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by RatherBeFlying
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?
Replies: 51
Views: 7773

Re: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?

Alberta Corporate Care Services
Donna Corrin
(403) 615-3010
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 35 people injured on AC flight.
Replies: 39
Views: 3668

I also have never known anyone to wear shoulder belts above 10k unless we were flying an

ejection seat."

This glider pilot bonked his head on the canopy over the foothills not that many days ago - plus I suspect a battery connector interrupted the circuit. I thought I had my straps tight (previous head bonks). They're even tighter now.
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 6469

Report on Business article in G&M

Paywalled, but worth a trip to the library:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cannabi ... gulations/
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by RatherBeFlying
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 6469

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Under 2 nanograms / ml blood is legal for driving in Canada, but I don't know the sensitivity or accuracy of the tests. When you're down to nanograms, accuracy really matters. The 28 day rule is basically a way to say any detectable THC is illegal for flying as it can take as long as that for it to ...
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Re: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's

I remember going up HWY 11 by Washago once, and here were 3 guys standing next to a boat trailer wheel, by the highway, which was smoking and PISSING on it !!! There's a transferable solution. Hey I learned something! Addition to post RTO checklist: Pop a slide Male adult passengers - kindly leave ...
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8493

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

The accident Beaver was equipped with emergency exits by the military that the operator was forced to remove by Transport Canada.
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

I did once read of a pilot flying the Alaska highway who, if the next pass was in cloud, would land on the highway and taxi over the pass until out of cloud. Taxiing over a pass puts a lot of trust in the competence of drivers - YMMV. I do remember one spray plane parked at a pullout in Northern Ont...
by RatherBeFlying
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty
Replies: 13
Views: 2393

Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

The paywall may or may not let you in. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/calgary-and-edmonton/article-a-decade-into-redevelopment-edmontons-blatchford-airport-site-sits/ or http://www.newslocker.com/en-ca/region/edmonton/a-decade-into-redevelopment-edmontons-blatchford-airport-site-sits-ne...
by RatherBeFlying
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 4302

How about we get rid of Class B

Do that and antenna diversity only applies above 18,000'. For current Class B terminal areas, you can put a refrigerator size box in the tower with antennas on the roof. Seems to work for Hudson Bay and much of the Arctic. For trans Polar and Oceanic, satellites do make more sense. How is it that Ca...
by RatherBeFlying
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Can anyone translate "crap" into French for me

Les nègres blancs ajoutent «anglais » à quelques noms d'usage vulgaires.
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Law for photography as a pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Air Law for photography as a pilot

There's lots of CARs on operating a commercial air service if you happen to be doing it for money. As for aerodynamics, Mother Nature can be judge, jury and executioner in the blink of an eye. There's a TSB report about a pipeline patroller that came to grief using a handheld camera in a low level t...
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crusader in MI
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Fatal Crusader in MI

Sounds like the workload distracted the pilot from maintaining wings level. Likely he had enough fuel to make to another airport that would have the lights on. "Request vectors to airport where the lights are on" might have made a difference. No shame asking for help when the problems start piling up.
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash at Sechelt airport
Replies: 33
Views: 5191

Re: Plane crash at Sechelt airport

Best angle being 73 mph and the A/C descended for 15 seconds!! while decreasing airspeed after liftoff to 59 mph ? The report is that groundspeed was decreasing to 59. That would indicate a decreasing tailwind. Without an airspeed input, a GPS can only record groundspeed derived from change in posi...
by RatherBeFlying
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New location for Toronta Aviation Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: New location for Toronta Aviation Museum

Do they still have the Viscount simulator? If so, can it be restored to operability?
by RatherBeFlying
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent

If the pitot ices up in cruise, the displayed airspeed will remain pretty much the same until the altitude changes; for example when it's time to descend nearing destination. Descent will lower the displayed airspeed and get the crew's attention.
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 4735

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

King City to Maple < 4 nm. Lots of folks did it, especially if no gas at one or the other. But KC is now a construction equipment parking lot while Maple is a housing development. Buttonville and Downsview to follow?
by RatherBeFlying
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive
Replies: 27
Views: 2835

Re: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive

There's all sorts of GPS flight recorders used in gliders starting at $470 US. But then many GPS navigation systems already record considerable data. But it inevitably gets super expensive when the regulators get involved.
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian living in the U.S. getting the boot...
Replies: 26
Views: 2352

Re: Canadian living in the U.S. getting the boot...

You really need to consult with a US immigration attorney. Possibly you could apply for a green card from Canada. Most important is not getting any black marks on your USCIS record; so be out of the US and make very sure that your departure from the US is recorded with USCIS if your US immigration a...
by RatherBeFlying
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 7423

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

As for pursuit of individual members for damages is concerned, I am doubtful: 1. Most likely the club is incorporated. 2. Members generally have to sign a liability waiver on joining or renewing membership. This waiver generally holds unless gross negligence can be proved - somewhat difficult when s...
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 7423

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

The greed comes from flight schools that can stuff 2 students and an instructor in a plane for a trip to Florida and charge dual for a trip not on any PPL Syllabus. If the students were being charged for dual, I strongly suspect that the court will accept that it was an instructional flight and the...
by RatherBeFlying
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 4553

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

After checking mid 50s Pan Am schedules, 10.2 LAX-HNL.

Longest time in glider: 6 hours using Southern Ontario thermals, but there's lots of Southern Ontario pilots who take off noon or before and come back around 8:30 when the days are long and the thermals are good.
by RatherBeFlying
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most risky flying decisions.
Replies: 42
Views: 3661

Ridge Soaring in Mist

A bunch of gliders were happily working a ridge in the Rockies and I took a tow to join in the fun. As were approaching the ridge the viz was crappy and I passed on dodging other gliders that I wasn't seeing.
by RatherBeFlying
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 7423

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

I suspected that the accident pilot was not IFR current as he hadn't done any recent approaches, but it seems he had recently passed an IFR proficiency test (for what that was worth - keeping in mind that you can get and maintain an IFR rating without ever being in a cloud, let alone at night). Howe...
by RatherBeFlying
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash
Replies: 165
Views: 7423

Re: St. Catherines Flying Club - lawsuit re October 16, 2016 fatal crash

While the NTSB observes that the instruction was IFR rated, it seems his IFR was not current. 6000 over the Alleghanies will likely get you the bumps in any wind. A higher standard is expected of an IFR rated PIC; so I suspect it will be difficult for the PIC's family to sustain a claim against the ...

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