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by laminar
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1601

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

I can't answer your question.....but wow, I haven't had a sleep like yours in years! I'm jealous
by laminar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 6128

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

The info dialdriver posted is for previous charges that didn’t lead to convictions. When you “run” someone on CPIC you’ll see what they are currently accused with (matters before trial), you’ll see what they have been convicted with, and then at the bottom of the record you’ll see what people have b...
by laminar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5120

Re: okotoks flight school

Yet the national average is 70 hours... Why does it take that long? I had a dozen hours on my training record in “let’s see where you’re at” flights from all the instructor turnover and the new instructors needing to “see where I’m at” with my proficiencies despite the detailed log in my training r...
by laminar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8385

Re: Another Norseman...gone

I was confident enough to fly it back from the Pemberton area at night to Oliver with my family after its third test flight after major inspection and every accessory and cylinder removed/repaired etc. Would you be able to do that with your bicycle? :wink: Also, if I thought I could do a night flig...
by laminar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8385

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Fill your boots man. You do you. I’m glad I’m hundreds of km away from you and won’t be dispatched to the site of your demise.
by laminar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 7198

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

This must be something you could fix yourself? I can’t imagine it’s much more than trimming and soldering
by laminar
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 3294

Re: Plane crash between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw

Terrible news. Two fathers of an upcoming bride and groom, and a family friend from what I have read.
by laminar
Mon May 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6287

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

66mg/100ml of blood is up there. At my work Christmas party I drank 2 schooners and 4 bottles of beer over the course of 3 hours to get to 31. To think I would have to double that and attempt flying would be insane.
by laminar
Mon May 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Laser Eye Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: Laser Eye Surgery

I had PRK in 2014 as a requirement for my employment. It was (and still is) the best thing I have done for myself. My vision is 20/15 in both eyes and my night vision is more crisp than it was before.
by laminar
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this a good job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Is this a good job?

What did he make a year doing that compared to what Walmart is paying? An average long haul “company driver” (not owning your own truck) is hard pressed to make over 80k running log books to the ragged edge or even past it. It’s a wage that hasn’t changed in several years. Many drivers are in the 5...
by laminar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2618

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I'm sure that when the calculator first came out, some people refused to buy one and proclaimed the ease of the battery independent slide rule. I must be an odd duck because I still use the E6B primarily, and enjoy it. I just got a friend to snag me a CX-2 for $15 off of Kijiji in the city he lives...
by laminar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2618

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

I have my iPhone with flight plan go in the cockpit as an emergency tool but I use paper maps only. I’m VFR only, but I really enjoy working with paper! My thumb is 6sm wide for distance calculations. I don’t see the need in my case for foreflight unless I start doing longer trips or going for IFR.
by laminar
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 15527

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

The local police agency in my neck of the woods charges less for a check being used for a volunteer position than it does for a paid employment position. I think it’s around $25 vs. $50. I think it’s a good way for COPA to cover its butt. The last thing needed is for someone to sneak through who’s o...
by laminar
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 4025

Re: Savin' the Prop

I’m a very low time pilot, so maybe this thought might be considered stupid to some. I can see the benefit of saving an engine like discussed, but if I had nose gear problems and had thoughts of a nose gear collapse I’d consider engine shutdown to secure the engine and turn my fuel flow off. I would...
by laminar
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Perfect, and it paves the way for court precedence to allow for smoother convictions for the next idiots.
by laminar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16431

Re: Where is this so called shortage

This thread makes me chuckle. What’s with all the hate for starting on the ramp? I spent 3 years on the ramp at CYYC while taking aeronautical engineering technology. During that time I worked with several people who moved onto successful careers as pilots, AMEs, structures technicians, etc. I even ...
by laminar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cirrus Driver should have pulled the chute
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: Cirrus Driver should have pulled the chute

I find this so frustrating how idiots like this can own an aircraft worth more than my house. Where did I go wrong with my life choices? :D
by laminar
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11722

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

How about waiting for the facts to be released from reputable sources like the RCMP, TSB, TC, etc. Gotta say, it's pretty sickening that reporters are now going to start hanging out around forums looking for juicy tidbits... Truly disgusting. Now that there’s mention of a design flaw with a door I ...
by laminar
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SeaTac stolen plane
Replies: 51
Views: 7657

Re: SeaTac stolen plane

It wasn't a joke. Until they find human remains, faking ones death is always an investigative possibility. See below. Russell has been presumed dead in the crash of the Horizon Air Q400 turboprop on Ketron Island, though investigators continue to search the site. OK fair enough. That is a possibili...
by laminar
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SeaTac stolen plane
Replies: 51
Views: 7657

Re: SeaTac stolen plane

Sad situation. Listening to the communications it seems like Richard might’ve been talked out of it if there wasn’t the looming thought of the arrest and criminal charges if he were to bring the plane down safely. It’s tough when a person has the means to “end it” in their hands - in this case pushi...
by laminar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7975

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Even 50-80k/year is pretty good pay for a pilot income. Making $150k/year is something I will probably never achieve in my lifetime. Incomes I have made in the past: -$40k/year as an aeronautical engineering technologist. Some of you may have flown aircraft with modifications and repairs I worked to...
by laminar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Oshkosh Ride Offered
Replies: 14
Views: 3342

Re: Oshkosh Ride Offered

Man, what an opportunity! If I could get the time off this year I would’ve considered taking the airlines from Alberta to Ontario to meet up with you for that trip!
by laminar
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7861

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

I know we want to think we are the smartest people in the world but if your cool with the cops, who make split second stressed decisions that have life and death consequences doing it? Several police agencies are currently writing policy that will ban marijuana usage for officers (even medical) at ...
by laminar
Fri May 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What requirements?
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: What requirements?

In navigating the CARs, I have found section 401.28......what would be the forum's thoughts on subsection 3? (3) The holder of a private pilot licence may receive reimbursement from the holder’s employer for costs incurred in respect of a flight if the holder (a) is employed on a full-time basis by ...
by laminar
Fri May 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What requirements?
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: What requirements?

I think if you can get an STC to mount a pair of 50 cal's under each wing of your 172 you're going to make your proposition that much more appealing. haha I couldn't agree more! Just a quick guess to me it sounds like it'd fall under 702 Ops for Aerial Work. Thank you. I will check into this sectio...

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