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by Spokes
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Mainline FO ad.
Replies: 26
Views: 4527

Re: Westjet Mainline FO ad.

"DON’T expect any shuffling of positions, lawsuits, grievances or any bullshit like that. It’s just not happening." That's something you can't control. I'm dealing with the same "hopes" with respect to my ex-spouse. She is threatening to take me to court, looking for retroactive spousal support (ab...
by Spokes
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Deviating from a published IFR approach.
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Deviating from a published IFR approach.

Just tell ATC that you will fly with visual references to whatever point you will intercept and begin the approach.
by Spokes
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1683

Re: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

flyinhigh wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:36 am
If I can sit on my deck with a beer in my hand, I'll watch my laptop while it delivers pop and chips to pikagikum :smt040
Not so far fetched.
by Spokes
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada bids for mothballed prototype drone from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Canada bids for mothballed prototype drone from Germany

What is it with the constant stream of used hardware that our military seems to be getting?
by Spokes
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1683

Re: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

How long until we start losing pilot jobs to this kind of UAVs? Or how many more years of two-crew operations? I wonder how feasible it'd be to ''upgrade'' the current two-crew rated airplanes to fly single pilot. It’s one thing to use a UAV for cargo or surveillance, but I think we are a long way ...
by Spokes
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Whats causing that shooting star
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Whats causing that shooting star

Meteors and meteorites as the enter the atmosphere travel so fast that they compress the air in front of their path, which creates high levels of heat that burn up the object. This is the light of the “shooting star” that you are seeing. The source of these meteorites are varied. In some cases they ...
by Spokes
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Best place for multi IFR training??
Replies: 41
Views: 6764

Re: Best place for multi IFR training??

At Cornwall you will be loading up the flight plan in the GPS for half hour on the ground while 2 engines are running @ $400 per hour and the instructor who doesn't give a shit about you or your money is looking out the window and/or texting. Put your flight plan in before start, then save it. Afte...
by Spokes
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 11202

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

Banning cannabis use among any staff is nothing short of hypocritical and grossly over correcting. While I completely agree with the ban and strongly agree cannabis, like any other state altering substance, in the wrong hands is a public danger. It, however is also a scientifically proven medicine ...
by Spokes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Want to make six figures? Try being a drone pilot (Article)
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Want to make six figures? Try being a drone pilot (Article)

I have done some uav work in the past. Average pay 150-170k. Easy work. Decent money. Crappy locations. Kinda boring work. Canadian company working overseas.
by Spokes
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: tablet on the CPL checkride?
Replies: 35
Views: 2364

Re: tablet on the CPL checkride?

Have heard a student used it for the cross country and did most of the planning on it and the examiner in flight told him “oops the battery died on it, now what?” Student lost all focus and the flight test was given a fail and came back, so don’t rely on apps or gps in the plane please, good old lo...
by Spokes
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Training: Boundary Bay vs Pitt Meadows
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: PPL Training: Boundary Bay vs Pitt Meadows

Ultimately I would choose the one that has the shortest time for you to drive to. All these airports have thier advantages and disadvantages. They are not always obvious. During the 10 minutes used to fly from Boundary Bay to the trading area, there is ample training that can be done. Other comments...
by Spokes
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

We already have to pee in a cup for our medical. We already have piss tests at construction job sites. This is nothing new and should be expected, given the responsibility of hundreds of people's lives. When you pee in a cup for your medical do you know what the purpose of such is? Had a bit of a s...
by Spokes
Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: XC below 3,000 AGL
Replies: 22
Views: 1973

Re: XC below 3,000 AGL

Give altitude as VFR.
by Spokes
Sat May 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Complex W&B examples
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Complex W&B examples

The toughest part I found in creating these apps is in making the interface intuitive enough that a user can just load it and start. Things I have found that I needed to do include: A utility to create an example aircraft to illustrate how the overall operation of the app behaves. Individual help fi...
by Spokes
Sat May 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Complex W&B examples
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Complex W&B examples

Also changing aircraft moment for gear up/down configuration.
by Spokes
Sat May 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Complex W&B examples
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Complex W&B examples

Things you might include that I have included on my W&B app: Warnings for overweight stations and intermediate calculations. Ie zfw max landing etc. Ability to set fuel station weight either directly using mass, or by volume of fuel in tanks. Support for consumable stations. Ie deice fluid, maybe sp...
by Spokes
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Hours towards CPL (what counts?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

Re: Hours towards CPL (what counts?)

I don’t think you even need the t&g at the end of your 300 for it to count. Just have to cover the distance I though.
by Spokes
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Airplane log times vs pilot log times
Replies: 40
Views: 3306

Re: Airplane log times vs pilot log times

What about time on floats spent learning sailing, docking, beaching etc. You could spend an hour or more in the plane and not leave the water.
by Spokes
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Hours towards CPL (what counts?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

Re: Hours towards CPL (what counts?)

I believe that the instrument training has to come from a flight instructor to be counted towards cpl time.
by Spokes
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weight and Balance Apps
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Weight and Balance Apps

AeroW&B is what I use. Stand alone w&b app.
by Spokes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: American Express credit card w/lounge access?
Replies: 45
Views: 4980

Re: American Express credit card w/lounge access?

I often had access to The premier lounge in Vancouver simply by virtue of having an Amex corporate card. Not all premier lounges gave this service though.
by Spokes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Class 3 Flight Instructor Pay??
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Class 3 Flight Instructor Pay??


Spectrum Airways pays $21/hr for class 3 instructors. You get paid for the time you bill students (PGI, DUAL), no extras (Night Rating Solo Supervision not paid, 16 hrs a month "pilot duty" desk job not paid).”

How can anyplace get away with requiring unpaid work? Isn’t that illegal?
by Spokes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Class E airspace on an IFR Flight plan
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Class E airspace on an IFR Flight plan

Assuming you are more than 3000 agl.
by Spokes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Career move - what would you do (opinions?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: Career move - what would you do (opinions?)

There is another’s ting to consider. Life is short, and money isn’t everything. What do you want to do? How much do you like your current job? How much do you think you will like being an airline pilot? All the money in the world is useless if you are unhappy with your situation. Ok, well maybe not ...
by Spokes
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China: Drone Cargo Tested
Replies: 44
Views: 2863

Re: China: Drone Cargo Tested

I don’t think drone trucks are that far away. The google self driving cars already have a safer driving record than human driven cars. Drone surveillance and cargo hauling already happens in war zones. It will come, just a matter of time. Eventually no one will give it a second thought. It will simp...

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