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by ahramin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Canada to US border crossing ATC questions

Just to put border crossing ops in perspective. Here are four different border crossings that I or someone else in my club have done in the last few months. 1. Departure from small non-towered aerodrome in BC. No flight plan, no transponder code, and no contact with ATC. Back and forth across the bo...
by ahramin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch the loose clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Watch the loose clothing

There was a glider pilot at VSA who called on the radio while on tow saying that his release knob had been stolen. It was hiding under a loose pant leg.
by ahramin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 360
Views: 52497

Re: Layoffs

An excellent idea Tallyho. I have to admit that being frugal even in the best of times has left me rather at a loss on how to cut expenses. Probably should think about parking one car but I just renewed the insurance, not sure how much of a savings it would be. I'd rethink your choice for #2, our Ne...
by ahramin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

That's a good point JasonE, I should get that done while sunset is still early enough.
by ahramin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mode S Transponders in Red Deer area?
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Mode S Transponders in Red Deer area?

I don't know about the schools but there are plenty of privately registered GA aircraft around that are available for hire if you just need a target platform with mode S. PM sent.
by ahramin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 440
Views: 38626

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

TS pilots are in the process of voting on a LOU that will prevent layoffs for the next two months if it is ratified. Our group has seen many layoffs over the years and the company has been very resilient thought the many crisis it has survived. We are hoping for the best for us and all other pilot ...
by ahramin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 440
Views: 38626

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

"Material Adverse Effect" means any change, event , occurrence, effect, state of facts and/or circumstance that, individually or in the aggregate with other such changes, events, occurrences, effects, states of facts or circumstances is or would reasonably be expected to be material and adverse to ...
by ahramin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 403
Views: 40207

Re: Corona Virus

It's definitely getting real in BC. My wife has already had contact with two people who had contact with confirmed cases. I was just at the Nanaimo hospital and they have patients in the hallways instead of in rooms and this is before Covid-19. A nurse told me they are at their normal load of 130% o...
by ahramin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 440
Views: 38626

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Interesting press release. Furthermore, the acquisition of Transat A.T. Inc. is subject to regulatory approvals and certain customary conditions, and there are no assurances that the acquisition will be completed as described in Air Canada's 2019 MD&A or at all. You had me worried for a bit. That q...
by ahramin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: BC Flight Instructor available
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: BC Flight Instructor available

Check pms.
by ahramin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition between aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: Transition between aircraft

Thanks Big Pistons Forever, I never noticed that. Is there any CAR that refers to a complex aircraft or is it just the definition?
by ahramin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition between aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: Transition between aircraft

In addition to PilotDAR's good advice, the answer to your question is found on your licence: No. There is no definition of a "complex" aircraft in Canada, so no worries there. Your licence is valid for all aircraft that are neither high performance nor multi crew. So no regulatory requirements for a...
by ahramin
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pretty sobering opinion
Replies: 16
Views: 4048

Re: Pretty sobering opinion

vermont wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:43 am
Why does everyone in Aviation always take a moment to shit on younger people? Go to Costco it's not people in their 20's panic buying things.
Whahaha. Good point.
by ahramin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re: Needed Flight Instructor's
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Re: Needed Flight Instructor's

Just the one though I guess.
by ahramin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Contract flying and the rules?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Contract flying and the rules?

Valleyboy, Dronepiper was asking about a sole proprietorship, not incorporating. Incorporating would likely be too expensive to make sense. The short answer is that if you will be an employee of the company and they will be providing you with a T4, you don't need a proprietorship and you will not be...
by ahramin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another casualty FlyBe stopped ops
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Another casualty FlyBe stopped ops

The BBC article specifically points out that covid-19 played a minor part in Flybe's demise. I haven't seen any articles that stated it failed because of the virus, including the linked article above.
by ahramin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

Well, legal money loosing sched service. Maybe. As long as you do the flight regardless of whether or not anyone shows up.
by ahramin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Atlantic Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: North Atlantic Operations

I don't see why anyone would think it makes any difference whether or not you are on a published track. There is traffic all over the NAT, not just when and where the tracks are. Also if your emergency does not require a descent then you can offset 500' from any altitude below 410, and 1000' from an...
by ahramin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1851

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

I'm sure if they thought they could continue to a safe landing they would have. The fact that they didn't indicates something happened to put some doubt in their mind that they could land safely. For example if they maneuvered trying not to hit the Geese, maybe they were no longer "lined up with a r...
by ahramin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

In my experience responding to TAs & RAs are the single most poorly taught item in the entire initial and recurrent training syllabus.
by ahramin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What changes do modern aircraft make to lower fuel consumption?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: What changes do modern aircraft make to lower fuel consumption?

I was fortunate enough to attend a public forum with some very senior NASA engineers last summer and someone asked exactly the same question. Being a dumb pilot, my immediate thought was, "Stupid question, rockets aren't cars, this idiot has no clue how difficult a reentry is, move on." The NASA eng...
by ahramin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

It's class E, no requirement for a clearance or for radio contact VFR. Best practice would be to request flight following but that's up to the specific controller, if they say no then you just proceed no contact anyway.
by ahramin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: R44 down Widgeon Lake BC
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: R44 down Widgeon Lake BC

Sound like a skid broke through the snow / ice and rolled over. Everyone is ok.
by ahramin
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transferring through terminal zones
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Transferring through terminal zones

Have a look at the YVR VTA chart VFR routes between East Point and Point Roberts and Cherry Point. VFR aircraft are guaranteed a minimum of 4500' on those routes. Don't accept 2500' across the straight, there's no need. That battle was fought and won about 25 years ago.
by ahramin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transferring through terminal zones
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Transferring through terminal zones

I fly mainland to YCD and back almost every month. If I remember correctly I have come across this issue once. I'm always on a flight plan, always request a high altitude and short route on initial contact, and usually get the altitude but a longer route. I think I remember switching to YVR TML once...

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