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by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 87236

Re: Westwind

This may turn out to be an error on someone's part or just a very unfortunate mechanical failure during a critical phase of flight. Now that there has been a fatality the TSB may take this a bit more seriously and try and find out if it was mechanical error and if it was they may release their find...
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turtle Airways FIJI
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Turtle Airways FIJI

Does this look like a 5 place motorcycle?
Yes but they are not Fijian.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened
Replies: 151
Views: 17670

Re: PA-34 RTO @ YPK-What happened

That is weird.
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL flight test slow flight (Cessna172)
Replies: 19
Views: 1997

Re: CPL flight test slow flight (Cessna172)

As an examiner, I would want to see this skill demonstrated by every candidate pilot, at all flap settings.
That way you can better judge the candidates flying skills ability.

To only use one configuration is only part of the test.
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 6231

Re: Are We Safe?

Nah I’m good
So you are unable to back up what you posted?
by C.W.E.
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 6231

Re: Are We Safe?

Major 705 ops are infinitely more complex.
In what way are they infinitely more complex?

Can you elaborate and give a few examples so those of us who do not understand the complexity can learn?
by C.W.E.
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are We Safe?
Replies: 51
Views: 6231

Re: Are We Safe?

I think it’s going to insult a lot of sky gods
Who are these " Sky Gods " Zaibatsu and how do we identify them so we can avoid them?
by C.W.E.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What about go arounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: What about go arounds

A go around is a normal event when you find the approach is unsatisfactory, if you wait to long and end up wrecking your airplane it was because you did not plan ahead properly for the approach, landing and possible wind changes. As to landing in the first one third of the runway that is nonsense. U...
by C.W.E.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 6312

Re: Legal Marijuana

When it comes to public safety, there are sacrifices that will have to be made, and if you don't want to make them, then don't choose that career.

And there is the perfect solution to this discussion.
by C.W.E.
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 87236

Re: Westwind

Fifteen-year-old Lyman Fern was aboard the plane when it went down. He told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix that everything seemed normal until after takeoff, when the short-haul airliner started rocking back and forth. Was there any chance the airplane had been parked for a while and there was freezing ...
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 5372

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

When the “low time pilots” can set the attitude to maintain the desired climb speed without the nose bobbing up and down, We are not on the same page at all here Big Pistons Forever, I was discussing turn backs after an engine failure and you are for some reason discussing the first lessons in flig...
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 5372

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

Practicing turn backs “ at a safe altitude” is IMO, negative training because the big issue with low altitude turn back is ground rush which results in the unconscious desire to pull on the control wheel. On the other hand if you do not train your student to be able to manoeuvre the airplane to its...
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 5372

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

In your example the statistics indicate that you are more likely to die from the stall spin resulting from the botched turn back then succumbing to hypothermia. Does anyone in the flight training business train pilots to do the turn back manoeuvre at a safe altitude anymore? The stall spin problem ...
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Pilots
Replies: 70
Views: 11898

Re: New Pilots

Everyone here missed his biggest opportunity for getting hired.

He should have went to top management and informed them they had a rude chief pilot and sold himself as the obvious candidate for the position of Chief Pilot.
by C.W.E.
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What about go arounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: What about go arounds

We trained on short dirt strips so learned to come in committed as touch and go was not an option.
The above is confusing and I don't understand it.

If the strip was long enough to take off from why is a touch and go not an option?
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tailwheel/Backcountry Instructor Recommend
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Tailwheel/Backcountry Instructor Recommend

I'd like to find an instructor or school that will do the conventional gear endorsements, but who can also provide a good deal of know-how on mountain and backcountry flying. Your idea is excellent and is something that is needed to make flying more available to recreational pilots. As to conventio...
by C.W.E.
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 'shortage of pilots'or not??
Replies: 35
Views: 5822

Re: 'shortage of pilots'or not??

Why should a pilot need a thousand hours to be a F.O. on any airplane?
by C.W.E.
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 87236

Re: Westwind

Maybe it'll be classified as a hard landing and not a crash.
What is the difference between a hard landing and a crash?

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