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by 5x5
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 1722

Re: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft

And just in case I'm not the only one here that doesn't (now didn't) know what a DAR is ......https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... 01-917.htm
by 5x5
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2186

Re: That Smooth Landing

Talked to the owner of a flight school today with 9 C172's about tailstrikes. He says that they get them on a very regular basis in terms of a scrape of some sort on the tiedown ring. That being said, he did also stated that structural damage was rare, although they change the tiedown ring regularl...
by 5x5
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anybody going to a ski/ice fly-in this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Anybody going to a ski/ice fly-in this year?

Not everybody lives in Eastern Canada. Here's one for the folks in Alberta - https://www.laclabicheflyingclub.ca/events
by 5x5
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: That Smooth Landing
Replies: 56
Views: 2186

Re: That Smooth Landing

Talked to the owner of a flight school today with 9 C172's about tailstrikes. He says that they get them on a very regular basis in terms of a scrape of some sort on the tiedown ring. That being said, he did also stated that structural damage was rare, although they change the tiedown ring regularl...
by 5x5
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GA into Edmonton
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: GA into Edmonton

ZVL for sure. You'll have to arrange your taxi ahead of time as there are no taxis/taxi stands at the airport.
by 5x5
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14282

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Reasons for the checks, are to protect the kids! Simple as that. I'll ask again - protect them from what? Has there ever been a case of child molestation at any CFK or Young Eagles volunteer flight program? You can't say your protecting anybody if the event you're concerned about has never happened...
by 5x5
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14282

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Just wondering, does anyone have any personal knowledge of even a single instance of a volunteer pilot - or for that matter a volunteer of any kind - at this type of aviation event being a pedophile? Any documented evidence of any such occurrence?
by 5x5
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 7058

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

av8ts wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:41 am
I can guarantee you this pilot is not jealous.They could triple that U.S. pay and I would still feel sorry for those living in Trumps America
Does that mean you're enamoured to be living in Trudeau's Canada, or just that you feel the U.S. sucks even more than Canada does right now?
by 5x5
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 4529

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

Not so short compared to many here but shortest for me and on the way back from Oshkosh. 06D (Rolla, ND) to S28 (Int'l Peace Garden) - 18 miles. Notable mostly because S28 is a fairly cool stop as you land on top of a hill and walk down to either US Customs or Canadian Customs depending which direct...
by 5x5
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The difference between a BRS and non-BRS chute
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: The difference between a BRS and non-BRS chute

Meatservo wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:29 am
How about just gliding to a landing in the canola field without all the pricking around with spring-loaded parachute contraptions?
No way! Like Cirrus says "Pull early, pull often."
by 5x5
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 14282

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

It is certainly "jumping at shadows" to the nth degree. The analogy to volunteering with kids in sports is not valid at all since there are way too many instances of predatory happenings in that environment. The coach/trainer/volunteer has a long-term relationship with the kids and numerous opportun...
by 5x5
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thyroid Cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 2428

Re: Thyroid Cancer

I guess everyone makes their own call about reporting or not. It does seem that there is an expectation that if the situation warrants much soul searching then a self-imposed grounding may be in order while getting it figured out. Of course the type of flying and the risk to others - i.e. passengers...
by 5x5
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 73
Views: 5322

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

For anyone who is really twisted about this fee, why not go to this link -https://letstalktransportation.ca/fee-modernization - and provide your comments directly to Transport? It may have no more effect than ranting on an internet forum (which is zero, BTW) but at least there's a chance.
by 5x5
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 73
Views: 5322

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

I was just trying to point out that there’s no point asking people on this forum to explain why there’s a fee, and when they tell you why there’s a fee, arguing back and saying why they’re wrong, and why there shouldn’t be a fee. Nobody here cares whether anyone else pays the fee or not. Nobody her...
by 5x5
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 3725

Re: Savin' the Prop

So using that logic. Would you ever shut down an engine on a twin that showed no oil pressure, or should someone just run it in hopes that it won't seize up? Not sure you quite got the logic right. I believe he meant that you've compounded the emergency by taking away the ability to overshoot when ...
by 5x5
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 4070

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

but anytime the words stunt and airplane are used in the same sentence there's a strong likelihood no good will come of it. Hard to feel all that sorry for people who take stupid risks so they can video it to impress their friends. Shut down all the airshows I guess, right? Reasoning and interpreta...
by 5x5
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 4070

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

I wonder how much of the mockery of this family’s tragedy has to do with their son’s music genre? Many of the Colonel’s more thoughtful posts had to do with various friends/acquaintances of his who were killed while doing aerobatics - and it would be easy to say “meh - high speed, unusual attitudes...
by 5x5
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 4070

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

Tips Up wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:52 am
And what’s up with milk in a bag? Like seriously. Who puts milk in a bag! :shock:
God does! On dairy farms a cow's udder is commonly called a "bag".
by 5x5
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: past use of marijuana and drugs
Replies: 15
Views: 4225

Re: past use of marijuana and drugs

Icamefromspace wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:09 pm
I wouldn't worry so much about the polygraph when you have the spinal tap to worry about.
Worry about the spinal tap?!? You should EMBRACE the SPINAL TAP!!!!

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PS: I know I'm old.
by 5x5
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flightaware?
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: Flightaware?

Here's the scoop from Flightaware's FAQ... Can FlightAware track VFR flights? What about a VFR flight with a flight plan? VFR flight tracking is not officially supported although some aircraft flying VFR with flight following or aircraft that are ADS-B equipped, tracking is available by turning on p...
by 5x5
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton
Replies: 44
Views: 7205

Re: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton

The added benefit of a "personal beacon" device is that it's portable and can be used in all sorts of other outdoor/"removed from civilization" situations - quadding, snowmobiling, hiking, boating, etc. Not sure that Flightaware is the answer for most of us since we are talking VFR flights. Here are...
by 5x5
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada - 4 Star Airline
Replies: 0
Views: 947

Air Canada - 4 Star Airline

Congratulations to Air Canada!! I guess they're doing a pretty good job after all. https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/air-canada-affirmed-as-north-americas-only-four-star-full-service-international-carrier-by-the-independent-research-firm-skytrax/ Air Canada Affirmed as North Amer...
by 5x5
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting my Class 1 medical renewed outside of Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Getting my Class 1 medical renewed outside of Canada

One option would be to contact the doctor you plan to use directly and confirm all this before you go. Even if someone else relates their personal experience doesn't mean yours would be the same. I'd want to be as sure as possible that everything was going to go right before I'd take the time on hol...

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