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by Cessna 180
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any recent conversions from TC ATPL to US FAA ATP?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Any recent conversions from TC ATPL to US FAA ATP?

My friend/co-worker just did it. The exams aren't that hard (he used Gliem). Only thing to worry about is making sure you write the canadian conversion exam at the testing center, not the regular atp exam. no recommend required. i'd personally travel to a FSDO that will do the conversion in house vs...
by Cessna 180
Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: First Class one medical
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: First Class one medical

Canada?

They're extremely backlogged. Expect a long time for the initial medical.

I've waited nearly a year for them to process a renewal.
by Cessna 180
Mon May 11, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 100 LL fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: 100 LL fuel

Sounds good to use in a dirtbike, lawnmower, carbureted motorcycle, once you drain the water and check for tank corrosion. Wouldn't use it in an airplane.
by Cessna 180
Fri May 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: about English test
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: about English test

You like will be exempt if "English Proficient" is endorsed under limitations on your FAA Private when you convert that to Canada. You'll have to take an exam as part of the conversion which will be in English (but no check ride), however. Some flight schools seem to enforce taking a formal aviation...
by Cessna 180
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Airlines shifts restart of flights date to June 29
Replies: 8
Views: 2744

Porter Airlines shifts restart of flights date to June 29

TORONTO, April 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is extending its temporary suspension of all flights due to COVID-19 by four weeks until June 29. The airline stopped flying on March 21, as travel restrictions and public health measures were increasing in North America. "Our initial restart date of J...
by Cessna 180
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Passport photo
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Passport photo

There's tons of guys on Kijiji still doing them, even in Ontario. The requirements for a passport photo are "from a professional." So that's a pretty wide criteria.

I'd go to them if you can't get Costco or like another professional studio to do it.
by Cessna 180
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FASTest way to get your PPL
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: FASTest way to get your PPL

Still plenty of schools open in the US if you're interested. Some testing centers there are too. You can still cross the border for something like that. Or, if you're Canadian, you can take your training in Canada, and contribute to the Canadian aviation industry. "Fastest Way" and "Cheapest way" a...
by Cessna 180
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multiple Licenses
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Multiple Licenses

No, it's a pretty simple conversion (slightly more complex if you want a US ATP). Tons of people, including myself, have both certificates and there's lots of documentation on the conversion on this site. There are also the official TC and FAA advisory circulars. For a Commercial or higher, you will...
by Cessna 180
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FASTest way to get your PPL
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: FASTest way to get your PPL

Still plenty of schools open in the US if you're interested. Some testing centers there are too. You can still cross the border for something like that.
by Cessna 180
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Floatplane
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Floatplane

I think Air Hart does.
by Cessna 180
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ASA CX-3 for Canada INRAT Written Test
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: ASA CX-3 for Canada INRAT Written Test

CX-2 is fine. I used a Sporty's E6B for all my tests. Some TC invigilators made me remove the batteries, some did not. This was years ago, but I don't see how a E6B is preferable. Especially when you're writing ATP exams or the IATRA, the ability to easily calculate mach numbers is worth its weight ...
by Cessna 180
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Globalstar sat phone
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: Globalstar sat phone

I wouldn't bother with a globalstar sat phone if reliability is a concern. never had an issue with a iridium satphone, but i have had a spot not work (which uses globalstar). iridium is particularly better anywhere mountainous or at northern latitudes.
by Cessna 180
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Surcharges to the rescue!
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: Surcharges to the rescue!

DHL uses a lot of belly space for cargo vs their own planes. Probably the cost of farming out cargo space to competitors or dedicated cargo ops.

Still a ridiculous surcharge, just increase pricing.
by Cessna 180
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions

The easy way in limited radar coverage is file your legally required flight plan with Canadian flight service somehow, call 1-800-WX-BRIEF, select the state you are going to gross the border at (Montana in this case), ask for a border crossing squawk code. They will call Salt Lake Center and get you...
by Cessna 180
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: REALLY EASY WAY TO HELP PILOTS!!!! COVID-19
Replies: 10
Views: 2089

Re: REALLY EASY WAY TO HELP PILOTS!!!! COVID-19

i modified it and sent it as a letter. letters to the house of commons are postage free FYI.
by Cessna 180
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Staying a bit High Behind a Heavy
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Staying a bit High Behind a Heavy

Makes no sense why he landed if the roll was significant enough that he reported it.
by Cessna 180
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: raic pass and layoffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: raic pass and layoffs

We were told to keep ours at our base, other bases were told to return them.
by Cessna 180
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is transport Canada closed
Replies: 22
Views: 2699

Re: Is transport Canada closed

jakeandelwood wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Is there even a transport office anywhere you can just walk into? The one in YYJ has been closed for a long time, they are there, you just can't go in without an appointment.
hamilton
by Cessna 180
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical Ext
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Medical Ext

by Cessna 180
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical Ext
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Medical Ext

August 1st.
by Cessna 180
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27167

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

All Porter employees are off until at least June 1st.
by Cessna 180
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Midway Tower Closed Coronavirus
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Midway Tower Closed Coronavirus

Huge ground stop right now.
by Cessna 180
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27167

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

The first has fallen (Sunwing). "Regrettably at this time the Company has announced it is laying off the entire pilot group starting April 8th. Your Union will meet with the Company tomorrow morning to discuss mitigation strategies for the members. While we go through this difficult time we will ens...
by Cessna 180
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition between aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Transition between aircraft

Depends on what your insurance company wants. There's a few of us that fly a plane my buddy owns, some need a checkout, some are fine with their previous experience.
by Cessna 180
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49946

Re: Corona Virus

Flew from the West Coast to Buenos Aires through YYZ Thursday-Friday. Plane was maybe 1/3 full. The thing that struck me was the level of screening in Argentina. Debarked one pax at a time. Initial screening on the jetway at the cabin door and then there was a whole crew in hazmat gear for another ...

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