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by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 1962

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

I usually use it to cement my argument that in the event of an emergency, the Captain MUST go down with the airship. No questions. ... and few dare to as they stare into the eyes of the falcon resting on my arm as I neatly adjust my monocle before retreating to my gondola.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

From what I recall you can legally go as low as your company training SOP's allow during forced approach training, so long as you can argue that you did not endanger yourself, others, property, or cause a disturbance. Common sense is important in all cases. There is nothing about SOPs or a disturba...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

From what I understand, its mainly to clear any possible fouling, but also to keep the engine from shock cooling. Often the prop is windmilling faster than a ground idle speed meaning the fuel going into the cylinders has little to push against as it burns. Most engines will sound rather pissed-off ...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Alternate minima
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Alternate minima

You are correct. Just because two runways intersect makes no difference, they are still separate runways by definition. The only one you cannot count is the opposite end of the same runway.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Human Factors CPL Written
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Human Factors CPL Written

Been a while since I wrote it but I'd say it sounds like those slideshows might be a bit overkill. You could check the TC study and reference guide to see what topics it will ask about our look for a practice exam. The slideshow is probably good stuff to know but maybe just commit the key points to ...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2515

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

If we didn't have rules and common sense, we would all be locked up in some institution due to incessant overdoses, murders and other foolish things ! The funny thing is most liberals are simply too stupid to know just how stupid they are ( The dunning-kruger effect ) "people who are too ignorant t...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2515

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

co-joe wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:59 am

Quit horsing around, we're being serious here.
Nay... or I should say neigh.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2515

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

I for one think a miniature service horse sounds awesome. As long as the animal can be secure during the flight, I don't see any harm in it... No worse than a dog, really. Sounds like it was a legit need with the necessary precautions taken. How many kids would have delighted to see a miniature pony...
by youhavecontrol
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How long did your commercial license take to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 1498

Re: How long did your commercial license take to get?

It took years for me because I stopped part way and did some oilfield work to help with tuition. Everyone's path is different... Just keep at it!
by youhavecontrol
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

Where I used to instruct, all the in-house examiners were very aware of what the national and local pass/fail rates were and simply ensured that their pass rate remained at close enough to 80% or 90% or whatever it was that TC was expecting that year so as to not be bothered by anyone from TC. One ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

This doesn't surprise me at all, but the fact that their report says it's been going on for decades is bothersome. I taught Chinese students for a while and regularly felt pressured to recommend students that either didn't have the skill or decision making or did not care in the slightest about avia...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4427

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

I believe there are certain vacuum pumps and that can be damaged by being rotated backwards. That's what I've heard too.. but I often wonder about that. Sometimes when the engine shuts down, the engine compression will push the prop slightly backwards before it rests to a stop. ..always wondered if...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

I can understand jail time for disobeying a crew member, but justifying it with financial arguments or inconveniencing fellow pax? Jeesh.... That is an extremely slippery slope. Shall we start putting people in jail if they default on a mortgage? In another article about it I read that the diversio...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

When you imagine the combined cost of diverting an aircraft, dumping fuel, messing up the travel plans of over 100 other people and having to provide a place for them to stay and an alternate flight to their destination, not to mention how uncomfortable and bothersome the experience would be for the...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - International Pilot Academy
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Flight Instructors - International Pilot Academy

"a competitive employment package which includes health and group benefits ...gives you the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic training environment focused on safety, professionalism, and teamwork. ...we consistently have full-time students ready to fly all year round." Nearly every ...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rescue of injured 74-year-old hiker spins out of control
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Rescue of injured 74-year-old hiker spins out of control

Knowing the woman was ok, and being aware it must have been a frightening and frustrating event for those involved... as a bystander just watching the video, it's been a while since I've laughed that hard. I watched it start to spin, then skipped to the 1 min mark and saw how comically fast it was s...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6831

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

righthandman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:54 am
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Right.. so they're helping you. Cool. I'm confused. Why were you so angry in your original post? Did you decide to first get angry and then contact them afterwards? Now this thread seems like an awkward play-by-play.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6831

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

Ok.. where's the guarantee they'll fix it? I doubt the results you desired were only "let's see what we can do." Sure, maybe they can fix it, but brace yourself that you might be super angry soon. "Please send over your serial number..." *sends serial number* "I'm sorry, that product is no longer su...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6831

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

We do live in a throw-away society, but we also live in a society where people expect unmerited favor. ...perhaps the best way to revert that is to learn to fix things for yourself and confront your unrealistic expectations of others, rather than try and spin it into some sort of lesson you're passi...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Re: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's

Whenever the brake disks are replaced on our aircraft, maintenance has us do a rejected take-off to 'glaze' them. Not sure if it's to harden the metal or to burn off a protective coating or whatever, but they get us to do it whenever new ones are put on.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

Absolutely break them up into separate PGI's. (ex, one on attitudes and movements scan, one on climbs, turns, etc) It's a lot of info to take in at once, and I'd bet with certainty that an examiner would never ask you to teach ALL of lesson 24, but possibly part of it. Don't be so sure they won't as...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range

...all of the above and don't forget to lean the mixture!
by youhavecontrol
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3507

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

I'd take the one that allows me to be home with my family the most, has the best company behind it, and pays enough to keep me relatively fat and happy. I always find this to be a puzzling comment amongst pilots. When you chose to be a pilot did you not understand what the job entailed? I mean sinc...
by youhavecontrol
Fri May 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3507

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

I'd take the one that allows me to be home with my family the most, has the best company behind it, and pays enough to keep me relatively fat and happy.
by youhavecontrol
Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 39
Views: 2333

Re: Mountain checkout

It's not a TC requirement, but if you are doing solo time building for your commercial in BC, I'd say it's a requirement for safety reasons.

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