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by Lotro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to dock/store a floatplane near Guelph
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Where to dock/store a floatplane near Guelph

There was a water aerodrome on Puslinch Lake. Check out the Ontario Floatplane guys on facebook, or better yet, go to a BBQ at the Guelph Airpark on Thursday nights (weather permitting) and ask around.
by Lotro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2706

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

If there are any young people reading this, the smartest thing you can do in today's stupid economy is get work (preferably transferable work - I like trades) and live in a market that's cheap to live in. I moved out of Toronto twice in life, and both times my quality of life and financial situation...
by Lotro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap

I'll take a shot at answering... First off all, if you're interested, just apply and decide if you want to do it after you get an offer. It can take a long time to get an offer, so I typically just tell everyone to go for it. The national qualification rate is around 30% of people who are coursed, t...
by Lotro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: QUick Question around time off during training
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: QUick Question around time off during training

It depends on which stage of training you're in. I can't speak specifically about how vacations are handled during the classroom and simulator portion of training (6-12+ months depending on IFR/VFR). Generally speaking, however, the instructors will support you fulfilling family obligations, but if ...
by Lotro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

If I was 30 (again) and wanted to be a bush pilot (I still do) and lived in Toronto (I did), I would save my pennies, and head to Sudbury or Parry Sound for a summer and get my PPL on floats. Camp, rent, sublet, whatever to keep your cost of living low and fly as much as you can. Should be able to g...
by Lotro
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash in Hawk Junction - 11JUL
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Crash in Hawk Junction - 11JUL

Via @JairusCTV on Twitter:
BREAKING: A plane has crashed in Hawk Junction, just outside of Wawa, Ontario. No word on the condition of the pilot and/or passengers. The @OPP_NER are currently on site. @CTVNewsNorthern is on the way there.
The rumours I'm hearing are bad.
by Lotro
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Realities of Nav Canada and family
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: Realities of Nav Canada and family

Quite probable that you'll end up in Sault Ste. Marie if you're VFR in the YZ FIR. They've had at least one student off of the last 3 courses and one from out of the FIR. That said, they do try to place you where you'll be successful, and if your family situation isn't conducive to a few years in YA...
by Lotro
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor employment expenses
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Instructor employment expenses

CRA has some pretty good information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/payroll/benefits-allowances/automobile/automobile-motor-vehicle-allowances/employees-allowable-employment-expenses.html and here https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-pu...
by Lotro
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor employment expenses
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Instructor employment expenses

Pretty sure your employer needs to issue you a T2200 in order to be able to deduct anything.

CRA isn't super generous with deductions for people who have regular employment/jobs. If you're a contractor though - write off everything! HA!
by Lotro
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph airpark (flight school?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Guelph airpark (flight school?)

If you had your own plane you could likely get a freelancer off of WWFC to do your training over in Guelph. 152s are still economical.
by Lotro
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 2007

Re: Aircraft tie down

Consider using lift spoilers tied to the tops of the wings if able. I hear a pool noodle can work in a pinch, but I've been eyeing these for a while: http://www.alaskawingcovers.com/
by Lotro
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Starting your own flying club
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Starting your own flying club

I've been interested in this topic for a while too. Unfortunately, I haven't found much in the way of resources and I've been too lazy to do the research myself. I think COPA should be assisting members to do this and the EAA has just highlighted this as an area for emphasis going forward. At this p...
by Lotro
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Parental leave and OT
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Parental leave and OT

Work schedules and benefits are covered by the collective agreement. Controllers (VFR/IFR) are represented by CATCA. FSS is represented by another bargaining unit whose name I do not know. The following is what I know about CATCA members (IFR/VFR controllers): Parental leave and benefits are good an...
by Lotro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Manops
Replies: 6
Views: 3911

Re: ATC Manops

MANOPS was replaced with MATS a few years ago (2016?). MATS has different versions for each specialty (ACC, TWR, FIC, FSS) which was meant to make it more user friendly. It's also a "living" document and constantly updated. I believe NAV Canada makes a PDF version available to employees, but I'm not...
by Lotro
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: PK Floats for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 401

PK Floats for Sale

PK3500 C FLOATS FOR SALE
w/compartments.
Like new, only 220hrs since purchase.
Tight, no leaks, no damage, 185 Gear.
$33,000 US
by Lotro
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?
Replies: 17
Views: 2755

Re: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?

The risk is that you don't make it as a controller. If you're willing to accept that risk after 2+ years of work then go ahead. In the YYZ FIR qualification rates are Getting better, but still low depending on where you get placed. The last national average I heard of was 25% of those coursed. Some ...
by Lotro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

Wouldn't the club you're planning on towing gliders be able to make some training available to you?
by Lotro
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Old Prop
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: Old Prop

User fleet16B will know.
by Lotro
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics

Thanks everyone for the insightful replies, I really, truly appreciate it. I've had a hard time getting straight answers and your answers really take a load off my mind. You would have to check the STC. Installing a transponder is Specialized Maintenance and requires an AMO. Is your AME working unde...
by Lotro
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics

I'm working with my AME to put a GTX335 XPDR in a certified PA18. This will make me ADSB compliant for flight in the states. This installation requires an externally mounted GPS antenna. I'd also like to install a Garmin G5 EFIS to use as an VFR artificial horizon (and thus do-away with my vacuum sy...
by Lotro
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario float bases
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Ontario float bases

Air Dale is no longer operating, so that base in Wawa is not active. Similarly, NV7 (Partridge Point) is closed as well. Hawk Air in Wawa is your only option there.

If you're passing through the Sault area, the Bushplane should work, or PM me and I'll help you out.
by Lotro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Question about placement
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Question about placement

VFR You will find out your placement once your basic course is complete. Sometimes, when you start your course, the instructors will have an idea where everyone is going, but not who is going where. I.e. There are 6 people on the course 2 are going to tower X, 2 to tower Y etc. In the Toronto (and ...
by Lotro
Fri May 25, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 6103

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

Tower closing has been delayed. Rumour is the tower will remain open until Late October. Lawsuits take time.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/b ... -1.4659508
by Lotro
Thu May 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 6103

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

April in Indiana showed exactly what can happen when you mix fast jets IFR, slow VFR, intersecting runways, poor radio communications and no control tower to keep everyone safe: https://www.flyingmag.com/citation-and-cessna-150-collide-on-ground-at-marion-indiana-airport https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by Lotro
Thu May 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 6103

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

From the article on CBC posted in this thread: Airports require 60,000 takeoffs and landings per year in order to have a control tower, Singer said, though there are exceptions like Windsor, which operates in international airspace, and Gander, which is an emergency hub. According to Statistics Cana...

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