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On 1/16/2020 at 6:37 AM, Chad Fuck said:


I’ll bet after a career getting to altitude then telling jokes for six hours until you get to Frankfurt, CalFire would be challenging.

You think they're working 6 hours on an 8 hour flight to Frankfurt? :D

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1 hour ago, Longhornmaniac8 said:

You think they're working 6 hours on an 8 hour flight to Frankfurt? :D

Touche.  

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I havent been up since maybe may. Work and kids is my super lame excuse. FML. Tried to go up twice in the last 4 weeks but LIFR said keep your ass at home. Ready for some spring weather.

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10 hours ago, Longhornmaniac8 said:

You think they're working 6 hours on an 8 hour flight to Frankfurt? :D

It's always good practice to actually hand fly the first and last 30 seconds of any flight.

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14 minutes ago, Thetexashammer said:

It's always good practice to actually hand fly the first and last 30 seconds of any flight.

How dare you. I hand fly at least the first two minutes.

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Any of you aviation miscreants ever been to see the show at Old Rhinebeck Airdrome?

Taking a road trip down the Hudson River Valley with Chad Jr. this summer and looking for tips as it’s on our list of “must sees.”

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Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region as Australia attempts to deal with an unprecedented fire season that has left a large swath of destruction.

Coulson Aviation in the U.S. state of Oregon said in a statement that one of its Lockheed large air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission. It said the accident was “extensive" but had few other details.

“The only thing I have from the field reports are that the plane came down, it's crashed and there was a large fireball associated with that crash,” said Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

He said all three aboard were U.S. residents.

“Unfortunately, all we've been able to do is locate the wreckage and the crash site and we have not been able to locate any survivors,” he said.

The tragedy brings the death toll from the blazes to at least 31 since September. The fires have also destroyed more than 2,600 homes and razed more than 10.4 million hectares (25.7 million acres), an area bigger than the U.S. state of Indiana.

Coulson grounded other firefighting aircraft as a precaution pending investigation, reducing planes available to firefighters in New South Wales and neighboring Victoria state. The four-propeller Hercules drops more than 15,000 liters (4,000 gallons) of fire retardant in a single pass.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the national air crash investigator, and state police will investigate the crash site, which firefighters described as an active fire ground.

“There is no indication at this stage of what's caused the accident,” Fitzsimmons said.

https://news.yahoo.com/wildfires-close-australias-canberra-airport-034428172.html

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4 hours ago, Homercles said:

Hoping the 9X gets off the ground today.  Live stream link, holding short

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z4t7L6p2Rug

I get Bernoulli's principle, but the little kid in me will never think it is anything less than magic we can get something like that in the air.

Dumb question amnesty...do the foldable winglets allow for shorter take off on the ground and then better efficiency once up in the air?

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5 hours ago, pops said:

I get Bernoulli's principle, but the little kid in me will never think it is anything less than magic we can get something like that in the air.

Dumb question amnesty...do the foldable winglets allow for shorter take off on the ground and then better efficiency once up in the air?

They allow it to fit into existing gate spaces. 

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Sad day in aviation.

From what I have read, heavy fog, the helicopter hit terrain.

Flying in a really safe Sikorsky S-76B, per reading. It's not like this type of craft is using a six pack, so this is weird. I bet there is $250k of avionics on the firewall for this ten million plus piece of equipment.

NTSB report cant come out fast enough.

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I’m not a pilot so I’d never heard of a Special VFR clearance. Seems like a really bad idea to me. 

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The first audio recording is https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur/KBUR3-Gnd-Twr-App-Jan-26-2020-1700Z.mp3 starting around 20 min into recording. They were approaching the Burbank class Charlie, and BUR went IFR. Controller told them to remain clear class charlie, say intentions. Pilot said they wanted to transition SVFR. They end up holding for 15 mins before cleared SVFR to transition north via I5, 118, 101 west. Then handed off to VNY helo frequency: https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kvny/KVNY-Ground-Jan-26-2020-1730Z.mp3 starting at around 5:30. At around 10:00 pilot requests turn to southwest, controller grants request and sends him to SoCal approach: https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur/KBUR3-Gnd-Twr-App-Jan-26-2020-1730Z.mp3 He checks on at around 14:00 in the recording. 2EX cannot be heard, but controller tells him they are too low for flight following. It seems radio contact is lost at that point.
 
 

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Dark mode can’t read that. 

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The first audio recording is https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur/KBUR3-Gnd-Twr-App-Jan-26-2020-1700Z.mp3 starting around 20 min into recording. They were approaching the Burbank class Charlie, and BUR went IFR. Controller told them to remain clear class charlie, say intentions. Pilot said they wanted to transition SVFR. They end up holding for 15 mins before cleared SVFR to transition north via I5, 118, 101 west. Then handed off to VNY helo frequency: https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kvny/KVNY-Ground-Jan-26-2020-1730Z.mp3 starting at around 5:30. At around 10:00 pilot requests turn to southwest, controller grants request and sends him to SoCal approach: https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbur/KBUR3-Gnd-Twr-App-Jan-26-2020-1730Z.mp3 He checks on at around 14:00 in the recording. 2EX cannot be heard, but controller tells him they are too low for flight following. It seems radio contact is lost at that point.

 

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Sad day in aviation.

From what I have read, heavy fog, the helicopter hit terrain.

Flying in a really safe Sikorsky S-76B, per reading. It's not like this type of craft is using a six pack, so this is weird. I bet there is $250k of avionics on the firewall for this ten million plus piece of equipment.

NTSB report cant come out fast enough.


Other thread said charter Co bought it for $500k. We're they really 10MM new?

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Other thread said charter Co bought it for $500k. We're they really 10MM new?
Saw that too. Whole thing listening to the airnav recording is weird, seems like a pilot error. We will see in about 90 days.

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14 minutes ago, woohorn said:


 

 


Other thread said charter Co bought it for $500k. We're they really 10MM new?

 

29 year old helicopter. They very likely were flying a six pack or maybe had an electronic HSI. I’d think it’s have a GPWS though. 

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I could see that being a high pressure situation to accomplish the mission and gradually get yourself into a bad spot one small decision at a time.  VFR gets us there quicker... weather getting lower... Special VFR.. yeah we can do that I’m instrument rated anyway if we need to go IFR later... Yeah I can hold a few minutes longer... maybe I should just get the IFR clearance now and climb up in to this... LA approach is crazy busy... can’t get a word in... probably gonna lose this job if we’re late to the game... I know where I am... taking too long to get the clearance, just follow the 101... 

I have no idea if that’s what happened but plenty of my bad decisions have originated with a case of get-there-itis. Sometimes when the pressure is on and time is tight it’s tough to do the right thing and slow down and be ok with disappointing the customer. 

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British Air just set record for the fastest subsonic flight from NYC to Heathrow in 4 hours 56 minutes thanks to a 200mph tailwind.

The UK is being ripped by storm Ciera right now with hurricane force winds.

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Thought it worth noting that the last AVG (Flying Tigers) pilot and the last Battle of Britain fighter pilot passed this week.


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Gentlemen,

I need your advice.  I had to suspend my flight training with my CFI back in early December due to a promotion and relocation.  I had about $3,700 remaining in my account with my CFI.  I met all the criteria to be refunded this amount per his policies and requested as such.  He informed me that he would, but would have to be in installments as he had recently put some money into the airplane.  I said that would not be a problem.  I contacted him in early January after not receiving any of the refund yet.  He said he was prepared to send me the first installment in a couple weeks.  I contacted him again earlier this month as I still had not received anything.  As of 2/21, still nothing.

I want to know, in your opinion, what my best recourse would be?  Should I file a complaint with the FAA?  Seek legal assistance?  Unfortunately, this has left a bad taste in my mouth and am now disappointed in the time and money already spent on my training with him.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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@Texas St. Armadillos do you need a new CFI?Family friend just bought a 172 to start his flight school. It’s his retirement plan so he can keep flying. 
 

It is great knowing someone who owns a hangar. My son’s one year birthday is airplane themed and we are having it at the hangar. 
 

2598-BF9-A-3-A50-4470-8-F8-E-204-E9-A2-A

 

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1 hour ago, Telegraph_it said:

My son’s one year birthday is airplane themed and we are having it at the hangar. 

Is this theme for him or you? 

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Just received our O-320 Lycoming for our students today in the club for 74J in the 172.

Also, and I am JACKED about this, we brought in an ercoupe to fly today as well. Looking forward to flying that old bird.

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19 hours ago, markstanco said:

Just received our O-320 Lycoming for our students today in the club for 74J in the 172.

Also, and I am JACKED about this, we brought in an ercoupe to fly today as well. Looking forward to flying that old bird.

I've always wondered how that thing flies without rudder pedals. I'd be antsy

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I've always wondered how that thing flies without rudder pedals. I'd be antsy
We used to have a Remos plane, I learned in it after we got rid of our 152. Weighed 670ish pounds, carbon fiber and aluminum.

My instructor used to grab the bars above his head that controlled to ailerons (detachable wings) and tell me to land with rudders only.

This CSB story brought to you by stanco.

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