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by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed May 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: @#$! 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2460

Re: @#$! 2020

I'm with the OP. #$%^ 2020. And I'm no yung'un, just middle aged. I grew up with stories of my grandparents walking barefoot for 20 miles in 3 feet of snow for a sack of potatoes. For most parents, this was a lie. Not so for my grandparents, who were starved - literally - by the Nazis. The whole cou...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed May 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 234
Views: 31280

Re: The Return to Normal?

ayseven wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:45 pm
We need George Carlin.
+1

His comedy gave me no small comfort when cancer took my mother. I have no doubt he would have been one of the few great comedians who could find truth and humour in all this.

May he rest in peace.
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed May 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 44
Views: 3032

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

I really, really, hate to go political. But, what typical bureaucratic thinking... "Oh shit, demand has gone down! Let's raise prices!" Sorry but only a bureaucratic monopoly thinks like this. Canada Post did much the same thing recently. To be fair, I don't envy their position. They provide a rathe...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed May 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Float Plane In South Western Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Float Plane In South Western Ontario

Radials, I've looked at something like this, but not too much yet, as I'm still halfway through PPL training on my way to a CPL, currently training out of YTZ. From what I've learned, it's really hard to find someone willing to rent/lease a floatplane to a student (and with good reason, if you read ...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Fri May 15, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

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 RedAndWhiteBaron
Fri May 15, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

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 RedAndWhiteBaron
Thu May 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

Mine was printed today, according to the online portal, but not processed yet, so I assume they're open.
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by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed May 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 100 LL fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: 100 LL fuel

I don't use gas older than 2 years in my boat, a little 7.5hp two-stroke, and even then, that's with a fuel stabilizer to get it to last over the winter. Even after one winter, I can tell within two or three pulls of the crank that I'm running old gas, before the engine has even turned over. It's di...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed May 06, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 81
Views: 9947

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

Much Much more than a bump or a temporary slowdown. I don’t want to be right about this, but I think that we are going to feel the echo of COVID 19 for a decade. Alright, so let me pose this question... As someone who is (or at least, was) looking to be a bush pilot for a good number of undetermine...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 81
Views: 9947

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

40yo pilot in training here. I made a choice, and I will see it through. I lived through the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, and one or two pandemics. We will see the other side of this. When do I think flying will be back to February 2020 levels? In February 2022. But it will be back. It's gonna be ...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school delays - Covid19
Replies: 75
Views: 5917

Re: Flight school delays - Covid19

I have $0.02 to add to this... My flight training is on hold indefinitely, and I recently bet my future on it. Could we get away with continuing my training? Probably, almost certainly. I'm training with a one-man flight school. Is it worth risking either spreading this virus, or my FTU's certificat...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter Airlines complete temporary shutdown
Replies: 24
Views: 6501

Re: Porter Airlines complete temporary shutdown

Sorry, I'm not trying to make light of that. It's my morbid sense of humor coming through. Clearly my attempt at humor was in ill taste. I apologize.
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter Airlines complete temporary shutdown
Replies: 24
Views: 6501

Re: Porter Airlines complete temporary shutdown

My brother just flew back from YQT on Porter a week ago, before the emergency was declared. Even then, the plane was only 1/3 full. On the bright side though, I'm training out of YTZ currently. No more of those pesky Dash 8's hogging the apron! (Well except that one AC flight) [EDIT] I truly apologi...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

you need to realize that being forthcoming can also have the opposite effect that you expect it to. Some people are uncomfortable around others who display a modicum of candour... True that. I've made mistakes in my previous line of work (which to be fair cost far more than a few thousand dollars) ...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pretty sobering opinion
Replies: 16
Views: 4419

Re: Pretty sobering opinion

https://www.askthepilot.com/air-travel-and-disease/ Why does everyone in Aviation always take a moment to shit on younger people? Go to Costco it's not people in their 20's panic buying things. Well, I'm trying not to. But today I ran out of toilet paper, so went out to get some. It's sold out ever...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pretty sobering opinion
Replies: 16
Views: 4419

Re: Pretty sobering opinion

I cannot recall where I saw it, but there's a quote out there from Roman times in which (someone) is lamenting the state of the youth at the time. The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Chil...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?

Here's my thoughts - if I had your restrictions, I would not pursue a career in aviation as a pilot. I would have pursued a career as a military pilot, were it not for my vision. As a 704/705 pilot, you'll do just fine - but getting there is a whole other beast. I can only speak about this in relati...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

This sounds to me like an overreaction on the part of your flight school. Assuming you own up to it, learn from it, and don't do it again, I fully and completely think they're in the wrong here, based on the information I have before me. I'm still a student pilot, just a few years older than you. If...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How long does it take to get cat 1 medical?
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: How long does it take to get cat 1 medical?

I had my Cat I done on January 15th. I was at the North York TC office on the 20th of February, and they told me there that they were still processing medicals from November then. So, yeah, a 3 or 4 month wait. My instructor has recommended I get a Cat IV medical in the meantime, which is just a for...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: World Financial Group
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Re: World Financial Group

Hello all, Just wondering if anybody has any experience with this WFG? I have been approached recently by someone that I have known for years and do trust, but most of the stuff I find online with them seems to be negative and such. Just figured I would check on here if anybody has any first hand e...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Your experience at BFC or Spectrum
Replies: 27
Views: 2525

Re: Your experience at BFC or Spectrum

In case the OP was referring to Brampton - I was just there today and asked about the wait list. They said it's been cleared. I still need to start scheduling training so I'll believe it for sure when I see it, but on their word, there's no waitlist there currently. I can confirm this now - the 12 ...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49664

Re: Corona Virus

I lived and worked in downtown Toronto through SARS. It was bad - really bad - as I'm sure anyone here who lived through it can attest. I wore a mask. The fear was real. I can't speak for the incompetence of the Chinese government, but I can speak for the competence of ours. SARS changed everything,...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Order of ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 2012

Re: Order of ratings

Sorry, but why bother with the MIFR stuff? Those need to be maintained regularly. If you're doing this just for the enjoyment and experience it seems a bit much. But there may be reasons not mentioned here yet. On the other hand, if you've got the money to burn on an MIFR craft to fly friends/family...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?
Replies: 15
Views: 3587

Re: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?

I've found in general, employers neither respect nor understand the effects of fatigue. Bosses/managers sometimes do, but HR and the C-suite do not. Sometimes they simply don't care, but I've found (and this is only my experience) that most of the time, they just don't understand. Whether or not my ...
by RedAndWhiteBaron
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Dislocated shoulder
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Dislocated shoulder

Why I should be in a 4g situation in the first place :D :D :D I am not a fighter pilot and I am not going to fly 737 max any soon. Because you fucked up. I know, I know, it's hard to imagine that, with me here, the pinnacle of perfection :smt040 But everyone else can make mistakes. (Okay 4G is a bi...

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