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by nbinont
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Single IFR vs Multi vs Multi IFR
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Single IFR vs Multi vs Multi IFR

If you do your IFR ride (flight test or IPC) in a single engine aircraft, you get a group 3 (single engine) instrument rating. If you do it in a mult engine aircraft, you get a group 1 (multi engine + single engine) instrument rating. However, you have to be able to fly a multi-engine aircraft (pass...
by nbinont
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Low timer insurance

Thanks for the reply. We'd be buying into an already existing partnership so I guess i'll see with them what the deal is. Ask your future partners to check with their existing insurer what it would take to get you added to the aircraft policy. The insurer will want details on you (licences, experie...
by nbinont
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

See: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/med ... 61-135.pdf for the exact requirements the FAA is looking for. Basically a couple exams (https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/te ... matrix.pdf) and a FAA medical. Plus some paperwork with the FSDO.
by nbinont
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

anewbertapilot: The requirements are those for class C airspace - you need a clearance from the controlling entity. Look at your VNC and notice the communication boxes around the airspace (either Calgary Terminal or Calgary Tower). Call them up on that frequency, and get your VFR clearance from them...
by nbinont
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting back into flying - Canadian licence in USA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Getting back into flying - Canadian licence in USA?

That said if I needed to come to Canada to get a medical done (not many CAMEs around here, I looked) .... Really everything seems clear other than the necessity of having a Canadian medical in order to have my current FAA certificate valid. If you aren't living in Canada, Transport Canada will allo...
by nbinont
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3888

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

So, I'm uncertain as to why the fixation with visa classification whennnn...no visa is required. :lol: The problem is I don't get the sense that the frontline officers actually have a clue about their own rules. :roll: Prior to widespread adoption of the kiosks I was quite happy to just fill out th...
by nbinont
Thu May 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cornwall aviation or elsewhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Cornwall aviation or elsewhere?

Agree with Diago. I was in the same position. You need a Multi rating flight test and an IFR flight test (or IPC) in a multi. Review the guides: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/menu.htm#training For the Multi rating, study the flight test guide AND instructor guide. For the group ...
by nbinont
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Stateside on route freq

Just browsing some more FAA publications and it appears there is an "en-route" frequency listed in the "chart supplement US" (all are available here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/productcatalog/supplementalcharts/airportdirectory/ ). Taking a look at one in particular ( https:...
by nbinont
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Stateside on route freq

rookiepilot is correct. There is no official common en-route frequency in the US (though the FAA reserves 123.75 for fixed wing air-to-air so you know there isn't a ground station on it. Ironically you probably won't find many planes on it either.). The only common frequencies they have are frequenc...
by nbinont
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

ICAO airport codes are designated by a combination of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and the country. ICAO provides the prefix (for example 'CY' for Canada, or 'EG' for the UK), then the country can assign the remainder of the 4 letters to their airports. Thus you get CYYZ or E...
by nbinont
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall

I don't have experience with Vancouver or Cornwall, but I can speak well of Stratford.
by nbinont
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Road to CPL/MEIR
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Road to CPL/MEIR

However, there's a requirement of 5hr instrument dual from a Canadian flight instructor and 15hr instrument dual from an authorized person that you would have to meet. Transport Canada’s policy is to accept dual instructional time with an instructor from any ICAO country towards the dual requiremen...
by nbinont
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Road to CPL/MEIR
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Road to CPL/MEIR

As you've discovered, the conversion process is really meant to convert current and active pilots from one country to the other. Either get current (and IPC) and then convert or drop the non-current parts and convert the rest. Your biggest concern here is likely that you haven't been actively flying...
by nbinont
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15001

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I can't believe the hassle COPA is putting you through. Especially, you - a long time volunteer and organizer. *shakes head*
by nbinont
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: How early can you renew your Cat 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1837

Re: How early can you renew your Cat 1

-Medical category change (3->1, etc), change of restrictions.
-Also, if you're living outside the country, TC can accept a medical done by an aviation doc certified by another ICAO member state, but you don't get a stamp. TC has to review, approve, and sent you a sticker.
by nbinont
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: How early can you renew your Cat 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1837

Re: How early can you renew your Cat 1

TC does know, and nowhere on your sticker does it give an expiry date. They simply show your exam date and refer you to CAR 404.04 for validity. If you can show 404.04 and a chain of medicals that meet the requirements, legally you're good to use the 90 day period. The intended use of the 90 day per...
by nbinont
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training cost(s) and taxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Training cost(s) and taxes

Typically the effect is a reduction of your taxes by your (tuition and textbook amounts) * (the lowest federal tax bracket rate + the lowest provincial tax bracket rate), limited by your income. For Ontario this roughly works out to a reduction of your taxes by: your costs * 20%. Also note that a ce...
by nbinont
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13290

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

LPV is still considered a non-precision approach. ICAO has changed this back in 2013 to: LPV with DH 250ft and above are considered a non-precision approach, however LPV with DH below 250ft are considered precision approaches. I'm sure TC will eventually follow suit. Details here: https://www.icao....
by nbinont
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6156

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

C.W.E. wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Certainly we have the freedom for that but 2 am.... snow showers... 80 yrs old... whats the rush...
What exactly does 80 years old have to do with this accident?
A whole lot of nothing - except maybe to imply that it is possible that they might have had an above average amount of experience...
by nbinont
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15001

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

All I had to do was e-sign a consent form. Now that is a bit more reasonable. No cost to the pilot and a couple clicks (minimal hassle). Just make sure the consent scope is limited to something reasonable, such as a criminal records check. Someone is paying for the criminal record check. Do local C...
by nbinont
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15001

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

Cessna 180 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:08 pm
All I had to do was e-sign a consent form.
Now that is a bit more reasonable. No cost to the pilot and a couple clicks (minimal hassle). Just make sure the consent scope is limited to something reasonable, such as a criminal records check.
by nbinont
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15001

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I don't trust anybody who has a problem with the background check. Its scary enough these kids are put in airplanes with pilots of unknown skill, let alone possible Pedo pilots. That is, of course, your prerogative. However, recognize the other side of this exchange. The pilot spent the time and ef...
by nbinont
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10387

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

Condolences to all affected. While maybe this isn't the best time or place to mention, I will anyways: I recently flew with a portable ADSB receiver and tablet that displayed traffic and taws traffic and alerts - it was quite impressive for the cost. Of course there are more proper panel installed s...
by nbinont
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1922

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

The treaty text (should you want some "light" reading material): https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/canada.pdf In essence: 1. The country in which you earn the income will always tax that income earned in that country. 2. The country in which you are a resident (for tax purposes) will tax all your inc...

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