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by AirFrame
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I appreciate this professional--- response. I'll post a specific question, then: Why is VFR FF routinely denied even as far out as Abbotsford / Pitt Meadows -- that is a long, long way to YVR. Well, to be honest, you don't need FF to get from YXX to YVR in the lower mainland, with all of the excell...
by AirFrame
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Why is this a localized problem then? It's not an issue in YYZ. Because the airspace is different, which has also been explained earlier. Even photofly's experience mentioned above shows that. He was routed "around the fringes of class C". Here in YVR, a lot of the traffic isn't looking for the fri...
by AirFrame
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook Corrections
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Logbook Corrections

I've used correction tape (essentially roll-on thin whiteout) as long as i've been flying, to fix minor errors like mis-writing a time on a flight. If I found myself with an error three pages back that would require correcting entire columns of data, i'd just use a single correcting entry like Redne...
by AirFrame
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

On point #5, aircraft are guaranteed 4500' crossing the water - says so right in the VTA and all terminal controllers know this. 4500’ is not always available right away due to heavier traffic overhead. If being kept at 2500' for the cross is unacceptable, it is within pilots' right to deny and adv...
by AirFrame
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 114
Views: 4423

Re: Open the door, no thanks

As with all data, the reality is much more nuanced than a simple twitter post can show. Right. Total deaths to date: US - 130,310, Can - 8,748. It doesn't get much more "nuanced" than that. So, let’s keep the border closed...not because of those dirty diseased Americans...but because of Canadian in...
by AirFrame
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: “Apprentice pilot” job is back
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: “Apprentice pilot” job is back

iflyforpie wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:10 am
Yeah... CASES. They tend to go up with more testing.
Yes, teen pregnancies would decrease a lot if there were less home pregnancy test kits available... The more tests, the more cases of pregnancy.

Testing does not change the number of cases. It only changes the number we know about.
by AirFrame
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 1935

Re: Private aircraft import

Does anyone have a lead on a trustworthy AME to import a private single engine plane in the Vancouver area? Plane is located in Oregon, so it would probably be easiest to import it into Vancouver and then fly it to Manitoba. Or maybe Calgary would be feasible as well. I'd recommend Langley Aero Str...
by AirFrame
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4596

Re: Another Crash in BC

Beefitarian wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:18 am
That's fine for super wealthy elite 1% guys. What about us po' folk?
Those units are like a hunnerd an fitty bucks plus a subscription. :(
Have you priced out what it'll cost to have a 406MHz ELT installed at a shop? For the same money, you can afford to pay $150/year for 20 years or more.
by AirFrame
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Here's a scenario for you: Three airplanes in close proximity are transiting overhead a control zone (quite often the case in the Mainland). One calls terminal, one calls the tower, and one calls no one at all. Does having three airplanes on three different frequencies in a one mile radius sound sa...
by AirFrame
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

That airspace you’re talking about actually belongs to Vancouver Tower from 1200’ to 2500’. If the 26’s are active, you’re probably safer just transiting underneath because it provides for wake turbulence separation. <pedantic>YVR's space is only from the Patullo bridge to the Alex Fraser, east of ...
by AirFrame
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Some of us are graced with perfect English so it's easy for us to speak on and listen to the radio, but you have to give props to the ESL pilot who has maybe 10 hours under their belt to be brave enough to make their own transmission. And frankly, even if you have perfect English, think back to you...
by AirFrame
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

That's all well and good, but busy day or not if "you're" being mentioned as overflying/transiting traffic to others then you may as well call up tower and let them know what you're doing. If they don't have the time to "offer" services, that's fine... Absolutely, if i'm crossing over top on a busy...
by AirFrame
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: “Apprentice pilot” job is back
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: “Apprentice pilot” job is back

2R wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:15 am
Stay safe , this virus is starting to weaken
The heck it is. The graph in the lower right corner is just the confirmed cases, and it's not flattening.

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboar ... 7b48e9ecf6
by AirFrame
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network
Replies: 17
Views: 3867

Re: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network

rigpiggy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:58 pm
I thought flightaware would send you an ads-b setup, as long as you hooked it up
That's just a receiver for airborne traffic. No transmission back out again over the air, just an internet feed back to FA to populate their map.
by AirFrame
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

The zone is only up to 1900', so overflights are extremely common - specially to/from Boundary Bay. The question always was, it is worthwhile calling tower and letting them know what you're doing - some controllers seemed to appreciate it, and others would snap back about being outside of "their" a...
by AirFrame
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3161

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Langley has had problems over the last few years, with overly officious controllers and foreign students being sent free before their language skills could support it. They also submitted an order of magnitude more CADORs each month than any of the other lower mainland GA airports. I prepared some g...
by AirFrame
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance on my own aircraft and I'm AME
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Maintenance on my own aircraft and I'm AME

Nobody thinks to ask why an AME can't answer a question about what work is legal for an AME to do? I would have thought that the limitations and barriers of each AME classification would be something they were taught...
by AirFrame
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 1935

Re: Private aircraft import

photofly wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Most importantly, ... the type must have a type certificate in Canada.
Or it could be amateur-built.
by AirFrame
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10345

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Before we grab out pitchforks and light the torches for a good 'ole AvCanada lynching over 'hot-hog' manoeuvres, there's a few things to consider. *cringe* It's not "hot-hog". It's "hot-dog". Apart from that, thanks for the well written and referenced replies. Much preferable to the baseless accusa...
by AirFrame
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10345

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Since you asked, yes, still hotdogging. A simple turn to final would not have been a problem but the "complex" turn was obviously too much for the system. I'd like to see some transparency on this investigation but it's still just being tossed out like corn to pigeons. So, throw out an accusation o...
by AirFrame
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4022

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

Most people i'm acquainted with had a backup plan before they entered aviation... A degree and in some cases a start at a career in another field before aviation presented the opportunity.
by AirFrame
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Schools that teach with taildraggers
Replies: 42
Views: 5033

Re: Flight Schools that teach with taildraggers

Does this instructor happen to still be around? Sorry, not as far as I know. He was based at Langley, and I don't recall the school he was affiliated with... Maybe someone at Langley Flying School or Skyquest would remember, although I don't know if they would expend much effort trying to find you ...
by AirFrame
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP helicopter vs. RCMP drone
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: RCMP helicopter vs. RCMP drone

Someone closer to this event told me that they were in constant radio contact, but the drone operator was working in meters of elevation while the helicopter was working in feet... 100m is about 300ft, and boom.
by AirFrame
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing aircraft near Langley BC
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Missing aircraft near Langley BC

Sounds like it's a student and instructor missing in a school plane. If it was a lesson, the flight plan was probably "Local East" and that could mean anywhere in the Fraser Valley (or, I guess, the Fraser River :( ).

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