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by lhalliday
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Langley schools. Langley Flying School or SkyQuest Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 5290

Re: Langley schools. Langley Flying School or SkyQuest Aviation?

CaptainGoose wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:59 pm
How’s Langley Flying School ‘s refund policy? In case anything happens to school, can unused tuition be refunded?
Not applicable: all flying is pay-as-you-go.

...laura
by lhalliday
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Langley schools. Langley Flying School or SkyQuest Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 5290

Re: Langley schools. Langley Flying School or SkyQuest Aviation?

The LFS Cherokees look pretty ratty, but they are maintained to standard. My favourite during flight training was FKKF.

...laura
by lhalliday
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is this the new norm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Is this the new norm?

I went through the requirements for different kinds of flight when I bought my plane. She's equipped for Day VFR, Night VFR and VFR OTT. Yes, the pitot heat works. Since I fly out of Langley I keep my pitot static certification current. I've just read Paragraph 13 and don't see the typo. Sorry. Alte...
by lhalliday
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is this the new norm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Is this the new norm?

152 is not an IFR certified. They aren't? I thought they (some?) were. It's all moot anyways, this time of year in Canada you'd be hard pressed to find any trainer that can punch through clouds due to icing limitations. There is no IFR certification per se for aircraft in Canada. You need the usual...
by lhalliday
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Plane Rental in US in a US plane with a US Instructor
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Plane Rental in US in a US plane with a US Instructor

I've gone for flights in the U.S. logged them as dual and enjoyed the experience. Most recently a mountain flying trip in northern California in the left seat of N1483L. Nice plane.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clarification for Height Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Clarification for Height Requirements

You have to be able to reach the controls and see out the windows. Go for a fam flight and see for yourself. If you fit in a 152 you'll fit in anything. There are height requirements for flight attendants, since they have to be able to reach the overhead bins but not be so tall as to constantly bump...
by lhalliday
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flightaware?
Replies: 7
Views: 1643

Re: Flightaware?

VFR flights in Canada show up if you're on a flight plan and in radar coverage. In the U.S. VFR flights show up if you're on a code, i.e. flight following. This is why a couple of the segments from my flight to Seattle in August (C-GWHG) appear to start in mid-flight, when Seattle Approach gave me m...
by lhalliday
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Red Deer Student Lost
Replies: 26
Views: 2572

Re: Red Deer Student Lost

I did my language proficiency before I got my student permit. Maybe that was just the flight school's procedure. Either way, I approve. Can't solo if you can't use the radio. Legally, which is why they had me do my radio exam as well. I have my ham radio license, but that doesn't count for aeronauti...
by lhalliday
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

desben wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:23 am
"Its true flight speed at 90,000 will be 350 knots" -- in a glider! Sounded crazy until I put the numbers in a TAS calculator; could be around 30kts IAS... Amazing.
The U2 flight manual has a lot of numbers like this. It mentions Mach 0.8 at 70,000 feet as being 120 KIAS.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United We Stand
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: United We Stand

I remember the initial WTF?! hearing the news when I woke up, seeing it on TV, seeing the abrupt cut from DC back to NYC, and it took a second to realize what was wrong with the picture. I also remember a few years later asking somebody where he had been that morning. His response: "Give me a break!...
by lhalliday
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Red Deer Student Lost
Replies: 26
Views: 2572

Re: Red Deer Student Lost

Nav Canada's web site has a "contact us" link. If you send in feedback about how ATC personnel handled the situation, the right people will get it.

The controllers at my home base (CYNJ, Langley BC) never cease to amaze me.

...laura
by lhalliday
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training Lesson at Boundary Bay (CZBB)
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Flight Training Lesson at Boundary Bay (CZBB)

Boundary Bay is the busiest GA airport in Canada. It's always nuts.

...laura
by lhalliday
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good flight training school in Barrie
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Good flight training school in Barrie

Go to the airport in person and talk to people. Go for a fam flight.
by lhalliday
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff

My plane (Beech 23) has no specific high-temperature limit, but mentions that engine cooling has been demonstrated on a 100F day.

I notice the difference between 5C and 35C, both flight performance and engine readings.

...laura
by lhalliday
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SeaTac stolen plane
Replies: 51
Views: 6761

Re: SeaTac stolen plane

It's common for maintenance personnel to have training in engine startup and taxiing so they can move planes around. I flew my Musketeer to Renton (KRNT) the day before. Only ATC issue was Renton Tower kept calling my plane a Sundowner. And, as usual, Seattle Approach freaked when a little plane cal...
by lhalliday
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing Long (on purpose)!
Replies: 35
Views: 2686

Re: Landing Long (on purpose)!

I'm curious what whould happen if they don't approve a long landing. How much runway are you allowed to use in that case? How many seconds can you stay on the runway? Where do you have to touch down? As far as I know, "long landing" isn't defined anywhere. Let's say they don't approve a long landin...
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing Long (on purpose)!
Replies: 35
Views: 2686

Re: Landing Long (on purpose)!

You're PIC, and if landing long is the right thing to do, ask Tower. The worst they can do is say No. My last long landing was at Kamloops. Straight in on 09, needed Echo at the far end of the 8000 foot runway. I coordinated a long landing with Kamloops Radio, floated along for a while, finally pull...
by lhalliday
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash at Sechelt airport
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Plane crash at Sechelt airport

Unusable fuel on a Cherokee is only a couple of gallons on each side. And the third and fourth people in the plane weren't adults. I flew to Sechelt myself a few weeks ago, but used runway 11. This isn't my video, but it's the same terrain as a 29 departure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ECEBmG5z...
by lhalliday
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot or Accountant or Both
Replies: 16
Views: 1794

Re: Pilot or Accountant or Both

I never wanted to be a chartered accountant. I wanted to be a logger in the forests of British Columbia!

Or maybe a lion tamer. I'm not choosy. :P

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?
Replies: 49
Views: 2764

Re: Does the trainer you start with important?

Steam gauges to glass cockpit is a much easier transition than the other way around. You're not going to be flying a 787 or a Q400 in your first job. You're learning to fly , not play computer games. I've heard of people doing their PPL in CFC's Citabria, and heartily approve. That thing's fun! ...l...
by lhalliday
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Training: Boundary Bay vs Pitt Meadows
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: PPL Training: Boundary Bay vs Pitt Meadows

Boundary Bay can sometimes be too busy for its own good. Number five for takeoff, the clock is running, you're not even off the ground yet... Why not go for a flight and see for yourself? I generally recommend Langley. Friendly atmosphere, adjacent to Glen Valley, tiny runways that really sharpen yo...
by lhalliday
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: tablet on the CPL checkride?
Replies: 35
Views: 2078

Re: tablet on the CPL checkride?

When I flew yesterday (Langley - Campbell River - Qualicum Beach - Langley) I planned the flight with ForeFlight then actually flew it by looking out the window and referring to the charts in my lap. On a day like yesterday it was the only way to fly!
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...laura
by lhalliday
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piper PA 48
Replies: 15
Views: 1928

Re: Piper PA 48

The only Pipers in my log are PA28 (-140 and R-200) and PA-34...

...laura
by lhalliday
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Procedures for overflying the US
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Procedures for overflying the US

Here in Vancouver we do it all the time when we fly to Victoria and Nanaimo. File a flight plan, squawk Mode C, be in contact with ATC when you cross the border. Around here Mode C is acceptable contact; YMMV.

...laura
by lhalliday
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sea Land Air flight Centre VS Harvs Air
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Sea Land Air flight Centre VS Harvs Air

Southwestern BC is gorgeous in the summer but the weather stinks in the winter. You can go weeks on end without flying.

It's very expensive to live here. If you can even find a place.

...laura

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