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by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Here's another anecdote that has never happened to me flying around NYC, DC, Miami, all of which have a ton of traffic, I found curious.... I filed an IFR flight plan, Pitt meadows to Everett, to visit the Boeing plant (highly recommend). I always file IFR crossing the border, it ensures the flight...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Amputee PPL

Good luck to him. I'm personally rooting for his success.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Here's another anecdote that has never happened to me flying around NYC, DC, Miami, all of which have a ton of traffic, I found curious.... I filed an IFR flight plan, Pitt meadows to Everett, to visit the Boeing plant (highly recommend). I always file IFR crossing the border, it ensures the flight ...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I'm sure Toronto is great, but I'm more sure you'll also be told to remain clear if the request interferes with their traffic as well. Not with those words. Typically, inbound, one is simply instructed to descend to an altitude below the class C airspace. On departure if you ask for permission to c...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

You are very correct in saying it lowers stress knowing pilot intentions, especially if you are cutting through that narrow slice of Class E and skimming the floor of the Class C. And it’s not just intentions - if you’re talking to the appropriate ATC unit, we can verify your Mode C to ensure it’s ...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Thanks for the response. I've visited terminal to have a better view of their picture, years ago. It is up to pilots to know the airspace, and someone should rap knuckles of those doing dumb stuff. More Frequencies? I don't know how many YVR terminal uses, but it strikes me it's not enough, from my ...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

It's all about workload and how more airplanes on your frequency will inevitably take up a controller's time and attention away from their primary role - very similar to airplanes calling up requesting service in Class E airspace. Terminal controllers are all about providing IFR service first and f...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

Did Covid finally stop the airlines from splitting up families with children booked together, to force paying that seat fee?

One of the lower class things I've ever heard of regarding that fee. Not all airlines do this but many have in the past, to get extra $$$
by rookiepilot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 44
Views: 1549

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

From my experience seems terminal is dumping their traffic problems onto towers.

Last time I was there, terminal only said, "no contact, remain clear". No VFR service.

I've heard it's long been that way.

Perhaps it's teminal that needs to be fixed.
by rookiepilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Flying to YUL

What will be your routing from YQT? Just curious as there is a healthy chunk of space you'll be below both radar and radio contact on your way down. Suggest a spot device or at least tell a responsible person your route to back up your filed flight plan. Yes, I have a SPOT Messenger that I will use...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Flying to YUL

Thanks everyone for the reassuring information. I will be going from Thunder Bay. It will also be the Cross Country for my CPL application, should I ever get to finish that up....(COVID)....;-) The other trips I have done in the past were done outside of my official CPL training and there are diffe...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unable to Receive Chiropractic due to Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Unable to Receive Chiropractic due to Travel

PostmasterGeneral wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 am
Just don't mention that you travelled.
I don't lie to people, especially my health care providers I've known a long time.

Don't know your policy.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Rockie wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:00 pm
rookiepilot wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Have you seen what many airplane seats and tray tables look like, including your carrier?
Are you seriously asking an airline pilot that?
Look closer. Education is key.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Rockie wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:32 am


The airplanes are meticulously cleaned and disinfected between flights
Have you seen what many airplane seats and tray tables look like, including your carrier?

I've wished I've worn a hazmat suit more than once, flying....
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:15 pm

Some will laugh at my analysis of revolution as ridiculous and I hope you are correct and would love to be wrong...but either way, you heard it here first.
You're an economic expert now?

Dude. Stay in your lane on posting CADORS.....Seriously....
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Consider also outsourcing of nursing, janitorial, and other staff; along with union busting employers looking to get the cheapest labour possible - and suddenly you have care home staff having to work at multiple locations to make ends meet. But, looks good for the shareholders of those private car...
by rookiepilot
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

That confidence taking a major hit down south today.....
by rookiepilot
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

It's bad when average people are stupid. But they're sheeple people. It's expected to some degree. I have much, much higher expectations of our leadership not to be stupid, and to be truthful, and to show leadership. No one made you run for office, either. Once accepting a big chair...act like it.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

I know the airlines are hurting, maybe it's time to reset to a higher level of customer service. Airlines are hurting from their own choices, and should suffer the consequences. American in the period before Covid, spent 96% of its free cash flow....on share buybacks to goose the stock -- which the...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2305

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

A follow-up question: what is the magic number at which a sum of money becomes "obscene" or "filthy"? I guess it's somewhere between 2,000 and 17,000,000? Or is it as I suspect, "any amount more than I get"? And if you think 17 mil is bad, I guess it's not great that the national debt is on track t...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Profits shouldn't come...at the cost of telling the truth.

That has destroyed confidence in Mom and Pop, and things will come back slower, because of a lack of trust.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

"Oh, the cabin air is filtered so you can't get in on an airplane". BS. Propaganda. Just stop. You're right, it is BS because nobody is saying you can't get it on an airplane. What they are saying is that the air is completely recycled every few minutes through hospital grade filters reducing expos...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7256

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

You have a point, but how are you going to stop the people behind you getting closer than 6 feet? Glare at them? Smile? Cough? Flash your College of Professional Pilots badge? I would guess if everyone on a jetway left 6 feet between them on boarding, wouldn't be long for a nasty comment from the g...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2305

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

Chumming the waters are you rookiepilot? :mrgreen: Yes, what a horrible person receiving taxpayer money. Cause, like, no other Canadians are getting 300 billion dollars of government money rained on them or anything... Of course it's excessive and ridiculous but outrage about the public purse is hi...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2305

17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/bombardier- ... sc=qRK6VcV

...Stock can be had for 48 cents, for the interested -----

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