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by PilotDAR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pitch attitude in the larger waves
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Pitch attitude in the larger waves

I agree with what's been written. The plane will tell you what will work. There'll be a narrow window of what works, with "doesn't work" on either side. Just don't let the plane get porpoising. But you can pound a plane to death, overheat an engine, and erode a prop in rough water, so think it throu...
by PilotDAR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Attitude indicator for IFR/Night
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Attitude indicator for IFR/Night

I would also not fly night/IFR in an aircraft with an old AN gyro. He has no vacuum pump - just a pair of venturi's. That would be a red flag for me too. Perhaps night VFR circuits with lots of surface reference, but not in lesser conditions. I agree that coloured AI's are better, though I'm not aw...
by PilotDAR
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush Pilot career advice as a stepping stone
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Bush Pilot career advice as a stepping stone

:( Really doesn't show a lot of effort as a reply to some helpful answers. Success as a pilot anywhere, and particularly in the Canadian north, requires effort, and a positive team like attitude. The people there know it, and they're looking for it in the newbies! Sort of unlike: I dont want to wor...
by PilotDAR
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this The End of the Pilot Career
Replies: 32
Views: 5053

Re: Is this The End of the Pilot Career

Reliable Robotics aims for certification of a pilotless cargo-carrying Caravan under FAA Part 23 airworthiness standards, There's a very clear path, without changing any laws They better do more research. Part 23 would require a massive rewrite to remove the requirement for a pilot in the airplane....
by PilotDAR
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2264

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

An aviation influencer I know, talked the talk..... Pilots who talk the talk don't influence aviation anywhere near as much a they think they do! :lol: Who are you couch pilots? Not me, I can't even influence my couch! It just sits there.... I've only flown through Hope three times. Once was somewh...
by PilotDAR
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO: CRASH of Cessna 210 In the Mountains of Utah
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Re: VIDEO: CRASH of Cessna 210 N761RG In the Mountains of Utah

Hearing the stall warning while they are still a few hundred feet up on a gliding final approach means that when they arrive to the ground, they likely will have no reserve of speed with which to flare.
by PilotDAR
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin engine input
Replies: 19
Views: 1959

Re: Twin engine input

I quite liked the PA-30, very nice to fly, and in my opinion not the devil it is reputed to be on one engine. I did lots of single engine work, including stalls (I was flight testing for a prop change approval). It behaved politely for me all the time. I did find that it demanded being landed with t...
by PilotDAR
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best Seaplane Rating in Ontario for International Student
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Best Seaplane Rating in Ontario for International Student

'Had an excellent dinner at Tailwinds this evening with my wife, daughter and friends, while I watched other friends come and go on a very nice evening for flying!
by PilotDAR
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best Seaplane Rating in Ontario for International Student
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Best Seaplane Rating in Ontario for International Student

From a fellow pilot out of Lindsay airport, said they were closed I'm confident that whether the restaurant is open or closed can be easily determined first hand, rather than relying on third hand speculation. We in aviation owe it to support others who serve our industry, so let's give the benefit...
by PilotDAR
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: Buying vs Renting

Winter flying can make renting more attractive than owning in some cases. Unless you are keeping your plane in a hangar, and preheated as required, it can be very convenient to be handed the keys to an airplane which has been warmed up, and has no ice and snow on it! I own two planes, and I fly prac...
by PilotDAR
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 98
Views: 5379

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

I have always found it worrisome that our aviation regulatory structure puts a limitation on just about everything we may fly in a plane, except the weight of an individual person. I once discussed this with TC, after being a commercial passenger on a Canadian airline, as was told by TC that: "We're...
by PilotDAR
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Good footing for handpropping
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Good footing for handpropping

I had to hand prop my 150 while parked on ice once, I had an ice screw, so tying it was no problem, but good footing was a problem. So I walked to shore with a plastic bag I had in the back. I found a spot of excess where the highway sander had sanded the road, and scooped up a few handfuls, which a...
by PilotDAR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: STC for mogas required?
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: STC for mogas required?

Correct, ethanol must not be present in Mogas. So far, at least in Ontario, premium auto gas does not contain ethanol. Each time I have my tank filled, I check, so far so good.
by PilotDAR
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What is wrong with the aviation industry?
Replies: 22
Views: 2244

Re: What is wrong with the aviation industry?

no one goes online to tell everyone how great the job is Yeah, I have to keep some things secret! A person who earns a Class 1 trucking license after 2-3 months of training can start of earning 48k and then slowly progress to earning up to 100k over the years Apples to oranges. The learning curve i...
by PilotDAR
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: STC for mogas required?
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: STC for mogas required?

Mogas use is applicable (or not) to the engine, and airframe independently of each other, so the certified aircraft type, and certified engine installed must both be expressly permitted to use Mogas, before you can. That expressed authority will be found in one of three places only: The type certifi...
by PilotDAR
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash Landing in Upland CA ( not new)
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Crash Landing in Upland CA ( not new)

A few thoughts; Yes, oil on the windshield can be a problem, 'done that a couple of times. Loosing the prop is going to result in an aft C of G, though that did not seem to be a factor, and you're going to glide further than you expect based on regular idle approaches. Gliding farther did seem to be...
by PilotDAR
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: Buying vs Renting

i am sure my hurtful post will be deleted by the moderators
Yeah, I was thinking that too - though I'm not a moderator here. Where I do moderate, what I read would be far over the line, but here, that's up to someone else...
by PilotDAR
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: Buying vs Renting

C'mon.... To each their own, and honest wisdom to someone who wants to learn and asks.... Would a group of like minded pilots chat over coffee like that? It's rather embarrassing!
by PilotDAR
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: Buying vs Renting

I don’t believe a newly qualified pilot can reach or maintain a safe standard of pilot skill with only one or two hours a month. Absolutely true, in my opinion! Though a parallel topic to the question asked. And the "newly qualified" element is the pivotal point. With many thousands of hours, I ask...
by PilotDAR
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: Buying vs Renting

You've got to price out the options and how you benefit from either. Yes, renting, you can fly a greater number of types, with much less investment. But generally, extended use of the plane is less likely for you. If you own, you take it where you want to, when you want to, and there is no schedule ...

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