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by Choppermech1986
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: US visa for Sim Training (Canadian PRs)
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: US visa for Sim Training (Canadian PRs)

It was no hassle for me. I'm a citizen of a country that is issued an ESTA Visa Waiver by the US and I traveled to the US on a WB Visa.
by Choppermech1986
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Working on a C registered aircraft in the states
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Working on a C registered aircraft in the states

Of course you can! If a truck breaks down, you can drive down and fix it and bring it back, why wouldn't the same apply to an airplane?
by Choppermech1986
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: EASA B1.1 to TC M2
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: EASA B1.1 to TC M2

Contrary to popular belief on this thread. You don't actually have to fill out a Canadian AME logbook, you merely need a documented record of experience/tasks. Your EASA journal of experience should suffice for many tasks however there will be some tasks that your friendly TC inspector will want sig...
by Choppermech1986
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Question About Engine Corrosion and Spalling
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: Question About Engine Corrosion and Spalling

It would really help to see photos. If your engine shop can't send you a photo (next to a recent newspaper ideally) of the damage, I'd be hesitant to agree to too much.

The guys above have covered most of it.
by Choppermech1986
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: A&P licence-----Aviation experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: A&P licence-----Aviation experience?

Of course your can't. Use your noodle and Google 'A&P education and experience requirements'. FFS.
by Choppermech1986
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...
Replies: 44
Views: 5009

Re: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...

This Bleedair fellow strikes me as a recent college grad who would work for free if they asked No recent college grads in the YYC FO roster, all (bar one or two) are married guys with 750+ hours. All BleedValve is saying is that if you're so unhappy at CMA that you will consistently chastise someon...
by Choppermech1986
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...
Replies: 44
Views: 5009

Re: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...

There's a bit of misinformation above but I won't bother addressing it, I'll just give my 2c. The training is top notch, the iron is well kept (although it seems the new Dash 8's have a few squawks to work through), the flight benefits are fantastic, the team are mostly great value and the Chief Pil...
by Choppermech1986
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

Unless it's very quiet, expect terminal to take the easy way out and take you way North or way South. I can fly right over the top of LAX in Class B airspace but heaven forbid I try to transit YYC's Class C!

(I know controllers are trying their best, it's the system that's broken)
by Choppermech1986
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: CMA

Supply and demand. Mom and Dad pay for the license and know that with a few years of support, their kid will be in AC/WJ and they can kick them out of home as a fully fledged airline pilot. Those who don't have that support live in YXX.
by Choppermech1986
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Need new battery in the Cessna 180
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Need new battery in the Cessna 180

2 x Odyssey Batteries, PC680's. Fit them under a LSTC and you're set. You'll get the same life for a lot better price.
by Choppermech1986
Thu May 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2521

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

Only you can answer that question. It depends so much on your personality, how much satisfaction your present job brings you, family situation etc etc. One thing I will say is that aviation is best suited to people who make quality command decisions and stick with them instead someone who spends the...
by Choppermech1986
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2227

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

There's lots of good advice on here, the bug spray in particular! If I were you, I'd stick with your gut and don't be afraid to go across the top of the world! If you need, you can always go the safer route down the Alaska Highway should the weather turn bad, but there's not a lot of adventure in th...
by Choppermech1986
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Plane Rental in US in a US plane with a US Instructor
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Plane Rental in US in a US plane with a US Instructor

I am of the impression that ICAO time is ICAO time, as long as it's logged correctly and clearly. I believe asking this question of your senior instructor would be the best course of action.
by Choppermech1986
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance Engineer/ Commercial Pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 2854

Re: Maintenance Engineer/ Commercial Pilot

"What kind of math do you use most frequently as a pilot?" Quick, simple math. 80nm to run, doing 180kts. How long to go? 140USG remaining, 30GPH fuel flow. How much endurance? I'm a 100hr pilot and I want to buy a case of beer AND eat, is it possible? Unfortunately, the best way to get good at the ...
by Choppermech1986
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: New apprentice tool questions
Replies: 27
Views: 11208

Re: New apprentice tool questions

As a few above have said, it also depends on what kind of machinery you end up maintaining, I like my Snap-On; HSS Drill Bit Set, Soft Handle File set, Dead Blow and Ball Peen Hammer, Punch Set, Telescoping Magnet, Telescoping Mirror, Feeler Gauges and especially my 1/2" breaker bars (it's nice to b...
by Choppermech1986
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bendix Dual Mags
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

Re: Bendix Dual Mags

xsbank, search for AvE on YouTube. You're welcome. Unless you hate swearing, in which case, go f*ck your hat :wink:
by Choppermech1986
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bendix Dual Mags
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

Re: Bendix Dual Mags

Dicks in a vice! All hail the northern 200 pound gorilla.
by Choppermech1986
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bendix Dual Mags
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

Re: Bendix Dual Mags

DAR, what do you mean by "main" gear? The engine driven metal gear that turns the two plastic distributor gears? I've never heard of a metal gear failing on a magneto, do you have any photos by chance? I've had lots of Bendix magnetos shear the plastic distributor gear on Robinson helicopters (which...
by Choppermech1986
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bendix Dual Mags
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

Re: Bendix Dual Mags

Have been using them for the past 8 years flying about 800hrs a year on average, have had a few moisture issues but that's more of an airframe issue on the type that we're running. We were told parts would an issue but we have some spare units and the most frequently replaced parts are common to the...
by Choppermech1986
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Magneto Timing
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

Re: Magneto Timing

Having done that job numerous times, I'm grateful to have learned under the tutelage of experienced engineers in well above zero temperatures. All the best with the job!
by Choppermech1986
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best school for AME?
Replies: 8
Views: 3348

Re: Best school for AME?

Another vote for NLC.
by Choppermech1986
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Itinerant parking at CYBW
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Itinerant parking at CYBW

FYI, Airdrie has free parking if you get gas there. Their gas is cheaper than CYBW and depending on how far S and W in the NW you're going, it's about the same distance.
by Choppermech1986
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Loud Pop, Vibration and Partial Power Loss C172
Replies: 17
Views: 3916

Re: Loud Pop, Vibration and Partial Power Loss C172

I'm going to assume it's a Lycoming so another vote for stuck exhaust valve. Watch for bent pushrods, I've had to send an engine for overhaul after a pushrod bent and the lifter busted it out of the case, that was an expensive stuck valve (admittedly the engine had gone over 1700hrs TSO). Get your A...
by Choppermech1986
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Things to keep in mind as an apprentice?
Replies: 23
Views: 6468

Re: Things to keep in mind as an apprentice?

Don't be a Melba Toast, getting coffee at your own expense all the time and saying 'yes sir' to everything won't get you very much respect from me. I want a CO-worker who has something to offer both as a worker and as a personality and of course someone who wants to be part of the team. At the end o...
by Choppermech1986
Sat May 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Questions from a foreigner
Replies: 18
Views: 2606

Re: Questions from a foreigner

Thanks so much for sharing that story cncpc, it certainly makes you think about how flight tests are conducted!

Once again, thanks for taking the time to share the story.

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