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by waterdog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3609

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

Canadian Flyers definitely had a bad week. One student flys a plane into a hanger and then a couple of days later they lose a plane to an engine failure! Thankfully there was no lose of life and it seems like not even any serious injuries. Sure makes you wonder what happens to their insurance.....? ...
by waterdog
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Al Rubin Has Departed the Fix...
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Al Rubin Has Departed the Fix...

So I’m at Markham and have watched all this unfold....... The story was that Al was trying to clean up his estate before he passed. But, although some stuff has sold, all of the intact fighters and all of the trailers that are stuffed full of parts and his office, which has all of the ejection seats...
by waterdog
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stepping up to a anphib
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Stepping up to a anphib

DJH I was in your spot 4 years ago. I bought my plane while I was still doing my ppl and went straight from my ppl to specific training on my plane. I was looking at the 185’s and 206’s but those options were awfully expensive. I ended up going the Lake Buccaneer route and haven’t looked back since....
by waterdog
Sun May 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amphibian Pitt Lake 05.19.20
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: Amphibian Pitt Lake 05.19.20

I talked to the pilot in this incident and the plane was a Lake Buccaneer. Sounds like he was setting up for a water landing and got caught by a strong wind gust at just the wrong time when he was close to the water. The plane had a hard landing on the water and one of the wing sponsons partially de...
by waterdog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: closing a vfr flight plan
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

Re: closing a vfr flight plan

This problem is exactly why I ended up getting a Garmin inreach. If I am flying to airport where there is a landline or at least radio coverage then it is easy, but if I am landing on the water in a lake far away, the last thing I wanted to do was close my flight plan right before I do the second mo...
by waterdog
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Pilot licence / Medical question
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Commercial Pilot licence / Medical question

Hey gang a quick question for you. I have an opportunity it to do my CPL with an instructor that I like and is in my area, but I don't necessarily have the need for it right now, it would be for the future. Thinking commercial float flying and ferry pilot down the road. The CPL comes with much more ...
by waterdog
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instances of reversed controls
Replies: 33
Views: 2661

Re: Instances of reversed controls

I think in your example of the motorcycle it's not so much an example of control reversal but something that seems counterintuitive. The bike turns right at high speed because it "falls" into the corner when you slightly turn the wheel the opposite way. But the physics make sense. The only true exam...
by waterdog
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Order of ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Re: Order of ratings

Hi Braun It’s a good question and one I often think about. Here is what I have found. I reference the Brampton flight centre training page when I’m looking for rating information. It seems a lot of schools combine ifr with multi as it is advertised as a little less expensive. It seems you need 10hrs...
by waterdog
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Dislocated shoulder
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Re: Dislocated shoulder

Ouch, that hurts! I had my shoulder dislocate 7 times before I finally got it fixed. Ask around as you want someone who specializes in shoulders, pm if you want more info. I had my shoulder fixed 10 yrs ago and it has been bombproof since, with no problem whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and skiin...
by waterdog
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying into USA without ADS-B
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Flying into USA without ADS-B

Pretty helpful map link that you can load into google earth as a .KML file and see how to navigate. At the end of the day you can get to a lot of places, just can't go into a class C airport and nowhere near class B ( can't fly under the shelf). There are still AOE that you can access that doesn't r...
by waterdog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing off airport
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: Landing off airport

hahahahaha good ol' google and wikipedia! Found it and maybe this isn't the one to play on....:) From Wiki Killaloe/Bonnechere Airport (IATA: YXI, ICAO: CYXI), near Killaloe, Ontario, Canada, was built by the Canadian Department of Transportation (later Transport Canada) in 1952 as a Cold War airstr...
by waterdog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 11398

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Unless there were multiple instrument failures, I don't see why they wouldn't have gone ifr at that point. Mmmmmm, interesting. Which makes me think when the pilot was denied initial clearance through the class c control zone when he requested a special vfr transition and then was put in a hold for...
by waterdog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing off airport
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: Landing off airport

Thanks Pilotdar and photofly for the response. It does seem a little silly that insurance would have a problem with me landing on a visibly ok stretch of asphalt when I land on the water all the time. I could easily argue that water is far more dangerous, but whoever said that what insurance use to ...
by waterdog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Landing off airport
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Landing off airport

Last year while scouting out lakes to land on that had good beaches to camp on, I came across an abandoned airfield by the Killaloe Vor ( YXI ). The runway is clearly marked closed with white X's but would be a great spot for a fly-in or camping location, much like what happens at the closed Cassey ...
by waterdog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 107
Views: 11398

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Interesting discussion on the S76 that I saw on youtube, hopefully, someone with experience in this bird can confirm or deny...... Apparently, the S76 has to be travelling at a speed greater than 65 knots for the autopilot to be engaged if you slow down the autopilot kicks off..... The other point w...
by waterdog
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 10470

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Plane has been found and is recovery now with no information on how many occupants.

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by waterdog
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 3404

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

IMHO the most valuable thing for boards like this is for new pilots to read and understand that even the most experienced pilots still back away from flights or, get up and realize that it was a mistake and its time to go home. The illusion of commercial aviation is that with enough experience or ba...
by waterdog
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 1367

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Hi nvestr, there is lots of really great information above from people far more experienced than me. From someone who got their ppl in 2017 here is what I found. The time it takes to get your ppl is directly related to how much effort you put into the process and how often you fly. If you can fly 2 ...
by waterdog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing helicopter between Sudbury and Kapuskasing
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Missing helicopter between Sudbury and Kapuskasing

Not to contribute to the thread creep, but spot has had some issues along with some customer service problems. I went to garmin inreach mini, it’s a little more money but worth it. I hadn’t thought of pressing sos on the way down! That’s a great idea, that I hope I never need! Hope the missing are f...
by waterdog
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 11338

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

Having engaged in a recent FB discussion with the Ottawa based pilots I actually think the problem is a lot more basic than needing ADSB. What became evident in the discussion was that at CARP some pilots are talking to Terminal as they are approaching the airspace and others are doing circuits are ...

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