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by pelmet
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Inflation is coming...in a big way.
Replies: 81
Views: 5834

Re: Inflation is coming...in a big way.

rookiepilot wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:34 am Reiterating.

Food prices moving north in a hurry. Other stuff to follow.
Might want to watch this first....

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2 ... berg-video
by pelmet
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash

Heliian wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:50 am Sounds like the cheese lined up.

Interesting note about the "instructor" who had no pilot record for the last 12 years because his alleged logbook was on his phone which was destroyed.
He would have been doing plenty of flying, logged or not, if you ask people that knew him.
by pelmet
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash

Geez, I wish people would post the dates of the crash in their subject lines when they post. I saw this today and my heart skipped a beat thinking it just happened. The date’s right there under the title on the forum index page. Yeah the small, much less noticeable print An important point. The dat...
by pelmet
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 108
Views: 4455

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

"As Quebec postpones surgeries, breast enhancements and butt lifts still a go"

Doctors worry better money drawing health-care staff away from COVID-19 fight in public hospitals

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.5871519
by pelmet
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 108
Views: 4455

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

A well known Democrat in the Obama administration and former mayor of Chicago said this..... “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/717228-you-never-want-a-serio...
by pelmet
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: Three dead in Edmonton plane crash

I wonder why the PIC couldn't fly alone. This accident reminds me of a guy I flew with one time. He was flying a Tiger Moth 40 years previous and crashed it while circling over a friends place. Tight turns at low level are high risk potential, especially when one is flying over something they want t...
by pelmet
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Landed on a Highway Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Landed on a Highway Thread

C-FGZN, a privately registered Cessna 170A, was conducting a flight from Steinbach (CJB3) MB to Winnipeg St. Andrews (CYAV) MB. When approximately 4 nm north of CYAV and on the approach for Runway 18, the pilot noticed a rapid drop in oil pressure and followed by the complete loss of engine power. T...
by pelmet
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 22
Views: 4215

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

Has anybody had any experience with this system? Yes, in 2009 I was doing some helicopter evaluation flying up and down the Fraser River east of Langley. As I approached the wires crossing at Mission, on any radio frequency turned, I could hear fading in to a crescendo, then fading out: wires - wir...
by pelmet
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Recent prop safety minor stories
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Recent prop safety minor stories

Four times in the last three months, I have seen people turn props in the direction of rotation just out of the blue with almost no notice or time to react. Two on cold engines to make room for a wingtip while maneuvering in a hangar. The other two were on warm engines(of aircraft I just flew) by in...
by pelmet
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 22
Views: 4215

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

I found this paragraph interesting...... "Obstacle collision avoidance system In 2008, BC Hydro implemented an obstacle collision avoidance system (OCAS) on spans of power transmission lines along known aviation routes as a trial at 4 sites in the province, including the occurrence site. The sy...
by pelmet
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

I'm pretty sure truckers crossing the border then picking up a cheeseburger at some diner isn't spreading Covid...it's the 60 -person backyard parties that people are having in Brampton and Surrey. Once again, the same old misleading excuses to do nothing. Do you really think that truckdrivers on t...
by pelmet
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Countries like Australia and New Zealand are islands which make it easier to isolate as well. We live in a country that requires hundreds of thousands of border crossings a month with the USA in order for us to survive/ eat / have any economy. We can close our border to international travellers but...
by pelmet
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Countries like Australia and New Zealand are islands which make it easier to isolate as well. We live in a country that requires hundreds of thousands of border crossings a month with the USA in order for us to survive/ eat / have any economy. We can close our border to international travellers but...
by pelmet
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Let me ask you something Dash.....how do you think the UK covid got into Canada. Perhaps....international travel. Here is what I read yesterday..... "New coronavirus variant could dominate in Ontario by next month, model shows COVID-19 cases double in 10 to 15 days, rather than in 40 days with ...
by pelmet
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Check That Control Stick Attachment
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Check That Control Stick Attachment

The rear stick in the Scout CAN be removed. ACA actually makes a cover to go over the exposed stub that remains. It is not the front seat that is the problem, it is the rear seat. This AD: https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/AOCADSearch/641CA4D3962CB6008625765E004F1CE0?Open...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

As for the airlines, the problem is not the air travel, it is the social aspect of the travel between the departure and return flight, at least for tourists. They should forcibly quarantine every one of those returning travelers for two weeks at their expense at a secure facility like Australia and...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Check That Control Stick Attachment
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Check That Control Stick Attachment

RatherBeFlying wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:18 pm The weld on the seat tube can break. I know one glider club that had a spare seat on hand.
I guess I should check the welds with a flashlight, if that is possible.

Thanks.
by pelmet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

355 positive cases result in 1900 contacts, what multiple would you use to get the real percentage of people who ignore public health orders and perpetuate the situation we’re in? "So plenty of people have died because people were unwilling to make changes to their lifestyle and have therefore...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreign Airlines take CEWS
Replies: 34
Views: 2025

Re: Foreign Airlines take CEWS

I don’t think people are that pissed off about inmates getting vaccinated. They’re pissed off because the vaccination effort in general has been a total gong show but inmates are getting vaccinated in timely manner. All the levels of government involved had months to prepare for this and didn’t do ...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Check That Control Stick Attachment
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Check That Control Stick Attachment

Unfortunately in Citabrias and Scouts, the rear stick is not removable and the front seat sometimes collapses onto the back seat, killing the pilot. Actually, I have been flying Citabrias and Decalthlon and wasn't aware of this. Was this collapsing because of improper installation of the seats of t...

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