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by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

"...and by the way s69a, there is a difference between an explanation and an excuse." Similar to my parents: "That's an excuse, not a reason" Anyway, our little group flew about 118 children this past weekend without a hitch. The happy smiles on the faces of the children was more than enough reward ...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Needing a place to do Multi and Multi IFR Training
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: Needing a place to do Multi and Multi IFR Training

Try http://auroraaviationacademy.com/

They are just starting up in Vernon, BC which wouldn't be that far from you. They will be offering single and twin training.
by Schooner69A
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Digits: I'll try and put it more simply. I may have not been too clear in my explanation. Mea culpa. The whimper from some in the pilot group is "Why were we singled out? Why not everybody else?" So... To reiterate: given the pissing and moaning from the pilot group (who constitute a small portion o...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Photofly: Given the pissing and moaning that came from the pilot group, can you imagine what would have happened if the directive had been aimed at both groups? Many people get on their high horse, pull a Don Quixote, and ride off tilting at windmills. Without realizing that they're riding pygmy she...
by Schooner69A
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

All the children we've flown have been brought to the venue accompanied by their parents, guardians, whomever. During the sign-up, ground-briefings, etc. the children are rarely out of sight of the adults with whom they came. It is only during their time airborne that they are in a situation that co...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Who said it was fake? Silly. Of course there was a time element between the events, but it had no bearing on me. The actual time spent doing the two items was negligible. Again, if people just don't want to participate, just say so. Stop using silly excuses in an effort to justify your decision...
by Schooner69A
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

My experience: A few minutes on the internet to submit the required form. Subsequently advised that I'd have to also go the fingerprint route. Presented myself at the local RCMP Detachment and had my prints electronically sent "away". Paid the required fee to the city. ($25.00) My approval subsequen...
by Schooner69A
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Our club just finished a mini-C4K last week-end and have another scheduled for mid-July. Luckily for us, most of our pilots realize that it's about the children and not them. Regardless of all the arguments against only having the pilots doing it, or having to do it at all, you either want to partic...
by Schooner69A
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3777

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

ctt: "Is it appropriate to ask "I fly" at what altitude and A/C he had for a 180+ rtn to landing ?"

Absolutely.
by Schooner69A
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3777

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

iflyforpie: What you executed was "The Possible Turn". When discussing engine failure after take-off,for each pilot/aircraft/temperature/wind/etc, there is an altitude above which a return to the departure runway is possible and below which it is not. Unfortunately, this altitude is a moving target ...
by Schooner69A
Thu May 30, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1520

Re: Mountain checkout

I have nothing against improving your skill level - be it mountain flying or aerobatic training.

I am against a school telling a student that it's required as part of his/her commercial course...

Fraud.
by Schooner69A
Wed May 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain checkout
Replies: 37
Views: 1520

Re: Mountain checkout

Never heard of such a requirement. In which province are you doing your training?
by Schooner69A
Sun May 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement age.
Replies: 74
Views: 4825

Re: Retirement age.

I only quit at age 63 because I couldn't get six weeks off to motorcycle across Canada and back. Would have gladly continued on flying following the trip if I had been able. (Flying AStar, Citation, Hawker 125 at the time) I've had a grand time since I retired from flying, but I didn't do so because...
by Schooner69A
Fri May 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Short Fields
Replies: 3
Views: 5132

Re: Short Fields

Hmmm.... the 70/50 rule. If you haven't reached seventy percent of your takeoff speed after using 50 percent of the runway, you should abort. Sounds like an acceleration check speed to me. As used on thousands of takeoffs of CF-5s and CF-104s. Back in the day on those aircraft, every time you signed...
by Schooner69A
Sun May 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4519

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

Place me in the "Gear in the green" camp on short final. Years ago, doing multiple closed patterns in a T-33, a friend of mine landed with the wheels securely tucked in the wells. When later asked what had happened, my friend didn't sugar coat it: "I guess I forgot to put them down..." Saved a lot o...
by Schooner69A
Sun May 05, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: 182 down by Smithers

This one may be close to home...
by Schooner69A
Thu May 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?
Replies: 28
Views: 2001

Re: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?

fleet16b: "Basically, if someone wants to "go for a ride" in your airplane , you can legally ask them to help out with the fuel" But that would violate "(c) carries passengers only incidentally to the purposes of the flight" also mentioned in your post. Again, many folks smarter than you and I have ...
by Schooner69A
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 9998

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

I had a discussion some time ago with a FKIA who wouldn't admit that a radio was a great augmentation to the Mark 1 eyeball.
by Schooner69A
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 9998

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

In this day and age, flying around without the ability to communicate is like self abuse in a house of ill repute... :P
by Schooner69A
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2193

Re: Transport Canada

"Competition? Most qualified gets the job? That is extremely naive." JHR: Naïve? I doubt it. I was involved in two competitions for someone to work in my section. In both cases, the best qualified person won. Now, that is not to say that if you really want a particular person that you can't tailor t...
by Schooner69A
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2193

Re: Transport Canada

Unless things have changed, you don't "apply" to Transport Canada. You compete. The most qualified gets the position. At times, TC will establish a merit list from that competition and if other similar positions come available, individuals on that list may be asked if they are still interested. In m...
by Schooner69A
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3237

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

The salary level quoted for a Chief Pilot position is extremely low. I retired from a line pilot position in Atlantic Canada over 15 years ago making just over $100000..
by Schooner69A
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corporate pilots and FBO's.
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

Re: Corporate pilots and FBO's.

BS. But then I only know about the corporate flight department for whom I worked. We willing paid fees if there were any. Many of our trips were to destinations whereby we didn't need to upload fuel. In some cases, we asked them to bill us $25 for the use of their facilities and cooling our heels th...
by Schooner69A
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger

The following is from AOPA: Taxiing Technique Taxiing in a crosswind requires additional control inputs to keep the airplane's tires well planted and, in a strong crosswind, to prevent a wing or the tail of the airplane from being lifted by the wind. It can be confusing remembering which way the ail...
by Schooner69A
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 11665

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

JasonE:

Why take it out on COPA? They're just doing what is required by their insurer.

That's like not going to your doctor any more because your insurance company wants you to get "Driver's Medical" when you turn 80.

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