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by Squaretail
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight reviews by supervising instructors
Replies: 1
Views: 151

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: 20
Views: 716

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: 20
Views: 716

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: 20
Views: 716

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...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3374

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

The left playbook. Label anyone who doesn't agree with them, about anything, bigot, homophobe, racist, whatever. And the right's playbook is to label anyone who disagrees with them a communist, socialist, regressive, tree-hugging, snowflake, SJW, whatever. So where does that leave us? Strictly spea...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical

Regardless of whether they're backlogged or not, TC has a stated working time of 90 days. Which is a long time when it comes to a desired compressed schedule one might wish for PPL training. The advice I give all people thinking about getting a pilot's license is get your medical done first before y...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

More recognized in the industry
Recognized by whom? Also what qualifications does it confer that your pilot's license does not?
by Squaretail
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

Just say NO way to any kind of a degree If I was to have the power to change ONE thing with aviation in this country with sweeping authority, it would be to de-couple the idea that you need a degree to pursue a career in aviation. Its my opinion this would have the greatest positive effect on fligh...
by Squaretail
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2357

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

I'm not a massive Andrew Sheer fan....he's a bit weak sounding to me --- On this I'll agree with you. Unfortunately I'm predicting another Liberal government, the only change will be possibly a minority one. While a lot of Conservative voters hate Trudeau, I've yet to meet any that are fans of Shee...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7523

Re: Recession incoming

That's all supply and demand Beef. But maybe a little more complex than that, most small businesses in Calgary also saw their property tax sky-rocket since the oil and gas businesses are essentially reneging on their share. So they lose business and their expenses go up, since the bottom line is all...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7523

Re: Recession incoming

This country hit an iceberg a while ago, How so? Is the quality of life that you have decreasing because of some specific government policy or some event that has happened? I hear this sentiment a lot from people I don't think are faring poorly. Frig, my wife says it, and we're not doing poorly. Ma...
by Squaretail
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7523

Re: Recession incoming

We have a fearless leader - for now anyway -- who expresses admiration for communist china and takes cheap shots at our historical best friends every chance he gets. Which leader are you talking about here? Unfortunately it describes both Trump and Trudeau. At the end of the day, who our leader is ...
by Squaretail
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training

The Cessna has a more comfortable seat. If I never have to spend an hour in a Diamond again it will be too soon. Somehow they managed to make a seat that's less comfortable than cattle class in a crowd-killer.
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog.
Replies: 108
Views: 11248

Re: My flying blog.

I need to talk on the radio a bit more effectively but that will come with practice.
Worry less about this. ;)
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2879

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Who's behind all this? Who arranged it all? It's not a fifteen year old girl, for sure. This can be asked whenever we see some supposed prodigy. It always seems that depending on your political bent there will be some kid doing something amazing that helps reinforce your world view of the right of ...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2879

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

We burn coal because it is cheap but it has a lot of hidden costs. On the subject of coal, the move away from using it, especially for power generation, is because it’s possibly one of the least efficient means to generate power. Ideally, power needs to be generated closer to where it is used, in m...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 50
Views: 1481

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

I think photofly has underestimated how much Canadians dislike their instructors, I think this at the very least could be 101 reasons to find a new instructor. If not a thousand reasons to find a new instructor.
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2879

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

photofly wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:13 pm

The best way to sequester carbon dioxide is to stop recycling paper
I knew keeping those green covered copies of the CFS in the back of the plane was saving the environment!
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mountain flying with MrAviation101.
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Mountain flying with MrAviation101.

ahramin wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:23 pm

He says that's his instructor in the right seat. Is he doing his cpl or something? Why does he have an instructor who apparently doesn't do any instructing?
You don’t have to pay extras as much in non-speaking roles.
by Squaretail
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 2879

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

You guys have to look at the bright side of things. For example, part of Transport Canada's mandate is now to promote "environmentally responsible" transportation, so any time they ask you to add more paper to your existing procedures, you can argue that would go against their mandate.
by Squaretail
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2074

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

PPL students are blank slates. Their only frame of reference is their instructor. I would qualify this and say that from the instructor's standpoint, the easiest students are blank slates, however they may have more than the instructor as a frame of reference. Younger students tend to be "blanker" ...
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog.
Replies: 108
Views: 11248

Re: My flying blog.

'97 Tercel wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Detached retina? Brutal! what happened?
Rumor has it there was a bench clearing brawl involved.
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?

Well, you probably should not burst my bubble. That's what I'm here for! South of the border seems like a weird place anymore, and I've learned never to expect things are going to be the same from one place to another. I'm not sure if that has to do with different taxes in different states or what....
by Squaretail
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?

less expensive fuel I wouldn't always count on that. Last bunch of times I've been down there its been on par or more than here, when one considers the exchange and you do the conversions. That's at least been in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Nevada. I almost wonder if the prices near the border a...
by Squaretail
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 59
Views: 4190

Re: 50 hours and no solo

I had my solo with ~35h, but I requested to do many more flights with my instructor to be able to land properly in any circumstance. Sometimes it took time for the person to adjust, in my case, about 4h more after my first solo. In my particular case i can say that my instructor let me solo before ...

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