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by Adam Oke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

C-GWWG with a Bonaire conversion.
by Adam Oke
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Working off the back roads of Saskatchewan in my Ag Truck days. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7eRfZ2Em0LO9t_JiIpcrdu8OmJIZ8f4gASHR12oV7fmVH_e-6tEco4KRSiPizuKIv9ikUCWQz_1L1C7VEPmGIaC8q16XNXG2DadM3rsR6UGp06UO-BHDY9yEDDnt6UjYl5GE1rNuXezv0_c2LNYCU58kQcDlThYYVo9IreB_IJr-Xo7nkZhG_pVxVIikHVTt2DpXdr21f7...
by Adam Oke
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Useful things to do before the beginning of training
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Useful things to do before the beginning of training

Definitely get on that Category 1 medical with an ECG and see if you're fit for the profession. You can locate an examiner below. If it is just for recreation, you will be looking at a Category 3 medical. Ref: https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-meac/s.aspx?lang=eng&l=124 You can also start ...
by Adam Oke
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: External catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: External catheters

My relief system preference is the bag removed from a Tim Hortons 10 to Go box. The bag is large, durable, has a wide mouth, and the cap screws back on (100% leak proof). Guys use external, internal (no thank you), zip locks, Gatorade bottles, suran wrap (this one I have no idea how) and some glider...
by Adam Oke
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructors Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Instructors Rating

by Adam Oke
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL time building
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: PPL time building

Hi Adam, Thank you for the information regarding the tow pilot position! The reference link attached doesn't work. Do you happen to have any updated information regarding the requirements (if it has changed)? Thank you in advance! Well that's a thread resurrection from the dead if I ever seen one! ...
by Adam Oke
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 92
Views: 85875

Re: ATPL Application process tips

For the pic cross country requirement, I meet the 100 PIC but an short for the additional 100 but have loads of copilot, been flying a dash-8 for 4 years. However my logbook doesn't have a column to log copilot cross country, only PIC or dual. Should I make a new column for this and go back and add...
by Adam Oke
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ag spraying question
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Ag spraying question

Used to fly skydivers and tow gliders where we would always fly with reduced fuel loads. Is it the same for agflights? Not really per say. Some have long range tanks and it is much safer to take only a couple hours of fuel. For the Air Tractor with standard tanks, typically most guys start relative...
by Adam Oke
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2650

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

Hey Adam Oke this can't be our Aaron. He's sounding all grown up. What the heck happened. As a side note this incident happened to one of my best mates and the level of skill and calm rational decision making under a great pressure saved his life. :lol: No comment! But I will comment on wires. Aaro...
by Adam Oke
Wed May 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4130

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Take that pre diem and save it for the down payment. The bank doesn't see it as income until it's locked into an RSP or is at least cash on hand. You and your partner can each take 30k out of rsp's under 1st time home buyer program, then save another 20k and you'll have the 20% (80K) for a 400k hom...
by Adam Oke
Wed May 29, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4130

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

I'm not sure where you are at in terms of career or age, but I'm going to assume early and young. I'll start with Rule Number 1 as everything else follows suit. Rule Number 1: Pay yourself first. Take 10% of every pay cheque and put it towards retirement. All remaining money is fair game. Now to fol...
by Adam Oke
Mon May 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

A hybrid system I guess you could say, with no ongoing costs. Probably if I was starting from now I'd take a look at MCCPilot or whatever it's called. Unfortunately, MCCPilotLog (now CrewLounge PilotLog) has moved towards a subscription based system. I was able to be grandfathered in with a lifetim...
by Adam Oke
Mon May 13, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Hilroy wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Is there any issues with ATPL application if you only bring the pages of your electronic logbook?
I printed out my MCCPilotLog (now CrewLounge PilotLog) and spiral bound it to look presentable. Digital signatures on each page. No questions asked.
by Adam Oke
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Forum Suggestion and Announcements
Topic: New posts button!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: New posts button!!!

Any way to fix the banner ad covering the drop down menu for new posts? Somehow make it so the banner is always in the background.
by Adam Oke
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

ant_321 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Interesting. Any idea if there is any significance for the C or D in some smaller Canadian airstrips? Like CCD2 or CDY3?
Sorry, I don't know. That's about all the nerd-ing I've got. :lol:
by Adam Oke
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

Back in the day airport were coded with a 2 National Weather Service system. Example Ottawa was OW and Los Angeles was LA. Eventually as aviation grew, this became unmanageable and turned into a 3 letter IATA system used by major carriers around the world allowing for addition permutations. As aviat...
by Adam Oke
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum glide
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Maximum glide

I'm assuming we're talking generic small pistons. Any engine failure I've had in a piston was catastrophic with the exception of one successful relight. First action for me has always been to establish best glide and find a suitable landing spot before doing anything. Out of my just shy of a handful...
by Adam Oke
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Wil Jazz hire with instructing time only?
Replies: 41
Views: 6874

Re: Wil Jazz hire with instructing time only?

Yes. I know of a few that were hired sub 1000 with a Class IV.
by Adam Oke
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 125 PIC hours required for issuing ATPL.
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: 125 PIC hours required for issuing ATPL.

Join a gliding club and learn how to soar. Get at least 10 hours of tail wheel time somewhere, and then start towing at the club as well.

You'll never regret joining a gliding club.
by Adam Oke
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

AirFrame wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:39 am
Then you're stuck with mcc until they go out of business taking your data with them. Or is there a way to back up the data from mcc locally in a non-encrypted, non-proprietary format?
You can export to excel or notepad if you would like to jump ship and try a different program.
by Adam Oke
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

I used an excel spreadsheet in the past. Worked great. That being said, if you will find yourself at an airline -- the sooner you get organized with a digital logbook the better. The fact that it takes your roster and automatically inputs into your logbook is worth it's weight in gold. mccPilotLog i...
by Adam Oke
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 4724

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria. I have to ask. How did you handle the call of nature? Gliding guys use a relief tube. Something like a modified turkey baster with a tube .... also know as "The Polish Microphone" :lol: External/Internal Catheters Ziplock Bags I know one guy that us...
by Adam Oke
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alcohol Free Beer
Replies: 23
Views: 2717

Re: Alcohol Free Beer

I have yet to find an alcohol-free beer that I could actually drink and enjoy. They all taste like watered down beer. I’m a craft IPA drinker and if i could find a good tasting alcohol free beer I would totally give up the alcohol beer. Check out Partake IPA. It's an Ontario "craft" IPA with 0.3% A...
by Adam Oke
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 4724

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Engines hardly count.

5.5 in a glider with a 2000' release. Wave up to 10k, caped by airspace in NZ. I wasn't prepared for the flight, so I had to return to pee.

8.5 flat land soaring is impressive!!
by Adam Oke
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1647

Re: Vans RV4 info

Are you aware that RV4 kits are no longer manufactured? It looks like the quick build is not available, but it appears you can still buy kits for the RV4. Unless I'm reading the website wrong. They do however state that due to the decline is sales of some of the older model kits, the prices have go...

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