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by FlightSolutions
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 5351

Re: 50 hours and no solo

Hi Guys, I have 50 hours in total and no solo. The instructors keep saying i am not ready. What you guys think ?. Is it a good idea to move to different school ?. Do flight schools keep students from going solo ?. Thanks, Pewdipie As a former Chief Flight Instructor this is unacceptable. Sounds lik...
by FlightSolutions
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How is This School Doing
Replies: 31
Views: 5706

Re: How is This School Doing

This is purely anecdotal but I cancelled more in Alberta than in the Lower Mainland during my training for winds, temperatures, and thunderstorms. Despite the low ceilings, the weather seemed to be more stable so we usually were able to get something done.
by FlightSolutions
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 199206

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

Couple of Questions. Anyone out there been successful on their 3rd try at Westjet? I just got my second, "please reapply in a year" email for DEC at Encore. Does anyone know if this is for all pilot positions, or can I apply for FO on the 737 and/or the Q? I had less than a week to prepare from appl...
by FlightSolutions
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class I Instructors rating
Replies: 18
Views: 2244

Re: Class I Instructors rating

Hate to rise this thread from the dead, but anyone have any tips from any class1 rides lately? Did it 7 years ago or so. It was easier than the Class II ride in which I was put through the ringer (2 hour presentation and 2.5 in the air). I had to teach Exercise 1 - 16 and demonstrate almost every o...
by FlightSolutions
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: balanced field length for 1900d...
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: balanced field length for 1900d...

hi don't fly one but to those that do,I would appreciate if you could give a balanced field length for the following 2000ft msl +20 'c day if not possible on 3500ft how much do you leave off in payload to achieve ? thanks fly safe From the AFM: Zero wind, 17,120lbs, Antiskid on, Engine Anti-ice off...
by FlightSolutions
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fast Air. Be20
Replies: 21
Views: 4997

Re: Fast Air. Be20

I worked for them for about a year and a half. No bond at that time. I enjoyed every minute of it, but I stayed away from the medevac side of things where I heard things were not as good. Got upgraded without a pay raise then six months later I got a raise for the upgrade with backpay starting from ...
by FlightSolutions
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900D question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: 1900D question.

I experienced it. Pax came up with a concern so I pull over to have the FO check it out. No smell so it obviously was just mist. Decided that in the interest of customer service to have mx look at it. We did a run up and turned up the heat and it disappeared. It was hot and humid with light rain.
by FlightSolutions
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: medical cat 1 with glaucoma ?
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: medical cat 1 with glaucoma ?

Not sure if it would be the same here but my uncle developed Glaucoma in the British Army Air Corps as an attack helicopter pilot. He was limited to 2 crew only and flew till his retirement as a Col. He had probably a 30 year career.
by FlightSolutions
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ear Infection & Perforated Eardrum
Replies: 5
Views: 13536

Re: Ear Infection & Perforated Eardrum

Doc is recommending another week. If it was perforated oddly enough I would be fit to fly according to the doc. Luckily this employer has short term disability. I once was grounded for over a month a few years back for another issue without short term benefits. I was off long enough to collect $7 fr...
by FlightSolutions
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ear Infection & Perforated Eardrum
Replies: 5
Views: 13536

Ear Infection & Perforated Eardrum

Anyone have experience dealing with one? How long did you have to abstain from flying? My doctor recommended around 2 weeks. I've been on antibiotics for almost a week and I've had no change and still can't clear my ear with the valsalva. Sucks to be off work for so long. How about a perforated eard...
by FlightSolutions
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?
Replies: 11
Views: 14980

Re: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?

I also found a video that did not seem to match the warning about "sideshow bob." http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Side-Sho ... ry-AB-3355 The lycra wearing XC death sausages think Sideshow is crazy. Its not that hard. The last video I posted is Sideshow and Bowmont park List of legal trails in the a...
by FlightSolutions
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?
Replies: 11
Views: 14980

Re: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?

Oh, forgot to mention that post ride beers are a must.
by FlightSolutions
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?
Replies: 11
Views: 14980

Re: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?

Are you taking about Water Tower? I hit Prairie View/Jewel pass I K-Country last week scenic. Prospector in Exshaw is my favourite so far for technical rides. When I am on call, I usually hit up Sideshow Bob at Bowmont Park as its so close to home. I try to ride 3 times a week at least, but sometime...
by FlightSolutions
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?
Replies: 11
Views: 14980

Anyone Interested in Mountain Biking in Calgary?

Charter flying takes a toll on your fitness, so I got back into Mountain Biking this year after a 7 year hiatus. I stopped riding after my first job due to lack of money, getting married to my beautiful wife, and having kids. Now that things are better financially and my "in" with Santa Cruz Bicycle...
by FlightSolutions
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain Flying, and Flight Training
Replies: 90
Views: 11749

Re: Mountain Flying, and Flight Training

Never go down a valley that requires more that 30 degrees of bank to turn around in. Unless you work in the mountains, there is no need to go into tight valley's or use steep turns. Avoid going past the point where you can't dive while turning around, AKA the point of no return. There is no need to ...
by FlightSolutions
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: class 4 flight test :S
Replies: 41
Views: 2132

Re: class 4 flight test :S

kyle wrote:can anybody give me an idea what im up for??? what types of lessons do you usually get during a class 4 instructor flight test?
Know Ex.1-15 down pat. They are the foundation of every thing else. Bring some granola bars with you as it will be a long day. Take your time.
by FlightSolutions
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance instruction hookup website?
Replies: 110
Views: 11817

Re: Freelance instruction hookup website?

How about setting up a private board for Instructors. This sounds like a good idea. Do they not have something like this in the States? As for the just website idea. I think every freelance instructor should be allowed to advertise their services with the ability for customers to rate and write a r...
by FlightSolutions
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clarification on flight test failures
Replies: 21
Views: 1737

Re: Clarification on flight test failures

That's a pretty broad and unfair blanket statement. Take the following case which I personally witnessed. A certain flight instructor has recommended a student for flight test. Said student was a good, competent pilot and her instructor wasn't at all concerned about whether or not she'd pass despit...
by FlightSolutions
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Different Types of Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Flying Different Types of Aircraft

I'm going to sum up my opinion on this subject this way: if I had a choice of being a passenger of a pilot who has 10,000 hours TT and 100 types in his logbook, or a pilot with the same 10,000 TT who has dedicated his career to flying just one or two types, I would have to say I would pick the latt...
by FlightSolutions
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Different Types of Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Flying Different Types of Aircraft

Hedley wrote:
Thats your flare attitude
A very old trick that I have had good results with, during tailwheel training, is to have the student use a grease pencil and draw inside the windshield, the horizon in the 3-point attitude. Works marvellously!
Thats an awesome idea.
by FlightSolutions
Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Different Types of Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Flying Different Types of Aircraft

Couple of simple tricks I have discovered while flying over 20 different types: For a Tricycle memorize the attitude while sitting at the end of the runway. There's your cruise attitude. Memorize the attitude and sight picture at rotation, just as the mains lift off. Thats your flare attitude. The q...
by FlightSolutions
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Instruction
Replies: 24
Views: 1553

Re: Freelance Instruction

people will pay for quality instructors Indeed. Don't try to compete with the "Wal-mart" ab initio instruction - that's a "race to the bottom" commodity service. Instead, develop a specialty - like tailwheel instruction, or float instruction, or aerobatic instruction or IFR instruction. Your target...

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