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by Squaretail
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog.
Replies: 108
Views: 12301

Re: My flying blog.

'97 Tercel wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Detached retina? Brutal! what happened?
Rumor has it there was a bench clearing brawl involved.
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?

Well, you probably should not burst my bubble. That's what I'm here for! South of the border seems like a weird place anymore, and I've learned never to expect things are going to be the same from one place to another. I'm not sure if that has to do with different taxes in different states or what....
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?

less expensive fuel I wouldn't always count on that. Last bunch of times I've been down there its been on par or more than here, when one considers the exchange and you do the conversions. That's at least been in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Nevada. I almost wonder if the prices near the border a...
by Squaretail
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 5262

Re: 50 hours and no solo

I had my solo with ~35h, but I requested to do many more flights with my instructor to be able to land properly in any circumstance. Sometimes it took time for the person to adjust, in my case, about 4h more after my first solo. In my particular case i can say that my instructor let me solo before ...
by Squaretail
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?

i've got that diploma to fall back on to at some point, I'm curious as to know what job you feel that qualifies you for? Seriously, lots of programs offer these as part of their flight training, but they always seem sort of nebulous as to what specific job that one is aiming for with that education.
by Squaretail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Human Factors CPL Written
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Human Factors CPL Written

Unfortunately its stuff like this that has happened to CPL courses since TC increased the time required for its ground school requirement from 40 to 80 hours. There was never much guidance on what they felt was to be covered in greater length, only that more time was required. This of course led to ...
by Squaretail
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

Well for a start the first sentence is so simplistic it seems to have been written for those who are at the bottom of the IQ scale under the heading of. If we are to judge the material based on its literary merits, then I have yet to find anything that was particularly incredible. Even Stick and Ru...
by Squaretail
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

Your response was rather vague, however I am interested in your opinion on wheel landing versus three point landings. No you’re not. My response was to indicate that I don’t really care how you do tailwheel landings or why you do them that way. Nor was it really relevant to the topic at hand. Besid...
by Squaretail
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

Once again I don't recall saying I disagree with the principal of primacy. Ok, that is in the section you say your wife has never heard of and you seem to disagree with. Perhaps it is the principle of exercise you disagree with? I have a copy of that publication because I was a professional teacher...
by Squaretail
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

In the mean time, you can tell us why you disagree with the principle of primacy. And if you wish to discuss the merits or faults of the FTM’s tailwheel instructions you can tell us about that. I will admit it surprises me you have a ready copy of the 4th edition. I actually still only have my copie...
by Squaretail
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

As I recall her opinion on the FIG was in reference to the " Laws of Learning " She said she never heard of these laws. Regardless, the question still stands. What part about the principles I already mentioned do you find objectionable? For the record, I tend to agree with most of what photofly has...
by Squaretail
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

and the new age flight time recording. I hate to break this to you, but it (like many other things people like to blame on the youngest generation) ain't new. For example, this is out of an article in the latest Flying magazine. At the going rate of $5 an hour for dual given—measured only when the ...
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

I ain't you, and I ain't in your position so I don't know how much love you have for this endeavor. For me, I don't know if I could go back to doing full time ab initio training, or at least I ain't imaginative enough to figure out a large enough number I know I would be happy with. I wouldn't even ...
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

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 fa...
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

The pay in a FTU is abysmal because the instructors are mostly new commercial pilots using instruction as a means of getting flying hours. I think you are mistaking a symptom with a cause. Instructing pay at a FTU is low because it’s an entry level position. It’s an entry level position because it’...
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

I don't agree with this opinion. First of all, teaching abinitio students is a lot of repetitive work that requires significant effort and the commitment to a lot of student's individual schedules. Most of the retired airline pilots I know have no desire to be tied up in that manner nor do they wan...
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

So if the pay was right, then you would be totally back into teaching ab initio? So far I haven't heard that instructing is hugely lucrative south of the border, and there is a demand there more so than here for flight instructors. Why aren't they being paid more down there?
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

C.W.E. wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:51 pm


In a logical world that would be the way it is done.

How come it is not done?
You're a retired pilot, why aren't you doing it?
by Squaretail
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3283

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

C-GFXK, a Piper PA-28-140 aircraft operated by the Calgary-Okotoks Flying School, was conducting a training flight from Calgary/Okotoks Air Park (CFX2), AB to CFX2 with one instructor pilot and one student pilot onboard. After take-off from Runway 34, at approximately 150 feet AGL, the aircraft exp...
by Squaretail
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

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 Squaretail
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

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. As of yet we don't record flights to the second, not even the minute but rather the tenth of an hour. Which one might note that when it comes to roundin...
by Squaretail
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

Here is something to give some thought to. Chalk to chalk is an old military term because the chalks were removed and placed for you. No need to know aviation history if you are an entitled millennium. And , I suppose, no need to actually look up the definition of flight time. If you did you would ...
by Squaretail
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5736

Re: okotoks flight school

Technically speaking, chock to chock also wouldn't describe flight time either, since that would include time some one is out of the aircraft possibly placing chocks . Or waiting for them to be placed. But then also technically speaking, I can only imagine that Trey is busy recording all the short "...
by Squaretail
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3644

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

There is a whole bunch of them with a variety of hobbies or personality desceiptions. Probably an attempt to humanize security folks. A bit awkward maybe, but I don't see a political angle. Indeed. I mean they tried to make this guy as non-denominational as possible. At first I was thinking snake h...
by Squaretail
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice with TDG
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Looking for advice with TDG

To save an arguement photofly, my initial reading of the rules was congruent with your reading of the rules. The inspector I am dealing with maintains a wider interpretation which has led to my current frustrations.

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