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by youhavecontrol
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

Where I used to instruct, all the in-house examiners were very aware of what the national and local pass/fail rates were and simply ensured that their pass rate remained at close enough to 80% or 90% or whatever it was that TC was expecting that year so as to not be bothered by anyone from TC. One ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

This doesn't surprise me at all, but the fact that their report says it's been going on for decades is bothersome. I taught Chinese students for a while and regularly felt pressured to recommend students that either didn't have the skill or decision making or did not care in the slightest about avia...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 33
Views: 2983

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

I believe there are certain vacuum pumps and that can be damaged by being rotated backwards. That's what I've heard too.. but I often wonder about that. Sometimes when the engine shuts down, the engine compression will push the prop slightly backwards before it rests to a stop. ..always wondered if...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1722

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

I can understand jail time for disobeying a crew member, but justifying it with financial arguments or inconveniencing fellow pax? Jeesh.... That is an extremely slippery slope. Shall we start putting people in jail if they default on a mortgage? In another article about it I read that the diversio...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1722

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

When you imagine the combined cost of diverting an aircraft, dumping fuel, messing up the travel plans of over 100 other people and having to provide a place for them to stay and an alternate flight to their destination, not to mention how uncomfortable and bothersome the experience would be for the...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - International Pilot Academy
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Flight Instructors - International Pilot Academy

"a competitive employment package which includes health and group benefits ...gives you the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic training environment focused on safety, professionalism, and teamwork. ...we consistently have full-time students ready to fly all year round." Nearly every ...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rescue of injured 74-year-old hiker spins out of control
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: Rescue of injured 74-year-old hiker spins out of control

Knowing the woman was ok, and being aware it must have been a frightening and frustrating event for those involved... as a bystander just watching the video, it's been a while since I've laughed that hard. I watched it start to spin, then skipped to the 1 min mark and saw how comically fast it was s...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6576

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

righthandman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:54 am
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Right.. so they're helping you. Cool. I'm confused. Why were you so angry in your original post? Did you decide to first get angry and then contact them afterwards? Now this thread seems like an awkward play-by-play.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6576

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

Ok.. where's the guarantee they'll fix it? I doubt the results you desired were only "let's see what we can do." Sure, maybe they can fix it, but brace yourself that you might be super angry soon. "Please send over your serial number..." *sends serial number* "I'm sorry, that product is no longer su...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6576

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

We do live in a throw-away society, but we also live in a society where people expect unmerited favor. ...perhaps the best way to revert that is to learn to fix things for yourself and confront your unrealistic expectations of others, rather than try and spin it into some sort of lesson you're passi...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's
Replies: 14
Views: 1354

Re: Beware of Practicing Multiple RTO's

Whenever the brake disks are replaced on our aircraft, maintenance has us do a rejected take-off to 'glaze' them. Not sure if it's to harden the metal or to burn off a protective coating or whatever, but they get us to do it whenever new ones are put on.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

Absolutely break them up into separate PGI's. (ex, one on attitudes and movements scan, one on climbs, turns, etc) It's a lot of info to take in at once, and I'd bet with certainty that an examiner would never ask you to teach ALL of lesson 24, but possibly part of it. Don't be so sure they won't as...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range

...all of the above and don't forget to lean the mixture!
by youhavecontrol
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3320

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

I'd take the one that allows me to be home with my family the most, has the best company behind it, and pays enough to keep me relatively fat and happy. I always find this to be a puzzling comment amongst pilots. When you chose to be a pilot did you not understand what the job entailed? I mean sinc...
by youhavecontrol
Fri May 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3320

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

I'd take the one that allows me to be home with my family the most, has the best company behind it, and pays enough to keep me relatively fat and happy.
by youhavecontrol
Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Mountain checkout

It's not a TC requirement, but if you are doing solo time building for your commercial in BC, I'd say it's a requirement for safety reasons.
by youhavecontrol
Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: 50 hours and no solo

I'd try a new school if you can. 50 hours is a lot.. even for struggling students. If several instructors have said you're not ready then either they're correct or the school has a problem with their training. Hopefully it's the latter, even though either scenario is unfortunate. A second opinion fr...
by youhavecontrol
Wed May 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: 2 dead after small plane crashes in Whitehorse

"Age in aircraft really isn't relevant like it is in automobiles because of the strict standards aircraft are maintained to," he said.

There's a LOT of "if"s in order to make that statement correct. Especially when buying a used aircraft and ferrying it to it's new home.
by youhavecontrol
Wed May 29, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Industry Forecast
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: Aviation Industry Forecast

Update: The pay is still 500.
by youhavecontrol
Sat May 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 2329

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

GA aircraft have park brakes too. Some pilots use them during things like the run-up, but some pilots don't. Apparently it's a divisive issue. I get that, but I don't really understand why it's being discussed in the Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft subforum on the topic of a medium turbopro...
by youhavecontrol
Sat May 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 2329

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

Diadem wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:10 am
I'm not sure how any of the talk about GA aircraft doing run-ups is relevant...
GA aircraft have park brakes too. Some pilots use them during things like the run-up, but some pilots don't. Apparently it's a divisive issue.
by youhavecontrol
Wed May 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 2329

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

I use the park brake regularly, but I make is a point to lock it hard enough that it's definitely on or off and there's no doubt in between. During the run-up I scan outside when applying the power, as well as during the prop exercise, as that's when the aircraft may slide. I also keep my feet on th...
by youhavecontrol
Sun May 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 39
Views: 4620

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

Here's the audio from the incident and a few pics of the damage. Sounds like the fueler was in a rush to move. Poor pilot was pretty rattled.. he called Montreal Ground by mistake after getting hit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jhjViakM60
by youhavecontrol
Wed May 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training cost
Replies: 18
Views: 1009

Re: Flight training cost

Wow... $7282 for a multi-rating and $17,198 for the multi-instrument rating? $699 an hour! At least their Comanche looks pretty nicely equipped. $379 per hour to fly a goofy little DA20-C1? That's alarming.. that's about what I paid per hour to fly the Seminole when I did my training two years ago. ...
by youhavecontrol
Sat May 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10058

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

I would never consider the visual scan as a saviour of mid-air collisions. If you've ever flown a low-wing twin at an ATF airport, you're probably well aware there are a ton of blind spots when joining the circuit and while a scan is possible, it takes a lot of concentration. While I make sure to sc...

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