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by lhalliday
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bucket list
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: Bucket list

I've run the numbers and could fly trans-Atlantic with a modest ferry tank. I could also fly trans-Pacific (PAOM-UHMD), but it's a long way to Nome, and an even longer way from Provideniya to anywhere more interesting (e.g. Vladivostok, Sapporo). And other issues, of course. 100LL? What's Russian fo...
by lhalliday
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CYNJ CADORS
Replies: 27
Views: 2491

Re: CYNJ CADORS

Most activity at Langley is flying school aircraft, which is why schools show up so frequently. But Boundary Bay and Pitt Meadows are also training-heavy and I've seen some crazy stuff at both airports. Just no CADORS. Let's not talk about Chilliwack, OK? :P Langley can be tricky, but, still, this i...
by lhalliday
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Frequency Saturation in Glen Valley/Pitt Meadows PAs again today!
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Frequency Saturation in Glen Valley/Pitt Meadows PAs again today!

Here in Kamloops we don't have any (T) airspace, but the unofficial practice area is the west end of Kamloops Lake around Copper Creek. Stay north as much as possible, away from the extended centreline of 09/27. Stay on YKA's frequency. Nav Canada know about it: the first time I told FSS I was depar...
by lhalliday
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2477

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

ITAR? International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Law that says (among other things) that GPS receivers that will work above specified speeds (1000 knots) or altitudes (FL600) are sensitive products that require export approval. The intent was to make it impossible for bad guys to use them in guided...
by lhalliday
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2477

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

I've always wondered about Concorde in this respect, either the regulations were different or there were things we just didn't see on the flight deck.

They also would have had ITAR issues with GPS navigation, but GPS wasn't a big thing in planes until after they were retired.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 2028

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

I did my PPL spins in a Cherokee. Minimum entry altitude 4000 AGL, minimum recovery altitude 3000 AGL. They spin fine, but take aggressive (abusive?) control inputs to do so. My Musketeer is not certified for intentional spins (slow recovery plus a tendency to spiral). I got an incipient spin once o...
by lhalliday
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Long Landing Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1800

Re: Long Landing Thread

Here at Kamloops we routinely land long on 09 - coordinated with FSS, of course - since the taxiway to the Flying Club ramp means you'll be rolling to the end of an 8000 foot runway. Stabilized approach (always!), pick and hit your touchdown point, all the usual stuff. Pilot decision making and all ...
by lhalliday
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Sure, an IFR pilot will see things differently. But to a VFR pilot Class E is essentially uncontrolled airspace with controlled airspace weather minima. This is how it was taught to me as a PPL student. Kamloops Radio routinely help sort out traffic, VFR-VFR and VFR-IFR. They don't have to but they ...
by lhalliday
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Class E is uncontrolled airspace with the weather minima of controlled airspace. My home base (Kamloops CYKA) is such an airport. Keeps us VFR kiddies out of the way of Air Canada, WestJet and CMA doing grownup IFR stuff. The fact that Kamloops has an MF is secondary to the airspace being Class E. ....
by lhalliday
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Schools near Vancouver
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: Flight Schools near Vancouver

flyinggenius35 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:34 pm I’m a big fan of Montair out in the valley, not sure if they’re still there. As a GA guy they are good to me
It's obviously been a while. Nowadays you want to avoid Montair like the plague. They do the bulk of their flight training in Red Deer.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 4175

Re: Buying vs Renting

Buying is financially nonsensical for the vast majority of pilots. If I was to do it again I'd look at a share of a plane.

There is, however, nothing like being able to go to the airport and fly any time you like.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATIS Phone Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: ATIS Phone Numbers

Which airport?

What does the CFS say?
by lhalliday
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: ADS-B equipment

If I lived closer to the border I'd equip with U.S.-spec ADS-B out and hope for an upgrade path in the future.

Since I don't, I won't.

...laura
by lhalliday
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Signing off an AD
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Signing off an AD

"Not applicable" is my decision as aircraft owner. "Already complied with" is noted in the logs. At each annual I go through the ADs applicable to my plane, review their compliance and hand the list to the AME. They're pleased that I do it: they prefer to work on planes, not do p...
by lhalliday
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 24
Views: 5259

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

I've heard much the same story. My response remains a polite but firm No Comment. Let the TSB do their thing.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Schools near Vancouver
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: Flight Schools near Vancouver

There are no quiet fields within an hour of Vancouver. Squamish CYSE would be the nearest miss.

I learned to fly at Langley. Tiny runways so you learn to land properly. And adjacent to Glen Valley.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 24
Views: 5259

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

No information as yet. The Authorities are investigating.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 24
Views: 5259

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

The media keep reporting it as a 170 but it was actually a 140. I knew the pilot. :(

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CAT 3 Medical Turnaround
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: CAT 3 Medical Turnaround

I had my Cat 3 medical exam in January and got the stamp and signature then. The invoice arrived today. I was starting to wonder...

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: More Beechcraft fun
Replies: 0
Views: 792

More Beechcraft fun

I took a GoPro with me last Sunday. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaRyohA4Ryc

...laura

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