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by astroguy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Get another instructor! The airplane does not know or care which way the win is blowing when doing stalls. It all depends on your entry technique. After 40 years of instructing, I thought that I had heard it all. Now tell me, is there Yaw in turn? Or only in a LSA Sorry for the question there old d...
by astroguy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Wow... what a great resource of information folks. Thanks for all inputs. I am sure that the phyics of the relative wind does not change either way.... and upon reflection I figure that there is a human factor going on here as mentioned ... I'll be up on Tuesday and if enough wind I will do 10 upwin...
by astroguy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

What answer are you hoping to hear? Really I am a low hour pilot and I am simply hoping to hear the correct answer. It could be an illusion however the light sport plane I fly regularly seems to mush into a strong headwind for a stall but we'll always stall with a Tailwind. And this doesn't make se...
by astroguy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

Hey... Just looking for some expertise here. It has come up recently that are little LSA ikarus tends to break a stall much cleaner when doing a Tailwind stall versus a headwind stall. However the relative wind indicated AirSpeed are both identical? Where am I wrong on this? In practice on this airc...
by astroguy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I passed my passenger rating!! PAX for LSA in Canada! PAX test video
Replies: 6
Views: 1728

I passed my passenger rating!! PAX for LSA in Canada! PAX test video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhZthiUF0ow&t=14s Well , I receieved my PAX rating! This video is a long one.... sorry , but I'd wanted to give you a flavour of these tests. What if looks and feels like. I can now carry a passenger in the Ikarus LSA that I've been flying for the last 70 hours or so....
by astroguy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

Btw here are a few particulars of note.... CAR 421.88 Also the airplane that I"m flying 2015 Ikarus C 42 Advanced Ultralight. 620 lb dry 1200 lb max TOW Vs is 42 kts Vso is 35 kts 4cyl 4 stroke 80 hp ROTAX opposed aviation rated engine with water cooled heads and air cooled jugs runs on MOgas but ca...
by astroguy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

Ah, I didnt know it was an ultralight, which I have zero experience on, and therefore cant comment on. I thought you were working on a traditional light single like a c172 Or pa28140. Good luck on your rating, fly safe. Absolutely and you as well sir....and thankyou....I do appreciate any and all o...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

Well.... lots of great thoughtful responses.... I will be working my way into flight instructor slowly.... I am not going to be an instructor tomorrow. A big thing will for sure be developing weather sense and I don't have enough time in the air to be proficient yet in that either.... but it will c...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

As a side note, if you can't exceed the 21 kt crosswind limit of your training AC you shouldn't be thinking at all about instructing and focus on mastering the basics. Hi thanks for the response... I should state that we are flying an Ikarus c42 ultralight that is dry weight of 600 lbs and a Vso of...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

One of my flight instructors was teaching at 54 hours but I"m not going to do this... I'm just building slowly to flight instructor... ... Anyways my other Flight instructor started instructing at 135 hours and he has over 1,000 in LSA now.... In Canada, a pilot needs to have their CPL or ATPL, amo...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

As a side note, if you can't exceed the 21 kt crosswind limit of your training AC you shouldn't be thinking at all about instructing and focus on mastering the basics. Hello... thanks for the contact. The Ikarus c 42 ultralight manufactured in Germany has a 600 lb dry weight and the POH states a ma...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

I'm confused too. Is this ultralight flight instructor training? It's not unusual to fly really poorly during flight instructor training because you now have to focus on teaching instead of flying, but you should be able to handle a max crosswind if you concentrate on that. Hello... I suppose not m...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

You're hilarious! Yes I've done many a cross wind landing but we were at max crosswind for this day.... the instructor took me up just to show that I can be done but he did take control for this landing. Not to be putting you down, and obviously very good that you are both aware of your limitations...
by astroguy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

The FI course should focus on how to teach your students, not on learning to fly the basic manoeuvres (yes, crosswind landings are a basic skill) in an airplane yourself. You're hilarious! Yes I've done many a cross wind landing but we were at max crosswind for this day.... the instructor took me u...
by astroguy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

Well.... lots of great thoughtful responses.... I will be working my way into flight instructor slowly.... I am not going to be an instructor tomorrow. A big thing will for sure be developing weather sense and I don't have enough time in the air to be proficient yet in that either.... but it will co...
by astroguy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1544

My early Flight Instructor training

My early Flight Instructor Training on a windy day! I'm in my early stages of flight instructor training and I'm finding it quite a surprise.... it is harder than it looks!!! This video is a bit long and more to give someone an idea of early flight instructor training rather than entertainment value...
by astroguy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights

I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights. The Ikarus C - 42 is an advacned ultralight that I have been flying for 50 hours now and in Canada that is enough to obtain your Instructor rating after another 10 hrs grounds school and another test in Ottawa and another check ride wi...
by astroguy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LSA Ikarus C 42 cockpit tour and walk around video
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: LSA Ikarus C 42 cockpit tour and walk around video

Beefitarian wrote: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:04 am Bud you should have posted these in the home builder's forum.
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewforum.php?f=94
Thanks for the info.... will do.... done.
David Pianosi
by astroguy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: LSA Ikarus C 42 cockpit tour and walk around video
Replies: 0
Views: 2946

LSA Ikarus C 42 cockpit tour and walk around video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-bjqvHbxQ LSA Ikarus C 42 cockpit tour and walk around video. Hi... I've been flying the C 42 now for 40 hours.... I am a new pilot and I love the C 42 and flying it. I couldn't find alot of info on youtube concerning the machine itself so here is a 10 minute overvi...
by astroguy
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: My forced landings need working on!
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: My forced landings need working on!

1200 AGL is not very high. I think the standard for training and practice is from 3000'. If you are going to start from 1200, think of how far away the threshold is when you are on downwind. If your circuit is done properly, you should be able to glide to landing... so that is how close your field ...

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