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by AirFrame
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

Our hangars are listed as "Business" which is obviously a tax ploy of some sort seeing as they're all used to house private aircraft. Not quite... They are assessed in a category called "Business and Other". Yes, businesses are in that category, but our hangars are classified as "Other". ie., they ...
by AirFrame
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

Good for the owners - although the appeals process is a joke with BC Assessment. You appeal, eventually get a phone call from them where they try to talk you out of it by telling you that you either won't get a reduction, or threaten that they may even realize that your property is "undervalued" an...
by AirFrame
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

I think if *all* the hangar owners go through the appeal process with accurate figures, you'll be more likely to get a reassessment. The assessor I spoke to said to me that regardless of any numbers we bring them, they have to take into consideration all properties that they deem "comparable". Whic...
by AirFrame
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

For comparison, my 2018 Property Assessment Notice on my Vernon hangar indicated that my assessment went up 6 percent... Schooner69A, is your hangar classified "Busines or Other" or "Industrial Warehouse"? If so, the taxes you pay at the end of the day are a lot higher than they would be if it were...
by AirFrame
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

Further update: Reports are coming in from across the province of massive increases, and many have launched appeals following COPA's mailout.
by AirFrame
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

Yes, the process is starting. We're asking all hangar owners in BC who have received large increases this year, or who have been switched from the Cost to the Income model, or who already know they are classified alongside Industrial Warehouses, to appeal their assessments before the end of January....
by AirFrame
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

An update for anyone following along: I spoke with the person who did the re-assessment at CYYJ last year. He says that BC Assessment re-evaluated all airports in BC last year. Apparently a survey was sent out to hangar owners across the province, asking for information on rental rates and unit sale...
by AirFrame
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 2041

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

There’s a curious comment at the bottom of page 2 that’s says piston powered aircraft don’t have the same ability to turn back as this (turbine powered) one. Does anyone know what that’s about? My guess would be the increased glide distance with a stopped, fully-feathered prop... And the rapidity w...
by AirFrame
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 2041

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

don't know how many pilots do this. I've thought about it, and haven't come up with any downsides short of the tower complaining if I get too far off center. If my engine keeps running, I don't care if i'm a little off centerline. If it quits, at least i'd have a slight head start on the turnback i...
by AirFrame
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee

geneticistx wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:05 am
hmm.. there was still some amazing pie when i was there a few weeks ago.
It all comes from Costco now.
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 2041

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

Airframe....Really? Unless ATC wants you to maintain runway heading, I am not sure drifting off the runway centerline is a great idea. Do lots of pilots do this? Ask yourself what the downside is. Look at the graphs done by AuxBatOn. If you were 600-800' off the runway centerline, a 180 degree turn...
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee

Don't be so quick to write off Boundary Bay. Alpha Aviation is already having trouble collecting on goofy invoices. If they move forward on implementing these landing fees, the Nanaimo method might prove successful again. I already wondered how they would track who flew in. Will someone be paid to ...
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee

Strange, seeing how the fuel is provided by Alpha in both cases. Not strange at all... Fuel from truck is always more expensive... They have to pay for the truck and driver somehow, costs that don't appear in a self-serve kiosk. Right now the question is moot, as the self serve pumps are "out of or...
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee

ahramin wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:42 pm
I don't think the fuel at ZBB is particularly expensive. It's within a couple cents a litre of everywhere else in the lower mainland.
The rumour is that buying from the self-serve pump won't qualify... Have to buy from the fuel truck at $.20-.25 more per L.
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPOT Gen 3 50% rebate Dec 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: SPOT Gen 3 50% rebate Dec 2017

Beefitarian wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:19 am
The negatives are they are ... made for hiking not flying.
Not really a fair assessment. They were made for anyone partaking in an activity beyond the reach of cell coverage... Flying was one of the first uses.
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Boundary Bay $25 Landing Fee

I guess Rudy's will lose a lot of fly-in business. Nobody wants to buy overpriced gas just to eat there.
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback
Replies: 67
Views: 2041

Re: Best bank angle for a engine failure turnback

Someone mentioned turning into the wind on the turn back as well. A good habit to get into if you want to maximize your return on this manoeuver, is to let the plane drift off the centerline on climb-out, ie. let the crosswind push you down-wind. This has two benefits: One, you'll have less turning ...
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 3959

Re: Legal Marijuana

The existence of a framework of regulations (or the absence thereof) really has no bearing on this responsibility for those who truly take it seriously, and for those who do not, is unlikely to stop them from trying to skirt the rules as and when it suits them. Take alcohol for instance. There is a...
by AirFrame
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

No changes at all. In the last few years the building value assessment has been trending steadily down, likely due to depreciation on the structures. Land value has been trending up, of course, but that's expected. No massive jumps in any of those. Property taxes have even been relatively constant f...
by AirFrame
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPOT Gen 3 50% rebate Dec 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: SPOT Gen 3 50% rebate Dec 2017

Not only that, but being able to text, and get weather when your isolated, is amazing. not to mention online tracking is nicer (shows speed, alt, direction) One generation of SPOT can text, and the online tracker shows position and direction can be inferred. For the rest, well, you get what you pay...
by AirFrame
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

That is the plan. Looking at the history, it really looks like someone just accidentally typed a "1" at the beginning of the building value. We're penning an objection now, just thought i'd reach out and see if anyone else was hit with the same stick.
by AirFrame
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

Does anyone else here own a hangar at Victoria, BC (CYYJ)? Our hangar association just received an "advance warning" from BC Assessment that our building value assessment is being raised 533%. No, you didn't read that incorrectly. Land value is increasing only 10%, so the overall increase on the pro...
by AirFrame
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Douchey Rapper Plugs WestJet
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Douchey Rapper Plugs WestJet

Isn't it redundant to say "douchey rapper"?
by AirFrame
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

Let me add to that: As the owner of an amateur-built aircraft, I do my own maintenance and electrical work. My understanding is that the law requires an AME to do the GPS hookup, even on Amateur-built aircraft. I find that requirement to be arbitrary and unnecessary. Do you have any reference to th...
by AirFrame
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

So then this SPOT service has changed since there is no more "no tracking" service available. If you have time to push the button before the crash then yes, you do get all hands on deck, but if you are not using in flight tracking (if you didn't have it with a Gen 1) then there is no position other...

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