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by Blakey
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 17793

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Precisely. So, why not attempt to prevent these situations with a background check? Why not prevent/protect COPA, and other organizations from lawsuits, because they didn't provide "adequate checks"? That's exactly what this is trying to do. I can offer you insurance to protect your kids!...
by Blakey
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 5571

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

[quote=Schooner69A post_id=<a href="tel:1060328">1060328</a> time=<a href="tel:1543449304">1543449304</a> user_id=21116] Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate: An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airf...
by Blakey
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 6811

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

There is nothing wrong with your technique especially in that it is what you are most comfortable with. I can't remember if I ever used the slip on approach method as my teachers taught me the crab method and pointed out how natural crabbing s as you are flying with the controls balanced and not si...
by Blakey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote
Replies: 14
Views: 3818

Re: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote

I've carried these before and they are almost undetectable with respect to aircraft performance. Almost! - Firstly, make sure you mount it with the open side (The top of the boat.) facing down. If you don't, it fills up with water when you take off. Secondly, the older aluminum ones work well; the n...
by Blakey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Trenton Flyover
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: Trenton Flyover

The 7 days is for PPR to land there. For overflights, it is just Class D airspace like any other. They usually want you to follow one of the VFR transit routes that are listed in the CFS so that is how they will clear you through the zone. (Via Frankford to the North and via Consecon to the South.) ...
by Blakey
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handling of power on take off and landing.
Replies: 28
Views: 2817

Re: Handling of power on take off and landing.

How do I monitor the nosewheel steering?
by Blakey
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash
Replies: 96
Views: 9885

Re: C-47 Takeoff Groundloop and Crash

Forgive my ignorance of DC-3 Ops but is a flapless takeoff normal?
by Blakey
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 44
Views: 10580

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

install a stall warning "The Beaver is certified with a stall warning system", Incorrect. The Beaver was certified without a stall warning system. The piston Beaver was built for 20 years from 1947 to 1967 without any stall warning system.There have been no Beavers built since then.In rec...
by Blakey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how do kids afford this racket???
Replies: 56
Views: 4410

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: 6701

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: 3291

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: 1584

Chemtrails!!

by Blakey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Risky or cleaver?
Replies: 12
Views: 2737

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: 2737

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: 1834

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 mor...
by Blakey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

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: 2932

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: 151
Views: 99794

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: 25295

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: 1152

Re: William Walter Bigoray - RCAF - WW2

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