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by Broken Slinky
Fri May 11, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cirrus CAPS deployed - aircraft had crossed Pacific in Feb14
Replies: 71
Views: 10844

Re: Cirrus CAPS deployed - aircraft had crossed Pacific in Feb14

Don't know all the details but wondering why the pilot wasn't using the auto-pilot? Seems like a pretty easy way to avoid or lessen spatial disorientation, especially in IMC. Great to see they survived, beats being a smoldering spot on terra firma. Interesting point made in the article about the air...
by Broken Slinky
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11961

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Unless it has changed.... Landing fee for GA aircraft at LAX....$0.00 .....just saying That's true. The business model for US airports is a completely different monster than here in Canada. In the US, they feel they are a necessity for economic development and required infrastructure. Not sure if t...
by Broken Slinky
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test Info
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: PPL Flight Test Info

Very few are outright failures. Usually if someone isn’t going to make it through the test that gets identified on the ground, and the flight doesn’t happen. I believe the pass rate is around 70%, and the rest are partials. TC tracks the pass/fail rates and if a particular school is below the natio...
by Broken Slinky
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What don't you like about your plane???
Replies: 23
Views: 4331

Re: What don't you like about your plane???

JasonE wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:34 am
The only thing I don't like about my plane is the fact I have to keep filling it with avgas :)
I'm with JasonE, really hate sticking that nozzle in the hole before each flight. Only "complaint" about mine is I wish it had 100 lbs more useful load.
by Broken Slinky
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 48
Views: 8819

Re: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given

I'm of the opinion that if someone said that they saw fire, I'm getting the bird on the ground ASAP. I'm not taking a stroll through the cabin to verify it. Even if it turned out to be the strobes or sun lighting up the deicing fluid I'd prefer to be back on terra firma.
by Broken Slinky
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!
Replies: 40
Views: 4501

Re: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!

This is true. Even not so far north. Night flying over parts of eastern Ontario on a hazy night, over water, in and around Algonquin, are effectively IMC. There have been fatal accidents from those who disrespected the difference, including a recent departure from Parry Sound. Make sure someone tea...
by Broken Slinky
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avgas
Replies: 78
Views: 10119

Re: Avgas

Back when I worked in the gas for airplanes business, I was told that avgas production was .025% of gasoline production Would bet that percentage is even lower. I was told that only 1% of the aviation fuel produced in Canada is AvGas, the other 99% is Jet A. Even that number seemed high to me based...
by Broken Slinky
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Following (radar surveillance for VFR)
Replies: 33
Views: 2539

Re: Flight Following (radar surveillance for VFR)

I've used flight following lots of times along the Windsor, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City corridor. Especially like it if I have passengers and they run us right beside the CN Tower. Makes for great photo ops. We also tend to take short cuts through US airspace so we have to request flight followin...
by Broken Slinky
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

As JasonE said, the Spot and most PLBs wont activate automatically. You'd have to ensure they're on and functioning before the crash in the event you're incapacitated. I had a Spot but the subscription plans have become very silly over the last 2-3 years. When I first activated it, the plan was $100...
by Broken Slinky
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 72
Views: 11224

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

For the Aircam i would have to disagree. First, the words 'fast' and 'Aircam' do not belong together in the same sentence. Typical aircam flying is at 50 to 60 mph and with Vso of 38 mph you have a good margin (1.5+) over your stall speed. Given that at these speeds you're still only running about ...
by Broken Slinky
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electronic Pilot Logbook!!! Any Suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2671

Re: Electronic Pilot Logbook!!! Any Suggestions?

HiFlyChick wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:55 pm
Wow - guess I'm more of a cheapskate than you guys - I just put my stuff in an Excel spreadsheet....
I'm using an Excel spreadsheet too. I have the file in a Dropbox folder so it automatically syncs to my other devices. As long as I can get an internet connection, I'm golden.
by Broken Slinky
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 72
Views: 11224

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

that's exactly what Icon wants you to be doing - based on their marketing and promotional material. Seems that's the marketing for AirCam as well. Noticing a lot of photos and videos on Facebook showing pilots running low and fast over ground and water. Sure doesn't leave a lot of "outs" when the l...
by Broken Slinky
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 4 Hurt in Plane Crash at Brampton
Replies: 53
Views: 6228

Re: 4 Hurt in Plane Crash at Brampton

g_goo_goo wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:07 pm
08 has a displaced threshold. There's a small tree at the railroad crossing/entrance to BFC maybe 300-400 ft from the end of the runway. They must have been low.
I fly into CNC3 often. That tree is maybe 30'-35' tall. They were definitely really low.
by Broken Slinky
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lancair ES type certificate ---Help Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Lancair ES type certificate ---Help Needed

How was it that you came to ask their permission to fly something you had a licence to fly anyway? It all boiled down to me not knowing the CARs as well as I should. Contacted TC to get clarification on the "high performance" rules since I couldn't find anything. That's what set the wheels in motio...
by Broken Slinky
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lancair ES type certificate ---Help Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Lancair ES type certificate ---Help Needed

They requested it because the horsepower was documented at more than 300HP. I couldn't find any definition of high performance using 300HP anywhere and asked for clarification. Never did get a straight answer from them. At first I thought that maybe they bumped the FAA's number of 200HP to 300HP sin...
by Broken Slinky
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 General Hiring Outlook
Replies: 14
Views: 3422

Re: 2018 General Hiring Outlook

From what we're seeing on the FTU side of things, if you have a pulse and a CPL, you're going to be hired. Guys with 1500 hours are being pushed to left seat. Rather scary thought when you think that total cockpit time could be less than 2000 hours.
by Broken Slinky
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lancair ES type certificate ---Help Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Lancair ES type certificate ---Help Needed

Interesting that TC is being so picky about "on type". TC in Ontario was satisfied with a commercial pilot with turbine time for me to get my high performance (Cessna TTX).
by Broken Slinky
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: a problem with compass swing
Replies: 27
Views: 5365

Re: a problem with compass swing

Was the compass swing performed on the ground with the aircraft near the same location each time? Did you try it in the air? I had one that was just out of tolerance on the ground but in the air was fine. Ended up being something magnetic located where we were doing the swing on the ground. Other co...
by Broken Slinky
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Runaway Trim
Replies: 22
Views: 3484

Re: Runaway Trim

digits_ wrote:So YOU are the one that makes all those labels fade :mrgreen:
Yeppers! I'm that jerk. :) The replacement stickers for mine are fairly inexpensive so...
by Broken Slinky
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Not far enough into the hangar
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: Not far enough into the hangar

Google translate: Video: Strong winds cause Magnicharters plane to slip into a hangar Intense rains recorded in much of northern Mexico and the intensity of gusts and winds that struck last Monday, August 7, caused material damages mainly in the Airports of the North and the International of Monterr...
by Broken Slinky
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Runaway Trim
Replies: 22
Views: 3484

Re: Runaway Trim

The plane that I fly has a "reverse" circuit breaker collar installed on the trim CB for easier disconnect. Also has the yoke switch that should de-energize I also installed the breaker caps on essentials like trim. I'm in the habit of running my hand across them as I do my checklist so I remember ...
by Broken Slinky
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!
Replies: 23
Views: 5719

Re: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!

It's not just the jets. It every airplane a corp has big or small example a family farm own a smal twin or turbine single. He/she flys from rural can to the city for a weekend cattle sale brings his spouse along. She goes shopping in the city unrelated to his purpose of the trip. Bang pony up. If t...
by Broken Slinky
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!
Replies: 23
Views: 5719

Re: Another Blow to Canadian aviation!

The only people this is hurting are companies and individuals without an accounting and legal department backing them up. Those guys are clever. S. You'll just see a lot of spouses listed as consultants or assistants. Silly. Sounds like somebody writing policy was told to start writing more policy!...
by Broken Slinky
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: seeking fbo at CYQB
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: seeking fbo at CYQB

gwagen's prices are right in line with what I paid the last time I parked at Avjet in Quebec City. They rolled out the red carpet and treated us like a jet. Helped bring in our bags, called a taxi before we got into the FBO. Had the plane fueled and ready for when we left two days later. Don't remem...
by Broken Slinky
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario To NFLD
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

Re: Ontario To NFLD

Not sure its worth the hassle of going through customs just to land in LFVM to get my book stamped! It's actually not any more of a hassle than landing at any other airport and checking in with someone behind the counter at the FBO. Canadians are "grandfathered" in, just need to show ID. http://www...

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