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by PAJ
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15058

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I've been volunteering my time, aircraft and fuel for many years supporting what I believe to be an excellent program. I can see both sides of this issue and have no problem with getting a VS Check but at the same time resent being forced to. I'd get over the resentment quickly and just go get one i...
by PAJ
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: COPA Successfully Lobbies TCCA on IFR Testing Requirements
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: COPA Successfully Lobbies TCCA on IFR Testing Requirements

I think what they are actually celebrating is that TC wanted all IFR tests to be done in an aircraft equipped with an IFR approved GPS installed. Where are you reading that TC no longer requires that? My eyes are failing... https://copanational.org/en/2017/11/30/copa-drives-ifr-testing-changes/ A b...
by PAJ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Trip to Port Hardy. Advice solicited
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Trip to Port Hardy. Advice solicited

Landing at CYZT, I'll call CANPASS. You must call at least 2 hours before but no more than 48 hours prior to the aircraft's estimated time of arrival. Its random if they attend. In all my trips returning to Southern Ontario I have only physically seen them once. http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/canp...
by PAJ
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: IFR cert
Replies: 10
Views: 8635

Re: IFR cert

+1 for what Charrois said above.
by PAJ
Wed May 24, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Written Exam Prep
Replies: 10
Views: 7307

Re: PPL Written Exam Prep

Its been quite some time now so perhaps an old/dated recommendation but I used http://www.pilotexams.com/ and was very happy with their product. Not free but certainly got my monies worth.

Hope this helps.

PAJ
by PAJ
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Rec Vs PPL
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Re: Rec Vs PPL

Chris

Have a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=63878
Its a few years old so the pricing will be off but the concepts still apply.
Bottom line - go for your PPL if you can manage.

Hope this helps

PAJ
by PAJ
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR flight test questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: IFR flight test questions.

In addition to the hold and approaches expect some sort of simulated issue/emergency. Alternator, vacuum, auto pilot, blocked pitot, partial panel etc.
by PAJ
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Pre-Purchase Aircraft Checks/Inspection
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: Pre-Purchase Aircraft Checks/Inspection

The current owner should be willing to fly the aircraft to a shop of your choice. If not, walk away. The cost of the inspection will be at your expense however a small investment in the grand scheme of things. IMHO do not buy any aircraft without having either your mechanic or an independent one (no...
by PAJ
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best Carry-On Luggage ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Best Carry-On Luggage ?

I while ago I saw a thread about the best carry-on rollerboard/luggage. I have tried in vain to search for it. Failing that, any suggestions? Most better quality bags are OK but I seem to quickly wear out the wheels which causes me to struggle when rolling it. I know, first world problem but appreci...
by PAJ
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: inrat required books
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: inrat required books

IMHO get the new book. Its been updated a fair bit since the mind 90's IPM. Well laid out and easy to read. A good reference for later as well.
by PAJ
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: T hangar near Hamilton
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: T hangar near Hamilton

IIRC there was an ad in the latest Canadian Plane Trade newsletter from COPA. It was for the Stoney Creek Airfield.

PAJ
by PAJ
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: AOPA GA accident analysis.
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: AOPA GA accident analysis.

Thanks for posting - excellent review/reminders. Worth watching - twice!
by PAJ
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PIREP Wanted: Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: PIREP Wanted: Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamen

Thanks JAHinYYC

Appreciate it.

PAJ
by PAJ
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PIREP Wanted: Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: PIREP Wanted: Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamen

Thanks - I'll check it out.

PAJ
by PAJ
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PIREP Wanted: Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

PIREP Wanted: Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals

Hi There

Looking at purchasing this book and was wondering if anyone out there has a PIREP.
http://aerocourse.com/product/aviation- ... damentals/

Thanks,

PAJ
by PAJ
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time to pay
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: Time to pay

by PAJ
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL and CPL exams
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: PPL and CPL exams

Its been quite a few years but I found the following when I did my PPL. Highly recommend it but no comment as to a recent experience:

https://32.yssecure.com/CDN-Private-Pilot-Exam

Hope this helps.
by PAJ
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: best plane for 4 people
Replies: 47
Views: 3533

Re: best plane for 4 people

In that case you will quickly outgrow a standard 172/Archer etc. Nothing wrong with those (currently own an Archer) but you'll eventually want something that can go higher (means oxygen) and faster. A fairly capable IFR aircraft should be on your have to list as well. Suggest you look at a Beechcraf...
by PAJ
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: RNAV wyapoint names and FRCs
Replies: 22
Views: 3688

Re: RNAV wyapoint names and FRCs

Married a Canadian wrote:
Would't mind the lake so much if I could do it at 9,000 but that's not going to happen
7000 is an OK altitude for us there depending on departure volume off YYZ. If you were able to accept 7000 there is a good chance of more expeditious routings than SN.
Thanks - good to know.
by PAJ
Sat May 30, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: RNAV wyapoint names and FRCs
Replies: 22
Views: 3688

Re: RNAV wyapoint names and FRCs

Sorry - meant east. Departure from CYFD heading to Montreal or occasionally CYPQ. I prefer the north route NUBER T614 ILUSI and whatever is required down the line but often get SN and across the lake assigned. Would't mind the lake so much if I could do it at 9,000 but that's not going to happen and...
by PAJ
Sat May 30, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: RNAV wyapoint names and FRCs
Replies: 22
Views: 3688

Re: RNAV wyapoint names and FRCs

When a plan is filed in Canada or the US, the crew has no idea whether it has been accepted and their copy may be completely or only partially different to what we have. In the private world (not a professional pilot) I always file IFR with FltPlan.com. You get an email that the plan has been filed...
by PAJ
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No notam causes accident
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: No notam causes accident

While not perfect and not officially sanctioned - http://www.zuluforpilots.com/ this site does an excellent job of highlighting the most current and active NOTAM's. I remember reading a while ago that initially they were scraping the Nav Canada site only to be shut down (too resource heavy) but then...
by PAJ
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Our Trip on Westjet..??
Replies: 13
Views: 5008

Re: Our Trip on Westjet..??

Unless you pay in advance the seats are assigned automatically when you check in. You have the option to change the assignment or pay for the upgraded seats. You can check in 24 hours in advance so be sure to do it as soon as the time allows to beat the rush and get decent seats.

Merry Christmas
by PAJ
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who use Foreflight to file IFR flight plans in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

Re: Who use Foreflight to file IFR flight plans in Canada?

I have been using fltplan.com for a while now. One if its best features is email notification of filed plans and then another email with the Planned ATC Route when assigned by the ACC. 95% of the time this is the route you will get when requesting your clearance. Great for programming the GPS and ge...
by PAJ
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who use Foreflight to file IFR flight plans in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

Re: Who use Foreflight to file IFR flight plans in Canada?

I use fltplan.com and the companion FltPlan Go iPad App for all my IFR Flight Plans. Works seamlessly both in Canada and the USA including the cross border flights.

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