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by Pilotdaddy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 29
Views: 2321

Re: Medicals

Anyone having issues trying to open the pdf's in Appendix A ? I have the latest pdf reader installed but I still get the message below. Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document....
by Pilotdaddy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 29
Views: 2321

Re: Medicals

Anyone having issues trying to open the pdf's in Appendix A ? I have the latest pdf reader installed but I still get the message below. Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document....
by Pilotdaddy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 29
Views: 2321

Re: Medicals

It looks like most medicals may be extended to March 2021 simply by phoning in an attestation...

https://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/regs ... FSAzlx2QBI
by Pilotdaddy
Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Anywhere I can write PPAER in Ontario right now?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Anywhere I can write PPAER in Ontario right now?

Don't you need a recommend first before writing the PPAER? I believe the prerequisite for the recommend is proof of the 10 flight hours as well as your medical... at least that's what Harv's (pilottraining.ca) asks for. For PPAER, you can write them at some FTUs and don't need to go to a TC building...
by Pilotdaddy
Fri May 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

Isn't that Jan 15, 2020 from your screen shot? Yes. Technically the class 1 will expire August 1st, 2020 - July 15th being six months from January 15th, and me being 41 years of age. But, it's not like I'm going to find work anytime soon, so I likely don't need to worry about keeping the class 1 cu...
by Pilotdaddy
Fri May 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

Awesome! Didn't know they had an online portal... Transport Canada General Aviation Online Services Accessible with the same credentials as your Revenue Canada account, but it can take a while to get an activation code; I think mine took a month to be emailed to me. Covid-19 may or may not have had...
by Pilotdaddy
Fri May 15, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

Mine was printed today, according to the online portal, but not processed yet, so I assume they're open. Screenshot from 2020-05-14 20-14-08.png Awesome! Didn't know they had an online portal... Not that there's any rush now... but in the past, I was able to go to Yonge/Sheppard and got them to pri...
by Pilotdaddy
Fri May 15, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

Laythe wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:53 am
Does anybody know if and when their exam centers will open, been studying for the inrat for like 2 months now would really like to take the test.


I emailed them asking the same and they do not yet have a firm date. By emailing them, you'll get notified when they open up - aviation.ont@tc.gc.ca
by Pilotdaddy
Sat May 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harv's Air CPAER
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Harv's Air CPAER

There's a ton of overlap with the PPAER, so if you used them for that too, then I'd say 70% of the material will be purely review. I used the same study method as the PPAER. I'd go through the slides, write the topic quiz, and if all is well, move on. If there was a concept that I did not get, I'd w...
by Pilotdaddy
Mon May 04, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests

The document appears to only apply for candidates sitting CPL, ATPL, or FI exams - and only applies to medical validity for sitting an exam. Doesn't mention PPL. Also, that document cannot be found on Transport Canada's COVID-19 measures, updated, and guidance site. Which seems a bit odd... There's...
by Pilotdaddy
Sun May 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests

I read the post more as a preemptive message when TC exam centres eventually open up. I'd imagine the Atlantic & Prairie regional offices should be opening up in a month or so (says my crystal ball), while ON and QC lag quite a bit behind, given the Covid cases. That, or maybe Harv's is really full ...
by Pilotdaddy
Sun May 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests

Wanted to share these two links below to those who haven't heard... https://hngr-ppl.s3.amazonaws.com/RDIMS-%2316457603-v16-EXEMPTION_FROM_PARAGRAPGH_401_13(1)(A).pdf https://www.facebook.com/harvsair/posts/10158149129844929 Essentially, you now temporarily only need 25% of the flight hours to write...
by Pilotdaddy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Studying Help (pilot training.ca)
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: PPL Studying Help (pilot training.ca)

I, too, used pilottraining.ca and couldn't be happier. The way I studied for it was the following; 1) for each topic, I read all the slides 2) if I did not understand fully, I then watched the video for that topic 3) did the practice quiz for each topic 4) reviewed the ones I got incorrectly 5) if I...
by Pilotdaddy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

This one goes further back... Spreads do change yes, but generally speaking, the BoC rate directly impacts the prime rate.
by Pilotdaddy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

Yes, banks MAY follow and lower variable rates. MAY. Or may not. Fixed rates are NOT set by the bank of Canada, but move in line with 10 year government bond yields. Correct (somewhat, it's actually based on the bond market as a whole... not just govt) on fixed rates. However, I challenge that stat...
by Pilotdaddy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

Yes, banks MAY follow and lower variable rates. MAY. Or may not. Fixed rates are NOT set by the bank of Canada, but move in line with 10 year government bond yields. Correct (somewhat, it's actually based on the bond market as a whole... not just govt) on fixed rates. However, I challenge that stat...
by Pilotdaddy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

I have enough cash to cover 2.5 years of current living expenses without having to touch my equities. Anyone who is heavily involved in equities that does not keep a good cash cushion is IMHO, a fool My house is fully paid off but I am seriously looking at a 100 K mortgage to spend on quality divid...
by Pilotdaddy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

Sold at the peak of the market. Have been expecting a downturn and figured this virus would be the catalyst. Nice! Now tell us where and when the bottom is coming... Trying to time the market usually results in below market returns, so I got lucky this time. I will be looking at getting back in whe...
by Pilotdaddy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

dialdriver wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:01 am
Sold at the peak of the market. Have been expecting a downturn and figured this virus would be the catalyst.
Nice! Now tell us where and when the bottom is coming...
by Pilotdaddy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3078

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

hmm let s rephrase /. say you put 50k in in a mutual fund in 2016. have rode the gains up till now. you convert to cash in a gic for a 6month or 1 year while market finds its new norm. you protect against loses in the bear type market and still have the liquidity when the turnaround happens. This a...
by Pilotdaddy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1985

Re: Good time to quit training?

I'd like to but people like "Mentour Pilot" who to me has a lot more credit than people on AV Canada said it's a 9/11 level impact I don't understand; You have a "Mentour Pilot", whom you take to be more credible than the group here? Okay, but then why ask here if we are not credible? Don't you kno...
by Pilotdaddy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tax Season Questions...
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Tax Season Questions...

I'm not an accountant so take this with a grain of salt.

I believe you can only deduct education amounts for those that you get a T slip for. If your CPL and ME flight examiner didn't issue one (I doubt they do), then you cannot deduct the amount.
by Pilotdaddy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Why is the horizontal distance from cloud different in controlled vs uncontrolled airspace?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Why is the horizontal distance from cloud different in controlled vs uncontrolled airspace?

https://www.tc.gc.ca/publications/bil/tp6010/pdf/hr/tp6010b.pdf Why is it 1SM from cloud (horizontally) in Controlled but only 2000ft in Uncontrolled? I know that this is for IFR traffic, but IFR traffic can also descend into and make an approach in uncontrolled airports. https://www.faasafety.gov/f...
by Pilotdaddy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in your Flight Bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: What's in your Flight Bag?

Something in me wants to shout "cuddly toy, radio teasmade". But I'm prepared to bet nobody else will get the cultural reference . That's 0 for 1 so far... How about PLB, spare headset batteries, life preserver, rescue whistle? The PLB is meant to be a backup to the ELT in the aircraft, correct? I ...

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