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by Tips Up
Thu May 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training in Saskatoon through Mitchinson or Millennium?
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: Flight Training in Saskatoon through Mitchinson or Millennium?

either school will get you where you need to be for the ppl and a few extra ratings. Mitchenson tends to be the busier but has options such as the sim- really not necessary for you at this point. Good pilots. Probably slightly more expensive. Cecil one of the highest time instructor pilots anymore. ...
by Tips Up
Thu May 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Medical Exam in Saskatoon
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Aviation Medical Exam is Saskatoon

Franko. he’s also an experienced pilot and knows the industry outside of just the pilot medical.
by Tips Up
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Digital Artificial Horizon
Replies: 34
Views: 11006

Re: Digital Artificial Horizon

If I wanted to get rid of the vacuum pump, DG and AH altogether, would I need to get two Garmin G5 units (one showing AH and one used as DG) or is one enough toggling back and forth as needed? When I looked into it a year ago to ditch vacuum system, the G5 wouldn’t suffice to date. Not certified as...
by Tips Up
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confed drops IFR
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Confed drops IFR

Group 3 IFR is basically useless if you're looking to get a job in IFR operations. Remember a group 1 gives you an IFR on all aeroplanes, you don't need the other groups... Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. But the multi check has no flight time requirements, if you have cat 3 and you get multi...
by Tips Up
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 9387

Re: Grooming Update

squawk wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Was the public info from these guys?
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70a31o

No. But if one googles westjet and grooming update several sites carry the information which would be considered public domain. Nothing violating any policy of copy and pasting that information here.
by Tips Up
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How do you guarantee finding that airport
Replies: 37
Views: 2706

Re: How do you guarantee finding that airport

And I assume no local radio station? Radio contact available with FSS?
by Tips Up
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aircraft sliding off the runway in YXE?
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: Aircraft sliding off the runway in YXE?

Interesting that it was so slippery with the temperature above freezing for around 8 hours prior to the incident. Not from Canada? The air may have been above freezing, but the ground was not. As soon as that rain fell onto the frozen pavement, it turned to ice. Happens all the time. That's why hig...
by Tips Up
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10569

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

The only problem with ADS-B is, Canada is not implementing it in January 2020. Therefor, any ADS-B receiver in Canada is pretty useless as Canada has no ADS-B ground stations. I have a portable Scout ADS-B receiver and used it extensively while flying in California, Oregon and Washington and it work...
by Tips Up
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 4330

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

And what’s up with milk in a bag? Like seriously. Who puts milk in a bag! :shock:
by Tips Up
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset as an income tax deduction
Replies: 13
Views: 1354

Re: Headset as an income tax deduction

Check out the CRA guideline T4044 on employment expenses. In general, you have to meet several points in order to claim expenses you paid as an employee and your employer has to fill out a form and require you to purchase that supply as part of your employment. i.e. you want a brand spanking new Bos...
by Tips Up
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Why you might REALLY like synthetic Vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Why you might REALLY like synthetic Vision

G500 TXi has SV option as well
by Tips Up
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Why you might REALLY like synthetic Vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Why you might REALLY like synthetic Vision

SV on foreflight is really quite impressive. with a fellow safety pilot, we flew a complete x country from lift off to near touchdown on the centre line. sure a nice extra tool. especially over the mountains
by Tips Up
Wed May 23, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B Weather vs XM Weather Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: ADS-B Weather vs XM Weather Canada

NavCanada and Aireon just finishing launching the last of the satellites this year for a space based adsb tracking system. One may assume it will be able to transmit weather eventually but I can’t find any info on that yet. Outside of being close to the US border, no real adsb service in Canada. I u...
by Tips Up
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL - Thinking of doing the accelerated version in Florida vs. Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: PPL - Thinking of doing the accelerated version in Florida vs. Canada

Agree with other posters- do it for an adventure but not to save money nor time. It won’t. You can get it done in Canada and not have to bother with another exam and money for the conversion. Easily 5 weeks. Online for the ground school part that you can do from home at your leisure or get a jump st...
by Tips Up
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avgas
Replies: 78
Views: 9890

Re: Avgas

Pretty much grounded around YXE now. No fuel to buy here or nearby. Getting annual done early I guess while it sits.
by Tips Up
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: ADS-B

The Garmin GTX 345 uses 1090 MHz out (which will work in Canada as well as the US), and supports both 1090 MHz and 978 MHz UAT in, so that you can get all the goodies in the US. Flying around Ottawa, I don't pick up FIS-B from the US until I'm at a good altitude, but I do get a good number of air-t...
by Tips Up
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: ADS-B

So far all that has been announced is surveillance only but I suppose weather info wouldn’t be that much of a jump after. Currently I use a US XM aviator subscription on ForeFlight which works pretty well. Gives radar for most of the southern areas plus some other goodies and updated METARS across C...
by Tips Up
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: ADS-B

Jan 1/2020 to fly into the US. I have heard rumour of 2023 for Canada in the SDA just poking around online but nothing official that I have come across.
by Tips Up
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: ADS-B

Just looking for feedback and thoughts on installing ADS-B in my airplane. I know Canada is decades away (if ever) from having this except for in the far north but does anyone use it when flying either south of or adjacent to the border? Looking at the coverage maps and it looks like there is prett...
by Tips Up
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Experiment & Questions
Replies: 181
Views: 7478

Re: Experiment & Questions

“SpaceX Telsa with tires, seats, other materials that don't melt at 500+'C” Glad you brought that up because it shows you don’t understand temperature versus heat. Temperature is the measurement of the average kinetic energy within a system. Heat is a change in an object, either positive or negative...
by Tips Up
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Experiment & Questions
Replies: 181
Views: 7478

Re: Experiment & Questions

Just in response to the photo of the airliner and a pretty picture from the internet. Most people don't realize how large the earth is compared to the altitude of a passenger aircraft hence the common pictures on flat earth websites asking why no dip seen from that altitude. Concorde's ceiling was 1...
by Tips Up
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Experiment & Questions
Replies: 181
Views: 7478

Re: Experiment & Questions

Just stop. I am running out of pretzels. I had a similar discussion at a family function with a true flat earth believer and short of shooting him into space no argument presented would satisfy him. I did offer to provide part of the ride up to about 20,000 ft but he would have to do the rest....
by Tips Up
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Experiment & Questions
Replies: 181
Views: 7478

Re: Experiment & Questions

Because it’s a flat earth with a ring of ice around it holding the oceans....
by Tips Up
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather app issues
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Weather app issues

Seems to be working again this am.

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