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by lhalliday
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Sure, an IFR pilot will see things differently. But to a VFR pilot Class E is essentially uncontrolled airspace with controlled airspace weather minima. This is how it was taught to me as a PPL student. Kamloops Radio routinely help sort out traffic, VFR-VFR and VFR-IFR. They don't have to but they ...
by lhalliday
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Class E is uncontrolled airspace with the weather minima of controlled airspace. My home base (Kamloops CYKA) is such an airport. Keeps us VFR kiddies out of the way of Air Canada, WestJet and CMA doing grownup IFR stuff. The fact that Kamloops has an MF is secondary to the airspace being Class E. ....
by lhalliday
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Schools near Vancouver
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Flight Schools near Vancouver

flyinggenius35 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:34 pm I’m a big fan of Montair out in the valley, not sure if they’re still there. As a GA guy they are good to me
It's obviously been a while. Nowadays you want to avoid Montair like the plague. They do the bulk of their flight training in Red Deer.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying vs Renting
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: Buying vs Renting

Buying is financially nonsensical for the vast majority of pilots. If I was to do it again I'd look at a share of a plane.

There is, however, nothing like being able to go to the airport and fly any time you like.

...laura
by lhalliday
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATIS Phone Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: ATIS Phone Numbers

Which airport?

What does the CFS say?
by lhalliday
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: ADS-B equipment

If I lived closer to the border I'd equip with U.S.-spec ADS-B out and hope for an upgrade path in the future.

Since I don't, I won't.

...laura
by lhalliday
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Signing off an AD
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Signing off an AD

"Not applicable" is my decision as aircraft owner. "Already complied with" is noted in the logs. At each annual I go through the ADs applicable to my plane, review their compliance and hand the list to the AME. They're pleased that I do it: they prefer to work on planes, not do paperwork. It's a lon...
by lhalliday
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

I've heard much the same story. My response remains a polite but firm No Comment. Let the TSB do their thing.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Schools near Vancouver
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Flight Schools near Vancouver

There are no quiet fields within an hour of Vancouver. Squamish CYSE would be the nearest miss.

I learned to fly at Langley. Tiny runways so you learn to land properly. And adjacent to Glen Valley.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

No information as yet. The Authorities are investigating.

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

The media keep reporting it as a 170 but it was actually a 140. I knew the pilot. :(

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CAT 3 Medical Turnaround
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: CAT 3 Medical Turnaround

I had my Cat 3 medical exam in January and got the stamp and signature then. The invoice arrived today. I was starting to wonder...

...laura
by lhalliday
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: More Beechcraft fun
Replies: 0
Views: 750

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: 1362

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: 105
Views: 6386

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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...laura
by lhalliday
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 6386

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: 105
Views: 6386

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: 105
Views: 6386

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: 105
Views: 6386

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: 1102

Beechcraft old and older

A meeting of the generations at Salmon Arm CZAM.

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...laura

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