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by Squaretail
Fri May 07, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P210
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: P210

Yes.
by Squaretail
Fri May 07, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P210
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: P210

While you can fly a P210 without an instrument rating, to get the best efficiency out of the machine you need one to make use of the most efficient altitudes. In comparison to a regular C210, it’s a heavier airframe with out any extra power, or wing, so draw your own conclusions from that. It’s at b...
by Squaretail
Fri May 07, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructor with no medical
Replies: 18
Views: 1441

Re: Flight instructor with no medical

One should note as well that one of the qualifications for the cat 4 attestation is that you have not been denied a higher medical.
by Squaretail
Tue May 04, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Taildragger Noseover/Groundloop Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Taildragger Noseover/Groundloop Thread

My ‘39 Luscombe had a major repair in 1947 after being ground looped on a student pilot’s first solo landing. I don’t think everyone understood the right control inputs for “old” aircraft even back when they weren’t old. Indeed. On perusal of many journey logs, I think I have yet to find a tail dra...
by Squaretail
Tue May 04, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Taildragger Noseover/Groundloop Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Taildragger Noseover/Groundloop Thread

Runway 15 at CEN4 is an upslope runway, so any reasonable landing in a 170b should hardly need any braking. However since the gravel does cross the asphalt be extra careful braking, as the difference between the braking ability of the airplane on one or the other is substantial. One wonders if the p...
by Squaretail
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cat Driver's Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Cat Driver's Poll

rookiepilot wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:59 pm
Once you do your first night flight anywhere near Algonquin -- night rating is cool BTW -- in totally VMC conditions on a hazy summer night -- you'll be more thankful for that 5 hours.
Technically speaking if you're flying at night you should have 10 instrument hours.
by Squaretail
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight instructor
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Flight instructor

The easiest thing to do might be to lease the plane to a school, then have said school run a satellite operation out of Airdrie. Not sure which of the schools one would want to approach about that though. Most of the freelancers I know aren't planning on taking on any other projects at the moment, b...
by Squaretail
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?
Replies: 84
Views: 3204

Re: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?

One should also say that the issues of partial power loss are also addressed in the Precautionary Landing exercise. I'm not sure how applicable this actually is, considering a precautionary landing, as taught, involves a low level inspection and subsequent climbout, which may not be possible with o...
by Squaretail
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?
Replies: 84
Views: 3204

Re: What's your favourite euphemism for a practice forced approach?

It appears that for every total engine failure there are probably at least 2 instances of partial failure, yet this more common scenario is almost never introduced in training. Even though that may be true, I think the problem is binary in that either the airplane can maintain altitude with the pow...
by Squaretail
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying while suspended for Impaired
Replies: 55
Views: 6324

Re: Flying while suspended for Impaired

What's with the zombie thread?

You guys made me sad when I ended up reading shitdisturber's post.
by Squaretail
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA training in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: FAA training in Canada

There was one of the helicopter schools at CYBW that was offering it for a while, though I don't think that's the case anymore. Given the relative ease of acquiring an FAA license on the basis of your TC one, I doubt the market is there to just do FAA training up here.
by Squaretail
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours
Replies: 47
Views: 2129

Re: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours

Sorry gents, you gave me absurd hypotheticals and I weighed in. I probably should have stepped back sooner. They weren't absurd. Forget about training, and lets just go to the spotter part. Wildlife or agricultural purposes are the big one. Anything from searching for cows, counting caribou. I was ...
by Squaretail
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours
Replies: 47
Views: 2129

Re: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours

I would be concerned that this was a regulatory avoidance scheme. Why any one would "pay" to be a "spotter" to get from point A to point B is beyond me. See Driedger's Modern Principle of Statutory Interpretation Just because its beyond you, doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I can...
by Squaretail
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours
Replies: 47
Views: 2129

Re: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours

Yes it is "the word of the law". Spotters, operators, etc. are not flight crew, but they are definitely not passengers. Passengers pay for being taken from point A to point B. Spotters are getting paid. See definitions in the Aeronautics Act. So the question is then what do you call the s...
by Squaretail
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours
Replies: 47
Views: 2129

Re: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours

The intent of para 702.01 (1) (a) is to allow the carriage of persons needed to conduct the aerial work but who are not involved in operating the aircraft, like forest fire spotters. LIDAR operators etc etc. While that's the intent perhaps in the view of some TC inspectors, its not the word of the ...
by Squaretail
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours
Replies: 47
Views: 2129

Re: Using A Rental Plane For Paid Tours

You must operate under the higher certification Reference? If the instructor qualified pilots are only doing sight seeing flights, they don't have to be qualified or trained under your 700 series requirements, only your 406 ones. This is as intended in my opinion since its hard to make a distinctio...
by Squaretail
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question or myth busting/confirming
Replies: 41
Views: 1996

Re: Question or myth busting/confirming

telex wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:24 pm
ps. I have a yolk on my flight sim so I think I know a thing or two about aviation.
So you broke an egg on your flight sim? What are you doing with raw eggs anyways? Pro pilots at least have hard boiled eggs in the cockpit.
by Squaretail
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pilots Alphabet- NATO Phonetics
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Pilots Alphabet- NATO Phonetics

I wish I had this when I first started.
Who doesn't have this when starting training?! Its sort of week one stuff of starting flight training. Do you mean you wish you had it in a terrible video format?
by Squaretail
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian Ultralight Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Canadian Ultralight Aircraft

Why is there no desire to level the playing field here? There's simply just not enough demand. This is Canada remember with a population less than California. The current set up simply satisfies most demands. From what I have seen the LSA category in the US just didn't turn out to be the game chang...
by Squaretail
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Employee with PPL flying for the Company
Replies: 60
Views: 3495

Re: Employee with PPL flying for the Company

Sometimes one hears about claims that should have been paid, that have been denied. That's not a good thing. No. It isn't. Being a human being I have dealt with insurance companies before. Personally its my suspicion that a calculation is simply made whether it is worth paying out the claim and the...

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