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General Category => General Pilot Talk => Topic started by: npereira on April 28, 2010, 01:26:02 PM

Title: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on April 28, 2010, 01:26:02 PM
Should we have a newcommer section, or topic? It would be nice to have everyone registering for the first time, to introduce themself in a post under a specific Topic...

What do you all think?

 :sign0144:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: viennatech on April 28, 2010, 01:36:19 PM
 :iagree:

Sounds good to me, although i'm still new here I feel like an old dog already.  :)

If I keep it up they might try to make me a moderator?     :sign0096:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on April 28, 2010, 01:57:01 PM
Back off.  :021:  I have seniority.  :sign0151:  :lol_hitting:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pcarscallen on April 28, 2010, 08:25:28 PM
Howdy,
Ex-RFC instructor, then moved onto Sander Geophysics for 18 months (right seat Island and Caravan then into the Captains chair of the Caravan), currently flying down-under for Air New Zealand on the domestic routes in a Beech 1900D as a First Officer..

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: mguimond on May 02, 2010, 11:16:15 AM
Pete, is that the body painted Air New Zealand uniform?

Martin

P.S. Thanks for the good training.
P.P.S. Do you log aerobatics time on every flight since you're flying down under? ;D
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: jfdoyon on May 02, 2010, 02:28:54 PM
"P.P.S. Do you log aerobatics time on every flight since you're flying down under?"

Oooouuuuuccchhhhh ... lol!
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pcarscallen on May 03, 2010, 05:13:34 PM
Hi Martin

Yes the ad you are talking about is the Air NZ ad.  All the people in it are employees of the company!! The outtakes are quite funny especially the ones involving the stewardesses  ;D

Glad you enjoyed the training, you were a great student...hope to see you this August when I am back visiting
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: anjp on May 14, 2010, 10:40:22 PM
hi all - New to this forum but have been flying for about 5 yrs out of OAS.  Looks like a great resource for all of us in the ottawa area.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on May 15, 2010, 06:43:49 AM
Welcome to the board anjp.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on May 22, 2010, 02:18:29 PM
Hey Pete, welcome aboard... Where and how did you hear of OttawaPilots if your in New Zealand?

Howdy,
Ex-RFC instructor, then moved onto Sander Geophysics for 18 months (right seat Island and Caravan then into the Captains chair of the Caravan), currently flying down-under for Air New Zealand on the domestic routes in a Beech 1900D as a First Officer..

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: canadian on May 22, 2010, 06:40:02 PM
Um, Nelson, in what you quoted he says:
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Ex-RFC instructor

...so it's not like he's some random Kiwi...
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pcarscallen on May 22, 2010, 08:56:06 PM
HEHE I am actually from Ottawa originally and did my Multi-IFR and Instructor rating at RFC before teaching there for about 2 years.  In 2006 I left for NZ (my wife is a Kiwi) and am now flying for Air NZ..

I heard about the site on the RFC page, I like to keep in touch with things back home and am in touch with Simon every now and then.  Also have lots of friends in Canada flying
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: ckiff on May 31, 2010, 08:38:30 AM
Brand new on here, but been reading some threads now and then. Decided to finally join the fun, share some experience, and occasionally stir some discussion.

Ex RFC instructor from 2002 to 2006, then flew Islanders, Caravans and Twin Stars at Sander Geophysics in various places around the world for a couple of years, and now I fly a DASH-7 for the United Nations via Voyageur Airways.

Looking forward to keeping the banter up on here!
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on May 31, 2010, 08:46:27 AM
Welcome on the board Ckiff.  You are on a good start.  :13:

Cheers
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Nicolas on May 31, 2010, 02:00:46 PM
hey Chris, did you fly with Kim Steingass and John Saintonge when you were with Sanders?
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pcarscallen on May 31, 2010, 11:53:32 PM
I can answer for Chris on that question..yes he did in fact so did I

Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: ckiff on June 01, 2010, 12:25:29 PM
Yes, I did fly with Kim, and although John S and I worked there at the same time, we never actually did fly together while at SGL. We did however all work together at RFC along with other SGLers like Owen, Pete, Andrew, Maliha... Am I missing someone?
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: moon on June 07, 2010, 12:54:45 PM
I would like to comment that ever since Peter Carscallen and now , in particular , Chris Kiff , have joined this group , the legitimacy and professionalism of this web site has risen by 1000% !
                             You gentlemen are true Professional Pilots and bring considerable expertize and experience on board . Your reputations as RFC Instructors and Airline Pilots are A1 and now that you have joined Tony Hunt & P Pen , the level of intelligence expressed on this board is now finally professional .
                            As many originals know , I had my doubts about the originators & thier motives , when this web site first opened  . That has been erased with the inclusion of these fine Pilots .
                            i plan on tuning in more often . Ive learned a lot in the last few days from just listening to Chris and I wish I could fly with him as a student !
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on June 07, 2010, 02:36:02 PM
                            As many originals know , I had my doubts about the originators & thier motives , when this web site first opened  . That has been erased with the inclusion of these fine Pilots .

This is the intent of this website. Be professional, as well as friendly. I and my moderators/Admins will not tolorate any abuse.

I am not new to discussion and am the owner of the biggest Motorcycle community forum in Ottawa and probebly eatern Canada.

So yes I am devoted to this, just like I am of the other one going on 7 years now on August 3rd.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: ckiff on June 07, 2010, 03:22:42 PM
And I'd like to applaud and thank Nelson for putting together, and maintaining this forum. I know it's not easy to start up a forum and attract people when it's just starting out. I think it's great to have a local aviation discussion forum, and although I don't fly locally anymore, I still live in Ottawa and am quite familiar with the local rules, issues, and I've done a considerable amount of flying around Ottawa.

I used to frequent AvCanada, and I am in fact a moderator over there, however I haven't actually gone to that forum for some time just because it was getting silly. As a moderator it was too much to comb through and I was getting bombarded with PMs asking to get rid of this and that where someone didn't really have a valid reason to actually edit or delete a post. I got tired of the forum. But this one is a good size and is starting to have a good cross section of people from students, pilots and professionals. I think it's important to include all views.

I admittedly stir the pot from time to time, but it's to provoke interesting and productive discussion. I have to admit though that the main reason for my joining was to "correct" misinformation being distributed as fact from people who aren't necessarily qualified to be giving this information. It's one thing to give one's opinion, and I encourage it, but it really bothers me when people "teach" facts that are wrong. Likewise I wouldn't go and tell people how jets are flown, I have never flown one and am not qualified to give any information. However I can give you my opinion that jets are often boring to fly!

Anyways, I digress... Thank you Nelson for creating a place for us to get "together", and discuss issues, opinions and distribute information! I hope more local Ottawa pilots get on board.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: jfdoyon on June 07, 2010, 03:35:35 PM
"I used to frequent AvCanada, and I am in fact a moderator over there, however I haven't actually gone to that forum for some time just because it was getting silly."

That place makes my eyes bleed, it's so painful to read.  It's about 95% negativity!

I actually like it here because it's less professional maybe (since it's regional, and therefore maybe more for the students/private flyers?), and therefore attracts less of the jaded crowd?

Anyways, for sure, great idea Nelson had putting this board up!  I'm sure glad it's here :)
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pcarscallen on June 07, 2010, 04:21:25 PM
I am looking forward to watching the site grow and being able to add my 2 cents worth.  I really feel that the site has the potential to stay legitimate (rants can go in another section) and be a great place for people to come and get information that is both relevant and correct.

Moon thank you for your kind comments. 

I try to make sure the things I say are right and written in a semi-pro manner.  I'll be honest that when I don't know the full answer but want to add something to the discussion I do some research first.  The internet is a great tool and full of information and for a topic such as aviation we pilots, student pilot, etc have online access to all of our rules and regulations.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on June 07, 2010, 05:00:40 PM
I have to agree that it is great to have guys like Pigpen, Tony, Pete & Chris to keep us ducks in line.  Although a forum needs to be friendly while having a sense of humor as well to make it interesting.  Remember that members on this site or of all walks of life. 
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Candace on June 24, 2010, 08:32:49 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm Candace, a student pilot at RFC.

Thanks for putting these forums together.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: ckiff on June 24, 2010, 08:46:17 PM
Hi Candace! Welcome! Hope you're enjoying your flight training!
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on June 25, 2010, 09:49:07 AM
Hi Candace,

Welcome on the board.  Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on July 02, 2010, 08:56:57 PM
thanks to all for the nice comments, and like the other bog forum I own Ott-Motorcycles.ca, even though I have changed my pation from Motorcycles to Airplanes, that still does not stop me from managing the site. I have greate moderators and with Uberchukie as Co-Admin, it really helps as he's home doing nothing... LOL  I had to put this in Charles ! :lol_hitting:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: 30west on July 05, 2010, 01:32:57 PM
Congrats to the yow aviator community. This was long overdue. I am also an ex RFC instructor/CFI from the 90s decade and long time yow aviator dating back to the 70s. Although I am now based in yyz I still live here and would never even consider living somewhere else. Cheers.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on July 06, 2010, 06:26:48 PM
Welcome to the group 30west
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: 30west on July 07, 2010, 10:26:24 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Avinix on August 22, 2010, 08:27:41 PM
For those that do not know me, i'm the volunteer co-ordinator of the flying activities at RFC. I did all of my training at RFC and am currently working on my IFR rating. Pete, you will have to let me know what its like to fly the Redbird sim.

Nicole
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pcarscallen on August 22, 2010, 08:47:05 PM
Hi Nicole I actually have decided to do my renewal at RFC in QUO with Dean.  I would have loved to have tried out the sim but it was turning into a full day affair
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on September 03, 2010, 09:52:18 AM
Oh !  Another women on-board !  :sign0098:

Welcome to the site Nicole, and don`t be shy, tell all your flying friends about us. We have a greate bunch of people here !
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: joekurtz on September 08, 2010, 01:25:30 PM
Hey I'm Joey and I've been flying out of rockcliffe for a few years. Got my PPL and Night rating and havent looked back since. I've been out of country for a few months now and I'm counting down the days where I can get back to the club, devour a few tony burgers and get behind the controls again.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: ckiff on September 08, 2010, 09:17:29 PM
Welcome back Joe... where were you based prior to leaving the country?
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: npereira on September 10, 2010, 08:52:34 AM
Welcome to the site Joe !
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: scadieux on January 20, 2011, 04:01:24 PM
Hello - Im Steve Cadieux.

A friend of mine pointed me at this site a couple of months ago what a great idea thanks Nelson et al for setting this up and running it. Im looking forward to participating and learning from my fellow aviators around the region.

I have a PPL with night endorsement and an instrument rating, all of which were obtained at the now-defunct Carp Flying Academy. I own a 50% interest in a 2007 Diamond DA-40XL which is hangared at Carp. I generally like to fly IFR cross-countries Ive taken the Diamond as far west as Chicago, south as New York, east as Saint John NB, and north as Wabush NL, and lots of places in between. The logbook shows around 530 hours as PIC. I find managing risk associated with weather to be the toughest challenge in this business.

What elseIve worked in high tech as an electrical engineer for almost 26 years now a good chunk of that was at BNR/Nortel, then Cisco, and the last six years at a start-up called Solace Systems. Married with two children boy 11, girl 12. I started building an RV-6A some years ago, but when the kids came along I realized Id never finish it so I sold the whole lot to a gentleman out in Pembroke.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Nicolas on January 20, 2011, 05:02:12 PM
Welcome Steve.  Hope to see you out at Rockcliffe someday!

Noticed your kids are 11 and 12.  Are they interested in aviation?  If so, get them enrolled into air cadets ASAP!  Great organization and a paid GPL and PPL is much better than forking the money.

Glad to see our community getting bigger :)
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on January 20, 2011, 05:52:16 PM
Welcome on board Steve. 

I don't have as much experience but slowly working on it. ;)  I am up to near 46 PIC & about the same dual.  Started on my night rating.

Cheers,

Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: scadieux on January 20, 2011, 10:58:55 PM
Noticed your kids are 11 and 12.  Are they interested in aviation?  If so, get them enrolled into air cadets ASAP!  Great organization and a paid GPL and PPL is much better than forking the money.

Thanks for the warm welcome, Nicolas. My son is crazy about airplanes, and we've discussed him joining air cadets when he turns 12. My daughter is a tougher sell on the other hand. She likes flying, but has little interest at this point in her life.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: scadieux on January 21, 2011, 03:02:07 PM
I don't have as much experience but slowly working on it. ;)  I am up to near 46 PIC & about the same dual.  Started on my night rating.

Thanks Marc, and good luck with your night rating. If I may suggest - a night city tour of Montreal would be a great way to celebrate getting a night rating. It's quite spectacular, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: revking on January 22, 2011, 08:24:19 AM
Hello
I am new here so thought I would drop a line and say hi

I am just finishing up my PPL and very excited to be able to join the ranks of the few people in the world as a pilot.
 :Woot_Emoticon:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Tony Hunt on January 22, 2011, 08:31:14 AM
Hello revking - I like your choice of profile photo, do you fly a SuperCub or is it on your to-do list?
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: revking on January 22, 2011, 09:47:56 AM
Hello revking - I like your choice of profile photo, do you fly a SuperCub or is it on your to-do list?

Its is my friends plane, awesome floatplane!! been up with him several times
I actually would like to get a 180 on floats, thats my goal
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on January 22, 2011, 09:17:56 PM
Welcome on the board revking.  Ain't this flying thing awesome.  ;D  :13:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on January 22, 2011, 09:20:46 PM

Thanks Marc, and good luck with your night rating. If I may suggest - a night city tour of Montreal would be a great way to celebrate getting a night rating. It's quite spectacular, in my opinion.


Thanks, 

I will keep this in mind.  :victory:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: jfdoyon on January 23, 2011, 10:44:03 AM
I chose to do a solo night x-country during my training, and I did it by doing a touch & go at Trudeau ... yes it's expensive, but I've actually done it only once, and it's kind'a fun to go play with the big boys!

And yes, flying around montreal at night is one awesome sight!

Oh and finally, it's a good challenge ... finding that airport at night when you've never been!
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pigpen on January 24, 2011, 09:21:14 AM
Steve: did we work together at cisco/Ottawa?  Your name rings a bell.  I was with cisco from 98 to 02 - left almost 9 years ago.

Remember Charles?  Ayman?

Andrew Boyd   www.pittspecials.com (http://www.pittspecials.com)
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: scadieux on January 24, 2011, 02:59:53 PM
Steve: did we work together at cisco/Ottawa?  Your name rings a bell.  I was with cisco from 98 to 02 - left almost 9 years ago.

Remember Charles?  Ayman?

Andrew Boyd   [url=http://www.pittspecials.com]www.pittspecials.com[/url] ([url]http://www.pittspecials.com[/url])


Hi Andrew,

Yes, it's me. When I saw your avatar, I was wondering if that was you and your dad. Great to see you are still performing. Do you do this for a living now, or a sideline? I'm still doing FPGA/ASIC design like I did at Cisco, but now for a smaller outfit. Can't say I miss all those meetings, politics, and 500 e-mails a day.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pigpen on January 24, 2011, 03:07:58 PM
Steve - now I remember, you were the BMA microcode-guy-in-training apprentice to Stan Mantiply (?), the Ferrari guy at OIBU.

Ferraris are junk, btw.  I discovered that after leaving cisco.

Yup, my father and I are still flying aerobatics biplanes at airshows, and now russian jets.  I also have my 18 yr old son solo in our Maule and Pitts.  A couple years back, we did our first 3 generation formation loop!  Not sure if that was a first or not.

Here's my son in lead, my dad on the right, and me on the left, on a 75 foot wide runway:

3 Pitts takeoff (http://www.pittspecials.com/movies/takeoff3.wmv)

I love to fly, but software still pays the bills.  I just finished writing the wifi/bt driver/protocol stack for RIM's new iPad clone.

Here's me flying formation on my father in the jets:

L39 formation (http://www.pittspecials.com/movies/L39_form.wmv)

I sure don't miss the big company politics, either!

PS  Your kids are old enough to start flight training!  All they need are cushions to lift them up high enough so that they can see, and to push them forward enough that they can get rudder travel.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Nicolas on January 24, 2011, 05:06:06 PM
I just finished writing the wifi/bt driver/protocol stack for RIM's new iPad clone.
:o Now that, is impressive.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on January 24, 2011, 05:18:11 PM
 :iagree:

Looking forward to see it.  :13:
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pigpen on January 24, 2011, 05:19:35 PM
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that is impressive.

Not really.  I flew the Pitts and a black russian jet at the last Gatineau airshow, and I still didn't get any decent groupies  :17:

Spent two weeks last summer locked up in a room in Santa Clara at the Marvell HQ with no windows.  5 bars on my cell phone, and 45 megabits down and UP on speedtest.net ... now THAT was impressive!

I rented a Mercedes-Benz when I was down there.  The Marvell people asked me why I rented a Benz.  I replied that we couldn't fit 3 people into a Corvette.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Nicolas on January 24, 2011, 05:28:41 PM
and I still didn't get any decent groupies  :17:

Guess that means I shouldnt hold my hopes up for that wee little Grumman 'o mine heh.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pigpen on January 24, 2011, 05:32:56 PM
One of my life's great disappointments is that there are remarkably few hot babes in bikinis, lounging around airports.

Generally who you find around airports are grumpy old grey-haired guys who look suspiciously at anyone who hasn't been a local for at least several decades!
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: scadieux on January 24, 2011, 09:30:56 PM
Andrew, you and I have another connection - your name is in my logbook! In 1997 I started flight training at Westair with an instructor named Peter Sneyd - part way through my training he moved to the Kanata Flight Centre at the other end of the field. I decided to follow him over, but had a positive balance on my account at Westair to use up. So you and I went up for a lesson. I had about 42 hours at the time, my logbook says "Exercise 24, VOR intercept and tracking, VOR A approach Carp". Actually, I will always remember that flight - you told me to put on the hood as I lined up for takeoff. I looked over at you thinking "What has this guy been smoking?" You told me I could do it - apply power and focus on keeping the heading indicator from moving. You were right - I did do it, and you told me after we lifted off that I never left the centre line. I'll always remember that. It turned out I didn't get my PPL back then - my wife became pregnant, and my aviation aspirations went on hold for 10 years.

Awesome videos, Andrew. Gee, if software is putting you into L39s, then I chose the wrong profession. Perhaps I should brush up on my C++?

My son has the same curse that I have - he's crazy about airplanes, but gets motion sick. I've been able to manage it pretty well for the most part (except the day before my PPL flight test when I threw up all over my instructor). I've assured him he can overcome it too, in time. He's been getting sick a lot less the more flying we do, so there's hope.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pigpen on January 25, 2011, 08:23:08 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed the flight!  I've always thought taking off under the hood was great sport.  If nothing else, it's great training for night flying, where you can't really get on the dials too early.  I've done zero-zero IFR takeoffs for real, and they're not very hard.

I somehow ended up as CFI of both Westair (twice at different times) and Kanata Flight Centre - but not at the same time!

I saw Peter a couple years ago at Gatineau, IIRC - he seemed pretty much the same.

Motion sickness is something which can be overcome.  Chuck Yeager barfed the first few times he, flew, too.  It's caused by a disagreement between your eyeballs and your inner ear.  The worst thing you can do is look inside the airplane, because then your eyeballs say you're not moving, but your inner ear says you are, and that's time to barf.

Looking outside and simply doing it will build tolerance.  Some people like ginger.

I'm lucky in that I don't get motion sick:

tumble (http://www.pittspecials.com/movies/tumble.wmv)

I've had an interesting software and aviation career.  Both have been tremendous fun.

I'm lucky in that I fly a wild assortment of airplanes:

172 (SFFC)
Citabria 7GCBC (150 hp)
Maule (210 hp, IFR)
PT-22 Ryan w/Kinner radial
PT-19/26 Cornell w/200hp inverted 6 Ranger
PT-13/17 450hp Stearman
AT-6 Harvard Mk4, clip-wing, 700hp geared 3-blade
Pitts S-2B (x4) and Pitts S-2C and Pitts S-1C
Beech 18
C421B
L39 (x2)
Many homebuilts.
Helicopters.

These days, I actually spend more time working on them than flying them.  If you don't fix them, they don't fly.

PS.  I was talking to a guy Greg Stearman who worked for a hardware vendor.  I couldn't resist asking him - are you related to Lloyd?  And amazingly he said yes, that's my great-uncle.  The tragedy is that he had never flown in a Stearman!  I made him promise that if he got near Ottawa he would give me a call so that we could fix that.

I couldn't believe I was talking to someone with the same Y chromosome as Lloyd Stearman.  Royalty!  I got chills.  Seriously.

Lloyd_Stearman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Stearman)
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: scadieux on January 25, 2011, 03:02:42 PM
Awesome stuff, Andrew. I've had to limit myself to viewing my airplane as a transportation system rather than a sport, but I can see the appeal.

Interestingly enough, one theory of motion sickness goes back to the days when we lived in caves and walked around on all fours. Apparently it is the body's defense mechanism against eating poisonous plants. Poison would cause the victim to hallucinate - this would cause a disagreement in the brain between the eyes and inner ear, triggering the brain to initiate a process to empty the stomach.

I do put a thick pillow under my son to raise him up so he can see the horizon. Works well in visual conditions, and the Diamond provides a spectacular panoramic view. Sometimes I've had to resort to "slam dunk" approaches in unfavourable conditions when he's on board. An adult strength Gravol also seems to help. For me, I don't need anything anymore, but during flight training I'd always have a ginger tea before heading to the airport.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: aditi_tyagi on March 18, 2011, 10:16:30 AM
I think this is a great idea!

My name is Aditi and I'm currently working for a staffing company. we are all about aerospace anything that was, is and will be  ;D I like to believe that I help people find jobs. Anyways, I've always wanted to learn how to fly and have been referred to starlink aviation - I'm pretty excited!

Well that's about all for now! Oh and of course - if you're looking for work let me know :)
Aditi
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: M Philippe on March 18, 2011, 10:37:13 AM
Welcome on board Aditi
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: pigpen on March 18, 2011, 01:42:37 PM
Quote
if you're looking for work let me know

Any words of wisdom for an amateur porn star that's considering turning professional?

But seriously, welcome!!!  ;D
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Post by: PML on April 14, 2011, 03:21:49 PM
Ladies, Gentlemen my name is Paul Lalonde.  Working on my PPL.  After 3 months of pre-purchase inspection, finalizing deal and transfers with previous owner,  annual, altimeter cert, pitot stat check, FEMM @ CYRO is back in the sky. What an awesome plane. My ground school was completed at OAS, with about 10 hours of flight. CYOW TO BUSY FOR ME>...... :banghead: It was a little overwhelming to a guy who had a fear of flight. Second flight today with Steven H,  been totally awesome. Getting pre solo ready.  So far the ownership has been a great experience. Can't wait to SOLO..........RFC staff has been great, special thanks to Bill Jane and Red at Sutton Aviation, awesome people.....see ya at the club.
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Post by: M Philippe on April 14, 2011, 08:01:47 PM
Welcome on the board Paul.  I am sure we will meet one of those days at the club.
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Post by: jfdoyon on April 15, 2011, 07:52:38 AM
Hi Paul !

I'm your neighbour to the left (pilot's side) ... GUKN.  Glad to see that bird get back in the air, it was sad seeing it sitting there seemingly never moving, it's a very nice plane!

J.F.
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Post by: Nicolas on April 15, 2011, 12:48:43 PM
Hey Paul, welcome to the site and welcome to the new ownership of a Grumman!  Glad to see that plane flying again.  I'd love to take a look at it.

I tie-down by the compass rose near taxiway B (along the perimeter fence next to the snowplow)

Hope to see you sometime!
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Post by: PML on April 20, 2011, 12:04:50 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys. 

Paul
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Post by: KiloAlphaZulu on June 07, 2011, 10:58:42 PM
I guess I jumped the gun a bit.... meh. I think begging for airplane rides is WAYYYYY more productive than introducing myself! :D But here goes!

My name is Kasie, I'm a PPL from NB, did my training in Grand Falls ( NB, not NewfoundLand!)  grad'd last year with a Mech Eng degree and moved up here to work at Pryor Metals.

They finalllly got a website! This was my school. :) http://www.grandfallsaviation.com/en/index.html (http://www.grandfallsaviation.com/en/index.html)  They even put my fav; CZT on there! <3  ;D

If anyone frequents NB on crosscountries, Friday, at 4 ppm I can be at the airport and ready!


a good chunk of that was at BNR/Nortel, then Cisco, and the last six years at a start-up called Solace Systems.


I know all of those! Where exactly does the emphasis go on Solace, I personally like Sooo-lass, vs So-liss or I guess... So-lace.

And Pigpen.... will you be my sensei and teach me the way of the acro? <3  ;D so pretttty! I wanna do a tumble! What's the max G's you've pulled?
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Post by: scadieux on June 09, 2011, 03:18:11 PM
I know all of those! Where exactly does the emphasis go on Solace, I personally like Sooo-lass, vs So-liss or I guess... So-lace.

Hi Kasie, and welcome to the site! Most Solace employees pronounce it either Sole-us or Saul-us. We have an Italian customer who thinks we should be referred to as So-la-chay, which has a nice ring to it when it comes from someone with a strong Italian accent.

The chassis for our product is made by Pryor! We're quite proud to have local content in our box - some other metal bits are made in Stittsville, our blank printed circuit boards are made in Toronto then stuffed with components in Cornwall, and our faceplate is hand-made by an artist in Quebec City. Great stuff.

Cheers.
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Post by: M Philippe on June 09, 2011, 03:28:19 PM
Welcome on the board Kasie. 
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Post by: pigpen on June 09, 2011, 10:13:42 PM
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Pigpen....teach me the way of acro?

Actually, there's a Super-D at CYRO now!  You should get up in it and do some rolls, loops, 1/2 cuban 8's and hammerheads!

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I wanna do a tumble!

Heh - fly the Super-D first, then we'll go up in the Pitts!

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What's the max G's you've pulled?

In the L39's (was flying them today) we pull +8G, and in a jet, you sustain the G, unlike in a piston aircraft where the G goes on and immediately off again, because they simply don't have enough thrust to oppose the drag produced by the enormous lift used to produce G.  It's a lot harder to sustain G.  A sustained +4G is like a brief +6G.

A very, very busy day today.  Did a test in the morning, then jumped into the 450hp Stearman - got the flight permit this morning, it's Experimental/Exhibition - and led a formation of PT-22 Ryan, PT-19 Fairchild and R44 Robinson (boy that must have sounded weird, flying overhead) to Pembroke for their 150 year event.

Then jumped into the R44 and flew back to CYSH, and jumped into an L39 and flew it to Pembroke, then jumped into the Maule and few to back to CYSH again.

I'm pooped.  I'm not even sure I logged all the flights I did today - doesn't really matter any more, actually.
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Post by: KiloAlphaZulu on June 10, 2011, 02:04:35 PM

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Heh - fly the Super-D first, then we'll go up in the Pitts!


;D  watch out... I'll hold you to that! ;)

and it sounds like you had a pretty good day to me :)
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Post by: bphilion on June 16, 2011, 09:58:02 PM
Good evening, Just sharing an intro, the board may not be hugely busy but it seems like an excellent idea anyhow.

I'm Brent and i have an addiction to aviation. Oops its not that kind of meeting =) 

Seriously though I'm an Ottawa based pilot and CPL student flying for two years mainly training at CYOW and a part owner of a cherokee at CYRO

Hope the current weather holds since we have had the worst winter and an amazingly soggy spring (I just spent several days weathered in at KALB on my first solo cross border flight)
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Post by: M Philippe on June 17, 2011, 07:45:20 AM
 ;D

Welcome on board Brent.  If that can make you feel better, your not alone.  :13:
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Post by: KiloAlphaZulu on June 19, 2011, 05:37:51 PM
Good evening, Just sharing an intro, the board may not be hugely busy but it seems like an excellent idea anyhow.

I'm Brent and i have an addiction to aviation. Oops its not that kind of meeting =) 

On the contrary. I do believe it is just that type of meeting  ;D

Welcome!
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Post by: npereira on August 03, 2011, 07:54:18 AM
Welcome to the Board Brent !   :040:
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Post by: Justbud on November 27, 2011, 08:37:10 PM
Hi All,

I'm new to the board, so I thought I'd give an intro.

Coming up on my 1 year anniversary of obtaining my PPL  :Woot_Emoticon:.

I've been doing all my flying at OAS, but I'm thinking of heading over to RFC for the new year for a change of pace.

Plugging away slowly on my CPL, building time mainly right now, while I work off my Undergrad for a while through the Canadian Forces.
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Post by: M Philippe on November 27, 2011, 09:08:40 PM
Welcome on the board JustBud
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Post by: jfdoyon on November 28, 2011, 11:45:16 AM
Welcome!

I'm in the same boat kind'a ... I'm on my CPL, and have the hours, just need to do the dual work and all that.
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Post by: Tony Hunt on November 28, 2011, 12:45:48 PM
I've been doing all my flying at OAS, but I'm thinking of heading over to RFC for the new year for a change of pace.
There have been a lot of ex-OAS folk moving over to RFC recently, including the former CFI, a couple of the instructors, and more than a few students.

Plugging away slowly on my CPL, building time mainly right now, while I work off my Undergrad for a while through the Canadian Forces.
RMC grad?  Just asking.   ;D
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Post by: Justbud on November 28, 2011, 04:07:26 PM
I've been doing all my flying at OAS, but I'm thinking of heading over to RFC for the new year for a change of pace.
There have been a lot of ex-OAS folk moving over to RFC recently, including the former CFI, a couple of the instructors, and more than a few students.

Plugging away slowly on my CPL, building time mainly right now, while I work off my Undergrad for a while through the Canadian Forces.
RMC grad?  Just asking.   ;D

I'm not going to get into my own reasons, maybe if we met I will, but I will say that I'm not surprised. I am hoping to get more of a Club feeling.

Not an RMC grad (uOttawa). I've been with the Governor General's Foot Guards since 2008. I was lucky enough to find some full time work with them for the Fall.

Edit: Plus I glimpsed some of the seminars which the Club holds, and they look interesting. I'm hoping to contribute what little I may to benefit the club, and benefit from them. Needless to say, I'm a little bored now that I'm done my Undergrad.
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Post by: KiloAlphaZulu on November 28, 2011, 06:30:37 PM

Edit: Plus I glimpsed some of the seminars which the Club holds, and they look interesting. I'm hoping to contribute what little I may to benefit the club, and benefit from them. Needless to say, I'm a little bored now that I'm done my Undergrad.

Know that feeling! Welcome!
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Post by: pigpen on November 28, 2011, 09:48:15 PM
Welcome!

PS  We've been getting applications from OAS pilots who want to fly here at CYSH.  I'm told it's hard to get a booking there now!
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Post by: skyhunter on March 19, 2012, 09:37:18 PM
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to be friendly and introduce myself.  Currently live just outside Ottawa.  Started flying Gliders in 84 with cadets and never quit flying from then on.  Did Sault College, 21 years in the Air Force, and now an FO with First Air on the ATR flying rotation in Iqaluit and do a little tow plane flying in ysh and rent a 172 occasionally from Arprior.

John, aka Java
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Post by: M Philippe on March 20, 2012, 06:29:02 AM
Welcome to the board Java.
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Post by: James on March 28, 2012, 08:48:45 PM
 :13: Hi folks, I am currently at RFC from OFC a while back. I've been lurking this site forever but I guess I should learn to be more of a contributor. I just finished my PPL and am working towards my commercial. I dispatch at the club also which is a great experience, and the closest thing I can get to an air traffic controller since I didn't get through the entrance exams. You'll see me at vintage wings during the summer and if anyone is interested I am an avid flight (simulist?) and pride myself in the $1000's I have spent on software and hardware! I should set up a booth at vintage wings this year but I only use modern commerical transport software. Anyways, I look forward to meeting all you great people.
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Post by: jfdoyon on March 28, 2012, 10:48:28 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: M Philippe on March 29, 2012, 09:56:39 AM
Welcome on board James.
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Post by: pigpen on March 29, 2012, 09:41:35 PM
Welcome James!

Woof!  Woof!

(http://www.pittspecials.com/etc/penny.jpg)
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Post by: RockyMtnRob on April 11, 2012, 09:49:07 AM
Hello all,

I am new to the site and just wanted to say "hi"!

I have checked this site a few times for various information and have finally decided to join. I am a recent PPL, and I am on a slow crawl towards my CPL. I am currently flying 172's and loving it!

Thanks,
Rob
 :sign0144:
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Post by: M Philippe on April 11, 2012, 10:00:35 AM
Welcome on board Rob.
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Post by: UncleNed on June 05, 2012, 11:50:45 AM
Hey All,

I think I know a lot of you from RFC, I'm Joey, been around for a while and I just got back into flying. Finishing off my CPL in the next month.

See you around!
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Post by: M Philippe on June 05, 2012, 12:24:43 PM
Welcome on board Joey! 
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Post by: Ken Potter on June 26, 2012, 05:10:38 PM
Hi,
I've been on this site for a month or so.  I'm based at Carp at EAA 245 and am a partner in Fleet Canuck CF-DPZ .  I also own a  7/8 Circa Neiuport 17 WW-1 replica (C-IRPV) and and am working on an Anderson Kingfisher rebuild project.

Cheers
Ken
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Post by: M Philippe on June 26, 2012, 08:24:45 PM
Welcome on board Ken
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Post by: Tony Hunt on June 26, 2012, 09:20:39 PM
Hi Ken! Always good to hear you up in the Canuck!
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Post by: PMRB on October 18, 2012, 12:35:27 PM
Hi all,

I'm a long-time private pilot, just recently moved back from a few years in Melbourne, Australia where I was flying out of Moorabbin airport with the Royal Victorian Aero Club. (Aside: Google Moorabbin airport to see what a dog's-breakfast of runways and taxiways it has!! Two sets of parallel runways, with simultaneous operations.  No room for sloppy circuits.)
Prior to Australia, I was flying aerobatics with the Grob out of OAS.
Looking forward to flying locally again, and maybe planning "flyaways" (a common Aussie flying tradition, that I enjoyed) with other pilots and planes.

Peter
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Post by: M Philippe on October 18, 2012, 02:47:15 PM
Welcome on board Peter. 

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Post by: jfdoyon on October 18, 2012, 02:51:04 PM
Welcome back!

"Looking forward to flying locally again, and maybe planning "flyaways" (a common Aussie flying tradition, that I enjoyed) with other pilots and planes."

RFC (And OFC I believe) organize such trips every year, you should be able to find some opportunities!
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Post by: PMRB on October 18, 2012, 10:10:03 PM
That's great - 'hope to meet you on one!

Peter
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Post by: Bushav8r on January 15, 2013, 07:30:44 PM
Hello fellow aviators,

To sum: 1980's - Air Force maintenance (AFTech), PPL/CPL and Flying Club, 1990's to date - bush flying with a 3 yr stint in the air carrier/IFR world. Flown Sask. to Nfld/Lab to top of Hudson B. Originally from YOW area, family still there (here?).

I'm liking the "Fly Club" feel of the board and the friendly and informative atmosphere.

Regards,
Larry
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Post by: M Philippe on January 16, 2013, 08:45:00 PM
Welcome on the board Larry.
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Post by: dannypeterson on February 10, 2013, 09:45:23 PM
Hi All
This looks like an interesting site, I googled Fleet 80 Canuck and found this site, Anyway I owned 1955 Fleet 80 Canuck Serial # 220 C-FHOU for a couple of years, it was an amazing little airplane to fly, My first taildragger, Very forgiving airplane, Had to sell it as I could not afford to replace fabric and paint at the time, So I sold it to a farmer in alberta who later sold it to a museum in Langley BC, It is going through a ground restoration, I also have not flown since then approx. year was 2000, If anyone wants to build taidragger time this is a perfect airplane
Thanks for letting me in

Danny
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Post by: hans on February 15, 2013, 11:13:12 PM
Hi All, I just logged into this site and am looking forward to exchange flying info with the members.
I am based at Rockliffe for the last 5 years with my trusty 1973 Cherokee 140 which I have owned for 16 years of enjoyable and economic flying. I owned a Cherokee 6 prior to that but down scaled because the kids have left the coop. Since  retired , I thought that I would be flying a lot but my dear wife who dislikes airplanes insists on driving everywhere so that I am now selling my plane. Anyone looking for a great little 4 seater that is economical and fairly fast at a good price can contact me for particulars. This cite does not allow for posting pictures because of file size .
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Post by: M Philippe on February 18, 2013, 12:39:24 PM
Welcome on the board Danny & Hans.

Hans,  if you resize your pictures, you should be able to post them.  If not already, convert them in jpg
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Post by: Legend02 on September 26, 2013, 04:44:18 PM
Hi all,
Just found this forum waiting around for my next flight great idea! I fly for AC, did my training in Toronto, and flew various types with first air for eight years throughout the arctic. I'm also part of the Ottawa motorcycle forum what a coincident it's the same forum operator!

Charles


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Post by: livelearnexplorediscovers on December 07, 2013, 03:21:43 PM
Hi everyone!  :sign0144: ,but I am not COMPLETELY new to aviation!

As a senior Air Cadet, I am going through my second year of Senior Ground School, aiming for my Power Pilot Scholarship, or in other terms, getting my Private Pilots License this summer! I love flying and I cannot wait to be able to fly!

I am also starting a flying business that will do air taxi (Ex. Flying from CYOW to CYYZ and back), joy flights around Ottawa including sunset and sunrise flights, gliding flights and Ground School.

So if you are Glider Pilot with your 40 hours of famil flight and would like to fly others and possibly earn some side income let me know. If you are a Private Pilot License holder and would like to earn some free hours, let me know (As you cannot fly commercially) If you are a Commercial Pilot License holder and would like to earn some side income doing what you love, also let me know! Lastly, if there are any certified instructors that are willing to launch a Flight School, let me know and we'll talk about it! :) Also let me know if you have IFR Rating and a VFR OTT as they are both very useful!

I hope to talk to some of you through these forums and maybe even about the business! :)
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Post by: Tony Hunt on January 01, 2014, 09:50:04 AM
Hi everyone!  :sign0144: ,but I am not COMPLETELY new to aviation!

As a senior Air Cadet, I am going through my second year of Senior Ground School, aiming for my Power Pilot Scholarship, or in other terms, getting my Private Pilots License this summer! I love flying and I cannot wait to be able to fly!

I am also starting a flying business that will do air taxi (Ex. Flying from CYOW to CYYZ and back), joy flights around Ottawa including sunset and sunrise flights, gliding flights and Ground School.

So if you are Glider Pilot with your 40 hours of famil flight and would like to fly others and possibly earn some side income let me know. If you are a Private Pilot License holder and would like to earn some free hours, let me know (As you cannot fly commercially) If you are a Commercial Pilot License holder and would like to earn some side income doing what you love, also let me know! Lastly, if there are any certified instructors that are willing to launch a Flight School, let me know and we'll talk about it! :) Also let me know if you have IFR Rating and a VFR OTT as they are both very useful!

I hope to talk to some of you through these forums and maybe even about the business! :)
Hi Live&Learn! 

Most of us here are new to aviation, I certainly am. 

Advice is free.  You've thrown a bunch of ideas up, but most of them may not be realistic in Canada.  Before getting any of your friends involved, go buy coffee for the A/CFI at Smith Falls or the CFI at Rockcliffe and ask for their advice about starting a flying business in Canada. 
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Post by: 1armbandit on January 10, 2014, 12:40:24 PM
Hi all,

I've been reading posts off the site for some some time - but finally got around to joining.  It is great to have a spot to read up on Ottawa related aviation topics and to interact with others.

I'm an active member of EAA Chapter 245, and a partner with a couple of great guys on CFDPZ, a Fleet Canuck hangared at Carp.  I thought it would be cool to learn to fly on a classic Canadian Trainer.

However, I am taking my train slower than usual  because I have to fly through a few  hoops first:

I ended up starting my training at RFC last year in order to get things started.  I am very happy with the training I have received there thus far.  Great bunch of people.

Next, lose a few pounds (ok, more than a few! :040:) so I can move past the 172's and continue training in the Fleet. 

Also, my 16 year old son is in Air Cadets so I am looking forward to Father/Son flying.

John M.

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Post by: jfdoyon on January 11, 2014, 07:52:03 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: chinook on November 30, 2015, 11:30:14 AM
Hey all. Ultralight pilot. I own C-IKQS. Did ppl groundschool at rfc, then moved on to ultralights. Despite all the bad things said about them, they are not your americal flying lawn chairs anymore. Still the cheapest way to go flying. When maintained right, those 2 strokes are quite reliable. I cruise around 60kt, i takeoff within 250ft on grass, its quite happy with 1000ft usable grass runway. It climbs 1300ft/min on wheels. 30$ gets me an altitude fix and i am happy that way!  Being a pilot is about sharing aviation, so im here to read what you have to say, see if it can make me a safer pilot.

Ive read some comments about some not daring to go land on grass. Grass runways on a taildragger is much safer. I usually stay outside of Ottawa tca (under it) and there's so many nice places to go and land. I was at carleton place yesterday the grass is still nice, the ground is nice and hard.

Cheers!
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Post by: hans on November 30, 2015, 06:31:01 PM
Welcome to Ottawa Pilots. Flying ultra lights and certified aircraft are two things as world apart as your general aviation aircraft are from jet fighters. Comparing acquisition cost between UL and GA, I find that for the price of a new UL one can purchase a GA aircraft with much greater utility. Maintenance costs can be held low by transferring the certified aircraft to owner maintenance and by purchasing a plane with a low compression engine you can obtain a mogas stc that allows the use of Ethanol free pump gas. Four stroke engines are way more reliable than two strokers and, talking from experience, I would not trust my butt to a 2 stroke engine at 1000 ft. These engines are prone to plug fouling. ring breakages and crank failures.
This said, I admire the guts of UL pilots and those flying powered parachutes since statistics show a much higher accident rate for this group of flyers.
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Post by: chinook on December 01, 2015, 08:27:33 AM
I disagree. Ultralights are safe! Just compare the accident rate with GA. See attached chart. That being said, i survived an ultralight crash in june, just like any other airplane, you can put one in a stall at low level with disastrous consequences. I wasnt PIC and just went for the ride.

2 strokes are pretty simple, but you still have to fly them as if they would quit in the next minute. Practice dead stick landings and power faillures in the patern. Overall, the stick and rudder skills you get from ultralights is great! It's back to grassroot aviation. Anytime i fly a c150 or a c172, i feel im riding a rock that needs full power just to stay airborne!


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Post by: pigpen on December 06, 2015, 07:57:08 PM
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Ultralights are safe!

Utralights terrify me.  Seriously.  Won't fly in one,
and what I do in GA aircraft would blow your mind.


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Just compare the accident rate with GA

That would be meaningful if anyone reported ultralight
accidents, which they don't.
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Post by: chinook on January 06, 2016, 02:33:04 PM
Building your own airplane forces the owner to research and gain knowledge... i greatly appreciate that with ultralights and amateur built airplanes. I actually enjoy building as much as flying. It gives me the opportunity to pick some of the smartest aviation brains. The EAA is a good place to start for qualified brains.

For those pilots who are terrified by ultralights, you're missing on some fun, but i understand your point of view.

Heck, if i could afford a certified aircraft that can go where my ultralights can get in, id already own one.

Certified aircrafts for less than 10K are rare. Those that can operate with less than 1000ft runway are even more rare.

A good friend of mine is a 28K hour ATP and AME. He prefers flying my plane to his C172. Ultralights and gliders are back to basics, stick, rudder and airspeed. Yes they are light, yes they lack inertia, but using techniques and materials that have been proved in aviation for decades, why do they have such a bad reputation amongst GA pilots?
What makes you think they are unsafe?
Are the requirements for people flying them too low?
Do GA pilot lack knowledge about them and get scared?
Why so much fear and stigma about UL's?
I strongly believe flight schools are responsible for a lot of this misunderstanding of ultra light airplanes. They bash them at every occasion, while the ultralight community NEEDS general aviation's support! Just as much as i believe no cessna pilot should just jump in an ultralight and go fly without instruction, despite it being perfectly legal. This is one of the reason ultralights have such a bad rap! Pilots with tons of hours and ratings crash them because they have no experience in inertia management of a 600 lbs airplane.

Doesnt help the reputation of ultralights when overly qualified pilots bends aluminum 50ft short of the fence, sadly, it still happens too often.

Support the lil guys, help them be better pilots, it only makes aviation in this great country safer.

And for those who still think ultralights can fly without a licence, dig up your CARs.... we're in canada here. The country where a C150 and a J3 cub can fly registered as charlie-india.

Ultralight Kilo-Quebec-Sierra out!
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Post by: jfdoyon on January 06, 2016, 04:52:09 PM
I'm pretty close to starting a build I think ... about 80% of the way there ... the damn exchangerate is really putting a dent in the plans though!

Many people are afraid of those smaller airplanes.  One should probably not conflate ultra lights with home builts.  You can home build some pretty big planes.

As with is common with fear, it will come from many places, lack of knowledge being the main one.

Although the safety stats for amateur-builts are worst, you have to dig into the causes. As with certified aircraft, the causes are often entirely foreseeable and preventable. Read all the NTSB/TSB incident reports ... Once can see some really boneheaded mistakes that kill people.

By nature, the persons who do this may be just inherently nigger risk takers, which would then lead to worst stats ... but as with any risk, it can be mitigated.

You have to know what you're doing, and be humble enough to admit what you don't know, and do research, etc. takes time and dedication and will, and so on, but the information and resources are out there.

It is entirely not for everyone.  Plenty of pilots don't know what a mag looks like ... building will not be for them ... some like to tinker, or understand, more, have the rind mindset, and this may be for them.

Whatever, to each their own ... I've flown in home builts.  Rock solid, good looking, well equipped, modern, fun, fast, etc. there's lots to like!



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Post by: Beemer on August 27, 2016, 09:12:41 PM
Hi folks, PPL night rated born and raised in Ottawa. Originally trained at Rockcliffe Flying Club in 1976, glad to find this site with the local news and influences.
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Post by: Ramesh on September 13, 2016, 02:30:05 PM
Hi folks... Nice to meet you all. Earned my RPP wings recently. Training for PPL at Rockcliffe. Just stumbled upon this site yesterday while searching for Ottawa city tour procedure.
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: Normex on May 15, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
Greetings all,
                     I used to have my ppl until year 2000 and with the family to be raised I put it aside for a while so I thought but then was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, at first I thought I could not fly anymore but I managed to get the disease under wraps with a very good drug called Low Dose Naltrexone at 3mg daily, I can walk 400 ft. unaided. So now I'm thinking to go the ultralight route with weight shifting trikes.
I hope dearly to achieve all I dream in the near future.

Thanks All
Title: Re: Newcommers to the site, come in and say hi !
Post by: hans on May 19, 2017, 04:21:29 PM
  Hi Normex,
Welcome back to flying! I have flown a trike and would rather ride an ox cart. These things come fairly expensive and I am sure that you could find something better than a trike for the money.