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by Alav
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1552

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Since it'll be operated by the RCAF...

Lets get a the PM a smokin deal on a 737max :)
by Alav
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

So, they are not allowed to tell the truth or say anything negative about a past employee ? Sure you are free to say whatever you want to, however there is always the danger of being sued for slander if you say something negative. If the former employer does say positive things that is a safe way o...
by Alav
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2253

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

A couple times lately I've heard of some 'time share' aircraft for training.

Buy your timeshare for a buck - you're now an owner. Hourly cost is way under ftu $. It's arms length from the instructor - owned by some #'d company
by Alav
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

The challenge is for you to understand how they learn and adjust how you teach so they do learn... Things sure have changed since I retired. I can not recall having flown for any company that required me to teach an F.O. how to fly. If they did insist I teach them I would have charged them my norma...
by Alav
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

With some there is no way to teach. Trust me, if you fly with the person I'm posting about, you will understand. It will be a real eye-opener that this person has gotten so far in their career. Kinda goes back to my initial post. Clearly this person can learn - as he's managed to progress to this p...
by Alav
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

But your FTU is like an apprenticeship school year. Starts the basis of the knowledge - you spend the next 6-9months out in the field applying that knowledge, on the job learning and gaining more skills. You don't go to a flight school and come out ready to fly a 787, it's very much an apprenticeshi...
by Alav
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Non cockpit experience talking here. Remember the saying - anytime you point the finger at someone there's 3 pointed back at you? Construction industry, I used to bitch and moan about the sh++y arse helpers/apprentices they assigned me with. I clued in one day - the kid I was 'stuck' with was comple...
by Alav
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

North Shore wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:42 pm
I'm surprised, being NASCAR and all, that they didn't go off the left side of the runway...
That was the whole problem they tried to turn right. :shock: :D
by Alav
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

Oldguystrtn2fly wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:15 am
Plane is privately registered since February. How come the flight school is mentioned in the title of the thread? Was the plane owner getting instruction?
https://www.facebook.com/10293486438861 ... 230879854/

Because the flight school says it's the owner?
by Alav
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

And the SJWs start.

You bought a house in an air ranch. Attached to an airport.

And b***ch about airport operations.

:roll:
by Alav
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

https://okotoksonline.com/local/plane-downed-near-okotoks-airport A resident of the Air Ranch area says the aircraft collided with a fence during the emergency landing, and is now sitting in a farmer's field at the North end of the runway. The two occupants exited the plane unharmed. One report says...
by Alav
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full video of aircraft landing on road
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Full video of aircraft landing on road

How reliable are those VW engines. Always thought it was strange to take a car engine and stick a prop on it. Not the best to answer. But they're as good as the person who installs and connects it. 60+ years of practice putting props on them, still have a formula VW air racing class. Can't be awful.
by Alav
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full video of aircraft landing on road
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Full video of aircraft landing on road

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/watch/an-airplane-makes-an-emergency-landing-on-busy-road-in-washington/vi-AAFdPGi?ocid=spartandhp "Fuel system malfunction" or pilot malfunction? KRnet says fuel selector issue. I also found some reference to the original builder choosing not to use an electric star...
by Alav
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-air south of Calgary, two fatalities - July 26, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2671

Re: Mid-air south of Calgary, two fatalities - July 26, 2019

Allan Wood, 68, and Adam Leinweber, 18, were both members of the Cu Nim Gliding Club.
RIP Allan.

Shocked he was involved.
by Alav
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3156

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

Bit meanwhile the c27 - looks like a herc gets maintained like a herc, uses a significant % of herc parts... oh and it's a much more versatile platform. Not like we have an aviation industry here that knows Hercules right? So let's buy an Airbus so we need to have another whole supply line, a whole ...
by Alav
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Re: Kelowna icon a5

Check the halladay crash video.

Same year icon lost its chief test pilot and another employee flying at low level over water by heading up the wrong valley into rising terrain...

Then see the marketing videos.

See a problem?
by Alav
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Re: Kelowna

Land a privately operated seaplane in the wrong configuration and the TSB investigates. Land a DC3 in (or on) a lake and not even a boo :roll: Given icons interesting marketing choices, the exemption to allow an additional 250lbs of weight and still qualify as LSA. And the number of hull losses to ...
by Alav
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Re: Kelowna

So it was an icon a5...

Another one bites the dust...
by Alav
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Kelowna icon a5

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5188553

At least the landing gear being extended, whilst upside down in the water reduces the list of reasons.

Registration says invalid on faa search however?
by Alav
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6821

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

So let's finish that... At it's design service ceiling doing flutter tests. A coating failed. Hasn't happened outside those conditions. Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program head, said there have been no cases of this problem occurring in the operational fleet and that incidents have been limit...
by Alav
Wed May 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5582

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Lock the bins with the seatbelt sign. Not supposed to be in there anyway. Once that becomes common knowledge, people will stop trying to open them. Hahaha, no then they'll delay longer as they try to use anything in reach to pry open and argue with the flight crew that they're not leaving without t...
by Alav
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 44
Views: 7429

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

Sorry for continuing the OT discussion... I run a SDR on my tablet to listen to approach at CFX2. I've watched the ADSB on it a few times (it's kinda boring here, there's 2-3 we occasionally see transiting to/from CEN4) Flightaware PIA is same principle... Every cockpit seems to have a iPad in it. 1...
by Alav
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)

https://flycalgary.ca/ Tim ulmer - founder. I know it's just recently opened, Curious if any of you can coment on him as an instructor or as to the quality of this ftu? I'm going to guess by the number of times I see his 172s coming and going that it's got to be just him so far? Someone had suggeste...
by Alav
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Interesting Spitfire mod....
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Yes but where's the mosquito on floats ;) now that! Would be awesome! Probably would carry a moose or two as well.

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