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by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

I start ex 24 with a discussion that explains why I am teaching this, that is the last chance to save your sorry butt after you made some bad decisions. I then go through 5 scenarios with examples of what those bad decisions look like. The most important part of the first ex 24 PGI is learning how t...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range

I hate auto correct. My last bullet got auto corrected from “leaning” to “learning” ......although in retrospect I guess both apply Bottom line is you should get in the habit of leaning the mixture for cruise at every altitude on every flight, and the much quoted FTU-ism that you should not lean in ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6595

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

UAS have been part of the environment for decades already in some capacity or others. They have inherent limitations however that won’t be easy to overcome. There are no real contenders yet that can fully replace a manned multi-role fighters. We have employed, UAS in various kinematic roles but it ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6595

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Aux You are right that there are no cheap options but even the US Military is starting to struggle with F35 sustainment costs. Of note the US Navy is starting to hedge their bets with a big F18 buy. The USN just reviewed their fleet plan and the F18 will be maintained as a front line deployable asse...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Maximum Endurance vs Maximum Range

I think it is important that while it is good to understand the theoretical concepts around max range there are a host of practical factors that also apply. Any discussion about situations where you are trying to get the most range out of the fuel you have, must start with pilot decision making incl...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6595

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

The elephant in the room is the pending reality of unmanned aircraft. A lot of kinetic effects are already being delivered by unmanned aircraft, something that was impossible less than 20 years ago. Personally I think we are a Revolution in Military affairs inflection point similar to the introducti...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 39
Views: 2370

Re: Mountain checkout

Safe mountain flying is all about understanding, recognizing and mitigating the unique risks inherent in fly in mountain terrain. Book learning is a good start but I would suggest a practical demonstration by an instructor with significant real world mountain flying experience will prepare you in a ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu May 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: High Density Altitude Takeoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: High Density Altitude Takeoff.

My personal experience has been that a brief full power run up to lean the mixture has not resulted in excessive CHT’s. However the engine will definitely heat up on the ground so you want to be efficient when doing the runup checks to minimize the time the engine is running above 1000 RPM I would n...
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed May 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: High Density Altitude Takeoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: High Density Altitude Takeoff.

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How many 7000 ft + DA takeoffs have you done ?
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Short Fields
Replies: 3
Views: 5188

Re: Short Fields

..., Alternatively, If you do it "my way", perhaps this is what happens: then you abort at 30kts and have a thousand feet to stop. You try again and abort at 40kts, and have 800 feet to stop, of which you use 500. You try again and abort at 45kts, and but end up stopping 50' from the fence. Alterna...
by Big Pistons Forever
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IPC before PPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: IPC before PPC?

In retrospect I should have made an effort to be more polite in my response. It is easy to be rude on the internet but that accomplishes nothing except getting people mad at you. However that being said I stand by my message. The CAR’s are the regulations which govern our profession and you will be ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IPC before PPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: IPC before PPC?

See CAR standard 725.106 (2) (b)

I would suggest you review CAR part 705. The question you asked was very basic, especially given that you are an instructor you should be very familiar CAR part 7
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: Transport Canada

JohnnyHotRocks wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:51 am
Competition? Most qualified gets the job? That is extremely naive. That’s not how the government hires people in Canada. Race, sex and disability takes precedence. Also helps to know someone on the inside.
That description would fit how most companies hire people.......
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Issues with the Aviation Document Booklet
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Issues with the Aviation Document Booklet

From the FAA site

All paper certificate holders cannot exercise the privileges of their PAPER certificates after March 31, 2013. This includes all certificates that are issued under 14 CFR Part 63 and 65.
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Issues with the Aviation Document Booklet
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Issues with the Aviation Document Booklet

I have seen an increasing number of issues with the ADB or as it is more popularly known the “blue book” pilot license. First many but not all pilots were automatically issued with the new 10 year booklet last year. Those that did not get one are almost certainly carrying an expired ADB which means ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking For A Flight Training School In British Columbia
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Looking For A Flight Training School In British Columbia

You don’t get to choose a flight school anymore, they choose you. As far as I know all the big schools have a waiting list for training, some with a year long wait. If you want to start right away I would suggest you also look at some of the smaller schools like the ones in Nanaimo, Campbell River, ...
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6884

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

Car battery capacity has roughly doubled in the last 4 years. Double it again and the numbers start to work. I bet the technology to allow a 30 min sightsee or Vancouver to Nanaimo will be fully there in 3 years. One big issue that has not been mentioned is certification standards. Currently there a...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL oral test reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: CPL oral test reviews

The flight test guide is your friend. You should be familiar with all parts of it as it outlines what you will be tested on.

With respect to the ground portion of the test you need to review Ex 2 and 23 of the flight test guide
by Big Pistons Forever
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2001 NMS and GPS Rollover
Replies: 0
Views: 431

2001 NMS and GPS Rollover

I have a 2001 NMS unit in my Grumman which I use for VFR only flying. It used to be IFR certified in the airplane it came out of so it has the 12 satellite GPS engine. Anybody know if it will still work after the roll over ?

Garmin bought the ARNAV product line but don’t support it anymore.
by Big Pistons Forever
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Class 1 Medical Validity Q
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Class 1 Medical Validity Q

The only thing that matters is how old were you on the day of your medical . If you were 39 then the medical is good for a year. If you were 40 then it is now only good for 6 months if you are conducting commercial operations with passengers. If you are not carrying passengers or are operating 2 cre...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private License Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: Private License Cost

I am coming up on 30 years of flying instruction both full and part time. IMO the cost and more importantly the quality of a PPL training is mainly determined by 2 factors 1) The ability of the Instructor, and 2) The amount of preparatory work the student puts in. I am amazed at how many students gr...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New drone rules for Canada...
Replies: 51
Views: 3340

Re: New drone rules for Canada...

With respect to operating within 30 metres or over people. Up till 1 June there was no provision for anybody to operate closer than 30 metres of people not directly involved in the operation. This was a condition on every SFOC issued for commercial operations and was in the interim order for recreat...
by Big Pistons Forever
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for Private multi engine/ifr instruction
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Looking for Private multi engine/ifr instruction

The requirement to hold an FTU Operating certificate reflects Transport Canada's desire that there will be a level of oversight over flight training by requiring that the airplanes be maintained to a commercial standard, that flight training will be overseen by a Chief Flight Instructor, that traini...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for Private multi engine/ifr instruction
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Looking for Private multi engine/ifr instruction

From the CAR's, Para 2 b applies Requirement to Hold a Flight Training Unit Operator Certificate 406.03 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall operate a flight training service in Canada using an aeroplane or helicopter in Canada unless the person holds a flight training unit operat...
by Big Pistons Forever
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Statement top open new logbook
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: Statement top open new logbook

There is no regulatory requirement to bring forward any information. Simply note the front page as Logbook Number 2. There will probably be a field for this already on the front, information page. I am up to No 5 right now. So far in 40 years of flying I have never had anybody outside of Transport C...

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