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by hairdo
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The "best" school
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: The "best" school

I frankly don't belive any particular school is going to help you there, unless it's for an instructor position at a school, in which case FTU's generally prefer their former students (know the people). Who you know in the company is going to get the job.
by hairdo
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Iran Air
Replies: 25
Views: 2362

Re: Iran Air

WTF??? Is that someones practical joke?
by hairdo
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Staff House Accomodations
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: Staff House Accomodations

Pretty decent. Essentially a basement apartment. Have wireless internet. 1 bathroom/two bedrooms, two people max at any given time (crew for the day). Physical fitness... go out for a walk/run/do pushups/etc... I'm more inclined to sleep, watch TV, or read. In for about 5-6ish hours between sched ru...
by hairdo
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Top Aces adds a Luftwaffe Challenger to it's fleet based YUL
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Re: Top Aces adds a Luftwaffe Challenger to it's fleet based

they've got a pair of Alpha Jets in YHZ
by hairdo
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: New CPL - how long did it take to find your 1st job?
Replies: 28
Views: 1909

Re: New CPL - how long did it take to find your 1st job?

4 months. Though I was doing my instructor rating during that time. About 18hrs after my instructor ride, I was doing my first rev flight.
by hairdo
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPC/Ride question
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: PPC/Ride question

meh. Max is only 490 knots indicated. It's nice tooling around down low at 400 knots indicated, but I wouldn't call that fast. My father used to fly twice that fast in the weeds in the F-104, which still holds the world low-altitude speed record: 1000 mph. http://www.dcr.net/~stickmak/JOHT/joht12f-...
by hairdo
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPC/Ride question
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: PPC/Ride question

everything happens much faster and with a greater degree of complexity in a multi-turbine than in a 172 Really?! I find turbine engines so much simpler. PS Not sure I know what you mean by "much faster". Are you hinting that you're breaking the 250 knot rule below 10k? What gives you the idea that ...
by hairdo
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPC/Ride question
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: PPC/Ride question

I also do not think flying your initial 20 hours IFR in a seminole over a C172 is going to make you a superior pilot. It may not make you a superior pilot, but everything happens much faster and with a greater degree of complexity in a multi-turbine than in a 172, so a light twin might make your tr...
by hairdo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class 2 Instructor Upgrade: I'm READY or...maybe...NOT?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: Class 2 Instructor Upgrade: I'm READY or...maybe...NOT?

Gotta agree with the others. You may have the numbers to do the FT, but if you can't find that CAR for it, I don't think you're ready for it. You're going to get grilled on the CARs on your exam and ride (rightly so, since you are going to be taking on a supervisory role), so spend some time reading...
by hairdo
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Upgrading from Class 4 to Class 1 at once? (Instructor)
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Upgrading from Class 4 to Class 1 at once? (Instructor)

No. Have a read through 421.70 to 421.72 (something you should be familiar with if you are thinking of doing an upgrade, especially to a 2 or 1), in particular point one of each CAR. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm#421_70 http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civila...
by hairdo
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beech Bonanza Down - Seneca College
Replies: 61
Views: 17516

Re: Beech Bonanza Down - Seneca College

My condolences to the friends and family. RIP
by hairdo
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night Rating
Replies: 55
Views: 5044

Re: Night Rating

Night flying can be quite enjoyable, but also quite dangerous if you're not fully prepared for it. -Fatigue is a major item that you need to be aware of and manage (ie. if you're tired, not a good time for a flight). Since most people sleep at night, they tend to be tired unless it's: a) early eveni...
by hairdo
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Sweet Hughes 500/Long line music Vid
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Sweet Hughes 500/Long line music Vid

Nice vid, though I don't see what's so vertigo inducing about it.
by hairdo
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain city aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: Mountain city aviation

mmm... real classy bud. TC and his class 2 examiner determined him to be satisfactory for the job of CFI. If you're so much better, why aren't you CFI?
by hairdo
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Personal Callsigns
Replies: 22
Views: 2751

Re: Personal Callsigns

Got it from my first instructor. When I started training, I had perfectly combed over hair... :lol: so he bestowed the 'honour' of "Hairdo" on me. It's not widely know by those who know me, but those who do know, haven't forgot so far.
by hairdo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Buffalo Airways DC-4 Low-Level take-off
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Buffalo Airways DC-3 Low-Level take-off

slam525i wrote:I'm pretty sure that's not a DC-3...
I wonder what has you thinking that.... hmmmm... :lol:

Even says DC4 on the youtube title.
by hairdo
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Poll for current flight instructors
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Poll for current flight instructors

And, ahem (spelling police alert), option three has instruction spelt as "instruciton." Sorry, couldn't help myself. lol spelt :) –noun a wheat, Triticum aestivum spelta, native to southern Europe and western Asia, used chiefly for livestock feed. Ah, but if you consult a Brit, you would find that ...
by hairdo
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cargo plane crash in Dubai
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: Cargo plane crash in Dubai

That is one emergency that I would never want to have to deal with. I would rather have an engine failure in a single-engine aircraft in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere than a cockpit fire. If there is one emergency that scares the crap out of me, that's it.

RIP
by hairdo
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Poll for current flight instructors
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Poll for current flight instructors

I agree with burninggoats in that, while I am not intending on staying as a career flight instructor, I do not view flight instruction as a way to "build hours." (though I do understand the use of it for the purpose of the poll) And, ahem (spelling police alert), option three has instruction spelt a...
by hairdo
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's the deal with grass strips?
Replies: 27
Views: 3138

Re: What's the deal with grass strips?

Isn't it a BF-109? Nope, definitely a Spit in that video. Elliptical wings and engine cowling shape (in particular the exhaust. The 109's exhaust is near the bottom of the engine cowling whereas the Spits was near the top) give it away. I don't think so. But I'd settle on a T-16. They were pretty k...
by hairdo
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: The future of cabin comfort.
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: The future of cabin comfort.

Unrealistic model used. Try getting an average Canadian and American in there. I was just thinking that. How on earth are you going to get someone who is rather large into those seats? Is there going to be a skinny class and fatty class or something? Or would they try to cram them in like you cram ...
by hairdo
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATR 42 Down in Venezuela
Replies: 9
Views: 1557

Re: ATR 42 Down in Venezuela

1st photo from the yahoo report is definitely a Dash7 (two engine pods left side of fuselage, as well as another visible on the right). 2nd to 4th photos are clearly not of the 7, as the part of the fuselage shown has two wheel wells in it (on the 7, the mains retract into #2 and 3 engine nacelles),...
by hairdo
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Strong Winds
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Strong Winds

Question on this topic for the instructors: How windy is too windy for training? I know it depends on the phase of training and the skill of the student, but at which wind speed do you "batten down the hatches" and head home for a cold one? Like you said, depends on the skill level and phase of tra...
by hairdo
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Teaching the precautionary landing
Replies: 16
Views: 2610

Re: Teaching the precautionary landing

Like tailwheel skills, I'm afraid that the ability to land on a unpaved surface is long gone. Sadly I know pilots who proudly proclaim that their airplanes never touch nothing but pavement. :| That is pretty sad. Every time I take someone onto a grass strip for their first time, it has always been ...
by hairdo
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: harvest time in NB...
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: harvest time in NB...

This guy is an idiot. He thinks that people inject weed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti3QAlKx10c I'm hijacking this thread. Weed should be legal. It's a plant and we can make paper out of it. Screw it. I'm high on legal ethanol. I'm starting another thread. Sorry to burst your bubble, but he's t...

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