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by waterdog
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 68
Views: 6191

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

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

K
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: 3065

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: 871

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: 2143

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: 10454

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 ...
by waterdog
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which heading for an emergency letdown
Replies: 22
Views: 1515

Re: Which heading for an emergency letdown

B208 is right. I read a great book on this just recently, "IFR for the VFR pilot". They talk about a lot of fundamentals that simple are not taught or I forgot. Basically.... When the plane is trimmed it is cruise control for an airspeed, the wing and the horizontal stabilizer are in balance and you...
by waterdog
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6208

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

where the heck were they coming from? where are two rather elderly folks coming from to need to land at 2 am.... Certainly we have the freedom for that but 2 am.... snow showers... 80 yrs old... whats the rush... I was wondering the exact same thing. Like it or not age does produce a “profile” of e...
by waterdog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A question about vertigo ......
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: A question about vertigo ......

Hi Mxranger1, First of all good for you to take the initiative and tell your CFI whats going on. As for everything else, slow down and take a breath, your no where close to the end of this fight. The first step is that you can fly as often as you want and keep working on your ppl, just have your CFI...
by waterdog
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB sent to Buttonville helicopter crash site.
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: TSB sent to Buttonville helicopter crash site.

I think that when one of our extend family has an accident the very least we can do is learn from it so that hopefully others don't make the same mistake. From listening to the audio of this tragic accident the lesson that I am taking away is this: You have to keep in mind the elevation of the stati...
by waterdog
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Keeping safe in high density airspace.
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Keeping safe in high density airspace.

Awesome points rookiepilot, as someone who just did the lakeshore route to Niagara Falls and back to Buttonville on Saturday all of this rings true. That corridor was a zoo on Saturday and I was not only happy to have FF but a second pilot on board to help out with the workload. The only point I wil...
by waterdog
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 36499

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

Spandau, I think thats a great point and having done my ppl 2 yrs ago I would say, “no”. I think the situation is made worse by all of the great tech in our planes with an ipad that allows pilots to follow the magenta line instead of flying by landmarks. For me, it took realizing that I was putting ...
by waterdog
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Water in Fuel question
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Water in Fuel question

This summer I saved what I believe would have been a forced approach, simply by being thorough. My plane is stored outside and mud daubers can plug a drain that goes from the fuel scupper ( area around the fuel neck) to a harmless area on the side. I check this drain often as it is a known problem. ...
by waterdog
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Muskoka Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Re: Muskoka Crash

Any more info?
by waterdog
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float pilot pay
Replies: 31
Views: 9222

Re: Float pilot pay

The best job I've seen posted so far was in Fiji flying a beaver. It paid 100k Canadian per year and you needed 500hrs on a Beaver to qualify. A friend of a friend was coming home after a couple year stint, hence the opening. It was apparently a great place to work, ferrying tourists around to the i...
by waterdog
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting 172 USA
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Re: Renting 172 USA

Great thread guys and thanks for the update. I was clearly headed down the wrong path and have been studying for a written test.....After all of that, Beefitarian you make some great points! Something I realized the last time that I was in the US and I was sorry that I hadn't done the paperwork to r...
by waterdog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3460

Re: Thinking about plane purchase

Hi matt17, I recently went through the same process and am happy to help. I received a tremendous amount of help from talking over the phone with some great people on this board and am happy to pay it forward. I too was looking for a float plane that was a reasonable cost and of course could haul as...
by waterdog
Mon May 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lake St. John accident
Replies: 61
Views: 12708

Re: Lake St. John accident

Awesome News! I can only imagine how that first flight was, good for you!

Have to hook up sometime this summer so I can buy you lunch....:)

K
by waterdog
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 2344

Re: Survival Gear

I would say that my kit is an evolving process and changes as I get more experienced. I have changed my set up so that I have two kits. 1) fly fishing vest from Bass Pro shop with a ton of zipper pockets, for I think $150. I put it on under my life Jacket if I am landing on the water somewhere far a...
by waterdog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test Info
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: PPL Flight Test Info

I did my flight test last year and honestly there are no surprises. If your instructor says you are ready and you pass the mock test with your instructor you will do fine. My biggest problem was that it was cancelled twice due to weather and I was beginning to feel rusty with the delay. Know your me...
by waterdog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Huge discouragement
Replies: 190
Views: 15070

Re: Huge discouragement

There is some great advice here from people who have been down that road. I have never been down the commercial pilot road but as an employer and someone who hires people I can suggest some general things. Hiring people is not really a fun thing, especially for small operators, its taking away from ...
by waterdog
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Pilot owns plane looking for suggestions.
Replies: 51
Views: 9941

Re: New Pilot owns plane looking for suggestions.

There is a cool abandoned military airstrip up in northen Quebec, 171 NM from Montreal CYUL. The gps co ordinates are 47.93 N / 74.09 W and it is called Casey airport, but like I said it is abandoned. If you search Casey Camping a lot of information will come up. I haven't been there yet but it is o...
by waterdog
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!
Replies: 40
Views: 4396

Re: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!

My only concern with a night rating in the GTA is exactly what has been mentioned here, not really night. It is quite possible to spend a lot of time flying around the GTA thinking you are proficient at night and then head a little bit North or East and run into all kinds of trouble. I think its a g...
by waterdog
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Georgian " hiring under 800TT?"
Replies: 11
Views: 3428

Re: Air Georgian " hiring under 800TT?"

I know absolutely nothing about what it takes to get a job in the aviation business. But as a business owner and someone who hires a lot of people annual for seasonal work there are some basic things that have got to come into play aside from strictly hours. Once you meet the minimums and the person...
by waterdog
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Places to Fly To In Canada?
Replies: 24
Views: 2732

Re: Favourite Places to Fly To In Canada?

Nice list dpm! Sault St. Marie to Muskoka airport along the shoreline of Georgian Bay is pretty spectacular. Be fun to do a "fly in" tour and buzz from fly in to fly in, eating your way across the country. I read about a great sounding one up in Casey, Northern Quebec on Labour day weekend at an aba...
by waterdog
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Places to Fly To In Canada?
Replies: 24
Views: 2732

Re: Favourite Places to Fly To In Canada?

Where about is home base, that makes a difference......

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