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by CanadianBird
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

2 busy training schools (Skywings and Montair), Airspray Aviation, Buffalo airways, and the local General Aviation community.... Granted, it's no Springbank, but it can be heavily congested with student pilots.
by CanadianBird
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: What does DNMF NTL mean on application?
Replies: 24
Views: 2855

Re: What does DNMF NTL mean on application?

Just stumbled across this post. Anyone know what the wonderlic standard is for this position???

We use wonderlic at my work as well. Just wanted to get a comparison.
by CanadianBird
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2761

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

I"m saying they will be different. They won't be identical. Attitude, GS won't be the same. You'll require different power settings to achieve IAS at different attitudes. You're telling me that you can fly into a 15 kt headwind, obtain slow flight... Then do a 180, and using the exact same power, a...
by CanadianBird
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2761

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Headwind vs Tailwind.... Think about it for a minute..... You are saying that the power setting and IAS (not GS, IAS...) required to enter and maintain slow flight depends on wind? Think about it for a minute... I"m saying they will be different. They won't be identical. Attitude, GS won't be the s...
by CanadianBird
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: SATC Lawsuit?
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: SATC Lawsuit?

$300,000 in damages doesn't seem that unreasonable when you take into account the lost wages. I mean they definetly won't be working for WestJet now, which was clearly what their intention joining the program in the first place was. A shitty situation overall, pro tip is never pre pay an FTU. That'...
by CanadianBird
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2761

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

What's wrong with the first one? Targetting a specified speed shows that you can control the airplane in slow flight, no? He said "target a specific power setting and speed". Both will differ with wind conditions, altitude, direction of wind. You can't just "Pull it back to 1800 rpm and slow up". P...
by CanadianBird
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2761

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

What's wrong with the first one? Targetting a specified speed shows that you can control the airplane in slow flight, no? He said "target a specific power setting and speed". Both will differ with wind conditions, altitude, direction of wind. You can't just "Pull it back to 1800 rpm and slow up". P...
by CanadianBird
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6911

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

SPOILER ALERT-
Op's next post, 10 years down the road will be:
"So, I bought this Garmin 430W, it hasn't worked for a while, and now Garmin won't support it....."
by CanadianBird
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Did I waste Time And Money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Did I waste Time And Money?

I found my flight sim useful for AFTER I completed a lesson. Mainly getting the order of systems down. (I.e.- downwind checks, carb heat, landing light etc.) Aside from that, it wasn’t overly similar to actually flying. Useful, yes. But not realistic enough to make any FI be happy about it. Go find ...
by CanadianBird
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4855

Re: okotoks flight school

I have a friend who is planning on starting there. It's been a bit of a BS match between lack of planes, instructors, and getting a straight answer. Everything from what is included in the "Premier Price" (apparently, ground school is extra), to when there's actually availability to get into a class...
by CanadianBird
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo lands on the street in yyc
Replies: 155
Views: 21064

Re: Navajo lands on the street in yyc

It has been some years now since I flew a 31, but I do have a fair amount of time on them... So....lets clear this up. The POHs are quite clear on when to switch to inboards. The Capt, or other pilots should have seen the error in the SOPs and brought that to the attention of management...A perfect...
by CanadianBird
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private License Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 1473

Re: Private License Cost

Find an Instructor you like, Prep for your flights, Fly Often.

Finished mine in October. Took 9 months, and a shade under 13k.
by CanadianBird
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GA into Edmonton
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: GA into Edmonton

Hugh Jasshole wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Cooking Lake is about 4km closer to downtown than ZVL according to Google Maps.
You'd be better trying to get a taxi to ZVL over Cooking Lake. Flew into Cooking for Grey Cup, and had a heck of a time trying to arrange a pick up there beforehand.

ZVL for sure.
by CanadianBird
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15057

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Was there a case of Child molestation in Junior hockey before Graham James? What about Catholic churches? US gymnastics? That's what they're trying to protect. Having someone slip through the cracks, and at the same time, protecting themselves from any potential lawsuits, with due diligence. Welcom...
by CanadianBird
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15057

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Reasons for the checks, are to protect the kids! Simple as that. I'll ask again - protect them from what? Has there ever been a case of child molestation at any CFK or Young Eagles volunteer flight program? You can't say your protecting anybody if the event you're concerned about has never happened...
by CanadianBird
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15057

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

You pretty much answered your own question by giving an example of one thing that might "catch" you. What if you shared a name? or a physical description? What if, as a result of these or other, more private, irrelevant factors, you fail the background check? Trust me... I have an EXTREMELY common n...
by CanadianBird
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15057

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Think what would happen if a security check was required for all and many said "Eff it!". If that's what they did, I wouldn't be standing down. I would agree that it's a reasonable action to take. But to require *only* the pilots, who have the smallest window of opportunity to interfere with a chil...
by CanadianBird
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15057

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Every single association, school. volunteer opportunity that now deals with children requires a police check. I'm in a similar situation with Glenn (C-GKNT), where I went in to have one done, and subsequently had to get photographed and fingerprinted in order to prove I wasn't someone else with an a...
by CanadianBird
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1928

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

Tax exemptions are one thing. Hope you have a great health care plan, because your free Health Care in Canada will be kaput.
by CanadianBird
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Re: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.

The sad thing is, the amazing RAF history of Vulcan was completely overshadowed by the Star Trek stuff. A lot of the locals hate the Star Trek stuff. [/quote] I just finished my PPL, and one of my first flights (once I find a few hours) is to fly over the old CFB Vulcan, and hope to do a few approac...
by CanadianBird
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Actual PPL Flight Cost Totals
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Actual PPL Flight Cost Totals

I work a 40-50 hour a week job, plus travel out of town for 10-14 days a year. Add in a 10 day vacation camping with the family, and that’s my life. I was able to have the support of my boss to take time away from work during the day to complete my flight hours. Since I just finished filling in my l...
by CanadianBird
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Actual PPL Flight Cost Totals
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Actual PPL Flight Cost Totals

Thought I'd share my experience, as I'm now a Flight Exam away from completing my PPL. Should have been done a month ago, but Mother Nature apparently has been talking with my wife, and doesn't want me to fly (friggin weather). That, coupled with the new flight school in Okotoks, claiming that "the ...
by CanadianBird
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot Kiss's ground
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Pilot Kiss's ground

Agreed that it was probably a "relief joke". My wife, however, didn't take it that way, and proceeded to mention how "dangerous" GA is.

Spent 5 minutes going through anything and everythign I could find wrong with the article, and his potential procedure issues.
by CanadianBird
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Partnership - Interests? Red Deer Area
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Partnership - Interests? Red Deer Area

Throwing it out to the masses in Red Deer area. I'm currently completing my PPL, and am trying to "put the cart before the horse" on this. I'd eventually like to purchase / become an aircraft owner, and am now thinking perhaps a partnership with 1-3 other people might be the way to go. Personal pref...

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