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by Bede
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Re registering grass strip.

The rules surrounding aerodrome registration have changed significantly over the last few years. Due to pressure from municipalities, it is now necessary to do public consultations and environmental assessment prior to registration, depending on the location. http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2016/2...
by Bede
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: WS jumpseat question

On a related sidebar note, does anyone know why TC is against developing a Candian CASS program for jump seaters, or better yet, integrating into the American CASS program, for crossborder continental J/S opportunities as a possible backup option (at Captain's discretion) when loads are tight? We a...
by Bede
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd

Raymond Hall wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 pm
res judicata
The irony is killing me.
by Bede
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd

If you read the decision, you will see that the outcome turned exclusively on legal procedure, not on the merits of the underlying issues—procedure before the Commission in how they assess the complaints before them. Umm, that’s how judicial reviews work- it’s not an avenue to re-litigate your case...
by Bede
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: P-STAR
Replies: 26
Views: 9735

Re:

I honestly don't know how long you have between writing the P-star and having a Student Pilot Permit issued (I do issue Student Pilot Permits), but I would suspect that if it took you two years to progress from writing the exam to getting a permit issued, you have some serious problems to deal with...
by Bede
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: J3 vs C172
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: J3 vs C172

ShawnR wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm
I am considering an O300 powered C172,
That's a really pricey engine come overhaul time.
by Bede
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor and ACP
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Instructor and ACP

In Canada, it's an ATPL.

You don't get ACP privileges with an instructor rating.

You start at class 4 instructor and need 100 hrs, 3 solo recommends and 3 successful flight test recommends, all under supervision at a flying school, to move to class 3. Class 3 let's you instruct unsupervised.
by Bede
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PE issues
Replies: 9
Views: 586

PE issues

Has any one else had issues with their local PE's? All of our PE's are associated with the local flying college. They seem to be interested in only doing college flight tests, and aren't that available for outside flight tests. When they are available, at least one is now charging $400. When they do...
by Bede
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 19
Views: 1317

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

20 years ago insuring that kind of arrangement might have been straightforward. I've never seen it being an issue on certified airplanes. The premium isn't even that much higher. My friends with a Citabria on floats/skis were paying $2200/yr and all they had were a SPP. I did a seaplane rating on a...
by Bede
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Inhibiting a Flat Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Inhibiting a Flat Engine

Dessicant plugs are good, but you also need to block off the exhaust so that no air gets in.
by Bede
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

Yes, you are correct.
by Bede
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 52
Views: 17137

Re: The Ol' PFO

Rupert_Pupkin wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 pm
Hey all,

Just got PFO'd from AC. Anyone ever been PFO'd, re-applied and got a job?

Thanks,

RP
Every Jazz pilot from c. 2005-2010.
by Bede
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

I disagree. You'll know right away when TC refuses to register the airplane. It happened to me once. I bought an airplane from a guy who "repo'd" it from a flying school. I needed to send in both bills of sale: 1- bill of sale from flying school to insurance company. 2- bill of sale from insurance c...
by Bede
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

I never did, I just looked on the transport Canada website to make sure he was the owner, and got an AME to give the plane a quick look over. You're confusing "title" (ie ownership) with "registration". Common mistake. A leasee would show up on the TC website and could sell you the airplane. Then, ...
by Bede
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: New AOC 12yr Engine TBO
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: New AOC 12yr Engine TBO

Yep. Sad but true. Best way to run them once overhauled is on condition. Run them until they start making metal or are losing power. You can probably get 2x the overhaul time out of them. By then, most major components (crank, cam) may be beyond repair, but you've still saved a bunch of money compar...
by Bede
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Retirement Wave
Replies: 10
Views: 2724

Re: Retirement Wave

The biggest peak is in 2037.
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 1866

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

My formal education consisted of having completed grade eight. Well that explains a lot. Relax, I'm just joking. A grade 8 education back then is probably what a grade 12 education is today. Most grade 8's can't even string a sentence together these days. The university graduates can't even do grad...
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

That's a really dumb decision by the company. If I was the pilot I'd send the stuff off to the company's own insurance. Since employees are always covered (vicarious liability), the insurance company would likely have to provide the pilot representation and the company would be the one footing their...
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

And there was the crew who wrote off an RJ in YYZ due to a hard landing and I believe both of them were still flying with Jazz after that one. Captain stayed at Jazz but forced onto Dash 8 because of this. Rumour is FO went to WJ. Captain was a fantastic guy. He just made a dumb mistake and coupled...
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

Maybe, but a thought that might put you at ease a bit more: in the end it is all about money. If you crash an A320, you will never make enough money to put a dent in that damage, even if you caused the damage. You'd probably be in more trouble if you crash the boss's 206 due to your gross negligenc...
by Bede
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?
Replies: 19
Views: 1194

Re: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?

I failed my PSTAR. I seem to have recovered.

We're not lawyers- no one cares about your marks.

Having said that, if you're someone who consistently has difficulty passing exams, you're going to have a difficult time on type rating courses.
by Bede
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Re: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

Squaretail wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Personally I avoid TB, that place killed Terry Fox after all.
Lol. We kill a lot of people. http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/lo ... 9de97.html
by Bede
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay. The main FBO is Shell and they charge $2.45/l + some other charge + $70(!) just for showing up on the ramp to get fuel. Looks like someone new purchased the Shell dealership. The $70 is supposedly a daily parking charge, but if you come back later in the day for ...
by Bede
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2483

Re: Traffic you cant explain

The US navy thing was likely a software glitch. It was only ever seen through the helmet and never visually and started shortly after a software update. If you look at a couple of the NY Times videos, it actually appears stationary while the tracking moves very fast because of the motion of the airp...
by Bede
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Winter jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Winter jobs

Heli ski guide. There's a lot of qualifications you need though.

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