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by Bede
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

The Gripen is a sub-par contender as it delineates us from the international stage. As for the Super Hornet, the technology is already obsolete (ask any USN pilot). I do not buy what SAAB is saying: "Stealth will not be valuable in the future". Stealth is current evolution of technology a...
by Bede
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program
Replies: 37
Views: 888

Re: Paperless Digital Maintenance Tracking program

Here's one that I used for an airplane I used to own. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r_tqiQNAXcXQXTah9JV3WVYVu4HfbN92tO1gGRpwmlQ/edit?usp=sharing I used conditional formatting to warn me once maintenance was coming due (yellow) and red if overdue. All you had to do was update the TTSN every...
by Bede
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement Dreams
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Retirement Dreams

At this rate I'll be one of the ones flying till 67, and then going back to 703 aviation to die in my work boots, but I like your optimism. That sounds depressing. I look forward to retirement, and letting the youngsters do the daily grind. If my plan works out , 6 more years, and retire at 55. Lif...
by Bede
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

Was the anonymous emailer the same one as the plaintiff in the linked case? No. He wasn't anonymous. He was a very helpful fellow pilot who wanted to warn me of said plaintiff. I very much appreciated his message. From my reading, anti-competitive behavior is limited to dominant players who reduce ...
by Bede
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

You're right, of course you can. Welcome to the internet. I'd bet there's enough decent stuff on YouTube that you could complete the first 2 years of medical school (the years where you don't have to touch people). Read the decision above. Someone went all the way to the Federal Court of Appeal argu...
by Bede
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

I got an interesting email from someone advising me of litigation involving the publishers of other manuals. The Federal Court decision is published here: https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/fct/doc/2004/2004fc535/2004fc535.html?resultIndex=3. An appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal was dismissed in 3 par...
by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

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by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

Sweet! Expect angry emails from competitors ;-) I hope it helps a lot of people! In the intro, I put in a plug for Harv's Air. I used to recommend Harv's (until I came up with this one). I have no interest in competing with them- they do put out a good product. This one is a lot more "." ...
by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

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by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

photofly wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:29 pm Enquiring minds want to know about the Ph.D dissertation. What was the title?
Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy Investigations of Amyloid-β Aggregation
by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

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by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

Very cool! Curious... how do you certify that the student actually knows the material when you write the recommend? He doesn’t write the recommend; the student’s instructor does. I was referring to this text on the website... Contact me at the email address below for certification of your ground sc...
by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Free PPL Ground School

Wow. This is amazing, and a fantastic contribution. I haven't watched them yet, but I'm writing the PPAER soon enough; this will be a great help. You should recheck all the links - I noticed "Meteorology 5: Moisture" actually links to "Air Law 5: Airspace". Thank you sir. You ar...
by Bede
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Free PPL Ground School
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Free PPL Ground School

My Covid project was to make my ground school into narrated YouTube video's. Since our ground schools are shut down, I figured I'd have videos for students to watch followed by students getting together with their instructor one on one to have the interactive portion of their learning. For everyone'...
by Bede
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots Getting a Tip
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: Pilots Getting a Tip

Inverted2 wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:58 pm
Bede wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:35 pm Once I took an FA out to dinner with the $50 I got. Good old days.
Did you get something in return? :mrgreen:
Lol. No. We're both married.
by Bede
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots Getting a Tip
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: Pilots Getting a Tip

Once I took an FA out to dinner with the $50 I got. Good old days.
by Bede
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor taking control
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Re: Instructor taking control

In response to the original question about taking control any time a student makes a mistake... the Flight Instructor Guide recommends taking control when a student makes a MAJOR error. This rationale is consistent with the principle of PRIMACY, so as to avoid the student developing negative/incorr...
by Bede
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Life Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Life Insurance

The important thing is that you look through the exclusions of the policy. Some have no exclusions, some have flying, skydiving, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, etc.
However even if you get such a restrictive policy, you will still be covered except if you die while doing an excluded activity.
by Bede
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor taking control
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Instructor taking control

My wife (an instructor as well) and I had a friendly discussion today about when an instructor should take control from a student. My philosophy is to take control from a student when the safety of the aircraft is jeopardized. Obviously you also take control if there is no hope of a student completi...
by Bede
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B

So it sounds like you want to lease an airplane to Morningstar. Am I correct?
Generally, an aircraft lease doesn't come with a pilot.

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