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by ahramin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: AD research for private A/C

And lest I seem flippant about your concerns, let me say that good AMEs are getting hard to find in BC so thank you for what you do Shayne. Our planes cannot fly without you and your hard work and professionalism are very much appreciated.
by ahramin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: AD research for private A/C

An owner cannot delegate responsibility to an AME, but they can certainly delegate the work to you. How much do you charge per hour to research ADs and create an AD history? I am responsible for doing the Ad research, when the owner delegates it to me. Does that sound better for you ? Not really, i...
by ahramin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reducing Insurance Coverage/Premiums for Private Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Reducing Insurance Coverage/Premiums for Private Aircraft

Well hell, thanks everyone. I just checked all my insurance policies and the Marsh one does indeed offer a return for cancellations. Insurance can be cancelled at any time for any reason. All the others ones I looked at state that the entire premium - amazing that insurance companies call their bill...
by ahramin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: AD research for private A/C

Ok now I'm really not getting it. I thought you were a broker or something.

Are you telling me you are an AME? An owner cannot delegate responsibility to an AME, but they can certainly delegate the work to you. How much do you charge per hour to research ADs and create an AD history?
by ahramin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reducing Insurance Coverage/Premiums for Private Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Reducing Insurance Coverage/Premiums for Private Aircraft

This is a common request. Of the 3 or 4 aviation insurance underwriters in Canada, none of them will refund you anything for cancelling early unless the aircraft is sold. Similarly, none of them will refund anything for changing the undercarriage or doing anything that would reduce the cost during t...
by ahramin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: AD research for private A/C

Ignorance mostly. The owner hasn't figured it out for themselves and no one has taught them any better. As for the AME, it's not their responsibility.

Just curious, why do you care? How is this a problem for you?
by ahramin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lesson Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Lesson Plans

digits_ wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:54 pm
ahramin wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:46 pm My last 2 checkouts were from Private Pilots.
Nice of them to check you out for free.
Very nice but aviation is full of nice people. Actually one of them was paying me.
by ahramin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lesson Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Lesson Plans

It's not illegal for a Commercial (or higher) pilot to provide (certain) instruction to a licensed pilot. Commercial pilots can also provide IFR training, VFR Over the Top, Multi-Engine, insurance checkouts, etc. Are you suggesting that it is illegal for a Private Pilot to provide instruction to a ...
by ahramin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs help
Replies: 35
Views: 1288

Re: CARs help

And as usual, a pilot has all the answers....? 2. There are around 100 aircraft in Canada who would happily pay for insurance but cannot get it because the experts assessing the risk think it's too risky. 3. That's about a half a million dollars being left on the table. Half a million dollars pays ...
by ahramin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs help
Replies: 35
Views: 1288

Re: CARs help

The 100 aircraft figure comes from an industry poll. It could be much higher. I've been working on this for RAA for a couple years now. Actually I don't think a pilot has all the answers. I would hope a pilot would have a few of the answers for safer flying, but the problem is much bigger than pilot...
by ahramin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs help
Replies: 35
Views: 1288

Re: CARs help

Maybe. 1. Stated purpose is to reduce claims. 2. There are around 100 aircraft in Canada who would happily pay for insurance but cannot get it because the experts assessing the risk think it's too risky. 3. That's about a half a million dollars being left on the table. 4. These expert risk assessors...
by ahramin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs help
Replies: 35
Views: 1288

Re: CARs help

Agreed, it's not "Are you completely out of your mind" silly, it's just "you have no idea what you are doing" silly. They figure something is better than nothing even if it fails to accomplish their stated purpose. Either way, it demonstrates the lack of expertise and competence ...
by ahramin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs help
Replies: 35
Views: 1288

Re: CARs help

My last checkout was also by a PPL as directed by the insurance company.
by ahramin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 4997

Re: Fired?

Canadian pilots have no idea what a parking brake is for. It's the lawyers who will get them back, not pilots.
by ahramin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 7033

Re: Swoop alum

The irony of pilots with no respect for anyone shouting the loudest about how pilots aren't being respected is obviously lost here so I think we'll just lock this one.

Grow up people, you're never too old to start acting like an adult instead of a schoolyard bully.
by ahramin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: ‘Reckless’ Canadian pilots commit major quarantine breach in Darwin
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: ‘Reckless’ Canadian pilots commit major quarantine breach in Darwin

In Canada flight crew are exempt from the mandatory quarantine. My understanding was that you are exempt while performing the duties which are deemed essential - flying the airplane - but in theory, when you get back from say... the US... you are supposed to in fact quarantine. I could be wrong, I ...
by ahramin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Dust devils don't just happen in hot weather
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Dust devils don't just happen in hot weather

photofly wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:51 pm
pelmet wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:55 pm Sometimes I wonder if some of these groundloops we hear about in taildraggers happen due to invisible dust devils
They are quite troublesome, especially when they get stuck under the rudder pedals.
:smt023 Keep it straight, keep it straight, KEEP IT STRAIGHT.
by ahramin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

Normally Michael is gone most of the year and not very available even when he's in town but during Covid he has had to give up his wandering ways and is stuck in Canada for the duration. I had to divert to Langley last month and he was offering me a ride back to my airport before I had cleared the r...
by ahramin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

ATTACHED is what the AWOS is reporting at the time of me writing this at 2200zulu on the 16th. the AWOS is reporting 8 SM VISIBILITY, when you look at the images and references, you can clearly see the visibility is barely 1.5 mile. Actually, you can see in the webcam shot that the visibility is at...

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