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by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

To leave no one hanging: Abbotsford is managed by Victoria terminal, not Vancouver. Pitt is indeed very close to the published STARS to Vancouver for 26’s. Airplanes are routinely given descent down to 3000 there. If you are low and out of Class C, it is a good idea to monitor your nearest tower be...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I always plan to fly around the class C airports when i fly from YYJ to YKA and i try to make it (in my belief) as less intrusive as possible to ATC when i do it. The only reason i want to be in terminal airspace to be honest is the idea of a mid-air collision in the idiot show of uncontrolled airsp...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

This kind of help -- IS offered by other ATC facilities when a wait or course change is required. It's ATC's role to create safe solutions and offer them -- IMO... Or is the onus on the low time PPL to argue for it and deny a clearance? The majority of controllers are not/were not pilots. I don't k...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: I would like your opinion?

If you do end up suing TC hopefully for your sake they don't have a soup nazi list..... "sorry son, it looks like you failed your checkride again, better luck next time"
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: I would like your opinion?

lawsuit happy people, aren't they the ones that pretty much brought Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft to their knees in the late eighties?
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

How is getting a tower controller in Langley to give you flight following practical? The zone is 3 miles, by the time you get a word in edgewise you're long gone. VFR traffic is allowed in class C terminal airspace, it says so right in the AIM. I get tired of this VFR frowned upon in Vancouver term...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

how about this scenario: (and it happened to someone i know) there is a notam saying VFR traffic in Vancouver class C airspace MAY be denied. It's a nice clear day and you have to fly from YYJ to YVR to pick up the wife who just flew in from Mexico. you get your code and clearance in YYJ says no to ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Fire the Transport minister

the regions all seem different. before this pandemic started i called the pacific region to ask a question, i called about 5 times, left messages, nothing. i called the prairie region and on the 2nd ring i got someone who politly answered my question.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4575

Re: Another Crash in BC

GPS trackers are “fail-safe”. They leave a trail of breadcrumbs that ends when the unit is destroyed or electrical power is removed—and it’s likely going to be close to the crash site. That's fine for super wealthy elite 1% guys. What about us po' folk? Those units are like a hunnerd an fitty bucks...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

To answer your last question Stabilized: As PF says, it's simply nice when Terminal talks to us in busy airspace, we don't need to be any higher and inside the class C. YYZ operates multiple satellites on different frequencies, so they can do this....I do recognize it's a much bigger airspace. Flyi...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2982

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

From my experience seems terminal is dumping their traffic problems onto towers. Last time I was there, terminal only said, "no contact, remain clear". No VFR service. I've heard it's long been that way. Perhaps it's teminal that needs to be fixed. I've had that as well, no VFR service from termina...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4575

Re: Another Crash in BC

iflyforpie wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Probably not for hire or reward. Like CASARA, Hope Air, etc.
Even Hope Air requires a minimum private licence. What this guy was doing seems like an odd charity to donate your time to if that's the case.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4575

Re: Another Crash in BC

A "recreational pilot permit"? I thought a commercial licence would be required for his work.
by jakeandelwood
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soft ground grabs another Cessna
Replies: 32
Views: 6047

Re: Soft ground grabs another Cessna

pelmet wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:13 pm
Cat Driver wrote:
35 knot tailwind landings.
Why?
It is called extreme exaggeration.
That tailwind might be ok on a "curving hiway" LOL, isn't that how you learn?
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YEG Applications process
Replies: 260
Views: 59679

Re: YEG Applications process

flyboy987 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:47 am
Looks like after 18 months post in-person interview i didnt make it :(.

Thinking aobut rea-applying but it says im not eligble for 18 months? I beleive i was told i can apply again right away? Does anybody knwo for sure?
i had to wait the 18 months to re-apply from square one, it sucks.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Midair Near Ottawa
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Another Midair Near Ottawa

No doubt,what can you do anyway besides sending out a mayday for him? It was nice he was thinking of the other guy though, that's pretty admirable.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7611

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

people are idiots, i find with this social distancing when you leave space between you and the person in front of you people just think you left the gap for them to slide into, its like driving a car in traffic for christ's sake.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Midair Near Ottawa
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Another Midair Near Ottawa

I like the David Hasselhoff analogy :lol: . Seriously though, glad for no fatalities.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 3960

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

I quit flying for a paycheque some 10 years ago, I went to truck driving. It pays a bit more than what I was making flying, but not nearly as rewarding. I never could really quit flying so I ended up buying my own small plane to fly, that's the funnest flying in my opinion, doing your own thing. You...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo Crash in Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: Navajo Crash in Georgia

2112 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:09 pm
Mildly terrifying, RIP.
I'm quite sure it was much more terrifying than just "mild"
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10300

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

"Hot dog" is an unfortunate, and very vague term as applied to flying. It extends from a new C 150 pilot, yelling out alone in the cockpit "Hot dawg! I'm flying!), to someone doing something needlessly risky in a more advanced aircraft. I fly exactly two types of airplanes: Planes I own, and planes...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deduct uninsured airplane damage/loss from taxes?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Deduct uninsured airplane damage/loss from taxes?

I'm sure you could get some kind of tax relief if you had a bussiness rather than just being an individual, after all you can go out for dinner with a friend and claim it as a "business expense" but you're SOL getting any kind of tax break on your meal just as an average schmuck.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 18257

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

- the idea with an engine failure in single engine military jets is to exchange airspeed for altitude to get away from the ground, buy some time to sort things out and assess whether one can return to the same runway. The idea in the Tutor is to apex at 130 kts (above the stall speed) and assess if...

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