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by Panama Jack
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1451

Re: Amputee PPL

I have a good friend who is an amputee. He holds a Class 3 medical and is an active pilot. For real inspiration, google "Jessica Cox pilot" who has no arms. I know it's in the US and governed under the FAA, but she would be operating under an exemption. These days, it is easier than ever for pilots ...
by Panama Jack
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Foreign license to Canadian license
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Foreign license to Canadian license

You would most likely need to convert to a Commercial Pilot Licence- Helicopter first. After you have a Commercial Pilot Licence- Helicopter you can try to qualify for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence- Helicopter. Look at Standard 421.31 and 421.35 for the requirements. For type ratings, take a l...
by Panama Jack
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5063

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

An interesting post. I haven't been to Langley in decades. Given what you say, I am actually a bit surprised that Langley (and some other predominantly VFR airports) are Class C, based on what the different ICAO Airspace classifications imply according to Annex 11: 2.6.1 ATS airspaces shall be class...
by Panama Jack
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Unethical instructor
Replies: 21
Views: 2215

Re: Unethical instructor

Different organizations, like the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) have published codes of ethics (voluntary adoption) for members or those who are looking to adopt practices of excellence for their profession. Other than that,...
by Panama Jack
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Job Posting- Red Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Job Posting- Red Flags

Just wondering why Canadian companies are still largely mute about salary information? I know it isn't a big deal for pilots (after all, we just want to fly, and ideally a big, new airplane that burns kerosene), but you would think that we would be in a new century now and HR policies would have cau...
by Panama Jack
Thu May 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

Thanks for sharing this- it is very interesting. The approach ban always had me scratching my head. I when I converted my FAA Instrument Rating to the Canadian one (pre-IPL era) a lot of mental energy was spent trying to get to grips with this. While I get that it was probably intended to provide a ...
by Panama Jack
Thu May 14, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2649

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

How about stocks at current market value to make up the difference between usual salary and reduced salary? I mean, even the executives are willing to take stocks in lieu of a salary...
by Panama Jack
Thu May 14, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Convert from TC to FAA
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Convert from TC to FAA

Instructor Ratings are not covered in the IPL between Canada and the United States. The training philosophy is subtly different between Canada and the United States and each country expects Instructors to train pilots according to their philosophy and using their training material. Despite the IPL w...
by Panama Jack
Thu May 14, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation Degree Yes/No?
Replies: 28
Views: 1863

Re: Aviation Degree Yes/No?

Given your existing degrees, I don't think that going for an aviation diploma or bachelor's degree will offer you much value for money. You already have impeccable education qualifications. If you still want to enhance those education qualifications with an additional aviation degree, may I suggest ...
by Panama Jack
Mon May 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lost Pilot Log Book - What to do???
Replies: 16
Views: 6340

Re: Lost Pilot Log Book - What to do???

JasonE wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Since my kids are home from college eating my food, I should conscript them into data entry and covert mine to digital :)
They gotta earn their keep somehow.
by Panama Jack
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid 19 testing for those of us still working
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: Covid 19 testing for those of us still working

Here is an article about guys working in the UAE. Because all flights are international, they have to deal with the health sanitation measures imposed by each country. https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/we-have-the-entire-sky-to-ourselves-what-it-s-like-to-be-a-pilot-during-the-pandemic-1.1...
by Panama Jack
Sat May 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multiple Licenses
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Multiple Licenses

Yes. Unlike Driving Licence requirements, you do not surrender one pilot licence when you acquire a pilot licence from another authority. Very few countries have residency or citizenship restrictions to qualify for a professional pilot licence although some Latin American ones do, and the US reserve...
by Panama Jack
Tue May 05, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2342

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

DHC-1 Jockey’s links underscore the scene. Look at the North American map on www.AirParkMap.com and the lower 48 land mass is obscured by blue circles. Then North and South of that country’s borders, things get very sparse indeed.
by Panama Jack
Sat May 02, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2342

Community/Residential Air Parks

Over the years I have often lived in quiet envy of some friends south of the 49th Parallel who live in community airparks- where their garage houses their aircraft and going flying means just a short taxi from their home to the runway. These airparks don't seem to be all that uncommon, with prices a...
by Panama Jack
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rating paperwork during covid
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Rating paperwork during covid

They likely would be. I don't know about Pacific Region or license/rating applications specifically but Transport Canada inspectors are still working, albeit remotely.
by Panama Jack
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs705 Logbook night time
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: CARs705 Logbook night time

ahramin wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:02 pm
I don't keep track of how much time is day and night, just have a column in my logbook that has the flight conditions. For example an IFR flight during day and night is logged "DNI".
Good work Ahramin! Now you just opened another can of worms. :lol:
by Panama Jack
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ability to Jumpseat for free on any EASA Carrier??
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Ability to Jumpseat for free on any EASA Carrier??

I am not certain what the situation is these days, but the policies across "EASA carriers" was variable. Certainly not on Lufthansa. On Spanish airlines though, the Captain determined who could jumpseat- reciprocal agreements or not. Whilst at ACJ I often jumpseated on Iberia and the Captains were t...
by Panama Jack
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 4427

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Why is the assumption that all these employees will be collecting EI and applying at the nearby Tim Horton’s to make the next mortgage payment? When my dad’s mill where he worked was sold they just fool down the old sign, put up a new one, and gave the employees new uniform shirts. That happened abo...
by Panama Jack
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

GTA Medical Examiners

Can anybody recommend a TC medical examiner in the GTA, preferably close to YYZ?
by Panama Jack
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4746

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

With a lot of small aircraft now being powered by Rotax 9 series engines (912, 914, 915), I think it is important to point out that the manufacturer specifically states that its engines should not turned opposite direction. Thanks. From the point of view of preventing an accidental start, it won't ...
by Panama Jack
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4746

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

With a lot of small aircraft now being powered by Rotax 9 series engines (912, 914, 915), I think it is important to point out that the manufacturer specifically states that its engines should not turned opposite direction.
by Panama Jack
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RAIC Pass
Replies: 23
Views: 2499

Re: RAIC Pass

Do other countries generally accept Canadian licenses? Or would you have to re-do the training? Generally, you would have to do a license conversion- normally some sort of a written exam, at least on air law, and a check ride (and aviation medical). In the case of EASA, you end up doing well over a...
by Panama Jack
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Forced to leave Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 3913

Re: Forced to leave Canada

Trans Maldivian is apparently looking:

http://www.transmaldivian.com/careers/
by Panama Jack
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Internal Policies
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: Transport Canada Internal Policies

While I am all for bureaucratic efficiency, one work-around is to get a FAA Certificate. In fact, given the relative ease of getting one thanks to then FAA/TCCA Implementation Procedures for Licensing (IPL) agreement, I can't understand why any Canadian pilot who is not seriously looking at overseas...

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