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by Squaretail
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Authorized Person?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

AFAIK, there are no more freelance authorized persons anymore. I tried to retain my AP when I stopped officially working for a school, and TC would have none of it. The only other person I knew who did retain his AP status outside of a school has since given up his AP privileges, and I was told it w...
by Squaretail
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2602

Re: Operating different machines.

I don't mean to demean aircraft flying. I was responding to posts implying truck driving is "easy". Technically, yes perhaps. Well in that regard, the actual motor skill they are of both similar levels. Ultimately neither of them are difficult tasks, both reasonably learned, and honed with the incr...
by Squaretail
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 97
Views: 2602

Re: Operating different machines.

Hmmm. Reading this thread. My brother drives heavy double trailers down the 401, day and night. Always jammed with traffic. Always idiots, construction zones, blizzard conditions at times. I'm hearing comments this is supposed to be easy. From talking to him, I think not. To me that seems more stre...
by Squaretail
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying School or Club in Huron County Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Flying School or Club in Huron County Ontario

... but as a matter of general knowledge, the state of General Aviation in Canada, and the economics of it, are such that flying clubs are very very rare. Perhaps to make things more confusing, very often groups that name themselves as "flying clubs" are in actuality flying schools by organization,...
by Squaretail
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: X-Country in PTR
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: X-Country in PTR

In the end though, it becomes an exercise in pushing paper. Sure, on that time building cross country to Sumspot you really did nothing other than fly there have lunch and go home - but, in the PTR you S'd takeoff, departure procedure, enroute procedure, approach, landing, etc... :rolleyes: Your ar...
by Squaretail
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: X-Country in PTR
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: X-Country in PTR

I recall instructors saying one must have exercises listed for each flight in the PTR, others who said something along the lines of "who gives a...", and still others who said as long as you've got one mark for each exercise over the course of the logged flights that's plenty. One would wonder if a...
by Squaretail
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

I have seen once when upon application of carb heat, the flap within the carb heat box broke loose and caused a substantial loss of power for the remainder of the flight. How did it cause the power loss? (I'm assuming you mean more power loss than simply having carb heat on all the time). Flap bloc...
by Squaretail
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Carb Heat Causes Power Loss

Anyway, I can't really think of any mechanical
I have seen once when upon application of carb heat, the flap within the carb heat box broke loose and caused a substantial loss of power for the remainder of the flight.
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical

Also wouldn't be the first time they've lost things. Somewhere at licensing I suspect there's a desk that there's a whole pile of applications behind it that has been "misplaced". If this is the case, you may have to get your doctor to re-submit the papers.
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cirrus chutes
Replies: 88
Views: 5176

Re: Cirrus chutes

I wonder if it would be better to glide to an area... As I recall, Cirrus explicitly recommends to pull the chute early at the first sign of trouble as opposed to as an absolute last resort. The last time I flew with a fellow who was Cirrus trained, pretty much every emergency procedure was the sam...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical

Hmmm, that's odd. They need a new TC file number even if it's an upgrade from CAT 3 to CAT 1? I thought my pilot's license number was my file number... Did you give them your file number in the conversation? My experience is that the "never heard of you" response comes if you only give your name. I...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 877

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

however this trusted pilot that made those recommendations seems to be very well respected and is a person I trust implicitly. There's your first mistake. Don't trust pilots, and especially don't trust them if they are apparently "well respected". Whenever I think of pilots you got to go with Obi-w...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical

Someone at TC told me that my file has gone missing. This is TC's standard reply if you call before the 90 days is up. Don't panic. Call again when 90 days has arrived. Typically, if you do not have a TC file number yet, this is what they are going to answer. My prediction is that if you call after...
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3116

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Be honest now. First, its good we're finally clear that you think I'm just full of shit. But say a dozen times or so? I didn't keep track. It was meant to illustrate that when someone is first learning how to demonstrate or coach, which aren't easy things to do, they say things they perhaps didn't ...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3116

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

In 50 plus years of flying I have never ever heard anyone, (while flying, ) say, push the nose up. Can’t even fathom why someone would say that. Who knows why anyone says anything Trey? How many class 4 instructors have you trained in all that flying? Personally I've come to learn in this world tha...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3116

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

However I think the “sitting taller in the seat” thing is just being a dick. I assumed photofly was making an attempt at humor to illustrate a point. The point being that wording is important when it comes to giving demonstrations. For example, I find the most common error the instructor/student wi...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 Reasons to find a new student
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: 50 Reasons to find a new student

5) Don't bother with students who want to "combine their training with their busy schedule". Some of us have to forfeit our precious golf games and work hard to pay for the flight training since quiting one's day job is a risky move. Among adverse weather condition, instructors' availability, aircr...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3116

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Sometimes the perception is not the same as the students perception... Uh, sure thing Trey. Personally I like to prepare the instructors I train with how to deal with less than ideal students. In the worst case scenario, it means I have to make sure they know when something has gone wrong, or to kn...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3116

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

If you tell your Class 1 instructor to increase back pressure and he "sits taller and pushes back in his seat"... maybe it's time to find a new Class 1 instructor? :D Possibly my favorite part of doing class 1 work. ;) Of note one of the more challenging things to do is purposefully screw stuff up,...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight reviews by supervising instructors
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Flight reviews by supervising instructors

That having been said, a student who carefully flies a steep turn at 30 degrees of bank, because that’s all they’ve been taught to do, or loses 400’ trying enter the slow flight regime (and doesn’t seem to care) - is that excusable as tough marking to bring that up? Tough to say without more detail...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 Reasons to find a new student
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: 50 Reasons to find a new student

To make more general the reasons to not fly with students, or in some cases to "fire" students, I use the following guidelines that I have developed over a stupid amount of dual given. 1) Don't fly student's junk. That said, it can be tough to figure out what is "junk" and if you're new to this and ...
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight reviews by supervising instructors
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Flight reviews by supervising instructors

If I'm a student at a flight school, and my instructor sends me for a "supervisory" flight with the CFI, and the CFI thinks I didn't do very well - does that mean: - that my instructor didn't teach me properly? - that my instructor doesn't understand what the CFI considers to be good flying? There ...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: Flight School

But how does that have anything to do with schools forsaking Canadian students for those from foreign countries? Because these schools have displaced ones that used to serve Canadian students, or in some cases have been morphed from the old schools to a the new foreign oriented service. In a few ca...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: Flight School

I'm glad we're finally getting the bottom of your objections. I'm sorry I misled you to think that was the limit of my grievances. I can go on if you want. Suffice it to say, I would probably be less aggrieved if said schools were turning out spectacular pilots and were running an operation sans re...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: Flight School

Flight schools at the end of the day are a business and are free to provide their service to whoever they please, providing they do so legally. Having worked for a few, I can guarantee that at no FTU I worked for, was a Canadian ever denied service in order to get foreign students going. I'm sure y...

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