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by TWSC
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 4449

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 That’s ...
by TWSC
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stepping up to a anphib
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Stepping up to a anphib

Amphib 206 is a death trap
by TWSC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Headset recommendation?

Would recommend the light speed zulu 3. Not a head vice, noise reduction is pretty good and it has a Kevlar covered cord which is nice if you’re in an airplane where it gets shut in the door often. Probably saved me a new cord... Warranty is exceptional from what I’ve heard from people who have owne...
by TWSC
Sun May 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 21911

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

yhz41 wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 1:28 pm https://globalnews.ca/news/6954775/cf-s ... ssion=true

Deceased female in the plane according to this news article. Absolutely terrible.
Says she saw a deceased female, but two shutes out of a/c??
by TWSC
Sun May 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 21911

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Jean-Pierre wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 12:45 pm Terrible month for the military. Glad the pilot survive. Looked like a stall during some kind of wing over manuever after departure.
Watching with Sound it seems like maybe loss of power? Pull up for altitude for ejection maybe?
by TWSC
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 89
Views: 21656

Re: Companies Laying off.

Float operators not immune either. Atleo in tofino shut down (temp) and wilderness seaplanes in port hardy is damn near. Layoffs for both obviously
by TWSC
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona virus and flight training
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Corona virus and flight training

I was told schools in the lower mainland had shut down...not 100% sure if that’s accurate info How long do you think this will last? when will one on one in-flight instruction resume on a normal basis? :cry: Who knows. Depends how long this whole thing lasts and how long the effects are felt on the...
by TWSC
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona virus and flight training
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Corona virus and flight training

I was told schools in the lower mainland had shut down...not 100% sure if that’s accurate info
by TWSC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging Non-IFR SIM Time
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Logging Non-IFR SIM Time

I don’t believe a logbook determines what you can and cannot log based on the columns it has. e.g. there’s no specific column for floats, but you can use an empty column like the one on the right or just cross out an irrelevant one. SIM time is just mostly in an IFR environment. I’d look at the spec...
by TWSC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Online ground school?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Online ground school?

PPL harv's is pretty good. Found their CPL program was a lot of word for word the same stuff as PPL. Not sure if other places are like that but maybe something to think about
by TWSC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some Boeing Jets Have Substandard Parts, Whistleblower Claims
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Some Boeing Jets Have Substandard Parts, Whistleblower Claims

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/FAAs-Inspector-General-Says-Agency-Not-Doing-Enough-to-Stop-Bogus-Parts-from-Getting-on-Commercial-Flights-475352673.html This article says FAA let all those parts go on the 777 'as is' and no problems reported. This was from Feb 27, couldn't find any other main...
by TWSC
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12931

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I can just imagine the number of disgruntled dockhands there’ll be if they say the batteries will be swapped out at the dock. All fun and games till someone biffs it and there’s a battery at the bottom of the harbour lol
by TWSC
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dynamic vs Static Stability
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Dynamic vs Static Stability

Previous post has it right, maybe try thinking about it as static stability refers to the stability at a given point in time, i.e. does the aircraft return to original position. Dynamic stability is the stability of the aircraft averaged over a longer period. If the oscillations average to 0, it is ...
by TWSC
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12931

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

How long does a charge take? Make it pretty difficult to turn a beaver or otter around in that time frame... Some people have been suggesting switching the batteries out to make a quick turnaround but I can't imagine that being an easy thing to do quickly when the batteries will prob weigh upwards ...
by TWSC
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12931

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

If there is an operation where the distance between legs will allow this to make sense it’s probably harbour air. The most interesting thing for me is how an electric motor will hold up to the corrosion of a salt water life The legs are short enough but how fast will the batteries run out of charge...
by TWSC
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12931

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

Wonder what TC, and the public for that matter, will think about this given the recent discussion around the safety of float ops. I can't see this battery/electric power plant tech fairing too well in a crash either in the water or on land.
by TWSC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 10569

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I agree that the logic to require life jackets is a little out there. People drown in overturned seaplanes - only 2 of 27 fatalities in overturned seaplanes managed to get out of the cabin, 25 fatalities did not even get out. If they want to improve things they should have gone with improved or add...
by TWSC
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 10569

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

The mandatory egress training makes a lot of sense but the prior wearing of lifejackets makes absolutely no difference in whether you're gonna get out of the aircraft or not. Seems like a poorly thought out solution to me I did not use my egress training, it was not needed, I was ejected through th...
by TWSC
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 10569

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

The mandatory egress training makes a lot of sense but the prior wearing of lifejackets makes absolutely no difference in whether you're gonna get out of the aircraft or not. Seems like a poorly thought out solution to me I did not use my egress training, it was not needed, I was ejected through th...

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