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by rookiepilot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sault Aviatoin, is it as bad as many have posted..
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: Sault Aviatoin, is it as bad as many have posted..

If this is fraud -- relax everyone I didn't say it was -- certainly would not be the first time in post secondary institutions---
by rookiepilot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Have you seen what the human rights commission, in its wisdom, decides to investigate in this country?
by rookiepilot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

This person is not that. This person does have the 2000+ hours and I have flown with this person, trained and line checked this person. My god it was the most frustrating and tormenting event to watch someone that believed they knew how to do it but had no capability to retain the simplest of tasks...
by rookiepilot
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 4504

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

If you are paying a so called reputable shop to preform your annual (not some guy on the side out of a back of a pickup) and your paying a substantial amount of money and your bill says they did an AD search you shouldn't have to do the search yourself again. The last shop that did my annual in whi...
by rookiepilot
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

I suspect with much of this person's experience, it has been just to ensure there was a warm body in the copilot seat. So -- not unlike drivers who plop a dummy blow up doll in the passenger seat so they can drive in the HOV lane? Why does my cynical side suspect this isn't completely uncommon in c...
by rookiepilot
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 24
Views: 1306

Re: Recession incoming

Live well below your means and you'll be fine, whatever happens. On the minority issue, in Canada, it's not, I feel, unless you choose to make it one. Everyone of us have had advantages and disadvantages to overcome. Some are a heck of a lot tougher than being a visible minority in Canada circa 2019...
by rookiepilot
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: Cathay Troubles

Not from their point of view, NS.

I'm also not so sure our form of "democracy" on these shores is that much different, or superior, than China's.
by rookiepilot
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 4504

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

Trust, but verify is a motto I live by. I will continue to closely supervise certain maintenance aspects, if an AME doesn't like it, rest assured I will be finding a different AME. Does a passenger or a passenger who is a private pilot ask to be seated on the jumpseat of an airbus or boeing so he/s...
by rookiepilot
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

I should mention that it took over a year to get the first flying job, and lived pretty cheaply for many years to reach the goal . If it's a real desire, you will have to make sacrifices and organize your priorities. I drove a crappy car and lived very minimalistic in order to achieve this dream. I...
by rookiepilot
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 4504

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

Corethermal, It seems you have a very poor opinion of aircraft owner / operators. On one hand you have never met an owner who took responsibility for ensuring AD compliance, on the other you seem to resent owners who want to be present and involved during maintenance. This is very contradictory. As ...
by rookiepilot
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: Cathay Troubles

complexintentions wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:11 am

IMO the only reason the tanks haven't rolled yet is that second factor, combined with needing time to get influential mainland sympathizers and financial concerns out.

Interesting times indeed.
:shock:
by rookiepilot
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sault Aviatoin, is it as bad as many have posted..
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: Sault Aviatoin, is it as bad as many have posted..

BBsault wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:18 am

They can start by NOT taken in so many students for the 8-9 aircraft they have. As you suggested, this program is a gravy train for the school as they get funding from the government per student in the program.
Uh huh....... :shock:
by rookiepilot
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

Unless it's very quiet, expect terminal to take the easy way out and take you way North or way South. I can fly right over the top of LAX in Class B airspace but heaven forbid I try to transit YYC's Class C! (I know controllers are trying their best, it's the system that's broken) Yeah.....I'd like...
by rookiepilot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private Owner A/C Rentals in Southern Ontario?
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

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

I couldn't conceive of renting my plane to someone I only knew on the internet. Or anything else of mine, actually.

But that's me.

Support your local flying club!
by rookiepilot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

redlaser wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:24 am
A good rule is to charge the same rate as the flight school is charging plus travel expenses,
A good rule is to charge what your time is worth.
by rookiepilot
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?
Replies: 59
Views: 8759

Re: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?

northernexplorer123 wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:02 pm
As a VFR controller, some of the responses in this thread anger me... :smt021
I'd actually like to know why.

Anger from a controller isn't a good thing.

We are all here to learn, including from controllers :D
by rookiepilot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: 50 hours and no solo

Really.....If --- and I say IF --- this is a school taking advantage of students, foreign or otherwise--- instead of counselling them properly -- that school(s) should lose their OC. Note I said "IF". Continuing to train someone who shouldn't be trained....is a legitimate safety issue for them and ...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: 50 hours and no solo

Really.....If --- and I say IF --- this is a school taking advantage of students, foreign or otherwise--- instead of counselling them properly -- that school(s) should lose their OC. Note I said "IF". Continuing to train someone who shouldn't be trained....is a legitimate safety issue for them and o...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2706

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

Complex, re ZIRP,

It's going to get even crazier before this cycle is over.

It's why Gold is finally moving.........
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2706

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

BE 20 The problem is -- good public policy isn't (usually) popular, so as with most things, the problem isn't with government, it's with us. Everyone is a NIMBY. It's interesting to consider: who was to blame for the US housing crash? Big banks? Yeah, culpable, but I don't think so, at the core. Loo...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...
Replies: 12
Views: 1906

Re: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...

I take it jet aircraft don't glide as well as a 172.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2706

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

The free market works. As for the pro-CBC and NDP comment; sure I don't mind the CBC they often try and present both sides of issues - listen to the radio from time to time and the call in shows have folks from left and right speaking their minds as well as the experts presenting their opinions, et...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2706

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

Another thought on housing: Blame rent control. Yeah really. Blame the government. Why would anyone build rental housing when they can't ever raise prices? Since they brought it in over here -- several big rental projects -- cancelled. Rent control always makes it worse. Every time. The free market...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2706

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

Another thought on housing: Blame rent control. Yeah really. Blame the government. Why would anyone build rental housing when they can't ever raise prices? Since they brought it in over here -- several big rental projects -- cancelled. Rent control always makes it worse. Every time. The free market ...

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