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by Blakey
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Sim?
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Taildragger Sim?

With all the talk of taildraggers being harder to operate than tricycle gear aircraft, I'm wondering if there is a taildragger Sim? I don't mean a taildragger that is emulated in a Flight Sim game, I am wondering if there is a Red Bird or similar simulator that can simulate a taildragger taxiing? I'...
by Blakey
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A curious german weapon
Replies: 13
Views: 2001

Re: A curious german weapon

by Blakey
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aircraft on Lake by Kasabonika
Replies: 46
Views: 5192

Re: Aircraft on Lake by Kasabonika

Is it a 206?
by Blakey
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here's an interesting method of building hours.
Replies: 143
Views: 16638

Re: Here's an interesting method of building hours.

If I have a truck and you ask me to go to London, Ontario to pick up your stuff and then you pay for all the expenses and even buy me coffee at Tim Hortons, and maybe tip me a little... How is that bad? I suggest that you call this fellow and ask him that exact question. You may find that his answe...
by Blakey
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: The...first oil change!
Replies: 12
Views: 2061

Re: The...first oil change!

Teepee,

Check PMs.

Blakey
by Blakey
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here's an interesting method of building hours.
Replies: 143
Views: 16638

Re: Here's an interesting method of building hours.

A 140? Not good enough. I'll need at least a 150 or, better yet, a 172! Cheap too.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-travel-vacations ... nFlag=true
by Blakey
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 595
Views: 91764

Re: RCAF History Forum

by Blakey
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CF-CZO
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: CF-CZO

I have several from summer 2013 that I can send you as well.
by Blakey
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF History Forum
Replies: 595
Views: 91764

Re: RCAF History Forum

Did it scream like a Banshee?
by Blakey
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: XC overnight accomodation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: XC overnight accomodation?

Gene Hasenfus wrote:Oh, and always wear a chute, even (and especially)
when your boss tells you not to.
Don't give any hints, some of us already know. And it was Eugene.
by Blakey
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15695

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

A few years back a 185 on floats actually hit the bridge just South of the Arnprior airport. The people on the bridge didn't even notice and the bridge itself did not even require a paint touch-up. The 185 required extensive repair. Rock always beats scissors and bridge beats airplane every time.
by Blakey
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 rescued in Northern Saskatchewan
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: 2 rescued in Northern Saskatchewan

Pictures here. I'd say Henry did a great job of putting it down in bad terrain. A quick helicopter trip to the road and she'll be flying again in no time. I imagine the Corvette conversion doesn't work too well without electrical power. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Pilot+recounts+finding+downe...
by Blakey
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Harrier Emergency Landing
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Harrier Emergency Landing

Really pretty good when you realize that Marine Captains only have two bars!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGAOpXKSXfo
by Blakey
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: This is insane
Replies: 23
Views: 2141

Re: This is insane

You may have heard of a book called "Jonathon Livingston Seagull", written by a guy called Richard Bach (or not - you're probably too young) who used to fly a Pitts on the airshow circuit many years ago, and he used to do this. And he's just a guy who writes books, not a proud Four Bars that struts...
by Blakey
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How to collect 1500 hrs
Replies: 71
Views: 4203

Re: How to collect 1500 hrs

Colonel Sanders wrote:One of my regrets in life is that I never
got to fly the U-2. Would have been fun.
But, given their normal cruising levels, wouldn't that require you to look down on the all the airline pilots?
by Blakey
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: STOL Contest in Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: STOL Contest in Texas

Oh come now, Smith Falls is a little challenged but it's not soulless!
by Blakey
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-185 engine failure...
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: C-185 engine failure...

stef wrote:Congrats! Nice job making it down safe.

Just curious though. Where is this Fourth Lake?
Some of us got it!
by Blakey
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 54405

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

Nah, I'm just jealous cause you guys never come to our fly-ins. Need more pink-shirted guests I suppose!
by Blakey
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 54405

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

Colonel Sanders wrote:Can I get the phone number of the girl
in the pink shirt? It's for Eric.
It's actually more of a fuchsia colour and his name is Paul!
by Blakey
Thu May 22, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB Report: Mid-Air Collision Saskatchewan May 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3343

Re: TSB Report: Mid-Air Collision Saskatchewan May 2012

In my opinion, the TSB missed an opportunity to point out an important lesson here. If you read the report and pay particular attention to the illustration of the aircraft colliding, you can see that turning away from an aircraft that is VERY close to you is not the best way to avoid a collision. To...
by Blakey
Wed May 21, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Rotary Engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: Rotary Engine

Tried and true technology by the time it got to airplanes!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams-Farwell

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/an ... eo-275862/

One of these actually still exists. And runs!
by Blakey
Tue May 20, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cessna pilot exits plane during ground run
Replies: 17
Views: 3018

Re: Cessna pilot exits plane during ground run

When you compare that kind of fear though, to someone underestimating the strength of the tie-downs and then hanging on for dear life to the wing strut ... man, you want to make sure you don't ever want to get into that position (for whatever reason). I 100% guarantee you he was not hanging onto th...

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