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by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 56
Views: 3522

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

I claim very little experience with the type of mountain flying that poor weather at Hope demands, I've only done it four times, with great caution and planning each time. Though I respect the role of an instructor, that role is to instruct. An instructor has demonstrated skills in instructing, not ...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cessna Windshield Broke
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Cessna Windshield Broke

Any pressure from the wing flex went straight onto the windscreen
Ah, yes... Not exactly wing flex, but rather fuselage flex at the forward door posts, which is what the new AD is all about. As is clear, the windshield cannot carry fuselage flexing loads.
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO: Cessna 182 Crash after Engine Failure on Final Approach, Nov 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Re: VIDEO: Cessna 182 Crash after Engine Failure on Final Approach, Nov 2020

Though it would be ideal to have a clear undershoot area, not every airport owner can afford the cost of the property, particularly in a city. I knew an airport owner who was required to buy three vacant residential lots to prevent them being built upon. That was really expensive relative to the ret...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cessna Windshield Broke
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Cessna Windshield Broke

Cessna windshields have been known to crack in a smile shape at the bottom of where the compass block is glued on. Thereafter, the crack may extend from the center out to the wing roots. It happened to a friend of mine, the passenger held the compass the whole way back, the they were okay, I helped ...
by PilotDAR
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Surprising Amount of Force May be Needed to get to Best Glide Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: A Surprising Amount of Force May be Needed to get to Best Glide Speed

it can be surprising just how much you have to push the yoke forward I'm allowing that the "how much" may be more the displacement of the pitch control, rather than the force to get it there. Bear in mind, that there are certification standards for control force, so a certified plane won'...
by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO: Cessna 182 Crash after Engine Failure on Final Approach, Nov 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Re: VIDEO: Cessna 182 Crash after Engine Failure on Final Approach, Nov 2020

"One may have to choose any reasonable place to land when a engine fails over the big city." In the Cessna accident, the pilot said said on the radio that he was "going to try and stretch it to the runway". Perhaps that was the only reasonable choice. For myself, I choose, when ...
by PilotDAR
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Split Flaps
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Split Flaps

Are there any certification requirements with regards to aileron control and full flap assymetry? Not for GA planes. I've heard the stories about Navajos, and was warned when I flew them. I very much doubt that you could maintain roll control with any more than the slightest asymmetry. It's certain...
by PilotDAR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Split Flaps
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Split Flaps

There are a couple of Piper twins I know of for which flap extension is suggested to be incremental, in case the flaps split. Otherwise I think that flap asymmetry in GA types is happily very rare. 100 series Cessnas can jam a flap part way if the track to shroud clip is broken (I've had it happen) ...
by PilotDAR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?

I think flying a properly equipped Champ at night is perfectly fine. It's no worse than any other type, and if you actually had to make a black hole forced landing, might actually be a little better (lighter, slower & a little more suited to off airport than most). I get the shivers more flying ...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?

I was not intending to show you up. It was a valid point. Thank you for your courtesy, but I don't agree that drifting the topic with the introduction of ADS-B, in a discussion about night lighting requirements, is a valid point in this context. Doing so takes the discussion away from the topic tha...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?

As some of us know, Minister of Transport does grant exemptions to many of the CARs. This is true, I have requested and received two exemptions over the years (both for noise exemptions for prop changes on older planes). The process begins with paying an application fee which is about twice the app...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instructor trying to get real-world experience
Replies: 49
Views: 1574

Re: Instructor trying to get real-world experience

I practically lived at the airport. Is a more important aspect than new pilots realize. I too, lived at a couple of airports, and would be there rain or shine. So, when something unplanned came up, I would be there. If no one else was there to get involved, I was. It presented me with many interest...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?

Is a Canadian registered aircraft which is NOT ADS-B equipped... able to freely fly in the US Airspace, land there, and then fly back to Canada? Okay, I'll play for a minute.... I did write: would generally be accepted Just in case someone on the extreme wanted to cite some other example to try to ...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?

Then it would be possible for an aircraft flying legally at night in the US to not be allowed to enter Canada until civil sunrise, A certified aircraft which is compliant in its nation of registry would generally be accepted in another nation by reciprocal agreement. Similar to some provinces and s...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Flying Night VFR on an Aeronca Champ 7DC?

SRCrowne, PM sent....
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instructor trying to get real-world experience
Replies: 49
Views: 1574

Re: Instructor trying to get real-world experience

Please remember that the classes of instructor refer to teaching experience, not flying skill. A class 1 instructor rating is awarded for - and a badge of success in - ab-initio teaching. Fair enough. Though, I would hope that an instructor who has reached the "top" so to speak, of the cl...
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instructor trying to get real-world experience
Replies: 49
Views: 1574

Re: Instructor trying to get real-world experience

But sometimes I feel that my lack of real-world flying experience is crippling me. I appreciate your opening your mind to this concern - it is real, and I have experienced it a number of times with instructors with whom I have done airplane test flights over the years. The extreme examples of this ...
by PilotDAR
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Max Ward
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: RIP Max Ward

Sad that we have lost him, but happy we had him! What a leader in our industry! I passed by him a few times in the Wardair hangar at YYZ while I worked for Worldways, and we used the hangar, but I was never important enough to have something to chat about with him. Then, years ago, Joan Moore asked ...
by PilotDAR
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Negative readout airspeed indicator
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Negative readout airspeed indicator

The ASI should not read below zero. Some have pegs at zero, though it might not. If the ASI pointer is mechanically capable of moving less than zero, and then returning to zero, it is probably okay. Otherwise if the pointer does not come to rest gently at zero, or against the zero pointer, it'll nee...
by PilotDAR
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use The Park Brake
Replies: 54
Views: 2136

Re: Use The Park Brake

Personally, I choose not to use the parking brake on anything other than my car and my ATV, but that's my choice, I don't impose upon others. I feel that as long as I am applying toe pressure on the pedals while stationary, it serves as a reminder to me that I am responsible for the plane remaining ...

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