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Author Topic: Ryerson Quad transition flight test- Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020- 3 pm  (Read 1005 times)

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Offline Frank v B

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Alex called today and we have set up the next flight session for this coming Wednesday at 3 pm. 
I will be there to help them and then will stay to have informal training for anyone who wishes some testing/training/maidening.... or if you are Andy, hurling insults at me to make me feel better.


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Re: Ryerson Quad transition flight test- Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020- 3 pm
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 02:22:08 PM »
Well, well, well ....

What have we here?  Fresh juicy delicious bait.....!  YUMMM!  8)

In gratitude for @Frank v B 's largesse, I negotiated with the folks at NavCanada for some really strong winds this afternoon (Aug 5) (see TAF below) to help give Frank a sense of self worth and allow him to demonstrate his famous cross-wind landing techniques (evidenced in the photo below - more examples are available on request). 

TAF AMD CYYZ 051524Z 0515/0618 28012G22KT P6SM BKN040 TEMPO 0515/0518
FM051800 26010G20KT P6SM SCT050
FM060200 27007KT P6SM FEW030 SCT200
BECMG 0604/0606 VRB03KT
FM061600 13007KT P6SM SCT050

TAF CYOO 051341Z 0514/0602 28010KT P6SM FEW050
FM051700 28010G20KT P6SM BKN050 TEMPO 0517/0521 SCT050
FM052100 25010G20KT P6SM SCT050
BECMG 0600/0602 27007KT

Unfortuately, NavCanada, in their enthusiasm over my efforts to get Frank to appreciate TAFs and METARs, may have overdone it a bit.  It turns out that west 10 gusting 20 knots (18 gusting 36 kmh for Frank) is not ideal for the intended testing/training/maidening purposes of the Ryerson team.  So, Ryerson has moved their next flight session to Thursday, Aug 6 at 3:00 p.m.

@Frank v B will likely be there, but not for certain.  So, given the opportunity to tell a whole new audience about Frank's lesser known endearing qualities, I have volunteered to be there in his stead.  It should only take me a couple of hours to complete my Van Beurden dissertation.  This will leave a good 5 or 10 minutes that the Ryerson team needs to complete their testing.  i will stick around after their flights in case they have any followup questions about Frank.  I want them to have a full and accurate character picture of Frank when they leave.   8)

« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 02:43:15 PM by Andy Hoffer »