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by youhavecontrol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3303

Re: What is "lift"?

tsgarp wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:26 pm
Read the Advanced Pilots Manual by William Kershner
+1 Love that book and his random diagram notes :lol:
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3056

Re: Flight training with masks?

I've never had any issues with the microphone, but I've been using the disposable N95 and surgical masks during flight and not a rubber/sealed canister style mask. I've just kept the mic close between my mouth and the material and it picks up the sound just the same as it does through the foam acous...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3056

Re: Flight training with masks?

I wear a mask almost every day that I fly because of the nature of my work. I've found the basic surgical masks quite comfortable and not much of a bother really. You can find them in different sizes. If you are worried about fogging, make sure the nose part is shaped correctly. Pointing an air vent...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Route plan question

Instructors sending their students off to the TC AIM to find and apply TC standard passenger weights to complete sample loading calculations in the manner suggested creates the improper impression with student pilots that using TC standard passenger weights can be applied in all cases when this is ...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Route plan question

Most instructors that give you an AIM standard weight do it for a scenario they want you to plan... not a real flight. They mostly do it that way so you have to look it up if you don't know it, and it forces you to flip through the AIM a bit. The scenario's solution is as simple as this: Crunch the ...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7434

Re: 182 down by Smithers

First of all, I found this type of comment more than a bit unfair at this point when the facts are not known It sounds like poor management of the carburetor heat, That being said, and without alluding to this accident, In the past many 182s have gone down with carb ice. And there is a good explana...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4594

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

It was easy to just up and leave aviation a few years ago in Alberta. I knew several people who would go back and forth between flying and oilfield work, but now that the economy there has been obliterated, I'm not sure what I'd do. I was a steam truck operator and crane rigger before flying, and I ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7434

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Records indicate that the aircraft had an ongoing history of carburetor air box repairs and alternator-related maintenance. The carburetor air box was crushed at impact and no determination could be made of its pre-impact condition. However, the carburetor heat control remained connected to the car...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5471

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I'm not offended by anyone of my old acquaintances asking me about jobs. I feel privileged to be where I'm at and can't imagine what I'd do or who I'd try to contact if my employment changed. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't try doing the same thing if I was in their shoes. Even if their methods of...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which flight school is good from Zero to complete ATPL at one place!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

Re: Which flight school is good from Zero to complete ATPL at one place!!!

Hey Buddy! Have you gone to MFC? Considering my options for the summer and while it does have a good recognition and not too much bad is said about it--really feel like they're playing a marketing game with the ATPL (providing 197 hours). The extra lessons add thousands and thousands onto the bill ...
by youhavecontrol
Sat May 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation Degree Yes/No?
Replies: 28
Views: 1863

Re: Aviation Degree Yes/No?

When I got my first 703 job, they listed a post-secondary degree as a desirable asset, but during the interview it didn't seem to matter to them. I had years of work experience in various fields before starting my career as a pilot, so maybe they thought I was "mature" or whatever.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 206 crash
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: 206 crash

Crazy... I see that plane almost every day at work. Hope the crew are safe and sound. I'll see if anyone at work knows anything tomorrow.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYOO - Report of Engine Faiulre
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: CYOO - Report of Engine Faiulre

wan2fly99 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:56 am

Always taught fly straight ahead.
A successful turn back can be easily doable but it depends on multiple things that are worth briefing before you advance the throttle and start the roll.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

What would have kept my happily instructing for years more would have been if the company I worked for was ran differently. I loved teaching but the company started to drive me crazy. So many suggestions were rejected it started to piss me off. They never invested in current/relevant training aids t...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3335

Re: Favourite Type

Citabria 7ECA
No gizmos except the bare VFR package... Just bombing around low and slow over the fields in the summer with the window open and my arm out like a redneck.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight sim adjunct
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Flight sim adjunct

Agree with above. It's not worth it for serious training unless you're practicing IFR later in your training. It can be easy to learn bad habits, like looking too much at your instruments, which can affect your early VFR training.

Entertainment purposes? Giv'er.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: PPL Flight Test failure

It's an obvious termination of the test as an excedence has occurred... you cannot safely finish any more exercises until it is inspected as the plane is no longer air worthy after that occurs. A complete fail might be harsh or justified depending on what exactly happened. Examiners should leave the...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in your Flight Bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: What's in your Flight Bag?

Ipad EFB
Clipboard
Headset
Sunglasses
Licenses
Wallet
Phone
Charger Cord
Pens
Flashlight
Lunch
Water
Coffee pods
Toothbrush
Deodorant
Change of clothes
Sanitary wipes
Masks
Gloves
(I fly medevac haha)
by youhavecontrol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 115
Views: 99915

Re: ATPL Application process tips

I just got the call an hour ago from TC that my ATPL is processed and the sticker is printed and being sent in the mail :D I printed my Zululog book, signed each page and filled out the application form and sent it away through the office in Thunder Bay. They sent it to wherever. Processing time was...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Saron & Samra forum
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Saron & Samra forum

I used Nizus.com for practice exams before writing. The exams were great and very close to the TC exams. Passed both Saron and Samra with >80% and had no issues.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51735

Re: Corona Virus

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/yueh-tung-restaurant-coronavirus-fears-decrease-in-customers-1.5455224 At least the 6th article from the CBC on third hand reports of racism since this virus came out. At least. None about the people who died from it, though. Ok we get it. Your're obsessed CBC...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for help/advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Looking for help/advice

A few things: 1. Flight training doesn't have to mean university/college. You can still get into airlines without enrolling in a hefty diploma program. Some of those aviation diploma programs can be a massive waste of money. 2. School grades don't mean everything. I friggen hated school and was bore...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Bashaw, AB is pretty neat. It's a well maintained grass airstrip. 4000' long, if I remember correctly. Drumheller, AB is really cool. When you take-off to the South, you fly right over the valley with a nice view of the town. The valley is beautiful and really fun to follow. Just be careful because ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hire me forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Hire me forum

I don't get that "hire me" page either. I got a job at the first place I applied for both my flying jobs. The thing is, I researched each company and knew what they expected. I feel like a "hire me" post is strange, like grasping at straws and probably will only attract work from a company that is a...

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