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by anofly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 1019

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

automation will not happen quickly enough to keep you out of the cockpit, there is a rather large fleet to "wear out" before all the new fangled stuff is in every plane! they are pushing brand new triple 7's out the door, and they still need 2 folks up front to fly them. There are tons of 30 year ol...
by anofly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: COPA Successfully Lobbies TCCA on IFR Testing Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: COPA Successfully Lobbies TCCA on IFR Testing Requirements

There are probably lots of folks, that fly ifr, that dont have an ifr gps on board. yes they are likely older, and frugal. they also probably have a gps on board that is not certified and use it all the time to tell them how far the ndb is, and what their track is to get there. and it helps them a l...
by anofly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 144
Views: 11947

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

Did the folks at the hut see a plane? or just hear a plane? and what way was it going? i have read this all a few times and dont have that clear yet? If the plane went by the hut once, "southbound" there is not much (other than a cell ping) to keep folks looking along the trans canada? would it not ...
by anofly
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 144
Views: 11947

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

is there any info that indicates they had turned around and headed back towards revelstoke? man i would love to have a chat with the folks at the hut, and the snowmobilers.... Somehow i tend to think if they went by the hut,low, and ended say south of the hut somewhere, the cell would not have been ...
by anofly
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing
Replies: 26
Views: 4405

Re: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing

The problem is that if there is an airframe failure or similar there is usually proof, If its pilot error, or similar , with no survivors, what is the basis for proof? It’s not that i disagree with you , but the TSB is cautious with stating things it cannot prove. So that leaves” the aircraft depart...
by anofly
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 144
Views: 11947

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

Does anyone have, or can get the highway cam pic for the approx time in question? If the weather was low as indicated by the folks at the hut, and if he was running low, it would be very easy to make a wrong turn. When you are stressed, time goes weird, so you may think you have flown the Rogers Pas...
by anofly
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing
Replies: 26
Views: 4405

Re: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing

I think you might find that if there was an airframe failure, etc, that the TSB would be sharing. A single discrete accident , where in all likelyhood it was the dreaded "pilot error, or decision making" as a cause. there is not a lot to be gained by sharing it , wrt public safety.
by anofly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navy admits its crew drew sky phallus
Replies: 21
Views: 2237

Re: Navy admits its crew drew sky phallus

I thought it was a cowboy hat.... too many folks heads go right to the gutter....
by anofly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida
Replies: 60
Views: 6152

Re: Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida

crumb fellas... wind ..
Think about how long and hard you have to train, apprentice, practice, be observed etc, to get an airshow surface waiver so you can fool around over a runway ..... now think about how long this path was to be doing the same thing at 20 odd feet over the water....
by anofly
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emergency Landing in the Bush
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: Emergency Landing in the Bush

getting a bit long for a 150 in one jump , assuming no fuel stop.
by anofly
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: cover up ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4947

Re: cover up ?

This one is just sad. condolences.
possibly a few folks are relieved to hear the aircraft did not fall apart , while being flown in accordance with the operating manual. Airframe failure is not very forgiving.
by anofly
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LASIK anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: LASIK anyone?

Pay the extra for the " wavefront whatever" and dont go to a discount place.Have you been assessed? if you have thin corneas you may need the PRK and not the "flap" the prk takes longer to heal, and might actually leave your eye in better structural shape. The flaps have been known to open. do your ...
by anofly
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I knew they should have backtracked
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: I knew they should have backtracked

The point is not that the aircraft cannot take off in 2500 feet. The point is given two runways , one 2500 feet with trees and bush at say 3000 feet, and one 8000 feet plus another say 500 feet, clear before trees and bush, what one would you choose? What one would you choose for an engine failure o...
by anofly
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Was a bit breezy in Alberta
Replies: 25
Views: 2751

Re: Was a bit breezy in Alberta

I am very sorry for the loss of a good aircraft, love those fastbacks!! there may be things i dont understand about straps vs rope, but nylon rope, one half inch, is about 4000 odd pounds to break, and if there are 3 of them on a plane... https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/nylon-rope-strength-d_1513...
by anofly
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: swoop dundas para airstrip
Replies: 0
Views: 444

swoop dundas para airstrip

anyone have status on airstrip? anyone involved? pm me , looking for permission to land for an hour friday
by anofly
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: anyone on here flying from nakina in beaver?
Replies: 0
Views: 801

anyone on here flying from nakina in beaver?

pm, if you fly a beaver out of nakina. Even if you fly it for someone else . cheers
by anofly
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing
Replies: 26
Views: 4405

Re: Goderich - 1 fatality, 1 missing

It can get very "black" out over the lake on a rwy 32 departure at Goderich. Normal prevailing winds have landings and takeoffs on rwy 32. On the night in question anyone know what winds were? either a departure out over the lake and crosswind turn over the lake? or a base to final turn out over the...
by anofly
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Icon's lead test pilot killed in A5 accident
Replies: 30
Views: 5471

Re: Icon's lead test pilot killed in A5 accident

Well they thought they could make the turn no doubt, but maybe a Landing straight ahead in the remaining arm would have been more adviseable, in hindsight.... I dont think the sea doo with wings is gonna work long term. Man there are a lot of wires, antennas, and stuff in the air down low these days...
by anofly
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lake St. John accident
Replies: 54
Views: 7328

Re: Lake St. John accident

its about time we had a Jim update.
pm even.
Cheers
by anofly
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two fatal near Parry Sound
Replies: 17
Views: 5258

Re: Two fatal near Parry Sound

Thats why i indicated they took off on 17, as that almost requires no turn to get to where they were going.... but the point is valid, and certainly no turns not required below 500 feet , and they should be planned.
by anofly
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two fatal near Parry Sound
Replies: 17
Views: 5258

Re: Two fatal near Parry Sound

the TSB report is out on this one, it appears they took off on rwy 17, and started and never stopped a right turn, according to the gps data. I remember the night well and there was a for lack of a better word, spooky layer around 3000 feet on a very dark night That layer would not have had impact a...
by anofly
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lake St. John accident
Replies: 54
Views: 7328

Re: Lake St. John accident

Lets have you well Jim. all the best. You sure add a sober, professional voice around this forum.
by anofly
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Carb Heat Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: Carb Heat Advice

take a look for an exhaust leak inside the carb heat shroud
or case, that always makes the rpm drop way worse as the exhaust has little oxygen in it. I have seen that happen. and stuff in the unfiltered hose I have seen that. In fact a mouse once! made things run poorly with carb heat on.
by anofly
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Any Autopilot disengage warning in a PC-12?
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: Any Autopilot disengage warning in a PC-12?

if the only point of this forum is to entertain experts, and diss anyone learning or sharing, I guess its not for everyone. It never will hurt to remind folks that qualified crews sometimes forget to "aviate, navigate, communicate and deal with the problem. Darn thing is that in a single, with a mis...
by anofly
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Any Autopilot disengage warning in a PC-12?
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: Any Autopilot disengage warning in a PC-12?

if the only point of this forum is to entertain experts, and diss anyone learning or sharing, I guess its not for everyone. It never will hurt to remind folks that qualified crews sometimes forget to "aviate, navigate, communicate and deal with the problem. Darn thing is that in a single, with a mis...

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