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by youhavecontrol
Sat May 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation Degree Yes/No?
Replies: 28
Views: 1357

Re: Aviation Degree Yes/No?

When I got my first 703 job, they listed a post-secondary degree as a desirable asset, but during the interview it didn't seem to matter to them. I had years of work experience in various fields before starting my career as a pilot, so maybe they thought I was "mature" or whatever.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 206 crash
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: 206 crash

Crazy... I see that plane almost every day at work. Hope the crew are safe and sound. I'll see if anyone at work knows anything tomorrow.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYOO - Report of Engine Faiulre
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: CYOO - Report of Engine Faiulre

wan2fly99 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:56 am

Always taught fly straight ahead.
A successful turn back can be easily doable but it depends on multiple things that are worth briefing before you advance the throttle and start the roll.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1399

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

What would have kept my happily instructing for years more would have been if the company I worked for was ran differently. I loved teaching but the company started to drive me crazy. So many suggestions were rejected it started to piss me off. They never invested in current/relevant training aids t...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3188

Re: Favourite Type

Citabria 7ECA
No gizmos except the bare VFR package... Just bombing around low and slow over the fields in the summer with the window open and my arm out like a redneck.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight sim adjunct
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Flight sim adjunct

Agree with above. It's not worth it for serious training unless you're practicing IFR later in your training. It can be easy to learn bad habits, like looking too much at your instruments, which can affect your early VFR training.

Entertainment purposes? Giv'er.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: PPL Flight Test failure

It's an obvious termination of the test as an excedence has occurred... you cannot safely finish any more exercises until it is inspected as the plane is no longer air worthy after that occurs. A complete fail might be harsh or justified depending on what exactly happened. Examiners should leave the...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in your Flight Bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: What's in your Flight Bag?

Ipad EFB
Clipboard
Headset
Sunglasses
Licenses
Wallet
Phone
Charger Cord
Pens
Flashlight
Lunch
Water
Coffee pods
Toothbrush
Deodorant
Change of clothes
Sanitary wipes
Masks
Gloves
(I fly medevac haha)
by youhavecontrol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 109
Views: 94477

Re: ATPL Application process tips

I just got the call an hour ago from TC that my ATPL is processed and the sticker is printed and being sent in the mail :D I printed my Zululog book, signed each page and filled out the application form and sent it away through the office in Thunder Bay. They sent it to wherever. Processing time was...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Saron & Samra forum
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Saron & Samra forum

I used Nizus.com for practice exams before writing. The exams were great and very close to the TC exams. Passed both Saron and Samra with >80% and had no issues.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49862

Re: Corona Virus

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/yueh-tung-restaurant-coronavirus-fears-decrease-in-customers-1.5455224 At least the 6th article from the CBC on third hand reports of racism since this virus came out. At least. None about the people who died from it, though. Ok we get it. Your're obsessed CBC...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for help/advice
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Looking for help/advice

A few things: 1. Flight training doesn't have to mean university/college. You can still get into airlines without enrolling in a hefty diploma program. Some of those aviation diploma programs can be a massive waste of money. 2. School grades don't mean everything. I friggen hated school and was bore...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Bashaw, AB is pretty neat. It's a well maintained grass airstrip. 4000' long, if I remember correctly. Drumheller, AB is really cool. When you take-off to the South, you fly right over the valley with a nice view of the town. The valley is beautiful and really fun to follow. Just be careful because ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hire me forum
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Hire me forum

I don't get that "hire me" page either. I got a job at the first place I applied for both my flying jobs. The thing is, I researched each company and knew what they expected. I feel like a "hire me" post is strange, like grasping at straws and probably will only attract work from a company that is a...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into Fairmont hot springs airport
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Flying into Fairmont hot springs airport

Growing up my family had a time share there. It's such a great place to vacation. I've always wanted to fly there but haven't yet. Looks like a challenging airport that would be a lot of fun.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: . vs Sharpers Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: . vs Sharpers Edge

the one that we cannot name is a lot better. Also, give Nizus.com a try for practice exams. It's new, but I used it for my ATPL and it was amazing.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2057

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

Sioux Lookout is not that hard to find a place to rent if you look through and ask on one of their many Facebook community groups. There's a lot of word-of-mouth commerce because people have a lot of crazy trouble with renters, so they like to be choosy without publicly appearing to be choosy (hence...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16769

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Is it just me, or do the ads that pop up between every post make this site almost unusable? Not just you. Long loading times and way too much battery and data usage as well. It is becoming expensive to use this website. Yeah it was bearable before but now my phone screen jumps around as the ads loa...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 4204

Re: Operating different machines.

Backing up a picker truck with a tiny compressor trailer behind it was hard until it eventually became easy. Landing a Cessna was hard until it eventually became easy. That's what learning and practice does and its something to feel good about and is always inspiring to see. Just don't let complacen...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 3417

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

There's a few people who have told me second hand that the PIC was not licensed. I don't know if this is true, it's from the rumor mill. He clearly had been flying that plane for some time. I don't know how much, if any, instrument experience he had. It's official. Expired Student Pilot License, at...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 33
Views: 3693

Re: Whats the best headset to get

Budget?
I love my Bose A20, but I flew for 10 years with a classic David Clark and didn't mind it until I bought the Bose.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Currently"
Replies: 28
Views: 1363

Re: "Currently"

I'm starting to get annoyed by "aaaannnnddd.... Buttsville traffic..." while talking as if they're trying as hard as possible to sound cool.
by youhavecontrol
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VTA Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: VTA Changes

I'm gonna guess and say some obstructions depicted on the chart have most likely changed more than anything else.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

I am more relieved than I am surprised. I haven't flown there in nearly 10 years since my training, but it was a favorite place to go. When I saw the CFS updates since Montair moved in, I thought "NOPE." Maybe a tower will make it more bearable to fly into now. Super busy FSS stations are almost wor...

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