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by astroguy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: My second flight in the circuit as I transition to GA from LSA.
Replies: 0
Views: 1387

My second flight in the circuit as I transition to GA from LSA.

My second flight in the circuit as I transition to GA from LSA. I'm flying a 1976 Cessna 172 Skyhawk... and I'm really enjoying the transition from LSA... but it does make you have to start over in some ways. I can get distracted with the new flight characteristics and then forget simple stuff like ...
by astroguy
Wed May 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: I'm trying out General Aviation now! Cessna 172 Skyhawk... and my first landings
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

I'm trying out General Aviation now! Cessna 172 Skyhawk... and my first landings

I'm trying out General Aviation now! Cessna 172 Skyhawk... and my first landings I put about 3 hours in General Aviation about 15 months ago... and I decided to try it out again at the Kingston Flying Club with highly qualified FI, Kais ... Great fun . The 172 Cessna flyings with alot more weight an...
by astroguy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: another flight in the circuit and my camera mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1256

another flight in the circuit and my camera mount

Hey Simon... here is another little video , now that you have a GoPro... I would love to watch your flying skills please.
How I mount my GoPro and record cabin audio.... plus yet another run down on circuit technique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKFJ9Y9qV_Y
by astroguy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: My First aviation incident ... Flat tire
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

My First aviation incident ... Flat tire

My First aviation incident.. after 75 hours total flight time, I've ended up with a flat tire on landing.... it was a nice landing with no sideloading on the rubber but she immediately felt odd after touchdown and then was pulling hard left on the first taxiway after exiting the runway. I did howeve...
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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1155

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: 1012

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: 1201

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: 1612

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 1163

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: 1165

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: 1385

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: 897

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: 897

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

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