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by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

It’s sad that it’s no longer the limits of technology that hold us back, but the ability to pay for it. That was a bright spot in the Cold War where nations competed with technological advances and scientific achievements rather than finding new and creative ways to kill everyone on the planet. [/q...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

lownslow wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:32 pm
I thought it was well known that NASA hires Stanley Kubrick to film the moon landing. As the perfectionist he was, he filmed it on location.
That's a good one :lol:
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane

This is on every news channel now, she really wants everyone to know. If I slept thru the whole de planing I'd be so embarrassed I wouldn't want anyone to know. This has to be some kind of money grab stunt.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

I've always liked the faked Mars landing movie "Capricorn One", great old movie.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane

Wow, what a whale of a tale about a fight for survival in the treacherous wilderness of an airport! Luckily they didn't have to spend a freezing June night in that plane surviving off peanuts and coffee creamers. :lol:
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YWG collection of landing fees for General Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: YWG collection of landing fees for General Aviation

Lemme guess, your accountant crunched some numbers and your trying to cut the cost of stamps.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 1815

Re: How to improve flight training.

Arcticmonkey wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:27 pm
If I wanted to improve flight training the type of aircraft would be the absolute last on my list.
That pretty much sums it up.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 1815

Re: How to improve flight training.

I hate acrobatics, I don't like being in a plane while they are being done and I will never do them in any plane I'm flying, it just freaks me out, does that make me a crappy pilot because I refuse to learn that spectrum of flying? This tail dragger flying making you a better pilot is ridiculous, m...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 1815

Re: How to improve flight training.

https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/06/eviationaliceparisairshow.jpg?quality=82&strip=all I think it's likely that the tailwheel config was chosen to protect the tail prop on takeoff and in the flare. With nose wheel config it would be pretty easy to inadvertently get a prop strike ...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 1815

Re: How to improve flight training.

Let me toss this out there...if we really want pilots with good hands and feet - and the MAX issue is demonstrating that in spades - how about making an aerobatic endorsement mandatory, particularly if it is on a tail dragger? Hit two birds with one stone - better hands and feet from a tail dragger...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 1815

Re: How to improve flight training.

To fly a tailwheel aircraft one must be a good pilot. Everyone pilot should be a good pilot Therefore every pilot should fly a tailwheel aircraft. Sounds like one of those weird questions on the Nav Canada wonderlic recruitment test: True or false, Joe flies a Cessna 172, according to the above sta...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 5942

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Aviation-Pilot-Recruitment-News-Item/8502/Harbour-Air-starts-multi-year-conversion-to-electric-powered-flight According to this article Harbour Air is going to have a plane ready for test flying by November, doesn't seem very believable. One thing that is for sure i...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900 operators in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: 1900 operators in Canada

Liftdump wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Maybe it’s because it’s such a great looking aircraft.
Maybe the C models, the D's just look like an abortion with the raised roof and even more crap glued to the ass end.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900 operators in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: 1900 operators in Canada

Is Northern Thunderbird Air not around anymore? I havent been in the game for a while.I guess they were part of CMA.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2655

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

I never screwed around with Navajos in icing...well same goes for turbine anything, but slightly more tolerant when there's reserve power and more altitude options in pressurized airplanes The MU-2 pilots always said they'd rather be in a Navajo in ice. When was that incident over mabel lake? Befor...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2655

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

Scariest for me was my 1st day on the job as a FO on a cargo Navajo and having the 22 year old Captain pull this Top Gun, high G 90 degree bank 50 feet off the ground right after takeoff. As the stall warning was going off I surly thought the 20 thousand hour wing spar was going to snap. How did I d...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

Your probably more likely to get stabbed outside the liquor store picking up more Champaign than a flying accident.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 33
Views: 3743

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

So the only way it would work is if you had 4 weeks of holidays a year and you took them all at once, then you could smoke weed the 1st day of your holidays and that's it. If that rule is even true it's like it was designed not to work.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 78
Views: 3315

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

righthandman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:50 am
Snip
What does "snip" mean?
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3282

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Another option to consider if you have the ambition and drive is to build your own house, I did it, it took me 5 years while I worked full time and lived in a travel trailer in the driveway. Im not talking about paying a contractor to do it for you, or being your own contractor, I'm talking about d...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 78
Views: 3315

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

It does kinda suck nowadays how everything is throwaway, 10 years old in my opinion shouldn't be obsolete and not repairable, especially since the company is still in business. Electronic repair shops seem to be a dying thing these days. I'd just fix it myself, saves the frustration of having to dea...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3282

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

When I went to my bank for a mortgage they did a pretty good job of making me feel like a loser because they said I didn't make enough to qualify for the amount I needed which was only 200k. I then went to a broker and they offered me 50k more than the bank would right away, and that was enough of ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3282

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

When I went to my bank for a mortgage they did a pretty good job of making me feel like a loser because they said I didn't make enough to qualify for the amount I needed which was only 200k. I then went to a broker and they offered me 50k more than the bank would right away, and that was enough of a...
by jakeandelwood
Fri May 31, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3282

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Another option to consider if you have the ambition and drive is to build your own house, I did it, it took me 5 years while I worked full time and lived in a travel trailer in the driveway. Im not talking about paying a contractor to do it for you, or being your own contractor, I'm talking about do...

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