Search found 32 matches

by laminar
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1641

Re: Headset recommendation?

I recently used a David Clark One-X borrowed from a friend and liked it so much that I just ordered one yesterday.
by laminar
Fri May 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: School me on hangars
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: School me on hangars

The local hangars around me seem to cost 400/mo once the building is paid for (so bank on 1000/mo and higher) to fully finance and pay for if you put nothing down. Guys who rent out half of a 2-plane hangar want 350-400/mo rent. Some hangars are cheaper if you don't mind your aircraft getting shoved...
by laminar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: ****HISTORICAL**** P-38 crash, Prince George BC
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: ****HISTORICAL**** P-38 crash, Prince George BC

Thanks for posting that story. Let us know if you find it. This quarantine business has me partly living vicariously through other people's solo missions so I'd genuinely love to hear about it!
by laminar
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: stolen float plane
Replies: 21
Views: 4370

Re: stolen float plane

The damage to the Otter wing looks to me like a running prop ran up under the wing from behind, and chewed its way into the wing. If the thief had stolen an airplane with Beta, maybe he could have backed out of the huge mistake he was making, before such sad damage was done! I hope they sentence hi...
by laminar
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots Back
Replies: 141
Views: 35058

Re: Ice Pilots Back

I was travelling through Red Deer this past summer and we stopped at A&W for lunch. I ordered food and looked back to see Joe sitting beside our table. We had a small chat and he gave my 2 year old daughter an Ice Pilots postcard. She still remembers that. When we talk about that trip she chimes in ...
by laminar
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 112
Views: 7711

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Tow bars have always been a fear of mine with regards to this type of incident. My personal rule is a tow bar doesn't leave my hands. I pull it from a rack, move the plane, and take it back to the rack before my next task.
by laminar
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 2182

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

I can't answer your question.....but wow, I haven't had a sleep like yours in years! I'm jealous
by laminar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 10389

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

The info dialdriver posted is for previous charges that didn’t lead to convictions. When you “run” someone on CPIC you’ll see what they are currently accused with (matters before trial), you’ll see what they have been convicted with, and then at the bottom of the record you’ll see what people have b...
by laminar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 6318

Re: okotoks flight school

Yet the national average is 70 hours... Why does it take that long? I had a dozen hours on my training record in “let’s see where you’re at” flights from all the instructor turnover and the new instructors needing to “see where I’m at” with my proficiencies despite the detailed log in my training r...
by laminar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 9469

Re: Another Norseman...gone

I was confident enough to fly it back from the Pemberton area at night to Oliver with my family after its third test flight after major inspection and every accessory and cylinder removed/repaired etc. Would you be able to do that with your bicycle? :wink: Also, if I thought I could do a night flig...
by laminar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 9469

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Fill your boots man. You do you. I’m glad I’m hundreds of km away from you and won’t be dispatched to the site of your demise.
by laminar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 7949

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

This must be something you could fix yourself? I can’t imagine it’s much more than trimming and soldering
by laminar
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 3624

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

Terrible news. Two fathers of an upcoming bride and groom, and a family friend from what I have read.
by laminar
Mon May 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6814

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

66mg/100ml of blood is up there. At my work Christmas party I drank 2 schooners and 4 bottles of beer over the course of 3 hours to get to 31. To think I would have to double that and attempt flying would be insane.
by laminar
Mon May 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Laser Eye Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Laser Eye Surgery

I had PRK in 2014 as a requirement for my employment. It was (and still is) the best thing I have done for myself. My vision is 20/15 in both eyes and my night vision is more crisp than it was before.
by laminar
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Is this a good job?

What did he make a year doing that compared to what Walmart is paying? An average long haul “company driver” (not owning your own truck) is hard pressed to make over 80k running log books to the ragged edge or even past it. It’s a wage that hasn’t changed in several years. Many drivers are in the 5...
by laminar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2941

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I'm sure that when the calculator first came out, some people refused to buy one and proclaimed the ease of the battery independent slide rule. I must be an odd duck because I still use the E6B primarily, and enjoy it. I just got a friend to snag me a CX-2 for $15 off of Kijiji in the city he lives...
by laminar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2941

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I have my iPhone with flight plan go in the cockpit as an emergency tool but I use paper maps only. I’m VFR only, but I really enjoy working with paper! My thumb is 6sm wide for distance calculations. I don’t see the need in my case for foreflight unless I start doing longer trips or going for IFR.
by laminar
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 17014

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

The local police agency in my neck of the woods charges less for a check being used for a volunteer position than it does for a paid employment position. I think it’s around $25 vs. $50. I think it’s a good way for COPA to cover its butt. The last thing needed is for someone to sneak through who’s o...
by laminar
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 4305

Re: Savin' the Prop

I’m a very low time pilot, so maybe this thought might be considered stupid to some. I can see the benefit of saving an engine like discussed, but if I had nose gear problems and had thoughts of a nose gear collapse I’d consider engine shutdown to secure the engine and turn my fuel flow off. I would...

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