Articles Archive for October 2007
I’ve been reading up on Multi-Engine flying. I’m now familiar with terms like critical engine, p-factor, and asymmetrical thrust.
I’m looking for more detailed information. My normal web resources have come up short. Admititly I haven’t looked at any resources at Transport Canada yet.
Does anyone have any good (free) resources that contain information about flying complex aircraft and IFR related info. I already have a copy of the Instrument Procedures Handbook.
I completed my last 0.8 hours in the circuit. It was a bumpy ride with winds gusting to 17 knots. Even at circuit altitude the winds were probably 25-30 knots which made for a little more concentration in the circuit.
There was a lot of jet and IFR traffic that night landing on 15, while I was landing on 21. The controller would broadcast wind checks every few minuites or so as the traffic on 15 was landing in a gusty crosswind.
I adjusted my approach speed to be 5KT higher than …
I’ve been spending the past week looking around on online stores for a decently priced flight bag. The one I have now is too small. It’s a small bag that I got as work swag.
It has no issues holding all of the items I use (or don’t) on a typical flight. I am going to be adding quite a bit more weight to it now that I’m going to be starting my Multi-IFR training soon.
Headset. To talk to people (especially ATC)
CFS. Because it’s the law (and it’s nice to …
My flight on Friday went well. Got checked out in the Piper Archer which involves doing some upper airwork (including my first emergency decent), different landings etc.. We also did some instrument work in order to get the necessary time for my Night Rating. Flew up to Simcoe VOR then to Oshawa and back to Buttonville. All in all, a 1.4 hour flight in a new plane I never flown before.
Damn! These things are so much easier to land than the 172s. I really, really, really like the Warrior/Archer better.
I get asked this question quite often. Usually when I reply with “Cessna 172″ most people know what I’m talking about. The next question usually is “how many people does it hold”, to which I reply “A pilot plus three”.
That answer is going to change after Friday. I’m getting checked out in a Piper Archer. The exact model is a PA28-181, which is a four seater like the 172. It has fixed gear and a fixed pitch prop, also like the 172.
The main difference between the 172 and the warrior …
… Also known as the “common cold”.
I was supposed to go flying yesterday, but I couldn’t go due to my plugged up sinuses.
I did learn an interesting fact though: Anti-bacterial soaps have no effect on the cold virus — it is the mechanical action of hand washing that removes the virus particles (thanks Health Canada!)