddler
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I've bought a canoe. I've a cessna 182. I've questions.
Replies: 23
Views: 1765

Re: I've bought a canoe. I've a cessna 182. I've questions.

The 16 hrs driving would fly by compared to whatever flight time you would spend wondering if you re about to die... I would say buy some floats for the 182. Then go get it. You'll get two birds stoned at once! In all seriousness I can't imagine any way it would work on wheels without some major mods.
by Meddler
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bleed Air Fail Light-B200
Replies: 11
Views: 4585

Re: Bleed Air Fail Light-B200

I'd say being able to stay at fl210 on one flow pack is pretty good, considering the age and leaky nature of some 200s.
by Meddler
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unpaid Company Groundschool
Replies: 46
Views: 4127

Re: Unpaid Company Groundschool

I can't find the "ducking for cover" emoji....
by Meddler
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unpaid Company Groundschool
Replies: 46
Views: 4127

Re: Unpaid Company Groundschool

Normally to sit in a classroom and be taught things that will help you get a job, you need to pay for the privilege.
by Meddler
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: IFR flight itinerary

I was talking about the kind of ifr itinerary that you file with atc, as opposed to a flight plan also filed with atc. I think if you "popped up" in need of an ifr clearance and didn't have a flight plan at all, they would probably do thier best to fit you in, depending on the airspace and traffic. ...
by Meddler
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: IFR flight itinerary

If you are leaving g from a controlled airspace, you will get a clearance before you take off as usual. Then you would get cleared to en route frequencies as you leave controlled airspace. Coming back into controlled, you would call center before you enter controlled airspace, and get something like...
by Meddler
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Operating on skis from lakes within city limits
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Re: Operating on skis from lakes within city limits

As far as the approach goes, I don't know. But for use of the lake, look into which jurisdiction controls the surface. In some places the shoreline(for example, a dock attached to the bank) is controlled by the city, while the lake itself is federal or provincial.
by Meddler
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ground school question
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: ground school question

Good advice by all. Weather is fascinating, being able to understand what it's doing is both satisfying and handy for survival. Yes there are questions on cloud base, air masses, kinds of fog etc. In fact the exam writers seem a bit obsesed with naming fog. I find remembering all the names a pain to...
by Meddler
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cessna 208 - Engine Failure in KingFisher
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: Cessna 208 - Engine Failure in KingFisher

They glide better than some things..supercubs and washing machines. Can't think of much else.

Anyone else wonder how the fcu failure caused low oil pressure? I hope they didn't hook on a new fcu and send him back out :shock:
by Meddler
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fast Air Gear Up YIV Jan9
Replies: 24
Views: 4445

Re: Fast Air Gear Up YIV Jan9

Let's not start that whole flaps up after landing thing again. It was beat to death last year as I recall. I'm more curious about why did someone do this? One switch is shaped like a flap, the other like a wheel, and they are on different sides of the cockpit. I don't buy the "tired" thing. Tired ma...
by Meddler
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Malaysia’s First ‘Islam Compliant’ Airline, Rayani Air.
Replies: 54
Views: 8206

Re: Malaysia’s First ‘Islam Compliant’ Airline, Rayani Air.

Good question. Probably until the God of economics wills it to...

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