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by costermonger
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing is starting a cadet program
Replies: 23
Views: 8438

Re: Sunwing is starting a cadet program

... they have a waiver from TC to write the full exams without the flight time and they do not need the 250 hours to obtain an SIC type rating. A waiver on a CPL? Last I checked (since I'm in that great "finished training with less than 250" club), the 250 is a hard minimum for First Officer in a T...
by costermonger
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: pro/con of doing instructor rating after cpl instead of mifr
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: pro/con of doing instructor rating after cpl instead of

thanks to everyone for the advice! Do you suggest getting the INRAT out of the way or do that together when I actually do my Multi and MIFR? I'd suggest you don't want a whole lot more time than necessary between INRAT and serious training towards the IR. The because it's so procedural, the knowled...
by costermonger
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Instructors (job-career?) - why so negative?
Replies: 57
Views: 4206

Re: Flight Instructors (job-career?) - why so negative?

So .... become one of those 100. That's great advice. Moving on to the world of pop music, anyone who wants a career as an A-list celebrity pop star, should become one of those. And in my latest self-help book, I give the following instruction to anyone who wants to be a successful Holywood movie s...
by costermonger
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Instructors (job-career?) - why so negative?
Replies: 57
Views: 4206

Re: Flight Instructors (job-career?) - why so negative?

So if their instructors are the most valuable in this transaction and got paid lets say 10% of the total, 90% went to FTU. What is wrong with this picture? Those darn notoriously profitable FTUs. A lot of experienced fixed wing pilots would appreciate being home every night, too. And they would be ...
by costermonger
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33932

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

C-GKNT wrote:There was no question that one of those would be on board. Pascal was both the pilot of the MU-2 in question as well as the CEO of the company that produced that flight data recorder.
Agreed, that product is why I knew him. But they're not exactly hardened, so it's good to see it's intact.
by costermonger
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33932

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

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This should help the investigative process along dramatically. Intercom, ambient noise, GPS position and accelerometers, and it looks intact. Hopefully it was working.
by costermonger
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33932

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

I doubt a well known owner of a specialized avionic shop with certified operators as clients, would be selling illegal 703 services to an ex-Transprort minister. Maybe they were buddies. Who knows. Owning an ATPL license doesn't mean experience. They were friends, family confirmed that today. Edit:...
by costermonger
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 67351

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Is this in the new iteration of the TERPS manual? The FAA orders 8260(various revisions) were previously used by "notice" from Transport Canada, however those were incorporated into the new TP-308 Change 6.0 - Volume 3 which came into affect either end of 2013 or mid-2014. That's how I understand i...
by costermonger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 67351

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

How can they sue Air Canada, Nav Canada and the Halifax airport all at the same time? If one of those defendants actually is liable, doesn't that sort of automatically exonerate the other two? :smt017 Step 1: sue everybody Step 2: hope somebody you sued hands you some usable evidence at discovery S...
by costermonger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 67351

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

How is the 320's Flight path angle on these approaches input? Manually? I'm unfamiliar with Airbus ops. The plate shows an FPA of 3.08 degrees. I'm hypothesizing that if the approach flight path angle for vertical guidance on the LOC is manually input, perhaps they input 3.8 accidentally instead of...
by costermonger
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Human Trash
Replies: 78
Views: 6486

Re: Human Trash

That's a good article. IMO, if you're teaching this stuff, you need to sit down with your students prior to beginning the training and having a frank discussion about the difference between being able to pass the flight test and being a safe, proficient IFR pilot. You really can't safely half-ass IF...
by costermonger
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Just say NO to Aviation Degrees and Debt
Replies: 53
Views: 5978

Re: Just say NO to Aviation Degrees and Debt

Student lending practices & regulations in the US make payday loan companies look like not-for-profit philanthropists. Kid going off to school for a degree gets a federally backed loan from Sallie Mae, pays interest all throughout their education, gets a crappy job upon graduation and defaults on th...
by costermonger
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Just say NO to Aviation Degrees and Debt
Replies: 53
Views: 5978

Re: Just say NO to Aviation Degrees and Debt

The part about racking up all the debt, working for a few years and then leaving the industry is something I know happens all the time, but I just don't understand the math. I know a lot of people who've left to do other things; some had real degrees and went to work in that field, some went to work...
by costermonger
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately
Replies: 56
Views: 5595

Re: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately

I think you're trying to blame TC for accepting a number that you gave them, correct? EDIT -- I just took a quick look at the OCS for the little two C172 FTU here. What it says (and TC accepted): Unless you're talking about an approved FTOM, we're still not talking about the same requirements. If I...
by costermonger
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately
Replies: 56
Views: 5595

Re: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately

Idea: when the wind is howling, instead of running away from it, take your instructors and fresh CPL's up and teach them to handle it. One of the regs we're required to comply with is 406.61. Standard 426.61(2)(i)(ii) requires a finite limit on cross-wind. As soon as that's a requirement, you're in...
by costermonger
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately
Replies: 56
Views: 5595

Re: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately

Right there is why you shouldn't shut down an engine on a 4 cyl twin during multi training. They simply don't have the aircraft handling skills, if they can't even land a single in a crosswind. I do admire the spin in the above quote. Demonstrated crosswind is NOT an aircraft limitation! I have lan...
by costermonger
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately
Replies: 56
Views: 5595

Re: Reason #528 to leave your flight school immediately

Thread drift -- but why do schools refuse to train even advanced students in less than perfect wx? I was at an airport today, where a school I am familiar with had "no flying" posted -- no dual or solo, on a perfectly good if sporty vfr day. Conditions were light rain, 3000 ft ceiling, some LL turb...
by costermonger
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine
Replies: 76
Views: 7679

Re: Multi Training - Shutting Down An Engine

I'm kind of surprised a plastic airplane couldn't be restarted in flight. Maybe I'm just falsely assuming that plastic means new-ish which means everything works. Is there some sort of FADEC voodoo that would prevent a restart? LnS. If I take plastic literally, I thought they were also supposed to ...
by costermonger
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: To warn away, simulate or demonstrate...
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: To warn away, simulate or demonstrate...

What you described above is not a spin recovery. I think we may have a different idea what a "spin" is. A spin has 3 phases -The entry -The incipient phase -The fully developed phase Since we are talking about PPL training a good guide is the Cessna Aircraft Company booklet "Spin Characteristics of...
by costermonger
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: To warn away, simulate or demonstrate...
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: To warn away, simulate or demonstrate...

The spin and Vmc demos make for a good comparison on this subject, because they both exist as optional training elements. If we can ignore restrictions placed on the training because of aircraft limitations for a moment, I'm pro-spin and anti-Vmc. Largely because a) I can't do anything with the airc...
by costermonger
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vmc demonstrations in a twin.
Replies: 43
Views: 4233

Re: Vmc demonstrations in a twin.

If the instructor cannot safely demonstrate loss of directional control at Vmc or stall, while maintaining safe flight for demonstration, I find this worrisome. I have been extremely inspired by skillful demonstrations of flying presented to me over the decades. It has made my want to be a more ski...
by costermonger
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vmc demonstrations in a twin.
Replies: 43
Views: 4233

Re: Vmc demonstrations in a twin.

a 'real' Vmc demo, which almost always led to a spin Well then it was not a Vmc demo, but rather a spin entry demo - that's different, as a spin will be a result. If the aircraft will stall at or before you reach the actual minimum control speed, then it is not possible to demonstrate Vmc in those ...
by costermonger
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vmc demonstrations in a twin.
Replies: 43
Views: 4233

Re: Vmc demonstrations in a twin.

It is easy to safely demonstrate this manoever, you simply apply half of the available rudder. This ensure that the Vmc effects, that is the uncommanded roll/yaw occurs at a safe speed. The point of the exercise is not to prove the POH Vmc speed it is to get the student to recognize the symptoms of...
by costermonger
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trees Fear Him
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

Re: Trees Fear Him

Well, he gets some points for hitting the biggest tree around and walking away, I guess.
by costermonger
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB Report: Mid-Air Collision Saskatchewan May 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3499

Re: TSB Report: Mid-Air Collision Saskatchewan May 2012

They've now released two reports in less than a week that bluntly say "see and avoid isn't good enough".

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