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by Cessna 180
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: GTA Medical Examiners

Like most of them, Gilmore is quick if you're healthy. He's the guy you want to go to if you have an issue however. He knows all the right people at TC and the FAA and I guarantee you'll have your medical back faster than any other doc in Canada. His speed dealing with the FAA is remarkable (respons...
by Cessna 180
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim

So sims are booked up in Montreal as well eh. damn. Well that's a great idea to try the USA. Going to fire off some emails across the border. Hopefully there are some not too far from T.O. Anyone know if the IPC actually requires a GPS approach? If I end up doing this in a light twin I'd rather jus...
by Cessna 180
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim

Thanks for the reply guys. Had the redbird thought but TC confirmed it’s not enough. Must be level C or D. I’d prefer to do it in the sim cause I can show up and bang it out in an hour or so. With the light twin I need to do a couple prep flights and learn how to get my fingers around that Garmin 4...
by Cessna 180
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3008

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

Encore is always in the way YUL-YYZ.... I think they routinely slow down without letting ATC know. No other way I'm 60 knots faster on the same type.
by Cessna 180
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 33
Views: 3038

Re: Whats the best headset to get

I used a Bose A20 at work and my personal headset is a Lightspeed Zulu 3 which I use regularly in a Cessna (Bose in a Dash). I like both, but I prefer the Zulu. It's comfortable, its quiet, the batteries last forever, and I believe it's less expensive. The customer service from the small company in ...
by Cessna 180
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Non ytz bases
Replies: 9
Views: 3736

Re: Non ytz bases

How difficult is it to jumpseat with AC? Any Porter pilots commute from the States? It's as easy as most airlines, Myidtravel. Porter doesn't authorize commuting except on their own metal to a few select destinations. None of them are in the US. If you have the right to live and work in the US, you...
by Cessna 180
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2617

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

I don't believe you can just selectively close Canadian Airspace. There are ICAO agreements covering this kind of thing. Probably why Emirates wasn't banned after the UAE threw out the Canadian Military. You sure can. Canada isn't a member of the International Air Services Transit Agreement which g...
by Cessna 180
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5023

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

How many pilots actually manually fly to minimums on an imc day let alone raw data. Companies just don't allow it. The catch 22 that automatics are taking over to the point all flight regimes will but done by the computers and even things like wind shear will be left to an autopilot mode. It will b...
by Cessna 180
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5023

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

Am I to understand that the competency of some foreign airline pilots may have some effect on the possibility of having an accident in a Boeing Max? When 7 pilots ride in the simulator, 2 in the front, one instructor, and 4 standing in the back logging the time like at Lion Air, and when they put 2...
by Cessna 180
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTD
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: FTD

A flight training device is what most flight schools use, it replicates instrument conditions and it's a tool to learn procedures. a simulator is what you find at flight safety. it replicates all phases of flight, uses full and accurate motion akin to the actual aircraft, can only represent one airc...
by Cessna 180
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 2032

Re: ADS-B

I wonder if by the time it's mandated in Canada, someone might make some kind of ADS-B repeater for a top antenna installation that would just retransmit the signal from the bottom antenna... might make an upgrade path a lot more feasible for people who already have a bottom-mounted ADS-B transpond...
by Cessna 180
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Roster FO PAL Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Roster FO PAL Airlines

7 legs on a Dash. That's a long day (even for short legs).
by Cessna 180
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: LPV approaches
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: LPV approaches

non-precision. definition hasn't changed. only precision sat based approach is a GLS approach, however there are none in Canada. they have them in the UK and some airports in the US, possibly elsewhere.
by Cessna 180
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

feel free to join however you want at an MF or any other uncontrolled field. Decision is yours if its safe or not. That being said, it's advisable to join a standard traffic pattern at an uncontrolled field (and you could be violated for causing an unsafe situation especially if there's other traffi...
by Cessna 180
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12376

Re: Regional Career

Don't forget that Keith used to sell his "aviation mentorship services" on Avcanada before he got banned. Probably wasn't a good resume padder and he got PFO'd from big red.
by Cessna 180
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: E145 Type Rating in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: E145 Type Rating in Canada

Can't get a type rating for a type that doesn't exist in Canada, unfortunately.
by Cessna 180
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MyID travel ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: MyID travel ID?

I'm assuming WestJet? Just put anything in the box it doesn't seem to make a difference.
by Cessna 180
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 4995

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

I have my doubts about that. They can't fill 74 out of the island for takeoff performance issues in the summer. I don't see why they'd go to 78 New seats are lighter (carbon fiber), apparently TOW is actually lower with 4 extra standard males than with 74 old seats. I doubt they will be more comfor...
by Cessna 180
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Smooth air charters
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Smooth air charters

It's Air Nun. Have to pay them a hefty cash bond to work there, that should say enough.
by Cessna 180
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3381

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

That's why it's called theatrical security or the illusion of security. I get most of my crap confiscated on the return trip, be it toothpaste, or otherwise. One of my coworkers (non pilot) has a back pack that he uses for carry-on. One day they found a .22LR (small rim fire bullet) in his bag, the...
by Cessna 180
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Upcoming GS?
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: Upcoming GS?

I heard a good rumor that there's a September course and an October course. again, just a rumor.
by Cessna 180
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot logbook entries
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Pilot logbook entries

up to you. i have an electronic book and i use C-F or C-G. I've flown US planes so those are Nxxx, but I see guys just use 1234AB too. overall it doesn't really matter.
by Cessna 180
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

I would recommend the Gleim online course. It will set you up nicely for both the Commercial Conversion Exam and the IFR Conversion Exam. Both exams are 40 questions. You also have to complete a form giving the FAA authorization to have your license credentials verified by Transport Canada. Once ev...
by Cessna 180
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines and living in Newfoundland
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Airlines and living in Newfoundland

Porter has a base in HZ, you could probably hold it as a new hire or within 2-6 months, but its very senior, expect a long time on reserve.
by Cessna 180
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Owner A/C Rentals in Southern Ontario?
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Private Owner A/C Rentals in Southern Ontario?

Have you tried a flying club in your area? I'm not even sure you could legally rent a private aircraft. Sure, if your "friend" let you "borrow" their plane and you covered the "expenses" AND were insured on the aircraft you could. it's perfectly legal, people do it all the time. http://m.flyblockti...

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