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by DadoBlade
Tue May 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 8516

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

L39Guy said his L-39 has a stall speed of 89 knots. The stall speed of the CL-41/CT-114 is significantly slower. It is capable of a wide performance range, possessing a top speed at altitude of 795 kmh (429 kt) and a diving speed of 885 kmh (478 kt) against a relatively low stalling speed of 71 kts....
by DadoBlade
Sat May 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 1120

Re: CYWG "No Join"

Speaking of "NATO brevity" I recall an RAF Ascot Hercules respond to my inquiries by saying "That's all charlie, all charlie" I responded by saying "Say again". He of course responded by repeating "That's all charlie, all charlie". He of course meant "That is all correct" The use of the phraseology ...
by DadoBlade
Sat May 23, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 8516

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

goingnowherefast said "How about a Tudor 2...?" Tudor? Again? It is a Tutor, as in "teacher". The Tutor was designed as a jet trainer. Refer to my post on page one (1) of this thread. In my 40-plus year career in aviation, I have seen this annoying error made by the popular media, printed in air sho...
by DadoBlade
Thu May 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 8516

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Total thread drift, but there was indeed an aircraft named Tudor. A four-engine pressurised, taildragging airliner developed by AVRO. Based on the wing and undercarriage from the AVRO Lincoln bomber, the Tudor was produced from 1945 to 1949. Only 38 were produced, but with nine variants. BOAC cancel...
by DadoBlade
Thu May 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 8516

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

RippleRock wrote: "The Tudor is --so-- Canadian" May I gently remind him The Tudor period occurred between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales. Tudor was also an architectural style that developed in England between 1485 and 1558. The Tutor period however, started in Canada in the early 1960's. Cana...
by DadoBlade
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49817

Re: Corona Virus

What percentage of travel from the U.S.A. to Europe is essential? I am guessing less than 20%. Modern digital connectivity can easily reduce air travel, especially for business. Many phone-in radio shows are now entertaining the question of "How have your travel plans been interrupted by the viral o...
by DadoBlade
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Guard your plane at the airshow
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Guard your plane at the airshow

Indeed guard your aeroplane, but as a photographer as well as a pilot, I must say ropes and fences around aircraft make for crappy photographs.
by DadoBlade
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Piper Cheyenne crashes Lafayette, LA
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Piper Cheyenne crashes Lafayette, LA

Piper Cheyenne crashes shortly after take-off from Lafayette, LA.:



https://www.npr.org/2019/12/29/79217437 ... -playoff-g
by DadoBlade
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: California teen steals plane, crashes into building
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: California teen steals plane, crashes into building

Turns out her parents owned the King Air. She observed the "start up procedure" many times.
by DadoBlade
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 30024

Re: Recession incoming

"piperdriver" said "...make ends meat". Isn't that what they do to wieners at the old Schneider's Plant in Kitchener?
by DadoBlade
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 30024

Re: Recession incoming

"vermont" said that "in the US all that matters is the individual", yet they are a patriotic society, and usually identify as "American" when asked, yet a Canadian, two generations removed, just might identify as "Hungarian". Funny that. Actually stoopid-sad. Canadian trade barriers on trans-provinc...
by DadoBlade
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Max take-off weight for privat pilot licence

Max Take-Off Weight (MTOW) for a Private Pilot? Weight should be proportionate to height, but I am thinking around 300 lbs/136 kg would be near max.
by DadoBlade
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Nothing new here. In June of 2014, Canada's DND, (Dept. of National Defence), recruited and took-on-strength experienced RAF pilots to fly the CF-18. Canada's provider of air traffic services, NAV CANADA also hired a few experienced NATS ATCOs from the U.K. Yes, they had to qualify under routine on-...
by DadoBlade
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing

Wreckage found in the Drake sea on Dec. 12, 2019. No survivors.
by DadoBlade
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 22
Views: 1786

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Actually, a Global 7500 would suit His Highness and His Sycophants perfectly, however, the entourage of media and support miscellany would require an additional aircraft, such as a second-hand Boeing 737-900ER once owned by a Middle-East potentate. Ultimately, a two (2) aircraft minimum is required ...
by DadoBlade
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)

Passengers are always left "fearing for their lives" regardless of the intensity of anything non-routine. Is it possible the WX Radar was inoperative? Minimum fuel situation? Hot date awaiting at destination? Anywayze, the Dash-8 is robust.
by DadoBlade
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 2207

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

End of fossil fuels? According to what source you seek, an "average" automobile tire, (size not specified,) requires approximately 7 U.S. gallons of oil to be produced. If it weren't for taxiing and landing, we just might meet the Paris Accord goals.
by DadoBlade
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3933

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Unfortunately, a single volcanic eruption the size of the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption would negate all the of G12's efforts in CO2 and hydrocarbon emssion reductions for several years.
by DadoBlade
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Careful with that coffee, Eugene
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Careful with that coffee, Eugene

From the 1964 movie "Fate Is The Hunter" story board, "...ignoring the fire warnings on both engines. The plane returns safely to the airfield. McBane is disheartened that he was not able to solve the mystery of the identical second engine failure, when he notices the pilot's coffee cup on the conso...
by DadoBlade
Thu May 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5309

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

With increased public acceptance and adoption of robotics and automated systems, I envision a future of single-pilot jet airliner flights. There are several single-pilot IFR capable multi-engine (Cessna 402) type scheduled flights in the U.S.A. Cape Air comes to mind. They have been operating for se...
by DadoBlade
Sun May 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14209

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Switchflicker asked why the American Airlines DC-3 Flagship was taxiing with the cowl gills closed. Early civilian versions of the DC-3 were powered by The Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 cylinder engine, and may not have been equipped with cowl flaps, unlike the fourteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Tw...
by DadoBlade
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan
Replies: 18
Views: 3611

Re: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan

TCAS 1 too expensive or impractical for this type of operation? Sad.
by DadoBlade
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Diamond to increase production

Indeed. The DA-20 needs a new cowl design. A skilled aviation upholsterer with access to some ergonomic and orthopaedic foam should be able to correct the seat problem, with a next-to-zero weight penalty. I do know a guy... Anywayze...Cowl flap(s) on the Diamond? Of course! A singular lower cowl ven...

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