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by BGH
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How long does it take to get cat 1 medical?
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: How long does it take to get cat 1 medical?

I’ve held a cat1 for about 25 years,renewed without issues end of June & heard nothing until I sent them an email in December; got an email back next day saying it was just processed & here’s the bill. Pacific Region.

Daryl
by BGH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: closing a vfr flight plan
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: closing a vfr flight plan

Are there any RCO or DRCO’s that can be reached in the air prior to letdown?

I’ve used those in remote areas of BC to close flightplans.

Daryl
by BGH
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8418

Re: Westjet CYHZ

A346 Dude;

Post was about dispatch giving you as much information as they had - in the earlier days some at dispatch thought they ran the airline.
First incident was PWA in the early 70's,second incident was CAI.
You are right though both have long disappeared.

Daryl
by BGH
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8418

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Not related to the overrun but related to dispatch reliability from an airline captain friend of mine; He was on his way out in a 737-200 & upon reviewing the dispatch info found that he was 8000 lbs light on fuel & requested the fuel be put on board before he would allow pushback - dispatch told hi...
by BGH
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

This might help,found in the cfs,there may also be a vita available.<br /><br />Daryl
This might help,found in the cfs,there may also be a vita available.

Daryl
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by BGH
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

Another hedge fund manager making it look really profitable so they can set up a huge dividend payout & then walk away & let it fold.

Daryl
by BGH
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Flight Test questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: IFR Flight Test questions

Congrats Garth,you’ll enjoy the ifr side.

Daryl
by BGH
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do i need to clear Customs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Do i need to clear Customs?

You probably already have this,from this months cfs.
Daryl
by BGH
Wed May 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 5046

Re: 50 hours and no solo

I had a friend once that was racking up the dual & was pissed at how many hours she had without seeing any solo time in the future,she asked the chief flight instructor to evaluate her & tell her what the problem was - he watched her for the flight & noticed that she couldn’t see properly so he got ...
by BGH
Sun May 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Flight Test questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: IFR Flight Test questions

Every examiner is different,in my experience there will be failures so be ready to figure out hold entries without the help of the 750 & the 600.Also be able to fly the hold & approach without the autopilot just in case. Best part is once you pass your renewals can be done in a redbird without havin...
by BGH
Tue May 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAT 1 Medical additional reporting...
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: CAT 1 Medical additional reporting...

You could always call the doctors office where you got the medical and ask them who they recommend. During my last cat 1 medical I asked my doctor if I was missing anything & he told me that if I did transport would send me a letter - turns out I missed a hearing test & they requested one.A quick ca...
by BGH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10791

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

You can have a whole rack of radios & if they’re not turned on it won’t prevent anything. Back in the early 80’s I was landing at Nimpo & even after all the calls some idiot flew right underneath me without saying a damn word.I did the go around & then after landing tied up behind him at Duncan’s do...
by BGH
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8883

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Always have worn life jackets & so have my passengers in my 185,you don’t have to wear them if you don’t want to - but you won’t be getting in my plane.
Full briefing on doors,windows ,seat belts & life jackets prior to entry for every flight.

Daryl
by BGH
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 4789

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Cessna 185 on wheels,Pitt Meadows to Saskatoon direct - 5:12;vfr.

Had a flight with one stop ;Halifax to Montreal,then Montreal to Sault St Marie,same 185,ifr.

No autopilot.

Daryl
by BGH
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flightaware?
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: Flightaware?

It uses radar,were you squawking a discrete code?
It shows all my ifr flights & all my vfr ones that I’m issued a discrete code.

Daryl
by BGH
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another

I ran into this when going from straight floats to Amphibs on my 185,first insurance company wanted 25 hours with an instructor.Second insurance company wants a checkout until competent with a pilot rated commercial or higher & completely familiar with aircraft type in it’s current configuration(can...
by BGH
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR work
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: IFR work

If you are anywhere near Boundary Bay pro offers an ifr refresher once a month & a 3 day prep for the atr,I am sure that many other schools offer similar ifr refreshers & update classes to assist you,might be worth checking them out to see if it might be worth for you.

Daryl
by BGH
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Membership
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: COPA Membership

Perhaps the current copa management could contact previous former members & ask them if with the leadership change they might be interested in giving it another try. Once people have a good reason to leave an organization they tend to not return,especially when they clearly state the reason & are ac...
by BGH
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Membership
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: COPA Membership

I was member 1400860 for over 20 years & have owned & flown my own 185 for almost 35 years.I sent many messages to all the hiarchy of copa when hearing about the absolutely illegal way they handled Doug Ronan & was told in no uncertain terms that if I didn’t like it then just leave so I did,asked fo...
by BGH
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Float Plane Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Float Plane Insurance

Been there,done that.I had 5 hours in a super cub when I bought a 185 on cap 3000’s;instructor checked me out in the 185 while I checked him out on Vancouver International’s procedures. First find either an insurance broker or an organization that can give you advice on what they will need to insure...
by BGH
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2017 - COPA Board Resignations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: 2017 - COPA Board Resignations?

I was a member for over 20 years & voiced my displeasure at the improper removal of a director - they basically told me not to let the door hit me in the ass.Never even returned the two years of prepaid dues they owed me,we don’t do refunds was the statement.


Daryl
by BGH
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross

I have not flown a 206 in any configuration,once I crunched the numbers between a 185 & 206 on floats over 35 years ago I went with the 185 & have been very happy with it’s performance. My comments were more related to the buoyancy of the floats with relation to their load carrying capabilities. Daryl
by BGH
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: C 206 on EDO 3430 3500lbs vs 3800 lbs max. gross

Any restrictions weight wise on water would be related to the maximum carrying capacity of the floats.
I remember 1.78 of the maximum buoyancy of both floats but it has been a very long time since I was asked about that so my memory could be at fault.

Daryl
by BGH
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avgas
Replies: 78
Views: 10124

Re: Avgas

Got this from them late today. Airport Operations Bulletin Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Volume 3, Issue 13 AVGAS 100LL Please be advised: • Avgas 100LL is available again at YPK Airport via the PMAS Mobile Fuel Bowsers and the Aeroclub of BC. For information on current pricing please be in contact with P...
by BGH
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avgas
Replies: 78
Views: 10124

Re: Avgas

Airport Operations Bulletin Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Volume 3, Issue 10 Please be advised: • There is currently no Avgas 100LL available on-site at YPK Airport. • Both the Pitt Meadows Airport Society (PMAS) and the Aeroclub of BC are expecting fuel deliveries by the end of the week. We apologize for...

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