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by Blakey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how do kids afford this racket???
Replies: 56
Views: 4117

Re: how do kids afford this racket???

If only there were some way an enterprising young Air Cadet could get some assistance with flight training.....

https://bc-aircadetleague.com/regional- ... t-courses/
by Blakey
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

Re: Beaver down

Original Beaver test flight with Russ Bannock had an engine failure after takeoff, He landed it deadstick without incident. All in a days work Do you happen to have a reference for that? I've never heard of an engine failure and I have watched the film. He DID have an oil leak (Most embarassing for...
by Blakey
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why on earth are CF-18's in Bagotville?
Replies: 18
Views: 3123

Re: Why on earth are CF-18's in Bagotville?

Any idea what the threat was in the 1950s and where it would have to come from?
by Blakey
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chemtrails!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Chemtrails!!

by Blakey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Risky or cleaver?
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: Risky or cleaver?

Like this guy? https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/96095405/this-is-nuts-klm-plane-lands-as-typhoon-hato-slams-into-hong-kong-and-macau Nope. Like this - https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20140105-1 Pressing forward with a blind disregard for safety does not make you a g...
by Blakey
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Risky or cleaver?
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: Risky or cleaver?

An excellent display of skill and experience operating on the edge of what can be safely done. I might also add that it was an excellent display of airmanship and pilot decision making on the part of those pilots who decided to turn back even though Delta made it in and out. No measuring contests he...
by Blakey
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting

Yes, that's more along the lines of my theory. I believe the Norseman had an "exhaust" heater which is just a "carb-heat" type of muff around the exhaust pipe to heat the air which is routed into the cabin. You used to see a lot of Beavers and Otters with these when they flew more in the winter. I w...
by Blakey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting

Interesting. I've never heard of any propensity of the Norseman to catch fire in flight but that IS how Buzz Buerling died. Wonder what the main suspect was?
by Blakey
Tue May 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL "legal" minimum DUAL time
Replies: 21
Views: 2691

Re: PPL "legal" minimum DUAL time

Find a school that teaches Air Cadets and ask for an instructor who has taught them. Tell them you want as much of the same schedule as your life/wallet can permit. If you can give them 7 weeks of your time, they will have you through the PPL with time to spare. They do it 80 times a summer in Ontar...
by Blakey
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Barkley-Grow
Replies: 150
Views: 96763

Re: Barkley-Grow

Video of it flying on floats. Starts at 18:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEobHZO ... e=youtu.be
by Blakey
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 24202

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

I recall all the same rhetoric and thoughtful discussion the last time we bought a new fighter. My viewpoint on the purchase of Super Hornets is a bit different than most though. I believe that the Super Hornet is the wrong airplane to buy but I hope they write a check for 20 of them this week. Why ...
by Blakey
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: William Walter Bigoray - RCAF - WW2
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: William Walter Bigoray - RCAF - WW2

trey kule wrote:Moose.

I find your posts to be some of the most interesting ones on the site.
Thank you.
Always!
by Blakey
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Multi training
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: Multi training

The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and, a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time.
by Blakey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 2790s on an early 180?
Replies: 4
Views: 3259

2790s on an early 180?

I have a 1957 180A and I am looking for a set of amphibs. Has anyone ever seen an early 180 on 2790s? I'd like to have the bit more flotation than the 2700s give.
by Blakey
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadians and the Battle of Britain
Replies: 26
Views: 3019

Re: Canadians and the Battle of Britain

Thank you Chris. Lots of stories in that list.
by Blakey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avionics and radio upgrades
Replies: 32
Views: 3038

Re: Avionics and radio upgrades

Resurrecting an old thread to see if anyone has more up-to-date advice or experience regarding these, or other, radios. My Cessna has a venerable Narco COM 11 installed and it has always worked just fine. Problem is that more and more places I fly to, or WANT to fly to, require 25 khz spacing and th...
by Blakey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PA28 Checkout
Replies: 41
Views: 3561

Re: PA28 Checkout

If a taildragger or flying boat, it's going to be just as Photofly says, the landing attitude is the pre takeoff attitude. That's precisely what I didn't say. I said that the best way to get an idea of what the view should be on landing is to consider the view before takeoff. I didn't say the views...
by Blakey
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Float hatches wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

Float hatches wanted

I want to install hatches in my 2870s but I cannot find anyone to sell me any! Kenmore has not made any for years and has no estimate of when they might be able to sell me some in the future. Does anyone know of a certified hatch eligible for installation in 2870s or does anyone have a wrecked set o...
by Blakey
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?
Replies: 53
Views: 6367

Re: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?

I will refrain from commenting about the "unfortunate occurance"... Realistically, what other Mx providers do you have at your disposal and is this a "hill you are ready to die on"? Been there, done that before... All the best, TPC Funny you should mention that! If you are referring to what I think...
by Blakey
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?
Replies: 53
Views: 6367

Re: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?

TeePeeCreeper wrote:I will refrain from commenting about the "unfortunate occurance"...

Realistically, what other Mx providers do you have at your disposal and is this a "hill you are ready to die on"?

Been there, done that before...

All the best,
TPC
Funny you should mention that!
by Blakey
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3222

Re: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!

CreatingLift wrote:I know an owner who's planes are impeccably clean and in seemingly perfect shape.

But he's a bad person!
They do appear to be in excellent shape. NONE are in OM though!
by Blakey
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3222

Re: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!

Around our airport we refer to it as "Homer Maintenance"! Some are maintained to an excellent standard - some are not.
by Blakey
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?
Replies: 23
Views: 5717

Re: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?

Two point for the first approch/light "drag" to test the intended landing surface always. (Unless landing at a well packed established (ie: "known) "strip". After you've done that... It's up to you! This. I suppose you could "drag" a strip in a three point attitude but I can't imagine it would be a...
by Blakey
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sportsman STOL drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Sportsman STOL drawings

Thanks for the tip. It's better than what we had but it still references templates that I assume are in the drawings. Hate having to buy something I already paid for once!
by Blakey
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sportsman STOL drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Sportsman STOL drawings

I need a set of Sportsman installation drawings to re-install the kit on my Cessna 180A. The kit was installed years ago and I do not know what happened to the installation drawings but they probably stayed with the shop that installed it. I've had some work done that required the removal of the kit...

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