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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2022, 18:35
Replies: 171
Views: 51,759
Posted By ChrisVJ

Interesting the number of posters who decry the...

Interesting the number of posters who decry the lawsuit prone USA. Like UK and most Western countries the USA has a "Duty of Care" and pretty well at the top is the duty of care to paying clients on...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 21:50
Replies: 171
Views: 51,759
Posted By ChrisVJ

We did the night sightseeing trip in Las Vegas a...

We did the night sightseeing trip in Las Vegas a few years ago. When our turn came there were two or three helicopters on the apron all doing hot swaps. Between the noise and the down drafts it was...
18th Jul 2022, 23:08
Replies: 31
Views: 9,792
Posted By ChrisVJ

To tell the truth, If I became PM a Typhoon...

To tell the truth, If I became PM a Typhoon ride would be the first thing I organised, not the last!
7th Jul 2022, 02:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,134
Posted By ChrisVJ

Depends where he points his nozzle.

Depends where he points his nozzle.
1st Jul 2022, 03:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By ChrisVJ

Airworthy Mosquito in Kelowna.

(Where the f**k is Kelowna?)

An airworthy Mosquito was delivered to Kelowna this afternoon. (Damn, I didn't know and I wasn't there!) It is destined for the Kelowna Flightcraft Museum, due to...
19th Jun 2022, 19:29
Replies: 61
Views: 21,273
Posted By ChrisVJ

I agree with pretty well all the above but would...

I agree with pretty well all the above but would like to add one more thing.
As school trustees we noticed a loss of resilience in our school population. I have several ideas about why and how to...
Replies: 126
Views: 27,882
Posted By ChrisVJ

Yup! I had a fourth who crashed pilot...

Yup!
I had a fourth who crashed pilot selection. Went to RMC as Naval recruit. Hated it. Quit. Finished Uni and is now a realtor. Loves it and is doing very well indeed.

If you really,...
Replies: 126
Views: 27,882
Posted By ChrisVJ

Absolutely. But most professions have that...

Absolutely. But most professions have that initiation period before you van get the job that suits you. Want to be a nurse or a doctor? Heavy operator where you have to go North to get your first...
Replies: 126
Views: 27,882
Posted By ChrisVJ

I have read and enjoyed all the comments on here...

I have read and enjoyed all the comments on here and I am probably going to earn the ire of all these fine guys by commenting. (I am not a professional pilot.)
At 18 I went for selection for a...
16th Apr 2022, 04:12
Replies: 444
Views: 163,409
Posted By ChrisVJ

What does the loss of life say about crew...

What does the loss of life say about crew training, resilience or command? Loss of the ship doesn't appear to have been "instantaneous" and it wasn't in Arctic (albeit possibly cold) water. The...
27th Feb 2022, 02:12
Replies: 49
Views: 15,730
Posted By ChrisVJ

Returning from S Africa in November we spent...

Returning from S Africa in November we spent literally days on the phone trying to call airlines. AF were worst, followed by Westjet which is sad because they try so hard when you eventually do get...
12th Feb 2022, 03:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By ChrisVJ

Hawker Typhoon Construction.

I have been watching the Youtube Typhoon Legacy channel with interest. (My father flew Typhoons in WW11) especially as the rebuild is not so far away and No1 son was based at Comox (albeit before...
10th Feb 2022, 05:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By ChrisVJ

Don't know about USA of European countries but in...

Don't know about USA of European countries but in Canada an experimental (Home Built) is labelled by its builder rather than actual type of kit. eg. My Searey was registered as a "Vernon-Jarvis." ...
26th Nov 2021, 06:35
Replies: 97
Views: 10,575
Posted By ChrisVJ

Pilot DAR Surely the point of using a...

Pilot DAR
Surely the point of using a compression ignition engine is that it runs without external electric power. I understand the need for some external monitoring etc but why would you then...
5th Nov 2021, 20:50
Replies: 161
Views: 36,566
Posted By ChrisVJ

When I learned to fly 56 years ago all my...

When I learned to fly 56 years ago all my practice forced landing on the airfield came in close over the fence and all were deemed satisfactory.

When I had an overheating engine on downwind leg 45...
17th Sep 2021, 18:00
Replies: 39
Views: 6,222
Posted By ChrisVJ

When I kept my aircraft at Squamish I had to...

When I kept my aircraft at Squamish I had to drive an hour each way, however the owner of the floatplane company 30 yards from my house let me add a small finger on the back of the dock so part of...
20th Aug 2021, 17:56
Replies: 41
Views: 9,664
Posted By ChrisVJ

Not up to the usual Pprune experts analysis. Did...

Not up to the usual Pprune experts analysis. Did not tell us what the pilot had for breakfast!
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2021, 23:13
Replies: 95
Views: 16,128
Posted By ChrisVJ

Haihio PM'd you.

Haihio
PM'd you.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2021, 17:23
Replies: 95
Views: 16,128
Posted By ChrisVJ

Haihio Might be different this year! It...

Haihio

Might be different this year!

It varies year to year. I know of at least one company that is turning down business for lack of suitable pilots and scrambling shifts to keep what they...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2021, 22:53
Replies: 95
Views: 16,128
Posted By ChrisVJ

DO NOT COME TO CANADA. It's undercrowded. ...

DO NOT COME TO CANADA.

It's undercrowded.
It offers a wide range of types of countryside.
In the West coast at least the weather is good, sometimes excellent.
Canadians have free (at point of...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2021, 03:59
Replies: 95
Views: 16,128
Posted By ChrisVJ

Many of the jobs available come with requirements...

Many of the jobs available come with requirements beyond a simple CPL(H), might be hours, hours in a particular state or province, qualifications for post service test, training, long lining or...
27th Jul 2021, 03:23
Replies: 38
Views: 4,401
Posted By ChrisVJ

A further thought MS have a strange attitude...

A further thought

MS have a strange attitude to intellectual property. Years ago one of my kids bought an MS game. Somehow between purchase and installation the CD Rom got damaged. When we...
27th Jul 2021, 00:43
Replies: 38
Views: 4,401
Posted By ChrisVJ

I had a similar problem recently. My old...

I had a similar problem recently.

My old computer had an education WORD as I worked for the school board and they installed it. I have now left the board and bought a new computer for similar...
23rd Jul 2021, 18:27
Replies: 122
Views: 32,857
Posted By ChrisVJ

Surely for anything more than a couple of days...

Surely for anything more than a couple of days survival dispersal major roads are impractical.

Apart from the spares and servicing thing there would be desperate need to move troops, supplies...
10th Jul 2021, 03:34
Replies: 65
Views: 10,666
Posted By ChrisVJ

Is no one else tired of the stupidity? We're...

Is no one else tired of the stupidity? We're talking about training pilots to kill people and blow things up and if they are not the best trained in theatre get shot down/blown up themselves and...
12th Jun 2021, 02:13
Replies: 43
Views: 9,723
Posted By ChrisVJ

EXDAC " Anyone who thinks they are going...

EXDAC

"
Anyone who thinks they are going to adapt to reversed controls should try riding a bicycle with hands crossed on the bars. Don't do it in traffic!"

I going to say that. Don't ask me...
17th Apr 2021, 17:00
Replies: 441
Views: 84,450
Posted By ChrisVJ

Had the Pfizer jab ten days ago. General lack of...

Had the Pfizer jab ten days ago. General lack of stamina on my part and occasional chills. MrsVJ has a nasty rash in armpit said to be a "good" reaction but now needing doctor's advice.
26th Feb 2021, 00:38
Replies: 17
Views: 5,067
Posted By ChrisVJ

Without second guessing or judging the pilot's...

Without second guessing or judging the pilot's thoughts and decisions in this case I can't understand why anyone landing for fuel would be quarantined. Surely the point of quarantine is to avoid the...
3rd Dec 2020, 02:53
Replies: 189
Views: 39,636
Posted By ChrisVJ

Rumour was that on a good day the factory profit...

Rumour was that on a good day the factory profit on a mini was 4 BPS. Of course they made more in spares.
2nd Dec 2020, 17:33
Replies: 226
Views: 67,534
Posted By ChrisVJ

Shytorque "My youngest was a member of YUAS...

Shytorque
"My youngest was a member of YUAS only a couple of years ago and for a while she lived in the west wing of the Officers’ Mess, as I had done. I helped her move in. On arrival at the rear...
24th Nov 2020, 23:03
Replies: 42
Views: 11,156
Posted By ChrisVJ

A bit before this time, I think. My grandfather's...

A bit before this time, I think. My grandfather's business, quantity surveyors, had an office in a prefab on the South side of the airport until about 1954. He was very social and probably got most...
17th Nov 2020, 01:05
Replies: 53
Views: 10,430
Posted By ChrisVJ

Don't worry too much about it, remember all...

Don't worry too much about it, remember all pilots flew tail wheels at one time. When I was learning it wasn't even a thing. "We'll take this one today!"
If you think taxy-ing a tail wheel will be...
26th Oct 2020, 21:36
Replies: 132
Views: 46,183
Posted By ChrisVJ

I don't have a dog in the race but: What were...

I don't have a dog in the race but:
What were the alternatives?
1. Detain all female passengers while an investigation was carried out, maybe days.
2. Detain while blood tests/DNA tests were...
25th Oct 2020, 03:39
Replies: 30
Views: 22,927
Posted By ChrisVJ

PilotDAR Yeah. Didn't fly on MrsVJ's birthday,...

PilotDAR
Yeah. Didn't fly on MrsVJ's birthday, our anniversary or my kids birthdays. 65 year old low timer in a homebuilt.. Didn't need to.
23rd Oct 2020, 03:48
Replies: 30
Views: 22,927
Posted By ChrisVJ

It is a strangeness in my life that I don’t make...

It is a strangeness in my life that I don’t make many friends and don’t remember names so I was thinking, as I read this fine thread, that I didn’t really know anyone who fit the bill. As I read on...
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