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by 455tt
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Signing off an AD
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Signing off an AD

Hiring an AME to complete a search and a report is NOT maintenance under CAR 571, and is not subject to a maintenance release. Yes it is: see the information note from CARs 571.10 (3) Maintenance Standard where TC considers an AD search to be a "separate maintenance task". "(3) Responsibility for c...
by 455tt
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Signing off an AD
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Signing off an AD

Who can sign off an AD as not applicable? The purpose of an AD is to identify an unsafe condition in an aircraft type and to specify required corrective action. Failure of an aircraft owner to comply with an applicable AD is serious, because it puts the C of A out of force, and it makes it an offen...
by 455tt
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in the briefings?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: What's in the briefings?

The airplane is not where you should be exposed to new information, it is where you apply the theory into practice. Each air exercise should be preceded by a ground briefing. The official name for this is “Preparatory Ground Instruction “ . This is a very accurate description of what you are gettin...
by 455tt
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 50
Views: 1636

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

I like it. The low price convinced me to fly even though I couldn’t really afford it at the time. If I knew the true cost, I probably wouldn’t be a pilot today. And since I made it to CPL with a seaplane rating and Group 1 IFR at exactly 200TT.. I can’t really say I got hosed in the end. I remember...
by 455tt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 94
Views: 4603

Re: how long

They delay launches if the conditions aren’t 100% optimal. If you have ever flown an airplane you would realize (especially in a Canada) conditions are rarely optimal. So is it your position, fellow pilot, that pilotless transport of passengers will occur, as technology advances, provided that depa...
by 455tt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 94
Views: 4603

Re: how long

We cannot stop the march of technology. SpaceX can successfully send an unmanned rocket to orbit to the ISS, deliver its payload, and the rocket safely returns to earth to land on a dime on a drone barge. Take off, enroute navigation and landing of drones is well within current technology. There is ...
by 455tt
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU threw out my old PTR, need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: FTU threw out my old PTR, need advice

I started working on the PPL a long time ago and almost finished. When my original FTU went under, I took my signed off PTR to a new school about six years ago. I wasn't impressed with the school and after several hours eventually stopped booking lessons. Fast-forward to today, and after arranging ...
by 455tt
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: P-STAR exam
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: P-STAR exam

But there is a big difference. TC does not provide the answers to the 200 questions in their PSTAR study guide, only the questions and references. When you have the exact questions and the answers, then your exam preparation really is easy and dumb. But when you have the questions only, without the ...
by 455tt
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: P-STAR exam
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: P-STAR exam

Or, with a little effort, you could actually learn and understand the background subjects as provided by TC, rather than memorizing questions and answers, becoming like a parrot that just repeats whatever it has just heard, as these apps/online products promote. If you took the time to properly lear...
by 455tt
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 164
Views: 8110

Re: Open the door, no thanks

"You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." - Winston Churchill
by 455tt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: I would like your opinion?

Aha! So you admit that you are not a lawyer. My recommendation remains the same, which is: "You should seek and obtain the advice of a lawyer having experience in this area to review the facts of your situation and applicable law so as to determine if there is a case and if so, whether it is worthy ...
by 455tt
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: I would like your opinion?

The federal Crown Liability and Proceedings Act referred to does not prevent one from suing the federal government; it merely sets out the circumstances where a case can be brought and the procedure to be followed. Right... and if this isn’t a circumstance where a case can be brought (and it isn’t)...
by 455tt
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: I would like your opinion?

Can Transport Canada be sued for not providing a service to the Aviation public, in regards to pilot licences and ratings, Do regulations apply when TC fails to provide the services they are mandated to provide ?, I'd like your input,,,, Yes, of course you can, if you have a case. You should seek a...
by 455tt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which Aircraft For PPL and CPL Training?
Replies: 25
Views: 1722

Re: Which Aircraft For PPL and CPL Training?

A C172 would be perfect for you. I recommend that you sign up for a membership with the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), then you can access their Guide to purchasing an aircraft: https://copanational.org/en/buying-an-aircraft/ COPA also has a monthly newsletter, filled with good infor...
by 455tt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4889

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 455tt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Language as a tool...

Gannet167 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Irregardless, this is all a mute point.

Another one to add:

Mute vs. moot

Moot means unimportant or not worth talking about. Mute means completely silent. Moot and mute might seem like similar words at first glance, but they are pronounced differently.
by 455tt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Language as a tool...

I suppose the confusion is does "CFI" refer to "Chief Flight Instructor", or does it refer to a regular Flight Instructor, as used in the US.
by 455tt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Language as a tool...

Let's also not forget the ubiquitous use of Americanisms such as "CFI" for "Certified Flight Instructor" - in Canada, pilots receive a LICENCE with added RATINGS, not certificates.
by 455tt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Language as a tool...

Great post.

Some of the more obvious grammar/basic English issues frequently found on this forum that personally drive me crazy are:

They're vs. their vs. there
Advise vs. advice
To vs. too
Then vs. than
Affect vs. effect
Its vs. it's
Your vs. you're
Aircrafts
by 455tt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 26
Views: 10657

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

Do most people write both exams in the same day or split them up? You are allowed 3.5 hours for each exam, therefore, if TC allows you to sit both on the same day, which I doubt since advance appointments are required to sit these exams, and for the SARON and SAMRA, that would be 7 continuous hours...
by 455tt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do ATPL Exams Written = IATRA?
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Do ATPL Exams Written = IATRA?

Yes, for purposes of obtaining a type rating on a 2 crew aeroplane.

No, for purposes of obtaining an ATPL.
by 455tt
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging cross country
Replies: 37
Views: 2937

Re: Logging cross country

OK fine - no TC references, just your confident opinion that logging cross country experience is a joke, and one can log pretty much whatever one wants to. But if you could please respond honestly, for purposes of your own PPL and CPL, which would have been reviewed by your instructor, CFI, AP and T...
by 455tt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging cross country
Replies: 37
Views: 2937

Re: Logging cross country

And your support for this proposition would be found directly, or indirectly from what Transport Canada published reference?
by 455tt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging cross country
Replies: 37
Views: 2937

Re: Logging cross country

Just so I follow this line of argument, please confirm: if you did a flight where you take off and then, when leaving the departure aerodrome circuit, you can immediately see your destination/practice area, since it is so close, and you then fly straight there visually, and back, this type of flight...
by 455tt
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Unethical instructor
Replies: 21
Views: 2203

Re: Unethical instructor

I would start with Transport Canada and see what they say.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... ement.html

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