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by Doug Carman
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Thanks for the help !
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Thanks for the help !

And Daniel Santos and his girlfriend (sorry forgot name) for helping Paul with the fibre optic cable. They stayed on in the rain until they weren't needed anymore.
by Doug Carman
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: JOHN PLATEL memorial yard sale
Replies: 0
Views: 63

JOHN PLATEL memorial yard sale

I have rounded up a few choice items from John's trailer and put them on the giveaway table in the clubhouse. Such gems as an iron and mini board (handy for hot waxing skis). 2 pairs of Oakley sunglasses - look cool and protect your eyes. An imported hat! A pressure cooker! Limited time offer - act ...
by Doug Carman
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Reduce load on the Treasurer and Office and Flight Recorders Please
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Reduce load on the Treasurer and Office and Flight Recorders Please

These are all important considerations, and some would have been unnecessary if we had found a youth employee willing to do some of the office work. But even if we had, the flight sheet still needs doing right, the expenses should be done as written, and the payments via etransfer are so easy it's n...
by Doug Carman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Metar and Weather Report
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Metar and Weather Report

You can get the weather here: https://flightplanning.navcanada.ca/cgi-bin/CreePage.pl?Langue=anglais&NoSession=NS_Inconnu&Page=Fore-obs%2Fmetar-taf-map&TypeDoc=html All the other aviation weather products are here: https://flightplanning.navcanada.ca/cgi-bin/CreePage.pl?Langue=anglais&am...
by Doug Carman
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad News - Walter Chmela
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Sad News - Walter Chmela

Indeed, he and his mates didn't quite know how well off they were at the POW camp, so they escaped and went to a nearby airfield where they attempted to start an aircraft and go back to Germany at night. After repeated failed attempts to start the engine(s), they wandered back to the camp and carrie...
by Doug Carman
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: 2021 New Members...Welcome
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 2021 New Members...Welcome

Welcome back, Mark! Mark was our part-time camps instructor in the recent past. A very helpful and friendly instructor who made our camps much easier to do!
by Doug Carman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: flying car
Replies: 5
Views: 258

flying car

by Doug Carman
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: 2-33 landing speed
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: 2-33 landing speed

All of which is why, at York, after thousands of training and solo flights, we came up with our formula. I expect students and low time pilots to use it prior to every flight after checking the wind. Sometimes downwind checks get rushed, so it's best to have the speed at hand. Do the formula accurat...
by Doug Carman
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: 2-33 landing speed
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: 2-33 landing speed

Stall plus one third, as Stan points out is close to L/D for high performance gliders and power planes. However, with 2-33s, the performance is not as high, and often flown by low time pilots. Therefore the extra speed is good, in that a draggy aircraft can lose speed quite fast. Our procedure gets ...
by Doug Carman
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: 2-33 landing speed
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: 2-33 landing speed

The approach speed should be stall plus a half, plus 1/3 of the wind. So 51 no wind, 55 at 12 mph, 60 at 27 mph and so on. Do the calculation on the ground before you launch, so if you run out of time on downwind to calculate, you have the speed ready. Our approach speed is designed for safety, cont...