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by ahramin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 50
Views: 3791

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Ah, I see. Interesting. So would you say it's based on personal insecurities about relative experience, or perceptions about potential attitudes that might be brought into the flight department? I would imagine there are significant differences in how corporate versus airlines operate and what is e...
by ahramin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 50
Views: 3791

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

So, at some point when you were laid off, you were told not to apply on a job, or maybe you were turned down for a job and the reason you were given is because you had more experience than a manager who felt insecure about that fact? But it wasn't this operator. Strange story, but I fail to see its...
by ahramin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 50
Views: 3791

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Agreed. But the notion of a flight department manager so insecure in their capabilities that they want to actively discourage anyone with more experience than them from applying is equally amusing. Really? Your takeaway from the caveat precluding recently laid off airline pilots from applying was t...
by ahramin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 50
Views: 3791

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

The notion of laid off airline pilots scoffing at a job ad on the one hand, while out of the other side of their mouths they whinge about being excluded from applying for said job, is rather amusing. Agreed. But the notion of a flight department manager so insecure in their capabilities that they w...
by ahramin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2966

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

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC?
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Tutor Needed on the Sunshine Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: IFR Tutor Needed on the Sunshine Coast

No approaches and none on the way that I know of.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Tutor Needed on the Sunshine Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 223

IFR Tutor Needed on the Sunshine Coast

Does anyone know someone who could teach an IFR groundschool in Sechelt? The ideal person would have experience teaching IFR in small aircraft but we'll take anyone who can put together a groundschool and cover the required information to pass the written and flight tests. Please pm me. Thank you.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letter of Proficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Letter of Proficiency

turbo-prop wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:52 pm
What kind of checkout? Was It a PPC? Or a PCC? Are you an ACP? Is it For a private licence? Need a lot more info/
El Capitan wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:56 am
I did a checkout for someone this week and they need a Letter of Proficiency for the insurance company.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letter of Proficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Letter of Proficiency

Depends on what specific requirements the insurance company has for the checkout. 95% of the time they don't have any idea what a checkout even is, they just know pilots need one. In that case a simple one line letter stating that you flew X hours in Y aircraft with Z pilot and they are proficient. ...
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?

$75 minimum.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?

$60 an hour is cheap. Very cheap.
by ahramin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 3934

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

For my clarity then, and given the follow up reading I have done. Most documentation still references ADS B as being ground based surveillance. All ADS-B requires a ground station so to speak....The difference is whether your pulling that info from the transponder itself (radar) or from the satelli...
by ahramin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 3934

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

BTD wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:51 pm
ADS B uses mode S transponder and ground stations that doesn’t require radar. Although ADS B does require GPS for position determination.
How does it work in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean then?
by ahramin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 1886

Re: Private aircraft import

Of course! Any aircraft registered to a British Columbia address will get a letter from the province demanding the PST be paid. How do they collect HST on aircraft purchases in Ontario? Volunteer payments only?
by ahramin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Private aircraft import
Replies: 42
Views: 1886

Re: Private aircraft import

Ontario vehicle tax for a plane purchased in Canada is called RST. I think (but I’m not sure) that if you are a private individual resident in Ontario and you import a plane anywhere in Canada, you pay HST, because *you* live in Ontario. EDIT: yes, that’s correct, per the CRA website: In most cases...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2966

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

# 5 should never be required. Atc needs to accommodate safe procedures without pushing. In Ontario they don't routinely push us into thunderstorms, nor are we sent far over Lake Ontario. English: it's not racist to say: if you cannot articulate clearly in the predominant language in use, you don't ...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2966

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

I should also add to this thread that while I have occasionally had spectacularly dangerous and poor service from many towers and terminal units in BC, 95% of the time I get excellent service from all controllers in BC, particularly YVR & YYJ TML. If this is not your experience, consider that it may...
by ahramin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 2966

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

I thought I was pretty clear before why having a VFR unit work VFR traffic is a better idea than trying to solicit service from an IFR unit. Forgive me but I thought you spoke to the joint VFR/IFR controller for the airspace you were in? Does BC have separate desks for IFR and VFR in the same airsp...
by ahramin
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4575

Re: Another Crash in BC

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/fatal-plane-crash-near-tofino-bc-raises-possible-issues/ar-BB16angT?li=AAggFp5 The plane didn't have an emergency locator transmitter that could have been detected by the upgraded satellite search system, a situation the safety board says is common in more than...
by ahramin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: FltPlan for IFR
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: FltPlan for IFR

Which chart you see can depend on your level of zoom. Zoomed out it's the LO but keep zooming in and eventually the terminal chart becomes visible.
by ahramin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Forum de discussion sur l'aviation en Français
Topic: Traduire "Wind your watch"
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Traduire "Wind your watch"

Young pilots will not typically have heard this expression Annick but you are exactly correct in its meaning and usage in English. Having flown in French for a few years now, I have yet to hear any comparable expression. If indeed there is none, perhaps you should invent something catchy and go with...
by ahramin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?

There were a lot more choices on Vancouver Island when I did my training and I still couldn't find anyone to train on my aircraft. Ended up flying down to Victoria and using the school's plane for dual flights and mine for the solo time. Looking back on it I think I should have found a school in Van...
by ahramin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01

Transport Canada can and do pull medicals. In the case of those letters, you still have a valid medical and they obviously don't have a reason to pull it or they already would have. These fishing letters may be for a real problem or for nothing other than some misinterpretation, misreading, statisti...
by ahramin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..
Replies: 40
Views: 3997

Re: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..

I don't think it matters if you change the rules or not. People aren't going to fly. AC and WS have massively cut domestic flights and the planes are still empty even between provinces that are reopening. https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/06/23/881662948/why-reopening-isnt-enough-to-save-the-e...
by ahramin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging cross country
Replies: 37
Views: 2039

Re: Logging cross country

Thanks for the information photofly. I'm surprised at the emphasis on ded reckoning. I would have hoped that a CPL course would prepare a pilot to use GPS rather than forbid it.

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