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by Meddler
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Northern BC Sheep/caribou strips
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

Re: Northern BC Sheep/caribou strips

Hmmm. If I knew of a good place to go land and go sheep hunting in northern BC, I personally wouldn't tell anyone about it. Least of all someone who just moved in. Nothing personal, but that's how it is. I wouldn't get my hopes up. A better idea would be to get involved with some of the folks who li...
by Meddler
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advanced Float Flying in and out of a small lake
Replies: 20
Views: 1606

Re: Advanced Float Flying in and out of a small lake

I look forward to the next video: "docking on the side with no door in a fast flowing river with wind blowing upstream with one frozen water rudder while 20 people are watching"
by Meddler
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB report of August 2013 Air Nootka Accident
Replies: 16
Views: 2763

Re: TSB report of August 2013 Air Nootka Accident

Wow. Some folks would ease up a bit when it's clear the deceased is a friend of the poster. But I guess making your point is more important eh. Grant was a fine guy. I agree with the op. The TSB can't stand to not stick a label on a crash. "Hit a tree in low VMC" doesn't fit any of their slots so th...
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush pilots emergency pack
Replies: 44
Views: 9288

Re: Bush pilots emergency pack

You ll want to get rescued, so a spot or a delorme. Then you ll want a fire, so a lighter and good firestarter like zip. Then put up the orange tarp with that rope. Next you ll want a powerbar or better yet a couple freeze dried meals. Chances are good you would bet there overnight, so you will want...
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuter towns west of YYZ
Replies: 27
Views: 2757

Re: Commuter towns west of YYZ

I love being very far from Toronto...
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tim Horton Flightdepartment.
Replies: 31
Views: 4789

Re: Tim Horton Flightdepartment.

:lol:
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Suzi air reality show
Replies: 0
Views: 1313

Suzi air reality show

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6jFsVRQyhlg

New show to me. A poorly named reality show set in a warmer place. Looks pretty nice this time of year.
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tim Horton Flightdepartment.
Replies: 31
Views: 4789

Re: Tim Horton Flightdepartment.

You shouldn't say "Brazilian" in here....
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RP-9363 Global 5000 over run - Philippines Jan 17 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: RP-9363 Global 5000 over run - Philippines Jan 17 2015

I like how the last picture shows they got it unstuck, cleaned up, and flew away.
by Meddler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: FlightExec gear problem - North Bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: FlightExec gear problem - North Bay

Is that feathered or not feathered debate really a thing? I'm not concerned about "correct" or "legal" or if it's a checklist item. In that situation I can't really imagine being concerned about anything except what RPM the big metal thing next to my ear is going to be turning at when it hits the gr...
by Meddler
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renew group 3 instrument rating or upgrade to group 1?
Replies: 11
Views: 2735

Re: Renew group 3 instrument rating or upgrade to group 1?

This is a vey unpleasant reality, but if your marriage dictates you being home every night in a big city, getting started in Canadian aviation will be difficult. Not impossible, just a lot less likely. Bear in mind that not every move away from the city will be to a miserable hole though. I think th...
by Meddler
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: D O E :
Replies: 48
Views: 3569

Re: D O E :

Equal pay for equal work...as far as I can tell, everyone's doing essentially the same thing as when they got their first job-pushing and pulling various levers, trying not to screw up or forget anything important. So ya. By all means, pay everyone the same amount. Starting wage for a C180 driver or...
by Meddler
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First flight will new PPL! And first abnormality in flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3402

Re: First flight will new PPL! And first abnormality in flig

Not much else it could be. In a vfr light trainer, nbd. Good thing to remember happening down the road when you start thinking ifr tho.
by Meddler
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A "whirlwind" did this?
Replies: 26
Views: 3842

Re: A "whirlwind" did this?

It was either a pretty radical run up or a pretty radical whirlwind. Who knows which.
by Meddler
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: To become a bush pilot in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 3473

Re: To become a bush pilot in Canada

Hart air might do that. Google will help. You need to be legal to work here. It's not a "simple way of life".
by Meddler
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Behchoko Crash NWT??
Replies: 147
Views: 22007

Re: Behchoko Crash NWT??

Anytime a caravan is forced down in the dark nowhere near a runway and nobody is hurt it counts as a success I would say.
by Meddler
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Brazilians have close shave in Antarctica
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

Re: Brazilians have close shave in Antarctica

Where I come from there's plenty of guys who specialize in greasing it right into hairy unprepared strips in the dark...
by Meddler
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Behchoko Crash NWT??
Replies: 147
Views: 22007

Re: Behchoko Crash NWT??

Ya, 2400 isn't even on the guage. I've often wondered how long one I these engines would last at "windshield power". Hopefully I'll never find out...
by Meddler
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Behchoko Crash NWT??
Replies: 147
Views: 22007

Re: Behchoko Crash NWT??

+1 to the above. If you have to resort to creative thinking outside the manual to keep going, I'm confident your passengers, maintainers and employer would all be happiest if you just came back. Particularly the separator thing-it's there to prevent engine damage that could potentially cause problem...
by Meddler
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Tindi Pilot "Hero" for Flying into FRDZ
Replies: 104
Views: 12442

Re: Air Tindi Pilot "Hero" for Flying into FRDZ

Not knowing what he knew when he took off, I won't say much about decision making. However, it was dark, he was scared, in a very tight spot that he put himself into. However, he sounded exceptionally calm which counts huge in my book. And in response to what was said earlier, in the dark in a carav...
by Meddler
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: HSI in c172
Replies: 19
Views: 1930

Re: HSI in c172

Hmm. Good reasons I guess :)

I was thinking more of the part of the world with really big mts and ice in the clouds all year round.
by Meddler
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diesel C-172
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Diesel C-172

Someone said 400K. You won't catch me paying that for anything with pistons. Someday soon a student pilot will climb into an aircraft for the first time, hear the tic tic tic whoosh of a turbine, and never know what it's like to be connected to the complex synchronized ever-changing roar of a piston...
by Meddler
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remote Altimeter Setting Solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Remote Altimeter Setting Solutions

Good thread and good question. I think the takeaway here is to think about it every time regardless. If I ever have to turn that knob significantly after an hours flight or in the morning you can bet I'll be mentally comparing to surounding stations, checking feild elevation if I the ground, or look...
by Meddler
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remote Altimeter Setting Solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Remote Altimeter Setting Solutions

Nice to see there's still a good supply of folks on avcanada who seem to have never been north of 60 or tried to operate an airplane for a living but are still willing to slam a new poster for asking advice.... I don't think id feel too good about the living room altimeter setting solution either. S...
by Meddler
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Safety Quote of the Week
Replies: 19
Views: 1862

Re: Safety Quote of the Week

That's a good sentiment to live, teach and mentor by. However, there are people who don't listen, are careless, and do dumb things despite good training and mentoring.

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