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by Tom H
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wetaskiwin Air Show July 20th
Replies: 0
Views: 1343

Wetaskiwin Air Show July 20th

It's a Super Sonic Staycation experience...and it's just about here! The Wetaskwin Air Show July 20th The gates to your summer of excitement open at 3pm July 20th and an experience that embraces Alberta's past and present will chase away the dog days of summer. The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds...
by Tom H
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So I'm standing there getting chewed out by Transport Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 4077

Re: So I'm standing there getting chewed out by Transport Ca

Haven't been on here for a long while but this thread prompted me to. I had the pleasure of the original poster attending a number of events that I hosted in another life and in each case directions were followed to the letter and there was never anything close to an issue. If I ever get back to doi...
by Tom H
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 102
Views: 14472

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

MrWings wrote:Since we are dealing with Transport Canada, shouldn't you be talking to your MP instead of your MLA?
Thanks for catching that, comment corrected.

Dealing with MLA on another matter...oops.

Tom H
by Tom H
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 102
Views: 14472

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

I've set up a meeting with my MP as a first step to getting my concerns on the table.

Would suggest others interested in these developments do the same.

Tom
by Tom H
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gov't of Alberta Aircraft Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Gov't of Alberta Aircraft Sold

I hate to split hairs but... and the government sold them for more than asking price Actually in a tender (or auction for that matter they are over the minimum reserve set by the government. Minimum reserve is typically considered the minimum price they are willing to live with (loss or not) as oppo...
by Tom H
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alberta Air Ambulance report released today...
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Alberta Air Ambulance report released today...

http://globalnews.ca/news/1774696/city-centre-airport-closure-hasnt-hurt-patient-safety-hqca-report/ The Health Quality Council of Alberta has released a review that shows the March 2013 closure of the Edmonton City Centre Airport has not caused patient safety or quality issues. (See the full report...
by Tom H
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: newly expired pilot license
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: newly expired pilot license

Thanks for posting the form Aeros

Mine expired (a while ago) and I need to get it sorted and renewed.

Haven't been able to fly for a long time and just flat forgot!

Your link saves me chasing it down...appreciate it.

Tom H
by Tom H
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This guy should start an airline
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: This guy should start an airline

Habs.Fan Anyone can spend 40 hours/week going to class and then studying and coming out 3 years later with a student loan and a paper to put on the wall - it's the ones that bust their asses in clubs, societies, at events and conferences and part-time jobs that end up with the employment at the end ...
by Tom H
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA
Replies: 36
Views: 3001

Re: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA

Whatever happened to letting traffic know where YOU are? When I am flying the Museum Biplane I am aware it's slow and (relatively) low so on a cross country every so often I will give a position report with a landmark, height and course. When I'm entering an uncontrolled circuit I give a position re...
by Tom H
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good grief what's wrong with me?
Replies: 53
Views: 5263

Re: Good grief what's wrong with me?

What looks like a decent little Champ on here:
http://www.tvsac.net/buyandsell.html

Scroll down till you hit it...seems cheap

Tom H
by Tom H
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Shiny Didn't want to clutter the meat of my response with covering this. I used my friend as an example of the problem but it would have been a bad wager... I would wager that your friend ultimately only had a passing interest in flying - but had the luxury to spend money to taste test it, and supre...
by Tom H
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Seems so and could be because my experinece is spread across multiple market places. I wouldn't make the assumption that mine's not. In particular I like to visit flight schools, and have sampled the wares across this country and even south of the border. That's both as customer and provider. I was...
by Tom H
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Shiny I guess I can say that your experience and mine have been substantially different. Seems so and could be because my experinece is spread across multiple market places. I would only argue that the market that you're referring to can't be tapped. Ultimately in spite of all their other qualities,...
by Tom H
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good grief what's wrong with me?
Replies: 53
Views: 5263

Re: Good grief what's wrong with me?

Pop... I recall you're in Alberta Right now there are some killer deals (25k and under) on older light aircraft and homebuilts...check it out, but be sure anything (including the Cub) you get a pre purchase on that is done from someone you trust. If you're heart is already set on the Cub and it ain'...
by Tom H
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

More importantly and back to the point of the discussion... There is a significant market out there that will and does pay well for services they perceive value in. My experience is: - They don't expect to be cowtowed to - They don't expect fancy They do expect: - Clean, neat and organized - To be t...
by Tom H
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Shiny First, and obviously, not all instructors are "half his age", so he probably didn't shop around much. Depends where you are and he is no spring chicken...our black and white TV era. And yes on my recommendation he went to each of the schools in the zone, checked them out and paid for discovery...
by Tom H
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Shiny I would say that those who are interested, are possibly interested from an early age, maybe from when they first are cognizant of an airplane flying overhead. But there are far fewer of those than 20-30-40 years ago when rec aviation was growing. Most see the International Airport. Few, in sma...
by Tom H
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Shiny But most people would do more than check the phone book and the web if they were looking to buy something they were really interested in. We agree to an extent: How do they know they are really interested if they are not exposed to it other than an idea and glossy magazines... Much like the Cl...
by Tom H
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

I think a big part is they don't know...they do the flight school routine, hear the numbers (licence, newer certified acquisition, hull coverage, hangarage and maintenance) and fall over. Its that case again that for some reason, people don't shop when it comes to flight training and recreational f...
by Tom H
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Shiny The problem with the RPP I find in selling it is people's expectations. Most recreational flyers want really to be able to take a buddy out and zoom around the local area, but they want to have that dream that they're going to pack up the family and go on a Vegas vacation in the plane they own...
by Tom H
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

https://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation_data_statistics/civil_airmen_statistics/2011/media/Air01-2011.xls Some interesting stats from the US. The decrease in Canadian pilots may be linked to the huge increase in US pilots (specifically students). I wonder what the stat is for commercial pilots w...
by Tom H
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

I bought my first airplane in 1987 for $9500. It was an Aeronca Champ. Fuel was cheap. Insurance was nothing (I did not have it). My second airplane was a Mooney. My last year of Mooney M20F ownership was expensive. Even though the airplane itself was paid off, the combined costs of Maintenance, In...
by Tom H
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

IMHO, activities that have, in the past, distinguished Canada from places like Europe due to the freedoms and wide open spaces, such as private recreational aircraft ownership and hunting, are in decline and will continue to decline. Regulation is one reason. But there is an overall downward econom...
by Tom H
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Informal data on licenses and flying
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Informal data on licenses and flying

Thoughts with the updated information?
by Tom H
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing YXD proves to be the right move again
Replies: 48
Views: 4732

Re: Closing YXD proves to be the right move again

What some are forgetting is that CYXD capped the height of all of the buildings downtown and along Jasper avenue in line with the approach. There are 4-5 office towers currently being built that would exceed the old height restrictions with an operating CYXD. CYXD's location made it an unequaled do...

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