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by AirCanuck
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 20
Views: 5509

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

Totally agree with that last response, question and answers is not enough alone. Plus, ya know, you’ll need that knowledge for your job!
by AirCanuck
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 20
Views: 5509

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

Dude, Long time reader, first time poster. Thanks for the insight and resources. Side question: What do you have for TT? What’s your Background? Good info, much appreciated. SP Hey dude, TT is around 1800, my background is I did a university aviation program and got a commercial multi-IFR, and have...
by AirCanuck
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 20
Views: 5509

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

Nice post. I used Aerocourse when I wrote my AAs. I will disagree with you on one thing. Writing your SARON / SAMRA is not about how much you know (per say) but rather writing their type of exam. Since English is my 2nd language, it was very challenging for me to understand WTF they were trying to ...
by AirCanuck
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 20
Views: 5509

SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

ok folks, a few people have asked me for tips on resources and what to study. Because I received so much help here, I'd like to give back by writing a fairly lengthy (but by no means complete) guide. I'd like to start with outlining my method: YOU SHOULD KNOW that this exam is largely focused on 704...
by AirCanuck
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost "spikes"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1726

Re: Frost "spikes"?

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:05 pm
When you pass the SAMRA, I assume you're buying everyone on this board a pretty nice dinner
Suppose I'd better! I'd rather make it rounds of beer....
by AirCanuck
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost "spikes"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1726

Re: Frost "spikes"?

Right, I have heard of this referenced a few times now as I prepare for my SAMRA exam. Frost spikes or ice needles. A friend emailed me talking about a question he had, stating "A thin layer of 0.10% and 0.15% frost with spikes underneath the wing will effect an aircraft's climb. It had to do with ...
by AirCanuck
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CMNPS reporting rules
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: CMNPS reporting rules

The chart that outlines the boundaries of CMNPS airspace can be found in the Designated Airspace Handbook: http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Documents/DAH_Current_EN.pdf CMNPS airspace is within the CDA from FL 330 to FL 410 as per the DAH specifications. Since CMNPS airspace, for th...
by AirCanuck
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CMNPS reporting rules
Replies: 2
Views: 590

CMNPS reporting rules

Hey folks Maybe I'm missing this somewhere, but I've been trying to track down the rules for position reports in CMNPS. I can find northern control area, arctic control area, and polar routes. But nothing specifically for CMNPS position reporting. I've been using the AIM for this one but also have t...
by AirCanuck
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exam bank q's I can't figure out
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Exam bank q's I can't figure out

here's yet another: Clear skies at night, light wind, high pressure and high humidity can create fog by: A) radiation heating ... B) advection C) radiation cooling of air in contact with the earths surface D) radiation cooling of the air by direct loss of heat to the atmosphere.  I would think it is...
by AirCanuck
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exam bank q's I can't figure out
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Exam bank q's I can't figure out

"2.The shapes of finger, hook, U-shape and scalloped edges show good indications of strong vertical draft and thus severe hail" http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:interpretation-of-weather-radar yeah I always associated it with hail but apparently this question did not address hail. updr...
by AirCanuck
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exam bank q's I can't figure out
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Exam bank q's I can't figure out

here's a really interesting one... I've always heard radiation fog happens in 'clear skies with light winds' etc. Well, how about defining WHAT wind range? I'm told the answer is 3-5 knots, but I don't see a source on that in the FTGU or the ACWM which of the 4 following airports has a higher change...
by AirCanuck
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exam bank q's I can't figure out
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Exam bank q's I can't figure out

what are your folks' thoughts on this one "What is NOT part of a cockpit management system" a) pressurization system b) ACAS c) Weather Radar d) Engine parameters. going by FTGU seems to be pressurization While I'm at it: Which statement is TRUE concerning IFR preferred routes : a) they are mandator...
by AirCanuck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Noob question
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Noob question

duro195 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:39 am
Any unionized company will have its collective agreement available there: http://negotech.labour.gc.ca

That will cover pretty much anything you can think of.
This website is fantastic, thanks
by AirCanuck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Air Transat

Anybody here flying with Air Transat? What's the latest on them? Going through their collective bargaining agreement online, seems pretty decent first stop paywise etc while trying to get through the door for AC or WJ mainline...
by AirCanuck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: cover letter and resume
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: cover letter and resume

Adam Oke wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:40 pm
I'll give you a hand. PM sent. I had xsbank give me his advice in overhauling my resume, so I would be happy to pass on the favour.
Many thanks! I’ll check it out shortly - I write the SARON tomorrow and then I’m into SAMRA prep for next Tuesday. After that I start preparing my resume...
by AirCanuck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost "spikes"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1726

Re: Frost "spikes"?

shimmydampner wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Sounds just like the kind of pertinent info TC would want flight crews to know. It’s why I always carry a micrometer in my flight bag.
My thoughts exactly. These questions are often so ridiculous. But I know this is one of them...
by AirCanuck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: cover letter and resume
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

cover letter and resume

would anyone be willing to send me an example of their resume/cover letter? I haven't had to write one since I was 19, and I suspect there are sizable differences between my application to Tim Hortons and to WJ or AC.

cheers all!
by AirCanuck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Noob question
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Noob question

All of those things are ever changing everywhere. Best bet is that you probably have a friend of a friend who works at a place you're wondering about so seek them out and ask. Get multiple sources though, as some folks enjoy their own misery while others wear rose coloured glasses 24/7 and be sure ...
by AirCanuck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Noob question
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Noob question

thanks for the info
by AirCanuck
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: licensing expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: licensing expiry

man... I can't believe I didn't see that 7th month one. I was looking for 6 months, semi-annually etc. Thank you.

Didn't realize that about IFR tickets... I got mine 10 years ago and have been flying military since.

Thank you for your help
by AirCanuck
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: licensing expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 934

licensing expiry

Another one for you fine folks. I see a lot of practice questions about the following, and I don't know the answer and the 704/705 division of the CARs really only mention the PPC must not be expired, but not the consequences OF expiry. Basically, I know if a cat 1 medical expires, you can exercise ...
by AirCanuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: exam questions trying to hunt down
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: exam questions trying to hunt down

Apparently Transport Canada requires 705 crew to receive training in avoiding CFIT. It specifies something like 4 or 5 things you can do to avoid it. This is another exam question I'm trying to hunt down - we don't receive this training in the Air Force and I can't for the life of me find it anywhe...
by AirCanuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: exam questions trying to hunt down
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: exam questions trying to hunt down

Spandau wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 pm
AirCanuck wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:43 am
A visual illusion question I can't track down -

An aircraft is approaching you head on what will it appear to do as it gets closer.
In my experience, they get wider. :rolleyes:
yeah for some reason I was thinking it wasn't that simple... seems silly for an ATPL question but ok!
by AirCanuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: exam questions trying to hunt down
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: exam questions trying to hunt down

A visual illusion question I can't track down -

An aircraft is approaching you head on what will it appear to do as it gets closer.
by AirCanuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: exam questions trying to hunt down
Replies: 5
Views: 586

exam questions trying to hunt down

Apparently Transport Canada requires 705 crew to receive training in avoiding CFIT. It specifies something like 4 or 5 things you can do to avoid it. This is another exam question I'm trying to hunt down - we don't receive this training in the Air Force and I can't for the life of me find it anywher...

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