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by 172pilot
Sun May 26, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Garmin 696 with XM antenna
Replies: 0
Views: 303

For Sale: Garmin 696 with XM antenna

I have a Garmin 696, with XM antenna, for sale. I am the second owner, and have never used the device. I purchased it from another pilot who took excellent care of it. It needs a new battery, and map updates. In addition, the person I purchased it from did not give me the RAM mounting screws for the...
by 172pilot
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training in the Red Bird Sim - PPL
Replies: 41
Views: 3827

Re: Training in the Red Bird Sim - PPL

I am not a fan of the Red Bird sim. Seems to be an extremely over-hyped desktop sim with limited motion. Why not get a copy of MS Flight Sim, add on some very detailed scenery, and three cheap flat panel monitors and have the same thing at home (minus the motion)? You can still practice any sort of ...
by 172pilot
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 172 brake caliper play
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: 172 brake caliper play

I have always taken time in my career for pilots who take an interest in learning about their aircraft, but you're always going to be better off asking in person, with the aircraft there. I assume you rent from a school or club? They most likely have an AME on staff, please ask him or her if they h...
by 172pilot
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 172 brake caliper play
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: 172 brake caliper play

You're having your maintenance done on a public forum? Please nobody answer this question, thats what manuals are for. Send me your log book and I'll sign out your annual. I'm not having my or any maintenance done on a public forum. I dont own an airplane or even know anyone that does. I'm trying t...
by 172pilot
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 172 brake caliper play
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

172 brake caliper play

How much play is normal for a 172sp brake caliper?

Should it be tight, and wiggle 1 or 2mm, or is it ok to easily much more than that?

Thank you.
by 172pilot
Tue May 15, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mid-Air Collision
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Mid-Air Collision

Colonel Sanders wrote:
some pilots dont switch to a ATF while close to an uncontrolled airport
uh, that's because ATC wants it that way when you're IFR. Without a second radio, you're hosed as far as getting onto UNICOM any reasonable distance out.
Sorry, I should have stated VFR.
by 172pilot
Tue May 15, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mid-Air Collision
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Mid-Air Collision

-Turn on the transponder in uncontrolled airpace -Consider a PCAS device, like the xrx or mrx from Zaon -Consider making a radio call on 126.7 before switching to a MF or ATF and mention you are switching over. Monitor 126.7 on a second radio. Read an article the other day that made a good point tha...
by 172pilot
Tue May 01, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Starting Salary
Replies: 41
Views: 12697

Re: AC Starting Salary

I am just worried that it won't be what I expected...so I am making sure I know what I'm getting into before I do it. I guess I just have to quiet down the "voice of reason" and follow my heart... easier said then done! You are young enough, with a specific education, that if flying is not what you...
by 172pilot
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Any current info on perimeter?
Replies: 108
Views: 24522

Re: Any current info on perimeter?

Do Pacific Coastal and Georgian have ramp/dispatch to FO opportunities similiar to CMA/Perimeter?
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: INSTRUCTORS AND SPINS
Replies: 107
Views: 7785

Re: INSTRUCTORS AND SPINS

As I am not familiar with flight training standards in Canada anymore, I had to do a bit of research on TCs website. If I read it correctly, it is not recovering from a spin, but from an incipient spin. (CPL..ex 13) At 1/4 to 1/2 turn in most trainers this would be called an aggrevated stall or a s...
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPC expiry question
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: PPC expiry question

Thank you, Dan.
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPC expiry question
Replies: 3
Views: 654

PPC expiry question

This is a sample test question I have, and i'm not sure of the answer. If your PPC has been expired for anywhere between 6-24 months, what is needed to regain it? 1. Briefing on changes to the airplane/operations since your last flight 2. 3 t/o and landings 3. Recurrent PPC training 4. All of the ab...
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: INSTRUCTORS AND SPINS
Replies: 107
Views: 7785

Re: INSTRUCTORS AND SPINS

Are full spins supposed to be a lesson for the CPL now that the flight exam only requires a 1/4 to 1/2 turn before recovery? Can someone comment on whether that is purely incipient or not?
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for input from University Aviation grads
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Looking for input from University Aviation grads

Have you considered suggesting a non aviation degree, so he has something more concrete to fall back on? Business degree in economics, finance or accounting. Then he can always do a CA or CFA designation and there are solid careers in these fields. Or engineering, which is recruited by obviously eng...
by 172pilot
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Next career after flying?
Replies: 24
Views: 2306

Re: Next career after flying?

Rudy,

What are you interested in doing everyday? Lots of well paying jobs out there, but do what you enjoy.
by 172pilot
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prior career before flying?
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Prior career before flying?

I was curious how many of you had a unrelated career prior to flying? I realize most on the forum might have started in this field, right from a young age, but has anyone made a major change? and why? Or do you fly with anyone that has? No real reason why i'm asking other than i have friends changin...
by 172pilot
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian Sim Eval
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

Re: Georgian Sim Eval

The main feedback that I got was that it said to reset the gen switches and they were on the Captains side (I was the PF at the time in the left seat) and the PNF couldn't find the switch. So the CP told him where to find it and then I started looking for it on my side too. So then after the CP sai...
by 172pilot
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: MRC got a Tecnam Twin
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: MRC got a Tecnam Twin

Why are they a POS? I dont think people should give MRC a hard time for new equipment. I keep seeing numerous threads here with people complaining about the crap they have to fly. I'm starting to learn that most people on these boards will never be satisfied. I'd love to see newer equipment in the f...
by 172pilot
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructing vs Working the ramp. Doesn't add up?
Replies: 82
Views: 6134

Re: Flight instructing vs Working the ramp. Doesn't add up?

Sounds like the ultimate combination is a ramp/office job with good 703/704 company - along with instructing on the weekends.
by 172pilot
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: New Garmin Aera 500
Replies: 0
Views: 996

For Sale: New Garmin Aera 500

I have a new Garmin Aera 500 for sale. I bought it off ebay, from a person who won it in a contest. He opened the box, looks like he took the actual gps out of the package, but never used the items. It still has the free map update certificate in the box, and most accessories are wrapped in their or...
by 172pilot
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructing vs Working the ramp. Doesn't add up?
Replies: 82
Views: 6134

Re: Flight instructing vs Working the ramp. Doesn't add up?

Some operators won't hire instructors, while others favor them. Some companies you work the ramp for 6 months to two years and your FO on a Multi Turbine, others will place you in a 172. It really depends on where the company is located, what type of equipment they fly and what experiences they had...
by 172pilot
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Office/ramp work to FO question
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Office/ramp work to FO question

Thanks for all the great replies. I hope my question wasnt taken out of context. To me, i see value in working dispatch/flight following/ramp. I realize this is debatable and subjective to some. I'd just hate to have a bad day, even with studying and prep work, and have a rough sim ride and close th...
by 172pilot
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Office/ramp work to FO question
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Office/ramp work to FO question

Typically, after working the ramp/dispatch, and a right seat opens up, does your company put you into ground school/sim training and then you prove yourself with a PPC ride, or do you jump into a sim to prove you have some basic skills to begin with, and pray things go good? I've heard CMA does an i...
by 172pilot
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots
Replies: 247
Views: 10491

Re: College of Pilots

Looks like I have expectations that are naive in this subject. Seems like personal decision making and TCCA's oversight are doing a fine job in aviation and we do not need anything else. I guess those old companies like Wapiti, Keystone and Sonic Blue to name a few were just unusual blips in the in...
by 172pilot
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots
Replies: 247
Views: 10491

Re: College of Pilots

When it comes to safety, sounds like TC isn't doing their job and now some want to create yet another layer in the industry. How about we simply give more funding to TC which hopefully could crack down on dangerous operators? I dont see how an underfunded 'college' is going to achieve anything other...

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