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by C.W.E.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

If I were hiring you to fly for me my question would be why not fly without your uncle with you so there would be no question of who was PIC. My concern would be wondering how many if any possible bad habits your uncle may have that would be transferred to you. Considering your uncle is not a profes...
by C.W.E.
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

The two most important issues are.

Are you insured to fly it solo.

Are you in the airplane journey log as PIC when you log it as PIC in your personal log book?
by C.W.E.
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 41
Views: 9583

Re: Harbour Air

Generally, the dock rats are not respected by the pilots,
That is disgusting, just plain disgusting if I caught any pilot that was working for me doing that the pilot would be an unemployed pilot.
by C.W.E.
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

If anyone has any wise Taildragger tips please feel free to let me know I'd love any bit of experience you guys can give me!
Keep it on the centre line until it is stopped.
by C.W.E.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

When I used to do tail wheel checkouts to plots who were already licensed to fly before we went flying they had to demonstrate they could safely control it with the tail in the air for the full length of the runway, both straight down the centre line and also S turning down the centre line. When the...
by C.W.E.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 17
Views: 4941

Re: Skylink Express

No but i remember having to learn it, and doing it on rides. We are talking latter last century .!! O.K..... ...... here is one from 44 years ago. :mrgreen: Arcturus, Missing Hours and Fate Finally after over a week of just plain tough flying weather the stars came out and we would depart Johnston ...
by C.W.E.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 2005

Re: Cameras in the cockpit...

Two pairs of inexperienced pilots failed to recognize the symptoms of a trim runway (Essentially). In one case after disabling it, they re-engaged it, because they couldn't manage without an autopilot on a vfr day. It is really frightening to find out that there are so many airlines killing their p...
by C.W.E.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Conventional Gear Situation
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Conventional Gear Situation

up to a 15kt crosswind
The above should be a 15kt. 90 degree crosswind.
by C.W.E.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 17
Views: 4941

Re: Skylink Express

Anyone here remember when the radio range was how we flew the airways and did IMC approaches?
by C.W.E.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 2005

Re: Cameras in the cockpit...

The real question is will Boeing be fatally damaged by this disaster.
Sorry, I obviously failed to properly proof read my post.

Here is how I should have worded it.

""" The real question is will Boeing be badly damaged by this disaster. """
by C.W.E.
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 2005

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

The real question is will Boeing be fatally damaged by this disaster.
by C.W.E.
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston MPIC Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Piston MPIC Time

The travelair is a fun machine.
One of the best.
by C.W.E.
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 3473

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

As I have said for decades,

The hardest thing about flying is knowing when to say no.
by C.W.E.
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 1491

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Buy a Cub, cheap to fly and a real fun toy.
by C.W.E.
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 17
Views: 4941

Re: Skylink Express

what's an NDB ?
It as a radio transmitter that you sometimes need the B.F.O. selection on the ADF to find it.
by C.W.E.
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 17
Views: 4941

Re: Skylink Express

28) Doing ILS APPR, FAF is NDB; Before FAF, notice NDB goes unserviceable before FAF, can you continue ILS APPR beyond NDB.
Good to see they ask questions about things that happen very frequently. :rolleyes:
by C.W.E.
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 2729

Re: Autoland in a Piper

When fully automated flight becomes the norm how much safer will it be?
by C.W.E.
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 2729

Re: Autoland in a Piper

The same type of rudder monkey tail draggers often make of pilots?
He means those who do not understand the importance of controlling yaw with rudder and lose control of a tail wheel airplane during the landing and wreck the thing.

Makes them look like monkeys .
by C.W.E.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 4240

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Airwest Airlines.....Vancouver......merged into Air B.C....later merged with other regionals to become Jazz.....you could have stayed on and become an Air Canada pilot via the PML.....and with no max age limit, you could be on A320's into SFO. What a waste of an opportunity .. That is true, however...
by C.W.E.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 4240

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

So Twin Otters on floats?
Yes, we operated them VFR and IFR .

Being able to fly on centre stored flight plans with two pilots in IMC weather made it much more safe.

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