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by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 970

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

The E6B's are "slide rules" from the last century. ... Actually AT LEAST 2 centuries ago. In fact, the E6B in it's current form was developed in the 30's. So the wiz wheel is between 80 and 90 years old, a far cry from 2 centuries. I was referring to "slide rules" invented sometime in the 1600's.
by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 970

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

455tt wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:03 am The E6B's are "slide rules" from the last century.
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Actually AT LEAST 2 centuries ago.
by C-GKNT
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL exam results
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: CPL exam results

Mike23,

The CPL written is an odd exam. I remember even thinking that in the middle of the exam. I got 10-15% higher in each of the INRAT and 2 ATPL exams.

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1664

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

photofly wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:02 pm Transport canada inspectors are as apt to make up rules as anyone.
True, I had a quick look for a reference but didn't find anything. I'm going to contact her and ask for one.
by C-GKNT
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A mom to a child here. Needed some info
Replies: 36
Views: 1870

Re: A mom to a child here. Needed some info

A few random thoughts to add to this thread. - You can get dual instruction at any age and can solo an airplane (fly alone under the supervision of an instructor) at 14 in Canada. - You can get a Recreational permit at 16 (some restriction vs. Private pilot such as only 1 passenger). A few kids I kn...
by C-GKNT
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1664

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

I was told this directly from a Transport Canada inspector at a safety seminar (Sorry, I don't have a reference handy right now). If you are relying on electronic charts you must have a backup on board. The backup can be but does not have to be paper, it can be another electronic copy as long as it ...
by C-GKNT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 19
Views: 1843

Re: Flying to YUL

The hardest part of large airports is taxing. Make sure you have the right taxiway map ready to go (last time I went to YUL, I had the one without the taxiway identifiers up on my iPad :roll: :oops: ). If necessary or just to make things easier, ask for progressive taxi instructions.
by C-GKNT
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 27
Views: 12007

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

Personally, I took the 3-day Aerocourse weekend cram course and then wrote them as soon as I could the next week (2 days apart) before I forgot everything. josejimenes33...The Aerocourse questions are reasonably representative of the Transport Canada Exams. They won't help you if you haven't covered...
by C-GKNT
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fixed wing to chopper
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: Fixed wing to chopper

PPL-A to PPL-H requires 30 hours. Most of the people I know who did this was more like 50. I did CPL-A to CPL-H a few years ago in the minimum 60 hours but I went at it hard flying several times a week. In both cases there is a small (?20? questions) exam focusing on helicopter aerodynamics and a fe...
by C-GKNT
Sat May 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CPL Flight Test - Ground
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: CPL Flight Test - Ground

co-joe wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 11:24 pm If you don't have it memorized, at least know exactly where to look it up.
...and if you don't know where to look it up, your best guess is that it is in either the POH or the Canada flight supplement.
by C-GKNT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice from the recession veterans
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Looking for advice from the recession veterans

If you choose option (A), don't forget to log as much night PIC time as you can, especially night X-country. I was going to write something like that. What plane do you have? I might buy fuel and fly around with you. You can log the whole thing as PIC but you have to let me fly a bit. I need some p...
by C-GKNT
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice from the recession veterans
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Looking for advice from the recession veterans

If you choose option (A), don't forget to log as much night PIC time as you can, especially night X-country.
by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Low timer insurance

I would add that I have had better luck adding a pilot a renewal time rather than in the middle of the policy year. You have more leverage at that time. Several years ago, I was trying to add a friend to my Mooney policy. He had 0-time in type and 0-retract time and low total time (about 100 hours)....
by C-GKNT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Low timer insurance

That would be insurance rate for the whole group...up to 4 pilots (typically), beyond that its more of a club and different underwriting seems to apply. Rate is often (but not always) based on the least experienced pilot. You used to be able to negotiate somewhat and were definitely in a better posi...
by C-GKNT
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 6044

Re: okotoks flight school

I did my aeroplane to helicopter conversion in 2013. The AVERAGE time of my 3 instructors was in excess of 15,000 hours. Instructors fees were $250/hour dual AND solo. Was it worth it? well...yes, best instruction I have EVER had but I have no clue how some of the students are able to pay for it. Gl...
by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3533

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Beefitarian wrote: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:35 pm Obviously in my fantasy I can afford staff to mow the lawn on my strip.
How's it going C-GKNT? I hope you and the family are doing well.
Hello Beef,

Doing OK. Still organizing a COPA kids rally each spring/fall and participating in 4-5 others when they fit into my schedule :D

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?
Replies: 16
Views: 4077

Re: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?

I got mine into the CFS last summer. It is NOT certified but it is registered and was not technically difficult...just took a long time (2+ years). The hardest part was getting someone from Transport Canada to respond. Once I found the right guy at TC and made initial contact he COMPLETELY ghosted m...
by C-GKNT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3533

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Oldguystrtn2fly wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:04 pm Everyone I know without their own strip spend far more time driving to and from the airport than I spend snow blowing or cutting....
I probably spend less time clearing snow off my home heli-pad than you do off your strip...and its paved so no grass 8)

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3533

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Beefitarian wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:34 am I'm imagining owning an airstrip. Seems nice in my head. It might as well be on a nice island while I'm at it.
Everyone I know who has their own strip spends more time cutting grass and plowing snow than flying :cry:

Glenn
by C-GKNT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16760

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

C.W.E. wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:30 am You can't offer to fly kids at your local airport without having to prove you are not a child molester?

Wow.
Well...technically you are only proving that there is no record of you having been convicted of molesting a child (or similarly serious offense).

Glenn

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