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by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

AirFrame wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:05 am
jakeandelwood wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:30 am
...someone please give me one good reason to NOT have a radio.
Your aircraft doesn't have an electrical system?

this little thing will run a handheld for much longer than the fuel tanks will keep the engine running in most light planes, and they cost very little.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Come on people, a handheld IS pocket change for anyone who can afford a car let alone a plane, and the cheap ones work just fine if money really is the issue, just like a new $15k Nissan Micra will get you from A to B just as well as the 150k Benz. Yeah, I realize the range of a a handheld isn't as ...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

As for NORDO, if you're gonna fly in busy airspace and can afford a plane, you can afford a F-------- handheld. Sure, and if you're flying a single-engine airplane over a populated area you can afford a #%@&#%$ ballistic full-airframe parachute. The argument isn't any different, you've just chosen ...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 8 seats or more aircraft rental
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: 8 seats or more aircraft rental

Capt. Underpants wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Anyone dumb enough to put 8 Or more bums into a Navajo isn’t someone I’d want to rent to.
yeah, a pa-31 310, a pa-31 350 will be no problem, like someone else said, leave the outboard tanks empty
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Geography is easy. Avoiding traffic and not busting the absolute clusterfuck of airspace is what's hard. I did YCW to YVR with no flight following and still managed to bust a moronic "control area extension" buried under god knows how many wedding cake layers of terminal airspace outside the goddam...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Well, to be honest, you don't need FF to get from YXX to YVR in the lower mainland, with all of the excellent geographical references (and the fact that the lower mainland is a wide valley pointing almost right at YVR). Draw on the pilotage and dead reckoning skills that you learned when you were a...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6375

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I do want to apply, I'm just having trouble coming up with a number figure to put down. If I go to high they will toss my resume, to low and ill be stuck making squat, maybe i'll put "enough money so I'll stick around and make a career out of working for you". It sounds like that's what they want fr...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: What is "lift"?

Lift is the opposition to gravity and thrust is the opposition to drag. To climb, more lift needs to be created to overcome gravity. The lift is created by increasing AOA and then more thrust is added to overcome drag to maintain airspeed. AOA is lower in a climb as a component of power is counteri...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6375

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

"Please email application with your compensation package expectations to the email address above." I find the above line the most hilarious part of that job ad, i guess its a good way to weed out applicants. is bidding on jobs normal? i could see that being the case if i was a paving company and the...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: What is "lift"?

at first i thought the angle of attack would increase but on second thought no it wouldn't because you are adding power to keep the same airspeed. if the power setting stayed the same and airspeed dropped then the AOA would increase, am i wrong? the same speed is to be kept in the climb the
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane Incident in Sask Wheat Field
Replies: 8
Views: 2443

Re: Floatplane Incident in Sask Wheat Field

C-FOAW, a privately registered Stinson SR9FM float-equipped aircraft, was taking off from an unnamed lake located 2 kms north of Unity, Saskatchewan with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the initial climb at approximately 300 ASL, the engine (P&W R985) power began to degrade and the aircr...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

To leave no one hanging: Abbotsford is managed by Victoria terminal, not Vancouver. Pitt is indeed very close to the published STARS to Vancouver for 26’s. Airplanes are routinely given descent down to 3000 there. If you are low and out of Class C, it is a good idea to monitor your nearest tower be...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I always plan to fly around the class C airports when i fly from YYJ to YKA and i try to make it (in my belief) as less intrusive as possible to ATC when i do it. The only reason i want to be in terminal airspace to be honest is the idea of a mid-air collision in the idiot show of uncontrolled airsp...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

This kind of help -- IS offered by other ATC facilities when a wait or course change is required. It's ATC's role to create safe solutions and offer them -- IMO... Or is the onus on the low time PPL to argue for it and deny a clearance? The majority of controllers are not/were not pilots. I don't k...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: I would like your opinion?

If you do end up suing TC hopefully for your sake they don't have a soup nazi list..... "sorry son, it looks like you failed your checkride again, better luck next time"
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: I would like your opinion?

lawsuit happy people, aren't they the ones that pretty much brought Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft to their knees in the late eighties?
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

How is getting a tower controller in Langley to give you flight following practical? The zone is 3 miles, by the time you get a word in edgewise you're long gone. VFR traffic is allowed in class C terminal airspace, it says so right in the AIM. I get tired of this VFR frowned upon in Vancouver term...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

how about this scenario: (and it happened to someone i know) there is a notam saying VFR traffic in Vancouver class C airspace MAY be denied. It's a nice clear day and you have to fly from YYJ to YVR to pick up the wife who just flew in from Mexico. you get your code and clearance in YYJ says no to ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 3019

Re: Fire the Transport minister

the regions all seem different. before this pandemic started i called the pacific region to ask a question, i called about 5 times, left messages, nothing. i called the prairie region and on the 2nd ring i got someone who politly answered my question.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4952

Re: Another Crash in BC

GPS trackers are “fail-safe”. They leave a trail of breadcrumbs that ends when the unit is destroyed or electrical power is removed—and it’s likely going to be close to the crash site. That's fine for super wealthy elite 1% guys. What about us po' folk? Those units are like a hunnerd an fitty bucks...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

To answer your last question Stabilized: As PF says, it's simply nice when Terminal talks to us in busy airspace, we don't need to be any higher and inside the class C. YYZ operates multiple satellites on different frequencies, so they can do this....I do recognize it's a much bigger airspace. Flyi...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5266

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

From my experience seems terminal is dumping their traffic problems onto towers. Last time I was there, terminal only said, "no contact, remain clear". No VFR service. I've heard it's long been that way. Perhaps it's teminal that needs to be fixed. I've had that as well, no VFR service from termina...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4952

Re: Another Crash in BC

iflyforpie wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Probably not for hire or reward. Like CASARA, Hope Air, etc.
Even Hope Air requires a minimum private licence. What this guy was doing seems like an odd charity to donate your time to if that's the case.

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