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by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Low timer insurance

I would add that I have had better luck adding a pilot a renewal time rather than in the middle of the policy year. You have more leverage at that time. Several years ago, I was trying to add a friend to my Mooney policy. He had 0-time in type and 0-retract time and low total time (about 100 hours)....
by C-GKNT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Low timer insurance

That would be insurance rate for the whole group...up to 4 pilots (typically), beyond that its more of a club and different underwriting seems to apply. Rate is often (but not always) based on the least experienced pilot. You used to be able to negotiate somewhat and were definitely in a better posi...
by C-GKNT
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4855

Re: okotoks flight school

I did my aeroplane to helicopter conversion in 2013. The AVERAGE time of my 3 instructors was in excess of 15,000 hours. Instructors fees were $250/hour dual AND solo. Was it worth it? well...yes, best instruction I have EVER had but I have no clue how some of the students are able to pay for it. Gl...
by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Beefitarian wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Obviously in my fantasy I can afford staff to mow the lawn on my strip.
How's it going C-GKNT? I hope you and the family are doing well.
Hello Beef,

Doing OK. Still organizing a COPA kids rally each spring/fall and participating in 4-5 others when they fit into my schedule :D

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?

I got mine into the CFS last summer. It is NOT certified but it is registered and was not technically difficult...just took a long time (2+ years). The hardest part was getting someone from Transport Canada to respond. Once I found the right guy at TC and made initial contact he COMPLETELY ghosted m...
by C-GKNT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Oldguystrtn2fly wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Everyone I know without their own strip spend far more time driving to and from the airport than I spend snow blowing or cutting....
I probably spend less time clearing snow off my home heli-pad than you do off your strip...and its paved so no grass 8)

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Beefitarian wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:34 am
I'm imagining owning an airstrip. Seems nice in my head. It might as well be on a nice island while I'm at it.
Everyone I know who has their own strip spends more time cutting grass and plowing snow than flying :cry:

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

C.W.E. wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:30 am
You can't offer to fly kids at your local airport without having to prove you are not a child molester?

Wow.
Well...technically you are only proving that there is no record of you having been convicted of molesting a child (or similarly serious offense).

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

We have one this weekend. Normally can get 8-10 pilots/aircraft, only have 4 at this time. It was rescheduled from 2 weeks ago (not related to the VSC) but this gave one of our pilots extra time to get his VSC otherwise we would only have 3. The June COPA magazine "President's Corner" stated clearly...
by C-GKNT
Sat May 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - materials provided?
Replies: 12
Views: 1706

Re: SAMRA/SARON - materials provided?

I couldn't find an electronic calculator to borrow and I wasn't going to buy one just for the exam so I just used the trusty wiz wheel. Warning if using a wiz wheel. Some of the speeds were "out of bounds" for the ground speed/true heading calculations (i.e. the values were too large). The solution ...
by C-GKNT
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL flight hours tax question
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: ATPL flight hours tax question

For what it is worth...My accountant would not let me write off aircraft expenses for the CPL either. Instructor fees and and aircraft rental fees at the flight school yes. MY aircraft expenses no.

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class 1 medical for cpl training
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Class 1 medical for cpl training

Just make the appointment on your own, and go, no referral needed. As said, you must have the Cat 1 sticker in your booklet to write the exam, I was caught out by this, and could not write. I did all my CPL training on my PPL/Cat 3. If your Cat 3 is valid, train on it, and delay the cost of the Cat...
by C-GKNT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 1517

Re: Ratings in what order?

I have never understood why the spin was on the commercial flight test as by the time you are that level a lot (most?) of the stuff you are flying cannot be spun. It's not about the spin entry but recognition of a imminent spin, recognition of the spin itself and recovery. Because a type is not all...
by C-GKNT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 1517

Re: Ratings in what order?

Notwithstanding TC officers with differing interpretation of the regulations, I most definitely got my CPL without a 300NM cross country "under supervision". It wasn't quite around the world, but I listed an 8,000NM trip I did from Alberta to Jamaica and back :lol: To be honest I don't even remember...
by C-GKNT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 1517

Re: Ratings in what order?

I'd suggest similar to the above, Night Rating Cross-Country Build Up Time (25 minimum at night, should you want to pursue an ATPL later down the line, and the 300 nm for the CPL) Instrument Rating Multi-Engine Rating Commercial Licence Unless you have access to a twin or have a specific need for a...
by C-GKNT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

Interesting. Any idea if there is any significance for the C or D in some smaller Canadian airstrips? Like CCD2 or CDY3? Sorry, I don't know. That's about all the nerd-ing I've got. :lol: Nav Canada assigns whatever is unused and reasonably close. For example I thought "C"hong "R"esidence should be...
by C-GKNT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Written Exam
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: IFR Written Exam

The cram courses like the Aerocourse or IFR Pro should be the last step. These course are designed to help you pass the exam and not necessarily to learn the material. Where these courses are available, the respective Transport Canada exams should be taken the day after (a few days at most) before a...
by C-GKNT
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations

Sounds like a great trip. I used to fly out to New Brunswick every summer in my Mooney to visit the out-laws. CEM4 (Innisfail, AB, just SW of Red Deer) is camping friendly. The clubhouse is being rebuilt over the next 2 months but should have bathroom/shower facilities. When are you planning to go? ...
by C-GKNT
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

... If you want to target a smaller group with a greater success rate, require checks for the ground crew... They spend multiple hours with each kid, and the pilot spends at best 20 minutes. The ground crew can be any club member who walks in off the street after hearing that there will be an event...
by C-GKNT
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How can I rent a plane if I'm under 18?
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Re: How can I rent a plane if I'm under 18?

Surprised you would even have a problem. Got my private one month after 17. Did not fly for 6 months since I was in college, so at 17.5 figured I would break the boredom and rent a plane. Did 10 minutes with an instructor, and poof, took the plane and did a mini cross country sightseeing flight. Be...
by C-GKNT
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

My initial reaction to the request for finger printing was crap...how unlucky am I to have some creep with my name and date of birth in the offenders database, what are the odds/damn my bad luck and was going to proceed. I didn't get upset until I realized that the RCMP VSC requires fingerprinting t...
by C-GKNT
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Just playing devil's advocate here. I assume you probably (as someone in aviation) have a RAIC? Fingerprints taken (heck retina scan at the airport's I had). Nexus card? Fingerprinted. At this point there isn't a single agency that doesn't have my (and likely many of us) fingerprints on file, in tw...
by C-GKNT
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I really don't see the big deal here. If you don't have anything to hide, what's the problem? And yes, I have had background checks done. And YES, I have had to go for secondary screening, due to the fact I apparently share the same birthdate as one of those scum. I was told by the clerk at the RCM...
by C-GKNT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Further to the C4K/Young Eagles thing: When the switch was made, it was explained that the EAA couldn't/wouldn't insure future Canadian participation. Anybody got any info on that? Yes. Absolutely incorrect. I am an EAA Young Eagles Field Representative for Central Alberta. For the insurance to ext...
by C-GKNT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15055

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Hi Glenn, what is the advantage for a pilot volunteer to have the COPA for kids insurance vs just going flying with kids hemselves? Assuming you follow the program guidelines, COPA for kids adds $2MM in extra liability insurance (Young Eagles $1MM US). COPA adds $5MM liability insurance for any COP...

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