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by photofly
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: 50 hours and no solo

Really.....If --- and I say IF --- this is a school taking advantage of students, foreign or otherwise--- instead of counselling them properly -- that school(s) should lose their OC. Note I said "IF". Continuing to train someone who shouldn't be trained....is a legitimate safety issue for them and ...
by photofly
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Inhibiting a Flat Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Inhibiting a Flat Engine

The lycoming service bulletin on the subject (I forget the number) says "through the spark plug hole, spray the interior of each cylinder with approximately two ounces of the preservative oil mixture using an airless spray gun".

How about WD40? That might work too.
by photofly
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

It is regrettable that the justification for such a change is only that "foreign authorities are now contemplating alternative countries for the training of their airline cadets."
by photofly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...

complexintentions wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:34 am
Source is Wikipedia so take it for what it's worth, but the B767 has a glide ratio of about 12:1.

The B787 has an estimated glide ratio of approximately 21:1.
I find it very hard to believe there could be that wide a range!
by photofly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...

I take it jet aircraft don't glide as well as a 172. You'd think so at first glance, but I was curious about this, and did some investigation. It turns out the glide ratio of a 172N is about 9.1:1, and the A320 is about 17.2:1. So, actually the jet does almost twice as well as a 172. Sources: C172N...
by photofly
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C 172 checklist Canada vs US
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: C 172 checklist Canada vs US

. while the 172 pilot in his or her first lessons barely knows what a transponder or carb heat or the ATIS is. I don't think a checklist is the right place to teach a student what a transponder or carb heat or ATIS is. It's not a substitute for systems knowledge, either. A checklist should be short...
by photofly
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

You're correct in that TC does due diligence. But if they accept your paperwork and agree to register the airplane, in error, that still doesn't speak to its ownership. Nor does TC's latest record of a sale accurately represent the owner: just as in your example, they didn't know the insurance compa...
by photofly
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

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, you go to register the airplane and TC tells you that the seller wasn't the title holder (ie. the "owner" on the last bill of sale). It's a co...
by photofly
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 99
Views: 11682

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

I don't think it's very onerous. You write to your immediate neighbours, you write to the county, you write to any aerodrome operator within 30nm, wait six weeks, collect their comments, decide if you're going to change anything, and send a summary to the minister and to everyone you wrote to.
by photofly
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey

I did do a checkout flight in a Cardinal a few years ago. Different type of airfoil from your typical single engine Cessna and nice big doors. I also got a ride a few months back in a nice P210. Pretty cool but those wings sure are long. What supports them. No struts on any Cardinals and no struts ...
by photofly
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C 172 checklist Canada vs US
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: C 172 checklist Canada vs US

Even though the checklist in an approved flight manual is de-facto approved, I don't detect any regulatory requirement to use an approved checklist. The Canadian regulations require (602.60) a checklist or placards that enable the aircraft to be operated in accordance with limitations specified in t...
by photofly
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Transport Canada Website Down

Personally I like having the entire CARs on one page - makes it trivial to search. I can't stand having all the Standards on different pages. And someone should introduce whoever is responsible to the concept of hyperlinking, so that each regulation is linked to its standard, where there is one. Hyp...
by photofly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio license
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Radio license

The radiotelephone equipment at such stations shall be of a type that requires only simple external switching, has a power output not exceeding 250 watts effective radiated power Good grief. Most airplane radios are either 5W or 10W. From the Industry Canada website: Licensing Requirements Do I nee...
by photofly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Taxi Franchise idea?
Replies: 42
Views: 12514

Re: Air Taxi Franchise idea?

I think the corporate structure needs more thinking. Franchises are usually independent companies that licence the intellectual property of trademarks, operating manuals from the franchisor, as well as entering into contractual arrangements with the franchisor over leased property etc. But essential...
by photofly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Transport Canada Website Down

It's a separate oil system if it's not attached to another engine. i.e. if the oil system is shared by two engines, you only need one temperature gauge.

I don't think you're going to get very far claiming that you have an oil system but you don't need a working oil temperature gauge.
by photofly
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Transport Canada Website Down

... because the regulations aren't on the Transport Canada website :-) ? https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/FullText.html 605.14 No person shall conduct a take-off in a power-driven aircraft for the purpose of day VFR flight unless it is equipped with ... (f) an oil pressure ...
by photofly
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: New AOC 12yr Engine TBO
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: New AOC 12yr Engine TBO

There is no need to adhere to the twelve year calendar time as it is a service bulletin. Service bulletins are not mandatory therefore disregard the calendar time. The hard time is used and if you are a new AOC it will take good maintenance and engine shop recommendations to escalate this time. Our...
by photofly
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: QUick Question around time off during training
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: QUick Question around time off during training

I can't really even believe after someone has gone thru all the hoops and gotten to the training stage at Nav Canada that they would actually ask for time off for a wedding. The last time I re-arranged my life for a wedding they divorced after 3 months anyway. If one is inclined to be quite so cyni...
by photofly
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 22
Views: 3030

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

Strange response from the doctor. Test is for diabetes, not urological conditions. I agree. TP 13312 - Handbook for civil aviation medical examiners says only this about urine testing: Urinalysis Routine dip-stick testing of the urine for glucose is required at each aviation medical examination. Th...
by photofly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

Is this about the definition of “safety pilot” or the fact I pointed out you made an incorrect statement when you stated “There is no concept in Canada of a “safety pilot” ? You're right! I have a reasonable knowledge of the regulations, but I haven't memorized all the definitions. Thank you for po...
by photofly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

I would suggest the interesting thing about the safety pilot definition is it removes any ambiguity about who can be a safety pilot, you have to be a “pilot”, not a dog, and the duties are confined to when “simulated instrument flight” is being conducted. Well, I don't agree with you. There's a lot...
by photofly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

The interesting thing about the definition of "safety pilot" in the CARs is that the only place the term appears in the regulations (as far as I can tell) is in the definition itself. To that extent, it's as useful as a defintion of "custard". And the only place I can find it in the CARs Standards i...
by photofly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 4123

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

A whole bunch of off-topic stuff was removed.
by photofly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging dual time on mutual flights
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Logging dual time on mutual flights

If the PF was a PPL student working on his/her CPL/IFR and I were a mifr commercial pilot sitting right seat as PM/acting as safety pilot to keep us in VMC, could I have actually logged some of that time? PIlot Flying and Pilot Monitoring are concepts from multi-crew CRM, and don't apply to the Ces...
by photofly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 4123

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

There's a whole thing about tax deductions for meals that transport employees pay for: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/ic73-21r9/claims-meals-lodging-expenses-transport-employees.html But it looks like meals provided away from your home base are not a...

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