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by photofly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Plane Design, Transport Canada Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: New Plane Design, Transport Canada Regulations

I’ll rephrase then: given the millions it’s going to cost, asking for advice from someone he “ran into” seems to be an inauspicious start. “Can you point me towards the nearest Sobeys?” - sure. “Should I certify my plane for production in the US or Canada?” - not so much.
by photofly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Plane Design, Transport Canada Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: New Plane Design, Transport Canada Regulations

Given the millions of dollars it’s going to cost, asking for free anonymous advice on a website doesn’t seem to be a promising start.
by photofly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

Also the regulation forbidding the teaching of a new exercise until PGI has been taught, is unhelpful in this respect. I don’t agree with this statement. New material should never be taught in the airplane. As a general rule, it's fine. But presenting it as rigid law, under threat of a $1000 fine f...
by photofly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

I agree that “one exercise, one flight” is not helpful. The FIG shoots itself in the foot in the way it presents air exercises vs. “Lesson Plans”.

Also the regulation forbidding the teaching of a new exercise until PGI has been taught, is unhelpful in this respect.
by photofly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

Is the "you must do five hours of alternating dual/solo flights doing nothing but circuits until you have five hours solo time" a common thing? Did it used to be? Because that eats up 7-10 hours of flight time.
by photofly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance flight instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Freelance flight instruction

I just sent you a private message.
by photofly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance flight instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Freelance flight instruction

Easier to go to a flight school. More rewarding to team up and buy an airplane.

Where are you?
by photofly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

I don't think retired accountants necessarily make very good teachers of arithmetic, and I don't see why a retired airline pilot should ex-officio be good at teaching ab-initio flying skills. They might be, or they might not. I should think a decent tennis coach or high school teacher with basic fac...
by photofly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seven years to create an RAF Pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Seven years to create an RAF Pilot

If you thought Sault College was taking a long time to churn out CPL's, have a thought for the poor RAF who can't turn out a useful fast jet pilot in under seven years.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/0 ... ng_aspire/
by photofly
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Do I need to reapply for a medical?
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Do I need to reapply for a medical?

By this time my medical status has changed. Go and see a CAME for medical examination, and take the letter from TC with you - it will have your file number on it - give this to the doctor so the paperwork connects. Then follow up and make sure that whatever extra information TC asked for is sent. T...
by photofly
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CIAS 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: CIAS 2019

valleyboy wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:39 pm
it's a crime. The CNE hasn't been a world class show since the early 80's.
It’s a lot harder to be a world class show in an era where sushi is available in every strip mall and fresh pasta is a staple.
by photofly
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CIAS 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: CIAS 2019

Why were the Snowbirds opening the show and while I loved seeing the Red Arrows, why were they closing a Canadian show.

For the same reasons it apparently takes twice as many hours to get a PPL as it used to.

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Is that you on the left or the right?
by photofly
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red arrows at TIAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: Red arrows at TIAS today

Sorry - Toronto International Air Show
by photofly
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red arrows at TIAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: Red arrows at TIAS today

BAe Hawk T1's. Except for the Mark 1 seagull, in frame 25
by photofly
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red arrows at TIAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: Red arrows at TIAS today

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by photofly
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red arrows at TIAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Red arrows at TIAS today

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by photofly
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

I'm also sure its not lost on some the irony of demanding a more accurate accounting of time in a flight that inherently uses an inaccurate system. You're confusing accuracy and precision. Recording flights to the nearest 0.1 isn't very precise, but it is accurate, because (if it's done properly) t...
by photofly
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

Here's a TC document on how flight time applies to helicopters, but it's relevant to airplanes ("aeroplanes") too:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... ION_01.pdf
by photofly
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4685

Re: okotoks flight school

Alas, “airtime plus .2” is expressly forbidden by Transport.
by photofly
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9346

Re: Boeing Max.

The on-again off-again aspect of MCAS seems unusual. Stick pushers, stick feel adjustment systems, load alleviation systems - isn't it unusual for them to run for 5 seconds, then shut down for 10 seconds, then magically start up again? Wouldn't they be either active at a given point in the flight en...
by photofly
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice with TDG
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Looking for advice with TDG

Don’t be so sure. Since anything with an engine is considered a dangerous good (which the regulation seems to include the motor vehicle of choice you may be travelling in) Obviously not. While an internal combustion engine is listed as a Class III dangerous good under Schedule 1 of the Transport of...
by photofly
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice with TDG
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Looking for advice with TDG

Squaretail wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:03 am
since they have determined that EVERYONE in Canada is subject to this regulation ( be careful going camping if you are carrying, well, anything without training)
There's a 150kg gross mass exemption that covers people for road and water transport, so we're ok to go camping.
by photofly
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 2989

Re: Re registering grass strip.

How difficult/expensive to maintain is a gravel strip?
by photofly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How bright are those lights
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: How bright are those lights

I was being silly; but the eye has a great range of accommodation to different brightnesses: from a moonlit night to bright sunlight is a vast range of illumination when measured. So it makes a lot of sense to that a 1-5 scale of brightness would be non-linear. What you might want on a clear moonles...
by photofly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 2236

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

Ah, right, didn’t realize it was my money being wasted along with the students’.

Might be worth contacting the Ministry of Education anyway.

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