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by 780Pilot
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 117
Views: 100148

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Was talking with my TC flight school inspector two weeks ago. I brought up the ATPL application and he told me you should only be logging IFR time when your actually in IMC not just because you file IFR. Anyone heard of this before?
by 780Pilot
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Advice PPL student off to MRU

Provided he is the type of student that will continue to fly regulatory and get his CPL hammered out MRU is a waste. A BA in basket weaving is good enough. If was in your student’s shoes and had the cash in hand. I’d be flying every moment and just the CPL signed off. With COVID maybe slow down a t...
by 780Pilot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Advice PPL student off to MRU

As an MRU graduate, as much as I thought highly of the program, I think he's wasting his money. If he has the degree, he's already ticked the post-secondary box. I think things changed recently, but it was something like 250/hr for a 172 (solo) at MRU and 700 something for the multi, which is a tad...
by 780Pilot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Advice PPL student off to MRU

As an MRU graduate, as much as I thought highly of the program, I think he's wasting his money. If he has the degree, he's already ticked the post-secondary box. I think things changed recently, but it was something like 250/hr for a 172 (solo) at MRU and 700 something for the multi, which is a tad...
by 780Pilot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Advice PPL student off to MRU

Im currently instructing this guy for his PPL, the plan is MRU Sept 1. He's doing his long x tomorrow and hes just gotta go back and redo NAV for his written. So things are going smoothly and on time. He casually mentioned to me his has a bachelor of science. He got that debt free and his PPL will b...
by 780Pilot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in the briefings?
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: What's in the briefings?

Well Flight Student, consider a few realities: Everyone who responds to your request to provide a service should feel compensated for what they provide to you. Indeed, when you sit a restaurant, you usually voluntarily pay more than the stated price for your meal. So paying the asking price for an ...
by 780Pilot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in the briefings?
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: What's in the briefings?

Flight_Student wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Thanks, that's a good estimate indeed. And, just to understand, this is all apart from the hours spent on ground school?
Yes. Typically Ground Schools are flat rate. FYI. Ground Breif for flights isn't. At least at the school I teach at.
by 780Pilot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 64
Views: 2243

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

There is not a single flight school in the entire country that “quotes” for anything other than the bare are minimum hours. There is at least one. We quote for our average completion time of 67 hours. Maybe why we are called “too expensive.” Quoting the bare minimum is a bit disingenuous if almost ...
by 780Pilot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in the briefings?
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: What's in the briefings?

That's a good comparison. But then how many hours of briefing should I budget for realistically? 10 sounds too little. And yes, I will be asking this the flight schools as well, but it helps to hear other people's experience with it. On our FTUs member forms we say around 20-25 hrs of breif. Thats ...
by 780Pilot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's in the briefings?
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: What's in the briefings?

You brief before every flight. If its a new item for a decent time to fully understand the air item. Good briefs on the ground translate to good performance in the air. Your gonna find the first few flights you spend a good chunk of the time on the ground and as you go on that time on the ground get...
by 780Pilot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 64
Views: 2243

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

Average time to PPL in Canada is 71.8 hours. That means about half take longer. Maybe he was in the longer half? The fact 71.8 is average is scary, they should have a max hours if you don’t get it by X hours it’s probably not for you What I hate to see is flight schools give out quotes for the TC m...
by 780Pilot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

Gannet167 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Fair enough. That makes more sense.
Ya I read my wording and saw how you got that. Whoops
by 780Pilot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

I was watching and was thinking of saying something but did not. He then touched down and skidded to the side of the runway. You watched a crash occur that you could've prevented and rather than even try, you sat back and did nothing? If the pilot had been injured or killed? And your student watche...
by 780Pilot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

Thanks, Any info on the recent Murphy Moose crash. No word what happened yet. However he was real close with my boss and he saw him the morning of. He's really upset about it. I flew with him once about 2 months ago. Real safe guy. Was all about proper procedure and super careful with weather. Quit...
by 780Pilot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

Yea it could im sure. That day wasn't all that hot (20) but those trees off the threshold of 10 are pretty big. You seem to be knowledgeable about whats going on at the airport. Any info abouyt this incident a couple of weeks earlier..... "C-GZAY, a Beechcraft A35 Bonanza, was conducting circuits a...
by 780Pilot
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

Yea it could im sure. That day wasn't all that hot (20) but those trees off the threshold of 10 are pretty big.
by 780Pilot
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A stop and backtaxi may be better than a stop and go

The rumor is he also did it with Flap 30 on the departure. Forgot to bring up the flaps...
by 780Pilot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada

Since when has a flight instructor - any flight instructor, ever - NOT bolted when a real job turns up? What I was getting at is some flight schools might steer clear of 705 guys for various reasons, mainly because you know for sure they will leave once they get a recall. Obviously instructors ditc...
by 780Pilot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada

There are also a fair amount of flight schools who don't want 705 guys who are just gotta bolt the second recalls start, even if there past students. No knock against those guys thats just the reality. So the idea that new instructors won't get jobs is false in my opinion.
by 780Pilot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada

I can't answer all of your question. However I can speak to a few points. If you have a valid Instructor Rating in general its gold anywhere in Canada, especially in Ontario from what I hear. You should be able to get a job the second you pass the flt test. Is that still the case? Even for class 4?...
by 780Pilot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada

I can't answer all of your question. However I can speak to a few points. If you have a valid Instructor Rating in general its gold anywhere in Canada, especially in Ontario from what I hear. You should be able to get a job the second you pass the flt test. As for once you get it consider one key th...
by 780Pilot
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation booklet
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Aviation booklet

Hugh Jasshole wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:29 pm
So if my medical had expired prior to March, 2021, can I get a new medical anywhere, or is this all shut down still??
I got my medical done yesterday in Edmonton. Just call docs around your area, someone will do it for sure.
by 780Pilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 2988

Re: Fire the Transport minister

Seems like this is more so an issue out east. I'm going in for my CAT 1 Medical Renewal July 10th, my friends are doing instructor and CPL flight tests, and people can start going into TC to write exams. (Out in Alberta)
by 780Pilot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 64
Views: 13351

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

The EU putting Canada as a safe country for travel is a start. We just gotta get rid of the 14 day quarantine and then Transat should do alright. I know there is lots at play however this is a big part of it.
by 780Pilot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 97
Views: 19349

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

Makes sense. Areas where COVID is worse like Ontario and Quebec just don't have the demand. Especially when a lot of local small town mayor's don't want people from the city's. At least places like BC are adding more route capacity recently (Jazz).

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