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by digits_
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

-cannot explain properly why you need rudder when rolling Going to guess that's about 99.4% of instructors; the rest have a graduate level qualification in aerodynamics. Why is the "proper" explanation so important, anyway? No no you misunderstand. You need to have the exact same level of knowledge...
by digits_
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

What's wrong with flying around a known landmark while you set up for a diversion on a PPL level?
by digits_
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

You can maybe make an argument about the trim cut out switches, but faulting them for not reducing power when they are in an uncontrolled descend is silly. I suggest you become familiar with the facts before stating claims like this - they were not in an uncontrolled decent until the last 10 secs o...
by digits_
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 13805

Re: Air Sprint Questions

780Pilot wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Anyone know the typical upgrade time for a FO to get Captaincy???
One year per superfluous question mark.
by digits_
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

By your response I am quite sure you either have no related experience, (that's ok, it's not a bad thing) or you didn't read the report(s) in which there was a lot of criticism leveled at the crew for their serious mismanagement of the basics of aircraft handling. Go find it and read the part about...
by digits_
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

Then there's that "small" issue of leaving the thrust levers at MCT (or worse...) for much if not all of the flight until that speed was waaaay beyond any normal realm. Pretty huge oversight. Even with all the conflicting warnings, someone still has to aviate. (This is an understatement...) Service...
by digits_
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Wright Airways 2019/2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: North Wright Airways 2019/2020

not sure why my IP address was blocked from this site, but for an airline pilot who knows little about computers. Is blocking an IP for speaking the truth the direction you want to go as a site? also, when I get to each new respective hotel, do I get a new IP? Join the club. It is ridiculous. And y...
by digits_
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Lots of people die every year turning from tailwinds to headwinds and visa versa. Remember to throttle back or throttle up. That is because of the illusion it creates. You either end up slipping or skiding in a turn at low altitude and low speed. There's a good risk of spin. It has nothing to do wi...
by digits_
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 621

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

Work and fly part time at any flying school. You don't need any of those full time integrated courses.
by digits_
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: Military license to CPL

The purpose of the solo time is two fold. 1.) Polish handling skills, and 2.) Build skills and confidence as a pilot in command. The military PIC time meets these requirements and I’ve never heard of TC getting indigestion over it (my suggestion is not to mention the issue to TC so as not to provok...
by digits_
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: Military license to CPL

Solo time is defined as being the only flight crew member. By that definition, PIC time in a multi crew airplane shouldn't count. But who knows what they will accept in real life... The purpose of the solo time is two fold. 1.) Polish handling skills, and 2.) Build skills and confidence as a pilot ...
by digits_
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Thanks! Intersting read. The decision did specify that a trip could be split over multiple days to wait out bad weather though. It would be absurd to think that a pilot would not meet the standard if he or she chose to shut the engine down and stay awhile at one of his or her stopover points during ...
by digits_
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

All it does is move the question along the line: now the question is, is an instructor permitted to enter solo time that he/she didn't supervise into a PTR, for the CPL requirements? And we're no further forward. An instructor has to certify the candidate has followed XX hours of groundschool. In a...
by digits_
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Take a look at the Auld decision released recently. Where can I find this? I googled variations but no luck. :oops: https://decisions.tatc.gc.ca/tatc/tatc/en/item/406902/index.do There was a topic about this before. It's the one where a helicopter pilot landing at a restaurant gets written up by a ...
by digits_
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PGI question
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: PGI question

13000 cad/65 cad/hr gives you 200 hours of pgi. That is ridiculous. An hour pgi per flight for every flight?

Ask them for a breakdown. For such an amount, that should be your right. Are you allowed to post the detailed invoice? Maybe groundschool or flight instruction got mixed up in it.
by digits_
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

I'm curious, do you happen to recall which tribunal hearing that was? Would be nice to read the summary/decision.
by digits_
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PGI question
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: PGI question

That is disgusting. Unless you were an extremely slow student.
by digits_
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PGI question
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: PGI question

I would not be happy with that. If you pay for private instruction, you should get private instruction. Where was this? Which province?
by digits_
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

Transport Canada has come back with an answer ... *drumroll* ... it depends on whether the instructor who signs off the PTR is willing to accept these fights as legitimate entries. So, basically a non-answer. Sigh. ? That's a crystal clear answer. Just like all the other training: it only counts if...
by digits_
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7544

Re: Recession incoming

photofly wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:32 pm
The one thing that's way way way more expensive in Canada is cheese. Crazy.
And most of it is sold in cubes wrapped in plastic. It hurt my eyes and my heart.
by digits_
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: SATC Lawsuit?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: SATC Lawsuit?

$300,000 in damages doesn't seem that unreasonable when you take into account the lost wages. I mean they definetly won't be working for WestJet now, which was clearly what their intention joining the program in the first place was. A shitty situation overall, pro tip is never pre pay an FTU. That'...
by digits_
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7544

Re: Recession incoming

There are no other really major taxes or expenses just to live. Expenses are just the same as here: car and house insurance, dental treatment, pharmaceuticals, local government taxes on property - no significant difference between the EU and Canada. The difference is that the taxes in Europe and th...
by digits_
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7544

Re: Recession incoming

This country hit an iceberg a while ago, How so? Is the quality of life that you have decreasing because of some specific government policy or some event that has happened? I hear this sentiment a lot from people I don't think are faring poorly. Frig, my wife says it, and we're not doing poorly. Ma...
by digits_
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: Military license to CPL

Solo time is defined as being the only flight crew member. By that definition, PIC time in a multi crew airplane shouldn't count. But who knows what they will accept in real life...

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