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by Bede
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2018

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

A NIMBY is someone who gets a good deal on a piece of property and then complains about the reason they got a good deal.
by Bede
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 2252

Re: Re registering grass strip.

C-GKNT wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am
Beefitarian wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:34 am
I'm imagining owning an airstrip. Seems nice in my head. It might as well be on a nice island while I'm at it.
Everyone I know who has their own strip spends more time cutting grass and plowing snow than flying :cry:

Glenn
Lol. so true!
by Bede
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

Students should complain to the Superintendent of the Private Career Colleges Authority. He can force the college to refund fees, and ultimately to shut down the school. For Sault? I don't think so. Government funded colleges (ie. Sault, Confed, etc) are exempt from the Private Career Colleges Act....
by Bede
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 2252

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Sorry, I'm to lazy to find the reference. It was being proposed when I registered mine. I got my registration in just before the rules came into force.

Of course I could be imagining things....
by Bede
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 2252

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: 7
Views: 1609

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: 3108

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: 3108

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: 27
Views: 10353

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: 1303

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: 459

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: 858

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: 21
Views: 1880

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: 714

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: 1875

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: 55
Views: 18726

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: 1875

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: 1875

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: 1283

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: 3075

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: 2459

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 1881

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...

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