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by dcabrown
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Instructor at YTZ
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Freelance Instructor at YTZ

Hi All,

Hoping to find a freelance instructor for lessons out of YTZ. There are a group of 4 of us working on our CPL and IFR.

Please contact for more info.
Thanks,
Darryl
darrylcabrown@gmail.com
416-710-3275
by dcabrown
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 66
Views: 8188

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Yes, we've always been fine pre-PPL partners (just not pre-PPL when we were considering selling block time) We've rented a 172 in the past to cover spins, since the tapered wing pipers aren't certified for them Are you taking pre-PPL partners yet? I had barely 4 hours of dual when I started Where di...
by dcabrown
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 66
Views: 8188

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

For anyone interested, we have a few, 1/4 shares available for sale in our Piper Warrior, based at YTZ. I formed this partnership 7 years ago after I got my first bill for 1.1hours of Dual which ended up being something like $300 after HST. Instead, $12,500 per share gets you fractional ownership an...
by dcabrown
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 66
Views: 8188

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Solution - PARTNERSHIPS are one of the easiest ways to bring the costs down significantly. I'm not sure why there aren't more partnerships (2-5 people) or flying clubs (6-20 people) around. Maybe there are and I don't know about em? Consider: Tie down - same amount regardless of pilots, can be split...
by dcabrown
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYTZ partnership?
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: CYTZ partnership?

I'm part of a partnership on a 1983 Piper Warrior II. We're not actively looking for a 5th person but always open to it! All 4 of us are office surfing 9-5'ers. Laid back group, we schedule using Google calendar, send a text to let peeps know what our plans are, thats it. Our costs are very modest. ...
by dcabrown
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cool block time available CYTZ ($85/hr-DRY)
Replies: 0
Views: 835

Cool block time available CYTZ ($85/hr-DRY)

Cool block time. $85/Hr (DRY) What makes it cool block time as opposed to just "regular" block time? Firstly, we're cool guys. All of us. How do I know? Cause you have to be cool to live in this town and NOT like the Jays right now. And we're looking for some cool guys or gals to purchase block time...
by dcabrown
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low pass at YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Re: Low pass at YYZ

I know someone who recently did this, but it was quite late at night (after 11pm). My guess would be that either past 11 or mid day off peak ( as mentioned above) would work. That said, City centre closes at 11 so u would have to plan carefully if u were to do this in bound - ie cross over yyz at 10...
by dcabrown
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PCAS: Zaon XRX
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: PCAS: Zaon XRX

Sorry, I should have been more clear. What I meant to communicate is that it does a very good job at detecting traffic and yes, it does so "promptly" but it may not work 100% of the time. There may be the odd occasions where for whatever reason, the traffic is late to appear or, or may not appear at...
by dcabrown
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PCAS: Zaon XRX
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: PCAS: Zaon XRX

The XRX is ideal for the GTA. It freeloads off transponder responses from radar and other TIS equipped aircraft. Given the strong presence of both in the Toronto area, the unit is particularly effective, but definitely note my above example of my approach to Burlington where radio calls and looking ...
by dcabrown
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PCAS: Zaon XRX
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: PCAS: Zaon XRX

I finally got one just recently after months (possibly over a year) of going back and forth looking for info on its usefulness. Heres what I can tell you so far. Cons: Price - it hurts. $1400 or so. False sense of security - it is up to the pilot to remember that primary collision avoidance is their...
by dcabrown
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Express and Jazz.
Replies: 27
Views: 5816

Re: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Man, this really makes me sad. From a purely aesthetic point of view, its a great looking plane. But the implications of the "AC Express" brand are troubling. There are so many challenges with the Canadian airline industry, the one bright spot (in my opinion) was the colorful and proud Jazz brand. P...
by dcabrown
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph Air Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Guelph Air Show

Thanks to the Tiger Boys and all the volunteers that put on the open house this weekend. I stopped by for a few hours and had great time! The ride in the Fleet Finch which was a blast and I'll definitely be back next year. I was just wondering if any other the photographers (the folks on the hill or...
by dcabrown
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph Air Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Guelph Air Show

Just wondering if there are any special procedures for heading to Guelph this weekend. Anyone directing traffic? Or just call up NC4 traffic and communicate intentions? What time does it begin?

Thanks.
by dcabrown
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Wake turbulence avoidance and what is up with B757
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: Wake turbulence avoidance and what is up with B757

Dan, assuming you are flying at YTZ in a light single, you definitely need to be aware of the wake turbulence from Dash 8's. It can be a busy airport at times and Tower watches out for the little guys but I have to admit that I was probably becoming a bit complacent at respecting wake turbulence/sep...
by dcabrown
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Taxes?
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Taxes?

I Did this math as well when considering a share of a plane vs. FTU training... In the end, the savings from operating your share at $70 wet is far better than paying more, then getting the crummy tax refund much latter. Also, I *THINK* If I remember correctly, the flight training course has to be a...
by dcabrown
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier Layoffs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: Bombardier Layoffs?

Hi, I'll share some comments from some of the analyst reports I have access to. ""On the Aerospace side, revenue was US$2.1b, slightly better than our expectation .....deliveries were above expectations.... Booking activity for business jets continued to improve as net orders came in at 43 units.......
by dcabrown
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian Flyers inc or Island air flight school
Replies: 27
Views: 3739

Re: Canadian Flyers inc or Island air flight school

Finished my PPL at Toronto Island recently. I can't comment on Island Air or Canadian Flyers (although I know a very good instructor at Island Air), but the Toronto Island training environment is VERY expensive relative to other airports. Someone mentioned you would save about $10,000 by doing your ...
by dcabrown
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pa-28-140 Performance question
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Pa-28-140 Performance question

Don't take this the wrong way, and obviously this is just my opinion, but if a $17/hr change in operating costs would make your ownership "unaffordable", you may want to take another hard look at owning. Since the beginning of this year, our hourly fuel costs have gone up $9-10. It would be a shame ...
by dcabrown
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph Airpark Saved
Replies: 22
Views: 3842

Re: Guelph Airpark Saved

Great news to hear in the context of today's challenging GA environment!

Once done my private, I'll be sure to head over as often as possible to support my "home" field.
by dcabrown
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: High Density Altitudes at YTZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

High Density Altitudes at YTZ

Quick question for (mainly) for the Porter folks at YTZ... any issues with the high density altitudes on days like this? Can you go with a 75% plus load with fuel to YUL and EWR with a 2200 ft density alt?
by dcabrown
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pa-28-140 Performance question
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Pa-28-140 Performance question

Just looking some more at whats for sale out there and I'm shocked. You're correct, VERY FEW 150/150's for sale. It wasn't like that just last year. There were 150/152 ads everywhere!! Thats gotta be people taking a liking to the low fuel consumption. But also keep in mind, it's literally the middle...
by dcabrown
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pa-28-140 Performance question
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Pa-28-140 Performance question

From my experience (just purchased the Warrior in October 2010), finding a 150/152 is going to be a LOT easier than finding a PA28-140. I searched for 2 years for a PA28 and over that time I would say there were probably 4-5 times as many 150/152 for sale compared to the PA28-140's/151/161 combined....
by dcabrown
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pa-28-140 Performance question
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Pa-28-140 Performance question

Not a 140, but I operate a Piper PA28-161 Warrior. Basically a 160hp Cherokee with a tapered wing. Picked up fuel at an airstrip last night, field elevation 950ft, density altitude was probably close to 2500ft. Loading up with full fuel and a passenger put us at about 2200 lbs vs. 2450 gross weight....
by dcabrown
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tips for moving north
Replies: 16
Views: 2563

Re: Tips for moving north

I can only offer my opinion on the Sorels. I bought a pair last winter and they were garbage. I wondered how that could be given their popularity, name etc. and found out after a certain year, they started making their boots overseas. NOW - I an NOT one of those who automatically thinks all Chinese ...
by dcabrown
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 19 Most Hated Companies? Airlines REPRESENT!
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: 19 Most Hated Companies? Airlines REPRESENT!

Utilities, telecoms, banks and airlines.... No representation from eveil big oil? or insurance companies?? I find that extremely odd. Makes me take the entire survey with a huge grain of salt... And as mentinoed above, I'm sure the fling public would get slightly better service if they paid a reason...

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