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by Conflicting Traffic
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PTR defination
Replies: 25
Views: 1182

Re: PTR defination

I agree with digits, "Why is VIP pilot allowed to print it, but I'm not?" Who says you're not? Where in the TC regs does it say want needs to be in the 26-0313 form? No where - that's the problem. Note that the CAR425.33 was amended on 2000/09/01. IIRC, TC did in fact produce "form 2...
by Conflicting Traffic
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC
Replies: 49
Views: 2074

Re: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC

Essentially the thinking is this: I will likely survive the impact, but I will not survive swimming to shore, and if I don't call for help, I'm swimming (unless I smartly ditch close to a boat). I know that all evidence suggests I'm wrong but it's hard to overcome that logic. This is only logic in ...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Self Study" Groundschool
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: "Self Study" Groundschool

You do realize CAR101.01 has a definition of ground school, don’t you? ground school instruction means classroom-type instruction generally given to one or more persons and covering an organized program of lectures, homework or self-paced study that adheres to an approved training program; (instruc...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Self Study" Groundschool
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: "Self Study" Groundschool

You still haven't said what you think counts as instruction. True, I haven't, and that's deliberate. I'm not the minister or one of his delegates. So what I think is irrelevant -- unless I can support my point of view with quotes from the CAR's. It seems that you want 40 hours with a qualified inst...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Self Study" Groundschool
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: "Self Study" Groundschool

I guess what kind of interaction do you mean? A full 40 hours with an instructor? Only a letter of recommend? I think it's pretty difficult to argue that producing a letter of recommend takes 40 hours. There's also room to dispute the position that doing paperwork constitutes "instruction"...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Self Study" Groundschool
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: "Self Study" Groundschool

How would you ascertain that 40 hours of self study had been completed, that was done with accurate and relevant training materials, and that it covered the entirety of the required sylllabus? Exactly. This is one of my many questions. Although, in fairness, the issue of "proof" could be ...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Self Study" Groundschool
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

"Self Study" Groundschool

I have a question for anyone who has issued a written exam recommend for a student who completed a guided "self study" groundschool program. I know it's done, but I'm trying to see how it meets regulatory requirements. For example, CAR 421.26 includes the phrasing ...completed a minimum of...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about Reimbursement of Costs
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: Question about Reimbursement of Costs

cant be c. because if he gets dropped elsewhere, it would be considered a charter no? Getting dropped off elsewhere isn't a problem. The issue here is that the pax asked to get dropped off. So the new destination wasn't incidental to the purposes of the flight. It isn't a problem to ask to get drop...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about Reimbursement of Costs
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: Question about Reimbursement of Costs

flyingcanuck wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:49 pm cant be c. because if he gets dropped elsewhere, it would be considered a charter no?
Getting dropped off elsewhere isn't a problem. The issue here is that the pax asked to get dropped off. So the new destination wasn't incidental to the purposes of the flight.
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 273
Views: 19675

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

It’s amazing the amount of fear many here swallowed hook line and sinker. If you want to stay home and cower in fear, feel free. Let the others live their lives. People have totally lost all sense of reality that cold/flu/pneumonia have killed thousands every year and we somehow went about our live...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 273
Views: 19675

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Ah, good old credentialism. Yes. The horror of wanting people to actually know what they're talking about. Just awful. Did Bill Gates study epidemiology? It's my understanding that he didn't, but I stand to be corrected on that. Why is he a leading authority on vaccines? He isn't as far a I know. B...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?
Replies: 46
Views: 1650

Re: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?

Am I understanding correctly that none of you ever do a simulated engine failure during a cross-country unless it was briefed on the ground and the student knew it was going to happen? I can't speak for others, but if I'm planning to conduct a forced approach on a training flight, that gets briefed...
by Conflicting Traffic
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?
Replies: 46
Views: 1650

Re: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?

I've never heard of any of these codes. They seem contrary to the practice of clear communication to help everyone on frequency maintain situational awareness. Although at one place I worked, we had an arrangement with the tower to ask for a "training 6-pack". Then the tower would give us ...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The clubhouse.....
Replies: 58
Views: 4728

Re: The clubhouse.....

I appreciate the information some people here have shared about their (former) employers. I have a feeling a lot less people would do this if anonymous accounts weren't possible. This. This alone is reason enough to keep anonymity. I get that maintaining some level of civility is desirable. And I g...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 4148

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

Correct me if I'm wrong - a PA-140 is not certified for intentional spins? The 140 is certified for intentional spins, subject to additional weight & balance and recovery informaion provided in Service Bulletin 753. I stand to be corrected, but I believe SB 753 was the result of several fatal s...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: More bad physics - turns
Replies: 52
Views: 1739

Re: More bad physics - turns

By definition, lift directly opposes weight. Weight doesn’t change and you are not climbing therefore lift remains the same. You can certainly define lift this way if you want to and if you're consistent about it, but it's unconventional, and I suspect it would lead to lots of unnecessary complicat...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: More bad physics - turns
Replies: 52
Views: 1739

Re: More bad physics - turns

The total lift the wing generates increases significantly, to keep the vertical component roughly the same. That would move the center of lift more forward, no? Not sure why the position of COG is relevant to determine the location of the center of lift? The center of lift is the point about which ...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: More bad physics - turns
Replies: 52
Views: 1739

Re: More bad physics - turns

If we assume a stable aircraft (one that will return to straight and level flight in the absence of control inputs) ... This is not what "stable" means in the context of flight dynamics. A stable aircraft will return to it's trimmed angle of attack and trimmed slip angle (which ideally is...
by Conflicting Traffic
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: More bad physics - turns
Replies: 52
Views: 1739

Re: More bad physics - turns

I'll try to rephrase it. In level flight, we can simplify lift as a single vector because our frame of reference is unchanging. The sum of all lift is directly above and opposite to the sum of all weight. We can always simplify lift into a single vector. When we talk about lift we're normally talki...
by Conflicting Traffic
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are FTU's Busy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Are FTU's Busy?

Wow. This is all a bit of a pleasant surprise. Do you folks mind mentioning what areas/regions you're working in? No need to name specific schools if you don't want to. I expect that this glut of students will dry up when the real economic impacts are felt in the new year. Unforunately, I suspect Ha...

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