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by Adam Oke
Wed May 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3603

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: 3603

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: 2352

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: 2352

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: 855

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: 717

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: 717

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: 396

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: 36
Views: 3847

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: 1074

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: 2352

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: 2352

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: 4389

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: 2617

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: 4389

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: 1531

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...
by Adam Oke
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Journey log items
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Journey log items

I went through the log book and placed sticky notes on each page with the applicable time sensitive items prior to my flight test. Makes for an easy flip through to show the examiner if/when they ask.

Just a little tip.
by Adam Oke
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

Not quite....Gliding Clubs don't have the mentality of keeping all of those young whipper snappers looking for free flying at bay. Most are very inclusive and welcoming. If you show up and all you want to do is fly the tow plane ..... well, this club is not for you. Go find a power flying club. They...
by Adam Oke
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Winter Flight Training
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Winter Flight Training

Provided you are adequately prepared for the days lessons, and you feel that you are adequately rested - I think that the more frequent you fly, the better! Always go into those lessons having done your homework and don't try to put the hours in just for the sake of reaching the required time. Winte...
by Adam Oke
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 132
Views: 16020

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

Inverted2 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:46 pm
I heard it's about getting YZR layover back. 8)
A little round of golf at the Holiday Inn anyone?
by Adam Oke
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1571

Re: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?

I believe Porter's early connection program is open to everyone.

https://porter.rivs.com/careers/portercareers/13-91-31/
by Adam Oke
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: cover letter and resume
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: cover letter and resume

I'll give you a hand. PM sent. I had xsbank give me his advice in overhauling my resume, so I would be happy to pass on the favour.
by Adam Oke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Intentionally landing on public roads
Replies: 24
Views: 3714

Re: Intentionally landing on public roads

Some of the best spray strips I've operated off of were roads. A little narrow, but this is why your instructors tell you to keep it on the centre line! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CmjfVnjMY4oGBYwnGgBkGjhjOwjtydrIA0GN7p56bmY1Bn_cp_eKPwqpMRjVsj00YmbAUugLpNDRofuaqJZnfh5PuAANe0nyYZT9HY807ZfvwHLl-...
by Adam Oke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Bose Proflight

I ended up getting the DC Pro-X, I tried that out in the Lear 45 on the way down to Florida yesterday and at least for me, I think was the better purchase. I think I'm sold on getting the Pro-X, but I've yet to try it on. I keep bouncing back and forth from Clarity Aloft vs Pro-X. Does the Pro-X mo...
by Adam Oke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Getting the CPL from 0...how long?
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Getting the CPL from 0...how long?

Entirely possible. I went from zero to wanna be hero in 6 months. CPL + Float Rating.

Monday to Friday
0800 to 1000 Ground School
1000 to 1200 Flying
1300 to 2200 Work

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