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by youhavecontrol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 100
Views: 87786

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: 6
Views: 439

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: 80
Views: 7582

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: 916

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: 1850

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: 887

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...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into Fairmont hot springs airport
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Flying into Fairmont hot springs airport

Growing up my family had a time share there. It's such a great place to vacation. I've always wanted to fly there but haven't yet. Looks like a challenging airport that would be a lot of fun.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: . vs Sharpers Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: . vs Sharpers Edge

the one that we cannot name is a lot better. Also, give Nizus.com a try for practice exams. It's new, but I used it for my ATPL and it was amazing.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

Sioux Lookout is not that hard to find a place to rent if you look through and ask on one of their many Facebook community groups. There's a lot of word-of-mouth commerce because people have a lot of crazy trouble with renters, so they like to be choosy without publicly appearing to be choosy (hence...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 90
Views: 12900

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Is it just me, or do the ads that pop up between every post make this site almost unusable? Not just you. Long loading times and way too much battery and data usage as well. It is becoming expensive to use this website. Yeah it was bearable before but now my phone screen jumps around as the ads loa...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3837

Re: Operating different machines.

Backing up a picker truck with a tiny compressor trailer behind it was hard until it eventually became easy. Landing a Cessna was hard until it eventually became easy. That's what learning and practice does and its something to feel good about and is always inspiring to see. Just don't let complacen...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

There's a few people who have told me second hand that the PIC was not licensed. I don't know if this is true, it's from the rumor mill. He clearly had been flying that plane for some time. I don't know how much, if any, instrument experience he had. It's official. Expired Student Pilot License, at...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 33
Views: 3460

Re: Whats the best headset to get

Budget?
I love my Bose A20, but I flew for 10 years with a classic David Clark and didn't mind it until I bought the Bose.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

Re: "Currently"

I'm starting to get annoyed by "aaaannnnddd.... Buttsville traffic..." while talking as if they're trying as hard as possible to sound cool.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VTA Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: VTA Changes

I'm gonna guess and say some obstructions depicted on the chart have most likely changed more than anything else.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

I am more relieved than I am surprised. I haven't flown there in nearly 10 years since my training, but it was a favorite place to go. When I saw the CFS updates since Montair moved in, I thought "NOPE." Maybe a tower will make it more bearable to fly into now. Super busy FSS stations are almost wor...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1803

Re: Autoland in a Piper

I don't really understand all the hate some people have for technology like this and ballistic parachutes. They're brilliant ideas. Do you ever think of what would happen if you took your friend up for a scenic flight and you suddenly fainted? I do... and it's a risk I don't like to think about. It ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Unless the plane you are hoping to fly has de-ice equipment, IFR is pretty useless in winter. Unless the plane has airborne weather radar, there's hardly a time you can fly even in summer without embedded CB's in the maritime GFAs. If I were you, I'd get some skill-building instrument training at ni...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1803

Re: Autoland in a Piper

Really impressive technology.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3429

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

-cannot explain properly why you need rudder when rolling Going to guess that's about 99.4% of instructors; the rest have a graduate level qualification in aerodynamics. Why is the "proper" explanation so important, anyway? teaches you a fixed power setting for the entire base/final phase of approa...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Flight test soon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Commercial Flight test soon...

Best advice I can give is anything you think, "gee I hope they don't ask me about that." you should study. Be prepared, and organized and if you present your planning in a neat and clear manner, there's likely less questions they'll ask you because they know you've done your homework.

Best of luck!
by youhavecontrol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3429

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

If your instructor: -gives you a reference point on the windshield for visual flight, without helping you select it, but rather just telling you it, you need a new instructor. -cannot explain properly why you need rudder when rolling -cannot explain why you adjust power in steeper bank angles to mai...
by youhavecontrol
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: TwinStar Lands with Gear Up Despite Three Green Lights

I haven't flown the DA42, but I'm surprised they didn't feel that the gear wasn't down. Usually the drag from the gear is a required and anticipated part of slowing down and configuring the aircraft to land.
I'm also curious if the DA42 at least has a mirror to allow visual confirmation as well.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2397

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

I usually use it to cement my argument that in the event of an emergency, the Captain MUST go down with the airship. No questions. ... and few dare to as they stare into the eyes of the falcon resting on my arm as I neatly adjust my monocle before retreating to my gondola.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

From what I recall you can legally go as low as your company training SOP's allow during forced approach training, so long as you can argue that you did not endanger yourself, others, property, or cause a disturbance. Common sense is important in all cases. There is nothing about SOPs or a disturba...

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