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by PilotDAR
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: First Job

Alexis, A reasonable first job, depending upon your willingness to travel, could be flying survey. I know that Leading Edge Geomatics (based in Fredericton, New Brunswick) and First Base Solutions (offices in Markham, Ontario) consider low time CPLs for their first job. Both operate 172's and 206's,...
by PilotDAR
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL training on floats?
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: PPL training on floats?

For your first float flying job, float experience is much more valuable to you than "commercial" experience. It's easy to teach a good float pilot the nuances of flying commercial floats, it's much more difficult to teach a commercial pilot lots of float experience. If you have the freedom of use of...
by PilotDAR
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Embry Riddle - April 4,2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4381

Re: Embry Riddle - April 4,2018

We are concerned that the risks associated with disturbing the joint to complete the inspection may outweigh the risk of fatigue cracking in all affected PA-28 series airplanes other than the PA-28-235 A worthy concern, and, we've been down this very road before. There was a very similar AD back in...
by PilotDAR
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 59
Views: 1798

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

And I have met C.W.E. and know him to be very experienced in answering questions about flying technique, and pilot training on multiple, and unusual types - land and water. Sadly, it will not be possible to meet all of the interesting people who participate here, but I will always want to present th...
by PilotDAR
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 59
Views: 1798

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

This is the internet, where anyone can be anyone. Yeah... I like to think of entering a discussion in an internet forum, kinda like walking into a room as an unknown new guest. Sure, it's okay to speak to people, but it's better to start off easy, and save the big pronouncements until you've establ...
by PilotDAR
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR and CFIT
Replies: 31
Views: 1824

Re: VFR and CFIT

can one pick up an IFR clearance in Finland I truly don't know. We were only there for the overnight, passing through from the far north of Norway. As conditions were within special VFR, I was very close to the destination, and the tower was very welcoming, I kept things simple, flew at 700 feet ov...
by PilotDAR
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR and CFIT
Replies: 31
Views: 1824

Re: VFR and CFIT

Using navigation equipment designed for IFR, but not maintaining IFR safe altitudes in bad weather is one of them. The magic box will take you anywhere you want to go, but leaves obstacle clearance up to you. Yeah, it was the obstacle clearance part which I took seriously. With all of the database ...
by PilotDAR
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR and CFIT
Replies: 31
Views: 1824

Re: VFR and CFIT

Sounds like you boxed yourself in and are or were confusing the lines Yes, I certainly boxed myself in, not realizing that my alternate airport would close minutes after I passed it, headed another 25 miles to my destination. Special VFR is still VFR, and I suppose better than landing at an airport...
by PilotDAR
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR and CFIT
Replies: 31
Views: 1824

Re: VFR and CFIT

Failure to maintain enough situational awareness to prevent hitting earth or an obstacle. The weather is not the problem, it's failing to keep the plane in the correct place in space, pointed the right way! Worse, it's the temptation to allow automation to take you somewhere you should not go, becau...
by PilotDAR
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 59
Views: 1798

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

It's a money grab... plain and simple. Which is not entirely bad, it just depends upon whose money, and who's grabbing. If our fellow Canadians have a good international market, and our industry is an export training business, that employs Canadians, and I'm all for that. If the foreign students co...
by PilotDAR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 59
Views: 1798

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

I spoke with a TC inspector that monitors Jazz and Sunwings and he told me that these young aviators do an excellent job Which would be one opinion , though amazingly general ('sounds like a President I can think of). I have be told opposing opinions from equally authoritative sources. I accept the...
by PilotDAR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 59
Views: 1798

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

I am happy for those of you that have flown 51 years or 30 years or whatever without the benefit of a flying college diploma or a higher education. That was then, this is now and times have changed. This is no longer a hands and feet, stick and rudder profession that you entered decades ago. Times ...
by PilotDAR
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived
Replies: 36
Views: 2003

Re: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived

put the DC-3 under scrutiny by Colombia’s civil aviation authorities, and its days of air-worthiness may be numbered.
As Arnie mentions, I hope that the Colombian authority doesn't tell the air force/police this!
by PilotDAR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Looks like it's lumped in under the L188 Electra category on that list So it is... good eye! Which means that had it been a Canadian military pilot landing in front of me, he would have been correct to use the "L188" designation, rather than "P3". So now I'm thinking US exchange pilot, which had cr...
by PilotDAR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

I did find this list: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-t42102-1393.htm and funny the Lockheed P2 Neptune is on it, but no mention of the P3. Perhaps there have been civil P2's and no civil P3's - not my area of knowledge. I do recall that there's a similar list for...
by PilotDAR
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 51
Views: 3847

Re: Twin otter on the ice

Makes it sexy.
Is it possible to make a Twin Otter more sexy?
by PilotDAR
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Ahhh, that makes sense! He was speaking the identifier, rather than the type!
by PilotDAR
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

P-3 or CP-140?

I was flying out of Kamloops all day today. As I held for 27, I heard an aircraft approaching straight in for a touch and go. I looked left, and saw the black smoke trail with a black dot, and two landing lights in the middle. I few miles back, I heard it's pilot identify it toe Kamloops Radio as a ...
by PilotDAR
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Maximum important headset advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Maximum important headset advice!

New advanced headsets have introduced previously unknown performance, at a cost. I quite like the Bose A 20. However, headsets might live a touch life, and risk loss and damage. For that reason, I'm content with old reliable - David Clark H10-30's, I still use the first set I bought new in 1983, and...
by PilotDAR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 57
Views: 4427

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I imagine they will have that STC "within months" :lol: I consulted for the better part of a year toward a similar project. It can. and will be done, but there are a lot of operational and certification hurtles to overcome. It's more than two years off, and when it arrives, the charging will be the...
by PilotDAR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training Time on a Taildragger?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Training Time on a Taildragger?

would rent them to you for a week of cross country flying to build time for your CPL after a week or so to get checked out and comfortable in it. If you're going to seek out and rent a tailwheel plane, excellent! Fly circuits rather than cross country. If you're paying for the type, exploit the uni...
by PilotDAR
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class 1 medical for cpl training
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Class 1 medical for cpl training

Just make the appointment on your own, and go, no referral needed. As said, you must have the Cat 1 sticker in your booklet to write the exam, I was caught out by this, and could not write. I did all my CPL training on my PPL/Cat 3. If your Cat 3 is valid, train on it, and delay the cost of the Cat ...
by PilotDAR
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prior accident and going professional
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Prior accident and going professional

Second what Bede said, emphasize the "what you learned" part. No one wants an accident, but if it happened, you may as well take away some wisdom - value it, it was costly!
by PilotDAR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: It’s happening at the airport!
Replies: 2
Views: 322

It’s happening at the airport!

For those who are eager to be involved with aviation, and learn to fly, the best place to be is at the airport! Now, this would seem to be a self evident truth, but I’ve been seeing a shift in recent years. In the old days, people would go to the airport, and hang around for the day. They’d do their...
by PilotDAR
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private License Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: Private License Cost

Hmm... I'd approach the flyokotoks offer with caution. I like the idea of being trained in a Maule, that's worth going out of your way for! But the three payments probably means paying ahead for services, which is never a good idea in those amounts. And, the old rule, if something seems too good to ...

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