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by jg24
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Online Ground School
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: PPL Online Ground School

LifeAt90Kts wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:31 pm
www.pilottraining.ca is the standard these days
+1

Yup, get a copy of From The Ground Up as supplementary material and he should be set. pilottraining.ca is a great too and perfect for him to do at his own pace.
by jg24
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook entries and signoff
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Logbook entries and signoff

And I'll probably end up buying a new logbook and rewrite everything in order when I do apply for an interview (of course I'll keep the old one), just to really make sure everything is crystal clear. That's what I did. Upon completing all my training, I rewrote a new clean logbook as my 'interview'...
by jg24
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Can a student (PPL) permit train in a multi engine aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Can a student (PPL) permit train in a multi engine aircraft?

On top of all listed above: cost, impracticality etc.... if the twin is not yours, I don't know how the owner, FTU/instructor(s), and yourself will agree with getting released for solo practice flights. There are plenty of solo sign outs during the PPL curriculum, and I can guarantee that most if no...
by jg24
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sporty's Learn to Fly course for Canadian Pilots
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Sporty's Learn to Fly course for Canadian Pilots

Ok, I'll type out an opinion. I'm not afraid. It's probably pretty good. All these kind of things are subjective. Some people will watch them and love them. Someone else will be angry because they spent the money and learned more reading from the ground up. One thing that will be slightly different...
by jg24
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Thunder Airlines Ad
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Thunder Airlines Ad

I felt the same when I saw that. Was actually a pleasure to read, informative and attractive.
by jg24
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confederation's Pilot Program
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Confederation's Pilot Program

The tuition overall is significantly lower than the competitor flight colleges like what you would pay at Algonquin for example. There you pay tuition, and then your flight lessons as well including all briefings and flights etc... Don't remember exact costs at Confed (never went there myself but kn...
by jg24
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confederation's Pilot Program
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Confederation's Pilot Program

lownslow wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:10 pm
The thing about Confed's program is that the flying part is free. The least you can do for that is to give your test preparation the attention it deserves then you'll have nothing to worry about.
+1 :smt023
by jg24
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL exam next week..Give me some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: PPL exam next week..Give me some advice

Been too long ago since I wrote my PPL exam but for what it's worth: read through FTGU (From The Ground Up) as well, if you haven't yet at all. If you don't have one, borrow one. Regarding navigation, as long as you're comfortable plotting a trip on your VNC/VTA from point A to B and able to divert ...
by jg24
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harvs Air IATRA and ATPL online groundschools
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Harvs Air IATRA and ATPL online groundschools

Yup, as said above: definitely up to the student to be successful...requires self discipline. The videos are great but can be long and time consuming, after a while I just ended up flipping through the slides and doing the quizes. If I really was lost, I'd review using the videos, which often cleare...
by jg24
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi + IFR
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Multi + IFR

Cornwall does that. In any case, nothing wrong with preparing ahead, for the IFR in my opinion, you have to put in a lot of study work and preparation. Most that can be done without babysitting of an instructor (saves you $$$ cha-ching $$$). First few lessons you'll be in the sim doing basic instrum...
by jg24
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Better than industry standard pay...
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Better than industry standard pay...

CFI of a newer FTU here. When we first started, we were paying our starting 4's $33 per hour plus a base salary of $500 a month(3's were making $36/hr + $750 base). After a few months of operating, we talked and decided on switching to just base salaries(Scaled depending on work quality, experience...
by jg24
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: noise cancelling headset; what to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: noise cancelling headset; what to buy?

I can only vouch for the Bose A20, as I've only used that of the two big brands (Bose and LS). Experienced great customer support when having to replace a part (covered by warranty). I suggest you borrow a coworker's (or friend's) Bose, try it out for a day's work, and then try a LS for a day's work...
by jg24
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "High time" college students
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: "High time" college students

Friend went to Confed after having her PPL and night rating. She did wait a bit for her classmates to be at the flying stage, but she did fly the PPL flight lessons. So he pretty much redid her PPL items for the most part. This happened about 4 years ago, so things could have changed.
by jg24
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drone hits commercial aircraft in Quebec: Garneau
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Drone hits commercial aircraft in Quebec: Garneau

Wonder if he labeled his/her drone with the required name and address as per CARs. I wonder if authorities even know who is responsible. If they did, we would have hears about it in the news articles.
by jg24
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Dispatcher
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Flight Dispatcher

Hello all, I have been researching a career in flight dispatch and I have heard that there will be a growth in opportunities in the next couple years due to people retiring, I was just wondering if there is anyone that could shed some light on that. I am looking into taking this course that prepare...
by jg24
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tofino CYAZ Taxiway F
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Tofino CYAZ Taxiway F

hi. It's been awhile ( years ) since I have been into Tofino, but heading there this week. Does taxiway F still have the gravel ditch crossing it? It is navigable or is the process to back track down the active to get to the terminal? Also, is the landing fee collected on site or in the mail? thank...
by jg24
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Better than industry standard pay...
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Better than industry standard pay...

It seems every flight school now is offering instructors better than industry standard pay in their desperate attempts at attracting applicants. If that’s the case wouldn’t they just be offering average pay? What is average pay now that instructors are making above the arbitrary previous below aver...
by jg24
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Where to go? To Europe or to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 1870

Re: Where to go? To Europe or to Canada

You should come here soon. "My car won't start because I forgot to plug it in. I tore some skin off my hand touching bare metal without a glove and my balls are sucked deep into my abdomen." Season is just getting started. Some call it winter but I like to be more precise. Canada is the best place ...
by jg24
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: INRAT advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: INRAT advice

So update. I have not started yet, however one instructor I flew with the other day recommended Dauntless Aviation's prep system along with IPM and CAPGEN. Has anyone tried them? Not trying to cheap out on training or anything. But at half the price and dedicated apps for studying on the go it's wo...
by jg24
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Where to go? To Europe or to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 1870

Re: Where to go? To Europe or to Canada

Off topic, sorry... Hi, In Canada it will depend on offer, demand, past experience, etc... There is some kind of a natural selection. The one about simply having deep pockets (or debts) to make it did not reach our shores..... yet. A lot of people are blinded or trying to hide from the fact that YES...
by jg24
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: METAR question: What does "E-S" mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: METAR question: What does "E-S" mean?

aviatrixfss wrote:E-S means east to south. Directions in Remarks always go clockwise, so if it was E-W it would be east through south to west. East and South would be E+S.
Hope this helps.
awesome clarification! thanks!
by jg24
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: METAR question: What does "E-S" mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: METAR question: What does "E-S" mean?

Can't find it in AIM, too lazy too look it up in detail, but it means TCUs in the East to/and South sectors.
by jg24
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

I always use my own personal cockpit flow prior to takeoff to ensure nothing's out of place and 'critical' items are set to the correct position.
by jg24
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hot start issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: Hot start issues

Timing? - not a hot start specific issue.... but if nothing else to work with, may as well check it.

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