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by Whiskey25
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

I don’t understand why anyone who wants to be a pilot should spend any time - certainly not a second longer than they need to - as a flight instructor. Not for any amount of money. They’re entirely different jobs, or should be. It’s completely dumb that time spent instructing counts towards airline...
by Whiskey25
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

When I did the CTP there were 2 new hires for a regional carrier. They were both hired without the ATP and their company paid for and sent them on the course prior to starting training. They were already US citizens, so the first thing you need to do, is ensure you are legally entitled to work in th...
by Whiskey25
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Convert Canadian ATPL to FAA
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Convert Canadian ATPL to FAA

A little more information from when I converted my TC to FAA. There is no way around the CTP course; ANY pilot who wants an FAA ATP must take the course, including all US citizens. When I did the course, there were a number of new hire pilots for US Regional airlines who were completing the CTP prio...
by Whiskey25
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Convert Canadian ATPL to FAA
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Convert Canadian ATPL to FAA

The process is a lot more cumbersome since they changed the regs in 2014. If you already have an ATPL the CTP course will seem more like a week of frustration and boredom.The course does absolutely nothing to prepare you for the exams, it is simply a new FAA requirement in order to get the licence. ...
by Whiskey25
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA ATP conversion test prep
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: FAA ATP conversion test prep

W5 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Is it the same for the TC to FAA?
The Sheppard course is to study for the FAA exam.
by Whiskey25
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA ATP conversion test prep
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: FAA ATP conversion test prep

I did it last year and only used Sheppard.
by Whiskey25
Thu May 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 28
Views: 3664

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Gannet167 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Over the years that I flew the CC-144, I never once heard it referred to as such by ATC.
Uhhhh.... the CP140 (P3) is and Aurora (CP140A Arcturus) and the CC144 is a Challenger.
by Whiskey25
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

As to your other question, there's not a lot of value to this course depending on your experience and background. I think it's intended to give a 1500hr pilot some knowledge and sim exposure for flying a jet (ie high altitude perf and stalls).
by Whiskey25
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

I converted to FAA last August. There is no way around the CTP course; ANY pilot who wants an FAA ATP must take the course, including all US citizens. When I did the course, there were a number of new hire pilots for US Regional airlines who were completing the CTP prior to commencing training. When...
by Whiskey25
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Written FAA ATP Exam
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Written FAA ATP Exam

CAE Dallas. I think the cost is approx $5K USD, should be able to find it on the website. Flight Safety also runs the course at some of their training centres, I assume the cost is similar.
by Whiskey25
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Written FAA ATP Exam
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Written FAA ATP Exam

Jet Test? Jet Center? Can’t remember the name, but it’s on on the authorized testing center list from the FAA. Located In Dallas, right near DFW.
by Whiskey25
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Written FAA ATP Exam
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Written FAA ATP Exam

FYI for those planning to convert to FAA, the conversion exam is now 60 questions. I used Sheppard Air to study and it was very good, finished the exam in about 30-35 mins with a full review of all questions. If you haven't done any FAA exams, they are multiple choice with 3 options to choose from. ...
by Whiskey25
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Written FAA ATP Exam
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Written FAA ATP Exam

I’m finishing the CTP course Sunday and then writing the FAA ACM exam on Monday. Pay for the Sheppard Air course to prep for the exam; all the instructors have recommended it to get ready.
by Whiskey25
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the wait time......
Replies: 18
Views: 1922

Re: What is the wait time......

I had to get a replacement last month... it was just over 3 weeks
by Whiskey25
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield
Replies: 73
Views: 6715

Re: Aim to be a zero - Chris Hadfield

Don’t confuse aiming to be zero with goals and ambitions. Col Hadfield definitely aims to be a +1 when it comes to achieving the goals he has set for himself... fighter pilot, astronaut. He knew what he wanted to do in life and he mapped out his path and applied all the +1 that he was capable of to ...
by Whiskey25
Sat May 05, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC ATP to FAA
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: TC ATP to FAA

You also have to get your FAA radio licence and this isn't written anywhere. FAA Radio License: ($60) A. Do this concurrently with the Verification. It is simply an Internet exercise (no tests) only titles, addresses & a payment. Go to http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home Click under New U...
by Whiskey25
Sat May 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC ATP to FAA
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: TC ATP to FAA

You should get the licence verification letter started as you never know how long the wheels of bureaucracy will take to turn in your favour. I will be taking the CTP in August and below is the syllabus I was given. I've been told you won't get choice as to which sim, as it is based on availability,...
by Whiskey25
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Online Ground School
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: PPL Online Ground School

Thanks LA90
by Whiskey25
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tailwheel Block Time or Partnership - YVR Area
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Tailwheel Block Time or Partnership - YVR Area

Looking for tailwheel block time or partnerships, preferably YNJ or YPK.

ATPL - approx 9000hrs, ex-RCAF, 25hrs Decathalon

Thanks
by Whiskey25
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Online Ground School
Replies: 5
Views: 627

PPL Online Ground School

My son wants to begin his PPL flight training, but attending normal ground school classes at a FTU would be fairly difficult with other commitments. It's been 32 years since I did my ground school so things have changed a wee bit. Any recommendations for online ground school courses? We are in the Y...
by Whiskey25
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23385

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

https://youtu.be/zORv8wwiadQ

A little oversimplified, but having some control input is certainly better than leaving it up to fate
by Whiskey25
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Engine shutdown due to hydraulic problem
Replies: 38
Views: 4513

Re: Engine shutdown due to hydraulic problem

Sorry, I'm in the road now and don't have access to the QRH. #1 is essentially the same with different systems lost and #3 is electric only, no relation to either engine.... But, it's also the most important one.
by Whiskey25
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Engine shutdown due to hydraulic problem
Replies: 38
Views: 4513

Re: Engine shutdown due to hydraulic problem

Sorry pics are wrong order
by Whiskey25
Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Engine shutdown due to hydraulic problem
Replies: 38
Views: 4513

Re: Engine shutdown due to hydraulic problem

Just had a look at the QRH and there are no hydraulic scenarios that call for an engine to be shutdown on the Global.
Oil, yes; hydraulics, no.

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