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by AirFrame
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Vans RV4 info

Keep in mind that the purpose of starting with a tail kit is many-fold... It is a small enough component and cost that you can afford to learn all the skills you'll need to build the rest of the airplane while building it. You will booger up a part or two, and it's best to do that on the small thing...
by AirFrame
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thyroid Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Thyroid Cancer

Surgery was Monday. I'm feeling better. Look pretty brutal like they tried to take my head off. 25 staples across the front and all the way up my right ear. Nerve severed. Ear lobe will be numb forever I guess. Now's probably a good time to get that ear pierced. Too bad the surgery wasn't in Octobe...
by AirFrame
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Vans RV4 info

From what I hear, don't bring a partially built kit into Canada (lots of paperwork and hoops) and if you find one in Canada, be sure it has been registered with MDRA or at least, no sections closed up before they get inspected. You have probably looked into that. The largest risk with bringing in a...
by AirFrame
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Vans RV4 info

I think if one is planning on having a regular passenger in an RV it's best to forget about the tandem ones. Having flown in the back of multiple -4's, -8's, and Rockets, I can say that this is poor advice at best. The -4 is a little limited in what you can put in the back seat, but the -8 and Rock...
by AirFrame
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Attention Tailwheel Training Enthusiasts
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Attention Tailwheel Training Enthusiasts

Welcome to the 1%.
by AirFrame
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 44
Views: 4703

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

While that sounds like progress, I hate to say it but BC Assessment will just turn around a crank your assessments up again in the next year or so. This is a completely unaccountable agency, that cannot - I repeat, cannot justify in any way the methods they use to assess property or building values...
by AirFrame
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 44
Views: 4703

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

UPDATE: With COPA's assistance, the four hangars that pursued appeals at YYJ this year have won a reduction in their assessed values from BC Assessment. A more detailed story will come from COPA once some other appeals still in process are finished, but at YYJ the reductions returned values to modes...
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Vans RV4 info

I second the recommendation to check out VAF. Most if not all of the Canadian owners post on there, or at least follow along in the shadows.

I've flown in most of the RV types, have seen a number at various stages of construction, and own an RV-6. I could probably answer a number of your questions.
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 1931

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

Heliian wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:48 am
Have they removed all of the vors and ndbs from the world?
No, but almost any point on the surface of the planet can be simulated as either a VOR or an NDB using a GPS.
by AirFrame
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 1931

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

A Jeppesen CR-2 or CR-3 would be a better choice for reducing cockpit clutter yet still retaining "unpowered" calculating capability.
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 1931

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

You would be amazed at the amount of pilots that don't know how to use basic radio nav aids too. With five GPS's in the cockpit when I fly (Panel, Phone, Tablet, Watch, Stratux), radio nav aids have gone the way of the buggy whip. I don't even have a Nav radio in the cockpit, but I can simulate it ...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 1931

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I'm sure that when the calculator first came out, some people refused to buy one and proclaimed the ease of the battery independent slide rule. But your brain is the backup if the calculator fails. What's your backup if you are in in unfamiliar territory and your EFB fails, and you have no maps? Ju...
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 1931

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I still buy paper maps, but I use my tablet more often in the cockpit. I like having the backup.
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I am personally done debating with you "Digits" on this subject, on this forum - I believe we have managed to get a pretty good idea of why the decisions were made and i don't believe it as much of a momentous issue as you are making it into. If you are still not satisfied - please PM me your actua...
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

So let me get this straight - a certain number of you have been complaining that COPA has implemented this policy of a back ground check for the pilots - now after 95 posts I believe its been explained very well why this was done and it was not done by COPA's choice and not taken lightly - and now ...
by AirFrame
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Rooftop landing: Seeking advice and/or pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Rooftop landing: Seeking advice and/or pilot

Okay, not a helicopter pilot here, so accept that this is a serious question from someone who admits to being uninformed... What about not landing, but just coming in for a 1' hover and the passengers jump out? Is that even a reasonable suggestion? After the passengers are off the helicopter leaves,...
by AirFrame
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Because the insurance company wants it for the pilots and not for the ground staff. I agree, it doesn't make any sense. Maybe someone needs to point out to the insurance company that the pilots spend the least amount of time with the kids and have the least free hands and attention span available t...
by AirFrame
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

COPA President Bernard Gervais summed it up in the following article: https://copanational.org/en/2018/11/16/presidents-corner-december-2018/ I understand where the requirement is coming from now, the insurance companies want it and will kill CFK without it. Okay, I get that. But I still can't fath...
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

...The most important thing with COPA For Kids - (I can't believe I have to actual write this!) is THE KIDS! Two main things are important about these aforementioned kids - FIRST - their safety/security... Doug, I don't think anyone here would argue with a straight face that the safety of kids isn'...
by AirFrame
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

In the past I have volunteered to work in a number of areas dealing with juvenile's, all required a police check in attempt to protect the children. I never felt that was a problem ……. I wonder why some would? Simple answer: for the same reason we feel that taking our belts and shoes off at airport...
by AirFrame
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I stand by what I said. If your are anti police checks I don’t want you anywhere near my kids. Which you won’t be. So you'll let your kids near the pilots, who will all have police checks now. But what about ground crew, who are currently not required to have checks? How will your kids get through ...
by AirFrame
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: New Website For Recruitment
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: New Website For Recruitment

These third-party HR departments will be the death of business in Canada. They reduce every applicant to a number, there's no human interaction anymore. The essay requirement is probably dropped until you're actually talking to someone at NavCan instead of a computer algorithm generating an applican...
by AirFrame
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

It just occurred to me while reading all of these responses that there is probably a greater risk of something happening during all of the waiting time on the ground between flights... Many parents try to drop their kids off and come back a couple of hours later like it's a daycare facility, and whi...
by AirFrame
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Hire a private investigator at your own cost and on your own time to check up on me if you want, but I am not going to drive an hour, pay a fee, drive another hour a week later just to put your mind at ease with a worthless piece of paper, so that I have earned your trust to fly your kid around in ...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 112
Views: 2809

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

What's sad is that this kind of check is even required at all, in any situation. The CFK events here have always managed to get enough crew and pilots to make it happen, but "just barely" would be a good description. I can see a number of those volunteers just backing away because of the nuisance fa...

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