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by nbinont
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

So, I'm uncertain as to why the fixation with visa classification whennnn...no visa is required. :lol: The problem is I don't get the sense that the frontline officers actually have a clue about their own rules. :roll: Prior to widespread adoption of the kiosks I was quite happy to just fill out th...
by nbinont
Thu May 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cornwall aviation or elsewhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Cornwall aviation or elsewhere?

Agree with Diago. I was in the same position. You need a Multi rating flight test and an IFR flight test (or IPC) in a multi. Review the guides: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/menu.htm#training For the Multi rating, study the flight test guide AND instructor guide. For the group ...
by nbinont
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Stateside on route freq

Just browsing some more FAA publications and it appears there is an "en-route" frequency listed in the "chart supplement US" (all are available here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/productcatalog/supplementalcharts/airportdirectory/ ). Taking a look at one in particular ( https:...
by nbinont
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Stateside on route freq

rookiepilot is correct. There is no official common en-route frequency in the US (though the FAA reserves 123.75 for fixed wing air-to-air so you know there isn't a ground station on it. Ironically you probably won't find many planes on it either.). The only common frequencies they have are frequenc...
by nbinont
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

ICAO airport codes are designated by a combination of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and the country. ICAO provides the prefix (for example 'CY' for Canada, or 'EG' for the UK), then the country can assign the remainder of the 4 letters to their airports. Thus you get CYYZ or E...
by nbinont
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall

I don't have experience with Vancouver or Cornwall, but I can speak well of Stratford.
by nbinont
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Road to CPL/MEIR
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Road to CPL/MEIR

However, there's a requirement of 5hr instrument dual from a Canadian flight instructor and 15hr instrument dual from an authorized person that you would have to meet. Transport Canada’s policy is to accept dual instructional time with an instructor from any ICAO country towards the dual requiremen...
by nbinont
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Road to CPL/MEIR
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Road to CPL/MEIR

As you've discovered, the conversion process is really meant to convert current and active pilots from one country to the other. Either get current (and IPC) and then convert or drop the non-current parts and convert the rest. Your biggest concern here is likely that you haven't been actively flying...
by nbinont
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11679

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I can't believe the hassle COPA is putting you through. Especially, you - a long time volunteer and organizer. *shakes head*
by nbinont
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: How early can you renew your Cat 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: How early can you renew your Cat 1

-Medical category change (3->1, etc), change of restrictions.
-Also, if you're living outside the country, TC can accept a medical done by an aviation doc certified by another ICAO member state, but you don't get a stamp. TC has to review, approve, and sent you a sticker.
by nbinont
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: How early can you renew your Cat 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: How early can you renew your Cat 1

TC does know, and nowhere on your sticker does it give an expiry date. They simply show your exam date and refer you to CAR 404.04 for validity. If you can show 404.04 and a chain of medicals that meet the requirements, legally you're good to use the 90 day period. The intended use of the 90 day per...
by nbinont
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training cost(s) and taxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Training cost(s) and taxes

Typically the effect is a reduction of your taxes by your (tuition and textbook amounts) * (the lowest federal tax bracket rate + the lowest provincial tax bracket rate), limited by your income. For Ontario this roughly works out to a reduction of your taxes by: your costs * 20%. Also note that a ce...
by nbinont
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 12754

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

LPV is still considered a non-precision approach. ICAO has changed this back in 2013 to: LPV with DH 250ft and above are considered a non-precision approach, however LPV with DH below 250ft are considered precision approaches. I'm sure TC will eventually follow suit. Details here: https://www.icao....
by nbinont
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 5945

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

C.W.E. wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Certainly we have the freedom for that but 2 am.... snow showers... 80 yrs old... whats the rush...
What exactly does 80 years old have to do with this accident?
A whole lot of nothing - except maybe to imply that it is possible that they might have had an above average amount of experience...
by nbinont
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11679

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

All I had to do was e-sign a consent form. Now that is a bit more reasonable. No cost to the pilot and a couple clicks (minimal hassle). Just make sure the consent scope is limited to something reasonable, such as a criminal records check. Someone is paying for the criminal record check. Do local C...
by nbinont
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11679

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Cessna 180 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:08 pm
All I had to do was e-sign a consent form.
Now that is a bit more reasonable. No cost to the pilot and a couple clicks (minimal hassle). Just make sure the consent scope is limited to something reasonable, such as a criminal records check.
by nbinont
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11679

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I don't trust anybody who has a problem with the background check. Its scary enough these kids are put in airplanes with pilots of unknown skill, let alone possible Pedo pilots. That is, of course, your prerogative. However, recognize the other side of this exchange. The pilot spent the time and ef...
by nbinont
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 9998

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

Condolences to all affected. While maybe this isn't the best time or place to mention, I will anyways: I recently flew with a portable ADSB receiver and tablet that displayed traffic and taws traffic and alerts - it was quite impressive for the cost. Of course there are more proper panel installed s...
by nbinont
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

The treaty text (should you want some "light" reading material): https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/canada.pdf In essence: 1. The country in which you earn the income will always tax that income earned in that country. 2. The country in which you are a resident (for tax purposes) will tax all your inc...
by nbinont
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat 1 Restriction
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Cat 1 Restriction

Is this a normal restriction for a new applicant? Unless you have a medical condition indicating it, I don't think so. CAR 404.4 (6.3) should give you PPL privileges for 60 months (24 months if over 40 years old). I initially went for a Cat 3 (because it was less expensive), then up to a Cat 1 when...
by nbinont
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical Cat 1 to Cat 3 for the next year
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Medical Cat 1 to Cat 3 for the next year

'My examiner told me today that doing so was okay, though that rule would change. It would be interesting to understand the rationale for that concept. It doesn't make much sense to change it - they already issue the lower category for the longer period, so I see no logical reason to restrict someo...
by nbinont
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.

Yes, you continue to fly. Just carry both your new and old booklet (with the renewal stamp). Sometimes the paperwork for the renewed medical doesn't get through the system until after they print the booklet, so it's not clear to TC whether the stamp is in your new or old booklet. However, in this ca...
by nbinont
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 3243

Re: 20th Century power

I've had a car engine failure - timing chain went and instantly lost all power. I've also observed another catastrophic failure: was driving behind a SUV when something came loose and exited out the bottom of the engine dumping the entirely of the oil and coolant on the road in only a few meters. If...
by nbinont
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training down South
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Flight Training down South

Probably won't be cheaper, nor will it be more straightforward. Also, the CPL/IR/Float/Multi details have subtle differences - and different flight test exercises - nothing big, but you should study for the specific test you want to take. I would not train in the states to come take the test in Cana...

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