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by 455tt
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3627

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

I personally knew a 3,000+ hour pilot that lost his life in a low altitude steep turn. He was a wonderful person and a highly skilled pilot.

So I would urge all pilots here to be really, really cautious with low altitude steep turns and if you are afraid of doing them, all the better.
by 455tt
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Comm Failure before Approach - NIZUS Question
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: IFR Comm Failure before Approach - NIZUS Question

What reference(s) is/are provided by the authors for this particular question? Most exam prep's will have some kind of reference system so the user can source the background material for their questions. It enhances the authority of their product. Or is this not the case with NIZUS, and they just di...
by 455tt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ISA Deviation Question at Altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: ISA Deviation Question at Altitude

Aha - now everything makes sense. AeroCourse is really 2 products, their questions workbook, plus their seminar. If you use their workbook only, without purchasing their seminar, then, if you want to know and understand the material, you must research the background subjects, using alternate sources...
by 455tt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ISA Deviation Question at Altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: ISA Deviation Question at Altitude

High level performance charts are typically laid out on the basis of ISA temperature deviation. So you work this out first, then look to the chart. In this question the fact that the Tropopause is higher and colder than ISA is certainly interesting to note, but not essential to working out the ISA t...
by 455tt
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ISA Deviation Question at Altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: ISA Deviation Question at Altitude

Good job NotDirty, you beat me to it.

To the OP: does the book not provide any references for its questions?
by 455tt
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spins before solo?
Replies: 73
Views: 2219

Re: Spins before solo?

The precept of the initial question seems ridiculous. If you follow the line of reasoning to the end, and come to the conclusion that there is nothing definitive in CARs mandating stall-spin training, does that mean you should throw it out the window? Stall-spin awareness and recovery training is so...
by 455tt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spins before solo?
Replies: 73
Views: 2219

Re: Spins before solo?

As far as I know Exercise 13 has been then since the dawn of time, and is still there. I'm trying to work out what rule is broken if a student flies a first solo before completing it. Why bother trying to determine the formal existence of such a rule when we all follow it in practice, regardless? S...
by 455tt
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calculating time required with Mach and reported winds?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Calculating time required with Mach and reported winds?

I am having trouble figuring out the calculation for this question; The following wind report relates to a WESTBOUND flight of a small business jet aircraft: 274045 How long would this aircraft take to cover a distance of 150 NM if it cruised at .83 Mach? a) 31 mins b) 25 mins c) 20 mins d) 17 mins...
by 455tt
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The personal log book thing.
Replies: 127
Views: 8178

Re: The personal log book thing.

I read the regulation as requiring that you maintain a personal logbook, but only for the purposes of acquiring a licence/rating or for currency. So what you must log depends on your situation. If you are PPL and you never intend on ever carrying passengers or getting any further licences or ratings...
by 455tt
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum holding speed for a civil turboprop aircraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Maximum holding speed for a civil turboprop aircraft?

The holding speeds were recently revised by TC as per current AIM.

You are probably remembering the old rules which have now changed; any source that is more than about 2 years old will be based upon the old rules.
by 455tt
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: New Flight Duty Times - Written Exams
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: New Flight Duty Times - Written Exams

I would not be concerned yet - if you go to the Justice Laws Canada website they are still using the old version of the flight duty rules under Part VII: https://lois-laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/FullText.html#s-700.13 So until the CARs themselves have been updated for the new rules...
by 455tt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What is wrong with the aviation industry?
Replies: 22
Views: 2328

Re: What is wrong with the aviation industry?

This forum is not a university. Nor is it an in-person interview with an employer. This is an anonymous internet forum. Anybody can post and say almost whatever they want. For me, this forum is like a saloon in a wild west gold town. It is often rough and wild, with many of those having something to...
by 455tt
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines demand 'concrete plan' for financial aid
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Airlines demand 'concrete plan' for financial aid

Hey Schnitzel!

Your irony is so thick I can't figure out where you stand - are you in favour of a government bailout to our industry, or opposed? Or are you going to remain ironic on the matter?
by 455tt
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines demand 'concrete plan' for financial aid
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Airlines demand 'concrete plan' for financial aid

The Liberals have an ideology? They are pure opportunists that will hold to their views and policies with the same conviction and purpose as light and variable winds.
by 455tt
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 57
Views: 3774

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

"So let them burn"? The problem is the airline industry is huge and employs many Canadians upon which not only the workers, but also upon which their families rely upon. The airline industry is "too big to fail" and to leave them out to dry would have disastrous effects on jobs a...
by 455tt
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Requesting advise for career change to Pilot
Replies: 46
Views: 2197

Re: Requesting advise for career change to Pilot

Not bad at all your analysis. I like your optimism. Spending a long time in a crappy flying job with crappy pay and crappy working conditions, which one will find increasingly common in a crappy aviation economy, one of the real interesting "benefits" you will certainly encounter is that y...
by 455tt
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 57
Views: 3774

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

I suppose you didn't get a chance to read the entire CTA quote I provided, so I will just include this part of it: "For flight disruptions that are outside an airline’s control, the Canada Transportation Act and Air Passenger Protection Regulations only require that the airline ensure passenger...
by 455tt
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 57
Views: 3774

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

So under the law of contract, where the parties to an agreement encounter a "force majeur" such as a hurricane, war, nuclear bomb, global pandemic etc. etc., this can be used an excuse for a party to the contract for their failure to comply with the terms of the agreement. Here in Canada w...
by 455tt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Can Class 4 Instructors do Freelance GROUND Instruction?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Can Class 4 Instructors do Freelance GROUND Instruction?

I more or less agree with this although the idea the Class IV can't provide the letter since he/she is "outside the FTU" is not correct in practice since we have online ground schools like Harv's Air who provide the letter to recommend even when they have never provided any of the "tr...
by 455tt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Requesting advise for career change to Pilot
Replies: 46
Views: 2197

Re: Requesting advise for career change to Pilot

It seems pretty obvious to me that aviation is going to be bleak, very bleak for several years to come. Time to get the hell out of Dodge I'd say: leave aviation to the dreamers and misfits for the next few years and pursue a real life if you have other more rewarding options. Come back later when c...

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