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by lhalliday
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: More Beechcraft fun
Replies: 0
Views: 119

More Beechcraft fun

I took a GoPro with me last Sunday. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaRyohA4Ryc

...laura
by lhalliday
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Awos Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Re: Awos Canada

Not many, but a few.

You can add CZAM and CZML to the list.

...laura
by lhalliday
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3070

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

A big issue in Vancouver is the terrain. I've flown in Toronto myself. They have their issues, but terrain isn't one of them...
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by lhalliday
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3070

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

If ATC are talking about me I'll give them a call and let them know my intentions.

"Traffic five miles back is a Beechcraft, they haven't checked in yet..."

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3070

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

Boundary Bay has inner and outer tower controllers. It's still nuts when it's busy. They often have both runways active: takeoff and circuits on 25, landings (LAHSO) on 31. This requires a single controller to watch both.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3070

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

Class C in Canada is more like ICAO Class B: clearance for entry, separation and conflict resolution for VFR and IFR traffic. I've never flown in Canadian Class B, and have only ever been told to remain clear of U.S. Class B. Class D is radio contact before entry, full control for IFR traffic, VFR s...
by lhalliday
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 85
Views: 3070

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

Tiny airport. Lots of flight training. All the ingredients for it being a zoo. Boundary Bay and Pitt Meadows aren't much better.

...laura
by lhalliday
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Beechcraft old and older
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Beechcraft old and older

A meeting of the generations at Salmon Arm CZAM.

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...laura
by lhalliday
Sat May 09, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: about English test
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: about English test

Everybody has to show, formally or informally, that they can speak and understand English to an acceptable level.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recreational Flying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2185

Re: Recreational Flying?

Flying per se isn't an issue. Observing health requirements en route to and at the airport will depend on what province you're in.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3264

Re: Favourite Type

I'm not picky. If I'm in the left seat I'm a happy pilot.

Thumbs up on the Arrow. I was taught to get out by putting my knee on the right seat then levering/rolling my way out. I do the same now in my Musketeer.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

Legally, no contact required.

In practice, a courtesy call to let them know you're there and what your intentions are.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spin Entry Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Spin Entry Controls

When I learned to fly in Cherokees the spin entry was a power-off stall, then full rudder and up elevator to initiate and maintain the spin. Some Cherokees spun well. Some refused and would only spiral. Straight down at red-line speed is not fun. My Musketeer was originally certified for intentional...
by lhalliday
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Choosing plane for PPL training
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Choosing plane for PPL training

Correct. With two 200 pound bodies you can't fly with full fuel tanks in a 152. And since you're taking off at maximum gross the takeoff and climb out are somewhat leisurely.

...laura
by lhalliday
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Choosing plane for PPL training
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Choosing plane for PPL training

I'm familiar with the challenges of owning an oddball plane, since my plane is a Beech 23 Musketeer. Off-the-shelf components are no problem - an O320 is an O320, tires are tires, radios are radios. Other stuff can be challenging, expensive, outright unobtanium. Plus the fact that few shops have eve...
by lhalliday
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Choosing plane for PPL training
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Choosing plane for PPL training

Visit any flight school. You will see lots of 152s, 172s and Cherokees. Fly one of their planes for a few hours first. Owning a plane is rewarding - the first time I signed my plane's journey log was almost as memorable as my first solo - but it can be challenging. A 150 just doesn't have the payloa...
by lhalliday
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying School in Vancouver for International Students
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Flying School in Vancouver for International Students

When I was shopping for a flying school I visited local airports, looked around and talked to people. One handed me a folder and told me to call them if I had any questions. Another talked to me at some length, much of it sitting in a plane out on the ramp. Three guesses who got my money. I did my f...
by lhalliday
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying School in Vancouver for International Students
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Flying School in Vancouver for International Students

Pro: they're at Langley.

Con: they're at Langley.
by lhalliday
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Multi-IFR is a waste of time and money unless you're a millionaire who owns and flies a multi or are flying professionally. Note that you would have to do your biennial renewal flight test in a multi, so you must be both multi- and IFR-proficient. Major $$$ if you're not doing it every day. Night VF...
by lhalliday
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

rookiepilot wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Whole idea of an MF has always been a bit bizzare to me.

US doesn't use them. Any other country?
The U.S. does, sorta. Many "second-tier" airports in Alaska (Juneau, Ketchikan, etc.) operate almost exactly like a Canadian MF airport.

...laura
by lhalliday
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Joining downwind at CYCD
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Re: Joining downwind at CYCD

FSS at Nanaimo is advisory, just like here in Kamloops. Crossing midfield may avoid a conflict or give better spacing, but as PIC at an uncontrolled airport the decision is yours. A common one here is to fly the "wrong" circuit to avoid turning skydivers in to hamburger. FSS advise of the conflict (...
by lhalliday
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is my vision too bad to be a pilot in Canada?
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Is my vision too bad to be a pilot in Canada?

Bear in mind that even if you pass a Cat 1 medical and get your CPL, that level of myopia may still be career-limiting. ...laura what are the concerns that would make it career limiting? Employers may have medical standards that differ from those of Transport Canada. Given two equally-qualified can...
by lhalliday
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is my vision too bad to be a pilot in Canada?
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Is my vision too bad to be a pilot in Canada?

Bear in mind that even if you pass a Cat 1 medical and get your CPL, that level of myopia may still be career-limiting.

...laura
by lhalliday
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Newbie here. Best flight school close to Port Coquitlam?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Newbie here. Best flight school close to Port Coquitlam?

Since you live in PoCo, Pitt Meadows is your obvious first choice. Why not go there and talk to people? You're going to be spending a lot of money and need to know what the schools are like, sooner rather than later. When I was looking for a flying school I talked to one at Boundary Bay who handed m...
by lhalliday
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATIS Has there been a change in YVR area?
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: ATIS Has there been a change in YVR area?

Different airports say different things on the subject. Pitt Meadows and Boundary Bay routinely add the note that the weather is below VFR minima, only IFR and Special VFR will be approved. I've never heard Langley do so. YVR don't, though phrasing like "expect ILS runway 08 right" says something ab...

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