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by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1707

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

Where do stall - spin accidents originate from? The base-final turn, at 400 AGL, or in cruise at that safe 4000 AGL altitude? We could seek certification to prevent stall spin accidents entirely: "Flight below 500 feet AGL prohibited, that'd do it! Cessna tried a different approach to the prob...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1707

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

[ Does the regulator honestly believe a spin entered from the base to final turn, 4-600 AGL, is recoverable? Normally, no. You can't certify for every possible problem a pilot could get into.... Where do stall - spin accidents originate from? The base-final turn, at 400 AGL, or in cruise at that sa...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Recovery Altitude
Replies: 82
Views: 1707

Re: Spin Recovery Altitude

Does the regulator honestly believe a spin entered from the base to final turn, 4-600 AGL, is recoverable?

You first.
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC
Replies: 49
Views: 1936

Re: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC

I agree with your instructor. Start your go around, configure your aircraft, trim for your climb, everything's good, then make your call. There's no particular rush. It's habits. You might be fine now, but once training for your multi Ifr under the hood, performing a go around at minimums, your focu...
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B
Replies: 29
Views: 2623

Re: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B

Good on you for your entrepreneurial spirit. What you're proposing to do is not going to be easy. You could maybe contact the person that used to run Kasper in NW Ontario. I don't think that ended well but he could maybe give you some pointers on how to get started. This. The way to do it, is talk ...
by rookiepilot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC promotes leisure travel during pandemic.
Replies: 2
Views: 614

AC promotes leisure travel during pandemic.

Air Canada has hired social-media influencers to encourage Canadians to fly on non-essential vacation travel in spite of federal guidelines that urge people to stay home as cases of COVID-19 spike across the country. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-air-canada-hires-influencers-to-pr...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather Radar Tilt Methods
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: Weather Radar Tilt Methods

My first introduction to RADAR technique was at a 704 operator flying Metroliners. I remember in groundschool watching a 1970's VHS video of some good ol' boy from Texas saying that when you were heading towards red or magenta, to "take your cowboy boots down off the glareshield and buckle up....
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1922

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

photofly wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:23 am You did. But you didn’t start a thread. I conclude you’re just a tease.
:goodman:
by rookiepilot
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1922

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

photofly wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:53 am Ok, so let's have a discussion about avoiding distraction, rather than looking more at the ASI, mkay?
Think I might have mentioned something like this too. I`ll need to check.
by rookiepilot
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1922

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

"don't pull back on the yoke and you won't stall" but student pilots are not perfect pilots, if they become task saturated they will make mistakes , There's a core safety topic to explore, and not just for students. Task saturation during a busy phase of flight. Treating airspeed as the c...
by rookiepilot
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Be wary of the accuracy of the logbook
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Be wary of the accuracy of the logbook

Regarding snags, I don't hesitate to snag what I feel is unsafe. If I'm not sure, I'll first contact maintenance to hear their thoughts before writing it up. If they didn't think it was a problem, but I still did, I would write it up anyways. That doesn't happen often, and even if they pushed back,...
by rookiepilot
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1922

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

Pilotdaddy wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:47 am Biggest takeaway from this thread is repeating your point over and over and over again eventually tires out everyone else, making your point eventually correct... not because it is, but because everyone else tired out.
+100.
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cool Video on 747-8 RTO testing.
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Cool Video on 747-8 RTO testing.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_g6UswiRCF0

For this test the engineers
- used worn out brakes
-maximum takeoff weight.
-maximum thrust
-- reject at 160 knots.
--no thrust reverser allowed.

Pretty good glowing on the brakes.....
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Be wary of the accuracy of the logbook
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Be wary of the accuracy of the logbook

From my limited experience, this problem usually comes about because of good intentions gone awry. We all know with what the road to hell is paved. I'll give an example of how good intentions can make this problem worse. Say you rent a 172 at a flying club for a few hours, just to maintain currency...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Coastal Pacific aviation
Replies: 24
Views: 3283

Re: Coastal Pacific aviation

Students: (Or customers of any kind). Free advice from someone with a lot of business background. Don't EVER lend a business money, prepaying up front, hoping to receive services. Ever. The way I do it: You deliver the service. Then I pay. That is all. To flight schools: You choose to run a business...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1922

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

New, old, every, pilot, would benefit by focusing on understanding their aircraft's Angle of attack in different phases of flight, and how this might be affected by their inputs in different parts of the circuit, with different wind conditions. Not airspeed, certainly in isolation, anyway. http://w...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 1922

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

New, old, every, pilot, would benefit by focusing on understanding their aircraft's Angle of attack in different phases of flight, and how this might be affected by their inputs in different parts of the circuit, with different wind conditions. Not airspeed, certainly in isolation, anyway. http://ww...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What Does It Mean If .....
Replies: 75
Views: 1592

Re: What Does It Mean If .....

Thank you for an outstanding thread, BPF. I've learned things.
by rookiepilot
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 7757

Re: Has anybody given up?

Newly Grounded, I apologize for my previous insensitive response to your dilemma. Career decisions are extremely difficult and no more so than these current days of great uncertainty in the world. It is not easy and if you are uncertain of your path, such decisions should not be rushed. Try to remo...

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