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by TalkingPie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots Getting a Tip
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Re: Pilots Getting a Tip

I am philosophically opposed to tipping in the first place. I think it's a degrading practice. Before anyone says "you must be a fun date" or anything like that, I recognize that in North America the tradition of tipping is so out of control that a great many service people depend on it t...
by TalkingPie
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots Getting a Tip
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Re: Pilots Getting a Tip

If, as service director/flight attendant on 705 I received the occasional tip, I would share it among the cabin crew. I admit it didn't even occur to me to include the pilots, nor would I expect them to share any extra money they came into. I would expect them to share it amongst themselves. The off...
by TalkingPie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mask wearing flight training
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Mask wearing flight training

Didn't this become standard like half a year ago? My Quebec FTU had us wearing masks all summer. Wasn't really a big deal in the plane, in my opinion.
by TalkingPie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Training cost in Ontario VS Quebec
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: PPL Training cost in Ontario VS Quebec

I trained at schools just on either side of the Quebec-Ontario border. The one in Quebec was slightly cheaper - Lachute at $160 for C172 and $55 for instructor, as of Fall 2020. The price difference you're seeing probably has less to do with provinces than it does with proximity to a larger city. Ge...
by TalkingPie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Newbie Pilot Training Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Newbie Pilot Training Questions

In my case I felt a little queasy in the beginning if there was turbulence, and after the first few times doing spins and spirals I felt off for the remainder of the day. And this is after having spent thousands of hours as a non-pilot in airliners. I got used to it and it no longer bothers me. The ...
by TalkingPie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Attendants - Diapers Chai-nah
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Flight Attendants - Diapers Chai-nah

Just imagine dealing with difficult pax. - "I'm sorry sir, you'll have to transport your pet in the baggage hold" "NO I DO NOT WANT MY EMOTIONAL SUPPORT MANATEE IN THE BACK" - 'Very well sir ...' *stares* "WHAT?? WHY ARE YOU ... WAIT, WHAT'S THAT SMELL???" - *maintains...
by TalkingPie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Waiting for Aviation Booklet and PPL Lisence
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Waiting for Aviation Booklet and PPL Lisence

I passed my PPL in early October, also haven't heard anything yet. As others have said, it seems that this is business as usual. Um, small point. I am assuming by “passed” you also mean you applied for your PPL. I say this because I have had folks in the past come to me wondering why they didn’t ge...
by TalkingPie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Waiting for Aviation Booklet and PPL Lisence
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Waiting for Aviation Booklet and PPL Lisence

I passed my PPL in early October, also haven't heard anything yet. As others have said, it seems that this is business as usual.
by TalkingPie
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2392

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

I'm skeptical of brokers, too, but we're not talking about a real estate agent who took a 3 month course and doesn't do much more than turn on the lights in the bathrooms, tells you when the counters were replaced, and calls the notary for you. How do you know? Unlike for real estate, there's not e...
by TalkingPie
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2392

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

I'll take a swing and say that an AME can fix things that are broken, but there's no guarantee that he can/will accurately assess the overall condition of a plane, knows the context of the buying/selling market and where good deals can be found, knows in detail the strengths and weaknesses of variou...
by TalkingPie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 7697

Re: Has anybody given up?

For a pilot starting out you're better off not owning yet. I made the decision to fly after I bought a house, otherwise I wouldn't have done it, either. There are much worse things in life than renting your accommodations - I happily did it for 10 years - and you give up a measure of freedom when yo...
by TalkingPie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 7697

Re: Has anybody given up?

I'll be one to admit it as well: it took me nearly two years and 120 hours start to finish, part-time, for my PPL. Yes, it can be - and commonly is - done in a few months. Mine wasn't. Scheduling issues, weather, confidence, and just plain talent are factors that I attribute to this. I don't see tha...
by TalkingPie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Montreal City Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Montreal City Tour

Can confirm about both the condition of Les Cedres' runway and the proximity of St-Lazare's to the town's center - about a 4 minute walk from the threshold of runway 20 to the main street. Of note about CST3 is that the paved section of the runway (02-20) is only 30 feet wide and winter maintenance ...
by TalkingPie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3893

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

For the purposes of the OP's issue, though, would it not be better to start with the fundamentals - flying a circuit that allows coordinated turns onto base and final without excessive bank? Slipping turns are fundamental. Ever flown an airplane without flaps? Yes. Well it was a simulated exercise,...
by TalkingPie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3893

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

Thanks, gentlemen, for adding an additional tool to my toolkit; I've always adjusted for excessive altitude on landing by a combination of turning base later, reducing throttle or adding flaps sooner, and performing a forward slip on final. I'll have to play with using a slipping turn. I imagine it ...
by TalkingPie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3893

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

that sounds to me not like a slipping turn - something I still don't understand why you would intentionally do at low level in the circuit You don’t understand the purpose of a slipping turn in the circuit? When would you find a use for a slipping turn? I have to admit that I haven't yet found or b...
by TalkingPie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3893

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

The question in fact was precipitated by a full rudder slipping turn to final during a simulated flap failure, and furthermore upon review, I've found that I simply bank too shallow in the circuit, especially turning base to final. Perhaps I'm overthinking things and this will just work its way out...
by TalkingPie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 3893

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

Admittedly my training was done around flat fields, but 30 degrees of bank seems like enough to me for an inexperienced pilot at circuit height or below. Unless you're avoiding terrain, is there a reason to be planning your circuits with steeper turns than that? Is it possible that something in your...
by TalkingPie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 65
Views: 3211

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

Having been involved with three different FTUs at three different uncontrolled aerodromes in the last two years, this is the first time I've heard of this practice. If this is an actual thing that's being taught, it wasn't taught anywhere near me. Judging by the description in OP's post, it sounds p...
by TalkingPie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are FTU's Busy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: Are FTU's Busy?

Having just finished my PPL in the Montreal area, what I see and hear echoes what the other posters in this thread have said: things are at least as busy as they were before Covid. My (low time) instructor said that his workload is overwhelming him and my examiner said the same thing. I myself was p...

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