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17th Oct 2021, 12:46
Replies: 47
Views: 13,318
Posted By Pilot DAR

I'm not familiar with Boeing's organizational...

I'm not familiar with Boeing's organizational structure, nor how delegation works there, and I'm not much of a part 25 guy, but I do know that including a system like MCAS in a plane requires more...
Forum: Canada
16th Oct 2021, 11:24
Replies: 14
Views: 4,778
Posted By Pilot DAR

When I brought a 182RG across (with the intention...

When I brought a 182RG across (with the intention of importing it) for a friend eight years ago, all that Canadian Customs seemed to care about was that the HST tax was paid, which it had been. The...
16th Oct 2021, 11:19
Replies: 47
Views: 13,318
Posted By Pilot DAR

During the process of demonstrating design...

During the process of demonstrating design compliance for certification of a new type, pilot Forkner would have been acting as a member of a certification team. Both in the cockpit, and in the...
11th Oct 2021, 11:52
Replies: 13
Views: 13,624
Posted By Pilot DAR

Well.... in normal conditions, the safe final...

Well.... in normal conditions, the safe final approach speed for a STOL kit equipped plane will be the same for that plane with an un-modified wing. But, that's not what you wanted to read. You'll...
10th Oct 2021, 12:05
Replies: 4
Views: 3,475
Posted By Pilot DAR

LET 410 crash in Russia

It's reported that a LET 410 carrying jumpers crashed in Russia, with many fatalities. The report includes speculation of an engine failure.
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7th Oct 2021, 23:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,718
Posted By Pilot DAR

Well... Were I to speculate, I would suggest that...

Well... Were I to speculate, I would suggest that the road was unusually narrow for the view expected by a back seat pilot in a Stearman. When he pitched up to rotate (perhaps a little underspeed),...
4th Oct 2021, 23:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,718
Posted By Pilot DAR

In North America, sometimes roads are used, with...

In North America, sometimes roads are used, with official tolerance. I cannot comment this event, but an airplane on the road is not out of the question. It is certainly done in rural farming areas...
29th Sep 2021, 02:27
Replies: 9
Views: 7,706
Posted By Pilot DAR

I have deleted a number of posts which really...

I have deleted a number of posts which really were not on topic for a GA single accident, and had little relevance to the recent event. Sure, discuss older accidents, but perhaps on a more general...
Forum: Canada
25th Sep 2021, 01:44
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Pilot DAR

Two Canadians returning home

Two Canadians who were suspiciously detained are finally returning home:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/spavor-kovrig-return-1.6189516

This seems to be a reaction to a Chinese citizen being...
18th Sep 2021, 23:46
Replies: 39
Views: 5,434
Posted By Pilot DAR

I'm looking at my airplane as I type this from...

I'm looking at my airplane as I type this from home, so driving to the airport is not required. But... I bought the property, I cleared the land and built the runway, I cut the grass, and I clear the...
10th Sep 2021, 11:09
Replies: 50
Views: 7,229
Posted By Pilot DAR

100% this. Don't fight the plane to the...

100% this.

Don't fight the plane to the surface, allow it to run out of energy, and just stall, inches above the surface, and it will land itself. When it does, keep doing what you were doing to...
25th Aug 2021, 23:44
Replies: 21
Views: 6,214
Posted By Pilot DAR

Yes, that year of 182 will have many parts common...

Yes, that year of 182 will have many parts common with early 180s - if you can find an early 180 worth taking parts from....
6th Aug 2021, 14:09
Replies: 6
Views: 2,603
Posted By Pilot DAR

Is very true. Though add to that thinking, that...

Is very true. Though add to that thinking, that when flying floats in a water environment, you have many more landing opportunities, either forced, or precautionary. There have been a couple of...
19th Jul 2021, 23:05
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Pilot DAR

This one: ...

This one:
https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/338533594473412/?ref=share_attachment

And the Transport Canada AIM.

If you can find members "Photofly", or "Big Pistons Forever",they can...
6th Jul 2021, 12:13
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Pilot DAR

I have found that there are different types of...

I have found that there are different types of pilots out there. Few professional pilots I have flown with are "bad", but some good pilots, are not a good choice for "test pilot". Some know it, some...
6th Jul 2021, 00:57
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Pilot DAR

I don't know about the autopilot, but yes, much...

I don't know about the autopilot, but yes, much of test flying is very dull and mundane. The only reason that dull and mundane is not easy, is that immense precision of hitting the test point right...
4th Jul 2021, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Pilot DAR

If you can find employment as a flight test...

If you can find employment as a flight test intern, certainly take it! Be where the flying and testing is happening. That said, generally flight test organizations are looking for people who have...
2nd Jul 2021, 15:37
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Pilot DAR

That is very sad, I spoke with him just a few...

That is very sad, I spoke with him just a few weeks ago, for a little help with an AS350 project I'm working. He had helped me many times over the years. He did sound as though he was ailing when I...
24th Jun 2021, 00:32
Replies: 31
Views: 3,576
Posted By Pilot DAR

I did some flight testing a number of years ago...

I did some flight testing a number of years ago in a Bell 206B and Bell LongRanger, where tail rotor effect had to be evaluated before and after an external camera installation. I set up a test along...
21st Jun 2021, 11:12
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By Pilot DAR

A major challenge for GA has been, and...

A major challenge for GA has been, and increasingly will be, that while an increasing market size eagerly funds the development of mass production modern economical technology cars, the market for GA...
20th Jun 2021, 23:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By Pilot DAR

I'm not saying I agree with this forecast, but...

I'm not saying I agree with this forecast, but what may be zero in decades to come will be public tolerance for general aviation. It may not be a prohibition, but that a lack of public tolerance, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2021, 00:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,893
Posted By Pilot DAR

Thanks rotormatic!

Thanks rotormatic!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2021, 10:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,893
Posted By Pilot DAR

I don't entirely understand either, the loadmeter...

I don't entirely understand either, the loadmeter showed it charging in the green during the pre takeoff check, neither of us gave it more than normal thought, as we did not realize yet that there...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2021, 21:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,893
Posted By Pilot DAR

Yes, it's a starter generator. After the start is...

Yes, it's a starter generator. After the start is complete, generator turned on by switch, and charging current checked. I have checked that prior to takeoff, and it was fine.

The first thing I...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2021, 17:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,893
Posted By Pilot DAR

Starter kept running

I was flying the MD500 yesterday, with my friend, the owner's pilot (a bit of recurrent training for me). Everything normal, great 45 minute flight. I landed and shut down, we debriefed the flight....
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