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by Bede
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Technology and Flight tests.
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Technology and Flight tests.

Isn't iPad + phone a sufficient redundancy? Or they're saying screen is too small? Haha, that's a funny point. I'm not really sure what the examiners at airports around me are actually going to do. I just know that the older pilots at my FTU think anyone who uses an iPad is bound to CFIT. It's amaz...
by Bede
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

photofly wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:16 pm
A Cessna glides a lot better than a 737 on the forced approach.
Just curious... how much time does a 737 pilot spend practicing forced approaches in that airframe?
Once every 3 years in the sim.

No a 172 does not glide better than a 737. A 737 has around double the glide ratio as a C172.
by Bede
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 33
Views: 5201

Re: Encore Recalls

Wrong, there's mainline pilots that did bit it but couldn't hold it at the time but can now. I understand that but it just doesn’t work that way. There was one opportunity to seek employment at Encore using the PTA and that was upon lay-off. It’s not in perpetuity like we wish it was. If you bid to...
by Bede
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3709

Re: Buying vs Renting

What a stupid argument. I am dumber for having read the last page on this thread.
by Bede
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance flight instructors in the Toronto area?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Freelance flight instructors in the Toronto area?

pasitew wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:46 pm Hey it seems like you should check out Flight Club (www.flightclub.life) to rent a plane to do your PPL rather than purchase it. As for instructors, some flight schools have freelance instructors as well. Pm and I’ll give you their numbers.
That’s not legal. CPL yess, PPL no.
by Bede
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Flight Instructor Rating

Robshelle is pretty much right. You can complete it in the minimum hours but will likely take a lot more ground time. There is also a lot of prep work for lesson plans. You can get some from other but will likely find that they don’t work for you and will make your own. The big thing that I have fou...
by Bede
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Requesting advise for career change to Pilot
Replies: 46
Views: 1664

Re: Requesting advise for career change to Pilot

Please have a look at this aerocadet.com, they train in Oshawa, ON. Then they have a period of internship both national and international to make you gain experience and ultimately land an airline job. The cost USD$60,000 and they claim that they are always full and have to reject applications. Wha...
by Bede
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 6679

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

rookiepilot wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:18 pm So is having a job -- and paying customers, too.
They weren't paying customers. They were on buddy passes. This is the kind of crap that results in the buddy pass system getting cancelled. Absolutely pathetic.
by Bede
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 45
Views: 6163

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

I have been out of my previous field of work for 5 years and would love to jump back into it even if I was getting a new grad salary. Instead I am getting rejected from interviews because they think I am not current in my field. I am starting to think I have to lie or go back to school to land a ha...
by Bede
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Question about building time for a float/bush career
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Question about building time for a float/bush career

Buying a float plane (especially a home built) is one of those things that much cheaper than renting. Wheel gear not so much. You can pick up a homebuilt float plane for ~$30k.
by Bede
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging time in an Experimental?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Logging time in an Experimental?

Yes it counts. Ultralights there's a maximum. Working on an amateur built doesn't count for an AME license though.
by Bede
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A mom to a child here. Needed some info
Replies: 36
Views: 1876

Re: A mom to a child here. Needed some info

I am not sure if anyone told this yet to you guys but you have a reputation of having God-Complex and snobby. Just don’t read the rest of this forum. Lol. You’ll actually find professional pilots quite humble. The egos usually get weeded out as no one can stand spending 4 days locked in a jail cell...
by Bede
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3709

Re: Buying vs Renting

pelmet wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:28 am So I decided to try something different and start renting on all my layovers.
Sounds cool. What did you have to do for check out's at these places? Not sure if it would be worth the hassle. Can you list places/types that you've rented?
by Bede
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A mom to a child here. Needed some info
Replies: 36
Views: 1876

Re: A mom to a child here. Needed some info

robshelle wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:03 pm Also, airlines like university degrees, and they don’t have to be aviation related.
Aviation college diplomas count the same from my understanding.
by Bede
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A mom to a child here. Needed some info
Replies: 36
Views: 1876

Re: A mom to a child here. Needed some info

I am in Toronto, Ontario. I will surely look into the air cadets. He is obsessed. The other day we were watching YouTube (Bright side about a May Day issue). He said, "Oh momma, looks St. Elmo's Fire". I had to google for that word :oops: It's way cooler in real life :) If I may be so forward as to...
by Bede
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A mom to a child here. Needed some info
Replies: 36
Views: 1876

Re: A mom to a child here. Needed some info

Your kid sounds like me. What province do you live in? Seneca, Sault, and Confederation all offer subsidized flight training together with a college diploma. Tuition is the same as any other program. Generally you can use RESP for flight training. Air cadets offer PPL scholarships bu they are very d...
by Bede
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance flight instructors in the Toronto area?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Freelance flight instructors in the Toronto area?

Depending on how much the local schools charge, you could probably find someone willing to freelance for the same or less. As example, when I was instructing, the school charged the student $70/hr+tax for my time. My portion of that was $26/hr. Ughh. I earned $25/hr twenty years ago. The school cha...
by Bede
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1673

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

EasyTarget wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 am What if during the flight test the Examiner say's "You've just had an iPad failure"?
"That's why I briefed the approach. IB course is XXX, frequency is XXX, minimums are XXX. Missed approach is XXX." Emergency over. :smt040
by Bede
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training in a different province
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Flight Training in a different province

Inter provincial travel restrictions are likely unconstitutional from what I've read. Not my expertise though. The industry will be shot for a few years, but from what I've read on this forum, FTU's are still going strong. I'd suggest doing your flight instructor rating at a school that will hire yo...
by Bede
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best Seaplane Rating in Ontario for International Student
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Best Seaplane Rating in Ontario for International Student

Lake Country Airways in Orillia. 1 hr north of Toronto.
https://www.lakecountryairways.ca/what- ... ht-school/

Don't know much about them but I was stuck there a couple years ago and everyone was super helpful.

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