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by 7ECA
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I appreciate this professional--- response. I'll post a specific question, then: Why is VFR FF routinely denied even as far out as Abbotsford / Pitt Meadows -- that is a long, long way to YVR. Pitt is not all that far from YVR, and it's within a few miles of a number of approaches/arrival routes in...
by 7ECA
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A sad end for this HS125
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: A sad end for this HS125

It's probably been flown well beyond operating limitations numerous times, and there's the fact that there's going to be little market for an aeroplane used for drug running - torch it, and claim the "insurance" money.
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1760

Re: I would like your opinion?

The other thing to remember is that this is a bit of an unprecedented situation, so there's bound to be clusterfuckery along the way. I doubt it would matter which party was in power, none of them was or would have been, prepared for this sort of situation.
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Awos Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 909

Re: Awos Canada

rotorspeed wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 pm
I don't see one for hope. The others list a frequency. So they don't have a direct phone number, I'm guessing you would have to call FSS
It's an AUTO that generates METARs/SPECIs. And generate SPECIs it certainly does...
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Fire the Transport minister

The incompetence goes back long before COVID-19. How about the stand on TFWs? Duty/fatigue regs.? Etc...
by 7ECA
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 2151

Re: Flight training with masks?

The conflicting guidance has been problematic; although trying to hold a pandemic in the age of the twenty-four hour news cycle is a bit of a pain in the ass for the medical field, as they're more used to being left alone to do their jobs until they have something to talk about... My opinion on wear...
by 7ECA
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Awos Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 909

Re: Awos Canada

Automated Weather Observation System?

For sure there are; CYHE - Hope, BC. has one.
by 7ECA
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

That airspace you’re talking about actually belongs to Vancouver Tower from 1200’ to 2500’. If the 26’s are active, you’re probably safer just transiting underneath because it provides for wake turbulence separation. All facility visits are unfortunately stopped now because of COVID, and I don’t en...
by 7ECA
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I always found that little slice of airspace from the Port Mann to the Alex Fraser (roughly) to be rather funny - especially with the guarantee that you'll never be allowed into Terminal. Still, nice to be able to cut across and out of Boundary Bay if you were heading Northbound anyway... I do agree...
by 7ECA
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 30
Views: 4594

Re: Another Crash in BC

It's all well and good to point out that a 406MHz ELT is "better" than an older 121.5 only ELT; but what is the actually reliability of any ELT in real world accidents? Seems more often than not, the ELT fails to activate; or much more annoyingly ELTs that activate at random...
by 7ECA
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Vancouver Terminal can be like that.

Victoria Terminal is a whole other story, they're game for all kinds of stuff that Vancouver wouldn't even bother to tell you to PFO about.
by 7ECA
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I hear a lot of people who don't "read the room" as they approach... That's all well and good, but busy day or not if "you're" being mentioned as overflying/transiting traffic to others then you may as well call up tower and let them know what you're doing. If they don't have the time to "offer" se...
by 7ECA
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Boundary is different, being that it has "two" zones; and it sort of makes sense being able to break them into an Inner/Outer zone. Abbotsford has an Inner/Outer, but rarely is it ever busy enough to have them both operating...

Langley is a small zone, good luck working an inner/outer there.
by 7ECA
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3111

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

It's a variety of factors that seem to turn Langley into a zoo. The airport is "small", and hemmed in by encroaching development; with "complex" (well, too complex for most students, it would seem) noise abatement procedures - too much of the good neighbour philosophy, perhaps. The zone is only up t...
by 7ECA
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7751

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Consider also outsourcing of nursing, janitorial, and other staff; along with union busting employers looking to get the cheapest labour possible - and suddenly you have care home staff having to work at multiple locations to make ends meet. But, looks good for the shareholders of those private care...
by 7ECA
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Route plan question

It's a scenario, not an actual flight. I get the annoyance that standard weights are being "abused" in a situation for which they are not "applicable" based on the writeup in the AIM; but it's a simple scenario that gets used quite often in flight training. Take an aircraft, from Y to Z with all the...
by 7ECA
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 5268

Re: Medicals

twa22 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Why do they have to always make it so complicated...
The person I was talking to blamed ICAO. Coming from Transport Canada, that's kind of funny. :smt008
by 7ECA
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 5268

Re: Medicals

I don't think this is correct. From the exemption on the TC website: The best way, well, at this point really the only way to get any sort of conclusive answer is; when you submit your attestation ask for a confirmation that TC received it - but also ask them to confirm your medical expiration date...
by 7ECA
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Route plan question

Sounds vaguely like the sort of flight planning question one receives as a part of a flight test. photofly and PilotDAR have it right, there's only so much one can do with a "mighty" buck-72. Flying four people, plus their crap and fuel; ain't one of them. Figure out what you can carry, if everythin...
by 7ECA
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC Office Exam Wait Times
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: TC Office Exam Wait Times

For what it's worth, that seems like a fairly reasonable wait time - at this point. I'm sure it'll end up growing markedly, as more people realize the exam centres are opening up; in addition to the fact that TC is going to probably have limited availabilities every day, etc., to comply with Health ...
by 7ECA
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10340

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The same way that they blamed a "sticky" acceleration valve in the fcu of that f18 that crashed in Lethbridge. Like it had nothing to do with the pilot stalling the jet at 50ft agl during airshow practice as, once again, the limits were pushed and exceeded. It was a high alpha pass, which requires ...
by 7ECA
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Brand new pilot looking for advice during COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 2940

Re: Brand new pilot looking for advice during COVID

When the pandemic is over of course. Door knocking at the moment will not get you anywhere and may even negatively effect your chances of getting hired there. Negatively affect his chances how exactly? The worst that'll happen is he'll get a big NO from most places but nobody is going to blacklist ...
by 7ECA
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 5268

Re: Medicals

Honestly I think your just making it more complicated than it needs to be (with respect) I'd have agreed with you entirely, until I got a response from Transport - Pacific Region. Here's a quote from the email response I received (after requesting confirmation of what was said on the phone); Your a...
by 7ECA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 66
Views: 10555

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

What's Calin's hourly rate ? :rolleyes: Last year he was paid around $12,000,000 - but there's all sorts of additional little perks that add up as well, but you don't need to know about that. :roll: Let's just ballpark things, and call Calin a "working stiff"; 40 hour week, working roughly 50 weeks...
by 7ECA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 5268

Re: Medicals

Clear as mud. So, three possibilities now. Either it's NCR-071-2020 - August 1st, 2020 to September 1st 2021 validity period. Or, it's based off of the existing medical in your ADB - 1st day of the 13th month. Or, it's based off of the month you fill out the attestation form/call your CAME, to the 1...

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