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by Squaretail
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 59
Views: 2469

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I’ll be honest- I’m not a business guy. But here’s what I notice, there seems to be companies that pay well and have no bond and low turnover. Then there are the crappy operators with predatory bonds and for some reason they can’t keep employees. If I was an owner I know what kind of business I’d s...
by Squaretail
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 59
Views: 2469

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Does the company still resent you for it and ruin your references and also is it a red flag for your next employer or do they not really care? Some will, some won't. Depends on the person in charge. If they do threaten to make life difficult for you its just them pissing in the wind. Good on you if...
by Squaretail
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logbook Question
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Logbook Question

(I) 5 hours night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time; (amended 2006/12/14) (II) 5 hours cross-country, which may include the cross-country experience stated in subclause (I); and (amended 2006/12/14) (III) 20 hours of instrument flight time in addition to the experience st...
by Squaretail
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 21
Views: 2520

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

Does TC even ramp check any more? They do, I was ramp checked last year at CYXE, they checked the papers and complained one of the 100LL stickers was getting faded by the filler caps. I suspect you'll only encounter them on sunny days near one of their offices when they want to leave the office ear...
by Squaretail
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training for ultralight permit in Saskatchewan?
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Training for ultralight permit in Saskatchewan?

On the flip side, is there a reason that nobody is doing ultralights in SK? There's just no market for it. Remember, there's twice as many people in Alberta as there is in Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined, and Alberta supports only a few ultralight dedicated places, the busiest probably being Blu...
by Squaretail
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 81
Views: 2155

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I'm surprised that nobody has commented on the real point of this story, which is that he was rattled from his earlier incident with the cyclist and it affected his performance. He probably shouldn't have gone flying at all. That's the learning point here - distraction and fitness to fly - not fina...
by Squaretail
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 4196

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Subsidized education encourages far too many tourists, who try out one degree after another, on the taxpayer dime. So many kids do this, try things and then change their major. Do you have anything concrete to back up the "tourist" theory? You bring it up consistently, yet I've known no one ever wh...
by Squaretail
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon Monoxide
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Carbon Monoxide

I had a bad bout with CO once in a Pacer that it turned out the owner had done some "mods" to the exhaust. It was rather immediate, though you could smell the exhaust in the cabin, so it was pretty unmistakable. Took the rest of the day to shake off the effects of it, brutal headache and a lot of na...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2681

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

Squaretail, Interesting post. In my experience interacting with my American friends, while you may be right about the dominance of big business, their culture, including their governments at various levels, celebrate and encourage the creation of small businesses. Small business folks are looked at...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2681

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

And you all wonder why I have an affinity for America. At least they don't do that. And they heavily subsidize not only pilot training, but also general aviation as a whole. For some reason you never hear the free market proponents criticize that. You misquoted me deliberately. Seems to be a favour...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2681

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

And you all wonder why I have an affinity for America. At least they don't do that. And they heavily subsidize not only pilot training, but also general aviation as a whole. For some reason you never hear the free market proponents criticize that. the free market will sort it out The problem is the...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2681

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

So? There is great need for skilled engineers, doctors, surgeons, businesspeople, firefighters, accountants, and many other professions. Why do you imply pilots add more value to society, and therefore society should pay their training costs, while the pilot ultimately reaps the rewards? Uh, no, I'...
by Squaretail
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2681

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

No there's not. What there is is a shortage of is family doctors in rural areas. Indeed. And there's a shortage of rural doctors because our government no longer provides funding for the education specifically of them. This topic came up the other day, when I happened to run into the old guy who de...
by Squaretail
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 2893

Re: No bounce landing

Two seconds before impact the aircraft appears to be about 7m from the ground, giving a rate of descent of about 600fpm. From playing around with the Seneca and the Cherokee six, with power off, yet engine still generating power as opposed to a windmilling prop, holding the stick full back put the ...
by Squaretail
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9602

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Terrible news to hear. Great guy, pleasure to fly with. He'll be missed.
by Squaretail
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

elected a man who openly admires China and mocks our lifelong best friends. Who are you talking about here, while everyone likes to slam Trudeau for this, it equally describes Trump. The way I see it, everyone did their level best to work with Trump from the start, getting to the point of awkward f...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

elected a man who openly admires China and mocks our lifelong best friends. Who are you talking about here, while everyone likes to slam Trudeau for this, it equally describes Trump. The way I see it, everyone did their level best to work with Trump from the start, getting to the point of awkward f...
by Squaretail
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

Russia, China, even the US assert that we don't own our Arctic. And what do we have up there to say we do? Some Rangers with 40 year old bolt action rifles? An occasional summer exercise for a couple weeks? But lets be realistic, to defend a territory as large as Canada to the square inch the way m...
by Squaretail
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

The pockets of resistance will be a gorilla warfare in Alberta over oil , because Alberta has the most significant private held small arms in the population . Quebec will quickly utilize the situation to finally become a new state but will fail due to the necessity of the capture of the st laurance...
by Squaretail
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Authorized Person?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

AFAIK, there are no more freelance authorized persons anymore. I tried to retain my AP when I stopped officially working for a school, and TC would have none of it. The only other person I knew who did retain his AP status outside of a school has since given up his AP privileges, and I was told it w...
by Squaretail
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3828

Re: Operating different machines.

I don't mean to demean aircraft flying. I was responding to posts implying truck driving is "easy". Technically, yes perhaps. Well in that regard, the actual motor skill they are of both similar levels. Ultimately neither of them are difficult tasks, both reasonably learned, and honed with the incr...
by Squaretail
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3828

Re: Operating different machines.

Hmmm. Reading this thread. My brother drives heavy double trailers down the 401, day and night. Always jammed with traffic. Always idiots, construction zones, blizzard conditions at times. I'm hearing comments this is supposed to be easy. From talking to him, I think not. To me that seems more stre...
by Squaretail
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying School or Club in Huron County Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Flying School or Club in Huron County Ontario

... but as a matter of general knowledge, the state of General Aviation in Canada, and the economics of it, are such that flying clubs are very very rare. Perhaps to make things more confusing, very often groups that name themselves as "flying clubs" are in actuality flying schools by organization,...

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