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Phil Croucher

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  1. Right now I''m looking at the rain in Dryden, but I''m normally in a Remote place in N Alberta now (subtle hint!). The fire season seems to be a little spotty, but we had a bit of action. How are things over there? Phil
  2. Hi Mr Jumper - I'm trailer trash at the moment in a little park right out of town, and the machine, which is an Astar, is parked up at the back on the grass (Remote). If you want a coffee you're welcome to drop in - or I'll pop up to the hangar. My cell is 780 805 2584 - we've got some other lunatics around here as well! Phil
  3. Hey Chev - Summer''s fine, if a little quiet here in Dryden (gone all cold and wet) - how''s yours? How''s your extra training? Phil
  4. Take a look at the web site above Phil
  5. I believe they tried 2 minutes and found that, while there is a difference between 2 minutes and 30 seconds, it wasn''t worth the wait, and in some cases could be detrimental to the engine. The Allison, of course, is squished back on itself, so would have more hotspots which need stabilising. The D model Astar needs 3 minutes Phil
  6. Yes, it covers the helicopter one, too - the supplement is meant to be read in conjunction with Canadian pro Pilot studies, since the whole commercial syllabus (not ATP) is up for grabs at examination time, so the supplement is more to do with the stuff an instructor needs to know specifically. All books are available as PDF files, if you''re that way inclined. Phil
  7. How do you PM on this? Take a look at www.electrocution.com/aviation.htm Phil
  8. Er - Culhane now has (accurate) competition - pm me for details until kyle gets my site going! phil
  9. You could always try Culhane''s competition (me) Phil
  10. It''s worth pointing out that a high proportion of accidents in homebuilts are because the owners get in and fly them without any training. Phil
  11. It only has a permit to fly, not a C of A. I've not flown a Robbie, so I can't compare, but I did go and evaluate an Exec for a potential importer in the UK, and thought it a lot of fun, but then that was a factory-built one. The CAA's opinion was that if it survived the US's litigious society then they would look favourably on it, which says something, I suppose - however, they did mutter something about it being professionally built, and you would need a PPL on something like an Enstrom first. Phil
  12. Are we talking about flight time or flight duty time? If the latter, the question is wrong! There is no maximum flight time limit in 24 hours, as such, except 8 hours if you're single-pilot IFR, or if you've done a 15-hour duty day beforehand. The "maximum" derives from the maximum duty day. It is theoretically possible to do 15 flight hours in a duty day of 15, but the maximum duty day anyone can do is actually 17, if you take into account split duties - since this is based on rest taken in the duty period, you would only be able to do 14 hours flight time. 15 is the "right" answer, but only because the others are wrong. Phil Croucher Author CARs in Plain English
  13. There are free exam questions at www.aerotraining.com, and Culhane has competition, now Phil
  14. Actually it can go the other way - we've got one here - opened up the engine oil filler cap this morning and it went all over the place. phil
  15. Hmm - don''t try this at home boys and girls - flight helmets are stressed for impact, not being scraped along the roadway..... Phil
  16. You have to go to your profile (log in first!), select the check box for custom avatar and supply a location on the web where it will be found - maybe your isp allows you to have some storage. if not you''re welcome to stick it on my site. It needs to be 40 x 40 pixels, I believe. Phil
  17. I''ve tried them all - if you want to spend the bucks, get either an Ipaq, or an HP Jornada 76 series if you want a keyboard (you could get an HP Jornada 56x, but they''re not made any more). Alternatively, you could look out for an old psion 3a, which I still use, and you can get them for about 50 US on ebay (The 5mx is good, to, but way more expensive). The reasons for using the expensive beasts mentioned first are because they will play mp3s (useful on stayovers) and you can put pocketbooks in them. I use the spreadsheets in them for CG and duty hours - if you want samples, just download them from my site at www.electrocution.com/aviation.htm I certainly would not recommend a palm Phil
  18. Sounds like you have an intimate acquaintance.... There doesn''t seem to be a private mail system here so I''ll email ya Phil
  19. I''m in a remote place in Slave Lake..... So it''s all gone quiet - will send you the latest orange one! Say hi to people! phil
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