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by astroguy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.

Just wait until you get to fly in something with a stick instead of a yoke, and with a tailwheel instead of a nosewheel. :) Right Airframe!... I've been flying stick for some 70 hours and I do prefer it to yoke that I only have 5 hours on... but never a tail dragger! For sure when I watch those 'bi...
by astroguy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.

My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane. Shawn, a friend from Ground school here in Kingston Ontario, offered me a ride in his - 1966 Piper Cherokee PA28. Nice airplane. It was an interesting comparison between my understanding of low wing and high wing. Much the same of course but mu...
by astroguy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Flying with my daughter!
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Flying with my daughter!

Hi... yet another local flight but I got to take my oldest up for her second flight with me today. It is a different kind of feeling when you have your child on board... I'm so proud that she will climb aboard with me and it's a very interesting and mixed feeling to trust oneselfs newly aquired skil...
by astroguy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Anatomy of simple local flight
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Anatomy of simple local flight

Anatomy of simple local flight with calls, take off/landings and leaving and entering the zone of Class E airport. CYGK Kingston Ontario Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le9xoLgr6HE
by astroguy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: First flight in over six weeks!
Replies: 0
Views: 171

First flight in over six weeks!

First flight in over six weeks! Also the first time back in the left seat since end of October! I have been doing the last 7 or 8 flights from the right seat and with a common central stick and different sight picture....I was not enjoying my flying. Believe it or not, I was actually very concerned ...
by astroguy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights

Hello sorry for taking so long to get back to you. Yes the Ikarus C 42 LSA is a fine positively stable airplane that is great for training. It would land itself is my joke. I is very responsive. It has a dry weight of 605 lbs and MTOW of 1,230 lbs... making it approximately 1,000 lbs less than the C...
by astroguy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.

Flying small piston airplanes was the best flying I've ever done. I didn't know how to really appreciate it at the time. I hope to buy my own plane one day and fly on weekends. Keep posting these videos. Well I hope you do get back into GA. I know more that a couple of Airline industry pilots at th...
by astroguy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.

Astroguy I believe anyone here would cheerfully go flying with you as your enthusiasm and positive attitude would be a great reminder to all of us as to why we started flying in the first place. Alcoholism I believe I'd like to teach you some manners. - Toeless. Toeless.... to you I say thanks. I k...
by astroguy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.

This forum is filled with frustrated pilots, dreamers and most of all rumor addicted individuals. I fall into one of those categories. We all loved aviation at one point,then decided to turn it into a career. That's when you start losing that magic and start to face the harsh realities of an indust...
by astroguy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.

I take a friend , Dave, up for a flight. Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat. I practice a bit of flight instruction but Dave used to be a Glider Flight instructor and is a Flight sim guy who knows quite well how to fly. https://youtu.be/kGLOFPIXlNY Great video sir! Don't liste...
by astroguy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.

I take a friend , Dave, up for a flight. Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat.
I practice a bit of flight instruction but Dave used to be a Glider Flight instructor and is a Flight sim guy who knows quite well how to fly.

https://youtu.be/kGLOFPIXlNY
by astroguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: My first Right Seat Solo flying in the Ikarus C 42
Replies: 0
Views: 236

My first Right Seat Solo flying in the Ikarus C 42

My first Right Seat Solo flying in the Ikarus C 42 Well.. as part of learning flight instruction I have to switch seats. After being left seat PIC for my entire learning process... I now have to learn to fly Right seat. A real bit if brain flipping is required for a central stick controlled aircraft...
by astroguy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: just a short video of the LSA C42 Ikarus
Replies: 0
Views: 207

just a short video of the LSA C42 Ikarus

A fun flight with my CFI Zach.... just a short video of the LSA C42 Ikarus
Just taking a break form execises and going for a bit of sight seeing on a cold December afternoon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L__emAGE0ew
by astroguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Took my deskmate from GA ground school last winter up for a flight
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Took my deskmate from GA ground school last winter up for a flight

Took my deskmate from GA ground school last winter up for a flight. He's not getting many hours in GA so I took him up in the Ikarus C 42 LSA..... and I used him as a guinea pig to hone my embryonic Flight Instructor skills on! Sorry it's a long one... mostly for my flight instructor to watch but I ...
by astroguy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 8 minute Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far...
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: 8 minute Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far...

What benefit was the instructor hoping to achieve by allowing you to thump it on the grass prior to the threshold? What was the purpose of an approach to a very narrow (30'?) strip in the early stages of your training? What is the dual rate on this A/C? Well... no he wasn't allowing this but it was...
by astroguy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 8 minute Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far...
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: 8 minute Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWrG3_YqGZc
here is an excellent video showing exactly what I did wrong with my power on stall as far as aileron inputs...primal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWrG3_YqGZc
by astroguy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 8 minute Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far...
Replies: 4
Views: 718

8 minute Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far...

Video Montage of my Flight journey thus far... 8 minutes of flying thrills! alot of my goof ups and successes in the Comco Ikarus C 42 Rotax 912 at Ontario Advanced Ultralights in Kingston Ontario Canada. BTW I do know that I screwed up my power on stall with aileron inputs that actually increased m...
by astroguy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: flight in the circuit with full setup for landings X 3
Replies: 0
Views: 268

flight in the circuit with full setup for landings X 3

Here is a flight in the circuit with full set up to landing with a view of the stick and the sight picture of landing. Rob ...fellow pilot is my 5th passenger since my passenger rating....we fly in VFR minumums for a few circuits with full set up base to final and landing full clip. we are flying th...
by astroguy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Just another flight video... taking up my 3rd passenger!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Just another flight video... taking up my 3rd passenger!!!!

Just another flight video... taking up my 3rd passenger!!!!
Confusion on the runway... my fault.
c 42 Ikarus LSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtVpAsw2cWU
by astroguy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why I went Ultralight after starting GA
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Why I went Ultralight after starting GA

I had answered this question as part of a thread but I thought I'd post it as a new topic incase anyone is interested...... I'm 56 years old and I work in the medical field and I will routinely come into contact with people who assume that there is a tomorrow but learn that tomorrow is now in jepord...
by astroguy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I passed my passenger rating!! PAX for LSA in Canada! PAX test video
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: I passed my passenger rating!! PAX for LSA in Canada! PAX test video

Cool, thank's for this question Meatservo! I'm 56 years old and I work in the medical field and I will routinely come into contact with people who assume that there is a tomorrow but learn that tomorrow is now in jepordy. Every year I take a course to learn something ... last year I recieved my HAM ...
by astroguy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Get another instructor! The airplane does not know or care which way the win is blowing when doing stalls. It all depends on your entry technique. After 40 years of instructing, I thought that I had heard it all. Now tell me, is there Yaw in turn? Or only in a LSA Sorry for the question there old d...
by astroguy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Wow... what a great resource of information folks. Thanks for all inputs. I am sure that the phyics of the relative wind does not change either way.... and upon reflection I figure that there is a human factor going on here as mentioned ... I'll be up on Tuesday and if enough wind I will do 10 upwin...
by astroguy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

What answer are you hoping to hear? Really I am a low hour pilot and I am simply hoping to hear the correct answer. It could be an illusion however the light sport plane I fly regularly seems to mush into a strong headwind for a stall but we'll always stall with a Tailwind. And this doesn't make se...
by astroguy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Hey... Just looking for some expertise here. It has come up recently that are little LSA ikarus tends to break a stall much cleaner when doing a Tailwind stall versus a headwind stall. However the relative wind indicated AirSpeed are both identical? Where am I wrong on this? In practice on this airc...

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