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by Cessna 180
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTD
Replies: 6
Views: 289

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: 23
Views: 1292

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: 764

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: 382

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: 11
Views: 933

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: 72
Views: 7988

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: 962

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: 650

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: 4447

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: 916

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: 3272

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: 2072

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: 2053

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: 1892

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: 1769

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: 1684

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...
by Cessna 180
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR clearance on the ground at Qikiqtarjuaq?
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: IFR clearance on the ground at Qikiqtarjuaq?

If you're making the trip across the Atlantic in a light piston single, I'd suggest contacting someone who has made the trip before, particularly an experienced ferry pilot. while the airspace and IFR procedures are relatively the same in Canada and the US, they can be vastly different in Europe, es...
by Cessna 180
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Picking up an IFR clearance at Qikiqtarjuaq
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Picking up an IFR clearance at Qikiqtarjuaq

I don't have a Canada flight supplement handy, but you can call the relevant Center (I believe it's Edmonton) by satphone (their non toll free numbers and satphone short codes are listed). Just an FYI, you won't be able to receive a clearance at YVM since it's uncontrolled airspace below FL230. Stan...
by Cessna 180
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Insurance Check Out Form
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Insurance Check Out Form

I hear you. I made something up for marking, a quiz on the aircraft systems, and a letter for the insurance company. just want to cover my bases since I haven't done this before! thanks for the tips!!
by Cessna 180
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Insurance Check Out Form
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Insurance Check Out Form

Big Pistons Forever wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:28 pm
AFAIK there is no form. I have always just written a letter which described what I had done as part of the checkout and the insurance companies have always been happy with that
Perfect, thank you. Do you add any sort of "disclaimer" to protect yourself in case the pilot has an accident etc?
by Cessna 180
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Insurance Check Out Form
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Insurance Check Out Form

Does anyone have a copy of a checkout form they use for insurance purposes or at least areas on the form that the insurance company may look for? I've been asked to complete a checkout for another pilot on a Cessna I fly regularly, but other than flight school forms, I can't find any sort of example...
by Cessna 180
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Licence numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Licence numbers

My very first licence was prefixed by ULP which meant issued by Montreal office (UL) and private licence (P). There were other codes, I don't know them all but I remember ULC-Commercial, ULD-Helicopters and I believe ULA was airlines. These days, we are still in the 6-digits, and the prefixes are n...
by Cessna 180
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting back into flying - Canadian licence in USA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1593

Re: Getting back into flying - Canadian licence in USA?

Since your FAA cert is on the basis of a VALID TC license, you'll have to get recurrent in Canada again if you want to go the easy way. Basically, 1. get recurrent in Canada. New medical, the works. (this alone plus a flight review down south makes you legal to start flying there, there is no expiry...
by Cessna 180
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 31
Views: 3858

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

Exactly. And that's the price BEFORE installation. Figure another $1-2k for install or more if you don't already have a WAAS GPS source. For a $25k airplane, a $10k transponder is a deal-breaker. But, if I want to be compliant to fly in Class C airspace in the US, then I must equip with something. ...
by Cessna 180
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada
Replies: 31
Views: 3858

Re: uAvionix SkyBeacon installation in Canada

1090ES systems are perfectly valid in the US FYI. Id go with a bottom mount 1090ES transponder for now from one of the few options that support diversity, and upgrade in the future, if and when TC mandates ADS-B. Except the diversity-supporting 1090ES systems are all in the $5-10k range right now.....

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