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by Dmmoore
Sat May 23, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: SuperHappySean
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: SuperHappySean

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by Dmmoore
Wed May 20, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: C-130 down in Indonesia
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: C-130 down in Indonesia

The reports of in flight explosions then a wing detaching and the report of survivors after the crash is most unusual.
by Dmmoore
Wed May 20, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Always make sure your wheel nuts are secured
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Always make sure your wheel nuts are secured

It appears the axle nut did not have a positive locking device installed. Without a positive locking device (a split pin or a lock bolt) the left hand wheel (looking forward at the landing gear, I/B wheel on the R/H gear, O/B wheel on the L/H gear) would tend to loosen the axle nut, the right hand a...
by Dmmoore
Wed May 20, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 41611

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

DP,
Thanks for taking the time to create and post your thoughts.
Very nicely done.
by Dmmoore
Mon May 18, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 41611

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

"DmmooreDUH!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o You are aware that the Q400 has something that physically pushed the stick forward when the airplane approaches a stall aren't you? The system has been mentioned many times in this thread! :o :o :o This is pure parlour talk and a bit of an educated guess (based on what...
by Dmmoore
Sun May 17, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for my first aircraft...
Replies: 53
Views: 3229

Re: Looking for my first aircraft...

The DO-28A-1 (Twin Engine development of the DO-27) was used for ice fog dispersal at ANC for many years.

As good an aircraft as the Donner aircraft may be, product support is lacking, operating costs are high and the unusual design makes them very poor choices for a first aircraft.
by Dmmoore
Sun May 17, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 41611

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

3) Yes, there are have been and will be more crashes in spite of all sorts of great safety and situational awareness features....but would speed control prevented this one ? Many things could have prevented this accident, including: Better stall awareness and recovery training. A better understandi...
by Dmmoore
Sat May 16, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 41611

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

So, Flyboy, ITS, Dummy or anyone, are turboprop pilots an additional huge step down the totem pole in pay, experience and IQ from RJ pilots or do we simply need to go ahead and make turboprops totally glass and automated??? (Before someone says anything- I imagine the Q-400 is glass, but it would h...
by Dmmoore
Thu May 14, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter Flying Norway
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Winter Flying Norway

A classic was the JAL 747 that was blown off the taxi way at ANC 1n December 1975.

http://www.airdisaster.com/reports/ntsb/AAR76-12.pdf

The repair was the largest repair (percentage of damage, not total cost) accomplished to date.
by Dmmoore
Thu May 14, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Safety- Branch from Putter's comment
Replies: 42
Views: 2655

Re: Regional Airline Safety- Branch from Putter's comment

This is not just a regional airline issue. All pilot must start gaining experience somewhere. It's assumed that basic airmanship has been learned while the pilot earned his general ratings (PPL, CPL , MEL and instrument). It's possible to achieve these ratings in about 200 total flying hours. A pilo...
by Dmmoore
Wed May 13, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The are always "good pilots"
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: The are always "good pilots"

The useful load of a typical Travelair is between 1500 and 1600 pounds. Five 200 pound American total 1000 pounds. Full main tanks (80 gallons X 6 ppg) = 480 pounds of fuel. If the load was only pax and fuel the aircraft should have been within weight and balance limits. The actual load may be outsi...
by Dmmoore
Tue May 12, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 41611

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

From the CVR, this comment made by Shaw frightens me: Shaw replied, "I really wouldn't mind going through a a winter in the Northeast before I have to upgrade to captain. ... I've never seen icing conditions. I've never deiced. I've never seen any. I've never experienced any of that. I don't want t...
by Dmmoore
Tue May 12, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Gooooooooaaaaaaaaal.
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Gooooooooaaaaaaaaal.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
I love amateur sports!
by Dmmoore
Tue May 12, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 14 injured on turbulent LH flight
Replies: 33
Views: 2391

Re: 14 injured on turbulent LH flight

And please note that my practice of strictly adhering to safe seat belt usage has resulted in me being banned from several airlines and a couple of charter outfits.
One word Verbal, "DEPENDS"! :mrgreen:
by Dmmoore
Tue May 12, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The are always "good pilots"
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: The are always "good pilots"

"Hot Dogging" is not dangerous unless! It's the "UNLESS" that kills people. A hot dogging pilot has a greater chance of an accident because there is less room for error when something unexpected happens. Pilots who risk their own necks doing stupid stunts is one issue, placing others in danger is an...
by Dmmoore
Tue May 12, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 41611

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

Ok, I like the way Dummy is going with this- some acknowledgement that it was more than an innocent, insidious, mistake that anyone could have made on a rough and stormy night. So: 4) I guess: Because the guy was painfully clueless. And, I'd only ask Dummy, if the recovery procedure from an incipie...
by Dmmoore
Fri May 08, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for my first aircraft...
Replies: 53
Views: 3229

Re: Looking for my first aircraft...

In addition with a fabric airplane you have to have a hangar for it. Why is that? And, how does that compare to cheap composites? It isn't required "BUT" The costs to recover an un-hangared Super Cub will run 50% higher than the cost to cover a hangared aircraft. Environmental damage to the steel t...
by Dmmoore
Fri May 08, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: IFR Flying
Replies: 40
Views: 2983

Re: IFR Flying

See Flyboy can give good, relevant info. :clap:
by Dmmoore
Fri May 08, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: IFR Flying
Replies: 40
Views: 2983

Re: IFR Flying

I'm sure your instructor will clue you in before too long. I'm a VFR guy I'll give you a few hints that work for me. Even VFR pilots need to know where they are! :mrgreen: 1. You should always know where you are along any radial / airway with or without DME or looking out the window. 2. The speed wh...
by Dmmoore
Fri May 08, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Congratulations Rattler
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Congratulations Rattler

If you don't stop having Birthday's you are going to become an old man. On the other hand, becoming older beats the alternative! :mrgreen: http://wuerziworld.de/Smilies/spi/spi53.gif http://wuerziworld.de/Smilies/musik/mus.gif http://wuerziworld.de/Smilies/par/par18.gif http://wuerziworld.de/Smilies...
by Dmmoore
Thu May 07, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for my first aircraft...
Replies: 53
Views: 3229

Re: Looking for my first aircraft...

HI The TAYLORCRAFT was rebuilt new wings it is now called Tracker 11 65 contintal around 90hrs on engine you can do own work it is now registered as homebuilt cruse 95mph it only flu a few hrs the last few years it flies real good thank you The highlighted part, concerns me. Without a detailed buye...
by Dmmoore
Thu May 07, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Tip Tanks
Replies: 28
Views: 2774

Re: Tip Tanks

Aircraft like older twin Cessna's use tip tanks as mains. They are unrestricted. . The reason they are unrestricted is that they use boost pumps unlike the mod tanks which don't. Earlies model of 310 I flew was a B Model and newest were some of the last made for American Flyers . There was a high a...
by Dmmoore
Thu May 07, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Tip Tanks
Replies: 28
Views: 2774

Re: Tip Tanks

Hey baby, nice tip tanks. Is it mandatory to exhaust the tip tanks before switching to mains? Tip tanks installed by STC (after market) typically feed fuel from the lowest point. Typical usage would be: Takeoff and initial climb = Main tank(s(. Cruise = Burn tip fuel, switch back to mains. Approach...
by Dmmoore
Thu May 07, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for my first aircraft...
Replies: 53
Views: 3229

Re: Looking for my first aircraft...

If you are serious, hire a certified mechanic to accomplish a "Buyers Inspection". The cost should run between C$150 and C$250. Items to be checked: 1. Aircraft records including compliance records for AD's. You need the records for the engine, airframe and propeller from the last overhaul to date. ...
by Dmmoore
Wed May 06, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Tip Tanks
Replies: 28
Views: 2774

Re: Tip Tanks

<SNIP>-IMC flight without vacum-powered instruments As a minimum, vacuum powered instruments (gyro's, VG & DG) are required for flight into IMC however, electric powered gyro's are more dependable, lighter and more expensive. Solid state gyro's are even better (even lighter and more costly :mrgreen...

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