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by ahramin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

I'm not a military pilot, have never flown formation, and know nothing of small jets but from what I can see of the results the Tutor is a great plane for a formation team. A slow roll by a nine ship formation is just way more impressive than anything I've seen from other demo teams. Plus the Tutor ...
by ahramin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

I have no problem with it but then again, I've been doing it this way for years.
by ahramin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

My personal favorite was when they were desperately trying to get me to orbit or join the circuit for a downwind landing in order to come in behind a 1900 landing in the opposite direction and estimating a minute after me. Same answer every time "Roger, ABC is x miles final for 34". After I landed a...
by ahramin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

CAR 602.96 (3) (3) The pilot-in-command of an aircraft operating at or in the vicinity of an aerodrome shall • (a) observe aerodrome traffic for the purpose of avoiding a collision; • (b) conform to or avoid the pattern of traffic formed by other aircraft in operation; • (c) make all turns to the le...
by ahramin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 37
Views: 781

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Photofly, as long as it meets the requirements in the CARs, I'd say yes to all. My flight involved backtracking, an aircraft swap, and 5 days in between legs and was accepted without question.
by ahramin
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain flying with MrAviation101.
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Mountain flying with MrAviation101.

From what I could see I certainly would have attempted a takeoff in those conditions. Someone should review effects of flaps though, not a good choice. He says that's his instructor in the right seat. Is he doing his cpl or something? Why does he have an instructor who apparently doesn't do any inst...
by ahramin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Question About Engine Corrosion and Spalling
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Question About Engine Corrosion and Spalling

35 years? I'd say that engine doesn't owe anyone anything. I'm starting from a fresh overhaul, flying every two weeks, changing oil every 4 months, oil filter inspections, boroscope, SOAP. I'm hoping to get 20 years.
by ahramin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Question About Engine Corrosion and Spalling
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Question About Engine Corrosion and Spalling

Sounds like a good question for the Savvy team but if the spalling started before your oil monitoring then you wouldn't see a spike in the oil monitoring, just steady wear.

On my last overhaul one cam lobe was almost completely gone. Nothing in the filter.
by ahramin
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 31
Views: 3726

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

Amateur built but the rules for confirming proper operation are the same.
by ahramin
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 31
Views: 3726

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

The documented proof comes from the ADS-B system being installed properly and testing out properly on the ground. I've installed several and while doing a papr is fun it's not required and it's never done anything other than confirm what we already knew on the ground.
by ahramin
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

Why would you want to avoid speaking to anyone? That would be like trying to find a driving route that only takes alleys so you don't need to look at traffic lights.
by ahramin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL Question
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: ATPL Question

What CAR requires you to certify your own logbook? I have never certified mine.
by ahramin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

Re: what if one engine fails on twin engined piston aircraft

Depends on the plane and the conditions and the weight and balance. Last time I checked a Baron it could hold 5000' at max weight in isa conditions.
by ahramin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

What’s your process for vetting potential renters? Just follow the insurance requirements since they are in the business of managing risk, or any additional precautions dealing with new people? I was worried mostly about the wastegate operation, thinking they would add additional risk if forgotten ...
by ahramin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

Sounds way too complicated, and risky. Anything made from a rental can quickly be wiped out by overhauling a pair of TSIO/LTSIO-360’s. Probably why most places refuse to rent their twins out for anything other then dual instruction. Or you could just rent to pilots who are able to fly. They aren't ...
by ahramin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

Agreed but who is PIC? The pilot without a medical or the pilot who is receiving training on an aircraft that they are not competent to fly? Sounds like they are sort of sharing that responsibility. One is PIC for legalities, the other is PIC for realities.
by ahramin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

I heard there is an instructor at Glacier Air in Squamish who lost his medical due to heart problems but still instructs licenced pilots (I'm guessing mountain training or tailwheel instruction). Transport Canada doesn't seem to have a problem with it. Similarly we have a private pilot at the local ...
by ahramin
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

I rent a Navajo on occasion. Getting added to the owner's insurance was no big deal. Basically there is nothing different from renting a single vs a twin. The insurance company will certainly want a checkout, who is going to checkout the rental pilot? I think your biggest problem is going to be find...
by ahramin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8638

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Not to mention the plural of Benjamin is Benjamins, not Benjamin's. How do you end up hiring people for written communications who can't read and write?
by ahramin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME course/license for ones own aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: AME course/license for ones own aircraft

I think it's four years of full time work? If you're doing it part time there is an hour requirement? So working only on your aircraft it could take you 20 years to get the licence. Taking the course is certainly a good idea if you're doing your own maintenance but find out exactly what counts towar...
by ahramin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: To anti-seize or not?

I suppose one thing to consider is how often the plugs are coming out. A machine flying 300 hours a year is different from one that only has the plugs out during yhe annual inspection.
by ahramin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: To anti-seize or not?

Yep, just follow the instructions. The gaskets are about 25c each when you buy them in bags of 100. That's 0.08% of my annual operating cost. Not worth thinking about.
by ahramin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Group 3 IFR to Group 1 IFR conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Group 3 IFR to Group 1 IFR conversion

It's just a group 1 IFR Flight Test. The only difference is one of the abnormal/emergency exercises is an engine out approach.

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