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by broken_slinky
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airplane stuck in the states
Replies: 79
Views: 3619

Re: Airplane stuck in the states

It's not an issue to go specifically to the US to retrieve a plane whether you're a commercial pilot or not. There's also no rule to isolate after the flight as you're considered crew. Now if you decide to bring 5 of your buddies and make a weekend out of it, it's a different story. Personally, I wo...
by broken_slinky
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU threw out my old PTR, need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: FTU threw out my old PTR, need advice

FreelanceInstructor wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 pm
If there were any PTR's collecting dust, they were to be delivered to Transport.
Were any regs cited during that discussion? What is the reasonable time period an FTU is to maintain the PTR?
by broken_slinky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Getting Fired.
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: Getting Fired.

Ditto what the others said. Being a service based company owner myself, I'd be more apt to hire someone who admitted a mistake and owned it rather than someone who tried to blame it on everyone else. My customers also understand that accidents and mistakes are going to happen. They just want to know...
by broken_slinky
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tourist stuck at airport for 100 days due to lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: Tourist stuck at airport for 100 days due to lockdown

Pretty hard to feel sympathy for a guy who ignored the travel restrictions and decided to try and fly somewhere without researching if he'd even be allowed in the foreign country.
by broken_slinky
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dauntless Aviation Inrat prep Software
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Dauntless Aviation Inrat prep Software

It has a ton of great questions and they're somewhat similar to the INRAT but not exact. TC likes to twist questions in such a way that makes you reread questions a dozen times to get the true meaning. If you're answering the majority of questions correctly on Dauntless, you'll have a good chance of...
by broken_slinky
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Amputee PPL

We have a local pilot who is wheelchair bound and has the plane configured with hand controls. As others have stated, I'm not sure of the medical hoops that had to be jumped through or training requirements for insurance, etc...
by broken_slinky
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3148

Re: Flight training with masks?

does anyone have any experience yet with using masks AND headsets? Jesus, the wires and elastics in such a small space just... intimidate me. Masks and headsets work fine with eyeglasses. I wear glasses and contact. Yeah, it takes a bit to get things in place so you don't get fogged up glasses. I a...
by broken_slinky
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 2581

Re: Private aircraft import

Also look at having to do a prop overhaul straight away. Very few US planes have had any sort of overhaul in the last 10 years unless there was a prop strike. As Whistlerboy02 stated, you'll spend 10% at least even if the plane is pristine.
by broken_slinky
Mon May 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Quick drain oil valve
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Quick drain oil valve

Mine has a 1/4 turn quick drain valve on it. A piece of 3/8" clear plastic tubing fits on it slightly snug. When the engine is hot, it slips over easier and sort of seals itself on. I wear a pair of gloves and just reach in next to the exhaust and slip it on. 9/10 times I get it connected without ma...
by broken_slinky
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPL Written Test- transport canada
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: PPL Written Test- transport canada

That would be interesting if Harv's Air could do it online. My opinion is don't bet on it. Taking the exam requires you to be video monitored and the person monitoring you needs to be an authorized TC invigilator. The exam can also be taken at a TC regional office where you go through similar scruti...
by broken_slinky
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Piper Cherokee Lands on Quebec Autoroute
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Piper Cherokee Lands on Quebec Autoroute

There is a video I saw where it was trailing a bit of smoke...so guessing that it might not have been able to. Saw the same video. While still about 100' above the road, you could see some pretty distinct black/grey smoke that looks like it was trailing off the engine cowl. If you had to do an emer...
by broken_slinky
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions

1) Should I ask Canadian flight service for a border crossing code? I've seen mixed answers on that. Not necessary. When you talk to ground at YBW and state that you have a flight plan to the US, you can request a squawk code then or they will automatically give you one. Sometimes the code will not...
by broken_slinky
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is avgas not cheaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: Why is avgas not cheaper?

What's the shelf life for Avgas? I've heard using standard storage, 1 year is never an issue. Remember reading a report that fuel sampled 2-3 year in proper storage met all the requirements. Storage of 10 plus years was possible if it was kept at lower temperatures and measures put in place to prev...
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school delays - Covid19
Replies: 75
Views: 6365

Re: Flight school delays - Covid19

Just got an email stating the Ottawa Flying club will remain open for flight training, sim training and LOFT training with the exception to ground schools being postponed. And they shut down the kitchen? Doesn't make sense. Thoughts?? :smt014 They had a post on Facebook yesterday that they were sta...
by broken_slinky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is avgas not cheaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: Why is avgas not cheaper?

It's dropping in price. Whether the airport or FBO is dropping the price is another. Perhaps the fuel supplier hasn't dropped the price either?
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Corona virus and flight training
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Corona virus and flight training

Civic wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:07 am
Seneca college and the Waterloo Wellington flight centre have closed for now!
Wonder if their closure is more related to the number of "post-secondary" and international pilots they train versus the average joe off the street that wants his/her PPL?
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4508

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Well that was kind of my point. Given you can do all of the things I listed with a spreadsheet, there's no reason to stop using a spreadsheet. That said, as someone else pointed out, everything you describe is possible today. The problem with any of those features is just as you get them all workin...
by broken_slinky
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4508

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

privateer wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Does anybody have a code for Excel/Numbers for a logbook? I am not very good at it.
Shoot me a private with your email and I can send you a copy of mine.
by broken_slinky
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 3363

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

Their answer about insurance liability is a cop-out. What is your statement based on? Do you deal with their insurance provider or have knowledge of the conversations between the FTU and their provider? Over the last few years, especially this year, underwriters are using every excuse under the sun...
by broken_slinky
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4508

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

What features would you guys like to see in an online logbook? 1. Free. No cost, ever. 2. Open. No restriction on exporting the data to a standard format (csv, xls, ods) 3. Eternal. The website should be there for the rest of my flying career. :D LOL, that's the perfect business model to use to dev...
by broken_slinky
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in your Flight Bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: What's in your Flight Bag?

The PLB is meant to be a backup to the ELT in the aircraft, correct? I can't see how something that is handheld can be as reliable as something that's already in the plane... Go back through the accident reports and see how many ELTs fail to activate. Pretty scary how many don't. The PLB is only ef...
by broken_slinky
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rental Gear for a Bahamas Flight in a C-150
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Rental Gear for a Bahamas Flight in a C-150

Yeah, Banyan in Fort Lauderdale or APP Jet Center in Fort Pierce are your best bets. APP is a bit less on the rental rates. I ended up buying a PLB just because it can be used over land or water, hiking, skiing, etc... What risks are there in taking a 150 over to the islands that any other single pr...
by broken_slinky
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?

Insurance companies will look at you more favorably the more training you do and ratings/licenses you get.
by broken_slinky
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Order of ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 2171

Re: Order of ratings

Do your IFR training now at night. Those hours will count towards your night rating. Even if you don't go past night and OTT, the IFR training will be of benefit.
by broken_slinky
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Order of ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 2171

Re: Order of ratings

There is the order I usually give to my student: -night rating (build up your IFR time) -around 150 hours- multi -the IFR (that you need to keep valid) and then the CPL VFR OTT is not very useful if you plan to do your CPL as it's included. You can do your multi-engine at any time but later is bett...

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