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by milotron
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: ADS-B in Canada

Not sure it answers your specific question but I flew from New Brunswick to Saskatchewan with a stratus 2s- close to the border around Maine and past Montreal I got towers with full weather and the high level traffic. Intermittent towards Ottawa and nothing after that. You have to be pretty close t...
by milotron
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: ADS-B in Canada

I don't have ADS-B out yet, but will do next year.
The weather info is the main thing that I am looking for.

Foreflight notes no towers being received, so presuming no weather info.

Airframe, do you get full weather info, radar, winds, etc? Do you receive towers also?
by milotron
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

ADS-B in Canada

Hi, I have been using a Stratux ADS-B in receiver on and off for about 6 months in the southern BC area from low to FL altitudes. I can pick up traffic from airlines overhead, but not local traffic, nor any weather or towers. Is this what others have been seeing? I like the idea of the ADS-B based w...
by milotron
Mon May 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crashes on landing at Victoria International Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Re: Small plane crashes on landing at Victoria International Airport

Check out flightaware for that flight. They had descent rates of 3000fpm for over a minute. Went from 9000' to 2700' very quickly over the Cowichan Valley.
by milotron
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Politicians in a 172
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: Politicians in a 172

Like Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars. Politicians in Planes.
by milotron
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mooney Ifr work
Replies: 19
Views: 2086

Re: Mooney Ifr work

Just thought i would put this out to see if there are some great people to train with that have tons of hours that can impart IFR system wisdom and experience ....[/quote]

I hear you. That kind of training and and mentorship is invaluable and is getting harder to find.
by milotron
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mooney Ifr work
Replies: 19
Views: 2086

Re: Mooney Ifr work

pkofman1, I am surprised your insurance company won't approve your proposed instructors. I needed an instructor with time on type in a mooney when I did my transition training. I couldn't get one sorted, but they were fine with my local, high time instructor who had time on everything but a mooney. ...
by milotron
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Crossroads
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Crossroads

Calgary is pretty dead for engineering right now. Have you tried elsewhere in different aspects of the engineering industry? I am in electrical engineering, and very busy in BC. While your oil and gas skills do not transfer over directly, if you are sharp and motivated you should be able to find som...
by milotron
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: General Aviation into YYC
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: General Aviation into YYC

Thanks for the replies. This confirms my suspicions. I fly a turbo mooney and can keep reasonable speed on the approach. The prohibition is the issue as I would be coming in for work, wanting to depart after 5pm, which is after their daily GA ban if I recall. Springbank it is. Only a 15 minute longe...
by milotron
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: General Aviation into YYC
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

General Aviation into YYC

Hi, I understand that the CFS has noted restrictions for GA operations in/out of Calgary after a certain time in the day. Is this enforced strictly? How accommodating is YYC to GA traffic the rest of the time? I am wondering if it is easier just to fly into Springbank and drive into town after that....
by milotron
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 3123

Re: Headset recommendations

PilotDAR,

I still get bad ringing in my ears for hours after flying with my Bose A20. I was thinking of your exact set up to improve this situation.
Interesting that the helo headset was the best. What model was it and what ANC system was added?
by milotron
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Victoria Flying Club review
Replies: 7
Views: 3453

Re: Victoria Flying Club review

Great facility; Good instructors with depth of experience. Cessna 172s in good condition with decent avionics. A twin available too. Recommended.

Victoria is a good place to learn also. Fairly busy airspace with radio work and the practice area is only a couple of minutes away.
by milotron
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Pre Purcase Checkout.
Replies: 16
Views: 4441

Re: Pre Purcase Checkout.

What he said. I just went through this and had m new-to-me Mooney flown out from Quebec. The logs came by puralotor a week later as the shop refused to put them in the plane with the ferry pilot. From what I hear now, this is the appropriate procedure. I just did the same thing the OP has done ( exc...
by milotron
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mooney qualified instructor
Replies: 41
Views: 3462

Re: Mooney qualified instructor

Thanks for all the interest. I have some PMs from some folks who should be able to help me out. It looks like I can get someone approved by the insurance underwriter and get the 'official' training under my belt. There is also some PPL guys around with time in Mooneys that I can work with afterwards...
by milotron
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mooney qualified instructor
Replies: 41
Views: 3462

Re: Mooney qualified instructor

HI, thanks for the replies...yes this is first that I heard of the 'time on type' requirement from them also, when they rejected my proposed instructor. Previous conversations about who was flying the dual with me was for a 'qualified instructor'. Speaking with others, they have only needed an instr...
by milotron
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mooney qualified instructor
Replies: 41
Views: 3462

Mooney qualified instructor

Apologies if this is a double post... I am the new owner of a 1981 Mooney M20k. Due to some insurance misundetstandings, I am looking for a flight instructor or Commerical licensed pilot with recent ( or any ) time on a Mooney. I am in south Vancouver Island and this is proving to be a challenge. Do...

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