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by praveen4143
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC Exam Centers Closed?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: TC Exam Centers Closed?

TC exam centres shut down UFN. It sounds like most FTU’s have either shut down completely or are not doing any dual training. So all TC centres are closed for any enquirires? No the exam centres at the TCC are closed. This means that you can’t write an exam at a TCC. The TCC’s are open and can be v...
by praveen4143
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Any instructor paid while they stay home?
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Any instructor paid while they stay home?

I believe MRU is still paying their flight instructors. They are on salary, of course. Haven't heard about anything from the schools that pay hourly.
by praveen4143
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Principal Air in Abbotsford - Thoughts?
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Principal Air in Abbotsford - Thoughts?

They used to be in Chilliwack and moved there because of *cough*politics*cough*.

Haven't heard anything bad. From what I have heard, the CFI/business owner runs a tight ship and it is a pretty decent school in the lower mainland.
by praveen4143
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Airspeed Aviation Calgary
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Airspeed Aviation Calgary

I saw their ad earlier today... Haven't heard of any rumblings of a new flight school... Will ask around tomorrow and see if anyone else knows what's happening...
by praveen4143
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1093

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

Unpopular opinions, but I have to agree with Photofly on most of the points he makes... While instructing is generally considered a stepping stone to bigger metal, no one should be doing it without giving 100% at it. Your student is not someone who is paying for your flight hours, they are there to ...
by praveen4143
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transferring through terminal zones
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: Transferring through terminal zones

My understanding is that if ATC creates a strip on you, it will typically have A/C type, registration/ident, squawk code, routing (if you provide it to them) among other things. More so if you filed a flight plan or if they have a master on your aircraft. But I find your question not very clear. Cou...
by praveen4143
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

That’s correct. Note that when you take the flight test, you will have to meet the standard for a class 3 instructor, not the easier standard of a class 4 instructor, the latter being the standard most candidates at that exam - being new instructors - are expected to meet. If you only meet the lowe...
by praveen4143
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Calgary based operators
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Calgary based operators

Pasco operates Saab 340 as Westjet Link out of YYC. Back home every night except when you do a night split which means you leave after 10 pm and back here for 8.30 am.
by praveen4143
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 9454

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

As a Canadian citizen, do I need some sort of visa to go across the border to do this exam? Nope. Your Canadian passport is the only document you need. Be sure to bring at least TWO government IDs to write your exams. One needs your current address on it. So passport and driver's license is suffici...
by praveen4143
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR training - Which school in Vancouver?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: IFR training - Which school in Vancouver?

Does ProIFR out of Victoria still exist? I've heard only good things about them. Otherwise, ProIFR out of Boundary Bay seems to have the best reputation down there. If you would rather do it quick and at the cheap, go to Cornwall in ON, they seem to have the reputation of getting it done cheap and f...
by praveen4143
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC - Remaining Current
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: TC - Remaining Current

The 2 year recency is relatively easy to obtain, especially if you are still going through training. If you have done any one of them, it keeps you current. A couple of the most obvious ones you might have done recently which could mean you are 2-year current: 1. A new rating added on to your licens...
by praveen4143
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 9454

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

As a Canadian citizen, do I need some sort of visa to go across the border to do this exam?
by praveen4143
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL advice
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: ATPL advice

Do the Aerocourse weekend ground school if you can afford it. Worth every penny!

If not, get the Aerocourse workbook and go through the questions in there.

Also, please use the search function, there's been a ton of very similar thread in here recently. Thanks!
by praveen4143
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about Morningstar Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Re: Question about Morningstar Routes

Has Morningstar started flying out of Calgary now? Feel like I've heard them at least on two different occasions. Both later in the evening.
by praveen4143
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA exam
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: IATRA exam

C-GGGQ wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:22 am
250 hrs I believe
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but as with all the other written exams, isn't the requirement to write the IATRA half of the minimum flight hours, meaning half of 250 -> 125 hours to write?
by praveen4143
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Simulator
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Flight Simulator

Your best bet is to do a PPC in a Level A or higher Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and that should cover all your bases. I don't think you can do it on a Flight Training Device (FTD) akin to a Redbird or an Alsim. Your other option is to do it in a real twin that is not centreline thrust. For reference...
by praveen4143
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aerocourse INRAT Seminar
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Aerocourse INRAT Seminar

The Aerocourse INRAT is pretty good IMHO. Did mine in Calgary with Max Mitchell teaching it.. He was pretty knowledgeable and the course covered most if not all of the bases. It is heavier on the INRAT exam side of things than the IFR flying side or at least that is what I felt sitting in there back...
by praveen4143
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructors Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Instructors Rating

final28 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:56 am
Be aware that when you start out as a class 4 instructor you need to work at an FTU until you can upgrade to class 3. A class 4 instructor rating needs to be renewed every 12 months. So if you are not planning to instruct in the next few years you may end up redoing it eventually.
+1
by praveen4143
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 25
Views: 4884

Re: Morningstar

Heard a Morningstar at YYC a couple days ago. Didn't realize they flew out here.
by praveen4143
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: saron samra prep
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: saron samra prep

I think they only do the 3 day course for the ATPL. It is only the INRAT where they have an in-depth and a crash course. Aerocourse has a companion workbook that is essentially a question bank that comes with the course. It can also be bought separately and covers almost everything you need to know ...
by praveen4143
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1707

Re: Flight School

rookiepilot wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Steinbach, in the winter. Sure winner for all requirements.
I second this. I think Harv's Air has an iATPL program but I am not sure. Personally, I would suggest going straight CPL with Group 1 IFR and then writing your ATPL exams later.
by praveen4143
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1707

Re: Flight School

Spoken like a true gentleman. :roll: What? It's a valid question. I got buddies who aren't getting in to programs just to get shafted by internationals. What ever happened to helping our own first ? I think it's ok for schools to prefer first come first serve, BUT the whole letting anyone in the wo...
by praveen4143
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: saron samra prep
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: saron samra prep

I can't recommend AeroCourse enough! Really well done "crash" course. Did the 3 day course over the weekend, wrote the exams on Tuesday (SARON) and Thursday (SAMRA) and passed. If you can do self study, just going through their workbook can help a fair bit.
by praveen4143
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FITEN Examination
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Re:

Do I have to write the FITEN exam if I already wrote the class 4 AIRAF exam ? Thanks Are you planning to instruct on ultralight aircraft? If you have a class 4 instructor rating, that already allows you to do that without an additional rating. If you're curious about having to write it for the clas...
by praveen4143
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5342

Re: okotoks flight school

I seriously don't understand why we're arguing over something as trivial as how time is logged instead of looking at the fact that ab initio training is increasingly being conducted in very complex airspace. You wouldn't have a kindergarten student learning in the middle of a mall where there are a ...

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