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by BKerns
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3883

Re: IFR flight itinerary

TIL Flying 705 you can't close the IFR and fly on company note. You must always have either an IFR of VFR on file Not true. Happens everyday in the Sands. "YEG Center we have XYZ in sight, cancel the IFR please" "Would you like the alerting to remain open?" "Yes" "Call on the ground to close please...
by BKerns
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3883

Re: IFR flight itinerary

TIL Flying 705 you can't close the IFR and fly on company note. You must always have either an IFR of VFR on file Not true. Happens everyday in the Sands. "YEG Center we have XYZ in sight, cancel the IFR please" "Would you like the alerting to remain open?" "Yes" "Call on the ground to close please...
by BKerns
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3883

Re: IFR flight itinerary

Cancel and Close flight plans are two different things but sometimes I hear on the radio "I'd like to close cancel and continue on a company note" If I'm not mistaken if you are leaving controlled the IFR is cancelled (alerting remains, but most times they clarify and say "would you like to keep the...
by BKerns
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confederation College, Thunder Bay
Replies: 76
Views: 18173

Re: Confederation College, Thunder Bay

1) 200 hours is not a strict limit, but don't expect much more than that. All the ratings will be completed within the 200 hours with your final flight time working towards CPL flight test standard. 2) Everyone always looks at this question like its your instructors responsibility to get you done. L...
by BKerns
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What does your aviation medical cost?
Replies: 23
Views: 2857

Re: What does your aviation medical cost?

$80 (no ECG), Thunder Bay- Winner!
by BKerns
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Why are the flight training school so arrogant?
Replies: 43
Views: 3765

Re: Why are the flight training school so arrogant?

I never had these problems with Brampton or Waterloo Wellington when I completed my IFR, and multi ratings. Brampton, I emailed the CFI said "I will be in town for a week can you get me done?" Got paired up with a flexible instructor and got me done in time even with a couple weather days. At Waterl...
by BKerns
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight duty time
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Flight duty time

17 hours 45 min is my guess,

Unless you have a split duty day, and assuming the duty day ends 15 min after engine shutdown at the end of the day.
by BKerns
Fri May 01, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Q400 Prop Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: Q400 Prop Blades

Seen a Porter flight get held up once when a passenger, who was a pilot with a 703 operator, noticed a crack on the prop. So the pilot came out and we all took a close look and sure enough a crack at the aft root area of the prop. Then to our surprise every blade had that same crack. Quick call to m...
by BKerns
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson UPX Train Service
Replies: 45
Views: 4777

Re: Pearson UPX Train Service

I don't think the UPX was built to connect YTZ to YYZ. The idea is that to hitch a ride on the UPX for most people will require TTC or a taxi at the Union end of the line anyways. So the idea that UPX was not integrated into one of the services already existing (GO/TTC) just makes it a waist of what...
by BKerns
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson UPX Train Service
Replies: 45
Views: 4777

Pearson UPX Train Service

UPX Standard fare is $27.50, or $19 with a presto card, for a one way ride. You would think with all the money invested in this project they would have done their research. Maybe they have, however I can't wrap my head around this service not being an epic fail. Monthly pass for airport employee's i...
by BKerns
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian North / First Air Pilot & Aircraft Bases
Replies: 20
Views: 8068

Re: Canadian North / First Air Pilot & Aircraft Bases

I have heard First Air will be taking over the KFC YQT-YWG run with the ATR. Will this mean we will see a First Air YQT Base open up with the ATR?
by BKerns
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Excellent photos
Replies: 166
Views: 107317

Re: Excellent photos

Hawker taking off in YPL
by BKerns
Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: i thought this was good
Replies: 21
Views: 3421

Re: i thought this was good

I think the real story that we should post is my one way cab ride in Thunder Bay costs about the same as my one way flight to Toronto (if you take the taxes and navcanada fees out). I have never really felt air fares are to expensive. It would be nice to have less direct taxes and subsidize all thos...
by BKerns
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet deals for cell plans
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: WestJet deals for cell plans

Thunder Bay plans were unlimited talk text Canada wide, 6G data and 10 hours mobile tv $50/month or 45 if you had your own phone already. Not sure if you can still get this promo, but I plan to keep my 807 number until they force me to change my plan.
by BKerns
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can this 'charter idea' be legal here in Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 2696

Re: Can this 'charter idea' be legal here in Canada

I would always feel you have to be careful if you want to double dip when selling a charter. Since the round trip is payed for if for some reason they change their plan and want to use the back haul flight/change departure times etc.
by BKerns
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Purolator 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3539

Re: Purolator 2015

727 to YQT?
by BKerns
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook question
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Logbook question

I suppose the way to fix it is same way you would fix time errors in the aircraft journey log. Write out a line "total time correction from page x +-0.0" But if every page is a masterful disaster I am not sure if you can write one line to correct all errors. If you just start a second log you will h...
by BKerns
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: share what you make.
Replies: 57
Views: 7136

Re: share what you make.

500 (first!)
by BKerns
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most demanding airplane?
Replies: 52
Views: 4797

Re: Most demanding airplane?

748 full of 12 packs of cola... Why do they even make those stupid 12 packs!
by BKerns
Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Fares !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Air Fares !!!

Air Fares are not something that can be rationalized by common sense, like distance/airline/aircraft type/weight. Don't try to over think it. My favorite is when a flight cancels and everyone rushes to the next airline to grab a ticket. First guy at the counter pays $150, and the next pays $275 for ...

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