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by Squaretail
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school delays - Covid19
Replies: 48
Views: 3315

Re: Flight school delays - Covid19

Influenced by an instructor who’s getting hours? To be fair, I have heard the "getting in the hours" or some variant of, from at least half of the students I've and prospective students I've talked to over the years. The layman's concept of flight training is something like this: 1. Start training ...
by Squaretail
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 511
Views: 43058

Re: Corona Virus

photofly wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:17 pm
British people don't get sick? Must be the accent.
Wouldn't want to restrict his kids from getting to his golf courses.
by Squaretail
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Able to rush C3 medical?
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Able to rush C3 medical?

TC has a stated working time of 90 days, which means that anything one may desire of action from them may take up to this time (before people get up in arms, at least its better than the FAA's 120 days) So only if the time it has taken since your medical was done is greater than that 90 days can you...
by Squaretail
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US Doctors in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: US Doctors in Canada

AFAIK, you can't get initial FAA medicals in Canada anymore. At least that was the case 3 years ago when I got mine. I used the FAA's search engine and found 12 doctors in Canada. Search for "AME" and select Canada. https://designee.faa.gov/#/designeeLocator You can get your medical renewed in Cana...
by Squaretail
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US Doctors in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: US Doctors in Canada

AFAIK, you can't get initial FAA medicals in Canada anymore. At least that was the case 3 years ago when I got mine.
by Squaretail
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3018

Re: Favourite Type

Even though I can only count a short time flying it, the Stearman will always be the favorite entry in the logbook. There's nothing better than flying an open cockpit bi-plane on a sunny day.
by Squaretail
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1175

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

But, ab-initio flight instruction should not be used an intermediate-level training programme for future airline pilots, and if it is, those airline training programmes - sorry - flight instructor jobs - should not be paid for by other student pilots, they should be paid for by the airlines who ben...
by Squaretail
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 212
Views: 25789

Re: Recession incoming

Listening to the man talk, makes me wonder how he ever got elected.
I have to wonder if he is for one side of the argument like Trump is for the other. People vote for him because they get a kick how it makes the "snowflakes" on the otherside cry.
by Squaretail
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4211

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I’ll be honest- I’m not a business guy. But here’s what I notice, there seems to be companies that pay well and have no bond and low turnover. Then there are the crappy operators with predatory bonds and for some reason they can’t keep employees. If I was an owner I know what kind of business I’d s...
by Squaretail
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4211

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Does the company still resent you for it and ruin your references and also is it a red flag for your next employer or do they not really care? Some will, some won't. Depends on the person in charge. If they do threaten to make life difficult for you its just them pissing in the wind. Good on you if...
by Squaretail
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logbook Question
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Logbook Question

(I) 5 hours night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time; (amended 2006/12/14) (II) 5 hours cross-country, which may include the cross-country experience stated in subclause (I); and (amended 2006/12/14) (III) 20 hours of instrument flight time in addition to the experience st...
by Squaretail
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 24
Views: 3388

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

Does TC even ramp check any more? They do, I was ramp checked last year at CYXE, they checked the papers and complained one of the 100LL stickers was getting faded by the filler caps. I suspect you'll only encounter them on sunny days near one of their offices when they want to leave the office ear...
by Squaretail
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training for ultralight permit in Saskatchewan?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Training for ultralight permit in Saskatchewan?

On the flip side, is there a reason that nobody is doing ultralights in SK? There's just no market for it. Remember, there's twice as many people in Alberta as there is in Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined, and Alberta supports only a few ultralight dedicated places, the busiest probably being Blu...
by Squaretail
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 91
Views: 3373

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I'm surprised that nobody has commented on the real point of this story, which is that he was rattled from his earlier incident with the cyclist and it affected his performance. He probably shouldn't have gone flying at all. That's the learning point here - distraction and fitness to fly - not fina...
by Squaretail
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 50
Views: 4371

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Subsidized education encourages far too many tourists, who try out one degree after another, on the taxpayer dime. So many kids do this, try things and then change their major. Do you have anything concrete to back up the "tourist" theory? You bring it up consistently, yet I've known no one ever wh...
by Squaretail
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon Monoxide
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

Re: Carbon Monoxide

I had a bad bout with CO once in a Pacer that it turned out the owner had done some "mods" to the exhaust. It was rather immediate, though you could smell the exhaust in the cabin, so it was pretty unmistakable. Took the rest of the day to shake off the effects of it, brutal headache and a lot of na...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

Squaretail, Interesting post. In my experience interacting with my American friends, while you may be right about the dominance of big business, their culture, including their governments at various levels, celebrate and encourage the creation of small businesses. Small business folks are looked at...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

And you all wonder why I have an affinity for America. At least they don't do that. And they heavily subsidize not only pilot training, but also general aviation as a whole. For some reason you never hear the free market proponents criticize that. You misquoted me deliberately. Seems to be a favour...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

And you all wonder why I have an affinity for America. At least they don't do that. And they heavily subsidize not only pilot training, but also general aviation as a whole. For some reason you never hear the free market proponents criticize that. the free market will sort it out The problem is the...
by Squaretail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

So? There is great need for skilled engineers, doctors, surgeons, businesspeople, firefighters, accountants, and many other professions. Why do you imply pilots add more value to society, and therefore society should pay their training costs, while the pilot ultimately reaps the rewards? Uh, no, I'...
by Squaretail
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2834

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

No there's not. What there is is a shortage of is family doctors in rural areas. Indeed. And there's a shortage of rural doctors because our government no longer provides funding for the education specifically of them. This topic came up the other day, when I happened to run into the old guy who de...
by Squaretail
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No bounce landing
Replies: 97
Views: 3099

Re: No bounce landing

Two seconds before impact the aircraft appears to be about 7m from the ground, giving a rate of descent of about 600fpm. From playing around with the Seneca and the Cherokee six, with power off, yet engine still generating power as opposed to a windmilling prop, holding the stick full back put the ...
by Squaretail
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 10205

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Terrible news to hear. Great guy, pleasure to fly with. He'll be missed.

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